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COURT OF KING'S BENCH

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/304
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COURT OF KING'S BENCH
Date(s): 1743
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 production unit.
Name of creator(s): Court of King's Bench x Court of Queen's Bench

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Court of King's Bench (or Queen's Bench, depending on the monarch) 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 of information: The National Archives Research Guides Legal Records Information 34 and Legal Records Information 36).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Judgement in an action for breach of covenant brought against Nicholas Feriter, master of the ship called the "Charming Fanny", 1743.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

One item.

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: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

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 King's Bench see ACC/0169, ACC/0975, ACC/1064 and ACC/0989. Main records are held at The National Archives, reference KB.


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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