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England and Wales. Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery (London and Middlesex)


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    • Old Bailey
    • Old-Baily
    • Old Bayly
    • London (England). Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery
    • Middlesex (England). Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery
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      • found: Parkyns, W. The arraignment, tryal, and condemnation of Sir William Parkins ... 1696:t.p. (Old-Baily)
      • found: InU/Wing STC files(variants: Old Bayly)
      • found: Cornish, H. The tryal of Henry Cornish ... 1707:t.p. (at the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily, London, on a commission of oyer and terminer held there for the City of London, and County of Middlesex, October 19, 1685)
      • found: Graham, R. The arraignment, trials, conviction and condemnation of Sir Rich. Grahme ... 1691:t.p. (for high-treason ... at the sessions of gaol-delivery of Newgate, holden for the county of Middlesex at Justice Hall in Old-Baily)
      • found: Harrison, H. The arraignment, tryal, conviction, and condemnation of Henry Harrison ... 1692:t.p. (at the sessions of goal [i.e. gaol]-delivery of Newgate, holden for the city of London, at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily)
      • found: Walker, D.M. The Oxford companion to law, 1980:p. 197 (Central Criminal Court was constituted in 1834, superseding the sessions long held at the Old Bailey under special commissions of gaol delivery for Newgate and of oyer and terminer for London and Middlesex; in practice it superseded quarter sessions for London and Southwark)
      • found: LC manual auth. cd.(hdg.: Great Britain. Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery. Commissions of oyer and terminer are issued by the sovereign to judges of assize, ordering them to inquire into treasons, felonies, and misdemeanors committed in the county specified in the commission, and to hear and determine ("oyer et terminer") the same according to law. Special commissions of oyer and terminer are issued in emergency cases. The commission of general gaol delivery empowers them to try and deliver every prisoner who shall be in the gaol when the judges arrive at the circuit town, whatever his or her crime may be. The words "oyer and terminer" are also used to denote the court which has jurisdiction to try offences within the limits to which the commission extends)
      • notfound: Wilkinson, G.T. An authentic history of the Cato-Street Conspiracy, 1972: p. 103 (trial held in Sessions House, Old Bailey, Apr. 15, 1820; defendants tried under the General Session of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, then holden in that Court)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [Heading valid in descriptive cataloging only for the period 1536-1707]
    • Change Notes

      • 1985-01-29: new
      • 1993-11-01: revised
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