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AN/A 13 : Act Book entry relating to Bridget Roos, 1603

Wednesday 27 July 1603
Officium domini contra Brigittam Rosse de Laxton.
Pronunciata est dicta Brigitta contumax &c et reservata est paena contra sue [--] in hos &c. Quibus die horis et loco preconizata publice dicta Brigitta et nullo modo comparen' aut moram suam purgan' dominus pronuniciavit eam contumacem et in paena contra sue [--] eam excommunicand' fore decrevit et excomunicavit in scripte ut patet &c.

Translation into English:
The Office of the Judge against Bridget Rose of Laxton. The said Bridget was pronounced contumacious, and punishment against her was reserved. On the same day, hour and place [as given at the head of the Acts for this court] the said Bridget was publicly called and did not appear or purge her morals. The judge pronounced her contumacious and for her punishment decreed an excommunication against her and excommunicated her as the writing shows.

contumacious = failing to appear in court to answer a charge