Chancery Court Records

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C 1 c1386-c1558 Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary
C 2 1558-c1649 Pleadings, Chancery Proceedings: Series I. Several sequences of paper finding aids, including name and place indexes, at The National Archives. Some published catalogues: see Bibliography. Not all are searchable online. Some but not all are included in the Bernau Index. Some published catalogues: see Bibliography.
C 3 1558-c1660 Pleadings, Chancery Proceedings: Series II. Searchable online for 1st plaintiff, 1st defendant and county. Some published catalogues: see Bibliography. A miscellaneous set of answers and subsidiary documents are in C 4, which is searchable.
C 4 1558-c1660 Pleadings, Chancery Proceedings: Series II, a miscellaneous set of answers and subsidiary documents from in C 3 Searchable.
C 5 1613-1714 Pleadings, Six Clerks Series: Bridges Searchable online for 1st plaintiff, 1st defendant and county. Some published catalogues: see Bibliography.
C 6 1625-1714 Pleadings, Six Clerks Series: Collins See the Equity Pleadings Database. There are indexes to disputed wills (by the name of the testator, not of the plaintiff) available at The National Archives. P W Coldham compiled these indexes.
C 7 1620-1714 Pleadings, Six Clerks Series: Hamilton Not searchable online. There are indexes to disputed wills (by the name of the testator, not of the plaintiff) available at The National Archives. P W Coldham compiled these indexes.
C 8 1570-1714 Pleadings, Six Clerks Series: Mitford Not searchable online. There are indexes to disputed wills (by the name of the testator, not of the plaintiff) available at The National Archives. P W Coldham compiled these indexes.
C 9 1649-1714 Pleadings, Six Clerks Series: Reynardson Searchable online for 1st plaintiff and 1st defendant. Some published catalogues: see Bibliography.
C 10 1640-1714 Pleadings, Six Clerks Series: Whittington. Miscellaneous pleadings are listed at the end of the Whittington volume Searchable online for 1st plaintiff, 1st defendant and county for about half the series. There are indexes to disputed wills (by the name of the testator, not of the plaintiff) available at The National Archives. P W Coldham compiled these indexes.
C 21 1558-1649 Country depositions (depositions taken outside London) Deponents indexed in Bernau Index. Searchable online for 1st plaintiff and 1st defendant.
C 22 1649-1714 Country depositions (depositions taken outside London) Deponents indexed in Bernau Index for C 22/1, and for all cases where the plaintiff's name began with A: about 8% of total Searchable online for 1st plaintiff and 1st defendant.
C 24 1534-1853 Town depositions (depositions taken in London) Deponents indexed in Bernau Index. Mostly listed by term: use IND 1/16759 and IND 1/9115 to IND 1/9121. C 24/2450 to C 24/2508 are searchable on line.
C 103 c1200-1859 Masters' Exhibits, Master Blunt Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 104 13th century-1856 Masters' Exhibits, Master Tinney Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 105 1481-1829 Masters' Exhibits, Master Lynch Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 106 13th century-1853 Masters' Exhibits, Master Richards Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 107 c1250-1851 Masters' Exhibits, Master Senior Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 108 c1220-1847 Masters' Exhibits, Master Farrar Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 109 c1180-1857 Masters' Exhibits, Master Humphrey Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 110 1306-1853 Masters' Exhibits, Master Horne Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 111 13th century-1857 Masters' Exhibits, Master Brougham Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 112 1270-1857 Masters' Exhibits, Master Rose Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 113 1235-1837 Masters' Exhibits, Master Kindersley Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 114 1566-1841 Masters' Exhibits, Unknown Masters Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 115 1085-1842 Masters' Exhibits, Duchess of Norfolk Deeds Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 116 1295-1808 Masters' Exhibits, Court Rolls (extracted from the other series) Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 143 c1216-c1485 Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III. Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land, notably to religious houses, or for grants of other privileges such as the right to hold fairs or markets or to build a road. The sheriff, escheator or other local official was ordered to inquire whether such a grant or licence would be prejudicial to the interests of the Crown or others. In the case of the alienation of land, the inquiry had to discover the tenure, service and yearly value of the land alienated, what lands would be left to the alienator and the effect on his financial status and position. In many cases, such inquisitions were endorsed with the Crown's final order and were used as warrants for the issue of letters patent.
C 171 c1350-c1850 Masters' Exhibits, Six Clerks' Office Searchable online, but the quality of the description is not always adequate, and one brief description can cover several boxes of documents.
C 241 c1216-2000 Records of the Petty Bag Office
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