testimony of Robert Say
|#76: Margaret Niter, Agnes Skern c.  Piers Curtes  - Witness for Plaintiff, 1488-01-26|
|source||London Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065B, 4rv|
|summary||Testifies that since late September 1487 it is has been common knowledge in the parish of St. Alphage that Margaret Niter and Piers Curtes contracted marriage.|
|placenames||London - St. Alphage|
|english translation||latin text|
|Further on behalf of Niter c. Curtes. |
26 January in the house of the lord Official.
Robert Say of the parish of St. Alphage, London, where he has lived for eight years, literate, of free condition, fifty-four years old, as he says. Inducted as a witness etc., he says that he has known Margaret Niter for twenty years, Piers Curtes for eight or nine years. Questioned further, this witness says that he knows only that around the feast of St. Michael  last year, there was fame in the parish of St. Alphage, near the parish of St. Giles, and it still circulates that the parties had contracted marriage and were husband and wife.
|Ad huc ex parte Niter contra Curtes. |
xxvi Januarii in domo domini officialis.
Robertus Say de parrochia sancti Alphegi Civitatis London, ubi moram traxit per viii annos, literatus, libere condicionis, liiii annorum etatis ut dicit. Testis et cetera, dicit quod Margaretam Niter per xxti annos, Petrum Curtes per viii vel nonem annos bene novit ut dicit. Ulterius interrogatus, iste juratus dicit [quod] [fol. 4v] tantum scire videlicet quod circiter festum sancti Michaelis ultimum preteritum, fama laborabat infra parrochia sancti Alphegi prope parrochiam sancti Egidii et adhuc laborat quod dicte partes matrimonium contraxerunt et quod fuit vir et uxor.
| 29 Sept.|