A large collection of deeds and other documents produced before the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates and relating to the estates of persons attainted during the rebellion of 1715. Some of these documents date back at least to the sixteenth century. They are arranged for the most part under the names of the attainted persons. They include: original claims of the various persons upon the several estates forfeited to the Crown; proceedings of the commissioners, including correspondence, minutes and memoranda, accounts, lists and schedules, and inventories of documents; returns by clerks of the peace of the names and estates of papist recusants in England and Wales arranged by counties; rentals and particulars of estates sold; and informations respecting lands given to superstitious uses.
Returns of papists' and nonjurors' estates are in E 174
For a further introduction to the series please see 'The Records of the Forfeited Estates Commission' (PRO Handbooks no 12, HMSO 1968). FEC 1/1113-1314 are described in 'The English Catholic nonjurors of 1715 : being a summary of the register of their estates, with genealogical and other notes, and an appendix of unpublished documents in the Public Record Office', edited by Estcourt and Payne (Burns & Oates, 1885).
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