Chancery Depositions (PRO C21 R.25/10 depositions: Rosse v Harlakenden)

7.4.1623 (Monday 7 April 1623)

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to the third interrogatory this deponent saith that about twenty five years ago he took to apprentice one Jeff Cuckoe one of the sons of the complainant Rose by the consent of the said Rose by indenture and the said Rose did then promise to give this deponent 20s and thereupon this deponent receiving him as an apprentice kept the said Jeff about one quarter of a year and for that the said Rose did refuse to pay the said 20s to this deponent he this deponent did send the said Jeff home again to his said mother wishing her to provide for him and she the said Rose the mother did whip beat and misuse the said Jeff and thereupon he repaired back again to this deponent and showed to this deponent his stripes and told him that his mother had misused him and desired this deponent to receive him into service again and afterwards this deponent received 10s parcel of the said 20s and never had any more he further saith that about eight years since the said Jeff Cuckoe having married the daughter of one Sharpkin a glover in Hingham in Norfolk a man of good estate and the said Jeff Cuckoe came to this deponent's house in Earls Colne where the said complainant Rose did then dwell and the said Sharpkin and the said Jeff made the said complainant Rose acquainted with their marriage and the said Sharpkin then offered to give bond to give to the said Jeff the sum of 100li at his death and offered to leave the bond with the said Rose the complainant if she would yield any small portion towards the setting of him up in his trade to the which she answered " out upon him villain " with other reviling speeches and concluded that she the said complainant Rose would never bestow a groat upon him and further this deponent saith that he knoweth that this Sharpkin made a second journey to the complainant Rose making proffer as he heard to her to leave his bond with her which should secure her son of 100li at the said Sharpkin's death but she refused to accept thereof and further he doth not depose