2.1.3.1.1 Court Records
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2.1.3.1.1 Court Records

2.1.3.1.1 Court Records


The earliest surviving eyre roll dates from 1194, although evidence from the Pipe Rolls of the Exchequer suggests that the eyres (external link) were first held in the mid-1160’s. By the late twelfth century the itinerant justices were required to keep records of all the judicial fines arising from the pleas held on their eyres, so that they could be collected by the sheriffs and rendered to the Exchequer. These records were written in abbreviated Latin. General eyres (external link) were suspended in 1294.

The publication of these eyre rolls has been very scattered, often as fragments in larger publications. They are listed below, chronologically by eyre. For a more detailed treatment of the eyre system, see Meekings, Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249, which includes an extensive introduction on the functioning of the eyre in general, (23) and his introduction in volume 1 of The 1235 Surrey Eyre. (24)

23. Meekings, Cecil A. F., ed. Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249. Wiltshire Record Society Series (external link), 16. Devizes: Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1961 at pp.1-115
24. Meekings, Cecil A. F., and David Crook, eds. The 1235 Surrey Eyre. 2 Vols. Guildford: Surrey Record Society (external link), 1979, v.1


1194 Wiltshire

Illingworth, William, ed. Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi Asservatorum Abbreviatio : Temporibus Regum Ric. I, Johann, Henr. III, Edw.I, Edw. II. London: Eyre and Strahan, 1811. OCLC: 1389456 (external link)
Abstract: Contains the text of the 1194 Wiltshire eyre, the earliest roll of a common pleas eyre.

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King's Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society (external link), 14 and 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891. OCLC: 2511172 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains rolls not printed by Palgrave in Rotuli Curiae Regis. Prints the earliest surviving rolls of the king's court, that of Trinity Term, 1194, an eyre for Wiltshire, 1194, and another for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1195. Vol. 1 covers the period 1194-1195. Vol. 2 includes a roll of Hilary Term, 1196.

1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King's Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society (external link), 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891. OCLC: 2511172 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains rolls not printed by Palgrave in Rotuli Curiae Regis. Prints the earliest surviving rolls of the king's court, that of Trinity Term, 1194, an eyre for Wiltshire, 1194, and another for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1195. Vol. 1 covers the period 1194-1195. Vol. 2 includes a roll of Hilary Term, 1196.

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King's Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society (external link), 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891. OCLC: 2511172 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains rolls not printed by Palgrave in Rotuli Curiae Regis. Prints the earliest surviving rolls of the king's court, that of Trinity Term, 1194, an eyre for Wiltshire, 1194, and another for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1195. Vol. 1 covers the period 1194-1195. Vol. 2 includes a roll of Hilary Term, 1196.

1198 Essex

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 (external link)
Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King's Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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 (external link) at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

1198 Hertfordshire

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 (external link)
Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King's Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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 (external link) at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

1198 Middlesex

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 (external link)
Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King's Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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 (external link) at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
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 (external link) of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.
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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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 )

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society (external link), 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 - 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996. OCLC: 173284419 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 (external link)
Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project (external link). Vol. 3, essoins (external link), crown and civil pleas and amercements (external link) from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. SS, 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890. OCLC: 1909773 (external link)
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."

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. SS, 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. OCLC: 20503167 (external link)
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."

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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)

1202 Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Historical Record Society. The Publications of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society. v. Apsley Guise: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society (external link), 1913-. OCLC: 1519314 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 1 contains The Bedford Eyre, 1202.

Fowler, George H., ed. The Bedfordshire Eyre, 1202. In Bedfordshire Historical Record Society (external link) Publications, 1 ed. London: Aspley Guise, 1913. OCLC: 1519314 (external link)
Abstract: English translation. essoins (external link) and civil and crown pleas.

1202 Eastern Counties

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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)

1202 Lincolnshire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications (external link), 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926. OCLC: 2899200 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners' amercements (external link) in 1206, 235-77.

1202 Northamptonshire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications (external link), 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930. OCLC: 1187651 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins (external link), civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes (external link) and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

1203 Shropshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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 )

1203 Staffordshire

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society (external link), 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 - 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996. OCLC: 173284419 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 3, Essoins (external link), crown and civil pleas and amercements (external link) from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1208-09 Eastern Counties

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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.

1208 Yorkshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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.

1209 Norfolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967. OCLC: 3394218 (external link)
Abstract: 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.

1218-19 Devon

Cruwys, L. G., "1218-1219 Devon Eyre." Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 20 (1938-1939): 335-52, 395-416. OCLC: 5088026 (external link)
Abstract: Selected abstracts of civil pleas.

1218-19 Lincolnshire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Rolls of the Justices in Eyre for Lincolnshire and Worcestershire. SS, 53 for 1934. London: Quaritch, 1934. OCLC: 22127865 (external link)
Abstract: Transcribes and translates the records of the eyres held in Lincolshire in 1218-1219 and Worcestershire in 1221 from the series of Assize Rolls preserved at the PRO. Contents: civil pleas from the Lincolshire eyre, 1-440; civil and crown pleas, amercements (external link), lists of deodands (external link) from the Worcestershire eyre, 441-655.

1218-1219 Yorkshire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Rolls of the Justices in Eyre in Yorkshire (1218-1219). SS, 56 for 1937. London: Quaritch, 1937. OCLC: 64424183 (external link)
Abstract: Transcribes and translates the records of this eyre from the series of Assize Rolls at the PRO. Contains essoins (external link), civil and crown pleas. Some of the cases recorded here were used by Bracton (external link) in his Treatise.


1218 et seq.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles , eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. SS, 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. OCLC: 1922765 (external link)
Abstract: "Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King's Bench and before the Eyres..."Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at assizes (external link).

1221 Gloucestershire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Pleas of the Crown for the County of Gloucester Before the Abbot of Reading and His Fellows Justices Itinerant: in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Third and the Year of Grace 1221. London: Macmillan, 1884. OCLC: 991344 (external link)
Abstract: Crown pleas and crown pleas amercements (external link) heard before the Justices Itinerant, it transcribes much of the rolls of Gloucestershire eyre of 1221. Text in Latin with English notes.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Rolls of the Justices in Eyre for Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire, 1221, 1222. SS, 59 for 1940. London: Quaritch, 1940. OCLC: 22127934 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text and English translation. Continues the work done in Vol. 53 (Lincolnshire and Worcestershire) and Vol. 56 (Yorkshire) and completes the first General Eyre of Henry III. "Text consists of civil pleas and assizes (external link) from Gloucestershire and civil and crown pleas from Warwickshire and Shropshire, transcribed and translated from the original Eyre Rolls preserved in the Assize Rolls series at the PRO"

Watson, Edward J., ed. Pleas of the Crown for the Hundred of Swineshead and the Township of Bristol Taken at Bristol ... in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Third A.D. 1221. Bristol: Hemmons, 1902. OCLC: 8425792 (external link)
Abstract: Pleas before the Justices Itinerant.

1221 Shropshire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Rolls of the Justices in Eyre for Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire, 1221, 1222. SS, 59 for 1940. London: Quaritch, 1940. OCLC: 22127934 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text and English translation. Continues the work done in Vol. 53 (Lincolnshire and Worcestershire) and Vol. 56 (Yorkshire) and completes the first General Eyre of Henry III. "Text consists of civil pleas and assizes (external link) from Gloucestershire and civil and crown pleas from Warwickshire and Shropshire, transcribed and translated from the original Eyre Rolls preserved in the Assize Rolls series at the PRO"

1221 Warwickshire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Rolls of the Justices in Eyre for Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire, 1221, 1222. SS, 59 for 1940. London: Quaritch, 1940. OCLC: 22127934 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text and English translation. Continues the work done in Vol. 53 (Lincolnshire and Worcestershire) and Vol. 56 (Yorkshire) and completes the first General Eyre of Henry III. "Text consists of civil pleas and assizes (external link) from Gloucestershire and civil and crown pleas from Warwickshire and Shropshire, transcribed and translated from the original Eyre Rolls preserved in the Assize Rolls series at the PRO"

1221 Worcestershire

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Rolls of the Justices in Eyre for Lincolnshire and Worcestershire. SS, 53 for 1934. London: Quaritch, 1934. OCLC: 22127865 (external link)
Abstract: Transcribes and translates the records of the eyres held in Lincolshire in 1218-1219 and Worcestershire in 1221 from the series of Assize Rolls preserved at the PRO. Contents: civil pleas from the Lincolshire eyre, 1-440; civil and crown pleas, amercements (external link), lists of deodands (external link) from the Worcestershire eyre, 441-655.

1225 Somerset

Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications (external link), 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929. OCLC: 4109763 (external link)
Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.
Vol. 1, The close of 12th century - 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes (external link), indictments and gaol delivery, amercements (external link) of the 1225 general sessions for assizes (external link) and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 - 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

1227 Bedfordshire

Fowler, George H., ed. Roll of the Justices in Eyre at Bedford, 1227. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society (external link) Publications, 3. London: Aspley Guise, 1916. OCLC: 4993335 (external link)
Abstract: Facsimile and English translation. Essoins (external link), civil and crown pleas, with note of eyre issues from the first pipe roll account only.

1227 Staffordshire

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society (external link), 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 - 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996. OCLC: 173284419 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 4, Plea rolls of Henry III; Includes selected civil and crown pleas from the 1227 Staffordshire eyre, 47-74; a small number of selected civil and crown pleas for the 1272 Staffordshire eyre, 191-215

1235 Surrey

Meekings, Cecil A. F., and David Crook, eds. The 1235 Surrey Eyre. 3 Vols. Guildford: Surrey Record Society (external link), 1979-. OCLC: 8176406 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 1, introduction and biographia; Vol. 2, the Latin text as transcribed by C.A.F. Meekings in 1955-56, re-edited in this edition by David Crook and a translation added; Vol. 3, Index.

1238 Devon

Summerson, Henry, ed. Crown Pleas of the Devon Eyre of 1238 . Devon & Cornwall Record Society (external link), n.s., 28. Torquay, England : Devonshire Press, 1985. OCLC: 12934980 (external link)
Abstract: Contains the crown pleas... fully calendared in English from PRO JUST/1/174 membranes 25 to 43.

1240 Bedfordshire

Fowler, George H., ed. Roll of the Justices in Eyre 1240. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society (external link) Publications, 9. London: Aspley Guise, 1925. OCLC: 1519314 (external link)
Abstract: English translation of the essoins (external link) and civil pleas for the 1240 Bedfordshire eyre, 75-146, together with Bedfordshire pleas from other rolls of the visitation of AD 1240-41.

1241 Oxfordshire

Cooper, Janet, ed. The Oxfordshire Eyre, 1241. The The Oxfordshire Record Society (external link), 56. Oxford : The Oxfordshire Record Society, 1989. OCLC: 31131207 (external link)

1243 Somerset

Chadwyck-Healey, , Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications (external link), 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929. OCLC: 4109763 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 1, The close of 12th century - 41 Henry III. Contains essoins (external link), assizes (external link), indictments and gaol delivery, amercements (external link) of the 1225 general sessions for assizes (external link) and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 - 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

1244 London

Chew, Helena M., and Martin Weinbaum , eds. The London Eyre of 1244. London Record Society (external link) Publications, 6. Leicester: London Record Society, 1970. OCLC: 164203794 (external link)
Notes: Also available online at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.asp?pubid=153 (external link)
Abstract: Parallel Latin text and English translation. Contains crown pleas only. Extracts from the relevant pipe rolls are printed in an index.

1248 Berkshire

Clanchy, M. T., ed. and trans. The Roll and Writ File of the Berkshire Eyre of 1248. SS, 90 for 1972 and 1973. London: Selden Society, 1973. OCLC: 990108 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text and English translation. "This volume containing the proceedings of a mid-thirteenth century eyre, is notable for the correlation of the plea roll of the eyre with the file of writs. The file for this eyre is the earliest eyre writ file now extant, and the third earliest collection of common law writs of any type. Part II of the introduction provides a description and history of the plea roll, its arrangements and contents, and a description of the writ file. The editor then relates the writs to the pleas. The plea roll is arranged in the order: Berkshire civil pleas, foreign civil pleas, juries of presentment, and finally Berkshire Crown pleas and kalendar. These are followed by the writ file."

1249 Wiltshire

Clanchy, M. T., ed. Civil Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249. Wiltshire Record Society Series (external link), 26. London: Devizes, 1971. OCLC: 650955 (external link)
Abstract: English translation.

Meekings, Cecil A. F., ed. Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249. Wiltshire Record Society Series (external link), 16. Devizes: Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1961. OCLC: 4701020 (external link)
Abstract: English translation from the Latin text. Includes an extensive introduction on the functioning of the eyre in general and appendices including biographical notes on the justices.

1251-52 Yorkshire

Clay, Charles T, ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society (external link). Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911. OCLC: 4738000 (external link)
Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

1256 Northumberland

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society (external link), 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891. OCLC: 27545966 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains civil and crown pleas and kalendar of the 1256 eyre (40 Henry III (1256)), 1-133.

1256 Shropshire

Harding, Alan, ed. The Roll of the Shropshire Eyre of 1256. SS, 96 for 1980. London: Selden Society, 1981. OCLC: 10799593 (external link)
Abstract: Text consists of the 966 entries from the roll of the eyre held at Shrewsbury in January and February 1256. This was a session of the general eyre of 1252-58, the seventh general eyre of Henry III's reign. About half the entries are on the Crown side, mostly homicide cases. The bulk of the cases on the civil side are assizes (external link). One fifth of the pleas were 'foreign' - adjourned from earlier sessions in other counties.

1258-9 Surrey and Kent special eyre

Hershey, Andrew H., ed. The 1258-9 Special Eyre of Surrey and Kent. Surrey Record Society (external link) Publications, 38. Woking: Surrey Record Society, 2004. OCLC: 58411695 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text with English translation and notes.

1261 Cambridgeshire

Palmer, William M., ed. and trans. The Assizes Held at Cambridge A.D. 1260 (Sic): Being a Condensed Translation of Assize Roll 82 in the Public Record Office. Linton: Eagle Printing Works, 1930. OCLC: 11197358 (external link)
Abstract: English translation of the crown pleas and kalendar of the 1261 Cambridgeshire eyre. Facsimiles from the 1261 and 1272 crown pleas rolls.

1262-3 Surrey

Stewart, Susan M., ed. An Edition of the Surrey Eyre Roll of 1262-3. London : University of London, 2001. OCLC: 59337951 (external link)

1263 Surrey

Stewart, Susan M., ed. The 1263 Surrey Eyre. Surrey Record Society (external link) Publications, 40. Woking : Surrey Record Society, 2006. OCLC: 69677061 (external link)
Abstract: Latin text with English translation and notes.

1269 Northumberland

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society (external link), 88 . Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891. OCLC: 27545966 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains civil pleas and attorneys for the 1269 eyre (53 Henry III (1269)).

1272 Staffordshire

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society (external link), 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 - 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996. OCLC: 173284419 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 4, Plea rolls of Henry III; Includes selected civil and crown pleas from the 1227 Staffordshire eyre, 47-74; a small number of selected civil and crown pleas for the 1272 Staffordshire eyre, 191-215

1276 London

Weinbaum, Martin, ed. The London Eyre of 1276 . London Record Society (external link) Publications, 12. Leicester: London Record Society, 1976. OCLC: 164203705 (external link)
Notes: Also available online at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.asp?pubid=156 (external link)
Abstract: Crown and civil pleas, the former greatly predominating, and exchequer summons of the financial issues of the eyre. English version, but full Latin text of the summons. Two related pipe roll accounts are printed in an appendix.

1279 Northumberland

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society (external link), 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891. OCLC: 27545966 (external link)
Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements (external link) and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

1280 Somerset

Chadwyck-Healey, , Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications (external link), 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929. OCLC: 4109763 (external link)
Abstract: English translation. Vol. 4, 8 Edward II. Civil pleas from the chief justice's roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto (external link), foreign pleas, essoins (external link) and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

1281 Derbyshire

Hopkinson, Aileen, ed. The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre . Chesterfield: Derbyshire Record Society (external link), 2000. OCLC: 59538616 (external link)

1285 Oxfordshire

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665. Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891. OCLC: 4108329 (external link)
Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

1286 Buckinghamshire

Boatwright, Lesley, ed. The Buckinghamshire Eyre of 1286. Buckinghamshire Record Society Publications, 34. Aylesbury?: Buckinghamshire Record Society, 2006. OCLC: 75269032 (external link)
Abstract: Text in English

1293 Staffordshire

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society (external link), 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 - 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996. OCLC: 173284419 (external link)
Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice's roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

1329 Nottinghamshire

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Eyre Records of Nottinghamshire During the Third Year of the Reign of Edward III. (Microfilm). London: PRO , 1966. OCLC: 45546653 (external link)

1330 Bedfordshire

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Eyre Records of Bedfordshire During the Fourth Year of the Reign of Edward III. (Microfilm). London: PRO , 1966. OCLC: 45546613 (external link)

1330 Derbyshire

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Eyre Records of Derbyshire During the Fourth Year of the Reign of Edward III. (Microfilm). London: PRO, 1966. OCLC: 45546581 (external link)






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