210 Fitzjames v Mallet

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Thomas FitzJames of Gussage St Andrew, co. Dorset, esq v Alee Mallet of Preston Torrell, co. Somerset, gent

February 1637


Proceedings survive from February 1637, but they do not show either the cause or result of FitzJames's complaint against Mallet.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel. There were proceedings on 11 and 16 February 1637.


Thomas Fitz-James may have been a relative of Sir John Fitz-James of Leweston, co. Dorset, knt (d.1606).

G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Dorset, 1677 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 117, 1977), p. 22.

Alley Mallett, aged 20 in 1623 was the son of Gawen Mallett and the daughter of Henry Alley. He married the sister of John Blewet of Holcombe.

F. T. Colby (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the year 1623 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 11, 1876), p. 72.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings: College of Arms. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 23r-36v (11 Feb 1637)
    • Proceedings: College of Arms. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 14r-20v (16 Feb 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Alley, Henry
  • Blewet, John
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • FitzJames, Thomas, esq (also Fitz-James)
  • Fitz-James, Thomas, knight
  • Mallet, Alee (also Mallett)
  • Mallet, Gawen (also Mallett)

Places mentioned in the case

  • Dorset
    • Gussage St Andrew
    • Leweston
  • Somerset
    • Holcombe
    • Preston Torrell