Catalogue description Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Exhibits

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Reference: C 171
Title: Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Exhibits

These exhibits are private papers which came into the custody of the court of Chancery as 'evidence' in a case.

Many of the exhibits are deeds, often single or in small collections. However, there is a notable collection of deeds, rentals, court rolls, hundred rolls and bailiff's accounts relating to Acle, Threxton and other places in Norfolk (13th to 17th centuries), as well as a large amount of material relating to Alrewas in Staffordshire (1341-1795).

Business records are represented by a large collection of bankers' papers, 1788-1819; charity papers include accounts of the Sarah Cowley and William Clayton Charity for school children in Lancashire, 1758-1775; and there are some oddments, such as a collection of decrees of the provisional Junta in Mexico in 1829.

Many of these papers have lost any link with the case to which they were originally related.

Date: 1285-1864
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Latin
Physical description: 54 bundle(s)
Custodial history: The records in this series were retained in the Six Clerks Office in Lincoln's Inn, and its successor, the Office of the Clerk of Records.
Unpublished finding aids:

An index to parties, a subject index to business, trade and professional papers, and a card index of wills are available.

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