Catalogue description Chancery: Entry Books of Decrees and Orders

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Title: Chancery: Entry Books of Decrees and Orders

Entry books of decrees and orders kept by the registrars of the court of Chancery, whose duty it was to attend the court and to record the orders, decrees and dismissals.

The entries include a record of any orders made during the course of a case and the final judgement, as well as the date for the recording of affidavits or depositions, of the hearing, the final decree and the judgement.

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Date: 1544-1875

The books are divided into two series known as the A and B books, beginning respectively in 1544 and 1547. Until 1630 both sets of books list suits indiscriminately by the initial letter of the plaintiff's name. Thereafter A books list plaintiffs A-K and B books L-Z.

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A less comprehensive but more detailed record of particular decrees will be found enrolled in:

From 1876, entry books of decrees and orders in the Chancery Division may be found in J 15

C 79

C 78

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1262 volume(s)
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