41 Benion v Higham

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Richard Benion of Coggeshall, co. Essex, gent v Thomas Higham of the same

November 1638 - February 1639


The cause of Benion's complaint against Higham remains unknown, but by 21 February 1639 a settlement had been agreed.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Talbot and Dr Exton acted as counsel. Higham was to appear upon warning on 20 November 1638 and on 28 November it was decreed that Higham was to be attached. On 21 February 1639 the parties were summoned to appear but Dr Exton declared that a settlement had been agreed whereupon proceedings were relaxed.


Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Benion of Coggeshall, co. Essex, married John Cudmore of Kelvedon and the Inner Temple, counsellor at law.

W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Essex, Part I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 13, 1878), p. 387.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: R.19, fos. 400v-412v (20 Nov 1638)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: R.19, fos. 422r-428r (28 Nov 1638)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/6, fos. 20-33 (21 Feb 1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Benion, Elizabeth
  • Benion, Richard, gent
  • Cudmore, Elizabeth
  • Cudmore, John
  • Exton, Thomas, lawyer
  • Higham, Thomas
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer

Places mentioned in the case

  • Essex
    • Coggeshall
    • Kelvedon
  • London
    • Inner Temple

Topics of the case

  • inns of court