598 Slaughter alias Stoughton v Arkell

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Chambers Slaughter alias Stoughton of Upper Slaughter, co. Gloucester, esq v William Arkell of Lower Slaughter, co. Gloucester

August 1640


The origin and result of Slaughter alias Stoughton's, complaint against Arkell remains unknown as only Stoughton's bond of 13 August 1640 survives.

Initial proceedings

5/189, Plaintiff's bond

13 August 1640

Bound to 'appear in the court in the painted Chamber within the Pallace of Westminster'.

Signed by Leonard Chamberlayne (of the Middle Temple, London), gent, acting for Stoughton.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered by John Longland.


The plaintiff did not appear in the Visitation of Gloucestershire of 1623 but may have been a relative of the royalist Lieutenant-colonel John Slaughter of Slaughter, co. Gloucester. Chambers Slaughter was appointed to the commission of the peace for co. Gloucester in July 1633.

J. Maclean and W. C. Heane (eds.), The Visitation of the County of Gloucester, 1623 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 21, 1885), P. R. Newman, Royalist officers in England and Wales, 1642-1660: A biographical dictionary (London, 1981), p. 344; J. Broadway, R. Cust and S. K. Roberts (eds.), A Calendar of the Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-40 (List and Index Society, special series, 34, 2004), part 1, p. 68.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Plaintiff's bond: 5/189 (13 Aug 1640)

People mentioned in the case

  • Arkell, William
  • Chamberlayne, Leonard (also Chamberlain)
  • Longland, John
  • Slaughter, John
  • Slaughter, alias Stoughton, Chambers, esq

Places mentioned in the case

  • Gloucestershire
    • Lower Slaughter
    • Upper Slaughter
  • London
    • Middle Temple
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster

Topics of the case

  • inns of court
  • justice of the peace
  • military officer
  • royalist