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A Collection of office copies of legal instruments, etc., Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Oo.06.93

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1. ff. 1-7. 'The case of Mr Nosworthy against Sir Edward Hungerford and John Hill, Esq., executors and devisees of Sir William Bassett; upon a Writt of Error brought by them to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of Kings Bench for Mr Nosworthy upon a Speciall Verdict in an Accion of Ejectione firmæ.' For the manor of Lanreith in Cornwall. A.D. 1685.
2. ff. 8, 9. Copy of the mandate of Edward III. (A.R. 18) to the Constable of the Tower for the liberation of John de Bildeston, reciting former mandates relating to the same person.
3. ff. 10-19. The proceedings in Chancery in the case of John Walker, Esq., and Joseph Radcliffe, executors of the will of Catherine Hurlstone, and others, plaintiffs, and John Sydenham and Jane his wife, Owen Feltham and Mary his wife, and others, defendants. A.D. 1665.
4. ff. 20-26. The Petition of Vere Butler, sole daughter and heir of Ambrose Butler, late of Barnwell in the Co. of Cambridge, Esq., deceased, to George, Lord Jeffreys, Lord High Chancellor of England, for the recovery of the estate of her father. Dec. 3, 1686.
5. ff. 27-38. Draught for 'An Act for regulateing Select Vestryes.' In the reign of Will. and Mary; but no such Act was passed.
6. ff. 39-47. Draught for an Act of Parliament for regulating printing and printing-presses. The blanks are left unfilled, and in the margin are remarks as if it had been submitted to the trade for their opinion. It differs from the Act 13 and 14 Charles II. c.33, but is probably an early draught of that Statute.
7. ff. 48-63. Copy of the grant by Edward VI. (for the consideration of £3200.7s.O 3/4d.) to Lady Joane Denny, Widow, of the lordships and manors of Waltham and Nazeing in Essex, late belonging to the Monastery of Waltham Holy Cross. (Latin with an interlinear translation.) Imperfect at the end. Joan was widow of Sir Anthony Denny of Cheshunt, one of the executors of the will of Hen. VIII.; see Morant's Essex, I. 43, and Clutterbuck's Herts, II. 106-108, where there is a pedigree of the family.
8. ff. 64-77. Part of a Law Common-Place book, containing the letter A only. (Law-French.)
9. ff. 79-116. Index to a Law Common-Place book.


  • Creation: Seventeenth century

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1 volume(s) (116 sheets)

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In the library by 1861.

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