Legal case book

Scope and Content

Manuscript notebook, describing cases to illustrate legal procedure in different forms of action. The cases given relate chiefly to Liverpool and Lancashire, but also to Chester, Berkshire and Middlesex. A table of fees allowed in West Derby Court (Lancashire) occupies the last written leaf. Many of the cases date from 1769, but there are additions to 1776.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item.

Access Information

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Bought from W. Myers in 1972.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

8" x 6"

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

The front flyleaf bears the signature 'John Leigh', dated 1788. Attempts to identify him with John Lee (1733-95), the lawyer and politician, and one-time attorney-general for the County Palatine of Lancaster, seem implausible.