416 Master v Dunkin

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416 MASTER V DUNKIN

Edward Master of Canterbury, co. Kent, gent v Thomas Dunkin

October 1637 - February 1638

Abstract

The cause and result of Master's complaint against Dunkin remain unknown. By October 1637 depositions had been taken from Master's witnesses and in November Dr Duck began Dunkin's defence. In February 1638 a certificate from Sir William Le Neve, Clarenceux, testified to Master's gentility, but Duck refused to accept it. In February Master was also required to pay 40 shillings in expenses for taking the depositions. No further proceedings survive.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Talbot acted as counsel for Master and Dr Duck for Dunkin. By 14 October 1637 the depositions had been taken from Master's witnesses, and Dr Talbot sought to have this testimony admitted by the court. On 31 October Sir Henry Marten was to pronounce on the petition of Dr Talbot and there were further proceedings on 7 November. On 18 November the court were to hear the plea and the verdict of Sir Henry Marten. On 28 November Dr Duck was to propound material for the defence. On 27 January 1638 the court was due to hear the verdict after Sir William Le Neve provided evidence on claims to gentility. On 3 February a certificate from Sir William Le Neve, Clarenceux King of Arms, was introduced testifying to Master's gentility. On 12 February Master introduced a certificate of his gentility from the King of Arms. Dr Duck refused to accept this and Master argued that he was trying to delay the process. Master was required to pay 40 shillings in expenses.

Notes

Edward Master was the son of Giles Master of the city of Canterbury and Mary, daughter of Edward Hales of Chilham, co. Kent, esq. By the time of the 1663-8 Visitation he had been knighted. He was probably a relative to Sir Edward Master of Canterbury (1574-1648), the elderly M.P. for that city in the Long Parliament.

R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-21 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898), p. 12; G. J. Armytage (ed.), A Visitation of the County of Kent, 1663-8 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 54, 1906), p. 109; M. F. Keeler, The Long Parliament 1640-1641: A Biographical Study of its Members (Philadelphia, 1954), pp. 269-70.

Documents

  • 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 Marten: 7/20 (7 Nov 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)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/5, fos. 23-35 (3 Feb 1638)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/5, fos. 38-56 (12 Feb 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Dunkin, Thomas
  • Hales, Edward, esq
  • Hales, Mary
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Le Neve, William, knight
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Master, Edward, gent
  • Master, Edward, knight
  • Master, Giles
  • Master, Mary
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Canterbury
    • Chilham

Topics of the case

  • King of Arms