Court of Wards and Liveries: Deeds and Evidences

Court of Wards and Liveries: Deeds and Evidences

Deeds and evidences exhibited in cases heard before the Court of Wards and Liveries and not returned to their owners.

The exhibits include indentures, charters, final concords, quit claims, bonds, receipts, court rolls, rentals, letters of attorney, awards, agreements and a variety of notes and memoranda.

Pieces 1-46 are partially indexed in the Sixth Deputy Keepers Report (see publication note below). Pieces 47-65 are currently the subject of an ongoing cataloguing project and data is being entered onto the catalogue in batches. Please ask enquiry staff for further information. The National Archives would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of the Friends of The National Archives and of the Marc Fitch Fund to the WARD 2 cataloguing project.

Catalogue descriptions: The following conventions have been used when cataloguing the following major types of property transactions.

Grant - this has been used (in its modern sense) for the basic conveyance, in Latin 'dedi, concessi et ... confirmavi'. A document has only been described as an enfeoffment when it is specifically described as such in the document.

Quitclaim - as a disclaimer of future interest in the property to the new owner, for the Latin 'remisisse, relaxasse et quietaclamasse'.

Lease for 'tradidi, concessi et dimisi'.

c1200 - Charles I
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The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record

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