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Law

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 390 Collections and/or Records:

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Collection of miscellaneous documents, mostly concerning the sale of land, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.08.30
Scope and Contents (1) Copy of a letter of Peter Bertius to William Barlow, bishop of Lincoln, dated Lugd. Bat. Sept. anno 1612; certain theological theses are appended; (2) the case between baronets and the younger sons of viscounts and barons for precedency, containing the arguments on both sides and the king’s decision, related and set down by Mr Hackwill of Lincoln’s Inn, who was of the counsel of the barons; (3) an account of common land sold at Ovenden, Skircoate, Shelfe, Stainband, Thurleston, Eland,...
Dates: Seventeenth century
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Collection of miscellaneous writings chiefly relating to the administration of law and justice, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.49
Scope and Contents

(1) Precedents relating to the office of a Justice of the Peace, containing forms of warrants, indentures, recognizances, licences, commitments, etc., with an index; (2) pages from a copybook; (3) a copy of ‘Orders agreed upon for the house of correction at Acle, the 10th of May, 1611; on the last page occurs the name of ‘Anthony Parmenter’, in whose handwriting the book appears to be.

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 pleadings, Mid-sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.19
Scope and Contents

Transcripts of pleadings from the time of King Henry VI, including a record of a 'placitum detentionis syngraphi obligatorii'. The whole work is apparently a transcript from the Rotuli placitorum, preserved in the Public Records.

Dates: Mid-sixteenth century
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Collection of tracts, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.06.08
Scope and Contents (1) 'Of Robert Earl of Essex and George Villiers Duke of Buckingham, some observations by waie of parallell in the time of theire estates of favour, by H. W.' (Sir Henry Wotton); (2) 'The articles laid downe in libell by the Ladie Frances Howard against Robert Earle of Essex and his answeares thereunto'; the articles and answers are given alternately (see also MS Dd.12.36 no. 1); (3) 'My lord Archbuishope of Canterburye his opinion declared to the Kinges Majestie by letters date Julii 5,...
Dates: Early seventeenth century
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Collection of tracts, Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.85
Scope and Contents (1) ‘Of the prerogative of parliament’, in a dialogue between a councillor of state and a Justice of the Peace, by Sir Walter Raleigh; (2) ‘The Lord Arlington’s case, Thursday, January the 15th, 1673’; (3) ‘Mr Harrington’s argument in Banco Regis on a quare impedt.’ (in a case involving the bishop of Exeter, Hayman and Hele), with explanations, the point discussed being the power of a bishop to refuse institution on account of insufficiency of learning in the clerk presented; (4) ‘A...
Dates: Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
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Collection of tracts, Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.86
Scope and Contents (1) ‘Sir Robert Cotton’s treatise concerning the meanes how the kinge maie levey monies’, imperfect; (2) declaration of the Duke of Norfolk regarding those things omitted in his examinations touching proceedings with Mary Queen of Scots, 10 November 1571; (3) inventory of ‘goods, stuf, plate, juels, and quyk catell’ belonging to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, remaining in Framlingham Castle and thereabouts in the county of Suffolk, taken by John Seint-clere, appreciator general to Thomas,...
Dates: Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
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Collection of tracts, Late sixteenth and/or early seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.78
Scope and Contents

(1) 'Francis Junius his lectures upon the prophet Jonah', with many corrections; it is apparently a translation of the Latin treatise, Opp. Genevæ, 1593, volume I, p. 1330; (2) notes taken at lectures on civil law, during the reign of King Charles I; (3) removed from the volume and described separately.

Dates: Late sixteenth and/or early seventeenth centuries
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 tracts and law cases, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.04.18
Scope and Contents (1) ‘A learned exposition of certayne of Spencer’s verses concerninge the soule and body of Man, made by Sir Kenelme Digby, knight, at the request of Sir Edward Easterling’ (see also MS Dd.03.85, no. 12); (2) ‘The bishopp of Armagh’s resolucon to both howses of parliament concerning the lithurgie and episcopall government, being by them thereunto required’; (3) ‘A breviate of the arraignement of Anne Turner, widdowe, who was arraigned at Westmr, nono die, Novembris, Ao dni 1615’; (4) ‘The...
Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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 tracts and other writings, Sixteenth to eighteenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.88
Scope and Contents (1)-(5) ‘Prælectiones Mosis Amyraldi professoris, in diversos locos SS. habitæ’, all apparently copied in the same hand, which is similar to that in MS Dd.10.40, (1) ‘In c. 24 Evang. S. Matth’, (2) ‘Expositio cap. 12 Evang. S. Matth’, also ‘In Marc. c. 9, v. 48. prælectio’, (3) ‘Prælectio in Apocal. cap. 22. v. 1.’ and other passages, bearing the date Jan. 1661 (4) ‘Prælectiones in capp. i. ii. Ep. ad Romanos’, bearing the date 25 May 1660, (5) ‘Explicatio divv. locorum in primâ ad Corinth....
Dates: Sixteenth to eighteenth centuries
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 tracts, speeches and other writings, Fifteenth to eighteenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.87
Scope and Contents (1) Debates in the house of commons, 1680, on the exclusion bill; (2) ‘M. T. Ciceronis synonyma’, ‘Ex Cod. Lat. MS. n.138. Arundel’ (lexicon), copied in a hand perhaps as late as the eighteenth century; (3) account of proceedings at the Council at Whitehall, 6 July 1616, concerning Commendams, with a list of those present; (4) ‘Expositio sequentiarum secundum usum Sarum’, fifteenth century; (5) law tract, ‘Comendum [sic] case, xxiiio Oct. 1616’, or ‘Notes of Baron Bromley’s arguments in the...
Dates: Fifteenth to eighteenth centuries
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Collections per Mr Golsborough un des prothonotaries del Comun Banke, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.02
Scope and Contents

Cases and legal dicta , mostly written in a law-clerk's hand but some possibly written by Mr Golsborough. With indexes.

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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Commentary on the Digest, Mid seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.12.18
Scope and Contents

A running commentary on the various books and titlesof the Digest of Roman laws, illustrated from the early commentators. It commences 'De ratihabitione sic statuendum', and ends with Tit. 9, 'Pro legato'.

Dates: Mid seventeenth century
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Commonplace book and book of precedents, Late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.21
Scope and Contents

The first 80 pages of the volume form a commonplace book written in the seventeenth century. At the end of the book reversed are 11 leaves of writing of which six written in 1556 were intended to form part of a book of precedents; on f. 8 is 'An elegie upon the deathe of the righte worthye Sr Thomas Griffine, knighte', beginning 'I labor not to know why Griffine died...'; on ff. 9 and 10 are 'An indenture of mortgage of a manor', and on f. 11 are forms of conveyance dated 1611.

Dates: Late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
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Commonplace Book of Religious Poetry

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6664
Scope and Contents

Commonplace collection containing religious poetry, copies of letters, cuttings, etc., including material relating to Byron and Napoleon, written in several hands, 269 folios. There is an index of contents on pp. iv-xi.

Dates: 1750-1830 (Circa)
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Compendium of Greek grammar / legal treatise, Late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.11.66
Scope and Contents

(1) ‘Compendium Græcæ grammaticæ Thomæ Wheeler’; the first five leaves contain ‘Regulæ generales scholæ, and mention the portions of grammar, etc., which the scholars are to learn daily; and are subscribed Thomas Wheeler, 1686 (see also MS Dd.11.68); (2) ‘Sir Edward Cooke’s treatise of baile and mainprise’, arranged into 12 chapters; see also MS Ii.05.09, no. 7.

Dates: Late 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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Copies from year-books, Mid sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.11.88
Scope and Contents

A copy of the year-books from 40th to 50th Edw. III.

Dates: Mid 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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Copies of decrees and censures, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.02.01
Scope and Contents (1) 'The censure or decree that passed in the star-chamber upon John Bastwick doctor in physick, Henry Burton clerk, and William Prinn gent. the 14th daie of June, 1637'; (2) (a) 'An absolute coppie of a decree in starr-chamber coram consilio ibid. against the R. R. father in God John lord bishop of Lincoln, XI. Julii, 13 Caroli regis annoque dni 1637', (b) 'An exact coppie of the censures passed by the lords and others of his mat's most honorable privie councell uppon the lord bishop of...
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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Copies of documents relating to ecclesiastical courts, Mid sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.01
Scope and Contents

A collection of libels, sentences, depositions of witnesses, inhibitions, etc., in the Court of Arches and other ecclesiastical courts in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dates: Mid 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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Copies of documents relating to forests and manors in the Middle Ages, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.25
Scope and Contents

(1) Courts held for the forest of Barnwood in Buckinghamshire, in the reigns of King Richard II, King Henry IV, King Henry V, King Henry VI and King Edward IV, and a few notes relating to the reign of Philip and Queen Mary I; (2) 'Extenta manerii de Borestall facta 15 Hen. VI' and 26 Hen. VI; (3) a perambulation of the king's forests in Buckinghamshire, 26 Edw. 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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Copies of legal, diplomatic and political documents from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.03.20
Scope and Contents (1) 'Placita concilii in Farnamensi castello, 17 Augusti A. D. 1569. presentibus Duce Norfolchiæ, Comite Bedfordiæ, Comite Lecestriæ, Regii Cubiculi Præfecto, Domino Secretario'; (2) 'Responsio magno aceruo articulorum quos Burgosius quidam Hispani oratoris familiaris eius Leganti nomine, secretioria consillis Dominis obtulit. 1569; (3) (a) 'Articuli a D. Francisco Geraldi equite secritoris consilii dominis regis Lusitani nomini propositi anno dni 1571. Mensis Januarij'; (b) 'Responsio...
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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Copies of medieval royal, parliamentary and legal records, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.10
Scope and Contents (1) Brief notes of petitions to parliament, 8 Edw. II; (2) brief titles of the acts passed 8 Edw. II; (3) brief records of parliament, 4-8, 13-15, 17, 20, 25 and 50-51 Edw. III and 10 and 21 Ric. II; (4) ‘De reformatione pacis inter regem H. 3um et Lewlinum filium Griffini principem Walliæ’; (5) brief records of parliament, 21 Ric. II; (6) ‘Privilegia pro villa Colteshall’, beginning ‘H dei gra. rex Angliæ’ and dated ‘ap. Wudstock XVI die Junii’; (7) a proclamation of King Stephen; (8)...
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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Copies of orders made in the court of Star Chamber, Mid seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.11.81
Scope and Contents

The orders are from the time of Queen Elizabeth I; begins 'Thomas Egerton dominus custos magni sigilli Angliæ intr. sexto die Maii anno tricesimo octavo reginæ Eliz.'

Dates: Mid seventeenth century
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Copies of royal letters and legal documents, Mid or late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.05.27
Scope and Contents (1) A high commission for causes ecclesiastical issued in 1634; the copy of the docket appended to it, signed by William Noye (the attorney general) shows that it gave ‘Divers powers for punishing such crimes as were not comprehended in anie other commission; such as blasphemy, notorious drunkenness, refractorie scismatiques, derogation from the function of the ministry, misbehavior between married persons’; (2) rules, orders and writs made and issued by and out of the court of wards and...
Dates: Mid or late seventeenth century
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Court records, Mid sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Hh.03.04
Scope and Contents

Copy of the rolls of the court leete and court baron of the manor of 'Seynt Jamys juxta Bristoll', before Sir Nicholas Poyntz, steward of the priory of St James (Robert Cysseter being prior) from 27 to 38 Hen. VIII. Interspersed with these are records of the pleas in the court of pie-powder, before the same steward, from 30 Hen. VIII to 3 Edw. VI: 'Placita curie dni regis pedis pulverizati ville Bristol, secundum usum et consuetudinem eiusdem ville tempore quo non exeat memoria ...'.

Dates: Mid sixteenth century
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Courtney Stanhope Kenny papers, 1708 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/KEN
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

Including papers of Masters, Professors and Fellows of Downing College, and gifts from past members. Includes academic administrative records but not estates correspondence.

Dates: 1708 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

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