Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA27)

21.5.1604 (Monday 21 May 1604)

document 1700896

office of the judge against Joan Haywood of Earls Colne she appeared and was restored and was ordered to reply to the following articles was examined on her oath and replied that Geo Bryant of Earls Colne is the father of the child which she lately was delivered of and that not any other person but the said Bryant had carnal use of her body therefore the judge ordered her to undergo public penance in the time of divine service and to certify at the next and to show a certificate