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Collection Level Description: Photostats of the Papers of Eight Cases Brought in Chancery and the Court of Exchequer

Reference: MSS. Facs. a. 6-8
Title: Photostats of the Papers of Eight Cases Brought in Chancery and the Court of Exchequer
Dates of Creation: 1765-78
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Court of Chancery and Court of Exchequer

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Court of Chancery was the court of equity developed in the 15th century to provide remedies not available in the courts of common law. It was abolished by the Judicature Act of 1873, which formed the Chancery Division, one of the three Divisions of the High Court of Justice, in its place.

The Court of the Exchequer was formed to handle financial matters, but had begun to develop an equity jurisdiction by the mid-sixteenth century. In 1841 it lost this jurisdiction, and any outstanding work was transferred to the court of Chancery. The business of the court included disputes over titles of land, manorial rights, tithes, mineral rights, ex-monastic land, debts, wills, etc.

Scope and Content

Photostats of the papers of eight cases brought in Chancery and the Court of Exchequer:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1971.

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Bankers | England


Insurance, Marine | Great Britain

Alexander | Robert | fl 18th century | Merchant

Alexander | William | fl 1776-1778 | Merchant

Bindley | John | fl 1768-1769 | Distiller and vendor of liquor

Blaavw | Gerrit | fl 1773 | Merchant of Amsterdam

Boldero | Henry | fl 1744-1765 | Banker and goldsmith

Brown | Jonas | fl 1778 | Whitby merchant

Burd | Joseph | fl 1771 | Printer

Colebrooke | Sir | George | 1729-1809 | 2nd Baronet | Politician and statesman

Fordyce | Alexander | fl 1769 | Banker

Gilbert | Ambrose | fl 1778

James | William | fl 1769 | Banker

Jaquery | John Elias | fl 1771 | Printer

Macleane | Lauchlin | fl 18th century | of London

Mallison | Isaac | fl 1778

Neale | Henry | fl 1769 | Banker

Palk | Robert | fl 1778 | of London

Pulteney | Sir | William | 1729-1805 | 5th Baronet | MP

Roffey | Samuel | fl 1769 | Banker

Sowley | Henry | fl 1778 | London merchant

Sulivan | Laurence | 1713-1786 | Director of the East India Co

Townson | John | fl 1773 | of London

Verney | Ralph | 1712-1791 | 2nd Earl Verney | MP

Wilkes | John | fl 1771 | of Westminster

Coutts & Co. | London | bank

Great Britain | Chancery

Great Britain | Exchequer

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