Assize Indictments (PRO ASSI35/108/4)

11.3.1668 (Wednesday 11 March 1668)

document 14200096

inquisition taken at Earls Colne 16.12.19Chas2 before Thos Talcott upon the view of the body of Jon Clarke the jurors say that Barth Huske of Earls Colne labourer 7.12. there assaulted the said Jon with an iron spade worth 12d on the left side of his head above his left ear giving him a mortal bruise of which he instantly died pleads not guilty guilty of homicide asked for a book and after asked to be transported witnesses Hannah Clerke widow Jn Potter Thos Ward Wm Lay Frances# Bounds Sarah Brewer Thos Talcott