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Legal precedents, in Latin, compiled for Thomas Girdler

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9430

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Joseph Girdler the elder, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, was a bencher of Lincoln's Inn and sergeant-at-law (1692). Two volumes bear his name and dates in 1663. His son, Joseph Girdler (d.1724), was a barrister-at-law (Inner Temple, 1699) sergeant-at-law (1723), and MP for Tamworth (1702-15). A loose paper in [2], addressed to him in Inner Temple Lane, suggests that he used and may have continued to compile the volumes. 4 volumes,uniform calf binding: [1] Book 2, 'Joseph Girdler 21 Martii 1663'; [2] Book 3, '18 Martii 1663'; [3] Book 7; [4] unnumbered volume. [2] has many loose papers, including (p. 51) a letter from R. PYOTT (1711); (p. 155) bookplate of CORBET D'AVENANT (called to the Bar, 1777); (p. 171) note of case 'In ejectment', 11 FEB 1651, John Dover plaintiff, Onesephorus Lucas defendant; (p. 473) Address, Chambers, Inner Temple Lane, signed overleaf 'Ed: Repington'.


  • Creation: 1675 (Circa)

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4 volume(s) (4 volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Sotheby's sale, 10 APR 1997, lot 916 (part

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