Catalogue description High Court of Admiralty: Royal Warrants

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Details of HCA 40
Reference: HCA 40
Title: High Court of Admiralty: Royal Warrants

This series consists of warrants issued under the royal sign manual to authorise grants out of the prize droits (or rights or perquisites) of the Crown arising from: captures of enemy ships and property as a result of the operations of the Royal Navy; or by reason of their pressure forcing vessels to sail into port; or droits of Admiralty, arising from other seizures in port or by non-commissioned captors during time of war.

Date: 1760-1857

The warrants are arranged and catalogued in date order.

Related material:

Records of prizes taken in the Crimean War are in HCA 33

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

High Court of Admiralty, 1340-1875

Physical description: 28 bundle(s)

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