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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA22)

11.4.1594 (Thursday 11 April 1594)

document 1600119

office of the judge against the said Constance Knight noted for public fame of incontinency with Wm Smith but Jas Thwaites an official of the court appeared and stated that Constance Knight had appeared before mr Xoph Chibourne and Roger Harlakenden two justices of the peace in Essex and there had stated that the accusation was a malicious fraud and the document proving this having been shown the judge dismissed them