452 Mungre v Osboldston

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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William Mungre of St Olave, Southwark, co. Surrey, gent v Robert Osboldston of London, gent

June 1636


Mungre entered bond to prosecute the case in June 1636, but the proceedings do not indicate the cause or result of his complaint against Osboldston, a London haberdasher. [For Osboldston's counter suit, see cause 494].

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel for Mungre and Dr Eden for Osbaston. In June 1636 Dr Duck gave the libel. Osbaston was required to respond in court before Sir Henry Marten. Mungre entered bond to the king of £100 to prosecute the cause.


Robert Osboldston of London (d. c.1669), citizen and haberdasher, was the son of Lambert Osboldston of St Olave, Southwark, citizen and haberdasher, and Martha, daughter of Alexander Bankes of St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge. Robert married Rebecca, daughter of John Nethersole of co. Kent. William Mungre did not appear among the Visitations of London.

Robert Osboldston was a linen draper with close family connections to the pre-1640 church establishment in London. He was also a toll collector on London Bridge. He became prominent in the peace movement, for which he was arrested on 8 December 1642, prompting an unruly demonstration from over 300 of his supporters. He also failed to pay parliamentary assessments and had protested at the violent removal of the altar rails in St Olave's, Southwark.

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); J. Jackson Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 17, 1883); J. B. Whitmore and A. W. Hughes Clarke (eds.), London Visitation Pedigrees, 1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 92, 1940), p. 106; K. Lindley, Popular Politics in Civil War London (Aldershot, 1997), pp. 64, 65, 175, 240, 337-8, 341, 343.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 112r-121v (Jun 1636)

People mentioned in the case

  • Bankes, Alexander
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Eden, Thomas, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Mungre, William, gent
  • Nethersole, John
  • Nethersole, Rebecca
  • Osboldston, Lambert (also Osbaston)
  • Osboldston, Martha (also Osbaston)
  • Osboldston, Robert, gent (also Osbaston)

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
  • London
    • London Bridge
    • St Magnus the Martyr
  • Surrey
    • St Olave, Southwark