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L.d.765: Examination of William Elsey by Nathaniel Bacon, 1612/1613 February 25: manuscript signed with Elsey's mark

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Collection:Papers of the Bacon-Townshend family of Stiffkey, Norfolk
Preferred Citation:Examination of William Elsey by Nathaniel Bacon, 1612/1613 February 25: manuscript signed with Elsey's mark, Papers of the Bacon-Townshend family of Stiffkey, Norfolk. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.d.765, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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The exam of willim Elsey taken before Sr
Nathanuel Bacon knight the xxth xxxth
of ffebruarie 1612

He sayth that vpon Shrovemondaie about nyne or ten of the clock
in the fore noone, he came to holte, and went into Iohn Downing{es}
house wher he founde him and his wife readie about to goe to di meate,
and they willed him to sit downe and eate wth them. And
ther was brought out a goose that was roasted, and cut vp,
and set vpon the boarde, and th w wch was eaten by them
by Downinge an and his wife, his two daughters and this

He sayth that he did se the garbidge of a goose wch was then
boyled, standing vpon a boarde by

The marke of {mark} Iohn willim Elsey

downinge did deney that ther was anie goose eaten in his house
vpon shrove mondaie.
Na: Bacon

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Elsies Exam against