Witness Deposition – Ralph Dakin – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: Ralph Dakin
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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Ralph Dakin of Frosterley In the County of Durham BlackSmith aged forty years and upwards Sworne & examined saith as followeth

13: To the thirteenth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith That John Mowbray the younger of Low Bishopley imployed this Depon[en]t to take an Account on the said Compl[ainan]ts behalfe & Mr Rookby's what horses came by this Depon[en]ts Shop in Frosterley, but this Depon[en]t had not direccons to enquire what such horses carried, whether Oar or other matters nor whence they came, or whither they went, And this Depon[en]t saith That many Lead Carriages came through Frosterley which this Depon[en]t took an account of Which for anything he knows went to Newcastle Lambton, Durham & severall other places being the high road from severall Lead Mines & Groves as well as from s[ai]d Defend[an]ts Mines

in the parish of Stanhope

	                                                                     		Ralph Dakin 
Witness on behalf of Humphrey Wharton in answer to Wharton'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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