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Archdeaconry Depositions (ERO D/ABD1)

24.11.1620 (Friday 24 November 1620)

document 700511

to the third fourth and fifth articles he does no know to depose saving he saith that upon the saturday after easter day 22.4.last past this deponent being in the yard and seeing his precontestis March and French going about the house he asked them the reason thereof and they told him that their dame and Robt Carter were in the cheese house together and they could not tell where to see them and thereupon this deponent said if they be there I know a place where we may see them and then he went up into his own chamber where he used to lie being directly over the said cheese house and they both followed him immediately and there they all looking through a hole together in the boards did see her the said Isabel lying upon her back upon the floor with her coats and smock up to her belly so that her thighs were bare and the said Carter lying betwixt her legs with his breeches untied before and his shirt lying out on his right side committing the very act of adultery with her as he thinketh