arrowcase: Richard Crocheman  c. William Baldewyn    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeDefamation
date28 Jul. 1487
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 27rv
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depositions
1487-07-28: William Bruges, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present about six weeks before when, in the company of Thomas Broke and himself, William Baldewyn defamed Richard Crocheman by calling him a thief; when told to be careful before making such accusations, Baldewyn responded saying he would prove Crocheman was a thief. Testifies that he repeated his accusation two weeks later in the presence of John Frost, William Clerk, Thomas Broker the Elder, and Thomas Broker the Younger. Testifies that Baldewyn also frequently repeated these words while eating and drinking, and that Crocheman`s reputation fell as a result.

1487-07-28: Thomas the younger Broke, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, William Bruges.

1487-07-28: John Hokley, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present about mid-June 1487 when William Baldewyn defamed Richard Crocheman by accusing him of having stolen his sheep and calling him a thief. Testifies that he was present, along with Robert Keppe, when Baldewyn repeated these words, in late June.