× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
Houseofnames > Knowledge Base > Hundred Rolls
From Houseofnames.com

  
  
Houseofnames on Pinterest

Hundred Rolls


The Hundred Rolls, Hundredorum Rolls or Rotuli Hundredorum was a census of England and Wales often referred to the year 1273, but were actually taken from 1255-1284. It is generally believed that five distinct collections in 1255, January 1274, October 1274, 1279, and 1284 make up what we now understand to be the Hundred Rolls. Many historical references site the Hundred Rolls of 1273 or the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 which is now found not to be any of the actual years in which the rolls were collected.

These rolls are often referred to as the second Domesday Book.

As with most rolls of the feudal era, they were an attempt to record population and land holdings for the purposes of taxation. In some cases, they specify the services due from tenants to lords which was typical under the feudal system.

Many of the Rolls have been lost, others have been damaged, those that have survived and are stored at the National Archives in Kew. In 1818, the Record Commission edited the then known corpus of Hundred Rolls and attempt was made to publish the records. More recent discoveries are being collated by the University of Sheffield.

References


  1. ^ Swyrich, Archive materials

This page was last modified on 18 July 2014 at 14:25.

2000-2017 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.

Suggested Reading


Anderson Armorial History with Coat of Arms

Anderson Armorial History with Coat of Arms
Our Rating: Stars
The most comprehensive study of the Coats of Arms and family history all in a presentation suitable for framing.

Anderson Surname History

Anderson Surname History
Our Rating: Stars
Over 20 years of research into the family history from the earliest records, showing spelling variations, early origins, notables, settlers and much more. Suitable for framing.

The Warwickshire Hundred Rolls of 1279-80: Stoneleigh and Kineton Hundreds

The Warwickshire Hundred Rolls of 1279-80: Stoneleigh and Kineton Hundreds
Our Rating: Stars
The editor has used much skill in crating as complete a text as possible from imperfect manuscripts ... a text which will advance our knowledge of Warwickshire's landlords, peasants and townspeople in the thirteenth century. (Amazon editorial board)



Tools

E-Newsletters:   

FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest