Witness Deposition – William Emmerson – 8 Oct 1686

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 8 Oct 1686
Correspondent: William Emmerson
Archive Source: TNA E134 2Jas2 Mich 42
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William Emmerson Of Wolsingham in the County of Durham Oar carryer aged sixty five years of thereabouts sworne & examined saith as followes

1. To the first Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saithe that he was employed to bring sevrall horse loads & quantities of oar wch this Depon[en]t brought from sevrall foeringe mines or grounds to the Deftes Smelting Mills but the certaine quantity thereof this Depon[en]t doth not remember

2. To the second interrogatory this Deponent saithe that he neither by <bond p[ro]mise> or other Engagement was at any time bound to this Defte or his Agents not to discover or make knowne the true quantityes of Said Oar carryed from the Deftes Grounds to any of his Smelting mills

									William Emmerson
Witness on behalf of Wharton in answer to Crewe’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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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467