arrowcase: John Maliber  c. Agnes Dalston alias Boste    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

case detail
typeTestamentary
date16 Apr. 1493; btwn. 5 June - 17 July, 17 July 1493
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 142v, 150v-153r
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depositions
1493-04-16: Agnes Dalston alias Boste, Response of Defendant
Responds that she refused to pay John Maliber the forty shillings her late husband, Thomas Dalston, had bequeathed him on the basis that he did not complete the terms of his apprenticeship following her husband`s death.

1493-01-07: Unknown Unknown 2, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he, the witness, was also an apprentice and received a legacy on condition of finishing his term, which he did, and the legacy was paid. He testifies that he was present when John Maliber renounced the legacy of 40 shillings and when, in return, Agnes Dalston delivered him his apprenticeship letters. [The beginning of the deposition is missing.]

1493-07-01: William Bale, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present at Thomas Dalston`s deathbed, and heard when Dalston bequeathed both to Maliber and to the witness, also an apprentice, a legacy to be paid if they served out their terms. Six months after Dalston`s death, the witness agreed to intercede with Agnes on Maliber`s behalf, that Maliber would receive his apprenticeship indenture in return for renouncing his legacy. He was not present when Agnes handed them over but he heard about it; he was present when they reached an agreement about the issue.

1493-07-01: John Bunche, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that he was present at Thomas Dalston`s deathbed, and heard the testament and the bequest to John Maliber. Six or seven weeks later, Maliber approached him to intercede with Agnes for his apprenticeship indenture in return for his renunciation of the legacy, and he did so together with William Bale. He was present when Agnes gave the letters to Maliber.

1493-07-17: William Gibson, Witness for Defendant
Testifies that he heard the reading of Thomas Dalston`s testament on the day of his death, including the legacy to Maliber of 40s if he served out his apprenticeship, and he was present when John Maliber renounced his legacy of 40 shillings and Agnes Dalston delivered Maliber his apprenticeship letters.