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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/285
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1650?-1831
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Mayors Court | Corporation of London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Mayor's Court developed as an adjunct to the Court of Husting (see CLA/023) as a result of business overflowing from that court. The first court roll dates to 1298 although proceedings were probably taking place before this, from around 1280. The Mayor's Court's main jurisdiction was to enforce the customs of London, including mercantile actions. The court could sit on any day.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to the Mayor's Court, City of London, comprising report of cases, 1792-1806 (compiled 1831) and precedents on various subjects, undated [1650-1799].

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 the main records of the Mayor's Court see CLA/024.

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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