373 Lewes v Inon

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Mr Lewes, gent v Inon

May 1636 - January 1637


Lewes had won this case by June 1636 when Inon was sentenced to perform a submission in which he was to beg forgiveness from Lewes and apologise for his 'disgraceful words.' However, Inon was still being pursued for £10 expenses in January 1637.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Gwyn acted as counsel for Lewes and Dr Duck for Inon. In May 1636 the court gave direction to hear the verdict of Sir Henry Marten and Inon was to be required to appear if the cause had not been agreed. In June 1636 Inon was required to appear in person and hear the court's sentence. The court decreed that Inon was to perform a submission that recited how he was to beg forgiveness from Mr Lewes, say he was 'hartily sorry' for his 'disgraceful words', and promise to 'behave himself hereafter with all due respects towards Mr Lewes and all other the gentry of this kingdome'. There were further proceedings on 8 November 1636. On 28 January 1637, Inon was warned to pay £10 expenses.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 89r-100r (May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: 68C, fos. 84r-88v (9 May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 68C, fos. 112r-121v (Jun 1636)
    • Proceedings: 68C, fos. 105r-110v (8 Nov 1636)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 68C, fos. 51r-59r (28 Jan 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Gwyn, Thomas, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Inon (also Ivon)
  • Lewes, Mr, gent
  • Marten, Henry, knight