Ravishment, Excommunication, Spousal Abuse and Other Matters [Manuscript Archive]. [Trials]. [Great Britain]. [Legal Documents Relating to Six Trials]. Great Britain, 1631-1632. 6 items, 2 are single leaves, 4 bifolia, sizes range from 9-1/2" x 8-1/3/4" to 12" x 7-1/2." Moderate toning and soiling, occasional browning, vertical folds, 5 items docketed, some tears, edgewear and wear holes with loss to text in a few places. $4,500. * Submitted to the ecclesiastical courts, these documents are, to use modern language, depositions: Thomas Knowsley v. William Welch and Jane Dawson for fornication and libel (1632), Samuel Royle v. Grace Royle for abusing him, "Ill healing" him and leaving him with his mother-in-law (1632), excommunication of Thomas Edge for contempt of court (1631), John Smith v. Richard Hyde for (unspecified) slander (1631), John Bale v. Alice Eaton "for calling him a whoremonger" (1631) and Thomas Eaton for the ravishment of Elizabeth Eaton while her husband was attending church (1631).
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