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Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/275 piece 77 Edw de Vere v Roger and Rich Harlakenden)

27.11.42Eliz1 (Tuesday 27 November 1599)

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five as to the next precedent article he hath formerly deposed or to that effect and further to this interrogatory he cannot depose saving that he saith that the late lord treasurer of England in this deponent's hearing and before the purchase of the said premises as he taketh it did charge the said Roger in the court of wards at Westminster that he had bought robin hood's pennyworth of the earl of Oxford whereupon the said Roger then answered the said lord treasurer that he was one of the last purchasers and therefore thought his bargain the dearer and that he had no such pennyworth but upon repayment of his money the said earl should have the same again or to that effect