Star Chamber (PRO STAC8/289/30 Eliz and Francis Veer v Rich Harlakenden)

29.11.4Jas1 (Saturday 29 November 1606)

document 19205164

to the tenth says that he did not on 17.5. throw Mary wife of Wm Edes down on the ground she having a young child in her arms neither did the said child by reason of the violence of the fall to Mary or the child by the defendant lie on the ground in any swoon as in the interrogatory neither did he drag Mary up by the hand or the shoulders as in the interrogatory and for further answer he says that he kept the possession of the mill as well by reason of his old lease from the said Strutt as also by reason of his new lease from mr Harlakenden the same old lease ending and the new lease beginning on the day or he taketh it and further says he did not upon any outrageous request keep possession and says that Strutt or any of them which claimed under him had not to his knowledge any lawful right or title on 17.5. to be in possession of the mill and more he cannot say