Hundred Rolls Law and Legal Definition
Hundred rolls refers to records that list various feudal tenancies. It also lists feudal obligations existing among English lords and tenants. It is compiled by royal commissioners from inquiries and is put forward to hundred-court juries in order to alert the Crown to the existence of feudal relationships that infringed on royal prerogatives. The system of hundred rolls is commonly found in England.
The hundred rolls include a survey of royal privileges taken in 1255, and the better known surveys of liberties and land ownership, taken in 1274 - 75 and 1279 - 80, respectively. They also specify the services due from tenants to lords under the feudal system of the time.