Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA32)

25.9.1609 (Monday 25 September 1609)

document 1702441

Hen Abbott jun of Earls Colne detected by the wardens for his great negligence in not frequenting his parish church in divine service time upon the sabbath days and also that he seldom or never upon any sabbath day repair to evening prayer but at such time he is walking up and down the fields as we are very credibly informed he appeared and to the articles confessed therefore he was ordered to admit guilt in the church in the time of divine service after the second lesson and to certify to the next under the hands of the minister and churchwardens he owes