, village alderman, member of the Green Tithing
Iolanda de Albornoz, a Yeoman of the White Arrow, claiming to be the village forester, charged Eirik Andersen, a village alderman, with killing a deer.
innocence through Thorfinna, who was the real forester for the village (being its woodward).
The deer, she
said, had died of natural causes, and Eirik
, acting as her
deputy, was in the area as he
was going to fetch a cart to bring it to the lord's manorial officers.
return however, the deer was gone.
The matter of the deer's whereabouts was not solved.
When Thorfinna was asked why she
had not reported this dead deer to the reeve or beadle, the reeve agreed with her
that reports were due later that very evening.
Tarian brought Eirik Andersen
, village alderman, whilst Berend brought forth Yosho the reeve.
This case got very convoluted as many accusations were thrown.
In a surprise testimony, Yosho revealed that Tarian's unborn child was his
own, not Berend's (and he
quickly paid the beadle a marriage tax).
Berend was therefore found innocent of creating a fornicatrix of Tarian.
However, many women present had apparently been beset by him after having been in his
cups, and he
paid one gold piece for every one present who so accused him.
Also, Eirik Andersen
was remanded to the
for later trial for having-by his
own admission-given Tarian cod liver oil, which is an abortive.
Thorfinna gra'feldr, the woodward, charged the Donnerfaust family with poaching a lamb, and the van der Eych family for concealing it.
As pledges Thorfinna presented Tarian verch Gadarn, ale taster, Wat of Sarum, chief Pledge of the Green Tithing
, Eirik Andersen
, village alderman, and Thomas the beadle.
Thomas the beadle charged Eirik Andersen
, village alderman, with not doing his share of the reaping.
presented Thorfinna gra'feldr, woodward.
Thomas and Yosho alleged that Eirik
had not done his
share of the reaping, and that he
had attempted to bribe Yosho to keep the matter out of court.
Yosho presented the alleged bribe money to the court and gave it into the care of the beadle.
Thorfinna and Eirik
countered that as a Viking, Eirik
lived on a boat in the lord's harbour, and did not own land, and therefore could not reap.
paid a yearly tax in lieu of that service.
The money that the reeve alleged was a bribe was in fact Eirik's tax money.
The lord and lady of the manor, worried over apparent corruption in their officers, stepped forward and said that Eirik
was innocent, and Thomas and Yosho had to pay a fine of one gold coin for corruption.