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1616: Thomas Hobson provides a description of a customer wanted by the Vice-Chancellor's Court


Two days after the event, on 29 March 1616, Hobson described an unnamed man of average height, thin faced with a red-brown beard, respectably dressed in a black cloak and dark jerkin who had asked him to deliver a book and letter to the Proctors. 

Registrary Tabor, clerk of the court, has added a note at the bottom of the page about Hobson taking the opportunity to petition the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of his son, John. 

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