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Littleton [Lyttleton], Sir Thomaslocked

(b. before 1417, d. 1481)
  • J. H. Baker

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Littleton [Lyttleton], Sir Thomas (d. 1481), justice and legal writer, was the eldest son of Thomas Westcote or Heuster, a lawyer who became chief prothonotary of the common pleas, and Elizabeth Littleton, daughter and heir of Thomas Littleton (d. 1422). It is supposed that he assumed his mother's surname and arms under the terms of her first marriage settlement, as heir to the ...

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