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80 BUCKWORTH V FURNACE
Thomas Buckworth the younger of Knapton, co. Norfolk, gent v John Furnace of Shipdham, co. Norfolk
Buckworth maintained that while he was speaking to the landlord in an inn at Shipdham, Norfolk, Furnace, a stranger to him, rudely interrupted and called him 'base gent, base fellow with many other disparaginge speeches, and giving him often the lye.' William Marsh of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, gent, entered bond to prosecute the cause on behalf of Buckworth on 19 November 1639, but no further proceedings survive.
2/166 Petition to Arundel
'Your petitioner being in an inne at a towne called Shipdam in Norff and in discourse with the host of the house about severall affaires one John Furnace intruded into your petitioner's company (being a stranger unto him) and without any provocation given or offered by your petitioner, used of and to your petitioner many abusive speeches insomuch as your petitioner went into an other roome to avoid him, entreating his absence who thereupon called your petitioner base gent base fellow with many other disparaginge speeches, and giving him often the lye.'
Petitioned that Furnace be brought to answer.
Maltravers granted process on 11 November 1639.
2/165, Plaintiff's bond
19 November 1639
Bound to appear 'in the Court in the painted Chamber within the Pallace of Westminster'.
Signed by William Marsh of St Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, gent, on behalf of Buckworth.
Sealed, subscribed and delivered in the presence of Humphrey Terrick.
Neither of the parties appear in the Visitations of Norfolk of 1613 and 1664:
W. Rye (ed.), The Visitation of Norfolk of 1563, 1589 and 1613 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 33, 1891); A. W. Hughes Clarke and A. Campling (eds.), The Visitation of Norfolk, anno domini 1664, part I (Publications of the Harleian Society, 85, 1933); A. W. Hughes Clarke and A. Campling (eds.), The Visitation of Norfolk, anno domini 1664, part II (Publications of the Harleian Society, 86, 1934).
- Initial proceedings
- Petition: 2/166 (11 Nov 1639)
- Plaintiff's bond: 2/165 (19 Nov 1639)
People mentioned in the case
- Buckworth, Thomas, gent
- Furnace, John
- Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
- Marsh, William, gent
- Terrick, Humphrey
Places mentioned in the case
- St Clement Danes
Topics of the case
- denial of gentility
- giving the lie