Short title: Foster v Courteney.
Plaintiffs: Richard Foster of Ugborough, yeoman.
Defendants: Sir William Courteney kt, vice-warden of the Stannary, Nicholas Eveleigh esq, utter barrister, steward of the Stannary Court of Ashburton, George Crewes gent, attorney in the same court, Christopher Madge, Pascoe Harragrove, keeper of Lydford castle, Richard Trenicke, and others.
Subject: Imprisonment of Robert Foster, surety for plaintiff Richard Foster in an action in the said court, in Lydford castle, contempt of a writ of prohibition, arrest of said plaintiff at Ugborough and imprisonment in the same castle, etc.
Barnes category: officer's misfeasance; assault; unlawful assembly; contempt; vexatious litigation; lawyer's offence.
Another action was also brought before a local court