The Court of Common Pleas

The Court of Common Pleas (CoP) was established in the late 12th to early 13th century and was a common law court in the English judicial system. It covered common pleas actions, between subject and subject, which did not concern the king.

Documentary evidence from this period is rare and has proved most enlightening, as it actually pre- dates some Churchwarden's accounts. Unfortunately, no translations of the pages are available, but there is a lot of useful information that can be gleaned from the indexes.

The file can be downloaded by clicking here (last updated on 15th July 2024)