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Collection Level Description: Waltham Abbey Court Rolls

Reference: MSS. Top. Essex a. 1(R), b. 5-37(R), b. 38-40, b. 41-3(R), c. 22-3; [Maps] MS. C17:56(21)
Title: Waltham Abbey Court Rolls
Dates of Creation: 14th-18th cent.
Extent: 43 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin and English

Scope and Content

Court rolls and registers of court rolls of manors, mainly in Essex, belonging to Waltham Abbey, including court rolls and other documents of Sewardstone manor. For the descent of Sewardstone manor, see Philip Morant, The history and antiquities of the county of Essex (London, 1768), i, 42-4.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought at Sotheby's in 1955.

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Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53990-54032.

Access Points

Manors | England | Essex

Waltham Abbey | Essex

Essex (England)

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