Court Proceedings

A couple of snippets I came across on-line relating to Ecclesiastical Court records:

William Kissack was brought before the Conistory Court of the Bishop of Sodor and Man (on the Isle of Man) accused of incest and adultery with Ann, his wife's sister's daughter (his niece by marriage). He admitted to his sins and begged the forgiveness of the court.

There are several instances of the Kissack family in the records of the Consistory of Sodor and Man. A family argument saw Isabel Kissack accused of being a scold, having behaved 'in a base and bawdy manner' to Alice Kissack, calling her 'the wife of him that had the stone privy member'.