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

6.5.36Eliz1 (Monday 6 May 1594)

document 17401511

to the fifth interrogatory this deponent saith that he doth not know nor did hear that the said defendant did offer to sell all or any the copyholds of the manor of Colne Priory neither doth he know or ever heard that he offered to sell any of the lands or hereditaments parcel of the possessions of the said late priory of Colne which he purchased in his son's name except certain lands called Mylles Copyns and Chalkeney Croft or such like names which one Jn Green of Earls Colne yeoman being then tenant of the said earl did tell this deponent were offered in some part to him by the said defendant Roger and afterwards the said Green did pay money for the purchasing of the same lands and hereditaments and came up to London about the same but when he came at London he could not obtain the same purchase as the said Green hath told this deponent and further this deponent saith that the said Nich Bleake his father in law and himself could have purchased the land which the said Nich did hold by lease from the said earl as aforesaid if the same had been offered to either of them by the said defendant or by any other on his behalf and that the same might have been obtained at any reasonable rate neither doth he know that any of the copyholders or farmers refused to buy any of the lands in their several tenures as by the article is intended