subjects & places
Thomas Lak c. Ann Munden
London Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906515r, 17rv
, Response of Defendant
Responds that she made a present contract with Thomas Lak on 5 January 1482, stating that marriage banns were subsequently issued three times between them. Also, responds that before February 2, Richard Bulle forced her to marry him, and they lived together as man and wife for two years.
, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, William Byrd. Testifies that Ann Munden told him she had been forced to marry Richard Bulle, only agreeing to do so out of fear for her life. Testifies that Munden was abducted by Bulle and his accomplices and brought to the chapel of the Holy Trinity near Hertford, where marriage between her and Bulle was then solemnized.