Catalogue description Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward IV
|Title:||Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward IV|
The ninth series of inquisitions post mortem in Series I, dating to the reign of Edward IV.
Each file is usually made up of the documentation of inquisitions post mortem following the deaths of about twenty persons. The actual number of inquisitions in each file is likely to be rather greater than twenty, given that a tenant might well have held lands in more than one county, in which case separate inquisitions were required to be conducted in each shire concerned. The series is arranged, as far as possible, in chronological order.
Inquisitions made upon the lands of particularly wealthy magnates may take up several files on their own.
Accounts submitted to the Exchequer by the escheators are in E 136
Copies of inquisitions post mortem sent to the Exchequer are in E 149
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||85 file(s)|
|Custodial history:||The records in this series were formerly housed in the Tower of London.|
Partially listed and indexed in Calendarium inquisitionum post mortem sive escaetarum, iv (Record Commission, 1828).
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