Witness Deposition – George Harrison – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: George Harrison
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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George Harrison of <Hamstellford> in the County of Durham yeoman aged Thirty yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth

1  To the first Interrogatorie this Deponent saith that he knoweth all the parties Compl[ainan]ts &  Defend[an]ts in this Suite except John Bolton and Mr Willm Blacket.

6  To the Sixt Interrogatorie this Deponent saith that he was a workman and wrought at a certaine Mine called Lodgefield weste and he knoweth that the expences & charges sustained in the winneing digging & getting Lead <Ure> <therein> from the First of August in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred & Sixty Six unto the seventh of March past did amount unto the Sum of Fourescore and Twelve Pounds Ten Shillings And he knoweth the better to depose herein because he this Deponent did worke at the said Mine dureing all that time.

To the rest he is not required

George Harrison 
Witness on behalf of Humphrey Wharton in answer to Wharton's interrogatories. See 22 Apr 1667 'Questions to witnesses' Isaac Basire, and notes given there for background to the case.

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