1 Allen v Axtell

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Edward Allen of Sarratt, co. Hertford, gent v Nathaniel Axtell of Christchurch, London

June 1636


Allen complained against Axtell for scandalous words, and there were proceedings in June 1636; but no indication of sentence survives.

Summary of proceedings

The cause was heard before Sir Henry Marten on 3 June 1636.


Neither Allen nor Axtell appear in the Visitations of Hertford nor London: W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 22, 1886); J. Jackson Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880); J. Jackson Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 17, 1883); J. B. Whitmore and A. W. Hughes Clarke (eds.), London Visitation Pedigrees, 1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 92, 1940).


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: College of Arms MS 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 122r-124v (3 Jun 1636)

People mentioned in the case

  • Allen, Edward, gent
  • Axtell, Nathaniel
  • Marten, Henry, knight

Places mentioned in the case

  • Hertfordshire
    • Sarratt
  • London
    • Christchurch