Catalogue description Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series AS

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Details of E 42
Reference: E 42
Title: Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series AS

This series consists of deeds of properties which the Crown had acquired from private individuals and which were stored in the Treasury of the Receipt of the Exchequer.

The records were originally part of E 40 but were removed to a separate series because of the condition and quality of their seals. The series consists almost entirely of records of conveyances, but also includes some bonds and wills.

Date: c1100-1590

It appears that these records were formerly maintained as a collection of individual estate archives, but that they were rearranged by county in the seventeenth century. Little trace of the original estate organisation now survives. Some deeds from other sources were probably added to the collection during the seventeenth-century rearrangement and at the time of the removal of the records from the Chapter House at Westminister to the Public Record Office.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 549 parchment membranes
Publication note:

List of pieces 1-549 in List and Index Society Volume 158

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