Witness Deposition – Nicholas Richardson – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: Nicholas Richardson
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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Nicholas Richardson of Stanhop in the Countie of Durham yeoman aged Seventie Eight yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined Saith as followeth

To the first Interrogatorie this Deponent saith and deposeth that he knowes Severall Lead mines in the Parrish of Stanhop vizt Hoesike <Greenclough>  [2-3 words obscured] Fowlewood Barkeshaw medows, Wolfeclough, Longwell, Groverake, Resby mires, but not Resby <mine> <w[hi]ch is> now wrought, Thornegrove, Picklawcarr, Southgrane, Bollihopgrove, [1-2 words obscured] Drigill Ewtree, Crawley, Crowbanke, <Peakside, Cowes>, the Grove called <Wadesonsgrove>, The Grove at <Mellerbury>  Quarryhill Grove Allergill, East and West of Newlandside <Rogerswell> [1-2 words obscured] of the Groves mentioned in this Interrogatorie he knoweth them not or ever did know any of them. And further to this Interrogatory deposeth not. 

To the Second Interrogatorie this Deponent saith that he was a partner to them this Thirtie yeares at the working of Picklaw, Groverake, Thornegrove and <Sta……> [1-2 words obscured] fifty <Mines wch is> now wrought as he hath p[re]deposed in his deposicion to the former Interrogatory And that this Deponent & his partners got a great quantity of Lead [3-4 words obscured] but at Picklaw a very small quantity (vizt) not above a quarterne of a <pecke> , and at the said Resby mires not above a horseload and a halfe And furthermore saith that <D.................> his said partners did pay Tithe in kinde for the oare gotten at Groverake and Thornegrove without any Deduction of charges, but for the other Groves   wh[ich] he was a partner  [1-2 words obscured] and his partners paid noe Tithe at all, because the oare there gotten was  not <valueable> but for Greenclough and <Gorbetmay> this Deponent saith he beleives they were <..................> but [1-2 words obscured]

did so any Tithe there paid. And further deposeth not  
Witness on behalf of Humphrey Wharton in answer to Crewe's cross-interrogatories. See 22 Apr 1667 'Questions to witnesses' Isaac Basire, and notes given there for background to the case.

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