Catalogue description Chancery: Manor Court Rolls Extracted from Chancery Masters' Exhibits

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Details of C 116
Reference: C 116
Title: Chancery: Manor Court Rolls Extracted from Chancery Masters' Exhibits

The documents in this series consist of manorial court rolls, delivered into the court of Chancery by plaintiffs and defendants as evidence in their suits.

Many of the court rolls in this series cover only a few years: however, there are some with longer runs. For example, the court rolls for Sackford Hall, Essex, cover 1301 to 1714.

Medieval and early modern runs occur too for Newton Ferrars, Devon; Beauchamp Otten, Essex; Arlingham, Gloucestershire; and Bausley, Montgomery.

There are considerable eighteenth-century runs for Chorley, Lancashire, and Cheswardine, Shropshire. The fullest and most important sequence comes from the manor and hundred of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, which also contains manorial documents other than court rolls. This collection is particularly important for the eighteenth century, although it does contain much material from the seventeenth century.

The court rolls in this series were extracted from the exhibits which entered Chancery and are now in C 103 - C 114

Date: 1294-1808

By county, in alphabetical order.

Related material:

For the location of court rolls kept elsewhere, consult the Manorial Documents Register.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Latin
Physical description: 326 roll(s)

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