Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA40)

26.7.1619 (Monday 26 July 1619)

document 1803942

office of the judge against Lydia Payne of Earls Colne detected by the wardens for that she hath been delivered of a child and will not confess who is the father thereof she appeared and admitted the truth and said that she hath been delivered of a base child and she knoweth not who begat it and that she knoweth no other father of it but god therefore the judge warned her to undergo further process the wardens of the same were cited to inquire concerning the fame owes