205 Faunt v Jeffery

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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William Faunt of Bidborough, co. Kent, esq v Edward Jeffery of Tonbridge, co. Kent

April - May 1636


The cause and result of Faunt's complaint against Jeffery remain unknown as the proceedings refer only to Jeffery's non-appearance in court in May 1636.

Summary of proceedings

No counsel was mentioned. In around April 1636 Jeffery had to appear when next stipulated by the court. This was reiterated on 7 May, and a penalty was reserved for Jeffery for his non-appearance. Further proceedings on 9 May are damaged.


Neither William Faunt nor Edward Jeffery appear among the Visitations of Kent: R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-21 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898); G. J. Armytage (ed.), A Visitation of the County of Kent, 1663-8 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 54, 1906).


  • Proceedings
    • Undated proceedings: R.19, fos. 64r-67r (c. Apr 1636)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 89r-100r (May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 68C, fos. 74r-83v (7 May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: 68C, fos. 84r-88v (9 May 1636)

People mentioned in the case

  • Faunt, William, esq
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Jeffery, Edward
  • Marten, Henry, knight

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Bidborough
    • Tonbridge