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710 WILCOCKS V COWLAND
Thomas Wilcocks of Tottenham High Cross, co. Middlesex, esq v Francis Cowland of Brightlingsea, co. Essex
Cowland was attached to appear in June 1635 at the suit of Wilcocks for scandalous words likely to provoke a duel. A commission headed by John Eldred, gent, was appointed to meet to examine witnesses at the King's Head in Colchester, Essex, from 7 to 9 January (probably 1635/6). But no further proceedings survive.
7/65, Appointment of commissioners
John Eldred, gent, of Colchester
Stephen Nettles, clerk
Francis Wheeler of Brightlingsea, gent.
John Danett of Colchester gent.
To meet at the Kings Head at Colchester, on 7-9 January.
Summary of proceedings
On 9 June 1635 Francis Cowland was cited and attached to appear at the suit of Thomas Wilcocks to inquire into scandalous words provocative of a duel. The cause came before the Earl of Huntingdon, Lord Maltravers, Sir Henry Marten, Sir Francis Crane and Sir Henry Spelman on 20 June 1635.
Thomas Wilcocks of Brightlingsea, co. Essex was named in the 1634 Visitation of Essex as an esquire for the body of Charles I in 1634 was the eldest surviving son of Richard Wilcocks of London, gent (d.1624), and Alice, daughter of George Parkehurst of Ipswich, co. Suffolk. Thomas Wilcocks married Mary, the eldest daughter of John Wakering of Kelvedon, co. Essex, esq.
W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Essex (Publications of the Harleian Society, 13, 1878), vol. 1, p. 523.
- Initial proceedings
- Appointment of commissioners: 7/65 (no date)
- Proceedings before Arundel: 8/24 (9 Jun 1635)
- Proceedings before Huntingdon: 8/25 (20 Jun 1635)
- Undated proceedings: R.19, fos. 390-399 (c. Jun 1635?)
People mentioned in the case
- Cowland, Francis
- Crane, Francis, knight
- Danett, John, gent
- Eldred, John, gent
- Hastings, Henry, earl of Huntingdon
- Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
- Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
- Nettles, Stephen, clerk
- Parkehurst, Alice
- Parkehurst, George
- Spelman, Henry, knight
- Wakering, John, esq
- Wakering, Mary
- Wheeler, Francis, gent
- Wilcocks, Alice
- Wilcocks, Mary
- Wilcocks, Richard, gent
- Wilcocks, Thomas, esq
Places mentioned in the case
- Tottenham High Cross
Topics of the case
- provocative of a duel