548 Pudsey v Sampson

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Ralph Pudsey of Stapleton, co. York, gent v Anthony Sampson

October 1638


The cause of Pudsey's complaint against Sampson remains unknown, but on 20 October 1638 the proceedings ended with notice that Sampson had died.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel for Pudsey with Dr Gwyn for Sampson. On 20 October 1638 a warning was issued that Dr Gwyn's witnesses were no longer necessary as Sampson was dead.


Also of Monkwearmouth, co. Durham, Ralph Pudsey (b. c. 1616) was the son of William Pudsey of Bolton, esq, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Banister of Wakefield. Ralph's grandfather, Thomas Pudsey had died imprisoned in York castle for his Catholicism in 1576. Ralph was also a Roman Catholic and was commissioned as a lieutenant-colonel in the royalist horse regiment of Colonel Anthony Eyre.He was either killed at Naseby or Drogheda.

P.R. Newman, Royalist Officers in England and Wales, 1642-1660: A biographical dictionary (London, 1981), p. 308; J. W. Clay (ed.), Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with additions (Exeter, 1907), vol. 2, p. 275.


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: R.19, fos. 434r-449v (20 Oct 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Banister, Elizabeth
  • Banister, John
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Eyre, Anthony
  • Gwyn, Thomas, lawyer
  • Pudsey, Elizabeth
  • Pudsey, Ralph, gent
  • Pudsey, Thomas
  • Pudsey, William, esq
  • Sampson, Anthony

Places mentioned in the case

  • Durham
    • Monkwearmouth
  • Ireland
    • Drogheda
  • Northamptonshire
    • Naseby
  • York
    • York castle
  • Yorkshire, North Riding
    • Bolton
    • Stapleton
  • Yorkshire, West Riding
    • Wakefield

Topics of the case

  • civil war
  • military officer
  • Roman Catholic
  • royalist