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1625: Thomas Hobson takes responsibility for the court appearance of Robert Speed


Thomas Hobson stood surety for the appearance in the Vice-Chancellor's Court of one ‘Goodman Sped’ in 1625. Robert Speed was Hobson’s bailiff or steward. We know this from an earlier court case featuring Hobson where he is named as such in a deposition (or witness statement)1. However, no further information has been uncovered to explain his appearance in court on this occasion.

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1 See case of Thomas Oliver vs Thomas Hobson in 1622-3, John Thurrold’s deposition, classmark UA VCCt.II.33 ff.110-13.