GREAT YARMOUTH COURTROLLS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Microfilms of Court Rolls from Great Yarmouth. A target on the front of Reel2 says there should be eight reels and gives the dates as '1337/8, 1338/9,1339/40, 1340/1, 1342/3, 1344/5, 1345/6, 1346/7'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Court rolls are the records of those courts which provided justice at thelocal level and should not be confused with the records of the central lawcourts at Westminster. Recording the proceedings of public, franchise andmanorial courts, they contain information concerning local issues, such asthe ownership and occupation of land and the enforcement of law and order,and also information about the lowest members of the social hierarchy.

The provenance of the original court rolls which these microfilms document isnot certain (they are presumably in a local record office in East Anglia).The microfilms were given to the LSE in 1963, accessioned in the Archive in1975 and put into Coll Misc sequence in 1998. Microfilmed by the Universityof London Photographic section, date unknown.

Arrangement

Five reels of microfilm.

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Acquisition Information

Oddy, Derek

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