Deborah Goddard of full year ago testifieth and saith that at the
____ , Jane Davis ______ single woman in the prime of her ____ upon the sixth day of May last she
being urged to speak the truth and tell who was the father of her child. she did then say it was her Master Wm.
Heath and that it was no other mans.
Oct. 5 1699 Sworn in Court _____
_____ Davenport Clerk
_____ ____ __ Addington Davenport Esq.
Jabez Hotman and Joseph Lyon of full
age testify and say that some time ___ February ___ twelve month or the ___ of month being sent to by Jane
Davis ___ ___ ___ __ ____ hear about she from to say ___ ___ she would have of us tell her master heath that she aprehended
how self to be with child and that he was the father of it we went to the house of Willyam heath and inform him after this
month he did not then Deny it but with some other discors said he hoped when in was could before the father of the law he
thought speak the truth.
y 2 , 1699
Mary May of Roxbury of full age saith that being many times employed
in William Heath ____ at his house in Roxbury in the yard have ____ -___ an opportunity to take
__. I observed that the carriage of Jane Pierpont of Roxbury and Jane Davis
of same ___ was very familiar towards each other, they being caught in comperley together and James Pierpont
has sought of me ___ and askes and told me himself tha the was going to carry them to Jane Davis
and ____ as I have heard many times words of differences between Jane and William
Heath. I may always observe the Jane Davis always took James Pierpont
part against her Master, pasticular and ____ I heard Heath and Pierpont
very angry in discussion. I understand the case to ___ for that the James had saith something where
by to disappoint or hinder Wm Heath from obatining __ that is now the Heaths
___ and I told Jane Davis that I worried that her Master could ____ such words from Pierpont;
Jane made a short reply and told me that Pierpont was not so much to
blame as her Master, and I have heard Jane say that her Master would never have Mrs
Anna Ruggles, but saith Jane __ they ___ pom together, they will never live a comfortable
life. ___ her what ___ she had to say so, she told me her ___ was in her own ___ and when it comes to pass then remember that
I saith for. I may have heard Jane Davis this ___ or ___ many times both before my neighbor was
publicly and even to the day of her marriage, but would never give any reason for it but would say there might come a slip
between the cup and the lipp. I have often ___ ____ her. Ill and I have asked her what is the matter Jane.
She told me that she had never been with ___ she had his favor she saith Davis told me she ___
___ Master would be married quickly that she Jane Davis might go home to her mothers and take _____.
I may have heard Jane ask her Master if she might come at night and see him married, he told her
she ight if she ____ it her brother Eckabad being __ asked my neighbor Heath
if he, Eckabad might come also, my neighbor Heath told him he
might if he __ cause and welcome and I never saw anything by my neighbor Heath that make me think him in he was guilty of
the things that have been charged against him in the matter afformication by Jane Davis of Roxbury
(This is the the second half of the Mary May document transcribed
and of Roxbury
Sarah Pierpont 18 years of age or there about, testifieth and saith
that in the laterned of June in the year 1699 Joseph Janet coming in at the same. Jane
Davis being at my mothers house. The said deponart testifieth and said that there was no merryment in the family while
she was present neither was there any private discussion between the said Jane Davis and James Pierpont nor any in the family the doors standing open while and the family being present.
Elizabeth Bowen mic___ of full ago testifiath and saith that being
called to p___ of Jane Davis __ single woman in prime of her _ct_imily upon the sixth of may last
she being urged by __ to speak up truth and tell who was of father of that child she did then say it was her Master
William Heath and no other mans as a___ several times before I heard her say that if the were with child it was by
said William Heath
Octob 5th 1699 Sworn in courth ____ Add. Davneport Clerk
_____ ___ _ __ Addington Davenport Esq.
Roxbury April __ 2nd 1700
Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed knowing the burden which Jane
Davis Junr. our neighbor is now laboring under her mother boring and goodly grave, and at present a poor sorrowful
widow, and tho the sd Jane boring weak in body, and down in spirit some of us with whom she hath
favor and others who are in habitantof the town of Roxbury, who have been with acquants ith her cariage the for chaviour accournt
one selves found in Duty to say on her behalf hat she was always dilligent in her calling and fine in her work and chast in
her convosation we say that we never saw or know any thing to the contrary until as she sayth her Master
William Heath beguiled her. And therefore upon those roasons we pray that she may have the privolige of the law.
_________ John Bowen
John Pailon Pal___
Jabez Hotman Samuel Williams
Edward Bridge Daniel Holbrook
Nath_l Bower Thomas Cheney
Thomas ___ry John Holbrook
K_____ Child John Seaver