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and grants of various kinds, compositions real, letters of attorney and proxy, releases and quit claims, grants and manumissions of villeins, etc.,


3. Calendarium Rotulorum Chartarum et Inquisitionum ad

quod Damnum, from the reign of King John [1199] to Edward IV. [1483). Edited by J. Caley. (7) +596 pp.

) Fol.

1803 The Inquisitiones ad quod Damnum were taken by virtue of writs directed to the escheator of each county; when any grant of a market, fair, or other privilege or licence of alienation of lands was solicited, to inquire by a jury whether such grant or alienation was prejudicial to the King or to others, in case the same should be made. Calendar of Charter Rolls, Henry III. (1226) to Henry V., 1417. 5 vols. 8vo.

1903-16 (continuing) Grants of lands or immunities, foundations of religious houses, privileges conferred upon individuals or communities, or by which in after times a corporate right was created, are principally recorded upon the Charter Rolls.

5. Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1199-1216.

Edited by T. D. Hardy. Vol. I., Pt. 1. Fol. 1837 The Charter Rolls contain royal grants of privileges to cities, towns, bodies corporate, and private trading companies belonging to those cities and towns; grants of markets, fairs, and free warrens; grants of creation of nobility from 11 Edw. II. to the end of Edward IV.; grants

of privileges to religious houses, etc. 6. Hardy (Sir T. D.) Description of the Close Rolls in the

Tower of London, with an account of the early Courts of Law and Equity and historical illustrations. xii+191 pp. 8vo.

1833 An accepted authority on the origin of English equity. 7. Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1204-27. Edited by T. D. Hardy. 2 vols. Fol.

1833-44 (For continuation, see next item.)

Here we find the writs of summons of the peers, and the writs of election for the commons, together with many parliamentary proceed. ings, such as writs issued by the authority of the legislature, which are not found upon the parliament rolls. The proceedings relating to the incidents of tenure are often entered upon the close roll, together with the records of judicial proceedings before the council. From the reign of Henry VI. the decrees of the Court of Chancery are frequently recorded in the same manner, together with such deeds as were acknowledged in Chancery.

They elucidate the laws, particular and general, the prerogatives of the Crown, the power and influence of the and nobility, and the relative condition of the people, as well morally as socially. . . . No description of reader, however, will be able to reap more advantage from a careful examination of them than the practical lawyer."-Warren, Law Studies, 334.

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9. Calendars of Close Rolls. Henry IIJ., 6 vols., 8vo., 1902-22

(continuing); Edward I., 5 vols., 8vo., 1900-08; Edward II., 4 vols., 8vo., 1892-98; Edward III., 14 vols., 8vo., 1896-1913; Richard II., 3 vols., 8vo. 1911-21

10. Calendarium Rotulorum Patentium in Turri Londinensi,

from the reign of King John [1199] to Edward IV. [1483] inclusive. Edited by S. Ayscough and J. Calev. (7) + 464 pp. Fol.

1802 The rolls of the earlier reigns abound with entries of documents of the most diversified and interesting nature, relating to the prerogatives of the crown,

the revenue, and the different branches of the judicature.

11. Calendar of Patent Rolls in the Public Record Office.

Henry III., 6 vols., 8vo., 1901-13; Edward I., 4 vols., 8vo., 1893-1901; Edward II., 5 vols., 8vo., 1894-1904 ; Edward III., 16 vols., 8vo., 1891-1916; Richard II., 6 vols., 8vo., 1895-1909; Henry IV., 4 vols., 8vo., 19031909; Henry V., 2 vols., 8vo., 1910-11; Henry VI., 6 vols., 8vo., 1901-11; Edward IV.-Richard III., 3 vols., 8vo., 1897-1901; Henry VII., 2 vols., 8vo., 1914-16; Edward VI., 2 vols., 8vo.


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Hardy (Sir T. D.) Description of the Patent Rolls in the

Tower of London, [with] an Itinerary of King John,
[and] observations. (5)

180 +
(83) pp. 4to.



Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1201-16. Edited by T. D. Hardy. Vol. 1, pt. 1. Fol.

1835 They contain grants of offices and lands—restitutions of temporalties to bishops, abbots, and other ecclesiastical persons-confirmation of grants made to bodies corporate-grants in fee farm-special liveriesgrants of offices-patents of creations of peers, and licences of all kinds which pass the great seal; and on the backs of these rolls are commissions to justices of the peace, of sewers, and all commissions which pass the great seal.

14. Rotuli de Liberate ac de Misis et Prästitis regnante Johanne.

[1199-1216] These rolls derive their names from the writs directing payments to be made out of the treasury of the Exchequer, and, like the Close Rolls, they furnish many minute and amusing details of the royal expenditure.

Calendar of the Liberate Rolls preserved in the Public

Record Office, Henry III. Vol. 1, 1226-40. 4to. 1917 Sect. II. (a).- INQUISITIONS. 1. Attree (F. W. T.) Notes of Inquisitiones Post Mortem

taken Sussex, 1 Henry VII. to 1649 and after. 8vo. (Sussex Rec. Soc., v. 14.)

1912 2. Brown (William) Yorkshire Inquisitiones of the reigns of Henry lll. and Edward I. 4 vols. 8vo.

8vo. (Yorkshire Archirological Society.)

1902-06 3. Bund (J. W. Willis) Inquisitiones post Mortem for the

County of Worcester from their commencement in 1242 to 1326. 2 parts. xl + 72, xl + 132 pp. 8vo. (Wor

cestershire Historical Society.) Oxford. 1894-1909 4. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery), 1219

1349, in the Public Record Office. 2 vols. 4to. 1916 Inquisitions anterior to the reign of Henry VII. too varied in their character to allow of any classification. The majority were taken before sheriffs in pursuance of writs under the great seal, but many were taken before escheators, bailiffs of liberties, or commissioners. In most cases

the Inquisition is a direct reply to the writ. 5. Calendar of Inquisitions post Mortem and other Analogous Documents, Henry III.—Edward III. 10 vols. 8vo.

1904-21 6. Second Series, Henry VII. 2 vols.

2 vols. 8vo.

1898-1915 7. Calendar of Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal

Aids, with other Analogous Documents, 1284-1431.
Vols. 1-5. 8vo.

1899-1909 (continuing) 8. Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem sive Escætarum,

Hen. III.-Ric. III. [1217-1485] cum appendice de quamplurimis aliis Inquisitionibus a regno Hen. III. usque Jac. I. nuper repertis. Edited by J. Caley and J. Bayley. 4 vols. Fol.

1806-28 " These records were taken by virtue of writs, directed to the escheators of each county or district, to summon a jury on oath, who were to inquire what lands any person died seised of, and by what rents or services the same were held, and who was the next heir, and of what age the heir was, that the King might be informed of his right of escheat or wardship; they also shew whether the tenant was attainted of treason, or was an alien, in either of which cases they were seised into the King's hands; they likewise show the quantity, quality, and value of the lands of which each tenant died seised, etc., and they are

the best evidences of the descents of families and of property.'' 9. Farrer (William) Lancashire Inquests. Extents, and

, Feudal Aids, 1205-1355. 3 parts.

8vo. (Lancs. and Chesh. Rec. Soc., vols. 48, 54, 70.)



505 pp.

10. Fry (E. A.) Calendar of Inquisitiones post Mortem for

Cornwall and Devon, 1216-1649. 4to. (Devon and
Cornwall Record Society.) Exeter.

1906 11.

(E. A.) Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post Mortem returned into the Court of Chancery in the reigns of Henry III., Edward I., and Edward II., A.D. 1242-1326.


8vo. (Index Library, vol. xxxvii. Issued in conjunction with the Wiltshire Archäological Society.)

1908 12.

(G. S. and E. A.) Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones Post Mortem returned into the Court of Chancery in the reign of King Charles the First. ix + 501 pp. (Wiltshire Archeological Society.)

1901 13. (G. S.) and Madge (S. T.) Abstracts of Inquisi

) tiones Post Mortem relating to the City of London, returned into the Court of Chancery, 1485-1603. 3 vols. 8vo. (Index Library.)

1896-1908 14. Hamilton (N. E. S. A.) Inquisitio Comitatus Canta

( brigiensis; subjicitur Inquisitio Eliensis. 8vo. 1876 The Cambridgeshire Inquest is probably a copy of the original returns from which Domesday Book was compiled. It is here printed in

parallel columns with the text of Domesday. 15. Harland (J.) Three Lancashire Documents of the

Fourteenth and Fifteenth centuries; the Great De
Lacy Inquisition, Feb. 16, 1311, the Survey of 1320-16,
Custom Roll and Rental of the Manor of Ashton-under-
Lyne, Nov. 11, 1422. xiii + (1) + 141 pp. 8vo.
(Chetham Society, vol. 74.)

1868 16. Langton (W.) Abstracts of Inquisitiones post Mortem

made by Christopher Towneley and Roger Dodsworth. Extracted from MSS. at Towneley. 2 vols. 4to. (Chetham Society, vols. 95, 99.)

1875-76 17. List and Index of Inquisitions, Henry VIII.-Charles I. and later. 4 vols. Fol.

1907-9 18. List and Index of Inquisitions ad quod Damnum. 2 parts. Fol.

1904-6 Phillimore (W. P. W.) Calendar of Inquisitiones post

Vortem for Middlesex and London returned into the Court of Chancery, 1 Henry VII. to 20 Charles I., 1485-1645. 8vo.

1890 20.

Fry (E. A.), and Madge (S. J.) Abstracts of Inquisitiones post Mortem for Gloucestershire returned

into the Court of Chancery. 5 vols. 8vo. (Index Library.)

1893-1910 Parts 1 and 2.-1-18 Charles I., 2 vols., 1893-95. Part 3.-Miscellaneous Series, 1.18 Charles I., 1899.

Parts 4 and 5.- Plantagenet Period, 2 vols., 1903-10. 21. Rylands (J. P.) Lancashire Inquisitions returned into the

Chancery of the Duchy of Lancaster and now existing in the Public Record Office, London. Stuart Period. Parts 1-3. 8vo. (Lancs. and Cheshire Record Society, vols. 3, 16, 17.)

1880-88 Salzmann (L. F.) Calendar of Post Mortem Inquisitions

for the County of Sussex, 1558-1649. 2 vols. 8vo.

(Sussex Record Society, vols. 3, 14.) 23. Stokes (E.) Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post

Mortem returned into the Court of Chancery in the reign of Edward III., 1327-77. 8vo. (Index Library.) .


Sect. III.-EXCHEQUER. 1. Book of Fees commonly called Testa de Nevill. 2 parts, 1198-1293. 8vo.

1921-23 The 1807 edition (infra) is faulty and misleading. In the new edition the material is redistributed in more or less chronological order, with

special introductions to the sections. 2. Brantingham (Thomas de, Bishop of Exeter) Issue Roll,

containing Payments made out of His Majesty's Revenue in the 44th year of Edward III., 1370; translated by Frederick Devon. 8vo or 4to.

1835 3. Cole (H.) Documents illustrative of English History in

the 13th and 14th centuries, from the Records in the

Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer. Fol. 1844 Among the documents printed are a roll of Parliament, petitions and pleadings in Parliament, Parliamentary writs, pleas before the Justices

of the Jews, etc. 4. Fishwick (Caroline) Calendar of Lancashire and Cheshire

Exchequer Depositions by Commission, from 1558 to 1702. XXV + 216 pp. 8vo. (Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, vol. 11.)

1885 5. Greenstreet (J.) Lincolnshire Survey, temp. Henry I.

With Translation and Indexes. 37 pp. Fol. 1884
A survey made in 1115-18 for the assessment of a geld.

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