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

13.2.1623 (Thursday 13 February 1623)

document 17701269

eleven that the said defendant Jeff Cuckoe may be justly taxed with some undutifulness and disobedience towards the said complainant Rose his mother but as for Ralph Lunt and Prudence his wife or any other of the children of the said complainant Rose by her husband Cuckoe this deponent saith that he knoweth not or nor can charge them or any of them with any misdemeanours undutifulness or uncivility towards her the said complainant Rose saving that Rose one of the daughters of the said complainant Rose was somewhat untowardly disposed and would sometimes transgress the bounds of nicety towards her said mother and one Francis Cuckoe as this deponent remembreth his name being placed out apprentice by the said Rose his mother unto one Giles Formin a tanner this deponent's kinsman and gave money with him to the sum of 4li or 5li did misbehave himself and ran away from his said master and what became of his this deponent saith he knoweth not but hath heard that he the said Francis is now dead and as for the said Jeff this deponent saith that he hath been an idle foolish young man committing some incontinent part in his mother's house with one of her maidservants to the great grief of her the said Rose his mother and this deponent saith he doth undubitably believe that the perverse behaviour of the said Jeff hath been a disheartening unto the said Rose his mother to do him that good which she meant him if his defects had been answerable to her desires and further to this interrogatory this deponent saith he cannot materially depose upon to his knowledge