Witness Depositions – Cuthbert Robinson – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: Cuthbert Robinson
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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Cuthbert Robinson of Winlaton in the County of Durham yeom ages Eighty yeares or thereaboutes Sworne & Examined 

2 & 4	To the Second and Fowerth Interr[ogator]ys this Depont saith that to his knowledge for about these Fifty yeares last past untill of late there hath beebe a Com[m]onh igh way for cart and Carriages by the <Mooregate> or Stellagate and soe by the Bogg or Blackmire to the Peth head and soe Downe the Peth to the Two Leadhills att Stella and Blaydon and this Depont hath often used the said Common way for carrying & Leading of wood Lead & other Goods from Hedley, Mickley, Mugglewick and Severall other places in the counties of Northumberland & Durham to the said Leadhills att Stella & Blaydon; and saith that he this Depont nor any other that he knowes or ever heard of was ever Stopt or hindered in the useage and Enjoyment of the said Com[m]on high way, nor was ever any satisfaction paid or Demanded for useing thereof as aforesaid, from this Depont or any other useing the same that this Depont knowes or ever heard of. 
Witness on behalf of William Blackett in answer to Blackett's interrogatories. See 2nd April 1690 'Questions to witnesses'  William Blackett, interrogatories,  and notes given there for background to the case.

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