Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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Murray, Katharine M. E., ed., The Register of Daniel Rough, Common Clerk of Romney, 1352-1380 (Kent Archaeological Society Records Branch, 16)

Text name(s): The Register of Daniel Rough

Number of pages of primary source text: 298


Dates: 1300 - 1380

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Anglo-Norman
  • Latin


  • Translated into English.

Translation Comments: only English abstracts given

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England

County/Region: Kent; Romney

Record Types: 

  • Charters, Deeds
  • Court Roll
  • Custumal
  • Law - Local Ordinances
  • Letter
  • Taxes

Subject Headings: 

  • Diplomacy
  • Economy - Trade
  • Government
  • Law - Secular
  • Maritime
  • Towns / Cities
  • Travel / Pilgrimage


  • Index
  • Introduction


The register contains the Anglo-Norman custumal, as well as various letters and petitions sent by or received by the town of New Romney concerning their position as a Cinque Ports town, toll disputes with other towns, protests and inquests about Romney men elected to office at a local manor, inquest on vintners, letters testifying to good conduct of visitors, instructions to tax collectors, letters to foreign port towns regarding ships captured at sea, petitions about military service, , and articles for an inquest by a justice of trailbaston. Most of the documents cover the period 1352-1380, but there is also material from the early 14C and 15C. About half of the documents are in Latin, particularly those for the fifteenth-century additions. Index of Places and Names.

Introduction Summary: 

Cataloger: MAK