Catalogue description Registrar of Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Causes of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Printed Appeal Cases

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Details of PCAP 3
Reference: PCAP 3
Title: Registrar of Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Causes of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Printed Appeal Cases

Printed appeal cases being the record set maintained by the registrar of ecclesiastical and Admiralty causes of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Each case comprises three documents: the case for the appellant, the case for the respondent, and an appendix.

The cases of the appellant and respondent summarise the proceedings before the lower court from whose sentence appeal was made, and the initial proceedings before the Judicial Committee, and they appeal to the members of the Committee either to pronounce for the appeal or to pronounce against it, sometimes supported by arguments. The appendix supplies the text of proceedings in the lower court, including acts and instruments of the court, affidavits of the parties to the cause, depositions of witnesses, and exhibits, including the texts of such documents as disputed wills.

At the end of the documents for each cause there is a manuscript note stating whether or not the appeal was allowed. Orders of the Judicial Committee in particular causes were also interleaved between the printed sheets.

Many of the documents in the appendixes are the same as those in the processes in PCAP 1

Date: 1834-1870

Key to Lower Courts

ACC: Arches Court of Canterbury

CACP: Court of Admirality of the Cinque Ports

CCY: Consistory Court of York

Ch CY: Consistory Court of York

CJS: Supreme Court for China and Japan at Shanghai

E: Court of Exchequer

FWB: High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal

HCA: High Court of Admirality of England

HCA: High Court of Admirality of Ireland

PCC: Prerogative Court of Canterbury

PCY: Prerogrative Court of York

SCCC: Supreme Consular Court of Constantinople

SCJB: Supreme Court of Justice at Bombay

VAC: Vice Admirality Court

Related material:

The records are a continuation of the printed appeal cases in DEL 7

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 35 volume(s)
Publication note:

It is likely that the 'printed papers in ecclesiastical appeals', (36 volumes, 1834 - 1873), listed by P A Howell in 'The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council,' (Cambridge, 1979), as being held in the custody of the committee, duplicates and in part supplements the records in PCAP.

Administrative / biographical background:

The appendix (jointly agreed by the counsel of the two parties) was generally filed first, then the appellant's case, and then the respondent's. Copies of the printed cases were distributed to members of the Judicial Committee.

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