Resolution of the Court of Common Council

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcript of a Resolution of the London Court of Common Council, held on Thursday 27th May, 1725, concerning the Court's control of the Common Seal, namely 'That for the future the Common Seal of this City shall not be affixed to any Grant where [by] the Estate or Revenue of this City may be Charged, without th[e] Consent of this Court first had for that purpose'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Court of Common Council forms part of the governing body of the City of London, along with the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Hall, and is responsible for local government and administration. Common councillors were first appointed during the reign of Edward I, and were formed into the Court of Common Council in 1384. The Court comprises the Lord Mayor, aldermen and councilmen, the latter two being elected from each ward of the city by local government electors.

Arrangement

Single item.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Bound up with a collection of printed Acts of Common Council (Ref: G.L. Cat 1712).

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

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.

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