Catalogue description Trustees for Crown Lands and Fee-Farm Rents: Particulars

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Details of E 308
Reference: E 308
Title: Trustees for Crown Lands and Fee-Farm Rents: Particulars

This series relates to the sale, during the Interregnum, of fee-farm and similar ground rents due to the Crown, as authorized by Act of Parliament in 1650.

Virtually all the records in the series are particulars, or memoranda relating to them. A particular was the term used for a definitive description of a piece of property, in this case of Crown property, which had borne a fee-farm rent reserved to the Crown when it was disposed of.

There are also certificates of stipends awarded to clergy, university teachers and schoolmasters all over the country out of fee-farm rents, which were vulnerable during the civil war and were to be safeguarded on the sale of the rents; certificates and contracts for sale of fee-farm rents; accounts of receipts in 1650; and some earlier receipts (1630s) and lists of fee-farms acquired by the Crown in Elizabeth I's reign.

Date: 1558-1660

The particulars are arranged by county, alphabetically from Bedfordshire to Yorkshire (Hampshire being listed as Southampton). Each county except Essex, Monmouthshire and Rutland, has a file, Yorkshire having four.

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Particulars, warrants and transcripts are in E 367

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 and Latin

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

Physical description: 72 bundles, files and rolls
Unpublished finding aids:

A manuscript calendar in three volumes (IND 1/16992-16994) is available. A strictly alphabetical index is added for locations, with counties supplied. IND 1/17600 refers to the Duchy of Lancaster

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