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Court of Chancery

  "This Court, which was an independent tribunal, was anciently held in St James' Church in Dover.  It took cognizance of all civil causes arising within the liberty of the Ports, and sat every three weeks; being presided over either by the Lord Warden himself or his lieutenant, or a deputy nominated by him or his Seneschal.  The appeal from it lay to the Warden's Court of Shepway alone.  It fell into altogether disuse in the reign of George I."

Grand Court of Shepway, V. Knocker, quoted in "Records of Walmer", 1890