The Liber Feodorum




First published in 1920 on behalf of the Public Record Office.

In December 1804, the Royal Commissioners on the Public Records made an order:- "That the Books intituled Testa de Nevill in the King's Remembrancer's Office, containing an account of Knights' Fees and Serjeanties in the reigns of Henry the Third and Edward the First, be forthwith transcribed and printed".

"These Books contain principally an Account,

  1. Of Fees holden either immediately of the King, or of others who held of the King in Capite, and if alienated whether the Owners were enfeoffed ab antiquo, or de novo, as also Fees holden in Frankalmoigne, with the Values thereof respectively.
  2. Of Serjeanties holden of the King, distinguishing such as were rented or alienated, with the Values of the same.
  3. Of Widows and Heiresses of Tenants in Capite, whose Marriages were in the Gift of the King, with the Values of their Lands.
  4. Of Churches in the Gift of the King, and in whose Hands they were.
  5. Of Escheats, as well of the Lands of Normans as others, in whose Hands the same were, and by what Services holden.
  6. Of the Amount of the Sums paid for Scutage and Aid, &c. by each Tenant.
  1. Part I: Preface
  2. Part I: Corrigendum and Key
  3. Part I: Contents
  4. Part I: A.D. 1198 (Pages 1-13)
  5. Part I: A.D. 1204 (Pages 14-51)
  6. Part I: A.D. 1212 (Pages 52-228)
  7. Part I: A.D. 1211 (Pages 229-243)
  8. Part I: A.D. 1219 (Pages 244-288)
  9. Part I: A.D. 1220 (Pages 289-352)
  10. Part I: A.D. 1226 (Pages 353-404)
  11. Part I: A.D. 1235 (Pages 405-636)
  12. Part II: Contents
  13. Part II: A.D. 1242 (Pages 637-1141)
  14. Part II: A.D. 1244 (Pages 1142-1259)
  15. Part II: A.D. 1251 (Pages 1260-1322)
  16. Part II: Appendix (Pages 1323-1483)


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