|Content Description||Instance cause, Susannah Topott otherwise Boyle against Robert Boyle otherwise Handleby, concerning the nullity of their marriage and his bigamy.|
Letter cover addressed to Revd Robert Marsden, Archdeacon of Nottingham; marriage bond, Robert Boyle of Biggleswade, bachelor, aged 21 and Margaret Harris of Ampthill, spinster, aged 19 years, 12 Jun. 1727; extract from parish register of St Paul, Bedford, recording marriage of Robert Boyle and Margaret Harris, dated 4 Feb. 1732/3; libel, n.d.; sentence, 21 May 1734; citation for Robert Boyle to appear, 2 Mar. 1733/4; commission to examine witnesses, 21 Mar. 1733/4; bill of costs, 10 Jun. 1734; depositions by Beaumont Topott, 12 Feb. 1733/4,and Cornelius Farr esq., n.d.; 6 scraps of paper bearing names of witnesses and on which articles they are to be examined; deposition of Elizabeth Greatorex, 3 Apr. 1734; letter, sender now unknown, reporting two stories regarding suspicious marriages in Hertfordshire, at least one of which being of Robert Boyle, 31 Jan. 1732/3; letter from Jos. Milner to Mr Bennet, register, requesting further enquiry to be made in Biggleswade, 5 Feb. n.y.; responses to letter of requests, 2 Apr. 1734; and depositions by Edward Chappel, rector of St Peter's, Nottingham, 12 Feb. 1733/4, Joshua Smallpage, 23 Apr. 1734, Charles Sulley, 13 Apr. 1734, Henry Chappell, 23 Apr. 1734, and John Fisher, gent, 12 Mar. 1733/4.