Catalogue description Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Registers of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship

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Title: Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Registers of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship

Registers of affidavits made by articled clerks prior to being admitted to serve as attorneys and solicitors on the Court of King's Bench.

The entries contain the serial number of the affidavit, the name of the clerk, the name and address of the master under whom his articles had been served, the name of the person making the affidavit, the date and term of the articles, and the dates on which the affidavit was sworn and filed. The earlier registers, for the 18th century, also include the name and address of the clerk's parent or guardian. A series of volumes forming a contemporary index are included. These registers provide information about affidavits the originals of which have not survived.

Date: 1749-1877

By surname of the clerk.

Related material:

Some affidavits included in these registers can be found in

KB 105

KB 106

KB 107

KB 109

Separated material:

For the period from 1845-1849, it may be necessary to consult the records of the Registrar of Attorneys and Solicitors in order to determine the year of admission. These are kept at the Law Society, Ipsley Court, Redditch, Hereford and Worcester.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 22 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

After 1728 attorneys and solicitors had to have served five years as articled clerks before being admitted to practice, and from 1749 (22 Geo II, c 46) it was necessary for an affidavit attesting the due execution of such articles to be filed in court within three months of execution. In the Court of King's Bench, such affidavits were allocated a serial number as they were filed.

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