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John Seward of Wolsingham in the County of Durham Tanner aged Forty Eight years or Thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth 4 To the Fourth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he this Depon[en]t was in the yeare of our Lord 1680 Employed by Thomas Mowbray then an Agent for the Compl[ainan]t to take an Accompt of what loaden horses came with Lead Oar to the Def[endan]tes Smelting Mill And the s[ai]d Thomas <Mowbray> being absent then & in Westm[or]land for about tenn dayes together he this Depon]en]t dureing that time took an Accompt in writeing in the towne of Wolsingham afores[ai]d of what horses past that way towards Scotch Eale Mill And saith that these were Two Hundred Eighty & four laden horses with Lead Oare Pokes on theire Backs w[hi]ch this Depon[en]t verily believed were all loading with Lead Oare that went towardes Scotch Eale Mill afores[ai]d But from what Mines they came S[ai]d <...> groves not questioning where they came from knew not but saith he gave the Accompt in writeing to the S[ai]d Thomas Mowbray John Seward
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.