arrowperson: Beatrice Stoughton   p-link

person detail
bio:Female;
63 years;
marital status:Widowed
occupation:unknown
literacy:Unknown
employer:unknown
parishSt. Nicholas Cole Abbey
spouse's firstThomas
remarks:Mother of Agnes Skern, plaintiff. Widow of Thomas Stoughton. Leaves a will: TNA, PCC Prob. 11/11, 273r. Dated 16 Oct. 1497, probated 17 June 1499. Makes bequests to granddaughters Beatrice and Cecily Skern. Thomas Stoughton's will, probated in early 1480, also survives: TNA PCC Prob. 11/7, fols. 23r-23v.
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named depositions
1488-01-24:Witness for Competitor Suit in Margaret Niter, Agnes Skern  c.  Piers Curtes 
Testifies that after interrogating both parties regarding their intentions towards one another, about 9 October 1486 she witnessed a future tense contract between her daughter Agnes Skern and Piers Curtes. Testifies that she prevented them from sleeping together that night. Testifies that Skern and Curtes exchanged rings, that after the contract Curtes frequently referred to Skern as his wife, and that he “ laboured diligently to recuperate certain lands and tenements” that belonged to [Robert] Skern, Agnes`s previous husband.