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

23.9.1623 (Tuesday 23 September 1623)

document 17900564

three he doth also know it to be true that the said defendant Rose during such time as she so sojourned in the house of the said Ralph Lunt did usually employ him the said Ralph to attend upon her when she went abroad and to go up and down upon her errands and also to follow many other of her businesses of suits in law and otherwise as occasion required and this deponent saith that the said Ralph Lunt then was and still is a tradesman namely a dice maker and was thereby very greatly hindered and damnified being occasioned to neglect his said trade and by neglecting the same lost his customers which usually came unto him before to buy dice of him and the said trade then being better by 40li a year than now it is as this deponent verily believeth and partly knoweth but yet to what value the said Ralph was so hindered this deponent saith that he cannot certainly depose nor anything else materially depose for satisfying the contents of this interrogatory but only that his servants in his absence sat idle and were not set on work by reason of his said absence