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Civil Court Records

Civil Courts

The principle civil courts of England and Wales are listed below but we are able to offer advice relating to the records held in all civil courts.

  • The Chancery Court
  • Court of Star Chamber
    (1485-1642)
  • Court of Exchequer
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • King’s Bench

Our knowledge of the civil court structure, proceedings and terminology and understanding of the complex record keeping systems allows us to investigate the process of a civil dispute through a range of courts and, often, over a long period of time.

Our knowledge of the civil court structure, proceedings and terminology and understanding of the complex record keeping systems allows us to investigate the process of a civil dispute through a range of courts and across long periods of time.

Legislation

In 2009 Rhiannon appeared on BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are with Davina McCall providing advice on nineteenth-century Chancery Court Records and has provided advice on legal documents, sources and palaeography for subsequent series.

Where civil disputes overlap with other records relating to wills, property, commercial transactions and the like, we are able to extend our area of research.

Research is not undertaken in any of the following areas:

  • Colonial and Foreign Office records