Archdeaconry of Stafford Visitation Act Book

LRO: B/V/1/51

f 143v (7 July)


Richardum Slack et ffrancum Miller

presentati for entertayninge of diuers persons into their houses who haue prophaned the Sabboth by gamninge pipinge & dauncinge/.

Quo die Comparuerunt et fassi sunt presentacionem Vnde dominus iniunxit eis ad solvendum ij s. ad vsus pauperum dicte parochie de Rushton distribuendos per Economos et monuit eos ad exhibendum certificatoria manu Economorum subscripta de solucione predicta citra proximum/.

  • Marginalia
    • 14
    • 14
  • Footnotes
    • their houses: written over this house
  • Record Translation

    f 143v (7 July)


    (Against) Richard Slack and Francis Miller

    Presented for entertaining of diverse persons in their houses who have prophaned the Sabbath by gaming, piping, and dancing.

    Today they appeared and confessed the presentment. Therefore the lord (judge) enjoined them to pay 2s for the use of the poor of the said parish of Rushton to be distributed by the church wardens, and he warned them to show the certificates undersigned by the churchwardens regarding the aforesaid payment before the next (court-day).

  • Endnote

    The date given is that of the proceedings of the court held in the parish church of Caverswall. The marginale '14' occurs here against the name of the defendant, and similarly elsewhere among some of the entries for this court. These numbers do not signal a particular type of offence, appearance, or penalty; a court fee may be recorded, but the absence of 'd.' makes certainty impossible.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Archdeaconry of Stafford Visitation Act Book
    Repository: LRO
    Shelfmark: B/V/1/51
    Repository location: Kew

    1629–33; Latin and English; paper; 2 visitation act books: ii + 116 and i + 148 + i; 290mm x 195mm; modern and contemporary foliations continuous through 2 volumes (contemporary foliation 1–255 followed here); repaired and bound into 2 volumes with green cloth covers, in a green slip-case, no title. All entries are taken from the second volume (both are described here because they are not distinguishable from external markings).

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