Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA8)

8.1.1580 (Friday 8 January 1580)

document 1100029

office of the judge against Hen Abbott of Earls Colne he appeared against whom the judge objected that from public fame he is accounted to have lived incontinently with Neil's wife Ussherwood's daughter of Earls Colne and from the detection of the wardens and questmen to have lived incontinently with Rootes wife of Pontisbright etc Abbott denied the articles to be true and therefore the judge assigned him to purge himself under seven hands of his neighbours in this place and ordered intimation to be made 12d