arrowcase: Herbert Rowland  c. Elizabeth Croft  Margaret Hordley    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

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typeMarriage
date31 Jan., 4 Mar., 28 Apr. 26 May, 28 May, 11 June 1494
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 181v-182r, 188r-189v, 195v-196r, 197r-198v, 199v, 202v-203r
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depositions
1494-01-31: Elizabeth Croft, Response of Defendant
Admits that Herbert Rowland twice asked her to contract a marriage, though she denies a contract ever took place, insisting that she would marry only with her master`s consent. Responds that she only agreed to give Rowland her consent (conditional on her master`s agreement) because she was under duress.

1494-03-04: John Bedyll, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that she was present for a future contract between Herbert Rowland and Elizabeth Croft and that she heard both Elizabeth and her sister indicating that her employer, Master Banks, would be very angry about it, her sister urging her to repudiate the contract and return the courtship gifts.

1494-03-04: William Tommys, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present for a future contract between Herbert Rowland and Elizabeth Croft and that he heard Elizabeth indicating that her employer, Master Banks, would be very angry about it, and that she quarreled with her sister.

1494-04-28: William Bankis, Response of Third Party
Admits that he broke sequestration, but did so to protect Elizabeth Croft from Herbert Rowland.

1494-04-28: John Flemmyng, Response of Third Party
Admits to accidental breaking of sequestration.

1494-04-28: Thomas Wodeborough, Response of Third Party
Admits to breaking of sequestration.

1494-05-26: Robert Serle, Witness for Competitor Suit
Testifies that as constable he caught Herbert Rowland and Margaret Hordley alone in Margaret`s house in the summer of 1491; as he made to arrest them Herbert claimed that he had contracted marriage with her previously, and she confirmed it. Herbert asked for banns at that point but then subsequently prevented their issue.

1494-05-28: John Davy, Witness for Competitor Suit
Testifies that he accompanied Serle on the attempted arrest of Herbert Rowland and Margaret Hordley in 1491, and heard Herbert`s claim and Margaret`s confirmation of contract, and Herbert`s request for banns and subsequent prevention of their issue.

1494-05-28: John Flemmyng, Response of Third Party
Denies contents of first interrogatory.

1494-06-11: Adrian Warmyngton, Witness for Defendant
As commissary court clerk, reports that on 27 Sept. 1493 witness William Tommys was convicted of adultery in the court and assigned penance.

1494-06-11: Master Richard Blodywell, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that witness William Tommys appeared before him as commissary, admitted to adultery, and did penance.