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

28.9.1623 (Sunday 28 September 1623)

document 17901762

three he doth know that for the two first years after the said Rose had placed him this deponent apprentice with the said Ralph Lunt which is about a dozen or fourteen years agone the said defendant Rose always while she was in London and kept in the house of the said Ralph as aforesaid did upon every occasion use and employ the said Ralph to go about with her and to attend upon her as if he had been her serving man and to trudge up and down on her errands and to go to her counsel sometimes with her and sometimes alone and to carry her bag of books to and fro and this deponent hath observed that the said Ralph Lunt in the term time hath been forth with the said Rose from morning until dinner time and that then they have come home to dinner at the house of the said Ralph and dined there and then about one of the clock have out again with her bag of books and never come in again until supper time and sometimes after by means whereof the said Ralph Lunt being a tradesman as aforesaid hath neglected his said trade to his very great loss and hindrance sometimes the taking of 5s or 6s in a day and sometimes more and sometimes less even as customers have come thither besides the charge of keeping this deponent and a journeyman sitting idle for want of work not knowing what to do in such the absence of the said Ralph Lunt their master and more than all that for that the said Ralph by means thereof lost his customers and ran into the name of an ill husband being so much out of the house and from his work