Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of common orders (orders to which a party was entitled without having to show special cause) issued by the Chancellor. Court rules required that all orders issued by the Chancellor be entered by the Register in separate books.

Included in this series are orders to appear; for subpoena; to answer; to produce witnesses; for confirmation of report; for injunction; to amend bill; and other orders of a routine nature. The heading of each order in this series contains the names of the parties involved and the date the order was issued. The information contained in the main body of each order varies according to the type of order. Some give the reason for issuing the order or list court actions leading up to issuing the order and particulars of the case. Others are limited to the substance of the order. This series is continued by Register's Minutes of Common Orders, 1830-1847.