711 Williams v Craddock

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Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper, '711 Williams v Craddock', The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/711-williams-craddock [accessed 19 June 2024].

Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper. "711 Williams v Craddock", in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) . British History Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/711-williams-craddock.

Cust, Richard. Hopper, Andrew. "711 Williams v Craddock", The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ). . British History Online. Web. 19 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/711-williams-craddock.

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Maurice Williams, M.D. v Mr Craddock of Gray's Inn, co. Middlesex, gent

No date


Williams, a doctor of physic, complained that he was jostled in the street and threatened to be kicked by Craddock who would have assaulted him if John Shelbury had not interposed himself. Williams petitioned the Earl Marshal for satisfaction, but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

EM340, Petition

'As he was going in the streetes about his business, he was justled and, in manner of assaulte, threatned to be kickt by one Mr Craddock of Graies Inn. And had not one John Shelbury, being present, interposed himselfe, your petitioner had bin assaulted in the streetes, which he being willing to avoyd went quietly away and soe declined his malitious intent (as by affidavit annexed appears).

Yet your petitioner craves satisfaction for the wrong offered him, for feare of a worse consequence, according as your Lordship shall thinke fitt.'

No date.

No signatures.


Mr Craddock of Gray's Inn could be Richard, Tobias or Eustace Craddock, admitted in 1611, 1624 and 1625 respectively.

J. Foster (ed.), The Register of Admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889 (London, 1889), vol. 1, pp. 128, 174, 176.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition: EM340 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Craddock, Eustace, gent
  • Craddock, Richard, gent
  • Craddock, Tobias, gent
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Shelbury, John
  • Williams, Maurice, physician

Places mentioned in the case

  • Middlesex
    • Gray's Inn

Topics of the case

  • inns of court