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Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III (1216-1248): II: 1224-1234

Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III (1216-1248): II: 1224-1234

Paul Dryburgh
Beth Hartland
Arianna Ciula
José Miguel Vieira
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition: NED - New edition
Published by: Boydell and Brewer,
Pages: 668
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    Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III (1216-1248): II: 1224-1234
    Book Description:

    The Fine Rolls were the earliest rolls kept by the English royal chancery. Recording offers of money to the king for all manner of concessions and favours, they are central to the study of political, governmental, legal, social and economic history. The reign of Henry III (1216-1272) is a particularly rich period for surviving documents; there are some 56 rolls preserved in the National Archives, one for each regnal year. However, despite the light they shed on politics, government, and society, they have never previously been properly edited or published, and these fully-indexed volumes - covering the period up to 1248 - will therefore be widely welcomed. The Latin rolls are presented in English translation, with all identifiable place-names modernised, although the original forms are preserved; and each volume includes full person, place and subject indexes. This second volume covers as important and dramatic a period of English history as does the first. The years between 1224 and 1234 witnessed the issue of the final and definitive version of Magna Carta, the ending of the king's minority, his French campaign of 1230, the fall of the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh in 1232, the subsequent regime of Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, the civil war which followed Peter's apparent defiance of Magna Carta, and finally in 1234 the restoration of lawful consensual rule.

    eISBN: 978-1-84615-616-8
    Subjects: Religion

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
    (pp. vi-ix)
    David Carpenter

    This second volume of theCalendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry IIIpublishes in English translation the rolls for the regnal years from 9 to 18 Henry III, and thus covers the period from 28 October 1224 to 27 October 1234. Like the first volume, which covers the first eight years of the reign, it is the result of a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under its Resource Enhancement Scheme (award no. RE/AN5612/APNN19490), a project which aims to publish the rolls down to 1248. Publication in book form is complemented by publication...

    (pp. x-xxiv)
    Paul Dryburgh

    The fine rolls had always acted as a financial record. Since their inception perhaps in the 1170s¹ they had played a pivotal role in the administration of royal revenue, documenting promises of money or renders in kind to the king for all manner of concessions that lay in his gift.² Equally, it was through the fine rolls that the Exchequer, based at Westminster, charged with levying and receiving sums due to the king, was kept informed about such promises. At various intervals throughout the year, parchment membranes bearing extracts from the current fine roll were drafted by Chancery clerks and...

    (pp. xxv-xxviii)
    Paul Dryburgh and Beth Hartland

    In order to assist users to become more familiar with the methods used in producing this new edition of the Fine Rolls of Henry III, and to explain some of the practical difficulties and challenges behind this process, we made available the Style Book that guided the editors inCFR 1216–1224, pp. xxx–xlviii. In production of the second volume several changes have been made to the style; these along with details of the digital edition are given below.

    Accompanying this volume is a comprehensive digital edition that contains translations of the rolls with digital images, indexes and...


    • 9 HENRY III (28 October 1224–14 June 1225)
      (pp. 1-34)

      1 28 Oct. Westminster.Nottinghamshire.Order to the sheriff of Nottinghamshire that, immediately after having viewed these letters, he is to take into the king’s hand all the lands of A. countess of Eu and Henry de Stuteville in his bailiwick, and to deliver them to W. earl Warenne to keep for as long as it pleases the king, so that he answers at the Exchequer or anywhere else which the king will wish and order.¹ Before the justiciar and the bishops of Bath and Salisbury.

      1. The relationship of C 60/22 to its duplicate (C 60/23) is fully discussed...

    • 9 HENRY III (14 June–27 October 1225)
      (pp. 35-58)

      220 14 June. Westminster.Concerning the arrears of the debts of Falkes de Bréauté.To the sheriff of Oxfordshire. Order to summon William de Riston’ and Walter Caperun of Woodstock by good summoners to be before the barons of the Exchequer at St. John the Baptist in 15 days to answer the king for Falkes de Bréauté, who owes the king several debts, for his arrears that they owed to Falkes from the time when they were his bailiffs, as the king has heard. He is to have the summoners and this writ there.¹

      1. This is the fifth entry...

    • 10 HENRY III (28 October 1225–27 October 1226)
      (pp. 59-112)

      1 29 Oct. Westminster.Leicestershire. For Walter de St. Ouen.Order to the sheriff of Leicestershire to place in respite the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Walter de St. Ouen for money to the king’s use, until the king orders otherwise.¹ Witness the king.

      1. All writs are witnessed by the king unless otherwise stated.

      2 2 Nov. Westminster.Suffolk. For Eudo de la Jaille.Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to place in respite, until the king orders otherwise, the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Eudo de la Jaille for the...

    • 11 HENRY III (28 October 1226–27 October 1227)
      (pp. 113-178)

      1 29 Oct. Westminster.Concerning the fine of the earl of Gloucester for the marriage of his daughter.Order to Thomas of Cirencester that once he has caused 200 librates of the land formerly of W. earl of Devon to be extended, as the king more fully signifies to him by his other letters, he is to cause the king’s stock and corn from the aforesaid lands, of which the earl of Gloucester will have use, to be valued by trustworthy and law-worthy men and to demise them to the earl by the same value, and to cause the king...

    • 12 HENRY III (28 October 1227–27 October 1228)
      (pp. 179-224)

      1 28 Oct. Westminster.For Henry de Trubleville.Order to the justices assigned to the custody of the Jews to place in respite the demand of £ 15 that they make from Henry de Trubleville by reason of the custody of the land and heir of William son of Martin, who is in his hand of the king’s gift, for the debt that William owed the king, until the full age of Nicholas, son and heir of the aforesaid William.

      2For the bishop of Carlisle.Order to the archdeacon of Northumberland to permit the venerable father W. bishop of...

    • 13 HENRY III (28 October 1228–27 October 1229)
      (pp. 225-286)

      1 31 Oct. Westminster.For William Brewer.The king has granted to William Brewer that, of the 216 m. which he ought to have paid to him at Michaelmas in the twelfth year, he may render 116 m. at this Exchequer of the same Michaelmas, and has given him respite from rendering the remaining 100 m. until Hilary in the thirteenth year. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause him to have the aforesaid respite of the aforesaid 100 m. Witness J. bishop of Bath.

      2For the abbot of Tavistock.Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to...

    • 14 HENRY III (28 October 1229–27 October 1230)
      (pp. 287-354)

      1 3 Nov. Westminster.Concerning respite of a demand.Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire to place in respite, until the octaves of Hilary in the fourteenth year, the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from William de Vescy for the tallage made in his manor of Brompton, so that it may then be seen whether the said manor ought to be quit of tallage when the king causes his demesne lands to be tallaged, by the charter of King John that he has, as he says.

      2 [No date].Berkshire.Before Hugh of Bath and his three...

    • 15 HENRY III (28 October 1230–27 October 1231)
      (pp. 355-402)

      1 28 Oct. Portsmouth.For Nicholas de Neville.By the fine of £20 that Nicholas de Neville made with the king, for which he has given the king surety by Henry of Audley, Hugh Despenser, Godfrey of Crowcombe and Thomas of Hengrave, the king has granted him the custody of the land with appurtenances formerly of John of Meppershall, with the custody and marriage of the John’s heirs. Order to the sheriff of Bedfordshire to cause Nicholas to have full seisin of the aforesaid land and of the same heirs, as aforesaid.¹

      1. Henceforth, unless otherwise stated, all writs are...

    • 16 HENRY III (28 October 1231–27 October 1232)
      (pp. 403-446)

      1 28 Oct. Reading.Concerning respite of a demand.Order to the bailiffs of Wallingford to place in respite the demand of 12 m. that they make from Ralph fitz Nicholas for the prest made to William Pippard, until 15 days after Easter in the sixteenth year.

      2Concerning respite of a demand.Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand they make from Eustace de Greinville for the scutage of Poitou after the first crossing of the king, until St. Nicholas in the sixteenth year.

      3 30 Oct. Hamstead.Concerning the priory of Merton....

    • 17 HENRY III (28 October 1232–27 October 1233)
      (pp. 447-512)

      1 [No date].For Thomas of Warwick.Thomas of Warwick has made fine with the king by £100 for the relief of lands formerly of Henry de Oilly, his kinsman, which fall to Thomas by hereditary right, and the king has taken his homage and, moreover, Thomas has given the king two palfreys. Order to the sheriff of Oxfordshire that, having accepted security from him for rendering the aforesaid relief and the palfreys to the king, he is to cause Thomas to have full seisin of all the lands formerly of Henry, of which he was seised on the day...

    • 18 HENRY III (28 October 1233–27 October 1234)
      (pp. 513-576)

      1 28 Oct. Winchcombe.Concerning respite of a demand.Order to the sheriff of Worcestershire to place in respite, until upon his next account at the Exchequer, the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from the abbot of Evesham for the scutage of Montgomery and Bedford, and to cause his livestock taken for this reason to be delivered to him, having first accepted security that he will satisfy the king then. By the bishop of Winchester and the justiciar.

      2For the countess of Essex.Matilda, countess of Essex, has made fine by £100 for having the year...

    (pp. 577-578)

  9. Back Matter
    (pp. 740-740)