73 Broughton v Deodate

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Sir Edward Broughton of Iscoyd Park, co. Denbigh, knt v Theodore Deodate of Chester, Doctor of Physic

November 1637 - February 1638


Proceedings in this case were under way by 18 November 1637 and on 12 DecemberDeodate entered bond to answer the charges of Broughton. Broughton acknowledged he had received his bond for prosecuting the cause on the 13 February 1638; but no further proceedings survive.

Initial proceedings

3/79, Defendant's bond

12 December 1637

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

Signed by Thomas Smith of St Sepulcher's parish, London, apothecary, on behalf of Deodate.

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

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel for Broughton and Dr Merrick for Deodate. Merrick responded to the libel on 28 November 1637, and Broughton acknowledged he had received his bond for prosecuting the cause on the 13 February 1638.


Sir Edward Broughton may have been the father of Edward Broughton and Robert Broughton, a royalist lieutenant-colonel and major in the civil wars. He also had a brother, Robert Broughton, serving as a colonel in the royalist army.

P. R. Newman, Royalist officers in England and Wales, 1642-1660: A biographical dictionary (London, 1981), p. 44.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's bond: 3/79 (12 Dec 1637)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/29 (18 Nov 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/30 (28 Nov 1637)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/5, fos. 23-35 (3 Feb 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Broughton, Edward, knight
  • Broughton, Edward
  • Broughton, Robert
  • Deodate, Theodore, physician
  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Merrick, William, lawyer
  • Smith, Thomas, apothecary
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • Cheshire
    • Chester
  • Denbighshire
    • Iscoyd Park
  • London
    • St Sepulcher
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Wales

Topics of the case

  • apothecary
  • physician
  • royalist