552 Quarles v Nightingale

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James Quarles of Thundersley, co. Essex, esq v William Nightingale of Saffron Walden, Essex, gent

September 1640


The cause and result of Quarles' complaint against Nightingale remain unknown as the plaintiff's bond dated 19 September 1640 survives.

Initial proceedings

5/188, Plaintiff's bond

19 September 1640

Bond 'to appear in Arundell House in the Strand without Temple Barr or in the Painted Chamber in the Palace of Westminster if the court be kept there'.

Signed by James Quarles.

Signed, sealed and delivered by Thomas Dutton, Steven Kirkess, Henry Linch.


James Quarles was the eldest son of Sir Robert Quarles of Romford, co. Essex, knt, and Hester, daughter of Sir Edward Lewknor of Denham, co. Suffolk. He was aged about 30 in 1634 and he married Anne, daughter of a Mordaunt of Hempstead, co. Essex.

W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Essex, Part I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 13, 1878), p. 474; W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Essex, Part II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 14, 1879), p. 666.

William Nightingale of Walden the younger appeared in the Visitation of 1634 as the son of William Nightingale of Saffron Walden and of Furnivalls Inn the elder and Anne, daughter of Richard Ipps of Saffron Walden. The younger Nightingale married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Ingrey of Shepreth, co. Cambridge, and was a first cousin of Sir Thomas Nightingale of Newport, co. Essex, bart.

W. C. Metcalfe (ed.), The Visitations of Essex, Part I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 13, 1878), p. 462.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Plaintiff's bond: 5/188 (19 Sep 1640)

People mentioned in the case

  • Dutton, Thomas
  • Ingrey, Edward
  • Ingrey, Elizabeth
  • Ipps, Anne
  • Ipps, Richard
  • Kirkess, Stephen
  • Lewknor, Edward, knight (also Lewkenor)
  • Lewknor, Hester (also Lewkenor)
  • Linch, Henry (also Lynch)
  • Mordaunt, Anne
  • Nightingale, Anne
  • Nightingale, Elizabeth
  • Nightingale, Thomas, baronet
  • Nightingale, William the elder, gent
  • Nightingale, William the younger, gent
  • Quarles, Anne
  • Quarles, Hester
  • Quarles, James
  • Quarles, John, esq
  • Quarles, Robert, knight

Places mentioned in the case

  • Cambridgeshire
    • Shepreth
  • Essex
    • Hempstead
    • Newport
    • Romford
    • Saffron Walden
    • Thundersley
  • London
    • Arundel House
    • Furnivall's Inn
    • Strand
    • Temple Bar
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Suffolk
    • Denham

Topics of the case

  • inns of court