482 Officers Of Arms v Norton

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Officers of Arms v Honor Norton, widow of Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick, co. Hampshire, knt

November 1636 - February 1637


This was a cause of office against Honor Norton for non-payment of fees due to the heralds on the funeral of her husband, Sir Daniel Norton. There were further proceedings against her on 28 January and 11 February 1637, but no indication of sentence survives.

Initial proceedings

20/1e, Citation

Citation for non-payment of fees due on the death and funeral of her husband.

Dated 8 November 1636.

By special direction of Gilbert Dethick, registrar.

Introduced 29 January 1637.

Summary of proceedings

The counsel in this cause remain unknown. There were proceedings against Honor Norton on 28 January 1638 before the earl of Arundel, Lord Maltravers and Sir Henry Marten. There were further proceedings on 11 February 1637.


G. D. Squibb, Reports of Heraldic Cases in the Court of Chivalry, 1623-1732 (London, 1956), p. 24.

Honor was the daughter and coheir of Sir John White of Southwick, co. Southampton, and the widow of Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick, co. Southampton, who was the son of Sir Richard Norton and Catherine, daughter of John Kingsmill. Sir Daniel was knighted on 23 July 1603 and died on 4 July 1636.

W. H. Rylands (ed.), Pedigrees from the Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575 and 1622-34 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 64, 1913), pp. 14-15; G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 1686 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 10, 1991), p. 113.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Citation: 20/1e (8 Nov 1636)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R. R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 51r-59r (28 Jan 1637)
    • Proceedings: 68C, fos. 23r-36v (11 Feb 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 68C, fos. 60r-61r (c.1636-8)

People mentioned in the case

  • Dethick, Gilbert, registrar
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Kingsmill, Catherine
  • Kingsmill, John
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Norton, Catherine
  • Norton, Daniel, knight
  • Norton, Richard, knight
  • Norton Honor, widow
  • White, Honor
  • White, John, knight

Places mentioned in the case

  • Hampshire
    • Southwick

Topics of the case

  • cause of office
  • funeral ceremony
  • Herald