Witness Deposition – John Hopper – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: John Hopper
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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John Hopper of Muggleswick In the County of Durham yeom[an] aged Five & twenty y[eare]s or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth

4 To the Fourth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he was Employed by Thomas Rookby Esq[uire] in the yeare of our Lord 1682: to take an Accompt of what Oar was carried from the Def[enden]tes Groves to the Def[enden]tes Darwen Mill And saith that from the Eight day of January in the said yeare 1682 till the One and thirtieth day of January which was in the yeare of our Lord 1684 this Depon[en]t takeing the same in writeing computed the same to be Six Hundred Eighty & two Bings of Oar & two horse loads which was soe brought as this Depon[en]t at sev[e]rall times hath heard the S[ai]d Def[enden]tes servants say & acknowledge from the S[ai]d Def[enden]tes Groves or mines in Weardell to Darwen Mill afores[ai]d

										John Hopper
Witness on behalf of Bishop Crewe in answer to Crewe's interrogatories. See 8 Oct 1686 'Questions to witnesses' Nathaniel Crewe, interrogatories, and notes given there for background to the case.

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