Legal commonplace book, [1708-1732]

Scope and Content

Legal commonplace book, [1708-1732], containing miscellaneous memoranda, mainly relating to ecclesiastical courts, including the following:
1. Tables of fees, including those payable to officials in the archdeaconry of Leicester (c 1708); visitation fees; 'Fees due to the Clerk of the Peace and other Officers at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace'; fees taken by Proctors at Norwich and Leicester and by officials of the archdeaconry of Sudbury; lists of stationery required for legal transactions, available at 'Mr. Moley's near the Cross in Bury St Edmunds'; and 'Mr. Nelsons account of artificers servants & labourers wages etc', giving 61 occupations.
2. List of deaneries in Norfolk and Suffolk giving the churches in each, and the apparitors of each deanery, with a 'Table of fees where the court proceeds of its own accord', and a note of activities of Mr. Clagett in 1732.

Administrative / Biographical History

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Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from W. Myers in 1972.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

6" x 4"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

The manuscript may have associations with the Trimnell family: David Trimnell, a canon of Lincoln, became Archdeacon of Leicester in 1715 in succession to John Rogers (mentioned in the manuscript), while his brother William was Archdeacon of Norfolk, 1698-1708, and then Bishop of Norwich until 1721.