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Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA25)

5.3.1602 (Friday 5 March 1602)

document 1700438

office of the judge against Edith Greenwood of Earls Colne detected by the wardens that she hath had a child begotten on fornication or adultery she appeared and confessed on her oath that Benj Duttesberrye is the father of her child which Benj is departed in the queen's wars and was contracted before witnesses before his going away etc and it is certified under the hands of the minister and the wardens of the same therefore the judge orders her to do a public penance upon the lords day as in the schedule and to show this at the next court on the 17.5.1602 she appears and shows a certificate on the back of which under the hands of the minister and the wardens of having undergone the penance and therefore the judge dismissed her and decreed the testimonial letters be made 12d and 12d