Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Miscellanea relating to the Dissolution of the Monasteries and to the General Surveyors (formerly State Papers Henry VIII Suppression Papers)

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Title:
Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Miscellanea relating to the Dissolution of the Monasteries and to the General Surveyors (formerly State Papers Henry VIII Suppression Papers)
Description:

A diverse collection of papers and accounts from the Ancient Miscellanea of the King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer, many of which were connected with the dissolution of the monasteries in the late 1530s. The series was formerly known as Suppression Papers.

The majority are the papers of the various sets of commissioners sent out to dissolve the religious houses. The series also includes records from the Court of Augmentations for the sale or lease of lands after the dissolution, as well as rough accounts from the Land Revenue Auditors of the Exchequer, drawn up in the 1560s. Unconnected with the suppression are a long series of acquittances for payment of rent by farmers of St Alban's abbey from the 1520s (during the period it was held in commendam by Cardinal Wolsey), and a number of original leases of Crown (not monastic) land by the General Surveyors between 1517 and 1542.

Almost all of the documents date from the reign of Henry VIII, but there are also a number of late sixteenth century copies of earlier ministers accounts as well as some rough accounts prepared by Exchequer land revenue auditors or receivers, probably in the 1560s.

Date: 1517-1560
Arrangement:

The numbers in the list refer to handwritten numbers on the documents, usually indicating a folio, but occasionally to individual documents mounted on the same folio.

Separated Material: Since the records were originally listed in the mid-nineteenth century, many have been removed to other series, particularly SC 6
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Court of Augmentations, 1536-1547
Court of General Surveyors, 1542-1547
Exchequer, Kings Remembrancer, 1150-1875
Exchequer, Office of the Auditors of Land Revenue, 1554-1832
Physical description: 5 volume(s)
Publication note: The records are calendared in part in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII, ed. J S Brewer, J Gairdner and R H Brodie (London, 1862-1932).
Unpublished finding aids: A key to Suppression Papers (new references) is available. Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.

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