Catalogue description Alienation Office: Entry Books of Writs of Entry in Recoveries

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Reference: A 9
Title: Alienation Office: Entry Books of Writs of Entry in Recoveries

Alienation Office entry books recording the issue of writs of entry intended for use in conveying land by common recovery in the Court of Common Pleas.

Date: 1595-1858

Each entry gives the name of the county, the parties, details of the property and its approximate value, the date of the issue of the writ and the amount of the fine, fixed at one tenth of the property's value.

Related material:

The recoveries themselves are enrolled in the Recovery Rolls of the court in CP 43

Separated material:

The series is unbroken for the whole of the period for which the Alienation Office was responsible for collecting the fines, except for two missing volumes covering the years 1602 to 1608 and 1621 to 1629, and ends in 1835, although notes as late as 1858 were added into the last volume.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 33 volume(s)

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