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Court of Requests: Book of ORDERS, FINAL ORDERS, DECREES, MEMORANDA (36/37 Eliz I Mich-38 Eliz I Hil)


This volume contains details of orders, decrees and memoranda of the Court of Requests, covering dates 36/37 Eliz I Mich-38 Eliz I Hil (ie Oct 1594 - March 1596). For further information see The National Archives Catalogue and The National Archives Research Guide

Contents

Conventions used

It is important to recognise that this is NOT a transcript, but rather a list to assist in identifying appropriate entries.

Names

The formatting and spelling of names of plaintiffs and defendants follow the original, and [square brackets] are used to indicate cases where abbreviations have been expanded.

Dates

The modern form of dates is given. It should be noted that entries in the original are not always individually dated, however the sequential nature of the entries allows confidence in applying dates to individual rows in the table, which then allows the date to still be visible if rows have been sorted.

Notes/Comments

These have been added wherever it is felt that further information is available which would assist in identifying suits. These notes summarise, rather than transcribe. Most additional personal and place names encountered have been added to this column, except those of counsel, which are omitted. It should be noted that repetitive wording such as in the case of orders for dismissal 'unless complt (or deft) show good reason to the contrary' & similar, have been truncated to 'unless complt/deft show....'.

Guidance on locating images

Digital Images of this complete volume are freely available, but due to considerations of both space and time, direct links to each page image have not been inserted in the list, although the nature of the table does not preclude these being added at a later date.

This volume is fully paginated, which makes the identification of the images slightly easier than similar volumes in which the sequential numbering only applies to each folio.

The method used to access a particular image will depend upon whether it is an even numbered or odd numbered page:

  • Even numbers:
    • Go to the index of even numbered pages for this volume
    • To identify the required image, do not attempt to use the image numbers, but use the red markers which are inserted every 50th page for guidance.
  • Odd numbers:
    • Go to the index of odd numbered pages for this volume
    • To identify the required image, do not attempt to use the image numbers, but use the red markers which are inserted every 50th page for guidance.

Lists

(Note that some of this material has been previously published on the Your Archives wiki of The National Archives.)

Listings of the cases covered by this volume are available as follows:


  • Hillary Term 37 Eliz I, pages 229 - 353, covering the dates 23 January to 22 February 1594/5 (with two entries from April & May 1595 out of sequence). There are two consecutive chronological sequences, each covering the whole period of the Hillary Term. Pages 229 - 289 are generally short entries, comprising orders and memoranda, and appear to be recording straightforward court business, with little if any detail of the cause or the persons involved. Pages 291 - 353 start again at 27 January, and generally comprise more substantial entries of orders and decrees, often providing additional details of the cause and the persons involved.


  • Easter Term 37 Eliz I, pages 359 - 497, covering the dates 7 May to 6 June 1595. There are two consecutive chronological sequences, each covering the whole period of the Easter Term. Pages 359 - 433 are generally short entries, comprising orders and memoranda, and appear to be recording straightforward court business, with little if any detail of the cause or the persons involved. Pages 435 - 497 start again at 7 May, and generally comprise more substantial entries of orders and decrees, often providing additional details of the cause and the persons involved.


  • Trinity Term 37 Eliz I, pages 501 - 619, covering the dates 20 June to 1 September 1595. There are two consecutive chronological sequences, each covering the whole period of the Trinity Term. Pages 501 - 556 are generally short entries, comprising orders and memoranda, and appear to be recording straightforward court business, with little if any detail of the cause or the persons involved. Pages 557 - 619 start again at 20 June, and generally comprise more substantial entries of orders and decrees, often providing additional details of the cause and the persons involved.



  • Hillary Term 38 Eliz I, pages 815 - 920, covering the dates 23 January 1595/6 to 17 April 1596. There are two consecutive chronological sequences, each covering the whole period of the Hillary Term. Pages 815 - 866 are generally short entries, comprising orders and memoranda, and appear to be recording straightforward court business, with little if any detail of the cause or the persons involved. Pages 867 - 920 start again at 23 January, and generally comprise more substantial entries of orders and decrees, often providing additional details of the cause and the persons involved.