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Official papers - Feodaryship of Warwickshire


Draft of a petition from the feodary of Warwickshire to the court of Wards, reciting that he had been ordered to enquire after the death of Thomas Duddeley, and that the jury, being of the Corporation, had returned a verdict against the Queen before the evidence on her behalf had been submitted; and that the feodary, knowing the verdict to be a wrong one, refused to accept it, whereupon the corporation proceeded against the feodary at common law. It is therefore prayed that the suit at common law be stayed until the matter in dispute be determined in the court of wards. Endorsed: a motion in the Court of Wardes