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

28.9.1623 (Sunday 28 September 1623)

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two he doth know that the said defendant Rose heretofore for the space of divers years did sojourn at and in the house of the said Ralph Lunt and had her meat and drink and lodging there upon his costs and charges and never paid a penny for the same for the space of three or four years to his knowledge and especially in the term times she never missed to be there she then having business and suits in law but how long it is since the said Rose left off her said sojourning there this deponent saith he knoweth not but saith that it is about twenty four or twenty five years since this deponent did first know the said Rose so to sojourn lodge and diet with the said Ralph Lunt and upon his costs and charges as aforesaid and this this deponent saith he the better knoweth to be true for that he was very conversant the same time with them the said Ralph and Rose and did ordinarily dine and sup with them at the house of the said Ralph Lunt but did never see know or hear that the said Rose did spend or pay one groat for her said diet or lodging all the while she so sojourned with the said Ralph Lunt as aforesaid