Chancery: Copies of Private Acts of Parliament and Legal Records Brought into Chancery on Certiorari (Rolls Chapel Series)
|Title:||Chancery: Copies of Private Acts of Parliament and Legal Records Brought into Chancery on Certiorari (Rolls Chapel Series)|
Mainly private acts of Parliament, enacted between the reigns of Henry VIII and George III, which were brought into Chancery upon writs of certiorari.
The remainder of the series contains a miscellany of records certified into Chancery, including depositions, orders of Star Chamber, bills exhibited before the lord mayor of London, and fines; proceedings in Bankruptcy, Star Chamber, and the High Court of Delegates; and extracts from Domesday Book.
Other acts of Parliament transmitted to Chancery by writ of certiorari are in C 204
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||21 bundles and rolls|
The originals of many of the copies of the acts in this series appear in print in Statutes of the Realm (9 vols, Record Commission, 1810-1828); Public General Acts and Measures. The Chronological Table and Index of the Statutes, first issued in 1885; and Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed C H Firth and R S Rait (3 vols, HMSO, 1911). Many of the private acts appear, however, as titles only, and the titles in print do not exactly coincide with those listed for this series.
|Administrative / biographical background:||
These copies were made by the keepers of the statutes or legal records in response to writs of certiorari sent from Chancery requesting a copy of a specific statute or record. It is not as yet clear at whose specific behest these copies were ordered.
The acts included are nearly all private acts; public acts were printed in the sessional statute, the approved list of parliamentary acts printed at the end of each session, and as the printed copy was produceable in a court of law as a legal record, recourse was not needed to a writ of certiorari to provide a copy acceptable to the court.
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- C - Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions
- Division within C - Records of Equity Side: The Clerk of Records and Writs
- C 89 - Chancery: Copies of Private Acts of Parliament and Legal Records Brought into Chancery on Certiorari (Rolls Chapel Series)