On this day in 1705, Thomas Bowrey appeared at the Court of Exchequer in the Inner Temple. He had been summoned to appear before Mr Baron Lympson, Baron of the Court, to answer a writ from Samuel Rowley and Thomas Wybergh, The Court of Exchequer heard appeal cases referred from the Queen’s (or King’s) Bench until the 19th century.
Six days ago, Bowrey had written to Samuel Jones, arbiter in the case Bowrey had brought against Wybergh in the Court of the Queen’s Bench. Today’s appearance would seem to relate a counter claim by Wybergh and Rowley, first mate of the Rising Sun.
Three days later, Thomas Wybergh signed a release of all claims against Bowrey. The manuscript’s handwriting was the same as that for the summons. It would appear that the matter between Wybergh and Bowrey had been resolved. However, there was to be a further action taklen by Rowley against Wybergh in 1709/10. Litigious times are nothing new.