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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.

1491-11-08: Robert Warde  c. Joan Qualley or Whalley  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS090656r-8r, 93v-94v, 98rv
1491-12-22: John Smyth, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that Robert Warde is servant to John and Eleanor Knap, both of whom are biased in his favour. Testifies that he was present when an argument broke out in the church of St. Paul between Eleanor Knap and Joan Qualley, where Eleanor defamed Qualley by calling her a prostitute. Testifies that it is common knowledge that John Knap was mediator and broker for Qualley and Warde`s marriage, and that Eleanor Knap is hostile to Qualley and favours Warde.

1491-11-08: Joan Qualley or Whalley, Response of Defendant
Admits to an exchange of gifts between herself and Robert Warde, but claims she did not receive hers as a token of marriage and that she does not know how he received his gift. A rumour circulated, but only since banns were issued between her and William Dichand.

1492-02-24: Joan Qualley or Whalley, Response of Defendant
Responds that she heard that the rector of St. Botulph was forbidden from solemnizing marriage between her and William Dichand. Admits that she contracted marriage with Dichand on 30 October 1491 and that the marriage was solemnized in the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower around 10 February 1492.

1491-11-10: John Knap or Cnap, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, Eleanor Knap. Testifies that Robert Warde and Joan Qualley are commonly reputed to be husband and wife in the parishes of St. Dunstan in the West and St. Botulph without Bishopsgate.

1491-11-17: Robert Holden, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he does not know of any marriage contract between Robert Warde and Joan Qualley, his employer, and that he is unaware whether or not their gifts to one another were given and accepted as tokens of marriage.

1491-11-17: Thomas Martyn, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies to hearsay from inhabitants of the parishes of St. Botulph without Bishopsgate and St. Dunstan in the West that Robert Warde and Joan Qualley, his mistress, are married.

1491-12-22: William Brignell, Witness for Defendant
Agrees with previous witness, James (John) Smyth, adding that he witnessed John Knap rebuke and defame Joan Qualley, accusing her of having breached her late husband`s will. Testifies that he believes Knap is not an indifferent witness in this case.

1492-02-24: William Dichand or Dygham , Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he contracted marriage with Joan Qualley, in late October or early November 1491, and that he procured its solemnization in the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower around 10 February 1492 despite the court`s inhibitions, about which he claims he was never warned.

1493-04-16: John Maliber  c. Agnes Dalston alias Boste  TestamentaryLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065142v, 150v-153r
1493-04-16: Agnes Dalston alias Boste, Response of Defendant
Responds that she refused to pay John Maliber the forty shillings her late husband, Thomas Dalston, had bequeathed him on the basis that he did not complete the terms of his apprenticeship following her husband`s death.

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: 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: John Coker, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies Isabel and William Newport`s marriage was solemnized as William Powle testified.

1494-09-17: Elizabeth Kirkhouse  c. Richard Haymond  Emma Cowper  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065212r-215v
1494-09-17: Robert Paytrell, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, William Ketylwell, adding that the child of Elizabeth Kirkhouse and Richard Haymond was nursed in his house. Also, testifies that he heard about the solemnization of Haymond`s and Emma Cowper`s marriage and their cohabitation.