Catalogue description Registrar of the High Court of Delegates and of the High Court of Admiralty: Cause and Miscellaneous Papers

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Reference: DEL 2
Title: Registrar of the High Court of Delegates and of the High Court of Admiralty: Cause and Miscellaneous Papers

Mainly cause papers not filed in other High Court of Delegates series, but also a substantial number of records of the High Court of Admiralty, mainly from the mid seventeenth century, which may have been exhibited before the court. Miscellaneous material includes a few churchwarden's accounts and rate assessments.

The cause papers (sometimes printed) may include allegations of promoters, personal answers of defendants, depositions of witnesses taken by commission in the country, sentences, bills of costs, and exhibits including the texts of such documents as agreements, contracts and freight lists in maritime causes, disputed wills in testamentary causes, personal letters in matrimonial causes, and title deeds and vestry minutes in causes relating to ecclesiastical property.

This series also contains records originating from the High Court of Admiralty (HCA).

Date: c1600-1834

The current arrangement of this series resulted from the rearrangement of the records in 1974.

Cause papers are listed in strict alphabetical order by appellant, except that the printed papers are normally at the end of each letter of the alphabet.

Related material:

Parallel material is in HCA 42

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

High Court of Admiralty, 1340-1875

High Court of Delegates, 1533-1833

Physical description: 170 bundle(s)
Custodial history: The majority of the records which now form the series DEL 1 to DEL 8 were transferred to the Public Record Office at various dates between 1863 and 1923. They came from the registry of the High Court of Admiralty and its successor, the Admiralty registry of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court.
Unpublished finding aids:

Since the cause titles given are generally those endorsed on the documents and these may be the titles used in the lower court check that no papers have been missed in An index to other parties in DEL 2/1-98. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk fo

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