Authorized Form of NameEngland and Wales; Court of Augmentations; 1536-1547
Corporate NameCourt of Augmentations
JurisdictionEngland and Wales
DatesAndPlacesestablished in 1536.
ActivityCreated to administer monastic properties and revenues confiscated by the crown at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The court had its own chancellor, treasurer, lawyers, receivers and auditors. In 1547 the Court of Augmentations was amalgamated with the Court of General Surveyors, which had been established in 1542 to administer crown lands. In 1554, the roles of the Courts of Augmentations, General Surveyors, and First Fruits and Tenths were taken over by the Exchequer.
Source"Augmentations, Court of", Encyclopædia Britannica, (2005)

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