The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3Allen, Thomas
The Court of Admiralty.
This court was erected in the reign of Edward III. and, in former times, kept in . It belongs to the lord high admiral of England, and takes cognizance of all trespasses committed on the high seas, and all matters relating to seamen's wages, &c. The judge of this court must be a civilian, and is called Under the judge is a registrar and marshal, the latter of whom carries a silver oar before
|the judge, besides an advocate and proctor. This court is held in the hall of doctor's commons, where the other civil courts are kept, except in the trial of pirates, and crimes committed at sea, on which causes the admiralty court sits at the sessions-house in the .|