658 Vaughan v Lloyd

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Jenkin Vaughan of Towyn, co. Merioneth, gent v Ewan Lloyd of the same

November - December 1637


Vaughan complained that Lloyd gave him the lie 'and bidd a turd in his teeth.' Process was granted on 30 November 1637 and Vaughan entered bond on 15 December; but nothing further survives.

Initial proceedings

3/73, Petition to Arundel

'Your petitioner hath been much abused in words lately by Ewan Lloyd of Towin aforesaid, who gave your petitioner the lye, and bidd a turd in his teeth, with divers other such like words, provoking your petitioner to fight with him.'

Petitioned that Lloyd be brought to answer.

Duck desired Dethick to grant process: 'the petitioner will doubtless prove himself to bee a gentleman', 30 November 1637.

Signed by Arthur Duck.

3/74, Plaintiff's bond

15 December 1637

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

Signed by Montague Sharpe of St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, gent, on behalf of Vaughan.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Humphrey Terrick.


Neither party appeared in M. P. Siddons (ed.), Visitations by the Heralds in Wales (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 14, 1996).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition to Arundel: 3/73 (30 Nov 1637)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/74 (15 Dec 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • Dethick, Gilbert, registrar
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Lloyd, Ewan
  • Sharpe, Montague, gent
  • Terrick, Humphrey
  • Vaughan, Jenkin, gent

Places mentioned in the case

  • London
    • St Dunstan-in-the-West
  • Merionethshire
    • Towyn
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Wales

Topics of the case

  • giving the lie
  • provocative of a duel
  • scatological insult