In the present volume, the Calendar to the London and
Middlesex Fines is continued to the close of Michaelmas
term, 11 and 12 Eliz., A.D. 1569.
Many interesting features present themselves in the documents calendared, and it is hoped that the vast number of
names of persons and places will render this work of, at
least, as great importance to the genealogist and the topographer as the last volume. The numerous dealings with
ecclesiastical property immediately after the dissolution of
the Monasteries is a noteworthy feature. The number of
foreign names which appear in the index illustrates the
extent of immigration from abroad—either for commerce or
as an escape from religious persecution—which took place
after the middle of the 16th century.
As before, it is the agreeable duty of the compilers to
return their warmest thanks to the different officials of the
Record Office, who have lent them every possible assistance
in their work.