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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

30.9.1579 (Wednesday 30 September 1579)

document 1002557

office of the judge against Rich Clarke of Earls Colne to purge himself with five hands because he did not introduce any compurgators he was failed and convicted of the crime objected against him and the judge ordered him that upon sunday next immediately after evening prayer he shall in the chancel of the said church before mr Adams vicar the old and new churchwardens and four other persons as the vicar shall think meet confess his offence in this behalf and to certify at the next he owes all fees