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2 Personal response of Margaret Osborne.8 Read over 22 Jan 1602/3.

To the Additional Positions. [AP1-12]

AP1. That Thomasine Osborne and George Osborne are the parents of this respondent. For the rest does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP2. That George Osborne would never give his consent that she should marry with Richard Tayler. For the rest does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP3. Does not believe anything in the article to be true, saving that she believeth that both Richrd and herself do well know that George Osborne would not consent that she should marry with him.

AP4. Does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP5. Does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP6. Does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP7. That Richard Tayler did against her will take measure of her finger with a thread, one William Hoskin holding her hands violently and against her will; but to what purpose she cannot tell. Further she saith that Richard provided all these things mentioned in this article because he and William Hoskin did by cunning and a trayne9 carry her from her father’s house only in her petticoat and a pair of sleeves and wanting10 other her necessaries fit for her. And after, Richard has caused her petticoat to be sent to Ferring so that of necessity she was to wear such other things as he had provided for her, all which things mentioned he received again save only the holland11 and the 6d. Which holland he would not receive in regard he had spent some 6s or 7s of the money of Margaret’s. For the rest does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP8-10. Does not believe anything in the articles to be true, saving that she, George Osborne and Richard Tayler came riding home together from Lewes.

AP11. That since Richard Tayler was a suitor in way of marriage she received of him one pair of gloves, a pair of knives, but not as any confirmation of any promise of marriage for she never made him any other promise of marriage than if her parents would consent thereunto. Neither will she ever marry with him now while she liveth. For the rest does not believe anything in the article to be true.

AP12. She believes what is to be believed and denies what is to be denied.


8 WSRO Ep I/15/1 (1602 responses).
9 Trick.
10 Difficult reading.
11 Fine linen, often imported from the Netherlands.

 

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