f 177 (18 January) (Depositions)
Wylliam Colman of thage of lx yeres & more sworn & examyned seyth that as concernyng the xiiij Interogatory this deponent was present when one wylliam anderson seruant to the seid sir humfrey did stryke one wylliam Tarre on Corpus christi day last past & brake his hed in ij places but ‸⸢for⸣ what cause or by whose procurement this deponent knoweth not and as to any other of the seid Interogatoryes this deponent knoweth nothyng.
henry whyte of thage of xl yeres sworn & examyned seyth as Concernyng the xiiij Interogatory that this deponent on corpus christi day last past then beyng on of the baylyes of Tamworthe was present at a pley in Tamworth in whiche play on william toke otherwyse callyd Iohnson playng the parte of the devell vnwarely smote the seid sir humfrey on the shyns with a Iron chene & then the seid sir humfrey beyng therwith dysplesyd comandyd on william anderson hys seruant to gyue hym a boxe or ij on the ere for his mysdemeanour whiche anderson after his Commandment stroke the seid Toke with a dager on the same tyme and more of the seid Interogatoryes this deponent knoweth not
The interrogatories have not survived, but the substance of the fourteenth interrogatory may be inferred from the responses.
Record title: Bett v. Ferrers
Shelfmark: STAC 2/4
Repository location: Kew
This volume of Star Chamber proceedings contains a variety of documents, including the depositions, examination of witnesses, and examination of the defendant in the case of Bett v. Ferrys. The depositions were taken at Tamworth, 18 January 1536/7, by Sir George Greysley and James Leveson. The list of seventeen interrogatories does not survive.
1536/7; English; paper; 3 leaves conserved on guard sheets; 420mm x 295mm, 370mm x 300mm, and 261mm x 300mm. Now foliated 177–9 and bound in a 19th century volume: vi + 1–228 + vi; binding damaged, spine separating from boards, title on spine 'Star Chamber Proceedings Hen. VIII 4.'