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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: Joan Mortymer, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that it was common knowledge about eight years before in the parish that Beatrice Smyth intended to have John Crote as her husband, and that she was present when Smyth confirmed her intentions in the presence of her mistress, Elizabeth Abel, and John Crote`s master, the rector of the parish church. Testifies that she heard the rector had impeded the solemnization of Crote and Smyth`s marriage when Crote fell ill, and that she was present when Abel sent Smyth, carrying the pair of linen cloths this witness had given her, to console Crote.

1487-01-29: Agnes Whitingdon  c. John Ely  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906510r-12r
1487-01-29: John Cok, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard John Ely on two occasions around September 29, 1486 claim that he intended to marry Agnes Whitingdon. Also, testifies to hearing John say that he did not want Whitingdon to continue carrying laundry to the Thames, stating that if Hawkyn, Whitingdon`s master, dismissed her from his service because she would not do this, he would take her in and pay for her meals until they married.