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===by Sir Thomas Hardres===
 
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<blockquote> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardres Hardres] was not an active MP, but his legal career continued to progress. In November 1669 he was made a serjeant-at-law, and in 1675 survived an attempt by his political enemies in Canterbury to have him removed from the recordership after the mayor of Canterbury and several aldermen had been taken into custody by the House of Commons. Possibly with a view to winning his support in parliament the king appointed him a king's serjeant on 11 May 1676 and knighted him six days later. By this date Hardres was a court supporter, hence his appointment about 1679 to the place of steward of the chancery court of the Cinque Ports. His support for the court may explain the loss of his parliamentary seat in the first election of 1679. He won it back at the election of October 1679. He chaired the Kentish quarter sessions in January 1680, refusing to countenance a petition calling for the meeting of parliament. Hardres died on 18 December 1681, aged seventy-one, his corpse being carried from Serjeants' Inn to Upper Hardres for burial. His widow was buried on 15 April 1690. Hardres's Reports of Cases in the Exchequer, 1655–1670 was published in 1693. <ref> Stuart Handley, ‘Hardres, Sir Thomas (1609/10–1681)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12275, accessed 30 May 2013] </ref> </blockquote>
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}}[[wikipedia:Thomas Hardres| Sir Thomas Hardres]] (1609/10)-1681 was an English lawyer and politician. <ref>Stuart Handley, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12275, Hardres, Sir Thomas (1609/10-1681)] ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'',accessed December 9, 2013. Subsequent biographical information derives from this sources unless otherwise noted.</ref> His French surname reveals the antiquity of his bloodline, with his ancestors possibly arriving in Kent around the time of the Norman invasion.<ref>John William Wallace, ''The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'' (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 291.</ref> In 1629, Hardres entered [[wikipedia:Gray's Inn|Gray's Inn]] and was called to bar in 1636. He married in 1639 and, following the death of his first wife, remarried in 1651. During the Civil War, Hardres remained pro-monarchy, a position that brought him under the suspicion of the protectorate government. Although he was already a public figure (he was made steward of Lambeth in 1649), it was after the restoration that his political career began to flourish. Hardres held numerous positions including serving as the freeman of Canterbury (1661), Common Councilman (1662), and [[wikipedia:Recorder (judge)|recorder]] (1664). He became MP for the Borough of Kent in 1664. In 1669 he became [[wikipedia:Serjeant-at-law|serjeant at law]] and in 1676 he was made King's serjeant. Hardres was Knighted in 1676.
  
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Some have argued that Hardres' ''Reports of Cases in the Exchequer'' (1655-1670) "contain some of the most learned arguments of the old reports."<ref>Ibid.</ref> The eight volumes, published in 1693 twelve years after his death, demonstrate his acquaintance with precedent and reveal his old-fashioned style of dissecting arguments.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
'''Author:''' Sir Thomas Hardres, (1609/10-1681)
 
  
'''Title:''' Reports of cases Adjudged in the Court of Exchequer, in the years 1655, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, and 1660, And from Thence Continued to the 21st year of the Reign of His Late Majesty King Charles II
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> suggests Wythe owned this title based on notes in [[John Marshall|John Marshall's]] commonplace book.<ref>Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris, eds., ''The Papers of John Marshall,'' (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:65.</ref> Brown bases the edition in part on the copy [[Thomas Jefferson]] sold to the Library of Congress in 1815.<ref>E. Millicent Sowerby, ''Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson'', (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 2:339 [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015033648109;view=1up;seq=357 [no.2058]].</ref> The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and moved a copy of the 1st edition (1693) from another rare book collection to the [[George Wythe Collection]].
  
'''Publication Info:''' London: Printed by the assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins for Christopher Wilkinson, Samuel Heyrick and Mary Tonson, 1693.  
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Bound in contemporary blind calf with gold tooling on edges. Later rebacked in brown calf with a red label. Purchased through the generosity of Daniel W. Baran and Lena Stratton Baran, Class of 1936.
  
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637633517113 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [http://wm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/01COWM_WM:EVERYTHING:01COWM_WM_ALMA21546650990003196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/HardresReportsOfSelecCasesAdjudgedInTheCourtOfExchequer1693.pdf ''Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Exchequer''] (30MB PDF)
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==See also==
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*[[George Wythe Room]]
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*[[Wythe's Library]]
  
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Revision as of 13:23, 31 July 2018

by Sir Thomas Hardres

Hardres' Reports
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Title page from Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Exchequer, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Sir Thomas Hardres
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Published London: Printed by the assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins for Christopher Wilkinson, Samuel Heyrick and Mary Tonson
Date 1693
Edition First
Language English
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Pages [12], 232, 301-512, [20]
Desc. Folio (32 cm.)
Location Shelf E-4
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Sir Thomas Hardres (1609/10)-1681 was an English lawyer and politician. [1] His French surname reveals the antiquity of his bloodline, with his ancestors possibly arriving in Kent around the time of the Norman invasion.[2] In 1629, Hardres entered Gray's Inn and was called to bar in 1636. He married in 1639 and, following the death of his first wife, remarried in 1651. During the Civil War, Hardres remained pro-monarchy, a position that brought him under the suspicion of the protectorate government. Although he was already a public figure (he was made steward of Lambeth in 1649), it was after the restoration that his political career began to flourish. Hardres held numerous positions including serving as the freeman of Canterbury (1661), Common Councilman (1662), and recorder (1664). He became MP for the Borough of Kent in 1664. In 1669 he became serjeant at law and in 1676 he was made King's serjeant. Hardres was Knighted in 1676.

Some have argued that Hardres' Reports of Cases in the Exchequer (1655-1670) "contain some of the most learned arguments of the old reports."[3] The eight volumes, published in 1693 twelve years after his death, demonstrate his acquaintance with precedent and reveal his old-fashioned style of dissecting arguments.[4]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

The Brown Bibliography[5] suggests Wythe owned this title based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.[6] Brown bases the edition in part on the copy Thomas Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress in 1815.[7] The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and moved a copy of the 1st edition (1693) from another rare book collection to the George Wythe Collection.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary blind calf with gold tooling on edges. Later rebacked in brown calf with a red label. Purchased through the generosity of Daniel W. Baran and Lena Stratton Baran, Class of 1936.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

Full text

See also

References

  1. Stuart Handley, "Hardres, Sir Thomas (1609/10-1681) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,accessed December 9, 2013. Subsequent biographical information derives from this sources unless otherwise noted.
  2. John William Wallace, The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 291.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.
  6. Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris, eds., The Papers of John Marshall, (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:65.
  7. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 2:339 [no.2058].