Catalogue description Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Warrants of Attorney to Confess Judgment
|Title:||Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Warrants of Attorney to Confess Judgment|
Warrants of the attorney to confess judgment files by the clerk of dockets and judgments in the King's Bench.
Until 1822 they are filed alphabetically, but then in order of receipt. From 1821 cognovits are filed with them.
Cognovits are in KB 133
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||340 bundle(s)|
|Selection and destruction information:||Recommended for destruction under the Report of the Committee on Legal Records, 1966, p 51|
|Unpublished finding aids:||
For an index to warrants and cognovits files in Michaelmas term 1822 see IND 1/7073
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Each warrant was a written authority given by a defendant, usually in an action for debt, to an attorney to concede the case to the plaintiff in return for a financial settlement. The series begins in 1802, when the court stipulated that the warrant should be filed with the clerk of the dockets and judgments.
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