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From: Eliz Hanebury <>
Subject: Re: [POWYS] POWYS Digest, Vol 5, Issue 343
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 17:00:27 -0500
Courts were held every Quarter, thus Quarter sessions
The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were local courts
traditionally held at four set times each year in the United Kingdom
and other countries in the former British Empire. They generally sat
in the seat of each county and county borough.
Quarter Sessions were abolished in England and Wales in 1972, when the
Courts Act 1971 replaced them together with the Courts of Assize
(Assizes) with a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales.
They were abolished in Scotland in 1975 and replaced with District
Courts and subsequently Justice of the Peace Courts.
The Quarter Sessions were named for the four annual meetings they held
in England and Wales from 1388. These days were later settled as
Epiphany, Easter, Midsummer (The Translation of St. Thomas) and
On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Mary Harding <> wrote:
> Can anyone help a true neophyte understand what a Quarter Session is?
> Thanks! Mary
> On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 2:00 AM, <> wrote:
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>> 1. Re: Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions Order Book 1707-1737
>> (M/QS/SO/1) (Alison Bryan)
>> 2. Re: Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions Order Book 1707-1737
>> (M/QS/SO/1) (Eliz Hanebury)
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