Tracing Your Ancestors through the Equity Courts

Equity Courts

Expert Guide to the Equity Courts for Family, Local and Social historians

A unique introduction to a neglected historical source


The records of the Courts of Equity, which deal with cases of fairness rather than law, are among the most detailed, extensive and revealing of all the legal documents historians can consult.


As she traces the purpose, history and organization of the Courts of Equity from around 1500 to 1876, she demonstrates how varied their role was and how valuable their archives are for us today.


Her work shows researchers why their records are worth searching, how to search them and how many jewels of information can be found in them.


Tracing your Ancestors through the Equity Courts, published by Pen & Sword 2017