Questions to Witnesses – Nathaniel Crewe – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Questions to Witnesses
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: Nathaniel Crewe
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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[Missing but inferred as standard phrasing: ‘Counter Interrogatories to be administered to Such Witnesses as Shall be produced’] Sworne and examined on the pte [and behalf of the plaintiff in] the Bill of Complaint of the Right Revd father in God Bishop of Durham complainant

1 What Quantities of Forreigne Binnggs or horse Loades of Oare were bought & brought [obscured words]  defendants Agents at any time and when from any p’ticular p’son and who by name to what of the Smelting mills or other places belonging the Said Defendt, were such Binggs or horse loads of Oare [obscured words]

2 Did you give bond or made any <promise> or Anie Ingagement to the Deft or his Agents or any & <which of> them at any time and when not to Discover or make knowne the true Quantities of Lead as [obscured words] from the Defendts Groves to any of his Smelting Mills. Or what promise or Ingagement [obscured words] <must> not to discover the Same

Ja Mack<lerton>

Depositions of witnesses p’duced present & examined upon Counter interrogatories to them administered on the part & behalfe of the Rt Reverend father in God <Halli….> Bpp[Bishop] of Durham Compl[ainan]t ag[ains]t Humphrey Wharton Esq Defte taken at his house of Hugh <Jackson> situate In Barnard castle in the County of Durham the Eighth day of October in the yeare of our Lord  1686: Anno q <RRt  Dui un Jacobi S[e]c[un]di nunc Angs &c <lrdo>  by John Crosby Richard Huton & Ralph Gowland d[e]put[e]d by vertue of his ma[jes]ties Comission issued out of his Court of Exchequer At Westminster to <them> and Ralph Tunstall Gentleman or any three or two of them on their behalfe directed
Cross interrogatories drawn up on behalf of Bishop Crewe used in questioning Wharton’s witnesses. See 8 Oct 1686 'Questions to witnesses' Nathaniel Crewe, and notes given there for background to the case.

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