Witness Deposition – Thomas Mowbray – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: Thomas Mowbray
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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Thomas Mowbray of Wolsingham in the county of Durham yeoman aged forty [gap left] years or thereabouts sworn and examined saith as followeth

To the first Interrogatorie this deponent saith That he doth not know the defendts Leadmines in the parishes of Stanhope & Wolsingham nor knows what quantities of lead oar were digged and gotten out of any of the said defents said mines in the time in this Interrogatorie mentioned otherwise than he hath predeposed on the said complain[an]ts part in this cause; And this deponent saith that he never see any Oar at the same Mines or any of them nor took any account of the said Mines of what Oar was carried from the said Mines or any of them otherwise than he hath predeposed nor doth he know what distance there is betwixt the defend[an]ts Lead mines & his Lead Mills. And this deponent saith that he thines it impossible to see from any of the said Mines to any of the said groves or to know what is done there at that distance

To the third Interrogatorie this deponent saith that he took an account of what Leadoar came on horse back & wains to Scotcheal mill sometimes in Wolsingham about a mile distant therefrom & sometimes nearer hand & for Stanhope hope mill within view of the said mill and sometimes out of view of the mill within the time in this Interrogatorie mentioned. And this  deponent see some of the same horses sometimes unloaden at Stanhopehope Mill & Scotcheal Mill but generally observed them to return back there within an hour or two except they went from Scotcheal Mill to the colepitts but this deponent knows not otherwise than by Information as he hath predeposed from what Mines the said oar was digged. And this deponent saith as to what account he took or other persons for him of what Lead oar were rbought to the said defend[an]ts said mills he refers to his deposition on the Compl[ainan]ts part.

Tho Mowbray
Witness on behalf of Bishop Crewe in answer to Wharton's cross-interrogatories. See 8 Oct 1686 'Questions to witnesses' Nathaniel Crewe, and notes given there for background to the case.

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