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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 17701965

twenty that the occasion and chief motives which caused Edw Gurling in the interrogatory named and this deponent to resurrender back their estate and title in the premises in question to the said Robt Partridge were first for that the said Robt Partridge did repay unto them the sums of money for which he the said Robt had formerly mortgaged the premises unto them and another reason was because they did hear it reported that it was copyhold and entailed to one Banbury but what the said lands in question are worth to be sold outright this deponent saith he knoweth not and he further saith that the said Gurling and this deponent did not purchase the said lands but had them in mortgage for 138li which being repaid as aforesaid by the said Robt Partridge they parted again with their estates therein to the said Partridge and were not sorry for that they had their money again for the reason before mentioned and he lastly saith that the land rested not long in their hands after it was forfeited and that they never took any benefit or profit by the same to his best remembrance and more etc Jn Salter