263 Grimston v Cowdall

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Henry Grimston of Harwich, co. Essex, gent v Abraham Cowdall

October 1638


Proceedings survive from October-November 1638, but they do not show either the cause or result of Grimston's complaint against Cowdall.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel for Grimston and Dr Eden for Cowdall. On 20 October and 6 November Dr Duck was required to send to the commissioners.


This was probably Henry Grimston, the third son of Sir Harbottle Grimston of Bradfield, co. Essex, knt and bart, and Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Copinger of co. Kent, esq, mentioned in the Visitation of 1612.

W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Essex, Part I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 13, 1878), p. 207.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: R.19, fos. 434r-449v (20 Oct 1638)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: R.19, fos. 454r-468v (6 Nov 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Copinger, Elizabeth (also Coppinger)
  • Copinger, Ralph, esq (also Coppinger)
  • Cowdall, Abraham
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Grimston, Elizabeth
  • Grimston, Harbottle, knight and baronet
  • Grimston, Henry, gent
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • Essex
    • Bradfield
    • Harwich
  • Kent