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1493-01-18: Joan Hancok  c. Henry Aprece  Malicious CitationLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065126v-129r, 141v-142r
1493-01-18: William Hynd, Witness for Plaintiff
This testimony is recorded in two versions - the first crossed out, then followed by the second. Both indicate by implication that the case involves confusion regarding two women named Joan Hancok, one the wife of Christopher Hancok, the other his sister. Hynd`s testimony indicates that the wife, Joan, was being sued by Master Henry Aprece, presumably a commissary court functionary, over fees she owed for the dismissal of a charge (over a "matter of correction") against her. Although Christopher, the husband, agreed to pay the fee, Joan was nonetheless suspended from her parish church, at which point Joan and/or Christopher went to the Consistory court to inhibit the suspension (presumably occasioning the present testimony).

1493-02-26: Henry Aprece, Response of Defendant
Responds that Master Roston, sitting as judge in the case, dismissed Joan Hancok as she had three times been summoned mistakenly, but had ordered her nonetheless to pay the court fees; and that he advised Joan Hancok`s husband to pay the fee of 8d to the officers of the court, and that the suspension was issued not by him, but by the summoner, John Foster.

1495-01-06: Ann Streme  c. William Streme  DefamationLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065227v-228v
1495-01-06: William Rumney, Witness for Plaintiff
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