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Oxford vs. Richard Payne, John Lennard, Edward Barthdell, Anthonye Barthdell, et al. (1587)

PRO STAC5/O3/35/1 (Oxford's Replication)

The Replicac{i}on of the Right honorable Edward de Vere Earle of Oxenford pl{ainant} to the Ioynte and seu{er}all Aunsweares of Iohn Leonard & Rychard Payne esq{ui}r{e}s Edward Barthelet Anthonye Barthelet ^\\William Stamford// and Rychard Whalley gent{lemen} def{endan}t{es}

The said compl{ainan}t for Replication saythe y{a}t his said bill of compl{ain}t and the matters therein conteyned are c{er}tayne true and sufficient in the lawe to be aunsweared vnto and not deuised of sett purpose onely to vex troble and molest the said def{endan}t{es} w{i}thowt any good iuste or reasonable cawse or grounde of suite to this compl{ainan}t by the said def{endan}t{es} or any of them minystred, as in the aunswear{es} of some of the said def{endan}t{es} is veray vntruly supposed and alledged, But vppon good and iuste cawse. And moreou{er} the said compl{ainan}t sayeth that the aunsweares of the said def{endan}t{es} are vncertayne vntrue and iusufficient in lawe to be replied vnto. And the said compl{ainan}t doth and will averre Iustefye and mayneteyne his said bill of compl{ain}t and the matters therein conteyned to be iuste and true and the said def{endan}t{es} and eu{er}ye of them to be guiltye of the said offenc{es} wherew{i}th they are chardged in suche sorte mann{er} and fourme as in the same bill of complaint is expressed and declared. All w{hi}ch matters this compl{ainan}t is readye to averre and p{ro}ue as this honorable courte shall awarde And prayeth as before in his said bill of compl{ain}t he hath prayed.

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