Quarter Sessions

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Christopher Saxton, Waypoints of Justices' Circuits, 1579

Among the surviving Quarter Sessions records we expect to find many kinds of clues about economic development. For example, these courts would hear presentments concerning the state of highways and the navigability of rivers, and would record the grant of alehouse licences.

In his Atlas, published in 1579, Christopher Saxton included a list of places where itinerant justices would sit, how often, and for how long. Geotagging of this list can be seen here.