376 Lister v Bristoe

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Thomas Lister of Rowton Castle, co. Salop, gent v Henry Bristoe of Bretchel, co. Salop, gent

February - July 1639


The cause of Lister's complaint against Bristoe is unknown. Bristoe was summoned to appear on 21 February 1639 and entered bond on 10 July; but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

6/72, Defendant's bond

10 July 1639

Bound to appear 'in the Court in the painted Chamber within the Pallace of Westminster'.

Signed by Henry Bristoe.

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

Summary of proceedings

Bristoe was required to appear according to the summons on 21 February 1639.


Thomas Lister (b.c.1612) was the eldest son of Rowland Lister of Rowton, co. Salop, esq, and Mary, daughter of Michael Chambers of Shrewsbury.

G. Grazebrook and J. P. Rylands (eds.), The Visitation of Shropshire taken in the year 1623, vol. II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 29, 1889), p. 329.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's bond: 6/72 (10 Jul 1639)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/6, fos. 20-33 (21 Feb 1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Bristoe, Henry
  • Chambers, Mary
  • Chambers, Michael
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Lister, Mary
  • Lister, Rowland, esq
  • Lister, Thomas, gent
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Salop / Shropshire
  • Bretchel
  • Rowton Castle
  • Shrewsbury