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

13.2.1623 (Thursday 13 February 1623)

document 17700880

thirteen that the said complainant Rose herself in person did pay unto her said son Jeff Cuckoe his legacy or filial portion left him the said Jeff by the last will and testament of Jeff Cuckoe late father of the said Jeff the son being 20li as this deponent taketh it and the said Rose hath his acquittance or discharge for the same unto which this deponent for the more certainty in that behalf refereth himself and saith that the said deponent Ralph Lunt hath confessed unto him this deponent that he the said Ralph hath had and received the legacy or filial portion left unto Prudence his wife by the last will and testament of the said Jeff Cuckoe the father and that he the said Ralph hath given his acquittance or discharge for the same unto her the said complainant Rose and this deponent also saith he verily believeth that the said Prudence her said legacy is paid because that when the said Ralph Lunt confessed the payment thereof as aforesaid she being present did not say against it and this deponent likewise believeth that the several legacies or filial portions of Jn Cuckoe Rose Cuckoe and Susan Cuckoe left unto them by the said Jeff Cuckoe their late father are since his decease paid and satisfied unto them or some other for them by the said complainant Rose their mother or by some other by her appointment and that the said complainant Rose hath their several acquittances or discharges for the same for that this deponent hath heretofore seen five several acquittances or discharges in writing which this deponent hath heard were the several acquittances and discharges of them the said Jeff Cuckoe Ralph Lunt in the behalf of the said Prudence his wife Jn Cuckoe Rose Cuckoe and Susan Cuckoe for their said several legacies or filial portions left them by the last will and testament of the said Jeff Cuckoe deceased unto which said several releases or discharges respectively this deponent nevertheless refereth himself and saith that he was present when the said complainant Rose paid the said Jeff Cuckoe his said legacy and when he sealed and delivered his acquittance or discharge for the same and also saith that one Clem Turner and one Wm Catte were witnesses of the sealing and delivery of the said acquittance as thereby may and doth appear unto which this deponent refereth himself and saith that he cannot say anything else material for satisfying the contents of this interrogatory