534 Porter v Warmington

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Richard Porter of Launcells, co. Cornwall, esq v Nicholas Warmington of Poughill, co Cornwall

January - February 1639


In what appears to have been a parallel case to cause 532, Porter, a trained band captain, complained of being insulted before his company. In February 1639 Dr Talbot responded to his libel on behalf of Warmington and commissioners were appointed to take his witnesses' statements; but the outcome remains unknown.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Martin acted as counsel for Porter and Dr Talbot for Warmington. On 28 January 1639, Warmington was required to appear on a summons and Dr Talbot appeared on his behalf. A bond of £100 was mentioned. On 21 February 1639 Dr Talbot denied the libel so a commission was appointed to examine witnesses to prove it.


Richard Porter of Lancells was aged 44 at the Visitation of 1620. He was the son of Walter Porter and Gertrude, daughter of Richard Chamond.

J. L. Vivian and H. H. Drake (eds.), The Visitation of the County of Cornwall in the Year 1620 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 9, 1874), p. 178.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 1/9 (28 Jan 1639)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/6, fos. 20-33 (21 Feb 1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Chamond, Gertrude
  • Chamond, Richard
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Martin, Joseph, lawyer (also Martyn)
  • Porter, Gertrude
  • Porter, Richard, esq
  • Porter, Walter
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer
  • Warmington, Nicholas

Places mentioned in the case

  • Cornwall
    • Launcells
    • Poughill

Topics of the case

  • military officer
  • trained band