Catalogue description Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Richard III

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Reference: C 141
Title: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Richard III

The tenth and last series of inquisitions post mortem in Series I, dating to the reign of Richard III.

Date: c1483-c1485

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.

Related material:

Accounts submitted to the Exchequer by the escheators are in E 136

Separated material:

Copies of inquisitions post mortem sent to the Exchequer are in E 149

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: Latin
Physical description: 7 file(s)
Custodial history: The records in this series were formerly housed in the Tower of London.
Publication note:

Partially listed and indexed in Calendarium inquisitionum post mortem sive escaetarum, iv (Record Commission, 1828).

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