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The Deposicon of Mary Staveley the wife of Willm Staveley of Covent Garden 29th Iuly 1698

She sayth that on Good Fryday last was two yeares in the afternoon Iohn Gibbons a Coffee man near Charing Cross came to the Depont. at the Crown and Cushion Tavern by Charing Cross and told yt he had been at Mrs Labrees house and setting his foot upon a holow board the place opened and he told Mrs Labree yt if she would give him money he would not look upon wt. was there or to yt purpose but he found her poor and had got of her only 20 Gineas {sic} and a Note for 10 Gineas {sic} more and drinking a Glass of Wine wisht {sic}f|t|hat it might be his damnacon if he had got any thing more then those Gineas {sic} and that Note which he said he should not get paid off or words to that effect       The Depont. sayth further yt upon her discovering the said Mrs. Labree to the said Mr. Gibbons he had promissed he{r} to give her half of wt. he got and yt he the said Gibbons at the tyme and place above menconed gave the Depont. 5 Gineas {sic} as a part of her Share and said he would give her the rest wn. the Note was paid off pretending that he had then such occasions for money yt he could not well pay ye Depont. her full share. But afterwards he pretended from time to tyme yt the Note was not yet paid and never gave yt Depont. any more money

Mary Staveley


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