Witness Deposition – Christopher Lunn – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: Christopher Lunn
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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Christopher Lunn of Alley Sheehouse in his County of Durham Oar carrier aged sixty Years or thereabouts sworne & examined saith as followeth


1. To the first interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he has brought at sevrall times sevrall quantities Of Oar from forreine Ground but the certaine pticulers thereof this Depon[en]t knowth not

2. To the second Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he never gave Bond made any <p[ro]mise> Or gave any Engagement whatsoever to the Deft or any to his use that he this Depon[en]t Should not make knowne the sevrall quantityes of Lead Oar carryed from any of the Deftes Grounds to any of his Smelting Mills or ever was desired soe to doe by the S[ai]d Defte

								Chr: Lunn

<Props> & <Juyst> die Anno of <os loco primo …..>
Witness on behalf of Wharton in answer to Crewe’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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