High Court of Delegates

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The High Court of Delegates was originally the Court of Appeal from the Prerogative Courts of Canterbury and York, and also from the Irish Probate Courts. 


  • The Genealogist magazine has compiled an index in vols. 11 (pages 165-171, 224-227) and 12 (pages 97-101) covering the years from 1651-1857.  See the reference above.


Records are available:


The Court of Delegates, or High Court of Delegates, was a court of appeals from the Court of Arches (Province of Canterbury) and the Court of Chancery (Province of York), including their peculiars, royal peculiars, and the Irish probate courts. Read more in The High Court of Delegates by G.I.O Duncan. Select pages from the book are on Google Books.