arrowcase: John Pollyn  c. Agnes Parker    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeMarriage
date12 July, 16 Nov., 26 Nov. 1487
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 24v-27r, 37v, 40v
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depositions
1487-07-05: Agnes Parker, Response of Defendant
Responds that John Pollyn often spoke to her of marriage, to which she responded she would only marry if she had her parents` and friends` consent. Admits that she and Pollyn exchanged gifts.

1487-07-12: Thomas Sele, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that he was present, along with John Selot, John Ward, and John Thaccum, when Thomas Cordrey stated both that he knew of no marriage contract between Agnes Parker and John Pollyn and that he would never testify in court that he did. Testifies that he later heard about Cordrey`s subsequent testimony in court, where he claimed Pollyn and Parker had contracted marriage. Testifies that Cordrey is reputed to be a man of loose tongue and a liar in the parishes of Isleworth and Twickenham, as a result of which he was banished from the parish of Isleworth.

1487-07-12: John Ward, Witness for Defendant
Agrees with previous witness Thomas Sele. Testifies that he witnessed a marriage contract between John [elsewhere called William] Thaccher and Agnes Parker.

1487-07-12: William Edmunde, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that he was present, along with Edward Pynner, Sir William (vicar of Twickenham), Sir Thomas (chaplain of Teddington), and Master John Kemp (gentleman), when Thomas Cordrey swore by his faith and by oath that he knew of no marriage contract between Agnes Parker and John Pollyn, claiming that he would not testify otherwise in court.

1487-07-12: William Edmunde, Witness for Competitor Suit
Testifies that he witnessed a present contract between William [elsewhere known as John] Thaccher and Agnes Parker, 16 March 1487. Testifies that he has since heard Parker refer to Thaccher as her husband, and that it is common knowledge in Twickenham and Isleworth that that they are spouses.

1487-07-12: Richard Drew, Witness for Competitor Suit
Agrees with previous witness, William Edmunde.

1487-07-12: Edmund Wadlove, Witness for Competitor Suit
Agrees with previous witness, William Edmund, adding that the marriage contract was made in Lent, 1487.

1487-11-16: Thomas Cordrey, Witness for Plaintiff
Challenges testimony of previous witnesses. Testifies that his “deposition and confession” in the cemetery of the church of Twickenham was done before his examination in the Consistory court, that he did not discuss the marriage contract with them, and that John Selot never communicated with him.

1487-11-26: Thomas Sele, Witness for Defendant
Re-examined. Testifies that the Sunday in Lent about which he previously deposed was one of the first five Sundays of Lent.

1487-11-26: John Ward, Witness for Defendant
Re-examined. Agrees with previous witness, Thomas Sele.