Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA25)

15.5.1600 (Thursday 15 May 1600)

document 1700043

office of the judge against Jn Bridge warden and Rich Wade sidesman of the parish of Earls Colne noted for not detecting the said Harvye wife of Hatch in that Franc Wright the questman affirmed that he did tell them of the same crime and public fame and that they omitted to present the same in their bill although called and admonished to by the judge appeared Rich Wade who the judge put on his oath and ordered to be interrogated in that     Turner and Franc Wright did tell him and Bridge of the same crime before the giving in of their bill therefore the judge assigned the next sabbath day with a white wand in his hand to stand near the ministers desk till the second lesson is being read and then to acknowledge his fault upon his knees as in the schedule and to certify on the 4.6.1600 appeared the said Rich Wade who was absolved and was ordered to do the penance and to certify of it