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 he saith that he knoweth only two of the children of the said complainant Rose by her husband Cuckoe viz Prudence married to one Lunt of London and one Jeff Cuckoe and he saith that she hath been unkind unto both these children for the said Prudence and her husband coming down from London to the said Rose the said Prudence asked her mother blessing and desiring her love and countenance the said Rose shut her door upon her said daughter and would not endure her which this deponent himself saw not but the said Prudence and her husband came to this deponent's house and they told this deponent of their unkind and unnatural usage of the said Rose and much complained thereof and he further saith that the said Jeff hath wrought with this deponent in the trade of a glover for the space of four years now last and hath followed well his work and maintained himself and three young children by his labour and the said Jeff being very poor hath by himself and divers others entreated the love and good will of his said mother to do something for him the said Jeff and the said Rose hath always neglected her said son and would never do anything for the said Jeff her son and this deponent saith that the wife of the said Jeff told this deponent that she had given to her said mother divers times stockings and other gifts of good value to get her said mother's good will but she never had any manner of recompense or any token of her said mother in law's love and this deponent knoweth that the said Rose hath been in divers other matters very unkind and cruel to the said Jeff Cuckoe her son and further he deposeth not herein and to the rest of the interrogatories he is not produced