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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Josiah Wilson of Wolsingham in the County of Durham yeom[an] aged Forty Four years or Thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth

4 To the Fourth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that Thomas Mowbray who was Employed by the Compl[ainan]t to take an Accompt of what Lead Oar was brought from the Def[enden]tes Mynes to his Smelting Mills being in Westm[or]land Employed this Depon[en]t in his absence in or about the yeare of our Lord 1682: to Stand at Wolsingham in the way to Scotch Eale Mill being one of the s[ai]d Def[enden]ts smelting Mills And saith that he this Depon[en]t the same June tooke an Accompt in writeing And saith that there was the time this Depon[en]t staid to take such Accompt being about nine or tenn days as he now rememb{er}s the numb[er]of Two Hundred Eighty & Six loaden horses with leade Oar pokes And as this Depon]en]t verily beleives were all  loaden with Lead Oar w[hi]ch number this Depon]en]t gave an Accompt of to the S[ai]d Thomas Mowbray in writeing

on his returne from Westm[or]land.                                                                                                 

       Joshua Wilson
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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