458 Needham v Barker

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Mr Needham, gent v Barker

January 1637


Needham complained that Barker had given him scandalous words provocative of a duel. Dr Eden was due to present Needham's petition in January 1637; but no further proceedings survive.

Summary of proceedings

On 28 January 1637 Dr Eden was to give Needham's petition concerning scandalous words provocative of a duel in court before the Earl of Arundel, Lord Maltravers and Sir Henry Marten.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 51r-59r (28 Jan 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Barker
  • Eden, Thomas, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Needham, Mr, gent

Topics of the case

  • provocative of a duel