Ref NoD5836
TitleDerbyshire County Court
CreatorDerbyshire County Court, pre-1846
Organsation TypeOfficial Bodies - Justice, Law and Order
Organsation Sub-TypeCounty Court (pre-1846)
DescriptionBook of pleas
Extent1 volume
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Administrative HistoryThe original County Courts developed out of the shire courts of Anglo-Saxon England. After the Norman Conquest, the shire reeves (Sheriffs) became their presiding officers and remained so until the establishment of the modern County Courts under the Act of 1846. During the Middle Ages the County Courts lost their criminal jurisdiction and their judicial competence became restricted to pleas of certain trespasses and actions for less than 40 shillings.
Custodial HistoryThis item was transferred from Derby Library in October 2002 (formerly DL MS 9231). As with the court books held under D2, it may have been found in a borough/city council building that had originally been a county building and used for holding the County Court.
Related MaterialFor other records of Derbyshire County Court, see D2 for court books 1826-1844. For post-1846 County Court records see D7109.
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