Letter – Abraham Bunting – 19 Jan 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jan 1735
Correspondent: Abraham Bunting
Archive Source: TNA ADM 76 59
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Abraham Bunting of Hexham in the County of Northumberland Gentleman one of the Bailifs or Agents under the present Receivers of the Estate late Lord Derwentwater’s taketh Oath that sometime in the Month of December last past he this Depon[en]t being then acquainted by Thomas Laidler with the matters & things Contained in the affidavit of John Slater and the said Thomas Laidler & hereunto annexed this Depon[en]t Sometime in the beginning of this instant Month of January went to Woodall Mills in the s[ai]d affid[avi]t mentioned as also to Whitley, <Coastley>, and Dilston Mills, & then & there viewed the said Severall Mills and all the <Utensils> Engines and buildings to the said Severall Mills belonging, and upon Such View this Dep[onen]t found that the said Deals mentioned in the annex[e]d affid[avi]t to be    <Ledd> by the said Slater & Ladler by the order of the said Redhead from <Whittell> to Corbridge have never been appropriated or applied by the s[ai]d Redhead or any other person to the use of the said Mills or any of them.

      Abraham Bunting 

Taken & Sworn the Nineteenth Day of January 1735 before us

Shafto Downes a Com<….>

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