List of Jurors in the Case of Thomas Whiston, Defendant, v. Thomas Smyth, Plaintiff, L.a.1067

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This article features a transcription of a Folger Shakespeare Library manuscript, List of Jurors in the Case of Thomas Whiston v. Thomas Smyth, L.a.1067, (ca.1610), featured in the Age of Lawyers Exhibition, September 13, 2015-January 3, 2016.

More manuscripts from this collection can be found in the Guide to the Bagot Family Papers.

This list of 24 potential jurors was reduced to 13—presumably 12 jurors and an alternate—with circles next to the eliminated names. As is the case today, each side could reject a number of jurors without cause. The defendant apparently requested a special jury of gentlemen to match his social rank.


Below is a semi-diplomatic transcription of folio 1r of Folger manuscript L.a.1067. The transcription below was created by the Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project. To access an image of the original leaf, click on each transcription's heading.

L.a.1067, folio 1 recto

Nomina Iuris inter Thomas Whiston querent et

Thomas Smyth Defendente[..]

Williamus Bradburie de Burton generis

Walterus Aston de Wollaston generis

Thomas Goughe de Moore hall generis

Edwardus Webb de Lynehall generis

oWilliamus Iobber de Acton Trussell generis

oThomas Hicken de Dunston generis

oIohannes Colecloughe de Brodefeilds generis

oRicardus Bowyer de Mylwich generis

Iohannes Widdowes de Madelie generis

Iohannes Baddelie de Holdych generis

oIohannes N Austen de Normicote generis

Rogerus ffowke de Aston generis

Thomas Walsteede de Delves generis

Mychaill Byddulphe de Elmehurst generis

oIohannes Garbett de Neachells generis

oThomas Ashlie de Tamworth generis

oThomas Beeche de vpper Teane generis

oWilliamus Harte de vttoxiter woll woodland generis

oThomas Smyth de Crakemarshe generis

oThomas Whitteringe de Overton generis

Rouseus Rickthorne de Bobington generis

Edwardus Wood de Codsall generis

Williamus Vnderhill de Calcott hill generis

Thomas Whitgreve de Moseleyie generis