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Source Details

Midgley, L. Margaret, ed., Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall 1296-1297 (London: Butler & Tanner Ltd. (Camden Society, Third Series, vols. 66, 68))

Text name(s): 

Number of pages of primary source text: 278


Dates: 1296 - 1297

Archival Reference: The National Archives, London

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin
  • Anglo-Norman


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England

County/Region: Cornwall

Record Types: 

  • Account Roll
  • Account Roll - Bailiff/Reeve

Subject Headings: 

  • Economy - Crafts and Industry
  • Economy - Trade
  • Government
  • Nobility / Gentry
  • Agriculture
  • Peasants


  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Introduction


These volumes contain the accounts of the revenues from the lands and liberties held by Edmund, earl of Cornwall, during the year ending on Michaelmas (September 29), 1297. They are of interest for anyone concerned with economic history, agriculture, mining, genealogy or accounting.

Introduction Summary: 

The introduction (pp. vii-xxxvii) provides biographical information about Edmund, earl of Cornwall, describes the lands and stannaries of the earldom, discusses the shrievalties and comments on the methods of accounting and on the county officials.

Cataloger: SES, rj