Eden Papers
Introduction
Contents

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-EDE
Title: Eden Papers
Dates of creation: 1265-1985, but chiefly 18th and 19th century
Extent: ca.15 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: papers of the Eden family of County Durham and Maryland, USA, including the papers of eight generations of the Eden family (descendants of Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, died 1720)
Language: chiefly English

Contents

EDE/A, B, D: Mainly deeds of the lands and mineral rights of the Eden family of West Auckland, Co. Durham, and of families related to them
EDE/C: Family papers, including correspondence, diaries, legal, financial and other personal papers
EDE/E: Estate and household papers

EDE/A-B were originally deposited with the university by Sir Timothy Eden (8th and 6th Baronet) in the 1950s, and later donated by Lord Eden of Winton, in 2017. EDE/C-E were donated by Lord Eden in 2017-2019.

Catalogue

Deeds and Leases
Reference: EDE/A, B, D
Dates of creation:
Extent:
Deeds and leases reflecting the landowning activities of the Eden family of West Auckland, County Durham (and of families related to them), in County Durham, Yorkshire and Northumberland, also in Herefordshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Westmorland, London. County Durham places which occur most frequently are Aycliffe, West Auckland, St Helen Auckland, Kirk Merrington, Middlestone, Middridge and Windlestone.


1956 deposit of deeds
Reference: EDE/A
Extent: ½ metre
Most of the documents in this first deposit relate to land leased from the Dean and Chapter of Durham. See also the records of leasehold estates within the Durham Cathedral Archive.
Deposited 1 November 1956 by Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th and 6th Baronet, and subsequently donated by Lord Eden of Winton, in October 2017

EDE/A1   28 September 1792 - 20 November 1862
Leases by the Dean and Chapter of Durham of a cottage and land at Aycliff in the County of Durham, for terms of 21 years at a rent of 5s.0d.
The last two name a consideration of £21.9s.3d.
Lessees:
(a) James Simpson of Great Aickliff, yeoman
(b) Michael Scarth of Castle Eden, gent
(c) Thomas Ord of Newton Ketton, gent (3 leases)
(d) Benton Ord of Newton, then of Clarence Cottage, near Aycliffe, gent
(6 leases, 3 with plans)
The leases occur at 7 yearly intervals.
11 items
EDE/A2   20 November 1793 - 30 January 1864
Leases by the Dean and Chapter of Durham of messuages, lands and portions of tithe hay in Aycliffe in the County of Durham for terms of 21 years at a rent of £1.19s.8d., (altered to £1.19s.0d. as from 11 February 1860) with customary rents and services.
The last two name considerations of £127.9s.6ds and £124.3s.0d. respectively.
Lessees:
(a) Benton Ord and Thomas Ord the younger of Newtown, yeomen (2 leases)
(b) Thomas Ord of Newton Ketton, gent (3 leases)
(c) Benton Ord of Newton Ketton and then of Clarence Cottage, near Aycliff, gent (6 leases and 1 counterpart; 4 leases and counterpart with plans)
The leases occur at intervals varying from 6 to 9 years.
12 items
EDE/A3   20 July 1863 - 6 October 1869
Leases by the Dean and Chapter of Durham to Benton Ord of Clarence Cottage, near Aycliff for terms of 21 years, with plans.
Property:
(a) Dwelling house and about 30 acres of land in Aycliff at a rent of 9s.7d., with customary rents and services, naming considerations of £28.2s.6d. and £27.8s.1d. respectively (2 leases and 1 counterpart).
(b) Closes and houses at Aycliff at a rent of 5s.0d., and 10s.2d. in lieu of land tax, naming a consideration of £21.9s.3d. (1 lease and counterpart)
[See above: Bundle 1.]
Size: 5 items
EDE/A4   14 March - 4 May 1872
Documents concerned with the conveyance by Henry Shepherd of Norton and John Robert Ord of Houghton le Skerne (executors of Benton Ord) to Sir William Eden of Windlestone Hall of properties at Aycliff, held on lease from the Dean and Chapter of Durham, at a purchase price of £1,600.
(Agreement for sale, licence to assign, assignment and abstract of title).
Size: 4 items
EDE/A5   28 September 1843 - 24 May 1871
Leases for terms of 21 years by the Dean and Chapter of Durham of properties at Merrington (viz.):
(1) 2 fields at a rent of 5s.0d. with customary rents and services, naming various considerations Lessees:
(a) Mary Dawson of Merrington in the County of Durham, widow
(b) John Vickers of Newcastle upon Tyne, grocer
(c) George Tweddell of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, surgeon
(2 leases and counterpart)
(ii) Several fields at a rent of 8s.4d. with customary rents and services:
Consideration of £35.7s.6d.
Lessee: John Robinson Legge of Houghton-le-Spring, gent
(iii) Closes called Bishopley and West Forth at a rent of 6s.2d. with customary rents and services.
Consideration of £35.10s.9d.
Lessee: William Robinson of Houghton-le-Skerne, chemist
(iv) Dwelling house and fields at a rent of £1.14s.11d. with 19s.11d. in lieu of land tax.
Consideration £125.12s.7d.
Lessees: Nicholas Crosby Whorlton of Long Newton, farmer, and John Graham of Darlington, chemist.
(v) Field at a rent of 7s.6d. with customary rents and services, naming various considerations.
Lessees:
(a) George Walker the younger of the City of Durham, printer and Frances Walker, his wife.
(b) William Davison of Darlington, Co. Durham, gent
(c) William Goodburn of Houghton-le-Skerne, gent
(d) William Robinson of Houghton-le-Skerne, relieving officer and John Graham of Darlington, chemist (with counterpart)
Confirmation by the Dean and Chapter of Durham of a deed of settlement (19 September 1870) vesting premises at Merrington in Nicholas Crosby Whorlton of Long Newton, farmer, and John Graham of Darlington, chemist.
Abstract of will of James Goodburn, butcher, deceased.
Abstract of title to a leasehold farm at Merrington belonging to the trustees of William Goodburn, deceased, contracted to be sold to Sir William Eden.
Assignment by John Graham, Nicholas Crosby Whorlton, and Mary Ann Scott to Sir William Eden of Windlestone Hall of the above mentioned properties, nos. (iii), (iv) and (v) at a purchase price of £2,750.
These are the original Dean & Chapter leases and are annotated with Church Commission numbers. There are no copies of them among the Church Commission Durham Cathedral Estates deposit at the library, and the C.C. schedule is annotated by the relevant numbers (handed back before dispatch here).
Size: 17 items
EDE/A6a   17 January 1820
Lease for a year of farmholds and lands in West Auckland and St. Helen Auckland, by the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Richards, Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, surviving trustee of John Moore, Archbishop of Canterbury, deceased, to Sir Robert Johnson Eden.
EDE/A6b   1 June 1699
Will of John Stelling of Middleston, Co. Durham, yeoman; with probate, 24 April 1711.
EDE/A7   26 December 1800 - 13 August 1853
Conveyances by lease and release of 2 closes at Great Aycliffe in the County of Durham.
(a) Robert Robinson of Great Aycliffe, blacksmith to Daniel Turner of Hilton, yeoman.
Consideration £153.15s.0d.
(b) Daniel Turner now of Leeside, yeoman to his son Daniel Turner of Blagdon, Northumberland.
Consideration £270.
(c) Ann Turner of Briery Hill, Northumberland, spinster and Frederick Turner of Blagdon, Northumberland, landagent, and Thomas Aynsley of Jesmond Dean, Newcastle upon Tyne, yeoman, his wife Margaret, and George Joyeuse Jowsey of Wellington Street, Chelsea, Middlesex, yeoman.
Consideration £260. (Release only.)
Abstract of title to the above property.
Copy of will (28 May 1856) and probate (1 May 1851) of Daniel Turner of Blagdon, Northumberland, landagent.
Size: 7 items
EDE/A8   1788 - 15 May 1871
Documents concerned with premises at Merrington, Church Merrington and East Merrington comprised in 3 leases by the Dean and Chapter of Durham.
Probate of Mrs. Ann Roper of Cornforth.
Copy will and probate of George Burrell.
John Burrell and William Wheatley to Jane Burrell - copy assignment.
George Rudd to James Fenwick - mortgage.
James Fenwick, Sir Robert Johnson Eden and George Rudd to Mrs. Ann Strong - 3 licences to assign, and assignment.
Mrs. Ann Strong to Revd. J. Tyson - assignment.
Mrs. Ann Strong and Sir Robert Johnson Eden to Frances Strong - licence to assign.
Revd. J. Tyson and others to William Davison - assignment.
Dean and Chapter to George Walker - lease.
George Walker and wife to William Davison - licence to assign, and assignment.
Documents relating to death of William Davison - burial certificate, declaration re. relatives, admiinstration, and form for succession duty payable by William Goodburn.
Copy will of James Goodburn and certificates for succession duty paid by William Goodburn.
William Goodburn to Octavius Borrodaile Wooler - licence and copy settlement.
Octavius Borrodaile Wooler to William Robinson - assignment.
William Goodburn to William Robinson - copy settlement.
William Robinson to Messrs. Graham and Whalton - transfer of trust.
Burial certificate of William Goodburn.
Marriage certificate of George Briggs Scotson and Mary Ann Hunter.
Form for succession duty payable by Mary Ann Scotson.
Scotson v. Robinson - bill of complaint and 2 papers.
Size: 33 items
1958 deposit of deeds
Reference: EDE/B
In addition to deeds relating to Eden and related family estates in County Durham and elsewhere in the UK, a bundle of deeds relates to the mansion in Annapolis of the then Governor of Maryland, Sir Robert Eden, which was confiscated at the time of the American War of Independence.
Deposited 26 March 1958 by Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th and 6th Baronet, through Messrs Gates & Co. (Solicitors), Brighton, and subsequently donated by Lord Eden of Winton, in October 2017

Bundle 1 Formerly A/27

EDE/B1/1   23 February [1265]
Language:  Latin
Grant by King Henry [III] to William Charles of a weekly Thursday market and an annual 3-day fair around St Matthew in Brignall and a weekly Tuesday market and an annual 3-day fair around St Edmund the King in Cliff, Yorks.; a weekly Wednesday market and annual 3-day fair around St Barnabas at Grayingham, Lincs.; a weekly Friday market and 3-day fair around the Decollation of St John the Baptist at Sisland, Norfolk; a 3-day fair around the Nativity of St John the Baptist at Loddon, Norfolk; and a weekly Wednesday market and 3-day fair around St Martin at Kettleburgh, Suffolk.
Witnesses: Hugh le Despenser justiciar of England, Peter de Montefort, Ralph de Cameys, Giles de Argentenum. Walter de Crepping, Robert de Insula, Ralph of Sandwich, William de Albiniaco, Bartholomew le Bigod.
Date: Westminster, 23 February 49 Henry [III].
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 190 x 240mm
Seal: blank plaited silk cords threaded through 3 holes in a turnup
EDE/B1/2   [10 July] 1281
Language:  Latin
Ordinance by Kunegunda master and the convent of St Rupert at Bingen (Germany) of a chantry to the Holy Cross for the countess of Evirstein in honour of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St John the apostle and evangelist, St Mary Magdalene, St Katherine the virgin and martyr, and all the saints.
Date: 6 Id. July 1281.
Endorsed with German descriptions (14th & 18th centuries), and with an (English) sale catalogue (no.8023) description, with a price of 15s and mentioning part of an appendant seal (no longer present).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 220 x 205mm
Seal: blank [sealing] tongue, doubled back through a slit in the foot
EDE/B1/3   6 February [1416]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Tailbus armiger and Hugh Evenwod to William Dalton and his wife Margaret, daughter of Henry Tailbus, of a messuage in Wackerfield, the messuage in Evenwood which Robert Belt now holds and a close called Viwerleys Close in Evenwood.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure, William of Eure, Thomas Surtees, all miles, Thomas Burdon, John del Hall of Wackerfield.
Date: 6 February 3 Henry V.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 190 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified on a parchment tag, with a further blank parchment tag, each through a slit in a turnup
EDE/B1/4   31 July [1460]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Robert Ogle jr miles to Master William Eure clerk, Henry Eure and Thomas Harbottle jr armiger of his vill of Saltwick, Northumberland, and of all his lands etc there and in the vills of Woodhorn and Seaton, and a messuage called Farnylawe in the same county, on condition that the three of them grant all these lands etc to Robert and his wife Joan within 20 days.
Date: 31 July 38 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 120 x 215mm
Seal: unidentified part, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
EDE/B1/5   [?10 August 1460]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Master William Eure clerk, Henry Eure and Thomas Harbottle (Herbotyll) armiger to Robert Ogle jr miles and his wife Joan of all their lands etc in the vills and territories of Windlestone, Middle Herrington and West Herrington, in Co Durham, and also their vill of Saltwick, in Northumberland, and all their rents etc there and in the vills of Woodhorn and Seaton, and a messuage called Farnylaw in the same county, which they had been given and enfeoffed with by the same Robert, with remainder to Robert's heirs.
Date: St Felic' martyr 38 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 190 x 240mm
Seal: residue on 3 parchment tags recycled from other documents, each through a slit in a turnup
EDE/B1/6   7 September [1517]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Robert Ogle miles, lord of Ogle and Bothal, to John Ogle armiger his brother for life of all his lands etc in the vills etc of Windlestone and Herrington in the bishoprick of Durham and all the lands etc in South Dissington, Northumberland now held by Richard Coke, Nicholas Coke, Robert Coke and Robert Forstar, which John formerly had by the gift of their father Lord Ralph Ogle, formerly lord of Ogle and Bothal, as appears in charters shown to Robert.
Witnesses: William Ogle armiger their brother, Eadmer Ogle, Cuthbert Ogle, Thomas Ogle, William Ogle.
Date: Norham, 7 September 9 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified on a parchment tag within a paper wrapper from a later 16th century letter with string, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/7   1 October [1524]
Bargain and sale by Robert Ogle knight Lord Ogle to John Bentley gent for £144 of all his lands etc in the town and fields of Windlestone, Middle Herrington and West Herrington in the bishoprick of Durham, along with all his rights etc, and his evidences etc, marriage settlements and wills concerning the lands, and Robert, his wife Anne and brother John shall do whatever Bentley's council deem necessary for this transaction at Lord Ogle's costs, with acknowledgement of Lord Ogle's bond in £200 thereunto.
Date: 1 October 16 Henry VIII.
Signed, with some interlineations authorised by Robert Ogle.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, some staining, parts of the left edge gnawed
Size: 280 x 395mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/8   2 October [1524]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Robert Ogle miles lord of Ogle, since his brother John Ogle holds for life 7 messuages, a cottage, 20 bovates of land, 80 acres of meadow, 6 acres of wood and 100 acres of pasture etc in Windlestone, Middle Herrington and West Herrington in Co Durham with reversion to Robert after John's death, that they may revert rather to William Frankeleyn clerk, William Bulmer sr miles, William Eure miles, Robert Bowes armiger, John Bentley gent, Christopher Weardale (Werdall) clerk and Thomas Bentley clerk, for the use of John Bentley and his heirs.
Date: 2 October 16 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Endorsed (in English) with witnesses (and signed by): Master John Ogle Robert's brother, William Tomlinson (Thomlyngson) bailiff of Gateshead, John Bednell.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 175 x 330mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/9   2 October [1524]
Language:  Latin
Appointment by John Ogle brother of Lord Ogle of William Frankeleyn clerk, William Bulmer sr miles, William Eure miles, Robert Bowes armiger, John Bentley gent, Christopher Weardale (Werdall) clerk and Thomas Bentley clerk, to whom he has given 2d, as his attornies to receive the reversion as granted him by his brother in his deed of the same date.
Date: 2 October 16 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 330mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/10   2 October [1524]
Language:  Latin
Bond by Robert Ogle miles, lord of Ogle and Bothal, to John Bentley gent in £200 for merchandise bought from him to be paid at All Saints next.
Sealed with the seals of himself and the mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Date: 2 October 16 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 310mm
Seal: parts of 2 unidentified, each ona tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
EDE/B1/11   4 October [1524]
Language:  Latin
Quitclaim by John Ogle brother of Robert Ogle miles lord Ogle to William Frankeleyn clerk, William Bulmer sr miles, William Eure miles, Robert Bowes armiger, John Bentley gent, Christopher Weardale (Werdall) clerk and Thomas Bentley clerk of his right to lands whose reversion had been granted them by Robert Ogle, with the appointment by John Ogle of William Rakett and William Malhom of Tudhoe as his attorneys to deliver seisin.
Date: 4 October 16 Henry VIII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 315mm
Seal: unidentified, part, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/12   5 December [1524]
Language:  Latin
Quitclaim by Robert Ogle miles lord of Ogle and Bothal to William Frankeleyn clerk, William Bulmer sr miles, William Eure miles, Robert Bowes armiger, John Bentley of Trillisden, Christopher Weardale (Werdall) clerk and Thomas Bentley clerk of his right to the lands granted them by him.
Date: 5 December 16 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 210 x 360mm
Seal: unidentified, part, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/13   20 December [1524]
Language:  Latin
Receipt by Robert Ogle miles, lord of Ogle and Bothal, to John Bentley gent for £144 for the sale of all the lands in Windlestone, West Herrington and Middle Herrington Co Durham to him by Robert Ogle and his brother John Ogle.
Date: 20 December 16 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 340mm
Seal: unidentified, fragment, on a tongue
EDE/B1/14   [27 March 1525]
Language:  Latin
Final concord before Antony Fitzherbert justice of the King's Bench and William Frankeleyn clerk chancellor, between William Frankeleyn clerk, William Bulmer sr miles, William Eure miles, Robert Bowes armiger, John Bentley, Christopher Weardale (Wardall) clerk and Thomas Bentley clerk, querulents, against Robert Ogle lord of Ogle and Bothal and his wife Ann, deforciants, over 8 messuages, 2 cottages, 4 crofts, 260 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 40 acres of moor and 13s 4d rent in Windlestone, West Herrington and Middle Herrington, which Robert and Ann recognised as belonging to and quitclaimed to the defendants.
Date: Durham, Monday after the Annunciation of the BVM Pont. 2 [Wolsey].
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right side, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 155 x 350mm
EDE/B1/15   [27 March 1525]
Language:  Latin
Final concord before Antony Fitzherbert justice of the King's Bench and William Frankeleyn clerk chancellor, between William Frankeleyn clerk, William Bulmer sr miles, William Eure miles, Robert Bowes armiger, John Bentley, Christopher Weardale (Wardall) clerk and Thomas Bentley clerk, querulents, against Robert Ogle lord of Ogle and Bothal and his wife Ann, deforciants, over 8 messuages, 2 cottages, 4 crofts, 260 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 40 acres of moor and 13s 4d rent in Windlestone, West Herrington and Middle Herrington, which Robert and Ann recognised as belonging to and quitclaimed to the defendants.
Date: Durham, Monday after the Annunciation of the BVM Pont. 2 [Wolsey].
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left side, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 155 x 350mm
EDE/B1/16   10 December [1528]
Language:  Latin
Inspeximus by Thomas [Wolsey], cardinal, archbishop of York, papal legate, primate and chancellor of England, and bishop of Durham of the process of a case in his court before Antony Fitzherbert miles and Thomas Fairfax his itinerant justices on Monday before St Lawrence Pont. 3 and 17 Henry VIII (7 August 1525) whereby William Bulmer jr miles, Richard Bellasis gent, and Ralph Billingham, by their attorney William Balez, recovered from William Frankelyn clerk John Bentley, 8 messuages, 2 cottages, 4 crofts, 260 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 40 acres of moor and 13s 4d rent in Windlestone, West Herrington and Middle Herrington, with Frankelyn and Bentley to recover from Robert Ogle, who was to recover from Thomas Brikelbanke.
Witness: William Frankeleyn clerk chancellor.
Date: Durham, 10 December Pont. [Wolsey] 6.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 230 x 420mm
Seal: Thomas Wolsey great seal in chancery, damaged and repaired, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/17   10 December [1534]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Bentley clerk, brother and heir of John Bentley of Trillesden deceased, to Anthony Esh armiger, William Bentley alias William Balez, Peter Balez clerk, and William Eden of Durham mercer, of all his lands etc in the city of Durham and its suburb, and the bishoprick of Durham, and the county of York, which descended to Thomas Bentley on his brother's death, to the use of William Bentley and his heirs, with Richard Swalwell chaplain and John Smith chaplain appointed as his attorneys to deliver seisin.
Date: 10 December 26 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Endorsed with a memorandum that seisin was delivered of a burgage in the Durham market place in the tenure of Matilda Balez widow, in the presence of Lancelot Smith, Lionel Fethirstonehalgh of Thornley, John Londisdall of Durham shoemaker, Leonard Rane of the same shoemaker, Humphrey Taylor of Esh, Lancelot Wright of the same, William Greenwell of the same, Robert Greenwell of ?Hugh by Esh, Robert Stoddell of Skerningham, Richard Wedderell of the same, Edward Simpson of Trillisden, and Henry Younger of Durham son of John Younger ?worster, on 26 January 27 Henry VIII [1536].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 180 x 300mm
Seal: residue, on a parchment tag with a silk tie round it, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/18   1 July [1537]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Bentley clerk to Richard Crosby, John Capper of Durham chaplain, and Richard Swalwell chaplain, of all his lands etc in Windlestone, Eaglescliffe (Eggyscliff), Layton and Redmarshall, Co Durham, and all his lands etc in Yorkshire and Co Durham, on condition that within 10 days they grant them to Bentley for his life with remainder to John Eden son of William Eden of Durham merchant and the heirs male of John, with reversion to Peter Eden brother of John Eden and his heirs male, and then to Cuthbert Eden brother of John Eden and his heirs male, and then to the right heirs of Bentley.
Date: 1 July 29 Henry VIII.
Signed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 280mm
Seal: fragment, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/19   3 July [1537]
Language:  Latin
Enfeoffment by Richard Crosby auditor, John Capper chaplain and Richard Chaplain to Thomas Bentley clerk, of all the lands etc in Windlestone, Eaglescliffe (Eggyscliff), Layton and Redmarshall, Co Durham, and all his lands etc in Yorkshire and Co Durham, given them by him, for life, with remainder to John Eden son of William Eden of Durham merchant and the heirs male of John, with reversion to Peter Eden brother of John Eden and his heirs male, and then to Cuthbert Eden brother of John Eden and his heirs male, and then to the right heirs of Bentley.
Date: 3 July 29 Henry VIII.
Signed by each above their seals.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 270mm
Seal: 3 unidentified (all parts only), each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B1/20   20 March [1539]
Language:  Latin
Pardon by Cuthbert [Tunstall] bishop of Durham to John Eden of Durham, son of William Eden of Durham merchant, of all donations etc by Thomas Bentley clerk of lands in Co Durham formerly of John Bentley formerly of Trillesden deceased held of the bishop in chief.
Witness: Robert Hyndmer clerk, chancellor.
Date: Durham, 20 March 10 [Pont. Tunstall].
Parchment, 1m, some holes
Size: 210 x 340mm
Seal: G&B No.3170 (part), on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Bundle 2
Dates of creation: 1313-1739
Feoffments, bonds, surrenders of an admissions to copyhold, fines, marriage settlement, inquisition, schedule of deeds etc., relating to Evenwood, West Auckland, North Auckland, Bondgate in Auckland, parish of St. Andrew Auckland, Windlestone, Brancepeth, Thorpe near Esyngton, co. Durham.
Also Old and New Malton, Yorks., Rykledom(?) and Newby, Yorks; Redburn (Durham), Forest of Estalewent, Gateshead, Chester, Darlington (Durham, Escombe, Ryton (Durham), Huntington and Westaluwort.
Formerly A/32

EDE/B2/1-10   


EDE/B2/11
11. Evenwood, 9 documents
EDE/B2/11/1   [early 14th century]
Language:  Latin
Quitclaim by John Haunsarde, firstborn son of Lord Gilbert Haunsard, to Geoffrey de Henkenoll, son of John de Henkenoll, of his right to lands in the vill and field of Evenwood and in Le Spytellefeld by Wackerfield, and in Le Foure, with which John Henkenoll had been enfeoffed by Gilbert Haunsard.
Witnesses: Lord Thomas de Wythewourd and Lord Walter of Wessington milites, John Coyners, Robert de Heppale, Nicholas Pollard, William of Binchester, Walter de Lotrengton, Humphrey of Sockburn, William de Kylnerby, William de Menyel, William of Newbiggin, Thomas Haunsard, John Stywardeman of Evenwood.
Parchment, 1m
EDE/B2/11/2   26 March 1313
Language:  Latin
Grant by Richard [Kellaw] bishop of Durham to Geoffrey de Henneknoll of 30 acres of moor and waste in the bishop's manor of Evenwood, that is 22 acres at Stirkesfald with bounds beginning at the cultivated land of Evenwood and descending northwards as the barony of Evenwood is separated from the bishop's fee of Coupland in West Auckland, and thence from Quenildecrosse to Gamiles stream, and thence by Labdelsik to the old ditch of Evenwood field, and along the ditch to Le Salgh, and then along the highway by the old ditch back to Quenildecrosse to the north, and also a certain waste of moor and pasture in the South Moor of Evenwood containing 8 acres of land, beginning at Le Parkebulkes and descending along the old ditch, and thence north along Bernard Castellgate to a small fishpond (vivarium), then to Heltonrode, and from Heltonrode east up to the pool of the small fishpond, rendering annually at the exchequer in Durham 10s at the four usual annual terms.
Witnesses: Lords Robert of Hilton, Robert Haunsard, Walter of Wessington, Robert of Nevill, Thomas of Whitworth, Odinell Heroun milites, and John de Amundevill, William of Brackenbury, and William de Kylnerby.
Date: Stockton, 26 March 1313 Pont. 2.
Endorsed (17th century) as evidence of Padockmyre and Stirksfolde in Evenwood.
Parchment, 1m
EDE/B2/11/3   [13 March 1363]
Quitclaim by John son of Walter de Henkenoll to William de Metham and his wife Margaret of his right to lands formerly held by the said Walter in Evenwood for life by demise of Geoffrey de Henkenoll, William de Metham and his wife Margaret, with reversion to Margaret, which reversion occured on the death of Walter.
Witnesses: Master Ralph of Beverley of Seaton, William of Hornsea clerk, Stephen Forster, Robert Curtays, John Hopper, Richard Hopper, Thomas of Wilton.
Date: Hornsea Burton (Hornseburton), Monday before St Cuthbert 37 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
EDE/B2/11/4   15 August [1368]
Grant by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham to John Chaundler of all the lands which John Henknoll of Evenwood held in Evenwood which escheated to the bishop on the death of William Spymer chaplain whom John Henknoll feloniously killed.
Date: Durham, by the hand of John of Kingston the bishop's clerk, 15 August Pont. 24.
By letter of privy seal.
Parchment, 1m
EDE/B2/11/5   26 September [1395]
Quitclaim by Richard de Metham to John of Dalton of Auckland of his right to the lands which were held by Geoffrey de Henknoll sr of Walter de Henknoll in the vill and territory of Evenwood.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure and William of Bowes milites, Gilbert of Elvet, John of Killinghall (Kelynghale), Robert of Belasis.
Date: Evenwood, 26 September 19 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
EDE/B2/11/6   4 February [1456]
Appointment by John Dalton of Malton, Yorks, of Richard Dalton and Thomas Witton as his attornies to deliver seisin to Roger Witton of a tenement in Evenwood where Thomas Stevenson lives, with all its lands in the field of Evenwood, according to his charter.
Date: Evenwood, 4 February 34 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Bundle 3
Dates of creation: 1521-1764
Deeds relating to manors of Brignall [Yorks?] and Windlestone, and property in Windlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly A/21

EDE/B3/1   3 December [1521]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Marton of Marton in Craven in Yorkshire, gent, to William Wren of ?Shebrun in Co Durham, Richard Parkinson of Beaumont Hill (Beamondhill) and William Rakett of Durham, of a messuage, 50 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Windlestone (Wyndilston) Co Durham, currently held by Robert Durnton, with Richard Cotisfurth of Windlestone and Henry Lawson of Sherburn appointed as his attornies to deliver seisin.
Date: 3 December 12 Henry VIII.
Endorsed (contemporary) enrolled on the dorse of the Chancery Close roll of Bishop Thomas [Ruthall] Pont. 1.
Parchment, 1m, some staining, indented head, zigzag
Seal: Residue, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B3/2   20 March [1523]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Marton to William Wren steward of Sherburn of a messuage etc in the vill of Windlestone (Wyndyllston) in the tenure of Henry Peyrson, in perpetuity for the use and profit of the said William, with Henry Peyrson appointed as his attorney to deliver seisin.
Date: 20 March 14 Henry VIII.
Endorsed (contemporary) enrolled on the dorse of the Chancery Close roll of Bishop Thomas [Ruthall] Pont. 1.
Parchment, 1m, one hole and some staining
Seal: Unidentified fragment, on a parchment tag labelled as Thomas Marton, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B3/3   16 July [1523]
Grant by William Wren of Sherburn House to Thomas Marton of Marton in Craven, Yorks, gent, reciting that Thomas Marton on 8 June 13 Henry VIII (1521) sold to Geoffrey Wren, clerk, master of Sherburn Hospital, and to William Wren, for £41 13s 4d, a messuage, 50 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Windlestone, occupied by Robert Dernton, and also Thomas Marton on 2 April 13 Henry VIII (1522) sold to William Wren steward of Sherburn Hospital for £26 a messuage with 40 acres of land and meadow in Windlestone, occupied by Richard Cottisfurth, and also Thomas Marton on 20 March 14 Henry VIII (1523) sold to William Wren for 40 marks a messuage with 32 acres of land and meadow in Windlestyone late held by Henry Peirson, now Thomas Marton has sold to William Wren for £22 6s 8d a messuage and 32 acres of and and meadow held by Thomas Robinson with half a kiln, and Thomas Marton has granted to William Wren for a certain sum of money a cottage and his other lands called Foreland in Windlestone on 10 June 13 Henry VIII (1521), now Thomas Marton covenants to do whatever William Wren's counsel might require by way of enfeoffment, for all of which lands Marton has received from Wren £118 13s 4d, and marton will deliver up to Wren all the relevant documents, wherefore Marton agrees to be bound to Wren in £200.
Date: 16 July 15 Henry VIII.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B3/4   15 August [1523]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Marton of Marton in Craven, Yorks, gent, for £22, to Thomas Wren of Sherburn House of a messuage, 30 acres of land, an acre of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, and half a klin in Windlestone, held by Thomas Robinson, with Henry Peirson of Windlestone and Henry Lawson of Sherburn House appointed as his attornies to deliver seisin.
Date: 15 August 15 Henry VIII.
Endorsed (contemporary) enrolled on the dorse of the Chancery Close roll of Bishop Thomas [Ruthall] Pont. 1.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Bundles 4-53
EDE/B4   1582; 1672-1938
Loose deeds etc., relating to lands in West Auckland, Wingate, Woodhamburn in the parish of Great Aycliffe, Chilton, Windlestone, Herrington, Coundon, Crook, Chester le Street, and Whickham, co. Durham;
Manors of Whitfield and Bulbeck, Shilford, and Broomhaugh, Northumberland;
Manor of Cotherston, and Hunderthwaite Moor, Yorks.
Formerly A/53
EDE/B5   1603-1795
Deeds, will, schedule relating to property in West Auckland and Manor of the same in co. Durham
Formerly A/4
EDE/B6   1607-1827
Deeds etc., relating to lands in the township of West Auckland in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland, Westerton in the same parish, Lutterington and Evenwood, co. Durham; and in Cayton and Scarborough, Yorks.
Formerly A/45
EDE/B7   1609/10-1684
Deeds relating to territories in Romanby Northallerton, Yorks.
Formerly A/33
EDE/B8   1616-1809
2 separate bundles of deeds relating to lands in West Auckland, Evenwood, Bishopley, Redburn, Newton Cap. Lynesack, Cookfield, Windlestone and Bondgate in Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/47
EDE/B9   1622-1762
Deeds relating to 4 separate pieces of land in West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/46
EDE/B10   1684-1739
Deeds relating to premises in the City of Durham.
Formerly A/15
EDE/B11   1708/9-1811
Conveyances and bonds relating to lands in West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/44
EDE/B12   1713-1739
Marriage settlement, mortgages and deeds, relating to Hellanby, Maltby, Rawmarsh, co. York.
Formerly A/6
EDE/B13   1718-1864
Deeds relating to lands at West Auckland, co. Durham.
George Vickers to Cuthbert Apedale - mortgage, 1718.
Ann Stothart to George Vickers - 2 lease and settlement documents, 1718.
Ann Stothart to George Vickers - 2 lease and release documents, 1718.
George Vickers to Jonathan Goundry - 2 lease and release documents, 1725.
George Vickers to John Wreay - 2 lease and release documents, 1727.
George Vickers to Thomas Sanderson - 3 lease and release documents, 1729.
George Birford to William Warmouth - 2 lease and release documents, 1731.
George Vickers to Laurence Brokett - 2 lease and release documents, 1732.
George Vickers to Laurence Brokett - 2 lease and release docuemnts, 1733.
Probate of the will of George Crabtree, 1738.
William Vickers to Ralph Hodgson - lease and release, 1753.
William Brockett to John James - lease and release, 1753.
Probate of John James' Will, 1769.
Size: 16 items
Formerly A/26
EDE/B14   1720/1-1903
Deeds relating to lands in Middridge and Middridge Moor in the parish of St. Andrew, Auckland.
Formerly A/50
EDE/B15   1723-1867
Abstract, deeds, wills, relating to West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/7
EDE/B16   1742-1758
Deeds etc., relating to land at Hollaby Maltby.
Formerly A/23
EDE/B17   1747-1749
Bond, deeds relating to lands and premises in Hollaby co. Durham and Hellaby Maltby and Rawmarsh, Yorks.
Formerly A/18
EDE/B18   1753-1887
Deeds etc., relating to three dwellinghouses at West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/35
EDE/B19   1761-1865
Copies of surrenders of admittances to copyhold, conveyances, abstracts of title etc., relating to lands in West Auckland, parish of St. Mary Le Bow, Newlandside, Crossgate, Old Elvet Witton Gilbert, co. Durham.
Formerly A/31
EDE/B20   1764
Three deeds relating to West Auckland, St. Helen Auckland, and Preston-upon-Teas, co. Durham.
Formerly A/8
EDE/B21   1767-1776
Deeds relating to land at Heighton and Aycliff, co. Durham.
Formerly A/20
EDE/B22   1770-1859
Deeds relating to lands and premises in Great Chilton, co. Durham.
Formerly A/16
EDE/B23   1771-1794
Deeds relating to lands at Hellaby and Maltby, co. Yorks.
Formerly A/19
EDE/B24   1 February 1772
Lease of property in Middlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly A/10
EDE/B25   1772-1814
Deeds, etc., relating to lands and premises in Kirk Merrington alias Church Merrington and Westerton alias West Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly A/1
EDE/B25   1776
Conveyance of a house and lands in Middlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly A/36
EDE/B27   1776-1863
Abstract of title and conveyances of a tenement and land in Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly A/41
EDE/B28   1781-1799, 1872
Deeds etc., relating to lands and premises at Woodham, co. Durham (Low Field Estate).
Formerly A/25
EDE/B29   1788, 1852-1855
Separate bundle of surrenders and admittances relating to Middridge.
Schedule of deeds, letter, plan of Diddrige Estate, and conveyances relating to estates in the parishes of St. Andrew Auckland, Heighington and Aycliffe, co. Durham, known as the Middridge Estate, the School Aycliffe Estate, The Syms Pasture Estate and The Woodham Burn Estate.
Also land in Bishop Middleham.
Formerly A/34
EDE/B30   1788-1862
Deeds relating to lands in Merrington, Middlestone Aycliffe, Co. Durham.
Formerly A/38
EDE/B31   1795-1814
Miscellaneous accounts and receipts.
Formerly A/51
EDE/B32   1800-1803
Abstract of title, deeds relating to property in Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly A/13
EDE/B33   18th century to 1829
Documents as follows:
Separate bundle of letter etc., referring to case in Chancery of Hougham v. Sandys relating to lands in Northborne, Kent and estates in Yorks, 1800-1829
2 pedigrees, 18th century
2 deeds mentioning lands in the parishes of Nether Hardres and Upper Hardres, Kent, and lands "in the County of the City of York", also manor of North Court, Kent, 1823-1828

Formerly A/37
EDE/B34   1803-1804
2 conveyances of fee farm rents relating to lands in:
Yarm, Yorks.;
Ovingham alias Ovington Hall Lands, Northumberland;
Hurworth, St. Helens Auckland, Bushblades alias Brussplatts, Concliffe, Coatham alias Cottam, Nether Coniscliff, Cockfield Pethraw, Darlington, Crossgate, Durham, Old and New Elvet Durham, Owengate Durham, Easington, Eggleston, Frosterley, Langley, Nether-Couille, Middleton, Nesham, Shildon, Stockton alias Stockley, Stranton, Kelloe Thorpthewles, Windlestone, North Auckland, Wardale Hawthorn, Redworth, Thornley Hedleythorpe, Walkerfield, Coundon, all in co. Durham.
Formerly A/29
EDE/B35   1808-1812
Assignment and release, lands at Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly A/22
EDE/B36   1808-1860
Deeds, abstracts etc., relating to property in Woodhamburn in Great Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly A/3
EDE/B37   1814-1860
Abstract of title, leases and deeds relating to cornmill and land, West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/14
EDE/B38   1827-1858
Copy of will of Thomas Henderson, legacy receipts, assignments, etc., relating to lands in Lowfield, Cherrington Grance, Merrington and East Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly A/30
EDE/B39    N.D.
Deeds relating to West Aukland, St. Helen Auckland, North Redburn, Redworth, Preston-upon-Skene, Hamsterly, Windleston, West Brand Elvett St. Oswald, co. Durham.
Marriage settlement of Mr. Eden and Mrs. Catherine Shaftoe, wills, legal papers.
Formerly A/5
EDE/B40   1831-1860
Deeds relating to copyhold premises at Middridge in the manor of Bondgate in Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/11
EDE/B41   1834-1872
Deeds, mortgages, abstract, requisition, will, etc., relating to property in Coundon, co. Durham.
Formerly A/2
EDE/B42   1848-1916
Deeds etc., relating to lands and premises at Coundon, St. Andrew Auckland, St. Helen Auckland, Bildershaw, Beamish East Moor, Auckland Chilton, Bondgate in Auckland, Evenwood, Merrington, West Auckland, Chester le Street, Evenwood, Merrington Lane, co. Durham.
Formerly A/24
EDE/B43   1852
2 copies deed of release and assignment, relating to property in Windlestone, West Auckland, St. Helens Auckland, Bishops Auckland, co. Durham; Brignal, Hamsterly, Windleston, West Brand, Elvett St. Oswald, co. York.?
Marriage settlement of Mr. Eden and Mrs. Catherine Shaftoe, wills, legal papers.
Formerly A/9
EDE/B44   1858-1880
Deeds relating to lands and premises in West Auckland co. Durham.
Formerly A/17
EDE/B45   1868
Conveyance and Abstract of Title relating to land in Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly A/28
EDE/B46   1875
Lease and counterpart, and letter relating to a piece of land at Leasingthorne. co. Durham, as a site for a Chapel and school.
Formerly A/42
EDE/B47   1875-1876
Lease and papers relating to a piece of land in Leasingthorne, co. Durham.
Formerly A/39
EDE/B48   1877
Conveyance of land in town of Woodham in the parish of Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly A/40
EDE/B49   22 October 1881
Lease of Brewery, West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly A/12
EDE/B50   1888, 1920-1928
Leases and surrender of lease, etc., relating to Rook Colliery, Spennymoor, in the parish of Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly A/43
EDE/B51   1893-1931
Deeds relating to a mine in Windlestone Royalty in Windlestone and Chilton, co. Durham.
Formerly A/48
EDE/B52   1904
Deeds relating to land near Finchale Cottages in Great Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly A/49
EDE/B53   1931-1938
Deeds relating to lands in West Auckland, St. Helen, and Windlestone.
Formerly A/52
Bundle 54
Reference: EDE/B54
Dates of creation: early 14th century, 1434-1785
Deeds, etc., relating to lands in West Auckland, St. Helen Auckland, Bishop Auckland, Evenwood, Chester, Bondgate in Auckland, Escomb, Coundon, Durham, Thorpe, Gateshead, Wolsingham, Church Merrington, Luttrington, Humberbeck in West Auckland, Little Nesham in the parish of Winston, Newsham & Kelloe, all in co. Durham;
Newby, Letham, Gargrave and Thornton, Yorks.
Formerly B/14

EDE/B54/1   20 July [1434]
Language:  Latin
Grant by William Dalton of Burne to Thomas Dalton of West Auckland (Awkeland) of a waste in West Auckland on Hede Raw at the west end of the vill between the tenements of the bishop of Durham called Rasch Place to the south and the said William to the north, now held by Nicholas Wedderard and extending from the highway up to a certain close of the said William behind, rendering annually 3s 4d in equal portions at Pentecost and St Martin, with distraint if the rent is unpaid for 40 days, and the said Thomas is not to fell any trees in the waste without the licence of the said William.
Witnesses: Hugh Forester, William Stoddard, Richard Dalton, William Rakett, Thomas Lax.
Date: West Auckland, 20 July [12] Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy with lettering cut through, some damage with a few letters lost
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag through a slit in a turnup
EDE/B54/2   20 February [1435]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Thomas Dalton of West Auckland in the bishoprick of Durham to William Dalton of Burne, Yorks, and his wife Alice, of a tenement in West Auckland on the north of the vill between the waste of the bishop of Durham to the east and the tenement of [blank] Parkynson to the west.
Witnesses: Hugh Forester, William Stoddard, Richard Dalton, William Rakett, Thomas Lax.
Date: West Auckland, 20 February 13 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, pattern of arches along part of the head, some staining
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
EDE/B54/3   26 February [1435]
Language:  Latin
Appointment by William Dalton of Burne and his wife Alice of Richard Dalton and John Dalton as their attornies to receive seisin of a tenement in West Auckland as detailed in a charter of feoffment of Thomas Dalton.
Date: Burne, 26 February 13 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: 2 [sealing] tongues, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
EDE/B54/4   28 October [1489]
Grant by Robert Dalton of West Auckland esq to Sir Thomas Badyrsby, Ralph Dalton clerk and Christopher Barwick gent of all his lands in Co Durham and Yorkshire to perform his will and thereby to enfeoff his wife Alice of her due third in Yorkshire for life except for a tenement of 13s 4d farm in Old Malton with which he wishes them to enfeoff Guisborough priory, if it pleases the king, and John Dalton, alias John Laurence the younger, is to have 4 marks annually until he is married, whereafter he and his wife and heirs are to have an estate from his lands worth 6 marks, and the feoffees are to provide for a chantry chaplain for Robert's soul from his estate in Co Durham for 2 or 3 years, and then this is to go to the said John with John's mother to receive 26s 8d during her life.
Date: West Auckland, 28 October 5 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B54/5   28 October [1489]
Counterpart to EDE/B54/4.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B54/6   6 April [1492]
Arbitration of Richard Hansard and Robert Tempest esq, appointed by Master Sir John Chyney, between John Lowrance of Pittington and his wife Isabella, sister and heir to Robert Dalton of West Auckland gent, and John Lowrance the younger, alias John Dalton, and Elizabeth Kelynghall his wife to be, over the lands etc in Yorkshire and Co Durham late of Robert Dalton newly deceased, with both parties bound in £40 to adhere to the award, whereby John Lowrance alias John Dalton and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies are to have all the lands of Robert and to pay to John Lowrance the elder and Isabella an annual rent of 40s in equal portions at St Peter Lammas and the Purification of the BVM, and all the chekerlands of Robert Dalton in the bishoprick of Durham now held by Alison, Robert Dalton's widow, shall go after her death to Isabella Lawrence, wife of John Lowrance the elder as heir to her brother, for life, with remainder to John Lowrance alias John Dalton.
Date: Durham, 6 April 7 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m, stained
Seal: residue, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
EDE/B54/7   [c.1300]
Language:  Latin
Grant by Jordan de Assarta to John son of Walter Coupeman of West Auckland of a toft and croft and a bovate of land in the vill and territory of West Auckland which Ralph of the Chamber formerly held, for a sum of money, to be held of the bishop of Durham etc, rendering annually a pair of gloves or 1d at Christmas, with warranty against all men and women.
Witnesses: Dom William of St Botulph steward, Ralph of Warsop (Waryshope) sheriff, Geoffrey de ?Henknol, William Pollart, Walter de Loterington, William de Lonysdale, Robert ?Kyche, John of Sockburn (Sokeborne), ?Hugh of Peebles clerk.
Parchment, 1m, stained
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Bundle 55
Reference: EDE/B55
Dates of creation: 1382, 1608-1687
Deeds relating to West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/47

EDE/B55/1   [25 May] 1382
Lease by John Auckland to Alexander Coly of a tenement in West Auckland for 20 years, rendering annually 12d in equla portions at Pentecost and St Martin, with payment to begin at Pentecost 1388, with distraint if the rent is unpaid for 40 days, and with Coly allowed to fell trees growing on the tenement for timber for any building work by view of 2 faithful men without making any waste thereby, and with Auckland not to make any alienation against Coly on pain of 10 marks payabale within a fortnight.
Date: West Auckland, Pentecost 1382.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, ?aabbccddeeff cut through, some staining
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue reattached by sewing thread, with a wrapping tie below
Bundle 56
Reference: EDE/B56
Dates of creation: 1456-1773
Deeds relating to lands in St. Helen Auckland.
Formerly B/32

EDE/B56/1   6 January [1456]
Language:  Latin
Grant by John of Townend to John Hobson and his wife Emmotta, and Emmotta's heirs of her body, for 8 marks, of a cottage with a garden in Auckland St Helen between his principal messuage on the east and the messuage of the dean of the collegiate church of Auckland St Andrew on the west.
Witnesses: William Bland, Thomas Bichburn, Richard Hows, William Bettys, John Marsdan of Darlington.
Date: Darlington, 6 January 34 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag recycled from another document
EDE/B56/2   14 March 1462
Language:  Latin
Grant by John Townend of Hylton to Emmotta Hobson his sister, wife of John Hobson of Auckland St Helen, of a tenement in the said vill, between the tenements of the dean on the west and formerly John a Lane on the east, where John Hobson now lives, to Emmotta and her heirs in perpetuity, rendering annually a red rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist, if asked for.
Wintesses: John Parkinson, Peter Scathlok, Robert Lax.
Date: 14 March 2 Edward IV, 1462.
Parchment, 1m, stained
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue
EDE/B56/3   [2 June] 1471
Language:  Latin
Quitclaim by John Aleyn of Bishop Auckland, butcher, to Thomas Poplay arm of his right in all the lands etc formerly of John Townsend in the vill and territory of Auckland St Helen in the bishoprick of Durham.
Date: Pentecost 1471.
Parchment, 1m, gnawed
Seal: unidentified fragment, on a tongue, through 3 slits in a turnup
Bundles 57-80
EDE/B57   1544, 1721-1898
Miscellaneous, loose deeds, receipts, etc., relating to West Auckland, Middridge, Middlestone, the Woodham Burn estate in the parish of Aycliffe, and Merrington, co. Durham; also to Maltby, Mowthorpe and Kirby Grindalyth, co. Yorks.
Formerly B/42
EDE/B58   1550, 1610-1705, 1772
Deeds relating to lands in Windleston, co. Durham and Whitfield, co. Northumberland.
Formerly B/5
EDE/B59   1606-1723
Deeds relating to School Aycliffe in the parish of Heighington, the coalmines in Aycliffe, co. Durham;
Quarrington, co. Lincs.;
in Carham and Budle, co. Northumberland;
Parks of Bowbush and Shelley, co. Sussex.
Formerly B/2
EDE/B60   1609/10-1664
Deeds relating to the Prebend of West Auckland and tithes of St. Andrew Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/1
EDE/B61   1611-1790
Deeds relating to land in West Auckland and St. Helen Auckland, co. Durham.
With an undated (? mid 13th century) private deed relating to Evenwood, co. Durham.
Formerly B/13
EDE/B62   1651-1743
Deeds relating to lands in Middridge, Blackwell and Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/3
EDE/B63   1656-1777
Deeds, wills, etc., relating to lands in School Aycliffe in the parish of Heighington, co. Durham, and in Newcastle.
Formerly B/20
EDE/B64   1658-1752
Deeds relating to Windlestone, Haughton, Heighington and South Church, co. Durham.
Formerly B/18
EDE/B65   1661-1788
Deeds relating to an estate in Middridge, and to lands in School Aycliffe and Bishop Middleham, co. Durham.
Formerly B/46
EDE/B66   1668-1753
Deeds relating to the tithes of 4 prebends in respect of lands in Eldon, Windlestone, Middridge and Evenwood.
Formerly B/40
EDE/B67   1668-1820
3 separate bundles of deeds relating to lands in Aycliffe and School Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Also 1 document undated, containing declarations relating to Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly B/12
EDE/B68   1671-1737
Deeds relating to land in School Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly B/68
EDE/B69   1685-1700
Deeds relating to Diddridge Closes in Heighington, co. Durham.
Formerly B/25
EDE/B70   1685-1730
Deeds and depositions relating to Windlestone Moor, Woodham Moor and Eldon Moor, co. Durham.
Includes deed regarding the division of Windlestone Moor, 9 July 1723.
Formerly B/45
EDE/B71   1698-1796
Marriage settlements and probates relating to lands in Whitfield, Northumberland; Preston on Tees, West Auckland, St. Helen Auckland and East Merrington, co. Durham;
Bishops Hill Newer, Arkendale, Arkendale Lofthouse, Minskip, Hamsthwaite, Killinghall, Hellaby, and parishes of St. Lawrence and of St. Mary Castlegate, Yorks.
Maltby, Lincs.;
Northbourne, Shoulden, Ripple, Sutton and Tilmanstone, Kent.
Formerly B/9
EDE/B72   1706-1788
Deeds relating to land in Middridge, Darlington, School Aycliffe, Great Aycliffe, Owengate, Heighington, Woodham and Eldon, co. Durham;
Gatherley in Moulton, Yafforth, Guirsby, Lowfields and Rummonby, Yorks.
Formerly B/10
EDE/B73   1708-1837
Deeds relating to an estate called Howlish in Coundon, and also to lands in Newton Gap, Gainsford and Bishop Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/22
EDE/B74   1713-1727
Deeds relating to lands in School Aycliffe and in Headlam, Ingleton, and Gainford, co. Durham;
also in Middleton Tyas, Yorks.
Formerly B/48
EDE/B75   1716-1740
Deeds relating to Dean and Chapter Close in Great Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly B/41
EDE/B76   1718/19-1849
2 copies of earlier wills, copied in 1884.
Deeds, wills, etc., relating to lands in Owengate, Middridge, Bishop Middleham, School Aycliffe, Great Aycliffe, Heighington, Woodham and Eldon, co. Durham;
Natland, Westmorland;
Berrington, Hereford;
Cathill in Tandridge, Surrey;
King St. in the parish of St. James, Westminster;
Coring, Oxon;
Chamber in Lincoln's Inn.
Formerly B/7
EDE/B77   1723-1767
Deeds, receipts etc., relating to copyhold lands in Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly B/39
EDE/B78   1727-1804
Deeds, lawyers' opinions, wills, plan, etc., relating to lands in Hamsterly, Bishop Auckland and Bildershaw in West Auckland.
Formerly B/36
EDE/B79   1732-1774
Copies of wills, bonds and deeds relating to Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly B/11
EDE/B80   1732-1936
Loose unrelated deeds relating to lands in Great Aycliffe, Heighington, Middridge, coal mines in Chilton and Windlestone, lands in Bondgate in Auckland, Spennymoor, Brandon and West Brandon in Brancepeth, Bishop Auckland, Evenwood, West Auckland, Crosgate, Framwelgate, Preston on Tees in Stockton and Norton, co. Durham;
Bishops Hill Newer, Yorks, and York;
Northbourne, Shoulden, Ripple, Sutton, Deal, Tillmanstone, Great and Little Mougham and Stonebridge, Kent.
Formerly B/27
Bundle 81
Reference: EDE/B81
Dates of creation: 1761 Formerly B/58

EDE/B81/
Lease of a house and lands at the Watercrook in Natland, Westmorland.
EDE/B81/   1809
Schedule of goods of Mrs. Elizabeth Halliman, sold by auction.
EDE/B81/   1889
Lease of mines and quarries in the manor of Bondgate in Auckland, co. Durham.
EDE/B81/   1901
Conveyance of the Wheat Sheaf Inn at West Auckland, co. Durham.
EDE/B81/   1910
Release of restrictions relating to mining at Chilton, co. Durham.
EDE/B81/   1936
2 letters relating to the Windlestone Estate, co. Durham.
Not held here: returned to owner.
EDE/B81/   1941
Vesting deed and conveyance relating to minerals in Great Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Bundles 82-111
EDE/B82   1763-1779
Deeds relating to lands in Evenwood, and West Auckland.
Formerly B/23
EDE/B83   1764-1775
Deeds etc., relating to a house at Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A., and to lands in Billingham, co. Durham.
Formerly B/34
EDE/B84   1774, 1843
Deeds relating to lands in Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly B/30
EDE/B85   c.1785
5 notebooks containing copies of:
[1] will (2 copies)
[2] marriage settlement
[3] account of the property
[4] field book
of Nicholas Halhead.
The lands referred to are in Natland, Westmorland;
Middridge, School Aycliffe, Heighington, Woodham, Eldon, Bishop Middleham, St. Mary N. Bailey, Durham, Owengate, Durham, in co. Durham.
Formerly B/44
EDE/B86   1794-1863
Deeds, etc., relating to lands in Middlestone, Merrington, Cockfield, Binchester, Newton Oak, Brancepeth, Willington, co. Durham;
Includes draft or copy of Middlestone tithe apportionment and plan, 1843.
Holmdon, Northants.
Formerly B/19
EDE/B87   1796-1836
Deeds relating to lands in Bishops Hill Newer, Yorks.
Northbourne, Kent;
Hawkswick Oldcoates, Coniston, Arnscliffe, Burnsall, Litton and Kirbymalhamsdale, Yorks.
Formerly B/29
EDE/B88   1801-1862
Deeds, death certificates, etc., relating to lands in West Auckland and Evenwood, co. Durham.
Formerly B/35
EDE/B89   1813-1859
Letters and deeds relating to coalmines in West Auckland and St. Helen Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/33
EDE/B90   1836
Printed conditions of sale of 2 coalfields, one in Westerton, Middlestone and Merrington, the second in Leasing Thorne, co. Durham.
Also of the manor and houses in Chilton, co. Durham.
Formerly B/56
EDE/B91   1841-1870
Deeds and receipts relating to lands in Middlestone and Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly B/21
EDE/B92   1843-1855
Deeds relating to the Blackburn Fell Colliery in the parish of Chester le Street, co. Durham.
Formerly B/38
EDE/B93   1847, 1860
2 deeds relating to the limestone quarries in Middridge and Middridge Moor, co. Durham.
Formerly B/38
EDE/B94   1853
A conveyance of tithes arising from lands in Middridge and Coundon, co. Durham.
Formerly B/54
EDE/B95   1858-1859
2 conveyances relating to lands in Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly B/26
EDE/B96   1860
Deeds relating to land in West Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/16
EDE/B97   1866
Deeds relating to various pieces of land in West Auckland, Evenwood and Bondgate in Bishop Auckland, co. Durham.
Formerly B/49
EDE/B98   1870-1872
Deeds relating to lands in Middlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly B/31
EDE/B99   1873-1915
Typed inventory, valuations for estate duty of the contents of Windlestone Hall, co. Durham.
Formerly B/55
Not held here: returned to owner
EDE/B100   1877
1 conveyance relating to the Chilton Grange Estate, Chilton, co. Durham.
Formerly B/17
EDE/B101   1877
Agreement and letters relating to the schooner "Constance".
Formerly B/43
EDE/B102   1877-1899
Deeds relating to lands in Great Aycliffe and Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly B/4
EDE/B103   1879-1891
Deeds relating to lands in Great Aycliffe and Aycliffe, co. Durham.
Formerly B/4
EDE/B104   1879, 1899
Deeds relating to lands in West Auckland and Windlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly B/52
EDE/B105   1880-1899
Deeds relating to lands in West Auckland and Windlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly B/50
EDE/B106   1881
1 lease relating to the coalmines and lands in Chilton and Windlestone, co. Durham.
EDE/B107   1884, 1904
2 deeds relating to the granting of a right of way at Spennymoor, co. Durham.
Formerly B/57
EDE/B108   1887-1891
Deeds relating to Beamish East Moor, Co. Durham.
Formerly B/53
EDE/B109   1889-1938
Deeds relating to the coalmines at West Auckland, Merrington, Leasingthorne nr. Bishop Auckland, Chilton, Windlestone and Middridge, co. Durham.
Formerly B/15
EDE/B110   1903-1915
Conveyance and abstract of title relating to lands at Merrington, co. Durham.
Formerly B/6
EDE/B111   1906
1 deed relating to the erection of electricity poles in Merrington, Middlestone and Windlestone, co. Durham.
Formerly B/37
from 2017/18 donations
Reference: EDE/D
Dates of creation: 1690-1807
Extent:
Additional deeds, donated with family papers listed within EDE/C
First five items previously referenced EDE 2017/1-5

EDE/D1   January 1690
Declaration by Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort and Marquess of Worcester announcing John Hickford of Alvington as one of his Deputies
EDE/D2   18 May 1753
Marriage agreement articles between William Innes of Lyme Street Square, London, merchant, and James Smyth of same, wine merchant, and William Wintle of Fleet Street, London, perfumer, relating to intended marriage between William Innes and Anne Wintle of Bond Street in the parish of Saint George Hanover Square, spinster
EDE/D3   1757-1772
Schutz family documents:
/1. Lease for property on Bond Street, to John Schutz, April 1765
/2. Lease by John Schutz of Sion Hill, Middlesex, esq, to Charles Moore of St James Street, Westminster, esq, of property in New Bond Street, Westminster, for 21 years, annual rent £105. 25 December 1765
/3. John Schutz' agreement with Mr Moore regarding property lease, 3 August 1765
/4. Copy lease to Colonel Schutz for messuage or tenement in Bond Street and a coachhouse and stable in [Howich?] and a venison stable yard in Brook Street, for 40 years, renewable every 14 years, 1768
/5. Receipts, bills and fines for the rent of property with John Schutz
/6. Copy of the will of Colonel Schutz, 10 July 1768 and two codicils, 9 July 1771 and 31 December 1772

1 bundle
EDE/D4   1793
Will of James Ferguson, Lieutenant Governer of Greenwich Hospital
1 bundle
EDE/D5   15 June 1807
Affidavit for burial of Walter Meldrum (Ferguson), Middlesbrough
1 item
EDE/D6   [c. 1790s?]
Language:   Latin
Copy of grant from the crown to Sir Walter St. John and others of the office of Custos Brevium in trust for the Earl and Countess of Lichfield and heirs of the Countess
1 item
Previously referenced EDE/CB6/2
Eden Family Papers
Reference: EDE/C
Eden Family papers span eight generations of the Eden family. Papers include correspondence, diaries, legal and political papers. The papers cover many members of the family and their professional affairs in Britain as well as their various postings overseas, with particularly extensive holdings relating to the Maryland property of Robert Eden (1st Baronet, of Maryland), the families and estates of Frederick Morton Eden (2nd Baronet, of Maryland) and his wife (Anne Smith), General William Thomas Eden's overseas military postings, and diaries and correspondence of William Eden (6th Baronet, of West Auckland, and 4th Baronet, of Maryland).
General estate papers are listed in a separate section under EDE/E, although estate or household items more closely associated with particular family members are included within this section.
Some of the family papers are only sparsely listed, notably papers of Timothy Calvert Eden (8th/6th Baronet) and Nicholas Eden (2nd Earl of Avon), and pocket diaries of General William Thomas Eden and William Eden (6th/4th Baronet). These and other sections of this catalogue will be expanded in due course.
EDE/C includes items from a number of different donations, all made by Lord Eden of Winton, viz:
Accession reference Misc.2017/18:3 in August 2017
Accession reference Misc.2017/18:110 in June 2018
Accession reference Misc.2018/19:128 in June 2019

The internal version of the catalogue specifies which items were acquired in 2018 or 2019, with the remainder being part of the August 2017 donation.
Note that an earlier version of this list included the following additional references, for items which are now catalogued elsewhere under EDE/C or EDE/D references. If you have noted any of these references, please check the current catalogue or get in touch to confirm the current reference for the item.
EDE 2017 (deeds and Arkendale Court Book)
EDE/C20
EDE/C21 (papers of George Watson Smyth as executor, now at EDE/C32)
EDE/C22 (parts)
EDE/CA (personal and family accounts)
EDE/CB (personal legal papers)
EDE/P (photograph, now at EDE/C24/7)

Additionally, reference EDE/C29 is not used.
Papers of individual members of the Eden family are listed under their respective branch, alongside papers of their spouses and spouses' families, in approximate chronological order.

1st to 5th Baronets, of West Auckland
Dates of creation: 1673-1860s The Eden baronetcy of West Auckland was created for Robert Eden in 1672. The first five baronets were as follows:
1st: Robert Eden (died 1720)
2nd: John Eden (1677-1728), son of 1st Baronet
3rd: Robert Eden (ca.1715-1755), son of 2nd Baronet
4th: John Eden (1740-1812), son of 3rd Baronet
5th: Robert Johnson-Eden (1774-1844), son of 4th Baronet

Details of other family members whose papers survive within this collection are given in the catalogue. See separate sections for papers after 1844, when the title was held jointly with the baronetcy of Maryland, and for papers of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland (3rd son of 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland), and of his descendants.

Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of West Auckland
Reference: EDE/C1
Papers of Sir Robert Eden (died 1720), M.P. for County Durham 1702-1713

EDE/C1/1   13 November 1673
Warrant for the baronet's fee from Sir Robert Eden to be paid to Sir Tobias Eden of Clements Inn in the County of Middlesex. Written and signed by Secretary of State Sir Henry Coventry. Above the document is an image of Charles II. Includes a later typed explanation of the document and brief biographies of Robert Eden and Henry Coventry
1 item
Sir John Eden, 4th Baronet, of West Auckland
Reference: EDE/C2
Papers of Sir John Eden (1740-1812), M.P. for County Durham 1774-1790
Note that EDE/C2/4 is not used.
EDE/C2/1-2,5: public papers
EDE/C2/8-16: Wilson and Eden (legal dispute)
EDE/C2/3,6-7,17-18: other personal and estate papers

See also papers within those of his brother, Thomas Eden, at EDE/C26.

Public papers
Dates of creation: 1791-1809
Papers relating to Sir John Eden's career in Durham as an M.P. and magistrate

EDE/C2/1   1791
Summonses issued by Sir John Eden magistrate to the constables of Darlington for people to appear before him:
/1. Elizabeth Welch, against complainant Michael Tinkler, 15 June 1791
/2. Alice Welch, against complainant Michael Tinkler, 20 June 1791
/3. Alice Welch, against complainant John [Dent], 20 June 1791
/4. Alice Welch, against complainant John Dent, 22 December 1791

EDE/C2/5   4 December and 28 November 1795
Order to the Overseers of the Poor of Bishop Auckland, for grant of maintenance, by Sir John Eden (JP), with certificate
Dorothy Thorpe of Bishop Auckland, wife of Robert Thorpe of the same (serving in the militia for North Riding of Yorkshire), to be paid 1s 3d weekly
2 items
EDE/C2/2   1809
Election leaflets for the City of Durham
Wilson and Eden (Johnson estates)
Dates of creation: 1807-1852
Papers regarding a legal dispute over the estates of Peter Johnson, father to Dorothea Johnson, and of John Eden her husband

EDE/C2/8   6 March 1830
Wilson v. Sir William Eden Chancery proceedings. Copy of minutes
1 item
EDE/C2/9   1839-1849
Correspondence regarding the Wilson v. Eden case
from Morton John Eden, Elfride SA. Northmore and Sir William Eden regarding settlements for Chancery proceedings re: estates of Peter Johnson and John Eden, 1839-1849
to Sir William regarding the compromise question re: Wilson v. Eden leasehold case, 1851-1852
from Eleanor Wilson in Dresden to William Eden at Windlestone regarding her expenses, family situation, includes a draft letter from Sir William Eden declining to support her, 1852.
one letter from Richard Bawick to Sir Robert Eden regarding the distribution to creditors including Mrs Wilson.
3 bundles
EDE/C2/10   1848-1852
Correspondence regarding the judgement for the Wilson v. Eden leasehold case including two newspaper clippings
1 bundle
EDE/C2/11   6 March 1850
Judgement in Wilson v. Eden
1 item
EDE/C2/12   April 1850
The minutes agreed in Wilson v. Eden
1 item
EDE/C2/13   4 November 1850
Court of Exchequer judgement in the Wilson v. Eden leasehold case
1 item
EDE/C2/14   1807 and 1850-1852
Correspondence regarding the judgement in the Wilson v. Eden leasehold case from P. Hooper. Includes two letters from Charles Browing to Frederick Morton Eden
1 bundle
EDE/C2/15   14 December 1852
House of Lords judgement re: the estate of Peter Johnson, and of John Eden. Appellant: Sir William Eden. Respondents: Eleanor Wilson, Emmaline Eden Northmore and others
1 item
EDE/C2/16   [c.1850s]
Note on the death of Peter Johnson on 1 August 1796 and the marriage of John Eden and Dorothea Johnson in St Mary's Castlegate Church, York
Pedigree of the Johnson family
2 items
Other (personal and estate)
Dates of creation: 1775-1859
EDE/C2/3   1775-1859
Letters, some of which refer to legal disputes:
from Sir John Eden about 'Mrs D.' and her residence at Beamish, 25 May 1775
from Sir John Eden [to J. Hopper] regarding title deeds, 6 July 1809
from Messrs. Bloxham and Ellison, 22 June 1859
from Jonathan Davison

EDE/C2/6   15 May 1805
Bond for the payment of £700 by Sir John Eden of Windlestone to Matthew Gibbons the elder of Westerton, endorsed with receipt of sum owed, 16 November 1818
EDE/C2/7   1798-1812
Accounts of John Eden
1 notebook (boxed)
EDE/C2/17   1811
Mutual release between William Lord Auckland (as EDE/C3) and Sir John Eden
1 item
EDE/C2/18   19th January 1774
Papers for the House of Lords appeal (Sir John Eden and John [Stuart, 3rd] Earl of Bute), relating to lands in Co Durham
Thomas Eden
Reference: EDE/C26
Papers of Thomas Eden (1745-1805), fourth son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland

EDE/C26/1   [c. 1773-1808]
Correspondence to and from Thomas Eden mainly regarding shipping and trade, includes correspondence with Christopher Court and John Lambeck, and the ships Annapolis, Bull Dog, Biter, Boxer and Pincher
Of particular interest is a letter to his mistress Elizabeth Haines (refered to as Betsy) promising £100 per annum to her from his estate and a letter to an unknown recipient urging them to move from an undesirable address at Ship Street, Brighton.
Also includes:
papers of John Eden [4th Baronet, of West Auckland, as EDE/C2, his brother) including school results and single sheets with quotations [perhaps used as handwriting practice?]
pension record and accounts
letter to Mrs Eden from Sir Frederick Morton Eden [2nd Baronet, of Maryland, as EDE/C5, his nephew] regarding her accounts

Sir Robert Johnson-Eden, 5th Baronet, of West Auckland
Reference: EDE/C7
Papers of Sir Robert Johnson-Eden (1774-1844, born Robert Eden)

EDE/C7/1   1802-1848
Correspondence and bills of Sir Robert Johnson-Eden, including an 1812 bond and the sale by auction of the late Mrs Johnson's furniture from her house at Castle Hill, York, 26-29 November 1816
12 items
Diaries
Reference: EDE/C7/2
Dates of creation: 1796-1800
Extent: 2 volumes (boxed)
Two diaries of Sir Robert Johnson-Eden:
/1. Tour through North and South Wales, 1796
/2. Tour through the West of England, 1800


Accounts
Reference: EDE/C7/3
Dates of creation: c.1810s-1840s
Extent: 4 volumes and 1 file (all boxed)
/1. Account book, 1810-1818
/2. Rental book for Beamish Estate, 1812-1820
/3. Account book, 1825-1826
/4. Account book 1825-1835
/5. One file of loose receipts, bills and accounts for book buying and binding, [c.1810s-1840s?]
/6. Account book for debt and interest, 1812-1829


Dulcibella Eden
Reference: EDE/C13
Papers of Dulcibella Eden [c.1780s-1860s], daughter of Thomas Eden as EDE/C26 (so granddaughter of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland

EDE/C13/1   c.1830-1850s
Letters to Dulcibella Eden from various correspondents. Includes personal handwritten letters from Queen Adelaide for whom Dulcibella was a Lady of Honour, her appointment notice, and Queen Adelaide's directions for her funeral
1 paper file
EDE/C13/2   c.1850s-1860s
Letters from Henry Brougham (later 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux) to Dulcibella ('Dearest Dulci' and similar)
30 letters
1st to 3rd Baronets, of Maryland
Dates of creation: 1758-1869 The Eden baronetcy of Maryland was created for Robert Eden in 1776, who was the last Governor of Maryland, USA, under British rule. The first four baronets were as follows:
1st: Robert Eden (1741-1784)
2nd: Frederick Morton Eden (1766-1809), son of 1st Baronet
3rd: Frederick Eden (ca.1794-1814), son of 2nd Baronet
4th: William Eden (1803-1873), brother of 3rd Baronet

Details of other family members whose papers survive within this collection are given in the catalogue. See separate section for papers of Sir William Eden, 4th Baronet, onwards, who also inherited the baronetcy of West Auckland in 1844.

Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland
Reference: EDE/C24
Papers of Sir Robert Eden (1741-1784), son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland

Correspondence and personal papers
Dates of creation: 1774-1925
EDE/C24/1   1774 (1960s copies)
Transcripts of letters to Sir Robert Eden from his brother William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland (as EDE/C3)
50f
EDE/C24/2   1783 (1960s] copy)
Letter to Sir Robert Eden from John Boucher re: the Commericial Treaty with America, his lands and opinions of Maryland and brief reference to Thomas Eden and Frederick Morton Eden.
1 letter with transcript
EDE/C24/3   [c.1800s]
Directions to cure a fever addressed to Governor Eden
1 item
EDE/C24/4   1784 and 1808
Letters as follows:
/1. From Sir Robert Eden to John Clapham regarding his health, 12 July 1784 (with transcript)
/2. To Sir Robert Eden from Charles Hartford, Philadelphia, 9 April 1808. Mainly regarding Hartford's tour of America and his account of Boston, comparisons between Northern and Southern States and the impact of the embargo on American politics
/3. To Charles Hartford, Philadelphia, 12 April 1808. Reference to Britain's war with France and Britain's relationship with America

3 letters
EDE/C24/5   25 March 1784
Deposition by John Clapham about the false registration of patents in Maryland after Sir Robert Eden left office. Deposed: Robert Eden had felt obliged to complete patents
1 item
EDE/C24/6   25 January 1774, 24 February 1774 and 2 March 1774
Letters to Sir Robert Eden from Christopher Court regarding the tobacco trade
/1. Regarding shipping news, particularly the Annapolis
/2. Regarding the loading of goods on Captain Boucher's ship in Gravesend, tobacco revenues, anticipated sales of the Maryland loads before the Annapolis arrives, petition of the Scots against the Maryland Bill for the issue of £130,000 paper money and opposition. Also includes shipping news, the wreckage of the Morning Star Dempster off the Isle of Wight
/3. Copy of the above with an additional note regarding shipping news, the wreckage of the Industry off the Isle of Sheppey

3 items
EDE/C24/7   1925
Black and white photograph of unveiling of the tomb of Sir Robert Eden following his reburial, Annapolis.
Inscription reads, "St. Anne's Churchyard, Annapolis at the unveiling of the tomb of Sir Robert Eden, the last Royal Gov. of Maryland whose remains were tracked down and and reinterred by Daniel Randall, 1925 (early June). Left to right: Elizabeth Randall, D.R. Randall, John Balfour representing the late Eden family, the Rev. High Birckhead (rector of Emmanuel Church, Baltimore), the Mayor of Annapolis?, Bishop Murray of Md., Mr Charles Johnson, The Reverend Mr Johnson (of St. Anne's Church, Annapolis), the Governor's representative ?, Mr Josia Pennington (Pres, of the Society of Colonial Wars). Photographer: E.H. Pickering, Annapolis, MD."
Legal papers (Maryland)
Dates of creation: 1763-1789
Papers regarding probate, land use and legal disputes in Maryland, particularly regarding Sir Robert Eden and Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore

EDE/C24/8   27 May 1763
Sir Robert Eden bond for lands in Maryland
£200 paid by Robert Smith of Lyons Inn
1 item
EDE/C24/9   12 November 1782
Dispute between Mr Crowther and Sir Robert Eden regarding an inventory and the state of property left, Langley.
1 item
EDE/C24/10   18 December 1782
Sir Robert Eden to William Beauchamp:
Copy bond to Francis Beauchamp, vintner, for the purchase of an annuity of £70 payable during the life of Caroline Eden
Bond for £800

With a copy assignment: sixth share of fees of Custos Brevium of Court of Common Pleas to Francis Beauchamp for the term of Caroline Eden's life
2 items
EDE/C24/11   [4 June 1783]
Probate of the last will and testament of Sir Robert Eden
1 parchment item
EDE/C24/12   May 1783
Account of the estate of the late Sir Robert Eden in an account current with Thomas Eden. Signed by R. Smith
1 item
EDE/C24/13   1785
Paper to a commission for examining American claims by Thomas Eden his brother and executor with power of attorney. Sir Robert Eden's house in Annapolis was confiscated by the province following the hostilities. Claims are for the value for the property and the income of £500 per annum.
1 item
EDE/C24/14   1785-1789
Account book of bills paid and sums received on account of the Hon Lady Eden by Thomas Eden (brother to Sir Robert Eden). Includes a loose sheet about Baron Baltimore
EDE/C24/15   1787
Printed notice for the sale of Sir Robert Eden's house (in Chancery: house in Clarges Street, parish of St George Hanover Square. Leasehold)
1 item
EDE/C24/16   undated
Unlabelled account for property [in Maryland?]
1 item
EDE/C24/17   1 May 1773
Maryland naval officer's bond by John Leeds, George Stuart, James Dickinson (commissioned naval officers at the Port of Potomac). To Governor Eden, for the satisfactory performance of duties (penal sum £1000)
1 item
EDE/C24/18   [?1770s-1780s], photocopies made 1984
Facsimiles of accounts relating to the property of Robert Eden in Annapolis, Maryland. Kept within a presentation portfolio, given to Lord Eden of Winton in 1984
1 portfolio
Caroline Lady Eden
Reference: EDE/C25
Papers of Caroline Eden (1748-1803?), daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, and wife of Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland (as EDE/C24)

Letters
EDE/C25/1   1775-1783
Letters from Caroline Lady Eden to her husband Sir Robert Eden in Maryland regarding family news and finances. Of particular interest is a description of court balls in Brussels and plans to visit America. Each letter has been transcribed and typed.
EDE/C25/2   1785-1786
Letters from Caroline Lady Eden to her brother-in-law Thomas Eden (1745-1805) from various cities in Europe regarding bills, her tour and family news particularly about Thomas's children and her own sons William Eden and Frederick Morton Eden
EDE/C25/3   1790
Letters to Caroline Eden from John Holland on his marriage to her daughter Catherine 'Kitty' Eden.
Published in Windlestone Letters
EDE/C25/4   [c. 1790]
Letters from Caroline Eden to her daughter Catherine 'Kitty' Eden and her new husband John Holland regarding her dissaproval of their marriage
Published in Windlestone Letters
EDE/C25/5   1783-1790
Letters from Catherine 'Kitty' Eden to her mother Caroline Lady Eden and father Sir Robert Eden. Letters to her mother include references to her behaviour and engagement.
Published in Windlestone Letters
EDE/C25/6   1791-1800
Letters from Caroline Eden to her son Frederick Morton Eden mainly regarding family and finances
Published in Windlestone Letters
EDE/C25/7   1801
Language:  Letter in French, recipe in English
Letter and Dr Barren's receipe for a cure of the gout, colic or pain of the stomach, includes an ingredients list and instructions for mixture
Accounts, legal papers and will
Relate particularly to Lady Caroline Eden's finances following the death of her husband, Sir Robert Eden

EDE/C25/8   [1765?]
Extract and copy from the settlement on the marriage of Sir Robert Eden and Caroline Lady Eden
1 item
EDE/C25/9   [c. 1765-1780s]
Statement of Caroline Lady Eden's income and her disposal of it for her children; Sir Frederick Eden's property, General William Eden and Mrs Catherine Holland.
1 item
EDE/C25/10   6 October 1784 and 4 December 1985
Letters from J. Shuttleworth (Annapolis) to Lady Caroline Eden:
/1. With condolences for the death of Robert Eden and regarding his last hours. Shuttleworth refers to Col Smith's behaviour towards Eden and the advertisement for compensation for Eden's property in Annapolis
/2. With regret that his information about the treatment of Sir Robert Eden was badly received. He advises on how to proceed before the House of Delegates to regain Sir Eden's property in Annapolis but is not hopeful for the restoration of the confiscated property
/3. Re compensation for confiscated property in Maryland

3 letters
EDE/C25/11   1785
Petition to the General Assembly of Maryland
The petition and memorial of Robert Smith of the City of Annapolis on behalf of the representatives of the late Sir Robert Eden who had left Maryland at the Convention's request, assured that his property would be secure. The petition argues that sequestration was unjustified and property was rented to the next Governor in 1780
1 item
EDE/C25/12   15 July 1786
Letter from Jonathan Davison to Lady Caroline Eden regarding the funds to settle Browning's bond, pressing her to pay it in honour of her late husband Sir Robert Eden
1 item
EDE/C25/13   [c. 1790s]
Statements and accounts re: Caroline Lady Eden's income, including a letter regarding her accounts from her son Frederick Morton Eden
5 items
EDE/C25/14   7 November 1797
Letter from Sir Frederick Morton Eden to his mother Lady Caroline Eden regarding family finances. He references being drawn for the militia, a statement of what remained of Lady Eden's debenture money in reduced annuities, amounts paid for William Eden's lieutenancy and Robert Eden's probate.
1 item
EDE/C25/15   1799
Copy of the Will and three codicils of the honourable Dame Caroline Eden
1 bundle
EDE/C25/16   c. 1803
Alterations made to Caroline Lady Eden's will
1 item
Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore
Reference: EDE/C33
Dates of creation: 1758-1781 and 1885
Legal papers of Frederick Calvert (1732–1771), Caroline Eden's brother, together with an item relating to a later Calvert claim to the province of Avalon (Newfoundland)

EDE/C33/1   [c. 1758]
List of assets of the late Lady Baltimore
1 item
EDE/C33/2   26 March 1768
The Trial of Frederick Calvert, Esq; Baron of Baltimore, in the Kingdom of Ireland for the rape on the Body of Sarah Woodcock and of Elizabeth Griffinburg and Ann Harvey as accessories before the fact, before the Hon Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney and published by permission of the judge
1 item
EDE/C33/3   23 December 1771 and 8 January 1772
Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore's Maryland heirs, legal opinions. John Glynn to Mr Browning about Lord Baltimore's will
3 items
EDE/C33/4   1772
Part of Frederick Morton Eden's Maryland Papers re: Lord Baltimore
/1. Will of Lord Baltimore with opinions of Council, January 1772
/2. Minute of the settlement of wills of Lord Baltimore
/3. Newspaper clipping re: lost deeds for the release of Lord Baltimore's estate
2 bundles
EDE/C33/5   23 March 1773
Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore's Maryland heirs, legal opinion on whether tonnage and port duties of the 1661 Act were revised by the will of Frederick, Lord Baltimore to his natural children, or to his heirs, sisters Mrs Eden and Mrs Dunning
1 item
EDE/C33/6   27 September 1773
Sir Robert Eden to John Clapham
Sir Robert Eden's receipt for £450 on account of Lord Baltimore's estate
1 item
EDE/C33/7   1781
An Act - for confirming and carrying in execution certain articles of agreement made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America and for other purposes therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting of the said Province in Henry Harford, esquire, and his heirs
2 items (1 annotated copy)
EDE/C33/8   1885
The claim to the Province of Avalon 1885
Summary of evidence and opinion as to whether the rights under the Charter of 1623 are now enforcable
1 item
James Paul Smyth (Smith/Smythe) and family
Reference: EDE/C32
Papers of James Paul Smyth, whose daughter Anne married Frederick Morton Eden, 2nd Baronet, of Maryland (as EDE/C5). This section includes other papers of the Smyth (also Smith or Smythe) family, including papers of George Watson Smyth in his capacity as Sir Frederick Morton Eden's executor and as guardian of his and Anne's children.
EDE/C32/1-5: Personal records of James Paul Smyth
EDE/C32/6-16: Executor's records of George Watson Smyth
EDE/C32/17-23: Higford papers
EDE/C32/24-26: Accounts
EDE/C32/27-37: Smyth and Forsythe legal papers

Personal records (James Paul Smyth)
Dates of creation: 1796-1801
Papers relating to the death and probate of James Paul Smyth

EDE/C32/1   29 April 1796
Copy of the will of Mr J.P. Smyth
EDE/C32/2   1797
Papers, receipts and bills follwing the death of James Paul Smyth, includes his will, composed as he was dying, inheritance information and correspondence between his family and executors Thomas Forsythe and George Watson Smyth
1 bundle
EDE/C32/3   1798
Auction catalogue of household furniture and other valuable effects of J.P. Smyth from his property on Bond Street
1 item
EDE/C32/4   1797-1801
/1. Copy of the last will of James Paul Smyth, perfumer of New Bond Street, St George, Hanover Square, 29 May 1797
/2. Case upon the will of Mr J.P. Smyth, May 1797
/3. Copy of part of James Paul Smyth's will, 23 September 1797
/4. Case for the opinion of W. Fontblanque re: James Paul Smyth's will, ex parte Pithethley, 1801
/5. An account of James Paul Smyth's death and the writing of his will, undated
/6. Substance of the deposition of [Sir Frederick Morton Eden] concerning the circumstances of the death of James Paul Smyth, 9 November 1797
/7. Letter in French regarding ingredients for perfume and a booklet of perfumer recipes for various powders

1 paper file
For further perfumer records see: EDE/C32/23
EDE/C32/5   late 18th century
Papers and accounts of James [Paul] Smyth as executor for [?] Robertson
1 bundle
Executor's correspondence (George Watson Smyth)
Dates of creation: 1794-1822
Letters to George Watson Smyth (named by James Paul Smyth as nephew in his will, National Archives ref PROB 11/1302/115), in his capacity as Sir Frederick Morton Eden's executor and as guardian of his children

EDE/C32/6   November 1809 - September 1811
Letters from Catherine Simpson [Frederick Morton Eden's sister?] and Jane Sanderson, nurse to the Eden children, to George Watson Smyth regarding the care of Frederick Morton Eden's children. Particular reference is made to the education of Mariana and Caroline Eden with reference to FME's opinion on schools for girls. Also of interest are Mrs Simpson's concerns about the development of the children, particularly Mariana's living arrangements and acquaintances and Frederick's going to sea rather than Eton
12 letters
EDE/C32/7   November 1809 - August 1816
Letters from Catherine Moore, sister of Frederick Morton Eden, to George Watson Smyth regarding the education and wellbeing of Eden's children, with particular reference to Mariana and Caroline. Also includes Catherine Moore's reaction to the news of the death of Frederick Eden, FME's eldest son
30 letters
EDE/C32/8   June 1810 - May 1811
Letters from Joseph Mayo to George Watson Smyth about the education, board and wellbeing of Frederick Eden, includes one letter from Frederick sending his wishes to the family
9 letters
EDE/C32/9   July 1811 - Aug 1813
Letters from Liscombe Clarke to George Watson Smyth regarding arrangements for Frederick Eden's education, ability and board. There is also reference to Frederick's reaction to news of his sister Marianna's marriage to Francis Maller Spong
14 letters
EDE/C32/10   October 1812 - September 1813
Letters from John Pollard to George Watson Smyth regarding arrangements for Frederick Eden's education and board, with reference to Pollard's fees
9 items
EDE/C32/11   1794-1821
Letters, accounts and receipts addressed to Mr George Watson Smyth mostly in regard to his position as Frederick Morton Eden's executor
EDE/C32/12   1820-1821
Letters and papers addressed to George Watson Smyth from various correspondents, including the acknowlegement of receipts for amounts bestowed by the executors of James Paul Smyth's will. Also includes letters from Smyth's brother Robert Watson, from S. Moore regarding the Eden children, particularly Charles and Caroline. Of particular interest are letters from General William Eden, and Caroline from Italy announcing her engagement to Captain Hyde Parker and arrangements for the marriage.
EDE/C32/13   1817-1818
Letters from Miss Caroline Eden to George Watson Smyth
EDE/C32/14   1810-1818
Letters to George Watson Smyth from Mary Richardson (neé Eden), sister to Sir Robert Eden, 1st Bart., Maryland and wife of J.R. Richardson regarding the welfare of Frederick Eden (1794-1814) and Mariana Sprong [neé Eden].
EDE/C32/15   1818-1822
Letters to George Watson Smyth regarding the education of Sir Frederick Morton Eden's children, particularly from Mr Deverell
EDE/C32/16   1818-1822
Letters to George Watson Smyth regarding the education of Sir Frederick Morton Eden's children, including a timetable of studies and some letters from the children, particularly from William Eden in request for funds. Also includes reference to the marriage settlement of Francis Spong and Mariana Eden.
Higford papers
Dates of creation: 1787-1797
Deeds and other records relating to the property and estate of the Higford family of Alderton, Gloucestershire. James Paul Smyth married Mary Higford in 1766. The will of Mary's uncle, Henry Higford (proved 1795, National Archives ref PROB 11/1259/69) who appointed Smyth as his trustee and executor

EDE/C32/17   1787-1795
/1. Copy of the admission of Mr James Paul Smyth into the manor at Ealing, 1787
/2. Particulars of the Estate at Ealing, Middlesex, for auction, 1795
1 parchment item and printed item
EDE/C32/18   1793-1794
Lease of the manor at Dixon and of premises in Prescott and Alderton between Thomas Higford and James Paul Smyth
1 parchment item
EDE/C32/19   c.1794
Schedule of deeds of Thomas Higford's mortgage for the manor at Ealing, includes receipts and accounts between Thomas Higford and James Paul Smyth
1 bundle and 1 sheet
EDE/C32/20   7 December 1794
Copy of the will of Mr Henry Higford
EDE/C32/21   1795
Estate of Reverend Mr H. Higford in account with [James Paul] Smyth, executor. Loose enclosures include four receipts for work done on the estate, particularly regarding timber
Account book
EDE/C32/22   29 November 1797
Copy of the admission of Lady Ann Eden to Ealing House
1 sheet
EDE/C32/23   undated
History of the Higford family and estate
1 item
Accounts
Dates of creation: 1793-1816
EDE/C32/24   1793
Miscellaneous bills and papers regarding the accounts and finances of the Smyth family and Sir Frederick Morton Eden include:
/1. Letter from Captain Allwright to John Paul Symth at the Civet Cat, New Bond Street regarding accounts, 1793
/2. The Lord Wattscourt's account with the perfumer Civet Cat, New Bond Street, 1820
/3. Two wine vouchers for William Smyth, 1819
/4. A letter to Mr Smythe and his nephew regarding the sale of a live Abyssinian civet cat, 1820
/5. Bill for the sale of items by Sir Fr[ederick] Eveling, handwritten on the reverse of an advertisement for B. Dolan, purveyor of goods, 1809
/6. Bill from John Burgess and Sons old Italian Warehouse & repository for fish sauce, 1809
/7. Bill addressed to Sir Frederick Morton Eden from Thomas Gray, jeweller, goldsmith and watchmaker, 1801
/8. Bill addressed to Ann Lady Eden, 1809

1 file
For more papers regarding perfumers see the probate records of James Paul Smyth: EDE/C32/4
EDE/C32/25   1810-1814
Bills, receipts and vouchers addressed to George Watson Smyth regarding Frederick Morton Eden's children. Smyth became guardian to the children following FME's death in 1809 (see also EDE/C32/5-15).
1 paper file
EDE/C32/26   1811-1816
Bills and correspondence relating to the repyament of the debts owed by Mariana Spong (daughter of Frederick Morton Eden, 2nd Baronet, as EDE/C5). See also executor's/guardian's correspondence at EDE/C32/5-15.
Smyth and Forsythe
Dates of creation: 1792-1824
Papers regarding the probate lawsuit between Forsyth and Wilson, and Eden and Smyth, concerning the deceased James Paul Smyth, perfumer of New Bond Street, St George, Hanover Square, and later reports regarding the case

EDE/C32/27   1797
Letter from James Townley to Sir Frederick Morton Eden regarding Dr Nicholl's opinions on the allegations by executors of the will of James Paul Smyth and his response to Lord and Lady Eden about the allegations.
EDE/C32/28   [1799?]
Brief of pleadings and petitions between Sir Frederick Morton Eden and the executors Mary Smyth, John Forsyth and George Watson Smyth re the Smyth legacy
1 bundle
EDE/C32/29   1797-1800
Documents re the case between Eden and Smyth regarding the legacy of James Paul Smyth's last will and testament, includes correspondence, legal documents and statements of fact regarding the case
1 bundle
EDE/C32/30-32   1792-1800
/30. Brief of bill and answers re legal proceedings between Sir Frederick Morton Eden and Smyth, [c.1792-1798?]
/31. Attested copy of settlement, 9 January 1792
/32. Copy report of Eden and Smyth, 15 December 1801
1 bundle
EDE/C32/33-35   [c.1824]
/33. Brief for a seperate order re the will of James Paul Smyth by Frederick Eden and Forsyth
/34. Copy of a separate report under order 15 May 1824, Eden and Forsyth
/35.
EDE/C32/36   1797-1802
Correspondence regarding the will of James Paul Smyth, mostly addressed to Thomas Forsyth and Frederick Morton Eden, including draft statements
Paper file
EDE/C32/37   [c.1797-1802]
Draft affidavits and copies of court documents
Paper file
Sir Frederick Morton Eden, 2nd Baronet, of Maryland
Reference: EDE/C5
Papers of Sir Frederick Morton Eden (1766-1809), eldest son of Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland (as EDE/C24) and Caroline Calvert (as EDE/C25). Frederick Morton Eden was manager of Globe insurance and author of The state of the poor, or, An history of the labouring classes in England from the conquest to the present period. His extensive papers include diaries, sketchbooks and correspondence, which give an insight into his personal life, his relationship with other members of the Eden family and his professional work as an insurance manager and his social and economic investigations. This also includes papers relating to his decisions to run for elections in Bristol and Durham
EDE/C5/2-7, 18-19: Correspondence
EDE/C5/8: Diaries
EDE/C5/1, 9, 21, 42: Other personal papers
EDE/C5/10: Bristol election, 1802
EDE/C5/11-17: Durham election, 1807
EDE/C5/40-41: Custos Brevium records
EDE/C5/20, 22: Other public papers
EDE/C5/23-30: Personal accounts
EDE/C5/31-39: Probate and estate
See also EDE/C32 for papers of James Paul Smyth (Frederick Morton Eden's father-in-law), George Watson Smyth (his executor) and other papers of the Smith/Smyth family.
See also letter to Mrs Eden within the papers of his uncle, Thomas Eden, at EDE/C26.

Correspondence
EDE/C5/2   [1785-1807]
Letters from Frederick Morton Eden to his uncle Thomas Eden thanking him for small monthly loans whilst at Oxford, sharing general news and plans. Includes a letter addressed to both Thomas and his wife Mariana Eden (neé Jones) about the distribution of land and wealth according to the will of his mother, Caroline Eden (neé Calvert)
10 letters
Thomas Eden (c. 1734-1807), deputy auditor of Greenwich hospital, son of Robert Eden, 3rd Bart., West Auckland.
EDE/C5/3   1796-1809
Letters from Frederick Morton Eden to his brother William Eden
14 letters
EDE/C5/4   1793-1795
Letters from Lady Anne Eden, referred to as Nancy, to her husband
1 paper file
Anne Eden (neé Smyth) (d. 1808), wife of Sir Frederick Morton Eden, 2nd Bart., Maryland
EDE/C5/5   1797-1802 and 1983
Four letters from Jeremy Bentham regarding books, particularly an unbound and imperfect copy of Bentham's Panopticon Or the Inspection House and general discussion of his work. Also includes later correspondence between John Dinwiddy of the Bentham Committee and Elizabeth Claridge regarding the letters. Claridge provided transcripts of three of the letters
1 paper file
EDE/C5/6   1803-1809
Letters sent and received by Frederick Morton Eden
1 paper file
EDE/C5/7   1803-1809
Letters sent and received by Frederick Morton Eden. Includes correspondents Galisbury, Addington and Vansittart.
1 paper file
EDE/C5/18   1786 - 1809
Miscellaneous letters sent to Frederick Morton Eden includes letters regarding sheep farming and legal papers as well as family correspondence:
/1. Certification that Elizabeth Pinnick was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Feller, November 1790
/2. The workhouse St Giles-in-the-Fields re a commission to Rome, 20 March 1797
/3. Lord Galloway requesting to purchase a field at Ealing as promised by the late Mr Smyth, 31 October 1797
/4. Letter from Mrs Hamilton to her mother, 20 March 1800
/5-6. Mrs [Caroline] Holland, [FME's sister?], June - July 1800
/7. Mrs [Caroline] Holland, [FME's sister?] re death of Captain Hotharn, 11 September 1801
/8. From Mrs [Caroline] Holland to her mother Lady Caroline Eden, 6 December 1801
/9. From his cousin, 11 July ?
/10. Mrs [Caroline] Holland, [FME's sister?], 20 January 1802
/11. James Graham, 10 October 1804
/12. Indenture for Great Ealing, 1804
/13. From Mrs [Caroline] Holland re a journey of 38 days to Falmouth, 24 January 1804
/14. From William Henry Cavendish Benticke Scott Esq, Marquis of Litchfield, appointing FME to be lieutenant in the Bloomsbury and Inns of Court, 6 October 1803
/15. General William Eden, FME's brother. Includes a diary account of October [during his posting in India/The West Indies?], 1 November 1807
/16. From James Graham congratulating him on peace in the Kingdom, 29 October 1807
/17. From Rogers Ruding re FME's great-great grand-sire's Penny and fees due, 11 July 1807
/18. From Sir Ewall regarding the loss of his mother and a request for an allowance so that his daughter Jane can reside with him and be educated, 8 November 1808.
/19. From Mrs Mansfield acknowledging the receipt of two cash letters, 17 July 1808
/20. Letter with an enclosed table for ten years of rams employed, 8 July 1808
/21. Note from FME's executor [Mr Smyth?] regarding the state of his accounts with a yearly allowance breakdown
/22. Note re FME's compliments to Sir Jos Banks re sheep flocks, 16 September 1809
/23. From C.H. Parny regarding sheep for sale, 23 July 1809
/24. From Caroline Holland to her mother Caroline Lady Eden, sent from overseas, 24 April
/25. From Lord Auckland, William Eden to FME regarding wills and allowances for his children [c.1790s-1800s?]
/26. From C.H. Parry regarding sheep breeding, 1809
/27. From Dorothea Methold (b. 1780) regarding a cadetship recommendation to General William Eden for her son Henry Methold, 13 May 1808

Paper file
EDE/C5/19   [c. 1805]
Sir Frederick Morton Eden's draft letters, including personal and professional letters. Includes a letter to Thomas Forsythe regarding the particulars of Esher Estate enclosed with a pamphlet of sales information
1 file
Diaries
Reference: EDE/C5/8
Dates of creation: 1786-1805
Extent: 16 notebooks (boxed)
Sir Frederick Morton Eden's pocket diaries, giving brief accounts of the day, chiefly weather and social arrangements
/1. 1786
/2. 1787
/3. 1788
/4. 1789
/5. 1791
/6. 1793 (with a [later] loose note recording matters of interest from this diary, mainly listing birthdays)
/7. 1794
/8. 1795
/9. 1797
/10. 1798
/11. 1799
/12. 1800
/13. 1801
/14. 1802
/15. 1804
/16. 1805


Other personal papers
EDE/C5/1   [c. 1785-1787?]
Latin exercises completed by Frederick Morton Eden at Christ Church, Oxford, plus one page of Greek exercises
EDE/C5/9   [c.1766-1809]
Sir Frederick Morton Eden's sketchbook, with an autobiographical note at the front. The sketches are mainly of landscapes and buildings in ink, pencil and watercolour. Locations of the drawings are clearly labelled in ink.
1 volume
EDE/C5/21   [c. 1797-1808]
Miscellaneous papers of Frederick Lord Eden includes some account papers from Maryland, and a bill for the funeral of Lady Anne Eden [d.1808]. Also includes unsigned letters to unknown recipients, including one which seems to offer a critique on a book, and other papers with notes on social issues. Of particular interest is a letter addressed to Lord Bacon from a four-day journey from Brighton to London. Also includes papers regarding Sir Frederick Morton Eden and his Estate.
EDE/C5/42   9 January 1792
Attested copies and settlements between James Paul Smyth and Sir Frederick Morton Eden on the marriage between Smyth's daughter Ann and Lord Eden
2 items
Bristol Election
Reference: EDE/C5/10
Dates of creation: 1802
Extent: 1 paper file
Printed Election addresses

Durham Election
Dates of creation: 1807
EDE/C5/11   [c. April - May] 1807
Letters regarding Frederick Morton's decision to run for election in Durham, includes a note from James Graham to announce himself as opposition in the election; Eden's printed election address with a draft letter to James Graham on the reverse; and letters from Charles Harford and Mr [Atcherson] regarding the elections
7 letters
EDE/C5/12   [1807]
Letters sent to Frederick Morton Eden whilst canvassing for the Durham Elections, includes letters from his wife Lady Ann Eden with general family news and discussion of the election.
1 paper file
EDE/C5/13   [c. April - May] 1807
Letters to Frederick Morton Eden from his uncle Sir John Eden regarding Frederick's request for nomination and his canvassing for the elections. Enclosures include:
a newspaper article pasted on paper with the annotation "An Epitome of History the Sessions of Parliament under Gladstone Rule in 1809 and 1870. Worthy of all Memory and reccommended to the Study of those Gentleman who voted in the majorities in 1868".
printed sheet of an address to parliament,On Monday, June 1st, 1807 the follwing Speech was delivered, verbatim, by a Reverend Gentleman'

11 letters, 2 enclosures
EDE/C5/14/1-4   May 1807
Canvassing books. These list Freeman's names and observations made; some books are divided into geographical areas.
4 notebooks and 1 loose sheet
EDE/C5/15   May 1807
Letters to Frederick regarding his being a candidate for Durham, canvassing and offering support
1 paper file
EDE/C5/16   May 1807
Invoices and receipts for costs incurred whilst canvassing
1 paper file
EDE/C5/17   1807
Election broadsides in favour of [Sir John Eden] in the Durham city election, printed by R. Brockett of Sadler St, Durham
Custos Brevium records
Records arising from Sir Frederick Morton Eden's role as Custos Brevium of the Court of Common Pleas

EDE/C5/40   1804-1808
Custos Brevium accounts
16 account books and one paper item
EDE/C5/41   1800-1807
Other Custos Brevium papers include:
Power of attorney to present George Walker in the office as prothonotary, [June 1800?]
copy of printed list of fees belonging to the Custos Brevium of the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, 14 November 1693
case: respecting the chorographer and Custos Brevium Offices, 1 June 1804
letters sent to Frederick Morton Eden, mainly regarding clerks and staffing in the Custos Brevium Offices, 1805-1807

1 bundle
Other public papers See also EDE/C27/5 for papers of an international conference on Frederick Morton Eden's, State of the Poor, and his legacy.

EDE/C5/20   1807
Printed essay by Sir Frederick Morton Eden, On the Maritime Rights of Great Britain. Printed in London and sold by Mess. Richardson, Royal Exchange and J. Budd, Crown and Mitre, Pall-Mall. Price: 6d
1 item
EDE/C5/22   1803
Explanation of the design for improving the harbour of Bristol
1 item
Personal accounts
EDE/C5/23   1871
Account book
1 small volume
EDE/C5/24   1795-1804
Frederick Morton Eden's accounts with his brother William Thomas Eden, Catherine Holland (née Eden), the estate of Mary Boak(?) and of Mary Paul Smyth
1 paperbound notebook
EDE/C5/25   1797-1799
Stamp Office certificates for hair powder annual duty for servants of Sir Frederick Eden at 11 Lincolns Inn Fields
EDE/C5/26   [c.1790s?]
Miscellaneous collection of Frederick Morton Eden's bills, receipts and vouchers. Of particular interest are agreements made for the publishing of FME's book The state of the poor with [R.] White (18 December 1796)
2 paper files
EDE/C5/3827   1809
Bill for Masons work done for Sir Frederick Morton Eden and James Thompson for momuments at Ealing Church, Wimbledon Churchyard and for Bath for the tombs of Ann Lady Eden, Thomas Eden Esq and Caroline Lady Eden
1 item
EDE/C5/28   1805-1808
Rough copy of accounts of payments by Sir Frederick Eden to [Marster?] Eden or on her account from 26 May 1805 to 20 November 1808, and a note about accounts to M[arster] Eden
2pp
EDE/C5/29   1803-1806
Invoice for some of the books bought by Sir Frederick Morton Eden
1 booklet
EDE/C5/30   1770
Note addressed to Sir Frederick [Morton Eden] from D.D. regarding the enclosure of a Maryland paper dollar issued in Annapolis, 1 March 1770
Probate and estate
Papers regarding the probate and estate of Sir Frederick Morton Eden
For papers about George Watson Smyth as executor to FME's will and guardian to his children see EDE/C32/6-16.

EDE/C5/31   1792
A handwritten inventory of plate belonging to Sir Frederick Morton Eden
1 item
EDE/C5/32   1808
Copy of the will and codicils of Sir Frederick Morton Eden
1 item
EDE/C5/33   1808
Papers regarding Sir Frederick Morton Eden's intention to purchase the Effingham Estate, Surrey for £25,000. Includes agreements with Miles Stringer, a printed paper of the particulars of the Effingham Estate with a map of the land, and a letter to [William] Domville regarding Lady Ann Eden's health. The purchase was never made due to FME's declining health and death in 1809.
1 bundle
EDE/C5/34   1810
Printed auction catalogues of furniture from Sir Frederick Morton Eden's properties in London and Surrey, includes plate, linens, paintings, prints and glass
5 items
EDE/C5/35   1810
Printed auction catalogue of the genuine cellar of choice wines, the property of the late Sir Frederick Morton Eden
1 items
EDE/C5/36   17 April 1810
Printed auction catalogue for the sale of a uniform brick-built mansion and forty-two acres, one rood and eight perches of meadow and arable land on Ongar Hill, Surrey belonging to the late Sir Frederick Morton Eden
1 item
EDE/C5/37   1810
A printed auction catalogue of Merino and Ryland sheep belonging to the late Sir Frederick Eden, near Ongar Hill
1 item
EDE/C5/38   [c.1808?]
Papers regarding Eden and Smyth [monuments?] at Ealing Church
4pp.
EDE/C5/39   1810
Printed auction catalogue of books sold by the executor following the death of Sir Frederick Morton Eden. Sales information and closing prices have been noted in the margins in ink
1 volume
Catherine Holland, later Simpson (née Eden)
Reference: EDE/C23
Dates of creation: 1791-1869
Extent: 1 bundle
Papers of Catherine Simpson, daughter of Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland, and Caroline Eden (as EDE/C24 and EDE/C25, see also EDE/C25/3-5), wife of (1st) John Holland and (2nd) George Simpson

EDE/C23/1   1791 (according to annotation on envelope)
Language:   French
Letter to Madame de Holland [Catherine Holland née Eden] from Louisa Foster regarding social arrangements
1 item
EDE/C23/2   1835-1869
Simpson family items following the death of Catherine Simpson:
/1. Adminstration of the goods of Mrs Catherine Simpson to son George Thompson Simpson, 5 April 1835
/2. Stamp Office Residuary Account of Mrs Catherine Simpson, 20 June 1835
/3. Grant of Right of burial in Southampton Cemetery, George Simpson, 20 January 1869

3 items
General William Thomas Eden
Reference: EDE/C6
Papers of William Thomas General Eden (1768-1851), youngest son of Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland. The papers cover both his personal and professional life. They give an impression of his family relationships and highlight his military career as well as his competency as a draughtsman creating maps of military barracks and drawing landscapes. Many papers were received and created during his posting in India and the West Indies.
EDE/C6/1-8: Letters
EDE/C6/9-10, 13-XXX: Diaries
EDE/C6/11: Military papers
EDE/C6/12: Passport

Letters
Dates of creation: 1796-1840
EDE/C6/1   [c. March 1796]
Letters to William Eden stationed in the West Indies, from Lady Caroline Eden (his mother, as EDE/C25), and one letter from him
EDE/C6/2   1808-1814
Letters to William Thomas Eden from a number of correspondents whilst stationed in India and upon his return to England
19 letters
EDE/C6/3   1820-1840
Letters to William Thomas Eden from his nephew William Eden, 6th and 4th Baronet (as EDE/C15)
22 letters, 1 map and fragments of a letter
EDE/C6/4   1812-1813 (ca.1960s transcripts)
Transcripts of letters sent to William Thomas Eden, mainly correspondence with Mrs Smyth regarding his children, his nieces and nephews and other family news such as Frederick Morton Eden's will and [George Watson] Smyth's competency as executor for Frederick Morton Eden. Includes letters from his son William Hassel-Eden announcing his intention to propose to Fanny Rushbrooke which William refused to support. With a set of typed notes about William Thomas Eden, his papers and the relationships he had with his family
14 pp. (4 letters)
EDE/C6/5-8   [ca.1807-1840]
Mainly letters to General William Thomas Eden in India and later in England, from his family and friends. Most concern family gossip and there is very little mention of public affairs
The first letters concern the death of his brother Sir Frederick Morton Eden and the subsequent trouble caused by his will, particularly with the executor [George Watson] Smyth; about FME's daughter Marianna marrying Mr Francis Spong, his son Frederick's behaviour and the children's education.
There are also letters recommending young men and thanking him for his help.
Includes a ghost story
4 files
Diaries
Dates of creation: 1795-1850
EDE/C6/9   1805
General William Eden's journal from a trip to the North Western Provinces of India, from Calcutta with the Commander in Chief G. Hewett, giving a daily account of the journey with maps and drawings
1 item
EDE/C6/10   20 July - 15 September 1807
General William Eden's journal of a ship journey in India, beginning at Madras. There are entries for each day. Inserts include watercolour townscapes, maps and a painting of a gentleman on a boat.
1 item
EDE/C6/13-XXX   1795-1850
Diaries and notebooks of William Thomas Eden
2 boxes
Not yet listed but available under the accession number Misc.2018/19:128
Military papers
Reference: EDE/C6/11
Extent: 1 file
Collection of military papers from various military campaigns and stations throughout William Thomas Eden's military career, includes maps, sketches, printed materials and correspondence.
Only the first thirteen items within this file are currently listed in detail.
Williams Eden's military career progressed as follows: Lieutenant 46th Regiment, 1794; Captain 55th Regiment, 1795; Major, 79th Regiment, 1797; Lieutenant Colonel, 1799; General or Major General, 1802.
Some other plans and military papers are included with the collection of diaries donated in June 2019. See also EDE/C14/1 for a plan of the New Orleans siege, 1814.

EDE/C6/11/1   [c. 1790s]
Sketch of part of Windsor Forest with several positions for camps, drawn and signed by WTE
1f
EDE/C6/11/2   1798
Advertisement for the auction of the Dung of the Cavalry Camp at Swinley. C. Knight, Printer, Windsor
1f
EDE/C6/11/3   [c.1799-1807]
Layout drawing of a property near Fort William where WTE stayed during his time in India, shows the layout of the house, grounds, servants quarters and livestock. The house was shared with Sir W. Keir. The map includes notes about the location, distance, staff members, numbers of livestock and [wages?]
1f
EDE/C6/11/4-7   [c.1800s-1820s]
Printed regulations issued by Lieutenant-Colonel Midgley at the Depot, Tilbury Fort; all signed by William Eden
/4. Orders and regulations
/5. Garrison Orders
/6. Instructions for conducting men from the depot on board transports to the Isle of Wight
/7. Hospital Regulations

4f
EDE/C6/11/8   1812
Hand drawn map of routes to Rohilehund. Surveyed by A. Hodgson
1f
EDE/C6/11/9   [c. 1790s]
Hand drawn map [by William Eden] of the areas surrounding Bromley and Woolwich Barracks
1f
EDE/C6/11/10   [c. 1815-1820s]
Language:   French
Drawing by William Eden of Catherine of Brunswick, with annotations
1f
EDE/C6/11/11   1794
Plan of the entrenched Camp near Tournay, hand drawn with a key for military buildings
1f
EDE/C6/11/12   1790s
Large sheet of accounts for Major Ashton of the 79th Regiment of Foot.
1f
EDE/C6/11/13   [1790-1820s]?
Language:   Dutch
Map of the Province of Geldenland by Isaak Tirion
1f
Passport
Reference: EDE/C6/12
Dates of creation: 15 August 1817
Extent: 1f
French passport for General William Eden, Sir William Eden, Baronet (as EDE/C15) and Miss Casamajor, for passage from London to Calais
Language:   French

Sir Frederick Eden, 3rd Baronet, of Maryland
Reference: EDE/C14/1
Dates of creation: 1806-1815
Correspondence of Sir Frederick Eden (ca.1794-1814), mainly with his uncle Major General [William Thomas] Eden. Other letters are from Frederick Eden to his father (Frederick Morton Eden, 2nd Baronet), 1808, and between his [brothers] Charles and William Eden
Includes a map of the attack at the siege of New Orleans in which Frederick died (drawn by William Thomas Eden), printed by the Military Depot, 16 March 1815, and a letter from Mrs Eden to ]George Watson] Smyth esq about Frederick's death

Baronets, of West Auckland and of Maryland
Dates of creation: 1814-1963 In 1844, William Eden, 4th Baronet, of Maryland, became 6th Baronet, of West Auckland, and thereafter the two titles were held jointly. See separate sections for papers of the earlier baronets of West Auckland and Maryland. Joint holders of the titles are:
6th and 4th: William Eden (1803-1873), brother of 3rd Baronet, of Maryland, and cousin (once removed) of 5th Baronet, of West Auckland
7th and 5th: William Morton Eden (1849-1915), son of 6th and 4th Baronet
8th and 6th: Timothy Calvert Eden (1893-1963), son of 7th and 5th Baronet
9th and 7th: John Benedict Eden (b.1925), son of 8th and 6th Baronet (also Baron Eden of Winton from 1983)


Sir William Eden, 4th Baronet, of Maryland, and 6th Baronet, of West Auckland
Reference: EDE/C15
Papers of Sir William Eden (1803-1873), mainly correspondence from family and regarding property transactions
EDE/C15/3, 9: Diaries and sketchbooks
EDE/C15/1-2, 5: Personal correspondence
EDE/C15/4, 6-8, 10: Estate and financial correspondence
EDE/C15/11-13, 16: Legal papers (family)
EDE/C15/14: Legal papers (as Custos Brevium)
EDE/C15/15: Accounts


Diaries and sketchbooks
EDE/C15/3   1825
Sketchbook containing pencil sketches mainly of landscapes and buildings in Turkey and Egypt
1 item
EDE/C15/9   1814-1816
William Eden's diaries:
/1-2. 1814-1816 (written during a visit to Paris in winter; the title page bears a later inscription by him made at Windlestone Hall in July 1860)
/3-XXX. 1817-1871 (still to be listed, available under accession reference Misc.2018/19:128)

1½ boxes
Personal correspondence
EDE/C15/1   1820-1827
Letters from Sir William Eden to Mr Deverall and letters to William regarding Deverall's health. Includes a note from Mr Sprong and George Watson Smyth regarding Mr Deverall's death.
9 letters
EDE/C15/2   1821-1843
General letters to Sir William Eden from various friends and family regarding mainly news and family gossip. Of particular interest are detailed letters from W.H. Eden re: his military postings in Southern Africa and detailed accounts of the people, customs and landscapes; an account of a row at Eton and letters from General Morton Eden regarding Mariana Eden's marriage to Francis Sprong
1 paper file
EDE/C15/5   c.1836
Miscellaneous letters from various correspondence to Sir William Eden, mainly from his siblings. Includes letters to and from his brother Sir Admiral Charles Eden aboard HMS Rover, HMS Winchester and HMS Eclair, and from Mariana Sprong to Charles.
1 paper file
Estate and financial correspondence
EDE/C15/4   [c.1834-1873]
Letters to Sir William Eden from a number of correspondents mainly in regards to property ownership, finances and legal issues regarding probate. Of particular interest are letters regarding and detailing designs for Windlestone Hall in 1848 and letters regarding the mortgage for marriage settlement money
1 paper file
EDE/C15/6   c. 1844-1860
Miscellaneous correspondence of Sir William Eden particularly regarding coal mining in Middridge and probate disputes, farming conditions, property repairs and estate issues. Includes letters regarding the death of Robert Johnson Eden in 1844 and William's subsequent inheritence of Windlestone Hall and land in Yorkshire, and personal letters regarding the death of a family member [Caroline Eden?], and letters from his brother Sir Admiral Charles Eden in Rio de Janeiro, and other family members
Enclosures include:
Lock of hair, unlabelled
Page from The Daily Post with news about the marriage of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland, to Miss Mary Davison, 17 May 1739
Various bills and reciepts
Rules and Regulations on the Coundon District Association for the Prosecution of Felons

1 paper file
EDE/C15/7   c. 1845-1858
Correspondence regarding freehold properties, leases of land and a probate agreement, mainly between Sir William Eden and John Eden(?), Wilson and [Thomas] Northmore
Enclosures include:
Indenture for the Beamish Estate

1 paper file
EDE/C15/8   1847-1859
Correspondence of Sir William Eden regarding the Great Northern Railway and Thomas Northmore's Yorkshire estates. Letters have been folded between a sheet advertisement for women's fashion in France c.1864
1 paper file
EDE/C15/10   1854
Receipts of payments made by Sir William Eden for materials bought and grounds maintenance done in Middridge and Bishop Auckland
Family legal papers
EDE/C15/11   10 July 1868
Faculty
To remove the remains of Sir William Eden's six children from the churchyards of St Helen's Auckland and Merrington to the mausoleum at Windlestone Hall
1 parchment item
EDE/C15/12   8 December 1868
Letter to Sir William Eden regarding the charges for professional services connected with the erection of a chapel tomb at Windlestone Hall
water damaged   1 item
See also items within the Durham Diocesan Records for the consecration of the Windlestone mausoleum in 1868 (DDR/EA/CHC/3/W/21), and the faculty for its demolition in 1957 (DDR/EJ/FAC/3/3976).
EDE/C15/13   21 January 1874
Probate of the will and 2 codicils of William Eden, with notes regarding the South Eastern Railway Company, Great Western Railway Company and Great Northern Railway Company
Parchment document
EDE/C15/16   1884 and 1910
Deeds relating to trusts in the will of William Eden
2 items
Custos Brevium records
Reference: EDE/C15/14
Dates of creation: 1854-1857 and enclosure dated 1693
Extent: 1 bundle
Records arising from Sir William Eden's role as Custos Brevium of the Court of Common Pleas
/1. Affidavit of Francis Philip Hooper, 1854
/2. Letter re the case involving Charles Browning of Hoorton Lodge, Epsom, 24 July 1857
/3. Printed Common Law Courts Bill, petition of the Custos Brevium, 1837
/4. Case regarding the revision of the office of the Custos Brevium, [c.1830s]
/5. Printed list of fees belonging to the Custos Brevium of the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, 14 November 1693


Accounts
Reference: EDE/C15/15
Dates of creation: 1838-1860
Extent: 1 box
Account notebooks. Still to be listed but available under accession reference Misc.2018/19:128

Sir William Morton Eden, 7th Baronet, of West Auckland, and 5th Baronet, of Maryland
Reference: EDE/C28
Dates of creation: 1873-1915
Papers of Sir William Morton Eden (1849-1915). In addition to the letters listed below, 1 box of correspondence files and diaries dated 1890-1915 was donated in 2019 and remains to be listed, but can be located under accession reference Misc.2018/19:128.

EDE/C28/1   [c. 1870s?]
Letters to William Eden whilst in 8th Hussars from 'Kittie' [Miss Allsopp?]
4 letters
EDE/C28/2   1873
Letters to William Eden whilst in the 8th Hussars from his father William Eden mainly regarding his accounts and debts
6 letters
EDE/C28/3   1873
Letters to William Eden regarding debts incurred whilst in 8th Hussars, also includes some general news from his father and George Hall
16 letters
EDE/C28/4   29 August 1873 - 2 January 1877
Letters to William Eden regarding his debts and inheritance
6 letters
EDE/C28/5   1874
Letters to William Eden from his uncle Robert Eden, K. Allsopp and Henry Allsopp regarding William's proposed engagement to K[ittie?], and settlements.
His uncle opposed the union on the grounds that Allsopp had already accepted another proposal.
6 letters
EDE/C28/6   1894-1910
Letters from William Eden to Captain Apperley, includes an account of India
7 letters
EDE/C28/7   1895-1896
Copy of letters from the War Office regarding William Eden's absence from the Brigade Camp of the Tyne and Tees Volunteer Infantry Brigade for two years, of his commanding the Volunteer Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, and other correspondence regarding the Brigade
7 letters
EDE/C28/8   1898-1899
Letters to William Eden regarding the sale of his hunting horses
3 letters
EDE/C28/9   December 1899
Letters to 'Willie', William Eden from the earl of Durham [John George Lambton]
3 letters
EDE/C28/10   26 February 1905-21 October 1910
Letters from William Eden to Mrs Laycock with general news and social arrangements
6 letters
EDE/C28/11   1 April (18--)
Letter to William Eden from Mary Hunter regarding their gardens
1 letter, 2 sheets
EDE/C28/12   [c.1870-1915]
Letters to William Eden from various correspondents:
from Caroline Fisher requesting financial assistance on behalf of her son who intends to buy land in New Zealand, September 17
from [W? Bartels], Master Sailor of 8th Hussars regarding Eden's account, 19 August 1873
from Bayliss regarding Eden's breaking of his engagement to Miss Allsopp, 30 July 1874
draft from William Eden to Miss Allsopp regarding the breaking of their engagement, [July 1874?]
from William Eden to [Joe] with condolences and wishes for his wife's return to good health, 11 May 1905
from William Eden addressed to 'King', 13 July 1913
two pages of notes written in Venice
from William Eden, 1 April 1914
notes on ageing, lists of proverbs and sayings
from the duchess of Cleveland regarding the horse sent by Eden, undated
from George Hall, undated
A. Wilson, undated
from William Allsopp of the Royal Horse Artillery regarding his father's income and the proposal to his sister Ada [Miss Allsopp], 15 July 1874
to Joe from William Allsopp regarding Lady Eden and his sister's engagement to William, 13 July 1874
A.H. Novelli to Edward Headlam, 1 May 1876
from Robert Eden regarding his nephew's response to Mr Allsopp regarding the engagement of William and Miss Allsopp, 3 June 1874
from Shafto, 3 Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington
letters to Sir William from [M. Dullalch], with reference to his engagement to Miss Allsopp, [c. 1874]
letter from G. Headlam addressed to his son with an enclosed letter from H. Newburn

19 letters
EDE/C28/13   1910, 1929-1933
Letters to Sir Timothy Eden regarding his father, Sir William Eden's, letters. Includes a response from Rudyard Kipling and three letters to William Eden from George Moore with reference to Irish politics
8 letters
EDE/C28/14   undated
Letters addressed to 'Dulcie' and to Miss Eden, often signed 'EE'
5 letters
EDE/C28/15   1906-1913
Letters to Eve Fairfax from Sir William Eden, some of which refer to his estate and his children's inheritance, many letters regard his relationship to his wife Sybil Frances Grey and her health. Of particular interest is a letter referring to a sculptor (5 December 1907)
Sybil Frances Eden (née Grey)
Reference: EDE/C34
Extent: 1 box
Papers of Sybil Frances Eden (1867-1945), wife of William Morton Eden as EDE/C/28, and of other members of the Grey family
Chiefly correspondence files, not yet listed but relating also to:
Elfrida Marjorie Eden (daughter)
William Grey, 1870-1871 (father, governor in Bengal and Jamaica, 1818-1878)
Robin Grey (relating to service in WW1)


Sir Timothy Calvert Eden, 8th Baronet, of West Auckland, and 6th Baronet, of Maryland
Reference: EDE/C31
Dates of creation: 1912-1963
Extent: 2 boxes
Papers of Sir Timothy Calvert Eden (1893-1963). These are not yet listed but can be found under the following accession references.
Misc.2017/18:110: articles and essays, accounts, correspondence, 1912-1963. Includes a file of correspondence between Sir John Balfour [1894–1983, diplomat] and both Timothy Calvert Eden and John Benedict Eden, 1938-1982
Misc.2018/19:128: deeds and settlements, chiefly relating to finances, 1917-1951

Barons Auckland
Dates of creation: 1757-1879 William Eden, third son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland, was created Baron Auckland in 1789 (peerage of Ireland) and 1793 (peerage of Great Britain). The first three holders of the title were:
1st: William Eden (1745-1814)
2nd: George Eden (1784-1849), son of 1st Baron (also earl of Auckland from 1839)
3rd: Robert John Eden (1799-1870), brother of 2nd Baron


Lord William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland
Reference: EDE/C3
Papers of Lord William Eden (1745-1814), third son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, of West Auckland. Papers cover personal and family news

EDE/C3/1   1770-1811
Letters from William Eden to his brother Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland
1 file
EDE/C3/2   1801-1806
Letters from William Eden to his nephew Sir Frederick Morton Eden, originally labelled as his brother. Includes reference to his daughter Catherine's engagement to Nicholas Vansittart (later Lord Bexley) and about the Globe Insurance Office, and also including an inventory of furniture left in Lord Auckland's Greenwich Hospital apartment in 1785
1 file
EDE/C3/3   [c.1757-1772]
4 letters from family members
EDE/C3/4   1811
Account book
1 volume (boxed)
Lady Eleanor Eden (née Elliot)
Reference: EDE/C4
Papers of Eleanor Eden (1758-1818), daughter of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet, and wife of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland

EDE/C4/1   1779-1789 (transcribed c.1960s)
Typescript of Lady Auckland's diary which gives an account of her daily activities, travels to Ireland with her husband, political updates and the development of her young children. She refers to the Lord George Gordon's mobs and the damage caused to property, particularly the burning of houses; an account of travelling through France with the children (1789); the fall of the Bastille and subsequent events in Paris (17 July 1789)
EDE/C4/2   [c.1770s-1790s?]
Two copies of Lady Auckland's miniature portraits
EDE/C4/3   1778
Letters from Sarah Lemon in Bath to Mrs Eden in New York with news of her daughter Miss [Eleanor Agnes] Eden's childhood developments
Hon Eleanor Agnes Hobart (née Eden)
Reference: EDE/C8
Papers of Hon Eleanor Agnes Hobart, Countess of Buckinghamshire (1777-1851), daughter of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, and wife of Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire

EDE/C8/1-10   1799-1847
Ten letters, including:
to Lady Albinia Auckland, 1799
from Lord Melville, ?1815
[Mary Eden, 1816], includes a photograph of a locket containing a portrait of Eleanor
from Mr Hobart, 1820
from Hon Godolphin Osborne at Simla (her nephew), 1838 (x2)
to her sister Emily Eden ?1847
from Henry ?
from Edward Drummond (brother-in-law)
from Lady Malet

EDE/C8/11   June 1789
Language:  English and French
Diary account of travels through France [written by a 12 year old Eleanor Agnes Eden]. There may be several hands included.
1 volume (no covers, pages have been hand stitched together)
William Frederick Elliot Eden
Reference: EDE/C9
Papers of William Frederick Elliot Eden (1782-1810), M.P. for Woodstock 1806-1810, son of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland

EDE/C9/1   1799-1809
Letters from William Frederick Eden to various correspondents but chiefly Captain John Cheesmont [1781-1875), master mariner [and barrister], also known as Severn, mainly sent whilst attending Christ Church, Oxford
1 volume (boxed)
EDE/C9/2   1805-1809
Letters to Captain John Cheesmont also known as Severn from both William Frederick Eden and his father Lord Auckland. Includes letters from William Eden on the discovery that his son was missing, later to be found drowned in the Thames
Robert John Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland
Reference: EDE/C10
Dates of creation: [1840s?]
Extent: 18 items
Papers of Robert John Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland (1799-1870), Bishop of Bath and Wells
Includes:
drawing of a lawyer being “spirited away”
letters to his daughters Hon Florence Selina Eden and Hon Maria Harriet Eden, 1844
his daughter Hon Emily Dulcibella Eden, October 28 [1840s?]
to a daughter, letter stitched together [c.1840s?]
poem about the Edens
G. Lamb, 1852
Miss Thornton, [1840s?]
[Hon Eleanor Eden]
letter concerning his son Hon Sir Ashley Eden


Hon Frances Eden
Reference: EDE/C12
Dates of creation: 1835-1849
Extent: 7 letters
Papers of the Hon Frances Eden (1801-1849), referred to as 'Fanny', daughter of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland
Includes letters to Mary Drummond, and from Lady Canning on behalf of Queen [Victoria] [1849], commiserating on the death of Fanny's brother George Eden, Earl of Auckland

Hon Lady Mary Eden née Hurt
Reference: EDE/C11
Dates of creation: 1825-1850
C11/1. Papers of Hon Mary Eden, Lady Auckland, (c.1805-1872), wife of Robert John Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland. Includes letters from a number of correspondents including her sisters-in-law, and a story entilted 'Baby Tales'

Hon Emily Dulcibella Dickinson née Eden
Reference: EDE/C16
Dates of creation: 1861-1879
Correspondence of Hon Emily Dulcibella Dickinson (1832-1893), daughter of Robert Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland, married Edmund Henry Dickinson 1861
Includes letters from her children Violet and Robin, Emily Morgan, Mrs M.G. Hedger, Hon William Eden and Lena Eden Lady Westminster, and to Maria Eden, Lord Auckland, and from Edmund Dickinson to Lord Auckland (1861), with a photograph of Edmund Henry Dickinson

Sir Ashley Eden
Reference: EDE/C18
Dates of creation: 1872
Papers of Sir Ashley Eden (1831-1887), diplomat in India and Governor of Bengal, son of Robert Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland
Includes letters to his brother (William George Eden), his mother (Mary Eden), his sisters and niece (Violet Dickinson). In his letter to William George Eden, Ashley describes the assassination of Lord Mayo, governor-general of India, by an Afghan mullah in the Andaman Islands
Sir Ashley Eden

Hon Eleanor Eden
Reference: EDE/C17
Papers of Hon Eleanor 'Lena' Eden (1826-1879), daughter of Robert Eden, 3rd Baron Auckland
Includes letters from Queen Adelaide (1849), Mrs Colville-Craigfilmer, Mrs Florence St Leger Glynne, Thomas G. Bowles (1865), Emma Paget, Theresa Prendergast, Emily Wombwell, Frederick Elliot, Mrs Mary Fawcett, Frederick Harrison, W. Harness (1867), Agnes Alexander, M. Stanley, Louisa Cochrane, Kate Tinling, Florence Nicolas, Lady Cowper and Lord Clarendon, with an image of a painting of pug dogs
Eden, Eleanor, 1826-1879

Violet Mary Dickinson
Reference: EDE/C19
Dates of creation: 1813-1814
Papers of Violet Mary Dickinson (1865-1948), daughter of Emily Dulcibella Dickinson as EDE/C16, in connection with her edition of the letters of Emily Eden (1797-1869, her great aunt), which were published in 1919 as Miss Eden's Letters
Letters from Emily Eden to Miss Violet Dickinson about her research and request for private correspondence

Earls of Avon
Dates of creation: 1928-1985 Robert Anthony Eden (1897-1977, known as Anthony Eden, Prime Minister 1955-1957) was created earl of Avon in 1961. He was succeeded by his son, Nicholas Eden (1930-1985).
There are no political papers of Anthony Eden within this collection. For his personal and political papers, please see the separate collection of Avon Papers at University of Birmingham, Cadbury Research Library.

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon
Reference: EDE/C35
Extent: 2 files
A few personal papers of Anthony Eden (1897-1977)
These papers have not yet been listed, but include a batch of letters from his mother (Sybil Frances Eden, as EDE/C34), dated 1928-1929, and some miscellanea collected by his son Nicholas

Beatrice Helen Beckett
Reference: EDE/C36
Extent: 3 files
Papers of Beatrice Helen Beckett (1905-1957), first wife of Anthony Eden
These papers have not yet been listed, but include two files of her correspondence, and some items relating to the death of her father William Gervase Beckett (1866-1937, 1st Baronet, of Kirkdale Manor)

Nicholas Eden, 2nd Earl of Avon
Reference: EDE/C37
Extent: 2 metres
Papers of Nicholas Avon (1930-1985), son of Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon
These papers have not yet been listed, but include:
1 file of 'official letters', received while in government (as Under-Secretary of State for Energy 1983-1984, and Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, 1984-1985), including on his resignation in March 1985
Files relating to his restaurant business, c.1979-1980
Correspondence files, 1939-1985
Notebooks and file with manuscript and typescript versions of a novel or short stories


Miscellaneous family papers
Family history and research
Reference: EDE/C27
EDE/C27/1-2   [19th century]
Pedigree of the Edens of Windlestone, with copy
2 oversize rolls
Too fragile for consultation until conservation work has been carried out
EDE/C27/3   [c.1800s? with 20th century photocopies of earlier documents]
Research into two old Eden houses in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries:
/1. Information about the manors of Balindon and Middleton and their Eden family history. Includes several annotated drawings of shields, ceiling decorations and a mausoleum
/2. Photocopy of a handwritten document re the Eden's home of Belsis Manor (also known as Belassis) in the parish of Billingham

EDE/C27/4   1902 and 1929
Brief letters regarding Frederick Morton Eden's papers at the Principal Probate Registry
2f
EDE/C27/5   1997
Papers for a conference held by the International Statistical Institute, Studying Poverty: Sir Frederick Morton Eden and beyond
1 file
EDE/C27/6   1976-2015
Research and correspondence regarding Sir Robert Eden, particularly regarding property confiscated by the State of Maryland, information on a medal of Lord Baltimore and Sir Robert Eden's legislative service and newspaper articles
Accounts and Receipts
Reference: EDE/C30
EDE/C30/1   1791 - 1878
Bills and receipts for goods and services in London, Auckland and Rushyford for Sir Frederick Eden, Sir William Eden, Sir Robert Eden and Mrs Poole, including work on Romney's portrait of a lady
Paper file
EDE/C30/2   21 September 1809
Copy estimate of A. Buchannan for making a chariot, “a fashionable barouche”
Paper, 2f
EDE/C30/3   1814-1824
Receipts for payments made to Phoenix Fire Office by Mrs Ann Poole at 4 Westmoreland Street, Marylebone for £200 annual insurance
Includes an advertisement for the insurance company
1 paper bundle
EDE/C30/4   1854
Miscellaneous bills etc, still to be listed
1 paper bundle
EDE/C30/5   1845
Bill from Dodds of Wheat Sheaf Inn, West Auckland
1 item
Publications
Reference: EDE/C38
Miscellaneous published items, whose connection with Eden family members may be uncertain

EDE/C38/1   1864
Two issues of Magasin des Demoiselles (numbers 6 and 7), with loose hand coloured plates
EDE/C38/2   May 1864
Issue of David Masson (ed.), MacMillan's Magazine (number 55), without annotations
EDE/C38/3   1867
Issue of The Imperial Almanac and Paris Exhibition Guide, without annotations
EDE/C38/4-5   July and August 1947
Two issues of The Nineteenth Century and After, one with limited annotations
EDE/C38/6   1995
Issue of One Hundred Important Books (Bernard Quaritch catalogue number 1210, with a covering letter), including an entry for Frederick Morton Eden, State of the Poor... (1797)
EDE/C38/7   2010
Michael Holroyd, A book of secrets: illegitimate daughters, absent fathers (includes references to Sir William Morton Eden, 7th/5th Baronet)
Unidentified and miscellanea
Reference: EDE/C22
In addition to the miscellaneous papers numbered and listed below, the following items have been noted for listing either here or in one of the other family sections above.
Personal diaries as follows:
  • 1773. Leather-bound diary with brief daily entries about activities and the weather, references Maryland
  • 1827. Journal giving detailed accounts of HMS Cambrian in the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea beginning at the port of Nafplio in Greece, with sketches
  • 1840. Two diaries regarding the author's time in Beirut, Egypt and Turkey

Files of correspondence as follows:
  • 1690-1807, including
    letters on the death of Anne Lady Eden. Correspondents include: General William Eden; Frederick Morton Eden; Sir William Eden; Eleanor Eden; Anne Lady Eden; F.M Spong; Charles Eden
    some bills, receipts and copies of probate; letters from a young Sybella Taylor to George Eden
    note, possibly intended for Frederick Morton Eden, regarding his affidavit and Mr Smyth
    script of a stranger in a tête à tête entitled Hang as on Fate a Fate
    undated and unsigned letter addressed to Hon Lady Eden regarding military postings in India
    lists of kings and royal lineages
  • 1811. Two letters from [? James Paul Smyth] to George Watson Smyth and [? General William Eden], regarding the gift of a pipe of Madeira, Eden's return to England and general family news
  • 1833-1860. Letters to (?) Sir William Eden, 6th/4th Baronet, and Sir Charles Eden (1808-1878), his brother
  • Five letters, still to be listed

File of miscellanous documents including:
  • brief letter sent from [H. Gee] at The Castle in Durham regarding title deeds to a house in the Bailey owned by Sir Robert Eden as a winter residence and a transcript of a note from 1755 by Sir Robert Eden to annex the codicil of his last will and testament (2pp.)
  • a 19th Century list of papers giving names, dates and observations. Papers in this list may be included in the Eden collection (1p.)
  • cover of a notebooks with a single page of diary notes
  • elevation plans for Crawley Farm drawn up for Sir William Eden, c.1830s-1850s? (1p)


EDE/C22/3   [c. 1780-1800s?]
Note regarding a story of an agreement between Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson and The Grand Segnier about a woman from the Segnier's Seraglio and their accompanying slaves
1p. (and typed transcript)
EDE/C22/6   [c.1788]
Language:   French
Small notebook with the inscription "Tho. Brinley. Lieut. 46 Regiment, Hastings, Sept 1st 1788". Contains Thomas Brinley's thoughts on soldiering and includes musical notation with comment
1 volume
Lt Col Thomas Brinley was a Major in 4th Foot 6 August 1799 (on transfer from 2nd West India Regiment); Lieutenant-Colonel 7 October 1799; commanded 1/4th Foot 1803-1804; Quarter-Master General in West Indies 1805; transferred to Nova Scotia Fencibles August 1805
EDE/C22/8   1630 (19th century copies)
Copies of letters sent from Thomas Roe to Captain [Thomas] James in 1630 regarding an expedition to find the North-West Passage
1 bundle
EDE/C22/14   12 November 1863
Letter from the earl of Elgin, Viceroy and Governor General of India, to Sir C. Wood the Secretary of State for India, sent from Dhurmsala to London with urgency. Informs of Elgin's declining health to be conveyed to the Queen with the intention of appointing a successor with immediate effect. Includes information about Lord Elgin compiled by W.L. Morton.
Estate and Household records
Reference: EDE/E
Dates of creation: 1657-1950s
General records of Windlestone Hall and other Eden property, excluding deeds and leases (listed at EDE/A,B,D above)
Other estate items are included within the family papers listed under EDE/C, notably:
EDE/C7/3: Beamish estate rental, 1812-1820
EDE/C5/31-39: Inventories and catalogues for the estate of Frederick Morton Eden (died 1809)
EDE/C15/4,6-8,10: Estate papers of Sir William Eden, 6th/4th Baronet, mid 19th century
EDE/C15/12: New mausoleum at Windlestone, 1868

See also survey and plan of West Auckland estates, ca.1760, at DUL Add.MS. 850

EDE/E1   1657-1735
Arkendale Court Book
With (loose inside volume) letter to Sir John Eden regarding research into Arkendale and in the Eden family papers, 1998
1 volume (boxed)
EDE/E2   1801-1839
Notebooks containing calculations for tithes
3 volumes (boxed)
EDE/E3   1812
Inventories for items at Windlestone Hall
EDE/E4   [mid 19th century]
Plan for a church [at Windlestone], in two pieces. Apparently the design of Sir William Eden, 6th/4th Baronet, as EDE/C15, but never built
1 folder
EDE/E5   1878-1935
Windlestone Game Books
1 box
EDE/E6   late 19th century
Scrapbook (now dismounted as multiple files) of cuttings and notes relating to Windlestone and a number of local parishes, collated apparently by Ralph Nelson, and akin to the similar items owned by Durham Cathedral (Ralph Nelson Files) and among the Durham Diocesan Records (DDR/BP/PAR/1-2 and DDR/BP/HIS/1-2)
1 scrapbook
EDE/E7   1930s-1950s
Inventories, catalogues and other estate items relating to the sale of Windlestone Hall contents
1 box