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Papers of Sir Robert Heath consists of letters, documents, commonplace book, and a diary relating to London legal life, Parliament, the royal prerogative, prosecution of recusants, Star-Chamber prosecutions, Puritanism, English Civil War, personal and family matters and English agriculture. Correspondents include Arthur Parfey, Richard Lour, Mary Morley, Lucy Heath, John Heath, Edward Heath, James Harrington, Edward Harrington, William Ayshcombe, Ephraim Wright, Henry Croke, Richard Dawson, William Sharpe, Susanna Croke, Katherine Wirdnam, Thomas Allanson, John Dunkin, Colonel Thomas Waite and John Wood.
Born May 20, 1575. Died at Calais, Aug. 30, 1649. Sir Robert Heath was an English lawyer, Solicitor General (1620-1625), Attorney-General (1625-1631), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1631-1632), Chief Justice of King's Bench (1642-1645), member of Parliament, and author of <i>Maxims and Rules of Pleading</i>. Impeached by Parliament of high treason in 1644, fled to France in 1646. Father of Edward (1626), John (1626), George (1633) and Robert (1634).
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