T’ Shepeards Testimony (Dialect Version)

And Death said:

Henry and his wife Kateren
had between them
for eight years
prior to his death
great malice, grudge,
dissension, discord.

It is said Kateren
many and sundry times
procured and imagined
the death of her husband
Henry Wombwell

Three years estranged
before he died

The Shepherds Testimony

Between January and March 1531
whilst Henry visited London
I, Thomas Shepherd
tenant a Henry’s
were discharged by Kateren,
from me grahnd.

Upon Henry’s return
a London
grahnd were gi back.
But Kateren drives
me be-asts
away fo me grahnd agayan

I fetches off to Henrys
oam a Mexborough
2 ye-ar
an tells him a need
me closes back
why he’d not come oam

Says he afeared poisoning
by his lass
Commands me
t’ gather rent.

Kateren came to me close
and because I was abaht
murders one
o me sheep.

Easter Day,
Mass over
Henry and Katerin ride
oam passin
me Close
Our lass
says good morrow
Henry bade same
Katerin nowt.

Easter day afternoon
at Bradley’s oam
I over hears Richard Lumby,
servant t’ John More

Say ‘Kateren says
Ay, Roger
I love not him
I shall have my will
both of thy master
and Shepherd.’

Henry dead
Katerin sends word
that I le-ave.

via WordPress for Phone http://goo.gl/j6Fzhf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.