Witness Deposition – George Whitfield – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: George Whitfield
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George Whitfield of Finnehills in the parrish of Stanhop and county of Durham yeoman aged one and Twenty yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Exa[mi]ned Saith as followeth 



1  To the first Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he knoweth Doctor Isaac Basire one of the Compl[ainan]ts and Humphrey Wharton Esqr and other the Defend[an]ts



5  To the Fift Interrogatory this Deponent Saith that knoweth a Mine within the parrish of Stanhop called the Rakes w[hi]ch paide noe Tithes this tenne yeare, though it was demanded within this yeare last past by Thomas White Steward unto Doctor Isaac Basire one of the Compl[ainan]ts



6 To the Sixt Interrogatory this Deponent saith that the charges expended at the said Rakes <mine> from the first of August last past unto the seventh of March next after did amount unto Fifty <Three> pounds Eight Shillings 



To the rest he is not required 

George Whitfield 



Da: Davison

John Shaw

John Westgarth
Witness on behalf of Humphrey Wharton in answer to Wharton's interrogatories. See 22 Apr 1667 'Questions to witnesses' Humphrey Wharton, interrogatories, and notes given there for background to the case.

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