Depositions re Marriage of 16th Earl

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The date of the document itself is 1 October 1597 (incorrectly listed in the Ellesmere Calendar at the Huntington Library as 1589). The document, however, cites depositions which were taken on the dates in 1585 listed above.

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A. Rooke Greene
B. John Anson
C. Richard Enews
D. Thomas Knollis
E. William Walforthe

Elizabeth dei Gracia ...

... Interrogatories to be ministred to witnesses on the part & behalf of Richard Masterson gent{leman} defend{an}t against Hugh Key complayn{au}nt. 1. Inprimis whether doe you knowe the said complain{au}nt or defendant or no. 2. It{e}m whether doe you knowe one mesuage with thapppurten{au}nc{es} in Ashton in the Countie of Chester nowe in the tenure & occupac{i}on of the said Complayn{au}nt & late parcell of the enheritaunce of the right honorable Iohn late Earle of Oxforde deceased, or no. 3. It{e}m whether doe you knowe or haue you heard, that the said Iohn late Earle of Oxforde deceased father to the right honorable Edwarde nowe Earle of Oxforde did by his Indenture sufficient in the lawe lease vnto Margaret Key mother to the said Complayn{au}nt & to this complayn{au}nt the same mesuage with thappurten{au}nc{es} for fowerscore yeares yf the same Margaret & this complayn{au}nt or either of theym shold so longe lyve, Reserving the yerely rent of xxiiijs & iiijd payable at the termes there vsuall & other sut{es} & servic{es} according to the custome of the mannor of Ashton And what ffeast{es} or termes in the yere be most vsuall & accustomed in the said Countie of Chester for payment of Rent{es} reserved vppon leases for yers or lyves. 4. It{e}m whether did the said Margaret & this Complayn{au}nt by force of the same lease enter into the saide mesuage & tenement with the appurten{au}nc{es} & ever since haue quietlie occupied & possessed the same vntill nowe of late, that the said Richard Maisterson entered vppon the saide Complayn{au}nt and haue well & trulie paid the said yerelie rent reserved by the said lease at the said vsuall daies of peament [=payment] of the same to those in the reverc{i}on vntill after such tyme as the said nowe Earle soulde the reverc{i}on of the p{re}miss{es} and divers other land{es} & tenement{es} to the right honorable S{i}r Christofer Hatton knight Captayne of the garde of our soveraigne ladie Quene Elizabeth vicechamb{er}layne to her highnes, and one of her Maiesties moste honorable privie Counsell. 5. It{e}m whether the said Iohn late Earle of Oxforde were first of all maryed to the lady Dorothie Nevill sister to Henrie late Earle of Westm{or}land deceased, and what daie yeare and moneth was that mariage. 6. It{e}m whether the said Iohn late Earle of Oxforde & the said lady Dorithie Countesse of Oxforde his wief were ever divorced or not, and if any suche divorce were, then when where & for what cause was the same divorce, and before what Iudge, and yf any suche divorce were, whether were they after reconciled agayne or lyved together after, and when & where was such their reconciliac{i}on. 7. It{e}m what yssue had the said late Earle of Oxforde & the said ladie Dorothe his first wief betwene theym and whether was that yssue borne before the said divorce (yf any suche were) or after, and whether had they any other yssue then the lady Katherine veere now lady Windsor widdowe. 8. It{e}m what daie yeare & moneth and where did the said ladie Dorothie Countesse of Oxforde his first wief dye. 9. It{e}m whether did the said Iohn late Earle of Oxforde in the lief of the said ladie Dorothie his first wief marrye one Iohan Iockey or not? And what daie moneth & yeare & where was the said marriage betwene the said Earle & the said Iohan. 10. It{e}m whether did the said Iohan Iockey (at the tyme of the p{re}tended mariage with the saide Earle of Oxforde) know or vnderstande that the said ladie Dorothie the first wief of the said Earle of Oxforde was then lyvinge, and by what reasons or argument{es} doe you knowe that the saide Iohan had knowledge therof. 11. It{e}m whether did the said Iohn Earle of Oxforde likewise in the lief of the said lady Dorothie his first wief marrye one other woman called by the name of Anne or by any other name which woman he kept at Tylbery hall in Essex or whom one Phillipps after marryed and what was the name of that woman and what daie yeare & moneth & where was this marriage so had & made; and whether did she then knowe that the saide lady Dorothie the said Earles first wief was then lyvinge as yow knowe or haue hearde, and how knowe you this to be soe. 12. It{e}m whether did the saide Iohn Earle of Oxforde ever marrye any other woman eyther in the lief tyme of his saide first wief, or after her decease other then the said Iohan Iockey & the woman called Anne or by any other name that was kept at Tylbery or which was after wief to the said Philipps and the ladie Margerie his last wief, and yf any suche other marriage or marriag{es} were, what daie yeare & moneth and where were the same mariage or mariages soe made. And whether did any of the said women soe by him marryed then knowe that the saide Earles said firste wief was then lyvinge, as you knowe or haue hearde, and how you knowe this to be soe. 13. It{e}m how longe did the said Iohn late Earle of Oxforde keepe the said Iohan Iockey and the other woman called Anne or otherwise whom he kept at Tylbery or which was after wif of the saide Phillipps or any of the said other women, as his wief or wives, and how long did they lyve soe with him in the lief of his said first wief, and how longe after her death, and how long lyved they from hym and when & where and at what severall tymes dyed they. 14. It{e}m at what daie yere tyme and place did the saide Iohn late Earle of Oxforde marye the said lady Margerie, and whose daughter was shee, and by whom & in what manner was the saide marriage. 15. It{e}m whether did the saide Iohn late Earle of Oxforde marie the saide ladie Margerie during the lief of the said ladie Dorothie his first wief or during the lyfe of any other of his supposed wyves or not. 16. It{e}m whether did the said Iohn late Earle of Oxforde make a contract of marriage with one Dorithie ffosser and when was that contract soe made And whether any marriage ensewed betwene theym theruppon And when & where dyed the said Dorothie ffosser And whether the said late Earle made any other p{re}contract of mariage with any other woman or women, And yf so, when when & where were the said p{re}contract or p{re}contract{es} made And when & where dyed the said woman or women so p{re}contracted. 17. It{e}m whether did the said lady Dorithie Countesse of Oxforde first wief of the said late Earle overlyve the said Iohan Iockye & the said woman called Anne or other wise that was kept at Tylbery or which was after wief vnto the said Phillipps, and all the other wyves of the said late Earle, yf any other were, except the said lady Margerie, and when & where dyed the said ladye Dorothie his first wief. 18. It{e}m what suett entree clayme or demaund did Edward lord Windsor lately deceased who maryed the said ladye Katherine Veere daughter of the saide late Earle, and the said lady Katherine his wief now widdowe or eyther of theym at any tyme heretofore attempt against the saide Edwarde now Earle of Oxforde, to bringe in question the lawfulnes or vnlawfullnes either of the marriage betwene the said late Earle and the saide lady margerie his wief or of the birth of the said now Earle, and in what Court or place or in what other manner was any such sute or sut{es} entree clayme or demaunde so attempted. 19. It{e}m who were of Counsell with the saide late lorde Windsor in the said sute clayme or demaunde, and whether Doctor Dale D{r} Iones & D{r} Aubry were of his Counsell, and what other Doctors proctours or other p{er}sons were of his Counsell or toward{es} him therin. 20. It{e}m what other matter or thing haue you heard, knowen or can you saie touching the p{re}misses or any part therof or touching the lawfulnes or vnlawfullnes of the birth of the saide Edwarde nowe Earle of Oxforde.

Examinac{i}ons taken the xixth daie of Iannuarie in the xxvijth yeare of the Raigne of our soveraigne lady Queene Elizabeth by Iohn Popham esquier her maiesties attorney gen{er}all and Thomas Egerton esquier her Maiesties Sollicitor gen{er}all by vertue of her highnes Commission vnto theym in that behalfe directed and hereunto annexed. Rooke Grene of little Sampford in the Countie of Essex esquier aged about lxij yeares being sworne & exa{m}i{n}ed vppon his othe to all the Interrogatories to him mynystred saith. To the first seconde thirde & fourthe, that he can saye nothinge. 5. To the fift Interrogat{orie} he saith that Iohn late Earle of Oxforde was first maryed to one Dorothie daughter to one of the Earles of Westm{or}land & the same mariage was about fiftie yeares past, and this he remembreth for that this Exa{m}i{n}ant{es} father dwelling nere vnto the same Erls fathers house, this Exa{m}i{n}ant heard his father speake of that match what a great match it was, and otherwise the c{er}teyne tyme he remembreth not. 6. To the sixt he saith he never hearde of any divorce betwene the said Iohn Earle of Oxforde & the said Dorithie, But knoweth well that they lyved long after the same marriage in good lyking together, and came often together to this Exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fathers house, and more he saith not to that Interrogatorye. 7. To the seventh he saith, that they never had any yssue betwene theym but the lady Katherine the now lady Windsor. 8. To the eight he saith, that the said ladie Dorothie Countesse of Oxforde dyed about the seconde yeare of Kinge Edwarde the sixt but otherwise he cannot speake of the tyme in c{er}teyne nor where she dyed. 9. To the nynthe he cannott depose but by report that he was maryed to the same Iohan Iockeye, but when it was he remembreth not. 10. To the tenth he cannott depose. 11. To the xjth he saith that about fortie yeares past he sawe a woman nere Tylbery Hall of whom it was then reported to this Exa{m}i{n}ant that the said Iohn Earle of Oxforde kept her, But more or otherwise he cannot depose to the same Interrogatorie. 12. To the xijth he saith he doth not knowe or hath herde of any that the said Earle marryed but the said Dorrithie his first wief & Margerie his last wief other then that he heard as aforesaide that he had also marryed the said Iohan Iockey, and more saith not to that Interr{ogatory}. 13. To the xiijth he can saie nothinge otherwise then as he hath said alreadie. 14. To the xiiijth he saith, the marriage betwene the said Margerye and Iohn late Earle of Oxforde was as this Exa{m}i{n}ant hath hearde at Polles Belcham about the third yeare of Kinge Edwarde the sixt, and suer he is, it was after the death of the saide Dorothie his first wief & in the Sommer tyme which Margerie was the Sister of S{i}r Thomas Gouldinge But what her fathers name was this Exa{m}i{n}ant knoweth not. And more he cannott saie to that Interrogatorie. 15. To the xvth he saith, that the same Earle married the said Margerie after the death of the said Dorothie his first wief, and doth not knowe of any other wiefe that the same Earle had lyvinge at the tyme of the marriage betwene the said Earle and Margerie. 16. To the xvjth he saith, that by the appoyntment of the said Earle the same Dorothie ffosser was at this Exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fathers house attending on the said Katheren nowe lady Windsor about the second yeare of Kinge Edwarde after which they were both sent for awaie by the appoyntment of the duke of Somm{er}sett, after which the same Dorothie ffosser retorned to this Exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fathers house. And the duke of Somm{er}sett vnderstandinge that the saide Earle had good likinge vnto the same Dorothie, gaue order to this Exa{m}i{n}ant{es} father, that the Earle shold not be suffred to haue accesse to the same Dorothie at his house, who tooke as much care therunto as he might and yet nevertheles the same Earle by his servaunt{es}, gott her to be taken awaie to thentent that the said Earle might haue marryed the same Dorothie, But in the meane tyme before the said Earle mett with the said Dorithie, the same Earle in his waie toward the place where the same Dorothie was, went to the house of the saide Margerie Goulding{es} brother, where seing the same Margerie, he grew into such a p{re}sent lyking of her as he p{re}sently marryed her. Wheruppon the same Dorothie ffosser retorned to this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fathers house, and founde her self greatlie greeved with the said Earle, in that he had married the said Margerie & not her self the same Dorithie, and saith, that the same Dorothie did never to this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} knowledge affirme that she was eyther marryed or contracted to the same Earle, but that he had deceyved her in not marryinge with her as he had p{ro}mysed, wheruppon she had had her baynes [=banns] once asked in the Churche, and saith herevppon the same Dorothie complayned to the Counsell of the Earles abuse toward{es} her, who theruppon was awarded to paie her tenne pounde yearly during her lief, and theruppon the same Dorothie after retorned & within a yeare or therabout{es} after married with one Iohn Ansonne then this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fathers Clerke, and more saith not to that Interrogatorie. 17. To the xvijth he cannot otherwise depose then he hath alredy || deposed to the former Interrogatorie. 18, 19. To the xviijth & xixth he saith that the late lorde Windsor deceassed writt to this Exa{m}i{n}ant to knowe whether this Exa{m}i{n}ant cold speake any thinge of any marriage or contract had betwene the saide Earle and Dorothe ffosser who did answer, that he knewe of noe such mariage or contract but that the said Earle caused her to be taken awaie from this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fathers house and after maryed the said Margerie Gouldinge. After which the said lord Windsor meetinge this exa{m}i{n}ant said he wold put the matter in suet, but otherwise he cannott saie to any of theise Interrogatories. 20. To the xxth he can saie noe more then he hath saide, But that the now Earle is the lawfull yssue of the said late Earle of Oxforde for any thinge that [ever] this Exa{m}i{n}ant ever knewe or heard of.

Iohn Anson clerk Parson of Weston Turvell in the Countie of Buckingham aged about threescore yeares & somewhat vpward sworne & exa{m}i{n}ed to all the Interr{ogatories} saith To the first seconde third & fourth Interrogatories, that he cannott depose. 5. To the vth he saith he hath heard that the same Earle of Oxforde did marry the said lady Dorothie sister to the same Earle of Westm{or}land, and saith that he knewe the same lady Dorithie & had seene her. 6. To the vjth he saith he never knewe or heard of any such divorce But hath heard Dorithie ffosser saie & affirme who was the said lady Dorithies maid in her house & her goddaughter, that ther was never any divorce betwene the same Earle & lady Dorothie. 7. To the vijth he saith, the lady Katheren now lady Windsor was & is the only yssue of the bodye of the same Earle & ladie Dorothie. 8. To the viijth he saith that as he hath hearde the said ladye Dorothie dyed about Salesburie and that she dyed in Iannuarie in the first yeare of Kinge Edwarde the sixt nere about twelf tyede. 9, 10. To the ixth & xth he saith that he hearde the saide Earle of Oxforde marryed with the said Iohan Iockey about two yeares before the said ladie Dorithie dyed And this he knoweth by the Report of the said Dorithie ffosser with whom this Exa{m}i{n}ant after maryed, and by her report to this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} remembraunce the same Iohan Iockey knewe that the said ladie Dorithie was lyvinge at the tyme she maryed the said Earle. 11. To the xjth he saith that one Phillipps maried one that the same Earle of Oxford had before kept. But whether the same Earle ever maryed the same woman or what her name was he knoweth not, And the acquayntance that the said Earle had with that woman also was in the life tyme of the said lady Dorothie And the same woman as this exa{m}i{n}ant hath herde & doth verely beleve knewe that the said lady Dorothie was lyvinge when the same Earle did accompanye with her. And saith all theise women were shaken of [=off] by the same Earle of Oxforde by the aduise & workinge of his Counsell before the said lady Dorothie dyed, as this exa{m}i{n}ant hearde the saide Dorothie ffosser saie. 12. To the xijth he saith he never heard or knewe that the said Earle of Oxforde maryed any other then the said lady Dorithie & Margerie his last wief save the same Iohan Iockeye in the life tyme of his said first wief. 13. To the xiijth he saith he never hearde or vnderstoode that the said Earle of Oxforde kept any of the said women after the death of the saide ladie Dorothie, But saith as before, he hath heard that they were putt from hym in the said ladie Dorothies life tyme, and to the rest therof he cannott depose otherwise then as he hath before deposed. 14. To the xiiijth he saith that the saide Earle of Oxforde was maryed vnto the said Margerie Gouldinge about St Iames tyde next after the death of the said ladie Dorothie as this exa{m}i{n}ant vnderstoode it commonly reported at that tyme. And the said Dorithie ffosser tould this Exa{m}i{n}ant, that the same Earle was maryed to the same Margerie on a tuesdaie in the mornynge at Bellcham hall in the house late S{i}r Thomas Goulding{es}. And that the same Earle had appoynted with the same Dorothie ffosser to haue maryed with her the same Dorithie the next daie being the Wednesdaie following at Haverell And saith he hath heard, that the vicar of Clare being Chapleyne & Aumer [=almoner] to the same Earle of Oxforde did marrye the same Earle & Margerie as aforesaide. 15. To the xvth he saith the same Earle of Oxforde marryed the said Margerie after the death of the said lady Dorothie & not in her life tyme, But whether any other his supposed wief was then lyvinge or not he cannot saie. But he saith & verely beleeveth that he had noe lawfull maryed wief [then] lyvinge at the tyme that he the same Earle maryed the said Margerie Gouldinge. 16. To the xvjth he saith that as this Exa{m}i{n}ant hath hearde the same Dorothie ffosser was contracted vnto the saide Earle of Oxforde at S{i}r Edwarde Greenes at Samford hall, but saith that there followed noe marriage vppon that contract, for that after the baynes [=banns] asked and a lycense for the mariage obteyned, the daie before the mariage shold haue ben accomplished, the same Earle maryed with the said Margery Gouldinge, and this exa{m}i{n}ant vnderstoode by the Report of the same Dorithie herself, with which Dorithie this Exa{m}i{n}ant after maryed. And for any other contract with any other woman made by the same Earle this Exa{m}i{n}ant never heard of And saith that the said Dorothie ffosser dyed at ffelstede in Essex about the fourth yeare of the late Queene Marye. 17. To the xvijth he saith, that he verely thincketh that the said Iohan Iockey & the other woman that Phillipps marryed overlyved the said lady Dorothie. And for the rest he saith no otherwise then as he hath before deposed. 18, 19. To the xviijth & xixth Interrogatories he saith, he never knewe of any such suet p{re}sented by the said lorde Windsor. But doth remember ^\\that// ther was a Consultac{i}on had with Doctor Dale Doctor Iones Doctor Awberye Mr Vaughan & Proctour Bigges about the contract p{re}tended to haue ben betwene the same Earle of Oxforde and Dorothie ffosser, who gave aduise to sue a Commission to prove that contract affirmyng [that] yf it were proved that then the marriage of the Earle with the said Margerie was matrimoniu{m} clandestinu{m} after which this Exa{m}i{n}ant heard noe more of the matter. 20. To the xxth he can saie noe more then he hath already before deposed in this matter.

Richard Enews of Earles Colne in the Countie of Essex aged lxxxxij yeares or thereabout{es} sworne and exa{m}i{n}ed saith To the first seconde thirde & fourthe he cannot depose. 5. To the vth he saith that Iohn Earle of Oxforde marryed with the ladie Dorothie Nevell sister to the Earle of Westm{or}land and that he knoweth, for that this exa{m}i{n}ant was at the marriage and wayted therat to which marriage Kinge Henrie the eight came in the afternoone, and it was about seven yeares before ^\\that// the same kinge went to Bollaine. 6. To the vjth he saith that the same Earle of Oxforde was never divorced from the same lady Dorothie by any law although they lyved not together somwhat before her death through the vnkynde dealinge of the same Earle. But the duke of Norfolke caused this exa{m}i{n}ant to move the same ladie Dorothie to come to the Earle agayne, but she said she wold never goe home agayne amongst such a bad companye as were about the Earle of Oxforde at that tyme. 7. To the vijth he saith that the same Earle & ladie Dorothie had yssue the said lady Katheren now ladie Windsor & one other daughter that dyed in the swadling clout{es} & noe more to this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} knowledge. 8. To the viijth he saith, that the saide ladye Dorothie dyed at a parsonage about half a myle from Salesburie in King Edward{es} tyme before the Rebellion in Norfolke & verey shortly after the {christ}mas hollydaies and was buryed at Salesburie, at which buriall Mr Clare & one Iasper Iones the Earles officers by the same Earles appoyntment were. 9. To the ixth he saith, that the same Earle maryed with the said Iohan Iockey about Corpus Christi tyde at Whit Colne Churche in the lyef tyme of the said ladie Dorothie, the which the said ladie Dorothie tooke verey grevouslie, And it was about half a yeare after the ladie Dorothy departed from the said Earle. 10. To the xth, [+he saith] that Iohan Iockey did knowe that the said Dorothie was lyvinge at the tyme of her mariage with the Earle, for she dwelled in Earles Colne, and after that mariage, the lady Dorothy wrott to Mr Tyrrell then the same Earles Comptroller to knowe yf it were true, that the said Iohan were marryed to the same Earle. 11. To the xjth he saith that the woman ^\\that// the same Earle kept at Tilbury hall was never marryed to the same Earle of Oxforde, but that womans name this Exa{m}i{n}ante remembreth not. To the xijth he saith the same Earle of Oxforde never marryed any other woman then the said ladie Dorithie & Margerie, save the said Ioane Iockey whom he maryed in the life tyme of the said lady Dorothye as is aforesaide. 13. To the xiijth he saith that both the said Iohan Iockey and also the woman that the same Earle of Oxforde kept at Tilburie hall were put from the said Earle in the life tyme of the said lady Dorothie. And for the said Iohan Iockey in the absence of the Earle, the lord Darcye and lorde Sheffeilde came to Earles Colne, and this exa{m}i{n}ant & two more with him brake open the dore where the same Iohan was and spoyled her, and this exa{m}i{n}ant{es} fellowe Iohn Smyth cutt her nose. And theruppon after she was put awaye. 14, 15. To the xiiijth & xvth he saith the same Earle did marrye the said Margerie Goulding after the death of the said lady Dorothie at Polles Belcham Mr Goulding{es} house as this exa{m}i{n}ant herde and it was in the sommer tyme about St Iames tyde. And this exa{m}i{n}ant was one of theym that with the rest of the Earles men did fett the same Margerie ^\\after the mariage// to Hemyngham Castle, And that the same Earle had noe other wief lyvinge at the tyme of the marriage betwene him & the said Margerie Gouldinge. 16. To the xvjth he saith Dorothie ffosser he knew verey well and that she was the said lady Dorothies goddaughter & wayted on the same ladie Dorothie, and knoweth not of any contract betwene the said Earle & the same Dorithie ffosser but saith ther was a tyme appoynted that the same Earle should haue maryed the same Dorothie, before which tyme by the meanes of the vicar of Clare he was drawne to Mr Goulding{es}, where he maryed the said Margerie Gouldinge, and never heard that he was p{re}contracted with any other woman. 17. To the xvijth he saith Iohan Iockey overlyved the said laidy Dorothie. And for the rest of that Interrogatorye he can say noe more then he hath said before. 18, 19. To the xviijth & xixth he cannott depose. 20. To the xxth he can saie noe more then he hath deposed alreadie. Io{hn} Popham. Tho{mas} Egerton.

Examinac{i}ons taken the xxth daie of Iannuarie by Iohn Popham esquier her Ma{ies}t{ies} attorney gen{er}all and Thomas Egerton esquier her Ma{ies}t{ies} solicitor gen{er}all by vertue of her M{aies}t{ies} said Commission vnto theym in that behalf directed. Thomas Knollis of Cottingham in the Countie of North{hamp}t{on} gentleman aged lviij yeares & vpward sworne & exa{m}i{n}ed saith. To the first second third & fourthe Interrogatories he cannott depose. 5, 6. To the vth & vjth Interr{ogatories} he saith he knewe the lady Dorothie wief of Iohn late Earle of Oxforde fyve yeares before she dyed, and that vntill about two yeares before her death she lyved with the same Earle as his wief And she was sister to the late Earle of Westm{or}land. But never herde or knewe of any divorce, that was betwene the same Earle of Oxforde & lady Dorothie. And saith that she sep{ar}ated her self from him vppon some vnkyndnes as he hath hearde. And this Exa{m}i{n}ant served in house with the same Earle one Mr Colt. 7. To the vijth he never knewe any yssue that the said Earle of Oxforde had by the same lady Dorothie, but the ladie Katheren now lady Windsor. 8. To the viijth he saith that the same ladie Dorothie dyed nere about this tyme xxxvij yeares at a parsonage besides Sar{um}. 9, 10. To the ixth and xth he heard the same Earle of Oxforde saie he had married the said Iohan Iockey, and that it was in the lief of the said lady Dorothie, and thinketh the same Iohan knew that the said lady Dorothie was lyving at the tyme that the same Iohan married the same Earle, for that her father dwelt in the said towne of Earles Colnh{a}m where the Earle dwelt. 11. To the xjth he saith, he knew one other woman which the same Earle of Oxforde kept at Tylbury hall who was called Anne sometyme servaunt to one Mr Cracherode, and that she was never marryed to the saide Earle. 12. To the xijth he saith, he never heard or vnderstood that the same Earle was ever marryed to any other woman but to the said lady Dorothie his first wief and the lady Margerie his last wief save the said Iohan Iockey whom he marryed in the lief tyme of the same ladie Dorothie. 13. To the xiijth he saith, the said Iohan Iockey was ridd awaye from the same Earle in the lief tyme of the same lady Dorothie, and soe he taketh that the said Anne was also, and that it was by the meanes of the lorde Darcy & others, but they overlyved the said lady Dorothie, but what is become of theym this Exa{m}i{n}ant knoweth not, neither whether they be dead or not. 14, 15. To the xiiijth & xvth he saith, that the ladye Margerie was marryed vnto the said Earle of Oxforde after the death of the said ladye Dorothie in August about xxxvj yeares past, and saith that mariage was wrought by the vicar of Clare who had x\\li// yearlie of the same Earle for his labor And this marriage was as he taketh it at Mr Goulding{es} her brothers house, and saith the said Earle of Oxforde had noe lawfull wief lyving at the tyme of his mariage with the same Margerie that was knowne or vnderstood in the same Earles house. 16. To the xvjth he saith he heard ther was a contract betwene the saide Dorothie ffosser & the said Earle, but he marryed her not, for the daie before the same Earle shoulde haue maried with the same Dorithie, he marryed with the said Margerie. Wheruppon afterwards the same Dorothie ffosser in the lief of the same Earle of Oxforde maried with Iohn Anson now parson of Weston Turvell in the County of Buckingh{a}m, but never vnderstoode that the same Earle was after the death of the said lady Dorothie contracted to any other then to the said Dorothie ffosser as aforesaid. 17. To the xvijth he saith, that the said Iohan Iockey & Anne overlyved the said ladye Dorothie, which ladie Dorothie dyed besydes Salesburie as he || hath saide before. 18, 19. To the xviijth & xixth he cannott depose. 20. To the xxth he can saie noe more then he hath before alreadie deposed.

Will{ia}m Walforthe of ffichfilde in the Countie of Essex yoman aged sixtie yeres & vpwarde sworne and exa{m}i{n}ed, to the first seconde thirde and fourthe Interr{ogatories} he cannott depose. 5, 6, 7. To the vth vjth and vijth he saithe he knewe that the same Earle of Oxforde was maryed to the said lady Dorothie, for that this exa{m}i{n}ant served the same Earle xxtie yeares in his lief tyme & never knewe or hard of any divorce betwene the same Earle and lady Dorothie, and that they had yssue betwene theym the ladie Katheren nowe lady Windsor. 8. To the viijth he saith the said ladie Dorothie dyed about xxxvij yeares nowe past at this twelf tyde about Sar{um} as he hath hearde, and more saith not to that Interrogatorie. 9, 10. To the ixth & xth he saith the same Earle of Oxforde marryed with the same Iohan Iockey in the lief of the said ladye Dorothie and thincketh the same Iohan must needes knowe that the same ladie Dorothie was lyvinge when she maried the Earle, for that she dwelled in the same towne of Earles Colne where the said Earle dwelt. 11. To the xjth he knew the woman called Anne which the Earle kept at Tylburie Hall which Anne had before served Maister Crachrood. But saith that the Earle was never married to that woman. 12. To the xijth he saith in everie thing as Thomas Knollis the former exa{m}i{n}ant hath saide to the same Interr{ogatorie}. 13. To the xiijth he saith, that both the said Iohan Iockey and Anne were ridd from the Earle in the life tyme of the said ladie Dorothie, and that the same Iohan Iockey was disfigured by one Iohn Smyth the Earles servaunt. 14, 15. To the xiiijth & xvth he saith, that in or neare about August next after the death of the saide ladye Dorothie the said Earle of Oxforde maryed with the saide ladie Margerie sister to Mr Gouldinge, and that this mariage was at Polles Belcham, and this he knoweth & remembreth, for that this exa{m}i{n}ant kylled a Bucke at Hemyngh{a}m great Parke where this exa{m}i{n}ant was then keeper for the same mariage. And saith this mariage was brought to passe by the vicar of Clare, and that the same Earle had noe other lawfull wief lyvinge at the tyme of his marriage with the same Margerie. 16. To the xvjth he saith he hearde it reported that the same Earle of Oxforde was contracted to the said Dorothie ffosser and a tyme appoynted for her marriage. But he saith that before the daie in which that mariage shold haue ben, the saide Earle maried the said Margerie Gouldinge as is afore saide by him. And that theruppon afterward{es} the said Dorothie maried with Iohn Anson now parson of Weston Turvill in the lief of the same Earle. 17. To the sevententhe he saith he thincketh the same Iohan Iockey as yet lyvinge, and for the saide Anne she overlyved the same ladye Dorothie, but what is become of her he knoweth not. And more saith not but as he hath before said for those matters. 18, 19, 20. To the xviijth xixth & xxth he can saie noe more then he hath before deposed.

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