244 Gifford v Adison

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Robert Gifford of St Martin-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex, D.D. v Thomas Adison of St Giles-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex, bricklayer

June 1637


Only a damaged plaintiff's bond survives for this cause, the details and result of which remain unknown.

Initial proceedings

3/189, Plaintiff's bond [damaged]

12 June 1637

Bound to appear 'in the Court in the painted Chamber within the Pallace of Westminster'.


Robert Gifford did not appear in the London Visitations or Middlesex pedigrees: J. Jackson Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880); J. Jackson Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. II (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
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/189 (12 Jun 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Adison, Thomas, bricklayer
  • Gifford, Robert, D.D.

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • St Giles-in-the-Fields
    • St Martin-in-the-Fields
    • Westminster