arrowcase: John Brocher  c. Joan Cardif    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

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date4 Jul. 1487
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 22r-24r
1487-07-04: John Miller, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he witnessed conditional contract between John Brocher and Joan Cardif. Testifies that Cardif agreed to marry Brocher on the condition that her mother approved of the marriage. Testifies that he was present when his wife, Cardif`s mother, consented to her daughter`s marriage contract.

1487-07-04: Thomas Lee, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he witnessed on 10 April 1487, along with John Monk, Richard Brocher, and John Miller, a present contract between Joan Peryn (Cardif) and John Brocher. Testifies that it has been common knowledge in the parishes of Enfield and Walthamstow since Easter that Peryn and Brocher are married, and that he was present at the church of Enfield when banns were issued.

1487-07-04: John Monk, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness Thomas Lee, adding that Joan Peryn (Cardif) and John Brocher contracted marriage according to his instruction. Testifies that after Easter Peryn acknowledged that she contracted marriage with Brocher in his presence and in Richard Styward`s house, but that she did not mean in her heart the words that she spoke. Admits he stood godfather to Brocher`s child.

1487-07-04: Katherine Miller, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that her husband told her Joan Peryn (Cardif) and John Brocher had contracted marriage in Peryn`s house during Lent. Testifies that she was present on 18 April 1487 when Peryn and Brocher confirmed the promise of marriage they had made earlier. Testifies that she in that moment gave Peryn her blessing, and that when Peryn had approached her previously seeking marriage advice regarding Brocher, she told her he was an honest man and suitable for her.