Quarter Sessions Bundles (ERO Q/SBb100/20)

17.11.1727 (Friday 17 November 1727)

document 21000473

Essex sessions the examination of Hen Clarke taken this 17.11.1727 who saith that sometime in harvest last he took some quantity of hemping cloth out of a field belonging to Jn Clarke of Boxtead in the said county and carried the same to (a name crossed out) Earls Colne in the said county and going by the door of Robt Osborne Brown of the said parish of Earls Colne the said Osborne's wife asked him what he had and bid him come in and she seeing the cloth stopped the same and said she thought he came not honestly by it mark Hen Clarke taken the day and year above written before me Nath Laurence