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High Court of Admiralty: Instance and Prize Courts: Warrants, Monitions and Decrees Files

HCA 39
High Court of Admiralty: Instance and Prize Courts: Warrants, Monitions and Decrees Files

These files contain warrants (usually for the arrest of ships or their cargoes), monitions (summonses), decrees, compulsories (legal mandates enforcing summonses), and other documents. The documents are the original ones which were issued by the court and returned bearing endorsements of due execution, sometimes accompanied by supporting affidavits.

Related Material:
20th century warrants for the arrest of ships are in:
HCA 62
and HCA 63
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
50 file(s)
Unpublished finding aids:
Notes on this series are available in printed form at the Public Record Office, Kew.

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