Witness Depositions – George Lowrey – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: George Lowrey
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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George Lowrey a witness first Sworne & Examined on the part of the Deft, and now Sworne & Examined on the part ot the Complts Deposeth as followeth. 

1	To the First Inter[ogator]y this Deont saith he knowes the Complts high way leading from Hedley in Northumberland to the Lands & grounds in Stella called the Bogg or Blackmires and soe to the Peth head,and Downe the peth to th Leadhills and soe to Bladon in the County of Durham, and saith he knowes that Satisfaction was made for landing & laying Downe goods upon the said Two Leadhills that came through the said Com[m]on high way, and saith that Satisfaction was made and paid for Bankeage onely and was called Bankmoney, and saith thise pay who leaave the Peth & Com[m]on high way leading to the Leadhills in Bladon Towne, and goes Downe through the Defts other grounds to Stella Coalestaithes; and saith that John Clavering Esq[uire] to whom this Deponent is Staithman or Servaant, for his wayleave & Staithroome in the Defts grounds in stella payes to this Deponts knowledge to the said Deft; the Sum[m]e of Fifty Pounds a year by halfe yearly payments. 

Capt et Jurat Die anno et Loro Supd[er]ict Cora nobis 

Go: Em[mer]son Fred: Newton John Pickells 
Witness on behalf of Thomas Tempest in answer to Blackett's cross-interrogatories. See 2nd April 1690 'Questions to witnesses'  William Blackett, cross-interrogatories,  and notes given there for background to the case.

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