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Hundred Rolls (Finance)

Nature of Source

Records from the old administrative areas known as Hundreds which were positioned between the county and parish. The Hundred court which held jurisdiction over the Hundred unit of administration dealt with Crown land and property issues, so expect to find the names of tenants. In northern England the Hundred was known as a Wapentake and in Wales as Cantrefi.

Where Found

The National Archives (Series SC 5, Hundred Rolls and Eyre Veredicta)

Period Covered

1255 - 1279

Further References

Cam, Helen. The Hundred and the Hundred Rolls: An Outline of Local Government in Medieval England: Methuen & Co, 1930 (Preview available from Google Books)


English, Barbara (ed). Yorkshire Hundred and Quo Warranto Rolls 1274-1294: Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1996


Hyde, Patricia & Stone, Eric. Oxfordshire Hundred Rolls of Bampton and Witney Borough, 1279: Oxfordshire Record Society, 1968


John, Trevor. The Warwickshire Hundred Rolls of 1279-80: Stoneleigh and Kineton Hundreds: Oxford University Press, 1993


Raban, Sandra. A Second Domesday? The Hundred Rolls of 1279-80: Oxford University Press, 2004


Winchester, Angus. Discovering Parish Boundaries: Shire Publications, 2000


Websites

www.roffe.co.uk/rolls.htm (The Hundred Rolls)
www.roffe.co.uk/shrp.htm (The Sheffield Hundred Rolls Project)
www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/guide/feu.shtml#hundred (Hundred Rolls late 13th century)
www.kentarchaeology.ac/khrp/hrproject.pdf (Kent Hundred Rolls Project)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Rolls (Wikipedia entry: Hundred Rolls)
www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/census-history/early-census-taking-in-England-and-Wales/index.html (Office for National Statistics: Early census taking in England and Wales)

Online Databases

www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52369 (The Staffordshire Hundred Rolls)