Feet of Fines: County List

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The pages linked below gives details of the feet of fines that have been published for each county. As indicated, for some counties there are also English abstracts on this site, and for some there are links to images of the original documents on Professor Robert Palmer's The Anglo-American Legal Tradition website.

I am most grateful for extremely generous financial support for this project from Rosie Bevan during the periods 2006-2010 and 2011 to date, and from the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy during 2010-2011. The work of abstracting unpublished feet of fines would have been quite impossible without this support.

I am also most grateful to Mrs Katharine Hanna for permission to include her abstracts of early Hampshire fines on these pages. She remains the holder of copyright in these abstracts.

[Note that most fines are arranged in chronological sequences by county, but that there are separate sequences for "divers (or mixed) counties", concerning property in more than one county, for "unknown counties", from which the name of the county was omitted (in some cases not the foot of a fine, but one of the copies given to the parties), and for "various counties", separated from the main sequences for various reasons. Fines from these other sequences are sometimes included in published county collections, but sometimes not.]

Note on copyright:
The abstracts of feet of fines by Chris Phillips on this site may be freely copied without restriction in perpetuity.

   
General (including Divers Counties, Unknown Counties and Various Counties)
Abstracts and links to images
     
Bedfordshire
Abstracts and links to images
Herefordshire
Abstracts and links to images
Oxfordshire
Abstracts and links to images
Berkshire
Abstracts
Hertfordshire
Abstracts and links to images
Rutland
Abstracts
Buckinghamshire
Abstracts and links to images
Huntingdonshire
 
Shropshire
Abstracts
Cambridgeshire
 
Kent
Abstracts and links to images
Somerset
Abstracts
Cheshire
 
Lancashire
 
Staffordshire
 
Cornwall
Abstracts
Leicestershire
Abstracts and links to images
Suffolk
Abstracts and links to images
Cumberland
Abstracts
Lincolnshire
Abstracts and links to images
Surrey
 
Derbyshire
 
London
 
Sussex
 
Devon
Abstracts
Middlesex
 
Warwickshire
 
Dorset
Abstracts
Monmouthshire
 
Westmorland
Abstracts and links to images
Durham
 
Norfolk
Abstracts and links to images
Wiltshire
 
Essex
 
Northamptonshire
Abstracts and links to images
Worcestershire
Abstracts and links to images
Gloucestershire
 
Northumberland
Abstracts and links to images
Yorkshire
Abstracts and links to images
Hampshire
Abstracts and links to images
Nottinghamshire
Abstracts and links to images