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Elizabeth Justice

Death: March 15, 1752
Immediate Family:

Wife of Henry Justice, Esq.

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Elizabeth Justice

"Son of Richard Peckitt (born in 1667), and grandson of John Peckitt, sheriff in 1673—4,whose son,John Peckitt, lord mayor in 1702, left a widow, Alice (daughter of Mr. Henry Pawson), who survived him upwards of half a century. ‘ Lady Peckitt's Yard,’ in Pavement, takes its name from her. Margaret Peckitt, sister of the ‘Lord Mayor’s Porter,’ married, at the Minster, 22nd July, 1718, Edward, son of Edward Croft, by his first wife, Sarah, daughter of Richard Justice, innholder, and widow of Mr. Bogill. Her eldest brother, Wm. Justice, attorney, was father of Henry Justice, Esq., Barrister-at-law, lord of the manor of Rufforth, who was transported, for stealing books from the library of Lincoln’s Inn, in 1736. His wife, Elizabeth (who was living in 1752), was the authoress of ‘Amelia, or the Distressed Wife."

"Henry Justice (2nd S. ii. 413.) — From some notes which I have taken from deeds, &c, I have the pleasure to be able to inform Mr. Riley that Henry Justice, about whom lie inquires, was a son of William Justice, of York, gent, who was living in 1703. The wife of Henry was Elizabeth and she died March 15, 1752. She was the authoress of Amelia, or the Distressed Wife. His sister Anne was wife of Jonas Thompson, of York, who served the office of Lord Mayor of that city. The eldest son of Henry Justice was William Justice, of Wymondham, co. Norfolk, Esq.; and he dying unmarried, at Hingham, was there buried, Oct. 15, 1779. He left a sister, the wife of Dr. Hayes, of Ipswich, who died about 1799, and his widow then went to reside at Bath, where she died about 1815. I have no notice of the time and place of the death of Henry Justice. The books of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Middle Temple, where his admissions would be recorded, will probably, if necessary, confirm the above statement as to his paternity. The family at York furnished a Lord Mayor in the person of Emmanuel Justice, who was buried Feb. 6, 1716. The parish register at Doncaster contains numerous entries of that name. C. J.

The Cambridge Chronicle of Oct. 22,1763, contains the following paragraph:

"Lately died at the Hague, one Mr. Justice, who was some years ago transported for stealing of books belonging to the Public Library of this University."

My attention had not been directed to this paragraph when I published my account of Justice's case in Annals of Cambridge, iv. 223

C.H. Cooper."

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