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Court of Common Pleas
Y.B.Trin. 32 & 33 Edw. (Rolls Series) 258-59 (1304)
R. (plaintiff) brought a writ of trespass against J. and others (defendants) for chopping down R.’s trees and stealing the wood “with force and arms.” The defendants denied guilt. The inquest revealed that the defendants did steal the wood, but did not use force or arms.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bereford, C.J.)
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