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}}[[File:RolleReportsDeHenryRolle1675Frontispiece.jpg|left|thumb|250px|<center>Frontispiece, volume one.</center>]][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Rolle Henry Rolle] (1589/90-1656), politician, judge, and parliamentarian, was born in Devon, the second son of Robert and Joan Rolle.<ref>Stuart Handley, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/24021?docPos=1 Rolle, Henry (b. 1589/90, d. 1656)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed February 18, 2014.</ref> At the age of seventeen, he matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, and in 1609 entered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_Temple Inner Temple].<ref>Ibid.</ref> Rolle's early studies in the law were “unintermitting and profound” and he gained prominence quickly.<ref>John William Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'' (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 249.</ref> He was elected to the House of Commons for Callington in 1614 and spoke mainly of legal matters in Parliament.<ref>"Rolle, Henry," ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography''.</ref> He was reelected in 1620 and married Margaret Bennett in 1627.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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}}[[wikipedia:Henry Rolle|Henry Rolle]] (1589/90 &ndash; 1656), politician, judge, and parliamentarian, was born in Devon, the second son of Robert and Joan Rolle.<ref>Stuart Handley, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/24021?docPos=1 Rolle, Henry (b. 1589/90, d. 1656)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed February 18, 2014.</ref> At the age of seventeen, he matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, and in 1609 entered the [[wikipedia:Inner Temple|Inner Temple]].<ref>Ibid.</ref> Rolle's early studies in the law were "unintermitting and profound" and he gained prominence quickly.<ref>John William Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'' (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 249.</ref> He was elected to the House of Commons for Callington in 1614 and spoke mainly of legal matters in Parliament.<ref>"Rolle, Henry," ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography''.</ref> He was reelected in 1620 and married Margaret Bennett in 1627.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
Rolle supported Parliament in the Civil War, contributing money and influence to aid the cause.<ref>Ibid.</ref> In 1645, Parliament voted to appoint him a judge of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_King%27s_Bench_%28England%29 King’s Bench,] and elevated him to chief judge in 1648.<ref>Ibid.</ref> He was reappointed by Cromwell in 1654, however, the following year he received his quietus and returned to his home in Shapwick.
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Rolle supported Parliament in the Civil War, contributing money and influence to aid the cause.<ref>Ibid.</ref> In 1645, Parliament voted to appoint him a judge of the [[wikipedia:Court of King's Bench (England)|King's Bench]] and elevated him to chief judge in 1648.<ref>Ibid.</ref> He was reappointed by Cromwell in 1654, however, the following year he received his quietus and returned to his home in Shapwick.
 
   
 
   
Scholars regard Rolle’s posthumously published reports as authoritative.<ref>Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'', 251.</ref> “Rolle’s reports...are held in great repute, from the character the author obtained in the exercise of his office as a judge during the time of the Commonwealth.<ref>J.G. Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography'' (Philadelphia: T & J.W. Johnson Law Booksellers, 1847), 618.</ref> However, his manuscripts were never intended to be published and, as a result, contain numerous typographical errors.<ref>Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'', 252.</ref> Rolle’s works inspired Viner’s ''Abridgment''.<ref>Percy H. Winfield, ''The Chief Sources of English Legal History'' (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925), 244.</ref> Viner, in turn, inspired [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blackstone Sir William Blackstone].
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[[File:RolleReportsDeHenryRolle1675Frontispiece.jpg|left|thumb|250px|<center>Frontispiece, volume one.</center>]]
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Scholars regard Rolle's posthumously published reports as authoritative.<ref>Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'', 251.</ref> "Rolle's reports...are held in great repute, from the character the author obtained in the exercise of his office as a judge during the time of the Commonwealth."<ref>J.G. Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography'' (Philadelphia: T & J.W. Johnson Law Booksellers, 1847), 618.</ref> However, his manuscripts were never intended to be published and, as a result, contain numerous typographical errors.<ref>Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'', 252.</ref> Rolle’s works inspired Viner's ''Abridgment''.<ref>Percy H. Winfield, ''The Chief Sources of English Legal History'' (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925), 244.</ref> Viner, in turn, inspired Sir [[wikipedia:William Blackstone|William Blackstone]].
  
 
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Bound in contemporary calf with blind fillets to boards and rebacked in period style with raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine and renewed endpapers. Purchased from The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.  
 
Bound in contemporary calf with blind fillets to boards and rebacked in period style with raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine and renewed endpapers. Purchased from The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.  
  
View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3249932 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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Latest revision as of 13:51, 18 July 2018

by Henry Rolle

Les Reports de Henry Rolle
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Title page from Les Reports de Henry Rolle, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Henry Rolle
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Date 1675-1676
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Henry Rolle (1589/90 – 1656), politician, judge, and parliamentarian, was born in Devon, the second son of Robert and Joan Rolle.[1] At the age of seventeen, he matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, and in 1609 entered the Inner Temple.[2] Rolle's early studies in the law were "unintermitting and profound" and he gained prominence quickly.[3] He was elected to the House of Commons for Callington in 1614 and spoke mainly of legal matters in Parliament.[4] He was reelected in 1620 and married Margaret Bennett in 1627.[5]

Rolle supported Parliament in the Civil War, contributing money and influence to aid the cause.[6] In 1645, Parliament voted to appoint him a judge of the King's Bench and elevated him to chief judge in 1648.[7] He was reappointed by Cromwell in 1654, however, the following year he received his quietus and returned to his home in Shapwick.

Frontispiece, volume one.

Scholars regard Rolle's posthumously published reports as authoritative.[8] "Rolle's reports...are held in great repute, from the character the author obtained in the exercise of his office as a judge during the time of the Commonwealth."[9] However, his manuscripts were never intended to be published and, as a result, contain numerous typographical errors.[10] Rolle’s works inspired Viner's Abridgment.[11] Viner, in turn, inspired Sir William Blackstone.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Both Dean's Memo[12] and the Brown Bibliography[13] suggest Wythe owned the 1675-1676 edition of Rolle's Reports based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.[14] The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the same edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary calf with blind fillets to boards and rebacked in period style with raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine and renewed endpapers. Purchased from The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

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References

  1. Stuart Handley, "Rolle, Henry (b. 1589/90, d. 1656)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed February 18, 2014.
  2. Ibid.
  3. John William Wallace, The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 249.
  4. "Rolle, Henry," Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Wallace, The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks, 251.
  9. J.G. Marvin, Legal Bibliography (Philadelphia: T & J.W. Johnson Law Booksellers, 1847), 618.
  10. Wallace, The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks, 252.
  11. Percy H. Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925), 244.
  12. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 13 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
  13. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.
  14. Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris, eds., The Papers of John Marshall (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:47.