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 Shitlopburne in Weredale in the County of Durham yeom[an] aged fifty nine yeares or thereabout Sworn and examined Saith as followeth.

1. To the first Interrogatory this depon[en]t saith that he knoweth both the Compl[ainan]ts and also knoweth all Thomas Alsoppe John Horton William Deacon John Harrison John Pilkington Cuthbert Emerson George Watson George <.........> Myres Godfrey Didsbury & John Evans & hath known them for divers yeares And also saith he knoweth the Parish in this Interrogatory named & hath knowne it fifty yeares last past And also knoweth severall tythable places within the said parish from whence he this deponent hath <carried> tyth lead  <.........................> Greenfeild Midgpits Langteyhead Allerclugh & another Grove in Burnhop lying upon the dikes.

2.3.  To the 2nd & 3rd Interro[gatories] he is not required to be examined. 

4. To the fourth Interrogatory this depon[en]t saith that fourty yeares agoe or thereabout he this depon[en]t was imployed as a Carryer of tyth lead Oare by one Thomas Emerson then Agent for the <......> men[ti]oned in his deposition to the first Interrogatory Which tyth he alwaies received in clean dressed & well washed Oare

5. To the 5th Interrogatory this depon[en]t saith that though he was a Carryer as aforesaid yet he never knew of any subtrac[t]ion or abatement from or out of the tyths of lead Oare at any time <....................> of the parish aforesaid concerning the digging getting or working of the same within the said parish nor never heard of any difference about the same till about Lammas last. 
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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