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252 GREAVES V BRADSHAWE
George Greaves of Birchover, co. Derby, gent v George Bradshawe of Eyam, co. Derby, gent
The cause of Greaves's complaint against Bradshaw remains unknown but this was clearly a countersuit to Bradshaw's prosecution of him for scandalous words provocative of a duel [see cause 63]. On 20 October 1638 there was reference to an agreement between the parties.
Summary of proceedings
Dr Duck acted as counsel for Greaves and Dr Exton for Bradshaw. On 20 October 1638 Dr Duck had to prove the libel, but there was mention of a Mr Latham and an agreement between the parties.
There was a George Greaves of Hill juxta Stanton [now Stanton-in-the-Peak], co. Derby, the younger brother to John Greaves (b.1607), and mentioned in G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Derbyshire, 1662-1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 8, 1989).
- Proceedings before Arundel: R.19, fos. 434r-449v (20 Oct 1638)
People mentioned in the case
- Bradshawe, George, gent (also Bradshaw)
- Duck, Arthur, lawyer
- Exton, Thomas, lawyer
- Greaves, George, gent
- Greaves, John
- Latham, Mr
Places mentioned in the case
Topics of the case
- provocative of a duel