The Hampstead Court Rolls

 
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The Hampstead manorial court rolls and court books cover a much wider area than modern Hampstead - from West End (bordering on Kilburn) in West Hampstead to the village of Pond Street in the east and from North End Way to the borders of Belsize and Chalcots in the south. 

The Court Rolls are copies of all the transfers of property and land, by sale or inheritance, approved by the manorial court under the Lord of the Manor. These were recorded in the lost Court Books; two copies were made, one for the tenant and one for the Steward. The folios were rolled up together for ease of storage and later reference. Some of the Rolls cover a number of years, sometimes a single year.

Many of the earliest court rolls have been lost, but we have them intermittently from 1572 till 1620, and then continuously after that. Our project will be complete after 1743, after which they are available in English. 

An interesting account of the family who owned the manor of Hampstead through most of the 17th century can be found in Dr Peter Woodford's article in the Camden History Review No. 36, p20. 

IndexPlace names in court book A and court book B so far

IndexPersonal names in court book A and court book B so far

Index Occupations in court book A and court book B so far

1572-1624 Roll 1
1626-1635 Roll 2
1637-1645 Roll 3
1646-1654 Roll 4
1655-1664 Roll 5
1675-1684 Roll 6
1675-1684 Roll 7
1685-1689 Roll 8
1690, June 2, Roll 9
1691, May 25, Roll 10
1692, Roll 11
1693 Roll 12
1694 Roll 13
1695 – 1696 Roll 14
1696 Roll 15
1697 Roll 16
1698 Roll 17
1699 Roll 18
1700 Roll 19
1701 Roll 20
1702 Roll 21
1703 Roll 22
1704 Roll 23
1705 Roll 24
1706 Court Book A, folios 1-18
1707 Court Book A, folios 19-32
1708 Court Book A, folios 33-62
1709 Court Book A, folios 63-106
1710 Court Book A, folios 107-126
1711 Court Book A, folios 127-162
1712 Court Book A, folios 163-186
1713 Court Book A, folios 187-222
1714 Court Book A, folios 223-242
1715 Court Books A, folios 243-274
1716 Court Book A,  folios 275-285
1717 Court Book A, folios 286-312
1718 Court Book A, folios 313-326
1719 Court Book A, folios 327-363
1720 Court Book B, folios 1-32
1721 Court Book B, folios 33-52
1722 Court Book B, folios 53-75
1723 Court Book B, folios 76-113
1724 Court Book B, folios 114-133
1725 Court Book B, folios 134-173
1726 Court Book B, folios 174-225