Archdeaconry Depositions (ERO D/ABD2)

31.1.1621 (Wednesday 31 January 1621)

document 700740

to the first and eleventh articles of the said allegations said and deposed that she this deponent about two years ago was servant to the articulate Isabel Collin and dwelt with her about two years in which time the articulate Thos Jones and Margt French were fellow servants with this deponent in the same place and then she saith that the said Jones and French were very poor persons and had no more than what they earned by their labour and service and were while they dwelt there lousy and full of lice and this she knoweth to be true because when she washed the said Jones' shirts she found many lice upon them fain to take his apparel to destroy the lice and the said French was lousy of this deponents knowledge for she searching the bed where the said French did usually lie did find many lice in the sheets and blankets thereof and further saving what is deposed below she does not know to depose