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1488-11-24: Joan Essex  c. Agnes Badcock  DefamationLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906544r-45v
1488-11-24: John Smert, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard Badcock repeatedly defaming Joan Essex between November 1487 and September 1488, saying that she was Badcock`s husband`s whore and had given birth to his child. Testifies that he believes Badcock`s proclamations have affected the reputations of Joan Essex and her husband.

1488-11-24: John Buxton, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that in September 1488, he witnessed Agnes Badcock defame Joan Essex, calling her her husband`s whore. Testifies that since then he has thought less of Essex and would not marry her were he free to marry unless she underwent compurgation.