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Title: Stratford-upon-Avon Borough: Court of Record: Proceedings
Date: June 17, 1556
Repository: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: BRU12/1, fol. 3v

Modernized/Translated transcription

[In the hand of Richard Symons, the town steward, from the first surviving register of the court of record.]

Stratford: The court held there on Wednesday, the 17th June before John Burbage, bailiff, Thomas Dixon, Justice of the Peace, William Smith, alderman, and also Peter Gill, steward etc.

Constables: Francis Harbidge and colleagues: sworn as present, all well.

Tasters of bread and ale:  Richard Hill,  William Mors,  sworn

Robert Blackwell of Alderminster complains against John Peachey of the same, clergyman, in a plea of debt on demand, £6 12s.

Thomas Such of Armscote complains against John Shakespeare of Stratford, glover, in a plea that he return to him £8 10s.

John Ward of Beoley, husbandman, complains against Richard Marshall in a plea of debt on demand, 26s. 8d.

Semi-diplomatic transcription

[In the hand of Richard Symons, the town steward, from the first surviving register of the court of record.]

 

Stretford
Curia Philippi & Marie die [sic] gracia Regis & Regine Anglie, Hispaniarum &c Secondo & tercio ibidem tenta die Marcurii videlicet xvijo die Iunii annorum regnorum predictorum Coram Iohanne Burbage ballivo pro domino Rege & domine regine infra burgum predictum Thomas Dicson Iusticiarius pacis infra burgum predictum Willelmus Smyth aldermannus Ibidem necnon Petrus Gyll Senescallus Ibidem &c.

Constabularii   
Franciscus Harbige & sociis suis 
Iurati presentes  omnis bene

Tastores panis & ceruicie 
Ricardus Hyll, Willelmus Mors
Iurati

Robertus Blakwell de Almi[n]ster in Comitatu Wigorn’ queritur versus Iohannem Pecher de eadem in Comitatu predicto claricum in placito debiti super demandam sex librarum & duodecem solidorum &c

Thomas siche de Arscotte in Comitatu Wigorn’ queritur versus Iohannem Shakyspere de Stretford in Comitatu Warwic’ glouer in placito quod reddet ei octo libras &c

Iohannes Warde de Bela in Comitatu Wigorn’ husbondman queritur versus Ricardum Mars[h]all in placito debiti super demandam viginti sex solidorum & octo denariorum &c

Item Title
Stratford-upon-Avon Borough: Court of Record: Proceedings
Item Date
June 17, 1556
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
BRU12/1, fol. 3v