Catalogue description BEAUMONT CHARTERS

This record is held by Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

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Collection of over one hundred charters relating to abbeys in Normandy, part of a collection assembled by the Abbé de la Rue (1751-1835), the noted Norman scholar. The documents comprise deeds, licences, grants and legal agreements concerning lands belonging to the Abbeys of Notre Dame at Ardenne and Barbery, and to abbeys at Caen, Fécamp, Fontenay-le-Tesson, Gouffern, Troarn and Vignats. Much of the material dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, constituting a significant source for studies of land-holding and the organization of religious houses in medieval France.

Date: 12th-17th centuries
Held by: Manchester University: University of Manchester Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Rue, Abbe, de la, 1751-1835, scholar

Physical description: 17 Sub Fonds
Custodial history:

In every entry, the accession number and the original number given by Abbé de la Rue can be found in 'Archival History'

  • Normandy, France
Unpublished finding aids:

Published handlist, Robert Fawtier, Handlist of Charters, Deeds, and Similar Documents in the Possession of the John Rylands Library, vol. 1 (Manchester, 1925).

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