The conclusion of the third volume of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for
the City of London completes the transcripts of these important
documents for the whole of the Tudor Period. The Indices Locorum
and Nominum supplied will greatly facilitate reference, and have been
the labour of love of Mr. Herbert C. Welch and Mr. E. A. Fry.
A few Inquisitions that have been put into their proper places since
the printing of them was commenced form an Appendix on pages
The whole of the transcripts that have appeared in the pages of
these volumes of Inquisitions was the work of the late Miss Emma
Walford, whose death will be felt by all who knew her.
As is no doubt well known, the Public Record Office is producing
very full Calendars of the Inquisitions throughout the Kingdom. Two
different periods have been started, viz., from the very earliest in Henry
III.'s reign, and also from 1 Henry VII., and several volumes in both
periods have appeared.
Though these Calendars, of course, are very much fuller than any
Official Calendar previously published, they are in no sense full or
complete abstracts like those issued under the auspices of the British
Record Society. These latter give a very great deal more information
as to persons, places and things than do the Official Calendars above
What period the next Series of these Inquisitions this Society will
take up has not yet been decided, but it has been suggested that either
the Stuart Period for the City of London, or the Tudor Period for the
County of Middlesex, might very well be taken in hand.
EDW. ALEX. FRY.