Decrees of the High Court of Chancery, London, 1748-1881 have been added to the FIBIS database website.
The listing is of decrees made by the High Court of Chancery in London as reported on the official â€œLondon Gazetteâ€, available online at http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/ .
They occur when in litigation it was necessary to, mainly, call for creditors or legatees to make claims. The Gazetteâ€™s wording is usually â€œpursuant to a decreeâ€, occasionally â€œwhereas by a decreeâ€, of the High Court of Chancery. The parties named in the â€œcauseâ€ or case are often given to help finding them in the National Archivesâ€™ â€œequity suitsâ€, as explained in their leaflet â€œChancery Equity suits after 1558â€ http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/chancery-equity-from-1558.htm , which is essential reading when researching such litigation.
When trying to find them in the National Archives catalogue http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp (which will not always be successful) limit the search to the C class.