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Legal commonplace book, [1708-1732]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 807
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Legal commonplace book, [1708-1732]
Date(s): [1708-1732]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 54 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Legal commonplace book, [1708-1732], containing miscellaneous memoranda, mainly relating to ecclesiastical courts, including the following:
1. Tables of fees, including those payable to officials in the archdeaconry of Leicester (c 1708); visitation fees; 'Fees due to the Clerk of the Peace and other Officers at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace'; fees taken by Proctors at Norwich and Leicester and by officials of the archdeaconry of Sudbury; lists of stationery required for legal transactions, available at 'Mr. Moley's near the Cross in Bury St Edmunds'; and 'Mr. Nelsons account of artificers servants & labourers wages etc', giving 61 occupations.
2. List of deaneries in Norfolk and Suffolk giving the churches in each, and the apparitors of each deanery, with a 'Table of fees where the court proceeds of its own accord', and a note of activities of Mr. Clagett in 1732.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The manuscript may have associations with the Trimnell family: David Trimnell, a canon of Lincoln, became Archdeacon of Leicester in 1715 in succession to John Rogers (mentioned in the manuscript), while his brother William was Archdeacon of Norfolk, 1698-1708, and then Bishop of Norwich until 1721.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from W. Myers in 1972.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
Jan 2002

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