Record No. 497

The said examynate (Joan Wood) beinge demaunded where her husbond bought the lace being statute lace found in the possessyon of her husband at Rwell Fayor last, answerethe and saythe that her said husbond bought all the said lace at Melton Market with certen tufted lace, viii or 9 weekes past, of one she knowethe not, being a tawle thin faced man with a blacke beared, havinge on an old blacke cloke, who had the lace under his arme, but what her husband paid for it, she can not tell; and further shee saythe, her husbond bought the browne thrid fownde likewise at Rwell Fayor, at a towne within a mile of Higham Ferrys of a woman dwellinge there. And the blacke thrid then also found in her husbandes possessyon, she sayth was Coventrye thrid, and bought of a Coventrye man, in Leicester Markett on Palme Sundaye even.

Also she saythe, that the boxe (which is owned by William Woster) was bought at Sturbidge Fayor last with coms and cost iis

Izabell Smythe doughter in lawe to the said Woodd, seythe she was at Rwell Fayor with her father and mother, and there solde handkerchiues and bandes.

The afore said Joanne Woodd and Izabell Smythe commytted to the Queenes Maiesties gaele of the towne of Leicester, there to remayne until the next generall gaele delyverye etc

Citation Type  Statute/Legal Document
Citation Year 1598
Date 6/15/1598