186 Edgar v Dix

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Myles Edgar, gent v John Dix

No date


The nature of Edgar's complaint against Dix remains unknown, but Dix lost the case and was imprisoned in the King's Bench, from where he petitioned the Earl Marshal that he would perform his submission, pleading that he needed to rejoin his wife and six children who were 'neglected and like to perish'.


EM287, Defendant's petition

'Sheweth that your petitioner doth most humbly acknowledge the just and honorable proceedings of your good lordship in the cause of Mr Myles Edgar against your poore petitioner, and is ready to performe your honour's order in making his submission to Mr Edgar as it please your lordship to appoint him.

May it therefore please your honorable good lordship to compassionate your petitioner who is farre from his countrey, where his occasions and family aswell as his wife and six children are neglected and like to perish. And to give order for your petitioners enlargement.

And as in duty bound your petitioner will dayly pray for your lordship.'

No date.

Signed by John Dyx.


  • Submission
    • Defendant's petition: EM287 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Dix, John (also Dyx)
  • Edgar, Myles, gent
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • London
    • King's Bench prison

Topics of the case

  • imprisonment