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

29.11.42Eliz1 (Thursday 29 November 1599)

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three that he hath heard it commonly reported that Roger Harlakenden one of the now defendants did buy of the said earl the said manor of Colne Priory and parsonage of Colne Priory but of his own knowledge he saith he can say nothing either of the said bargain or touching in what sort the same was made neither can he depose anything thereof as of the report of the defendant or either of them but saith he hath heard one Robt Crowe who sometimes served the said Roger Harlakenden say that while he served the said Roger there happened to be some speeches between Roger Harlakenden and the late lord treasurer about the said manor and parsonage and that the said lord treasurer should tell Roger Harlakenden that he had had a good bargain of the said earl therein and that thereto the said Roger Harlakenden should answer that he had not so good a bargain of it but that the said earl should have his said land again upon repayment of the money which Roger Harlakenden had paid the said earl for it which speeches or the like in effect as the said Crowe said passed between the said lord treasurer and Roger Harlakenden in the court of wards at Westminster