(Oxfordshire Records Society, Vol LVI, 810)
Maud daughter of Aylwine of Pyrton appealed Thomas
of rape, and now she comes and appeals Thomas of lying with her by
force in Watlington and deflowering her.
Thomas comes and denies force and rape and everything. Since the
coroners witness that she did not bring her suit against him at once,
adjudged that the appeal is null, and she is in mercy. Let there by an
inquiry by jury. The jurors say that Thomas is not guilty, so he is
acquitted and Maud committed to gaol.