Catalogue description Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files
|Title:||Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files|
Files of writs which Chancery issued from the Petty Bag Office.
A large variety of writs is present, reflecting the scope and variety of the work of the Petty Bag Office. These include
The series consists both of writs and returns, together with attachments and annotations denoting the action taken. Some entry books and indexes are also included.
The series is in rough chronological order, with later pieces (C 202/272-319) organised by subject and chronologically within these.
On the abolition of the Petty Bag Office in 1889, the series continues in:
The whereabouts of other records, from 1875 to 1889, is at present unknown. A major project to resort the records in this series was undertaken in 1969. Material was moved to
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Language:||English and Latin|
|Physical description:||319 bundle(s)|
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