457 Nayler v Edolphe

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457 NAYLER V EDOLPHE

John Nayler of Gray's Inn, London, gent v Samuel Edolphe of Hinxhill, co. Kent, esq

June 1637

Abstract

Nayler complained that Edolph had challenged him to fight and told him 'that he was a beggarly base rogue and that his man was as good a gent as' Nayler. Bonds were entered to prosecute and answer the charges in June 1637, but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

3/187, Petition

'Samuel Edolph of Hinxill in the countie of Kent, esq, hath much abused your petitioner, and often provoked him, to quarrel telling your petitioner that he was a beggarly base rogue and that his man was as good a gent as your petitioner and that he should fight with your petitioner.'

Petitioned that Edoplhe be brought to answer.

Arundel granted process, 6 June 1637.

Signed by Arundel and Surrey.

3/186, Plaintiff's bond [damaged]

7 June 1637

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

3/180, Defendant's bond

20 June 1637

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

Signed by Samuel Edolph.

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

Notes

John Naylor, son and heir of Thomas Naylor of Sturry, co. Kent, gent, was admitted to Gray's Inn on 12 November 1628. Samuel Edolphe did not appear among the Visitations of Kent, although the Edolphes of Hinxhill had a pedigree mentioned.

J. Foster (ed.), The Register of Admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889 (London, 1889), vol. 1, p. 186; R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-21 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898), p. 54.

Documents

  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition: 3/187 (6 Jun 1637)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/186 (7 Jun 1637)
    • Defendant's bond: 3/180 (20 Jun 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Edolphe, Samuel, esq
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Nayler, John, gent
  • Nayler, Thomas, gent
  • Reignaldes, Ed.
  • Terrick, Humphrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Hinxhill
    • Sturry
  • London
    • Gray's Inn
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster

Topics of the case

  • challenge to a duel
  • comparison
  • denial of gentility
  • inns of court