Marshalsea Court

Also known as the Court of the Steward and Marshal and the Court of the Verge, the Marshalsea Court was a royal court that fell under the jurisdiction of the Knight Marshal and the Lord Steward of the Household (Jones 1). The Marshalsea Court held civil and criminal authority over actions involving a member from the royal household (Lord steward). Only cases that occurred within twelve miles of the royal residence could be tried in the Marshalsea Court (Lord steward). Established in the reign of Edward I, the Marshalsea Court operated as a highly specialized household court until it was abolished in the nineteenth century (Lord steward). For more information, see Encyclopaedia Britannica.