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1488-11-24: Joan Essex  c. Agnes Badcock  DefamationLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906544r-45v
1488-11-24: John Howard, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that Agnes Badcock had frequently told him that her husband had an adulterous relationship with Joan Essex.

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.

1491-10-25: Elizabeth Brown, Marion Lauson  c. Laurence Gilis  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS090651r-3v, 85r-86v, 89r-93r, 99v-104r, 105v-107r, 110v-111r
1491-11-28: John Asshford, Witness for Competitor Suit
Testifies that he witnessed a present contract between Marion Lauson and Laurence Gilis, in Lauson`s house, around 18 October 1491. Testifies that he twice heard banns issued between them. Testifies that Lauson and Gilis are reputed as husband and wife in the parishes of St. Botulph and St. Andrew. Testifies he would rather Lauson win the case, as she is an honest woman, while Elizabeth Brown, as he has heard, is dishonest with many men.

1491-11-28: William Kyrkeham, Witness for Competitor Suit
Agrees with previous witness, John Asshford.

1491-11-28: Thomas Smyth, Witness for Competitor Suit
Agrees with previous witness, John Asshford.

1491-11-28: Godfrey Speryng, Witness for Competitor Suit
Testifies that he witnessed a promise of marriage between Laurence Gilis and Marion Lauson, 17 October 1491, and a present contract between them, 21-22 October 1491. Testifies that he would prefer Lauson win the case as he thinks she is a woman of “better opinion and fame” than Elizabeth Brown.

1491-11-28: Sir William Walker, Witness for Competitor Suit
Agrees with previous witness, John Asshford, adding that the date was 22 October 1491. As chaplain, he says that he instructed them on how to contract using the correct matrimonial words.

1492-05-21: Laurence Gilis, Response of Defendant
Admits that he contracted marriage with Marion Lauson and procured the solemnization of their marriage despite a court inhibition from doing so. Responds that he procured the solemnization at the church of St. Giles in the Fields at the advice of Master Ridon. Denies having contracted marriage with Elizabeth Brown. Responds that the solemnization took place on 12 February 1492.

1494-09-17: Elizabeth Kirkhouse  c. Richard Haymond  Emma Cowper  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065212r-215v
1494-10-04: Agnes Bakar, Witness for Plaintiff
Cannot testify to contract between Elizabeth Kirkhouse and Richard Haymond but knows they had a child together, and says that there was common fame about the contract as well as sexual intercourse.