Llangattock Lingoed Genealogy: Court and Exchequer Records

Court, Exchequer and Other Legal Records

The links below are part a website that is largely concerned with paleography, but is also an excellent resource for understanding the structure and language of early legal and other documents.

Court of Chancery
Documents relating to the sale, transfer or lease of land or to disputes over ownership.
(These are Equity Pleadings that came before the office of the Six Clerks. Those indexed at the National Archives are the C1 series of Early Proceedings (c1386 to c1558) and the C6 series that covers the period from 1648 - a few back to 1606 - to 1722.)
Court of Star Chamber
This Court operated between 1485 and 1642. Many cases, ostensibly dealing with charges of assault etc., were actually concerned with property rights.
Deeds
Documents relating to the conveyance of land and property.
Exchequer
Various documents dealing with transfer of land.
(The following series of documents are indexed in the National Archives:
E40: Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series A (c1100-1603); E117: Exchequer: Church Goods Inventories and Miscellanea (Edw VI-Phil & Mary); E134: Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Depositions taken by Commission (c1558-1841); E367: Exchequer: Pipe Office: Particulars, Warrants and Transcripts for Crown Leases (Elizabeth I - George IV))

Monmouthshire Quarter  Sessions and Gaol Deliveries
The records for 1576-77 are the only ones to have survived. The Llangattock Lingoed entries provide an interesting snapshot of some legal wrangles.

Oxford Assizes (At present only a couple of illustrative examples have been located.)



Last updated January 2007