Records relating to Pleas

CP Division 2
Records relating to Pleas

Records of pleas held in the Court of Common Pleas relate to both legal process, and to the recording of court proceedings. These include:

  • plea rolls from 1273 in CP 40: these do not include pleas relating to land from 1583 to 1838;
  • affidavits in CP 3
  • declarations and consent rules in ejectment in CP 18 and CP 46;
  • essoin rolls, in CP 21;
  • examinations of witnesses in CP 22;
  • 'Rex' rolls in CP 23;
  • entry books of nisi prius in CP 36;
  • rememembrance books and rolls in CP 44 and CP 45 respectively;
  • miscellaneous books in CP 47;
  • warrants of attorney to confess judgment in CP 48;
  • writ files of various kinds relating to pleas in CP 51, CP 52, CP 54, CP 57, CP 62 and CP 63;
  • prothonotoraries docket rolls in CP 60;
  • entry books of judgements in CP 64;
  • posteas files, in CP 41 and CP 42;
  • docket books of posteas and inquiries in CP 66 and CP 67;
  • and final judgement docket books from posteas and inquiries in CP 68.

Legal status:
Public Record
Court of Common Pleas, 1194-1875
Supreme Court of Judicature, Common Pleas Division, 1875-1880
Physical description:
27 series

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