288 Haynes v Willowby

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Hopton Haynes of Ballymackey, Ireland, gent v Sir Thomas Willowby of Warminster, co. Wiltshire, knt

May - June 1635


Haynes complained that Willowby had said 'Mr Hopton Haynes was hanged in Ireland in grave scandall'. Haynes sought redress and Willowby was taken into the custody of the Earl Marshal, but no indication of sentence survives. [A Thomas Willoughby of Warminster, gent, probably a relative, appears as plaintiff in a later case, see case 716].

Summary of proceedings

On 9 May 1635 it was ordered that Willowby was to be taken into custody. On 9 June 1635 Willowby was mentioned as being in the custody of the Earl Marshal and was alleged to have said that 'Mr Hopton Haynes was hanged in Ireland in grave scandall'.


There were several Thomas Willoughbies entered in the Visitation of Wiltshire in 1623: G. D. Squibb (ed.), Wiltshire Visitation Pedigrees, 1623 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 105 and 106, 1954), pp. 217, 218, 239.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: EM348 (9 May 1635)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 8/24 (9 Jun 1635)

People mentioned in the case

  • Haynes, Hopton, gent
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Willoughby, Thomas, gent
  • Willowby, Thomas, knight (also Willoughby)

Places mentioned in the case

  • Ireland
    • Ballymackey
  • Wiltshire
    • Warminster