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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

25.10.1578 (Saturday 25 October 1578)

document 1002171

office of the judge against Hen Abbott of Earls Colne to purge himself with five neighbours on this day Abbott produced Wm Smyth Jn Lair Simon Turner and Edw Paine of Earls Colne as compurgators who undertook to take upon their oath that was not guilty of the crime with Grace Dirrick therefore the judge pronounced him sufficiently purged and restored him and ordered that testimonial letter should be made 5s6d