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Legal cases - Gregory family


Draft petition of John Downes, as the guardian of Loveisgod Gregory, that he had agreed to pay dower to the said Katherine Gregory if she would deliver up the deeds in question and vacate the manor house in her possession; that at an inquiry of 17 January last, the balance due as dower to the said Katherine Gregory was estimated at £158. 16s. 5d. with 5 pounds for damages and £2. 13s. 4d. costs; but that a mistake was made by the jury in adding the value and costs together before returning the inquisition to the court; which sum the court took to be damages only and added further sums for the value of the dower.