Witness Deposition – Arthur Morgan – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: Arthur Morgan
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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Arthur Morgan of Frosterley in the County of Durham yeom[an] aged fourty eight yeares or thereabout Sworn and examined Saith as followeth.

1.  To the first interr[ogatory] this depon[en]t saith that he knoweth both the Compl[ainan]ts & also knoweth Humphrey Wharton Thomas Alsoppe William Deacon John Pilkington  Henry Ragge Arthur Myres <................> knoweth not any other of the defend[an]ts And also saith he knoweth the Parish Of Stanhop in this Interrogatory named and some tythable places therein & hath known the said Parish <foure yeares> 

3.4.5. To the third fourth & fifth Interrogatories this depon[en]t saith that thirty yeares agoe he this depon[en]t was a partner at Ewetree Grove within the said Parish & saith that at this Grove there <...........> of all lead Oare there gotten unto the Parson of Stanhop or his Agents for his tythe in clean dressed and well washed Oare & not in rude and unwashed Oare without any deduc[ti]on or <subtraction taken> for the digging or getting thereof or for any other charges whatsoever And further saith that he & his p[ar]tners did drive a levell there for two yeares & an halfe together & had noe <...........> the tyths or otherwise, nor ever demanded any for that they never heard of any allowance that ought to be given at that time at that Grove [2-3 words deleted] or at any other Groves <within …............> that he & his said p[ar]tners did pay their tyths to the said Parson according to the said custome there.

7.  To the 7th Interr[ogatory] this depon[en]t saith that Mr Deacon Agent for Mr Wharton who was lessee to Dr Basire the Parson did for <five late yeares>  last past & untill August last <…….......> 

12. To the 12th Interrogatory he can[n]ot depose. 

To the rest he is not required to be examined. 
Witness on behalf of Isaac Basire in answer to Basire's interrogatories. See 22 Apr 1667 'Questions to witnesses' Isaac Basire, and notes given there for background to the case.

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