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The Civilian Courts and the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division 1

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the duties and procedures of various courts in the 19th century. These include ecclesiastical courts, the court of Admiralty, court of Probate, and Divorce court.


Handelskrieg gegen England: German Plans to Attack British Commerce in an Anglo-German War

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

It is generally assumed that, because Admiral Tirpitz oversaw the building of a fleet of battleships rather than cruisers, the German navy was so permeated by the dogma of decisive battle that, in ... More


The Case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin: Fashioning the National Myth of Liberty

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin. In June of 1738, the Paris Admiralty Court heard its first two petitions for freedom by slaves. It was through these that the 1716 edict's ... More


The Impact of the Declaration of 1738: Nantes, La Rochelle, and Paris

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The impact of the Declaration of December 15, 1738 is presented in this chapter. It was discussed that when masters neglected to complete the required formalities, such as registration of their ... More


Notions of Race in the Eighteenth Century

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1759, the Parlement of Paris made a decision that established the status of slaves who sued for their freedom within the jurisdiction of this court and, consequently, the Admiralty Courts within ... More


Crisis: Blacks in the Capital, 1762

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Declaration of 1738 stayed unregistered by the Parlement of Paris and the Admiralty Court of France. The Admiralty clerk duly recorded the declarations of slave owners who brought their slaves to ... More


Antislavery and Antidespotism: 1760–1771

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter contains the description of events that elapsed between the Admiralty's ordinance of 1762 and the 1777 Police des Noirs. This period is a crucial period for slavery in France. First, the ... More


Manning the Fleet

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Manning the fleet was one of the greatest problems the Admiralty faced throughout the interregnum. This chapter investigates the recruitment of seamen and how they were retained despite the state's ... More


Saints Afloat? Religion in the Fleet

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes religion in the navy, focusing on the growth of Puritans among the officer corps. Many of the leaders of the new officer corps created after 1649 were men of strong and radical ... More


Churchill and the Navy

Richard Ollard

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Both Winston Churchill and the British navy are historical phenomena that reach back beyond the hideosities of Adolf Hitler and, mercifully, have outlived him. Perhaps no institution in Britain, ... More


Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Faye Margaret Kert

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal examines privateering and naval prizes in Atlantic Canada in the maritime War of 1812 - considered the final major international manifestation of the practice. It seeks to contextualise ... More


Privateering in the American War

Peter Earle

in The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Most of the Earle family invested in privateers and “marks” (letter of marque ships) in wartime and never more so than in the American War of Independence. This chapter uses the prize records (kept ... More


“A Sort of Republic for the Management of Trade”: The Jurisdiction of a Company-State

Philip J. Stern

in The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of the East India Company’s claim to authority over English affairs in Asia. Though often regarded as possessing a monopoly over the English trade to and from Asia, ... More


Legislators of the Antilles: British Regulation of Trade with Haiti

Julia Gaffield

in Haitian Connections In the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625621
eISBN:
9781469625645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625621.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Following the failure of the negotiations between Haitian leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Jamaican governor George Nugent in 1804, the British government did not issue an official statement ... More


The Development of Combined Operations Headquarters and the Admiralty during the Second World War: Personalities and Administration

C. I. Hamilton

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The aim of this chapter, written by C.I. Hamilton, is to better understand the Second World War British Admiralty by looking at it via a small, connected organization, Combined Operations ... More


Sailortown

Andrew Pearson

in Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

It was through the agency of the Royal Navy in the Equatorial and South Atlantic that prizes, both laden with slaves and empty, were dispatched to the Vice-Admiralty court at St Helena; this in turn ... More


Good and Lawful Prize

Faye Margaret Kert

in Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the origins of maritime law, the development of the English High Court of Admiralty, and the administration of the international law of prize in North America. It examines the ... More


Legalities of the Sea in Gentili’s Hispanica Advocatio

Lauren Benton

in The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599875
eISBN:
9780191595813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599875.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the imperial and maritime contexts of the years when Gentili was engaged at the Court of Admiralty. It then considers Gentili's arguments about the ... More


“Such an Asylum of Wretchedness”: Anti–Slave Trade Reception Centers, Hospitals, and Cemeteries

Manuel Barcia

in The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Creating safe havens for the Africans seized on board slave ships was from early on a necessity for all those involved in putting into practice abolitionist policies throughout the Atlantic. This ... More


Transgressive Politics in Occupy Mongkok

Samson Yuen

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reveals the complexities of the Umbrella Movement by shifting the focus to the Mongkok protest camp, known as Occupy Mongkok. Occupy Mongkok was not just an extension of the Admiralty ... More


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