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Order of penance to be performed by Robert Law, shoemaker of Blackburn, for fornication

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Order of penance to be performed by Robert Law, shoemaker of Blackburn, for fornication, 1737

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Mixed materialPermit needed Pforz MSSchwarzman Building - Pforzheimer Collection Room 319

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1 page (single sheet); 31 cm
Alternative Title
Order or declaration of pennance enjoyned to be perform'd by
Subjects
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  • Pforzheimer Manuscript (MISC 4306); filed under "Robert Law."
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  • Restricted access;
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
922724276
Title
Order of penance to be performed by Robert Law, shoemaker of Blackburn, for fornication, 1737
Summary
Printed document accomplished in manuscript ordering Robert Law of Blackburn to publicly repent for an act of fornication with Susanah Baron of Blackburn. The printed statement begins, "An Order or Declaration of Pennance Enjoyned to be perform'd by"; the rest of the paragraph is filled out in ink: "Robert Law of Blackburn within the Chapry of Darwen in the County of Lanc.e & Diocess of Chester, Shoemaker." On or before December 25, Law is to appear at the Chapel of Darwen, "bareheaded, barefooted & barelegged having a white Rod or Wand in his Hand and covered with a white Sheet from the Shoulders to the Feet in the Presence of the whole Congregation" and recite an oath of repentance. At the bottom of the document it is recorded that Law performed the order on November 27 1737. The document bears the printed signature of "Robert Herbert, Notary Publick" and the manuscript signatures of "Tho. Whitaker" (dated 15 Nov 1737), "John Holds" (Minster), and "Rob.t Whitacre" (Warden). In two places where Robert Law's name has been written, it replaces the cancelled name of "William Lightbound of Eccleshill."
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Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
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Order or declaration of pennance enjoyned to be perform'd by
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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