Witness Depositions – Robert Surtees – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: Robert Surtees
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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Robert Surtees of Ryton in the County of Durham Gentleman Aged Sixty Yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined deposeth as followeth:

2	To the Second Interr this Depont saith that if there be any high way for Cartt and Carriage twixt Hedley and NewCastle it must be a way from Hedley to Ryton Woodside thence to Winlaton Milne thence to Whickham & thence to newcastle for that theres noe passage for Cartt or Carriage from Blaydon to Newcaste.

15	To the fifteenth this Depont saitht that knowes not nor does he beleive that at any time the parish of Ryton ever did repaire or were required or Sought to repaire the way in question through the Peth or Peth head belonging to the Deft though this Depont hath lived much of his life time in the said Parish.

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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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467