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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1345
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1825-1872
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Julius White and Bywaters | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Court of King's Bench was founded circa 1200 to hear common pleas, although it came to specialise in pleas of special interest and concern to the King, such as those which involved his own property interests, or breach of his peace, or an error of judgment by another royal court. By 1675 the King's Bench was the highest court of common law in England and Wales, with jurisdiction over both civil and criminal actions. Civil business was conducted on the 'Plea Side' and criminal business on the 'Crown Side'. It was absorbed into the High Court in 1875.

Source: The National Archives Research Guides "Legal Records Information 34" and "Legal Records Information 36"


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1825-1872, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds and legal documents relating to properties in Willesden and Paddington, including leases, mortgages and insurance policies. Also manuscript [handwritten] calendar of Middlesex cases tried in the Court of King's Bench, Michaelmas term; bearing stamp "delivered to Wm. [William] Duncombe, law stationer, by order of Court of King's Bench", possibly for a printed version to be made, 1825.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: King's Bench; Willesden; Paddington.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1976.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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