Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue: Court Rolls and Other Manorial Documents from Crown Manors

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Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue: Court Rolls and Other Manorial Documents from Crown Manors

Duplicate court rolls and other manorial documents from crown manors (outside the Dutchy of Lancaster), mostly dating from the sixteenth century to 1800.

Includes some files originally in E 40.

Date: 1286-1837
Related Material: Court rolls of crown manors deposited with the commissioners of woods, forests and land revenues from 1832 will be found in CRES 5
Duchy of Lancaster court rolls are in DL 30
Estreats of court rolls (lists of fines and amercements) are in LR 11
Other court rolls will be found in SC 2
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 576 rolls and volumes
Publication note: See alsoManor and Other Local Court Rolls, 13th Century-1922, Public Record Office Legal Records Information Leaflet 9.
Unpublished finding aids: For an index to court rolls in this and other series see 'Union Indexes to Court Rolls'. Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.
Administrative / biographical background:

From 1554 to 1832 stewards and lessees of crown manors were required to transmit duplicates of their manor court rolls (perhaps to provide a record of land transactions within each manor by copyhold tenants) to the Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue.

Not all rolls were sent in, and some that were appear to have been passed on to the purchasers of those crown manors. Some earlier rolls were also submitted. From 1832, court rolls from crown manors were supposed to be submitted to the commissioners of woods, forests and land revenues.

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