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Lancashire Quarter Sessions

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Date: 1523-1999
  • Lancashire
  • Lancashire
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (local) > Quarter sessions
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C29877 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O41924 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1523-18th cent: accounts, briefs etc of clerks of the peace, & petitions, orders, recognizances etc of quarter sessions
Lancashire Archives
NRA 19460
1583-1999: records incl enclosure awards, tithe commutation, electoral registers, plans, various committee records, financial records, deeds, jury lists, register of vagrants deported from Liverpool to Ireland, records rel to Clerk of the Peace, County Treasurer, Manchester Assize Courts, lunacy, roads and bridges, bills, acts and orders, charities, disputed elections, gamekeepers, taxes, papists' estates, societies, turnpike trusts, constabulary, gaol sites and buildings, convictions, prisons, transportation, insolvent debtors, calendars of prisoners, riot depositions, estreats, indictments, appeals, arbitrations, civil suits, attendance books, recognizances, commissions of the peace, highway diversion orders, annual general sessions, oaths and sacrament certificates, lists of magistrates, minute rolls, order books, petitions, property qualifications, sessions rolls, land tax assessments
Lancashire Archives
NRA 15234 Lancs QS
1641: recusant roll
Liverpool Record Office
NRA 18452 Derby roll
1672-79: memoranda of JP, Thomas Parker, Browsholme
Lancashire Archives
NRA 3510 Lancs RO misc
1696-1820: misc papers of the chancery court, incl those of the Preston attorneys John Nabb, & William Shawe
Lancashire Archives
NRA 650 Lancashire Post
1768: roll of qualified jurors
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10979 Hamilton
1799-1902: financial records incl minutes, rate basis, assessment returns, rate rolls, assessment books, memoranda, reports, records rel to local finance sub-committees
Lancashire Archives
See Annual Return 1999
1821-45: proceedings of court of annual general sessions
Lancaster Central Library
NRA 4842 Lancaster coll
1830-53: conviction book of John Whitworth
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford
See Annual Return 1993
1841-42: deposition books of quarter sessions held at Liverpool
Lancashire Archives
NRA 3510 Lancs RO misc
1843-49: volume of justices notes made by William Turner
Lancashire Archives
NRA 3510 Lancs RO misc
1932: diary of JP, Mary Alice Hackney
Lancashire Archives
NRA 3510 Lancs RO misc