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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Legal History


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Old Aberdeen House Branch

  • Grampian Police: records of predecessor forces 1795-1999 (Acc 2451)

Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Holyhead Magistrates Court: registers for licensing, criminal work, family proceedings and licensing records 1903-2007 (WY/25, WY/26)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Challenor & Sons, solicitors, Abingdon: records 17th-20th cent (D/EX2592)
  • Merriman, Porter & Long, solicitors, Marlborough: papers rel to Berkshire clients 18th-20th cent (D/EX2538)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Birmingham Magistrates Court: additional records 1968-1979 (PS B)

Bristol Archives

  • Patent detention forms rel to the Lunacy Act 1890 for an unidentified Gloucestershire magistrates court 1890-1894 (30105, 43127)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Warrington County Court: bankruptcy registers and case files, indices, compensation acts and registers 1884-2010 (NAW)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Llandudno Magistrates Court: court records with material rel to Abergele and Colwyn Bay Magistrates Courts 1986-1991 (CMC)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Berwyn Division Petty Sessions: additional adult court registers 1984-1995 (PSD/Q)
  • Denbigh and Ruthin County Court: additional registers 1847-1967 (CCD/C)
  • Wrexham Division Petty Sessions: additional registers of juvenile and adult court, domestic registers 1986-1996 (PSD/O)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Andrew Macbeth, solicitors, Wirksworth: title deeds relating to land in the Manor of Ireton Wood, work journal and account books 1823-1916 (D161)
  • North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court: court registers 1967-1991 (D7657)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • List of persons from five parishes in the Hundred of North Tawton qualified to serve on juries, with transcription 1738 (ZAJW)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Dudley Magistrates Court: registers c1890-1980 (1995-2008)

Durham County Record Office

  • Hodgson Tilly & Co, solicitors, Darlington: business papers 17th-20th cent (D/HT, D/DLI)
  • Bishop Auckland Magistrates Court: papers incl gambling and licensing registers 1962-1996 (PS/Ba)
  • Darlington Magistrates Court: court registers 1917-1993 (PS/Dar)
  • Easington Magistrates Court: registers incl licensing and gambling registers, youth court registers, domestic court registers 1961-2000 (PS/Ea)
  • Sedgefield Magistrates Court: court registers incl youth and domestic court registers 1986 (PS/Se)
  • Teeside and Wear Valley Magistrates Court: registers incl youth and domestic court registers 1986-1990 (PS/TWV)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Percy Walker, solicitors, Hastings: business and client papers incl of predecessor companies c1595-1915 (12574)
  • Brighton Borough Petty Sessions: magistrates minutes 1900-1988 (12715)
  • Brighton Borough Petty Sessions: affiliation orders c1930-1979 (12669)
  • Eastbourne Borough Petty Sessions: magistrates' minutes 1911-1992 (12536)
  • Hastings Borough, Battle, Battle and Rye, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Bexhill Petty Sessions: adoption registers 1927-2013 (12509)
  • Horsham Combined Courts and Hailsham Combined Courts: additional magistrates' court records 1955-2003 (12733)

Essex Record Office

  • Thurrock Magistrates Court: probation register 1942-1946 (A14522)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Mold Magistrates Court: licensing registers 1951-2004 (AN5051)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Cardiff Magistrates Court: records incl court registers, orders, examinations book 1834-1986 (PSCBO)
  • Miskin Lower Petty Sessions: court registers and papers, with photographs 20th cent (PSMLO)
  • Newcastle and Ogmore Petty Sessions: court registers c1985-1988 (PSNEW)
  • Vale of Glamorgan Magistrates Court: records incl registers for adult, fines and family courts 1981-1993 (PSVG)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • William Sheppard (d 1674), barrister: digital copy commonplace book 17th cent (D14283)
  • Sewell, Mullings & Logie, solicitors, Cirencester: additional office records of predecessor partnership (Sewell Rawlings & Logie) incl ledgers, with additional client papers incl surveys rel to manors, records of local interest incl school attendance committee minutes, Kemble Highways District, Royal Agricultural College cash book 1803-1928 (D181)
  • Sewell, Mullings & Logie, solicitors, Cirencester: additional office records of predecessor partnership (Mullings solicitors) incl ledgers, cash books, debtors, cash journals, day books, private ledger 1897-1957 (D1388)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Oldham Magistrates Court: adult court and juvenile court registers 1897-1995 (GB124.A.OLD)
  • Salford Magistrates Court: court registers, prisoner books and licensing registers 1875-2001 (GB124.A.SAL)

Gwent Archives

  • Gwent Coroner: inquest files and papers 2010-2013 (CCOR/2010, CCOR/2011, CCOR/2012, CCOR/2013)
  • HM Prison Usk: records incl nominal registers, property books 1915-1987 (Acc 6228)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Registers from courts in Caernarfonshire 20th cent (XLC)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Alfred Johnstone Bowker (1922-1993), colonial administrator: personal papers and corresp incl papers rel to his time as Resident Magistrate, Northern Rhodesia c1926-1993 (4M94)
  • Droxford Petty Sessions: registers incl of juvenile court 1979-1989 (6M73)
  • Eastleigh Petty Sessions: additional records incl of juvenile court 1969-1989 (101M86)
  • Fareham Petty Sessions: additional registers incl of juvenile court 1975-1988 (40M70)
  • Gosport Petty Sessions: additional registers incl of juvenile court and licensing 1951-1991 (48M72)
  • Havant Petty Sessions: additional registers incl licensing 1961-1988 (95M83)
  • Tichborne Claimant trial: corresp, papers and cuttings believed to be kept by Robert Vining of Liverpool, owner of the ship 'Bella' 1867-1872 (39A16)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Gwynne James & Eland, solicitors, Hereford: deeds rel to property in Clodock, Winforton manor, Royal Oak Inn, Bromyard, with Golden Valley Railway papers 1780-1968 (CY17)
  • Herefordshire Quarter Sessions: Window Tax assessment 1776 (CY72)
  • Leominster Magistrates Court: minutes 1921-1927 (CW37)

Highland Archives: Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

  • Inverness-shire Constabulary: additional records 1886-1957 (SL/R91)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Hull Magistrates Court: additional registers incl of domestic and juvenile court, with licensing committee minutes 1961-1995 (C DPM)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Huntingdonshire Quarter Sessions: minutes 1823-1827 (5854)
  • Norman Cross Division Petty Sessional Division: additional records, incl juvenile court registers 1934-1972 (5907)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Court of Common Law, Isle of Man: records 1600-1901 (A58)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Maidstone Gaol: records incl register of executions and plans of apparatus 1880-2000 (P-C)
  • Petty Sessions registers for divisions of Cranbrook, Dartford, Faversham, Maidstone, Maidstone, Tunbridge and Malling, Mid Kent, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne and Faversham, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook (55 linear metres) 1886-2005 (PS)

Knowsley Archives

  • Knowsley Magistrates Court: court registers 1903-2007 (KA54/U)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Alford Petty Sessions: minute books, register of licences 1806-1965 (PS)
  • Boston Magistrates Court: register of licences, register of gaming act licences, register of bookmakers' permits (PS)
  • Bourne Enforcement Court: records 1994-1995 (PS)
  • Elloe Petty Sessions: magistrates court registers, youth court registers, enforcement court registers, licensing session minute books, fines and fees cash book 1952-1995 (PS)
  • Elloes, Bourne and Stamford Family Court: registers 1993-1995 (PS)
  • Grantham and Sleaford Magistrates Court, Family Proceedings Court: records 1994-1995 (PS)
  • Grantham Magistrates Court: registers 1983-1995 (PS)
  • Horncastle Petty Sessions: registers of licences, register of clubs, register of gaming machine permits 1949-1995 (PS)
  • Lincoln Magistrates Court: Lincoln district bail forms (monthly bundles) 1995-1996 (PS)
  • Louth Magistrates Court: register of licences, register of clubs, register of gaming machine permits 1961-1995 (PS)
  • Sleaford Petty Sessions: Youth Court registers, Enforcement Court registers 1983-1995 (PS)
  • Spilsby Petty Sessions: registers 1882-1995 (PS)
  • Stamford and Bourne Petty Sessions: Youth Court registers 1993-1995 (PS)
  • Stamford Magistrates Court: Enforcement Court records 1993-1995 (PS)

Liverpool Record Office

  • George Williams (1765-1880), magistrate, politician and founder of the Liverpool Volunteers: personal papers and corresp 1796-1970 (Acc 6783)
  • Liverpool Incorporated Law Society: deeds, corresp, newspaper cuttings 1866-1989 (Acc 6926)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Greenwich Magistrates Court: records incl registers for Bexley and Woolwich courts 1970-1986 (B16/069)
  • HM Prison, Holloway: records incl journals, minutes, prisoners' corresp and files, original building plans with tenders and estimates, Board of Visitors' records, diaries and registers 1877-2015 (CLA/003, B16/129)
  • Staines Magistrates Court: registers of court and juvenile court 1982-1989 (B16/159)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester City Gaol: prison register 1856-1859 (GB127.M600)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Loddon and Clavering Petty Sessions: licensing registers 1903-1937 (MC 3212)

Northumberland Archives

  • Morpeth County Court: registers, ledgers, notebooks 1860-1969 (NRO 11153)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough Magistrates Court: registers incl council tax, licensing, family and matrimonial proceedings and registers for Juvenile and Youth Court 1923-2000 (2016/23)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • Rotherham Borough and West Riding magistrates' court: court registers 1995-1997 (287-K)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Sandwell Magistrates Court: court registers and youth registers incl some from Warley and West Bromwich, and some in digital format 1994-2008 (2016/31)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Sheffield Magistrates Court: additional court registers 1977-1985 (MC)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • South Somerset Magistrates Court: records incl court registers and registers of licensing and enforcements, incl for predecessor Petty Sesssions at Crewkerne, Frome, Ilminster, Mendip, Somerton, South Somerset, Wincanton and Yeovil 1915-2008 (D\PS)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • North West Suffolk Magistrates Court: court registers 1999-2008 (BB516)
  • Haverhill Magistrates Court: court registers 1986-1999 (BB507)
  • Mildenhall Magistrates Court: court registers 1986-1999 (BB515)
  • Newmarket Petty Sessions: additional court registers 1986-1999 (BB506)
  • St Edmondsbury Petty Sessions: court registers 1990-2008 (BB514)
  • Stowmarket Magistrates Court: court registers 1986-1998 (BB10)
  • Sudbury Petty Sessions: court registers 1986-1999 (BB508, BB517)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Lowestoft Magistrates Court: court registers (169 vols) 20th cent (2461)

Surrey History Centre

  • Dorking Petty Sessions: additional registers 1989-1996 (9701)
  • Esher and Walton Petty Sessions: registers 1982-1989 (8557)
  • Farnham and Camberley Magistrates Court: additional registers 1988-1996 (7633)
  • Guildford Magistrates Court: additional court registers 1987-1996 (7633)
  • Reigate Petty Sessions: additional registers 1989-1996 (9701)
  • Surrey magistrates courts: additional minutes, licensing and permit registers from Guildford, Farnham and Godalming Petty Sessional Divisions c1863-1999 (9616)

Teesside Archives

  • Hartlepool Magistrates Court: registers 1969-1988 (7498)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Wakefield Petty Sessions: additional juvenile court register 1943-1948 (P8)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Birkenhead Magistrates Court: minutes and newscuttings 1837-1958 (2252)


Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Victor Gosselin Carey (1871-1957), advocate and bailiff of Guernsey: legal papers and corresp c1800-1950 (AQ 1479; AQ 1489)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • McLibel Case: papers, transcripts and other material rel to the McLibel Case (McDonald's Corporation v Steel & Morris [1997] EWHC QB 366) c1990-2000 (MCLIBEL)


Glasgow University Archive Services

  • JA & JL Campbell & Lamond, solicitors, Edinburgh: additional letter books 1718-1800 (UGD037)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Edward Law (1750-1818), 1st Baron Ellenborough, Lord Chief Justice: autograph letters (27) to Edward Henry Lushington 1806-1813 (MS 1547)

St Andrews University Library

  • Robert Ewyn, scribe: The Marchmont Manuscript of Regiam Majestatem, Scottish law text 1548 (ms39000)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • PROS (Programme for Reform of the Law on Soliciting): records incl newsletters, corresp and legal and parliamentary material 1976-1982 (1100)