217 Fortescue v Jewell

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Henry Fortescue, esq v William Jewell of London, gent

No date


Fortescue complained that Jewell had insulted him in 'most uncivil termes' and assaulted him in the street because Fortescue refused to lend him money. No further proceedings survive. [For another case with Jewell as plaintiff see 332].

Initial proceedings

EM293, Petition

'Humblie shewing that one William Jewell of London, gent., in regard that your petitioner did not upon his letter lend him such moneys as he desires, hath thereupon taken occasion not onelie to rayle at your petitioner in most uncivil termes, but hath sithence assaulted him in the open streetes; and what further he intendeth to doe is unknowne to your petitioner. In regard whereof, and for that his words and accons are against sundry of his Majestie's proclamations, and deserveth exemplary punishment, and to the end that your petitioner may be both freed from him and righted in his reputacon, humblie desireth your good lordship to take such course herein as to your lordship's wisdome shall seeme fitt. And your petitioner shalbe bound ever to pray.'

No date.

No signatures.


Neither party appeared in the 1633-5 nor 1664 Visitations of London: J. J. Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London in 1633, 1634, and 1635 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880); J. Jackson Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634, 1635 (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).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition: EM293 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Fortescue, Henry, esq
  • Jewell, John, gent
  • Stuart, Charles I, king

Places mentioned in the case

  • London

Topics of the case

  • assault