Copies of evidence and jury verdicts

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(a) Information of William Smyth of Knottingley: he was present when Josias Halliwell, servant of William Sykes of Knottingley, read a paper to the cryer of Knottingley, who proclaimed its contents: William Sykes, George Marrett, Henry Brown & William Clarke all of Knottingley refuse to pay tithes and will help any person 'molested by theeves and robbers otherwise called tythe mongers'. With copy of the paper, as signed by W.S., 11 August 1652

(b) Jury verdict, further to (a), against W.S. for attempting to subvert the laws and against Thomas & Charles Tootill & Richard Gaggs of Knottingley yeomen for signing the paper, as (a). No date

(c) Jury Verdict against 28 inhabitants of Hatfield, for riotous assembly and taking 3 mares from the stable of James Pinchson at Hatfield, 1661

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