The largest concentration of these rolls comes from the manor of Moulton in Cheshire.
Other manors represented in large number are Odiham Hundred, Hampshire; Herstmonceaux, Sussex; Chartley, Staffordshire; and Onhouse, Suffolk.
Thanks to a matching LDI Access Grant, in early 2003 the Library began a three-year project to catalog the pre-1601 early English collection.
The Deeds Collection of the Harvard Law School Library is a rich and diverse body of over 1,000 English legal documents dating from circa 1170 to 1888.
Harvard Law Library possesses the largest and most comprehensive single collection of early English law in the world.
The core of this collection was acquired in 1913, when the Law School purchased at auction the law library of the English collector George Dunn.
The Library’s collection of more than 500 broadsides is one of the largest recorded and the first to be digitized in its entirety.
The examples digitized here span the years 1707 to 1891 and include accounts of executions for such crimes as arson, assault, counterfeiting, horse stealing, murder, rape, robbery, and treason.
The collection documents the history of a wealthy land-owning family from the Elizabethan period to the Restoration.
Property transactions in the King’s Walden, White Waltham (Berkshire), and Edworth (Bedfordshire) are particularly well represented.
In HOLLIS Classic, deeds can be searched by their deed number, various keywords, and by year range.