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us: England and Wales. Marshalsea Court



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    • us: Marshalsea Court (England and Wales)
    • us: England and Wales. Court of the Kings House
    • us: England and Wales. Court of the Marshalsea
    • us: England and Wales. Marshalsea of the Kings House
    • us: England and Wales. Court of Marshalsea
    • us: England and Wales. Court of the Marshalsea of the Kings House
    • us: England and Wales. Marshalsea
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    • found: A reply to the Case of the Court of the Kings Palace at Westminster stated [MI] 1700: t.p. (Court called the Marshalsea, or the Court of the Kings House; Marshalsea Courts; Court of the Marshalsea)
    • found: BLC (hdg.: England. Court of the Palace of the King at Westminster; usage: Marshalsea of the Kings House; ref. from Marshalsea Court in index)
    • found: Enc. brit., 11th: v. 17, p. 6, under Lord Steward (Marshalsea court, a court of record having jurisd. both civil and crim. within the verge; had jurisd. over domestic servants of the sov., and differed from the Palace Court in this respect; superseded (1541) the Lord Steward's court [no publs. in LC data base]; abolished in 1849)
    • found: An essay towards an hist. of the ancient jurisd. of the Marshalsea of the King's house, to which is subjoined an account of the Court of the Palace of the King at Westminster, 1812: p. 5 (Court of Marshalsea) p. 10, etc. (Court of the Marshalsea of the King's House)
    • found: Kenyon, J.P. A dict. of Brit. hist., 1981: p. 234 (Marshalsea. A court, originally held before the steward and marshal of the royal household, that heard cases concerning disputes betw. members of the household. It was renamed the Court of the Verge [no publs. in LC data base] in 1612, and Palace Court (referring to Whitehall Palace) in 1630; it was abolished in 1849)
    • found: CSt/G-K files (hdg.: Great Britain. Court of Marshalsea; usage: Marshalsea and Palace Courts; Marshalsea)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Contemporary writers as well as modern scholars disagree on the exact relationship between the Marshalsea Court and the Palace Court. While some scholars (eg. Kenyon) state that the Palace Court replaced the Marshalsea Court, in fact it appears that the two courts co-existed from 1612 until both were abolished in 1849.]
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    • 1988-11-23: new
    • 1989-03-07: revised
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