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also char·tu·lar·y (kär′chə-lĕr′ē)
n. pl. car·tu·lar·ies
A collection of deeds or charters, especially a register of titles to all the property of an estate or monastery.

[Middle English cartularie, collection of documents, from Medieval Latin cartulārium, from Latin cartula, chartula, document; see charter.]


(ˈkɑːtjʊlərɪ) or


n, pl -laries
(Law) law
a. a collection of charters or records, esp relating to the title to an estate or monastery
b. any place where records are kept
[C16: from Medieval Latin cartulārium, from Latin chartula a little paper, from charta paper; see card1]


or car•tu•lar•y

(ˈkɑr tʃəˌlɛr i)

n., pl. -lar•ies.
a register of charters, title deeds, etc.
[1565–75; < Medieval Latin chartulārium]

chartulary, cartulary

1. a book containing charters.
2. the official in charge of such a book.
See also: Books
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In a helpful account Emilia Jamroziak considers the place of genealogy in monastic chronicles, looking at chronicles that survey the histories of particular religious houses, those of particular patrons and those cartularies that have genealogical elements.
Late Anglo-Saxon Worcester offers rich pickings to the church historian: the homilies of bishop Wulfstan, pontificals and other liturgical manuscripts, saints' lives, church fabric, and, above all, three eleventh-century cartularies providing a wealth of information about the church's landed endowment.
These include narrative sources accounts, seals, charters, papal letters and correspondences that appear in French baronial cartularies.
The Carolingian rulers, Pepin III and his illustrious son Charlemagne, mention the disease in their cartularies, but thereafter, references to leprosy and to leprosaria almost disappear from West European sources until the epidemic of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries described by Porter, Watts, Risse, Moore, and Brody.
Given the espoused agenda, however, archaeology is, perhaps rightly, a complementary element in a work where the nuances of rental agreements, hearth tax returns, priory registries and cartularies form such a significant aspect of the study.
He uses evidence from documents of practice such as wills, obituary books, hearth censuses, cartularies, and guild records to show when formal beguinages were founded, whether they were of the convent or court type, how many beguines inhabited these communities, how beguines were employed in the community and urban workforce, and, perhaps most revealingly, the socioeconomic status of both founders and members of beguine institutions.
41) Records of charters, as held in abbey cartularies, are specifically noted to have a different status from the documents themselves.
Original cartularies don't pop up very often, and certainly not ones going back to the late eighth century' he said.
Book Three of the Histo ria says: 'Here ends the history of the life and heroic feats of King Afonso Henriques drawn from the cartularies of the kingdom by the licenciado Fernando Oliveyra, chaplain to the kings of Portugal who reigned in his time, Dom Joao the Third, Dom Sebastian the First, Dom Anrique the First and Dom'.
To establish this list, Jonathan Riley-Smith has scoured the content of over four hundred published, predominantly French cartularies and charter collections.
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This collection is for the specialist familiar with English common law, the legal terminology (Latin) of cartularies, and an understanding of feudal land tenure.