Pleadings, interrogatories, depositions and exhibits relating to equity causes initiated in the court of Chancery up to 1558.
The records consist solely of bills of complaint until the mid-fifteenth century, but subsequently there are also answers, interrogatories and depositions.
Please be aware that the full range of documents (if pleadings proceeded so far) are not always filed together: you may need to search further within C 1 and C 4 using variant spellings of names and places to find related pleadings brought into court slightly later and not filed with the bill.
Some bills are endorsed with decrees or orders, the only source of information about the outcome of cases before 1534.
After about 1534, it is worth looking in the separate series of depositions in C 21 and C 24, which are catalogued by the short title. After 1544, try the decree and order books in C 33.
The matters in dispute are extremely varied because, unlike in the common law courts, there were no fixed actions.
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