Special Collections: Rentals and Surveys, Portfolios
Various manorial survey documents for crown lands, property which had passed into crown hands from, for example, the Marcher lordships, or property which had been the subject of an official enquiry. The principal types of documents are custumals, extents, rentals, surveys, terriers and valors. They were drawn up periodically by a number of different estate officials. Few documents date from later than 1685.
The series was created artificially from records taken from three Exchequer sources during the late nineteenth century: namely, miscellanea from the Queen's Remembrancer's Office, the Treasury of the Receipt of the Exchequer and the Augmentation Office (LR 2 and LR 13). Some records were also taken from those of the Palatinate of Chester (CHES).
Exchequer, Kings Remembrancer, 1150-1875
Exchequer, Treasury of the Receipt, 1109-1833
Manorial surveys were made to provide the lord of the manor with comprehensive details of the revenues that he could expect from his lands and other possessions. Survey records were not intended as records of payments, which appear in manorial accounts.
Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.
Users have not yet tagged this record
Use the form below to include your knowledge of this record. If your description includes any citable references, please add these to the "Citable References?" field on the right, remebering to seperate each reference with a comma, for example (FO 176/1/1, FO 178/2/1, and so on...)