Witness Depositions – Thomas Lowrey – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: Thomas Lowrey
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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Thomas Lowry of Stella in the County of Durham Gente aged forty Six 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 thence to Bladon and hath soe known the Same for about thirty yeares last and Saith that Mr John Clavering by the Sufferance and Permission of One Hedworth and of the Deft hath a Waggon Way or Highway for Cart and Carriage to passe through their Grounds and Lands form Ryton Woodside aforesaid to near the Peth or Pethhead and then goe of from the Peth or way which goes to Bladon through other of the Def[endan]ts Grounds to Stella Staithes for which he the said Mr Clavering hath and doth pay a Rent or Acknowledgement And saith that way which the said Mr Clavering soe hath from the said Ryton Woodside to the said Peth head through the said Hedworth and Deftes Grounds is about a Myle in length and saith that there is noe other way for Cart or Carrriage to passe from the s[ai]d way which the said Mr Clavering has and holds of the said Hedworth and 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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