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A78226 The case of Sir Thomas Pilkington, Kt. (now Lord Mayor of London) Sir Thomas Player, Kt. deceased; Slingisby Bethell, Esq; Henry Cornish, Esq; deceas'd; Samuel Shute, Esq; deceas'd; Samuel Swynock, John Deagle, Francis Jenkes, deceas'd; Richard Freeman, John Jekyll, Robert Kaye and John Wickam, all now, or late citizens of London; as to the riot pretended to be committed by them in the election of sheriffs in the year 1682 Pilkington, Thomas, Sir, d. 1691.; England and Wales. Court of King's Bench. 1689 (1689) Wing C1001B; ESTC R222791 6,078 8

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