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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/302
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1655-1658
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Court of Requests | Corporation of London x Sheriff's Court


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Court of Requests was constituted by an Act of Common Council of 1518, under which Commissioners were appointed to hear cases for the recovery of small debts. Its jurisdiction was confirmed by Acts of Parliament until it was transferred to the Sheriffs' Courts in 1847.


Scope and content/abstract:

Orders of the Commissioners of the Court of Requests ordering the arrest of certain persons for non-appearance at court; and to commit to prison in one of the City Compters Robert Weddall, throster, for failing to appear in court.

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:

For other records of the Court of Requests see CLA/038.

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:
August to October 2010.

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