Witness Depositions – William Jobling – 2 Apr 1690

Document Type: Witness Depositions
Date: 2 Apr 1690
Correspondent: William Jobling
Archive Source: TNA E 134 2W&M Trin15
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William Jobling of Prudoe in the County of Northumberland yeom aged Eighty yeares or thereaboutes Sworne and Examined Deposeth as followeth.

2 & 4	To the Second and Fowerth Interr[ogator]ys this Depont saith that for these Sixty yeares last past or thereaboutes, this Depont knowes there has beene a com[m]on high way for leading and carrying of Timber and [word(s) obscured] from Hedley and Elsewhere in the County's of Northumberland with horses waines Carts & Carriages in and through certaine Lands & Grounds of Stella called the Bogg al[ia]s Blackmire the Peth head and the Peth to the Two Lead hills att Stella and Blaydon, which Goods were from thence conveyed by water Downe to Newcastle and Elsewhere <upon> the River of Tine and he this <Depont and the Countrey  [word obscured] .. hath> frequently <Dureing> [word(s) obscured]

Common high way with Carts and Carriages both in the Defts Fathers time and in his Grandfather's time, both which he this Depont very well knew, nor was he this Depont nor any other that this Depont knowes or ever [word obscured] obstructed or interrupted in the useing and Enjoymt of the said way, nor did he this Depont or any other that this Depont knowes or ever heard of pay any thing for the said way & p[ri]viledge save Three pence a Foother for Groundage or wharfage of the Goods brought & laid upon the said Lead hills as aforesaid.
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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