Examination of Roger Swapper / sheet 2

house, and then Mistress Taylor and that they did mean to bring Mistress Taylor unto her in the said garden.

Then Mistress Taylor answered my his wife again, that

She did know that there was money hid in her garden, and also did know where the same did lie. And that she had before this time caused one Robert Pywall to dig in the said garden for money, and that he did hear the sound it with a spit. And that Pywall would

Dig no further until he should know what he should have for his labour. And she told him that
She would content him. And he answered her again that
He would have half for his labour, and he would dig no further till Master Taylor came.

And when Master Taylor came they could hear the sound no more, nor knew not what became thereof.

2 To the second he can say nothing.

3 To the third he sayeth that Mistress Taylor and his wife have divers and sundry times had conference togethers sithence the midst of Lent, and that this examinate hath greatly blamed his wife for the same, for that when this examinate was at home, then his wife would commonly be at Mistress Taylor’s. And when he was from home, then commonly Mistress Taylor would be at this examinate’s house with his wife, but he heard not their conference.
4 To the fourth he sayeth that the said Mistress Taylor did give unto this examinate for the space of one week a penny a night to lie from home. And that she was at him so to do, a week before he would grant unto it. And that he But to w what intent he knoweth not.

5 To the fifth he sayeth that he hath heard lumbering and a noise in his chamber and lofts, but he never feared anything but judged them to be weasels, for that he had seen some divers times in his house.

And that his wife did once wake him and willed her to hold and keep her, as before he hath confessed that his wife did tell unto Mistress Taylor. And this examinate sayeth that the same time he did take hold of his wife and lay his arm over her, but did see nor hear anything, but that hand which he did lay over his wife was so benumbed and lame that he could not help himself therewith. And that Mistress Taylor by the space of two days togethers, did cut this examinate’s bread for that she was daily at his house.

And he further sayeth that after Easter last in the spring time, this examinate being in his garden about the making of his garden, Mistress Taylor being at that time in the same garden leaning against Swan’s pale, she did call this examinate’s wife

“Sue there is one of them now in the window, with a chain of gold about his neck and gold bracelets about his wrists, and this is to make

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