This series contains Foreign Accounts from the Exchequer, Pipe Office.
They comprise accounts 'foreign' to the normal county enrolments on the Pipe Rolls, covering a wide area of governmental activity. The rolls contain accounts for Gascony, Ireland, Calais, the Channel Islands, wool customs, castles, honours, forests, manors, towns, hundreds and other possessions in the king's custody not committed to farm. Each account in the rolls was that of a particular accounting officer, such as the sheriff, clerk of works, the coroner, inspector of wool, or keeper of a castle. Two early foreign accounts rolls from the minority of Henry III and for most of Edward III's reign are included. In addition to a complete series of rolls from 1368 to 1485, there are a number of miscellaneous accounts at the end of this series covering the period following the decline of the foreign accounting system in the reign of Henry VII.
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