arrowcase: Richard Tymond  c. Margery Sheppard    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

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date28 May, 27 June, 22 Nov., 29 Nov. 1487
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 18r-20r
1487-05-28: John Hall, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that on 22 May 1486 in John Bolsar`s house in the parish of East Ham, he witnessed a future contract between Richard Tymond and Margery Sheppard.

1487-05-28: Richard Pyrkyn, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present on 22 May 1486, at Richard Tymond`s request, when Tymond and Margery Sheppard contracted marriage; agrees with witness John Hall, except that Margery Sheppard, he claims, agreed to marry Richard Tymond only if her father consented to it.

1487-05-28: Margery Hall, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, John Hall, and testifies to both the unconditional marriage contract between Margery Sheppard and Richard Tymond and to Sheppard`s father`s consent.

1487-05-28: John Sheppard, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that it was common knowledge in the parish of West Ham that his daughter, Margery Sheppard, and Richard Tymond had contracted marriage and that he approved of the contract.

1487-06-27: Margery Sheppard, Response of Defendant
Responds that Richard Tymond had urged her to contract marriage on 26 March and 24 June 1486, after which she replied that she would not marry any man without her father`s consent. Responds that Tymond twice sent her silk laces; she returned one of them and paid 4d. for the other.

1487-11-22: John Sem, Response of Third Party
Testifies that he abducted Margery Sheppard, then in sequestration at Richard Spencer`s house during Richard Tymond`s suit. She had told him that she loved him more than she did Tymond, and he brought her to Winchelsea because it was outside of the bishop of London`s diocese.

1487-11-29: Margery Sheppard, Response of Defendant
Responds that while sequestered in late June 1487, she spoke to Robert Scimon, who, after she said that she wanted to see her father, told her he would bring her near her father`s house in Gracechurch Street. Responds that John Sem then met them at Scimon`s house. Admits that she agreed to leave sequestration with Robert Scimon and John Sem to go to Winchelsea.