Some of the pleadings of the Chancery Courts in Dublin survived the destruction of the Public Records in 1922. They are In English, many if not all were abstracted by


Areas of Interest

  • Irish history, especially social, legal and institutional, – late medieval and Early Modern (including religious history).
  • Scottish History (pre-modern).
  • General European legal and institutional history.
  • Pre-modern Asian history.
  • Ecological history.
  • Cryptozoology

They are in the National Archives.

There are only a limited number relating to West Cork as the British King’s writ did not generally run until after the Plantation of Bandon in the 1590s.