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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
1492-03-14: Reginald Redemayn (a Redemayn), Witness for Plaintiff
Deposing regarding the reputation of Laurence Gilis`s witnesses, testifies that he was present 24 June 1490 at the court at the precinct of the Hospital of St. Katherine when Ralph Bothumley admitted stealing a hat and a hood and around March 1491 when Bothumley was found guilty of bawdry, and that for the past five or six years within the precinct of St. Katherine he has been considered a disreputable man and a bawd. Testifies that John Waldron is a man of good reputation who has been living honestly as a carpenter in the precinct of the Hospital of St. Katherine. Testifies that he was present around 1479-80 when Richard Keys gave false testimony in the court at Lewisham and was recognized by the steward and jury as a perjurer. Testifies that on 25 December 1491 Keys received payment in kind for his testimony in this case. Testifies that William Alston is a man of good reputation within the precinct of St. Katherine who lives honestly as a tailor. Testifies that around 1479-80 Peter James was elected proctor of the guild of St. Anthony in the monastery of Graces; he stole the mass chalice and other ornaments from the fraternity and spent them “overseas,” causing the fraternity`s dissolution.

1492-03-14: William Barker, Witness for Plaintiff
Deposing regarding the reputation of Laurence Gilis`s witnesses, agrees with previous witness, Reginald Redemayn, regarding Bothumley. Testifies that Richard Keys is reputed a bawd and that he heard one of his neighbours call him such; he believes Keys is a man of “ill fame and light conscience” and a perjurer who if bribed will swear for anyone in court. Testifies that he has heard that Keys was convicted of perjury in the court of Lewisham. Testifies that on 25 Christmas 1491 Laurence Gilis gave Keys a “kilderkin of double beer” as, he believes, payment for his testimony in this case. Testifies that John Waldron lived honestly and industriously as a tenant within the precinct of St. Katherine.

1492-03-27: William Butteler, Witness for Plaintiff
Deposing regarding the reputation of Laurence Gilis`s witnesses, testifies to William Grene`s poor reputation at Stewside as a bawd and as a man who “greatly delighted in speaking vituperative and joking words,” which he himself often heard directly. Testifies that Ralph Bothumley was arrested and imprisoned for theft. Testifies that previous witnesses John Waldron and William Alston are “men of good fame and honest disposition” and are reputed as such in the precinct of St. Katherine. Testifies that John Colyns owns two tenements in which “common bawds and receivers of prostitutes live.” Testifies that Richard Keys is reputed a perjurer in the precinct of St. Katherine, and that he was present in court at Lewisham both when Keys swore that John Totehyll`s testimony was true and when, during his own suit in the court the same day against William Sawyer, the judge commented that Keys was a perjurer. Testifies that Peter James, as recently elected warden of the fraternity of St. Anthony, stole the fraternity`s chalice along with some other ornaments and, having never returned them, caused the dissolution of the fraternity.