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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 134  2014  Appendix 1 and 2

A History of the Ecclesiastical Courts of the Diocese of Canterbury, 1566-86, based on the
   Cause papers bound within the Volume MS.F.4.12. By Karen Rushton

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Note on the Appendices
   The first is a transcription and translation of a sample of entries from the volumes of court papers and the second is an index to all the cases in the volume, not just those sampled.

Appendix 1- Transcription and Translation

Editorial Conventions
  
Each entry that has been selected for transcription is given with its entry number and folio number as well as the type of record and type of case. Directly following each transcription is a full translation of the entry, and the sections of entries that were originally in English are shown in italics in the translation. The transcription follows the original exactly in terms of spelling, punctuation and capitalisation. Also, capitalisation of certain words can be inconsistent or inaccurate but again it has been transcribed without corrections as not to do so would detract from the research value and would be wrongly influencing the record’s interpretation.
   All abbreviated words have been extended with the missing letters included in square brackets. Words and sentences that have been inserted later are indicated by a forward and backward slash to show where it has been inserted. In the same vein words that have been crossed out by the scribe are transcribed with a line running through them to illustrate the mistakes of the scribe and to try and remain true to the original. Where words have been seemingly joined together they are shown separately in the transcription apart from the occasions when the word ‘que’ has been added on the end of words to indicate ‘and’. Letters such as i and j and u, v, and n, which can often be indistinguishable from one another, are transcribed in the form they are written in rather than the letter they are supposed to represent when it is clear.
    In the translation Christian names have been anglicised but all surnames remain as in the original record. Correcting surnames to their modernised forms would not accurately reflect the meaning and is sometimes difficult to do, especially given the inconsistencies in the spelling of surnames, which is in itself a potentially interesting point. Similar to Christian names, all place names appear in the translation in their modern forms.

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Appendix  2 – Index to Cases Found in MS.F.4.12

Entry

ff.

Court

Case type

Record Type

Date

Offcial

Parties

Others mentioned

Parish(es)

01

2-3

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

n.d

Stephen Lakes

Thomas Robyns & John Osbourne for Elizabeth Wibley

Richard Wibley (dec)

Stone

2

4-6

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1579

Thomas Lawse

Thomas Safery & Richard Stone

Woodnesborough

3

Short entry, little detail

John Clerk

04

9-11

Consistory

Defamation

Articles

Lakes

John Clerk (John Edwardes as notary public)

Suzanne Etheryck, Thomas Etheryck, Thomas Eppes, John Fowle, Elizabeth Cowtheman, Walter Gybbes

New Romney

05

02-13

Consistory

Defamation

Libel

1579

Lawse

Elestine Badfelde & Thomas Bowser

Elmsted

06

14-15

Consistory

Testamentary

Articles

Lakes

William Parramore & George Maycote

George Parramore (dec)

Reculver

7

16-17

Consistory

Testamentary

Exceptions

Lawse

Simon Gorham & Margaret Gorham nee Claryngboll

John Gorham (dec)

Womenswold & Staple

8

18-19

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1583

Lakes

Richard Pylsworthe & John Eglesden

Brokeland & Biddenden

9

20-21

Consistory

Matrimonial

Libel

Lawse

George More & Joan Stuppell

Bealsborn [Bekesbourne??] & Snave

10

23-25

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1584

Lakes

Richard Pyllesworthe & Matthew Wood

Upper Hardres & Elham

11

27-29

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1579

Lawse

Paul Colman & William Durborne

Newchurch & New Romney

12

30

Archdeacon

Defamation

Sentence

Robert Bysshoppe

Mary Besbeeche & Alexander Courthoppe

Goodherst

13

31

Consistory

Matrimonial

Libel

Lakes

John Everenden & Mercye Michell

Elmsted & Braborne

14

33-34

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

17th Oct 1581

Lawse

Nicholas Sawkin & Nicholas Monday

Limming and Marisco [St Mary in the Marsh?]

15

35-36

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Bysshoppe

Battelle Gerves & Richard Marshe

Anthony Gerves (dec)

Col[d]red

16

37-38

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1581

Lakes

John Mugge & John Hyll

St Ma[r]tin's

17

39-40

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

Lakes

John Deward & Thomas Tylar

Edward Russell (dec)

Faversham

18

41-42

Consistory

Correction

Articles

1584

Lakes

Richard Tusten & Edward Raynoldes

George Brodbrydge, Thomas Souche, Richard Topley, Richard Whyte

Westwell

19

43

Consistory

Matrimonial

Libel

1582

Lakes

John Wanderton & Agnes Wylde

St Andrews & St Peters, Sandwich

20

45-46

Archdeacon

Correction

Articles

1584

Lakes

John Woodgate

John Harwoode & Phyllis Woodgate

Bruckland

21

47-48

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1575

Lawse

Alexander Cloke & Richard Flemynge

Folkestone

22

49-50

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Sentence

Bysshoppe

Margaret Lace & Thomas Marshall

Walter Marshall (dec)

Ashe & Tenham

23

51-52

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

Lakes

Elizabeth Woolgate nee Phylpott & Robert Woolgate

Thomas Woolgate (dec)

Faversham & Norton

24

53-54

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1582

Lakes

John Alderstone & John Phillipps

St Alphege

25

55

Consistory

Defamation

Libel

1577

Lawse

John Byrch & Edward pyper

26

57

Archdeacon

Defamation

Libel

1581

Lakes

Juliane Hed & Thomas Nethersole

Folkestone

27

59-60

Consistory

As 21

As 21

As 21

COPY of entry 21

Folkestone

28

61-64

Consisotry

As 25

Depositions

As 25

Part of same case as 25

As 25

Roger Dukdale

29

65-66

Consistory

testamentary

Exceptions

Lawse

Mary Clynton & Radulphus Myller

Philip Clynton (dec)

Northgate & Westgate

30

69

Archdeacon

Tithe

Libel

1583

Lakes

Richard Pyllesworthe & William Baker

Brokeland & Rolbynden [Rolvenden?]

31

73-74

Archdeacon

"

"

Lakes

COPY of entry 30 but slightly longer

Brokeland & Rolbynden [Rolvenden?]

32

76-78

Consistory

Tithe

Libel

1581

Lawse

Edward Merywether & William Baxster

Ewell

33

79-80

Consistory

Testamentary

Accomptes

25th Nov 1574

Lawse

Jeames Mapesden

Smeethe

34

81-82

Consistory

Defamation

Libel

1575

Lawse

Alice Rose & William Cooper

New Romney & Lyd

35

83-84

Depositions

1581

Jeoffrye Clerk & Regynald Harrys

Richard Chaundler & Thomas Fraunces

Biddenden

36

85-86

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1574

Lawse

Henry Sowthows & ? Justyce (gap left for forename)

Norborne [Northbourne] & Dover

37

87-88

As 36

As 36

Lawse with Bysshoppe crossed out

COPY of 36

Norborne [Northbourne] & Dover

38

89-90

Archdeacon

Defamation

Libel

1578

Bysshoppe

Nicholas Hall & Joan Mounte

Braborn

39

91-91

Archdeacon

Defamation

Sentence

1582

Lakes

Mary Quylter & William Fryde

Upper Hardres

40

93

Archdeacon

Defamation

Libel

1573

Bysshoppe

Elizabeth Clerk & William Hewes

Henry Clerk & Robert Bredger

Woodnesborough & Leeds

41

94-96

"

"

"

"

"

COPY of entry 40

Woodnesborough & Leeds

42

97

Consistory

Matrimonial

Sentence

Lawse

John Jenkyns & Barbara Adams

Sittingbourne

43

98

Consistory

Matrimonial

Libel

Lawse

Parnelle Norton & Franciscus Kelsham

Kingsnorth & Hedcrone

44

99

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Lakes

William Woolgate & Elizabeth Woolgate nee Phylpott

Thomas Woolgate (dec)

Norton & Faversham

45

100-101

Consistory

Testamentary

Exceptions

30th Oct 1582

Lakes

Henry Rigdon for Valentine Rigdon & Agnetis Rigdon nee Gilbert

William Rigdon (dec)

St John the Baptist, Thanet

46

105-106

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

Lakes

Joan Byrde & John Ducket

Margaret Duckett (dec)

St George, Canterbury & Hawkherst

47

107-110

Consistory

Tithes

Sentence

1575

Lawse

John Coldwell & Richard Hawke

Allington [Aldington?]

48

111-114

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1570

Lawse

Edward Wellar & William Jenkin

Burnish

[Burmarsh?] & Folkestone

49

112-113

Arches

Tithes

citation

26th Oct 1580

Bartholemew Clerke

James Charles & William Forde, Thomas Cobbe

Robert Robyns

50

115-116

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1584

Lakes

Alexander Cloke & Elinoram Bennett

Folkestone

51

117-118

Consistory

Tithes

Exceptions

1572

Lawse

John Fynnenes & Robert Knowler

Hearne

52

119-120

Archdeacon

Defamation

Sentence

Lakes

John Strogle & Dionisiam Creacham

Snargate

53

121-124

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lawse

Henry Rigdon for Valentine Rigdon & Agnes Rigdon nee Gylbert

William Rigdon (dec)

Littlebourne & St John, Thanet

54

125-126

Archdeacon

Defamation

Libel

1579

Bysshoppe

Thomasine Grenestrete & Elizabeth Robyns

Easeling [Eastling?]

55

127-128

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

13th Jan 1578

Lawse

Alexander Mascall & William Browne

Marden

56

129-130

Arches

15th July 1575

Clerke

John Strowde (clerk of the court), Stephen Nevinson (LLD) & Matthew Parker who had died 2 months earlier

57

131-132

Consistory

Tithes

Exceptions

1571

Lawse

Frances Rawson & Peter Chittenden

Hedcrone

58

133-134

Archdeacon

Tithes

Exceptions

Bysshoppe

Robert Symons & Henry Ducklynge

Swynfelde [Swingfield]

59

135-136

Consistory

Matrimonial

Exceptions

1571

Lawse

Thomas Reade & Joan Whyte

Frances Rawson, Robert Hopper, Nicholas Homersham & Thomas Wood

Crambroke & Smarden

60

137-138

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

Bysshoppe

Lawrence Earle & Alice Norton als Gray

Marie Norton (dec)

Biddenden & Maidstone

61

139

Consistory

Correction

Articles

21st Jul 1575

Lawse

John Cadman

Richard Flemynge, Alexander Cloke & John Blythe

Folkestone

62

141-142

Archdeacon

Testamnetary

Sentence

1583

Lakes

Roger Saunders & Katherine Nuttall als Saunders

Robert Saunders (dec)

Faversham

63

143-144

Consistory

Defamation

Sentence

Lawse

Thomesina Ruck & Stephen Trymnell

Sheldwyche & Selling

64

145-146

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lakes

Agnes Wynge & Joan Myddleton als Combe

John Byrde (dec) & William Combe (dec)

St Pauls, Canterbury & Ashe

65

147-148

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1586?

Lakes

William Evans & Arthur Baker

Newington & Cheriton

66

149 + 156

Archdeacon

Defamation

Sentence

Bysshoppe (Richard Bestley crossed out)

Anne Lull & Thomas Doughty

Thomas Lawse & William Redman

Lower Hardres

67

150-155

Testamentary

Exceptions

1584

Mary Norwood & Henry Pettit, Valentine Pettit, Henry Norwood

Edward Norwood (dec), John Edwardes(notary public)

St John, Thanet

68

158-160

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1583

Lakes

Stephen Trymnell & Christopher Tylman

Selling

69

161-163

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1585

Lakes

Thomas Lowe & John Dale

St Dunstan & St Andrew, Canterbury

70

165-168

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lawse

Joan Hawlett als Carter & George Maycote

John Maycote, Margaret Hawlet, Ambrose Hawlet (all dec)

Broughton bleane [Boughton under Bleane] & Reculver

71

169-170 +172

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1585

Lakes

Stephen Sharpy & John Tolherst

Benenden & Rolvinden

72

173-175

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1586

Lakes

Reginald Brownerigg & John Hogben

Allington [Aldington?] & Elham

73

176-177

Archdeacon

Defamation

Libel

1584

Lakes

Elizabeth Borrot & Thomas Fox

Elizabeth Bocket & William Adams

Lower Hardres & Macklington [Hackington?]

74

1778-179

Consistory

Matrimonial

Libel

1581

Lakes

William Wood & Elizabeth Wood

Hastingly

75

180-181

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1583

Lakes

Stephen Trymnell & George Sowthows

Selling & Sheldwich

76

182-183

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Bysshoppe

Cicilie Atwood als Hogben & Thomas Tyball

Thomas Atwood (dec) & Margerie Atwood (dec)

Elham

77

184-185

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Bysshoppe

Henry Hudson for Anne Austry & Robert Kennett

Simon Austry (dec)

Egerton & Ulcombe

78

186-187

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1577

Bysshoppe

Thomas Lowe & Henry Waynford

Blessed Mary of Northgate, Canterbury

79

188

Archdeacon

Defamation

Articles

1585

Lakes

Marione Graunger & Alice Worshippe

Hartlippe

80

189

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lawse

Suzanne Rydder & Anne Pepper

Thomas Pepper (dec)

Lewes & Dover

81

190

Archdeacon

Correction

Sentence

Lakes

Samuel Cramner & Edward Wyse

Stallfield

82

191

Archdeacon

Correction

Articles

1586

Lakes

James Stone

Agnes Holloway & William Meryck

Lympne

83

192

Archdeacon

Defamation

Articles

1583?

Lakes

John Blesshinde & Thomas Batherst

Cranbrook & Frittenden

84

196-199

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1584

Lakes

Frances Saunders & John Stookes

Lidden & Ewell

85

202-203

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1573

Lawse

William Hawkyns & Humfriedus Fagge

Postling

86

204-205

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lakes

Margerie Elvyn & John Elvyn, Leonard Asshenden

John Elvyn (dec)

Blessed mary of Bredman, Canterbury & Westwell

87

206-207

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lakes

Jeremy Netter for Walter Netter & james Netter

Stephen Netter (dec)

Crambrook & Egerton

88

208-209

Archdeacon

Testamanetary

Libel

Lakes

Joan Bisshoppe als Edmondes & John Bisshoppe

Richard Bisshoppe (dec)

Shadoxherst

89

210-211

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1582

Lakes

Joseph Wolton & Stephen Cheseman

Smarden

90

212-213

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1575

Lawse

John Grymston & Dionisiam Spycer

Lymynge

91

214-215

Consistory

Testamentary

Articles

Lakes

John Stoneherste & John Overington, Elizabeth Stoneherste als Overington

Margarie Stoneherste (dec)

Allington [Aldington?]

92

216-217

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Bysshoppe

George Kennet & William Kennet, Henry Kennet

Bartholomew Kennet (dec)

Folkestone

93

218-219

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1584

Lakes

Frances Saunders & Robert Prett

Ewell

94

220-221

Archdeacon

Testamnetary

Exceptions

Bysshoppe

Thomas Childe, Thomas Stychard & John Holnest

Rose Stychard (dec)

95

222-223

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1579

Lawse

Thomas Safery & John Golder

Woodnesbourough & Eastry

96

224-225

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1583

Lakes

William Ackworthe & William Byrde

Graveney & Hearnehill

97

226-227

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1584

Lakes

Alexander Cloke & Elenor Bennett

Folkestone

98

228-229

Consistory

Tithes

Articles

1566

Vincent Denne

Richard Egeiston & Robert Abraham

Burnishe [Burmarsh?]

99

230-231

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Bysshoppe

Alice Boone & William Freude

Thomas Boone (dec)

Biddenden

100

232-233

Archdeacon

Defamation

Sentence

Bysshoppe

Mary Besbeeche & Richard Atkyn

Goodherst

101

234-235

Consistory

Testamentary

Libel

Lawse

Suzan Darrell als Lambe & Joan Darrell als Packnam

Nicholas Darrell (dec)

Lenham

102

236

Consistory

Matrimonial

Libel

Denne

Marion Roger & William Asten

Favershan & Tenterden

103

237-238

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1575

Bysshoppe

Simon Stone & Daniel Stonard

St Peter, Thanet

104

239-240

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Sentence

1582

Lakes

Joseph Pellam for Alice Denham & Richard Denham

John Denham (dec) & John Edwards (notary public)

Littlebourne

105

241-242

Consistory

Testamentary

Sentence

1583

Lakes

Henry Oxenden & Finch Smythe

John Brynchett als Prynkes (dec) & John Edwards (notary public)

Wingham

106

243

Archdeacon

Correction

Articles

1585

Lakes

Osmund Smith

St John, Thanet

107

244-245

Consistory

Testamentary

Articles

Lawse

Philip Gylbert & Robert Myllen

Thomas Gruer

Westwell

108

247-248

Consistory

Tithes

Articles

1580?

Lawse

Hugh Wylles & Thomas Stonard

Ashe

109

249-250

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1574

Lawse

John Fynneux & Robert Knowler

Herne

110

251-252

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

Bysshoppe

Roger May & Bartholomew Broome

William Bridges (dec)

Harkington

111

253-254

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Articles

Lakes

Thomas Norcote & Anne Hore

William Hore (dec)

St Crucis, Westgate Canterbury

112

255-256

Archdeacon

Testamentary

Libel

Lakes

Thomas Waller for Thomasine, Helen, Stephen, John, Matthew, Elizabeth, Thomas, Katherine Wyttes & Christopher Tylman

Selling

113

257-258

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1583

Lakes

Stephen Trymenll & John Harwood

Selling & Sheldwich

114

259-260

Consistory

Correction

Articles

Lakes

William Kempe, Gualtero Gybbes

John Seade (dec)

New Romney

115

261-262

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1578

Bysshoppe

John Stransham & Nicholas Catlott

Stone & Teneham

116

263-264

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1583

Lakes

William Cowell & Andrew Cooke

Sheldwich & Molashe

117

265-266

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1584

Lakes

Alexander Cloke & William Godden

Folkestone

118

267-270

Archdeacon

Tithes

Libel

1577

Bysshoppe

George Elye & William Marden

Tenterden

119

271

Consistory

Tithes

Libel

1580?

Lawse

Nicholas Mundye & George Edes

New Romney & Marisco [St Mary in the Marsh?]

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