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A Treatise of the Court of Star Chamber, and Justice Barkley's Argument in the case of ship-money, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ll.03.03

Scope and Contents

Originally two books. (1) 'A Treatise of the Court of Star Chamber,' in 3 principal divisions, by William Hudson, of Grays Inn, Esq. This Treatise is anonymous, but in a copy of it in the Harleian MSS. No. 1226 (British Library), is a note by Chief Justice Finch ascribing it to Hudson, and stating that that particular copy was in the handwriting of his son, Christopher Hudson, who presented it to him (Finch). (2) 'Justice Barkley's argument [in the case of ship-money] out of his owne coppy. 10 Feb., being Saturday, 13 Caroli Regis, A.D. 1637, in Leschequer Chamber.' Sir Robert Berkley was appointed a Justice of the King's Bench in 1632, and removed in 1640.


  • Creation: Seventeenth century


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1 volume(s) (276 leaves)

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Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

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