Vol. 08:  Guide to the West Riding Quarter Sessions

Vol. 08: Guide to the West Riding Quarter Sessions

The court of quarter sessions created the most important single archive in any county, and the massive quarter sessions records for the West Riding are probably the largest and best preserved of them all. 

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The massive quarter sessions records for the West Riding are probably the largest and best preserved of any county. For centuries, and up to as recently as forty years ago, quarter sessions was the major criminal court in the county. The court of quarter sessions was also the major local government authority up to 1889, and so many other aspects of life were affected by its activities. The records offer a remarkable variety of research materials and this guide to them will be invaluable for family and local history researchers.

  • Size 297 x 210mm
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 60
  • ISBN 9781903564516
  • Author Brian J. Barber
  • Illustrations mono
  • Year 2011