subjects & places
place: London - St. Clement Eastcheap
William Newport c. Isabel Newport
London Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906579v, 95r-97v, 112rv
, 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.