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

16.5.1623 (Friday 16 May 1623)

document 17801071

six and seven that he knoweth it to be true that this paper book or bundle of paper rolls or entries being filed together and now showed unto him at this the time of his examination containing the entries of the court holden for the said manor of Earls Colne the said 18.9.31Eliz1 was made and written by the said mr Jn Cooke or by some of his then clerks by and according to his direction and appointment which he doth the better know to be true for that he this deponent was present at the said court and by the direction of the said mr Cooke did write the style or title of this paper book and divers other things in the same and touching the particular entries with the corrections and interlinings thereof now showed unto him at this the time of his examination contained in the said paper book and mentioning a surrender made by Robt Partridge and Rose his wife to the use of the said Robt Partridge and his heirs and that the said Rose was examined by the steward this deponent saith that for the corrections or interlinings of the said entry they are all of the proper handwriting of the said mr Cooke himself but for the said entry itself this deponent saith that he is not certain whose handwriting the same is of but he believeth that it is of the handwriting of one Jeff Thurgood who at that time was one of the said mr Cooke's clerks and he is induced so to believe because one mr Rayner did affirm so much unto him this deponent which mr Rayner this deponent saith was then also one of the said mr Cooke's clerks and did much better know the said writing of the said Thurgood than this deponent did and for the residue and rest of the entries set down and contained in this paper book he saith that some of them are of the said mr Cooke's own hand other some of this deponent's handwriting and the rest as he thinketh is the handwriting of the said mr Thurgood and this he saith is as much as to his now present remembrance he can materially depose to all the questions of the said two interrogatories