Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 24344
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Laughton , Jane.
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  • Title: Women in Court: Some Evidence from Fifteenth-Century Chester [The author analyzes records from two Chester courts, the Portmote headed by the mayor and the Pentice presided over by the two city sheriffs. Analysis of Pentice rolls for 1431-32, 1459-60, and 1489-90 show women involved in 21% of cases. For both courts, women appear in a variety of roles including plaintiffs, pledges, traders and producers (many of them legally independent as "femmes soles"), debtors, thieves, and brawlers. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Harlaxton Medieval Studies 4, ( 1994): Pages 89 - 99. Issue title: England in the Fifteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1992 Harlaxton Symposium
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chester, Cheshire, England Cities and Towns Courts of Law Crime and Criminals Economics Social Class Work
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document ; 1) Chester City Record Office, Sheriffs' Rolls. 2) Selected Rolls of the Chester City Courts, Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries. Edited by A. Hopkins. Printed for the Chetham Society, 1950.
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1871615674
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