Short title: Docton v Docton.
Plaintiffs: Elizabeth Docton, John Cooke, John Baglehole, Francis Rowe and Thomas Hearde.
Defendants: Thomas Docton gent of Milford (Welsford?), Thomas Cholwell, Philippa Bishop wife of John Bishop, yeoman of Northam, Henry Keane of Hartland and Henry Brayly clerk of Thomas Docton, deceased.
Subject: Procuring demises of lands from the said deceased, Thomas Docton, being brother of the said Elizabeth Docton and of the other plaintiffs' mothers, on his death-bed, and forgery of a will disposing of the residue of his estate, he being possessed of the manor of Braynton and messuages, lands, rents and services in Hartland, Welcombe, Woolfardisworthy, Barkham, Abbotsham, Northam, Braunton, Marwood, Bideford, Inwardleigh, Ashwater and Halwill.
Barnes category: conspiracy; forgery.
Another action was also brought before the Court of Chancery