695 Weaver v Wallett

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

This free content was Born digital. All rights reserved.

'695 Weaver v Wallett', in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) pp. . British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/695-weaver-wallett [accessed 4 March 2024]

In this section


Christopher Weaver of Stamford, co. Lincoln, gent v Jeffery Wallett of Cublett, co. Lincoln, brewer

January - February 1640


Weaver complained that Wallett said in May 1638, at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, that he 'was a base stinking gentleman' and 'swore by deepe oaths' that he was 'a base stinking rascally knave and...that he would justifie it.' Process was granted on 2 January 1640 and Weaver entered bond on 12 February; but nothing further survives.

Initial proceedings

2/37, Petition to Maltravers

'One Jeffery Wallett of Cublett in the county of Lincoln, brewer, did in May 1638, at Market Deeping, say that the petitioner was a base stinking gentleman, and likewise swore by deepe oaths that the petitioner was a base stinking rascally knave, and said that he would justifie it.'

Petitioned that Wallett be brought to answer.

Maltravers granted process on 2 January 1640.

2/39, Plaintiff's bond

12 February 1640

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

Signed by Christopher Weaver, here given as of St Giles, Cripplegate, London.

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


Christopher Weaver of Stamford was the son of Richard Weaver of Presteigne, co. Radnor, and Christian, daughter of James Walkerell of Presteigne. Christopher married Alice, daughter of John Green of Market Overton, co. Rutland, and he was included in the Visitation of 1634.

A. R. Maddison (ed.), Lincolnshire Pedigrees (Publications of the Harleian Society, 52, 1904), vol. 3, p. 1046.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition to Maltravers: 2/37 (2 Jan 1640)
    • Plaintiff's bond: 2/39 (12 Feb 1640)

People mentioned in the case

  • Green, Alice
  • Green, John
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Walkerell, Christian
  • Walkerell, James
  • Wallett, Jeffery, brewer
  • Watson, John
  • Weaver, Alice
  • Weaver, Christian
  • Weaver, Christopher, gent
  • Weaver, Richard

Places mentioned in the case

  • Lincolnshire
    • Cublett
    • Market Deeping
    • Stamford
  • London
    • St Giles, Cripplegate
  • Radnorshire
    • Presteigne
  • Rutland
    • Market Overton
  • Wales

Topics of the case

  • denial of gentility