testimony of John Snoryng
|#78: Margaret Niter, Agnes Skern c.  Piers Curtes  - Witness for Competitor Suit, 1488-01-27|
|source||London Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065B, 4v|
|summary||Testifies that it has been common knowledge in the parish of St. Nicholas for over a year that Agnes Skern and Piers Curtes contracted marriage, and that many wonder why the marriage has yet to be solemnized.|
|subjects||Arranging witnesses for litigation|
|placenames||London - St. Nicholas Cole Abbey|
|english translation||latin text|
|Further on behalf of Skern c. Curtes|
7 January, in the home of the lord Official, in Spencer`s presence
John Snoryng of the parish of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, city of London, fishmonger, forty years old, literate, of free condition. He says that he has known both parties, that is Agnes Skern and Piers Curtes, for 20 years. This witness, questioned further about and on all the articles in the libel, says that he knows only that for the last year and more, public voice and fame circulated and circulate in the parish of St. Nicholas that Piers and Agnes were affianced and are reputed as man and wife, and that many have wondered that marriage had not been solemnized between them. To the first interrogatory, he says as he said above. And he responds negatively to its other contents. To the second interrogatory, he says as he said above, and he says that he was asked by Agnes Skern to come and give testimony of the truth, and he responds negatively to its other contents. To the third interrogatory, he says that since the beginning of the present case he has heard that Piers contracted marriage with [breaks off; does not follow onto next folio].
|Ad huc ex parte Skern contra Curtes |
[x]xvii Januarii, in domo domini officialis, in presencia Spencer
Johannes Snoryng de parrochia sancti Nicholai Coldabbey, civitatis London, Fysshmonger, xlta annorum etatis, literatus, libere condicionis. Dicit quod utramque partem videlicet Agnetem Skern et Petrum Curtes per xxti annos bene novit ut dicit. Ulterius interrogatus iste juratus de et super singulis articulis contentis in dicto libello dicit se tantum scire videlicet quod per annum ultimum preteritum et amplius, publica vox et fama laboraverunt et laborant in dicta parrochia sancti Nicholai quod iidem Petrus et Agnes fuerunt affidati et reputati vir et uxor et quod plures mirabatur quod matrimonium non erat solemnisatum inter eosdem. Ad i interrogatorium, dicit prout superius dixit. Et ad alia contenta in eodem, respondet negative. Ad secundum interrogatorium, dicit prout superius dixit. Et dicit quod requisitus per Agnetem Skern venit ad perhibendum testimonium veritati et ad alia contenta in eodem respondet negative. Ad iii interrogatorium, dicit quod citra inchoacionem presentis litis audivit dici quod dictus Petrus contraxit matrimonium cum [breaks off; does not follow onto next folio].