435 Moore v De La Barr

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435 MOORE V DE LA BARR

Marmaduke Moore of the city of London, esq v John de la Barr of Aldgate Ward, London, merchant

May 1639

Figure 435:

The Banqueting House and Holbein Gate in Whitehall in the mid seventeenth century. Maramduke Moore claimed that John De La Barr had given the lie here in the great courtyard in March 1640.

Abstract

Moore complained that de la Barr abused him in the great courtyard at Whitehall on 24 March 1640, by giving him the lie in the presence of several gentlemen, and by saying that he was 'a base fellowe and not worthy to live upon the earth', 'that he was the greatest cheater in England', and that such as he 'deserved to be hanged'. Both parties entered their bonds in May 1639, but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

6/153, Petition to Arundel

'The petitioner about the 24 day of March last being at Whitehall in the great court yard in the company of divers gentlemen of good quality, one John Delabarr of London, merchant, being then and there present, took occasion to quarrel with your petitioner, and, after much provoking and reproachfull language by Delabarr, he gave your petitioner the lye, said that your petitioner was a base fellowe and not worthy to live upon the earth, that he was the greatest cheater in England, and that such as your petitioner deserved to be hanged, which words with others he spake in the presence and hearing of divers gentlemen of great quality.'

Petitioned that Delabarr be brought to answer.

Maltravers granted process on 20 May 1639.

6/154, Plaintiff's bond

21 May 1639

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

Signed by Marmaduke Moore

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Joseph Martyn and John Allen.

6/146, Defendant's bond

27 May 1639

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

Signed by John de la Barr.

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

Notes

Marmaduke Moore, esq, was among those permitted to alienate estates in Framlingham, co. Suffolk, to Thomas Brandeston, gent.

J. Broadway, R. Cust and S. K. Roberts (eds.), A Calendar of the Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640 (List and Index Society, special series, 36, 2004), part 3, p. 675.

John de la Barr was the son of Robert de la Barr of London, merchant, and Judith, daughter of Philip de Beaulieu of Dieppe in France. John married Mary, daughter of Peter Crosse of Flanders.

J. Jackson Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880), p. 224; J. Jackson Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 17, 1883), p. 33.

Documents

  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition to Arundel: 6/153 (20 May 1639)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 6/154 (21 May 1639)
    • Defendant's bond: 6/146 (27 May 1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Allen, John
  • Brandeston, Thomas, gent
  • Crosse, Mary
  • Crosse, Peter
  • De Beaulieu, Judith
  • De Beaulieu, Philip
  • De la Barr, John, merchant
  • De la Barr, Judith
  • De la Barr, Mary
  • De la Barr, Robert, merchant
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Martyn, Joseph, lawyer (also Martin)
  • Moore, Marmaduke, esq
  • Terrick, Humphrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • France
    • Dieppe
  • London
    • Aldgate
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
    • Whitehall
  • Suffolk
    • Framlingham

Topics of the case

  • allegation of cheating
  • denial of gentility
  • giving the lie
  • insult before gentlemen