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Court of Requests (PRO REQ2/105/12 Edw Sibthorpe of Braintree v: Xoph Sibthorpe Math Everard and wife Roger Harlakenden etc 1591-2)

17.1.34Eliz1 (Monday 17 January 1592)

document 19601355

answer of Jeff Lingewood woollen draper aged 38years first says he knows the parties complainant and defendants and did know the said Wm Stammer mentioned in the interrogatory second says he paid to Antho Hyde 52s or thereabouts for certain apparel for the complainant as he thinks at the earnest request of Mary Everard sister to the complainant for her and in her name for the same third says that the complainant and Xoph Sibthorpe his brother were indebted to Wm Stammer for a certain sum of money between 30li and 40li as he thinks and that they did make Stammer a speciality for the debt but whether it was a bond or bill he does not remember and widow Stammer in her widowhood before she knew Math Everard as she said herself she did freely forgive them all the debts whatsoever they did owe her and afterwards she delivered to him the speciality to deliver unto the complainant and Xoph because she would have no mention appear of any such debt after her marriage which he did deliver accordingly and more he cannot say fourth and fifth he cannot say thirteenth says that the rent reserved on the lease by mr Harlakenden to the complainant considering the renewing of the poles and leaving them up at the end of the term sufficiently if the lease were so made and if it was and is a sufficient rent for the same or any other hop ground as he thinks and that he will take no hop ground at any such rent (torn from there)