Witness Deposition – George Willy – 31 Aug 1764

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 31 Aug 1764
Correspondent: George Willy
Archive Source: AE Lead Road
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George Willy of Whitensday [Whittonstall?] aged 78 Y[ea]rs

Says that he has lived all his Life there w[hi]ch is within 2 Miles of Woodhead Lane, and that he has known the Highway between Blaydon & Edmondbyers for upwards of 60 Y[ea]rs & that it never was stop but allways enjoyd as such till w[i]thin these <14> Y[ea]rs & then stopt by S. Swallowell
Contained within pages of summary notes from the depositions, the original of which has not survived, and so is given here. Undated but assumed to be of same date as other summarised statements

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467