Authorized Form of NameClerke; Francis (fl. 1564-1594); civil lawyer and jurist
Datesfl. 1564-1594
Epithetcivil lawyer and jurist
ActivityServed as a proctor in the courts of the archbishop of Canterbury in London, and also in the admiralty courts; may have been admitted to Gray's Inn in 1583; received a BCL from Oxford in 1594; wrote two important works which were long used by practitioners in those courts: 'Praxis in curiis ecclesiasticis' and 'Praxis curie admiralitatis Angliae' (these circulated widely in manuscript form before being published in 1666 and 1667, respectively). The date of his death is unknown.
SourceOxford Dictionary of National Biography

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