Catalogue description Trustees for Crown Lands and Fee-Farm Rents: Counterparts of Deeds

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Reference: E 307
Title: Trustees for Crown Lands and Fee-Farm Rents: Counterparts of Deeds

The counterparts, retained by the Trustees, of the sale of the fee farm and manorial rents of the Crown, authorised by Act of Parliament in 1650.

Each document, except for a few defective ones, carries a date on which the 25 trustees, listed individually, agree to sell to a purchaser, named and addressed, for a stated price, the Crown rent, itemised and located, and the original grant of it particularised (most of them were made in Tudor times). The purchasers range from leading parliamentary politicians, generals, civil servants and gentry, to merchants, craftsmen and spinsters, many resident in the metropolitan area.

Date: 1649-1660
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A manuscript 'Calendar to the Counter-parts of the Deeds of Sale of Fee Farms reserved upon grants from the Crown and remaining in the Augmentation Office is available. It occupies two volumes and has a strictly alphabetical index by location, counties being supplied, at the end of each volume. This index leads to calendar entries which list the place, its premises, the county, the grantees of the premises, the fee farm rent, and the grantees of the rent. It is in

IND 1/16995

IND 1/16996

For certain other records of Parliamentary sales of Crown lands see SP 26

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Trustees for Crown Lands and Fee Farm Rents, 1649-1660

Physical description: 49 bundle(s)

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