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Collection of precedents for justices of the peace

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9434

Scope and Contents

A collection of precedents for use by justices. Volume, paper, c.415pp., unbound, front pages torn, a collection of justices' precedents, under various heads. Many Pembrokeshire precedents. At the end, copies of early 17C legal and administrative letters, and orders, mostly to the Justices of Surrey. [Including: The Commission of the Peace. The oath of such as are made Justices of Peace. A table by the alphabet of matters conteyned in this booke. Of suertie of the Peace. … A copy of the Lords of the Councells letter to the Earle of Nottingham for musters etc opon the rumor of the Spanish fleet. … Proceedings for the taxinge of the 8 parishes within the hundred of Embling Bridge towardes the satisfaction of the partyes robbed. … An order made at Cobham the xth day of August 1619 for and towardes the repair of … Bridge. … A letter from the Lordes of the Councell for disarming recusants 10 JAN 1612 … A Certificat of the forces as well horse as ffoote within the countye of Surrye… 9o Aprilis 1619. … [Regulations for keeping 'tippling houses']. … A letter … to the Justices of Peace in Surrye and to the High Sheriff against plantinge of tobaco. … Proceedinges in the levye of 200 men out of this countye by press to be sent under the conduct of Count Mansfeelde for the recovery of the Palatinate anno 1624. … An abstract of the instructions sent by the Lord Cheefe Justice and Lord Cheefe Baron to the Justices of Middlesex].


  • 1625 (Circa)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 23 APR 1997, lot 172 (part).

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