Catalogue description High Court of Admiralty: Instance Court: Instance Papers, Series III

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Reference: HCA 18
Title: High Court of Admiralty: Instance Court: Instance Papers, Series III

These papers comprise one of the six series of instance papers. They continue three earlier series of instance papers, and are themselves continued in series IV to V.

The papers include a wide variety of documents, such as affidavits, allegations, answers, decrees, petitions, etc, as well as accounts, bills of lading, ships' logs, etc. The proceedings to which they relate concern such matters as commercial disputes (e.g. in connection with bottomry), collision, salvage, wages, etc.

Date: 1840-1859

Arranged by the original bundle (referred to as 'folio') numbers, which form a single sequence across the whole series. These folio numbers are also used as item numbers within the current catalogue references.

Note that series HCA 15-20 share a single sequence of piece numbers:

Related material:

Other instance correspondence and papers are in HCA 52

Reports made by the Admiralty Registrar are in HCA 54

An alphabetical index by ship names (now largely superseded by the online catalogue entries) is IND 1/9459

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

High Court of Admiralty, Instance Court, 1660-1875

Physical description: 140 bundle(s)
Access conditions: Open

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