Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

2.9.1579 (Wednesday 2 September 1579)

document 1002508

office of the judge against Eliz Brewar of Pontisbright to purge herself under the hands of five of her neighbours she appeared and introduced as her failed to produce compurgators and pronounced herself to have failed and to be guilty of the crime objected against her and was ordered to do the following penance on sunday next in the parish church of Pontisbright she shall stand in a sheet in all the time of morning prayer between the time of reading the epistle and gospel and shall there openly and penitently before the congregation there present to confess her fault etc and to certify at the next owes fees