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Court of Requests (PRO REQ2/411/98 Robt Partridge v Clem Turner etc)

6.2.9Jas1 (Thursday 6 February 1612)

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in most humble manner complaineth showeth and beseacheth your most gracious and excellent majesty your majesty's most faithful and obedient subject Robt Partridge the most distressed prisoner in your majesty's bench that whereas one Clem Turner of Earls Colne weaver did in or about 30.9.1Jas1 hire or take to farm of your said subject one parcel of meadow ground called or known by the name of Curds Meadow containing by estimation 4a or thereabouts set lying and being in Earls Colne aforesaid at the yearly rent or farm of 4li to have and to hold the said parcel of meadow with appurtenances unto the said Clem Turner and his assigns during the term and space of one whole year then next ensuing for the said yearly rent or farm of 4li to be paid unto your said subject in or upon the feast day of st john baptist then next ensuing and so from year to year at the same rent until the feast of michaelmas now last past and enjoyed the same accordingly which amounteth in the whole unto the sum of 16li to the said 4yrs so enjoyed which said sum of 16li although your said subject hath divers and sundry times requested the said Clem Turner to pay unto your said subject the said sum of 16li yet the said Clem Turner hath refused and utterly doth refuse to pay or satisfy the same unto your said subject and furthermore your said subject humbly showeth unto your most excellent majesty that whereas one Edw Collane of Alphamstone doth owe and stand indebted unto your said subject in the full and whole sum of 5li due and payable unto your said subject in and about 25.3.9Jas1 which said sum of 5li notwithstanding your said subject hath divers and sundry times requested and desired the said Edw Collane to pay and satisfy unto your said subject the said sum of money yet hath he the said Edw Collane contrary unto all law equity and conscience refused and as yet doth utterly refuse to pay or satisfy the same unto your said subject and lastly your said subject humbly complaining showeth unto your most excellent majesty that whereas your said subject was possessed of two heifers of the value or price of 4li and sold the same at the same price in a market illegible text unto one Thos Larance of Coggeshall in =.12.8Jas1 then presently to be paid unto your said subject which said sum of 4li notwithstanding your said subject hath divers and sundry times requested the said Thos Larance to pay and satisfy the same unto your said subject yet he the said Thos Larance hath and as yet doth utterly refuse to pay and satisfy the same (very faint) to your said subject for want of which said several sums of money your said subject is by no wise able to pay and satisfy his debt unto his illegible text or himself in person wherefore in regard your said subject hath no certain proof of his said debts as abovesaid against the said Clem Turner Edw Collane and Thos Larance or any of them other than their oaths upon their answers hereunto to recover his said several debts against them and every of them by the strict course of common law your said subject humbly prayeth your majesty's most gracious writ of privy seal to be directed unto the said Clem Turner Edw Collane and Thos Larance and every of them commanding them and every of them at a certain day and under a certain pain personally to be and appear before your majesty in your majesty's court at Whitehall and there presently to appear before your said majesty in the said court at Whitehall to answer unto the premises and declare the truth and their knowledge therein and to stand to such illegible text order and censure therein as your majesty in the said council shall think meet to stand which with equity and conscience and your said subject according to his bounden duty and allegiance will daily pray for your majesty's long and prosperous reign