Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/500 piece 48 depositions: Lunt v Rosse)

23.9.1623 (Tuesday 23 September 1623)

document 17900537

two that the said defendant Rose heretofore for the space of a dozen years or thereabouts used in the term time to lodge at the house of the complainant Ralph Lunt and had her said lodging and diet there upon the proper cost and charges of the said Ralph which this deponent saith he the better knoweth to be true by reason that he was for the most part of that time at meat and meal with the said Rose in the same house and hath heard her from time to time acknowledge that she paid not anything for her said lodging and diet but promised in this deponent's hearing many times that she would content and satisfy the said Ralph Lunt for the same one day and that he should not loose a penny by her or to that effect and this deponent saith he taketh it to be about twenty six years agone since the said Rose first began to sojourn in the house of the said Ralph Lunt who then dwelt in Cow Lane near West Smithfield