Medieval English genealogy: updates: 30 August 2018

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Two relevant books have appeared recently:

Murray Johnston has also contacted me with details of his book, "The Watford Knight's Fee: The Manors of Medieval Watford, Northamptonshire", which was published earlier this year. He describes it as "A trip through English medieval history as encountered by one manor." Further details can be found on the book's website, together with information about how to order it, either in print or in electronic format.

New material

In the Feet of Fines section, abstracts of fines have been added for Lincolnshire (1305-1307) (121 fines), Northamptonshire (1272-1307) (526 fines), Nottinghamshire (1272-1307) (277 fines) and Oxfordshire (1272-1307) (328 fines).

The following items have been added in the Corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage section:

I am grateful to Jim Poynor for letting me know about a collection of ten medieval charters from the 14th and 15th centuries relating to Buckinghamshire, Sussex and Oxfordshire, which was sold by Sotheby's of London in 2017. Jim kindly provided me with photographs of two of the charters, and Sotheby's gave permission for their photographs of the others to be reproduced. The photographs, together with abstracts of the documents, can be seen here. Jim also kindly provided photographs of a charter of Sir Thomas de Hoo and Isabel, his wife, dated 1372, held by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, which can be seen with an abstract here.

I am also very grateful to Jonathan Kirton for giving permission for two very detailed accounts of his research into the Kirketon/Kirton family to be made available on this site:

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