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585 SCUDAMORE V BISHOP
John Scudamore of Kingsbury, co. Middlesex, gent v Richard Bishop of St Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, gent
June - November 1636
Scudamore complained against Bishop for scandalous words, and there were proceedings in June and November 1636; but no indication of sentence survives.
- Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 122r-124v (3 Jun 1636)
- Proceedings: 68C, fos. 105r-110v (8 Nov 1636)
Summary of proceedings
No counsel was mentioned. This cause came before Sir Henry Marten on 3 June 1636, and there were further proceedings on 8 November 1636.
Richard Bishop of London, gent, was mentioned in the Visitation of 1633, as son of William Bishop, gent, and Alice, daughter of William Duning. Richard married Mary, daughter of Humphrey Walcot of Walcot, co. Salop, esq. There was no mention of Scudamore in the Visitations of London or Middlesex.
J. J. Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and 1635, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880), p. 75; G. J. Armytage (ed.), Middlesex Pedigrees (Publications of the Harleian Society, 65, 1914); J. J. Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and 1635, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880); J. J. Howard (ed.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and 1635, vol. II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 17, 1883); J. B. Whitmore and A. W. Hughes Clarke (ed.), London Visitation Pedigrees, 1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 92, 1940).
On 1 January 1630 John Scudamore, esq, and his wife, Elizabeth, were licensed to alienate the manor, rectory and advowson of Edgware, co. Middlesex to Sir William Blake and Rafe Massy, gent. On 22 June 1637 an order was issued to apprehend Rafe Massy in Middlesex for failing to appear in court to answer charges from John Scudamore. On 18 November 1637 a special livery was granted to John, son of John Scudamore, esq. On 1 December 1637 John and Elizabeth Scudamore were again licensed to alienate the manor, rectory and advowson of Edgware, but this time to Thomas, Lord Coventry, Thomas Rogers, gent, and Thomas Danett, 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, 35 and 36, 2004), part 2, pp. 345, 429; part 3, pp. 597, 714.
People mentioned in the case
- Bishop, Alice
- Bishop, Mary
- Bishop, Richard, gent
- Bishop, William, gent
- Blake, William, knight
- Coventry, Thomas, baron Coventry
- Danett, Thomas, gent
- Duning, Alice
- Duning, William
- Marten, Henry, knight
- Massy, Rafe, gent
- Rogers, Thomas, gent
- Scudamore, Elizabeth
- Scudamore, John, esq
- Scudamore, John, gent
- Walcot, Humphrey
- Walcot, Mary
Places mentioned in the case
- St Clement Danes