The Motions, Pleadings, and Proceedings in the Courts of Westminster

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      GB 133 Eng MS 405
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      314 x 204 mm. 1 volume (i + 198 folios); Binding: original stiff parchment covers.

Scope and Content

Abstracts of cases in the several courts at Westminster. The volume is entitled Abstracts of Motions, Pleadings & Proceedings in the Severall Courts of Westminster together with many cases sett down at large as they were argued at the Barre by practicers of the Common Lawe & some of them by the Judges themselves, & some notes or memorandums of Causes in Equity collected in the years 70: 71: 72: 73: ['74: 74: (etc.) ... 83' has been subsequently added]. There is an alphabetical index of cases on pp. 375-380, and there is a more detailed index on a separate gathering loosely inserted between pp. 374-375.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the bookseller J.E. Cornish in June 1926.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist, and John Hodgson, Keeper of Manuscripts and Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 405).