311 Horseman v Wade

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Robert Horseman of Stretton, co. Rutland, esq v Thomas Wade of Greetham, co. Rutland, yeoman

July - October 1637


The nature and result of Horseman's complaint against Wade are unknown. Wade entered bond to answer the charges on 7 July 1637 and the case was proceeding in October; but nothing further survives.

Initial proceedings

3/142, Defendant's bond

7 July 1637

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

Signed by Thomas Wade.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Humphrey Terrick.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Talbot acted as counsel for Horseman. On 14 October 1637 Wade was warned to be present at the petition of Dr Talbot, that he be examined in safety until sufficient enquiry had been made concerning his personal circumstances.


Robert Horseman of Kensington, co. Middlesex and afterwards of Stretton, co. Rutland (d.1657), was the son of Robert Horseman of Ripon, co. York. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Gilbert Pickering of Titchmarsh, co. Northampton. Their eldest son, another Robert Horseman, was born before 1616, but he died unmarried.

W. H. Rylands and W. B. Bannerman (eds.), The Visitation of the County of Rutland, 1681-2 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 73, 1922), pp. 34-5.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's bond: 3/142 (7 Jul 1637)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 8/26 (14 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/27 (14 Oct 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Horseman, Elizabeth
  • Horseman, Robert, esq
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Pickering, Elizabeth
  • Pickering, Gilbert, knight
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer
  • Terrick, Humphrey
  • Wade, Thomas, yeoman

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • Kensington
    • Westminster
  • Northamptonshire
    • Titchmarsh
  • Rutland
    • Greetham
    • Stretton
  • Yorkshire, West Riding
    • Ripon