Palatinate of Lancaster: Court of Common Pleas: Records of the Admission of Attorneys
The documents in this series were maintained by the Prothonotary of the Palatinate Court of Common Pleas and created as a result of statutes regulating attorneys in, inter alia, the Palatinate Common Law Courts. These statutes included the Attornies and Solicitors Act 1728 (2 Geo II c23) and the Solicitors Act 1844 (6 & 7 Vict c73).
The documents include a register of attorneys who had taken the oath and had been admitted, 1730-1875; an attorneys' oath roll, 1731-1793; affidavits of execution of articles of clerkship, 1749-1814; a register of articled clerks based on the affidavits, 1749-1823; a register of attorneys' annual renewal of certificates, 1785-1871; a roll of attorneys of Preston district, 1869-1875; a roll of attorneys normally practising in the courts at Westminster, 1844-1845; and minutes of attorneys' meetings for dinner, 1730-1807.
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