Philobiblon: A question for the early modernists ...

Monday, February 06, 2006

A question for the early modernists ...

Can anyone help me interpret the following entry from the Public Record Office catalogue?

Item details: C 1/1172/72
. of London, clothworker, v. the mayor, aldermen, and sheriffs of LONDON, and Roger and John MYNOURS.: Money promised to the said Roger to obtain a wife, whom complainant has obtained without his assistance. Certiorari and subpoena.: LONDON.

Who is the aggrieved and who the defendant? Are Roger and John Mynours in the suit together?



Blogger Alex said...

IANAL, but I reckon . is suing Roger Mynours, John Mynours, and for some reason the London city authorities because he (.) paid Mynours R to find him a wife.

(.) has since found a wife without Mynours' assistance. Presumably Mynours has stuck to the money, and (.) holds him to be in breach of contract on the grounds that the payment was conditional on satisfactory results.

An interesting case in contract law follows, I should think.

2/06/2006 01:18:00 pm  

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