Chancery: Copies of Private Acts of Parliament and Legal Records Brought into Chancery on Certiorari (Rolls Chapel Series)
Mainly private acts of Parliament, enacted between the reigns of Henry VIII and George III, which were brought into Chancery upon writs of certiorari.
The remainder of the series contains a miscellany of records certified into Chancery, including depositions, orders of Star Chamber, bills exhibited before the lord mayor of London, and fines; proceedings in Bankruptcy, Star Chamber, and the High Court of Delegates; and extracts from Domesday Book.
These copies were made by the keepers of the statutes or legal records in response to writs of certiorari sent from Chancery requesting a copy of a specific statute or record. It is not as yet clear at whose specific behest these copies were ordered.
The acts included are nearly all private acts; public acts were printed in the sessional statute, the approved list of parliamentary acts printed at the end of each session, and as the printed copy was produceable in a court of law as a legal record, recourse was not needed to a writ of certiorari to provide a copy acceptable to the court.
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