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1488-11-19: Ann or Agnes Styward  c. Richard Styward  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MSS DL/C/A/001/MS09065 and DL/C/A/001/MS09065BMS09065B: 16v; MS09065, 57rv, 61v-62r
1489-05-22: Richard Styward, Response of Defendant
Admits to spousal abuse and that he would beat her worse if she returned to him. Admits that he administered the goods of Ann`s previous husband Richard Alpe as well as those she brought to the marriage. Admits that he stopped paying the alimony he had been ordered to give her after the case began, saying it was because there was nothing happening in the case.

1489-11-18: Richard Styward, Response of Defendant
Responds that at first Ann (Agnes) Styward prosecuted a divorce and then she reversed it, instead pursuing a case for restoration of the marriage. He says that he stopped paying Styward`s alimony after she stopped prosecuting him for the divorce, on his lawyer`s advice. Denies rumours that he knew Joan Turnour carnally, allegations which he claims were made by Styward and her sons. Admits that he beat Styward after she called him a thief and “said to him many obprobrious and hateful words.”

1488-11-19: Cecily Knyston, Response of Third Party
Testifies that she lived with Richard Styward for six years before his marriage with Agnes Alpe was solemnized, and that she lived with him and Elizabeth Jan for three quarters of a year after their marriage. Denies having had sex or wanting to have sex with Styward.

1488-11-24: Joan Essex  c. Agnes Badcock  DefamationLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906544r-45v
1488-11-24: John Smert, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard Badcock repeatedly defaming Joan Essex between November 1487 and September 1488, saying that she was Badcock`s husband`s whore and had given birth to his child. Testifies that he believes Badcock`s proclamations have affected the reputations of Joan Essex and her husband.

1488-11-24: Rowland Bell, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard Badcock repeatedly defaming Joan Essex between November 1487 and September 1488, saying that she was Badcock`s husband`s whore.

1488-11-24: John Buxton, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that in September 1488, he witnessed Agnes Badcock defame Joan Essex, calling her her husband`s whore. Testifies that since then he has thought less of Essex and would not marry her were he free to marry unless she underwent compurgation.

1489-01-15: Office  c. Emma Hasill  Sir William Gavon  Clerical DisciplineLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906550r
1489-01-15: Emma Hasill, Response of Defendant
Responds that she left her husband upon Sir William Gavon`s advice and lived in Sir William`s chamber during Lent. Responds that after she reconciled with her husband with the help of her neighbours, he was cruel to her, prompting her to leave again.

1491-01-15: William Newport  c. Isabel Newport  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906579v, 95r-97v, 112rv
1492-01-27: William Roger, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Isabel Newport is prone to quarrels, anger, and violence (she threw a man into a ditch), that it is dangerous for William Newport to live with her, and that she is reputed as a common whore in the parish of St. Botulph without Bishopsgate.
1492-07-01: John Smyth, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies to having witnessed Isabel Newport around 29 September 1489 or 1490 entering William Newport`s house and stealing his goods; testifies that she tried to escape through Richard Stanley`s house with William`s goods in hand, though Stanley did not permit her to pass. Testifies to Isabel`s “evil disposition and rule.”
1492-07-01: Richard Stanley, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, John Smyth. Testifies that Isabel Newport told him she went through an alley next to his house to get to William Newport`s home, and from there carried away utensils, platters, and other of William`s belongings. Testifies that he refused to take William`s belongings for safe keeping when Isabel asked him to keep them.
1492-02-09: Thomas Goodeale, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Isabel Newport told him to call her “Isabel Horseley” and not “Newport” for she would rather see William hanged than to have him as her husband. Testifies that she spoke other “threatening and disparaging” words about William.
1492-07-01: Thomas Millener, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Richard Stanley told him Isabel Newport, after having broken down the [door? Stone?] of the house around 29 September 1491, wished to take with her William Newport`s dishes, utensils, and pewter platters and give them to Stanley to keep for her use. Testifies that he himself refused to take William`s belongings when Isabel asked him to keep them for her. Testifies that Isabel often told him she “wished to make merry with William`s goods.”
1492-01-27: John Smyth, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies he witnessed frequent quarrelling between William and Isabel Newport, both of whom defamed one another, and that it was Isabel who instigated it. Testifies that he witnessed Isabel charge towards William with a brooch, believing she would have stabbed him had he not turned to the side. Testifies that William is an honest man of good reputation, and that Isabel, whom he once heard during an argument with William publicly invite other men to have sex with her, is reputed a prostitute.
1492-01-27: John Mader, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Isabel Newport is a woman of ill fame and is reputed as a whore and adulteress. Testifies that he often heard her call William Newport a cuckold; he often saw them fighting in the streets, although Isabel was often the only one fighting. Testifies that it is dangerous for William to live with Isabel because he cannot govern her.
1492-02-09: John Robartson, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Isabel Newport told him she had put William Newport in the Houndsditch, sometime before 25 December 1491. Testifies to hearsay in the parish of St. Botulph without Bishopsgate regarding Isabel`s cruelty towards William.
1492-02-09: John Foster, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that William Newport often mentioned that when he would return home from his travels he would find his wife Isabel in bed with another man she claimed was her blood relative. Testifies that he witnessed around February 1491 an altercation between William and a foreign man to whom Isabel was talking; William chased the man away and then beat Isabel. Testifies that around 1488 William removed a knife Isabel had put in his bed, and that he heard her say the following morning that had he not removed the knife, she would have killed him.
1492-02-09: John Twemlowe, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies to Isabel Newport`s life-threatening abuse of William Newport. Testifies John Foster told him around 29 September 1491 of an incident three years before, when Isabel and William were pulling each other`s hair and Isabel, Foster claimed, would have either killed or badly injured William with a knife had Thomas Haryson not intervened. Testifies that he was present when Isabel called William a cuckold, threw him into the Houndsditch, and, when asked why she acted as such with her husband, claimed he was not her husband and that she would curse anyone who called him so.
1491-01-15: William Powle, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present, as the parish clerk of the church of St. Botulph without Aldgate, at the solemnization of Isabel and William Newport’s marriage, c. 29 September 1477.
1491-01-15: John Coker, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies Isabel and William Newport`s marriage was solemnized as William Powle testified.