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Quarter Session includes civil and criminal proceedings covering a time frame from c.1350 to 1971 when the court system was reorganized. Information provided is diverse but generally gives names, dates, places, and sometimes relationships. Some of these records are available in print, some on microfilm, and at County Record Offices.
Quarter Sessions were held in each county with the exception of Middlesex. The court for Middlesex was jointly held with the City of Westminster. It must be kept in mind that certain towns and cities had the right to hold separate borough or city Sessions as well.
Because of the heavy work load for the regular Quarter Sessions to handle, in the 15th century, various statutes gave Justices authority to meet in divisions of each county, six weeks before the Quarter Sessions to deal with minor matters. These in between courts became known as Petty Sessions.
- The Assize Court Records of England (cumpstonresearch.wordpress.com)