Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/239/46 depositions: Edw earl of Oxford v Roger and Rich Harlakenden)

23.4.1594 (Tuesday 23 April 1594)

document 17400889

five item whether you know or have you credibly heard that the said Roger Harlakenden did offer to sale all the said copyholds or demesne of the manor of Colne Priory or any of the lands and tenements or hereditaments which the said Roger purchased in his son's name from the said earl to the tenants or farmers thereof or to any other person or persons and to what tenants or farmers or to any other person or persons did he so offer and for what cause did they or any of them refuse to buy the same and whether would you not have purchased from the said earl such lands belonging to the said late priory as you did hold either by copy or by lease if the same had been offered unto you and that you might have purchased the same at any reasonable rate