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Reference to a lawsuit between the Carsington Parish Ch represented by the Rev Nathanael Boothouse and Mr Robert Heyward, a Farmer of Carsington.
At issue was the payment of Tythes by Mr Heyward.
Memorandum Dec 8 1696
After a long and costly suit at law begun in the year 1692 between N.Boothouse, Parson at Carsington and complainant viz Robert Heyward of Carsington,defendant. The said defendant filing a multitude of falsehoods and tricks and delays in the said suit and the complainant all the while from first to last refusing to accept a reference of this suit to the arbitration of an honest,indifferent person but was always denied and frustrated in that by the defendant.At last on the day aforesaid at a hearing before the Lord Chief Baron Ward and the rest of the honorable judges of the court of Exchequer then sitting in Searjeants Inn Fleet Street,London, a final decree was made for to compel the said Robert Heyward to pay 2shillings in the pound for Tythe = Herbage and to find for Nath Boothouse for all lands pastured with ............unprofitable cattle.
See the original document on record in the Court of Exchequer..............Tourmino Michâ€¦8...Maria Regisand Regina Anno Dom 1696.
See this copy at the beginning of this register.