Catalogue descriptionCourt of King's Bench: Plea Side: Affidavits of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship, Series I
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Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Affidavits of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship, Series I
Affidavits of due execution of articles of clerkship filed in the Court of King's Bench.
They usually include the name of the clerk, and sometimes his age, the names and addresses of his parent or guardian and the master to whom he was bound, and the date and length of term of the articles. They occasionally include the age of the clerk.
Each affidavit was given a serial number when it was filed with the court.
Until 1839, the affidavits are filed by date of execution, that is by serial number.
The Continuance of Acts, etc Act of 1749 prescribed that clerks wishing to qualify as attorneys and solicitors and who were articled under the Attorneys and Solicitors Act of 1728 were to file an affidavit in the court attesting that their articles of clerkship had been duly attested.
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