HC.CP.1590/9
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Reference:HC.CP.1590/9
Repository:Borthwick Institute GB 193


Court:High Commission
Case:Immorality (fornication / acknowledgement of illegitimate child)
Details:1 Pieces; No deposition; Has libel; No sentence
Outcome:
Date: 1590 — 1590


People & Places
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Participant:Agnes   Lambard [Lambert]
Role:plaintiff
Details:female



Participant:William   Riding [Ryding;  Rydinge]
Role:defendant
Details:male
Location:Guiseley (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Horsforth (Horsford) : undefined
Guisley (Guysley) : ecclesiastical parish



Abstract

Agnes alleged that she and William had made a lawful contract of marriage together and had spoken the promises of marriage to each other.  They had subsequently lived together and that she was pregnant with his child. Agnes claimed that since he knew she was pregnant William had refused to marry her and refused to acknowledge the child as his but had threatened to leave the country, despite previously openly speaking of their marriage contract and the fact that the had had sexual relations together.

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