Catalogue description State Papers Domestic, Civil War and Interregnum

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Reference: Division within SP
Title: State Papers Domestic, Civil War and Interregnum

Records of the committees governing England and Wales during the period of Civil War and Interregnum, 1642 to 1660.

They are organised by body as follows:

  • Committee of Both Kingdoms, or Derby House Committee: SP 21
  • Council of State: SP 18 and SP 25
  • Admiralty Committee and successor and related bodies: SP 18
  • Committee for the Advance of Money: SP 19
  • Army Committee and revenue committees: SP 28
  • Committee and Commissioners for Indemnity: SP 24
  • Committee for Plundered Ministers: SP 22
  • Committees for the Sequestration and Compounding for the Estates of Royalists and Delinquents: SP 20 and SP 23
  • Trustees for Crown Lands and Fee Farm Rents: SP 26

There is also a series of miscellaneous documents of the period in SP 27

Date: 1642-1674
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 11 series
Administrative / biographical background:

During the Commonwealth period the administration of the country was almost entirely in the hands of parliamentary committees which were eventually brought under the control of the Council of State. Such were the Committee for the Advance of Money, the Admiralty Committee and the Navy Commissioners, the Committee for taking the Accounts of the Kingdom, the Committee for Both Kingdoms or Derby House Committee, and the Committee for Plundered Ministers and the Committee for the Sequestration of Delinquents' Estates, which was superseded by a Committee for Compounding for the Estates of Royalists and Delinquents.

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