Catalogue description Court of Augmentations, and Exchequer, Pipe Office: Particulars for Crown Leases

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Details of E 310
Reference: E 310
Title: Court of Augmentations, and Exchequer, Pipe Office: Particulars for Crown Leases

Particulars for leases of Crown lands, including leases in reversion, prepared by the auditors of the Court of Augmentations before 1554 and the auditors of the land revenue thereafter, which were deposited by the Pipe Office amongst the records of the Augmentation Office.

The particular states the former owner of the property and the county in which it lay; the value and history of the possession; and gives details of the warrant authorizing the auditor to prepare the particular.

Date: c1509-c1625
Related material:

There are original Augmentation Office manuscript place-name indexes for particulars of leases of the reigns of Philip and Mary to James I and for particulars of leases in reversion for 1564 to 1592 (IND 1/16984 -16988):

Particulars, warrants and transcripts are in E 367

For Auditors' drafts and warrants of particulars LR 10

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

Court of Augmentations, 1536-1547

Exchequer, Pipe Office, 1109-1833

Physical description: 361 files and rolls
Administrative / biographical background:

In the period covered by this series the usual procedure was for a prospective lessee to approach the Crown officer responsible for a particular Crown possession, the majority of which had come to the Crown at the Dissolution. After the issue of a warrant, a particular would be prepared by the auditor, annotated with the agreed rent, term, tenure and entry fine, which was then used as the basis for a grant or lease to be passed under the appropriate seal.

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