333 Jones v Lloyd

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Roger Jones of Poole, co. Montgomery, gent v Kiffin Lloyd of the same

April 1640


Jones complained that Lloyd 'did most malitiously and scandalously revile and defame' him 'as a base beggarlie rascall', saying that all of Jones's kindred 'were Basterds and Beggars', in the presence of several people. Jones entered bond to prosecute the cause on 28 April 1640, but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

5/12, Petition

'Kiffin Lloyd of Poole, in the presence of divers credible persons, did most malitiously and scandalously revile and defame your petitioner, saying your petitioner was a base beggarlie rascall and that all the kindred of the familie of the Jones were Basterds and Beggars with manie other verie reproachfull tearmes, whereby your peticoner greatly suffers in his reputacon being a gentleman discended of an antient familie bearing armes.'

Prays that Kiffin Lloyd be brought to answer.

No date.

Maltravers granted process.

5/11, Plaintiff's bond

28 April 1640

Bound to 'appear in the Court in Arundel House in the Strand without Temple Bar, London'.

Signed by Thomas Jones [on behalf of Roger Jones] of the parish of St Dunstan's, London, girdler.

Sealed signed and delivered in the presence of John Watson.


Roger Jones did not appear in M. P. Siddons (ed.), Visitations by the Heralds in Wales (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 14, 1996).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition: 5/12 (no date)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 5/11 (28 Apr 1640)

People mentioned in the case

  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Jones, Roger, gent
  • Jones, Thomas, girdler
  • Lloyd, Kiffin
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • London
    • Arundel House
    • St Dunstan's
    • Strand
    • Temple Bar
  • Montgomery
    • Poole
  • Wales

Topics of the case

  • denial of gentility
  • sexual insult