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Court of Wards (PRO WARD13/174 Earl of Oxford v: Rich Harlakenden etc)

29.11.1639 (Friday 29 November 1639)

document 20100252

the replication of sir Rowl Wandeford knight attorney of his majesty's court of wards and liveries on the behalf of Aubery earl of Oxford to the answers of Rich Harlakenden esq Sam Plum etc defendants the said attorney saving to himself now and at all times hereafter etc further replieth and saith that the right honourable Edw earl of Oxford in the said information mentioned did enter into and acknowledge the said statutes recognizances and obligations declared and by the outlawry of the said Israel Amyse became forfeit to queen Elizabeth and that by certain inquisitions thereupon taken the said queen Elizabeth was lawfully entitled thereunto and unto the manors lands and hereditaments in the said information mentioned and by fine and recovery were reconveyed unto him and before the time of the said Edw earl of Oxford entering into or acknowledging the said bonds statutes and recognizances and not absolutely but in trust or upon condition and were shortly after conveyed and sold away by the said Israel Amyse to divers other persons and that the manors lands and hereditaments in the said defendants answer mentioned were fraudulently and deceitfully and without true and valuable considerations gotten obtained from the said Edw earl of Oxford without that the said bonds statutes and recognizance were fully satisfied or the most part or entered into in trust or that the said Israel Amyse did purchase any of the said Edw earl of Oxford's lands liable thereunto or that thereby the said statutes bonds and recognizances or the extent thereupon made are or were discharged as is pretended by the answers of the said defendants or some of them and without that that the said Roger or Rich Harlakenden Thos or Edm or Robt Plome Geo Finch and Jn Wignall or any of them in the said defendants answer mentioned did purchase or obtain the manors lands and hereditaments in the several conveyances or leases in the said defendants answer mentioned at a full and valuable consideration and without that that any other matter etc