Source Information Lancashire, England, Quarter Session Records and Petitions, 1648-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Lancashire Quarter Sessions Records and Petitions, 17th–19th Century. Microfilm. Lancashire Record Office, Preston, England.

About Lancashire, England, Quarter Session Records and Petitions, 1648-1908

The Order books and Petitions form part of the series of Quarter Sessions' records held at Lancashire Archives. The Order books record the decisions made at the court and include records of costs of prosecution, filiation and maintenance orders, settlement orders, removal orders, transportation orders, sentences passed on criminals as well as a variety of county administration matters such as setting highway rates, appointing officials and presentments for repairs to roads and bridges. The Petitions were brought to court by those seeking poor relief, settlement, licences for various trades, filiation and maintenance orders, removal orders and payment of costs such as coroners' accounts, solicitors' prosecutions, carting baggage and conveying prisoners to the hulks.

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