4 Annotations

First Reading

vincent  •  Link

(where Dr. Walter Walker was an advocate) from
"...L&M note that Doctors’ Commons (near St. Paul’s) housed the society of lawyers practising civil (Roman) law in the court of Admiralty...... and in the ecclesiastical courts
this day [aug 23rd].."
"...[SP] to give him[Dr. W.W.] my Lord’s papers to view over concerning his being empowered to be Vice-Admiral under the Duke of York..."

vincent  •  Link

Walker and naval law:"....Dr. Walter Walker, the state's advocate at civil law, asserted the Admiral's droit of deodand against a Dutch ship in 1658. The St. Jacob, he alleged, had been found by a jury to have run over a small boat in the Thames, drowning one of its passengers, and the ship, said Walker, for having caused a death, was by right forfeit to the Admiral...".29
"...The Admiralty Court was responsible for enforcing rules designed to en-courage prudent navigation ..."
found under II.Rules, Pleas, and Ambiguity

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

One of the Judges of the Admiralty.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

L&M Companion: Walter Walker, Died 1674. Knighted 1661,
Civil Lawyer, LL.D. (Cantab.) 1640.
In the 1650's an advocate in Doctors' Commons and Judge of the Admiralty Court and Prerogative Court.
Appointed Advocate General to James, Duke of York, 1670.
Known for his "indecorous warmth of his language".

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