Witness Depositions – Anthony Dobson – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: Anthony Dobson
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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Anthony Dobson of Bladon in the County of Durham Butcher Aged Seaventy Nine Yeares or thereaboutes Sworne and Examined Deposeth as followeth: 

13	To the thirteenth Interr[ogator]y this Depont Saith that about forty yeares since when this Depont came to Live at Bladon one Robert Chambers and one Ralph Douglas as he really beleives farmed of Sr Richard Tempest the two Leadhills called Stella Leadhill and the Low Leadill But under what Rent or Condition they held the same this Depont knows not But saith that they had the possession of the said Leadhills for severall yeares after: 

Witness on behalf of Thomas Tempest in answer to Tempest's interrogatories. See 2nd April 1690 'Questions to witnesses'  Thomas Tempest, interrogatories,  and notes given there for background to the case.

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