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Table 3
Length of Time of Court Proceedings per Type of Claim at the Misericórdia’s Law Court (1700–1799) (Number of Cases)
  type of claim
loansguardianshipothersproperty rightsrent arrearsinternal issuesinheritances
Years 63 36 17 28 271 10 49 
1–2 18 75 
2–5 25 75 
6–10 16   28 
11–15       10 
16–20       
21–25         
26–30           
31–35     
36–40       
41–45           
46–50             
50         
  type of claim
loansguardianshipothersproperty rightsrent arrearsinternal issuesinheritances
Years 63 36 17 28 271 10 49 
1–2 18 75 
2–5 25 75 
6–10 16   28 
11–15       10 
16–20       
21–25         
26–30           
31–35     
36–40       
41–45           
46–50             
50         

sources Feitos Findos, Juízo Privativo das Causas da Misericórdia de Lisboa (1700–1799), Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo; Cartório, ahscmlsb.

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