At the core of this very miscellaneous series are the working papers of the auditors of land revenue from 1554 to 1832. These include warrants, instructions, etc from, and correspondence with, Exchequer and Treasury officials as well as the auditors' own memoranda and personal papers. This material relates to the auditors' varied functions, for which there are also specific types of document.
Relating to the audit of accounts of the receivers general and ministers of crown lands are; drafts of, and original, declarations, views and arrears of these accounts; vouchers and other documents relating to allowances on these accounts for fees, pensions and repairs to crown property; and surveys and rentals of crown lands.
The auditors also provided information, in the form of particulars, for the lease and sale of crown land in response to warrants from Treasury officials and various commissioners and trustees. Instructions, warrants, draft particulars, and enrolment books of these documents will be found in this series.
The auditors audited other accounts and drafts; working papers relating to the accounts of sheriffs, tax collectors, bishops' temporalities and the Cofferer of the Royal Household will also be found in this series.
This series also has records of other bodies. There is material relating to the accounts of the households and jointures of the seventeenth century queens consort; Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria and Catherine of Braganza. There are also a few records of the Court of Augmentations (1536 to 1544) and the Commissioners of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues (from 1810).