Common Pleas

Common Pleas is in Miscellaneous.

John Evelyn's Diary 25 June 1696. 25 Jun 1696. A trial in the Common Pleas between the Lady Purbeck Temple and Mr. Temple, a nephew of Sir Purbeck, concerning a deed set up to take place of several wills. This deed was proved to be forged. The cause went on my lady's side. This concerning my son-in-law, Draper, I stayed almost all day at Court. A great supper was given to the jury, being persons of the best condition in Buckinghamshire.

Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

Chief Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas

On 09 Oct 1591 Richard Brownlow 1553-1638 (38) was appointed Chief Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas which office he held until heis death which made him a very wealthy.

Clerk to the Recognizances

In Jun 1668 Hugh May Architect 1621-1684 (46) was appointed Comptroller of the King's Works and Clerk to the Recognizances.

Judge of the Common Pleas

In 1520 Richard Broke Chief Baron of the Exchequer -1529 was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas.

On 05 Nov 1545 Judge John Hynde 1480-1550 (65) was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas.

In 1686 John Powell Judge 1632-1696 (54) was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas.

Justice of the Common Pleas