728 Woodward v Chute

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

This free content was Born digital. CC-NC-BY.


Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper, '728 Woodward v Chute', The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/728-woodward-chute [accessed 14 June 2024].

Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper. "728 Woodward v Chute", in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) . British History Online, accessed June 14, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/728-woodward-chute.

Cust, Richard. Hopper, Andrew. "728 Woodward v Chute", The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ). . British History Online. Web. 14 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/728-woodward-chute.

In this section


Mr Woodward, gent v Edward Chute of Bethersden, co. Kent, esq

No date


The cause and result of Woodward's complaint against Chute, lately high sheriff of Kent, remains unknown as only an undated note from Dr Duck survives indicating that he wished to consult the Earl Marshal before process was granted to Woodward.

Initial proceedings

3/129, Note by Dr Duck

'If any desire a process out of court for Mr Woodward against Edward Chute, esq., late high sheriff of Kent, I desire to be acquainted itt before the process goe out that I may attende my L. Marshall about itt.'

Signed by Arthur Duck.


The plaintiff may have been Edward Woodward of Ashford, co. Kent, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Roberts. Their son, another Edward Woodward of Ashford (b. 1606) married Anne, daughter of Herbert Hay of Glinebourne, co. Sussex.

Edward Chute, esq, was the son of George Chute of Bethersden, Kent. He married Lydia, daughter of Thomas Gibbon of Bethersden. Their second son Edward was born before 1619.

R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-1621 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898), pp. 35, 96; G. J. Armytage (ed.), A Visitation of the County of Kent, 1663-8 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 54, 1906), pp. 35, 183.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Note by Dr Duck: 3/129 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Chute, Edward, esq
  • Chute, George, esq
  • Chute, Lydia
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Gibbon, Lydia
  • Gibbon, Thomas
  • Hay, Anne
  • Hay, Herbert
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Roberts, Elizabeth
  • Roberts, John
  • Woodward, Anne
  • Woodward, Edward, gent
  • Woodward, Elizabeth

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Ashford
    • Bethersden
  • Sussex
    • Glinebourne

Topics of the case

  • high sheriff