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

13.6.1623 (Friday 13 June 1623)

document 17701706

five that Jn Parker in this interrogatory named being produced as a witness at the said trial did give evidence there for the now defendant Harlakenden then the plaintiff and the evidence there and then given by the said Jn Parker was to this effect viz that neither he nor his father could fell any such trees without licence from the lord of the said manors whereupon the said lord Hobart stood up and asked the said Jn Parker whether he had any trees in the said manors or not and the said Parker answering " no " his lordship said " I thought so and thou wouldst not have anybody else to have any there as it seemeth thou art a false fellow another place were fitter for thee than this and it is pity thou art not there " or words to that effect whereupon the said Jn Parker cried out saying " oh my lord I am a disgraced man " or to that purpose and this deponent saith that the said trial then went for him this deponent upon a non suit