Working papers of the clerks in court in the King's Remembrancer's Office, relating to equity and revenue causes in the Exchequer. They include letters to clerks, bills, drafts and copies of proceedings, bills of costs, and exhibits. Letters are mainly from solicitors, suitors, or other clerks in court, relating to the conduct of suits. Exhibits include some deeds, but more accounts, receipts and vouchers, and papers relating to trade and shipping. Miscellaneous documents include clerks' memorandum books, and accounts for the repair of the Exchequer Office building in the Temple in 1759.
The duties of the sworn clerks are described in two articles: R M Ball, 'Tobias Eden, change and conflict in the Exchequer office, 1672-1698', The Journal of Legal History, xi (1990), pp 70-89; R M Ball, 'The King's Remembrancer's office in the eighteenth century', The Journal of Legal History, xi (1990), pp 90-113.
Unpublished finding aids:
An index of suits is available.
Administrative / biographical background:
Changes in the practice of the Exchequer Court and Office in the late 17th century led to the production or retention of these papers by the clerks. There were eight sworn clerks in the King's Remembrancer's Office and up to 24 side clerks. Papers can be assigned to particular clerks.
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