Witness Deposition – Joshua Wilson – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: Joshua Wilson
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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Josuah Wilson of Wolsingham in the County of durham yeoman aged four four years or thereabouts sworn & examined saith as followeth

To the first Interrogatorie this deponent saith That he was imployed by Thomas Mowbray to take an account of what loaden horses past through Wolsingham and this deponent took such account as he hath predeposed on the pl[ain]t[iff]s part in this Cause to which this deponent refers but whether the loaden horses that he took such account of were loaden with oar that they brought form the defend[an]ts mines or whether the same horses soe loaden went to Scotcheal mill or what other place this deponent knows not but saith they might goe that same way to Newcastle & other places but it is far about for this deponent neither questioned them where they came or whether [sic] they went

Josia Wilson

<Jo Crosby esq

Ra Gowland>
Witness on behalf of Bishop Crewe in answer to Wharton's cross-interrogatories. See 8 Oct 1686 'Questions to witnesses' Nathaniel Crewe, and notes given there for background to the case.

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