The case of James Percy, claymant to the Earldom of Northumberland with an impartial account of the proceedings he hath made in the several courts of justice in order to the proving and obtaining his right and title to the said Earldom : humbly addressed to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, and the Right Honourable the Lords spiritual and temporal in Parliamnet [sic] assembled.
Percy, James, 1619-1690?, Grey of Ruthin, Charles Longueville, Baron, 1618-1643.
On the 9th. day of January last 1685. KING Charles the Second of Ever Blessed Memory, did then in Council direct, That the Petitioners Cause should be fully de∣termined in PARLIAMENT.
Therefore the Petitioner presented to His Most Excellent Majesty KING JAMES the Second, the Claymants Petition, with Precedents annexed; wherein the De∣scent, Property and Right, by the Assent of His now Majesty; He is become the next Heir-Male, and Earl of Northumberland: which Petition was presented into His Sa∣cred Majesties hands the 26th. of May, 1685.
By James Percy.
Who further Prayes, That Your Lordships will be pleased to Intercede with the KING, for a speedy Determination of this matter, which hath been in Contest about Fifteen Years.