411 Marshe v Fovery

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Richard Marshe of Maidstone, co. Kent, gent v John Fovery

January 1639


Proceedings survive from January-February 1639, but they do not show either the cause or result of Marshe's complaint against Fovery.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel for Marshe and Dr Ryves for Fovery. On 28 January 1639 Fovery was required to appear in accordance with his bond. On 9 February Dr Ryves was to reply to the libel.


There were several Richard Marshes in the Visitations of 1619-21 and 1663-8 but none of Maidstone: R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-21 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898), pp. 52, 153, 156; G. J. Armytage (ed.), A Visitation of the County of Kent, 1663-8 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 54, 1906), pp. 60, 108, 135.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 1/9 (28 Jan 1639)
    • Proceedings: 1/7, fos. 36-47 (9 Feb 1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Fovery, John
  • Marshe, Richard, gent (also Marsh)
  • Ryves, Thomas, lawyer

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Maidstone