Witness Deposition – Ralph Maddison – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: Ralph Maddison
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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Ralph Maddison of Shotleybridg in the County of Northumberland gentl[eman] aged thirty one years or thereabout sworn & examined saith as followeth

To the last Interr[ogatory] this depon[en]t saith that he knoweth Ralph Fetherston & James Vickers  two of the p[ar]ties in this interrogatory named & saith that at Lammas last or thereabout <…….> told him this depon[en]t that he the said Ralph Fetherstone had two p[ar]ts of a Grove called Allerclough And further saith that at or about Whitsuntide he the said <……..>

<wood> of him this depon[en]t for the use of the same Grove which wood he this depon[en]t did afterwards deliver for the use of the same <James Vickers ….> aforesaid Ralph Fetherstone accompted with him this depon[en]t for two parts of the same wood and gave him satisfa[cti]on for it afterwards And further <… can not> depose

Wee whose names are hereunder written Comp[lainant]s in this cause doe hereby certify to the Right hon[oura]ble <…... of …….> of Ralph Harrison is witness in this cause sworn & examined on the defend[an]ts behalf at the time of <being ……..> he hath a grant of a Tacke of a Grove called Barkerburnemay from the defend[an]t <….> and works at that Grove and that he hath wrought there for the space of two years <………..…> hath had benefit by the same Grove. In testimony whereof wee have here <…>

<……. et …nt die Anno & loco …

Ra Davison  <……….     John> Westgarth
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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