Short title: Attorney General v Rodman.
Plaintiffs: Sir Henry Yelverton, Attorney General, at the relation of Joyce Codrington.
Defendants: John Rodman, son of Hugh Rodman of Alston, blacksmith, Richard Hayes, a 'reputed minister', William Bruton, Thomas Bushopp, William Cary and Thomas Gilman husbandman.
Subject: Kidnapping Elizabeth Codrington, daughter of Richard Codrington esq deceased, the said John Rodman's master and attempt to marry her at Malmesbury church.
Note: defendants were acquitted under the statute of 3 Henry VII [c. 2, Abduction of women]; see STAC 8/88/13.
Barnes category: abduction; conspiracy; officer's misfeasance.
Another action was also brought before the Assizes