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 Shittlehopburne in the parish of Stanhop and County of Durham yeoman aged Fifty nine yeares [1-2 words obscured] Sworne and Examined Saith as followeth

1  To the first  Interrogatory this Deponent Saith that he hath <led oare> from Allerclough Longtahead, Sallygrane newmeadowhead Greenfield <BunkerSike, Whiterake >  [1-2 words obscured] Greenefield

2 To the Second Interrogatorie this Deponent Saith that he Knoweth that the workes which he hath named in the first Interrogatory were all wrought at some time in the time of his [1-2 words obscured] because he the Deponent hath led Tithe <oare> from them but he was never a workeman at any of them and he knoweth not  the Actuall quantity of Lead <Oare> there gotten And he further saith that <he> knew nothing nor heard nothing but that the mines abovenamed paid Tithes unto the parson of Stanhop but he knoweth not whether Tithes were paid  there w[i]th Deductions [1-2 words obscured] And he Saith that he never heard that any Deduction were made or Should have beene made. And further deposeth not

Capt et jurat die Annoque Suprascript / coram nobis 

Ra: Davison

John Shaw

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

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