Catalogue description Duchy of Lancaster: Court of Duchy Chamber: Pleadings, Depositions and Examinations, Series II
|Title:||Duchy of Lancaster: Court of Duchy Chamber: Pleadings, Depositions and Examinations, Series II|
This series consists of documents authorising the collection of evidence in equity proceedings heard before the Court of Duchy Chamber, as well as the evidence itself.
The records comprise commissions, interrogatories and depositions, as well as original pleadings of the court.
The series is arranged in a chronological series of 155 boxed items. Within each bundle the various documents relating to a particular suit are sewn together to form a discrete file. For the reign of Elizabeth I each box contains the records of one regnal year. For the reigns of James I and Charles I the records of any one regnal year may be spread across more than one box. From the Commonwealth onwards the boxes are arranged by calendar year and any one box may contain records from a number of sequential years.
Series I of depositions of the Duchy Chamber: DL 3
A number of maps have been extracted from the records now in DL 4 by the clerks of the Duchy Council at various times from the seventeenth century. Some of these may now be found in:
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Not Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||155 bundle(s)|
|Unpublished finding aids:||
A four volume manuscript calendar of this series is available. Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.
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