Lord Chancellor's Office: Registry of County Court Judgements: Registers of Petitions for Protection from Process

Reference:
LCO 28
Title:
Lord Chancellor's Office: Registry of County Court Judgements: Registers of Petitions for Protection from Process
Description:

The registers give the petitions for protection from process's name, address and occupation and details of the court and debt concerned. They relate mainly to petitions from bankrupts under the Bankruptcy Act 1883, but there are a few for insolvent debtors from 1854 to 1861 under the County Courts Act 1854.

Date:
1854-1964
Arrangement:

Entries were made in the appropriate register according to the initial letter of petitioners' surnames and one register has survived and been transferred for each letter of the alphabet except X.

Related Material:
For registers of documents filed in Bankruptcy proceedings see B 6
For Board of Trade, Official Receivers Branch, Search Registers see BT 293
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Lord Chancellor's Office, County Court Branch, Registry of County Court Judgements, 1922-1971
Registry of County Court Judgements, 1852-1861
Treasury, County Court Department, Registry of County Court Judgements, 1883-1922
Physical description:
25 volume(s)
Access conditions:
Open
Selection and destruction information:
No further registers will be transferred as this information is now recorded on cards which are destroyed after 6 years.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Registers were maintained by the Registry of County Court Judgements, which was established under the County Courts Act 1852. Until 1861 entries relate to insolvent debtors seeking protection under the County Courts Act 1854. Following a change in practice under the Bankruptcy Act 1861, the Registry's responsibilities ceased until 1883 when entries were resumed in respect of debtors in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act 1883.

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