Catalogue description Chancery Files, Tower and Rolls Chapel Series, Miscellaneous Certiorari

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Details of C 262
Reference: C 262
Title: Chancery Files, Tower and Rolls Chapel Series, Miscellaneous Certiorari

Writs of certiorari concerned with the following matters:

proceedings before the marshal of the household, together with writs for the scrutiny of the records of the wardrobe, chamber and butler;

investigations into the administration of the lands of Queen Isabella, mother of Edward III and of his wife, Queen Phillippa;

inquiries into revenues, fees and wages, reasons for levying money, and details of fines and amercements;

writs concerning the tenor, delivery and return of earlier writs;

writs demanding information about the names of outlaws, the date of their outlawry and the record of its revocation;

writs requiring certificates as to whether an individual was a freeman or burgess;

the record of a perambulation by special justices in Buckland St Mary, Somerset in 1367;

certificates as to whether or why particular individuals were imprisoned or whether they had escaped;

information relating to ships, coroners, Gascony and Oxford;

and writs concerning convicted persons excluded from the king's protection.

Most of these records were formerly included in C 47 and C 202

Date: c1272-c1649
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Latin
Physical description: 10 file(s)

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