Of the public courts of common law and equity

  • Gareth Jones


We are next to consider the several species and distinctions of courts of justice, which are acknowledged and used in this kingdom. And these are either such as are of public and general jurisdiction throughout the whole realm; or such as are only of a private and special jurisdiction in some particular parts of it. Of the former there are four sorts; the universally established courts of common law and equity; the ecclesiastical courts; the courts military; and the courts maritime. And, first, of such public courts as are courts of common law and equity.


Supreme Court Civil Action Public Court Chief Justice Original Writ 
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    Daines Barrington, Observations upon the Statutes (London, 1766), p. 337.Google Scholar
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    Certaine Observations concerning the Office of Lord Chancellor (London, 1651). [It is doubtful whether Ellesmere is the author of this manuscript: see W. S. Holdsworth, A History of English Law, vol. V (London, 1923), p. 272.]Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gareth Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeCambridgeUK

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