Catalogue description Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Pleadings 1714 to 1758

Search within or browse this series to find specific records of interest.

Date range

Details of C 11
Reference: C 11
Title: Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Pleadings 1714 to 1758

The records in this series consist of pleadings in equity cases initiated in the court of Chancery, filed in all six divisions of the Six Clerks Office.

They often comprise the plaintiff's bill of complaint only, but the defendant's answer and other documents in the process, including the plaintiffs's replication to the answer, are also filed in many cases. Country depositions are included too, and not filed separately as they were before 1714.

The bill gives the plaintiff's name, rank in life, occupation and place of residence. This data is now searchable the catalogue.

The dates given are date the records were removed to the record room, therefore the date of the item is not later than that date.

Matters in dispute include inheritance, lands, trusts, mortgages, debts and marriage settlements.

For the related Bill Books arranged alphabetically under the plaintiffs' names see IND 1/14416 - IND 1/14459; Cause Books for the Six Clerks can be found in IND 1/4105 - IND 1/4207 and the Clerks in Court Books in IND 1/7388 - IND 1/7525

Note: Catalogue entries for this series have been enhanced as part of a project supported by Volunteers
Date: c1700-1758
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Latin
Physical description: 2793 bundles and files
Access conditions: Open

Have you found an error with this catalogue description?