Witness Deposition – William Maddison – 22 Apr 1667

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 22 Apr 1667
Correspondent: William Maddison
Archive Source: TNA E134 19Chas2 East33
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William Maddison of Newlandside in the County of Durham yeom[an] aged Forty seven years or thereabout sworn and examined saith as Followeth.

1  To the First Interr[ogatory] this Depon[en]t saith that he knoweth the Compl[ainan]ts and Humphrey Wharton and the rest of the  Defend[an]ts  excepting onely John Boulton John Fetherston  <....> Ritson  Edward Stout and Thomas Burges and alsoe knoweth the Parsonage house & P[ar]ish of Stanhop in this Interr[ogatory] named & hath known the same by the space of <............> past.

2  To the Second Interr[ogatory] this Deponent saith that he knoweth divers lead mynes within the said parish out of which lead Oare hath been <formerly> gotten vizt Ewetree Allerclugh <White Rake  ..........> burne Greenfeild and Midgpitts and saith that he hath known lead Oare wrought out of the same thirty years agoe and upwards and alsoe saith that he this depon[en]t hath <carried ......> from all the said Groves.

3. To the Third Interr[ogatory] this Depon[en]t saith that he doth know that tyth lead Oare hath been accompted for att quarterly meetings & afterwards paid in kinde to the <Parson of Stanhop ...........> Agents namely to one Mr Thomas Aisley who Farmed the tyth lead Oare within the said Parish of Mr Moorecroft then Parson there And saith that he can the better depose <.....>  he this Depon[en]t did help to carry tyth lead Oare for the said Mr Aisley from the aforesaid Allerclugh White Rake Barkerburne Greenfeild and Midgpits <mynes for ... ……...soe> in the years 1630 and 1640.

4. To the Fourth Interr[ogatory] this Depon[en]t saith that tyth lead Oar within the said Parish was alwaies paid in cleane & well washed Oare unto the Parson of Stanhop & <....... ..... .....> Oare.

5. To the Fifth Interr[ogatory] this Depon[en]t saith that although he this depon[en]t hath been two severall times att the quarterly Meetings & hath helped to carry tyth <lead Oare .......> Groves as aforesaid yet he this Depon[en]t <did never know nor> heard of any deduc[ti]on or substrac[ti]on of anything out of the tyth lead oare for or in respect of <.............> otherwise but the same tyth alwaies paid without any subtrac[ti]on att all <that ever> this Depon[en]t heard of.  

6.7. 8. To the Sixth Seventh and eighth Interr[ogatories] this Depon[en]t is not required to be examined.

9.12. To the Ninth & tweluth Interr[ogatories] he cannot depose. 

13. To the thirteenth Interr[ogatory] this Depon[en]t saith that there were quarterly meetings of the Parson & MooreMaster or his Agents and the Grovers att the <Chappell ...................> St Marks day Lam[m]as & Allhallows days yearly And then & there the Grovers gave in their accompts unto the MooreMaster & Parson or their Agents of <what lead ..... their respective> Groves and <tooke>  what accompt the Grovers gave in the Parson hath his tyth paid accordingly those times that he was present And saith <......... ......> att these two times And further to this Interr[ogatory] <cannot> depose. 

William Maddison
Witness on behalf of Isaac Basire in answer to Basire's interrogatories. See 22 Apr 1667 'Questions to witnesses' Isaac Basire, and notes given there for background to the case.

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