328 Jeffery v Gough

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Thomas Jeffery of Earl's Croome, co. Worcester, esq, v John Gough of Bosbury, co. Hereford, yeoman

February 1638


The nature of this case remains unknown as only Jeffery's bond of 14 February 1638 to prosecute Gough survives.

Initial proceedings

7/96, Plaintiff's bond

14 February 1638

Bound to duly prosecute his suit in the court in the painted chamber, Palace of Westminster.

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


Thomas Jefferies of Earl's Croome was the son of Leonard Jefferies of Earls Croome (d. 1629), and Susanna, daughter of Thomas Copley of Bredon's Norton. Thomas Jefferies married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Hopton of Canon Frome, co. Hereford, and secondly Katherine, daughter of William Penn of Penn, co. Buckingham. Thomas Jefferies died on 11 January 1650.

A. T. Butler (ed.), The Visitation of Worcestershire, 1634 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 90, 1938), p. 53.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Plaintiff's bond: 7/96 (14 Feb 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Copley, Susanna
  • Copley, Thomas
  • Gough, John, yeoman
  • Hopton, Elizabeth
  • Hopton, Richard, knight
  • Jeffery, Elizabeth (also Jefferies)
  • Jeffery, Katherine (also Jefferies)
  • Jeffery, Leonard, esq (also Jefferies)
  • Jeffery, Thomas, esq (also Jefferies)
  • Penn, Katherine
  • Penn, William
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • Buckingham
    • Penn
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Herefordshire
    • Bosbury
    • Canon Frome
  • Worcestershire
    • Earl's Croome
    • Bredon's Norton