74 Broughton v Farre

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper, '74 Broughton v Farre', in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) pp. . British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/74-broughton-farre [accessed 18 May 2024].

Richard Cust. Andrew Hopper. "74 Broughton v Farre", in The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ) . British History Online, accessed May 18, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/74-broughton-farre.

Cust, Richard. Hopper, Andrew. "74 Broughton v Farre", The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640, (, ). . British History Online. Web. 18 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/court-of-chivalry/74-broughton-farre.

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Edward Broughton of Kington, co. Hereford, gent v John Farre of the same

No date


Broughton complained that Farre had given him scandalous words, for which Farre was arrested and bound to appear before the Earl Marshal. Subsequently Farre apologised for his offence and offered Broughton his submission, whereupon the plaintiff sought the Earl Marshal's permission to accept this and end the proceedings. [For another action brought by Broughton see cause 72].

Initial proceedings

EM274, Petition

'Whereas, upon your supplicant's humble complaint exhibited to your honor against one John Farre of Keynton for scandalous words, itt pleased your lordshipp to graunt your honorable warrant against Farre, whereupon he is arrested, and stands bound to appeare before your lordship.

That he is now sorry for his offence, and willing to give your petitioner any submission; and your petitioner is content to accept thereof. But, forasmuch as your lordship, upon the petitioner's humble suit, was so noble to him as to grant your warrant your petitioner, in testimony of his obedience and thankfulness to your lordship, would not presume without your lordship's licence to compound the same.

May it therefore please your lordship to grant him your honorable licence to compound and end the difference without further trouble.

And he (as already bound) shall ever pray and c.'

No date.

Signed by Edward Broughton.


Edward Broughton of Kington was the eldest son of William Broughton of Kington, and Elianor, daughter of Edward Wolrich of Dinmore. Edward married Isabell, daughter of Rafe Beeston of co. Warwick.

M. P. Siddons (ed.), The Visitation of Herefordshire, 1634 (Publications of the Harleian Society, news series, 15, 2002), p. 24.


  • Initial proceedings
    • Petition: EM274 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Beeston, Isabell
  • Beeston, Rafe
  • Broughton, Edward, gent
  • Broughton, Elianor
  • Broughton, Isabell
  • Broughton, William
  • Farre, John
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Wolrich, Edward
  • Wolrich, Elianor

Places mentioned in the case

  • Herefordshire
    • Dinmore
    • Kington
  • Warwickshire