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Offline goldie61

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Confirmation of a word please 1696
« on: Monday 19 June 17 11:00 BST (UK) »
This is from a Court of Chancery document.
The plaintiff is trying to discredit poor old Thomas Slacke -
Just checking it does say 'Ideot'!

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Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Confirmation of a word please 1696
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 June 17 11:39 BST (UK) »
I'd agree with Ideot.

The terms 'idiot' and 'lunatic' have legal connotations in a Chancery context. See here ...
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/mental-health/#6-property-of-lunatics-and-idiots-the-role-of-chancery

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Re: Confirmation of a word please 1696
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 June 17 22:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bookbox.
Interesting distinction between 'idiot' and 'lunatic'.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs