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William Atkinson of Stockton in the County of Durham Marchant aged Thirty Six Yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth 1 To the First Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he knoweth the Compl[ainan]t & Def[enden]te in this suite 5 To the Fifth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith that he this Deponent hath been factor or Agent for the Def[enden]te Humphrey Wharton Esq[uire] onely dureing all the time in this Interrogatory menconed [for} the receiving shipping & selling of Lead of the S[ai]d Def[enden]tes And saith that he this Depon[en]t dureing the said time hath shipt & sold sev[e]rall small Quantities of Lead for the S[ai]d Def[enden]te But what Quantityes in p[ar]ticuler he this Deponent haveing not his books of Accompts by him cannot give any p[ar]ticuler Accompt thereof nor of the certain value thereof But doth not know that any part of the said Lead for ship[men]t or sale by this Deponent as aforesaid came from Weardall or did belong to the S[ai]d Def[enden]t or his p[ar]tner there or from what other place the Same came But believes Such Lead was Smelted at Gilling Mill in Yorkshire & the Oar thereof was got in Yorkshire [missing] Will Atkinson
Witness on behalf of Bishop Crewe in answer to Crewe's interrogatories. See 8 Oct 1686 'Questions to witnesses' Nathaniel Crewe, and notes given there for background to the case.