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Star Chamber (PRO STAC8/163/9 Rich Harlakenden v Wm Eedies et al)

4.11.4Jas1 (Tuesday 4 November 1606)

document 19100685

Wm Eedies after the making of the lease to Hen Pullen and his daughter Mary the earl of Oxford on 1.5.28Eliz1 to begin 1.5.1606 and after he Eedies had come into possession he on 23.1.44Eliz1 did sell the mill to Wm Strutte for 40li bond and he Strutte by an indenture of 12.11.44Eliz1 let it to Sam Diglette except half the fish for three and a half years at 20li per annum Diglette promised to give one peck of wheat weekly he in his turn assigned the lease to his son# Sam Diglette and Jn Diglette and because there was half a bushel of wheat owing on 17.5. he sent his wife Mary to the mill to demand it and she was violently assaulted by Sam Diglette the elder he rushed in and was assaulted by Cooper and Thos Anderson servants with mastiffs and a pitchfork and he was wounded in the hand Robt Peartree stopped further damage he and his wife stayed in the mill on saturday night on sunday Rand and Jn Sillitoe came peaceably to visit and comfort Cooper was also there though they did not know this who suddenly thrust at Mary with a pitchfork saved by Sillitoe Cooper ran away and the other two departed said Strutt only interested in the mill for that day (saturday) as he hopes to prove as the said lease made by the earl of Oxford ran from then (he is questioned again) 15.11.4Jas1