415 Mason v Heber

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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William Mason of Gray's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq v Thomas Heber of Marton, co. York, esq

October 1637 - January 1638


The cause of Mason's complaint against Heber remains unknown, but on 31 October 1637 his case was dismissed and costs were awarded to Heber. [For a later case in which Heber acted as plaintiff, see cause 291].

Summary of proceedings

Dr Eden acted as counsel for Mason and Dr Talbot for Heber. There were proceedings before Thomas, earl of Arundel, Henry, Lord Maltravers and Sir Henry Marten on 14 October 1637. On 31 October the cause was dismissed with costs and the court was to hear the assessment of the same at the next sitting. On 18 November Sir Henry Marten was to be heard on the taxing of expenses at the petition of Dr Eden. There further proceedings on 28 November and 27 January 1638.


William, son and heir of William Mason of Gray's Inn, esq, was admitted to Gray's Inn on 5 August 1620.

J. Foster (ed.), The Register of Admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889 (London, 1889), vol. 1, p. 160.

Thomas Heber of Marton (d. c.1659) was the son and heir of Thomas Heber of Marton, esq, and Eleanor, daughter of Mr Ferrand of Carleton-in-Craven. Thomas Heber married Anne, daughter of William Lowther of Ingleton, co. York, esq.

R. Davies (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Yorke begun in 1665 and finished in 1666, by William Dugdale (Surtees Society, 36, 1859), p. 34.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 8/26 (14 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/27 (14 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/28 (31 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/29 (18 Nov 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/30 (28 Nov 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 1/5, fos. 1-15 (27 Jan 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Eden, Thomas, lawyer
  • Ferrand, Eleanor
  • Ferrand, Mr
  • Heber, Anne
  • Heber, Thomas, esq
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Lowther, Anne
  • Lowther, William, esq
  • Mason, William, esq
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • Gray's Inn
  • Yorkshire, West Riding
    • Carleton-in-Craven
    • Ingleton
    • Marton

Topics of the case

  • inns of court