354 Kingston v Selwood

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John Kingston of co. Berkshire, gent v James Selwood of East Garston, co. Berkshire

November 1638


Proceedings from November-March 1638/9 were about the taxing of expenses for Kingston's commissioners; however, the cause and result of his complaint against Selwood remain unknown.


  • Proceedings before Maltravers: R.19, fos. 454r-468v (6 Nov 1638)
  • Proceedings before Marten: R.19, fos. 470v-471v (15 Nov 1638)
  • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/6, fos. 1-9 (23 Feb 1639)
  • Proceedings before Marten: 1/6, fos. 9-12 (2 Mar 1639)

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel. On 6 and 15 November 1638 the court was to hear the verdict of Sir Henry Marten upon Kingston's expenses and to hear the sentence in the first session of next term. On 23 February and 2 March 1639 the court was still to hear Marten's verdict on the taxing of expenses, with Duck presenting a porrected schedule for Kingston to owe £5.


Neither party appeared in W. H. Rylands (ed.), The Four Visitations of Berkshire, 1532, 1566, 1623, and 1665-6, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 56, 1907); W. H. Rylands (ed.), The Four Visitations of Berkshire, 1532, 1566, 1623, and 1665-6, vol. II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 57, 1908).

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Kingston, John, gent
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Selwood, James

Places mentioned in the case

  • Berkshire
    • East Garston