Writs certiorari super recordum et processum utlagarie, returned into Chancery as the first step to obtaining a pardon for outlawry.
Until about 1312, roughly half the cases surviving in this series were of criminal outlawry, mostly for homicide. Thereafter, minor or procedural outlawry, designed to secure the appearance of common law defendants in court, dominate the records.
Until the sixteenth century, cases of debt, detinue and replevin are predominant. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, outlawry for non-payment of damages in suits of debt becomes common.
Most of these records were formerly included in C 47 and C 202