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Ancestry.com. Red Book of the Exchequer [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: Hall, Hubert, ed.. The Red Book of the Exchequer. Parts I-III. London, England: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1896.

About Red Book of the Exchequer

The Court of Exchequer initially dealt with taxes, but it gradually was granted jurisdiction over other types of things such as wills, trusts, and disputes over land. This database contains the Red Book of the Exchequer, a compilation of documents from this court, designed to preserve and display them for convenient reference (p. iii). The contents of the book are comprised of the following subjects and cases: charters, statutes of the Realm, public acts, private deeds and ordinances, correspondence, treatises, topographies, genealogies or successions, accounts, precedents, etc. The records of the Exchequer Court are held at the Public Records Office (PRO), also called the National Archives.