Catalogue description Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Judicial Writs

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Reference: KB 137
Title: Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Judicial Writs

Judicial and other miscellaneous writs of the Plea Side of the Court of King's Bench.

From 1689 -1778 this collection contains three file series; judicial writs, latitats, and writs of capias ad satisfaciendum. From 1801 the files of latitats are continued as bills of Middlesex, latitats and aliases; from c1810 they are united with the judicial writs and the bills of Middlesex formed into a separate file series.

There are also some files of writs of capias and summons and writs of detainer under the Uniformity of Process Act, 1832. From 1838 to 1874 the collection consists exclusively of 'Judicial Writs', mainly writs of execution and certiorari.

For Chronological repertories of writs of execution, special writs and writs of capias and summons, see IND 1/6641- IND 1/6648/3; Indexes transferred from KB 102 can be found in IND 1/9364- IND 1/9430

Date: 1689-1874

Writs 1779-1800, and Judicial Writs 1801-c.1810 may have been in the abolished series of King's Bench, Plea Side, Writs (Series II Special and Original).

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Latin
Physical description: 111 bundles and files
Custodial history: KB 137/84-86 were transferred to the PRO in 1863, 87-92 in 1869, and 93-110 (or 109) in 1896. KB 137/111 was transferred from E 5/158-179 in 1984.
Selection and destruction information: KB 137/37-110, covering the period 1800-1865, were recommended for destruction under the recommendations of the Report of the Committee on Legal Records, 1966

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