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

15.5.1623 (Thursday 15 May 1623)

document 17800845

six that he was born in Earls Colne aforesaid and hath lived there the most part of his time and he saith that about some thirty or forty years ago he then dwelling in Earls Colne aforesaid it was generally reported there and in the country thereabouts that the now complainant Rose Rosse after the death of her husband Cuckoe had put one of her children which she had by her said husband Cuckoe unto one Jackson and that he the said Jackson had carried the same child out of the country and this deponent saith that he did very well know the said Jn Jackson for he was a common rogue or beggar about the streets and was so notorious as that he was called and accounted to be the master over the beggars and he saith that it was then severally reported that the said Jackson did use to take up children and to carry them out of the country for some small reward or hire and this is all he saith to this interrogatory the rest he is not examined by direction Jn Read