Walton papers Charter from William Vepont to Thomas Vepont at Cumbria Archive.
William Vepont to Thomas Vepont AD 1480.
Know ye all present hocome? that I William Vepont have given granted by this
my present? charter confined to Thomas Vepont my son a tenement in the parish of Alston called Aonsis? and two tenements in
Barocke that Adam Chesebury now holds and Stephen Richardson occupies and a tenement called Blackelave? that Edward Cheseboury?
holds with all lands meadows & pastures therto belonging In testimony of which I have appended my seal these being my
my witnesses Richard Musgrave, John Lee, George Walton, Robert Walton, Matthew Jacson & many others. Dated on the feast
of ?raul? in the 19th year of the reign of King Edward1V after the conquest. Ends with Seal.
this email from A Smith in 2002 I have lost contact but it does give the Names of some of the resedents of Viponds around
Alston and Garigill in the early days.
hi, thanks for the
return, i have not yet really started on the vipond side of the family yet. but all info helps, i have a copy of info from
a relation starting with William de Veteriponte-Ivo-Nicholas-Robert-Thomas Whitelaw and a sister, Elizabeth married a Thomas
Blencowe it then goes on to state that the Garrigill Viponds are descended from the above.
Viponds of Nenthall 1629-1677-1692
Viponds of Loaning Head 1698-1700-1726
Viponds of Dryburn 1706
Viponds of Low Graig 1708
Viponds of Gateshead 1720
Viponds of Rotherhope 1720
Viponds of Middle Graig 1720
of Gatefoot 1763-96
Viponds of Alston. i am informed that my Grandmother came from these Viponds.
Jophn Vipond of Craggshield 1777 supplied by John Wardell & Alan Swindale.
Will of John Vipond of Craggshield 1777
I John Vipond of Craggshield in the parish of Alston and County of Cumberland Yeoman Do make publish and declare this to
be and contain my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following that is to say, Igive and bequeath unto my mother Elizabeth
Vipond that part of theTenement or Dwelling House at Craggshield - aforesaid wherein I now live consisting of an upper and
lower room and which said tenement is held by me under lease for the remainder of a "term of one thousand years therein
yet to come and unexpired. To hold the same unto my said mother for so many years of the said term yet to come as she shall
naturally live, Also I give and bequeath unto my brothers Joseph Vipond, Thomas Vipond and Jacob Vipond and unto my sister
Mary the wife of William Johnson and to each of them the sum of one pound, But if in case it shall happen that my said brothers
and sister or any of them shall at any time be likely to become chargeable to the said parish of Alston Then in case of the
said parish and for the better maintenance and support of such of them as shall happen to be likely to become chargeable as
aforesaid I give and bequeath to such of them so likely to become chargeable the annual or yearly sum of three pounds each.
The same to be paid to them for so long as they shall otherwise be unable to support themselves and no longer,such inability
to support themselves to be determined by the overseers of the poor of the said parish for the time being and the said annual
sum or sums of money to be paid out of the rents arising from said leasehold premises at Craggshield
Also I give
and bequeath to my Brother Joseph Vipond's six children to wit, Jane, Joseph, Adam, Mary, Whitfield and Elizabeth the
sum of five pounds each the same to be paid to them respectively upon their attaining the age of twenty one years - also I
give and bequeath to my brother Jacob Vipond's five daughters to wit, Hannah, Elizabeth, Jane, Ann and Mary the like sum
of five pounds each to be paid also to them respectively upon their attaining the age of twenty one years - also I give and
bequeath unto my sister Mary the wife of William Johnson her five children , to wit, Phillis, John¸ Hannah, Sarah and
William the like sum of five pounds each to be likewise paid to them respectively upon their attaining the age of twenty one
years - also I further bequeath to my brother Thomas Vipond the annual or yearly sum of one pound the same to be paid out
of the rents arising from my said leasehold estatefor and during the term of ten years and no longer. Also I give and bequeath
my said leasehold estate at Craggsheild to my nephew Thomas Vipond son of my brother Jacob Vipond to hold the same to him
for and during the remainder of the term of one thousand years which at my decease shall be to come and unexpired, if he shall
so long live but in case he shall happen to die before the expiration of the said term then and in such case I give and bequeath
the same to the eldest son of my said nephew and to his executors, administrators and assigns for all the rest, residue and
remainder of the said term then to come and unexpired and in case my said nephew Thomas shall die before attaining the age
of twenty one years and without leaving a son lawfully begotten Then I give and bequeath my said leashold Estate to my nephew
Adam Vipond son of my brother Joseph Vipond to hold the same to him for and during the remainder of the said term which shall
be then to come and unexpired, if he shall so long live, but in case he shall happen to die before the expiration of the said
term then I give and bequeath the same to the eldest son of my said nephew Adam lawfully to begotten to hold the same to such
eldest son of my said nephew Adam and to his executors, administrators and assigns for all the rest residue and remainder
of the said Term which shall be then to come and unexpired, which said leasehold estate that is to say the rents and profits
only arising therefrom, as also all and every my other goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever of which
I shall die posessed or entitled unto I do hereby charge and make chargeable with the payment of my just debts and funeral
expenses and several legacys before mentioned and it is my will that my said leasehold estate shall not be assigned or set
over for the remainder of the said term therein to any person or persons whomsoever in mortgage or otherwise for the purpose
of raising moneys to pay off said legacys but the rents and profits only arising therefrom shall be subjected to such payments.
Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said brother Thomas Vipond sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby
revoking all former and other wills at any time by me heretofore made I publish and declare this to be my last will and testament
in manner aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of December in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and seventy seven.
Witnessed by John Bell and ? Heron
of Nicholas kindly supplied by Michael Wardell
Nicholas Vipond 20/5/1709
In the name of God Amen. I Nicholas Vipond of Loaning head in the chappelry
of Garrigill in the Diocese of Durham
and County of Cumberland yeoman being
sick of body but of good and perfect memory (Blessed be God)considering the
transitory state of Mankind do make this my last Will and Testament in
manner and form following. That is to say principally
I recommend my soul
into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits of my blessed
Saviour and Redeemer
for full pardon and for Remission of my sins and my
body to the ground whence it was taken to be buried in decent manner
according to the discretion of my executor hereafter named. And as to the
temporal blessings which God in mercy has
sent me far above my deserts I
give and bequeath in manner and form following that is to say
Imprimus my will
is that what debts I either owe in Law or conscience to any
man and funeral expenses be discharged by my executor. Item.
my will is that
my son John when he accomplishes the age of twenty one years shall enter
upon my half tenement of
land at Loaning Head paying out will is same when
he enters the sum of forty pounds to be distributed will is rest of
money that shall be raised out of my other effects and debts and by Bonds or
otherwise howsoever that shall
remain after my four younger children are
capable of work for their selves or shall be settled.
Item, my Will
is that after such Capacity or settlement of my younger
children that all the money that remains over and above the maintenance
my children together with the forty pounds my said son John shall
maintenance of the lands shall be continued
at interest until my youngest
child then living accomplishes the age of eighteen years of age. Then there
bean equal division amongst the younger children then living of all
the money then remaining.
Item, my will
is that if my son John die before he accomplishes the said age
that my said half tenement at Loaning Head shall fall
to my second son Isaac
at the said age and upon the said conditions and likewise if he die to fall
to my third son
Joseph at the age and upon the conditions above said.
Item my will is that the table in the Sow House and two dresser
bedstead in the chamber shall remain in the house and be his to whom the
land shall fall.
I make my said son John sole executor of this my last will and
testament and order and appoint my Brethren in Law Joseph
Walton and Robert
Archer and my uncle Thomas Yeats and Cousin Richard Wallase Tutors and
Guardians of my said children
during their minority and that they shall
settle order and dispose them at their discretion.
Lastly I declare
this my last Will and Testament revoking all other or
former wills by me made either in words or writing.
witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this twentieth day
of May Anno Domini 1709.
Signed sealed and read in the presence of
Attached is an inventory and a tuition bond partly in Latin ...the children
listed as John Vipond,
Isaac, Joseph, Alice and Hannah Vipond. Dated 6
Inventory Kindly suppled by Aileen Pike.
A True and perfect Inventory of all the Goods and Chattles Nicholas
Vipond of Loaning head died possessed of made and found by us John Archer Tho:Lee Robert Stagg and John Liddle this twenty
sixth Day of May Anno Domi 1709
horse and apparrell
06 10 00
Seven kine and one calfe
16 00 00
Thirty ffour sheep with eight lambs
06 00 00
One cupboard Two Tables and forms Chests and Chairs
02 00 00
ffour Bedsteads and three featherbeds together with
other Bedding and Linen
08 00 00
Brass pewter Iron and Wooden vessell
03 10 00
02 00 00
One wheel cart with other husbandry Implements
02 00 00
Debts due by Bond to the party deceased
42 19 00
Debts due by Notes Book Debt and work
20 00 00
In all 108 19
Debts owed by party deceased
Imprimus By Bond
10 00 00
By Book Debts and to workmen 20
30 00 00
04 10 00
In all; 34 10
Vicar of Alston
Original Doc supplied by National Arcives
Translated bt Brooke Westcott
Bill of Complaint of Thomas Vipond
against John Vipond
TNA ref C11/2542/61
2o Junii 1727 [2nd June 1727]
the Right Honourable Peter, Lord King,
Baron of Ockham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
sheweth unto your Lordshipp your Lordshipps daily Orators, Thomas Vipond of Louninghead in Aldstone moor in the County of
Cumberland, Yeoman, and Alice his Wife, who was one of the four younger Children of Nicholas Vipond, late of Loaning head
aforesaid, Yeoman deceased, and Hannah Vipond of the same and said County, Spinster, another of the said four Children, being
an Infant under the age of twenty one years, by the said Thomas Vipond her next Friend,
That James, the last Earle
of Darwentwater, and his Ancestors, respectively was and were, for many Generations, and John Ratcliffe, Esquire, his Son
and Heir now is, seized or owner of the mannor of Aldstone in the said County, and of sundry Farms and Tenements scituate
therein or parcell thereof, the which Farms or Tenements have alalong been let out for the Term of a thousand or for some
other long term of years,
But by some covenant or proviso in the respective Leases thereof contained, subjected to answer
some Summe certain or in gross, or by way of a fine certain at the end of every twenty one years, parcell of such long term,
on payment whereof the Lessees ever used to surrender his Lease for the time being, or else the same Lease by some other method
or means therein prescribed became vacated, and a new Lease, of the import of the last preceeding Lease, was and is used to
be granted to the last preceeding Lessee or his Assigns or Order;
And your Orators further shew that the said Nicholas
Vipond was, in his life time and at the time of his death, possessed of a considerable Leasehold Estate lyeing at Loaming
head in the said mannor, to wit, by virtue of such long lease or leases under the reserved yearly rent of five shillings and
three pence, for which, upon the renewall of his last Lease, which was made for a thousand or other long term of years, to
wit at the end of the then last twenty one years, paid the summ certain or fine of five pounds and five shillings, so that
by observing those usuall methods of renewall or payment of fines or summs certain at the expiration of every twenty one years
the estates are thereby almost equall in value and duration to Estates of Inheritance, and the more as not obliging the Lessees
attendance upon Jury’s at Assizes or Quarter Sessions of the peace, or at elections of Members of Parliament;
And the said
Nicholas being so intrusted and possessed, made his last will and Testament, bearing date on or about the twentieth day of
May which was anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and nine, he being then of good and disposing memory, in the which last
will is contained a clause in the words ensueing.
Item my will is that my Son John, when he accomplishes the age of twenty one years,
shall enter upon my half Tenement of Land at Loaning head, paying out of the same, when he enters, the Summ of forty pounds,
to be distributed with the rest of the money that shall be raised out of my other effects and debts due, by Bond or otherwise,
howsoever that shall remain after my four younger Children are capable to work for themselves or shall be setled.
Bill of Complaint
of Thomas Vipond against John Vipond
Item my will is that
after such capacity or settlement of my younger Children, that all the mony that remains over and above the maintenance of
my Children, together with the forty pounds my Son John shall pay out of the Land, shall be continued at Intrest till my youngest
child then living accomplish the age of eighteen years, and then there shall be an equall division amongst the younger Children
then living of all the money then remaining.
As by the said last will, whereof the said John was constituted
sole Executor, may (inter alia) more certainly appear,
Shortly after the date of which said will he, the said Nicholas
Vipond, departed this life, and the said John proved his last will in due form of Law, and possessed himself and is now possessed
of the said Leasehold premises, either as Legatee implyed or as Executor of the said last will, and attained the Age of eighteen
years in the Month of March which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighteen or thereabouts,
And she, the
said Hannah, being the youngest Child of the said Nicholas Vipond, attained the age of eighteen years on the fifteenth day
of February which was anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty four,
Whereby your Orators became intitled to
a Moiety of the said summe of forty pound, with Intrest from the said plenage [ie full age] of the said John, to be paid unto
them by the said John Vipond on the day last named.
And your Orator and Oratrixes further shew that the said Testator dyed possessed of a very
considerable personall Estate, consisting of ready money, household Goods, corne, cattle, husbandry geer, moneys due by mortgage,
Bonds, and simple contracts, to the value of two hundred pounds or thereabouts remaining clear after payment of his debts
and funerall expences,
Whereof one moiety was and is distributable between your Oratrixes ever since the day last
above named and before, and about which time they respectively became able to earn their livings by their own labour, as the
After which time, and for some time before, he, the said Executor, was at no charge concerning their or
either of their Maintenance in pursuance of the said last will, and when the said Summe of two hundred pounds was remaining
in the hands of the said John Vipond, to be divided amongst his said four younger Children.
And your Orator Thomas having
intermarried with Alice, your Oratrix, he thereby in her right, and your Oratrix Hannah in her own right, being respectively
intitled to the said Shares of the said Summs of forty pounds and Intrest, and of two hundred pounds, in manner above named,
well hoped they should have received the same from the hands of the said John Vipond, in pursuance of the said last will,
without any delay, cavil or contradiction of the said John Vipond.
But now so it is, may it please your Lordshipp, that
he, the said John Vipond, by Confederacy between himself and other persons whose names are yet unknown to your Orator and
Or[at]rixes, and whom, when known, they crave leave to add as partys Defendants to this their Bill of Complaint with proper
charges, hath refused and continueth to refuse to do your Orator and Oratrixes any Justice in the premisses, or to make them
any Satisfaction for their said respective just dues and demands, tho’ frequently after the last aforenamed day required
so to do,
And for concealing his injustice therein he, the said John Vipond, doth pretend and instst that he claimeth
the premisses buy a title superior and prior to the said last will, and that therefore the said Nicholas had no power to load
or charge the same premisses with the said Summe of forty pounds or any other Summ of money, yet refuseth to disclose such
his title to your Orator and Oratrixes or any of them,
Bill of Complaint of Thomas Vipond against John Vipond
TNA ref C11/2542/61
And as to your Orator and Oratrixes share of the said
Summe of two hundred pounds, the said John Vipon doth pretend and give out in Speeches that the said Nicholas the Testator
left no personall Estate that came unto or remained in his hands to be administred after the payment of his debts and funerall
expences and the necessary charges of maintaining your Oratrixes and the said two other younger Children of the said Testator
according to the said last will,
Whereas the said John Vipond never had nor hath any title or pretence of title to the premisses
other than by the said last will, and the said Testator left such personall Estate, and two hundred pounds parcell and residue
thereof, remained in the said John Viponds Hands distributable amongst the Testators four younger Children as above mentioned,
And the said
John Vipond raiseth many other evasions, objections and frivelous exceptions against his paying and distributing the said
Moietys of the said forty pounds and Intrest and two hundred pounds between your Orator and Oratrix Hannah, all the which
are false, trifling and contrary to all Equity and good conscience.
In tender consideration whereof, and for that your Orator
and Oratrixes cannot compell a discovery of the matters above mentioned, nor the payment and Satisfaction of their said dues
or Legacys by the said last will and Testament, nor compell an account of the said personall Estate and mean or other profitts
thereof, in and by the strict rules of the common Laws of this realm, nor otherwise than in a Court of Equity,
To the End
therefore that he, the said John Vipond, may on his corporall Oath sett forth the truth of all and singular the p[re]m[iss]es
as fully and distinctly as if thereunto interrogated point by point in and by the prayer hereof,
And in particular that he
may sett forth if the aforenamed Earle of Darwentwater and his Ancestors were Lords of the aforesaid Mannor, and if John Ratcliffe
Esquire is his Son and Heir and be the present Lord thereof,
And if within the same there be severall Farmholds now
and heretofore demised for long and what Terms of years, and if determinable, and after what manner and for what occasion
and consideration, at the end of every twenty one years or other Term of years from the commencement of every such Lease,
And if such
Leases have usually been reserved, and at what times and after what method or manner, and for what considerations to the former
Lessees or persons claiming by, from or under him for the time being
And if the said Testator had any and what Leasehold
estate in the said mannor, and from whom, and by what title did he convey the same, and if he made any last will and Testament,
and if the clause above sett forth was part of the same, and may also sett forth if the said Testator is deceased and when
he died, and if he, the said John Vipond, was Executor of the said last will and proved the same, and if he hath attained
the age of twenty one years and when,
And what younger Children did the said Testator leave, and if your Oratrixes are not two of
such younger Children, and if your Orator did not intermarry with your Oratrix Alice, and if your Oratrix Hannah hath attained
the age of eighteen years, and when,
And may also set forth the particulars and improvements of all the Assetts or personall Effects
of the said Nicholas Vipond, and of the true value of the same, and may account for the same to your Orator and Oratrixes
so far as by the nature of their demands may be needfull, and may shew cause if he can why he ought not to pay,
Bill of Complaint of
Thomas Vipond against John Vipond
Or why the said Leasehold premisses
shall not be charged with the payment of a Moiety of the Summ of forty pounds to your Orator and Oratrixes, to wit of one
quarter part thereof to your Orator Thomas in right of your Oratrix Alice, and of the other quarter part thereof to your Oratrix
And also why the said John Vipond shall not pay the moiety of the said Summe of two hundred pounds to your
Orator and Oratrixes, to wit of one quarter part thereof to your Orator Thomas in right of your Oratrix Alice, and of the
other quarter part thereof to your Oratrix Hannah,
With moneys to be due for the Interest for all the said four quarter parts from the time or
times when such quarter parts became due and payable,
And that your Orator and Oratrixes may be releived in all and singular the premisses according
to equity and good conscience in such manner as shall seem most expedient to your Lordshipp,
May it please your lordship
to grant unto your Orator and Oratrixes his Majesties most gracious writt of subpena, unto the said John Vipond to be directed,
thereby commanding him, under a certain pain and at a certain day therein to be contained, to appear before your Lordshipp
in this Honourable Court, then and there true and perfect answer to make to all and singular the premisses, and further to
stand and abide such order and Decree therein as to your Lordshipp shall seem meet.
And your Orator and Oratrixes
shall ever pray etc.
Will of Richard Vipond proved at Durham
In the Name
of God Amen the twentieth Day of January in the year of our Lord God 1700, I Richard Vipond of Loaninghead in the Chapellry
of Garrigill in Alstone Moor County of Cumberland yeoman being very sick &weak in body but of perfect mind and memory
thanks be given to God therefore, calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing yt it is appointed for all men once
to die do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give & recommend
my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I commend it to the earth to be buried in a
Christian like & decent manner att ye discretion of my executors nothing doubting but att the generall resurrection I
shall receive the same again by ye mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to
bless me in this life far above my desert I give devise and dispose of ye same in manner & form following.
Imprimus I give & bequeath to my Eldest son Thomas the Sum of ten pounds
to be paid to him at ye age of one and twenty years.
I give & bequeath to my son Joseph the Sum of ten pounds to be paid to him when he cometh to ye age of one and twenty
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Anne the Sum
of ten pounds to be paid to her when she cometh to ye age of one and twenty years.
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary the Sum of ten pounds to be paid to her when she cometh to
ye age of one and twenty years.
yt if any one of the said four children shall die before they come to ye years of one and twenty years then ye said ten pounds
of yt deceased shall be equally distributed among the rest of the surviving children.
Item I give unto my son Thomas a full sixteenth part of a Lead myne called by the name
of underbings(?) sike
Item I give unto my well beloved wife
Elizabeth all my Goods and chattles movable and immovable whome I likewise constitute make ordain my only and sole executrix
of this my last will and testament paying all my Debts and Legacies and funerall expences and I do hereby utterly disallow
revoke & disanull all & every other former testaments wills & legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways
before this time named, willed & bequeathed ratyfying & confirming this and no other to be my last
will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand the day & year first above written.
Finally I do hereby nominate & appoint Thomas Bowman Nicholas Vipond and Nathaniel Walton as trustees
for my said four children to look that they be not wronged by no person or persons whatsoever
Richard Vipond his Mark V
Signed published pronounced and declared by ye sd Richard Vipond as his last Will & Testament in the presence
of the subscribers viz. -
Thomas Bowman his mark
Inventory Richard Vipond 1701
A true and perfect inventory of the goods and Chattles of Richard Vipond
of Loninghead within the Chappelry of garragill and dioces of Durham lately deceased appraised & inventory
this sixteenth day of June 1701 by Thomas Bowman Nicholas Vipond Nathaniel Walton and Isaac Walton as followeth--------
Imprs his horse and apparell
Itm 8 Cows
Itm 1 Heffer
Itm 10 ewes and lambs
Itm 11 other sheep
Itm 1 cubboard &3 bedsteads
Itm 2 Sheats
Itm brass pewder bedding husbandry implements
all other things whatsoever
Debts owing by the deceased
Imprs to Christopher Walton & Nicholas Vipond
To Jane Walton
To Grace Whitfield
Wills that have been indexed at Durham
University 1580 to 1690 mostly one page + inventery. They will suply for cost of copy + £5.00 handling charge.
Nicholas Vipond of Dryburn mentioned.
Older daughter of Thomas Vipond of ? Lately deceased mentions her aunts
of her mothers side that is to say Ann wife of Nicholas Vipond Mary ffawdll? Jane ffwdll? ???? ffwdll and Elizabeth ffwdll
Richard Vipond yeoman 1639 A
lot of names but difficult to read
Possibly Co Durham?
Late of nenthall
John Vipont yeoman
Of Dryburn Son Thomas Elder &
Joseph both under 21 at time of will. Mentions his father but no name. Thomas Goodsoll? And Son Thomas gets £1.00 as do John
Viponds daughter Rachell? Nicholas Loo his son John Loo £1.00. Arther Emorson the younger £1.00 . Mary John’s wife mentions
his brother Nicholas living at Rothouroy? Nicholas Loo Living at Wonwood. Gets £50.00.
Thomas Vipond Yeoman 1677
Brother Nicholas, brother Robert, his wife Elinor, Father Thomas ,
Father George Walton £70? Brother john Walton £30 Brother Thomas Walton ???Pounds List of beneficiaries 21 in all.
Ralph Vipond yeoman 1692
Garigill Eldest son Nicholas £25, da Elizabeth
Vipond £20, Mary £20, Joseph £20, two Daughters but no names, wife Mary.
Henry Vipond Yeoman
Northumberland I think List of Beneficiaries
 Wife godsons? Henry Vipond and Henry ?? Doc 3 Latin ?
Alstone? Brother John Vipond and his wife Mary, Thomas Wife Margaret.
Doc 3 Latin?
Robert Vipond Yeoman 1685 Possible
Son Joseph Also da Ann + other children.
Wit Thomas John and Ann Vipond.
John Vipond yeoman 1685 possible.
Roderup? Garigill Son John, Wife Jane .
£20 to be divided between Grace, Abigail, Susan? Also Sara, Rachel, Suzaner and Gmer? Also Mary. Nicholas Vipond + Thomas
John Vipond 1679 Possible
Of Groither Dodbury Da Ann, Son Robert
Elizabet Vepond? I Think Thomas Elizabet
spinster see obligation. 1691
Nathaniel Vipond. Wit Richard Vipont Sign, John Grozer?
Obligation Condiction of this obligation
is that if Mary Vipond wife of Tho Withers? Elizabet Vipond spinster of Graig
William Vipont Yeoman 1672
Middle Graig Garigill Brother Richard,
Goimot Mother?, Also Ralph Vipond.
Ralph Vepond yeoman 1673
Graig Garigill Wife Elizabeth, Son Nicholas
eldest?, Son John £30, Son Joseph £30, pay john £10 on the death of his mother, Mary and Ann £4?
My will is my son Nicholas is without sons
of his body lawfully begotten that then my said ??? shall return? To my said son John Vipond younger son John Vipond he paying
to son Aufeqh? Vipond the sum of £150. Young son William Vipond to be maintained and £6.
Thomas Vypont will 1666? 1672 Dificult
Taylor Alston Moor. Wife Francis
Mentions land tenniments in Garigill, Three sons Parnell?, John, and Robert.
Tho ??????? of John Flint apon time Hardwareman
aged 30 or thereabouts taken upon oath ?? day of Febuary 1672.
will of Thomas Vypont now to find him????at the time of examination being dated fourth??? Day of January AD 1666 in
the hands and ruffocid??of one Nicholas Todfdll? Late of London
Tailor---------------------------and he told this Vepont [or servant] he that said Nicholas Toofill? Was a witness to the
same will and he this servant did ????? Francis Vypont the widow and ?????? of
the said Thomas Vypont as that her said husband had made his will in writing
and left in the ruflodid??of the said Nicholas Lodsoll? More but Very Difficult.
Taken and swarn the day and year about
said before me. T Naylor.
William Vipond 174 Inventory only Lowstonder?
Thomas Vipont Yeoman 1675
Shidol?? Garigill Wife Jane Vipond, Son
Thomas? Da Jane, Mary, Son John,
Richard Vipont Yeoman 1691
of ffowfloods? Brother Regnald? Mother Mary Vipond, Sister Mary, Christopher Jarkson. Richard Sign Name.
Mary Vipond no Will Inventory. A true and
verfyd inventery of the goods and chattels of Mary Vipond widow, late of Dry-burn in the chapelry? Of Alston moor Sum £42.16.0
Francis? Vipont Widow 1692
Town and County
of Newcastle on Tyne. Grandchild Thomas Vipont,
Son Parnell Vipond, da Ann Shorley Widow, Son Robert, Son John, Grand children Margaret & Dorothy Johnson , Katherine
Thomas Vepond yeoman written 1648? 1662
John Vipond 1694
Of Rowburn? Son Thomas Vipond, da Mary
and two young dauters. Wife Jane?? Witness Doignald Vipont Thomas Vipond Nicholas Vipond by mark. Howburn? Chapelry Garigill.
Richard Vipond 1674
Brother William Son Richard & Reginald?
Da Elizabet wife Mary name of farm? In Garigill.
Schedule mentions hay at Skillgill.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
Writ for Examination of Witnesses, 1631
dei gr[ati]a Anglie Scotie Franc[ie] et Hib[er]nie Rex fidei defens[or] etc
sibi Thome Stephenson Gen[er]oso Antonio Grenopp Gen[er]oso … Musgrav[e] Gen[er]oso et Henrico Brodewood Gen[er]oso
q[uo]d nos de fidelitatib[us] et p[ro]vid[is] circumspecc[i]onib[us] v[est]ris pluri[m]um [confi]dentes assignavimus ac tenore
p[rese]ntiu[m] dam[us] vob[is] trib[us] vel duob[us] v[est]r[u]m
potestatem et authoritatem testes quoscunq[ue] de et sup[er] quibusdam Int[er]rogatoriis tam ex p[ar]te Henrici Veapont querentis
q[ua]m ex p[ar]te Ric[hard]i Musgrave et al[iis] def[endentium] [coram] vob[is] trib[us] vel duob[us] v[est]r[u]m ministrand[is]
sive delib[er]and[is] diligent[er] exa[m]i[n]and[i]
ideo vob[is] trib[us] vel duob[us] v[est]r[u]m mandam[us] q[uo]d ad c[er]tos dies et loca quos ad hoc p[ro]videritis testes
p[re]d[i]c[t]os coram vob[is] trib[us] vel duob[us] v[est]r[u]m venire fac[iatis] [et evocetis]
ip[s]os testes et eor[um] queml[ibe]t p[ro] se sep[ar]atim de et sup[er] Int[er]rogatoriis p[re]d[i]c[t]is sup[er] sacra[ment]a
sua tact[is] p[er] ip[s]os prius coram vob[is] trib[us] vel duob[us] [vestru]m sacros[an]c[t]is dei Evangeliis corporalit[er]
p[re]stand[a] diligent[er] [examinetis]
suas sup[er] eisdem recipiatis et in scriptis in p[ar]gameno redigatis
cum illas [sic ceper]itis eas nob[is] in Cancellar[iam] n[ost]ram in Quindena Pasche p[ro]x[ime] futur[o] ubicunq[ue] tunc
fu[er]it sub sigillis v[est]ris t[ri]u[m] vel duor[um] [vestrum clausas] distincte et ap[er]te mittatis unacum Int[er]rogatoriis
p[re]d[i]c[t]is et hoc br[ev]i
semp[er] q[uo]d dict[i] def[endentes] h[ab]eant notic[iam] p[er] spaci[um] … dier[um] de die et [loco prime session]is
huius Co[m]missionis ante execuc[i]o[n]em e[iusd]em
me ip[s]o apud Westm[onasterium] xxo die Februar[ii] anno r[egn]i n[ost]ri sexto
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
Writ for Examination of Witnesses, 1631 - Translation
by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France
and Ireland, King, defender of the faith
his beloved Thomas Stephenson, gent, Anthony Grenopp, gent, … [illegible] Musgrav[e], gent, and Henry Brodewood, gent,
you know that we, trusting very much to your faithfulness and provident circumspections, have assigned to you, and by these
presents do give to you, or three or two of you,
power and authority to diligently examine before you, or three or two of you, any witnesses at all on and upon certain interrogatories
to be administered or delivered, on behalf of both Henry Veapont, complainant, and Richard Musgrave and others, defendants,
therefore we command that you, or three or two of you, on certain days and places which you shall appoint for this purpose,
you call and cause to come before you, or three or two or more of you, the aforesaid witnesses,
that you do diligently examine those witnesses, and every one of them for himself separately, on and upon the interrogatories
aforesaid, upon their oaths to be taken corporally before you, or three or two of you, God's Holy Gospels, being touched by
you should receive their examinations upon the same and render them into writing on parchment,
when you shall have so taken them, you should send them, distinctly and openly made, to us in our Chancery, wherever it may
then be, within 15 days of Easter next coming, close sealed under your seals, or those of three or two of you, together with
the interrogatories aforesaid and this writ,
always that the said defendants should have notice, by the space of … [illegible] days, of the day and place of the
first sitting of this Commission, before the execution of the same.
by me myself at Westminster on the 20th day of
February in the sixth year of our reign.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
Interrogatories on behalf of Richard Musgrave
to be ministred to wittnesses to be produced, sworne and exa[m]i[n]ed on the part and behalfe of Richard Musgrave, defendant,
against Henry Vepont, Compleynant.
doe yo[u] knowe ye parties Compl[ainan]t and defend[an]t, and Edward Musgrave [the defendantes] father, and William Vepont
the Compl[ainan]tes greate granfather, and Thomas V[epont] the Compl[ainan]tes granfather, and David Vepont the Compl[ainan]tes
father deceased, how long since dyed the said Edward Musgrave, Will[ia]m Vepont, Thomas Vepont, and David Vepont, and ev[er]ie
of them; [de]clare yo[ur] knoweledge and what yo[u] Can say herein.
by howe long tyme haith the
Compl[ainan]t def[endan]te and his father beene in possession of the landes in variance,
and howe long since dyed the defendantes father in possession thereof, and whether have yo[u] knowne the Compl[ainan]tes father,
granfather or greate granfather in possession thereof, and howe long is it since they or any of them have beene in possession
thereof; declare yo[ur] knoweledge and what yo[u] Can say herein.
Interrogatories on behalf of Henry Veapont
to be] ministred to the witnesses to be produced, sworne and examined upon the [part and behalf of] Henry Veapont, Compl[ainan]t
against Richard Musgrave, defendant.
doe yo[u] knowe ye parties pl[ain]t[iff] and defend[an]t, And did yo[u] knowe William Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s great grandfather,
and Thomas Veapont the pl[ain]t[iff]s grandfather, and David Veapont the pl[ain]t[iff]s father, all of them in the pleedings
menc[i]oned and now deceased, And did yo[u] knowe Edward Musgrave, the defendantes father deceased, And doe you know the messuages
and Tenementes, w[i]th the app[ur]tenances, now in question, [?]severally in Barrough and Black clough, [in the] pleedings
likewise menc[i]oned; declare your knoweledge herein.
doe yo[u] knowe or have yo[u] Credibly hard that the said William Veapont was in his life tyme and at the tyme of his death
lawfully possessed of an estate of Inheritance Of, in and upon the said Messuages, lands and Tenements now in question at
Barrow and Black Clough in the County of Northumberland, Declare whether was not the said Thomas Veapont sonne and heire of
the said William Veapont, And did not the saide Thomas Veapont marry in the life tyme of Will[ia]m his father and had issue
David Veapont the pl[ain]t[iff]s father, his eldest sonne and heire, And whether is not the pl[ain]tiffe sonne and heire to
the said David Veapont; declare yo[ur] whole knowledge herein.
doe yo[u] knowe or have yo[u] Credibly hard that the said Will[ia]m Veapont the pl[ain]tiffs great grandfather did overlive
the said Thomas Veapont his sonne, the pl[ain]t[iff]s grandfather, How longe is it since the death of the said Will[ia]m Veapont,
And whether was not David Veapont at the death of his grandfather Will[ia]m Veapont an infant of tender years; declare the
truth of yo[ur] knowledge herein.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
Interrogatories on behalf of Henry Veapont
doe yo[u] knowe or have Credibly hard how, and by what meanes, and in what maner, Edward Musgrave, now deceased, and Richard
Musgrave his sonne, the now defend[an]t, came to the possession of the said Landes and premises now in question at Barrow
and Blackclough, And whether did they not get the possession thereof by force and strong hand in the mynority of the said
David, And what writeings or other evidences did the said Edward Musgrave and the defendant, or either of them, then or before,
get into there Custody and possession concerneinge the Lands in question, From whom and by what meanes and in what maner did
they or any of them get the said writeings, And what Considerac[i]on was paied for the same; declare all yo[u] knowe or have
whether did not the said David Veapont, pl[ain]t[iff]s father, in his life tyme, Co[m]mence suite against the said Edward
Musgrave and the defendant, or either of them, for the said evidences and writeings w[hi]ch they detayned from him, proveinge
the said Davids title to the lands in question, What was done upon the said suit, And whether did not the defendant or his
father then promise satisfaction to the pl[ain]t[iff]s said father for the said Lands, What order or agrement was then made
and agreed upon betweene the pl[ain]t[iff]s said father and the defendant or his father for stayinge the said suite, And how
longe is it since the death of the said David Veapont; declare what yo[u] knowe or have hard touchinge any Composic[i]on or
agrement for stayinge any former suite in lawe co[m]menced by the said David Veapont against the said Edward Musgrave or the
defend[an]t for the said Lands in question or the evidences and writeings concerneinge the same.
doe yo[u] knowe or have yo[u] hard that John Musgrave, the defendants brother, about three yeares since, came to the pl[ain]t[iff]s
howse in Perrith and said that he did knowe where all the evidences and writeings w[hi]ch concerned the pl[ain]t[iff]s Title
to the Lands in question then were, w[hi]ch writeings and evidences he said were found about the body of the pl[ain]t[iff]s
grandfather that night he dyed, And whether did not the said John Musgrave then offer that (in respect he and the defendant
his brother were falne out) he would bringe all the said writeings that day secret to Penrith and deliver them unto the plaintiffe,
if he would give the said John Musgrave £10, w[hi]ch the plaintiff would have given him when he brought the said writeings,
And whether did not the said John Musgrave promises to bringe the said writeings and was fully contented w[i]th the said agrement;
declare what yo[u] knowe or have hard herein.
doe yo[u] knowe or have yo[u] hard that the pl[ain]t[iff]s grandfather Thomas Veapont and his wife, and David his sonne, duringe
the life tyme of the said Thomas, lived in house w[i]th the said Will[ia]m Veapont his father, And whether had the said Thomas
had any estaite or intrest in the said Lands and premises now in question duringe the life of Will[ia]m Veapont
his father but onely at suffrance und[e]r the right of his father; declare yo[u]r knowledge herein.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
sundry witnesses produced, sworne and examined upon the parte and behalfe of Henry Vepont, pl[ain]t[iff], against Richard
Musgrave, defendant, taken at Perith Church the
fifteenth fyve and twentith daye of Aprill Anno d[omi]ni 1631 before
Mr Thomas Stephenson, Anthonie Greeneupp and Henry Broadwood, by vertue of a Comission forth of his highnes Courte of Chancery
to us and others dire[cte]d for examininge witnesses in the said Cause.
John Robson of
Teasdall Forrest in the
said Countie Pallantine of Durham, yeoman, aged fower score and two yeares or there aboutes,
sworne and examined, saith,
1. Imp[ri]mis to the first Interrogatorie he saith that he knowes
the p[ar]ties plaintiffe and defendant, and he did knowe Edward Musgrave the defendantes Father nowe deceased, and he also
knewe Thomas Vepont the plainetiffes grandfather, And he likewise knoweth the Fower messuages and Tenementes in question in
Barrowe and Blacke Clough in the Countie of Northumberland, And further to this Interrogatorie he cannot depose.
2. It[e]m to the second Interrogatory he saith that Thomas Vepont
was sonne and heire of
Will[ia]m, and in his
life time made Claime and title to the said Landes at Barrowe and Blacke clough, and was in suite with the said Edward Musgrave
for the said landes and Tenem[en]tes at the time of his death, and this defendante [in error for “deponent”] sayeth
that he haith harde that Will[ia]m Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s great grandfather did over live the said Thomas his sonne, and
was seized and po[sse]ssed of the said landes and Ten[emen]ts at Barrowgh and Blackehouse, and had fower Customary Tenantes
under him w[hi]ch lived upon the said fower Tenementes.
4. It[e]m to the fourth Interrogatory he saith that Edward Musgrave
the defendantes father did, aboute three score yeeres since, Come w[i]th a great Companie of men in a very rude fashion to
Barrowe and Blackeclough, and there with great force and violence Cast forth the said Will[ia]m Vepontes Fower
Tenants and all there goodes, and tooke possession of the said Landes and Tenementes, and bett and fought verie sore with
the said Tennantes at severall times, and especially with one Will[ia]m Vepont w[hi]ch was an under tenant there and drewe
his sword upon him, w[hi]ch this deponent sawe himselfe, and drove him away where he was moweinge of medowe, p[ar]cell of
this Tenem[en]t, And this deponant sayeth that he never hard that Edward Musgrave had anie Juste righte of title at all to
the said Tenem[en]tes but only entered by force, haveinge assistance of great frendes, and this deponent saith that he is
verely p[er]swaded and thinkes in his conscience that tichard Musgrave hath hath noe more righte nor title to the said
Landes and Tenem[en]tes at Barrow and Blackclough then this deponent hath, but that the pl[ain]t[iff] ought in all Conscience
to have the same as his Lawfull and and Juste right, And this deponant sayeth that he knowes the better to depose heerein
for that he was borne upon a Tenem[en]t at Barrough next adioyneinge to Vepontes Fower Tenementes, and did see when Edward
Musgrave came and tooke possession w[i]th force and violence of Vepontes Landes on Barrow and Blackclough, and further this
examinenat cannot depose.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
Neate Nent Leas in Aldstonmore in the Countie of Cumb[er]land, yeoman, aged three score and sixteene yeares or thereaboutes,
sworne and examined, sayeth,
to the first Interrogatorie he saith that he knowes the p[ar]ties plaintiffe and defendante, and that he did very well knowe
Will[ia]m Veponte the plainetiffes great grandfather, and Thomas Vepont his sone, the plainetiffes grandfather, and David
Vepont the plainetiffes Father, and Edward Musgrave the defendantes father, all of them nowe deceased, and hath seene and
knowes the Landes and Tenementes in Barrough and Blacke clough nowe [in] question.
to the second Interrogatories he sayeth that he hath Crediblely hard that the said W[illia]m Vepont was in his life time seised
and possessed [of] the said Fower Tenements nowe in question, and that he had Fower
Tenementes Tennantes under him
w[hi]ch lived upon the said Tenementes, And that the said Will[ia]m and Thomas his sone was equally called Lords, as beinge
Landlords of the said Fower Customary Tenem[en]tes, And he sayeth that he knowes that Thomas Veponte was sonne and heire of
the said Will[ia]m, and that Tho[mas] Vepont marryed in the life time of Will[ia]m his Father and had Issue lawefully begotten
David Vepont the plainetiffes father, and this deponant likewise knowes that the plainetiffe is eldest sonne and heire unto
the said David Vepont.
to the third Interrogatory he sayeth that he knowes Will[ia]m Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s greate grandfather did over live his
sonne about seven or eight yeares at the least, and that Will[ia]m died aboute Fortie yeares since at least, and that David
the plainetiffes Father was within age at Will[ia]m Vepontes death.
to the fourth Interrogatorie he sayeth that he hath Crediblely hard that Edward Musgrave, the defendantes father, by force
and violence banished the said Will[ia]m Vepont his tennantes at Barrough and Blackeclough from theire Tenem[en]tes, and tooke
possession thereof himselfe, but by what right, title or Authoritie he did the same this deponent could never learne, but
the Common brute and report wente that the plainetiffes Ancestores had wronge therein, and that the said Landes and Tenementes
belonged of right to them, and further to this Int[er-rogat]orie he cannot depose.
to the seventh Interrogatory he saith that he knoweth that Tho[mas] Vepont and his wife and David there sonne lived in house
with Will[ia]m Veponte his Father at the howses in Garregill untill the death of the said Tho[mas] Veponte, who dyed at Wardell
Heed as he was Comeinge whome from London, where he had beene prosecuteinge suite against the [said] Edward Musgrave for the
said Landes and Tenementes at Barrough and Blackeclough … … and this deponante sayeth that he hath hard the said
Thomas Veponnte … … the same restored againe (if he lived) by course … … lawe. [Note: many words in
this paragraph are obscured by creases.]
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
of Aldstonmore in the Countie of Cumb[er]land, yeoman, aged foure score and two yeares or thereaboutes, sworne and examyned,
to the first Interrogatory he sayeth that he very well knewe Will[ia]m Veponte, [the plai]netiffes great grandfather, and
Tho[mas] Vepont his sonne, the plainetiffes grandfather, two [substa]ntiall gentlemen, and David Vepont the plainetiffes Father,
and Edward Musgrave [the] defendantes father, all of them nowe deceased, and that he hath knowne the Landes [and] Tenementes
att Barrough and Blacke clough now in question … [Note: again many words are obscured by creases.]
to the second Interrogatory he sayeth that the said Will[ia]m Vepont was in his [life time] Lawefully seised and possessed
of the said Fower messuages and Tenementes in Barrough and Blackeclough and had Fower Customary Tenenantes there under him
w[hi]ch lived … And that Thomas Vepont was his sonne and heire and marryed in the life time [of William his] Father
and had Issue David, thee plainetiffes Father, his sonne and heire, and the plainetiffe is sonne and heire to David.
3. It[e]m to the third he sayeth that he knowes Will[ia]m Vepont overlived
Thomas his sonne … ten yeares and that Will[ia]m dyed aboute fortie yeares since, David Vepont beinge then you[ng] and
4. It[e]m to the fourth Interrogatory he sayeth that Edward Musgrave
was a very strong man of bodie, and very able with his sworde, and had a great p[ar]tie of freindes, And Will[ia]m V[epont]
after the death of Thomas his sonne grewe weeke in bodie, and had Few freindes then lefte, And this deponant saith that he
hath Crediblely hard that the s[aid] Edward Musgrave did enter with force and stronge hand to the said Vepontes Landes in
Barrough and Blackeclough, and Bannished the said Will[ia]m Vepontes Tenn[antes] from the said Tenem[en]tes, And this deponant
sayeth that one Will[ia]m Teasdall who [was] one of the said Vepontes tennantes had his Arme cut of, either by Edward Musgrave
[or] some of his Companie, when they tooke possession of the said Landes and Tenementes, and this deponent saith that the
Comen report was that the said Edward Mus[grave] got and tooke the possession of the said landes and Tenementes at Barrow
and Black clough by mighte and not by anie right or title he had unto the same, and he thinkes in his very Conscience that
Edward Musgrave entered to more then he had [title] unto, And that the plainetiffe ought in all righte and good Conscience
to have the same landes and Tenem[en]tes at Barrowe and blackeclough, unles the defendant can shew some good and Lawefull
Conveyance of the same from his Ancestores, … this deponant thinkes he can doe.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
of Whitlay in the Countie of Northumberland, yeoman, aged threscore and sixteene yeares or thereaboutes, sworne and examyned,
1. Inp[ri]mis to the first Interro[gatory] he sayeth that he knowes
the p[ar]ties pl[ain]t[iff] and [defendant, And] he knewe Will[ia]m Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s great grand father, and David
Vepont [the plainetiffs] father, nowe both deceased, and he likewise knowes the landes in question, … he knewe Edward
Musgrave the def[endan]tes Father, now deceased.
2. It[e]m to the second Interro[gatory] he sayeth that he hath Crediblely
hard that Will[ia]m Vepont was seised of the land and Tenementes in question, and had Fower Tennauntes there w[hi]ch dwelt
upon the said Tenem[en]tes, And further to this Interro[gatory] he cannot … depose.
4. It[e]m to the fourth Interr[ogatory] he sayeth that he hath hard
it Crediblely reported that Edward Musgrave the defendantes father came to the possession of the Landes and Tenem[en]tes in
question by strong hand, without any righte, and drive Vepontes Tennantes from the possession thereof, And further this deponent
Cannot depose for that he lived forth of the Cuntrey a longe time.
Veapont v Musgrave
TNA ref C22/721/27
of Nenthall in the Countie of Cumberland, yeoman, aged threscore and thirteene yeares or thereaboutes, sworne and examined,
1. Inp[ri]mis to the first Interr[ogatory] he sayeth that he knowes
the p[ar]ties pl[ain]t[iff] and defendant, likewise knewe all the rest of the p[er]sons in this Interrogatory named, now deceased,
and likewise knowes the landes in question at Barrowe and Blackeclough.
2. It[e]m to the second Interro[gatory] he sayeth that he hath hard
it Crediblely reported that W[illiam] Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s great grandfather was in his lifetyme lawefully seised in
and upon the landes and Tenementes in question, And had Fower Customary Tennants of good worth and Credit w[hi]ch dwelt upon
the same under him, And that Tho[mas] Vepont is sonne and heire of the said Will[ia]m, who had Issue David Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s
3. It[e]m to the third Interro[gatory] he sayeth that Tho[mas] Vepont
dyed before his Father Will[ia]m Veponte, and that Will[ia]m dyed aboute Fortie yeeres since, David Vepont beinge then at
his grandfathers death within age.
4. It[e]m to the fourth Interro[gatory] he saith that he hath hard
it Crediblely reported through the whole Cuntrey that Edward Musgrave came to the possession of the landes and Tenementes
in question by force and stronge hand without anie title, And banished Vepontes Tenauntes from the possession thereof, He,
the said Edward, being a very awefull man who offered to kill and slaye the Tennantes with swordes and daggers if they departed
not awaye from there Tenementes, And further to this Int[errogatory] he Cannot depose.
5. It[e]m to the fifte Interro[gatory] he sayeth that he hath Crediblely
hard that David Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s Father aboute Ten yeares since Comenced suite against the defendante for the landes
and Tenementes in question, And for his writeinges (w[hi]ch the defendant detained) proveinge the said Davides title to the
same, And that the def[endan]t gave the said David a some of monie for Composition to let the said suite fall, but how much
or what the Composition and agrem[en]t was this deponant cannot certainly depose.
7. It[e]m to the seventh Interro[gatory] he sayeth that he knowes
that Tho[mas] Vepont and [his] wife, and David his sonne the pl[ain]t[iff]s Father, lived in house with Will[ia]m Vepont
his father, And that
the said Tho[mas] never had anye estaite or interrest in the Landes and Tenem[en]tes in question dureinge his life but onely
at sufferance under his Fathers righte, to this deponantes knowledge.
Veapont v Musgrave
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Lynall Bowman of
H… [obscured by crease] in Aldstonmore in the Countie of Cumberland, yeom[an], aged fortie seven yeares or there aboutes,
sworne and examined,
to the first Interro[gatory] he sayeth that he knowes the p[ar]ties pl[ain]t[iff] and defendant, and further to this Inter[rogatory]
he is not required to be examined.
to the sixt Inter[rogatory] he saith that about thre yeares since this deponent was in Companie with one John Musgrave, the
defendantes brother, at the Compl[ain]tes house in Perrith, And the said John Musgrave then tould the said pl[ain]t[iff] that
he knewe where all the evidences and writeinges were, touchinge the landes nowe in question Called Barrough and Blackeclough,
Which Evidences the said John Musgrave then said of right belonged to the pl[ain]t[iff], And therefore if [the] pl[ain]t[iff]
Henry Vepont would give him £10 he would bringe all … … [obscured by crease] them by the pl[ain]t[iff], Where[to]
the pl[ain]t[iff] agreed, and promissed unto the [said] John Musgrave to give him Ten pound when he deliv[er]ed him the said
writeinges and Evidences, And the said John Musgrave likewise p[ro]missed the pl[ain]t[iff] to bringe them accordingely, And
further the pl[ain]t[iff] then said he would borrowe £10 of Edward Beck to redeame the said writeings.
Veapont v Musgrave
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elder of Lowbyer in Aldstonmore in the Countie of Cumberland, … aged fiftie Nyne yeares or there aboutes, sworne and
1. Inp[ri]mis to the first Interro[gatory] he saith that he knowes
the pl[ain]t[iff] and defendant, and that he knewe Will[ia]m Vepont the pl[ain]t[iff]s greate grandfather, and David Vepont
the pl[ain]t[iff]s Father, and Edward Musgrave the defendantes Father, nowe all deceased, and he likewise knowes the landes
on question Called Barrow and Blackeclough.
2. Item to the second Interro[gatory] he saith that he hath Crediblely
hard that W[illiam] Vepont was in his life time Lord and owner of the landes and [Tenementes] in question, and had Fower Customary
Tenementes Tenants w[hi]ch dwelt upon the said Tenem[en]tes, very substantiall men, And further to this Inter[rogatory]
he cannot depose.
3. It[e]m to the third Inter[rogatory] he saith that Will[ia]m Vepont
over lived the said Tho[mas] his sonne and that Will[ia]m dyed about eight and fortie yeares since, and that David Vepont
was under age at his grandfathers death, and further to this Inter[rogatory] he cannot depose.
4. It[e]m to the fourth Inter[rogatory] he saith that he hath Crediblely
hard that Edward Musgrave the def[endan]tes Father came to the possession of the Landes and Tenem[en]tes in question by sinister
meanes, and w[i]th force put of [Vepontes] Tennantes from the
same Tenem[en]tes, but
he cannot rem[em]ber the same.
5. It[e]m to the fifte Interro[gatory] he sayeth that David Vepont
the pl[ain]t[iff]s Father in his life time Comenced suite against the nowe defendante for the said landes and Tenem[en]tes
nowe in question, and this deponent hath [hard] that the def[endan]t gave the said David Vepont 20 markes Composition, And
further this deponent Cannot depose.
the Right Hon[ou]rable Thomas, Lord Daventry, Lord Keeper of the great seal of England
Vepont quer[ens] [Henry Veapont, complainant]
Musgrave defend[ens] [Edward Musgrave, defendant]
Maii 1631 [14th May 1631]
sacr[amentum] [?]J… W…[by the oath of