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FORGED DOCUMENTS TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF PART OF WAPPING

The Famous Tryal in B.R. between Thomas Neale, Esq; and the Late Lady Theodosia Ivy, the 4th of June, 1684. Before the Right Honourable the Late Lord Jeffreys, Lord Chief Justice of England, for Part of Shadwell in the County of Middlesex. As also The Title of the Creditors of Sir Anthony Bateman, and the Heirs of Whichcott, compared with that of the Lady Ivy to certain Lands in Wapping. Together with a Pamphlet heretofore writ and set out by Sir Thomas Ivy (her Husband) Himself, and here now Reprinted again.

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(London) Printed in the Year

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First complete edition, folio, 3 parts, two folding partly hand coloured plans, damp stain to bottom right hand corner of first few leaves, few light damp spots, (4), 55, (3), 9, (1), 24pp., disbound.

£400.00

SKU: 13141

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Lady Theodosia Ivy tried her greatest legal coup by using forged documents to take ownership of a large part of built up Wapping. She claimed that the deeds by which she claimed ownership came into her possession when they were found in an old bag of writings. They had in fact been foged by one Duffett whilst Lady Ivy had painted the elaborate initial letters. A remarkable case. Wing F386