460 Nevill v Palmer

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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William Nevill of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, gent v Thomas Palmer of Bedminster, co. Somerset, vicar

June 1637


The cause and result of Nevill's complaint against Palmer remain unknown as only Palmer's bond of 15 June 1637 to answer the charge survives.

Initial proceedings

3/196, Defendant's bond

15 June 1637

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

Signed by Thomas Palmer.

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


A William Nevill, aged 13 in 1623, was the third son of Henry Nevill of co. Somerset, and Elinor, sister of Sir Henry Poole of co. Wiltshire. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 16 November 1628. Mary, the daughter of William Nevill of London, merchant, later married Captain John Venn of Bread Street Ward, London.

F. T. Colby (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the year 1623 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 11, 1876), p. 78; G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Somerset and the City of Bristol, 1672 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 11, 1992), p. 105; J. Foster and W. Pailey Baildon (eds.), Records of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, vol. 1: Admissions, 1420-1799 (London, 1896), p. 207.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's bond: 3/196 (15 Jun 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Nevill, Elinor (also Neville)
  • Nevill, Mary (also Neville)
  • Nevill, William, gent (also Neville)
  • Nevill, William, merchant (also Neville)
  • Palmer, Thomas, vicar
  • Poole, Elinor
  • Poole, Henry, knight
  • Terrick, Humphrey
  • Venn, John
  • Venn, Mary

Places mentioned in the case

  • London
    • Bread Street Ward
  • Middlesex
    • Lincoln's Inn
    • Westminster
  • Somerset
    • Bedminster
  • Wiltshire

Topics of the case

  • inns of court