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

17.6.1623 (Tuesday 17 June 1623)

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four that he was at a trial before the judges of the common pleas at Westminster Hall in a suit between the now defendant mr Rich Harlakenden or some other for him plaintiff against Hen Abbott or some other of the tenants of his said manor of Earls Colne defendants which trial as he thinketh was about five years since past and as he remembreth it was about a tree that Abbott sent up out of the country to Westminster to be tried by law whether it were a bolling or a timber tree and he thinketh that the said mr Harlakenden did bring some court rolls into the court at the said trial to have been given in evidence on his part against the said Abbott but he saith he did not hear the then judges deliver their opinion one way or other touching the said rolls for he stood not so near the judges as that he could hear what they said