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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA4)

25.10.1571 (Thursday 25 October 1571)

document 1000471

office of the judge against Wm Martyn of Earls Colne he was warned to appear this day because he had impregnated Edith Boreham of the same he appeared on this day and denied the articles therefore the judge ordered him to purge himself under the hands of seven of his honest neighbours he was detected by the churchwardens that he is a scold and blasphemer of god and he was detected by the churchwardens of Colne Engaine that he was suspected of incontinency between him and the wife of Wm Carter of Colne Engaine which he denied he was ordered to purge himself under the hands of seven neighbours in that case also in this court and to admit his blasphemy as a sin in court in the parish church of Earls Colne aforesaid and to certify at the next