Copy of Exchequer court proceedings relating to embezzlement by Thomas Fisher

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Date:27th of June 1595

Description:Letters Patent of Inspeximus of Exchequer court case involving the embezzlement of funds, for the total sum of £479, by Thomas Fisher late of the town of Warwick, esquire, deceased, lately a Receiver of Revenues of the Crown for Warwickshire and Leicestershire, who wrongly received, by deception and fraud, allowances over a period of 14 years up to 29 Sep 1572. The case was started by John Popham, Attorney General on 3 June 1583: Edward Fisher, son and heir of Thomas Fisher, then being held in the Fleet Prison, was brought into court on 3 Nov 1583, to hear the information gathered, which he denied to be the truth: a subsequent enquiry on 9 Feb 1584: after several adjournments, the court reconvened on 3 Jul 1584, with a proclamation that Edward Fisher accepted that his father had received the allowances by deception and fraud and that the £479 should be recovered from his father's lands and tenements through him.

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Source: Warwickshire County Record Office

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