Witness Deposition – John Hudston – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: John Hudston
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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John Hudston of Allercleugh in the County of Durham yeom[an] aged Sixty years or thereabouts sworne & Examined saith as followeth

To the second Interrogatory the Depon[en]t saith that he said Depon[en]t together with s[ai]d George Fetherston about Mayday 1680 demanded for and on the behalf of the said Compl[ainan]t of the Miners ta[c]kers Farm[er]s or workmen of the Def[endan]tes & at the Def[endan]tes Groves called the Lodgefeild grove the Rakes & the Cleugh head the ninth p[ar]t or Lott of the tyth Oar due & overdue to the Compl[ainan]tt from that time for A yeare & a halfe And the s[ai]d farm[er]s ta[c]kers or Workmen wholly & absolutely refused to pay or Accompt for any of the Ninth part or Lott of Oar to this Depon[en]t or the sd George Fetherston but answered what was to be paid or accompted for upon not to any other Accompt they were obliged to Answer the Same to the Def[endan]te & was charged by him to pay none to any other whomsoever or to yt[that] Effect

							John Hus<...>
Witness on behalf of Bishop Crewe in answer to Crewe's interrogatories. See 8 Oct 1686 'Questions to witnesses' Nathaniel Crewe, interrogatories, and notes given there for background to the case.

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