Witness Deposition – John Mowbray – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: John Mowbray
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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John Mowbrey of Wolsingham In the County of Durham Cordwayner aged Forty Seven years

or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith, as followeth

4 To the Fourth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he this Depon[en]t was desired by his brother John[possibly a mistake when brother Thomas was meant given use of Thomas’s name later on?] Mowbrey to take in his absence an Accompt of what Oar taken from the Def[endan]tes Lead mines & Groves to the Def[endan]tes mills but at what time it was this Deponent doth not now Remember but saith that he this Depon[en]t took such Accompt for and on the behalf of the Compl[ainan]t at the Def[enden]tes Mill called Stanhope hope Mill for Six days together & saith that during such time this Depon[en]t knows there came sev[e]rall greate numbers of horses loaden with lead Oare But this depon[en]t being an unlearned man that can neither write nor read cannot give an Exact accompt of the certain quantity thereof But gave an Accompt when the same was in this Depon[en]ts  memory to the s[ai]d Thomas Mowbrey											John Mowbrey
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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