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Legal Commonplace and Reports of Cases

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5950

Scope and Contents

366 folios: (fos 1-150) commonplace under alphabetical titles from 'Baile' to 'Tythes', based on printed sources, c. 1720; (fos 153-189) reports of what appear to be cases at Westminster, though written in the manner of moots, c. 1720; (fos 203-360v) more commonplace, but in no particular order; (2 fos, loose) report of the attorney-general v. Ramsay and Crawford regarding customs duties; (2 fos, loose) 'Time and place necessary circumstances attending all human actions', a note in the same hand as the last item and possibly continued from it. Inside the front cover is a 19th century insertion, 'Loddington' (there is a similar inscription in MS.Add.5949).


  • Creation: 1720 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by E. Atkinson, 1915.


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