555 Ridout v Some

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John Ridout of Little Barningham, co. Norfolk, gent v John Some of Aylsham, co. Norfolk, yeoman

June - November 1637


The bonds of each party were given in June 1637 and there were proceedings in October and November; but the cause and result of Ridout's complaint against Some remain unknown.

Initial proceedings

3/179, Defendant's bond

27 June 1637

Bound to attend at 'the Court of Honor held in the painted Chamber at Westminster'.

Signed by John Some.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Edw. Coxe and Ch. Welde.

3/178, Plaintiff's bond

28 June 1637

Bound to 'give his attendance in the Court of Honor... there to prosecute his suite'.

Signed by John Ridout.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Tho. Turner and Ch. Welde.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Talbot acted as counsel for Ridout and Dr Lewin for Some. Proceedings on 31 October and 18 November 1637 referred to the hearing of the sentence on the petition of Dr Lewin.


John Ridout does not appear in the Visitations of Norfolk of 1613 and 1664.

W. Rye (ed.), The Visitation of Norfolk of 1563, 1589 and 1613 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 33, 1891); A. W. Hughes Clarke and A. Campling (eds.), The Visitation of Norfolk, anno domini 1664, part I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 85, 1933); A. W. Hughes Clarke and A. Campling (eds.), The Visitation of Norfolk, 1664, part II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 86, 1934).

On 1 April 1627 Sir John Hobart was licensed to alienate several Norfolk manors to John Ridout, gent.

J. Broadway, R. Cust and S. K. Roberts (eds.), A Calendar of the Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640 (List and Index Society, special series, 36, 2004), part 3, p. 558.

John Some of Aylsham (d. c. 1660), was the son of John Some of Aylsham, yeoman (d. c. 1609), and his wife Elizabeth (d. c.1608). John married Susan (d. 1661) with whom he had six children.

A. Campling (ed.), East Anglia Pedigrees (Publications of the Harleian Society, 91, 1939), p. 206.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's bond: 3/179 (27 Jun 1637)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/178 (28 Jun 1637)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/28 (31 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/29 (18 Nov 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Coxe, Edward (also Cox)
  • Hobart, John, knight and baronet
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Lewin, William, lawyer
  • Ridout, John, gent
  • Some, Elizabeth
  • Some, John the elder, yeoman
  • Some, John the younger, yeoman
  • Some, Susan
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer
  • Turner, Thomas
  • Welde, Ch.

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Norfolk
    • Aylsham
    • Little Barningham