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===by Thomas Carthew===
 
===by Thomas Carthew===
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<blockquote> Thomas Carthew (1657–1704), lawyer, was born in Cannaliggy, St Issey, Cornwall, on 4 April 1657, and baptized on 4 June 1657 at St Issey, the eldest son of Thomas Carthew (1636–1708) of Cannaliggy and Mary Baker (b. 1634) of Bodmin. If the authority of William Hals, the Cornish historian, can be trusted, he was for some time ‘in the inferior practice of the law under Mr. Trevenna, without being a perfect Latin grammarian, always using the English words for matters and things in his declarations where he understood not the Latin’ (DNB). Carthew became a student at the Middle Temple on 21 May 1683, and on 14 June 1686 was called to the bar. According to Hals he gained this early advancement ‘by a mandamus from the lord keeper North’, a relative of his wife. In April 1685 Carthew married Mary (d. 1726), daughter of John Colby of Banham, Norfolk, whose widow married Edward North of Benacre, Suffolk, who died in 1701. Mary Colby's sister married Edward North's son Edward (d. 1708), and Carthew's son eventually inherited Benacre. On 23 November 1698 Carthew was called to the bar of the Inner Temple and on 7 November 1700 became a serjeant-at-law, his sponsors being Bishop Trelawny of Exeter and the Cornish MP John Speccot.
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}}Thomas Carthew (1657 &ndash; 1704) entered the [[wikipedia:Middle Temple|Middle Temple]] in 1683 and was called to the bar in 1686.<ref>Stuart Handley, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4810 Carthew, Thomas (1657–1704)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed May 30, 2013.</ref> Carthew was called to the bar of the [[wikipedia:Inner Temple|Inner Temple]] in 1698 and became [[wikipedia:Serjeant-at-law|serjeant-at-law]] in 1700.<ref>Ibid.</ref> In 1728, Carthew's son, Thomas, posthumously published Carthew's compilation ''Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench from 3 Jac. II to 12 Will. III''. The volume received mixed reviews. One author noted that Carthew had "a tolerable reputation for accuracy,"<ref>J. G. Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books'' (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 176.</ref> but admitted that Lord Thurlow considered the reports to be "bad authority."<ref>Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography'', 177.</ref> Another writer relates that Woodeson labeled Carthew "a reporter of no great merit."<ref>John William Wallace, ''The Reporters, Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'', 4th ed. (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 397.</ref> Nevertheless, the reports were popular enough to reach a second edition in 1741/1743.<ref>Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography'', 177.</ref>
  
Hals prophesied Carthew's growth ‘into such great fame and reputation, that he is likely to make a considerable addition to his paternal estate’ (DNB), but on 4 July 1704 Narcissus Luttrell recorded that he was dead. He had made his will on 28 June, appointing Edward North his executor until his sons reached their majority, and leaving Anne North (née Colby) his chariot. He was buried in the Temple Church on 12 July, predeceasing his father by four years. His widow died on 15 June 1726. His son Thomas published his father's Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench from 3 Jac. II to 12 Will. III in 1728, with a second corrected edition appearing in 1741.<ref> Stuart Handley, ‘Carthew, Thomas (1657–1704)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4810, accessed 30 May 2013] </ref> </blockquote>
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Both [[Dean Bibliography|Dean's Memo]]<ref>[[Dean Bibliography|Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean]], Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 10 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).</ref> and 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> suggest 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), 1:41.</ref> Dean prefers the second edition listed by the Marshall editors, while Brown lists the first edition based in part on the copy sold by [[Thomas Jefferson]] 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), 2:344-345 [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015033648109;view=1up;seq=363 [no.2071]].</ref> The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased a copy of the first (1728) edition.
  
==Bibliographic Information==
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
'''Author:''' Thomas Carthew, (1657-1704)
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Bound in contemporary calf and spines with six raised bands with red morocco label with gilt lettering. Signed by previous owner, "W Harbin" on front pastedown. Purchased from Bow Windows Bookshop.
  
'''Title:''' Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, from the Third Year of King James the Second, to the Twelfth Year of King William the Third
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637634344624/with/10056218314/ available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [http://wm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/01COWM_WM:EVERYTHING:01COWM_WM_ALMA21585476900003196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
'''Publication Info:''' London, In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt for R. Gosling, 1728.
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===Full text===
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/CarthewReportsOfCasesAdjudgedInTheCourtOfKingsBench1728.pdf ''Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench''] (33MB PDF)
  
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*[[George Wythe Room]]
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*[[Wythe's Library]]
  
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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==References==
 
 
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
 
Bound in contemporary calf and spines with raised bands with red morocco label to volume II. Purchased from Bow Windows Bookshop.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:46, 27 October 2020

by Thomas Carthew

Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench
CarthewReportsKingsBench1728.jpg

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

Author Thomas Carthew
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Published London, In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt for R. Gosling
Date 1728
Edition First
Language English
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Pages 7 p. ℓ., 520, [29]
Desc. Folio (31 cm.)
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Thomas Carthew (1657 – 1704) entered the Middle Temple in 1683 and was called to the bar in 1686.[1] Carthew was called to the bar of the Inner Temple in 1698 and became serjeant-at-law in 1700.[2] In 1728, Carthew's son, Thomas, posthumously published Carthew's compilation Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench from 3 Jac. II to 12 Will. III. The volume received mixed reviews. One author noted that Carthew had "a tolerable reputation for accuracy,"[3] but admitted that Lord Thurlow considered the reports to be "bad authority."[4] Another writer relates that Woodeson labeled Carthew "a reporter of no great merit."[5] Nevertheless, the reports were popular enough to reach a second edition in 1741/1743.[6]

Inscription, front pastedown.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Both Dean's Memo[7] and the Brown Bibliography[8] suggest Wythe owned this title based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.[9] Dean prefers the second edition listed by the Marshall editors, while Brown lists the first edition based in part on the copy sold by Thomas Jefferson to the Library of Congress in 1815.[10] The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased a copy of the first (1728) edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary calf and spines with six raised bands with red morocco label with gilt lettering. Signed by previous owner, "W Harbin" on front pastedown. Purchased from Bow Windows Bookshop.

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, "Carthew, Thomas (1657–1704)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed May 30, 2013.
  2. Ibid.
  3. J. G. Marvin, Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 176.
  4. Marvin, Legal Bibliography, 177.
  5. John William Wallace, The Reporters, Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks, 4th ed. (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 397.
  6. Marvin, Legal Bibliography, 177.
  7. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 10 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
  8. 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.
  9. 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), 1:41.
  10. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 2:344-345 [no.2071].