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Law

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 390 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Dictionary of law terms, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.06.60
Scope and Contents

English and French is given in parallel columns; the English entries run from 'Abate' to 'Yard land'.

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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Digest book, or index to the law reports, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.02.01-MS Dd.02.04
Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically from 'Abatement' to'Waste'. The volumes are paged throughout, but irregularly, many leaves being interspersed unpaged, some blank, some bering entries. At the end a table or alphabetical index has been begun, but only one page is completed.

Dates: Seventeenth century
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Discourse, treatise and queries, Mid seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.02.30
Scope and Contents

(1) 'A discourse upon the comission of Bridewell'; (2) 'A treatise concernant le ley fait com suppose per Zouch'; (3) '30 queries of parsons and of parsonages'. The Zouch to whom the first portion is assigned has been tentatively identified as Dr Richard Zouch, regius professor of civil law at the University of Oxford.

Dates: Mid seventeenth century
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Discourses and notes on legal subjects, 1611-1614

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.14
Scope and Contents

Divers and uncertayne discourses del ley', together with notes of several readings, from 2 March 1611 to 6 August 1614. On the first page is written 'By mee Thomas Wateridge'. About the middle of the book are 12 pages headed 'Joco seria. Of divers subts.'; these consist of anecdotes related by members of the Inn, in the year 1611.

Dates: 1611-1614
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Discourses on the marriage of Edward Seymour, earl of Hertford, and Lady Catherine Grey, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.03
Scope and Contents A collection of discourses relating to the case of ‘the marriage betweene the earle of Hertford and the lady Katheryn Gray’. All are original documents except no. 6. There is a table of contents from which the following titles are taken: (1) ‘A discourse written by Johannes Oldendorpius concerning the former mariage of Henry earle of Pembroke with the said Lady Katherine’; at the end is written (evidently in the autograph of Oldendorp, with his seal affixed): ‘Ita Johannes Oldendorpius,...
Dates: Late sixteenth century
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Documents relating to nobility, privileges and legal cases, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.03.54
Scope and Contents (1) ‘A treatise concerning the nobilitie according to the lawe of England’, written in the time of King James I but with no note of its author; see also MS Ee.04.22; (2) extracts from the charters of the city of London concerning its privileges, from the time of King William I to that of King Edward IV; it terminates abruptly at the end of the 12th page; (3) reports of cases adjudged in the king’s bench, 9 and 10 Jac. I, among which appear also cases decided in chancery, and on error in the...
Dates: Early seventeenth century
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Excerpts from the rolls, Sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.05.19
Scope and Contents

Copies from the rolls of the time of King Henry III. Prefixed is a list of the editions of the ancient physicians in a hand similar to that of Richard Bentley.

Dates: Sixteenth century
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Extracts from public rolls, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.11.42
Scope and Contents

Extracts from the public rolls concerning pleas of the forest in the county of Oxford, taken before W. le Breton, 40 Hen. III.

Dates: Early seventeenth century
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Extracts from the rolls, Sixteenth or seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.02.07
Scope and Contents

Extracts from the rolls in the tower concerning the tenure of lands in the counties of Dorset and Berkshire, extending from the reign of King Edward II to Queen Elizabeth I.

Dates: Sixteenth or seventeenth century
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Forest laws and ordinances from Canute to Henry VIII, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.06.53
Scope and Contents

The only article in English is the charter of King Edward the Confessor beginning 'Iche Edward kinge have given of my forest keepinge ...'. At the end of the volume is a folding leaf containing a table of the sovereigns of England from King Edward the Confessor to Queen Elizabeth I, giving the period of their respective reigns, date of their death, and location of their tomb.

Dates: Late sixteenth 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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Forms of instruments in ecclesiastical courts, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.08.31
Scope and Contents

A collection of forms of licences, citations, sequestrations and other instruments in the ecclesiastical courts; issued principally in the name of Robert King. The volume also contains a few notes of pleadings from the reign of King Charles 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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Forms of proceedings in ecclesiastical courts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.10.36
Scope and Contents

Many are in the name of John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury. Incomplete.

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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Frederic William Maitland: Lectures on Real Property

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6173
Scope and Contents Written in a fair hand from the notes of a student attending the lectures. The lectures probably related to Maitland's course on 'Advanced Real Property', held at Cambridge University between 1887 and 1892. There are references to chapters, indicating that the writing may have been intended for publication. Correspondence found in MS.Add.4403/247-250 suggests that the note-taker was probably Charles Samuel Jackson. The papers include typescript notes on suit of court, hundred courts,...
Dates: 1887-1892 (Circa)
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Frederic William Maitland: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6987-7009
Scope and Contents

Printers sheets, lecture notes and notes on constitutional history and law.

Dates: 1884-1908
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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F.W. Maitland manuscripts, 1884 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/MAI
Scope and Contents

Also with a scrapbook compiled by Fredegond Shove

Dates: 1884 - 1920
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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George Chawner: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6094-6144
Dates: 1900-1914 (Circa)
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George Robert Graham Conway: Transcripts from National Archives of Mexico

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7226-7306
Scope and Contents Transcripts of volumes of Inquisition Records from the National Archives of Mexico. The majority of the transcripts concern legal suits and trials. There is also material describing the family and descendants of particular individuals, including Juan Suarez Davila and Diego Suarez Pacheco, 1529-1588; Martin Lopez and Geronimo Lopez; Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano and his son, Don Carlos, 1559-1611; Don Tristan de Arellano, 1575-1634; Rodrigo de Vivero, 1597-1673; and Don Rodrigo de Vivero,...
Dates: 1923-1943
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Henry Elsynge: Judicature in Parliament

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6577
Scope and Contents

Henry Elsynge, 'Judicature in Parliament', 81 folios. On folio i v is 'E Libris MSS Geo. Pryme Hospit: Lincol: Westmon. AD 1806'. The entry at front of the volume is to George Pryme, M.A. (1781-1868), the only son of Christopher Pryme of Hull. George attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1803. He was Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, 1828-1863.

Dates: 1627 (Circa)
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 Series

History of Chinese Law (Mediaeval), 1948 - 1976-10

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/48
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.

Dates: 1948 - 1976-10
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Index to matters contained in the statutes, Early sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.04.25
Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically, commencing with 'Chivaler' and ending with 'Staple', which is not complete. The manuscript is incomplete at the beginning, the leaves being numbered from 9 to 47.

Dates: Early 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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Inquisitiones post mortem and other court and legal documents relating to Cambridgeshire and the locality, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.08.29
Scope and Contents Inquisitiones post mortem taken at different places in Cambridgeshire in the years 1633-1635 and 1637-1640. At the other end of the book are: (1) extracts from the court rolls of Leverington and Wisbech concerning the land and tenements confiscated to the lord on the conviction of John Sutton of murder, 5 Edw. VI.; (2) notes of the said courts in 1633 and 1634; (3) deed of Thomas bishop of Ely granting the lands lately belonging to the said John Sutton in Wisbech, Leverington and Emneth to...
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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Inquisitions taken at Cambridge and Huntingdon, Mid seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.08.32
Scope and Contents

A booke of inquisicons taken at Cambridge and Hunt.', concerning the estates of various people, in the years 1636-39 and 1644. At the end are inserted various forms for legal documents and 'fforma elegendi episc. Eliens'.

Dates: Mid 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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Irish legal records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3104
Scope and Contents

Abstracts of cases, precedents, pardons, and fines, with related material, temp. Edward I - temp. Edward IV. Second hand at pp. 51-3. Third hand intermingled with main hand at pp. 147-58. Inside front cover: bookplate of Sir William Betham, Ulster King of Arms, and on p. 1 his autograph with the date 19 Sep. 1840.

Dates: 1620 (Circa)
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Islendsk Landslaga Bók Utgefen aff Magnuse Konge [Jónsbók]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2654
Scope and Contents Ornate pen-and-ink title page with name of writer: 'Thorleifus Arnaeas Anno 1674 scripsit librum'. Arnasson adds preface in 1686. Main text followed by 'Riettarbaetur', and by an index compiled by Thorstiern Magnusson. I initials and designs in pen-and-ink or colours. Numerous marginal notes. Title page: 'A present from the Rev. Eggert Gudmundson Dean of Borgarfiord in Iceland. Reykholt, June 26 1815. Ebenezer Henderson'. (c.f. E. Henderson, Iceland: Journal of a Residence ..., Edinburgh,...
Dates: 1674-1686
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John Frederick Stanford: Commentary on the Custom of Judicial Combat between Man and Wife in Wurtzburg

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6573.1
Scope and Contents

'Curious Custom of Judicial Combat between Man and Wife according to Statutes of the ancient City of Wurtzburg', a commentary to the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 6 December 1841, by J.F. Stanford, 10 folios. On folios 6 and 7 are nine drawings. Folios 8-10 are blank, as is the verso. On fo. 1v is '49' (circled). The manuscript is in a box with MS.Add.6573/2.

Dates: 1841
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