2018-05-16 17:51:54 UTC
Of particular concern is the policy stated there of omitting commissions for assizes of novel disseisin, mort d'ancestor, and darrein presentment, all of which are of interest to genealogists trying to research obscure individuals during that period. An unindexed calendar of these items (arranged mostly in alphabetical order of location) for the first nine years of the reign of Edward I appear in the 42nd through 50th annual reports of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records (all available online in pdf form). The introduction to CPR Edw. III vol. 1, p. viii, written after this series in the Deputy Keeper's Reports was discontinued, states that the information "may hereafter be made accessible to topographers and genealogists in a tabular form." Was this ever done for the period outside the first nine years of Edward I? The original rolls from 1237 to 1281 are available at the AALT site, but they are very tedious to search.
On a related item, how does one report incorrect links to the AALT website? I tried to report that the links for the Patent Rolls for the seventh and eighth years of Edward I (CP 66/98 and CP 66/99) have been accidentally interchanged, but my message bounced when I tried to follow the instructions at the AALT site.