arrowcase: Joan Essex  c. Agnes Badcock    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeDefamation
date24 Nov. 1488
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 44r-45v
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depositions
1488-11-24: John Buxton, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that in September 1488, he witnessed Agnes Badcock defame Joan Essex, calling her her husband`s whore. Testifies that since then he has thought less of Essex and would not marry her were he free to marry unless she underwent compurgation.

1488-11-24: John Smert, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard Badcock repeatedly defaming Joan Essex between November 1487 and September 1488, saying that she was Badcock`s husband`s whore and had given birth to his child. Testifies that he believes Badcock`s proclamations have affected the reputations of Joan Essex and her husband.

1488-11-24: Rowland Bell, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard Badcock repeatedly defaming Joan Essex between November 1487 and September 1488, saying that she was Badcock`s husband`s whore.

1488-11-24: John Howard, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Agnes Badcock had frequently told him that her husband had an adulterous relationship with Joan Essex.