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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/298
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1760-1795
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 items.
Name of creator(s): High Court of Admiralty


Administrative/Biographical history:

The High Court of Admiralty had jurisdiction over crimes at sea, discipline in the fleet, piracy, and questions of prize and spoil.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the High Court of Admiralty, comprising order to give up seized goods, 1795; and opinion and petition in a case concerning the condemnation of a ship, 1760.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the High Court of the Admiralty are located at The National Archives, reference HCA.

Publication note:

For more information on the High Court of Admiralty see The National Archives Legal Records Information leaflet number 26; available on their website (accessed Oct 2010).

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:
August to October 2010.

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