527 Pomeroy v Brockenden

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Thomas Pomeroy of Ingsdon, co. Devon, esq v George Brockenden

May 1636


Proceedings survive from May 1636, but they do not reveal the cause or result of Pomeroy's complaint against Brockenden.

Summary of proceedings

No counsel was mentioned. On 9 May 1636 George Brockenden was required to appear before Sir Henry Marten.


Thomas was possibly a relative of the Hugh Pomeroy who was knighted and a royalist in arms during the civil wars.

P.R. Newman, Royalist Officers in England and Wales, 1642-1660: A biographical dictionary (London, 1981), p. 300.

Barbara, daughter of Thomas Pomeroy of Ingsdon, esq, was contracted to marry Arthur Seccomb alias Thorne of North Petherwin parish, co. Devon. She later married a son of Philip Southcott.

F. T. Colby (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1620 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 6, 1872), pp. 255, 268.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 89r-100r (May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: 68C, fos. 84r-88v (9 May 1636)

People mentioned in the case

  • Brockenden, George
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Pomeroy, Barbara
  • Pomeroy, Hugh, knight
  • Pomeroy, Thomas, esq
  • Seccomb alias Thorne, Arthur
  • Southcott, Barbara
  • Southcott, Philip

Places mentioned in the case

  • Devon
    • Ingsdon
    • North Petherwin
    • Thorne

Topics of the case

  • civil war
  • military officer
  • royalist