This thirteen-volume series, which first appeared between 1914 and 1965, is an extensive collection of the pre-thirteenth-century charters and related records of Yorkshire, which had previously remained largely unpublished. The first three volumes were edited by William Farrer (1861-1924), after whose death Charles Travis Clay (1885-1978) took up the task. The series was well respected for the quality of Farrer's editing, which was surpassed only by that of Clay in the later volumes. Volume 6 (1939) is devoted to the Paynel fee, drawn from English and Norman sources. The first chapter focuses on the Paynel family, and the Latin charters presented here are predominantly concerned with lands held by Ralph Paynel and his immediate descendants. The volume also contains facsimile plates of select documents as well as detailed indexes.