Backhouse papers
Introduction
The Backhouse Family
Related material (internal)
Related material (elsewhere)
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-BAC
Title: Backhouse papers
Dates of creation: 14th (1 item) to 20th century, but mainly 18th and 19th century.
Extent: 9 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: family papers of the Backhouse family and their relations.
Language: English

The Backhouse Family

The Backhouse family of Darlington traces its descent from John and Sarah Backhouse, members of the Society of Friends in Yealand Redmayne, Lancashire (c. 1660). By the end of the 18th century the family had established itself in Darlington, first as linen manufacturers and then as bankers with expanding business interests, and had allied itself by marriage with the Peases, Darlington's most prominent Quaker family.
The banking firm, known until 1798 as "James and Jonathan Backhouse and Co.", was started in 1774 by Jonathan Backhouse (who married Ann Pease, member of another well-known Darlington family of Friends) and his younger brother, James. On the former's death in 1826 control passed to his son, Jonathan Backhouse junior (1779-1842), who in 1811 had married Hannah Chapman (1787-1850), eldest daughter of Joseph Gurney, Quaker and banker, of Lakenham Grove, Norfolk. Ties of kinship established with the Barclay, Birkbeck, Chapman, Church, Fox, Hoare and Hodgkin families consolidated the Backhouses' position in the country's Quaker banking and business network.
The management of the bank's branches and of its subsidiary interests in quarries, collieries, shipping and railways involved the participation of numerous members of the family. Jonathan Backhouse, with his cousin Edward Pease, was one of the promoters of the Stockton and Darlington railway in 1820. Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse were both Ministers in the Society of Friends and undertook extensive missionary journeys in England and America.
Jonathan Backhouse and Co. remained a family business until it amalgamated with Barclay and Co. Ltd. in 1896. Since then members of the family have been directors of Barclay's Darlington branch and of private banking firms. Descendants of Jonathan Backhouse have also distinguished themselves in Parliament, local government, the armed forces, publishing and academic life.

Related material (internal)

DUL Additional Manuscript 854 Small collection of Backhouse letters, etc. 19th century.
DUL Additional Manuscript 1552 James Backhouse (1794-1869) of York's autograph collection.
DUL Durham University Observatory MSS V.65/1-36: journals of Thomas William Backhouse, 1858-1920.

Related material (elsewhere)

Barclays Bank, High Row, Darlington, Co. Durham Backhouse etc. family papers, correspondence and business papers, mainly re banking and other business activities, 1720-c.1920.
Barclays Bank Archives, Head Office, 54 Lombard St, London Backhouse etc. banking papers, including some family wills, 1762-1900.
Durham County Record Office Hodgkin Papers: These include papers, mainly correspondence, of Jonathan and Hannah Chapman Backhouse and their children (including Ann Hodgkin, née Backhouse, 1815-1845), 1823-1876.
Durham County Record Office Wallis Papers: These include papers of Edward Backhouse (1808-1879).
Linnean Society Library, London Papers of James Backhouse of York (1794-1869).
Norfolk Record Office Gurney Papers: These include material relating to family of Hannah Chapman Backhouse (née Gurney), (1787-1850), wife of Jonathan Backhouse junior (1779-1842), and papers of Anna Backhouse (née Gurney), (1820-1848), wife of John Church Backhouse (1811-1858).
Society of Friends' Library, London Papers of James Backhouse of York (1794-1869) and isolated papers and diaries of some other members of the Backhouse family

Bibliography

Extracts from the Journal and Letters of Hannah Chapman Backhouse (privately printed 1858)
James Backhouse, Select Family Memoirs (York, 1831)
Sarah Backhouse, Memoir of James Backhouse (1870)
J.D. Banham, “A very great public conveniency: the origins of banking in County Durham” in Durham County Local History Society Bulletin 52 (May 1994), 19-41, with an “Addendum” in Bulletin 53 (December 1994), 9-12.
Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (various editions)
Dictionary of National Biography
John Foster, The Descendants of John Backhouse... (1894)
The Annual Monitor contains obituaries of Friends, and Quaker Records , edited by Joseph J. Green (1894), provides an index to The Annual Monitor for 1813-1892.
Augustus J.C. Hare, The Gurneys of Earlham (2 vols., 1895)
Frank Horsman, “Some Backhouse Discoveries in Upper Teesdale” in Naturalist 115 (1990), 89-96.
M.W. Kirby, Men of Business and Politics (Manchester, 1984)
W.H.D. Longstaffe, History and Antiquities of the Parish of Darlington (1854)
G.E. Milburn and S.T. Miller (eds.), Sunderland River, Town and People (1988), including at p.209 a brief biographical note on the Backhouse family of Sunderland.
Wendy Monck (ed.), Journals of Caroline Fox 1835-71 (1972) [includes references to Edmund Backhouse and his family and Fox relations]
Maberley Phillips, A History of Banks, Bankers and Banking in Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire from 1755 to 1894 (1894)
Maberley Phillips, A History of Messrs. Backhouse & Co., bankers, Darlington (1896) [a reprint of a section of the 1894 publication cited above]
H. Spencer, Men that are gone from the households of Darlington (Darlington, 1862)
J. Taylor, Statement of the claims of the Tees Coal Company against Jonathan Backhouse (1838)
H. Trevor-Roper, A hidden life. The enigma of Sir Edmund Backhouse (1976) [re Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, 2nd Bart., 1873-1944]
F. Watson, “The Backhouse Family of Darlington” (University of Durham [King's College, Newcastle], unpublished M.A. thesis, 1962).
Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific , P. Mander-Jones (1972), (wrongly gives first deposit, nos. 217-219 as 215-217).

Handlist

First Deposit
Scope and content The Backhouse papers illustrate the close ties of kinship and business interests uniting many of the English Quaker families in the 18th. and 19th.centuries.In 1811 Jonathan Backhouse junior married Hannah Gurney, daughter of Joseph Gurney, a Quaker banker in Norfolk, and many of the documents in this collection concern her Gurney relations (including Joseph John Gurney, the philanthropist, and his sister, Elizabeth Fry) and their connections with other families of Friends, for instance the Chapmans, Barclays, Birkbecks and Hoares. The marriage in 1848 of Edmund Backhouse, the only surviving son of Jonathan and Hannah, to Juliet Fox explains the existence in this collection of letters and deeds concerning the Fox family in Cornwall and many of Juliet Fox's Quaker ancestors and relations - the Yorkshire Hornors and Hirds, the Hustlers of Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Fells of Lancashire and the Fullers of Norfolk. The documents have been arranged in the following groups: deeds, correspondence and papers, journals, pedigrees and genealogical notes, and miscellanea. The majority of the deeds fall within the period of the 18th. and first half of the 19th. centuries although the earliest is dated 1352. They include wills, marriage settlements, trusts and transactions relating to properties in County Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Norfolk, Cornwall and Hampshire. Others reflect the wide-spread business interests of the Hustler family, ranging from the promotion of canal companies to the wool-trade in Yorkshire and mining and the coal-trade in Yorkshire, Lancashire and County Durham. Some Fox documents concern the mining of ores in Cornwall. The series of correspondence and papers includes a number of Quaker marriage and birth certificates. Many of the letters comprise the family and personal correspondence of Hannah Backhouse, dating from both before and after her marriage; these letters are complemented by her journals which cover the period 1802-1824. Later family correspondence includes letters from Jed. [Jonathan Edmund] Backhouse, son of Edmund and Juliet, mainly to his mother. Much of the correspondence in this collection, especially that for the early 19th. century, illustrates the doctrine and activities of members of the Society of Friends and their attitudes towards such topics as war, slavery, prison reform and the payment of church rates. Other letters concern Quakers in America, Australia and Holland and missionary trips, such as those made by Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse to Ireland in the 1820's and to America in the 1830's. Some of the correspondence, again mainly that for the first half of the 19th. century, gives information on political and business conditions in England and on international affairs. The pedigrees and genealogical notes included in the collection may be supplemented by the pedigrees in Burke's Landed Gentry for the Backhouse, Barclay, Birkbeck, Chapman, Fox, Gurney, Hoare, Pease and Richardson (of Shotley) families.
Accession details The majority of the documents listed here were deposited in Durham by Colonel Miles R.C. Backhouse (1878-1962), great-grandson of Jonathan Backhouse junior and Hannah Chapman Backhouse, through the National Register of Archives in August 1949 and a small additional deposit of deeds, dating from 1735-1864, was received in December 1958.

Deeds and Wills
BAC/1   5 October 26 Edward III [1352]
Language:   Latin
(1a) Roger atte Bachous.
(1b) Senicla or Semcla, wife of (1a).
(2a) John Juniour of Wendling, Norfolk.
(2b) Alice, wife of (2a).
Charter of feoffment by (1) to (2) of a messuage with its appurtenances in Wendling, bordering on the lands of Roger de Suttone to the South and West and the common pasture called Wendling Moor to the North, to be held of the chief lord by customary services.
Seals: 2 black wax seals on tags, one damaged.
Witnesses: John le Heye of Great Fransham, Norfolk, John Pope of Wendling, John de Weston of Little Fransham, Norfolk, Michael Smyth of Wendling, Thomas Knape of Wendling and others.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/2   17 April 1657
(1) Thomas Skirrow, bachelor, second son of William Skirrow the younger of Wray, Lancashire.
(2) Robert Glover, tiler, of Wray.
Indenture of apprenticeship, whereby (1), with his father's consent, binds himself apprentice to (2) for 7 years.
Signed: William Skirrowe.
Seal: 1 [red] wax seal, papered.
Witnesses Francis Glover and Christopher Skirrowe.
Paper   1f.
BAC/3   16 October 1721
Will of Brigitt Wadsworth, widow, of Gildersome, Yorkshire.
Mark of Brigitt Wadsworth.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witnesses: John Glover, Sebastian Ellythorp and John Milton.
Endorsement: "she dyed 1726 ".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/4   16 May 1735
(1a) William Lister the elder, yeoman, of Bingley, Yorkshire.
(1b) Joseph Lister, tobacconist, of London, youngest son of (1a).
(2) Martha Jackson, spinster, of Totties in the parish of Kirkburton, Yorkshire.
(3a) Ebenezer Jackson, gent., of Totties, brother of (2).
(3b) Thomas Lister, cloth-dresser, of Bingley.
Release (subsequent to a lease for a year of 15 May 1735 ) by (1) to (3), as part of the marriage settlement of (1b) and (2), of a moiety of a messuage with its appurtenances in Shipley in the parish of Bradford, Yorkshire.
The profits of this property are to be held in trust by (3) for (1b), (2) and their heirs, an annuity of £9 therefrom being reserved to (1a).
Consideration: The intended marriage of (1b) and (2); the surrender by (2) in trust to (3) of property in Hepworth and Scholes townships in the grieveship of Holme and manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire, 16 May 1735 ; sums of £250 and £50 to be paid to (2) by (3a) when he reaches the age of 25; and leasehold lands at Bradley, Yorkshire to be conveyed to (1b) by (2).
Signed by (1) and (2).
Seals: 3 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Mary Sharpe, Jonathan Broare and [T.] Dobson.
Endorsement: Note that this deed was registered at Wakefield, 19 December 1735, in Book HH, p.342, no. 411.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/5   19 October 1736
(1) Stephen Fell, "Practitioner in Physick", of Ulverston, Lancashire.
(2) James Fell, innholder, of Ulverston.
Copy of a bond, whereby (1) and (2) each binds himself to the other in £50.
Condition: If (1) and (2) submit their differences to the arbitration of Myles Sandys, Esq., of Graythwaite, Lancashire and accept his award, which is to be made before 1 January 1737, the obligation is to be void.
Witnesses: John Ashburner and Hen[ry] Woodburne.
Paper   1f.
BAC/6   18 March 1737/8
Probate (in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury) of the will of Joseph Lister, tobacconist, of St. Olave's, Southwark, Surrey, with a copy of his will, dated 27 February 1737/8, annexed.
Seal missing.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/7   26-27 February 1739/40
a) 26 February 1739/40
(1) James Fell, innkeeper, of Ulverston, Lancashire.
(2) George Fell, butcher, of Ulverston.
(3) Stephen Fell, "Practitioner in Physick", of Ulverston.
Bond of (1) and (2) to (3) in £100.
Condition: If (1) accepts the arbitration of (4), (5) and (6) [see 7b] concerning a verbal agreement already made between (1) and (3) over the bounds of a house in Ulverston Market Place (built by (1) and now conveyed to (2)), over damage done to neighbouring property belonging to (3), and concerning an action brought by (3) against (1) which is still undecided; and if (2) accepts the arbitrators' decision in an action brought by (3) against (2) over the same property, the obligation is to be void.
The arbitrators' award is to be made before 1 March 1740.
Awards are to be made "rules" of King's Bench.
Signed by (1) and (2).
Seals: 2 red wax seals.
Witnesses: [M.] Richardson and John Law.
b) 27 February 1739/40
(4) Myles Sandys, Esq., of Graythwaite, Lancashire.
(5) John Benson, gent., of Mansriggs near Ulverston.
(6) Thomas Townson, yeoman, of Pennington, Lancashire.
Arbitration award made by (4), (5) and (6) in disputes between (1) and (3) and between (2) and (3) [see 7a], and agreement by (1), (2) and (3) to accept this award.
Signed by (1) - (6).
Witnesses: Henry [Lenthone] and John Law.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/8   2 February 1756
(1) Robert Stansfield, Esq., of Esholt, Yorkshire.
(2) Thomas Dolby, husbandman, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of lands called the North Hunderscliffe with their appurtenances in Bradford, estimated to contain 18 days' work. Mines and quarries are reserved to (1).
Term: 7 years.
Consideration: £12.10.0d. p.a. from (2) to (1).
Signed by (2).
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing a skull and the motto, "One of these".
Witnesses: Joseph Wright and Abraham Crabtree.
Paper   1f.
BAC/9   5 June 1760
(1) John Hustler, woolstapler, of Bolton, Yorkshire.
(2a) Henry Whitworth, clerk, of Priestley Green, in the parish of Halifax, Yorkshire.
(2b) John Simpson, merchant, of Hipperholme, Yorkshire.
Lease by (1) to (2) of coal mines lying under land belonging to Wade House in Shelf, Yorkshire.
Term: 30 years.
Consideration: £40 p.a. for each acre worked from (2) to (1).
Signed by (2a) and (2b).
Seals: 2 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Will[iam] Thornton and Jn o . [?Frogden].
Parchment   1m.
BAC/10   4 February 1765
(1) William Gott, linen draper, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2a) - (2e) Creditors of (1).
(2a) John Arthington, linen draper, of Leeds, Yorkshire.
(2b) James Green, grocer, of Leeds.
(2c) Francis Shepherd & Son, merchants, of Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
(2d) William Tuke, grocer, of York.
(2e) John Hustler, woolstapler, of Bradford.
(3) All other creditors of (1) who sign this discharge.
Discharge by (2) and (3) of all debts owed to them by (1).
Consideration: Repayment of 10s. in the pound and of a further 4s. in the pound which has been made to all creditors mentioned in (2) and (3) from the proceeds of the sale of (1) 's goods by (2).
Signed by 34 creditors, with a note of the debts owed to each of them.
Seals: 44 red wax seals.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/11   27 November 1778
(1) Leeds and Liverpool Canal Co.
(2a) John Hustler, merchant, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2b) William Wainman, Esq., of Carrhead in the parish of Kildwick, Yorkshire.
(2c) Abraham Balme, Esq., of Bradford.
(2d) William Birkbeck, merchant, of Settle, Yorkshire.
(2e) Henry Ecroyd, merchant, of Edge End in the parish of Colne, Lancashire.
(2f) John Homer, merchant, of Bradford.
(2g) Thomas Hardcastle, merchant, late of Bradford, now of Liverpool, Lancashire.
(2h) Richard Ecroyd, merchant, of Loinashaw,Lancashire.
Counterpart assignment of canal tolls etc. by (1) to (2) as an indemnity in respect of bonds entered into by (2) for borrowing £5,000 in order to pay off (1)'s debt to Mr. Hustler and Mr. Wright.
Term: 1,000 years.
Consideration: 5s. from (2) to (1).
Condition: If (1) indemnifies (2) against any action brought against (2) as a result of their entering into the above bonds, the obligation is to be void.
Seal: The Common Seal of the Company, a red wax seal on a tag, "Affixed by Order of the Company by me John Eagle Clerk".
Witnesses: W. Greenwood, Thomas Johnson and Rich[ar]d Lambert.
Endorsement: Note that this deed was registered at Wakefield, Yorkshire, 29 October 1779, in Book [?C.F.], p.395, no. 494.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/12   2 October 1780
(1) Leeds and Liverpool Canal Co.
(2a) John Fothergill, Doctor of Physic, of London.
(2b) Daniel Mildred, banker, of London.
(2c) John Wright, banker, of London.
(2d) Jonathan Blundell, Esq., of Liverpool, Lancashire.
(2e) Samuel Warren, merchant, of Liverpool.
(2f) Edward Chaffers, merchant, of Liverpool.
(2g) William Earle, merchant, of Liverpool.
(2h) Thomas Leach, Esq., of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2i) John Hustler, merchant, of Bradford.
Counterpart assignment of canal tolls etc. by (1) to (2) as an indemnity in respect of bonds entered into by (2) for borrowing £6,000 for (1).
Term: 1,000 years.
Consideration: 5s. from (2) to (1).
Condition: If (1) indemnifies (2) against any action brought against (2) as a result of their entering into the above-mentioned bonds, the obligation is to be void.
Seal. The Common Seal of the Company, a red wax seal on a tag, “Affixed by Order of the Company by me John Eagle, Law Clerk.”
Witnesses: William Horton, cordwainer, of Bradford and Rich[ar]d Lambert, clerk to Mr. Eagle, of Bradford.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/13   1 May 1781
a)
(1) John Hustler, merchant, of Undercliffe in the parish of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2a) Daniel Mildred, banker, of London.
(2b) Jonathan Hoare, merchant, of London.
Assignment of a third part of property, coal mines etc. in Upholland and Orrell, Lancashire (as described in leases of 2 December 1775 and 29 September 1776 which are recited in this assignment) by (1) to (2) as a further security for the payment of £4,000 and interest from (1) to (2).
Term: Remainder of terms of 21 years and 30 years stipulated in the above-mentioned leases.
Consideration: 5s. from each of (2a) and (2b) to (1).
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witnesses: John Storr, bookkeeper and agent to Hustler and Peckover, and Stephen Watmuff, foreman in the warehouse of Hustler and Peckover.
Endorsement on 2nd. membrane:
b) 12 July 1792
(1) Jonathan Hoare [see no. 13a].
(2a) - (2b) Executors of the will of the late John Hustler [see no. 13a]:
(2a) Christiana Hustler of Undercliffe, widow of John Hustler.
(2b) William Hustler, manufacturer, of Undercliffe, son of John Hustler.
Reassignment of property as described in no. 13a by (1) to (2).
Term: Remainder of terms of 21 years and 30 years as described above.
Consideration: Repayment of £4,000 owed by John Hustler to (1) and payment of 10s. from (2) to (1).
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witness: Weeden Dawes "Clk to Mr. Dawes Angel Court Throgmorton St."
Parchment   8 membranes. (Part of 7th membrane cut away)
BAC/14   24 September 1781
a)
(1) John Hustler, merchant, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2a) Daniel Mildred, [banker, of London].
(2b) Jonathan Hoare, [merchant, of London].
Assignment of 27 shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Co., £14 per share "paid towards the Purchase of the Douglass Navigation" and one share in the Bradford Canal Navigation by (1) to (2) as a further security for the payment of £4,000 and interest from (1) to (2).
Consideration: 5s. from (2) to (1).
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing a man's head.
Witnesses: Nath[aniel] English, Nath[aniel] English J[u]n[ior] and Jo. Priestley.
b) 12 July 1792
(1) Jonathan Hoare [see no. 14a].
(2a) - (2b) Executors of the will of the late John Hustler [see no. 14a]:
(2a) Christiana Hustler [of Undercliffe], widow of John Hustler.
(2b) William Hustler, [manufacturer, of Undercliffe], son of John Hustler.
Reassignment of shares as described in no. 14a from (1) to (2).
Consideration: Repayment of £4,000 owed by John Hustler to (1) and payment of 10s. from (2) to (1).
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witness: Weeden Dawes "Clk to Mr. Dawes Angel Court Throgmorton St."
Paper   2ff.
BAC/15   6 March 1782
(1) Daniel Mildred, banker, of London.
(2a) Jonathan Hoare, merchant, of London.
(2b) John Harman, partner of (2a).
(3) Abraham Rawlinson, merchant, of Lancaster.
(4) John Strettell, merchant, of Lime Street, London.
(5) John Wright, banker, of Lombard Street, London.
(6) Morris Birkbeck, merchant, of Great St. Helen's, London.
(7) Abel Chapman, ship-builder, of Whitby, Yorkshire.
(8) Joseph Smith, merchant, of Tokenhouse Yard, London.
Articles of agreement made among the above parties concerning their loan of £4,000 to John Hustler, for the repayment of which Hustler on 23 March 1781 bound himself in the sum of £8,000 to (1) and (2a) who were acting as trustees for the other parties. (1) and (2a) agree to divide the interest on the loan and repayment of the principal as they receive it among all the parties in proportion to the sums advanced by each of them and (1) - (8) agree to sustain any loss incurred on the loan in similar proportions.
Signed by (1), (2a), (3) - (8).
Paper   2ff.
BAC/16   3 March 1791
(1a) Jonathan Blundell, coal merchant, of Liverpool, Lancashire.
(1b) Henry Blundell, coal merchant, of Liverpool.
(2a) Christiana Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire, executrix of the will of the late John Hustler, merchant, of Bradford.
(2b) William Hustler of Bradford, executor of the will of the above John Hustler.
(2c) Mary Hardcastle of Liverpool, executrix of the will of the late Thomas Hardcastle, coal merchant, of Liverpool.
(2d) John Wright, banker, of London.
Articles of agreement, whereby (1) and (2) promise to allow the building of waggon ways through each other's lands in Orrell, Lancashire. Further clauses concern the use and upkeep of the waggon ways.
Term: 30 years and one year after the determination thereof.
Consideration: £10 p.a. from (2) to (1) for each acre of (1)'s land used as waggon way by (2) and £10 p.a. from (1) to (2) for each acre of (2)'s land used as waggon way by (1).
Signed by (1a), (1b), (2b) and (2c).
Seals: 6 red wax seals, papered.
Witness: W[illia]m Clayton.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/17a   5 October 1791
(1a) William Fisher, merchant, of Leeds, Yorkshire.
(1b) Jane, wife of (1a), one of the daughters of the late John Hustler, merchant, of Undercliffe, Bradford, Yorkshire and Sarah Hustler.
(2) Hannah Hustler, spinster, late of Undercliffe, another daughter of John and Sarah Hustler.
Lease for a year by (1) to (2) of a cottage and a moiety of a dwelling-house with its appurtenances in Lower Westgate or Saturday Market Street in Scarborough, Yorkshire and of another cottage and its appurtenances in the yard of the above dwelling-house.
Consideration: 5s. from (2) to (1).
Signed by (1a) and (1b).
Seals: 2 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Jn o Hardy, John Hardy jun[io]r and Geo[rge] Teal.
Endorsement: Note that this deed was registered at Northallerton, 9 February 1793, in Book CK, p. 238, no. 343
Parchment   1m.
BAC/17b   6 October 1791
(1a), (1b) and (2) as in no. 17a.
Release by (1) to (2) of the premises described in no. 17a.
Consideration: Several legacies and bequests given by the will of John Hustler to (1b) and the sum of 10s. from (2) to (1).
Signed by (1a) and (1b).
Seals: 2 red wax seals.
Witnesses as in no. 17a.
Endorsement: Note that this deed was registered at Northallerton, 9 February 1793, in Book CK, p.238, no. 343.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/18   26 May 1797
(1) Nathan Gaskell, yeoman, of Upholland, Lancashire, surviving devisee in trust named in the will of the late Peter Lowe, yeoman, of Orrell, Lancashire.
(2) Thomas Lowe, clerk, of Atherton, Lancashire, nephew and heir at law of the late Peter Lowe.
(3) Ellen Lowe, spinster, of Upholland.
(4) William Lowe, farmer, of Pemberton, Lancashire.
(5) Susan Barton, widow, of Parbold, Lancashire.
(6) John Smith, gent., of Ormskirk, Lancashire.
(7) Alice Ranicar, widow, of Wrightington, Lancashire.
(8a) John Martin, cabinet-maker, of Ormskirk.
(8b) Mary, wife of (8a).
(9) Robert Ashton, farmer, of Billinge, Lancashire.
Attested copy of a release (subsequent to a lease for a year of 25 May 1797 ) by (1) and (2) to (9), at the request of (3) - (8b), of a dwelling-house called Withington's with its appurtenances in Orrell, together with three closes known as Dawber's Crofts in Orrell.
Mining rights on the property are reserved to (1) in trust for (3) - (8b) for 35 years, with ultimate reversion to (9).
Consideration: £532 from (9) to (1) with the consent of (2)-(8b) and 10s. from (9) to each of (2)-(8b).
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials, ["H G"].
Witness: Ja[me]s Baron.
Copy attested by Hen[ry] Gaskell and J. Hickman, 5 June 1801.
Paper   3ff.
BAC/19a   20 February 1798
(1) Edmund Peckover, woolstapler, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2) William Hustler, woolstapler, of Bradford.
(3) Jonathan Peckover, banker, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
(4) John Jarratt, gent., of Bradford.
(5) John Lofthouse, coal merchant, of Liverpool, Lancashire.
(6) Joseph Dawson, iron master, of Royds Hall in the parish of Bradford.
(7) John Hardy, gent., of Horton in the parish of Bradford.
(8) James Monk, timber merchant, of Burscough, Lancashire.
(9) Henry Ellam, gent., of Standish, Lancashire.
(10) William Robinson, yeoman, of Upholland, Lancashire.
Articles of agreement concerning the working of coal mines in Standish cum Langtree, Shevington, Worthington, Coppull, Duxbury and Wigan townships in Lancashire, which were leased to (1)-(10) for 100 years by Charles Townley, Esq., of Townley, Lancashire and Edward Townley Standish, Esq., of Standish on 26 January 1798.
Signed by (1) - (10).
Seals: 10 red wax seals.
Witnesses: W[illia]m Orford, gent., of Standish, Isaac Story,servant to (7), Ja[me]s Leach, gent., of Wisbech, Joseph Beales, clerk to (3), Tho[mas] Mason and Matt[hew Jerry] jun[io]r, clerks to (7).
Parchment   6 membranes.
BAC/19b   28 February 1798
(1)-(10) as in no. 19b.
Articles of agreement concerning the working of coal mines in Standish etc. as described in no. 19a.
Signed by (1)-(10).
Seals: 10 red wax seals.
Witnesses as in no. 19a.
Parchment   6 membranes.
BAC/19c   20 March 1798
(1)-(10) as in no. 19a.
Articles of agreement concerning the working of coal mines in Standish etc. as described in no. 19a.
Endorsed 20 February 1798.
Signed by (1)-(4), (6)-(10).
Seals: 10 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Edw[ar]d Smalley and W[illia]m Kershaw.
Parchment   6 membranes.
BAC/20   4 September 1798
Probate (in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury) of the will of Travel Fuller [Junior] of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, with a copy of his will, dated 14 September 1797, annexed.
Seal: 1 wax seal, papered, on a tag.
cf. nos. 21, 72 and 75.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/21a   14 September 1798
(1) John Browne Junior, gent., of Earith, Huntingdonshire, executor of the will of Travel Fuller [Junior], gent., of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
(2) Lydia Fuller, spinster, of Great Yarmouth.
Receipt and discharge from (2) to (1) for £2,940, being the legacy (minus duty) bequeathed to her by the will of the late Travel Fuller.
Signed by (2).
Seal missing.
Witness: Robert Ransome.
Paper (Printed form).   1f.
BAC/21b   22 September 1798
(1) John Browne Junior [see no. 21a].
(2) Robert Gadby, "Collector of the Legacy Duty."
Receipt and discharge from (2) to (1) for £60 legacy duty.
Signed by (2).
Registered: 3 December 1798.
cf. nos. 20, 72 and 75.
Paper (Printed form)   1f.
BAC/22a   24 July 1800
(1a)-(1b) Two of the four daughters and co-heiresses at law and also two of the three devisees named in the codicil to the will of the late James Mathews, clothier, of Andover, Hampshire:
(1a) Mary Mathews, spinster, late of Andover, now of Bristol.
(1b) Sophia Mathews, spinster, late of Andover, now of Bristol.
(2) William Wakeford, corn-factor, of Andover.
Lease for a year by (1) to (2) of a messuage with its appurtenances, an adjoining plot of land and a shop in New Street, Andover.
Consideration: 10s. from (2) to each of (1a) and (1b).
Rent: One peppercorn from (2) to each of (1a) and (1b).
Signed by (1a) and (1b).
Seals: 2 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Sarah Waight and Jos. Smith.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/22b   25 July 1800
(1) Mary Mathews.
(2) Sophia Mathews.
(3) William Wakeford.
[see no. 22a]
Release by (1) and (2) to (3) of the property described in no. 22a.
Consideration: £220 from (3) to (1) and (2).
Signed by (1), (2) and (3).
Seals: 3 red wax seals.
Witnesses as in no. 22a.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/23   13 November 1800
(1a)-(1c) Commissioners appointed by a "Commission of Bankrupt" against William Lowe and William Brooks, fustian manufacturers, dealers, chapmen and partners, late of Pemberton near Wigan, Lancashire:
(1a) John Addison, Esq.
(1b) Robert Pennington, gent.
(1c) William Baldwin, gent.
(2a) Thomas Woodcock, banker, of Wigan.
(2b) Thomas Baines, innkeeper, of Wigan.
Copy assignment by (1) to (2) in trust for all the creditors of William Lowe and William Brooks of the estate and effects of Lowe and Brooks.
Consideration: 5s. from (2) to (1) and covenants from (2) to (1), binding (2) to recover and sell the bankrupt property for the benefit of the creditors.
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials, "HG".
Witness: Hen[ry] Gaskell.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/24   1 May 1801
(1a)-(1b) Assignees of the estate and effects of William Lowe and William Brooks, bankrupts [see no. 23]
(1a) Thomas Woodcock.
(1b) Thomas Baines.
[see no. 23]
(2) Nathan Gaskell, gent., of Upholland, Lancashire, surviving executor and devisee in trust named in the will of the late Peter Lowe, yeoman, of Orrell, Lancashire.
(3) William Lowe [see no. 23].
(4) William Robinson, miner, of Upholland.
Assignment by (1), (2) and (3) to (4) of a fourth part of a half part of mining rights in Orrell, held in trust by (2) for (3) and since (3)'s bankruptcy vested in (1).
Term: Remainder of a term of 35 years as stipulated in a lease and release of May 1797 [see no. 18 ].
Consideration: £160 from (4) to (1) and 5s. from (4) to each of (2) and (3).
Signed by (1a)-(3).
Seals: 4 red wax seals bearing the initials, "HG".
Witness: Hen[ry] Gaskell.
cf. nos. 25, 81, 82 and 84.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/25   19 November 1802
(1a) William Hamer, tanner, of Pemberton, Lancashire.
(1b) Ellen, wife of (1a), (née Lowe).
(2) Nathan Gaskell [see no. 24].
(3) William Robinson [see no. 24].
Assignment by (1) and (2) to (3) of a fourth part of mining rights in Orrell, Lancashire, held in trust by (2) for (1).
Term: Remainder of a term of 35 years as stipulated in a lease and release of May 1797 [see no. 18 ].
Consideration: £200 from (3) to (1) and 5s. from (3) to (2).
Signed by (1a), (1b) and (2).
Seals: 3 red wax seals bearing the initials, "HG".
Witness: Hen[ry] Gaskell, Attorney at Law, Wigan, Lancashire.
cf. nos. 24, 81, 82 and 84.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/26   9 September 1803
(1) John Smith, gent., of Ormskirk, Lancashire.
(2) Alice Ranicar, widow, of Wrightington, Lancashire.
(3a) John Martin, cabinet-maker, of Ormskirk.
(3b) Mary, wife of (3a).
(4) Nathan Gaskell [see no. 24].
(5) Richard Fisher German, coal merchant, of Pemberton, Lancashire.
Assignment by (1), (2), (3) and (4) to (5) of a moiety of mining rights in Orrell Lancashire, held in trust by (4) for (1), (2) and (3).
Term: Remainder of a term of 35 years as stipulated in a lease and release of May 1797 [see no. 18 ].
Consideration: £450 from (5) to (1), (2) and (3) and 5s. from (5) to (4).
Signed by (1)-(4).
Seals: 5 red wax seals.
Witnesses: J. Hickman, "clerk to Mr. Gaskell Att[orne]y Wigan", and Roger Ranicar.
Parchment   3 membranes.
BAC/27   26 April 1805
(1a)-(1c) Executors and devisees named in the will of the late Susanna Barton, widow, of Parbold, Lancashire:
(1a) Thomas Barton of Parbold.
(1b) Jane Barton, spinster, of Parbold.
(1c) Thomas Liptrot, farmer, of Parbold.
(2a) Thomas Barton [see (1a)].
(2b) Jane Barton [see (1b)].
(3) Nathan Gaskell [see no. 24].
(4) Richard Fisher German [see no. 26].
Assignment by (1), (2) and (3) to (4) of an eighth part of mining rights in Orrell, Lancashire, held in trust by (3) for (1a) and (1b).
Term: Remainder of a term of 35 years as stipulated in a lease and release of May 1797 [see no. 18 ].
Consideration: £105 from (4) to (1a) and (1b) and 5s. from (4) to each of (1c) and (3).
Signed by (1a), (1b), (2a), (2b) and (3).
Seals: 6 red wax seals.
Witnesses: J. Hickman and Jno. Plumbe.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/28   1 September 1809
(1) Francis [Basset], Lord De Dunstanville and Basset.
(2) Thomas Pellunna, yeoman, of Perranarworthal, Cornwall.
Lease by (1) to (2) of a dwelling-house and adjoining lands (formerly part of Pellyn and Perran Common) in Perranarworthal.
Woods, mining rights etc. are reserved to (1).
Term: 99 years or 3 lives (the lives being those of Thomas Pellunna, son of (2), aged about 28, Elizabeth Pellunna, daughter of (2), aged about 24, and Ann, daughter of Richard Pellunna, aged about 24).
Rent : 6s. 3d. p.a. to (1).
Heriot: 6s. to (1) on the death of Thomas, Elizabeth or Ann Pellunna.
Services: Suit of court and suit to the mills in the manor of Perranarworthal.
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witnesses: Henry Rashleigh and Cha[rles] Rashleigh.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/29   1 March 1813
(1) John Taylor, seedsman, of Preston, Lancashire.
(2) John Hustler, merchant, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
Assignment by (1) to (2) in trust for the partners in the firm of John Hustler & Co., a colliery concern in Orrell, Lancashire, of two carts, three horses and gear, three vessels called the "Ann", the "Laura" and the "Preston", now on the River Ribble, with accompanying tackle, and the good-will of (1)'s coal-trade at Preston.
Consideration: £1,000 from (2) to (1) from the funds of John Hustler & Co.
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing a man's head.
Witness: Hen[ry] Gaskell.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/30   15 August 1816
Probate (in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond) of the will of John Carter, surgeon, of Ulverston, Lancashire, with a copy of his will, dated 7 February 1816, annexed.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, papered, on a tag.
Endorsements:
a) [On probate] expenses of probate.
b) [On copy will] note that the probate and copy will were exhibited on 18 April 1817 and 29 March 1823.
Parchment   2mm.
BAC/31   11 March 1822
(1) Warren Maude, Esq., late of Newbus Grange, Co. Durham, now of Darlington, Co. Durham.
(2) Jonathan Backhouse the elder, banker, of Darlington.
Covenant by (1) to (2) to produce upon every reasonable request and at (2)'s expense a lease and release of 9 and 10 October 1821, whereby (2) and Jonathan Backhouse the younger granted (under certain provisoes) land in Bondgate, Darlington to (1) and to Anthony Wilkinson and Clennell Thomas Wilkinson in trust for (1).
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witness: Thomas Griffith [at] Durham.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/32   10 April 1823
(1) Thomas Woodstock, Esq., of Wigan, Lancashire, sole acting executor of the will of the late Richard Fisher German, coal merchant, of Pemberton, Lancashire.
(2) Richard Prescott German, Esq., Leyland, Lancashire.
(3) John Hustler, coal merchant, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
Assignment by (1) and (2) to (3) of [a moiety and an eighth part of] mining rights in Orrell, Lancashire.
Term: Remainder of a term of 35 years as stipulated in a lease and release of May 1797 [see no. 18 ].
Consideration: £1,500 from (3) to (1) [? in trust for (2)].
Signed by (1) and (2).
Seals: 2 red wax seals missing.
Witness: W[illia]m Ackerley, "cl[er]k to Mr. Gaskell Sol[icito]r Wigan".
Parchment   2 membranes. (One or more membranes missing)
BAC/33   12 March 1828
Letters of Administration granted by the Prerogative Court of York to Jane Carter, widow, of Ulverston, Lancashire, now residing at Perranarworthal near Truro, Cornwall, in respect of the goods of her son, the late William Fell Hustler, gent., bachelor, of Ulverston and of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, papered, on a tag.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/34   28 May 1829
(1) Francis [Basset], Lord De Dunstanville and Basset.
(2) Charles Fox, Esq., of Perranarworthal, Cornwall.
Lease by (1) to (2) of one acre of ground in Perranarworthal on which to build a Charity School and a Dispensary.
Woods, mining rights etc. are reserved to (1).
Term: 99 years or 3 lives (the lives being those of Juliet Mary Fox, daughter of (2), aged about 3, Frances Jenkin, aged about 9, and Symons William Jenkin, aged about 7, children of Alfred Jenkin, gent., of Redruth, Cornwall).
Rent: 5s. p.a. to (1).
Service: Suit of court.
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witnesses: John Carter and [Henry Henbest].
cf. no. 35 ].
Parchment   1m.
BAC/35   28 May 1829
(endorsed 28 May 1828 )
(1)-(2) as in no. 34.
Counterpart of no. 34 (unexecuted).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/36   2 December 1831
(endorsed 1 December 1831 )
(1) John Smith, corn miller, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2a) Thomas Parkinson, iron founder, of Bradford.
(2b) Richard Waddington, iron founder, of Bradford.
(3) William Richardson, tanner, of York.
Assignment by (1) to (3), with the consent of (2), of Letters Patent of 4 June 10 George IV [1829] for securing an invention of "Certain Improvements in Machinery for Dressing Flour."
Consideration: £310 from (3) to (1) and 10s. from (3) to each of (2a) and (2b).
Signed by (1), (2a) and (2b).
Seals: 3 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Benj[ami]n Ecroyd and Andrew Pearson.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/37   19 April 1834
Letters of Administration granted by the Prerogative Court of York to John Hustler, Esq., of Bolton House, Calverley, Yorkshire, in respect of the goods of his mother, the late Jane Carter, widow, formerly of Ulverston, Lancashire but recently residing at Perranarworthal, Cornwall.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, papered, on a tag.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/38   4 December 1834
(1) Jane Penneck Hill, widow, of Helston, Cornwall.
(2) Charles Fox, Esq., of Perran, Cornwall.
Grant by (1) to (2) and to his partners in the Wheal Vyvyan Mine in the parish of Constantine, Cornwall, of the liberty to make a leat or channel through property known as Bosahan in the parish of Constantine and to divert water belonging to (1) into this channel in order to work engines etc. at the Wheal Vyvyan Mine.
Term: 21 years.
Consideration: £50 p.a. from (2) and his partners to (1).
Signed by (1).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witness: Jno. G. Plomer.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/39   21 November 1845
(1) Joshua Fox of Falmouth, Cornwall.
(2) Charles Fox of Perranarworthal, Cornwall.
Transfer from (1) to (2) of a 9/1,000 share in the South Wheal ?[Muild] Mine in the parish of Calstock, Cornwall.
Consideration: "valuable".
Signed by (1) and (2).
Witness: Marie Louise Fox.
Paper (Printed form)   1f.
BAC/40   20 November 1847
(1) William Hustler, coke and spelter maker, of Bristol.
(2) John Mildred Hustler, coal master, late of Orrell, Lancashire, now of York.
(3) John Cox, coke and spelter maker, of Bristol.
Deed of dissolution of the coke manufacturing partnership between (1) and (3) and transfer from (1) and (2), a former partner, to (3) of all assets etc. of the partnership.
Consideration: £2, 000 and interest to be paid by (3) to (1) before 29 September 1850 and 5s. from (3) to (2).
Signed by (1), (2) and (3).
Seals: 3 red wax seals.
Witnesses: John Hustler and Henry Fisher of Orrell near Wigan and [?Mr. Jas. G -] of York.
Parchment   3 membranes.
BAC/41   29 December 1852
(1a) Joshua Pollard, Esq., formerly of [?Crow] Trees, now of Scarr Hill, Bradford, Yorkshire.
(1b) George Pollard, Esq., of [?Kerskell] Hall, Adel, Yorkshire.
(1c) Ralph William Grey, Esq., of Chipchase Castle, Northumberland.
(2) John Hustler, Esq., formerly of Orrell Mount, Lancashire, now residing at Coblenz, Prussia.
Release by (1) to (2) of any claims which (1) might have against (2) arising from their joint ownership of property, iron foundries etc. in Poulton cum Seacombe in the parish of Wallasey, Cheshire and agreement by (1) to indemnify (2) against any liabilities due in respect of mortgages etc. on this property.
Consideration: Agreement by (2) to withdraw from his partnership with (1) and to relinquish any claim to co-ownership of the above property.
Signed by (1a), (1b) and (1c).
Seals: 5 red wax seals.
Witnesses: Geo[rge] Brooke Nelson, solicitor, Leeds, G.H. Nelson, clerk to G. B. Nelson, and [J.N.] Nelson, Sol[icito]r, Cloak Lane, Cannon Street.
Parchment   3 membranes.
BAC/42   26 May 1855
(1) John Hustler, gent., of Veytaux in the Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.
(2) Thomas Cummings Gibson, gent., of Kenton Lodge near Harrow, Middlesex.
Assignment by (1) to (2) of a £3,000 insurance policy on (1)'s life and a third share in a partnership controlling Trimdon Colliery, Co. Durham.
Consideration: Discharge by (2) of a £10,962. 10. 0d. debt said to be owed to him by (1) and agreement by (2) to indemnify (1) against any liabilities incurred by the above partnership (except for £7,000 guaranteed by (1) to John Brooke).
Signed by (2).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witness: Tho[ma]s Geo[rge] Gibson, sol[icitor], 19 Gracechurch Street.
Parchment   4 membranes.
BAC/43   20 May 1856
(1a) John Church Backhouse, banker, of Darlington, Co. Durham.
(1b) John Hodgkin, barrister-at-law, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
(1c) Rickman Godlee, barrister-at-law, of New Square, Lincolns Inn, Middlesex.
(2a)-(2c) Executors and trustees of the late Hannah Chapman Backhouse, widow, of Darlington:
(2a) John Hodgkin [see (1b)].
(2b) William Backhouse, banker, of Darlington.
(2c) John Church Backhouse [see (1a)].
(3a)-(3d) Trustees of the marriage settlement of John Hodgkin [see (1b)] and Ann Backhouse, since deceased:
(3a) Thomas Hodgkin, Doctor of Medicine, of Bedford Square, Middlesex.
(3b) Rickman Godlee [see (1c)].
(3c) William Backhouse [see (2b)].
(3d) John Church Backhouse [see (1a)].
(4a)-(4d) Trustees of the marriage settlement of Robert Barclay Fox, merchant, of Falmouth, Cornwall, since deceased, and Jane Gurney Backhouse:
(4a) Charles Fox, merchant, of Trebah, Cornwall.
(4b) William Edward Forster, manufacturer, of Burton, Yorkshire.
(4c) John Hodgkin [see (1b)].
(4d) Edmund Backhouse, banker, of Darlington.
(5) Edmund Backhouse [see (4d)].
Declaration of trust whereby (1) are to receive in trust for (2), (3), (4) and (5) £11,000 and interest, being the residue of the sum of £13,000 and interest secured by a mortgage on collieries in West Auckland and St. Helen's Auckland, Co. Durham.
Signed by (1a)-(5).
Seals: 8 red wax seals bearing the initials, [?"IM"].
Witnesses: Cha[rle]s [Hy.] Mason, clerk to (1c), Amos Stevenson, [? footman] to (4d), Middleton [Lodge], Richmond, York[shire], W[illia]m Forster, clerk to J. Backhouse & Co., and [E.P.] Elgee, clerk to Messrs. Backhouse & Co., Darlington.
Parchment   5 membranes.
BAC/44   27 February 1862
Letters of Administration granted by the Bodmin District Registrar of H.M. Court of Probate to William Hustler in respect of the goods of his father, John Hustler, Esq., widower, of Budock, Cornwall, who died 5 December 1861.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, papered, on a tag.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/45   15 November 1864
(1) H.R.H. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall.
(2) Charles Fox, Esq., of Trebah near Falmouth, Cornwall.
Licence granted by (1) to (2) to work [Balmynheer Mine] within the manor of Helston in Kerrier, Cornwall for metals and metallic ores.
Term: One year.
Rent: :£5 and royalties from (2) to (1).
Signed by (2).
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Witness: W[illia]m [Warrin] of [Trebah].
Endorsement: "Inrolled in the Office of the Duchy of Cornwall the 19th day of November 1864 Before me, J.W. Bateman, Keeper of the Records."
Parchment   1m.
Correspondence and Papers
BAC/46   3 May 1680
Language:   Latin
Mandate from Edmund Diggle, S.T.P., Archdeacon of York to the clergy of his archdeaconry, ordering them to publish the fact that Jonathan Parkinson and Sara his wife of Addingham, Yorkshire had been absolved from sentence of excommunication.
Signed: "Concordat in decreto Tho: Holmes No[ta]rius Pub[li]cus".
Seal missing.
Paper   1f.
BAC/47   12 "of the Seventh Month call'd September" 1705
Certificate of the marriage of Joseph Kitson, clothier, of Frizinghall, Bradford, Yorkshire and Grace Bond, widow of Thomas Bond of Greengates, Eccleshill, Yorkshire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Bradford.
Signed by Joseph Kitson (mark), Grace Kitson and 42 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand: "The Father of Patience Kitson who marr[ie]d Benjamin Hird and died in old age without any children".
Parchment   1m.
BAC/48   11 "of the Twelfth Month, call'd February" 1712/13
Certificate of the marriage of Isaac Fell, dyer, son of John Fell of Ulverston, Lancashire, and Mary Dockrey, daughter of the late Thomas Dockrey of Coave in the parish of Warton, Lancashire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Yealand Conyers, Lancashire.
Signed by Isaac Fell, Mary Fell and 22 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand: "an Uncle of Dr. John Fell and Mary Dockwray a great or great great Aunt of the late Mary Birkbeck of Settle - who [?was] the mother of John Birkbeck and sister in law of [?Wilson] Birkbeck etc."
Paper   1f.
BAC/49   8 "of the Seventh month vulgo September" 1714
Certificate of the marriage of Samuel Dickinson, "Yearne maker", of Gildersome, Yorkshire and Esther Wadsworth, daughter of Bridgitt Wadsworth of Halifax, Yorkshire and the late Abraham Wadsworth, yeoman, of Peacock House, [? Wanton], Halifax, at the Quaker Meeting House in [? Harrodswell], Yorkshire (Harwoodswell, near Halifax).
Signed by Sam[uel] Dickinson, Esther Dickinson and 29 witnesses.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/50   4 "of the Tenth Month ... according to the Einglish Account" [December] 1718
Certificate of the marriage of Stephen Fell, son of John Fell, merchant, of Ulverston, Lancashire, and Margaret Skirrow, daughter of Thomas Skirrow, tiler, of Wray, Lancashire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Wray.
Signed by Stephen Fell, Margaret Fell and 41 witnesses.
Paper   1f.
BAC/51   16 "of the Twelveth Month (called Febuary)" 1727/8
Certificate of the marriage of William Hird, yeoman, of Rawdon in the parish of Guiseley, Yorkshire and Sarah Hornor, daughter of Benjamin Hornor, merchant, of Leeds, Yorkshire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Meadow Lane, Leeds.
Signed by W[illia]m Hird, Sarah Hird and 47 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand: "These were the Parents of Christiana Hustler."
Parchment   1m.
BAC/52   5 "of y e third Month, called May" 1730
Certificate of the marriage of William Birkbeck of Settle, Yorkshire and Sarah Morris, daughter of Richard Morris of Rugeley, Staffordshire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Stafford.
Signed by William Birkbeck, Sarah Birkbeck and 34 witnesses.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/53   17 of the 5th. month [July] 1745
Letter from S.S. [? Susanna Singleton] to Jinny [? Jane Hedley] concerning mutual acquaintances and the progress of the French arms in Flanders.
Address: Hillam, Yorkshire.
Endorsement: "For Susanna Singleton In Darlington For Jane Hedley".
Paper   1f.
BAC/54   13 April 1751
Language:   Latin
Testimonial given by Jo. Rutherfoord, Med. [Th.] and Pr[actitioner in] P[hysic], to John Fell, one of his medical students.
Address: Edinburgh.
Paper   1f.
BAC/55   9 February 1757
Certificate of the marriage of Benjamin Hird, son of William Hird of Woodhouse, Rawdon in the parish of [Guiseley], Yorkshire, and Patience Kitson, daughter of Beatrice Kitson and the late Joseph Kitson of Frizinghall, Bradford, Yorkshire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Bradford.
Signed by Benj[ami]n Hird, Patience Hird and 41 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand: "B Hird was the Brother of Wm. Hird (of Woodhouse) ... who was the Father of Dr. Hird of Leeds and of Sarah English - and younger Brother of Christiana Hustler."
Parchment   1 membrane. (Top left hand corner cut off)
BAC/56   1760
(1) Stephen Fell.
(2) T. F[ell?] [of] Ulverston, Lancashire, cousin of (1).
Receipt from (2) to (1) for £10, being the purchase money for "two parcels of Turf-Moss, known by the name of Newland-Mill Moss; the larger parcel adjoining with the North-East side to his own [(1)'s] Moss, and on the South-west side to the Moss of Jno. Fell mercer. The less parcel lies at the foot of his own [(1)'s] and also of the above sd. parcel".
Signed: T.F.
Paper   1f.
BAC/57   2 November 1763
Certificate of the marriage of John Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire, son of William Hustler of Bolton in the parish of Calverley, Yorkshire, and Jane his wife, both deceased, and Christiana Hird, daughter of Sarah Hird and the late William Hird of Woodhouse, Rawdon, Yorkshire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Rawdon.
Signed by John Hustler, Christiana Hird and 56 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand: "The signatures, Jane Hustler and Hannah Hustler, are those of John H's 2 daughters by a former wife. Jane mard. Wm. [Fisher] of Thorpe Hall. Hannah was [engaged] to [?M- Bartlett] but died early and [never] married. Jane Sutcliffe used to be called Aunt Sutcliffe by the family, and I think was a sister of the 1st wife. She was noted for a [? curious accident] which [? befel] her at Undercliffe".
Parchment   1m.
BAC/58   3 May 1764
Certificate of the marriage of John Fell of Ulverston, Lancashire, son of Stephen Fell, Practitioner in Physic, of Ulverston and Margaret his wife, and Sarah Birkbeck, daughter of William Birkbeck, merchant, of Settle, Yorkshire and the late Sarah Birkbeck, at the Quaker Meeting House in Settle.
Signed by John Fell, Sarah Birkbeck and 45 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand "Dr. John Fell and Sarah Birkbeck - the [Parents] of Jane Fell who marrd. Wm. Hustler of Undercliffe".
Parchment   1m.
BAC/59a   26 February 1765
Birth certificate of Sarah Hustler, daughter of John Hustler, merchant, and Christiana his wife. Place of birth: Undercliffe, Bradford, Yorkshire.
Witness: Jane Sutcliffe.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/59b   29 November 1766
Birth certificate of William Hustler, son of John Hustler, merchant, and Christiana his wife.
Place of birth: Undercliffe, Bradford.
Witness Jane Sutcliffe.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/60a   29 November 1768
Birth certificate of John Hustler, son of John Hustler, merchant, and Christiana his wife.
Place of birth: Undercliffe, Bradford, Yorkshire.
Witness: Jane Sutcliffe.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/60b   31 January 1771
Birth certificate of Christiana Hustler, daughter of John Hustler, merchant, and Christiana his wife.
Place of birth: Undercliffe, Bradford.
Witness: Jane Sutcliffe.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/61a   26 June 1772
Birth certificate of Anna Hustler, daughter of John Hustler, merchant, and Christiana his wife.
Place of birth: Undercliffe, Bradford, Yorkshire.
Witness: Jane Sutcliffe.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/61b   4 May 1775
Birth certificate of Patience Hustler, daughter of John Hustler, merchant, and Christiana his wife.
Place of birth: Undercliffe, Bradford.
Witness: Jane Sutcliffe.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/62   25 August [17]79
Letter from I. and M. Knowles to their cousin, Dr. Fell at Ulverston, Lancashire, concerning mutual acquaintances and hostilities between England, France and Spain.
Address: London.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/63   "Winter Vacation", 1782
A series of handwriting exercises, entitled “The First Part of An Essay in Writing, In the several Hands, and Forms of Business, By Travel Fuller [Junior], at Tottenham School” .
Paper   6ff.
BAC/64   17 October 1785
Obituary notice of Madam Ann Allan of Grange Hall near Darlington, Co. Durham, who died 17 October 1785 in her 68th. year.
Paper (Printed)   1f.
BAC/65   21 October 1785
Letter presented by Gustus Nassa and other Negroes to the Quaker "Meeting for Sufferings" in London, expressing thanks for the Quakers' concern for slaves, as shown in the book a Caution to Great Brittain and her Colinies, concerning the Calamituous State of the enslav'd Negroes .
Paper   1f.
BAC/66   29 December 1786
Certificate of the marriage of William Rigge, slate merchant, of Walker Ground, Lancashire and Agnes Fell, daughter of Stephen Fell, surgeon, of Ulverston, Lancashire and Margaret his wife, both deceased, at the Quaker Meeting House in Rookhow.
Signed by William Rigge, Agnes Fell and 35 witnesses.
Paper   1f.
BAC/67   [October] 1790
Account, taken down at the Friends' request, of a speech given by Samuel Smith to girls at York School.
Paper   1f.
BAC/68   26 July 1793
Copy of an extract from a letter from Samuel Smith to John Hoyland, dated 26 July 1793, concerning the "general Commotions now prevailing in the World".
Address: Philadelphia, [?U.S.A].
Paper   1f.
BAC/69   27 July 1796
Certificate of the marriage of William Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire, son of Christiana Hustler and the late John Hustler, woolstapler, of Bradford, and Jane Fell, daughter of John Fell, surgeon, of Ulverston, Lancashire and Sarah his wife, at the Quaker Meeting House in "Height" [Probably Height, Newton-in-Cartmel, Lancs. Meeting house registered in 1689].
Signed by Will[ia]m Hustler, Jane Fell and 33 witnesses.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/70   17 May 1797
Birth certificate of John Hustler, son of William Hustler, woolstapler, of Bradford, Yorkshire and Jane his wife.
Place of birth Bradford.
Witnesses: [?-Maud], surgeon (probably William Maud (1765-1835), surgeon of Bradford, son of Timothy) and Martha White.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/71   31 August 1797
Certificate of the marriage of Travel Fuller [Junior] of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, son of Travel Fuller of Great Yarmouth and Hannah Maria his wife, both deceased, and Phebe Sharples, daughter of Isaac Sharples of Hitchin, Hertfordshire and the late Elizabeth Sharples, at the Quaker Meeting House in Hitchin.
Signed by Travel Fuller, Phebe Sharples and 112 witnesses.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/72   14 September 1798
Valuation by Robert Ransome of the ironmongery stock belonging to Fuller & Co., including a note of sums owed to Phebe Fuller and paid to Lydia Fuller.
Endorsement: "An account of the Stock at Yarmouth".
cf. nos. 20, 21 and 75.
Paper   1f.
BAC/73   18 October 1798
Certificate of the marriage of John Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire, son of Christiana Hustler and the late John Hustler, woolstapler, of Bradford, and Elizabeth Pease, daughter of Joseph Pease, stuff manufacturer, of Darlington, Co. Durham and Mary his wife, at the Quaker Meeting House in Darlington.
Signed by John Hustler, Elizabeth Pease and 78 witnesses.
Endorsement in a later hand: "John Hustler of Bradford afterwards of Undercliffe".
Parchment   1m.
BAC/74   1798
Letter from G.M., concerning his reasons for not contributing to war funds.
Address: Yarm, Yorkshire.
Paper   1f.
BAC/75   [?1798]
[Account of a dividend and legacy paid to Lydia Fuller.]
cf. nos. 20, 21 and 72.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/76   28 July 1799
Poetry repeated by Hannah Barnard at a public meeting in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Paper   1f.
BAC/77   20 September [17]99
Letter from John Dalton to Jonathan Backhouse Junior at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the comparative rainfall in Darlington and Manchester, October 1798 - August 1799.
Address: Manchester, Lancashire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/78   25 March 1800
a) Letter from A[nn] Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse [Senior] at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning fami]y matters.
b) Letter from T[homas] Richardson to his father [-in-law], Jonathan Backhouse [Senior] at Darlington, concerning business matters and the possible purchase of lands in Monkwearmouth and Sunderland, Co. Durham.
Address: Sunderland.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/79   23 March 1801
Letter from J[ohn] Dalton to Jonathan Backhouse Junior at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the rainfall in Manchester and Dalton's production of an English Grammar.
Address: [M]anchester, Lancashire.
Paper   1f.
BAC/80   29 May 1801
Letter from Jo[seph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Gurney, concerning the relationship between parents and children and a daughter's duties.
Address: Hampstead, London.
Paper   1f.
BAC/81   19 February 1802
(1) [William] Robinson of Upholland, Lancashire.
(2) Henry Gaskell.
Receipt from (2) to (1) for £4.1.7d., being the legal expenses incurred during (1)'s purchase of an eighth part of mining rights in Orrell, Lancashire from Nathan Gaskell, William Lowe and William Lowe's assignees.
Signed by (2).
cf. nos. 24, 25 and 82 and 84.
Paper   1f.
BAC/82   20 February 1802
(1) William Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(2) William Robinson [see no. 81].
Receipt from (2) to (1) for £160. As security for the repayment of this sum with interest, (2) has deposited with (1) the deed by which an eighth part of mining rights in Orrell, Lancashire was assigned to (2) by Nathan Gaskell, William Lowe and William Lowe's assignees.
Signed by (2).
cf. nos. 24, 25 and 81 and 84.
Paper   1f.
BAC/83   18 October 1802
Anonymous account of a visit on 18 October 1802 to James Christie of Cullercoats, Northumberland, who claimed that he was 108 and had been present at the taking of Gibraltar in 1704.
Paper   1f.
BAC/84   26 November 1802
(1) William Robinson of Upholland, Lancashire.
(2) Henry Gaskell.
Receipt from (2) to (1) for £4.6.8d., being the legal expenses incurred during (1)'s purchase of a fourth part of mining rights in Orrell, Lancashire from [William and Ellen] Hamer and [Nathan] Gaskell.
Signed by (2). cf. nos. 24, 25 and 82 and 82.
Paper   1f.
BAC/85   23 June 1803
Certificate of the marriage of William English, merchant, of Leeds, Yorkshire, son of Nathaniel English of Sheepscar, Leeds and Jane his wife, both deceased, and Sarah Hird, daughter of William Hird, physician, of Leeds and Hannah his wife, both deceased, at the Quaker Meeting House in Leeds.
Signed by W[illia]m English, Sarah Hird [Junior] and 51 witnesses. Other names of witnesses are missing.
Endorsement: "Dr. Wm. Hird, elder brother of Christiana Hustler."
Parchment   1 membrane. (Bottom of membrane cut away)
BAC/86   14 November [1804]
Letter from Hannah Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Joseph Gurney's Bank, Norwich, concerning mutual acquaintances.
Address: Whitby, Yorkshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/87   1 May 1805
Letter from Jo[seph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Gurney at Robert Barclay's, Bury Hill near Dorking, Surrey, concerning family matters.
Address: Lakenham, Norfolk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/88   7 May 1805
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Gurney at Abel Chapman's, Thomas's Hospital, Southwark, London, concerning the Quaker way of life.
Address: Norwich.
Pencil note in a later hand: "This letter is an answer to a request to go to the theatre".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/89   6 July 1805
Letter from Hannah Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Joseph Gurney's Bank, Norwich, concerning mutual acquaintances and family matters.
Address: Whitby, Yorkshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/90   13 November [18]05
Letter from J[ane] Chapman to her cousin, [Hannah] Gurney at Joseph Gurney's Bank, Norwich, concerning family matters, a visit to Newcastle and the French war.
Address: Stakesby, Yorkshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/91   27 November 1805
Letter from Richard Gurney to his nieces, Hannah, Jane and Elizabeth Gurney at the Grove, Lakenham, Norfolk, concerning a mare he was sending to them.
Address: N[orth] Rep[p]s, Norfolk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/92   [17 February 1806]
Letter from E[mma] Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Grove, Norwich, concerning family matters, with a postscript from [Hannah Chapman].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/93   [June 1806]
Letter from Jane Gurney to [?her daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth Gurney] at Barclays, [Tritton] and Bevan's, Bankers, London, concerning family and personal matters.
Address: [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/94   23 February 1807
Letter from Mary Gurney to Hannah Gurney at Grove, Norwich, conveying thanks to Hannah's mother for a present and hospitality.
Address: Coltishall, Norfolk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/95   11 May 1807
Letter from W[illiam] Wilberforce to Jona[than] Backhouse [Senior] at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the unfounded rumour of an election union between Wilberforce and [Henry] Lascelles, and mentioning [Thomas] Clarkson.
Address: Leeds, Yorkshire.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, part missing.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/96   6 June 1808
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Gurney at Robert Barclay's, Bury Hill, Dorking, Surrey, concerning family matters and the funeral of Robert Freshfield.
Address: Norwich.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/97   13 June 1808
Letter from Emma Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Robert Barclay's, Bury Hill, Dorking, Surrey, inviting the latter to visit the Chapmans.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/98   21 June 1808
Letter from H. Gurney to Hannah Gurney at Robert Barclay's, Bury Hill, Dorking, Surrey, concerning the death of the writer's brother, B-.
Address: Upton.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/99   1 July 1808
Letter from Jo[seph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Gurney at Sam[ue]l Hoare Junior's, Hampstead, London, concerning the development of her faith and family matters.
Address: Norwich.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/100   25 July 1808
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Gurney at Abel Chapman's, Woodford, Essex, concerning personal and family matters and the funeral of Simon Martin.
Address: Cromer, Norfolk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/101   7 January 1809
"List of the Principal Additions and Improvements, Contained in the First volume of the Octavo edition of Murray's English Grammar" with (p.2) a letter from Lindley Murray to Jonathan Backhouse Junior, banker, at Darlington, Co. Durham, 7 January 1809, concerning this list and asking for comments on the design and execution of the "Grammar".
Address: York.
Paper (Printed "List")   4pp.
BAC/102   30 [January] 1809
[?Draft] letter, with pencil emendations, from Jonathan Backhouse Junior to Joseph Gurney, concerning Quaker matters and Jonathan Backhouse's affection for Joseph Gurney's daughter, Hannah.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/103   22 June 1810
Letter from Elizabeth Fry to Jonathan "Bacchus" [Jonathan Backhouse Junior] at Darlington, Co. Durham, encouraging him in his acquaintanceship with Hannah Gurney.
Address: Plashet, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/104   11 March 1811
Letter from E[mma] Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Grove, Norwich, [concerning the latter's forthcoming marriage].
Address: St. Thomas's.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/105   20 March 1811
Letter from J[ane] Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Joseph Gurney's, Grove, Norwich, concerning Hannah Gurney's forthcoming marriage and family matters.
Address: Stakesby, Yorkshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/106   23 April 1811
Copy of the certificate of the marriage of Jonathan Backhouse, banker, of Darlington, Co. Durham, son of Jonathan Backhouse, banker, of Darlington and Ann his wife, and Hannah Chapman Gurney, daughter of Joseph Gurney, banker, of Norwich and Jane his wife, at the Quaker Meeting House in Norwich on 23 April 1811.
Witnesses: George Barritt Eaton, Lawrence Candler, miller, of Cringleford, Norfolk and Joseph Geldart Junior, wine merchant, of Norwich.
Copy made by John Chipchase, Register to Stockton Monthly Meeting, at Stockton, Co. Durham, 12 December 1812, from the copy made by Joseph Oxley, Register to Norwich Monthly Meeting, at Norwich, 7 October 1812.
Paper   1f.
BAC/107   23 April 1811
Letter from E[mma] Chapman to [Jonathan and Hannah] Backhouse at Jos[eph] Gurney's, Norwich, congratulating them on their marriage.
Address: St. Thomas's.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/108   2 May 1811
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Sam. G's, c/o Richardson, Overend & Co., Lombard Street, London, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Norwich.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/109   8 May 1811
a) Letter from Jane Gurney Junior to her sister, Hannah Backhouse at Abel Chapman's, Woodford, Essex, concerning personal matters.
b) Letter from J[oseph] G[urney] to [his son-in-law and daughter, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse] at Woodford, concerning family matters and the illness of the writer's brother.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/110   2 June 1811
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his son-in-law, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at Jos[eph] Fry's, Mildred Court, [?Poultny], London, concerning some papers and the illness of the writer's brother.
Address: Lakenham, Norfolk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/111   4 June 1811
Letter from Chris. Gurney to [?his] cousin, Hannah "Bachous" [Backhouse], concerning a gift of books.
Address: 2 "Pacts Corner".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/112   25 June 1811
Letter from Jo[seph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters and the illness of the writer's brother.
Address: Keswick, [Norfolk].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/113   20 July 1811
Letter from D. B[ackhouse] to [?his] nephew, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters and mutual acquaintances.
Address: Lancaster.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/114   26 November 1811
Letter from Hannah Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at the Green Dragon, Bishopgate Street, London, concerning personal and famiIy matters.
Address: Blackwell, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/115   28 November 1811
Letter from Hannah Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at the Green Dragon, Bishopgate Street, London, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Blackwell, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials, "HCB".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/116   3 December 1811
Letter from Priscilla H. Gurney to her cousin, Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Rd. Reynolds', James Square, Bristol.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/117   4 December 1811
Letter from Hannah Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at the Green Dragon, Bishopgate Street, London, concerning personal matters.
Address: Blackwell, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/118   25 January [1812]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the appointment of a servant and other domestic matters, with a postscript from Rachel Gurney, sister of Hannah Backhouse.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/119   3 February 1812
Letter from J[ane] G[urney Junior] to [her sister], Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the appointment of a servant.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/120   15 March 1812
a) Letter from A[nna] G[urney] to [her cousin], Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the present of a book and family matters.
b) Letter from Rachel Gurney, mother of Anna Gurney, to her niece, Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, concerning family matters.
Address: North Repps, [Norfolk].
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/121   3 September 1812
Letter from P[riscilla] H. Gurney to her cousin, Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters and the disposal of a legacy bequeathed to the writer.
Address: Isaac C-dson's, Ayton Street, Manchester, Lancashire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/122   8 September [1812]
Letter from J[ane] G[urney Junior] to her parents, Joseph and Jane Gurney at J. Backhouse's, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning [the birth of a child to Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse] and the death of Alexander Barclay.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/123   28 January 1813
Order by Edward Ferrand and William Twiss, Justices of the Peace, that John Hustler, Quaker, of Bradford, Yorkshire should pay £7.14.2½d. church rates and 6s. costs to the churchwardens of Bradford.
Signed by Edw[ar]d Ferrand and W[illia]m Twiss.
Paper (Printed form)   1f.
BAC/124   9 July 1813
Letter from John B[ackhouse] to his brother, Jonathan B[ackhouse] Junior at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning family matters.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Seal: Remains of 1 red wax seal, papered.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/125   24 July 1813
Letter from Anna Gurney to Hannah Backhouse at John Gurney's, Lynn Regis, Norfolk, concerning family matters.
Address: Keswick, [Norfolk].
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/126   [7 November] 1813
Letter from Hannah Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse Junior, c/o Richardson, Overend & Co., Lombard Street, London, concerning personal and family matters. Address: Blackwell, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/127   10 March 1814
Letter from Jane Gurney [Junior] to [her sister], Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters and the illness of [her cousin], John [Gurney].
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/128   18 July 1814
Letter from Hannah Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters.
Address: Cromer, [Norfolk].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/129   10 September 1814
Letter from Jonathan Backhouse to his son, Jonathan Backhouse Junior, concerning family matters.
Address: Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
BAC/130   21 September [1814]
Letter from J[ane] G[urney] to her daughter, Hannah Backhouse, concerning the funeral of a cousin, J.G. Bevan, and family matters.
Address: Cromer, [Norfolk].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/131   21 September 1814
Poem on [William] Wilberforce and slavery, written by Miss Brady at Darlington, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/132   15 April 1815
Letter from Rachel Gurney to her sister, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal matters and mutual acquaintances.
Address: Lympstone, Devon.
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the motto, "In Cruce Spero".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/133   20 June 1815
Letter from Rachel Gurney to her mother, Jane Gurney at 14 Russell Square, London, concerning family matters and mutual acquaintances.
Address: Exmouth, Devon.
Seals: 2 red wax seals, both damaged, one bearing the initials, "R G".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/134   1 July 1815
Letter from J[ane] G[urney Junior] to [her sister], Hannah Backhouse at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the death of Aunt Church and family matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/135   7 December [1815]
Letter from P[riscilla] Gurney to Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the forthcoming marriage of the writer's sister, Richenda Gurney and other family matters.
Address: Earlham, [Norfolk].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/136   14 February 1816
Letter from J[onathan] B[ackhouse] J[unior] to his wife, Hannah Backhouse at [14 Beacon Hill], Exmouth, Devon, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: London.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/137   [22 February] 1816 (endorsed 1817)
Letter from J[onathan] B[ackhouse Junior] to his wife, Hannah Backhouse at 14 [Beacon Hill], Exmouth, Devon, concerning personal and family matters and a visit to Darlington by S[i]r Gervaise O'Carrol.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/138   6 June 1816
Letter from Abel Chapman to Jonathan Backhouse [Junior] at Robert Barclay's, Russell Square, [London], concerning a pension for Ralph Ellinor.
Address: Trinity House.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/139   15 May 1817
Letter from P[riscilla] Gurney to Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters.
Address: Wanstead, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/140   15 September 1817
Birth certificate of Joseph Gurney Backhouse, son of Jonathan Backhouse Junior, banker, of Darlington, Co. Durham and Hannah his wife.
Place of birth: Lakenham, Norwich.
Witnesses: Jane Gurney, Jane Frank and [William Dalrymple].
Note: "Norwich Monthly Meet[in]g [10 mo./9th 1817] J.[J]. Gurney".
Parchment   1m.
BAC/141   15-17 June 1818
Message of exhortation from the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends held on Rhode Island, [U.S.A.], 15-17 June 1818, to the Yearly Meeting of Women Friends in London.
Signed by Mary Rotch, Clerk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/142   8 August 1818
Letter from Elizabeth Fry to Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham concerning access to prisons and the death of the daughter of the writer's sister, Louisa [Hoare].
Address: Plashet, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/143   12 October 1818
Letter from E[lizabeth] F[ry] to Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning religious instruction in prisons and family matters, including the education of the Frys' sons, and with a postscript from Katharine Fry, [daughter of Elizabeth Fry].
Address: Plashet, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/144   22 October 1818
Letter from Joseph Fry to his "cousin", Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the visit of Elizabeth Fry and a party to 35 prisons in Scotland and the North of England, their entertainment by Lord and Lady Derby, and the education of the Frys' sons.
Address: London.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/145   3 November 1818
Letter from E[lizabeth] F[ry] to her cousins, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning her sons' education.
Address: Plashet, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/146   27 August 1819
Letter from Samuel Gurney to his cousin, Hannah Backhouse at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning the illness of [his sister], Priscilla [Gurney].
Address: Upton.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/147   17 September 1819
Letter from E[lizabeth] Fry to Hannah Backhouse at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning the illness of [her sister], Priscilla [Gurney] and the possibility of Priscilla's marriage.
Address: Plashet, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/148   7 November 1819
Letter from J[ane] G[urney] to her daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/149   20 January 1820
Letter from Joseph Gurney to his grandson, Jonathan Backhouse, son of Jonathan Backhouse Junior, at Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Norwich.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/150   10 March 1820
Letter from J[oseph] G[urney] to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the wedding of his daughter, Jane to Henry Birkbeck.
Address: Lakenham, [Norfolk].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/151   21 October 1820
Letter from E[lizabeth] Fry to Hannah Backhouse at Jonathan Backhouse Junior's Bank, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Kendal, [Westmorland].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/152   [23 May 1821]
a) Letter from J[ane] G[urney] to her daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning family matters.
b) Letter from J[oseph] G[urney] to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Cromer, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Knotts Green, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/153   [? 10 July 1821]
Letter from J[oseph] G[urney] to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters.
Address: Witham, [Essex].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/154   30 August 1821
Certificate of the marriage of John Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire, son of Jane [Carter] and the late William Hustler, merchant, of Bradford, and Phebe Travel Fuller, daughter of Phebe Fuller and the late Travel Fuller [Junior], yeoman, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, at the Quaker Meeting House in Paddock near Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
Signed by John Hustler, Phebe Travel Fuller and 60 witnesses.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/155   31 January 1822
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah [Backhouse], concerning family matters. Address: Lakenham, [Norfolk].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/156   27 February 1822
Translation of a letter from Magdelain Benezet to Mary Dudley, concerning Quaker activities.
Address: "Congenies".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/157   19 March 1822
Extract from the minutes of the Friends' Monthly Meeting held at Darlington, Co. Durham on 19 March 1822, containing a memorial to the late Mary Pease of Darlington, a "Minister" for about 40 years, who died 17 July 1821, aged 85, and was buried at Darlington, 22 July 1821.
Copy made by John Pease, Clerk of Darlington Monthly Meeting.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/158   29 May 1822
Birth certificate of William Hustler, son of John Hustler Junior, merchant, of Bradford, Yorkshire and Phebe his wife.
Place of birth: Bradford.
Witnesses: John Ness Blakey, surgeon, Mary Adamson and Hannah Smithies.
Note that the certificate was examined at Brighouse, Yorkshire Monthly Meeting, 20 September 1822, by John King, Clerk.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/159   9 May 1824
Letter from [Elizabeth Fry] to Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning the ill-health of the former, with a postscript from Hannah Fry, [daughter of Elizabeth Fry].
Address: Upton.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/160   16 June 1824
Letter from J[oseph] G[urney] to his son-in-law, Jonathan Backhouse Junior at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters, the funeral of Thomas [Tallowin] and investment in the wool trade.
Address: Gr[ove, Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal, papered.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/161   5 March [1825]
Letter from J[ane] G[urney] to her daughter, Hannah Bachouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerniing family matters.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/162   30 October 1825
Birth certificate of Christiana Hird Hustler, daughter of John Hustler, merchant, of Hill Side near Bradford, Yorkshire and Phebe his wife.
Place of birth: Hill Side.
Witnesses: John Ness Blakey, surgeon, Hannah Smithies and Mary [Skinar].
Note that the certificate was examined at Brighouse, Yorkshire Monthly Meeting, 23 December 1825, by James Bolton, Clerk.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/163   20 December 1825
Certificate of the marriage of Charles Fox, merchant, of Perranarworthal, Cornwall, son of Elizabeth Fox and the late Robert Were Fox, merchant, of Falmouth, Cornwall, and Sarah Hustler of Ulverston, Lancashire, daughter of Jane [Carter] and the late William Hustler, merchant, of Undercliffe, Bradford, Yorkshire, at the Quaker Meeting House in Swarthmoor, Lancashire.
Signed by Charles Fox, Sarah Hustler and 56 witnesses.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/164   22 December 1825
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse, concerning personal and family matters and including mention of Th[oma]s Shillitoe and Isaac Stevenson.
Address: Norwich.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/165a   28 September 1826
Open letter from Isaac Stephenson and J[onathan] and H[annah] Bachouse to "the Inhabitants of Richmond and its Vicinity" among whom they have "laboured .... in word and doctrine". Their readers are exhorted to repent and submit to the Holy Spirit.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Paper (Printed)   2ff.
BAC/165b
Another copy of 165a.
Paper (Printed)   2ff.
BAC/166   27 October 1826
Birth certificate of Juliet Mary Fox, daughter of Charles Fox, merchant, of Perran in the parish of Perranarworthal, Cornwall and Sarah his wife.
Place of birth: Perran.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Fox and Joseph Fox.
Note - that the certificate was examined at the West Division of Cornwall Monthly Meeting held at Falmouth, 19 December 1826, by Alfred Jenkin, Clerk.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/167   15 October 1827
Letter from Henry G. Backhouse to his parents, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Jonathan Backhouse's Bank, Newcastle, concerning his new school.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Seal: Remains of 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/168   4 November [1827]
Letter from Henry G. Backhouse to his mother, Hannah Backhouse at Jonathan Backhouse's Bank, Sunderland, Co. Darham, concerning family matters.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials, "H B".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/169   5 January 1828
Birth certificate of Jane Catherine Fox, daughter of Charles Fox of Perran in the parish of Perranarworthal, Cornwall and Sarah his wife.
Place of birth: Perran.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Fox and Ann Dunstone.
Note that the certificate was examined at the West Division of Cornwall Monthly Meeting held at Redruth, 20 February 1828, by Alfred Jenkin, Clerk.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/170   26 May 1828
List of "Cheap Books" for sale at the shop of the late William Phillips in George Yard, Lombard Street, London.
Paper (Printed)   1f.
BAC/171   14 February [1829]
a) Letter from Henry G. Backhouse to his mother, Hannah Backhouse at Thomas Christy Wakefield's, Moyallon near Gilford, Co. Down, Ireland, concerning family and school matters.
b) Letter from Selfe Smith to her cousin, Hannah Backhouse at Moyallon, concerning Henry Backhouse.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the remains of a motto.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/172   21 February 1829
a) Letter from Ann Backhouse to her mother, Hannah Backhouse at J.N. Richardson's, Lisburn, Ireland, concerning family matters.
b) Letter from M[aria] H. to Hannah Backhouse at Lisburn, concerning family matters and containing an extract from a letter from [Abel] Chapman to [Joseph and Jane Gurney].
c) Letter from J[oseph] J[ohn] Gurney to his cousins, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Lisburn, concerning their visit to Ireland and family matters.
d) Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Lisburn, concerning personal and family matters and Hannah's work in Ireland.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials "J G".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/173   23 February [1829]
Letter from Henry G. Backhouse to his mother, Hannah Backhouse at Ja[me]s Richardson's, Lisburn, Ireland, concerning personal matters.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/174   27 March [1829]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her son-in-law and daughter, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse, concerning family matters, a case at Thetford Assizes, [Norfolk] and the Backhouses' work in Ireland.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/175   23 April 1829
Birth certificate of Sarah Jane Hustler, daughter of John Hustler the Younger, merchant, of Hill Side near Bradford, Yorkshire and Phebe his wife.
Place of birth: Hill Side.
Witnesses: John Ness Blakey, surgeon, Fanny Rollinson and Hannah Smithies.
Note that the certificate was examined at Brighouse, Yorkshire Monthly Meeting, 19 June 1829, by James Bolton, Clerk.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/176   [29 November 1829]
Letter from Jane Backhouse to her parents, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Jonathan Backhouse's Bank, Newcastle, concerning family and general matters.
Address: Polam Hill, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/177   13 August 1830
Letter from Jos[eph] Gurney to his son-in-law and daughter, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at J.R. Willis's, New York, U.S.A., concerning family matters, the Backhouses' work in America, James Purdy, a settler in New York province, the abdication of Charles X of France and the recent British elections.
Address: Cromer, [Norfolk].
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials, " R G ".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/178   8 September 1830
Letter from Hannah Backhouse to her son, Edmund Backhouse, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: New York, U.S.A.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/179   29 October 1830
Letter from Martha Hawxhurst to William Hartshorn, concerning the relationship between English and American Quakers with an explanation of her interpretation of various points of Quaker doctrine and defence of the teachings of Elias Hicks.
Address: New York, U.S.A.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/180   29 November 1830
Letter from Henry G. Backhouse to his mother, [Hannah Backhouse], concerning school affairs and personal matters.
Address: Tottenham.
Paper   1f.
BAC/181
a) 1 January 1831
Letter from H[annah] Backhouse to her son, Edmund Backhouse at Grove, Norwich, concerning personal and family matters.
b) 8 January 1831
Letter from [Jonathan Backhouse] to his son, Edmund Backhouse at Grove, concerning personal matters.
Address: New York, U.S.A.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged, bearing the remains of a motto.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/182   29 January 1831
Letter from J[oseph] Pease J[unior] to [his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse], concerning [the death of Joseph Gurney], family and Quaker matters and political conditions in Ireland, England and Europe.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/183   12 March 1831
Letter from H[udson] Gurney to Jonathan Backhouse at J.R. Willis's, New York, U.S.A., concerning [the death of Joseph Gurney] and family matters, the political situation in England and his fear of war in Europe.
Address: St. James's Square.
Seal: 1 black wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/184   23-26 March 1831
Letter from Jane Backhouse to her father, Jonathan Backhouse, concerning a visit to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and Lowestoft, Suffolk and a local trial.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/185   16 April 1831
Letter from J[onathan] B[ackhouse] to his son, Edmund Backhouse, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Philadelphia, [U.S.A.].
Paper   1f.
BAC/186   23 May 1831
Letter from H[annah] Backhouse to her son, Edmund Backhouse, concerning personal matters.
Address: New York, U.S.A.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/187   8 June 1831
Letter from John Cox to Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A., concerning mutual acquaintances, Quaker matters and the Backhouses' work in America.
Address: Oxmead.
Seal: 1 wax seal, papered.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/188   9 June 1831
Advertisement for a hackney coach, no. 45, owned by Joseph Henry of 10 Raspberry Alley, between Locust and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, [U.S.A.].
Card   1f.
BAC/189   24 August 1831
(1) Mr. Backhouse.
(2) A. Kunz.
(3) W. T. Daugherty.
Receipted tailor's bill for 11 [dollars] from (3) on behalf of (2) to (1).
Signed by (3).
Address: Beaford.
Paper   1f.
BAC/190   30 September 1831
Letter from E[dward] Backhouse to his brother, Jona[than] Backhouse at John Smith's, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, U.S.A., concerning business and political matters and the writer's fear of civil war if the Reform Bill were to be rejected by the House of Lords.
Address: Sunderland, Co. Durham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/191
a) 28 January 1832
Letter from Jane [Backhouse] to her parents, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Abijah Chase's, Salem, [U.S.A.], concerning family matters, Daniel Wheeler and his mission, and conversations with Elizabeth Fry.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
b) 28 January 1832
Letter from Ann B[ackhouse] to her parents, Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Salem, concerning family matters.
Address: [Grove, Norwich].
c) No date.
Letter from J[oseph] Pease J[unior] to [his brother-in-law and sister-in-law], Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Salem, concerning family matters and mutual acquaintances.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/192   19 and 20 April 1832
Letter from J[oseph] Pease J[u]n[ior] to [his brother-in-law and sister-in-law], Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse at Thomas Stewartson's, Philadelphia, [U.S.A.], concerning family and business matters, the Backhouses' work in America and a Quaker mission to Ireland, and a variety of topics of current importance, e.g. resistance to tithes, violence in Ireland and the West Indian colonies, the extent of the cholera epidemic and its effect on business, the Reform Bill and the need for radical reform of Church and State, the London-Birmingham railway scheme, a Bill to promote a railway to Hartlepool, Co. Durham, and the construction of a new harbour there, Bills for building docks on the north and south banks of the river at Sunderland, Co. Durham, the Clarence Co. Bill, a glut of coal, the renewal of the Bank Charter and complaints from West Indian planters.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/193   [15 October 1832]
Letter from H[enry] G. Backhouse to his father, Jonathan Backhouse at the Bank, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family and school matters.
Address: Tottenham.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/194   16 October [1832]
a) Letter from Jane Gurney to her [son-in-law], Jonathan Backhouse at the Bank, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters.
b) Letter from Ann B[ackhouse] to her father, Jonathan Backhouse at Darlington, concerning family matters.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: Remains of 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/195
a) 23 May [1834] (dated 1833 but no. 195b and the postmark are dated 1834)
Letter from Edmund Backhouse to his mother, Hannah Backhouse at William Jenkins', Providence, R[hode] I[sland], U.S.A., concerning school matters.
Address: Tottenham.
b) 23 May 1834
Letter from H[enry] G. Backhouse to his father, Jonathan Backhouse at Providence, concerning school and family matters.
Address: Tottenham.
c) 24 May [1834] Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, H[annah Backhouse] at Providence, concerning family matters and the prospect of the Backhouses' return to England.
Address: London.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/196   15 October 1835
Birth certificate of Phebe Elizabeth Gray Hustler, daughter of John Hustler the Younger, merchant, of Bolton House, Calverley, Yorkshire and Phebe Travel his wife.
Place of birth: Bolton House.
Witnesses: William Sharp, surgeon, of Bradford, Yorkshire, Hannah Davies of Huddersfield, Yorkshire and Hannah Smithies of Bolton, [Yorkshire].
Note that the certificate was examined at the Brighouse, Yorkshire Monthly Meeting, 4 December 1835, by Benj[ami]n Ecroyd, Clerk.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/197   [1835]
Letter from J[onathan] B[ackhouse] to his wife H[annah] Backhouse at N. Hunt's, Springfield, [? U.S.A.], concerning their future movements [in America] and a possible meeting.
Address: New Salem, [U.S.A.].
Seal: Remains of 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/198   3 November 1835
Letter from [I.R.S.] to Hannah Backhouse, c/o Cropper Benson & Co., Liverpool, concerning mutual acquaintances among American Friends and the Quaker Yearly Meeting at Baltimore, [U.S.A.], at which it was decided to send a certificate of appreciation to Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse for their work with the Meeting.
Address: West Hill. [? Baltimore]
Paper   2ff.
BAC/199   27 January 1836
Testimonial from the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Philadelphia, [U.S.A.] to the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Darlington, Co. Durham and the Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Durham, concerning the work of Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse in Philadelphia. The testimonial is addressed to Jonathan Backhouse at Darlington.
Signed by Charles Yarnall and Abigail Nicholson, Clerks, 62 members of the Philadelphia Meeting and Tho[ma]s Stewardson and Thomas Wistar, "Two of the Correspond[en]ts for the Yearly Meet[in]g held at London".
Note that the testimonial was recorded.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, papered.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/200   26 September 1836
Letter from Edmund Backhouse to his mother, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning his visits to Cambridge and York.
Address: Tottenham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/201   24 and 26 April 1837
Letter from C[harles] Fox to [his wife], S[arah] Fox at Bolton House, Bradford, Yorkshire,concerning family matters, especially the illness of [his sister], Elizabeth [Gubbins], and his stay in Portugal.
Address: Lisbon, Portugal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/202   5 December [1837]
Letter from Jane Gurney to her daughters, H[annah] Backhouse and E[mma] Pease on the seventh anniversary of the death of her husband, [Joseph Gurney], concerning the manner of his death.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/203   15 February 1838
Division list on Grote's motion in the House of Commons "That leave be given to bring in a Bill for taking the Votes of Parliamentary Electors by way of Ballot."
2nd. ed. Annotated: "With Mr. Hume's Comp[limen]ts." [Joseph Hume, M.P. for Kilkenny, Ireland].
Paper (Printed)   1f.
BAC/204   23 June 1838
a) Letter from Ann B[ackhouse] to her father, Jona[than] Backhouse, c/o Barclay & Co., Bankers, London, concerning family matters, with a note to [her sister], Jane B[ackhouse].
b) Letter from John Backhouse to his brother,Jona[than] Backhouse in London, concerning business matters and the death of Anna Thorne.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/205   25 June 1838
a) Letter from E[dmund] Backhouse to his father, Jonathan Backhouse at Barclay's & Co., [54] Lombard Street, London, concerning family matters.
b) Letter from Ann B[ackhouse] to her mother, [Hannah Backhouse], concerning family matters.
Address: Polam Hill, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/206   25 December 1838
Copy of a letter from Joseph John Gurney to the grandchildren (Backhouses, Birkbecks, Barclays and Peases) of his aunt, Jane Gurney, concerning the character of their grandfather, the late Joseph Gurney, Quaker views respecting "the supreme, immediate, and perceptible government of Jesus Christ over his church, by the influence of his Holy Spirit", and the writer's impressions of America.
Address: New York, U.S.A.
Paper (Printed)   8pp.
BAC/207   23 September 1839
Letter from E[dmund] Backhouse to his sister, Jane B[ackhouse] at Jonathan Backhouse's, Polam Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family and school matters and mutual acquaintances.
Address: Tottenham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/208   28 September and 1 October 1839
Letter from Edmund Backhouse to his sister, Ann B[ackhouse] at Jonathan Backhouse's, Polam Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Tottenham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/209   8 October 1839
Letter from E[dmund] Backhouse to his mother, H[annah] B[ackhouse] at Jonathan Backhouse's, Polam Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Tottenham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/210   9 March 1840
Letter from E[dmund] Backhouse to his mother, Hannah Backhouse, c/o Carlisle Post Office, Cumberland, concerning family and school matters and mentioning cousin E[lizabeth] Fry's meeting for young Friends before her departure for the Continent.
Address: Tottenham.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/211   10 April 1842
Letter from M. Hustler to H[annah] Backhouse at Polam Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters and mutual acquaintances.
Address: Cherry Hill.
Seal: 1 red wafer bearing the motto, "LOVE".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/212   13 July 1842
Letter from Edward Pease to his "cousin", H[annah] Backhouse, concerning family matters, including the illness of J[oseph] J[ohn] G[urney], and the writer's proposed foreign mission.
Address: Darlington, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/213   17 October 1842
Letter from John Bright to Hannah Backhouse, concerning [the death of her husband, Jonathan Backhouse].
Address: Rochdale, Lancashire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/214   [1844]
Catalogue of estates at Carlton, Bradford, Eccleshill, Yeadon, Rawdon, Allerton, Wilsden and Eldwick, Yorkshire to be sold by Benjamin Ecroyd, conveyancer, of Market Street, Bradford and Jo. Thompson, solicitor, of Hustler's Buildings, Bradford, the trustees under the will of the late John Hustler, Esq., of Undercliffe, [Bradford], with marginal annotations concerning sale prices.
Paper (Printed, with MS. annotations)   1f.
BAC/215   10 September 1845
Letter from Edm[und] Backhouse to his mother, H[annah] Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning his holiday in Germany and Switzerland.
Address: Zürich, Switzerland.
Heading: Printed view of Zürich by R. Dikenman, painter, of Neustadt.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/216   22 September [18]48
Anonymous account of the marriage of E[dmund] Backhouse and J[uliet] M[ary] Fox at the Quaker Meeting House in Falmouth, Cornwall on 22 September [18]48.
cf. no. 280.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/217   26 March 1849
Letter from Ja[me]s Backhouse to his "cousin", H[annah] Backhouse, concerning an epistle to be sent to Quakers in Australia, the funeral of Eliz[abe]th Procter, formerly Slinger, at Selby, Yorkshire and mutual acquaintances.
Address: York.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/218   6 April 1849
Letter from Ja[me]s Backhouse to his "cousin", H[annah] Backhouse, concerning the state of the Quaker church in Australia.
Address: York.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/219   20 April 1849
Letter from Ja[me]s Backhouse to his "cousin", H[annah] Backhouse, concerning mutual acquaintances and the mission of George Fordyce Story, M.D. and Thomas Mason to Quakers in South Australia.
Address; York.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/220   3 July [1859]
Letter from C[harles] Fox to [his wife], S[arah] Fox at the Kurhaus, Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, concerning mutual acquaintances, his visit to Holland, Dutch preparations for a European crisis and the conversion of some Dutch Jews to Quaker beliefs.
Address: Amsterdam, Holland.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/221   7 July [18]59
Letter from C[harles] Fox to [his wife], Sarah Fox at the Kurhaus, Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, concerning his visit to Switzerland and Germany and family matters.
Address: Bâle, Switzerland.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/222   11 April [18]61
Letter from C[harles] Fox to [his son-in-law], Edmund [Backhouse], concerning business matters. Address: Trebah, [Falmouth], Cornwall.
Paper   4ff.
BAC/223   [18]65
Letter from Jed. [Jonathan Edmund Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning school matters.
Address: Rugby, Warwickshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/224   18 February [18]65
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning school matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/225   19 ____ [18]65
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to Bob ____, concerning school matters.
Address: Rugby, Warwickshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/226   [1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning school matters and a visit to Warwick Castle.
Address: Rugby, Warwickshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/227   [6 March 1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet] Backhouse at Villa Syracusa, Torquay, Devon, concerning his wish to be confirmed and school matters.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/228   12 March 1865
Letter from James Surtees Phillpotts to [Juliet] Backhouse, recommending that Jed. Backhouse should be confirmed and discussing the Quaker attitude towards confirmation.
Address: Rugby, Warwickshire.
Paper   5ff.
BAC/229   [April 1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning his baptism and confirmation and school matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/230   [April 1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning his [first] communion.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/231   [1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning school matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/232   13 October 1865
Letter from F.F. [Tuckett] to Juliet [Backhouse], concerning a visit to Rugby School.
Address: Frenchay, Gloucestershire.
Paper   4ff.
BAC/233   [22 October 1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet] Backhouse at Middleton Lodge near Richmond, Yorkshire, concerning school matters.
Address: Rev. P. Bowden Smith's, Rugby School, Warwickshire.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/234   [?1865]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet Backhouse], concerning school and family matters.
Address: Rev. P. Bowden Smith's, Rugby School, Warwickshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/235   [2 June 1866]
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his mother, [Juliet] Backhouse at Middleton Lodge near Richmond, Yorkshire, concerning his visit to Cornwall.
Address: Penzance, Cornwall.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/236
Letter from J[ames] S[urtees] Phillpotts to [Juliet] Backhouse at Middleton Lodge, Richmond, Yorkshire, concerning the battle of Sadowa, [Bohemia] and Jed. [Backhouse's] health and studies.
Address: Rugby, Warwickshire.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/237   23 September - 27 October [1866]
"Character Paper" from Rugby School, concerning the progress of [Jonathan Edmund] Backhouse from 23 September until 27 October [1866].
Signed by J[ames] S[urtees] Phillpotts, tutor.
Paper   1f.
BAC/238   18 October [18]67
Letter from C[harles] Fox to [his son-in-law], Edmund Backhouse, concerning business and mining matters.
Address: Trebah, [Falmouth], Cornwall.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/239   21 November [18]71
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his grandmother, [Sarah] Fox at Trebah, Falmouth, Cornwall, concerning his forthcoming marriage.
Address: 38, Clarges Street, [London].
Note on envelope: "Jed's last letter before his intended wedding day 22/11/71. never to be destroyed".
Paper   6ff. (and envelope)
BAC/240   29 November 1871
Letter from Jed. [Backhouse] to his grandmother, [Sarah] Fox at Trebah, Falmouth, Cornwall, concerning his wedding that day.
Address: Dover, Kent.
Note on envelope: "Jed's on his wedding day 29/11/71".
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/241   29 November 1871
Letter from H[arriet] J[ane], Lady Salusbury-Trelawny to [Sarah] Fox at Trebah, Falmouth, Cornwall, concerning the wedding of [Jonathan Edmund Backhouse and the writer's daughter, Florence].
Address: Alexandra Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London.
Paper   2ff. (and envelope)
BAC/242   [30 November 1871]
Letter from [Juliet Backhouse] to her mother, [Sarah] Fox at Trebah, Falmouth, Cornwall, concerning a visit from Lady Salusbury-Trelawny and the writer's health.
Note on envelope: "30/11/7 [sic] JMB's letter the day after the wedding describing Lady Trelawny".
Paper   2ff. (and envelope) (Final part missing)
BAC/243   [?December 1871]
Letter from Julia [? Sarah Juliet Backhouse] to her grandmother, [Sarah Fox], concerning the royal family, Jed. [Backhouse's] wedding and family matters.
Paper   6ff. (Beginning missing)
BAC/244   26 July 1877
Obituary notice of Robert Were Fox, F.R.S., [died 25 July 1877 ], reprinted from the West Briton of 26 July 1877.
Paper (Printed)   1f.
BAC/245   20-27 April 1878 and n.d.
Obituary notices of Charles Fox of Trebah, [Falmouth], Cornwall, [died 18 April 1878 ], consisting of newspaper cuttings, a manuscript copy of an article from The British Friend by William Ball, a report of William Browne's appreciation of Charles Fox given in the Friends' Meeting at Plymouth, Devon and copies of extracts from letters concerning Charles Fox. Some of the notices bear annotations dealing with the order in which they were to appear in a printed memorial.
Paper   12ff. (8 items)
Undated Correspondence and Papers
BAC/246    [Late 18th. or early 19th cent.]
Account [?by Jane Gurney] of the "Employment for the day" of [?her daughters], Hannah [Gurney] and Jane [Gurney Junior].
Paper   1f.
BAC/247   [c. 1803-1808]
Letter from E[mma] Chapman to her cousin, Hannah Gurney, concerning personal and family matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/248   [c. 1803-1811]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, Hannah [Gurney] at John Kerrich's, Harleston, Norfolk, concerning family matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/249   [c. 1804-1811]
Letter from R[achel] Gurney to her niece, Hannah Gurney at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning family matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/250   [c. 1805-1811]
Letter from R[achel] Gurney to her niece, H[annah] Gurney at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning family matters.
Address: Keswick.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/251   6 September [?c.1805-1811]
Letter from Jane Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Joseph Gurney's Bank, Norwich, concerning family matters and mutual acquaintances.
Address: Stakesby, Yorkshire.
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the initials, "JC", damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/252   [29 May 1808] (incorrect pencil endorsement, 23 May 1818)
Letter from Jane Gurney [Junior] to her sister, Hannah Gurney c/o Barclay, Tritton and Bevan's, Bankers, London, concerning family matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/253   2 September [before 1811]
Letter from Hannah Chapman to Hannah Gurney at Cromer, Norfolk, concerning visits to Hull and Scarborough in Yorkshire, family matters and the death by drowning of cousin Bill Mellar.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/254   [After 1811]
Letter from J[oseph] G[urney] to his daughter, Hannah [Backhouse], concerning family matters.
Address: Lakenham, [Norfolk].
Paper   1f.
BAC/255   [c.1811-1814]
Letter from Jo[seph] Gurney to his daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Witham Common.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/256   27 January [c.1811-1814]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to [her daughter], Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning personal and family matters.
Seal: 1 red wax seal.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/257   [c.1812-1814]
Letter from J[ane] G[urney] to [her daughter], Hannah Backhouse at William Aldham's, Leeds, Yorkshire, concerning family matters.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/258   19 October [c.1813-1817]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to [her daughter], Hannah {Backhouse], concerning family matters and including mention of "young" William Wilberforce.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/259   [? c.1814]
Letter from H[annah] Backhouse to her husband, Jonathan Backhouse Junior, c/o Robert Spence, Secretary to the Bible Society, North Shields, Northumberland, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: "Paradise".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/260   8 September [c.1817-1820]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, Hannah Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters.
Address: Coggeshall, Essex.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/261   29 ____ [c. 1814-1821 ]
Letter from P[riscilla] G[urney] to her aunt, Jane Gurney at Grove, Norwich, concerning personal and family matters.
Seal: 1 black wax seal bearing the initial, "R".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/262   26 October [before 1820]
Letter from P[riscilla] G[urney] to Jane Gurney Junior at Grove, [Norwich], concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/263   [? c.1818]
Letter from E[mma?] Gurney to [?her sister], Hannah B[ackhouse] at Joseph Gurney's, Cromer, Norfolk, concerning personal and family matters.
Address: Newmarket.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/264   18 and 19 September [c.1827-1829]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, H[annah] Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters and mutual acquaintances and including mention of Wilberforce.
Address: Cromer, Norfolk.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/265   30 December [c. 1827-1829]
Letter from J[ane] Gurney to her daughter, H[annah] Backhouse at Darlington, Co. Durham, concerning family matters and mutual acquatintances.
Address: Grove, [Norwich].
Seal: 1 red wax seal bearing the name, "Jane".
Paper   2ff.
BAC/266   [After 1827]
Letter from E[dmund] B[ackhouse] to his mother, H[annah] B[ackhouse], concerning a present from his grandmother.
Paper   1f.
BAC/267   16 December [?1830]
Letter from Hannah Chapman to her cousins, Jonathan and [Hannah] Backhouse at J.R. Willis's, New York, U.S.A., concerning family matters.
Address: Woodford, [Essex].
Seal: 1 red wax seal, damaged.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/268   [?c.1832]
Letter from J[onathan] Backhouse to his mother[-in-law], Jane Gurney at Grove, Norwich, concerning family matters and his wife, [Hannah Backhouse]'s decision to continue her work in America.
Address: Polam, [Darlington, Co. Durham].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/269   [After 1830]
Letter, in which the writer and recipient are not named, containing an account of a voyage from America made by the writer, [possibly Hannah Backhouse], and mentioning friends in America.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/270   11 August [?1860's]
Letter from Emily [?Barclay] to Juliet [Backhouse], concerning family matters.
Address: Bury Hill, [Dorking, Surrey].
Paper   2ff.
BAC/271    No date.
a) Copy of a letter from J.D. to M.F., asking permission "to solicit for her affections".
b) Copy of M.F.'s refusal to agree to the above request.
c) Copy of J.D.'s acknowledgement of this reply.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/272
a) 19 September n.d.
Copy of an extract from a letter, in which the writer and recipient are not named, concerning the condition of slaves and the Quaker attitude towards slavery.
Address: East Nottingham, Maryland, U.S.A.
b) 27 September n.d.
Copy of an extract from a similar letter, in which the writer and recipient are not named, concerning the condition of slaves.
Address: Hartford County, Maryland, U.S.A.
Paper   2ff.
Journals
BAC/273   1797
The Daily Journal , a leather-bound pocket-book with a brass clasp, containing, inter alia , lists of peers, members of the House of Commons, admirals, London bankers etc. and details of recent legislation, taxes, stamp duties etc.
Daily diary entries concerning business and family matters were apparently made by William Hustler of Bradford, Yorkshire [born 1766 ].
These include mention of: (p.50) the birth of his son, [John], 17 May 1797 (cf. no. 70 ) and (p.46) the death of an uncle, B[enjamin] Hird, 2 May 1797.
(Printed with MS. diary entries)   184pp.
BAC/274   1797
Paper-backed volume comprising an anthology of satirical verse and prose writings compiled by Jona[than] Backhouse Jun[io]r, Darlington, Co. Durham, 1797.
54pp.; 32-54 blank
BAC/275   2 August - 1 October 1802
Vellum-bound volume containing Hannah Gurney's description of a journey made with her family to visit relations in Yorkshire.
ii plus 140 pp.; 70-140 blank
BAC/276-279   1804-1824
4 vellum-bound volumes
Extracts from the Journal and Letters of Hannah Chapman Backhouse (1858)
BAC/276   26 February 1804-1806
Journal, with an autobiographical preface.
135ff.
BAC/277   9 February 1807-[15] May 1808
Journal. Loose in this volume is a card bearing the name, "Mrs. Charles Wintour".
i plus 82ff.
BAC/278   [16] May 1808 - [21 October] 1808
Journal.
i plus 83ff.
BAC/279   November 1808-1824
Journal, November 1808-April 1809 ;
August-September 1813 ;
November 1814 ;
1820-1824.
ii plus 99 ff.
BAC/280   15 September-20 November 1848
Leather-bound volume containing Rachel Barclay's account of the marriages of Edmund Backhouse and Juliet Fox, 22 September 1848, (cf. no. 216 ) and of Henry Fowler and the writer's sister, Ann Ford Barclay, 19 [October] 1848.
Loose in this volume is a letter of [3] March 1935, from A. Priscilla Fowler, daughter of Henry and Ann Ford Fowler, to "Mr. Backhouse", [? a son of Jonathan Edmund Backhouse], concerning family matters.
The volume contains annotations in the hand of A. Priscilla Fowler.
i plus 57ff.; 18-57 blank.
Pedigrees and genealogical notes
BAC/281   10 November [18]55
Letter from [John] Clemesha to [Edmund Backhouse], concerning the latter's Temple and Chapman ancestors and enclosing a Backhouse pedigree (no. 282) and a note of Clemesha's descent from the Chapmans (no. 283).
Address: Hull, Yorkshire.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/282   [10 November 1855]
Enclosure with no. 281.
"Table shewing the descent of Edmund Backhouse from Leofwine Earl of Mercia".
Paper   4ff.
BAC/283   [10 November 1855]
Enclosure with no. 281.
Note illustrating the descent of the Clemeshas from the Chapman family.
Paper   1f.
BAC/284   October 1634-1747
Genealogical notes concerning the Hornor family, October 1634-1747, with a copy of the testimony of Brighouse, Yorkshire Monthly Meeting, 20 [March] 1740/1, concerning Benjamin Hornor [died 4 [December] 1740 ].
Paper   7ff.
BAC/285   1634-[?1718]
Genealogical notes concerning the descendants of Henry and Ann Wadsworth.
Endorsements: "John Whitley of Bingley" and, in a later hand, "document shewing the connection of Wadsworths [Dickinsons] and Bartlets with the Hird family".
Paper   1f.
BAC/286   22 January 1780
List of the dates of birth of the children of [John and Christiana Hustler], compiled by J[ohn] Hustler.
Paper   1f.
BAC/287   [?c.1811]
Biography and memorial of [Christiana Hustler], (died 27 June 1811 ), written by one of her children.
Paper   8ff.
BAC/288   21 August 1785
Letter from John Jackson to William Fell at J. Birkbeck's, Settle, Yorkshire, concerning the arms of the Fell family and an attack on William Fell in the Gentleman's Magazine .
Address. London.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/289   1785
Notebook containing a pedigree and history of the Fell family of Ulverston, Lancashire.
16ff.
BAC/290   1785
Notebook containing similar genealogical notes on the Fell family.
14ff.
BAC/291   1851
Hingston pedigree, copied from a chart by John Allen of Liskeard, Cornwall by Rob[er]t Dymond Junior.
Paper (Printed)   1f.
BAC/292   [?18th. cent.]
Draft of a [? spurious] patent of nobility granted to Lord Clare, temp. George III.
Parchment   1m.
BAC/293   [c. September 1777]
Note concerning the descendants of John Wright of [Ballenclay], Co. Wexford, Ireland.
[Signed]: John Wright.
Endorsement: "the within mentioned John Wright put this paper into my hands coming out of a Meeting in Dublin in 9th mo 1777 James Backhouse".
Paper   1f.
BAC/294    No date:
Pedigree of the descendants of Peter and Elizabeth Dillon.
Paper   1f.
Miscellanea
BAC/295    No date
A "literal copy" of an advertisement for a dance displayed in a Cumberland village.
Paper   1f.
BAC/296   [?c.1799]
Account by Robert Dudley of Josiah White's story, recounted c.1754, of the murder of some Protestant children in Tipperary, Ireland, c.1640.
Paper   4ff.
BAC/297    No date.
Note of an anecdote concerning King ____ and Hunter the mathematician.
Endorsement: "Some Quakers, as Barclays and Beavans, etc. were the only few exceptions in the general illumination; and those were exceptions from excess of a religious opinion, not from any deficiency of political zeal".
Paper   1f.
BAC/298   [?c.1796]
Copy of a riddle in verse.
Paper   1f.
BAC/299   [?c.1803]
Copy of a poem, “The Banks of the Tees” , by W.A.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/300    No date.
Copy of a poem, “An Elegy on a Young Lady” , written in America by W.A.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/301   [?c.1810]
Copy of a poem, “The Shaws at Gilsland” .
Paper   2ff.
BAC/302    No date.
Copy of a poem on choosing a wife by A. Hodgshon.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/303    No date.
Copy of two poems, “The fly” and “The Shadows” , made by "Phebe" for her mother.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/304    No date.
Copy of a riddle in verse by N. or M.R.
Paper   1f.
BAC/305    No date.
Copy of a poem, “North Shields Meeting on a Sabbath Day” , by M.W.
Paper   1f.
BAC/306   [?c. 1795]
Letter from "Pacificus" to "the Society of the people called Quakers", stating that Quakers should not invest in Government Funds which could be used to support wars.
Paper   4ff.
BAC/307    No date.
Notice of a meeting for religious worship appointed by Jonathan and Hannah Backhouse, "Ministers of the Society of Friends, from England".
Paper (Printed)   1f.
BAC/308   [?c.1811]
Notice forbidding the applauding of speeches at a religious meeting.
Paper   1f.
BAC/309   [?c.1822]
Copy of an extract from the 28th. chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy.
Paper   2ff.
BAC/310   [?c.1870]
Card admitting J[onathan] E[dmund] Backhouse, a student of the Middle Temple, to lectures by Readers appointed by the Inns of Court.
Card   1f.
BAC/311   [?c.1870]
Card admitting J[onathan] E[dmund] Backhouse to the Middle Temple Library.
Card   1f.
BAC/312   [After 1906]
Label bearing the note, "Family letters selected from a collection of several thousand sent from Trebah [Falmouth, Cornwall] to the Bank on the death of Edmund Backhouse".
Card   1f. (and envelope)
Second deposit
Dates of creation: Date range: 18th-20th century but mainly 18th-19th century.
Extent: 8 metres.
Contents This collection is still being sorted and listed. Many of the documents are very similar in nature and content to the material in Part 1 of the Backhouse Papers, although there are more business papers and probably more items from the second half of the nineteenth century in Part 2. Many of the papers concern Jonathan Backhouse junior (1779-1842), his wife Hannah Chapman Backhouse, née Gurney (1787-1850) and their descendants, and also the descendants of John Backhouse (1784-1847), brother of Jonathan Backhouse junior. Provisional list of contents:
A. Personal papers, including personal and family correspondence and papers, journals (including HCB's American journal 1831-1832), accounts and vouchers. The papers of JB and HCB in particular are closely linked to the material found in Part 1 of the Backhouse Papers and the family correspondence of HCB forms the largest part of this section. Groups of papers accumulated by the following people have so far been identified:
Jonathan Backhouse junior (JB) (1779-1842)
Hannah Chapman Backhouse, née Gurney, (HCB) (1787-1850), wife of JB
Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, 1st Bart. (JEB) (1849-1918), grandson of JB and HCB
John Backhouse (1784-1847), brother of JB
John Church Backhouse (JCB) (1811-1858), son of John Backhouse
John Henry Backhouse (JHB) (1844-1869), son of JCB
Eliza Barclay, née Backhouse, (1812-1884), daughter of John Backhouse
Thomas Backhouse (occ. 1854), [?great-nephew of JB] (one item only).
B. Business and testamentary papers, including correspondence, papers, accounts, bills, ledgers and vouchers relating to business and banking matters, share certificates, insurance policies, trusts, settlements, executorships (including probate valuations), legal and financial matters and land transactions. Many of these concern the affairs of descendants of John Backhouse (1784-1847) but others are business papers of Edmund Backhouse, M.P. (1824-1906), son of JB and HCB, and of Edmund's son, JEB.
C. Marriage and birth certificates, 1811-1848 (7 items).
D. Wills, 1783-1867 (8 items).
E. Deeds and related papers, including schedules of deeds, some wills, appointments of trustees, and a marriage settlement. The deeds relate chiefly to places in Cornwall, Co. Durham, Middlesex and Yorkshire.
F. Property surveys and valuations. (A few items only).
G. Plans. (A few items only).
H. Deeds and papers concerning an estate in America: 51 tracts of land in the counties of Northumberland and Lucerne in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the Waters of Tawandee and Loyal Sock, about 150 miles from Philadelphia, 1794-1839. (A few items only).
I. Overseers' papers for Leyburn and Borrowby, North Yorkshire, 1756-1827 [FRAGILE].
J. Apprenticeship indenture for Thomas Leatley or Lightly of [Eryholme] (Ariom) [in Great Smeaton par.], Yorkshire, 14 March 1744/5.
K. Pedigrees and genealogical notes. (A few items only).
L. Book of profiles.
M. Miscellanea.
Apart from a summary typescript report of 14 August 1980 produced by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, describing the material while it was still housed in London and before it had been sorted and arranged, there is as yet no comprehensive listing of the collection.
Draft typescript lists exist of the following sections:
C. Marriage and birth certificates
D. Wills
E. Deeds etc. (Cornwall and Co. Durham sections only)
Accession details Deposited on permanent loan on 8 November 1982 (on the recommendation of the Historical Manuscripts Commission) by Mr. David M. Backhouse of London, grandson of Colonel Miles R.C. Backhouse who deposited Part 1 of the Backhouse Papers. Mr. Backhouse was acting on behalf of his aunt, Mrs. Beatrice Backhouse, who had inherited these papers on the death of her husband, Roger Trelawny Backhouse (1905-1977), a son of Colonel Miles R.C. Backhouse and formerly the local director of Barclay's Bank, Darlington, Co. Durham.
Access conditions Items from sections A and B will not normally be available until the sorting and listing of these groups has been completed. Items from the other sections can generally be made available provided that arrangements to consult them are made in advance. Some papers in section I are in need of conservation treatment before they can be produced.

Third deposit Donated on 18 September 1995 by Mr. Colin Kinloch of Tenterden, Kent, a great-grandson of Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse (1 item only).

BAC/">BAC 3rd deposit
Pedigree, compiled by Mr Kinloch, of the descendants of John and Sarah Backhouse of Lancashire, 17th-20th centuries, with particular reference to the descendants of Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, 1st Bart. ( 1849-1918 ), banker, of Darlington, Co. Durham, and his wife Florence Salusbury-Trelawny (died 1902 ).
One rolled pedigree in cardboard tube.