Brief reports of cases in King's Bench, Mich. 1663 to Mich. 1664, probably taken at first hand, including a few 'Chequer Chamber' cases. There is also an alphabetical table of the names of cases.
Reports of cases in King's Bench
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8518
- Dates of Creation1663-1664
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Court of King's Bench was the highest court of common law in England from the Middle Ages, based at Westminster Hall. It was originally a criminal court, but gradually came to hear civil cases as well. In 1873 it became a division of the High Court of Justice.
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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Purchased from Lady Armitage, 21 January 1986.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
Other Finding Aids
The volume is described in J.H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1996), p. 629.
The volume belonged formerly to Sir Arthur Llewellyn Armitage (d. 1984), President of Queens's College, Cambridge, and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge and Manchester Universities.