229 Fullsis v Burras

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Edward Fullsis, gent v Richard Burras of Earlscott, co. Warwick, yeoman

No date


Fullsis complained that Burras had given him ill language, which Burras admitted that he had done under provocation. Burras petitioned the Earl Marshal to spare him the expense of attendance by either assigning a day for the hearing or appointing arbiters, suggesting Sir Edward Raleigh, Mr Edward Bentley and Mr John Davers. No further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

EM275, Defendant's petition

'Your petitioner, being provoked by one Mr Edward Fullsis, by telling your petitioner of divers things which were not true, did give him some ill language for which he is verie sorrie. And beinge summoned by a pursevant to answer the business before your lordship hath here attended ever since Satturday last was seavenight, being att continuall charges and having allreadie coste him xli.

It may therefore please your lordship either to appoint a day for the hearing of both parties before your lordship, or else to referr it to some indifferent men in the country which shall seeme best to your lordship. And he as in all duty bound shall ever pray andc.

Sir Edward Raleigh, knt.

Mr Edward Bentley

Mr John Davers umpier'

No date.


Neither party appeared in the 1619 nor 1682-3 Visitations of Warwickshire: J. Fetherston (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Warwick, 1619 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 12, 1877); W. H. Rylands (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Warwick, 1682-3 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 62, 1911).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's petition: EM275 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Bentley, Edward, Mr
  • Burras, Richard, yeoman
  • Davers, John, Mr
  • Fullsis, Edward, gent
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Raleigh, Edward, knight

Places mentioned in the case

  • Warwickshire
    • Earlscott

Topics of the case

  • arbitration