Witness Deposition – Isaac Basire – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: Isaac Basire
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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Cross Interrogatoryes Exhibited to be Administred to such Wittnesses as shall be produced sworne and Examined on the part and behalfe of Issaac Basire Doctor in Divinity and William  Blackett Compl[ainan]ts ag[ains]t Humphrey Wharton Esqr and other Def[endan]ts on the behalfe of the said Def[endan]ts

Imprimis  Doe you know all the Lead mynes and groves of ore within the parrish of Stanhopp and in p[ar]ticular doe you know these severall mynes at Hoesike Fawgrove Greenewell:heads Greenwelfoote Claygrove Bi<..>ergrove  <Gravelledge  Whiteclough>  Earnewell:head Windsike Deepecloughhead Waggengrove Westgraine Fawhead Broadesike Arnegrove Westside of Earnewell Ireshopeburnefoote Grovehead Allerclough Elmeford Stouphead Cloughhead Lodgefeildnooke the Rakes Langtayhead Berrywell greene:grove Stony sike Scratcheheads Stonysikefoote  Cocklake Springwells East and West of Langtay Flaske Castenholes Blacklaws Hesleygill Salleygraine East and West of Blacklaws Broadmaysike Earneclough Blackaxeltree Bulliongrove Bondgrove Seinesike Dowkes Newmeadowheads Groverake Postwell <Pawperhills> EshcloughBlaberryclough Westgraine Wolfeclough Nicholsons grove East and West of Blackstand West of Blaberryclough Broadmayfoot Berryclough Ramshawell West of Berryclough Spargrove Broadmaygrove Greenefeild Toadstone Burnegrove Slackgrove <Backhill> Greenehills Lodgefeildnooke Brakensike Whiterakes Midgepitts Sedling:grove Read:grove Westrake of Greenfeild Adderclough both sides Wolfeclough:head Highgrove Gorbutt May Greeneclough Dixonsgrove Laws Leape Fowlewood Barkeshaw mea:dow Wolfecloughfoote Langwell Arnehill Groverake Resby Myres Thornegrove <Picklawcarr>  Southgraine Booteswell Allersikes <Heathacres>  Bollihopgrove Pirke:gill Westside of Harnishaw Shaftwell Craggrove Blackburne Eastgraine undercrag Bollihopshelnooke Drigill Birkehill Welheads Bog grove Hesley:hill Claygrove East and West of puddingthorne Heddryclough both sides Snodbury clough Hilgrove Reedhills Cowford Mosgrove Birkes Burnegrove Ewetree Crawley Crowbank Brinsike Hillhagarth Cowhouse Middle:grove Burnthills Newgrove <Westergrove> may slitt <Makeside> Eastfeild grove <Cowsike groves Windsonsgrove Millerburygrove> quarryhillgrove Allergill East and West of <Newlandgrove Rogerwellfoote>

2: Doe you know any of the above  named Lead mynes and which of them was wrought within the time of your rememberance where or in what place doe they ly were you A Workeman at any of them what quantity of Lead oare was there gotten which of them have you knowne to pay Tyth ore in kind unto the Rector or parson of Stanhopp whether did they pay the same with or without deductions of charges have you not knowne or heard that deductions were or should have beene made before any Tythes were paid have you seene any Tyth oare delivered in kind att any of the Said Mynes and which of them.                                                                                                                  

Depositions of Sundry Witnesses produced Sworne and Examined on the p[ar]t and behalfe of Isaac Basire Doctor [1-2 words obscured] Compl[ainan]ts against Humphrey Wharton Esqr and other defend[an]ts but now Examined upon [3-4 words obscured] at Stanhop in the Countie of Durham the Two and Twentieth day of April in the Nineteenth yeare  of the reigne of [3-4 words obscured] England etc before <....... .........> clarke  Ralph Davison Esqr and John Westgarth Gent by virtue of a commission [1-2 words obscured] awarded and to the said John Shaw Ralph Davison John Westgarth & to one Anthonie <Brente> [3-4 words obscured]
Cross interrogatories drawn up on behalf of Isaac Basire, the lead plaintiff, to be used in questioning Wharton’s witnesses. See 22 Apr 1667 'Questions to witnesses' Isaac Basire, and notes given there for background to the case.

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