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

1.10.1623 (Wednesday 1 October 1623)

document 17902434

eight that he this deponent the time aforesaid did demand of the said Rose why she went about to disinherit her children by Cuckoe her first husband of those copyhold lands which were the said Cuckoe's she the said Rose having estate therein but for her life only and that then the same lands were to come unto her said children by Cuckoe whereunto the said Rose answered that the said copyhold lands did not belong unto Cuckoe's children but unto her and that the said lands were not entered in the court rolls of the manor whereof they were holden and therefore she the said Rose was to have the disposing of the said lands or to that effect " why " quoth this deponent " did not the same lands come by Cuckoe " " yea " quoth she " but he gave them unto me by will " " yea " quoth this deponent " how will that appear is there any witness living that will be sworn to the proof of that will " " yes " quoth she " mr Ram will be sworn to the proof of his father's hand " then this deponent demanding of her if that were all the proof she had thereof or if that were the last will her husband Cuckoe made and she then stood mute as though she knew not what to answer thereunto and this deponent further saith that he then demanded of the said Rose wherefore she would go about to make the same to young Partridge from her said husband's children the said Rose answered that she surrendered the said copyhold premises to young Partridge upon her intermarriage with him upon a promise made unto her by old Partridge his father to make unto her a jointure of a better thing or used words to that effect