Court of Chancery: Examiners' Office: Town Depositions

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Court of Chancery: Examiners' Office: Town Depositions

All surviving depositions in cases on the equity side of Chancery taken by examiners of the court in and around London.

The series also includes unpublished depositions, 1755-1853, and miscellaneous interrogatories, depositions, and other papers, mostly of the nineteenth century.

Depositions usually give the deponent's name, address, age and occupation.


The records are usually sorted by year, term and alphabetically by the surname of the first plaintiff within term.

Related Material:
Depositions taken outside London by commissioners in the locality where the dispute had arisen may be found in:
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Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
2509 bundle(s)
Custodial history:
Records in this series dating from before 1727 had been transferred to the Tower of London by 1810 and were moved thence to the Public Record Office in the mid-nineteenth century. Depositions from 1727 to 1853 were transferred directly from the Examiners' Office to the PRO in 1867.
Unpublished finding aids:
Contemporary indexes, some of them incomplete, are available. The Bernau Index, a genealogical source formerly held by the Society of Genealogists and now available there on microfilm, contains several million personal name entries and includes the names of deponents in this series up to 1800.

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