Deposition of Edward Hubberd/Hubert

PRO C24/269, Part 1, No. 68

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[12] Edward Hubberd Esq{ui}r{e} one of the six Clerk{es} of this honorable Court aged lviij or thereabout{es} sworne & ex{amine}d the 6 of Iuly A{nn}o Eli{zabethe} Re{gin}e

1 That he knoweth the p{ar}ties pl{ainan}t & def{endan}t & did know Will{ia}m Russwell decessed [to be] the Compl{ainan}t{es} late husband

2 That the pl{ainan}t{es} late husband was servant & tailor to the sayd deffend{an}t & [as he remembreth] \\he this dep{onen}t// was officer [before the tym] to the defend{an}t before the tyme mencioned in the Interr{ogatory} but he sayth that about the tyme articulat [=articulated, specified] or very soone after he came [from] to be officer in this ho{norable} Court & by reason thereof left of [=off] his imploym{en}t or office vnder the s{ai}d defend{an}t And he sayth that long before the tyme spoken of in the Interr{ogatory} viz when thearle had licence to travell beyond the seas this dep{onen}t made a collection of all thearles dett{es} [w] amongst w{hi}ch there was a debt \\of l or lx li [=60]// then sett downe to be due to the sayd Will{ia}m Russell [=Ruswell] as may well appeare by the ^\\coppy// of the sayd booke remayning in this dep{onen}t{es} custody wherevnto he referreth himselff But for any other bookes reckoning{es} account{es} or dett{es} betwene the sayd defend{an}t & the sayd Ruswell this dep{onen}t can say nothing for [they] yf any such were they were long \\since// this dep{onen}t gave vp his dealing{es} for the sayd def{endan}t

3 That Nicholas Bleake was servant to the def{endan}t in the yeare of our lord god 1580 & more he [sayth not to] cannot saye to this Interr{ogatory} saving this that the name of Nicholas \\Bleake// subscribed to the end of one booke of account shewed forth vnto him at the tyme of his examinac{i}on \\& also the p{ar}ticuler so{m}mes subscribed to [eu{er}y page] dyvers leaves of the sayd booke are// of the said Nicolas Bleakes owne handwriting [& so are] as he verily thinketh in his conscience

4 That he can say nothing.

(signed) Edward Huberde

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