Interrogatories

PRO REQ 2/388/28/4

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Interrogateries to be minst[[red]] to the witnesse[[s]] to be produced on the p{ar}te and behalf of Edward Iohnson Compl{ainan}t against the Lady Elizabeth Vere Countisse Dowager of Oxenford Defendant

1. Imprimis doe you know the parties pl{ainan}t or def{endan}t or any of ^\\them.//

2. Item did you not likewise knowe one Edward late Earle of Ox{en}ford deceased.

3. Item doe you not knowe or haue harde that the sayd Edward Earle of Ox{en}ford was possessed of a howse w{i}thin the Countie of Essex called or knowne by the name of Playstou howse and doe you not likewise knowe that the sayd Earle hath also byne possessed of a howse in Bishoppsgate streete in london declare ^\\as you haue crediaby [sic] hard.//

4. Item whether doe you knowe or haue harde of any contract or agreement made by the sayd Earle w{i}th the Compl{ainan}t, for the woorking and finishinge of Certayne Ioyneres Woorke (yf yea) where did the sayd Compl{ainan}t or his servant{es} soe worke the same declare yo{u}r knowleadg therein and as you haue crediably hard

5. Item doe you knowe or haue hard [what paye or wages] ^\\what some or somes of money// the said Earle [did] agred to paye to the said Compl{ainan}t ^\\him// and his servant{es} and whether did the sayd Compl{ainan}t woorke by the greate or by the day yf by the day what wages did the sayd Earle alowe the said Compl{ainan}t and his sarvant{es} ^\\[wages]// declare yo{u}r knowleadg herein [....] \\& as you haue hard//

6. Item doe you knowe or haue hard that the sayd Earle of Oxford befor his death was indebted to the Compl{ainan}t & \\whether// did he not die indebted to the Compl{ainan}t (yf yea) ^\\in what some or somes was he so indebted &// for what was he soe indebted to the Compl{ainan}t declare yo{u}r knowledg herein & as you haue credibly hard.

7. Item doe you knowe or haue you hard that the sayd Compl{ainan}t hath profered any bill or bill{es} of accompt to the sayd Earle of Oxford yf yea, for what weare the same ^\\bill or// bills of accompt and what aunswer ^\\or// speaches did the sayd Earle vse vpon the rece\\a//ypt and viewe of the same deliu{er}e yo{u}r knowleadge herein

8. Item whether doe you knowe or haue hard that the sayd Earle of Ox{en}ford a littell befor his death did [cause] \\skeap [for speak] & desire// the said Lady the nowe defendant to paye the sayd Compl{ainan}t his money due by his ^\\bill or// bills (if yea) what weare the word{es} he the said Earle did then vse to the sayd Lady (declare yo{u}r knowledge)

[[9.]] Item if you knowe or haue hard of any other matter or [[anyth]]ing materiall concerning this Cause in varieance betwene the sayd Lady and the now Compl{ainan}t declare yo{u}r whole knowledge herein or as you haue crediably hard / finis

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