Court Rolls of Walsham Le Willows, 1351-1399 by Ray Lock

Court Rolls of Walsham Le Willows, 1351-1399 by Ray Lock

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Provides detailed evidence of the workings of local administration and justice in the fourteenth century. This volume completes the transcription of surviving court rolls for the fourteenth century manors of Walsham le Willows, covering the proceedings of ninety-nine courts after the Black Death had tragically reduced the local population.

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The Court Rolls of the two manors of Walsham le Willows provide detailed evidence of the workings of local administration and justice in the fourteenth century, and were themselves working documents designed to be accessible to all. As Roy Lock says of the documents edited in the first volume, 'they protected the interest of the ordinary man and woman as well as that of the lord of the manor.' This second volume completes the transcription of all surviving court rolls for the fourteenth century manors of Walsham le Willows, covering the proceedings of ninety-nine courts after the Black Death had tragically reduced the local population. Serious difficulties still had to be overcome: for example, two successive reeves of Walsham manor were heavily fined for gross dereliction of duty, and in 1353 a large number of tenants refused to perform services for their lord. In general, however, these rolls give ample evidence of increased prosperity as land-holdings grew in size, and as the land and labour markets quickly stabilised. Ray Lock is a retired civil servant who has become immersed in the study of local history since his move to Suffolk. He edited the first volume of "Walsham le Willows Court Rolls" for the Suffolk Records Society (published in 1998), and has written on the local effects of the Black Death in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.

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SKU GOR002760474
Title Court Rolls of Walsham Le Willows, 1351-1399
Author Edited by Ray Lock
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 244
ISBN 10 0851158463
ISBN 13 9780851158464
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No
Description

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The Court Rolls of the two manors of Walsham le Willows provide detailed evidence of the workings of local administration and justice in the fourteenth century, and were themselves working documents designed to be accessible to all. As Roy Lock says of the documents edited in the first volume, 'they protected the interest of the ordinary man and woman as well as that of the lord of the manor.' This second volume completes the transcription of all surviving court rolls for the fourteenth century manors of Walsham le Willows, covering the proceedings of ninety-nine courts after the Black Death had tragically reduced the local population. Serious difficulties still had to be overcome: for example, two successive reeves of Walsham manor were heavily fined for gross dereliction of duty, and in 1353 a large number of tenants refused to perform services for their lord. In general, however, these rolls give ample evidence of increased prosperity as land-holdings grew in size, and as the land and labour markets quickly stabilised. Ray Lock is a retired civil servant who has become immersed in the study of local history since his move to Suffolk. He edited the first volume of "Walsham le Willows Court Rolls" for the Suffolk Records Society (published in 1998), and has written on the local effects of the Black Death in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002760474
Title Court Rolls of Walsham Le Willows, 1351-1399
Author Edited by Ray Lock
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 244
ISBN 10 0851158463
ISBN 13 9780851158464
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No