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Heather Falvey replied to the topic Where to find a Star Chamber decree issued in 1633 in the discussion Star Chamber on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks very much. I will search this.
Emily Kadens replied to the topic Where to find a Star Chamber decree issued in 1633 in the discussion Star Chamber on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I bet it is in this book: https://books.google.com/books?id=dLFNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=%22francis+newton%22+%22star+chamber%22&source=bl&ots=A6vqzNKxY2&sig=ACfU3U0CHVejnVDRIrpM9xyUXq_uXNAAFQ&hl=en&ppis=_e&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiLmPLW8Y7nAhWNVs0KHQS5BR8Q6AEwAnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=1633&f=false.
John Southerden Burn, The Star Chamber: Notices of the…[Read more]
I’m afraid I have nothing to add to Amanda and Ian’s suggestions, but just wanted to say ‘yes, please’ to digitizing the Hawarde MS. Barnes’s intro to his reissue of the Baildon edition praised the text’s accuracy but also suggested that it might occasionally be worth checking the original. It would be good to have photos available online.
Amanda’s suggestion seems sensible.
I would have thought a reason to note the length of depositions was if they broke any of the rules about the length of the papers in cases. Those rules were often broken, but a breach might be something a reporter would consider noteworthy. If that is correct, might the “K” be an erroneous character for a n…[Read more]
Ok, seriously you have unopened Chancery depositions? And they can’t be opened because they are sealed, and there’s no court approval? I love England. I take it no hidden STAC depositions lurking about?
All the depositions I have are from the Court examiner in the booklet form. The Process Book indicates that one set of depositions must have been…[Read more]
can you remember the format of the depositions? Might a-k have been used to record the separate packets as delivered into court? We have many unopened depositions in Chancery and Court of Wards which are still as tied up and sealed by the commissioners, and I can see that labelling them somehow on receipt would have been helpful.
Has anyone come across something that would explain this language from Hawarde’s report of Twyne’s Case (1602): “the depositions [liuers] in this Court [reach] to letter K”? I have the depositions, and I see nothing on them to suggest that they were catalogued. In fact, I’ve never noticed that on any depositions. And, there are many more…[Read more]
TNA’s Discovery Board has just agreed the establishment of the Star Chamber Project, in which Amanda Bevan and Dan Gosling will look again at the cataloguing of, and access to, Star Chamber litigation across the life of the court. We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in potential partnerships.
We are happy to announce that Dr Katie B…[Read more]
Heather Falvey started the topic Where to find a Star Chamber decree issued in 1633 in the discussion Star Chamber on Humanities Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
A brief question, to which I hope someone will have an answer.
I have come across a local article written in 1961 (no references) that mentions a Star Chamber decree of 1633. I cannot find it in Rushworth. Where else might the writer might have found details of something that occurred in the Star Chamber in the 163os? All he says is that…[Read more]
Yes, there it is – all searchable within STAC 8. Of course, you can search across this and across other courts as well. Worth restricting searches in Discovery by National Archives and by date, and then selecting the lettercodes you want in the filter bar. You can pick up a lot of related cases in Chancery (C2 for James I) which are only dated…[Read more]
New descriptions of STAC 8 for cases brought by plaintiffs I-Z will be going online later this week – at first without dates (my uploading error) but very soon all dated.
The new descriptions are an amalgamation (by some very hard-working students) of the typescript catalogues providing parties, places and subjects, with Tom Barnes’s printed c…[Read more]
Remember that conference attendees can get a discount on the two latest volumes from the List and Index Society: Krista’s volume on Star Chamber reports and Louis’s latest volume on Kent at Law in 1602, which covers Star Chamber.
I’m guessing that most people at the Durham conference have already found Helen’s project site, but here’s a link for anyone who might have missed it: http://www.uh.edu/waalt/index.php/Elizabethan_Star_Chamber_Project