48 Bisley v Southby

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Alexander Bisley of Abingdon, co. Berkshire, gent v John Southby of the same, victualler

June - November 1637


Only the plaintiff's bond survives for this cause, butproceedings were recorded on 28 November 1637. [See cause 47 for a later cause involving Bisley].

Initial proceedings

3/192, Plaintiff's bond

15 June 1637

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

Signed by Alexander Bisley.

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

Summary of proceedings

The cause appeared before Lord Maltravers, the earl of Bath and Sir Henry Marten on 28 November 1637.


Alexander Bisley of Abingdon appeared in the 1665 Visitation of Berkshire as aged 62, and married to the daughter of Henry Machin of Crickley, co. Gloucester.

W. H. Rylands (ed.), The Four Visitations of Berkshire, 1532, 1566, 1623, 1665-6 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 56, 1907), vol. 1, p. 172.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/192 (15 Jun 1637)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/30 (28 Nov 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Bisley, Alexander, gent
  • Bourchier, Henry, earl of Bath
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Machin, Henry
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Southby, John, victualler
  • Terrick, Humphrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • Berkshire
    • Abingdon
  • Gloucestershire
    • Crickley
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster