Catalogue description QUARTER SESSIONS BUNDLES

This record is held by Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

Details of QS/4
Reference: QS/4

The records form the longest continuous run for any Quarter Sessions series covering the largest single local government unit in England and Wales; for Devon was never subdivided in the manner of other large counties.


The series contains material from a number of the special classes listed in the Guide as well as differing in bulk and content at different periods of its 380 year span.


Some specimens of the contents of individual boxes at different dates are given below.

Date: January 1592 - December 1971

These records should be ordered by Sessions (Epiphany, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas) and year pending the compilation of a brief summary list.


Bundles for 1769 contain some papers dated 1669.

Held by: Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust), not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Access conditions:

1592 - 1842: Available at short notice. Epiphany 1843 - 1971: Available at 24 hours Notice, if not closed to public inspection as the more recent files are.

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