Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

27.5.1578 (Tuesday 27 May 1578)

document 1002084

office of the judge against Rich Hayward he was to appear he appeared personally and it was objected against him that he was absent from his parish church at service etc he alleged that he was hired upon a commission to gather petrs for the prince etc therefore the judge ordered him to prove by four witnesses the truth of this at this court next and then Hayward submitted himself and the judge ordered him to pay 12d to the use of the poor of Earls Colne and to certify at the next