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Major accessions to repositories in 2009 relating to Legal History


Bath Record Office

  • Thring, Townsend, Lee & Pembertons, solicitors, Bath: client papers rel to the Rivers estate, Bath 1500-2000 (Acc 810)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives Service

  • Bedfordshire Police Museum: MS collection 1865-1970 (PO/MUS)
  • Bedfordshire Constabulary: registers of members c 1840-1980 (FAC)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • J D Langton & Passmore Solicitors, London: deeds and files 1866-1933 (BULPS)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Adlams, solicitors, St Neots: clients' deeds and papers, incl Eltisley manorial court books 1726-1901, copies of court roll 1761-1899, quit rents 1858-1935, stewards fees 1859-79, enfranchisement accounts 1893-1900, Little Gransden manorial court books 1872-1905, draft minutes 1783-1808, copies of court roll 1716-1905, quit rents 1731-1833 and fee book 1858-1929, Little Gransden Rectory manorial court book 1851-1909, Elsworth manor quit rents 1885-88, deeds of property in Cambridge St Andrew the Less, Caxton, Eltisley, Gamlingay, Little Gransden and Willingham 1679-1911 and accounts of George Newton, Baron Eltisley 1926-47 1679-1947 (R109/083)
  • Turner & Debenham, solicitors, St Albans: clients' deeds rel to land in Cambridgeshire 1724-1845 (R109/069)
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary: aliens registration cards with associated papers (male only) 1917-82, case files (surnames A-M only) 1946-68, naturalisation case corresp (surnames A-L only) 1946-69, immigration corresp 1970-76, general corresp and other records 1917-1982 (R109/065)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Evans Thomas and Jones, solicitors: letter books, corresp files, copy wills, sales particulars and other papers 1800-2000 (ETJ)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Vale Royal Magistrates Court: adult court registers 1978-2001 (QPV)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Cornwall County Constabulary: records incl beat book, Lanivet police station 1907-69 (AD2006)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Leonard Hayton, solicitors, Kendal: records 19th - 20th cent (WDLH)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • Rhyl County Court: registers of plaints and minutes, registers of summonses, fees register, insolvency ledger and appointments of officials 1847-1927 (CCD/F)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • A J Cash and Sons, solicitors, Derby: probate records c1840-1940 (D7113)
  • Eddowes, Simm and Waldron, solicitors, Ashbourne: copy out-letter books (D7156)

Devon Record Office

  • Gilbert Stephens, solicitors, Sidmouth: deeds rel to properties in Sidmouth 1874-1877 (7634)
  • J Isaac Pengilley, solicitor, clerk to the magistrates, Exeter: deeds, probate documents and papers 1759-1933 (7639)
  • Peter, Peter & Wright, solicitors, Okehampton: client deeds and papers 1676-1947 (7532)
  • Stones, solicitors, Okehampton: client deeds and papers (7615)

Dorset History Centre

  • Batt, Broadbent and Beecroft, solicitors, Salisbury: conveyances chiefly rel to churches and churchyard extensions (Dorset) 1831-1992 (D/BBB)
  • Blanchards Bailey, solicitors, Dorchester: client deeds 1774-1948 (D/BLD)
  • Hillman Bond, solicitors, Lyme Regis: copy letter books with indexes 1871-1946 1893-1936 (D/LRM)
  • Preston & Redman, solicitors, Bournemouth: client papers 1850-1979 (D/PRD)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Sussex Quarter Sessions: Hastings and Rye recorders' notebooks 1862-82 (10301)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Detheridge & Lyall, solicitors, Cheltenham: client deeds and papers 1725-1886 (D11662)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Edward Jones & Son, solicitors, Blaenau Festiniog: records 19th cent-20th cent (Z/DU)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Footners Solicitors, Romsey: deeds and client papers 18th-20th cent (167A09)
  • Meesons Solicitors, Ringwood: letter book and day book 1836-58 (94A04)
  • Unnamed attorney, Fareham: letter book 1808-32 (149A09)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Stevenage Magistrates Court: licensing and other records late 20th cent (Off Acc 1563)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Turner & Debenham, solicitors, St Albans: clients' deeds rel to land in Bluntisham, Brampton and Godmanchester 1761-1842 (Accession 5322)
  • Wilkinson & Butler, solicitors, St Neot's: probate records of clients with surnames M-Y c1881-1980 (Accession 5317)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Freer Bouskell & Co, solicitors, Leicester: family and estate papers, deeds, misc records c1700-1999 (DE7683)

Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre

  • Kingley Napley, solicitors, London: records 1855-1955 (A/09/54)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Andrew & Co, solicitors, Lincoln: records rel to estates of Christ's College, Cambridge, in North Hykeham, incl mineral extraction and acquisition of land by Ley's Malleable Casting (1932-57), maps of Lincoln and estates in North Hydeham and Skellingthorpe 1842-1957 (ARMH)

Local Studies, Touchstones Rochdale

  • Rochdale Borough Constabulary: Chief Constable's orders and memoranda, licensed premises files 1861-85 (PLU1-63)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Staines Magistrates Court: court registers 1969-1975 (PS)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester City Magistrates Court: records 1876-1989 (GB127.M809)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Charles Morton Baker, solicitor, Cromer: office accounts and clients' papers 1826-1911 (ACC 2009/79)
  • Thomas Christopher Eaton, solicitor, Norwich: notarial register 1947-1963 (ACC 2009/250)
  • Hayes & Storr, solicitors, Wells-next-the-Sea: additional business and clients' records 18th-20th cent (ACC 2009/3, ACC 2009/260)
  • Bramerton Lodge Remand Home: admission register 1972-1986 (ACC 2009/270)
  • Norfolk Constabulary: Hunstanton police invasion instructions file, incl plans of beaches at Hunstanton and Titchwell 1939-1946 (C/PO)

North Devon Record Office

  • Brewer, Harding and Rowe, solicitors, Barnsaple, Bideford and Braunton: client deeds and papers 1414-1953 (A299)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Harrogate Magistrates Court: court and licensing registers 1994-1997 (PS/C)
  • North and West Riding of Yorkshire police: charge books, pay books, offence registers 1880-1970 (ZJC)

Northumberland Collections Service

  • Alnwick Magistrates Court: records 1974-2005 (NRO 08139)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Castle Harman, solicitors, Plymouth: deeds, copy wills and private trust papers 1800-2000 (3493)

Sheffield Archives

  • City of Sheffield Magistrates Court: records incl minutes, corresp and case files 1848-1989 (QS)
  • West Midlands Police Authority: reports and papers relating to the Hillsborough disaster 1989-1990 (WMP)

Somerset Record Office/Somerset Heritage Office

  • Charles Rowcliffe, solicitor, Stogumber: corresp, deeds and papers 1662-1869 (A\DCG)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Staffordshire Constabulary: registers for aliens and workers from Ireland, registration cards, corresp, police general orders 1917-1999 (C/PC/16-17)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Central Scotland Police: records 1858-1999

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Turner & Debenham, solicitors, St Albans: clients' deeds rel to Suffolk 17th-19th cent (HD2999)
  • Sudbury County Court: case files 1950-1963 (BC500)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • HM Prison, Ipswich: records, incl paybooks, registers of officers and prison visitor committee minutes 1878-1925 (IY400)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Bull & Bull, solicitors, London: clients' deeds rel to properties in Suffolk 1672-1948 (L/1988)

Surrey History Centre

  • Hart, Scales & Hodges, solicitors, Dorking: client deeds and papers 17th-19th cent (8630)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Warwick County Court: plaints and minutes ledgers, Compensation Act registers 1899-1925 (CR 4274)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Borough Police: records incl occurrence books, corresp, reports and Home Office circulars relating to the licensing of premises used to store explosives and Swansea Police war reserve disciplinary book 1914-1969

West Sussex Record Office

  • Haywards Heath County Court: judges' notebooks 1939-77 (Acc 15440)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Ruth Hawley, Sheriff of Wiltshire: papers dealing with year in office and history of Little Cheverell by Sir Thomas Hawley 1996-2009 (3822)
  • Gough, solicitors, Calne: deeds, accounts and papers rel to Calne parochial charities 1800-2000 (3772)


Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Le Marchant family of Guernsey: letters sent to the Baliff and Jurats of Guernsey 1686-1689 (SG 40-03)

Jersey Archive

  • Ogier & Le Cornu, advocates, Jersey: client papers incl contracts rel to the property of William Charles Le Breton 1877-1944 (JA/1655)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • British South African Police: papers c1964-1980 (2009-09-15)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn MP: scrapbooks 1947-60 (Acc.13022)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Desmond Murphy, barrister: diaries and corresp relating to 'the troubles' 1965-2007 (D4469)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Christopher James Prout, Baron Kingsland, barrister and politician: personal, political and legal papers 1947-2009 (KGLD)
  • Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson, politician and barrister: personal, political and legal papers c1940-2000 (RWSN)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • Justice Africa: reports, corresp, articles, press cuttings, conference papers etc rel to human rights abuses in the Sudan and elsewhere c1986-2002 (SAD)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • Lilongwe District Magistrate, Nyasaland: record book of criminal proceedings 1916 (MSS. Afr. s. 2475)