Mawson's papers
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Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-MAW
Title: Mawson's papers
Dates of creation: 16th-20th century.
Extent: 3 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: papers from Mawson, Freeman & Curry, solicitors. Solicitors records, mostly relating to Co. Durham.
Language: English

Contents

Deeds, letters, volumes, plans (O.S. & other) and legal miscellanea from the office of an old firm of Durham lawyers who were the University's lawyers. The papers concern property at Consett, Durham City, Ebchester held of Sherburn Hospital, Knitsley, Medomsley, Moorsley, Sunderland Co. Durham, Elrington Northumberland, etc;, various courts; other lawyers, especially Robert Craggs & George Wilkinson; payments etc. by the Overseers of the Poor to militiamen's wives in 1812; Durham Quarter Sessions prisoners and transportees 1833-34; Durham Dean & Chapter, University and other local property. A few items are in Latin. The papers span 1572-c.1950 but most are early-mid nineteenth century.

Accession details

First six boxes received at the Prior's Kitchen from the office of Mawson, Freeman & Curry (the Exchequer Building, 50 North Bailey, Durham City) (along with Land Tax Records not related to them), before October 1957.
From a skip outside the above premises when University of Durham Dept. of Law took over the building, and from the incineration area at the University Surveyor's Department on 10 and 15 September 1971 - volumes and papers, rescued by J.L Drury, M.S. McCollum and a thoughtful skip-collecter.
From the University Dept. of Law on 17 & 29 September 1971, being plans, Mawsons's leavings.

Arrangement

The material is listed by deposit, then document type, and then in chronological order. Two boxes of material (9 and 10) remain unlisted. The O.S. maps have been sorted by scale and series.

Catalogue

1st deposit
A. Deeds, Wills and Associated Documents connected with Property
1/1   10th September 1572
(1) Richard Ruthall
(2) Henry Anderson
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: £140.
Parchment   1 m.
1/2   18th March 1577
(1) Sir William Malyorey
(2) Robert Hull
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Consideration: £260.
1m
1/3   29th March 1577
(1) Henry Anderson and Isabel, his wife
(2) Robert Blenkinsopp
Release by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: £223. 6s. 8d.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin.
Parchment   1 m.
1/4a   5th March 1585
(1) Robert Hull
(2) John Hunter
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Consideration: £35. 13s. 4d.
Parchment   1 m.
1/4b   5th March 1585
Attached to No. 1/4a:
Bond in which (1) is bound to (2) in the sum of 100 marks to observe the terms of the above Conveyance.
Parchment   1 m.
1/4c   19th March 1585
Confirmation by (1) of the conveyance to (2) of the above property.
Endorsement: Memorandum of livery of seisin on 22nd March 1585.
Parchment   1 m.
1/5   17th March 1596
Letters patent from the Bishop of Durham granting possession to Charles Blenkinsoppe, Peter Maddison and William Hodshon of Bishoprick property formerly held by Robert Blenkinsoppe, father of the said Charles.
Parchment   1 m.
1/6   5th October 1626
Letters patent from the Bishop of Durham granting possession to John Hunter of all the Bishoprick lands previously held by his father.
Parchment   1 m.
1/7   21st September 1638
(1) Charles Blenkinsopp and his son, John Blenkinsopp
(2) John Rippon and his son, Charles Rippon
Award between (1) and (2) concerning rights to the use of a watercourse.
Parchment   1 m.
1/8   25th June 1649
(1) John Hunter
(2) Cuthbert Hunter, his son
Release by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 25th June 1649.
Parchment   1 m.
1/9   24th April 1652
(1) Lionel Maddison
(2) Anthony Fewster
Lease by (1) to (2) for the term of the life of (1) of a cottage with appurtenances and four acres of land in Ebchester.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 27th April 1652.
Paper   2ff.
1/10   23rd February 1655
(1) Cuthbert Hunter
(2) John Johnson
Mortgage: lease by (1) to (2) for a thousand years as security for a loan of £33 of property in Medomsley.
Parchment   1 m.
1/11   12th November 1656
(1) Cuthbert Hunter
(2) John Johnson
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Consideration: £60.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 20th November 1656.
Parchment   1 m.
1/12   11th December 1657
(1) Cuthbert Hunter
(2) John Johnson
(3) John Hunter the elder
John Wilkinson
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley, with (3) acting as attorneys.
Consideration: £350.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 14th December 1657.
Parchment   1 m.
1/13   18th March 1659
(1) John Heslop
(2) John Duck
(3) William Hunter the younger
Copy of Grant by (1) and (2) to (3) of property in Medomsley known as Stonehouse.
Paper   3ff.
1/14   25th April 1660
(1) John Hopper and Mable Hopper, his wife
(2) Gawine Johnson
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a Close at Medomsley called Roberts Shaw.
Consideration: £80.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 25th April 1660.
Parchment   1 m.
1/15   24th October 1664
(1) John Hopper
(2) Thomas Hopper
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Consideration: £30.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 4th November 1664.
Parchment   1 m.
1/16   2nd February 1665
(1) John Hopper
(2) Thomas Hopper
Release by (1) to (2) as security for a loan of £20 of premises in Medomsley.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 2nd March 1665.
Parchment   1 m.
1/17a   11th March 1669
(1) Thomas Hopper
John Hopper
(2) Robert Procktor
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Consideration: £95.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 11th March 1669.
1m
1/17b   11th March 1669
Bond in which (1) are bound (2) in the sum of £200 to observe the conditions of the above conveyance.
Parchment   1 m.
1/17c   12th March 1669
Quit Claim by which John Hopper relinquishes all claim to the above property.
Parchment   1 m.
1/18   15th December 1671
Letter of Administration of the estate of Gawine Johnson granted to his daughter, Margaret Johnson.
Parchment   1 m.
1/19   9th April 1672
(1) Gawine Johnson
(2) John Johnson
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley known as Roberts Shaw.
Consideration: £40.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 30th April 1672.
Parchment   1 m.
1/20   2nd October 1679
(1) The Master and Brethren of Sherburn Hospital
(2) Robert Simpson
Licence granted by (1) to (2) to alienate property in Consett.
Paper   1f.
1/21a   10th December 1679
(1) Robert Blenkinsopp and Nathaniel, his son
(2) James Clavering
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
1/21b   11th December 1679
Attached to No. 1/21a:
Release by (1) to(2) as security for a loan of £250 of the above property.
Endorsement: Note that (1) discharged their debt to (2) on 5th May 1682.
Parchment   1 m.
1/22   28th February 1680
(1) Robert Simpson
(2) William Greenwell
Assignment by (1) to (2) of the lease on property in Ebchester for the remainder of the term of the lives of (1), George, his son, and Elizabeth, his daughter, or the longest liver of them.
Consideration: £77. 10s. 0d.
Rent: 9s. 0d. (to the Master and Brethren of Sherburn Hospital).
Parchment   1 m.
1/23a   14th March 1680
The Will of John Johnson of Ebchester Hill.
Parchment   1 m.
1/23b   12th November 1681
Attached to No. 1/23a:
Note of probate.
Parchment   1 m.
1/24a   13th April 1681
(1) Robert Proctor
(2) Cuthbert Johnson and Jane, his wife
Lease for six months by (1) to (2) of property in Medomsley.
Consideration: £5. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
1/24b   14th April 1681
Release by (1) to (2) of the above property.
Consideration: £95.
Parchment   1 m.
1/24c   14th April 1681
Bond in which (1) is bound to (2) in the sum of £200 to observe the conditions of the lease and release above-mentioned.
Parchment   1 m.
1/25a   12th May 1682
(1) Robert Blenkinsopp
Nathaniel Blenkinsopp
(2) Thomas Teasdale
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: £700.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 12th May 1682.
Parchment   1 m.
1/25b   12th May 1682
Receipt signed by Robert Blenkinsopp for the payment by (2) of £700.
Paper   1f.
1/25c   12th May 1682
Bond in which (1) are bound to (2) in the sum of £1,400 to observe the terms of the above-mentioned conveyance.
Parchment   1 m.
1/26a   13th May 1682
(1) Thomas Teasdale
(2) Robert Blenkinsopp and Anne, his wife
Lease by (1) to (2) for 99 years of Consett Hill and adjacent property.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: 1d.
Parchment   1 m.
1/26b and c   20th May 1682
Left and right hand Indentures of fine.
Confirmation by (1) of (2)'s possession of the above property.
1/27   31st August 1683
Tuition appointing Mary Atkinson as legal guardian of John Atkinson, son of Cuthbert Atkinson of Lanchester.
Parchment   1 m.
1/28a   10th November 1684
(1) William Greenwell
Robert Simpson
(2) Cuthbert Smith
Assignment by (1) to (2) of the lease on property in Ebchester known as the Law for the remainder of the term of the lives of Robert, George and Elizabeth Simpson or the longest liver of them.
Rent: 9s. 0d. (to the Master and Brethren of Sherburn Hospital).
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 27th November 1684.
Parchment   2 mm.
1/28b   10th November 1684
Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of 21 years of a parcel of pasture ground in Ebchester known as The Fynes or The Haycock.
Rent: £2 (to the Master and Brethren of Sherburn Hospital).
Consideration for the property mentioned in (a) and (b): Total of £202: £156 paid by (2) to William Greenwell at the direction of Robert Simpson and £46 paid by (2) to Robert Simpson.
Parchment   1 m.
1/28c   10th November 1684
Acknowledgement by William Greenwell of the receipt from (2) of £156.
Paper   1f.
1/28d   10th November 1684
Acknowledgement by Robert Simpson of the receipt from (2) of £46.
Paper   1f.
1/29   13th November 1684
(1) Robert Blenkinsopp and Anne, his wife
(2) Samuel Teasdale
Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of 99 years of the lease on Consett Hill and associated property and parcel of ground called Little Myers.
Consideration: £36.
Parchment   1 m.
1/30a   25th December 1686
(1) Thomas Teasdale
Samuel Teasdale, his son
(2) George Baker
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: £700.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 25th December 1686.
Parchment   1 m.
1/30b   25th December 1686
Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £700.
Paper   2ff.
1/30c   25th December 1686
Bond in which (1) are bound to (2) in the sum of £1,400 to observe the terms of the above conveyance.
Parchment   1 m.
1/31a   20th March 1688
(1) George Baker
(2) Thomas Baker
Francis Baker
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
1/31b   21st March 1688
Release by (1) to (2) by way of settlement of the above property.
Parchment   2 mm.
1/32a   7th March 1692
(1) John Surtees
(2) Cuthbert Johnson
(3) Reynald Steadman
Assignment by (1) to (2), with (3) acting as attorney for (1), for a term of lives of the lease on property in Ebchester.
Consideration: £90.
Rent: 3s. 1d.
Endorsement: Note of livery of seisin on 25th March 1692.
Parchment   1 m.
1/32b   7th March 1692
Receipt from (1) for the payment by (2) of the above-mentioned consideration of £90.
Paper   1f.
1/32c   7th March 1692
Bond in which (1) is bound to (2) in the sum of £50 to observe the terms of the above-mentioned assignment of lease.
Paper   2ff.
2/1   6th July 1702
Copy of Division Deed of three closes at Medomsley.
Paper   6ff.
2/2   2nd April 1705
(1) Cuthbert Johnson
(2) Anthony Surtees
Articles of Agreement between (1) and (2) concerning a division of property and Bond in which (2) is bound to (1) in the sum of £100 to observe the conditions laid down in the Articles of Agreement.
Paper   2ff.
2/3   7th April 1719
(1) John Johnson
(2) Robert Johnson
Articles of agreement between (1) and (2) concerning land in Medmonsley.
Paper   2ff.
2/4   14th May 1720
(1) Cuthbert Johnson and Jane, his wife
(2) William Barras
Robert Hunter
(3) Robert Johnson
Conveyance by (1) to (3) of property in Medomsley which is to be for the use of (2) for a term of 199 years.
Consideration: Some details torn away.
Parchment   2 mm.
2/5a   26th April 1721
(1) Richard Burton
(2) Nicholas Panton
Copy of lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: One pepper corn.
Paper   1f.
2/5b   27th April 1721
(1) Richard Burton
(2) Nicholas Panton
(3) William Pye
Copy of release by (1) to (2) of the above property, in order that a Common Recovery of the property to the use of (1) may be effected by (3).
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Paper   3ff.
2/5c   23rd May 1721
(1) William Pye
(2) Nicholas Panton
Exemplification of Recovery by (1) from (2) of property in Knitsley and Consett.
Paper   2ff.
2/6   18th August 1722
(1) Samuel Atkinson
(2) Anne Coxon
(3) Thomas Gyll
Release: Assignment by (1) and (2) to (3) for the remainder of a term of lives of the lease on a house with appurtenances in Ebchester, as security for a loan of £55.
Consideration: The said sum of £55 paid by (3) to (2) and 5s. 0d. paid by (3) to (1).
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (2) of the receipt from (3) of £55.
Parchment   1 m.
2/7a   10th December 1722
(1) Samuel Atkinson
(2) Edward Surtees
Lease for one years by (1) to (2) of a house with appurtenances in Ebchester.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/7b   11th December 1722
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2), as security for a loan of £50, of the lease on the above property for the remainder of a term of lives.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £50.
Parchment   1 m.
2/8a   13th May 1725
(1) Thomas Gyll
(2) Edward Surtees
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of a house with appurtenances in Ebchester.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/8b   14th June 1725
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2) of the lease on the above property for the term of the life of one Nicholas Atkinson.
Consideration: £64. 1s. 9d.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £64. 1s. 9d.
Parchment   1 m.
2/9   17th January 1726
(1) Edward Surtees
(2) George Belby, guardian of Nicholas Atkinson
Articles of Agreement between (1) and (2) for the transfer to the said Nicholas Atkinson of mortgaged property in Ebchester.
Paper   2ff.
2/10   9th August 1726
(1) Nicholas Atkinson
(2) Robert Johnson
Articles of Agreement for the conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Ebchester.
Paper   2ff.
2/11   18th August 1726
(1) Edward Surtees
(2) Nicholas Atkinson
(3) Robert Johnson
Assignment by (1) to (3) at the direction of (2) of the lease on one fourth part of a parcel of ground in Ebchester called The Fines for the remainder of a term of 21 years.
Consideration: £45 paid by (3) to (2) and 5s. 0d. paid by (3) to (1).
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (2) of the receipt from (3) of £45.
Parchment   1 m.
2/12a   18th August 1726
(1) Edward Surtees
Nicholas Atkinson
(2) Robert Johnson
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of a house with appurtenances in Ebchester.
Consideration: 5s. 0d. paid to each of the persons of the first party.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/12b   19th August 1726
(1) Edward Surtees
(2) Nicholas Atkinson
(3) Robert Johnson
Release: Assignment by (1) to (3) at the direction of (2) of the lease on the above property for the remainder of a term of lives.
Consideration: £300 paid by (3) to (1) and £200 paid by (3) to (2).
Endorsements: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (3) of £300.
Acknowledgement by (2) of the receipt from (3) of £200.
Parchment   1 m.
2/13a   9th September 1726
(1) Robert Jackson
(2) Margaret Laburne
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of a house and parcel of ground in Ebchester called The Garth and a parcel of ground in Ebchester called The Eight Riggs.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/13b   10th September 1726
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2) of the lease on the above property for the remainder of a term of lives.
Consideration: £180.
Rent: 4s. 4d.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £180.
Parchment   1 m.
2/14   1st February 1729
(1) Richard Hunter
(2) Margaret Labourne
Agreement for the sale by (1) and purchase by (2) of property in Medomsley.
Paper   2ff.
2/15   25th June 1730
(1) Charles Clark
Richard Carpenter
(2) Ralph Widdington
(3) Richard Burton
Sale by (1) to (3) of Knitsley and Consett Tythes, on behalf of (2) in order to pay the debts of (2).
Paper   4ff.
2/16a   1st March 1731
(1) John Sleightholme and Rebecca, his wife
(2) Matthew Noble
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property in High Street, Sunderland.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/16b   2nd March 1731
Release by (1) to (2) of the above property.
Consideration: £105.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £105.
Parchment   1 m.
2/16c and d   13th February 1733
Left and right hand indentures of fine.
Confirmation by (1) of (2)'s possession of property in Sunderland.
Parchment   1 m.
2/17   5th February 1735
(1) Thomas Hunter
(2) Robert Hunter
(3) Robert Johnson
Agreement by (1), (2) and (3) for the division of money received from lease-holders for coal mined beneath property in Medomsley leased to them by (1), (2) and (3).
Parchment   1 m.
2/18a   19th May 1736
(1) Margaret Labourn
(2) Robert Johnson
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of a house and parcel of ground in Ebchester called The Garth and a parcel of ground in Ebchester called The Eight Riggs.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/18b   19th May 1736
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of lives of the lease on the above property.
Consideration: £180.
Rent: 4s. 4d.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £180.
Parchment   1 m.
2/19a   14th July 1738
(1) Lenox Dobinson
(2) John Dobinson and Grace, his wife
(3) Francis Collison and Ann, his wife
Lease for one year by (1) and (2) to (3) of property in Crossgate.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/19b   15th July 1738
Attached to No. 2/19a.
Release by (1) and (2) to (3) of the above property.
Consideration: £50 paid by (3) to (1) and £20 paid by (3) to (2).
Endorsements: Acknowledgements by (1) and (2) of the receipts from (3) of sums of £50 and £50.
Parchment   1 m.
2/19c and d   25th January 1739
Left and Right hand Indentures of Fine.
Confirmation by (1) and (2) of (3)'s possession of the above property.
1m. each
2/20   15th July 1738
(1) Lenox Dobinson
(2) John Dobinson
(3) Robert Marshall
(4) Francis Collison and Ann, his wife
Assignment by (1) to (3) with the consent of (2) and (4) for the remainder of a term of 999 years of the lease on a house in Crossgate.
Consideration: £50.
Parchment   1 m.
2/21a   23rd March 1841
(1) Robert Brasse, Elizabeth, his wife
George Sandiford Crowe and Ann, his wife
(2) William Pye
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett and of property in Knitsley.
Consideration: 5s. 0d. paid by each of the parties in (1).
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/21b   24th March 1741
(1) Robert Brasse, Elizabeth, his wife
George Sandiford Crowe and Ann, his wife.
(2) William Pye
(3) John Pye
(4) The Rev. Jonathan Hall
Release by (1) to (2) with certain specified trusts of the above property.
Consideration: £300 paid by (4) to Robert Brasse with 5s. 0d. paid by (2) to (1).
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by Robert Brasse of the receipt from (4) of £300.
Parchment   2 mm.
2/22a   10th November 1741
(1) Robert Brasse, Elizabeth, his wife
George Sandiford Crowe, and Ann his wife
William Pye
(2) Robert Johnson
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Consett.
Consideration: 5s. 0d. paid by each of the parties in (1).
Rent: one peppercorn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/22b   11th November 1741
(1) Robert Brasse, Elizabeth, his wife
George Sandiford Crowe and Ann, his wife
(2) William Pye
(3) Robert Johnson
Release by (1) and (2) (by the appointment of (1)) to (3) for a term of one thousand years of the above property.
Consideration: £1,731. 10s. 0d. paid by (3) to George Sandiford Crowe and 5s. 0d. paid by (3) to (1) and (2).
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by George Sandiford Crowe of the receipt from (3) of £1,731. 10s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
2/22c   11th November 1741
(1) Robert Brasse, Elizabeth, his wife
George Sandiford Crowe and Ann, his wife
(2) William Pye
(3) John Pye
(4) Robert Johnson
(5) Cuthbert Hunter
Assignment by (2) to (5) in trust for (4) and with the consent of (1) and (3) of the lease on the above property for the remainder of a term of one thousand years.
Consideration: £1,731. 10s. 0d. paid by (4) to George Sandiford Crowe (the sum mentioned in 2/22b) and 5s. 0d. paid by (5) to (3).
Parchment   2 mm.
2/22d   22 December 1741
(1) Robert Johnson
(2) Robert Brass, Elizabeth, his wife
George Sandiford Crowe and Ann, his wife
Right hand Indenture of Fine.
Confirmation by (2) of (1)'s right to the above property.
Parchment   1 m.
2/23a   28th September 1744
(1) Matthew Noble
(2) Christopher Craggs
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property in High Street, Sunderland.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
2/23b   29th September 1744
Release by (1) to (2) of the above property as security for a loan of £140.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £140.
Parchment   1 m.
2/24   20th/21st December 1744
Abstract of the Title of the Honourable Mary Lyon, widow, to a Freehold Estate situate in the township of Helmington Row.
14ff.
3/1a   12th August 1747
(1) Christopher Craggs
(2) Matthew Noble
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property in High Street, Sunderland.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
3/1b   13th August 1747
Release by (1) to (2) of the above property.
Consideration: £44. 18s. 5d.
Endorsements: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £44. 18s. 5d.
Parchment   1 m.
3/2   15th September 1748
(1) William Surtees
(2) Anthony Surtees
Lease for 99 years by (1) to (2) of a cottage, garth and other property in Ebchester.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Paper   2ff.
3/3   8th March 1749
(1) James Leybourne
(2) Robert Johnson
Articles of Purchase by (2) from (1) of Freehold Estate at Medomsley known as High Garth and Copyhold Estate at Sod Fine.
Paper   1f.
3/4a   7th October 1751
(1) Margery Smith
(2) Ralph Smith, son
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property in Ebchester known as the Law.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
3/4b   8th October 1751
Assignment by (1) to (2) of the lease on the above property for the remainder of a term of lives.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
3/5   8th October 1751
(1) Margery Smith
(2) Ralph Smith, her son
Assignment by (1) to (2) of the lease on property in the Manor of Ebchester known as the Fines for the remainder of a twenty-one year term.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
3/6a   21st February 1752
(1) Margery Smith and Ralph Smith, her son
(2) Robert Johnson
Lease for a year by (1) to (2) of property in Ebchester known as the Law.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
3/6b   22nd February 1752
Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of 21 years of the lease on the above property.
Consideration: £500 paid by (2) to Ralph Smith and 5s. 0d. paid by (2) to Margery Smith.
Parchment   2 mm.
3/7a   1st February 1758
(1) Cuthbert Johnson
(2) John Hall Stevenson
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property in Ebchester.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one peppercorn.
Parchment   1 m.
3/7b   2nd February 1758
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of lives of the lease on the above property.
Consideration: 10s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
3/7c and d   3rd February 1758
Left and right hand indentures of fine confirming (2)'s possession of the above property.
1m. each
3/8   7th April 1758
Abstract of the Title of Mr. Fewster Johnson to lands at Consett known as the Moiety or one half of the Manor of Conside.
Refers to Indentures dated 10th September 1572.
Paper   6ff.
3/9a   12th May 1760
(1) William Surtees
(2) The Rev. Jonathan Jefferson
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of a cottage, garth and other property in Ebchester.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
3/9b   13th May 1760
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of lives of the lease on the above property.
Consideration: £50 paid and a further sum of £200 to be paid.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £50 and a bond to secure the payment of the further sum of £200.
Parchment   1 m.
3/10a   22nd November 1760
(1) The Rev. Jonathan Jefferson
(2) Cuthbert Johnson
Release: Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of lives of a cottage and garth and other property in Ebchester.
Consideration: £315.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £315.
Parchment   1 m.
3/10b
Counterpart of the above Release.
Parchment   1 m.
3/11   29th May 1766
Copy of the Will of Mrs. Sarah Johnson.
Paper   1f.
3/12   11th October 1766
(1) Robert Brown
(2) John Russel Greenhill and Elizabeth, his wife
Left Hand Indenture of Fine.
Confirmation by (2) and (3) of (1)'s possession of property in Sunderland.
Parchment   1 m.
3/13a   13th July 1769
(1) Robert Marshall, Mary, his wife
Jane Thompson and Francis Thompson
(2) William Wheatley
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of property in Crosgate.
Consideration: 5s. 0d. paid by (2) to each of the parties in (1).
Parchment   1 m.
3/13b   14th July 1769
(1) Robert Marshall and Mary, his wife
(2) Jane Thompson
(3) Francis Thompson
(4) William Wheatley
Release by (3) to (4) of the above property with certain specified trusts.
Considerations: £68 paid by Robert Marshall to (2) and Francis Thompson and 5s. 0d. paid by (4) to each of the parties in (1) and 10s. 0d. paid by (4) to Robert Marshall.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by Jane Thompson and Francis Thompson of the receipt from Robert Marshall of £68.
Parchment   2 mm.
3/13c and d   18th July 1769
Left and Right Hand Indentures of Fine.
Confirmation by (1), (2) and (3) of (4)'s possession of property in Crosgate.
1m. each
3/14   13th July 1770
Copy of the Will of Robert Brown.
Paper   2ff.
3/15   1st July 1775
(1) The Master and Brethren of Christ's Hospital, Sherburn
(2) William Fewster
Licence from (1) to (2) to alienate property in Ebchester known as the West Close and leased to (2) and his sons for life.
Parchment   1 m.
3/16   29th January 1776
(1) William Fewster
(2) Fewster Johnson, grandson
Assignment by (1) to (2) for the remainder of a term of lives of the lease on property in Ebchester known as West Close.
Consideration: 5s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
3/17   2nd March 1778
(1) Fewster Johnson
(2) Henry Wilkinson
(3) John, Lord Bishop of Durham
Admittance of (1) by (2) as Steward for (3) to the Copyhold of land in the Manor of Lanchester.
Parchment   1 m.
3/18a   18th December 1783
Probate of the Will of Robert Johnson.
Parchment   1 m.
3/18b
Attached to No. 3/18a.
Note of probate dated 1st September 1787.
Parchment   1 m.
3/19   21st December 1784
(1) Jane Brown
(2) Thomas Harrison
(3) George Brown
(4) Anthony Story
Bond: (1), (2) and (3) are bound in the sum of £200 to repay to (4) on 21st June 1785, the sum of £100, with legal interest.
Paper   2ff.
3/20   15th June 1787
Bond of Administration for the estate of Sarah Surtees.
Parchment   1 m.
3/21   24th August 1787
(1) The Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich
(2) Fewster Johnson
Deed of Covenant in which (1) agree with (2) to pay two sums of £500 (being part of the purchase money for the Manor of Elrington) to Isabel Ramsey when she attains the age of 21 years, and to pay an annuity of £50 to Margaret Bayles.
Parchment   1 m.
3/22a   5th January 1796
Probate of the Will of Fewster Johnson.
Parchment   2 mm.
3/22b   27th April 1798
Attached to No. 3/22a:
Note of Probate.
Parchment   1 m.
3/23a   22nd November 1808
(1) The Honourable Mary Lyon, Cecilia Wren and the Rev. John Bacon and Isabella, his wife
(2) William Hutchinson
Lease for one year by (1) to (2) of land at Helmedon Row.
Consideration: 5s. 0d. paid by (2) to each of the parties in (1).
Rent: one pepper corn.
Parchment   1 m.
3/23b and c   25th January 1809
Left and Right Hand Indenture of Fine.
Confirmation by (1) of (2)'s possession of the land in question.
1m. each
3/24a   23rd October 1811
(1) James Johnson
(2) Robert Johnson
Lease by (1) to (2) for 500 years of property in South Street, Durham.
Consideration: 10s. 0d.
Rent: £5 to be paid during the life of Ann Johnson, wife of (1).
Parchment   1 m.
3/24b
Enclosures in No. 3/24a:
Dispute between descendants of above parties about possession of property.
(i)   24th October 1842
Letter: Rosser and Son to George Wilkinson, Solicitor.
(ii)   31st October 1842
Letter: Rosser and Son to George Wilkinson.
(iii)   31st October 1842
Letter: Robert Johnson (presumably to George Wilkinson).
(iv)   7th November 1842
Letter: Rosser and Son to George Wilkinson.
(v)   11th November 1842
Letter: Robert Johnson to George Wilkinson.
3/25   9th April 1813
Settlement previous to the marriage of Captain Bayley and Miss Maria Ann Johnson.
3m.
3/26a   2nd September 1817
(1) Thomas Bayley
(2) William Marsh
Assignment by (1) to (2) as Security for a loan of £350 and such further sums not exceeding £500 of (1)'s share in the estates of Fewster Johnson.
Endorsed on second membrane: Assignment by (1) to (2) of securities mentioned above for a further loan of £200.
Parchment   2 mm.
3/26b
Attached to No. 3/26a:
Bond: (1) is bound in the sum of £1,000 to repay to (2) the loan of £350 and such further sum or sums not exceeding £500.
Paper   2ff.
3/27   3rd October 1827
Administration Bond for the estate of Edward Whitehead.
Parchment   1 m.
3/28   28th March 1828
Administration Bond for the estate of Robert Harrison.
Parchment   1 m.
3/29a   29th October 1828
Probate of the Will of Jane Johnson.
Parchment   1 m.
3/29b   16th June 1829
Attached to No. 3/29a:
Note of Probate.
Parchment   1 m.
3/30   1828
Draft Abstract of Title to premises at Ebchester held by leases for a term of lives under the Master and Brethren of Sherburn Hospital.
20ff.
3/31a   20th June 1829
(1) James Bolland
Joseph Hare
Matthias Koops, Knight
(2) William Hearn and Alicia, his wife
William Jervis Bayley
Daniel Bayley
(3) Thomas Wilkinson
(4) Thomas Wilkinson (3) and Richard Creed
Release from liability by (1), assignees of the estates of William Marsh, Bankrupt, and (2) heirs of Thomas Bayley of (3) trustee of the Will of Fewster Johnson and (4) trustees of the Settlement of the will of Fewster Johnson, on receipt from (3) of payment from proceeds of sale or part of the estate of Fewster Johnson.
Endorsed on second membrane:
Dated 10th December 1829.
Release from liability by (1) and (2) of (3) and (4) on receipt of a further payment.
Endorsed on first membrane:
Dated 10th June 1831. Release from liability by (1) - excluding James Bolland deceased - and (2) of (3) and (4) on receipt from (3) of further payment from proceeds of sale of a further part of the estate of Fewster Johnson.
Parchment   2 mm.
3/31b
Enclosures in 3/31a:
(i)
Note of Balance at 10th May 1829.
(ii)   27th April 1830
Receipt for £20, signed by (1).
(iii)   17th December 1830
Receipt for £36. 9s. 7d., signed by (1).
(iv)
Unsigned receipt.
(v)
Will of Thomas Bayley marked "Not proved".
3/32   29th June 1829
(1) Maria Ann Bayley
(2) Richard Creed
Thomas Wilkinson
(3) George Wilkinson
(4) Robert Stafford
Appointment by (1), widow of Thomas Bayley of (3), to replace Richard Creed at (2) as trustee of the Settlement of the estate of Fewster Johnson and conveyance of her share in the estate to (4) on condition that he shall reassign it to George or Thomas Wilkinson.
Endorsed on above:
Dated: 30th June 1829.
(1) Robert Stafford
(2) Thomas Wilkinson
George Wilkinson
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of above-mentioned share of the estate of Fewster Johnson.
Consideration: 10s. 0d.
Parchment   1 m.
3/33a and b   21st June 1830
Probate of the Will and Codicils of Robert Henry McDonald, 2 copies.
Parchment   2 mm.
3/33c   14th October 1831
Attached to No. 3/33a:
Note of Probate.
Paper   1f.
3/33d   4th January 1832
Attached to No. 3/33b:
Note of Probate.
Paper   1f.
3/33e
Enclosures in No. 3/33b
(i)
Notes
(ii)   2nd March 1833.
Appointment by Robert William Dixon of Robert Owen to act as his attorney in respect of any monies or property belonging to him under the will of Robert Henry McDonald.
(iii)   19th April 1836
(1) James Henry Dixon
Robert William Dixon
(2) Thomas Wilkinson
The Rev. William Smoult Temple
Release by (1) of (2) from liability after receipt of payment of sums due to them from the estate of Robert Henry McDonald.
Paper   2ff.
3/34a   23 November 1830
Valuation of an estate in Consett occupied by Proud.
Signed copy.
Paper   2ff.
3/34b
Unsigned and undated copy of the above.
Paper   2ff.
3/35a   20th January 1832
(1) John Rea and Elizabeth, his wife
(2) Thomas Wilkinson
the Rev. William Smoult Temple
(3) Abraham Story
Appointment by (1) of (3) as trustee of the estate of Robert Henry McDonald and release of (2).
Parchment   2 mm.
3/35b   17th September 1831
Enclosure in No. 3/35a:
Letter from Abraham Story to Thomas Wilkinson concerning receipt of original Settlement made on the Marriage of John Rea with Elizabeth Ramsey.
Paper   1f.
3/36   15th January 1833
Administration Bond for the Estate of George Cayley.
Parchment   1 m.
3/37   3rd July 1833
(1) William Hearne and Mary Ann Alicia, his wife
(2) Maria Ann Bayley
(3) Thomas Wilkinson
George Wilkinson
Release of (3) by (1) and (2) from the Trusts of the Will of Fewster Johnson.
5m.
3/38   7th September(?) 1833
Letter from Thomas Pemberton to Mr. Wilkinson.
Enclosure with particulars of farms purchased.
(Uncertain to which document this letter applies.)
3/39a   4th April 1836
Probate of the Will of Margaret Greaves.
3/39b   15th April 1836
Attached to No. 3/39a:
Note of Probate.
3/40a   28th January 1837
Probate of the Will of Isabella Scott.
3/40b   24th February 1840
Attached to No. 3/40a.
Note of Probate.
3/41a,b,c   5th July 1839
(1) Thomas Wilkinson
(2) The West Durham Railway Co.
Draft abstract of the lease by (1) to (2) for 99 years of wayleave over land in the township of Helmington Row.
Rent: £55 for each length of land occupied by the railway not exceeding 556 yards and £150 per mile for such further length of land as might be required.
12ff., 8ff., and 9ff.
3/42a   2nd June 1840
Will of Anthony Douthwaite.
3/42b   26th February 1842
Enclosure in No. 3/42a.
Acknowledgement by Edward Birkett Douthwaite and Anthony Douthwaite, sons of the above-mentioned Anthony Douthwaite of the receipt of the sum of £50 from Thomas Wilkinson.
3/43a   July 1843
Draft Summons to appear in Court to be served on Miles Storey regarding the amount of compensation to be paid for land taken by Railway Company.
Paper   1f.
3/43b
Draft of writ for the summoning of Miles Story.
In connection with a dispute over the amount of compensation to be paid for Land required by the Newcastle and Darlington Railway Company.
Paper   1f.
3/44   Dated at end: 23rd November 1844
(1) Jonathan Richardson
(2) John Selby
Draft of a conveyance by (1) to (2) of property in Consett.
9ff.
3/45   4th December 1844
Attested copy of the Will of Thomas Wilkinson.
3/46   23rd September 1846
(1) William Coulson
(2) George Hare
Memorandum of Agreement for the sale by (1) and purchase by (2) of property.
Paper   2ff.
3/47a   22nd November 1855
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
Draft Agreement for sale by (1) on behalf of himself and other Devisees of the late Thomas Wilkinson and purchase by (2) of lands at Helmington Row.
Paper   4ff.
3/47b   November 1855
Agreement for sale by (1) on behalf of himself and other Devisees of the late Thomas Wilkinson and purchase by (2) of the above lands.
Paper   2ff.
3/48   26th December 1855
(1) The Rev. William John Wilkinson
(2) George Wilkinson and Anthony Wilkinson
(3) The Rev. Thomas Wilkinson
(4) William Coulson
Draft conveyance by (1) and (2) to (4) with the consent of (3) of Leitch House Farm at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £1,400.
10ff.
3/49   26th December 1855
(1) William Coulson
(2) George Wilkinson
Draft Mortgage:
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of Leitch House Farm at Helmington Row as security for a loan of £1,050.
8ff.
3/50a   1855
Draft Abstract of Title of William Coulson to Leitch House Farm situate at Helmington Row.
14ff.
3/50b,c,d   26th December 1855
Abstract of Title of William Coulson to Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
3 copies, 4ff each.
3/51   By indenture dated 7th March 1856
Memorandum re Conveyance to Richard Thompson in Elizabeth Simpson, wife of Thomas Simpson of a field in the occupation of John French.
1 piece.
3/52a   27th March 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3) Thomas Brown
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (3) of a parcel of freehold ground at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £35. 15s. 0d. paid by (3) to (2) and 5s. 0d. paid by (3) to (1).
Paper   6ff.
3/52b   27th March 1856
Additional Abstract of the Title of Mr. Thomas Brown to the above parcel of ground.
Paper   4ff.
3/53   27th March 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3) Thomas Simpson
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (3) of a plot of ground at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £20.
Paper   5ff.
3/54   27th March 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3) Thomas Simpson
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (3) of a plot of ground at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £29. 5s. 6d.
Paper   5ff.
3/55   27th March 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3a) Thomas Simpson
(3b) Elizabeth Simpson, his wife
(4) Richard Thompson
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (4) of premises at Helmington Row in trust for (3b) and with the consent of (3a).
Consideration: £100 paid by (3b) to (1).
7ff.
3/56a   13th May 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3) The Rev. Thomas Wilkinson
Anthony Wilkinson
(4) George Howard Wilkinson
Draft Conveyance by (2) to (4) with the consent of (1) and (3) to whom he has sold the property, of the coalmines and minerals under Leitch House Farm situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £200.
Paper   6ff.
3/56b
Attached to No. 3/56a
Notes concerning sale of coal.
3/56c   13th May 1856
Conveyance by (2) to (4) with the consent of (1) and (3) of the said coal mines and minerals.
Consideration: £200.
Paper   1f.
3/56d
Attached to No. 3/56c:
Agreement signed by George Wilkinson concerning disposal of coal.
Paper   2ff.
3/56e   8th December 1814
Enclosure:
(1) Robert James
(2) Thomas Wilkinson
Agreement for the sale by (1) and purchase by (2) of land at Helmedon Row.
Paper   2ff.
3/57   3rd July 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3) George Hay
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (3) of a piece of freehold ground and hereditaments at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £10. 9s. 0d. paid by (3) to (2) and 5s. 0d. paid by (3) to (1).
Paper   5ff.
3/58    Undated
(1) William Coulson
(2) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
Copy of Agreement for sale by (1) to (2) of building ground at Helmington Row.
Paper   2ff.
3/59a and b   28th July 1856
(1) William Coulson
(2) George Wilkinson
(3) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) and his mortgagee (2) of two closes of allotment land, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £800.
2 copies, 11ff. and 7ff.
3/59c   28th May 1856
Enclosure in No. 3/59b.
Letter from William Trotter to John Ward.
Enclosure with Drafts of Conveyance and concerning details of transaction.
3/60   29th July 1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) Robert Simpson
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece or parcel of land situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £11. 11s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
3/61   29th July 1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Hudson
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece or parcel of land ituate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £10. 14s. 6d.
Paper   4ff.
3/62   29th July 1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Christopher Dixon
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece of land and premises in the township of Helmington Row, part of Leitch House Farm.
Consideration: £52. 16s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
3/63   29th July 1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2a) George Wade
(2b) Ann Wade, his wife
(3) Thomas Brown
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (3) of a plot or parcel of land situate at Helmington Row and in trust for (2)b for life and after her death to (2)a in fee.
Consideration: £20. 7s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
3/64a   1st August 1856
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson
(3) Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (3) of a parcel of freehold ground situated at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £22. 14s. 0d. paid by (3) to (2) and 5s. 0d. paid by (3) to (1).
Paper   6ff.
3/64b   21st July 1856
Attached to No. 3/64a.
Note signed by George Goundly, Land Surveyor concerning measurement of Robert Craggs' ground for building site adjoining railway.
1 piece.
3/65   30th September 1856
Rough Plan of property.
3/66a   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Hudson
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece of land situated at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £11. 5s. 6d.
Paper   4ff.
3/66b   1856
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of the above parcel of land.
Consideration: £11. 5s. 6d.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement by (1) of the receipt from (2) of £11. 5s. 6d.
Parchment   1 m.
4/1   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a plot of land at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £11. 11s. 0d.
Paper   3ff.
4/2   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Christopher Dixon
Draft Additional Abstract of Title to land at Helmington Row.
Paper   4ff.
4/3   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
(2) Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of the moiety of a piece of or parcel of freehold ground situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £16. 10s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
4/4   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
(2) Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of the moiety of a plot of freehold ground situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £6. 5s. 0d.
Paper   3ff.
4/5   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) William Cole
Draft conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece or parcel of land situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £35. 15s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
4/6   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Dixon
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece or parcel of land situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: Left blank.
Marked: "Not used".
Paper   4ff.
4/7a   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) George Scotson
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece or parcel of land situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £11. 11s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
4/7b   1856
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of the above piece or parcel of land.
Consideration: £11. 11s. 0d.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement of the receipt from (2) of £11. 11s. 0d.
Unsigned.
Parchment   1 m.
4/8a   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) Thomas Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a plot or parcel of ground situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £11. 11s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
4/8b   1856
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of the above plot or parcel of ground.
Consideration: £11. 11s. 0d.
Endorsement: Acknowledgement of the receipt from (2) of £11. 11s. 0d.
Unsigned.
Parchment   1 m.
4/9   1856
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) John Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece or parcel of land situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £24. 7s. 6d.
Paper   4ff.
4/10   June 1857
(1) William Coulson
(2) George Wilkinson
(3) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
Draft Abstract of Conveyance by (1) and his mortgagee (2) to (3) of land and premises, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Paper   3ff.
4/11   June 1857
Statement and proposal for Settlement on the intended marriage of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson and Miss Caroline C. Des Voeux.
Paper   2ff.
4/12
Part of a draft of the Settlement on the marriage of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson to Miss Des Voeux.
Paper   1f.
4/13   11th July 1857
Draft Abstract of Appointment by Benfield Des Voeux in favour of his daughter, Miss Caroline Charlotte Des Voeux.
Paper   4ff.
4/14a   10th November 1857
(1) Thomas Riley
Robert Craggs
(2) Thomas Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece of ground situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £19. 5s. 0d.
Paper   4ff.
4/14b   October 1857
Attached to No. 4/14a:
Letter, signed by Robert Craggs re price of land.
4/15   1857
(1) Thomas Craggs
(2) Joseph Humble
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of the Fee of a dwelling house in the township of Helmington Row.
Consideration: £120.
Paper   4ff.
4/16   16th June 1860
Draft Power of Attorney from William Coulson the Elder to sign Deeds prepared but not engrossed before his departure beyond the seas.
Paper   3ff.
4/17   28th June 1860
(1) The Rev. Thomas Wilkinson
George Wilkinson
Anthony Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson the elder
(3) William Coulson the younger
Draft Reconveyance by (2) to (3) of hereditaments and premises in Crosgate, Durham, on payment of mortgage dues to (1), heirs of Thomas Wilkinson deceased.
Consideration: £950.
8ff.
4/18   28th June 1860
(1) George Wilkinson
(2) William Coulson the elder
(3) William Coulson the younger
Draft Conveyance by (2) and his mortgagee (1) to (3) of Leitch House Farm situated at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £828. 8s. 6d. paid by (3) to (1) and £21. 11s. 6d. paid by (3) to (2).
12ff.
4/19   3rd April 1862
Notes re Coulson, Riley and Craggs transaction.
4/20a   16th April 1862
(1) Robert Craggs
(2) William Coulson the elder
Draft Convyance by (1) to (2) of an undivided moiety of land and in two closes of allotment land, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £275. 15s. 4d.
Paper   6ff.
4/20b
Attached to No. 4/20a:
Agreement signed by William Coulson the younger.
Paper   1f.
4/21   16th April 1862
(1) Robert Craggs
(2) William Coulson the younger
Draft surrender by (1) to (2) of a Lease for a term of 14 years of premises at Helmington Row.
Paper   5ff.
4/22   2nd May 1862
Re property at Helmington Row claimed by Robert Brown:
Copy of summons to all interested persons to appear in the Court of Pleas at Durham.
Paper   1f.
4/23   9th July 1862
(1) Robert Craggs
(2) Robert Brown
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of Equity of Redemption of certain hereditaments and premises situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £25.
Paper   4ff.
4/24   26th August 1863
(1) John Hall
(2) John Davison
Counterpart of lease by (1) to (2) for a term of fourteen years of Moorsley Banks Mill.
Consideration: Terms of the agreement.
Rent: £180.
Paper   4ff.
4/25a   6th November 1863
Probate Will of Benfield Des Voeux.
4/25b    July 3rd -
Enclosure in No. 4/25a:
Letter, signed "G. H. Wilkinson".
4/26   1863
(1) William Coulson the younger
(2) John Craggs
(3) Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) and (3) of a piece of land, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £4. 5s. 6d.
7ff.
4/27a   18th August 1864
Statement of Affairs of John Davison of Moorsley Banks Paper Mill.
4/27b
Balance sheet of John Davison at 18th August 1864.
4/27c   13th August 1864
Attached to No. 4/27b:
Letter of John E. Marshall, Solicitor to John Davison's creditors.
4/27d   c.1864
Inventory of the effects of John Davison.
4/27e   15th September 1864
(1) John Davison
(2) His creditors
Deed of Composition:
Agreement by (2) to accept repayment from (1) at the rate of nine shillings in the pound.
4/27f
Attached to No. 4/27e:
Part of receipt.
4/28a and b   9th May 1865
(1) Jonathan Hall
(2) Robert Armstrong
Agreement by (1), as agent for John Armstrong, to lease to (2) for a term of seven years of Moorsley Banks Mill.
2 copies, 2ff each.
4/28c and d   9th May 1865
Memorandum of Agreement between (1) and (2) for the sale by (1) and purchase by (2) of stock and raw materials at Moorsley Bank Mill.
2 copies, each 2ff.
4/29a   20th August 1866
Draft Will of Henry Chandler Wilkinson.
8ff.
4/29b
Codicils of the Will of Henry Chandler Wilkinson.
In envelope.
Paper   5ff.
4/30   24th May 1867
Will of The Rev. George Howard Wilkinson.
Paper   4ff.
4/31   June 1867
Draft Statements and Proposals for Settlement on an intended marriage of Major H. C. Wilkinson and Miss Eleanor Des Voeux.
Paper   6ff.
4/32   29th June 1867
Draft Bond: Henry Chandler Wilkinson is bound in the sum of £12,000 to pay £6,000 to the trustees of the Marriage Settlement of Major H. C. Wilkinson and Miss Eleanor Des Voeux.
Paper   4ff.
4/33a and b   10th July 1867
Draft Settlement on the Marriage of Major Henry Chandler Wilkinson and Miss Eleanor Lydia Grey Des Voeux.
2 copies, 15ff. and 21ff.
4/33c.(i)   21st June 1867
Enclosed in 4/33b:
Letter of Bankers or Solicitors to Miss E. L. G. Des Voeux.
4/33c.(ii)   5th July 1867
Enclosed in 4/33b:
Letter, unsigned, to Miss Des Voeux (sister of Miss Eleanor L. G. Des Voeux).
4/33c.(iii)   25th July (1867)
Enclosed in 4/33b:
Letter signed H. Wilkinson.
4/33c.(iv)
Enclosed in 4/33b:
Envelope marked "Bond".
4/34   16th March 1868
(1) William Coulson the younger
(2) Thomas Craggs
(3) Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) and (3) of a piece of land, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £3.
Paper   6ff.
4/35   16th March 1868
(1) William Coulson the younger
(2) Thomas Riley
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece of land, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £10s. 0d.
7ff.
4/36a   16th March 1868
(1) William Coulson the younger
(2) Robert Craggs
Draft Conveyance by (1) to (2) of a piece of land, part of Leitch House Farm, situate at Helmington Row.
Consideration: £3.
Paper   6ff.
4/36b
Attached to No. 4/36a:
Plan.
4/36c.(i)
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Plan
4/36c.(ii)   21st April 1870
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Robert Craggs to John Ward.
4/36c.(iii)   26th April 1880
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Hutchings and Lucas to John Ward.
4/36c.(iv)   30th April 1870
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Robert Craggs to John Ward.
4/36c. (v)   2nd May 1870
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Hutchinson and Lucas to John Ward.
4/36c.(vi)   9th May 1870
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Hutchinson and Lucas to John Ward.
4/36c.(vii)   13th May 1870
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Robert Craggs to John Ward.
4/36c.(viii)   16th May 1870
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Letter of Hutchinson and Lucas to John Ward.
4/36c.(ix)
Enclosed in No. 4/36a:
Receipt for £5. 15s. 6d. from John Ward, signed by Robert Craggs.
4/37   1865
(1) John Hall
(2) Robert Armstrong
Part of lease or draft of a lease from (1) to (2) of Moorsley Bank Mill.
Large portions cut away.
Paper   2ff.
4/38a   1868
(1) John Hall
(2) Thomas Bond
Lease by (1) to (2) for a term of fourteen years of Moorsley Banks Mill.
Considerations: Terms of the agreement.
Rent: £200.
Paper   6ff.
4/38b   1868
Counterpart of the above lease.
Paper   6ff.
4/39   1871
(1) Mr. Binns
(2) John Millward
Counterpart of Lease by (1) to (2) for a term of six years of Moorsley Banks Mill.
Consideration: Terms of the agreement.
Rent: £150.
Paper   4ff.
4/40   17th June 1871
(1) John Millward
(2) John Binns
John Ormerod.
Agreement by (1) and (2) to rescind the Lease by (2) to (1) of Moorsley Banks Mill.
Paper   2ff.
4/41    Undated
(1) John Hunter
(2) Cuthbert Johnson
(3) William Hunter
An Award of Division between (1), (2) and (3), proprietors of lands in Medomsley.
Probably dates from first four decades of 18th century.
Of the arbitrators, one, Edward Surtees, made a will 19 May 1741, which was proved at Durham 1743. There are two bonds(administration and tuition) relating to another arbitrator, Ralph Byerley of Newbiggin among the Durham Probate Records for 1746.
Parchment   1 m.
4/42
Information on the property of Robert, Thomas and John Craggs in Helmington Row.
5 items.
4/43
Notes on property conveyed to Joseph Humble.
Paper   1f.
4/44
Information re Conveyance of land by Riley to Coulson.
Paper   2ff.
4/45
Notes re transaction concerning Leitch House Farm in Helmington Row.
Paper   1f.
4/46
Notes re William Coulson's property in the occupation of John French.
Paper   1f.
4/47
Award of property to Cuthbert Johnson.
Paper   2ff.
4/48
Notes re Craggs - Coulson transaction.
Paper   1f.
4/49
Dimensions of properties of various persons.
Presumably in Helmington Row.
3 items
4/50a and b
Two plans of property.
Paper   1f. each
4/51
Envelope containing Plans, sketches or tracings of property.
Eight appear to be of property in Helmington Row.
4/52
Sketch of plot of land.
Paper   1f.
4/53
Tracing of plan of property in Helmington Row.
Paper   1f.
B. Documents relating to the career of George Wilkinson
5/1   28th August 1821
(1) Thomas Wilkinson
(2) George Wilkinson
(3) John Howard
Articles of Clerkship: (2) sponsored by (1) as clerk to (3).
Paper   2ff.
5/2   23rd November 1826
Admittance of George Wilkinson as an Attorney of the Court of King's Bench.
Parchment   1 m.
5/3   29th November 1826
Admittance of George Wilkinson as a Solicitor in the High Court of Chancery.
Parchment   1 m.
5/4   1st December 1826
Appointment of George Wilkinson as Commissioner to take Affidavits.
By warrant of the Chief Justice.
Parchment   1 m.
5/5   4th December 1826
Appointment of George Wilkinson as Commissioner to take oaths.
By Warrant of the Chief Justice.
Parchment   1 m.
5/6   4th December 1826
Appointment of George Wilkinson as Commissioner to take Affidavits.
By Warrant of the Chief Baron.
Parchment   1 m.
5/7   9th December 1826
Certificate of the return to the Petty Bag Office in the High Court of Chancery of a writ empowering Robert Capes, George Capes and John Welch to administer the oath of Master Extraordinary in Chancery to George Wilkinson.
Paper   1f.
5/8   2nd May 1827
Petition of George Wilkinson for admission as an Attorney of the several Temporal Courts within the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge.
Parchment   1 m.
5/9   22nd May 1827
Commission to empower George Wilkinson to take and swear Affidavits in the Court of Chancery at Durham.
Parchment   1 m.
5/10   29th May 1827
Commission to empower George Wilkinson to take and swear Affidavits.
Parchment   1 m.
5/11a   16th November 1831
Certificate for the enrolment of George Wilkinson as an Attorney and Solicitor.
Paper   1f.
5/11b   13th February 1832
Attached to No. 5/11a:
Order for the enrolment of George Wilkinson as Attorney and Solicitor in the Court of Bankruptcy.
Parchment   1 m.
C. Accounts of Various Persons
5/12   1854
The Rev. Thomas Wilkinson's Account.
Paper   2ff.
5/13   21st June 1855 - 2nd February 1856
G. Wilkinson's Account.
Paper   2ff.
5/14   June 1855 - August 1856
George Wilkinson's Account with John Ward.
Paper   2ff.
5/15   October 1855
The Rev. Thomas Wilkinson's Account with John Ward.
Paper   2ff.
5/16   October 1855 - March 1856
William Coulson's Account with John Ward.
Paper   2ff.
5/17   27th March 1856 - November 1857
Coulson and Wilkinson's Account with John Ward.
Paper   2ff.
5/18   May 1856
William Coulson's Account with Messrs. Wilkinson.
Paper   2ff.
5/19   May 1856 - 1857
William Coulson's Account with Messrs. Wilkinson.
Paper   6ff.
5/20   1856
William Coulson's Account with Thomas Riley and Robert Craggs.
Paper   2ff.
5/21   1856 - November 1857
William Coulson's Account with Thomas Riley and Robert Craggs.
Paper   2ff.
5/22a   1856 - 57
Account of William Coulson with Thomas Riley and Robert Craggs.
Paper   2ff.
5/22b
Enclosure in No. 5/22a:
Copy of Account, signed by Robert Craggs.
Paper   1f.
5/23   1856 - 60
William Coulson's account with Mr. Wilkinson.
Paper   4ff.
5/24a   10th November 1857
Purchase moneys received by Mr. Wilkinson in respect of sites conveyed at Helmington Row.
To the credit of Thomas Riley and Robert Craggs in account with William Coulson.
Paper   1f.
5/24b   5th December, 1852
Attached to No. 5/24a:
Note with additional sum of £3.
Paper   1f.
5/25   June 1860
W. Coulson the younger's Account with John Ward.
Paper   2ff.
5/26   June 1860
Account of William Coulson the younger with John Ward.
Paper   2ff.
5/27   1860 - 62
Craggs and Brown: Mortgages Account.
5/28   1860 - 62
Craggs and Brown: Mortgages Account.
Different figures for Interest.
5/29   February 1861 -
Account of the Devisees of Mr. Wilkinson with John Ward.
Paper   3ff.
D. Accounts of money paid by the Overseers of the Poor to the families of men serving in the Militia in 1812.
Some receipts for cash received from the Treasurer of the County of Durham are included.
(Most of these documents are in poor condition)

Bishop Auckland
5/30   16th May 1812
Receipt for £5. 4s. 0d. paid to the wife of James Turner.
Paper   1f.
5/31a   22nd August 1812
Account for £4. 8s. 0d. paid to the wife of John Hargreaves.
Paper   1f.
5/31b   22nd August 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/32a   7th November 1812
Account for £4. 8s. 0d. paid to the wife of John Hargreaves.
Paper   1f.
5/32b   7th November 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
Framwellgate, Durham City
5/33   9th April 1812
Account for £1. 4s. 0d. paid to the wife of William Rigby.
Paper   1f.
Gateshead
5/34a   28th March 1812
Account for £3. 18s. 0d. paid to the wife of Thomas Simpson.
Paper   1f.
5/34b   3rd April 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/35a   27th June 1812
Account for £3. 18s. 0d. paid to the wife of Thomas Simpson.
Paper   1f.
5/35b   30th June 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/36a   27th September 1812
Account for £3. 18s. 0d. paid to the wife of Thomas Simpson.
Paper   1f.
5/36b   13th October 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
Monkwearmouth Shore
5/37a   4th April 1812
Account for £7. 16s. 0d. paid to the wife of Thomas Parry.
Paper   1f.
5/37b   6th April 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/38a   17th August 1812
Account for £5. 14s. 0d. paid to the wife of Thomas Parry.
Paper   1f.
5/38b   21st August 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/39a   17th August 1812
Account for £3. 16s. 0d. paid to the wife of John Worsley.
Paper   1f.
5/39b   21st August 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
St. Giles, Durham City
5/40   15th February 1812
Account for £1. 12s. 0d. to the wife of Timothy Westwick.
Paper   1f.
5/41   1st April 1812
Account for £1. 8s. 0d. paid to the wife of Timothy Westwick.
Paper   1f.
5/42a   13th June 1812
Account for £2. 0s. 0d. paid to the wife of Timothy Westwick.
Paper   1f.
5/42b   13th June 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/43   15th August 1812
Account for £1. 16s. 0d. paid to the wife of Timothy Westwick.
Paper   1f.
5/44a   19th November 1812
Account for £2. 16s. 0d. paid to the wife of Timothy Westwick
Paper   1f.
5/44b   21st November 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
St. Nicholas, Durham City
5/45   10th March 1812
Account for £1. 12s. 0d. paid to the wife of William Parkin.
Paper   1f.
5/46   25th April 1812
Account for £1. 16s. 0d. paid to the wife of William Parkin.
Paper   1f.
5/47a   25th July 1812
Account for £3. 18s. 0d. paid to the wife of William Parkin.
Paper   1f.
5/47b   25th July 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/48a   23rd October 1812
Account for £3. 18s. 0d. paid to the wife of William Parkin.
Paper   1f.
5/48b   24th October 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
Sedgefield
5/49   4th May 1812
Account for £5. 4s. 0d. paid to the wife of James Turner.
Paper   1f.
Sunderland
5/50a   25th April 1812
Account of amounts totalling £16. 2s. 0d., paid to the wives of seven soldiers serving in the militia.
Paper   1f.
5/50b   28th April 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/51a   29th July 1812
Account of amounts, total £14. 6s. 0d., paid to the wives of six soldiers serving in the militia.
Paper   1f.
5/51b   31st July 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
5/52a   4th November 1812
Account of amounts, total £14. 2s. 0d., paid to the wives of 6 soldiers serving in the militia.
Paper   1f.
5/52b   6th November 1812
Receipt.
Paper   1f.
E. Documents relating to cases tried at Durham Quarter Sessions
Durham Winter Sessions, 1833-4
5/53a
Draft Calendar of Prisoners.
Paper   4ff.
5/53b
Additional Draft Calendar of Prisoners.
Paper   1f.
5/53c
Draft Return of Prisoners under Sentence of Transportation.
Paper   1f.
Durham Easter Sessions, 1834
5/54a
Draft Calendar of Prisoners.
Paper   2ff.
5/54b
Draft Return of Prisoners under Sentence of Transportation.
Paper   1f.
Durham Midsummer Sessions, 1834
5/55a
Draft Calendar of Prisoners.
Paper   5ff.
5/55b
Draft Returns of Prisoners under Sentence of Transportation.
(i) Male
(ii) Female

Paper   1f. each
Durham Michaelmas Sessions, 1834
5/56a
Draft Calendar of Prisoners.
Paper   3ff.
5/56b
Draft Returns of Prisoners under Sentence of Transportation.
(i) Male
(ii) Female

Paper   1f. each
F. Miscellaneous Documents
5/57   c.1783
Summary of Thomas Sanderson and James Stafford Case.
Dispute about debts.
Paper   1f.
5/58   25th June (17?)96
Rough account of legal fees.
5/59
Case of Eleanor Ridley who has been residing in Ryton but who has no legal settlement there.
5/59 a)   9th October 1813
Draft Order for the Removal of Eleanor Ridley to the township of Framwellgate where she is to be in charge of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor.
Paper   1f.
5/59 b)   10th January 1814
Copy of Magistrates' rejection of appeal by the township of Framwellgate against the Removal Order mentioned above.
Paper   1f.
5/59c)   10th January 1814
Copy of magistrates' rejection of appeal by the township of Framwellgate and statement of intention to remove proceedings into the Court of King's Bench.
Paper   2ff.
5/59 d)   12th February 1814
Copy of writ from the Court of King's Bench.
Summons to interested parties in the above-mentioned case to appear before the Court.
Paper   1f.
5/59 e)   23rd April 1814
Bond: Adam Hobkirk and Robert Surtees of Framwellgate stand surety in the sum of £50 for the removal of proceedings into the Court of King's Bench.
Paper   1f.
5/60a   Trinity Term 1814
Membrane 342:
Part of a Plea Roll of the Court of King's Bench.
(1) William Daglish
(2) John Miller
Action brought by (1) against (2) for debt.
Parchment   1 m.
5/60b   26th May 1815
Attached to No. 5/60a.
Writ to summon Jurors.
Parchment   1 m.
5/60c   14th June 1815
Attached to No. 5/60a.
Writ to distrain Jurors.
Parchment   1 m.
5/61   29th June 1814
Writ to summon witnesses.
Parchment   1 m.
5/62   25th June 1817
Writ to distrain Jurors.
Parchment   1 m.
5/63   Trinity Term 1817
Membrane 430
Part of a Plea Roll of the Court of King's Bench.
(1) William Daglish
(2) Joseph Hodgson
William Murray
Benjamin Ord
William Lumley.
Action brought by (1) against (2), executors of the Will of John Miller.
Parchment   1 m.
5/64   6th June 1817
Writ to summon jurors.
Parchment   1 m.
5/65   1824
The Practice in the Office of Please of Court of Exchequer, epitomized; with precedents of forms and bills of costs.
64pp. and fly-leaves, index and cover.
5/66   1798 - 1831
Book giving details concerning the accounts and property of the heirs of the late Fewster Johnson.
182ff., fly-leaves and cover.
5/67
Norwich Union Fire Account commencing Lady Day Quarter 1854.
The 3ff. with information have all been removed.
45ff. (all blank) and cover.
5/68   7th August 1856
List of Names.
Paper   1f.
5/69   13th November 1857
Royal Letters patent appointing magistrates for the County of Durham and Sadberge.
Parchment   1 m.
5/70   1857 - 1858
Note of Mr. Wilkinson's Interest.
Paper   1f.
5/71   1858
Note of Mr. Wilkinson's Interest.
Paper   1f.
5/72   May 1859.
Account.
1 piece.
6/1   April - May 1861
Fenwick v Smith and Henderson Case.
Encroachment by Smith and Henderson upon Fenwick's Property.
Details forwarded by Abraham Story to H. Manisty for the latter's opinion, which is given.
6/2   17th February 1862
Distress Warrant issued against Robert Craggs on behalf of Robert Brown.
6/3
Proposal to Insure the Life of the Rev. George Howard Wilkinson.
Enclosed in envelope:
6/3 (a)
Letter, undated, from William Wilkinson to John Ward concerning the proposal to insure the life of G. H. Wilkinson.
6/3 (b)   27th March 1864
Letter from the sponsor to John Ward.
6/3 (c)   2nd June 1864
Pelican Life Insurance Company's request for particulars.
6/3 (d)   4th June 1864
Letter from John Ward to Robert Tucker of the Pelican Life Insurance Company.
6/3 (e)   4th June 1864
Pelican Life Insurance Company's proposal form.
6/3 (f)
Pelican Life Insurance Company's request for a medical report of G. H. Wilkinson.
6/3 (g)   6th June 1864
Letter from Robert Tucker of Pelican Life Insurance Company to John Ward concerning the selection of a Medical Officer to carry out the examination.
6/3 (h)   8th June 1864
Medical Report.
6/3 (i)
Pelican Life Insurance Company's acceptance of proposal.
6/4   1862 - 1865
The John Davison Paper Manufacturers, Durham Account with the National Provincial Bank.
40ff. flyleaves and cover.
6/5   16th June 1870
Royal letters patent appointing magistrates for the county of Durham and Sadberge.
Parchment   1 m.
6/6   18th July 1872
Writ to be served on John Morralee in an action at the Suit of John Hedley, Thomas Scott Turnbull and Thomas Cooke.
6/7a   April 1880
Rules of the Supreme Court.
102pp., fly leaves and cover.
6/7b
Enclosures in No. 6/7a:
Amendments to Rules of the Supreme Court.
6/7 (i)   December 1875
A and B.
2 copies, 8pp.
6/7 (ii)   February 1876
A and B.
2 copies, 6pp.
6/7 (iii)   June 1876
A and B.
2 copies, 8pp.
6/7 (iv)   May 1877
4pp.
6/7 (v)   November 1878
4pp.
(vi)   March 1879
6pp.
6/7 (vii)   May 1880
4pp.
6/7c   November 7th 1876
Enclosure in No. 6/7a:
Law Journal Reports, 1877. Supreme Court of Judiacature Rules.
2pp.
6/8   Tuesday, 24th October 1911
Particulars and Conditions of Sale of Land and Railway Wayleave Rent to be offered for Sale by Auction.
Paper   3ff.
6/9    Undated
Sales Record Book.
46ff. and cover.
6/10    Undated
Notes concerning Leitch House Building Sites.
Paper   1f.
6/11    Undated
Shopping list.
Paper   1f.
6/12    Undated
Pencilled calculations.
Paper   2ff.
G. Correspondence addressed, or presumably addressed, to John Ward, Solicitor
6/13   4th July 1843
Letter from Henry Newton concerning a Summons to be served on Miles Story.
6/14   9th October 1855
Letter from John French which appears to refer to property at Helmington Row.
6/15   5th November 1855
Letter from William Coulson the younger (p.p. William Coulson the elder) with an enclosure with £2. 0s. 0d. to the forwarded to Mr. French of Helmington Row Farm.
6/16   12th January 1856
Letter from William Hepple concerning title to property which is to be purchased.
6/17   2nd February 1856
Letter from William Hepple with enclosure of drafts of Building Site Conveyances concerning Coulson to Simpson and Colson to Maugham transactions.
6/18   5th February 1856
Letter, p.p. G. Smith, requesting Abstract of Title.
6/19   12th February 1856
Letter from E. Willis of West Durham Railway Co. giving details of sites sold at Leitch House Farm.
6/20   16th February 1856
Letter from "G. W." concerning the purchase of coal under Leitch House Farm.
6/21   19th February 1856
Letter from E. Willis of West Durham Railway Co. concerning dimensions of T. and H. Maghans' building site.
6/22   22nd February 1856
Letter from E. Willis concerning building sites by W. Coulson.
6/23   19th March 1856
Letter from R. Thompson concerning the Coulson to Simpson transaction.
6/24   22nd March 1856
Letter from R. Thompson with an enclosure with a description of a building site given by Coulson to Thompson's client (presumably Simpson).
6/25   27th March 1856
Letter from W. Coulson the younger concerning the Coulson to Simpson transaction.
6/26   16th May 1856
Letter from Alfred Robinson concerning conditions of sale of Mr. Greenwell's estates.
6/27   17th May 1856
Letter from William Trotter concerning the Coulson to Craggs transaction.
6/28   29th May 1856
Letter from W. Shanks, with envelope, concerning the sale of Mr. Greenwell's property.
6/29   30th May 1856
Letter from G. Maw concerning proposed writ.
6/30   3rd June 1856
Letter from S. Robinson concerning sale of Mr. Greenwell's estates.
6/31   16th June 1856
Letter from William Trotter concerning Coulson to Craggs and Riley transaction.
6/32   29th July 1856
Letter from Robert Simpson concerning Title Deeds.
6/33   29th July 1856
Letter from George Gradon concerning value and state of property of John Cragg and Mr. Brown.
6/34   28th May 1857
Letter from William Trotter (p.p. John Trotter) requesting an abstract of Conveyance between William Coulson and Thomas Riley and Robert Craggs.
6/35   8th June 1857
Letter from John Trotter (p.p. William Trotter) concerning Coulson to Craggs and Riley transaction.
6/36   1st July 1857
Letter from John Trotter (p.p. William Trotter) enclosing copy of Agreement.
6/37   2nd July 1857
Letter from Nicholl, Burnett and Newman concerning forwarding of draft settlement on the proposed marriage of the Rev. George H. Wilkinson with Miss Des Voeux.
6/38   7th July 1857
Letter from Nicholl, Burnett and Newman concerning Marriage Settlement of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson and Miss Des Voeux.
6/39   9th July 1857
Letter from Nicholl, Burnett and Newman concerning Marriage Settlement of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson and Miss Des Voeux.
6/40   10th July 1857
Letter from G. H. Wilkinson concerning letter from Messrs. Newmans.
6/41   13th July 1857
Letter from Nicholl, Burnett and Newman concerning Marriage Settlement of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson and Miss Des Voeux.
6/42   19th September 1857
Letter from Nicholl, Burnett and Newman, with enclosure of charges in relation to the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson's settlement.
6/43   20th October 1857
Letter from M. Coulson (p.p. W. Coulson) with enclosure of cheque for £1,800 for payment to Mr. Wilkinson.
6/44   14th December 1857
Letter from M. Coulson (p.p. William Coulson) with enclosure of cheque for interest due to Mr. Wilkinson.
6/45   7th May 1858
Letter from Henry Taylor concerning shares in gas and water companies.
6/46   17th December 1859
Letter from W. Hay (p.p. George Gradon) concerning valuation of Mr. Reed's property at Seaham Harbour.
6/47   4th June 1860
Letter from M. Coulson concerning the amount of interest due to Mr. Wilkinson.
6/48   5th June 1860
Letter from W. Coulson (p.p. M. Coulson) enclosing cheque for interest due to Mr. Wilkinson.
6/49   26th March 1862
Letter from Robert Craggs who is in Durham Gaol for debt to Mr. Coulson.
Wishes to arrange the transfer of property to Mr. Coulson in order to discharge debt.
6/50   28th March 1862
Letter from Robert Craggs requesting to see John Ward.
6/51   28th May 1862
Letter from Thomas Riley concerning proposal to visit John Ward.
6/52   June 1862
Letter from Thomas Riley concerning transaction with Mr. Coulson.
6/53   12th June 1862
Letter from W. and W. D. Trotter concerning Coulson to Riley and Craggs transaction.
6/54   14th July 1862
Letter from Thomas Riley concerning transaction with Mr. Coulson.
6/55   5th December 1862
Letter from W. and W. D. Trotter concerning Riley, Craggs and Coulson transaction.
5/56   21st June 1866
Letter from Clarence Hurcomb concerning payment of arrears of rent on Wheatley Hill Lease and granting of new lease after the death of George Wilkinson.
6/57   23rd June 1866
Letter from a Bank in Durham concerning the balance of the late George Wilkinson's account and of the Rev. Thomas Wilkinson's Account.
6/58   6th July (1867?)
Letter from Eleanor L. G. Des Voeux concerning the settlement on marriage to Major Wilkinson.
6/59   28th August 1867
Letter from G. H. Wilkinson which appears to relate to Settlement on the marriage of Eleanor Des Voeux and Major Wilkinson.
6/60    Undated
Postscript to letter from Thomas Riley.
6/61    Undated
Letter from Robert Craggs concerning a proposal to call on John Ward.
6/62    Undated
Letter from Robert Craggs concerning an account.
6/63a    Undated
Letter from H. Marshall concerning Brown v Craggs case.
6/63b
Attached to No. 6/63a:
Note concerning Mr. Marshall's absence from home.
H. Other Correspondence
6/64   13th July 1805
Letter from Jackson to Scruton concerning property in Sunderland of the heirs of T. Thompson.
6/65   12th February 1825
Letter from William Tomlinson to John Dunn concerning account and fees.
6/66   16th June 1857
Letter from Nicholl, Burnett and Newman to George Wilkinson concerning proposals for settlement on the marriage of Wilkinson's son.
6/67   6th July 1857
Letter from John Ward to Messrs. Nicholl, Burnett and Newman concerning return and approval of draft settlements on the marriage of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson to Miss Des Voeux.
6/68   8th July 1857
Letter from John Ward to George Wilkinson concerning settlement on the marriage of the Rev. G. H. Wilkinson to Miss Des Voeux and requesting information.
6/69   30th January 1858
Statement of Accounts concerning Leitch House, signed "J. W." (appears to be a copy).
6/70    Undated
Letter from Thomas Riley to Mr. Thornton concerning an area of land at Jobs Hill.
2nd deposit
Volumes
7/1   c.1826
Manuscript book of instructions for a young lawyer as to the steps to take in proceedings with various types of action in the Durham Courts.
Written, according to the inscription on the fly leaf, which is supported by references in the text, by Thomas Chipchase for James Chipchase shortly before 7 October 1826.
Paper, parchment and leather hard cover   280ff. approx.
7/2
Notebook, written partly on the blank side of various printed forms, containing a note of Fines and Recoveries from Durham Assizes, 1819-1834.
Paper, cardboard cover   50ff. with 2 loose sheets pinned inside the front cover.
7/3
Volume containing:
N.B. H.C. M.15 and a volume in the Church Commission Durham Cathedral Estates deposit are other versions of Mawson's 7/3.
Unfoliated [= 42ff. plus loose sheet.] But may be different now. Foliated by A.J.Piper June 1993.
(a)
Plans, surveys and observations, c.1840, with later pencil annotations 1847-1850 and n.d., of and on the following County Durham farms:
Saltholme
Ravensflatt
White Hall
Monk Field
Slight's House
White House
Arbour House
The Lodge and St. John's Green
The Hall and Stottgate and Ayres Park and Hill Top
These properties, formerly assigned to the deanery of Durham, were transferred to the University of Durham as part of its endowment by an order in council of 4 June 1841, gazetted 8 June 1841.
(b)   3 March 1841
Plan, survey and observations of and on Houghall Farm, County Durham, [formerly assigned to the eleventh stall of Durham Cathedral and also transferred to the University of Durham by the above order in council gazetted 8 June 1841].
(c)   c. 1846
Plan, survey and rental, n.d. [circa 1846], of property in the Mountjoy area of Durham City, formerly assigned to the first stall of Durham Cathedral and transferred to the University of Durham as a further endowment by an order in council made 1 August 1846.
[d]   22 May 1854
Loose in the volume is a sheet containing a plan and valuation of an observations on Saltholme Farm.
7/4   1888
Printed booklet being an abstract of the Coal Mines Regulation Act 1887 and the Special Rules established under that Act.
Paper   20 and 16 pages.
7/5
Register of Deeds of property belonging to Durham University 1883-1893, with plans.
Leather bound volume.   index plus 500 pages, all but 62 blank.
Cf. also UND/CG1/8/1, a university property register 1833-1891, which partly replicates this volume and partly supplements/ is supplemented by it.
7/6   1924-39
Copy book of the legal expenses incurred by Durham University with F.E. Joblin, solicitor, Durham 1924-39.
Leather and board.   index plus about 750 ff., 413 ff. used.
7/7   1935-8
Durham University Letter Book, copies of letters written for the University by F.E. Joblin, solicitor, 1935-8.
Leather and board.   index plus 500 ff.
7/8   1938-40
Another similar, 1938-40.
Leather and board.   index plus 450 ff., 158 ff. used.
Plans
Durham City
Crossgate Moor
1   1911
Plan of land at Neville's Cross belonging to Mr. R. Dixon, showing datum lines, W. G. [? Gradon], Durham, May 1911; with (loose inside) tracing of part of this plan indicating streets and garden boundaries.
scale: 20 ft. to 1 inch.
Neville's Cross
2   1933
Plan of suggested layout and development of land at Neville's Cross, C. Elgey, architect, 7A North Bailey, Durham, September 1933.
scale: 44 ft. to 1 inch
New Street
3   20 April 1899
Plan showing housing development in New Street and surrounding streets, George Ord, architect and surveyor, Durham.
scale: 40ft. to 1 inch
Old Elvet
4   n.d. [? 1960's]
Reproduction from 10 ft. O.S., showing County Council property in Old Elvet, Durham and indicating buildings of historical interest on the statutory list and on the supplementary list.
Sadler Street
5    n.d.
3 (traced) plans of Morgan's Sadler Street property sold to R.A. Stokoe.
[According to Mr. Ivor W. Atkinson, 17 September 1971, these plans are of the property which preceded the Midland Bank on the site.]
[ 1894 Directory. Robert Stokoe was a draper in New Elvet.]
[ 1910 Directory. He was a draper at 2 & 3 Sadler Street.]

scale: 4 ft. to 1 inch.
St. Monica Grove
6    n.d.
Plan showing housing development on St. Monica Grove; loose with it is a plan [? showing outline shape of the road].
Three Horseshoes Public House
7   June [1906]
Cartoon plan of the Three Horseshoes Public House, Sunderland Road, Durham.
scale: 1/1200.
St. Giles
8
Tracing of the Gilesgate Moor and Townfields enclosure plan made subsequent to an Act of 56 George III, signed "John Fryer".
scale: 3 chains to 1 inch.
9    n.d.
Detailed plan of proposed alterations etc. to 15 Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate for Miss S. Robinson, George Ord, architect and surveyor, Durham.
scale: ¼ inch to 1 foot
8 (a)    n.d.
Loose inside 8/9:
Block plan of the property, George Ord.
scale: 20 ft. to 1 inch
8 (b)   17 December 1881
Letter from the Rural Sanitary authority approving the plans, and wrapper for the letter.
St. Oswald
10
Plan showing improvements carried out by Durham County Council on the A1051, Quarry Heads Lane - Mountjoy, William J. Merrett, County Engineer and Surveyor, 43 Old Elvet, Durham, June 1946.
(Traced by "Geo. C.").
scale: 1/500.
11   20 August 1950
Plan of road junction at New Elvet and Hallgarth Street, Durham, "G.B.".
scale: 20 ft. to 1 inch.
Mount Huley Farm - Colliery Workings
12
5 plans drawn up for the executors of John Hedley (deceased), showing the coal seams under Mount Huley Farm (on the Durham - Ferryhill road, near Hett) - Top Busty Seam, Bottom Busty Seam, Harvey Seam, Busty Seam, and Brockwell Seam.
On each plan is a schedule of coal worked under an agreement of 16 May 1929. Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd., Surveyors, Middlesbrough.
These plans appear to have been originally made c.1930-1931, printed 1941.
The schedules go up to 1958.
scale: 1/2500.
Pelton Grange Estate
13   29 August 1947
Plan of Pelton Grange estate, (based on 25″ O.S. Durham XII 11 and XII 12, 1920) by James Wears & Sons, Grange Villa.
Sacriston
14   24 January 1878
Plans of a house and shop at Sacriston for Mr. I. Hutchinson:
1. Ground and first floor plan
2. Elevations
3. Specifications. (14pp.1-4 missing)
William Fox, architect.
The plans and specifications are all kept in one roll.
scale: 1 and 2: 4 ft. to 1 inch
Daisy Hill
15    n.d.
Blueprint of block plan of proposed building sites between Daisy Hill and Sacriston, for Mr. Ralph Swainston of Sacriston, Craig Bros., Sacriston.
scale: 1/16 inch to 1 foot.
Stanley Road
16    n.d.
Plan of an unidentified building on the Sacriston - Stanley Road.
Boxes 9 and 10
Two boxes of lawyers' papers - letters, forms etc mainly, if not all, from the firast half of the twentieth century.
They are unlisted.

Plans A (Search Room)
50" O.S. N.Z. Series
Parts of sheets 2642 SW, 2642 SE, 2641 NW and 2641 NE, 1960 (Durham, Redhills, Crossgate and Neville's Cross)
Sheet 2644 SW, 1959 (Durham, Framwellgate Moor)
Sheet 2741 NE, 1960 (Durham, Church Street Head)
Sheet 2742 SW, 1960 (Durham, Elvet Bridge)
Sheet 2842 NW, 1959 (Durham, Gilesgate)
25″ O.S. N.Z. Series:
(see also boxes B & C for 25" O.S. old series):
Sheets 2440 and 2540 (in one sheet), 1962 (Langley Moor)
Sheets 2836 and 2936 (in one sheet), 1962 (Hett)
Sheets 2840 and 2940 (in one sheet), 1961 (Shincliffe)
6″ O.S. Series
Sheets VII NW, VII NE, VII SW, VII SE, XIII NW and XIII NE (in one sheet), 1898.
(Area round Washington with pencil notes re state of housing in 1894 and indicating adjoining R.D.C. areas)
Sheet XII (complete sheet), 1861 (Chester-le-Street)
Parts of Sheets XII NE, XIII NW, XII SE, XIII SW, XIX NE and XX NW (in one sheet), n.d. (Chester-le-Street)
Sheet XIII (complete sheet), 1862 (Chester-le-Street - West Herrington)
Sheet XVIII (complete sheet), 1861 (Muggleswick - Greencroft)
Sheet XIX (complete sheet), 1861 (Lanchester - Witton Gilbert).
Parts of sheets XIX SE, XXVI NE and XXVI SE, and all of sheets XX SW, XXVII NW and XXVII SW (in one sheet), n.d. (Durham City)
Sheet XXVI (complete sheet), 1861. (Brancepeth)
Sheet XXVII (complete sheet), 1861. (Durham City and surrounding districts). 2 copies.
Sheet XXVII NW and sheet XXVII SW (in one sheet), 1923. (Durham, St. Oswald).
Another copy of sheet XXVII NW and sheet XXVII SW (in one sheet), 1923. (Proposed site of the Cock of the North Hotel).
Parts of sheets XLIII SW, XLIII SE, XLIX NW and XLIX NE (in 4 parts), 1898. (Aycliffe)
Sheets XLIV SW and L NW, 1923 (in 2 parts, kept together as they indicate tithe redemption in the Thorpe Thewles area).
6" O.S. N.Z. Series
Sheet 13 NE, 1954 (Crook and Willington)
Sheet 14 SE, 1951 (Waterhouses, Esh Winning district)
10 ft. O.S. Series
Sheet XXVII 1.23, 1861 (Durham, South Bailey)
O.S. Electoral Divisions Series - 4 miles to 1 inch
Co. Durham divisions, 1888.


Plans B
25" O.S. Old Series
(See also Box A for 25″ O.S. N.Z. Series)
Sheets
XII 12, 1913 and XIII 9, 1912 (in one sheet)
XIII 9, 1938
XIX 12, 1857
XIX 16, 1857
XX 1, 1857
Part of [XX 3], 1896. (2 copies)
XX 5, 1857
XX 6, 1857
XX 7, 1896
XX 9, 1857
XX 10, 1857
XX 13, 1857
XX 14, 1857 (2 copies)
XXI 9, 1920
XXVII 1, 1857 (2 copies)
XXVII 1, 1939 (Sites of Westoe Breweries' Public Houses)


Box C Plans
25″ O.S. Old Series Cont. from Box B.
(See also Box A for 25″ O.S. N.Z. Series)
Sheets
XXVII 2, 1857. (2 copies)
XXVII 2, 1919
XXVII 5, 1857
XXVII 5, 1939
XXVII 14, 1920
XXVIII 1, [ 1857 ]
XXVIII 1, 1897
XXXIV 12, 1897
XXXIV 16, 1897
XXXV 1, 1897
XXXV 2, 1897
XXXV 5, 1897
XXXV 9, 1897
XXXV 10, 1920
XXXV 13, 1897
XLII 1, 1897
XLIV 13, 1897