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QUARTER SESSIONS. A court bearing this name, mostly invested with the trial of criminals. It takes its name from sitting quarterly or once in three months.
     2. The English courts of quarter sessions were erected during the reign of Edward III. Vide Stat. 36 Edward III. Crabb's Eng. L. 278.

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That playing was more than a holiday activity, and perhaps more than a seasonal activity, is seemingly confirmed by Pant's complaint at the Topcliffe Quarter Sessions (1610) regarding his shoemaker's apprenticeship to Simpson.
District Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Jan.
20) But whereas in the first two examples the matter did not proceed to a formal jury trial before the quarter sessions, in King's case the record notes that he was committed to the House of Correction.
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The research base of the book comprises the records of the Middlesex and Westminster courts of quarter sessions which are virtually complete for the era.
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1970 A FORMER pupil of Newcastle Royal Grammar School today made legal history when the Quarter Sessions opened at the Moot Hall.