High Court of Admiralty: Instance and Prize Courts: Warrant Books

HCA 38
High Court of Admiralty: Instance and Prize Courts: Warrant Books

This series consists of entry books of warrants issued for the arrest of ships, persons or goods. From the mid-17th century they also contain memoranda of bails, securities given for arrested persons or property. The main series of warrant books runs from 1541 to 1774.

Related Material:
Records of the oyer and terminer cases are in HCA 1
Warrants in criminal cases are in HCA 55
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
80 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:
HCA 38/1-2 are indexed in the supplementary finding aid entitled 'HCA Index of Cases' which will be found on open access in the public areas. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.

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