735 Unknown v King

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Unknown plaintiff v John King of Compton Dando, co. Somerset, yeoman

December 1637


The cause and result of the complaint against King remain unknown as only his defendant's bond, dated 4 December 1637, survives.

Initial proceedings

3/63, Defendant's bond

4 December 1637

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

Signed by Richard Wakeman of the Inner Temple, London, gent, on behalf of King.

Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Humphrey Terrick.


King did not appear in the Somerset Visitations of 1623 nor 1672: F. T. Colby (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the year 1623 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 11, 1876); G. D. Squibb (ed.), The Visitation of Somerset and the City of Bristol, 1672 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, 11, 1992).


  • Initial proceedings
    • Defendant's bond: 3/63 (4 Dec 1637)

People mentioned in the case

  • King, John, yeoman
  • Terrick, Humphrey
  • Wakeman, Richard, gent

Places mentioned in the case

  • London
    • Inner Temple
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster
  • Somerset
    • Compton Dando

Topics of the case

  • inns of court