Catalogue description Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Original Orders Files

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Details of E 131
Reference: E 131
Title: Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Original Orders Files

This series continues the series of original and copy orders of the Court of Exchequer. The series is incomplete.

Until 1694 the original orders are drafts and frequently incorporate corrections made by the barons, counsel, or the clerks in court. Thereafter the orders were engrossed on stamped paper and are copies not drafts.

Date: 1660-1842
Related material:

. They were subsequently entered in the entry books of orders in E 125

and E 127

The series of original and copy orders were begun in E 128

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 155 boxes, files and volumes
Unpublished finding aids:

Original indexes survive from 1671 in IND 1/16860-16861, 16867-16891. From 1689 both original orders and the entries of orders share a common numerical sequence, in which each order within the term carries a unique reference number. The indexes can thus be used not only as a means of reference to the original orders, for which they were compiled, but also as a direct means of reference to the entry books. The indexes give the surnames of the first named plaintiff and defendant. From 1805 the indexes are alphabetically arranged; before then, they are in numerical sequence within the term, in a random alphabetical arrangement. There are no indexes for the periods 1661-1671, 1680-1686.

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