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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

2.9.1579 (Wednesday 2 September 1579)

document 1002543

office of the judge against Rich Cory of Earls Colne detected by the churchwardens and questmen that he was absent from church 12.7. last and also that he is a slanderer of his neighbours in the presence of Cory who admitted that he absent that day about his masters business mr Clarke at Bockingham (he denies) and submits himself to the correction of the judge who orders him to do a penance viz that upon sunday next at morning prayer he shall confess penitently his fault and to certify at the next 8d