STAC 5/C64/26r

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Les reportes del cases in Camera Stellata, 1593 to 1609 from the original ms. of John Hawarde edited by William Paley Baildon Published 1894 Pages 112-113

In Camera Stellata, coram consilio ibidem, Mercurij, 28 Maij, An. Do. 1600, Annoque Elizab. Rne 43.


Cause of hearing. Thomas Claughton, g[entleman], plaintiff, Thomas Gustarde, an attorney of the Common Pleas, defendant, 'for forginge a warrante, as an under sheryfe wrytinge for a Capias but had none, & so withoute any originall made a warrant with a blanke for the name. For which he was fined £40, sequestered for life [a touts jours] from being an attorney, and imprisonment. Gregorye Ward and Richard Boothe, other defendants, for misdemeanour in executing this warrant on 'Palme Sondaye,' in the church while the parson was reading a homily and (p.113) preparing them for the Communion, but the defendants arrested him in the church, and taking from him an obligation [a bond], and saying to him that he must receive the Communion another day. And this was adjudged by the whole Court to be a great offence, and for this they were fined £200, imprisonment, and confession in a penitent manner on their knees in the church in time of divine service.