332 Jewell v Warmouth

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Captain William Jewell of the Middle Temple, London, esq v Henry Warmouth of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, co. Northumberland, gent

June - November 1636


Jewell complained of Warmouth for scandalous words. No indication of sentence survives. [For another cause with Jewell as defendant, see cause 217].

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck was counsel. This cause came before Sir Henry Marten on 3 June 1636, and there were further proceedings on 8 November 1636.


William Jewell of London, gent, was admitted to the Middle Temple on 23 December 1633.

H. A. C. Sturgess (ed.), Register of Admissions to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, vol. 1, 1501-1781 (London, 1949), p. 128.

Henry Warmouth of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (c.1594-c.1654) was the son and heir of William Warmouth, mayor of Newcastle in 1615 and Judith, daughter of William Whittingham, dean of Durham. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford in 1610 and was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1612. A parliamentarian sympathiser, in April 1643, he was stripped of his place as alderman of Newcastle. Once the Scots captured the town, Parliament appointed him mayor of Newcastle in 1645. He was a recruiter M.P. from 1647. His will was dated 8 April 1654.

J. Foster (ed.), Pedigrees recorded at the Heralds' Visitations of the county of Northumberland, 1615, 1666 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1891), p. 121; J. Foster (ed.), Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714 (Oxford, 1891), vol. 4, p. 1573; R. Howell, jnr, 'Newcastle and the Nation: The Seventeenth-Century Experience', in R. C. Richardson (ed.), The English Civil Wars: Local Aspects (Stroud, 1997), pp. 314-5.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 122r-124v (3 Jun 1636)
    • Proceedings: 68C, fos. 105r-110v (8 Nov 1636)

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Jewell, William, esq
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Warmouth, Henry, gent
  • Warmouth, Judith
  • Warmouth, William
  • Whittingham, Judith
  • Whittingham, William, dean

Places mentioned in the case

  • London
    • Gray's Inn
    • Middle Temple
  • Northumberland
    • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Oxfordshire
    • Oxford

Topics of the case

  • alderman
  • inns of court
  • Long Parliament
  • mayor
  • member of parliament
  • office-holding
  • parliamentarian
  • University of Oxford