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Thomas Eltringham of the Hall yards in the County of Northumberland yeom aged Fifty Seaven yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined Deposeth as followeth. To the second Third Fowerth and last Interr[ogator]ys this Depont saith that he this Depont and the inhabitants of the both the County of Northumberland and Durham as occasion required for about Forty yeares last past and upwards untill of late had and Enjoyed a Com[m]on high way for leading and Carrying of Timber Barke Slates and such like Com[m]odities with Horses waines Carts and Carriages from Hedley and Elsewhere in Northumberland and Durham as occasion offered to Stella gate and soe to by the Bogg or Blackmires along Stella Peth head Downe the Peth to the two Lead Hills att Stella and Blaydon, where as they pleased they Landed their Goods, from whence they were conveyed by water to Newcastle or Elsewhere upon the river of Tine, and this Depont nor any other that ever he heard off was never interrupted in the Enjoyment of the said Com[m]on high way nor was ever any Satisfaction Demanded therefore that <ever this> Depont heard off, save what was paid for Bankleave for laying of the Goods upon the said Leadhills; and this Depont further saith that he this Depont and Severall others att Severall times Dureing the time aforesaid hath ledd & carryed in waines and Carriages in through and along the Com[m]on high way aforesaid, Spiles breastes and such like short timber into and through Blaydon Towne and for Eastwards away Downe to Swalwell from Blaydon and was never Stopt nor hindered in goeing to Swallwell with Carriages as aforesaid by and through the Com[m]on high way aforesaid now was ever any Satisfaction Demanded therfore from this Depont or any other that he ever heard off.
Witness on behalf of William Blackett in answer to Blackett's interrogatories. See 2nd April 1690 'Questions to witnesses' William Blackett, interrogatories, and notes given there for background to the case.