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Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/280 piece 41 Edw de Vere v Roger Harlakenden)

18.4.42Eliz1 (Friday 18 April 1600)

document 17600491

two that since 4.2.34Eliz1 Roger Harlakenden articulate on the 13.11.37Eliz1 did receive of this deponent then farmer of the said portion of tithes for three whole years farm rent thereof due at the feast of michaelmas then last past before the said 13.11.37Eliz1 the sum of 5li the said yearly rent being then 33s4d per annum for the first of which said three years this deponent did formerly pay 33s4d rent to one Simon Ive by virtue of the said earl of Oxford's warrant as appeareth by the said Ive's acquittance under his hand bearing date 26.10.1593 ready at all times to be showed by this deponent for which double payment of one of the self same year's rent this deponent hath had no allowance and this deponent did so twice pay the same for that both the said parties demanded it and he could not remedy himself from paying it without trying of their titles as he thought which would have been more chargeable to him and further saith that the said mr Harlakenden afterwards upon 29.11.40Eliz1 did likewise receive of this deponent for the rent of the said portion of tithes due for two whole years ended at the feast of michaelmas then last past the sum of 6li13s4d so the said Harlakenden received in the whole of this deponent for the said five years 11li13s4d as it doth appear by the perusal of his acquittances under his own hand which this deponent hath now produced thereby the better to inform himself in this his answer to this interrogatory and for the rent of the said portion of tithes due at michaelmas.40Eliz1 the same is yet in this deponent's hands but hopeth he shall not be charged with payment thereof for that he paid one years rent twice as aforesaid and for that the said earl of Oxford by virtue of an order made in this honourable court as this deponent understandeth shall receive allowance again from the said mr Harlakenden for the same years rent which he had formerly received of this deponent by the hands of the said Ive and in the 41Eliz1 the said Ive did gather the said portion of tithes in kind as they did grow by virtue of an order made in this honourable court in that behalf and more etc Hen Coppinger