Witness Depositions – Isabel Barnes – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: Isabel Barnes
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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Issable Barnes of Stella in the County of Durham widow Aged Seaventy two yeares or thereaboutes Sworne and Examined Deposeth as followeth:

1	To the firstInter[ogator]y this Depont saith she knows the parties in this suite and Did know Sr Thomas Tempest and Sr Richard Tempests Grandfather and father to the Defen[an]t.

3:4	To the third and fourth Inter[ogator]y she saith she knows the way in question which leads from Ryton wood to the Peth or Peth heah and thence to Bladon and knows Stella Leadhill and hath soe known the same dureing all the time she can remember haveing been borne and Bredd at Stella And saith that about Fifty yeares since Sr Thomas Tempest the Deft[endan]ts Grandfather Did severall times Stopp Severall waines and Carriages which were comeing through the way in question through the Peth or Peth head and Peth foot and hath Caused the same to be Stayed and unload what they Carryed whether Lead or wood or other thing at Stella Lead hill and pay for way leave and Bank roome four pence p[er] Tunn; A part of which said Stella Leadhill together with wayleave thereto which was the way in question this Deponts Grandfather his father and herselfe have for above fifty yeares Farmed and taken of the Def[endan]ts Ancestors  and paid yearly for the said Bank roome and Way leave thereto through the Peth or Peth head beign the way in question the summe of four pounds And saith that she hath knowne One William Raine who was Steward to Sr Richard Tempest the Def[endan]ts father severall times stopp Waines and Carriages which were comeing through the way in question untill they made satisfaction to the said Sr Richard for comeing in and through the said way which came through the Peth or Peth head to Bladon hills on the East side of the Burne.

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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