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1490-03-11: Joan Ponder  c. Margaret Samer  DefamationLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906570r-71r
1490-03-11: John Stoner, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard an exchange between John Ponder and Margaret Samer, in which John Ponder confronted Margaret about a rumour she was spreading that Ponder`s daughter, Joan, had not been fathered by John but instead by a friar. Margaret answered by saying that others had told her so. Testifies that rumours began to circulate soon after, that neighbours began to speak about Joan Ponder (probably the mother), and that since then he himself trusts her less.

1492-03-02: Office  c. John Barle  TithesLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS0906598v-99r
1492-03-02: John Barle, Response of Defendant
Regarding his tithes from his milch cows, responds that he repeatedly either paid his tithes or attempted to do so. He offered tithes in money, but the vicar said that his money was worthless, so between October 1491 and April 1492 he returned to an older custom of providing a pitcher of milk every tenth day. The vicar often, however, did not pick up the pitcher and the milk was wasted; the vicar nonetheless often complained, was uncooperative, or was unsatisfied with the payment. He tried other payments in kind, but the vicar was always unhappy about them. He and other parishioners had over the past 7 years often complained about the vicar`s behaviour to diocesan officials and when they did not respond they had him indicted for felony at the Chelmsford sessions.

1494-04-24: Thomas Laurence  c. Agnes Jaco alias Sawier  MarriageLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065194r-195r
1494-04-24: William Erle, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, John Colvile, and testifies that Thomas Laurence gave coral beads to Agnes Jaco immediately after contracting marriage.

1494-04-25: Agnes Jaco alias Sawier, Response of Defendant
Admits a discussion about marriage with John Weston in late March 1494 but indicates that she told him she was not interested.

1494-04-24: John Colvile, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he witnessed a present contract between Thomas Laurence and Agnes Jaco 9 April 1494.

1493-12-05: Henry Baker, Thomas Pursot  c. Collecta Rawlyn  TestamentaryLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065173v-175r
1493-12-05: William Stokbrig, Witness for Plaintiff
Agrees with previous witness, John Tailour, because he was present when the events he described happened; testifies that Collecta Rawlyn and the scribe Sentjeste urged him with a promise of payment to offer testimony that John Rawlyn had written up an alternative will making Collecta and Carr his executors, though he denies the existence of another will. Also indicates that Lord Dynham attempted to arbitrate the dispute as Rawlyn and the executors were his servants; he testified that when Sentjeste was examined by Lord Dehman, he recognized the testament shown to him, and asserted that it was in fact the actual testament of the deceased.

1493-12-05: Richard Hunt, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies to having heard from those present and involved that John Rawlyn made his testament and named William Rawlyn, Henry Baker, Thomas Pursote, and Carr from Chelmsford as his executors, but that at William Rawlyn`s insistence, John Rawlyn removed Carr as one of the executors. He heard later the reading of the will by the scribe in which only William Rawlyn, Baker, and Pursote were named as executors.

1493-12-05: John Tailour, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present at the making of John Rawlyn`s testament; John named William Rawlyn, Henry Baker, Thomas Pursote, and Carr from Chelmsford as his executors, but had Carr removed after William expressed his disapproval. Also, testifies that John also bequeathed to his wife, Collecta Rawlyns, many of his possessions.

1493-12-05: Robert Pursot, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he heard from John SentJest that John Rawlyn, in his testament, bequeathed money to the church of Hatfield and the fraternity of the Holy Trinity, and named William Rawlyn, Henry Baker, Thomas Pursot, and Carr as his executors, though Carr`s name was later removed from the testament.

1494-07-10: Office  c. Master John Asshwell  Clerical DisciplineLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065208v
1494-07-10: Master John Asshwell, Response of Defendant
Testifies that he told the vicar that it was the vicar`s responsibility to execute a citation, and after they argued about who was to pay for travel expenses to execute the citation, the vicar aggressively ripped the letters from his hands and left.

1494-06-11: Unknown Unknown 4  c. William Eve  William Hayward  TestamentaryLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065203v-204r
1494-06-11: William Hayward, Response of Defendant
Testifies that he was present when William Hayward made his testament as well as when the testament was probated before the commissary of the bishop of London; also testifies that he was named as one of Hayward`s executors along with William Eve.