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Thomas Cornforth of Frosterly in the County of Durham yeom[an] aged Six & fifty yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth 4 To the Fourth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he this Depon[en]t was Employed by Thomas Rooksby Esquire from the tenth of May 1682 till January after to take an Accompt of what Lead Oare was carryed from the Def[endan]tes mines to the Def[endan]tes Smelting Mill at Darwin and Saith from the said tenth of May till the [Twenty] Ninth of September after he this Depon[en]t tooke an Accompt himselfe thereof which came to Three Hundred ninety Foure Binges & <Three> horse loads of Oare but whether the same loads of Oar came from the s[ai]d Def[endan]tes mine or not he this Depon[en]t knowes not But Saith he see a greate p[ar]t thereof unloaded <at> The S[ai]d Darwin Mill & was in the [Said] Common Rode from the Def[endan]tes mines out in Wardell And saith that all this Depon[en]t see unloaded at the s[ai]d mill was Lead Oar And from the said Twenty ninth of September till the seventh of January after he this Depon[en]t tooke An Accompt from his servant which came to Two Hundred & Twenty Bing loades Of Lead Oar & two horse loades or [interlined: ‘neare’] thereabouts Thomas Cornforth
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.