378 Lloyd v Ap Rudy

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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William Lloyd of 'Pantkillgain', co. Carmarthen, gent v Jenkin Thomas ap Rudy of Llandyfriog, co. Cardigan, gent

October 1637 - January 1638


Lloyd complained against Thomas for having given him scandalous words provocative of a duel. Thomas was cited to appear on 31 October 1637and summoned in accordance with his bond on 27 January 1638; but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

13/1s, Citation

Thomas to appear at the suit of Lloyd for scandalous words provocative of a duel.

31 October 1637

By special direction of Gilbert Dethick, registrar.

3/78, Defendant's bond

13 December 1637

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

Signed by Thomas Lloyd of St Andrew's, Holborn, co. Middlesex, gent on behalf of Jenkin Thomas Prewdde.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Humphrey Terrick.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck and Dr Talbot acted as counsel. This case appeared before Lord Maltravers and the earl of Bath on 31 October 1637, and Jenkin Thomas was required to appear in accordance with his bond on 27 January 1638.


Neither party appeared in M. P. Siddons (ed.), Visitations by the Heralds in Wales (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 14, 1996).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Citation: 13/1s (31 Oct 1637)
    • Defendant's bond: 3/78 (13 Dec 1637)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/28 (31 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 1/5, fos. 1-15 (27 Jan 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • ap Rudy, Jenkin Thomas, gent
  • Bourchier, Henry, earl of Bath
  • Dethick, Gilbert, registrar
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Lloyd, William, gent
  • Lloyd, Thomas, gent
  • Prewdde, Jenkin Thomas
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer
  • Terrick, Humphrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • Cardigan
    • Llandyfriog
  • Carmarthen
    • Pantkillgain
  • Middlesex
    • St Andrew's Holborn
    • Westminster

Topics of the case

  • provocative of a duel