Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/301
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: COURT OF WARDS AND LIVERIES
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 item.
Name of creator(s): Court of Wards and Liveries
The Court of Wards and Liveries was established in 1540-42. Its function was to administer the monarch's feudal dues. When a tenant of the monarch died, the land reverted to the crown until the heir of the tenant paid a fee, known as a 'relief', after which they could take possession. If the heir was underage they became a ward of the crown.
Scope and content/abstract:
Record of the Court of Wards and Liveries, comprising examinations of defendants in a court case concerning commodities in a court yard adjoining the Bull Head Tavern in Cheapside, October-November 1631.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For the main records of the Court of Wards and Liveries see The National Archives, reference WARD.
For more information see The National Archives Legal Records Information Guide 11, available on their website http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ (accessed Oct 2010).
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: August to October 2010.