Commissioners for the Sale of Crown Lands: Particulars for Grants

Reference:
E 318
Title:
Commissioners for the Sale of Crown Lands: Particulars for Grants
Description:

Particulars for the sale of Crown lands, much of which property came to the Crown at the time of the dissolution of the religious houses and chantries.

These original particulars were produced by the auditors of the Court of Augmentations up to 1554, and by the Auditors of the Land Revenue thereafter, in response to a warrant from Commissioners for the Sale of Crown Lands. A prospective purchaser of Crown land would return with the auditor's signed particular and have it rated by the commissioners. The details of the rated particular would then form the basis for the warrant authorising the issue of letters patent.

The particulars are of importance because they were usually prepared for the actual purchaser of the land, rather than an agent who was often named as grantee on the letters patent. The particulars describe the nature of the property, its value, the purchase price, and any restrictions surrounding the sale.

Other documents include valuations of woods and advowsons. There are also a few particulars of 1628 for the jointure of Queen Henrietta Maria, which include land of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Date:
c1509-c1649
Related Material:
Original and draft particulars are also found in LR 10
For certain other records of Parliamentary sales of Crown lands see SP 26
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English and Latin
Physical description:
2977 bundle(s)
Unpublished finding aids:
There is a four volume manuscript location index to the particulars for the reign of Henry VIII; unpublished inventories, with location indexes, of the particulars for the reigns of Edward VI to James I; and a manuscript calendar of the material for the reign of Charles I. The latter is in E 276.

Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.

Suggest a correction for this record

Fields marked with * are mandatory.

Your details

If you provide your details, we will contact you within 10 working days if we cannot act on your suggestion


User Tags

Users have not yet tagged this record

  • You need to sign in to tag records. If you don't have an account please register.

User Collaboration

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...)

Description
Citable References?

Related research guides