Subjects: Exchequer of Chester

It was not always clear-cut as to which court had jurisdiction, particularly where matters of real property were concerned. Sometimes litigants might bring an action both in the Consistory Court and the Exchequer.

EDC 5/1575/3 – John Vawdrey and Richard Vawdrey contra Ralph Calveley.
The defendant argued that he was not bound to pay tithes to the plaintiffs because they were not entitled to receive them. The alleged rightful owner, rather than the defendant in the Consistory Court, brought the Exchequer suit, however.