Witness Depositions – Elizabeth Rennison – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: Elizabeth Rennison
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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Elizabeth Renison the wife or Wm renison of Stella in the County of Durham aged Sixty yeares of therabouts Sworne & Examined Deposeth: 

7:13	To the Seaventh and thirteenth Interr[ogator]y this Depon[en]t Saith she knows Stella Leadhill and Bladon Leadhill or the Low Leadhill and hath soe known the same for about forty yeares And saith that about thirty threee yeares since She hath heard One William Raine who was Steward to Sr Richard Tempest the Def[endan]ts father Say and Declare that Robert Chambers and Ralph Douglas took and Farmed of his <Ma[er]> Stella Leadhill and paid therefore yearly forty Shillings and afterward four pounds And hath heard the said Chambers and Douglas Say the Same. 

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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