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About document 23

This document is a bill of complaint Ducke vs Ducke, dated 28 November 1663.

(Catalogue reference: C 10/487/83)

This case is a pleading initiated in the court of Chancery, addressed to Edward, earl of Clarendon in his role as the Lord Chancellor. The document is the bill of complaint by the plaintiff, Richard Ducke, against Philip Ducke.

Please note:

  • The document is written in a mixed hand, with both secretary and italic elements. For example, the marginal word, 'Wilkinsons', is in italic hand.
  • An Orator, line 3, is a complainant

 

 
 
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