arrowcase: John Bradfeld  c. Joan John    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeDefamation
date8 Dec. 1491
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 86v-89r
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depositions
1491-12-08: John Sanderst, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present in September 1491 when Joan John publicly defamed John Bradfeld by calling him a thief, and that news of the affair circulates in the parish of St. Leonard and neighbouring places.

1491-12-08: Thomas Lalleford, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present in September 1491 when Joan John publicly defamed John Bradfeld by calling him a thief, and that news of the affair circulates in the parish of St. Leonard and neighbouring places.

1491-12-08: John Parson, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present when Joan John defamed John Bradfeld by calling him a thief and an extortioner, that news of the affair circulates in the parishes of St. Leonard and Holy Trinity and in neighbouring places, and that although he himself still considers Bradfeld a good, true, and just man, amongst others Bradfeld`s reputation has suffered as a result.

1491-12-08: John Bawde, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present on 21 Sept. 1491 when Joan John defamed John Bradfeld by calling him a thief, and that Bradfeld`s reputation has suffered as a result, including with the witness himself, until John undergoes compurgation regarding the crime.

1491-12-08: John Sanderst, Witness for Plaintiff
Re-examined on the interrogatories. Testifies that he believes Joan John is more guilty because she`s the one who spoke the defamatory words.

1491-12-08: Thomas Lalleford, Witness for Plaintiff
Re-examined on the interrogatories. Testifies that he believes Joan John is more guilty because she`s the one who spoke the defamatory words.

1491-12-08: John Parson, Witness for Plaintiff
Re-examined on the interrogatories. Testifies that he believes Joan John is more guilty because she`s the one who spoke the defamatory words.

1491-12-08: John Bawde, Witness for Plaintiff
Re-examined on the interrogatories. Agrees with previous witness, John Parson.