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Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP401399-1500

Jonathan Mackman and Matthew Stevens (2010)
The records of this central common law court for the fifteenth century; records held by The National Archives with the class of CP40. Hitherto unpublished, the database was first produced as part of the AHRC-funded 'Londoners and the Law' project (AHRC AR119247). It was further augmented by the 'London women and the economy before and after the Black Death' project (ESRC RES-00-22-3343) and with funding from the Marc Fitch Fund.

London Sheriffs Court Roll 1320

Matthew Stevens (editor)
London Sheriffs' Court record of 1320 arising from the CMH ESRC funded 'London women and the economy before and after the black death' project (2009-10). (Award Number: RES-000-22-3343 )

Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 4

Major-General Hon. George Wrottesley (editor) (1883)
Contains: Staffordshire Plea Rolls and Final Concords for the reign of Henry III (1216-72); the cartulary of the Augustinian priory at Ronton; the history of the parish of Church Eaton and its constituent manors.

Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 5 part 1

Major-General Hon. G. Wrottesley (editor) (1884)
Contains: hundred rolls for 1255 and 1275; the cartulary of the Benedictine abbey at Burton; forest pleas for Staffordshire, from the reigns of Henry II and Edward I

Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 6 part 1

Major-General Hon. G. Wrottesley (editor) (1885)
Contains plea rolls for the periods 1272-94 and 1218-38, and the cartulary of the Augustinian priory at Stone.

Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 7, part 1

Major-General Hon. George Wrottesley (editor) (1886)
Contains: the lay subsidy roll of 1327; and extracts from the Plea Rolls for Staffordshire for the period 1294-1307.

Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 10, part 1

Major-General Hon. G. Wrottesley (editor) (1889)
Contains: extracts from the Coram Rege Rolls and pleas of the crown for the period 1307-27; the Subsidy Roll of 1332-3 (6 Edward III.)

Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 11

Major-General Hon. G. Wrottesley & Rev. F. Parker (editors) (1890)
Contains: extracts from the Plea Rolls for Staffordshire for 1-15 Edward III (1327-41); final concords for 1327-1547; the cartulary of the Augustinian priory of Trentham.