626 Stewkly v Pollard

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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John Stewkly, gent v Pollard

May 1636


Proceedings survive from May 1636, but they give no indication of the cause or result of Stewkly's complaint against Pollard.


Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C], fos. 89r-100r (May 1636)

Summary of proceedings

No counsel was mentioned. This cause came before the Earl of Arundel, Earl of Bedford, Sir Henry Marten, Sir Henry Spelman and Gilbert Dethick, registrar, in May 1636.


The plaintiff may have been John Stewkeley, later an Anglican royalist and high sheriff of Hampshire 1649-50.

A. M. Coleby, Central Government and the Localities: Hampshire, 1649-1689 (Cambridge, 1987), pp. 19, 74, 82.

People mentioned in the case

  • Dethick, Gilbert
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Marten, Henry, knight
  • Pollard
  • Russell, Francis, earl of Bedford
  • Spelman, Henry, knight
  • Stewkley, John (also Stukeley, Stewkeley)

Places mentioned in the case

  • Hampshire

Topics of the case

  • civil war
  • high sheriff
  • royalist