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Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. SS, 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. OCLC: 1909773
Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. "The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented."

Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. v. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: HMSO, 1922-. OCLC: 191713998
Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves' Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)
Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)
Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)
Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)
Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)
Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)
Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.
Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)
Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)
Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)
Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)
Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)
Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)
Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)
Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)
Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)
Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III - (1242-1243)
Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)
Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)
Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. SS, 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. OCLC: 1909772
Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. "Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 - 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III."

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King's Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I - 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. OCLC: 3381969
Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. SS, 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218
Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.
Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a "King's Roll" of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;
Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)
Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )
Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. OCLC: 6765405

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