Witness Deposition – John Ellison – 9 Sep 1764

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 9 Sep 1764
Correspondent: John Ellison
Archive Source: AE Lead Road
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John Ellison of Whitensday [Whittonstall?] Aged 65

Says that he has known the Highway between Blaydon & Edmondbyers for upwards of 50 Y[ea]rs - & that he never know it stopt till w[i]thin this 14 Y[ea]rs.

George Usher of D[itt]o Aged 65 – And John Wilkinson of D[itt]o Aged 52

Both give the same Evidence as John Ellison
Contained within pages of summary notes from the depositions, the original of which has not survived, and so is given here.

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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