Deposition – Joseph Walton – 28 Nov 1757

Document Type: Deposition
Date: 28 Nov 1757
Correspondent: Joseph Walton
Archive Source: NRO 324/W1/28
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Joseph Walton, 53, ‘being one of the people called Quakers upon his affirmation said’….lived at Mohopehead in Allendale from age of 10 to 27 (when he married). He herded his father’s sheep on Hareshaws from Hardrigg to Long Cross. About 25 years ago he saw Sir Walter Blackett and his company ride that part of the Boundary of the Manor of Hexham and saw the said Sir Walter and the people with him ride… from the Hardrigg Currock to the Long Cross on which this affirmant went down the fell to see which way they rode from the Long Cross and saw them ride the boundary from the Long Cross to the Blue Snabb end to the standing stone in the Millstones Bottom…and he saw Mr Whitfield that day…and doth not know what way Mr Whitfield or his company rode nor of any quarrel that happened near the Millstones.’
Whitfield boundary dispute witness on behalf of Sir Walter Blackett. See PDF of entire series of depositions for background to the case, and letters from Joseph Richmond to Sir Walter Blackett, 22 Nov and 2 Dec 1757 for context to the taking of the depositions.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467