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

13.2.1623 (Thursday 13 February 1623)

document 17701062

five that Jn Parker in this interrogatory named being produced as witness by the said Rich Harlakenden at the said trial was deposed and sworn upon the part and behalf of the said Rich and gave evidence for the said Harlakenden justifying a copy of a verdict then and there produced and showed forth upon Harlakenden's part and whereupon the said Jn Parker had subscribed his name to be a true copy of a verdict whereupon the said Hen Abbott showed forth another copy of a verdict whereunto the said Jn Parker had likewise subscribed his name the said several copies being made as belonging unto and concerning both of them one thing and yet the one of them directly contrary to the other that is to say the one meaning that Robt Partridge former husband of the said complainant Rose had felled certain pollard trees or pollingers growing upon his copyhold land in Earls Colne and converted them into logs according to the custom of the manor and the other of the copies of the said verdict was that the said Robt Partridge had felled the said pollards and converted them into logs contrary to the custom of the manor as this deponent now remembreth upon which repugnancy of the said several copies in the several substances thereof the said lord Hobart took both the said copies into his hand and viewed them well and then called the said Jn Parker unto him and showed forth both the said copies unto him and asked him whether his name subscribed unto the said several copies was of his own handwriting or not and the said Parker then answering that it was the said lord Hobart checked and rebuked him for his said double dealing and notwithstanding the evidence which he had then and there given for the said Harlakenden the said trial went on the said Abbott's side