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

12.6.1623 (Thursday 12 June 1623)

document 17701549

four that he this deponent was heretofore present at a trial before the judge of his majesties court of common pleas at Westminster Hall in the suit between the now defendant Rich Harlakenden then complainant against one Hen Abbott one of the tenants of the manor of Earls Colne defendant and saith that the said trial was for some trees that the said Rich Harlakenden had caused to be felled which did grow upon some part of the said Abbott's land but the certain time when the said trial was this deponent saith he doth not now certainly remember but thinketh that it was some eight or nine years since or thereabouts and this deponent further saith that the said mr Harlakenden at the said trial did produce or cause the court rolls of the said manor to be produced to have been given in evidence on his behalf against the said Abbott but what the then judge or any of them said for the allowing or disallowing of the said court rolls this deponent saith he knoweth not and further to this interrogatory he cannot materially depose