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The Country Justice and the Case of the Blackamoor's Head 1787-1838

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This attractively produced book and jacket are in fine nearly-new condition. Includes a section of 12 b/w illustration plates. Legal documents from 18th and 19th century Lincolnshire provide insights into life at the time and offer a more nuanced picture of a legal system that has generally been viewed as an instrument of class justice, imposed by magistrates drawn from the gentry and aristocracy, and weighing harshly on the labouring and servant classes. Part 1 of the book contains the justice books of Thomas Dixon of Riby, Lincolnshire, 1787 - 1798. They provide an illuminating glimpse of the justice system in operation at its lowest level, where stealers of ducks and absconding servants were brought before a country justice. Part 2 presents papers from an arbitration of 1838 between the licensee of a remote beer house ("The Blackamoor's Head") and the son of the local squire, with the former pressing the latter for repayment of a debt. There are descriptions of navvies engaged in deepening the adjoining river, and drovers who stopped overnight with their beasts en route from Scotland.

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Author(s):
B. J. Davey and R. C. Wheeler, Editors
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16.3 cm x 24 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0901503940
ISBN-13:
9780901503947
Number of pages:
187
Publisher:
Boydell Press for Lincoln Record Society
Title:
The Country Justice and the Case of the Blackamoor's Head 1787-1838

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This attractively produced book and jacket are in fine nearly-new condition. Includes a section of 12 b/w illustration plates. Legal documents from 18th and 19th century Lincolnshire provide insights into life at the time and offer a more nuanced picture of a legal system that has generally been viewed as an instrument of class justice, imposed by magistrates drawn from the gentry and aristocracy, and weighing harshly on the labouring and servant classes. Part 1 of the book contains the justice books of Thomas Dixon of Riby, Lincolnshire, 1787 - 1798. They provide an illuminating glimpse of the justice system in operation at its lowest level, where stealers of ducks and absconding servants were brought before a country justice. Part 2 presents papers from an arbitration of 1838 between the licensee of a remote beer house ("The Blackamoor's Head") and the son of the local squire, with the former pressing the latter for repayment of a debt. There are descriptions of navvies engaged in deepening the adjoining river, and drovers who stopped overnight with their beasts en route from Scotland.

Author(s):
B. J. Davey and R. C. Wheeler, Editors
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16.3 cm x 24 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0901503940
ISBN-13:
9780901503947
Number of pages:
187
Publisher:
Boydell Press for Lincoln Record Society
Title:
The Country Justice and the Case of the Blackamoor's Head 1787-1838

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