arrowcase: Elizabeth Kirkhouse  c. Richard Haymond  Emma Cowper    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

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typeMarriage
date17 Sept., 4 Oct., 16 Oct. 1494
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 212r-215v
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depositions
1494-09-17: William Ketylwell, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he witnessed a present contract and the exchange of tokens between Elizabeth Kirkhouse and Richard Haymond May 1488, and that at that time Elizabeth was pregnant with Richard`s child.

1494-09-17: Robert Paytrell, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, William Ketylwell, adding that the child of Elizabeth Kirkhouse and Richard Haymond was nursed in his house. Also, testifies that he heard about the solemnization of Haymond`s and Emma Cowper`s marriage and their cohabitation.

1494-10-04: Stephen Flapp, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that it was common knowledge that Elizabeth Kirkhouse and Richard Haymond had had children together, and that they were husband and wife; and that Richard and Emma Cowper solemnized their marriag eand also lived together as husband and wife.

1494-10-04: Agnes Bakar, Witness for Plaintiff
Cannot testify to contract between Elizabeth Kirkhouse and Richard Haymond but knows they had a child together, and says that there was common fame about the contract as well as sexual intercourse.

1494-10-04: Richard Haymond, Response of Defendant
Responds that he has left his wife Emma because of the precontract with Elizabeth Kirkhouse six years previously, before his contract with Emma. He discusses alimony for the two women and the restoration to Emma of her property.

1494-10-04: Thomas Godyer, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Richard Haymond and Elizabeth Kirkhouse both told him that they frequently had sex and had a child together. Also, testifies that he was present at the solemnization between Haymond and Emma Cowper, 29 Sept. - 25 Dec., 1489.

1494-10-16: John Cawnton, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with the first witness.