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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

12.3.1579 (Thursday 12 March 1579)

document 1002225

office of the judge against Jn Weld to purge himself under the hands of six neighbours of Colne that he had not impregnated by carnal intercourse a certain Ann Turner the servant (amula) of Jn Cofild of the same the said Weald brought in person Humph Brock Thos Bridge Rich Parker Robt Jolly and Thos Culverton and Jn Reynolds as his compurgators who certified that he was not guilty Turner appeared and therefore the judge pronounced Weald to be sufficiently purged and restored and to be restored to his pristine fame and testimonial letters to be made