Sri John Watts Case

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date01 January 1675
Date01 January 1675
CourtCourt of Common Pleas

English Reports Citation: 123 E.R. 797

IN THE COMMON PLEAS.

Sri John Watts Case

sir john watts. Admiralty. Certain goods of a subjects of the King of Spaina were forfeited upon the high sea, and after were brought here into England, and there sold to Sir John Watts : and the goods were attached in the hands of Sir John Watts by process out of the Admiralty, and there a libel was exhibited against the goods remaining in the hands of Sir John Watts, and Sir John Watts was not made party to the suit. And Sir John Watta prayed a prohibition, in so much that he bought them in open market: and by this suit in the Admiral Court, the property will be drawn into question there, where the suit was prosecuted in the name of Awlenso de Valasco the Spanish Ambassador, legier here; and prohibition was granted.

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