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1487-07-30: Beatrice Smyth  c. John Crote  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906535r-37r
1487-07-30: Margaret Smyth, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, Thomas Stone. Testifies that about 1482 she often heard John Crote and Beatrice Smyth state they had contracted marriage together, and that Crote claimed that both the rector and "the wife at the sign of the bells" [probably Elizabeth Abel] had impeded the solemnization of the marriage.

1487-07-30: Thomas Stone, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Master Thomas Sutton, rector of St. Michael Queenhithe, frequently admitted to him and his wife that he had impeded the marriage between John Crote and Beatrice Smyth.

1487-01-29: Agnes Whitingdon  c. John Ely  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906510r-12r
1487-01-29: Joan Robert, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, her husband John Robert.
1487-01-29: John Robert, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present about September 29, 1486 for the present contract between John Ely and Agnes Whitingdon, adding that Ely had also told Whitingdon`s master, Hawkyn, that he intended to marry his servant. Also, testifies that Ely arranged for cloth for wedding clothes for Whitingdon and asked Hawkyn to pay 6s 8d on his behalf for a girdle for her.