This case is a pleading initiated in the court
of Chancery, addressed to Edward, earl of Clarendon in his role
as the Lord Chancellor. The document is the bill of complaint
by the plaintiff, Richard Ducke, against Philip Ducke.
- The document is written in a mixed hand,
with both secretary and italic elements.
For example, the marginal word, 'Wilkinsons',
is in italic hand.
- An Orator, line 3, is a complainant