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A35614 The case of James Percy, claymant to the Earldom of Northumberland with an impartial account of the proceedings he hath made in the several courts of justice in order to the proving and obtaining his right and title to the said Earldom : humbly addressed to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, and the Right Honourable the Lords spiritual and temporal in Parliamnet [sic] assembled. Percy, James, 1619-1690?; Grey of Ruthin, Charles Longueville, Baron, 1618-1643. 1685 (1685) Wing C923; ESTC R219212 14,579 14

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