First examination of Anne Taylor / sheet 4

23 To the 23rd shee 24th she sayeth that she can say nothing, for that she knoweth not any thing contained in that interrogatory to be true.

24 To the 24th she sayeth that the said Susan did come unto this examinate and said “they do require you to send unto them half a sheet”, and she this examinate did accordingly deliver unto her half a sheet. And the same day in the afternoon she sent her maid again unto the said Susan for the said sheet to will her to come to this examinate. And the said Susan came to this examinate, but did not bring the sheet. Then said this examinate unto her, that “if I had not given you the half sheet, I could have given you all my child’s clothes that were in a tub”. Whereupon  she said, “you may have the half sheet again, for they have not touched the same it[em]”. And so she went home and fetched the same. And she further sayeth that the said Susan did demand of this examinate a piece of cloth of her length and this examinate’s hairlace (but she the said Susan did not tell her that her familiar Richard willed her to speak unto this examinate for the same). And this examinate answered her that she would not give her the same.

25 To the 25th she sayeth she can say nothing for that she knoweth not anything contained in that interrogatory to be true.

26 To the 26th she sayeth that after the death of Robert Burditt, she did tell this examinate that when Sir Thomas Waller came unto Rye, that she the said Susan did see at the mills one of her familiars but not that one anything pulled her by the coat. And she further sayeth that she did tell unto this examinate and unto this examinate’s husband, that some of her spirits should say unto her (she saying to herself, as this examinate remembreth, that here is great joy or triumph at the coming in of Sir Thomas Waller) Aye, and as much heaviness at his going out.

27 To the 27th she sayeth that the said Susan did tell this examinate that that day Robert Burditt was slain, ?twe that she did see two of her familiars in the gungarden. And further to that interrogatory she can say nothing.

[end of sheet 4]


[RYE 13/5]