RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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DescriptionLambeth Palace rating: exemplification of the verdict in the case brought by Frederick Cornwallis (1713-1783), Archbishop of Canterbury, plaintiff, against John Suter, one of the overseers of the poor in the parish of St Mary, Lambeth, defendant. 12 February 1777.

The case was heard in the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster Hall by a special jury before Sir William de Grey, Lord Chief Justice, on 6 December 1776. The question at issue was whether Lambeth Palace was liable to pay rates for the poor of the parish of Lambeth. The verdict, in favour of the Archbishop, upheld the status of Lambeth Palace as extraparochial within the Diocese of Canterbury and not liable to pay rates to the parish of Lambeth.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2015
PhysicalDescriptionParchment. 600 x 870 mm. Printed border with portrait of George III and classical figures and motifs.
Seal of the Court of Common Pleas (seal damaged).
Preserved within a slip case bound in blue cloth.
RelatedMaterialMS 1161. Proceedings in the case.
MS 1162, ff. 98r-182v. Papers in the case.
MS 1361. Proceedings in the case. A transcript from shorthand taken by William Blanchard.
Cornwallis 1. Correspondence and papers in the case.
PublnNoteAn account of the case was published, probably from MS 1161, in Andrew Coltee Ducarel, 'The history and antiquities of the Archiepiscopal Palace of Lambeth...' (London, 1785), pp. 20, 89-132.

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24Cornwallis; Frederick (1713-1783); Archbishop of Canterbury1713-1783
NA1274Lambeth, Surrey; St Mary; -1951; ancient parish-1951
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