Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA9)

17.11.1580 (Thursday 17 November 1580)

document 1100279

office of the judge against Geo Garratt stands excommunicate he appears and 10li is put forward by Wm Roth to undergo his penance he is therefore absolved and restored and ordered to do the following penance viz that upon friday sennight the said Garratt shall in the parish church of Earls before the minister and parishioners there present to hear divine service confess penitently that where he hath lived offensively amongst his neighbours and hath been convicted of sundry crimes by order of law for want of his purgation he is come to reconcile himself and that he is sorry therefore humbly praying god to forgive him with protestation hereafter to live more circumspectly and to certify of this at the next