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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 17701173

nine that he was present at a trial at Chelmsford in the late queen's time Eliz1 in which trial one Thos Anderson as this deponent now remembreth his name then servant unto the said Roger Harlakenden and on his behalf being plaintiff in an ejection firme against the before named Robt Partridge for and touching some title which the said Roger pretended unto part of the said messuage and lands in question holden of the said manor of Earls Colne aforesaid upon some pretended forfeiture which trial this deponent saith was before baron Clark then judge for that county and this deponent further saith that upon showing forth of one court roll of the manor of Earls Colne and upon some other proof or matter given in evidence at the said trial the said judge did deliver his opinion that the inheritance or fee simple of the said messuage and lands was then in the now complainant Rose and yet notwithstanding the said judge delivered his opinion further that the said Robt Partridge must pay a fine unto the said Roger Harlakenden for such estate as he the said Partridge then had in the premises and the said judge did also then request the said Roger Harlakenden to take a reasonable fine of the said Robt Partridge the matter or trial then going against him