Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/297 part 2 no 80 depositions: Rosse v Harlakenden)

13.2.1623 (Thursday 13 February 1623)

document 17700729

eight that the said complainant Rose was first admitted tenant to the aforesaid copyhold messuage and lands now in question shortly after the death of her said husband Cuckoe who died about thirty years agone as this deponent now remembreth the same and this deponent also saith that the said complainant Rose upon her said admittance had an estate in the said messuage according to custom of the said manor and this deponent saith that he knoweth not whether the said complainant Rose did at any time after she was admitted tenant of the premises come into the open court of the said manor or of either of them and make any actual or real surrender of the said messuage and lands or of any of them or not and believeth that she did not but is now in the possession of the said messuage and lands and so hath been ever since she was first admitted thereunto for anything that ever this deponent did know or hear to the contrary and this deponent saith that he doth not know of any new admittance of the said Rose thereunto nor of any fine paid by her other than such fine as she paid when she was first admitted tenant unto the said premises neither can this deponent more particularly depose to the contents of this interrogatory