Document ReferenceAN/LB 237/11/1-28
TitleCause papers, Topott v. Boyle (matrimonial cause or separation; and bigamy); 12 Jun. 1727-10 Jun. 1734
Date12 June 1727-10 June 1734
Extent28 items
Content DescriptionInstance 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.
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