Catalogue description Office of the Commissioners of Bankrupts and successors: Registers of Documents Filed in Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Reference: B 6
Title: Office of the Commissioners of Bankrupts and successors: Registers of Documents Filed in Bankruptcy Proceedings
Description:

This series contains registers to documents filed in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

They often give summary particulars concerning bankrupts, creditors, insolvent debtors, the sums involved and the nature of associated deeds. Sometimes the outcome of an action or result of a petition is indicated.

Types of records included are:

  • certificates of conformity (1733-1856)
  • declarations of insolvency (1825-1925)
  • impounded commission of bankruptcy (1777-1832)
  • arrangement proceedings (liquidation petitions) (1870-1884)
  • bankrupts, London and Country (1870-1883)
  • binding register (1873-1874)
  • docket books, London, Country, and County Courts (1849-1869)
  • fiats (1832-1849)
  • petitions of several sorts (1813-1886)
  • trust, composition and inspectorship deeds (1861-1870)
  • proposal cases (1848-1862) sub-assignments by provisional assignees (1813-1827)

Date: 1733-1925
Arrangement:

Chronological order, mainly under the head of the type of document or transaction registered.

Related material:

For later registers see BT 293

For petition registers see also LCO 28

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, 1813-1861

Court of Bankruptcy, 1831-1869

High Court of Justice in Bankruptcy, 1883-

London Court of Bankruptcy, 1869-1873

Office of the Commissioners of Bankrupts, 1571-1832

Physical description: 223 volume(s)

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