495 Overton v Larret

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Edward Overton of Glaston, co. Rutland, gent v Daniel Larret of the same, yeoman

December 1637 - February 1638


Overton complained that Larret had given him the lie three times and struck at him with his fist. Overton took out bond to prosecute the case on 4 December 1637 and Larret was required to appear in response to a summons on 3 February 1638; but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

3/43, Plaintiff's bond

4 December 1637

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

Signed by Tho. Swinglehurst of Seaton, co. Rutland, gent, on behalf of Overton.

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

3/44, Note of scandalous words

'He gave him the lye 3 severall tymes and at another tyme gave him the lye and strook at him with his fist.'

No date.

Signed by Thomas Exton.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Exton was counsel and Larret was required to appear before the earls of Arundel and Bath, and Lord Maltravers in response to a summons on 3 February 1638.


Edward Overton (b. c.1608) was the son of Dymok Overton of Morcott, co. Rutland.

G. J. Armytage (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Rutland in the year 1618-19 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 3, 1870), p. 16.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/43 (4 Dec 1637)
    • Note of scandalous words: 3/44 (no date)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/5, fos. 23-35 (3 Feb 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Bourchier, Henry, earl of Bath
  • Exton, Thomas, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Larret, Daniel, yeoman
  • Overton, Dymok
  • Overton, Edward, gent
  • Swinglehurst, Thomas, gent
  • Terrick, Humphrey

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Rutland
    • Glaston
    • Morcott
    • Seaton

Topics of the case

  • assault
  • giving the lie