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

14.6.1623 (Saturday 14 June 1623)

document 17701936

nineteen that he doth not remember when the said Rose was first admitted tenant to the messuage and copyhold lands in question but saith that if the messuage and copyhold lands in question be called Curds and other lands which are specified in the copy of court roll which this deponent lately did see then the said Rose being first alone and secretly examined at a court holden for the manor of Earls Colne 10.7.31Eliz1 did join with the said Robt Partridge her then husband in a surrender of the premises into the hands of the lord by the hands of the steward then being with the intent that the lord being so seised might regrant the premises to the said Robt Partridge and her heirs and the said lord being so seised by virtue of the said surrender did at the same court grant all and singular the premises to the said Robt Partridge to whom by the steward the lord gave seisin by the rod to hold to him and his heirs of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the services thereof due and of right accustomed and the said Robt paid his fine to the lord and was admitted tenant as by the said court roll may appear as he this deponent taketh it to which for more certainty in that behalf this deponent refereth himself and saith that the name of the steward that examined the said Rose was Jn Cook and he further saith that it doth appear by one other court roll which he this deponent hath seen and heard lately read that at a court of the said manor of Colne Priory holden on feast of st jas apostle 34Eliz1 it was among other things there presented by he homage that on 6.12.1593 the said Robt Partridge did surrender the lands and tenements in the said copy mentioned into the hands of the then lord of the said manors to the use and behoof of Rose his wife during her natural life and after to the use and behoof of Jeff Cuckoe and others in the said copy of court roll mentioned being the children of the said Rose and Jeff Cuckoe her former husband and of their heirs as by the said copy of court roll may plainly appear as this deponent taketh it whereunto this deponent for more certainty in that behalf refereth himself and saith that before the said last surrender made he doth not now remember that there was any profit taken of the premises or of any part thereof by virtue of any former surrender thereof made and that he doth not know whether the plaintiff or any other to her use be in possession of the premises in question or not neither doth he remember when the said complainant was readmitted to the possession thereof nor can more depose to this interrogatory