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

Catalog record:
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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leaf 1 recto

The Examination of William Elsey taken before Sir
Nathaniel Bacon knight the xxth 30th
of February 1612

He sayeth that upon Shrove Monday about nine or ten of the clock
in the forenoon, he came to halt, and went into John Downing's
house where he found him and his wife ready about to go to di meat,
and they willed him to sit down and eat with them. And
there was brought out a goose that was roasted, and cut up,
and set upon the board, and th w which was eaten by them
by Downing an and his wife, his two daughters and this

He sayeth that he did see the garbage of a goose which was then
boiled, standing upon a board by

The mark of {mark} John William Elsey

Downing did deny that there was any goose eaten in his house
upon Shrove Monday.
Nathaniel Bacon

leaf 1 verso

Elsey's Examination against