subjects & places
John Pollyn c. Agnes Parker
London Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906524v-27r, 37v, 40v
, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that he was present, along with John Selot, John Ward, and John Thaccum, when Thomas Cordrey stated both that he knew of no marriage contract between Agnes Parker and John Pollyn and that he would never testify in court that he did. Testifies that he later heard about Cordrey`s subsequent testimony in court, where he claimed Pollyn and Parker had contracted marriage. Testifies that Cordrey is reputed to be a man of loose tongue and a liar in the parishes of Isleworth and Twickenham, as a result of which he was banished from the parish of Isleworth.
, Witness for Plaintiff
Challenges testimony of previous witnesses. Testifies that his “deposition and confession” in the cemetery of the church of Twickenham was done before his examination in the Consistory court, that he did not discuss the marriage contract with them, and that John Selot never communicated with him.