106 Clarke v Awborne

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Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper, '106 Clarke v Awborne', in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) pp. . British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/106-clarke-awborne [accessed 26 May 2024].

Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper. "106 Clarke v Awborne", in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) . British History Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/106-clarke-awborne.

Cust, Richard. Hopper, Andrew. "106 Clarke v Awborne", The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ). . British History Online. Web. 26 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/106-clarke-awborne.

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Arthur Clarke of King's Lynn, co. Norfolk, gent v Robert Awborne of West Lynn, co. Norfolk

January 1637


Clarke complained that Awborne had given him scandalous words provocative of a duel. Dr Talbot was due to present Clarke's petition in January 1637; but no further proceedings survive.

Summary of proceedings

On 28 January 1637 Dr Talbot was to give Clarke's petition concerning scandalous words provocative of a duel in court before the Earl of Arundel, Lord Maltravers and Sir Henry Marten.


Arthur Clarke was the son of Robert Clarke and Elizabeth Walshe, daughter of William Walshe and his second wife Olive, daughter of Mr Clere of Stokesby, co. Norfolk. Alice, daughter of William Taylour of co. Norfolk, married a Robert Auborne.

W. Rye (ed.), The Visitations of Norfolk, 1563, 1589, 1613 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 32, 1891), p. 303; A. W. Hughes Clarke and A. Campling (eds.), The Visitation of Norfolk, 1664, part II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 86, 1934), p. 216.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 51r-59r (28 Jan 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Auborne, Alice
  • Awborne, Robert (also Auborne)
  • Clarke, Arthur, gent
  • Clarke, Elizabeth
  • Clarke, Robert
  • Clere, Mr
  • Clere, Olive
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer
  • Taylour, Alice
  • Taylour, William
  • Walshe, Elizabeth
  • Walshe, Olive
  • Walshe, William

Places mentioned in the case

  • Norfolk
    • King's Lynn
    • Stokesby
    • West Lynn

Topics of the case

  • provocative of a duel