84 Bunting v Burnham

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84 BUNTING V BURNHAM

William Bunting of East Greenwich, co. Kent, gent v William Burnham of the same, gent

October 1637 - January 1638

Abstract

Bunting entered bond to prosecute Burnham on 3 November 1637 and Burnham was several times summoned to appear before Lord Maltravers between October 1637 and January 1638. But no further proceedings survive and the cause of the suit remains unknown.

Initial proceedings

3/114, Plaintiff's bond

3 November 1637

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

Signed by William Bunting.

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

The defendant was described as William Burnham the elder, silkweaver.

3/20, Defendant's bond

10 January 1637/8

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

Signed by William Burnham.

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

Summary of proceedings

This cause came before Lord Maltravers on 31 October and 28 November 1637, and again on 27 January 1638. Dr Talbot was counsel and Burnham was several times summoned to appear.

Notes

Neither of the parties were mentioned in the Visitations of Kent for 1619-21 and 1663-8.

R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619-21 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898); G. J. Armytage (ed.), A Visitation of the County of Kent, 1663-8 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 54, 1906).

Documents

  • Initial proceedings
    • Plaintiff's bond: 3/114 (3 Nov 1637)
    • Defendant's bond: 3/20 (10 Jan 1638)
  • Proceedings
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/28 (31 Oct 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 8/30 (28 Nov 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 1/5, fos. 1-15 (27 Jan 1638)

People mentioned in the case

  • Bunting, William, gent
  • Burnham, William, gent
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer
  • Terrick, Humphrey
  • Watson, John

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • East Greenwich
  • Middlesex
    • Westminster