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Draft acta and loose papers, comprising exhibita, depositions, interrogatories etc., 1600-45

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCt.I 75

Scope and Contents

1. Cause [ ] Spicer versus Thomas Searle for injury (injurious words, ‘cuckold’): depositions, ca 1637;
1*. Francis Brakin’s legal opinion on the apprenticeship served by Margaret Hatzon with Robert Cole and Jane, his wife, bone-lace-maker, 1611;
2. Cause Thomas Haynes versus Elizabeth Levett for contumely (insolent abuse): summary of case, ?framed for adjudication, [1636];
3. Unidentified cause [ ] Ranew versus [ ] Atkin[son]: summary of case precedents, [1600x45, temp. Tabor];
4. Unidentified cause [ ] Gardiani versus [ ] Apethorpe: notes of records and other relevant information, [1600x1645, temp. Tabor];
5. Cause [ ] Block versus ? for debt: depositions, [1600x1645, temp. Tabor];
6. Notes on errors in court processes and records, [1600x1645, temp. Tabor];
7. Notes and precedents relating to probate and sundry other cases, including Thomas Heynes versus Elizabeth Levett, [1636];
8. Acta curiae for sundry cases, including that of Margaret Cotton versus Dorcas Swetson for injury (injurious words) and claims on the estate of Robert Cranford, 1601-7;
9-10. Numbers not used;
11. Cause Miles Sill BD (Catharine Hall) versus Richard Birdsall for injury (injurious words, ‘base knave’): interrogatories, allegations, depositions, exhibita, responsio personalis of RB, 1604-5;
12. Cause James Tabor MA, Registrary, versus John Penn MA (Corpus Christi College) and William Keble MA (Corpus Christi College) for retaining the apprenticeship indenture of Richard Keble, son of Giles Keble, apprentice to JT: allegations, 1606;
13. Cause John Paske, draper, versus Michael Watson, butcher, and Grace, his wife: depositions, bill of costs, arbitration, memorandum and other papers, 1606-8/9;
14. Item not found Feb. 2017;
15. Examination of Esdras Jenkinson relating to ‘plate, goods, household stuffe and apparel’ pawned by him to Susan Averill, 1614;
16. Examination of Benedicto, a suspected Jesuit, and Nicholas Hussey, fellow traveller, 1614;
17. Number not used;
18. Objections against John Smith, committed to the Tolbooth for cozenage (fraud), mentioning deception of Sir Oliver Cromwell [uncle of the Protector], 1619/20;
19. Appeal of Francis Ostler MA (Trinity College) against judgement made in cause John Richardson DD (Master of Trinity College) versus Francis Ostler for injury (injurious words spoken in the Rhetoric School): allegations, responsio personalis of JR, apology of FO, expenses, 1620;
20. Cause Thomas Eden LLD (Trinity Hall) versus [ ] Watts for debt on crops, livestock and fodder accrued by Watts’ father: letter from TE to Dr Richardson, Master of Trinity College, 1621;
21. Appeal of Nicholas Hollebrande against judgement made in cause Nicholas Hollebrande versus William Elsden and Mary, his wife, for debt on linen and pewter and unpaid wages of NH’s daughter, Elizabeth: allegations (including report of deathbed conversation between Mabel Hollebrand and ME, presented as dialogue), expenses, 1624-6;
22. Cause Anne Canham versus George Sherman LLB (Trinity Hall), administrator of the goods of John Sherman, deceased: allegations, power of attorney, assignment, 1629;
23. Cause Thomas Buckle, chandler, versus Nathaniel Sally, draper, for injury (words ‘greasy chandler’, ‘hippocrite’, and violence) at Sturbridge Fair: allegations, responsio personalis of NS in which in his defence he claims TB called him Mr Silly, depositions, 1631;
24. Cause John Dodd and Elizabeth, his wife, versus Edward Beeston ?for unlawful retention of rent on land at Over from Thomas Collett, JD’s tenent: acta curiae, entirely in English, 1631;
24*. Office cause versus Anne, wife of John Preist [or Priest], ‘woman of ill fame’: elaboration of case against her, 1633.


  • Creation: 1600-45


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope of papers, items for each cause repaired, guarded and sewn in booklets)

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Romilly 40.B.a

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1999-06-05 12:05:02+00:00

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