\"arrow\"testimony of Robert Brightmay  p-link

#29: John Tailour  c.  Agnes Fry  - Witness for Plaintiff, 1487-06-27
sourceLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065, 21v
summaryTestifies that he was present in Robert Swete`s hall about 1 April 1487 when Agnes Fry said she would have John Tailour as her husband. Also, testifies that he heard nothing else between the two concerning marriage, and that it is common knowledge in the parish of Prittlewell that Tailour would marry Fry.
subjectsMarriage contract  Marital choice 
placenamesEssex - Prittlewell 
remarks
english translation latin text
Robert Brightmay, blacksmith of Prittlewell, illiterate, of free condition, twenty-eight years old or thereabouts. Inducted as a witness etc., he says that he has known John Tailour for four years and Agnes Fry for twelve years. To the first and second articles, [he says] that on the Tuesday about which Robert deposed above, this witness was present in Robert’s hall and heard when Agnes in the parlour there, in the presence of the abovesaid persons called there, said that she would have the aforesaid John as her husband if she ever had anyone, and this witness never heard other words sounding of marriage between them. To the third and fourth articles, he knows nothing. To the fifth article, he says that those things deposed by him above are true and that public voice and fame in the parish of Prittlewell circulated and circulates that John would take Agnes as his wife, as he says.Robertus Brightmay ferri faber de Pritwel, illiteratus, libere condicionis, xxviii annorum etatis vel circiter ut dicit. Testis et cetera, dicit quod Johannem Tailour per iiiior et Agnetem Fry per xii annos bene novit ut dicit. Ad i et ii articulos quod die martis de quo prefatus Robertus superius deposuit, presens fuit iste juratus in aula dicti Roberti et audivit quando prefata Agnes in parlura ibidem in presencia prefatarum personarum advocatarum quod ipsa voluit habere prefatum Johannem in maritum suum, si unquam haberet aliquem, et alia verba sonancia in matrimonium nunquam audivit iste juratus inter eosdem. Ad iii et iiiitum articulos, nescit deponere. Ad vtum articulum, dicit quod superius per eum deposita sunt vera et quod dictus Johannes duceret prefatam Agnetem in uxorem in dicta parrochia de Pritwell laboraverunt et laborant public vox et fama ut dicit.
[1] Prittlewell, Essex.