Court of Chancery

Scope and Content

Evidence file

Administrative / Biographical History

The High Court of Chancery was the court that developed from the Lord Chancellor's jurisdiction. Unlike the courts of law, which were rigidly based on formal causes of action, the Lord Chancellor had jurisdiction to determine cases, on behalf of the King, according to equity or fairness rather than according to the strict letter of the law.

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

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Appraisal Information

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