Court Rolls of the Manor of Tottenham

To anybody who has read any of the first three editions of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘, it is clear that our medieval Anstey ancestors spent a lot of time in Edmonton, Middlesex in the 13th and 14th centuries. In the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘, research for which is very much ongoing, we are massively expanding our understanding of this area of the medieval Anstey pedigree.

Next door to Edmonton lies Tottenham and we know that medieval Ansteys make appearances in their Court Rolls, but for the life of us we cannot track them down online. However, we know that copies of Court rolls of the Manor of Tottenhamlie in various UK libraries including the ‘London Library’. We are particularly interested in Volume One and Volume Two which cover the periods 2 Edward II to I Richard II (1318-1377) and 1 Richard II to 1 Henry IV (1377-1399).

Both volumes were translated by W. McB. Marcham; prepared for publication, with an introduction by F.H. Fenton, and published by ‘Tottenham, Libraries and Museum’. Anybody who can help us access these two volumes please contact


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