Witness Deposition – Michael March – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: Michael March
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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Michael Marsh of Butchfeild in the County of Durham yeom[an] Aged Thirty Eight years or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth

4 To the Fourth Interrogatory he this Deponent saith that he this Depon[en]t was employed under Mr Thomas Cornforth an Agent for the Complainant to take an Accompt of what Oare was brought from the said Def[enden]tes mines to theDef[enden[tes Smelting Mill at Darwin from the Twenty ninth of September One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy & Two until January after & in that time by this Depon[ent]s Computacon Two Hundred & Twenty Bings & two horse loade of Oare were brought to the s[ai]d Mill but whether they were brought from the Def[enden]ts Groves or not he this Depo[nen]t knows not but they were in the direct way & Road from the Def[enden]tes said Groves to the S[ai]d Mill And Saith that he this Depon[en]t did see p[ar]t of the S[ai]d Oare at sevrall times Emptied & unloaden at the S[ai]d Mill.

										Michael Marsh
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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