Deposition of Thomas Harvey

PRO REQ 2/388/28/4.2

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Thomas Harvey of the p{ar}ishe of [S{ai}nt] Stebinheath in the County of Midd{lesex} Ioyner of the age of threeschore and Eight yeres or thereabout{es} sworne and examyned the daye and yere abouesaid deposith and sayth

To the ffirste Interr{ogatory} this depon{e}nt sayth he knoweth the pl{ainan}t for he was his s{er}vaunte Eight yeares or th{er}bout{es}, but the def{endan}t he knoweth not, and more he Cannott depose./ |

To the seconde Interr{ogatory} this depon{e}nt sayth he did knowe Edward Late Earle of Oxenford deceassed

To the third Interr{ogatory} this depon{e}nt sayeth he knoweth that the said Earle of Oxenford was in his lyffe tyme possessed of a house called plaistowe in the County of Essex, and lykewse possessed of a house in Bishopsgate Streete London called ffyshers ffolley ffor this depon{e}nt wrought for the Earle of Oxenforde [vnd{er}] Ioyners woorke vnder the pl{ainan}t who payed him this depon{e}nt weeklie for his woorke done for his Lordshippe. And more he Cannott depose./

To the iiijth Interr{ogatory} this depon{e}nt sayth he knoweth not what contracte or agreem{en}t was made by the said Earle of Oxenford w{i}th the Compl{ainan}t for the woorkinge and ffynishinge of Certayne Ioyners woorke, but sayth that the pl{ainan}t did by him [him] selfe and his s{er}vaunt{es} woorke in the said Earle his woork{es}. And payed [them there] this depon{e}nt and other woorkmen there wages for there woorke there done weekelie./ And more he Cannott depose./

To the vth Interr{ogatory} this depon{e}nt sayth he never knewe what some or somes of monney the Earle of Oxenford agreed to paye to the pl{ainan}t and his servant{es}, nor knoweth wheth{er} the pl{ainan}t wrought by the greate or by the daye. only sayth that they the Iorneymen and servant{es} tooke the Earles woorke from the pl{ainan}t and he payed them and bought the Stuffe. And often tould them that the Earle was greatlie in his debte And that he could not gett monney of him. And more he cannott depose./

To the vjth Interr{ogatory} thid deponent sayth that the pl{ainan}t alwayes told [them that] this depon{e}nt [and thother woorkemen] that his Lordshipp was Indebted to him at the tyme of his death the some of about [thirtye Syxe pound{es} ffouresch ffoureschore pound{es}] thirty Syxe pound{es}./ And more he cannott depose

To the vijth \\viijth and ixth// Interr{ogatories} this depon{e}nt sayth he can saye nothinge more than he hath alreddy deposed saue only when they wrought in the Earle of Oxenford{es} said woork{es} he heard his Lordshipp and the pl{ainan}t often Conferr about there [money and] woorke, but he never herd his lordshipp [say] Confesse what he owed the pl{ainan}t for woorke and stuffe bestowed about and in his houses. And more he Cannott depose./

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