734 Unknown v Jennings

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Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper, '734 Unknown v Jennings', The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/734-unknown-jennings [accessed 25 June 2024].

Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper. "734 Unknown v Jennings", in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) . British History Online, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/734-unknown-jennings.

Cust, Richard. Hopper, Andrew. "734 Unknown v Jennings", The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ). . British History Online. Web. 25 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/734-unknown-jennings.

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Unknown plaintiff v William Jennings of Arksey, co. York, gent

May 1636


Proceedings were under way in May 1636, but the cause and result of the complaint against Jennings remain unknown.

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel. There were proceedings involving a petition from Dr Duck on 9 May 1636 before Sir Henry Marten.


Jennings did not appear in R. Davies (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Yorke begun in 1665 and finished in 1666, by William Dugdale (Surtees Society, 36, 1859); J. W. Walker (ed.), Yorkshire Pedigrees, G-S (Publications of the Harleian Society, 115, 1943).


  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Arundel: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 89r-100r (May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Sir Henry Marten: 68C, fos. 84r-88v (9 May 1636)

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Jennings, William, gent
  • Marten, Henry, knight

Places mentioned in the case

  • Yorkshire, West Riding
    • Arksey