Vol. 158: Feet of Fines for the County of York, from 1314 to 1326

Vol. 158: Feet of Fines for the County of York, from 1314 to 1326

Feet of Fines are a major source for genealogy and local history. 

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The fine was originally an agreement made by licence of court between parties to a law suit, but by 1314 it had become a means of conveying a freehold estate, establishing or breaking an entail, establishing a tenancy for life, or providing for the remainder of an estate held in dower. The fine was divided into three parts – one for either party, and the “foot of fine”, retained as the record of the court. This volume summarises 668 fines, including the increased numbers for 1319-1320 and 1322-1324, when the Court of Common Pleas sat at York during Edward II’s Scottish campaigns.

  • Size 233 x 154mm
  • Format Hardback
  • Pages 160
  • ISBN 9781903564509
  • Editors Michael Roper and Christopher Kitching
  • Year 2006