Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Answers

Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Answers

Prerogative Court of Canterbury answers entered as the response made by the opposing party to the allegation of the plaintiff.


The answers in PROB 25 were kept in volumes before 1785, and after 1785 they were kept in bundles.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1660-1858
Physical description:
36 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The answer, in the terminology of the ecclesiastical courts, was the response made by the opposing party to the plaintiff's pleas known as the allegation. Answers could be taken personally under the auspices of the respondent's proctor, and produced and repeated before a surrogate in chambers, with a notary public as witness. Personal answers could be decreed by the Court.

Various replicatory allegations and answers might be subsequently made by both sides.

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