Waltham Abbey Court Rolls

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 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)
  • Dates of Creation
      14th-18th century
  • Language of Material
      Latin, and English.
  • Physical Description
      43 shelfmarks

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The collection was bought at Sotheby's in 1955.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other 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.

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