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#23: Richard Tymond  c.  Margery Sheppard  - Witness for Plaintiff, 1487-05-28
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065, 19r
summaryTestifies that it was common knowledge in the parish of West Ham that his daughter, Margery Sheppard, and Richard Tymond had contracted marriage and that he approved of the contract.
subjectsParental consent  Third-party consent  Fame re contract  Parent testifies against child 
placenamesEssex - West Ham  Essex - East Ham 
remarks
english translation latin text
John Sheppard of East Ham, father of Margery Sheppard, where he has lived for fifty years and was born, illiterate, of free condition, fifty years old as he says. Inducted as a witness etc. concerning the fame etc., he says that he has known Margery since her birth, and Richard Tymond for eighteen or nineteen years. Questioned further concerning only the fame, about which the party asked him to be examined, he says that from the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist [1] and before, public voice and fame circulated and circulate at present in the parish of West Ham that the aforesaid Richard and Margery had contracted marriage, and this witness approved and approves of this contract and he gave and gives his consent in the matter.Johannes Sheppard de Estham, pater naturalis Margerie Sheppard, ubi moram traxit per lta annos, et ibi erat oriundus, illiteratus, libere condicionis, lta annorum etatis ut dicit. Testis et cetera, super fama et cetera, dicit quod Margeriam filiam eiusdem a tempore nativitatis eiusdem, Ricardum Tymond per xviii vel xix annos bene novit ut dicit. Ulterius iste juratus de et super famam tantum super quam pars peciit eum examinari, dicit quod a festo Nativitatis sancti Johannis Baptiste et ante idem festum, laboraverunt et laborant in presenti publica vox et fama in dicta parrochia de Westham quod prefatus Ricardus et Margeria matrimonium contraxerunt, et quem contractum iste juratus approbavit et approbat et prefate Margerie adhibuit et adhibet consensum suum in ea parte.
[1] 24 Jun.