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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA13)

20.11.1585 (Saturday 20 November 1585)

document 1101116

office of the judge against Wm Martyn of Earls Colne stands excommunicate he appears and is absolved and restored and to the articles objected against him viz that he cometh drunkard he cometh not to church and a common railer upon his neighbours etc he admits the charges to be true therefore he is ordered that upon sunday next come into the parish church of Earls Colne in the time of common prayer he shall openly confess all his said faults and ask god forgiveness and the congregation and there promise that he will never do the like hereafter and to certify at the next under the hands of the minister and the churchwardens of the same 18d