Witness Deposition – John Pilkington – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: John Pilkington
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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John Pilkington of Newparke in the County of Durham gentl[eman] aged thirty one yeares or thereabout Sworn and examined Saith as followeth.

To the last Interr[ogatory] this depon[en]t saith that he doth not know that Ralph Fetherston in this interrogatory named hath at present any estate right title or interest as p[ar]tner or Owner or otherwise <........> the parish of Stanhop or to any lead Oare digged or gotten or to be digged or gotten out of the Same,  but saith that he had an interest in Allerclough Grove which interest he did pass away <.........> when he did soe pass it away he doth not now remember though he this depon[en]t was a witness to the conveyance thereof, And saith he doth presume that it is not above two yeares since & <further ….........>

To the rest he is not required to be examined.
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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