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