Juror List from James Sherlock the High Sheriff of Boston
c. 1687 Early Colonial Era Boston, JAMES SHERLOCK, High Sheriff of Boston, Manuscript Listing naming 14 Jurors who were impaneled in Boston to hear the case of the “King vs. James Mathews,” Fine.
This original Manuscript Listing naming 14 Jurors who were impaneled in Boston to hear the case of the “King vs. James Mathews,” 1 page, measuring 10.5” x 6.5”, well penned on clean, period laid paper with some expected scattered tone, each of the 14 Jurors listed by name, and all noted as living in Boston. Boldly Signed, measuring a huge 3.5” long: “James Sherlock Sheriff” at bottom. Sherlock was appointed in 1684 by Sir Edmund Andros, the Royal Governor of New England as the Sheriff of Suffolk in 1687, and he was also temporarily imprisoned on the overthrow of Edmund Andros in 1689. After his imprisonment at Fort Mary, he was sent back to England along with Ex: Royal Governor Andros. An extremely rare, early Colonial Boston judicial document, Signed by Sheriff James Sherlock.