Chancery Decrees and Orders (PRO C33/87)

15.5.1594 (Wednesday 15 May 1594)

document 18200437

Edw earl of Oxford against Roger Harlakenden defendant forasmuch as the honourable the lord keeper of the great seal of England was now informed that one Barnaby Worthy having been examined as a witness in this cause on the plaintiff's behalf before mr Nicholson one of the examiners of the court and being afterwards very careful that his examination should not be set down otherwise than he meant that with the distrusted that the same Barnaby Worthy did reply repatire to the said examination and desired him before publication granted that because he was unlearned and liked to hear his examination read and having it read unto him finding thereby that it was set down contrary to his meaning and desired the examiner to have it reformed according as he meant it which the said examiner would not do because as he then said that the reformation which the said Worthy desired would alter the whole matter and now the plaintiff is granted the said Worthy findeth the said examination to be clear contrary to his meaning and therefore desireth that it may be reformed as he meant his lord doth therefore refer the examination thereof to the right worshipful the master of the rolls requiring him to take such order therein as he shall think mete