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315 Hughes v Jenkins

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315 HUGHES V JENKINS

Henry Hughes of St Martin's, co. Middlesex, M.D. v William Jenkins of London, gent

February 1640

Abstract

Hughes, physician to the Prince Elector, complained that Jenkins had within the last three weeks told Hughes that 'he was a base rogue and villaine', thereby provoking him to duel. Process was granted on 6 February 1640 and Hughes entered bond to prosecute the case on the 12th; but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

2/36, Plaintiff's bond

12 February 1640

Bound to appear 'in the Court'.

Signed by Tobias Smith [his mark] of St Martin-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex, tailor, on behalf of Hughes.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of John Watson.

Notes

Neither party appeared in the Middlesex Pedigrees or Visitations of London: G. J. Armytage (ed.), Middlesex Pedigrees (Publications of the Harleian Society, 65, 1914); J. J. Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London in 1633, 1634, and 1635 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880), vol. 1; J. J. Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London in 1633, 1634, and 1635 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 17, 1883), vol. 2; J. B. Whitmore and A. W. Hughes Clarke (eds.), London Visitation Pedigrees, 1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 92, 1940); T. C. Wales and C. P. Hartley (eds.), The Visitation of London begun in 1687 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 16, 2004), part 1; T. C. Wales and C. P. Hartley (eds.), The Visitation of London begun in 1687 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 17, 2004), part 2.

In January 1638, Henry Hughes, doctor of physic was granted for 14 years the sole manufacture of barilla, paying the same sums as usually paid on that imported from Spain, etc.

J. Broadway, R. Cust and S. K. Roberts (eds.), A Calendar of the Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-40 (List and Index Society, special series, 35, 2004), part 2, p. 240.

Documents

  • Initial proceedings

People mentioned in the case

  • Charles Louis, Elector Palatine
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Hughes, Henry, physician
  • Jenkins, William, gent
  • Smith, Tobias, tailor
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • St Martin-in-the-Fields

Topics of the case

  • denial of gentility
  • provocative of a duel