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Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:

(d. 1682). Of Greenwich; Registrar of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from at least 1665.

dinah keane  •  Link

mark cottle was a registrar in prerogative court. What did this mean

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"A prerogative court is a court through which the discretionary powers, privileges, and legal immunities reserved to the sovereign were exercised. In England in the 17th century a clash developed between these courts, representing the crown's authority, and common law courts. Prerogative courts included the Court of the Exchequer, the Court of Chancery, and the Court of the Star Chamber. Their procedures were flexible and not limited by common law procedures. The Star Chamber became a tool of Charles I employed against his enemies, and was abolished by parliament [in 1641]. A parallel system of common law courts was grounded in Magna Carta and property rights; the main common law courts were the Court of the King's Bench and the Court of Common Pleas ." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prerogative_court

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

The Cottles had a nice house in Greenwich:

"Thence with them to Mr. Cuttle’s, being invited, and dined nobly and neatly; with a very pretty house and a fine turret at top, with winding stairs and the finest prospect I know about all Greenwich, save the top of the hill, and yet in some respects better than that. Here I also saw some fine writing worke and flourishing of Mr. Hore, ... that is this man’s clerk. " -- Tuesday 26 December 1665

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