High Court of Admiralty: Instance and Prize Courts: Files of Libels, Allegations, Decrees, Sentences and Miscellaneous Documents
These files contain libels (the plaintiff's statement of claim), allegations (the defendant's plea in reply), decrees and sentences (the judgments of the Court) and many other miscellaneous documents such as exhibits, interrogatories, commissions for the examination of witnesses, etc, writs and taxed bills of costs.
The main series of libels and associated documents covers 1526 to 1739. Other files, containing allegations only, cover 1640 to 1677, 1781-1782 and 1793; and others, containing allegations in prize cases only, cover 1794 to 1814.
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