476 Officers Of Arms v Brooke

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Officers of Arms v Calistinus Brooke of co. York, Richard Grice of Riccall, co.York, George Columbell of Darley, co. Derby, Robert Bruntes of East Bridgford, co. Nottingham, gent, George Thwing of Heworth, co. York, Jo. Agard of Fauld, co. Stafford, esq, and Thomas Trolope of Durham



The origin and result of this set of causes of office remain unknown, as only the monition for these defendants to appear at the suit of the Officers of Arms survives.

Initial proceedings

6/63, Monition

'Calistinus Brooke of ....... in the co. of Yorke

Richard Grice of Rickhall in the co. of Yorke

George Colombell of Darley in the co. of Darby

Robt Brunts of Bridgeford on the Hill, co. Darby [now co. Nottingham].

George Thwing of Heyworth in co. Yorke

Jo. Agard of Fauld in co. Staff

Thomas Trolope of Durham'.

'A monition for the above named to appear in the Court of Honor at the sute of such of the officers of Armes as it doth concerne.'


John Agard, esq, was appointed a justice of the peace in Derbyshire on 1 July 1639 and high sheriff for the county on 10 November 1639.

J. Broadway, R. P. Cust and S. K. Roberts (eds.), A Calendar of the Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry (List and Index Society, 34 and 35, 2004), part 1, p. 76, part 2, p. 379.

Elizabeth, daughter of Calisthenes Brooke of Gateforth, co. York married Peter Thomlinson of Burn at Brayton in 1655. George Thweng of Heworth, esq, and his daughter Anne were also mentioned in Dugdale's visitation.

J. W. Clay (ed.), Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with additions (Exeter, 1899), vol. 1, pp. 198, 271.

George Columbell did not appear in the Derbyshire Visitation of 1662-4: G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Derbyshire, 1662-1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 8, 1989).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Monition: 6/63 (1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Agard, John, esq
  • Brooke, Calistinus
  • Brooke, Elizabeth
  • Bruntes, Robert, gent (also Brunts)
  • Columbell, George (also Colombell)
  • Grice, Richard
  • Thwing, Anne (also Thweng)
  • Thwing, George (also Thweng)
  • Trolope, Thomas

Places mentioned in the case

  • Derbyshire
    • Darley
  • Nottinghamshire
    • East Bridgford
  • Staffordshire
    • Fauld
  • Yorkshire, East Riding
    • Heworth
  • Yorkshire, West Riding
    • Brayton
    • Burn
    • Gateforth
    • `Riccall

Topics of the case

  • cause of office