This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ... other counties; and there is no proof that the office then existed as a separate appointment. 1 Godwin de Frxsnl..506.; Chapter Bonks, Chichester. 2 Devon's Issue Roll, 102. Dugdale's Chron. Ser. In the second commission of justices of Trailbaston, issued on Feb. 18, 1307, 35 Edward I., Louther was named among five to act in Norfolk and Suffolk; and in the same year he was assigned with John de Insula to inquire into a case which was brought by petition before the parliament, according to the course then usually adopted, of referring these investigations to judges and learned men in the law. Some other instances occur in the second and eighth years of Edward II., in the latter of which he acted as a justice itinerant in Yorkshire.1 He was returned a knight for the county of Westmoreland in 33 Edward I., and was one of the supervisors of the array for that county in 4 Edward II.2 He died in the tenth year of the latter reign; and by his wife, who was a daughter of Sir Peter de Filiol, of Scaleby Castle in Cumberland, he left two sons, Hugh and Thomas. The latter will be mentioned as a judge of the King's Bench in the reign of Edward III. From the eldest son Hugh, the succession continued in lineal descent for more than three hundred years; when William III., in 1696, raised Sir John Lowther, the then representative of the family, to the peerage as Viscount Lonsdale and Baron Lowther; titles, however, which became extinct in 1750, after the death of his two sons, Richard and Henry, without issue. During the life of the latter, there were no less than four baronets of the family alive at the same time. In 1784, James, the grandson of the first lord's uncle, was ennobled by George III. with the titles of Baron Lowther, of Lowther, Kendal, and Burgh, Viscount o...
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