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Court of Star Chamber. Benedicke Roswarne v. William Pendarvas (interrogatory & deposition). 35 Elizabeth[1]

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Interrogatory to be ministered on the p[ar]t and behaulf of Benedicke Roswarne p[laintiff] to William Pendarvas one of the defend[en]ts.

1. Imprimis did you or any other p[er]sonne or p[er]sonnes by y[ou]r assent or p[ro]cur[e]m[en]t aboute the tyme in the bill mennoned sue or take forthe out of the Stannary [Court of Penwith] and Kirr[ier] and warrante for the takinge and arrestinge of the boddys of Katheren Roswarne, Richard Roswarne and John Polkinghorne or any of them yf yea then at whose suyte and for what cause?

2. Item was the said warr[ant] sealed or not yf yea [who was it that] sealed the same and when where and of whom … … … … the same and what paid you for the same?

3. Item to whome and to howe manye did you delyver … … … declare his or their names and whither did you re[quire any] other p[er]sonne or p[er]sonnes then him to whome you del[ivered the] warrant to helpe to arrest the said John Polkinhorne, [Katheren] Roswarne and Richard Roswarne or anie of them yf y[ea] … whome did you require to doe the same and whither after the said arrest?

4. Item whether weare you present at the arrestinge of [the] p[ar]ties or anie of them or whether did you knowe who [was] present thereat yf yea then declare the names and w…… they and either of them hadd and what did they … … p[ar]ties after the said arrest?

Xiij May Anno 35 [1593] Eliz R

S… Interr[ogatory] ex p[ar]te Benned[ict] Roswarne gent ministered

Will[ia]m Pendarvas of Crowan p[ar]ishe in the County of Cornwall gent aged 37 years or thereaboute sweareth

1. To the first Interr[ogatory] he sayeth that about the tyme as he thynketh in the bill menconed he sued forthe of the sayde Courte a warrant for the taking and arresting of the bodys of Katheryne Roswarne, Richard Roswarne and John Polkinghorne in the behalf of the queens ma[jes]tie that … … … [the remainder of the page is torn off]

[continued on next page] [2.]… … … Richard Greenefild depute warden of the sayd to Sir Walter Rawley of the sayd Stannary Court and sealed with the usual seale of that courte and after ……… the same warrant of Thomas Randoll then Stewarde of the sayd court & payd to him the ordynarye ffees due for the same.

3. To the thirde Interr[ogatory] he sayeth that he deliv[er]yd the sayd warrant p… and upon the sayd con……… to Robt Cock, Thomas Andrewe & Richard Kempe to arrest the p[er]sons in the Interr[ogatory] menconed and further to this Interr[ogatory] he cannot [cert]aynely … … … [the remainder of the page is torn off]

[continued on next page] … … … Richard Kempe after suche tyme as he was arrested {as they sayd} brought him the sayd Richard Roswarne to the house of this def[enden]t after whenc Thomas Roswarne came theryn also and gave his worde to this defendant in the behalf of the sayd Richard Roswarne in a certaine some of money w[hi]ch this def[endan]t doth not now certaynely remember that he the sayde Richard shold be forthcomying to make his p[er]sonall apparance at the Courte of the sayd Stannarye which next after that shold be th… … to [answer] … … … matters … … … [the remainder of the page is torn off]


  1. The National Archives. Court of Star Chamber. Proceedings Elizabeth 1. Transcript of STAC5/R9/4. Rosewarne v. Pendarvas

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