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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA16)

30.7.1588 (Tuesday 30 July 1588)

document 1102494

office of the judge against mr Fletcher of Earls Colne detected upon the vehement suspicion of incontinency with Rose Polly wife of Jn Polly who was with the said Rose upon whitsunday last past from five or six o'clock in the afternoon until eleven or twelve o'clock midnight the said Jn her husband being from home and further for grieving the hearts of good christians in saying that a woman had not a soul and in abusing the scripture alleging the same to prove the same out of genesis whereas god breathed into the nostrils of man but not into a woman he was cited urgently cited the said Rose also