Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA45)

20.5.1625 (Friday 20 May 1625)

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office of the judge against Mary Clarke of Earls Colne detected by the wardens for having a base child by Wm Buck she appears and said that she hath been delivered of a base child in lent last but it was not begotten by Buck but by one Thos Hills of Great Tey who persuaded her to lay unto the said Buck but he never had the use of her body and that Hills is the only father of her child she is to do public penance in the time of divine service and to certify at the next court