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Law

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 248 Collections and/or Records:

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A true methode of the studie and practice of the common law of England, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.14
Scope and Contents

Legal treatise by Sir John Doderidge. On the back of the last leaf someone has written 'ye 11 Jan. 1639'.

Dates: Early seventeenth century
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Accounts of legal proceedings, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.12.36
Scope and Contents

(1) 'The proceedings which happened between Lady Frances Howard & Robert Earl of Essex' (see also MS Dd.06.08 no. 2), with an address to Sir Thomas Bromley, dated 8 May 1626 and signed 'Jo: [...]ood'; 'The great oyer of poysoning' appears on the flyleaf; (2) 'The proceedings against Richard Weston and others for the murder of Sir Thos. Overbury'.

Dates: Early seventeenth century
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Acts regarding Merchants of the Staple.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4129
Scope and Contents

A compendium of Acts of Parliament regarding merchants of the staple, 2 Edw. III to 20 Hen. VI, 65 folios. The title suggests the 'xxxvith yere of Kynge Henry the sixt' as the date of composition.

Dates: 1458
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Arguments against the oath of allegiance, 1630s

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.12
Scope and Contents

‘Twenty arguments against the oath of alleadgiance propounded to Mr Preston and other defenders of the said oath in satisfaction of a late bitter provocation published on that subject in the name of Mr Howard by a lay Catholic’. The work referred to appears to be ‘A patterne of Christian loyaltie ...’ by William Howard, London, 1634.

Dates: 1630s
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Arguments for the liberty of free men and other political writings, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.13.34
Scope and Contents (1) Arguments at two conferences of committees of both houses of parliament concerning the liberty of the person of every freeman, by Sir Dudley Digges, Edward Littleton and John Selden, beginning ‘My lords: I shall I hope auspiciously begynne this conference this day with an observacon out of holy story. In the dayes of good kinge Josiah ...’; see MS Dd.13.35 no. 1; (2) ‘The earle of Oxons case for the his [recte high?] chamberlaineship of England’; (3) an incomplete and untitled treatise...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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Arguments for the liberty of free men and other political writings, including a parliamentary journal, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.13.35
Scope and Contents (1) Edward Littleton and John Selden’s arguments for the liberty of the person of every free man delivered at a conference with the Lords, with an introduction by Sir Dudley Digges, the objections of Mr Attorney and the replies; a blank space is left for ‘Mr Littleton’s presidents’; see MS Dd.13.34 no. 1; (2) ‘That the kings of England have bine pleased usuallie to consulte with their peares in the great counsells and commons in parliament of marriage peace and warre’, attributed to Sir...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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Arguments in the case of ship money, Mid or late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.27
Scope and Contents Arguments and related documents concerning the case of ship money. (1) ‘Mr attorney Banckes his argument’; (2) ‘The case of shipp-money, Mich. 13 Caroli, in the exchequer chamber. Argued by Mr St John, of Lincoln’s Inne, utter-barrester, on behalf of Mr Hambden’; (3) ‘The argument of Sr Edward Litleton, knight, of the Inner Temple, made in the exchequer chamber pro rege’; (4) ‘The reply of Mr Holborne, of Lincolne’s Inn, to the argument of Mr Solicitor, 2 Octobris, 13 Caroli, in camera...
Dates: Mid or late seventeenth century
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Arguments of the counsel and judges in the case of ship money, Mid or late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.30
Scope and Contents Contains the arguments of Mr St John; Sir Edward Littleton, solicitor-general; Mr Holborne; Sir John Banks, attorney-general; Mr Justice Weston; Mr Baron Crawley; Mr Justice Berkley; Mr Baron Trevors; Mr Baron Vernon; Mr Justice Croke; Mr Justice Jones; Mr Justice Hutton; Mr Baron Denham; Chief Baron Davenport; Chief Justice Finch; and Chief Justice Brampston. See MSS Ii.05.19 and Ii.05.27. Prefixed is the case upon the record, against John Hampden, to which are attached the names of Robert...
Dates: Mid or late seventeenth century
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Arraignment of the earl of Somerset, c. 1620

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.04.12
Scope and Contents

The arraignement of Robert earle of Somerset'.

Dates: c. 1620
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Articles of canon law, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.29
Scope and Contents

Concerning the election and consecration of bishops, the vacating of benefices, dispensations, etc.

Dates: Early seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Assizes and legal reports, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.10.37
Scope and Contents

(1) Assizes, in forty chapters; (2) law reports of the reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

Dates: Late sixteenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Breife declaration concerning the use of the lawe, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Gg.01.35
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Many manuscripts acquired by the University Library before the middle of the nineteenth century either originated as or were made up into bound volumes, and classified alongside printed material. Most carry what is known as a 'two-letter' reference, running from Dd.1.1 through to Oo.7.60. They comprise mainly medieval and early modern manuscripts. Also are included are a number of Middle Eastern and Far Eastern manuscripts.

Dates: Early seventeenth century
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Calendar of the patent rolls, Late sixteenth or early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.42
Scope and Contents

Entries run from the first year of King Edward III to the last year of King Richard II.

Dates: Late sixteenth or early seventeenth century
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Cartulary of lands in Essex, Sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.08
Scope and Contents A cartulary of lands in Alwithly (Aveley) and Wennington in Essex, which were the property of John Barett, gentleman, in the reign of King Henry VIII. The documents are 158 in number, and are not arranged in any certain order. Three of them, which are not dated, appear to belong to the reign of King Edward I; the others form a nearly, if not quite, complete series of the deeds relating to the property, the latest of them being dated in the second year of the reign of King Henry VIII. A full...
Dates: Sixteenth century
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Catalogue of books / law precedents, Late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.02.15
Scope and Contents A catalogue of books, arranged according to authors' names, from Mei to Zui, with the place and date of publication and the size of each work. At the other end of the book reversed are a series of law precedents, written in various hands: (1) 'An indenture tripartite of covenauntes to lease uses of a fine and recoverie with divers provisoes and limitations therein conteyned'; (2) Bargain and sale of lands, preliminary to suffering a recovery; (3) Mortgage in fee; (4) 'A lease to try a title...
Dates: Late seventeenth century
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Charles Bromley: Dictionary of Musicians

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6336
Scope and Contents

'An Alphabetical Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Singers and Composers of both Sexes and of all Nations Vol 2nd', 98 folios. The first name is Paisiello, the last Walther. Fos 1-82 are paginated by the writer 193-255. Fos 83-90 are blank. Commencing at the other end of the book are a few notes on legal subjects.

Dates: 1826 (Circa)
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Cherhill court rolls, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.01
Scope and Contents

Court rolls of the royal manor of Cherhill, in Wiltshire, from 17 Jac. I to 2 Car. I.

Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Christopher Pemberton: letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8397
Dates: 1808-1844
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Collection of decrees, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Hh.03.01
Scope and Contents ‘Un breife collection de touts tiels decrees fait in le court de gards, queux decidunt ascune doubte in ley, ou autrement expresse ou explaine ascun matter necessary pur ester conus daver lexperience de mesme le court. Les queux decrees remaine encorde et enter in les livers appell les livers de decrees del dit court, hors de queux livers est fait cet collection. Et cest coppie est escriete hors del mesme collection, que fuit escriet par l’author, John Hare, que fuit escriet par sa maine...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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Collection of decrees in the Court of Wards, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.17
Scope and Contents

Un breif collection de touts tiels decrees fayt in le Court de Gards queux decydent ascuns doubt in ley'; it commences with Trinity Term, 7 Edw. VI, and ends with Michaelmas Term, 10 James I.

Dates: Seventeenth century
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Collection of legal decrees, bulk: Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.09
Scope and Contents Un briefe collection de touts tiels decrees fait in le court de gards queux decident ascun doubt in loy ou auterment a expresse ou explayne ascun matter necessary pur estre conus d'aver experience de mesme le court les queux decrees remayne en roll et enter en le livres de decrees del dit courte hors de queux livers jes aye fait cesty collextion pur mon experience de mesme. Incipiunt termino Trin. anno regni regis Edwardi Sexti 7mo et ensuit.' The entries are brought down to 'Mich. 7 Jac.'....
Dates: Majority of material found within Early seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of legal documents, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.06.36
Scope and Contents

Includes charges, instructions, presentations, warrants, etc., relating to the court of Waltham Forest, in the time of King James I and King Charles I. It contains also copies of the 'Charta de foresta, edita anno 9 Hen. III.', and of the 'Ordinatio forestæ', 34 Edw. II. (1306).

Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of legal reports and related documents, Late sixteenth or early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.06.39
Scope and Contents

(1) Extracts from the year books of King Henry III, years 1-47; (2) law cases abridged and arranged under several titles; no dates or references; (3) ‘Modus cirographandi’; (4) ‘Vetera placita que placitantur in itinere’; (5) table of reports from Hen. III. to Rich. II., wherein the cases which Fitzherbert has abridged under several titles, are placed according to the years in which they were treated on.

Dates: Late sixteenth or early seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of legal tracts, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.22
Scope and Contents

(1) Arguments upon the case of Ship Money in 1638; (2) a continuation of, and partly written in the same hand as, ‘The arguments and opinions concernynge the case of shippe money, of Sir John Brampston, knight, lord chief justice of the King’s Bench, in the Exchequer Chamber ...’ (see MS Dd.03.86, no. 5); (3) 'Causes in Chancerie gathered by Sir George Carye, one of the Masters of the Chancerie, anno 1601'.

Dates: Early seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of legal treatises and miscellaneous writings, Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Gg.03.26
Scope and Contents The items collected are written in different hands of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Contains: (1) ‘Instructions for the mr of or wards and lyveries for the better authorisinge and directinge of him in the execucon of his office and performance of our service’, from the reign of King James I, in a contemporary hand; (2) a treatise on tenures, and ‘breifly of wardships, premier seisin, livery’, etc., in the same hand as no. 1; (3) ‘Curia wardorum’, being notes of cases in the court...
Dates: Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
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