Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/498 pt 2 piece 6 depositions: Rosse v Harlakenden)

14.5.21Jas1 (Wednesday 14 May 1623)

document 17800686

five that he is assuredly persuaded in his conscience that the said mr Cooke when he lived was as sufficient a steward for the keeping of courts as was then living in England and this deponent knoweth that he the said mr Cooke had the opinion general among the better sort of men to be a very just honest sufficient and upright dealing man in all his affairs and that opinion he saith was generally held of him to his dying day and this deponent neither knoweth nor hath heard that his the said mr Cooke's sufficiency or honesty was ever impeached or so much as questioned and he is persuaded that there was no just cause why it should and this is all he saith to this interrogatory