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558 RISDEN V LAMBERT
James Risden of Buckland Brewer, co. Devon, gent v Ephraim Lambert of the same
Risden complained that Lambert had called him 'base rascall, base gent and said all of that name were so'. In June 1635 Dr Duck decreed that Lambert should be attached for speaking scandalous words provocative of a duel, but no indication of sentence survives.
Summary of proceedings
Dr Duck acted as counsel for Risden. In June 1635 Dr Duck decreed that Ephraim Lambert should be attached in a cause of scandalous words provocative of a duel, having called Risden 'base rascall, base gent and said all of that name were so'.
James Risden (b.1602) was the son of Philip Risden of Buckland Brewer, gent, and Grace, daughter and coheir of William Abbot of Hartland.
F. T. Colby (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1620 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 6, 1872), p. 242.
- Proceedings before Huntingdon: 8/25 (20 Jun 1635)
- Undated proceedings: R.19, fos. 390-399 (c. Jun 1635?)
People mentioned in the case
- Abbot, Grace
- Abbot, William
- Duck, Arthur, lawyer
- Hastings, Henry, earl of Huntingdon
- Lambert, Ephraim
- Risden, Grace
- Risden, James, gent
- Risden, Philip
Places mentioned in the case
- Buckland Brewer
Topics of the case
- denial of gentility
- provocative of a duel