Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA27)

9.7.1604 (Monday 9 July 1604)

document 1700967

office of the judge against Geo Bryant of Earls Colne to purge himself with five hands he appeared and introduced as his compurgators Thos Allen (may be Thos Allen) and Nich Scofild who took an oath as to his innocence he was pronounced successful and was ordered to produce letters of this clearing (bad handwriting he appears first to have been failed because he did not produce enough compurgators but later was allowed to only produce two)