A rare document, signed ("Geo: Jeffreys") across the lower right portion by 1st Baron Jeffreys (better known as "Hanging Judge Jeffreys" who became notorious during the reign of King James II, rising to the position of Lord Chancellor), adjudicating in favour of Thomas Cartwright regarding the inheritance of St Margaret's Hill (Southwark) and several houses from his uncle Samuel Cartwright, Citizen and Stationer of London. Jeffreys was knighted in 1677 and by 1680 had become chief justice of Chester. The document was issued when he was Common Sergeant of the City of London. The piece is also signed by Joseph Lane. With fold and light surface creases which affects the 'J' of 'Joseph', light edge toning, spotting and minor tears to the upper and lower right portion of the piece. Professionally mounted, framed and glazed.