484 Officers Of Arms v Plummer

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Officers of Arms v William Plummer of Cranbrook, co. Kent



The nature and result of this cause of office against William Plummer remains unknown, but it probably relates to non-payment of funeral fees for the father of the defendant.

Summary of proceedings

Surviving damaged proceedings indicate that this cause came before Lord Maltravers and John Allen, notary public, around c.1636-8.


William Plummer did not appear among the Visitations of Kent: R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-21 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898); G. J. Armytage (ed.), A Visitation of the County of Kent, 1663-8 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 54, 1906).


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R. R. 68C], fos. 60r-61r (c. 1636-8)

People mentioned in the case

  • Allen, John, notary public
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Plummer, William

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Cranbrook

Topics of the case

  • cause of office
  • funeral ceremony
  • Herald