Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA37)

1.8.1614 (Monday 1 August 1614)

document 1802448

office of the judge against Jas Burton of Earls Colne to purge himself under the hands of four neighbours he produces as compurgators Jn Layer Wm Martin and Thos Smith of Earls Colne who take it on oath that Jas Burton never had the carnal knowledge of the body of the widow Sadd as it is presented the compurgation was successful therefore he was dismissed with a warning not to frequent her company 2s6d