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Kent Quarter Sessions

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Date: 1500-2000
Places:
  • Kent
  • Kent
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (local) > Quarter sessions
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C29931 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O41923 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
16th-20th cent: records
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 7407
2
1535-1674: justices' papers
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 4363
3
1538-40: fragment of book of indictments
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc
4
c1545: precedent book of indictments, warrants, unlawful assembly, rescue etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 4044
5
1581-1601: Lambarde's charges to grand juries
Folger Shakespeare Library
See Baker, English legal MSS in USA, 451
6
1590, 1609-25, 1740-54: magistracy records, notebook kept by Sir Edw Filmer JP, file of orders etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 5198
7
1598-1821: papers of Brochman family as JPs
British Library, Manuscript Collections
8
1605: victualllers recognizances, four at ten pouns for various hundreds
Bromley Historic Collections
NRA 21921 Bromley Public L
9
1626-35: notebook of JP, Sir Edward Dering, 'A Rememberance of Warrants & Recognisances etc for the Peace'
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 7751
10
1628-1644: notebook of JP, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Scadbury Park, mainly recognizances for appearance & good behaviour
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 5390
11
1648-53: notebook of justices, containing precedents, recognizances & other notes
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc
12
1662, 1687-98, 1766-78, 1802: grand jury list, qualification certificates, a reprieve, estreat for fines for attending conventicles etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 4544 Twysden
13
additional records
Kent History and Library Centre
14
1665-66, 1734-45, 1819-35: misc papers & diaries of JPs, Sir Norton, Sir Wyndham & Sir Edward Knatchbull
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 1301 Knatchbull
15
1685, 1719, 1749, 1775: victuallers recognizances 1685,1749, and list of constables & bailiffs for quarter sessions at Canterbury 1775
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc
16
1689-1713: notebook of JP, Ralph Bufflain, recording cases dealt with, bali granted & warrants given
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 5455
17
1707-09: notebook of JP, Paul D'Aranda, giving a full record of the life of a JP
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 5301
18
1708-11: notebooks of justices, at Chesham, Gillingham & Rochester, probably kept by Gabriel Walter
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 8990 Shelley Rolls
19
1711-37: notebook of JP, William Emmett of Bromley, granting of warrants, removal orders etc.
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 4543
20
1729-62: list of JPs of grand juries for assizes
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 8575 Sackville
21
1738-40: papers of JP, Charles Selby Amhurst, examinations, etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc
22
1779-1836: papers of sessions & JPs, mainly printed notices, lists of innkeepers, fees of clerks etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 4540
23
1792-1802: notebook of JP, George Norman, granting warrants, removal orders etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 4543
24
c1801-27: papers of JP, Demetrius Grevis James, informations, complaints etc
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 8851
25
1809-38: justice diary of JP, Montagu Pennington
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc
26
1817-19: notebook of JP, Alf Bailey, recording statements of evidence concerning theft, assault etc in Sittingbourne & Sheerness
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc
27
1875-1910: Sheerness Police Court registers 1875-1910, & misc 1880-1908
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 23093 Sheerness PC

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