Witness Depositions – George Lowrey – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: George Lowrey
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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George Lowrey of Stella in the County of Durham yeom Aged Eighty yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined: 

3:18	To the third and Eighteenth Interr[ogator]y this Depon[en]t Saith that he knows a way for Cart and Carriage which leads from Ryton Woodside through the Grounds of the Deft called the Bogg or Blackmyres and soe to the Peth or Peth head And hath so known the Same for about Sixty yeares last And saith that Mr John Clavering Doth Farm or pay Rent or Acknowledgement to the Def[endan]t for a Waggon Way or High Way for Cart or Carriage through the Defendan]ts Grounds aforesaid from Ryton woodside through the said Blackmyres towards the Peth  or Peth head and thence goes or from the Peth or Pethhead or way which goes to Bladon through other of the Def[endan]ts Grounds to Stella Staithes And saith that the way which the said Mr Clavering soe Farmes or hate the said Mr clavering Farmes or hath be Permission from the Defendt through the said Grounds is about a Myle in length And that there is noe other way for Cart or Carriage to passe from Ryton Woodside to the Peth or Peth head but by passing or comeing on the said Grounds & way which the said Mr Clavering had and halds of the Def[endan]t. 

Witness on behalf of Thomas Tempest in answer to Tempest's interrogatories. See 2nd April 1690 'Questions to witnesses'  Thomas Tempest, interrogatories,  and notes given there for background to the case.

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