Catalogue description Chancery and Supreme Court of Judicature, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division: Master Fox's Papers

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Title: Chancery and Supreme Court of Judicature, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division: Master Fox's Papers
Description:

Papers transferred from the chambers of Chancery Master Sir John Charles Fox, who served in the Chancery Division of the High Court from 1891 until 1921. They include documents from the chambers of Master Hughes-Onslow and Master Chitty. The series does include material generated by their predecessors.

The predecessors of Master John Charles Fox (1891-1921) in his role as a Master/Chief Clerk were Edward Shearme (1875-1890), Master John Arthur Buckley (1863-1874) and, for causes with initial letters O-Z, Master Charles Pugh (1852-1862).

The predecessors of Master Henry Douglas Hughes-Onslow (1908-1929) in his role as a Master/Chief Clerk were Master Edmund William Walker (1874-1907), Master Henry Pritchard (1869-1872) and, for causes with initial letters G-K, Master Frederick Erasmus Edwards (1852-1869); and for causes with initial letters L-N, Master John Arthur Buckley (1863-1874) and Master Charles Pugh (1852-1862) .

The predecessors of Master Joseph Henry Pollock Chitty (1910-1935) in his role as a Master/Chief Clerk were Master Spencer Whitehead (1897-1909), Master Henry Baldwin Raven (1896), Master Alfred Rawlinson (1870-1895) and, for causes with initial letters A-F, Master Frederick Erasmus Edwards (1852-1869).

The series, which includes some pedigrees and plans, relates mainly to the administration of estates.

Date: 1870-1910
Arrangement:

The documents are arranged in three series as follows:

  • Series I, c 1870 to 1900;
  • Series II, c 1890 to 1910;
  • Series III, c 1880 to 1910.
They are listed under the initial letter of the action concerned.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in The National Archives: C 331
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Court of Chancery, 1875

Supreme Court of Judicature, Chancery Division, 1875-

Physical description: 480 bundle(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 1914 Sir John Charles FoxKnight, 1855-1943

Selection and destruction information: The documents are the survivors of a weeding exercise carried out by the court under the terms of a Destruction Schedule of 14 July 1913, Statutes, Rules and Schedules governing the disposal of Public Records by destruction or otherwise 1877-1913, HMSO, London, 1914, pp 192-194.

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