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