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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/311
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1747-1750
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): London Quarter Sessions of the Peace


Administrative/Biographical history:

The office of Justice of the Peace dates from the fourteenth century, when their Commission of the Peace gave them the power to enquire into "all manner of poisonings, enchantments, forestallings, disturbances and abuses", try offences in their courts of Quarter Sessions and keep the peace in their locality. During the sixteenth century the work of the Quarter Sessions and the Justices was extended to include administrative functions for the county.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the court of Quarter Sessions, London, comprising lists of jurors for Bridge Ward, Aldgate Ward, Bassishaw Ward and Farringdon Within Ward.

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 records relating to the City of London wards, see records beginning with the reference CLC/W/.. e.g. CLC/W/NA.

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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