arrowcase: William Ely  c. Master Richard Draper    p-link   Results Format: Summary Full

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typeMalicious Citation
date28 Dec., 29 Dec. 1493
competitor suit
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065: 175v-177r
remarks: Some of the ecclesiastical court officials named in this suit were also named in another suit alleging malicious citation, Joan Hancok c. Master Henry Aprece.
1493-12-28: Master Thomas de la Sale, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that after having warned William Ely of his imminent suspension, the latter acquired an inhibition from the Consistory court, preventing this witness from legally delivering him his letters of suspension, and later, excommunication, Sept.-Oct. 1492.

1493-12-29: William Priour, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that after 29 Sept. 1492, as holy water clerk for the parish, a messenger from the archdeacon`s court of London asked him to deliver a sealed letter to the curate, but refused to do; the messenger then left the letter on the altar. There was subsequent back and forth about the letter, about which the witness heard only that it concerned William Ely.

1493-12-29: Thomas Patenson, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard William Ely`s letter of suspension being read on 29 September 1492. Testifies that he prevented the curate from proceeding against Ely after the latter acquired an inhibition against the official of the lord Archdeacon. Also, testifies that the curate told him that on the following Sunday, two messengers arrived at mass and took Ely`s letter of excommunication away from the curate.