645 Thymelby v Hills

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645 THYMELBY V HILLS

George Thymelby of Westminster, co. Middlesex, gent v James Hills of St Martin-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex

October 1639

Abstract

Thymelby complained that on 1 July 1639 Hills said 'he was a cheatinge knave, and that he would marke your petitioner for a cheatenge knave and ... speake and publish those wordes before any company in England.' Process was granted and Thymelby entered bond on 12 October 1639; but nothing further survives.

Initial proceedings

6/25, Petition

'The petitioner is a gent. descended of an auncient family. Notwithstanding, one Mr Hills of the parish of St Martins in the Feildes, on the first day of July last past, did very much scandalize and abuse your petitioner telling him to his face in a most reprochfull manner that he was a cheatinge knave, and that he would marke your petitioner for a cheatenge knave, and that he would speake and publish those wordes before any company in England, thereby much disgraceinge your petitioner and provoking him to duell.'

Presented 10 October 1639.

Petitioned that Hills be brought to answer.

Maltravers granted process on 12 October 1639.

6/23, Plaintiff's bond

12 October 1639

Bound to appear 'in the Court in the Painted Chamber within the Pallace of Westminster'.

Signed by George Thymelby.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of John Watson.

Notes

Neither of the parties appeared in the pedigrees of Middlesex or Visitations of London: G. J. Armytage (ed.), Middlesex Pedigrees (Publications of the Harleian Society, 65, 1914); J. Jackson Howard and J. L. Chester (eds.), The Visitation of London, 1633, 1634 and, 1635, vol. I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 15, 1880); J. Jackson 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 (eds.), London Visitation Pedigrees, 1664 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 92, 1940).

Documents

  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition: 6/25 (10 Oct 1639)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 6/23 (12 Oct 1639)

People mentioned in the case

  • Hills, James
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Thymelby, George, gent
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • St Martin-in-the-Fields
    • Westminster

Topics of the case

  • allegation of cheating
  • provocative of a duel