Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue and predecessors: Estreats of Court Rolls
|Title:||Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue and predecessors: Estreats of Court Rolls|
This series mainly consists of estreats of court rolls of Crown manors in England and Wales dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.
Also included are estreats of manors held in the sixteenth century by Charles I when Prince of Wales and in jointure in the seventeenth century by queens consort, Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria and Catherine of Braganza.
There are also a few records dating from the late thirteenth century and a very few relating to other jurisdictions, most notably a membrane of estreats of the Court of Marshalsea of the King's Household for 14 Henry IV to 1 Henry V.
|Date:||Edward I - George III|
Roughly in chronological order by county
Similar estreats will also be found in:
Related court rolls are in LR 3
LR 11/1-57 are calendared in manuscript in IND 1/7654
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Language:||English and Latin|
|Physical description:||950 files and rolls|
|Access conditions:||Normal Closure before FOI Act:|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Office of Land Revenue Records and Enrolments , from 1900
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Part of the responsibility of the manorial bailiff was to collect any sums due from tenants for fines raised by the steward in the manorial courts. The main record of these courts was the official court roll, a copy of which was given to the auditor, but the bailiff also needed a summary record of the fines raised at each court in order to collect them. These summary records are known as estreats, or extracts, of court rolls and it is these that make up this series.