Baker Baker Papers
Introduction
Contents
Arrangement
Related material (internal)
Related material elsewhere
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-BAK
Title: Baker Baker Papers
Dates of creation: 1686-1833
Extent: 25 metres and one portfolio of 200 prints
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Baker (later Baker Baker) family of Crook Hall, Durham City and Elemore Hall, Pittington, Co. Durham.
Language: English

Contents

This rich and varied collection covers family letters and papers domestic and scholarly, papers of their antecedents, notably the Conyers family, parliamentary elections, Co. Durham public affairs, estate management, business affairs, the Boulby Alum works near Saltburn on the North Yorkshire coast, estates in Westmorland near Brough, Appleby and Kirby Stephen, an estate at Stanton, Northumberland, coal and lead mining interests, education at Eton and Cambridge, the Tyne Bank, stocks, shares, insurance, probate legal proceedings, deeds, Acts of Parliament, rentals, books of household, estate, wage, grain and employers accounts with vouchers, inventories of household, garden and farm gear and stock, maps, plans, stud books, travel accounts, military and militia matters, political and scandalous pamphlets and cartoons, animal pedigrees and prescriptions, recipe books, miscellaneous note books and printed books. The span is the sixteenth to twentieth centuries, richest in the eighteenth.

Accession details

Most of the material in the first 120 boxes was deposited through the National Register of Archives and Brigadier H.C. Baker Baker in 1947, when the family home Elemore Hall, Pittington, Co. Durham, was about to be sold, apart from the last listed items 6/556a - 7/557B, which were found amongst material previously deposited with the University Library (via the BRA?); 7/558- 7/561, which were were purchased later, in 1968 and 1977, and 7/562, a typed transcript donated by a researcher, Mr P. Barton.
The sequence from box 121 onwards and the portfolio of prints were deposited in 1994 by Mr William Baker Baker.

Arrangement

The items in this list have been sorted into document type, and then listed in chronological order. The numbering gives the box in which the item is kept, followed by its place in the current sequence.
Box 118 contains outsize documents and books from the collection, as follows (the items are described in their sequence in the handlists).

Related material (internal)

BRA 1118: Box 1, no. 24 - lease of leadmine at Bulbeck, 1788, to which George Baker was a party.
Christopher Johnson's Book Includes extensive copies of legal documents drawn up for George Baker.
Add.MS. 1478Account book of Mrs Baker Baker at Elemore, 1874-1886.

Related material elsewhere

Durham CRO Brancepeth D/Br/P83: 1754 map with various farms marked included amongst those leased out by the Baker family in County Durham.
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall, Newcastle: T.E. Forster Collection There are some Boulby Alum Works accounts (1800) in vol. I, p.96.

Bibliography

Stephens, F.G., Hawkins, E. and George, M.D., edd., Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I. Political and personal satires 11 vols. (1870-1954)
M.W. Beresford's note “East Layton .... in 1608. Another Early Cartographic Representation of a Deserted Medieval Village Site”, Medieval Archaeology, XI (1967), 257-60
J.M. Fewster, “Some Conyers Deeds”, Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, XI (1965), 405-421
H.G. Fordham John Cory, engraver, map, chart and print-seller, and globe maker, 1754-1835 (1925), pp. 35-37.

Catalogue

Documents relating to Alum
Note:- Among the following papers is a series of monthly accounts relating to the alum trade for the period June 1780 - December 1792 (complete except for June and July 1789 and February 1792), showing the quantity of alum on hand at the beginning of each month, the quantity produced during the month, the quantity shipped, the ports for which it was shipped, and the quantity remaining on hand at the end of the month, in respect of the following Alum Works (the period covered, when other than June 1780 - December 1792, being indicated in brackets):
Peak; Stow-Brow; Saltwick (June 1780 - December 1785); Eskdale side; Sandsend; Kettleness; Boulby; Lofthouse; Guisbrough (September 1783 - December 1792); Littlebeck (July 1786 - December 1792); Goodland-Banks (August 1787 - December 1792). Those documents will be called "alum accounts" in the following list.
Information concerning alum is also contained in some of the deeds relating to Boulby (1651-1844), which are grouped together in a separate section, with references 28 to 34.

Letters and Papers
1/1   13 April 1686
Letter from John Cutts to Mrs Conyers, concerning the death of Mr Conyers, the alum trade, and finance.
Paper   2ff.
1/2   26 September 1718
Receipt of Ralph Ward for £45 from Thomas Conyers (his share of money to be advanced for the building of a landing and storehouse at Boulby Alum Works).
Paper   1f.

For draft letter from Thomas Conyers to [John Ward (?)] c. 16 March 1727/8, containing a proposal relating to the partnership in [Boulby] Alum Works see No. 8/93

For an agreement, dated 30 September 1728, between Thomas Conyers and Ralph Ward, whereby accounts between them (including a debt of Ward to Conyers for alum rent) are settled, see No. 8/96
1/3   20 December 1729
Receipt of Ralph Ward for £25 from Nicholas Lambton (one of the Executors of the late Thomas Conyers) for half a year's annuity due to the "alum partners".
Paper   1f.
1/4a   24 June 1730
Account of alum rent due from Ralph Ward to the Executors of Thomas Conyers at Lady day 1730, with a note of how this sum was paid.
Paper   1f.
1/4b   24 June 1730
Similar account to 1/4/a.
Paper   1f.
1/4c   29 June 1730
Receipt of Ralph Ward for £25 from Nicholas Lambton for half a year's annuity due to the "alum partners".
Paper   1f.
1/5   14 May 1743
Letter from Ralph Ward to George Baker, warning him of the consequences of neglecting Boulby Alum Works and urging him to consider what steps should be taken with regard to them.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from George Baker to William Pye, 2 June 1743, in which the "affair" of the Alum Works is mentioned, see No. 9/49

For copy of receipt, dated 22 August 1745, of Thomas Wardell for £150 (a year's rent for Boulby Alum Works), and £19.10s. 0d. (a year's rent for the Holes Farm at Boulby), from Ralph Ward, see No. 9/74

For a letter from Ralph Ward to Thomas Wardell, 17 November 1746, concerning the unfavourable state of the alum trade and the probable breakdown of a combination of producers to regulate the vend, see No. 9/98.
1/6a. b. and c   14 June 1754 - 7 October 1754
Accounts in respect of cash raised by George Baker by mortgage of his lands at Shilforth and Broomhaugh, and Crook, and advanced for his part of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   3 pieces, each 1f.
1/7   14 December 1754
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning Baker's clay-mine, Soppit's affair, the Alum Works and trade, and a farm, with copy of part of a letter from Robert Core to Thomas Wardell, 3 December 1754, concerning the depressed state of the alum trade, and copy account of Robert Core with Messrs Baker and Ward in respect of the alum trade for October 1754.
Paper   2ff.
1/8   4 January 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning a farm which must be acquired for the sake of Boulby Alum Works, with a copy of Mr Middleton's letter to Mr Sanderson, 24 December 1754, concerning it, and copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for December 1754 (with Thomas Wardell's comments).
Paper   2ff.
1/9   20 January 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning alum-making, the alum trade, and the farm required for the alum works.
Paper   2ff.
1/10
Copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for February 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/11   9-11 April 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning Soppit's debts, and an agreement relating to the farm at Boulby. Includes copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for March 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/12   10 May 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning his bad arm and mentioning forthcoming tasks at Boulby.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for April 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/13   9 June 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the farm and the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for May 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/14
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
1/15
Copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for June 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/16   12 August 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the new plan to ship alum, with copy of Robert Core's account relating to the alum trade for July 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/17   20 September 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning farming, and an accommodation with Mr Lambton, with copy of Robert Core's for August 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/18   24 October 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for September 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/19
Copy of Robert Core's account for October 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/20   14 December 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for November 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/21
Copy of Robert Core's account for December 1755.
Paper   2ff.
1/22   1 January 1756
Receipt of John Thornhill for £100 from George Baker and Co. on account of coals for their alum works.
Paper   1f.
1/23   27 February 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the rent of Garthwaite's farm, and the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for January 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/24   11 March 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning delay of the alum sloop by wind; the press-gang and dislocation to trade occasioned by it, with copy of Robert Core's account for February 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/25   13 April 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for March 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/26   6 May 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the the alum trade, a precaution that might be taken against privateers, the situation at another works, and the loss of Mrs Baker's calf, with copy of Robert Core's account for April 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/27   9 June 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, covering letter to copy of Robert Core's account for May 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/28   11 July 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning an expedient to meet competition from other alum producers, with copy of Robert Core's account for June 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/29   14 August 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade with copy of Robert Core's account for July 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/30   17 September 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Core's account for August 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/31   16 October 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, reconstruction work at Boulby, and tenants for farms, with copy of Robert Core's account for September 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/32   8 November 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade and the terms on which Hownes farm has been let, with copy of Robert Core's account for October 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/33   9 December 1756
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning a treaty between Baker and Mr Harrison relating to alum, and the new mineheap at Boulby, with copy of Robert Core's account for November 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/34
Copy of Robert Core's account for December 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/35   15 February 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, labour troubles and a landslide at a neighbouring alum works, and distress among the labouring classes, with copy of Robert Core's account for January 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/36   10 March 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, Baker's proceedings against Nicholas Lambton, Mr Silvertop and a reference, and an attempt to arrest twn men belonging to Boulby Alum Works, with copy of Robert Core's account for February 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/37   10 April 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for March 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/38
Copy of Robert Core's accounts for April and May 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/39   5 June 1757
Copy of letter of Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning finance, the alum trade, and a drainage plan.
Paper   1f.
1/40   20 June 1757
(1) Thomas Wardell of Boulby in the County of York, Yeoman
(2) William Walker of Marton in the County of York, Yeoman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with 4% interest on 20 December next ensuing, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
1/41   27 June 1757
Copy of letter from [Thomas Wardell] to George Baker, concerning Dick White's son who had been impressed but had escaped and whom Wardell has now sent to Baker for employment. Also informing Baker that he had received from William Walker £200 which had evidently been used for the Alum Works pay.
Paper   1f.
1/42   9 July 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for June 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/43   12 August 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for July 1757, and statement of the sale of alum by Core since October 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/44   2 September 1757
Receipt of John Thornhill for £47 from George Baker and Co. for coal delivered to Boulby Alum Works.
Attached:
Scrap of paper with a note relating to the above payment.
Paper   1f. and 1 piece.
1/45   15 September 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning stocks of alum and the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for August 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/46   19 October 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, covering letter to copy of Robert Core's account for September 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/47
Copy of Robert Core's account for October 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/48   7 December 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning a wedding which evidently occasioned the Bakers some concern, and Baker's acquisition of parts of Birkenside, with copy of Robert Core's account for November 1757.
Paper   2ff.
1/49   13 February 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade and financial matters, with copy of Robert Core's account for December 1757 and January 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/50   13 March 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker touching on many subjects, with a copy of Robeert Core's account for February 1756.
Paper   2ff.
1/51   9 April 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker covering letter to copy of Robert Core's account for March 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/52   11 June 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, covering letter to copy of Robert Core's accounts for April and May 1758.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from William Sutton to George Baker, 7 October 1758, in which an alum contract is mentioned, see No. 10/186.
1/53   22 October 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker touching on many matters with a copy of Robert Core's account for July 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/54   25 October 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, covering letter to copy of Robert Core's account for August 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/55   11 November 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum sloop, with copy of Robert Core's account for October 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/56   6 December 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for November 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/57
Copy of Robert Core's account for December 1758.
Paper   2ff.
1/58
Copy of Robert Core's account for January 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/59   7 March 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, and privateers, with copy of Robert Core's account for February 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/60   19 April 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, reporting on the situation at Boulby, with copy of Robert Core's account for March 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/61   12 May 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning finance and the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for Apri1 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/62   9 June 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning Robert Core's illness, with copy of Core's account for May 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/63   20 July 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning his attempt to get a loan, with copy of Robert Core's account for June 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/64   15 August 1759
Note of Thomas Wardell to George Baker, reguesting him to pay £40 to John Stokel, or order, thirty days after the above date.
Underneath
Receipt, dated 22 September 1759, of John Stokel for the contents of the above note.
Paper   1f.
1/65   29 August 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Robert Core's account for June 1759, and Thomas Core's account for July 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/66   12 September 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, expressing pleasure at the news about Mrs Baker, and wishing her a speedy recovery, with copy of Thomas Core's account for August 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/67   16 October 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, with copy of a letter from Wardell to Thomas Core concerning the alum trade, and copy of Thomas Core's account for September 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/68   27 October 1759
Copy of a letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning the alum trade and finance.
Paper   1f.
1/69   6 November 1759
Letter from George Harrison to Thomas Wardell, sending account for coal delivered to Boulby Alum Works and requesting payment.
Paper   2ff.
1/70   8 November 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the illness of Mr Ward (Baker's partner), and estimating the rents at which the farms on Wingate Grainge estate should be let, with copy of Thomas Core's account for October 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/71   18 November 1759
Letter from James Galley to Thomas Wardell concerning his intended visit to Boulby Alum Works and his account (underwritten) for coal supplied to the Alum Works in 1759.
At the foot of the account is a receipt, dated 15 February 1760, of James Galley for £79 13s. 9d. from George Baker in settlement of this account.
Paper   1f.
1/72   21 November 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, with account of the debts and assets of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
1/73   November 1759
Account of John Thornhill to George Baker and Co. for coal delivered in 1759, with receipt, dated 22 November 1759, of John Thornhill for the contents of the account.
Paper   1f.
1/74   23 December 1759
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning Mr Jackson, the alum trade, and the Lambton suit, with copy of Thomas Core's account for November 1759.
Paper   2ff.
1/75
Copy of Thomas Core's account for December 1759.
Paper   2ff.

For letter from Thomas Core to Thomas Wardell, 29 January 1760, concerning an order, evidently for alum at £12 per ton, see vouchers 77/28.
1/76   7 February 1760
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning the activities of privateers along the Yorkshire coast, with copy of Thomas Core's account for January 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/77   8 March 1760
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Thomas Core's account for February 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/78
Copy of Thomas Core's account for March 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/79
Copy of Thomas Core's account for April 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/80   9 June 1760
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the capture of Anthony Jefferson and family by a French privateer and concerning a cargo of alum etc. shipped on the sloop Darling, with copy of Thomas Core's account for May 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/81   11 July 1760
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, covering letter to copy of Thomas Core's account for June 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/82   8 August 1760
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning payment of bills in London by Core, with copy of Thomas Core's account for July 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/83   8 September 1760
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker concerning the alum trade, with copy of Thomas Core's account for August 1760.
Paper   2ff.
1/84   12 May 1761
Receipt of Ralph Jackson for a note, value £225 (for a year's rent of £145 and a year's interest for £1,400 and £600), from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
1/85   15 April 1762
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Thomas Wardell concerning (Thomas) Core and the alum trade, and £500 which he (Jackson) requires.
Paper   2ff.
1/86   11 May 1762
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Thomas Wardell concerning the finance and accounts (relative to the alum trade (?)).
Paper   1f.
1/87   3 May 1762
f.1r. Letter from Ralph Jackson to Thomas Wardell, concerning finance.
f.1v. Notes from Act taking effect in 1762 concerning times for killing game.
Paper   1f.
1/88a
Account of money due from George Baker to Ralph Jackson in respect of 2 bonds and rent, with receipt, dated 27 May 1762, of Ralph Jackson for £21 from George Baker in part settlement of same.
Paper   2ff.
1/88b
Enclosed with 1/88a:
Voucher corresponding with the above account.
Paper   1f.
1/89
f.1r. Account of alum sold at London as appears by Thomas Core's monthly accounts from 31 May 1761 to 31 May 1762.
ff.1v.-2. Account of cash paid by Thomas Core on the order and for the use of George Baker from 31 May 1761 to 31 May 1762.
f.3r. Account of cash paid by Thomas Core on the order and for the private use of Ralph Jackson 1761 - 1762.
f.3v. Account of bills of exchange drawn by Thomas Wardell on Thomas Core for the use of Boulby Alum Works from 31 May 1761 to 31 May 1762.
Paper   3ff.

For a letter from George Baker to Thomas Wardell, 14 May 1764, in which kelp prices are mentioned, see No. 12/29.
1/90   3 July 1764
Receipt of George Stokel for £5 from George Baker for kelp.
Paper   1f.
1/91
Note concerning payments etc. for coal and kelp etc., 1757-1764.
Paper   1f.
1/92
Account, n.d., of stocks of raw materials at Boulby, of alum at Boulby and London, and animals at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
1/93
Copy of petition, n. d., of George Baker of Elemore Hall, County Durham, Esq., and Ralph Jackson of Normanby, in the County of York, Esq,, to the Commissioners of Customs, concerning the method of measuring coal brought by sea for the use of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.
1/94
f.1v. Copy of a letter to Sir Law[rence] Dundas, M.P., 5 (January(?)) 1765(?), concerning a rumour that the alum-dealers in London intend to petition Parliament to prohibit the export of alum.
f.2r. Copy of a letter to Constantine Phipps, 6 January 1765, on same subject.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from Thomas Core to Mrs Judith Baker, 16 November 1765, in which the alum trade is mentioned, see vouchers 77/30d(iv).
1/95
Account of Joseph Hardy to George Baker for carriage of kelp and other things, with receipt, dated 2 June 1766, of Joseph Hardy for £2. 14s. 5d. from George Baker in settlement of the balance of the account.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter of Thomas Core to Mrs Judith Baker, 3 June 1766, in which the prices of alum are mentioned, see vouchers 77/33.
1/96
f.1 Letter from Thomas Core to (George Baker), 26 September 1767, requesting advice on how to proceed with regard to Ann Scott and Co. (bankrupts) and a dispute over alum.
f.2r. Account showing the financial position if two possible courses of action were adopted by Baker and Co. in this case.
Paper   2ff.
1/97   24 March 1769
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Gearge Baker concerning the alum trade and the dispute with Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
1/98   21 April 1769
Letter from Thomas Wardell to [George Baker], sending £200, and concerning his [Wardell's] health and alum.
Paper   1f.

For a note of Thomas Core to Mrs Baker, 6 July 1770, in which mention is made of the alum trade, see vouchers 77/35b.
1/99   21 June 1772
Letter from Thomas Wardell to [George Baker(?)], informing him that he has been taken extremely ill but that everything is conducted properly in the alum affair, and giving details about alum shipped, and finance.
Paper   1f.
1/100   10 July 1772
Appointmant by George Baker and Ralph Jackson of George Dodds as their chief agent at Boulby Alum Works.
Signed: George Baker, Ra: Jackson.
Paper   1f.
1/101
Copy of schedule of books and papers relating to the alum Works of George Baker and Ralph Jackson at Boulby lodged in the hands of George Dodds, with copy of his receipt, dated 10 July 1772, for same, and his promise to produce them on the request of George Baker, Ralph Jackson, and Mrs Wardell, or any of them.
Paper   1f.
1/102   24 October 1772
Account of the debts of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.
1/103
Accounts of George Dodds to Messrs Baker and Jackson in respect of their cash in Wakefield Simpson's hands, July, August and September 1772, with account of the said Wakefield Simpson to Baker and Jackson for October 1772.
Paper   8ff.
1/104
f.1. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for November 1772.
f.1v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 3 December 1772, concerning the above account and forthcoming disbursements in respect of Boulby Alum Works.
f.2. Account, dated 3 December 1772, of the debt of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
1/105
f.1r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for January 1773.
f.1v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 4 February 1773, concerning accounts, the profit of the sloop Darling , and a bargain relating to kelp.
f.2r. Account of production, stocks, and disbursements in respect of Boulby Alum Works for January 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 5 February 1773, concerning efforts to find a London agent for Messrs Baker and Jackson, the alum trade, and the bargain relating to kelp.
Paper   2ff.
1/106
f.1. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 4 March 1773, concerning kelp-making, at Whitburn Scars, two pitmen who were nearly lost to another works, and pitmen's wages.
f.2r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for February 1773.
f.2v. Account of production, stocks, and disbursements, in respect of Boulby Alum Works for February 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/107a
f.1. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 3 April 1773, concerning Creswell kelp lease and the alum trade.
f.2r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for March 1773.
f.2v. Account of production, stocks, and disbursements in respect of Boulby Alum Works for March 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/107b   31 March 1773
Enclosure with 1/107a:
General state of Boulby Alum Works' accounts, drawn up by George Dodds, for the period June to December 1772.
Paper   2ff.
1/108
f.1r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for April 1773.
f.1v. Account of production, stocks, and disbursements in respect of Boulby Alum Works for April 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 8 May 1773, concerning finance and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
1/109
f.1r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for May 1773.
f.1v. Account of production, stocks, and disbursements in respect of Boulby Alum Works for May 1773, with note of remarkable occurrences.
f.2r. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 5 June 1773, concerning the financial needs of Boulby Alum Works, and an inventory of Boulby Alum Works which he is preparing.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for June 1773.
f.1v. Account of production, stocks, and disbursements in respect of Boulby Alum Works for June 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2r. Estimate, dated 1 July 1773, of the charge for carrying on the Alum Works from Midsummer to Michaelmas.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 4 July 1773, reporting several observations made by Jackson and Dodds on business matters, and concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Account of Wakefield Simpson to Messrs Baker and Jackson for July 1773.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences. f.2v. Copy of account, dated 1 July 1773, of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for June 1773.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for July 1773.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 5 September 1773, concerning kelp.
Paper   2ff.
1/113   29 September 1773
Minutes of what is to be written to [Thomas] Core by Mr B[aker] and Mr J[ackson] concerning bad debts (with regard to alum).
Paper   1f.
1/114
f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for August 1773.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1773, with note of a remarkable occurrence.
f.2v. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade in September 1773.
Paper   2ff.

For receipt, dated 19 November 1773, of George Dodds for £21. 6s. 5¾d. from George Baker, which (with £759. 16s. 4¼d. previously advanced), is in full for Baker's share of £1,000 resolved to be raised for the better carrying on Boulby Alum Works, see enclosure in book 5/553.
1/115a
f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for November 1773.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1773, with note of a remarkable occurrence.
f.2v. State of accounts at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1773.
Paper   2ff.
1/115b
Another copy of the above state of accounts.
Paper   1f.
1/116
f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Gore to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for October 1773.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 3 December 1773, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for December 1773, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1773, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/118
Table showing quantities of alum produced and shipped from Boulby Alum Works in 1773.
Paper   1f.
1/119a   12 January 1774
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, explaining an account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1773.
Paper   2ff.
1/119b
Copy of the above mentioned account.
Paper   2ff.
1/120
f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for January 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of the stccks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 14 February 1774, complaining of poor sales of alum by Core and giving details of shipments of alum by other proprietors.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1774, with a note of a remarkable occurrence.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for March 1774, with remarks. A note on a debt is attached.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 16 April 1774, concerning the sale of the sloop Darling and other business matters.
Paper   2ff.
1/123   11 May 1774
(1) Ralph Jackson of Normanby in the County of York, Esq.
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq.
Bargain and sale of one fourth part of the sloop called the Violet .
Consideration: £123 6s. 6d.
Signed (1)
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   1f.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for April 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2r. Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 14 May 1774, concerning the new vessel, the alum trade, and sale of the Darling .
Paper   2ff.
1/125
Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 14 May 1774 (the day before George Baker's death), with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/126
f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for May 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from Genrge Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 18 June 1774, concerning the financial needs of Boulby Alum Works and the poor sales of alum made by Core, with other observations on the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
1/127a   26 June 1774
Memoranda relating to money immediately wanted for carrying on Boulby Alum Works (to be raised by the partners), and that which would be required in three months if alum was not sold; also relating to cash reguired to pay for the sloop Violet , and the method to be adopted to discharge the debt and to bring about the sale of the sloop Darling .
Paper   2ff.
1/127b
Attached to 1/127a:
Scrap of paper with note about £300 borrowed for Boulby Alum Works on 8 July 1774.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for June 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for July 1774, with remarks.
f.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.

For letter from John Baker to Mrs Judith Baker, 17 August 1774, mentioning alum trade, see vouchers 79/40g.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Thomas Core to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for August 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 10 September 1774, concerning the suspected dishonesty of Thomas Core and a move to get another agent.
Paper   2ff.
1/131   11 October 1774
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker concerning the appointment of Broughton as alum agent in London for the Boulby Works in place of Thomas Core.
Paper   2ff.
1/132
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 15 October 1774, concerning Thomas Core's account and other business matters.
Paper   2ff.
1/133   22 October 1774
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the sloop Darling , and other business matters.
Underneath:
ff.1v.-2r. Extract from Thomas Core's answer to minutes drawn up and sent by Mr Pearson.
f.2r. Statement showing the number of pans at 13 alum works in Yorkshire.
Paper   2ff.
1/134   25 October 1774
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the security that she wishes to be given by the new London agent to Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.
1/135
f.1r. Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 6 November 1774, concerning arrangements with Broughton the new alum agent in London.
ff.1v-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/136   19 November 1774
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning agents' charges at London on every ton of alum, the financial needs of Boulby Alum Works, and dividends from them.
Paper   2ff.
1/137
f.1r. Letter from [George Dodds] to [Mrs Judith Baker], 10 December 1774, concerning Thomas Core, Broughton, and the alum trade (incomplete).
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for November 1774.
Paper   2ff.
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f.1r. Copy of account of Charles Broughtcn to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for December 1774, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1774, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/139
Several sheets of paper sewn together with minutes etc by Mrs Judith Baker concerning:
Debts to Boulby Alum Works given in by Thomas Core, 1 February 1773.
Copy of minutes taken by Mr Pearson to be sent to Core as orders by Baker and Jackson in answer to the above, 29 September 1773.
Copy of Core's answer, 7 October 1773, to George Dodds' letter concerning debtors to Boulby Alum Works.
Notes on sums subsequently received.
List of alum works in Yorkshire with the number of pans at each in November 1774 and note of the owners.
Memorandum as to the quantity of alum at various works in November 1773.
Notes from a memorandum of 17 May 1769 when there was a proposal to raise the price of alum by reducing output.
Note from a letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 19 November 1774, concerning commission money paid to the alum agents in London.
Memoranda on leases of Cresswell and Hartlepool kelp-rocks and on the amount of kelp produced.
Copy of a calculation of the cost of running an alum works and of the profit on 300 tons of alum produced in a year.
Copy of a calculation by George Dodds (in a letter of 5 June 1773 ) concerning George Baker's stock at [Boulby] Alum Works.
Enclosed:
Minutes from Charles Broughton's letter on debtors to Boulby Alum Works, 2 March 1775.
Paper   7ff. and (enclosure) 1f.
1/140
Minutes (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) relating to alum production and the materials required for it, 1773 - 1775.
Paper   4ff.
141
f.1r. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for January 1775, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1775, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
1/142
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1775, with notes of remarkable cccurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1775, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/143
ff.1v-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1775, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for March 1775, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/144
f.1r. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for April 1775, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1775, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
Paper   2ff.
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ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1775, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for May 1775, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/146
List of alum prices, 31 May 1774 - 31 July 1775.
Paper   1f.
1/147
Inventory and estimate of the value of the stocks, buildings, furniture. and equipment, at Boulby Alum Works, made in April and May 1776 by William Fordon, Joshua Daniel, and George Dodds;
also schedule of furniture belonging to the proprietors, George Baker and Ralph Jackson, drawn up by George Dodds.
Paper   35ff.
1/148
Minute concerning the profit of the sloop Violet , 1774 - 1776.
Paper   1f.
1/149
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for June 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/150
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for July 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/151
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for August 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
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ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson, relating to the alum trade for September 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
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ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for October 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/154
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for November 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/155
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1777, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for December 1777, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/156
ff.1v-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for January 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/157
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/158
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for March 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/159
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for April 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/160
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for May 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/161
List of [alum] prices, 31 May 1777 - 31 May 1778.
Paper   1f.
1/162
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for June 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/163
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy from account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for July 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/164
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy from account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for August 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/165
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for September 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/166
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1778, with notes of remarkable occurrences.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for October 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/167
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1776, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for November 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/168
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1778, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for December 1778, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/169
Account between George Baker and George Dodds, 3 October 1778 - 23 January 1779.
(Some vouchers corresponding with this account are in the parcel of George Dodds' vouchers in respect of George Baker's private account, 1778-1787, Nos. 91/79a-80b.)
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1/170
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1779, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for January 1779, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/171
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1779, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1779, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/172
ff.1v.-2-r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1779, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for March 1779, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/173
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 Apri1 1779, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for April 1779, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/174
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1779, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for May 1779, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
1/175
Scrap of paper with list of [alum] prices from 31 May 1778 - 31 May 1779.
1/176   12 September 1779
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his difficulty in fixing a time when he could meet Mrs Lambton; a new man who may cause trouble at Boulby Alum Works; the advisability of not leaving large sums of money in the hands of Broughton, the agent for the Boulby alum in London.
Paper   3ff.

For receipt, 30 November 1779, of George Dodds for a total of £150 from George Baker for the better carrying on of Boulby Alum Works, see enclosure in minute book 5/553.

For a letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, 14 January 1780, in which the possibility of raising the price of alum is mentioned, see No. 15/57.

For a letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, 25 February 1780, concerning Boulby Alum Works, the possibility of raising the price of alum (and other matters) see No. 15/60.

For a letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 17 June 1780, acknowledging the receipt of £300, concerning the alum trade and finance, and the arming of the Violet , see vouchers for June 1780, 83/47.
2/177
Alum account for June 1780.
Paper   1f.
2/178
Alum account for July 1780.
Paper   1f.
2/179
Alum account for August 1780.
Paper   1f.
2/180
Alum account for September 1780.
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2/181
Alum account for October 1780.
Paper   1f.
2/182
Alum account for November 1780.
Paper   1f.
2/183
Alum account for December 1780.
Paper   1f.
2/184
Alum account for January 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/185
Alum account for February 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/186
Alum account for March 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/187
Alum account for April 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/188
Alum account for May 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/189
General alum account for the period 1 June 1780 - 31 May 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/190
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for June 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/191
Alum account for June 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/192
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for July 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/193
Alum account for July 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/194
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for August 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/195
Alum account for August 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/196
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for September 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/197
Alum account for September 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/198
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for October 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/199
Alum account for October 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/200
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for November 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/201
Alum account for November 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/202
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1781, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for December 1781, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/203
Alum account for December 1781.
Paper   1f.
2/204
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for January 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/205
Alum account for January 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/206
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/207
Alum account for February 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/208
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for March 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/209
Alum account for March 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/210
Paper-backed book of memoranda on the alum trade c. 1769 - c. 1782, with several tables showing the number of "working pans" at various vvorks, and, in some cases, the number to which they should be reduced, and with notes about works going out of production.
Also contains:
Enquiries concerning several alum works, 22 February 1789, with details of the number of pans "drawn" at eight works, the quantity of alum in their warehouses, the markets for their alum, and the alkaline materials used.
Enquiries about the alum trade, 15 March 1780. with the names of the proprietors of the same eight works, the number of pans and quantity of alum at each, the amount lately shipped, or about to be shipped, from each, and the names of their London agents.
Memorandum dated 1 March 1782, concerning the possible increase in the number of pans at Boulby Alum Works from 4 to 6.
Minute, dated 26 October 1781, on the price of a gun evidently for use on one of the alum sloops to repel French attack.
Paper   13ff.
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Paper-backed book containing memoranda on the alum trade, including:
List of debts to Boulby Alum Works given in by Thomas Core, 1 February 1773, with Core's report on them in October 1773.
Memorandum of an agreement made at Whitby on 17 May 1769 by the proprietors or agents of fourteen alum works to reduce the number of their pans.
Report on the stock of alum and the total number of "working pans" at various alum works in November 1773.
Report on the number of pans at various alum works in November 1774.
Notes on various alum works in November 1777.
Note of the price of alum in 1604.
Note of the profit on alum made with two, four and six pans.
Minutes on the amount of alum produced by four pans; the prices (or value) of coal, mine, urine and kelp in 1774 ; note of commission money (on alum shipped to London) c.1780, and memoranda concerning leases of kelp grounds at Cresswell and Hartlepool, 1762 - 1784.
Paper   9ff.
2/212
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for April 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/213
Alum account for Apri1 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/214   25 May 1782
Memorandum [by George Dodds] concerning Wilkinson's estate at Waupley, Yorkshire, as a source of supply of whins for Boulby Alum Works, and the terms on which it should be taken in lease, with a sketch of the estate.
Paper   2ff.
2/215
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for May 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/216
Alum account for May 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/217
Memorandum of the quantity of alum produced each month and of the prices of alum in the period 31 May 1781 - 1 June 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/218
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of acccunt of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for June 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/219
Alum account for June 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/220
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
.f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for July 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/221
Alum account for July 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/222
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for August 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/223
Alum account for August 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/224
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for September 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/225
Alum account for September 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/226
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for October 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/227
Alum account for October 1782.
Paper   1f.

For letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, 19 November 1782, about adding two pans at Boulby, see No. 15/124.
2/228
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 Novembe r 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for November 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/229
Alum account for November 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/230
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1782, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Charles Broughton to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for December 1782, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/231
Alum account for December 1782.
Paper   1f.
2/232
ff.1v.-2r.Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1783, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Broughton, Hanbury & Co. to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for January 1783, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/233
Alum account for January 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/234
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1783, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Broughton, Hanbury & Co. to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for February 1783, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/235
Alum account for February 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/236
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1783, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Broughton, Hanbury & Co. to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for March 1783, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/237
Alum account for March 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/238   17 April 1733
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a complaint by Mr Neesum that coal for Boulby Alum Works had been taken from other fitters.
Paper   1f.
2/239
Minutes (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand), endorsed April 1783, concerning requirements for the opening of Sallow-tree-Hole Alum Works, and calculations of possible production and profit.
Paper   2ff.
2/240
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1783, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Broughton, Hanbury & Co. to Messrs Baker and Jackson, relating to the alum trade for Apri1 1783, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/241
Alum account for April 1783.
Paper   1f.

For a letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, 6 October 1783, concerning George Dodds' indisposition, and the account for building and fitting out the sloop Fox , see No. 16/15.
2/242a
Memorandum of alum produced at Boulby each month, and of the prices of alum, when sales were made, in the period 31 May 1782 - 1 June 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/242b
Another copy of the above (2/242a).
Paper   1f.
2/243a   7 June 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting on work being done at or near Boulby.
Paper   1f.
2/243b
Enclosure with 2/243a:
Alum account for May 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/244a   14 June 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, kelp, and the new liquor-way to the alum works that is to be built.
Paper   2ff.
2/244b
Enclosure with 2/244a:
ff.1v.-2r Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1783, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Broughton, Hanbury & Co. to Messrs Baker and Jackson relating to the alum trade for May 1783, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/245   21 June 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning their last alum agents in London, and the liquor-way that is under construction at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/246   28 June 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the completion of the cliff-road at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/247a   5 July 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning work being done at Boulby and the price of kelp from Scotland.
Paper   2ff.
2/247b
Enclosure with 2/247a:
Alum account for June 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/248   12 July 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a new sloop, kelp, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/249   19 July 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning kelp and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   3ff.
2/250   27 July 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the water-supply on lands near Boulby, kelp, and the alum trade.
Paper   4ff.
2/251a
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Baker, undated (but received on 5 August 1783 ), concerning the water-supply at Boulby and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/251b
Enclosure with 2/251a:
Alum account for July 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/252   9 August 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning kelp, the water-supply, the new sloop, and the alum trade.
Paper   5ff.
2/253   16 August 1763
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the making of a new water-way at Boulby, a landslide, and the loss of water through cracks in one of the ponds.
Paper   4ff.
2/254   24 August 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning financial matters, kelp, the new water-way, and the alum trade.
Paper   4ff.
2/255   30 August 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the new water-way, the new alum works, and the new sloop.
Paper   2ff.
2/256   31 August 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a serious landslide at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/257a   13 September 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the landslide, kelp, and the decision to seek a new agent in London.
Paper   2ff.
2/257b
Enclosure with 2/257/a:
Alum account for August 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/258   20 September 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning enquiries made with a view to getting a new agent in London, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/259   27 September 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a discussion with Lord Mulgrave's alum agent, the water-way, the construction of a road down the cliff where a landslide had occurred, and the supply of whins at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/260   1 October 1783
(1) Ralph Jackson of Normanby in the County of York, Esq
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
Bargain and sale by (1) to (2) of one third part of the sloop called the Fox .
Consideration: £199. 8s. 11½d.
Signed: (1) and (2).
Seals : 2 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
2/261a   4 October 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the ships employed in their alum trade, and Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   3ff.
2/261b
Enclosure with 2/261a:
Alum account for September 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/262   11 October 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning bills for the new sloop, prices of alum, and proceedings at Boulby Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/263   18 October 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning various matters relating to the alum trade, especially the fuel situation at Boulby and neighbouring Works.
Paper   4ff.
2/264   25 October 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting on Boulby Alum Works, and the sloops.
Paper   1f.
2/265   1 November 1783
Letter from George Dodds, jun. to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting on the sloops Fox and Violet , and the Alum Works.
Paper   1f.
2/266   4 November 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning payments for the new sloop, financial matters, a possible proposal to Sir Thomas Heron, and the sloops.
Paper   2ff.
2/267a   8 November 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/267b
Attached to 2/267a:
Minute (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) concerning payments in respect of the sloop the Fox .
Paper   1f.
2/267c
Enclosure with 2/267a:
Alum account for October 1763.
Paper   1f.
2/268a   15 November 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/268b
Attached to 2/268a:
Minute (by George Dodds) concerning a correction to the accounts for September.
Paper   1f.
2/269   22 November 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning financial matters connected with the alum trade, and the situation at Boulby Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/270   29 November 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   1f.
2/271a   6 December 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/271b
Enclosure with 2/271a:
Alum account for November 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/272   13 December 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   3ff.
2/273   20 December 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a new lease of Hartlepool Rock (a source of kelp-weed), a cargo of alum in which there was short weight, and pit props and sleepers for Mr Nesham.
Paper   3ff.
2/274   27 December 1783
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   3ff.
2/275a   3 January 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning shipwrecks through the stormy weather, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/275b
Enclosure with 2/275a:
Alum account for December 1783.
Paper   1f.
2/276   10 January 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the effect of bad weather on Boulby Alum Works, and a shipment of alum in the Violet .
Paper   2ff.
2/277   13 January 1784
Letter from George Dodds, jun. to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/278   18 January 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Boulby Alum Works, and the alum trade.
Paper   4ff.
2/279   24 January 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning dividends from the alum trade and the situation at Boulby Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/280   31 January 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a dividend from the alum trade, the sloops Fox and Violet , the effect of the weather on alum production.
Paper   3ff.
2/281   7 February 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an account, the possibility of taking a lease of Rockcliff farm, the severe weather, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/282a   14 February 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the effect of the weather on work at Boulby, and about Rockcliff farm.
Paper   2ff.
2/282b   14 February 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the death of Mr [John] Baker of Newcastle, an accident to the Violet , and the sale of alum at London.
Paper   2ff.
2/283a   21 February 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade and a dividend from it, a threatened landslide at Boulby, and Rockcliff farm.
Paper   4ff.
2/283b
Enclosure with 2/283a:
Alum account for January 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/284   28 February 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the accidental death of a boy at Boulby, the landslide, a dividend from the alum trade, and Rockcliff farm.
Paper   4ff.
2/285a   7 March 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the "great undertaking" he hopes to accomplish with respect to the Alum Works, the agreement for Rockcliff farm, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/285b   7 March 1784
Enclosed with 2/285a:
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, congratulating him as successor to the late John Baker as a partner in the Tyne Bank, and concerning Rockcliff farm.
Paper   2ff.
2/285c
Enclosed with 2/285a:
Alum account for February 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/286   14 March 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the dividend he sent Baker, his intended visit to Elemore, Rockcliff farm, and the alum trade.
Paper   3ff.
2/287   20 March 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade at London, the situation at Boulby, the supply of labour becoming available as other alum works closed down, and the members of the Crow family who were entitled to vote in the Newcastle upon Tyne election.
Paper   3ff.
2/288   27 March 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning kelp and a cargo of alum.
Paper   1f.
2/289
Alum account for March 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/290   2 April 1784
Minute [by George Dodds], concerning an estimate about Rockcliff Farm.
Paper   1f.
2/291   10 April 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a cargo of alum, shipped for London, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   1f.
2/292   17 April 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, complaining about the agents who sell the Boulby alum in London, and concerning a dividend, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   3ff.
2/293a   27 April 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the bankruptcy of Broughton and Co., and the possibility of employing Francis Easterby as agent for Boulby Alum Works instead.
Paper   2ff.
2/293b
Attached to 2/293a:
Minutes from a letter from [Ralph Jackson(?)] to George Dodds, concerning Broughton and Co.'s affairs, with a note by Dodds underneath.
Paper   1f.

For a letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 30 April 1784, concerning a draft for £300 (George Baker's dividend from the Boulby Alum Works) which has been rendered worthless by Broughton and Co.s stopping payments, see book 45/29. The draft is pasted in the book.
2/294a   2 May 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, on establishing the London agency for selling alum in other hands, and the failure of the late agents.
Paper   2ff.
2/294b
Enclosure with 2/294a:

Alum account for April 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/295   4 May 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the affairs of Broughton and Co., and the man who would probably be the new agent.
Paper   2ff.
2/296   7 May 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a discussion over terms with the prospective new agent, and the affairs of Broughton and Co.
Paper   2ff.
2/297   8 May 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning financial matters in connection with the failure of Broughton and Co.
Paper   2ff.
2/298   18 May 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning possible new alum agents in London, and the last cargo of alum Broughton received.
Paper   3ff.
2/299
f.1. Minutes of a consultation held on 20 May 1784 between Ralph Jackson and George Dodds on engaging a lawyer to handle business relating to Broughton and Co., and concerning various applicants for the position of London agent for Boulby Alum Works.
f.2. Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 22 May 1784, concerning the above matters, money to be advanced by George Baker for carrying on Boulby Alum Works, and pan-tiles.
Paper   1f.
2/300a   5 June 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the new alum works at Boulby, Broughton and Co.'s affairs, and other business matters relating to the Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/300b
Enclosure with 2/300a:
Alum account for May 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/301   12 June 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the new alum works, a visit to Mr Jackson, and pressure of work on Dodds at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/302   19 June 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning pay-days at Boulby, the probable new London agents, Broughton and Co., other business matters, and Dodds's son.
Paper   2ff.
2/303   24 June 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the new alum agents' terms, and Broughton and Co.
Paper   1f.
2/304   26 June 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, requesting her to order 11,500 tiles, and concerning the situation at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/305
Alum account for June 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/306   4 July 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning [Ralph] Jackson's health, materials required at Boulby, and documents to be prepared in respect of the new London agents.
Paper   2ff.
2/307a   10 July 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the new London agents' terms, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/307b
Enclosure with 2/307a:
Journal of stocks ard cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
Paper   2ff.

For letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 17 July 1784, concerning new agents etc., see No. 3/436.
2/308   24 July 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning tiles for the new alum works, lead, Baker's rents, and kelp.
Paper   2ff.
2/309   31 July 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, kelp, and other business matters.
Paper   2ff.
2/310
Journal of the stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/311a   8 August 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/311b
Enclosure with 2/311a:
Alum account for July 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/312   15 August 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the audit of his accounts, and other business matters.
Paper   2ff.
2/313   21 August 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the affair of Broughton and Co.; the new London agents, and the price of alum there.
Paper   2ff.
2/314   29 August 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an agreement about the water-supply on lands adjacent to Boulby Works, and the profit of the Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/315
Journal of the stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/316
Alum account for August 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/317   4 September 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, elucidating statements in his account of the profit and loss of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/318   12 September 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning difficulties respecting a water scheme, Mr Pierson's letter on Broughton and Co.'s affairs (quoted), and other matters about the Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/319   18 September 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the water-supply, the supply of urine, and other business matters relating to the Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/320   25 September 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning various business matters relating to Boulby and other Alum Works, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
2/321   27 September 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning bills to be paid, and the bond of security to be given by the new London agents.
Paper   1f.
2/322   2 October 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the settlement of a dispute over Peak Alum Works, and the payment of bills in connection with Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
2/323a   9 October 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, his health, and kelp.
Paper   2ff.
2/323b
Enclosed with 2/323a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of the stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for September 1784, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/323c
Enclosed with 2/323a:
Alum account for September 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/324
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 10 October 1784, informing her that he has sent the accounts under separate cover.
Paper   1f.
2/325   15 October 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning financial matters in connection with Boulby Alum Works, Broughton and Co.'s affairs, the bond of indemnity for the new agents, and other matters.
Paper   2ff.
2/326   23 October 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting on the sloops Violet and Fox , the progress at Boulby Alum Works, and work being done by Sir Thomas Dundas's men at Street Houses.
Paper   2ff.
2/327   30 October 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning business matters in connection with alum.
Paper   2ff.
2/328
Copy of account of Messrs Dowson, Atkinson and Co. to Messrs Baker and Jackson relative to two cargoes of alum sold for them between 26 May and 11 October 1784.
Paper   2ff.
2/329
f.1v.-2r. Journal of the stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for October 1784, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/330
Alum account for October 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/331   6 November 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning water undertakings at Street Houses in co-operation with Sir Thomas Dundas, alum, and kelp.
Paper   2ff.
2/332   13 November 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning financial matters relating to Boulby Alum Works, the pond that is being constructed at Street Houses, and the well there.
Paper   2ff.
2/333   20 November 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting progress of work on the new alum works at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
2/334a   27 November 1784
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning finance, a celebration on the commencement of production at the new alum works at Boulby, and a serions landslide there.
Paper   2ff.
2/334b   27 November 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning kelp, and business matters.
Paper   2ff.
2/335
Minutes of the charge for opening the new alum works at or near Sallow-tree-Hole (Boulby), 1 June 1783 - 30 November 1784.
Paper   2ff.
2/336   4 December 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Boulby Alum Works, and Sir Thomas Dundas's works.
Paper   2ff.
2/337a   11 December 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum sloops and the storms, the situation at Boulby, and financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
2/337b
Enclosed with 2/337a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f 2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum works for November 1784, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
2/337c
Enclosed with 2/337a:
Alum account for November 1784.
Paper   1f.
2/338   18 December 1784
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning finance, and the two alum sloops and the weather.
Paper   2ff.
2/339   24 December 1784
Letter from Gecrge Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning finance, the replacing of an unsatisfactory clerk at Boulby (possibly by the manager of Saltwick Alum Works which are expected to close), the situation at Boulby Alum Works, and the execution of a bond (by the London agents).
Paper   2ff.
3/340   1 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the situation at Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/341   8 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting on the situation at Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/342   8 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, informing him that he requires £750 from him to carry on the Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/343   14 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning various matters in connection with the Alum Works and trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/344a   23 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Baker's injury which prevents a meeting of the proprietors of the Alum Works, the financial needs of the Alum Works, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
3/344b
Enclosed with 3/344a:
State of the debt of Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1784 and calculations showing how it should be discharged.
Paper   2ff.
3/344c
Enclosed with 3/344a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of the stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1784, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks for December 1784.
Paper   2ff.
3/344d
Enclosed with 3/344a:
Alum account for December 1784.
Paper   1f.
3/345   28 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning finance and alum.
Paper   2ff.
3/346   29 January 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning finance and the Alum Works, and the proceedings of neighbouring alum proprietors.
Paper   2ff.
3/347a   4 February 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning alum and the alum trade, and accidents at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
3/347b
Enclosed with 3/347a:
Alum account for January 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/348   5 February 1785
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning finance and the needs of the Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/349a   12 February 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the bond of security from the new London agents, finance and the Alum Works, and the favourable position of Boulby Works in the alum trade.
Paper   3ff.
3/349b
Enclosed with 3/349a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks for January 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/350   26 February 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an attempt to engage a new clerk for Boulby Alum Works, and a proposal to start an urine trade by sea and procure another ship.
Paper   2ff.
3/351
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks for February 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/352a   12 March 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning business relating to the Alum Works, and a mishap to one of the sloops.
Paper   2ff.
3/352b
Enclosed with 3/352a:
Alum account for February 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/353   19 March 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade and financial matters connected with it.
Paper   2ff.
3/354   26 March 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and his intended visit to Elemore.
Paper   2ff.
3/355   2 April 1785
Minute of additional rent in respect of houses on the Boulby estate.
Paper   1f.
3/356a   16 April 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker concerning various matters in connection with the Boulby alum trade.
Paper   1f.
3/356b
Enclosed with 3/356a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1785.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks, for March 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/357   19 April 1785
Letter from George Dodds, to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning ships.
Paper   1f.
3/358   23 April 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning ships, and the alum trade at London.
Paper   2ff.
3/359   30 April 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning urine supply, the price of alum, and a dispute between Mr Rayne and the Customs about coal.
Paper   2ff.
3/360
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks, for April 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/361   7 May 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an important offer relating to the sale of alum for the French trade, and other business matters.
Paper   2ff.
3/362   14 May 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade to France.
Paper   1f.
3/363   21 May 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the situation at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
3/364
f.1r. Copy of a petition (n.d.) of Robert Rayne of Newcastle upon Tyne, fitter, to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, London, concerning a load of coal shipped on the Flora of Whitby on 21 June 1784.
f.2r. Letter from Robert Rayne to Mrs Judith Baker, 25 May 1785, concerning the above.
Paper   2ff.
3/365   28 May 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the supply of coal for Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/366   31 May 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the difficulty of obtaining coin for paying the workmen, and a slump in the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/367
List of [alum] prices for the period October 1784 - May 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/368   4 June 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Robert Rayne's dispute with the Customs authorities about coal, and on the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/369a   11 June 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Rayne's petition to the Commissioners of Customs, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/369b
Enclosed with 3/369a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks, for May 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/370a   18 June 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   3ff.
3/370b
Enclosed with 3/370a:
Alum account for March 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/370c
Enclosed with 3/370a:
Alum account for April 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/370d
Enclosed with 3/370a:
Alum account for May 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/371
Minutes of answers to Mrs Judith Baker's enquiries in her letter to George Dodds, 23 June 1785, concerning a lease of Rockcliff Farm, a lease of Hartlepool kelp Rocks, and the terms of the bond given by Jonathan Hayter, Thomas Pierson, and William Sammon, and their sureties, to George Baker and Ralph Jackson in respect of their acting as agents for sale of Baker's and Jackson's alum.
Paper   2ff.
3/372   25 June 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, with criticisms of the London agent who handles the alum from Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
3/373
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/374
Alum account for June 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/375
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/376a   9 July 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade and forthcoming dividends to Baker and Jackson from it.
Paper   3ff.
3/376b
Enclosed with 3/376a.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1785, with notes of occurrenes and remarks.
f.2v. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks, for June 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/377   16 July 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, the water supply at Boulby Works, a neighbouring alum works, and the proposed dividend.
Paper   2ff.
3/378   23 July 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning alum shipped for Marseilles, the dividend to Baker and Jackson, the water-supply at Boulby, and a possible new adventurer in the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/379   30 July 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Broughton. and Co, and the profit of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/380
Alum account for July 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/381   6 August 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the water-supply at Boulby, and the terms of sale of a cargo of alum sent to Marseilles.
Paper   2ff.
3/382a   13 August 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade
Paper   2ff.
3/382b
Enclosed with 3/382a.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works, with remarks, for July 1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/383   20 August 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a forthcoming dividend to Baker from Boulby Alum Works, a writ against Robert Rayne, and the alum trade etc.
Paper   2ff.
3/384   27 August 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the accounts of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/385
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 4 July (September written above) 1785, concerning the audit of Boulby Alum Works accounts.
Paper   1f.
3/386   10 September 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the settlement of Boulby Alum Works accounts, dividends from the Works, Broughton and Co.'s affairs, and Rayne's affair.
Paper   2ff.
3/387a   18 September 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and a dividend from the Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/387b   18 September 1765
Enclosed with 3/387a:
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning Rayne's affair, a dividend from the Boulby Alum Works, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/387c
Enclosed with 3/387a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for August 1765, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/387d
Enclosed with 3/387a:
Alum account for August 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/388   20 September 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning kelp.
Paper   2ff.
3/389   24 September 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning shipments of alum, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/390   1 October 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning [Ralph] Jackson's visit to Boulby Alum Works, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/391a   8 October 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning difficulties regarding the Customs authorities and coal shipped for Boulby Alum Works, the use of soapers' ashes instead of kelp, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/391b
Enclosed with 3/391a.
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for September 1785, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/391c
Enclosed with 3/391a.
Alum account for September 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/392   15 October 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and difficulties occasioned at Sunderland through the late Act of Parliament relating to the coal trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/393   22 October 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, "grievous restrictions" on the coal trade, soapers' ashes as a substitute for kelp, and the accounts for Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/394   29 October 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and kelp, with a statement of the quantity of alum produced at Boulby Works, the costs of production and sale per ton, the profit per ton, ond the total profit, for the years 1782-1783, 1783-1784, and 1784-1785.
Paper   2ff.
3/395
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for October 1785, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/396a   5 November 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a dividend from the Alum Works, the alum trade, kelp and soapers' ashes, and the customs authorities and the coal trade.
Paper   3ff.
3/396b
Enclosed with 3/396a:
Alum account for October 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/397   19 November 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a complaint about the short weight of the alum shipped to Marseilles, and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/398   3 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning money required by Boulby Alum Works, the alum trade, and two farms which would be a valuable acquisition for Boulby Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/399   6 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning [Ralph] Jackson's proposal about the purchase of land from which fuel could be obtained for Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/400   10 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning fuel requirements and supply for Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/401a   12 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and a landslide at Boulby Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/401b
Enclosed with 3/400a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for November 1785, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/401c
Enclosed with 3/401a:
Alum account for November 1785.
Paper   1f.

For a letter from George Dodds, junior to Mrs Judith Baker, 13 December 1785, informing her that he has received £300 in cash from Mrs Angus which he will convey to his father, see minute book 5/553
3/402   18 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning finance, the alum trade, an enquiry from Snowball and Co. of Newcastle about alum, and the payment of the workmen at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
3/403   24 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the poor quality coal received, soapers' ashes, the alum trade, and the situation at Boulby Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/404   31 December 1785
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, his possible visit to London, difficulties about the mine-heap at Boulby, the reply to Snowball and Co., and the alum sent to Marseilles.
Paper   2ff.
3/405
List of alum works and their proprietors (n.d.).
Paper   1f.
3/406   7 January 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the weather and ships, and the mine-heap at Boulby.
Paper   2ff.
3/407a   13 January 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the debit of Boulby Alum Works, the anticipated profit of the sloops, the unsatisfactory character of the new clerk, and a proposal to bring back the former clerk who was dismissed for drunkenness.
Paper   3ff.
3/407b
Enclosed with 3/407a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1785, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for December 1785, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/407c
Enclosed with 3/407a:
Alum account for December 1785.
Paper   1f.
3/408   20 January 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and financial matters connected with Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/409   28 January 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, Dodds' proposed visit to London, staff changes at Boulby Alum Works, and the situation there.
Paper   2ff.
3/410   4 February 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, land slides at Boulby, and the affairs of Broughton and Co.
Paper   2ff.
3/411a   10 February 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the financial needs of Boulby Alum Works, the alum trade, staff at Boulby Works, and the proposed marriage of Dodds' son.
Paper   2ff.
3/411b
Enclosed with 3/411a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
f.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for January 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/411c
Alum account for January 1786.
Paper   1f.
3/412   18 February 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, staff, other business matters, and the death of Dodds' son's fiancée.
Paper   2ff.
3/413   3 March 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the profit due to Baker from the sloops, the alum trade, and a new process probably to be tried at Sir Thomas Dundas' alum works.
Paper   2ff.
3/414a   11 March 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning finance and Boulby Alum Works, the situation there, and a difficulty about the farm that Ralph Jackson had taken steps to purchase for the benefit of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/414b
Enclosed with 3/414a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for February 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/415   18 March 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning staff for Boulby Alum Works, the situation there, the alum trade, and the problem of fuel for Boulby and other Alum Works in the future.
Paper   2ff.
3/416   25 March 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a cargo of alum shipped to London, and other matters.
Paper   2ff.
3/417   1 April 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the loss expected through the bad management of one of the employees at Boulby Alum Works, the alum trade, the farm Ralph Jackson is trying to purchase, and the fuel situation of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/418   7 April 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, the proposed dividend to Baker and Jackson from Boulby Alum Works, and the farm Jackson has purchased.
Paper   2ff.
3/419a   11 April 1736
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the serious effects of a landslide at Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/419b
Enclosed with 3/419a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for March 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/419c
Alum account for February 1786.
Paper   1f.
3/414d
Alum account for March 1786.
Paper   1f.
3/420   14 April 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and his management of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/421   22 April 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an order of alum for Marseilles.
Paper   2ff.
3/422   29 April 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Pierson's intended visit to the North, the alum trade, and the sale of "slam".
Paper   2ff.
3/423
Alum account for April 1786.
Paper   1f.
3/424   6 May 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, and the proceedings of rival producers in the area.
Paper   2ff.
3/425a   13 May 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade, the serious consequences likely from a landslide at Boulby, and labour troubles at Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.
3/425b
Enclosed with 3/425a:
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for April 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/426   20 May 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade to France , the situation at Boulby Alum Works, and a forthcoming dividend from them.
Paper   2ff.
3/427   26 May 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a dividend from Boulby Alum Works, and the alum trade.
Paper   1f.
3/428   28 May 1786
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/429
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for May 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/430
Alum account for May 1786.
[On the back of this account is a note of alum production in the previous year.]
Paper   1f.
3/431
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for June 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/432
All the following twelve accounts are sewn together.
(a)
Alum account for June 1786.
Paper   1f.
(b)
Alum account for July 1786.
Paper   1f.
(c)
Alum account for August 1786.
Paper   1f.
(d)
Alum account for September 1786.
Paper   1f.
(e)
Alum account for October 1786.
Paper   1f.
(f)
Alum account for November 1786.
Paper   1f.
(g)
Alum account for December 1786.
Paper   1f.
(h)
Alum account for January 1787.
Paper   1f.
(i)
Alum account for February 1787.
Paper   1f.
(j)
Alum account for March 1787.
Paper   1f.
(k)
Alum account for April 1787.
Paper   1f.
(l)
Alum account for May 1787.
Paper   1f.

For a letter from George Baker to his mother, endorsed 9 July 1786, sending a receipt for George Dodds, and desiring her to employ Dr Fenwick, see minute book 5/555.
3/433
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon for July 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/434
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon for August 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/435   1-3 September 1786
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the remedy she suggested for his asthmatic complaint, and the audit of George Dodds's accounts.
Paper   2ff.
3/436
Book containing the following:
Paper   19ff.
3/436a
Table of commission on selling alum, 1781.
3/436b
Minute of the partnership deed between George Baker and Ralph Jackson, 1778 - 1787.
3/436c
Minute (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) concerning an interview with Mr Nesham about coal and tiles for Boulby Alum Works.
3/436d
Memorandum concerning coal taken in by the Fox and Violet , and about short measure.
3/436e
Memorandum, copied in May 1784, on the measure of Sunderland coal.
3/436f
Minutes, dated 26 April 1781, about coal best for alum works.
3/436g
Other minutes about coal.
3/436h
Minutes about the Violet in 1777.
3/436i
Minute, dated 24 June 1799, about "slam".
3/436j
Copy of a minute made in 1781 on the advantages of selling the Violet and purchasing a bigger ship.
3/436k
Minute [by George Dodds], dated 28 September 1782, concerning kelp production at Hartlepool Scars, 1772 - 1781.
3/436l
Minute about coal.
3/436m
Minutes on the advantages of using iron barrow-plate instead of wooden barrow-planks in pits.
3/436n
Memorandum on the number of pans drawn at nine alum works on 29 November 1777 and memorandum by George Dodds of the works that had "gone down" since 1769.
3/436o
Minutes about kelp, 1777-1781.
3/436p
Minute, dated 20 April 1781, concerning the finances of Boulby Alum Works.
3/436q
Minute on the cost of insuring cargoes of alum.
3/436r
Minute, dated 1782, concerning kelp, alum, and pit-props.
3/436s
Minute of circa 6 January 1784 about barrowing-plates.
3/436t
Table showing quantities of kelp available and price per ton at various places on the North East coast in 1762.
3/436u
Letter from George Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, 17 July 1784, concerning Hayter Pearson and Co. (the new alum agents for Boulby Works), a warehouse in London, the "London charges" on alum, and water at Boulby.
3/436v
Minutes of [Ralph] Jackson's instructions to George Dodds [in April 1784], concerning a letter to be written to Broughton requesting information on various points relative to the affairs of Broughton and Co. and their Trustees.
3/436w
Minute concerning alum production at "all the Works", 31 May 1780 - 31 May 1781, with note of the amount remaining on hand.
3/436x
Memorandum, made in September 1786, of a lease for 21 years of Ridge Farm from [Ralph] Jackson for the use of Boulby Alum Works.
3/437   4 September 1786
Minutes of George Dodds' request to Mr Nesham about certificates for the quantity of coal taken from him by ships belonging to Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.
3/438a   4 September 1786
Memorandum [by George Dodds], on enquiries to be made about "Newbigin Scars" where kelp is produced.
Paper   1f.
3/428b
Enclosed with 3/438a:
Minute [endorsed 2 October (1786(?)] by Mrs Judith Baker of a conversation she had had with Mr Watson concerning kelp, with a request for instructions to enable her son to treat properly on the subject.
Paper   1f.
3/439   [1786]
Letter fram Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, undated [1786] concerning the execution of the intended new articles of partnership between Baker and him, and concerning his children.
Paper   2ff.
3/440
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for September 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/441
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff. 2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for October 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/442
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for November 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/443   4 December 1786
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning errors, and an omission in the deeds of partnership executed by Baker.
Paper   2ff.
3/444   12 December 1786
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his son's health, and the dispatch of [the Alum partnership(?)] deeds to Mr Pearson, Mrs Baker's health, and some guineas of doubtful weight.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from George Dodds, junior, to Mrs Judith Baker, 12 December 1786, informing her that he has received £500 in cash from Mr Angus which he will convey to his father, see minute book 5/555.
3/445
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1786, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Saimmon to Boulby Alum Works for November and December 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/446   9 January 1787
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the intended articles of partnership between Baker and him, payments due to George Dodds, a shipment of alum to London, and his son.
Paper   2ff.
3/447   13 January 1787
Letter from [George] Pearson to Mrs Baker, concerning an alteration made in the deed of partnership between Baker and Jackson.
Paper   2ff.
3/448   26 January 1787
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning money for George Dodds.
Paper   2ff.
3/449
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for December 1786, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/450a   2 February 1787
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the new articles of partnership between Baker and him.
Paper   2ff.
3/450b   12 January 1787
Enclosed with 3/450a:
Letter from George Pearson to Ralph Jackson, 12 January 1787, concerning the wording of the deed of partnership between Baker and Jackson.
Paper   1f.
3/451
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 28 February 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for February 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/452
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for March 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/453   3 April 1787
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the deeds of partnership, her journey to London, and the election of Major General Lambton's eldest son as Member of Parliament for the City of Durham.
Paper   2ff.
3/454
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for April 1767, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/455
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 May 1767, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for May 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.

For an account of the profit, loss, dividends and stock of Boulby Alum Works, 1 June 1783 - 31 May 1787, see minute book 5/554
3/456   27 June 1787
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the deed of partnership, her son's marriage, and her services to her son.
Paper   1½ff.
3/457
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 June 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for June 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/458
Alum account for June 1787.
Paper   1f.
3/459
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 July 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for July 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/460
Alum account for July 1787.
Paper   1f.
3/461   17 August 1787
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the deeds of co-partnership in Boulby Alum Works and George Baker's marriage.
Paper   2ff.
3/462
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 August 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for August 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/463
Alum account for August 1787.
Paper   1f.
3/464
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 September 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account from Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for September 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/465
Alum account for September 1767.
Paper   1f.
3/466
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 October 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for October 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/467
Alum account for October 1787.
Paper   1f.
3/468
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 30 November 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for November 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/469
Alum account for November 1787.
Paper   1f.
3/470
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 December 1787, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for December 1787, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/471
Alum account for December 1787.
Paper   1f.
3/472
ff.1v.-2r. Journal of stocks and cash at Boulby Alum Works on 31 January 1788, with notes of occurrences and remarks.
ff.2v.-1r. Copy of account of Messrs Hayter Pierson and Sammon to Boulby Alum Works for January 1788, with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
3/473
Alum account for January 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/474
Alum account for February 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/475
Alum account for March 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/476
Alum account for April 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/477
Alum account for May 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/478
General account in respect of Boulby Alum Works for the year 31 May 1787 - 31 May 1788.
Paper   2ff.
3/479
Alum account for June 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/480
Alum account for July 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/481
Alum account for August 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/482
Alum account for September 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/483
Alum account for October 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/484
Alum account for November 1788.
Paper   1f.

For a letter from W. Danby to George Dodds, 13 December 1788, in whichthe "gloomy" appearance of the alum trade is mentioned, see vouchers 91/81b.
3/485
Alum account for December 1788.
Paper   1f.
3/486
Alum account for January 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/487
Alum account for February 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/488
Alum account for March 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/489
Alum account for April 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/490
Alum account for May 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/491
Alum account for August 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/492
Alum account for September 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/493
Alum account for October 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/494
Alum account for November 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/495
Alum account for December 1789.
Paper   1f.
3/496
Alum account for January 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/497
Alum account for February 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/498
Alum account for March 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/499
Alum account for April 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/500
Alum account for May 1790.
(On the back of this account is a list of the owners of alum on hand on 31 May 1790.)
Paper   1f.
3/501
General account in respect of Boulby Alum Works for the year 31 May 1789 - 31 May 1790.
Paper   2ff.
3/502
Alum account for June 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/503
Alum account for July 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/504
Alum account for August 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/505
Alum account for September 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/506
Alum account for October 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/507
Alum account for November 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/508
Alum account for December 1790.
Paper   1f.
3/509
Alum account for January 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/510
Alum account for February 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/511
Alum account for March 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/512
Alum account for April 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/513
Alum account for May 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/514
General account in respect of Boulby Alum Works for the year 31 May 1790 - 31 May 1791.
Paper   2ff.
3/515
Alum account for June 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/516
Alum account for July 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/517
Alum account for August 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/518
Alum account for September 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/519
Alum account for October 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/520
Alum account for November 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/521
Alum account for December 1791.
Paper   1f.
3/522
Alum account for January 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/523
Alum account for March 1792.
Paper   1f.

For a letter from H. Todd to George Dodds, 30 April 1792, in which there is some allusion to Dodds' conduct of the Alum Works, and to Todd's brother and the alum trade, see No. 91/81e.
3/524
Alum account for April 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/525
Alum account for May 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/526
General account in respect of Boulby Alum Works for the year 31 May 1791 - 31 May 1792.
Paper   2ff.
3/527
Alum account for June 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/528
Alum account for July 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/529
Alum account for August 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/530
Alum account for September 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/531
Alum account for October 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/532
Alum account for November 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/533
Alum account for December 1792.
Paper   1f.
3/534   12 February 1793
Letter from George Baker to George Dodds, expressing satisfaction at the way in which the Alum Works and sales are conducted, concerning the manner of keeping the accounts, approving of his sending the alum to London, and advising that the warehouses should be filled as soon as possible because privateers would be astir.
Paper   2ff.
3/535
f.1r. Queries, dated 31 December 1793, concerning the Executors of the late Lord Mulgrave and the disposal of his alum.
f.1v. Account of alum shipped by various proprietors, 7 April - 1 December 1793.
f.2r. Considerations about purchasing the late Lord Mulgrave's alum to sell again.
(This document indicates a combination among alum producers to regulate the trade.)
Paper   2ff.
3/536a
General state of accounts in respect of [Boulby Alum] Works for the period December 1796 - May 1797.
Paper   1f.
3/536b
Account showing the sources from which [George] Baker's "advance" of £450 [for Boulby Alum Works] has been, or could be, derived. Also notes on the quantity of alum produced and sold, a dividend paid in August 1796, and the supposed profit, May 1796 - 1797.
Paper   1f.
3/537   28 February 1803
Copy of account of Field Duvivier and Co. of Hull to Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   2ff.

For letters from Thomas Forster Taylor, 19 and 20 July 1803, giving notice that he will not supply men, cattle or carriages for the use of Boulby Alum Works, see No.19/29-30.
See also the following:
account relating to Baker's farm and Taylor's contract, No. 19/44.
award, 16 June 1804, of D. Saunders and W. Powell between Baker and Taylor, No. 19/46.

3/538   30 March 1804
Letter from William Robson to [George Baker(?)], concerning alum, and finance.
Paper   1f.
3/539   6 April 1804
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning his [Dodds'] Trustees and the disposal of his property, the valuation and sale of the ships, oats shipped to London, a visit from Mr Knox of the Hurlet Alum Works near Glasgow.
Paper   2ff.
3/540   13 April 1804
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning the valuation of the ships Fox and Lively , and sale of shares in them, the sale of a farm; and coal and alum.
Paper   2ff.
3/541   18 April 1804
Letter from William Robson to George Baker, concerning the dates of Taylor's sale, and the sale and production of alum.
Paper   1f.
3/542
f.1r. Balance sheet, dated 18 April 1804, in respect of Boulby Alum Works on 31 March 1804.
f.1v. Letter from [William Robson(?)] to George Baker [postmarked 21 April 1804], concerning the above account, and difficulties occasioned by the weather.
Paper (Part missing)   1f. and a third part of a folio.

For a letter of W.W. Jackson to George Baker, 24 April 1804, in which the sale of George Dodd's farm, and Dodds' state of health are mentioned, see No. 19/36.
3/543   28 April 1804
Letter from William Robson to George Baker, concerning the alum trade and finance.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from W.W. Jackson to George Baker, 31 ( sic ) April 1804, concerning the purchase of Dodds' farm, see No. 19/37.

For rough account relating to Thomas F. Taylor's contract for the carriage of materials, goods etc. to and from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 19/44.
3/544
f.1r. Balance sheet in respect of Boulby Alum Works on 30 April 1804.
f.2. Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 10 May 1804, concerning Mr Taylor (a tenant of Baker about to quit), and the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
3/545   6 February 1819
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning alum.
Paper   2ff.
3/546
f.1r. Account of Ruskin, Telford and Co. to George Baker for Madeira supplied.
f.2r. Letter from Thomas Peirson to George Baker, 3 April 1820, concerning the alum trade, and wine.
Paper   2ff.
3/547
Case concerning the cutting of corf-rods for sale by the Representative of Nicholas Conyers (which might curtail the supply of underwood for Boulby Alum Works), with the opinion of A. Hopper Williamson, 11 September 1822.
Paper   2ff.
3/548
Account of Yates and Mayor to George Baker for soap purchased from them.
Underneath:
Letter from Thomas Farncourt to George Baker, 30 November 1833, concerning the increased price and scarcity of alum in London.
Paper   1f.

For an account of stocks and balances of accounts in respect of Boulby Alum Works, 31 December 1836, and rental of the late George Baker's property at Boulby, March 1838, see No. 22/19.

For a letter from A. Donkin to H. Tower, 1 January 1839, in which Boulby Alum Works and the alum trade are mentioned, see No. 22/28.

For a copy of a letter from George Westgarth to the Revd. T.R. Shipperdson, 22 January 1839, concerning a dividend from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/31.

For letter from George Westgarth to Henry Tower 23 April 1840, enclosing a draft for £900 as a dividend from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/69.

For letter from Westgarth to Tower, 20 January 1841, concerning the last dividend from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/104.

For letter from Westgarth to Tower, 29 January 1841, concerning dividends of Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/110a.

For letter from Messrs Donkin Stable and Armstrong to Tower, 27 March 1841, concerning the audit of the accounts of Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/128.

For letter from Westgarth to Tower, 6 April 1841, on the above subject, see No. 22/129.

For letter from Westgarth to Tower, 11 June 1841, enclosing a draft for £900 as a dividend from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/144.

For letter from R.W. Lumley to Tower, 9 March 1842, concerning the possibility of purchasing the share of the late Mr Jackson of Normanby in Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/171a. Cf. No. 22/171b, and Tower's reply to Lumley, 14 March 1842, No. 22/172.

For letter from Westgarth to Tower, 13 June 1842, enclosing cheques for £750 as a dividend from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/181.

For a valuation of the stock, etc. belonging to Miss [Georgiana] Tower at Boulby Alum Works on 1 January 1842, and an enclosed memorandum, dated 8 February 1843, on discharging the amount of the value of Boulby Alum Works due to Mrs Dalton, see No. 22/192a-b.

For rental, dated 9 February 1843, in which the average annual profit of Boulby Alum Works is estimated, see No. 22/214.

For letter from Westgarth to Tower, 23 August 1843, enclosing a draft for £1,500 as a dividend from Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/233.

For letter from Thomas Forster to Tower [14 January 1844], concerning the purchase of the late Mr Jackson's share in Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/249.

For copy of a letter from Tower to [R.W. Lumley (?)], 26 May 1844, concerning the purchase of property surrounding Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/266.

For account relating to the purchase by Henry John Baker Baker of three quarters of the stock at Boulby Alum Works, see No. 22/278.

For letter from H.R. Goddard to Mrs Baker Baker, 9 September 1872, concerning the royalty in respect of Boulby, see No. 23/84.

For letter from Robert Clark to Mrs Baker Baker, 17 December 1880, concerning the sale of materials from [Boulby] Works roof, see No. 24/221.
Books
4/549   1754- 1760
Book of monthly accounts of London agents to the proprietors of Boulby Alum Works relating to the alum trade, August 1754 - August 1760. viz:
Accounts of Robert Core to George Baker and Ralph Ward, August 1754 - June 1759.
(There is only one account for the months October and November 1754.)
Accounts of Thomas Core to George Baker and Ralph Ward, July 1759 - November 1759 and with George Baker and Ralph Jackson, December 1759 - August 1760.
Near the back of the book are details of the price obtained for alum, 1754 - 1760.
[Cf. Vouchers 77/28-9]
Paper   92ff.
4/550   1754 - 1774
Book containing monthly accounts of Thomas Core to George Baker and Ralph Jackson in respect of the alum trade, etc., September 1760 - November 1774 (except July 1772 - January 1773, and March - May 1773 ).
At the back of the book are the prices obtained for alum, 1754 - 1774.
Paper   136ff.

Enclosures.
Account of Thomas Core to George Baker in respect of disbursements etc. February - May 1765.
Paper   4ff.

Copy account of Thomas Core to George Baker and Ralph Jackson in respect of the alum trade etc. for December 1765.
Paper   2ff.

Copy of account of same to the same in respect of the alum trade etc., 1 July 1772 - 1 June 1773.
Paper   2ff.
4/551a   1746 - 1773
Book containing:
Paper   320pp.
pp. 1-74
General account between Thomas Wardell and George Baker of cash received in rents from Baker's Northumberland, Durham, and Yorkshire estates, 1746 - 1754.
pp. 81-205
Account of disbursements, ("The Bill book and Acc t . of other Cash paid for the use of Geo. Baker Esq r "), 1747-1755
pp. 206-208
Account of cash due to Thomas Wardell from George Baker by the above account.
pp. 210-231
Account of George Baker to the Representatives of Thomas Wardell, deceased, 1754-1772.
pp. 232-241
Account of the Representatives of Thomas Wardell, deceased, to George Baker on account of the Layton and Birdforth rents, 1749-1771.
pp. 242-245
Account of George Baker to himself and Ralph Jackson (in his own right and as Representative of Ralph Ward deceased), Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
pp. 248-253
Account of Ralph Jackson (in his own right and as Representative of Ralph Ward, deceased) to George Baker and himself, Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
pp. 254-261
Account of the Representatives of Thomas Wardell, deceased, to George Baker and the said Ralph Jackson, Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
pp. 262-269
Account of the Representatives of Thomas Wardell, deceased, late agent of Boulby Alum Works, to Ralph Jackson (as Representative of Ralph Ward and in his own right), partly on account of the said Works, and partly on account of the farm at Boulby lately rented by Mr Ward of George Baker and afterwards assigned by Mr Ward to him, 1754-1764.
pp. 272-279
General state of the accounts between George Baker and Ralph Jackson, Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
pp. 280-281
Account of Mrs Mary Wardell, as Administratrix of Thomas Wardell deceased, to George Baker.
pp. 282-283
Further account between George Baker and Ralph Jackson, 1772-1773.

Enclosures:
Vouchers etc., 1750-1773.
5 pieces.
5/551b   1754 - 1773
Book containing:
294ff. (40ff. blank).
ff. 1-24
Copies of Robert Core's monthly accounts to George Baker and Ralph Ward, June 1754 - June 1759.
ff. 25-26
Copies of Thomas Core's monthly accounts to George Baker and Ralph Ward, July - November 1759.
ff. 27-104
and to George Baker and Ralph Jackson, November 1759 - July 1772.
f.106
and July 1772 - June 1773.
f.105
Copy of account of George Baker and Ralph Jackson with Wakefield Simpson, April - July 1772.
ff.109 - 232
Extracts of the above accounts, 1754 - 1772 :-
Cash paid by the London agent to the respective Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works.
Cash received by Thomas Wardell for carrying on the said Works.
Charges on the alum sold at London.
Account of alum sold monthly and yearly in the above period.

ff. 234-254
Copies of the following general accounts:-
ff. 234-235
(1) George Baker to himself and Ralph Jackson (in his own right and as Representative of Ralph Ward, deceased), Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
ff. 236-237
(2) Ralph Jackson (in his own right and as Representative of Ralph Ward, deceased) to George Baker and himself, Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
ff. 239-241
(3) The Representative of Thomas Wardell, deceased, to George Baker and Ralph Jackson (in his own right and as Representative of Ralph Ward, deceased), Proprietors of Boulby Alum Works, 1754-1772.
ff. 243-246
(4) The Representative of Thomas Wardell, deceased, late agent of Boulby Alum Works, to Ralph Jackson (as Representative of Ralph Ward and in his own right), partly on account of the said Works, and partly on account of the farm at Boulby, lately rented by Mr Ward of George Baker, and afterwards assigned by Mr Ward to him, 1754-1764.
ff. 248-251
(5-10) General state of the accounts between George Baker and Ralph Jackson (in his own right and as the Representative of Ralph Ward, deceased), Partners in Boulby Alum Works from the commencement of the Partnership, 11 June 1754 to 6 July 1772.
ff. 253-254
Copy of the final account between George Baker and Mary Wardell, Representative of Thomas Wardell, deceased; signed 29 November 1772. Cf. 4/551a.
5/552   1772-1778
Book containing private account between:
(i) George Baker and George Dodds, manager of Boulby Alum Works, 4 August 1772 - 24 June 1774.
(ii) The Representatives of the said George Baker, deceased, and George Dodds, 25 June 1774 - 8 November 1775.
(iii) George Baker, son of the said George Baker deceased, and George Dodds, 15 December 1775 - 29 September 1776.
For vouchers corresponding with entries in the above book see George Dodds' vouchers 1772-1778(No. 91/78a-h).
Paper   17ff.
5/553   1774-1786
Memoranda book, kept by Mrs Judith Baker, containing details of the costs of, and profits from, George Baker's share in the sloop the Violet ( 1774-1785 ), and in the new sloop, the Fox ( 1783-1785 ), of the dividends received from Boulby Alum Works ( 1773-1786 ), and of payments by the Bakers to help carry on the Works and for coal and kelp, etc. ( 1772-1786 ).
Paper   49ff.

Enclosures:
Receipt, dated 19 November 1773, of George Dodds for £21. 6s. 5¾d. from George Baker, which (with £759. 16s. 4¼d previously advanced), is in full for Baker's share of £1,000 resolved to be raised for the better carrying on Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.

Receipt, dated 30 November 1779, of George Dodds for a total of £150 from George Baker for the better carrying on of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.

Letter from George Dodds, junior, to Mrs Judith Baker, 13 December 1785, informing her that he has received £300 in cash from Mr Angus which he will convey to his father.
Paper   2ff.
5/554   1772 - 1787
Notebook containing details of the profit, loss, dividends, and stock, of Boulby Alum Works, 1772 - 1787, with occasional notes of expenditure on the new works.
Paper   14ff.

Enclosure:
Account of the yearly profit, loss, dividends, and stock of Boulby Alum Works, and of expenditure on the new works, 1 June 1783 - 31 May 1787.
Paper   1f.
5/555   1774-1787
Memoranda book, kept by Mrs Judith Baker, containing particulars of dividends received by George Baker from Boulby Alum Works and of payments made by the Bakers to help carry on the Works etc., 1784 - 1787. At the back of the book are memoranda concerning the cost and profit of George Baker's shares in the sloops the Violet ( 1774-1786 ) and the Fox ( 1783-1786 ).
With enclosures:
Paper   29ff.

Letter from George Baker to his mother, endorsed 9 July 1786, desiring her to employ Dr Fenwick.
Paper   1f.

Letter from George Dodds, junior, to Mrs Judith Baker, 12 December 1786, informing her that he has received £500 in cash from Mr Angus which he will convey to his father.
Paper   1f.
6/556a   1772-1796
Book containing copies (by George Dodds) of the monthly accounts of the following London agents with Messrs Baker and Jackson in respect of Boulby Alum Works:-
Wakefield Simpson: January 1773 - July 1773.
Thomas Richardson Core: July 1773 - August 1774.
Mrs Mary Core, widow of the above: September - December 1774.
Charles Broughton (later Broughton, Hanbury & Co.): November 1774 - April 1784.
Hayter Pierson and Sammon: January 1785 - June 1796.

Paper   198ff.
6/556b   1796 - 1816
Book containing copies of the monthly accounts of the London agents to Boulby Alum Works:-
Hayter Pierson and Sammon: June 1796 - November 1798.
Pierson and Sammon: December 1798 - December 1802.
George Kirtley: January 1803 - May 1803 (with additions to September 1803).
Thomas Pierson: June 1803 - October 1814.
Also a general account of Thomas Pierson, 1814 - 1816.

Paper   233ff. (55ff. blank).
7/557a   1794 - 1803
Pay ledger [marked "C"] in respect of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   237ff. and index 12ff.
7/557b   1803 - 1817
Pay ledger [marked "D"] in respect of Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   278ff.
7/558   3 December 1772 - 31 December 1774
Letter Book "A" containing copies of letters from George Dodds, Manager of Boulby Alum Works, chiefly to George Baker (d. 1774 ) and Ralph Jackson (the proprietors), Mrs Judith Baker, Joseph Snowdon (another agent employed by the Baker family), Thomas Core and Charles Broughton (agents who sold alum in London), with various accounts and memoranda about Boulby Works and the alum trade in general.
Paper   139ff.
7/559   12 September 1778 - 30 December 1780
Letter Book "C" containing copies of George Dodds' letters, mainly to Mrs Judith Baker, Ralph Jackson and Charles Broughton.
Paper   188ff.
7/560   6 January 1781 - 30 August 1783
Letter Book "D" containing copies of George Dodds' letters, mainly to Mrs Judith Baker, Ralph Jackson George Baker and Charles Broughton (later Broughton, Hanbury & Co.).
Paper   186ff.
7/561   December 1789 - May 1794
“The Alum House Day Book” containing particulars of alum roached, tradesmen's days about the alum house, urine carriage, and "necessaries" (chiefly coal and bricks) sold.
Paper   45ff.
7/562   1787-1794
Copies of voyage accounts relating to the sloops Violet ( 1787 ) and Lively ( 1794 ) engaged in the alum trade.
The original documents were found at Boulby Grange and copied by Mr P. Barton in 1973.
Typescript   13pp.
General letters and papers
Letters and papers 1561-1739
8/1   26 April 1561
Copy of "Charta amplissima [of Elizabeth I to the University of Cambridge] confirmans diversa privilegia antiqua cum augmentatione novorum".
Paper book   14ff.
8/2   3 May 1603
Letter from Philip Stringer to the Right Worshipful Dr Moutloe [Mowtlowe (?)] with account of the entertainment given to Elizabeth I by the University of Oxford on 22 September 1592. Also detailed account of a visit of James I to Oxford in 1605.
(This document belonged to the Revd. Thomas Baker. On f.1 is an account in respect of wine for the sacrament and other items.)
Paper book   40ff.
8/3   1643
Copies of the following documents:
(This book belonged to the Revd. Thomas Baker).
Paper book   21ff.
8/3. (1)
The answer of John Manbie, Doctor of Divinity and Parson of Cottenham in the County of Cambridge, to certain articles exhibited against him to the Committee for Plundered Ministers, 24 June 1643.
8/3. (2)
The answer of the said Dr. Manbie to articles exhibited against him, 10 July 1643.
8/3. (3)
Report of the "carriage" of the said Dr Manbie since his "enlargement", 18 July 1643.
8/3. (4)
The answer of Dr Manbie to the above report.
8/4
Copy of "Articles to be observed by them who run for the Saddle at Waskerly Edge", Northumberland, on 21 December 1655.
Paper   1f.
8/5   25 September 1676
Letter from John Conyers [of the Middle Temple] to John Conyers [of Layton], thanking him for his recent hospitality and concerning an estate at Sockburn, Co. Durham, which he wishes to be held by a member of the Conyers family.
Paper   2ff.
8/6a
Translation (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) of inscriptions on the tombstones of John Conyers, knight, Lord of Sockburn, Co. Durham (d. 1394 ), Robert Conyers, Esq., Lord of Sockburn (d. 1433 ), and Mary Conyers (d. 1470 ). The Latin version is also given.
Paper   1f.
8/6b
Drawing of Roger de Conyers and horse.
Paper   1f.
8/6c
Drawing of the figure on the tomb of Sir John Conyers at Sockburn, with notes.
Paper   1f.
8/7   circa 1690
Notes concerning two surrenders ( 13 November 1689 and 29 May 1690 ) of Smelthouse (Co. Durham (?)), and a note, in Thomas Conyers' hand, stating that he wished to know what money Mary Frevile had on Mr Martindale's estate sold to Mr Bowes.
Paper   2ff.
8/8
Account of the Serjeant's fees "for a member absenting".
Paper   1f.
8/9
Copy, by the Revd. Thomas Baker, of a rubric from the second Liturgy of Edward VI concerning kneeling at communion, with notes by Baker as to other editions in which the same rubric appears.
Paper   2ff.
8/10
Recto: Extract, by the Revd. Thomas Baker, from a register concerning the liturgy used by [London] Dissenters in the reign of Queen Mary.
Verso: Note, by the Revd. Thomas Baker, on a letter, dated 22 January 1574, to the Bishop of London concerning a group of Dissenters in Fawter Lane.
Paper   1f.
8/11
Letter from J[ames] Tyrrell [1642-1718] to the Revd. Thomas Baker, 8 May __, concerning a political pamphlet which he [Tyrrell] had written; the question as to whether Henry VIII's will was signed by the King or stamped, and the bearing this has on the right of succession to the throne; also Baker's work on the Cambridge writers and the poor encouragement from the public he had received concerning it.
Paper   2ff.
8/12
Note, by the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning marks on King Henry VIII's will.
Paper   1f.
8/13   15 August 1700
Letter from the Revd.. Thomas Baker to Sheriff Spearman, concerning the renewal of a lease of Bedburn Park to Baker and his brother.
Paper   2ff.
8/14   1701
(1) The Hon. Charles Mountagu[e], Thomas Baker, B.D., and Francis Baker, Executors of the last will and testament of George Baker, late of Crook, Co. Durham, Esq, deceased.
(2) The Right Worshipful Humphrey Gower, D D., Master of St John's College, Cambridge, and the Fellows and Scholars of the said College.
Draft indenture whereby (1) pay (2) £500 (part of the money entrusted to (1) under the will of the late George Baker to be put to pious and charitable uses) that a perpetual foundation of two Exhibitions may be established in the said College.
Paper   3ff.
8/15   11 November 1703
Account of the debts and assets of Hutton and Benwell Collieries, and note of the amount of coal held by a waggon when the measure was large or otherwise.
Paper   1f.
8/16   16 December 1703
Letter from the Revd. Thomas Baker to his brother Francis, concerning a lease of Gibside Colliery, finance, a rumour about their sister's proposed marriage to a person of whom he disapproves, and a form of nomination of two scholars to Exhibitions in St John's College, Cambridge.
Underneath.
Draft of form of nomination, whereby Charles Montague, the Revd. Thomas Baker, and Francis Baker (Executors of the last will of George Baker, late of Crook, Co. Durham), nominate John Tayler and William Haswell to two Exhibitions founded at St John's College, Cambridge, out of money left to pious and charitable uses by the said George Baker.
Paper   1f.
8/17   31 October 1705
List of M.P.s for [John] Smith, for [William] Bromley, and absent.
Paper   4ff.
8/18   1 June 1706
Letter from Richard Newcourt to the Revd. Thomas Baker, offering to supply from his collections relative to the clergy of London any information which might be of use to Baker for his history of the University of Cambridge.
Paper   1f.
8/19   13 June 1706
Letter from Richard Newcourt to the Revd. Thomas Baker, answering Baker's queries about several clerics.
Paper   1f.
8/20a   18 June 1706
Letter from Scroop Egerton, 4th Earl of Bridgewater, to Thomas Conyers, informing him that Prince George of Denmark had no more occasion for his services (as Equerry).
Paper   2ff.
8/20b   18 June 1706
Wrapper of the above letter with note stating that Conyers had been dismissed for not voting with the Court.
Paper   1f.
8/21   13 August 1706
Letter from Richard Newcourt to the Revd. Thomas Baker, answering two more queries which Baker had made, and offering further assistance.
Paper   1f.
8/22   1706
Schedule of the quarterly payment of the land-tax of 4 shillings in the pound for the Constabulary of Sedgefield, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
8/23   [1706 - 1707]
“The Gentleman's Ala-mode accomplishment, or the true Art of Single Rapier, or Small-Sword, plainly discovered”, by Zach. Wylde.
MS. treatise with an address by Wylde to William Hart Atkinson, Mayor of Stockton 1706-1707.
Paper book   11ff.
8/24   circa 12 November 1713
Printed list [mounted in a notebook] of the Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, with a correction in Thomas Conyers' handwriting.
Printed. Paper   16ff.
8/25
List of pensions and bounties granted since the Queen's [Anne] demise.
The list bears a correction in Thomas Conyers' hand.
Paper   2ff.
8/26   2 November 1715
(1) Thomas Conyers of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) George Lawson of Harlesey, Yorkshire. Esq
Bond of (1) to (2) in £200.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £100 with interest on 2 May next, the obligation to be void.
Signed (1). Seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 6 September 1722, for all interest due 2 May last.
Receipt, dated 24 September 1726, of J. Porret for £100, principal of the above bond, for the use of Madam Lawson.
Paper   2ff.
8/27   17 March 1714/5 - 23 February 1715/6
Printed list (mounted in a notebook) of the Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, with marginalia and a list of names marked "pro" and "con" in Thomas Conyers' handwriting.
Printed. Paper   16ff.
8/28   4 October 1716
Letter from John Harding to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning an Henry VIII Bible which he has bound and is sending to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
8/29   October 1716
George Baker's account relating to Benwell and Gibside Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
8/30   18 December [1716 ?]
Letter from the Revd. John Strype to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning the difficulty of getting his Life of Archbishop Whitgift published, Dr. Worthington, the death of Dr. James, the late Bishop of Ely's library, and his edition of Stow's Survey .
Paper   2ff.
8/31   3 October 1717
Letter from the Revd. John Strype to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning subscriptions to his Life of Archbishop Whitgift, the King's forthcoming visit to Cambridge, and himself in old age.
Paper   2ff.
8/32   31 October 1717
Letter from the Revd. John Strype to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning his Life of Whitgift, and his good health, with a transcript of a letter from Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's, to Lord Treasurer Burghley, 12 January 1595, concerning the distress of the widow and children of Dr. Whitaker, late of St John's College, Cambridge, and requesting that he make provision for them.
Paper   2ff.
8/33   28 November [1717]
Letter from the Revd. John Strype to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning his Life of Whitgift and Annals of the Reformation .
Paper   2ff.
8/34   1718
Rental of [George Baker's] Westmorland estate.
Paper   2ff.
8/35a   20 September 1718
(1) George Baker of Crook, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) John Lambton of Brandon, Gentleman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £140.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £71. 14s. 0d. on the 10(?) October next, with lawful interest, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 2 December 1718, of (2) for £35 from (1).
Receipt, dated 4 January 1723/4, of (2) for £46. 10s. 8d. from (1), in full for principal and interest due on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
8/35b   24 December 1723
Enclosed with 8/35a:
Letter from Thomas Lewen to William Pye, concerning the above bond, with a statement the sum due to Lambton on account of it.
Paper   1f.
8/36a   1 October 1718
(1) George Baker of Crook, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) William Richardson of the City of Durham, Merchant.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £340.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £170 with legal interest on 1 April next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 23 March 1727/8, of William Richardson for £10. 12s. 0d. from William Pye, the final instalment of principal and interest on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
8/36b   22 November 1723 - 21 February 1727/8
Enclosed with 8/36a:
Ten receipts, between the dates 22 November 1723 and 21 February 1727/8, of William Richardson for sums paid by William Pye towards the discharge of the bond debt of George Baker, deceased.
Paper   2ff.
8/36c   22 November 1723 - 30 July 1726
Enclosed with 8/36a:
List of payments made to Richardson, 22 November 1723 - 30 July 1726.
Paper   1f.
8/36d   22 November 1723 - 13 February 1727/8
Recto: List of payments made to Richardson, 22 November 1723 - 11 February 1726/7.
Verso: Letter from Phil. Buckley to __?, 13 February 1727/8, concerning a citation.
Paper   1f.
8/37   4 November 1718
(1) George Baker of Crook, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Francis Baker of Whickham, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £40.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £20 on 1 August 1721, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.2v. Receipt, dated 18 February 1730/1, of Margaret Baker, Widow and Administratrix of (2), for £20 from the Executors of (1), in discharge of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
8/38   4 November 1718
(1) George Baker of Crook, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Francis Baker of Whickham, Co. Durham, Gentleman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £40.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £20 on 1 August 1722, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.2v. Receipt, dated 18 February 1730/1, of Margaret Baker (as in No. 8/37) for £20 from the Executors of (1), in discharge of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
8/39   4 November 1718
(1) George Baker of Crook, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Francis Baker of Whickham, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £40.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £20 on 1 August 1720, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 27 April 1734, of Margaret Baker (as in No. 8/37 ) for £20 from the Executors of (1), with her promise to return the same if it should appear that the above bond was discharged in (1)'s lifetime or if the said sum should not be allowed in the said Executors' accounts.
Paper   2ff.
8/40   16 [?] January 1718/9
Receipt, of Joseph Eagleston for a note for £100 from [Thomas] Conyers. (This bill was drawn by J. Oard and payable to George Baker.)
Paper   1f.
8/41   June 1720
Note (in Thomas Conyers' hand) concerning stocks bought and sold and the profit he received.
Paper   1f.
8/42   22 April 1721
Draft order of T[homas] C[onyers] of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq, and F. Lambton of Biddick, Co. Durham, Esq, that the Hon. Sidney Wortley, alias Montague, Esq, and Edward Wortley, Esq, should pay to John Airey of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gentleman, a total of £89 (due from them to George Baker in respect of his third share of Gibside and Benwell Collieries, and which he directed to be paid to the said T[homas] C[onyers] and F. Lambton, or their order).
Underneath.
Note from Thomas Conyers and George Baker to Charles Clarke, 22 April 1721, ordering that payments to various persons (£89 in all) should be made.
Paper   1f.
8/43   30 June 1721
Promissory note of John Ward whereby he is to deliver to Thomas Conyers £1,500 in the capital stock of the Royal African Company, with all dividends, on Conyers' paying Ward £450 and interest.
Paper   1f.
8/44a   30 June 1721 - 30 September 1728
Recto: Promissory note, dated 30 June 1721, of Thomas Conyers whereby he is to pay John Ward £450, with interest, on his transferring to him £1,500 stock in the Africa Company, with all dividends.
Verso: Receipt, dated 30 September 1728, of Ralph Ward for £500 from Thomas Conyers in full for the contents of the above note and interest.
Underneath.
Note by John Ward, ordering that the contents of the above note should be paid to his son Knox Ward.
Note, dated 29 November 1726, by Knox Ward, ordering that the contents of the above note should be paid to Ralph Ward
Paper   1f.
8/41b   30 June 1721
Another copy of the above promissory note of Thomas Conyers.
Paper   1f.
8/45   17 July 1721
Receipt of John Ward for £20 from Thomas Conyers, for "an Interest in Lord Harleys Wrack".
Paper   1f.
8/46a   14 October 1721
Receipt of Ralph Ward for £50 from Thomas Conyers (part of the share he is to advance as a partner in the working of Biddick Watervill Colliery).
Paper   1f.
8/46b   13 November 1721
Receipt of Ralph Ward for £150 from Thomas Conyers (for the same purpose as above).
Paper   1f.
8/47   1704 - 1722
Mr Fetherston's account of the number of waggonloads led from Gibside and Benwell Collieries, 1704 - 1722, with calculation of the quantity that should have been led by Mr Montague in accordance with the term of his lease, and of the quantity due to him from Mr Baker. (Cf No.8/58.)
Paper   2ff.
8/48    No date
An Epistle to L d .G - d. (Guilford(?)).
Verses attacking him personally and politically.
Paper   2ff.
8/49   1723
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/50   1723
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/51   1723 - 1724
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1723 - 1724.
Paper   2ff.
8/52a   1723
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Westmorland, Pentecost 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/52b   1723
Account of arrears of the tenants of the Westmorland estates and of allowances to them, Pentecost 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/53   1723 - 1724
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland eatates, Pentecost 1723 - 1724.
Paper   2ff,
8/54   21 August 1723
Letter from William Varey to William Pye, concerning a lawsuit that had been depending between the late George Baker and the freeholders of Lee and Riding against the free holders of Slaley about a right of common, and particularly about a piece called Widgey Green (Wedge-green), which, on a division, was included in Baker's share.
Paper   2ff.
8/55   18 September 1723
Certificate that John Conyers Esq, of Layton, Co. Durham, had taken the oaths of Allegiance, Supremacy, and Abjuration, and subscribed the Declaration made in the 30th year of Charles II.
Signed: Thomas Conyers and Thomas Davison.
Seals: 2 red wax applied.
Paper   1f.
8/56   11 November 1703 - 11 November 1723
Account of all coal led from Benwell Colliery to the Meadowhead Staith, 11 November 1703 - 11 November 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/57   11 November 1703 - 25 December 1723
Account of Thomas and Francis Baker in respect of Gibside and Benwell Collieries (two thirds for the Hon. Charles Montague, and one third for them in trust for the children of George Baker), 11 November 1703 - 25 December 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/58   1724
Estimate of Mr Montague's loadings (from Gibside and Benwell Collieries), 1704 - 1722, compared with Mr. Fetherston's account of the same (see No. 8/47).
Paper   2ff.
8/59   1724 - 1728
Recto: Acknowledgement, dated 31 March 1724, of Thomas Conyers that he had borrowed and received from John Ward £950 which he had disbursed for Conyers on account of Biddick Watervill Colliery, and that he makes his interest in the said Colliery, and also his alum interest with Ward, a security for repayment of the same.
Verso: Receipt, dated 6 May 1726, of John Ward for £95 interest.
Receipt, dated 30 September 1728, of Ralph Ward for £950 from Thomas Conyers, in full for the contents of the above note and interest.
Underneath.
Note by John Ward, ordering that the contents of the above note should be paid to his son Knox Ward.
Note, dated 29 November 1726, by Knox Ward, ordering that the contents of the above note should be paid to Ralph Ward.
Paper   1f.
8/60   1723 - 1724
Receipt of rents of George Baker Esq, deceased (from his death, 1 June 1723, to 1 June 1724), which are due to his son and heir George Baker, with account of disbursements.
Paper   4ff.
8/61a   22 July 1724
Letter from Thomas Conyers to Thomas Maynard, concerning Mr. Punchion's (Punshon's) account.
Paper   2ff.
8/61b   circa 1703
Enclosed with 8/61a (?):
Recto: Copy of account (by John Punshon) of the stock belonging to Charles Montague in Gibside and Benwell Collieries at Martinmas 1703, with notes in Thomas Conyers' handwriting.
Verso: Account of shares in various ships. (Cf. No. 8/62b).
Paper   1f.
8/62a   24 July 1724
Letter from John Punshon to Thomas Maynard, concerning an account he is sending and offering copies of papers which show how matters stood in Captain George Baker's affairs at the time of his death.
Paper   1f.
8/62b   circa 1703
Enclosed with 8/62a:
Recto: Copy of an account of part of the stock of Gibside and Benwell Collieries on 11 November 1703, with note on the possibility of finding a document which would explain it.
Verso: Account of shares held in various ships (by the holders of Gibside and Benwell Collieries (?)).
Paper   1f.
8/63   15 August 1724
Account of legal expenses in connection with the purchase by George Baker of freehold and leasehold lands in the South Bailey, Durham, from Michael Fenwick.
Underneath.
Unsigned note, dated 15 August 1724, requesting John Ord to place the sum of £9. 17s 9d to the writer's credit.
Paper   1f.
8/64   29 September 1724
Bond of Provision of Charles, 6th Earl of Lauderdale, for George Maitland, his 3rd lawful son by Elizabeth, Countess of Lauderdale.
Signed Lauderdale.
Paper   2ff.
8/65   1724
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1724.
Paper   1f.
8/66   1724
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1724.
Paper   1f.
8/67a   1724 - 1725
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1724 - 19 January 1724/5.
Paper   2ff.
8/67b   16 January 1724/5
Enclosed with 8/67a:
Recto: List of arrears due to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates.
Verso: List of finable and free rents due to the Earl of Thanet annually.
Paper   1f.
8/68   1725
Recto: Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1725.
Verso: Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, 5 March 1724/5 - 13 July 1725.
Paper   1f.
8/69   10 July 1725
Receipt of Ann Lambton for a gold watch, lately belonging to her neice, which she promises to keep for the use of Margaret Baker or to deliver it to her (Lambton's) brother Conyers, if he should demand it.
Paper   1f,
8/70   13 July 1725
Letter from Edward Conyers to Thomas [Conyers], condoling with him on his loss and heavy affliction, and inviting him and his children to come to live at Walthamstow.
Paper   2ff.
8/71   14 August 1725
(1) Thomas Conyers, Complainant
(2) Sidney Wortley Montague, Edward Wortley Montague, James Montague, and others, Defendants.
Copy of bill of complaint in Royal Chancery about rents and stock etc of one third of Gibside and Benwell Collieries which had been conveyed in trust to (1), and another, in 1717, following the marriage between George Baker and Elizabeth, daughter of (1).
Paper   8ff.
8/72   1725
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1725.
Paper   1f.
8/73   1725 - 1726
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Martinmas 1725 - 21 February 1725/6.
Paper   2ff.
8/74   1725
Account between Thomas Conyers and Ralph Ward, June - December 1725. (Relates to interest-money, the Holes rents, etc).
Paper   2ff.
8/75   24 December 1725
Receipt of Richard Burton for £20, for the use of his uncle, the Revd. Thomas Baker, and £20, for the use of his uncle Francis Baker, from Thomas Conyers, these payments being due in respect of Hutton and Benwell Collieries, at or about Pentecost 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/76   24 December 1725
Receipt of the Revd. Thomas Baker for £20 from Thomas Conyers, for a year's payment due from Hutton and Benwell Collieries at Pentecost 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/77   24 December 1725
Receipt of Francis Baker for £20 from Thomas Conyers, for a year's payment due from Hutton and Benwell Collieries at Pentecost 1723.
Paper   1f.
8/78   6 May 1726
Receipt of John Ward for £95 from Thomas Conyers, for 2 years' interest of £950.
Paper   2ff.
8/79   1726
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1726.
Paper   1f.
8/80   1726
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1726 - 9 July 1726.
Paper   1f.
8/81   1726
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, etc , Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1726.
Paper   1f.
8/82   5 January 1726/7
Memorandum that John Bowston is taking [George] Baker's Colliery at Barley Hill or Barlow Hill, Northumberland, from Candlemas next for 15 years, if the heir (to George Baker) so long live, at the rent of £3 per annum, and that he has liberty to prospect for coal in any part of Baker's Lordship from Barlow Hill to the East side of Unthank pasture dyke till midsummer next, and is to have a lease, if coal be found there, at such rent as he and the Trustees of the said [George] Baker agree upon.
Signed: R. Burton, John Bowston, Stephen Wright, William Pye.
Paper   1f.
8/83   14 March 1726/7
Letter from Ralph Fetherston to [Thomas Conyers], concerning an agreement between (Conyers) and Wortley (about Gibside and Benwell Collieries) which will involve a loss for Wortley, and a Chancery suit over the working and removal of the pillars from Benwell Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
8/84   [1724 - 1728]
Letter from John Rudd to Thomas Conyers, 19 April 172_(?) concerning steps Conyers would have to take if he wished to be appointed Trustee and Guardian of the infant of [George] Baker, deceased, instead of Messrs Pye and Burton, and a financial matter (in connection with the dispute over Gibside and Benwell Collieries).
Paper   1f.
8/85   1727
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1727.
Paper   1f.
8/86   1727
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1727 - 7 August 1727.
Paper   2ff.
8/87   24 June 1727 - 31 December 1730
Account by Nicholas Lambton of stock advanced by Thomas Conyers towards carrying on Biddick Colliery, 24 June 1727 - 31 December 1730.
Paper   2ff.
8/88   n.d. [c. 1727 ?]
Statement of the poor-rate charged in the Constabulary of Wingate, Co. Durham, and of the yearly rents of the same properties, in preparation for a motion that the said poor-rate be regulated according to these rents.
Paper   1f.
8/89   n.d. [c. 1727 ?]
Statement of the assessment on various persons in respect of Wheatly Hill, Wingate, and Hurwith, Co. Durham, according to the book of rates.
Paper   1f.
8/90   12 July 1727
Copy of order of the Quarter Sessions for Co. Durham concerning regulation of the poor-rate of the Township of Wingate.
Paper   1f.
8/91   1727
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas, 1727.
Paper   1f.
8/92   1727 - 1728
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Martinmas 1727 - 8 February 1727/8.
Paper   2ff.
8/93   n.d. [c. 16 March 1728 ?]
Draft of a letter from Thomas Conyers to [John Ward (?)], no date, but circa 16 March 1727/8 (the letter can be dated from Thomas Conyers' will), the conclusion of a dispute with Mr Wortley over [Gibside, Hutton, and Northbank(?)] Colliery, his will, a proposal about his alum works, and the settlement of his affairs.
Paper   1f.
8/94   1728
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1728.
Paper   1f.
8/95   1728
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1728 - 22 August 1728.
Paper   1f.
8/96   30 September 1728
Agreement of Thomas Conyers of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, and Ralph Ward of Gisbrough, Yorkshire , whereby debts between them are settled.
Signed: Tho. Conyers, Ralph Ward.
Paper   1f.
8/97 a-h   1714 - 1728
Bundle consisting of the following papers, some of which appear to have been found in Thomas Conyers' pocket book:
8/97a   5 May 1714 - 9 July 1714
Ten receipts of Zach. Hamlyn for various sums from Thomas Conyers, "being what he had Collected of the Members of the house of Commons for buying of Common prayer Books in order to be Sent into Scotland".
Paper   2ff.
8/97b   1720 - 1723
Recto: Receipt, dated 3 October 1720, of John Quien for £275 from Thomas Conyers (for £100 in the Capital and Principal Stock of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain, Trading to the South Seas, etc).
Verso: Note, dated 11 May 1723, by Thomas Conyers, stating that he had bought additional stock to make the above £150 stock, £50 of which belongs to his cousin William Midford.
Paper   1f.
8/97c   4 May 1722
Receipt of Chr. Clayton and George Clayton for £16. 17s. 6d. from Thomas Conyers, in full for all interest of £450 secured by mortgage to John Clayton, of whom they are Executors.
Paper   1f.
8/97d   14 October 1725
Receipt of Henry Forster for £21 from Thomas Conyers, which he promises to remit to William Lee of London.
Paper   1f.
8/97e   circa 1728
Draft of part of the introduction of a treatise entitled “Mr Tunstall's Fifty years Observations upon Hunting, Hawking, Shooting Flying, And Angling, etc” .
On f.4 is a direction to Thomas Coniers (Conyers) and a note stating that the document was found in Thomas Conyers' pocket-book, Conyers having died at Elemore in October 1728.
Paper   4ff.
8/97f   1728
List of the bearers, mourners, ladies and gentlemen present at the funeral of Thomas Conyers, with a note of those invited but absent. Also shows who had scarves, gloves and hat-bands.
Paper   1f.
8/97g   7 October 1728
Enclosed with No. 8/97f:
Account of Thomas Dunn to the Executors of Thomas Conyers for goods purchased on 7 October 1728 (evidently in connection with the funeral of Thomas Conyers).
Paper   1f.
8/97h   1728
Rough account of money paid, or to be paid (under the will of Thomas Conyers (?)).
Paper   2ff.
8/98   1728
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the half year ending Martinmas 1728.
Paper   2ff.
8/99   1728 - 1729
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Martinmas 1728 - 26 January 1728/9.
Paper   1f.
8/100   1729
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc., Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1729.
Paper   1f.
8/101   1729
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1729 - 26 August 1729.
Paper   1f.
8/102   20 September 1729
Letter from the Revd. John Strype to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning his Annals of the Reformation his purpose in publishing it, the omission of St John's College, Cambridge, from the list of subscribers to the 3rd volume, a transcript of a letter from Lord Treasurer Burghley to his son which Baker had sent, and his health.
Paper   2ff.
8/103   1729
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the half year ending Martinmas 1729.
Paper   2ff.
8/104   1729 - 1730
Account of Charles Coatesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Martinmas 1729 - 13 March 1729/30.
Paper   1f.
8/105   29 November [1729 ?]
Letter from the Revd. John Strype to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning a document relating to P. Baro's family which Baker had offered to send, other literary matters, and his health.
Paper   2ff.
8/106a   13 January 1729/30
Letter from John J'att to Nicholas Lambton, requesting payment for work done for the late Thomas Conyers.
Paper   2ff.
8/106b   29 August 1728 - 2 September 1728
Enclosed with 8/106a:
Account of John J'att for work on a coach etc. for Thomas Conyers.
Paper   1f.
8/107a
Letter from John J'att to Richard Burton, no date, requesting payment from him, as Executor of Thomas Conyers, of his account for work done for Conyers.
Paper   2ff.
8/107b
Enclosed with 8/107a:
Copy of his account (as No. 8/106b).
Paper   1f.
8/108a   April 1730
f.1r. Letter from W. Bacon to Nicholas Lambton, 7 April 1730, explaining how Thomas Conyers had ordered William Metcalfe to give Cuthbert Bowman, the late Bishop's butler, twenty shillings to help him to travel to London, but had not repaid Metcalfe.
f.2v. Some comments on Mr. Swainston's (?) sermon, 12 April 1730.
Paper   2ff.
8/108b   7 February 1729/30
Attached to 8/108a:
Certificate of Francis Pewterer, that he was present when Conyers ordered Metcalfe to give Bowman 20 shillings.
Paper   1f.
8/108c   11 November 1723
Receipt of Cuthbert Bowman for £1. 1s. 0d. from William Medcalf (sic) by order of Mr. Conyers.
Paper   1f.
8/109   1730
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1730.
Paper   1f.
8/110   1730
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1730 - 8 August 1730.
Paper   1f.
8/111   1 August 1730
Letter from Richard Trotter to William Pye, requesting him to pay the Revd. Dr Mangey, or order, £12. 6s 0d, the balance of the late Thomas Conyers' and George Baker's accounts.
Underneath.
Letter from Richard Trotter to the Revd. Dr Mangey, concerning the above debt and draft, and requesting that if Mr Reede asked him to stand as Godfather to his new-born son, instead of Trotter, he would do so.
Paper   1f.
8/112   1 August 1730
Letter from Richard Trotter to William Pye, informing him that he has drawn on him for £12. 6s. 0d., the balance of accounts due from George Baker, deceased, and concerning this debt.
Underneath.
Trotter's account
Paper   1f.
8/113   1730
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1730.
Paper   1f.
8/114   1730 - 1731
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Martinmas 1730 - 16 January 1730/1.
Paper   1f.
8/115   February 1730/1
Receipt dated February 1730/1 (and endorsed 18 February 1730/1), of Margaret Baker, Widow and Administratrix of Francis Baker, late of Tanfield Lea, Co. Durham, for £40 from the Executors of George Baker, Esq, late of Crook, Co. Durham, in discharge of two bonds for £20 by the said George Baker to the said Francis Baker, with her promise to return the same if it should appear that they had been already discharged.
Paper   1f.
8/116   1731
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1731.
Paper   1f.
8/117   1731
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1731 - 14 July 1731.
Paper   1f.
8/118   1731
Account of William Midford to the Executors of Thomas Conyers for expenses incurred in respect of Thomas Conyers' will. A note underneath by Nicholas Lambton states that the account was paid on 11 October 1731.
Underneath.
Letter from William Midford to Nicholas Lambton, 24 September 1731, concerning the £10 legacy of Mr Conyers of Walthamstow.
Paper   2ff.
8/119   1731
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1731.
Paper   1f.
8/120   1731 - 1732
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates , Martinmas 1731 - 8 January 1731/2.
Paper   1f.
8/121   1732
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Mayday 1732.
Paper   1f.
8/122   1732
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, Mayday 1732 - 29 August 1732.
Paper   1f.
8/123   11 November 1732
Letter from William Longborne to Nicholas Lambton, informing him that payment of J'att's bill for work done for Thomas Conyers would be a particular service to J'att, who did not think proper to proceed "in an adversary manner" until Lambton replied to this letter.
Paper   2ff.
8/124
Handbill: Extracts from the Freeholder's Political Catechism written in 1733 by W.P. now E. of B. (On the back is written "Sr Thomas" = (Clavering (?))
Paper   1f.
8/125   6 January 1732/3
Letter from William Longborne to [Nicholas] Lambton, informing him that he has communicated the contents of his letter to J'att who insists on payment of his account, and requesting him either to pay it or to order his attorney to appear for him and the other acting Executors of Thomas Conyers' will.
Paper   2ff.
8/126   19 January 1732/3
Copy of a letter from N[icholas] L[ambton] to John J'att, pointing out that there was reason to believe that part of Conyers' debt to him had been paid and that he could not expect payment until this was cleared up.
Underneath.
Copy of a letter from N[icholas] L[ambton] to William Longborne, declaring that J'att would have to be sworn as to the accuracy of his account, and that the fairer he was in the affair the sooner he would be paid. (cf. No. 8/132.)
Paper   1f.
8/127   1733
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the year ending Mayday 1733.
Paper   1f.
8/128   1733
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the half-year ending Martinmas 1733.
Paper   1f.
8/129a   1732 - 1734
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, 19 September 1732 - 16 March 1733/4.
Paper   4ff.
8/129b   September 1732
Enclosed with 8/129a:
Recto: Letter from Thomas Mackell to Charles Cotesworth, 16 September 1732, concerning charges for the repair of Brampton Mill.
Verso: Receipt, dated 26 September 1732, of Elizabeth Langstaff for £1. 13s. 4d. (for the use of Charles Langstaff) from the Executors of George Baker, for workmanship in repairing Brampton Mill.
Paper   1f,
8/129c   1732
Enclosed with 8/129a:
Recto: Account for work done at Brampton Mill in 1732.
Verso: Receipt, dated 23 October 1732, of Thomas Mackell for £1 3s. 1d. from Charles Cotesworth, for "Lord Baker's" share of the cost of wood used in the repair of Brampton Mill.
Paper   1f.
8/130   circa 1734
“A Short Method for Keeping Steward's Accounts” .
MS. book   20ff.
8/131   21 May 1734
Letter from Thomas Hearne to the Revd. Thomas Baker, concerning Bishop Tanner, making detailed criticisms of Theobald's edition of Shakespeare, and quoting from a letter of Dr Edward Bernard to Dr Thomas Smith, 29 March 1691, concerning a "great man" who was author of a tract on Malela.
Paper   1⅓f.
8/132
Account of John J'att for work done for Thomas Conyers, 29 August - 2 September 1728 with receipt, dated 22 July 1734, of J'att for £24. 18s. 0d. from Nicholas Lambton in settlement thereof.
Paper   1f.
8/133   circa November 1734
Letter from M[argaret] Baker to William Pye, no date (c. November 1734), requesting that her grandmother be given an extra ten guineas with which to buy a suit of clothes for her.
Paper   2ff.
8/134a   [12 November 1734 ?]
Letter from J. Burton to William Pye, requesting him to send [Margaret] Baker 10 guineas.
Paper   2ff.
8/134b   7 November 1734
Enclosure (?) with 8/134a:
Letter from Margaret Baker to Mrs. Burton, requesting that she would procure her more money, and explaining why she needs it.
Paper   2ff.
8/135   30 November [1734]
Letter from [Margaret] Baker to [William] Pye, thanking him for sending 10 guineas.
f.1v. Letter from E. Baker to [William] Pye, no date, declaring that she is sorry he had no money to send her by the "Deans Gentillman".
Paper   2ff.
8/136   1734
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1734.
Paper   1f.
8/137   1734 - 1735
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, 29 July 1734 - 12 February 1734/5.
Paper   4ff.
8/138   June 1735
f.2r. Letter from Edward Conyers to Nicholas Lambton, 7 June 1735, acknowledging receipt of a note for £10, and concerning the favour intended to him by Burton and Pye, and the good account of George Baker.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 5 June 1735, of Edward Conyers for £10 (a legacy under the will of Thomas Conyers) from Nicholas Lambton, one of the Executors of the said Thomas Conyers.
Paper   2ff.
8/139   July 1735
f.1r. Letter from George Baker to William Midford, 18 July 1735, concerning the custom at Eton of giving money to the maids, and a new bookseller.
f.1v. Letter from William Midford to William Pye, 22 July 1736, concerning the above.
Paper   2ff.
8/140   circa 1735
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, (no date, but c. 1735(?)), concerning his pocket-money which he wants increased.
Paper   2ff.
8/141   1735
Account of John Cathie to George Baker for clothes etc supplied, September - October 1735.
Paper   2ff.
8/142   26 October 1735
Letter from John Wetherill to William Pye, informing him that his master (William Davison) agrees to Pye's offer of 4½% interest.
Paper   1f.
8/143   1735
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1735.
Paper   1f.
8/144a   1735 - 1736
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, August 1735 - 1736.
Paper   4ff.
8/144b   30 August 1711
Enclosed with 8/144a:
Letter from J. Beck to John Winder, concerning fines due from Mr Bacar (Baker) in respect of lands in Blatarn (Bleatarn).
Paper   2ff.
8/144c   May 1712
Enclosed with 8/144a:
Recto: Receipt, dated 17 May 1712, of Jeffrey Beck for £7. 17s. 6d. from George Baker, for fines in respect of a messuage and tenement within the Manor of Bleatarn due to Sir Christopher Musgrave, Bart.
Verso: Note of - to - requesting him to send his conveyance of Bleatarn to be shown to the jury, and five shillings (for two admittances) to the steward of the court and one shilling to the jury.
Paper   1f.
8/144d   4 February 1735/6
Enclosed with 8/144a:
Admittance of George Baker at the Court Baron and Court Customary of Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart, to several parcels of land at Bleatarn within the Manor of Bleatarn (rent 11s. 3d.; fine £3. 18s. 9d.).
Signed: Tho. Simpson, Steward.
Paper   1f.
8/144e   3 August 1736
Enclosed with 8/144a:
Admittance of George Baker at the Court of Dimissions of Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart, to several parcels of land at Bleatarn (rent 11s. 3d. per annum; fine £3. 18s. 9d.).
Signed: Tho. Simpson, Steward.
Paper   1f.
8/145
f.1r. Account of William Midford to William Pye in connection with insuring Pye's house in Durham, and in respect of George Baker.
f.2r. Letter from William Midford to William Pye, 27 January 1735/6 , concerning George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
8/146   12 February 1735/6
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, requesting information concerning a lease of the tithes of Bywell, Northumberland.
Paper   1f.
8/147   9 April 1736
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, informing him that [George] Baker is in very good health.
Underneath.
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, concerning an invitation he has received to go to Mr Gascoigne's country house at Mitcham, and the money cousin Midford has given him.
Paper   1f.
8/148   circa April 1736
Letter from M[argaret] Baker to William Pye, no date, (c. April 1736), requesting 30 guineas.
Underneath.
Note stating that 30 guineas had been sent to her on 11 April 1736.
Paper   2ff.
8/149a   14 April 1736
Letter from Margaret Bland to Richard Burton, sending [George] Baker's Eton bills, and informing him that he is in good health.
Paper   2ff.
8/149b   1735
Enclosed with 8/149a:
General account of Baker's school fees and expenses, Midsummer to Christmas 1735.
Paper   1f.
8/149c   1735
Enclosed with 8/149a:
(i-vi) Vouchers corresponding with the above account (8/149a).
Paper   6 pieces, each 1f.
8/150a   16 April [1736]
Letter from Margaret Baker to William Pye, thanking him for sending 30 guineas.
Paper   2ff.
8/150b   12 April 1736
Enclosed with 8/150a:
Receipt of Margaret Baker for 30 guineas from William Pye.
Paper   1f.
8/151   20 April 1736
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, concerning money he has received from cousin Midford, and the latter's payment of Mr. Gascoigne's account.
Paper   1f.
8/152a   22 May 1736
Letter from John Wetherill to William Pye, requesting him to give bearer £50.
Paper   1f.
8/152b   6 May 1736
Enclosed with 8/152a:
Receipt of John Wetherill for £50 (a year's interest of £1,000 due to William Davison, Esq.) from the Executors of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
8/153   25 May 1736
Receipt of M. Grey for £32. 7s. 0d. from [William] Pye, for the use of Mrs Margaret Bland.
Paper   1f.

For letter, dated 22 July 1736, from William Midford to William Pye (endorsed on letter, dated 18 July 1735, from George Baker to William Midford), see No. 8/139
8/154
f.1r. Account of William Midford to William Pye, for [George] Baker, with receipt, dated 13 October 1736, of Midford for the contents of the same from Pye. f.2r. Letter from William Midford to Richard Burton, 29 June 1736, concerning [George] Baker, the above account, and other bills.
Paper   2ff,
8/155   1736
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1736.
Paper   1f.
8/156a
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Executors of George Baker, deceased, in respect of the Westmorland estates, 3 August 1736 - 14 July 1737.
Paper   4ff.
8/156b   15 February 1736/7
Enclosed with 8/156a:
Account of rents due to the Earl of Thanet from George Baker, with receipt of W. Gorst for £16. 2s. 10d., received, with £4. 2s. 10d. received by Thomas Bland, is in full for the sum due.
Paper   1f.
8/156c   3 August 1736
Enclosed with 8/156a:
Receipt of Chr[istopher] Dobson for £3. 18s. 9d. from George Baker, for his general indenture fine due to Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart, in respect of Bleatarn.
Paper   1f.
8/156d   3 August 1736
Enclosed with 8/156a:
Receipt of Chris[topher] Dobson for £3. 18s. 9d. from George Baker, in full for his admittance fine due on the death of his father to Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart, in respect of Bleatarn.
Paper   1f.
8/157   28 December [1736]
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, asking whether he could have a settled allowance and concerning his holiday with Mr Conyers at Walthamstow.
Paper   2ff.
8/158   2 January [1736/7 ?]
Letter from Margaret Baker to William Pye, requesting 20 guineas, and promising to be frugal and not as her brother.
Paper   2ff.
8/159
Account of James Gascoigne and Son (Tailors) to George Baker, 7 September 1736 - 3 January 1736/7.
Paper   1f.
8/160   4 January 1736/7
Letter from Browne Willis to the Revd. Thomas Baker, giving a list of the Deans of St Stephen's College, Westminster, 1348-1549, and concerning the advowsons of Wimborne All Saints (Dorset) and Hinton Martell (Dorset), John Duke of Somerset, John of Gaunt and his daughter, various works of historical scholarship, criticising the proposed alterations to Llandaff Cathedral, and enquiring whether there was a charter of Frampton Market (Dorset).
Paper   2ff.
8/161   15 January 1736/7
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, concerning money Baker has received from him.
Underneath.
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, no date, promising to write a long letter to him when he gets to Eton.
Paper   2ff.
8/162   3 February 1736/7
Letter from Margaret Baker to William Pye, thanking him for sending 29 guineas, and asking pardon for not sending a receipt sooner.
Paper   2ff.
8/163a   December 1736 - March 1737
f.1r. Account of payments made by William Midford on account of [George] Baker, December 1736 - March 1736/7.
f.2r. Letter from William Midford to William Pye, 5 March 1736/7, concerning the above account, and Baker's deception about pocket-money.
Paper   2ff.
8/163b
Enclosed with 8/163a:
Voucher relating to the above account.
Paper   1f.
8/164   15 March 1736/7
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning remittance of money that is due from Pye on George Baker's account.
Paper   2ff.
8/165a   8 April 1737
Letter from Margaret Baker to William Pye, thanking him for sending her 30 guineas.
Paper   2ff.
8/165b   6 April 1737
Enclosed with 8/165a:
Receipt of Margaret Baker for the above sum.
Paper   1f.
8/166   23 April 1737
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, concerning [George] Baker's expenditure and pocket-money, etc.
Paper   2ff.
8/167a
List of disbursements on "necessaries" for [George] Baker, January 1735/6 - May 1737.
Paper   1f.
8/167b
Enclosed with 8/167a:
Two vouchers corresponding to the above account. (i-ii).
Paper   1f. each.
5/168   23 May 1737
Letter from Margaret Baker to [William] Pye, requesting 10 guineas.
Paper   2ff.
8/169   23 May 1737
Receipt of Margaret Baker for £10. 10s. 0d. from [William] Pye, for clothes and other necessaries.
Paper   1f.
8/170   30 May [1737 ?]
Letter from Margaret Baker to William Pye, apologising for delay in sending a receipt, and thanking him for the money.
Paper   2ff.
8/171a   1737
Account of William Midford to William Pye of money disbursed on George Baker's account in 1737 in respect of a journey and stay at Cambridge.
Underneath.
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, 9 June 1737, concerning the above account, and a visit to his uncle, the Revd. Thomas Baker at Cambridge.
Underneath.
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, no date, concerning the Revd. Thomas Baker.
Paper   2ff.
8/171b
Enclosed with 8/171a:
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   Two pieces, 1f. each.
8/172
Account of coals delivered from South Biddick staith belonging to Nicholas Lambton and Company, as per the staithman's half-yearly accounts, 21 December 1725 - 24 June 1737.
Paper   2ff.
8/173   26 July 1737
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £23. 4s. 9d., and mentioning some "just complaints" he intends to make about [George] Baker.
Paper   2ff.
8/174   1736 - 1737
Account of James Gascoigne to [George] Baker for mourning and a new suit supplied in 1736, with receipts, dated 20 April and 27 July 1737, of Gascoigne for the contents of this account.
Paper   2ff.
8/175   8 August 1737
Letter from Margaret Bland to William Pye, informing him that she has sent under separate covers [George] Baker's accounts to Midsummer 1737.
Paper   2ff.
8/176a   1735-1737
Bill for [George] Baker's school fees and expenses from Christmas 1735 to Midsummer 1737.
Paper   1f.
8/176b
Enclosed with 8/176a:
(i-vii): Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   7 pieces, six 1f. each; one 2ff.
8/177a   1737
Account of William Midford's disbursements for [George] Baker at Whitsuntide 1737.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 31 August 1737, of William Midford for the contents of the above account from William Pye.
Paper   2ff.
8/177b
Enclosed with 8/177a:
(i and ii): Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   2 pieces, each 1f.
8/178   14 September 1737
Letter from Margaret Bland to William Pye, concerning a receipt for payment of [George] Baker's board etc up to Midsummer last, and informing him that he continues in perfect health.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 2 September 1737, of Margaret Bland for a note, value £103. 10s. 0d., from Robert Wharton for [George] Baker's board etc to Midsummer 1737.
Paper   2ff.
8/179   5 November 1737
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, concerning Mr. Pendleton's leases, and [George] Baker's recovery from his trembling.
Paper   2ff.
8/180   1737
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth and Winton, etc, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1737.
Paper   1f.
8/181
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates, 4 July 1737 - 16 January 1737/8.
Paper   6ff.
8/182
Account of William Midford to William Pye in respect of disbursements on George Baker's account in 1737.
Paper   1f.
8/183
f.1. Account of James Gascoigne and Son to [George] Baker, 26 July 1737 - 16 January 1737/8.
Underneath.
Note, dated 17 January 1737/8, by George Baker stating that he had received the clothes etc specified in this account.
f.2r. Letter from Jamee Gascoigne to [William] Pye, 26 January 1737/8, concerning the above account.
Paper   2ff.
8/184
Account of William Midford to William Pye in respect of [George] Baker, 1737.
Underneath.
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, 4 February 1737/8, concerning [George] Baker and his dancing-master's account.
Paper   2ff.
8/185   10 February 1737/8
(1) Richard Burton
(2) John Forster of Beamish and William Forster, his son.
Agreement between (1) and (2) whereby (2) are to have liberty to cut corf rods at Shilford, Northumberland, from the above date until 25 March next, and are to pay 2½d. per bunch (5 score to the bunch).
Signed: (1) and (2).
Paper   1f.
8/186   9 March 1737/8
Letter from William Midford to William Pye, apologising for failure to acknowledge receipt of a note for £13. 10s 0d.
Paper   2ff.
8/187   31 March 1738
Receipt of James Gascoigne for £35. 16s. 0d. from William Pye, on account of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
8/188a   11 September 1738
Letter from Margaret Bland to [William Pye(?)], sending George Baker's Eton accounts for the period Midsummer 1737 - 1738.
Paper   2ff.
8/188b
Enclosed with 8/188a:
General account of George Baker's school fees and expenses for the above period.
Paper   2ff,
8/188c
Enclosed with 8/188a:
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   15 pieces, each 1f.
8/189   29 September 1738
Letter from Margaret Bland to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £101.
Paper   2ff.
8/190a   14 November 1738
Bill for a new wheel at Brampton Mill, 1737, and receipt, of W. Gorst for 43s. 4d, from the Guardians of George Baker, in settlement of same.
Paper   1f.
8/190b
Attached to 8/190a:
Copy of Mr Backhouse's bill for building the new kiln[e] at Brampton, 1737.
Paper   1f.
8/190c   14 October 1738
Attached to 8/190a:
Receipt of Robert Fallowfield for £4. 12s. 6d. from George Baker (his share of the cost of rebuilding the new kilne at Brampton), for the use of Edward Backhouse.
Paper   1f.
8/191   1738
Rental of Brough, Hillbeck, Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1738.
Paper   1f.
8/192
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estate, 12 September 1738 - 16 February 1738/9.
Paper   6ff.
8/193
Account of [George] Baker's "prescriptions" due to Mr Hodgson, 1738, and receipts dated 13 January 1738/9, of Thomas Hodgson for £1. 10s. 0d. from (Charles) Cotesworth, in settlement of same.
Paper   1f.
8/194
Recto: Letter from Jeremy Smith to Mr Coatsworth (Charles Cotesworth), 13 January 1738/9, estimating the cost of building a barn and byre at Kirbar, Westmorland.
Verso: Computation made in connection with the above.
Paper   1f.
8/195
Letter from John Dakens to John (sic) Pye, 13 January 1738/9, requesting payment for shoes supplied to [George] Baker.
Underneath.
Account of Dakens, 28 March - 14 December 1738.
Paper   1f.
8/196
Account of James Gascoigne and Son to George Baker for tailoring, November 1738 - January 1738/9.
Paper   1f.
8/197   23 January 1738/9
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning George Baker's clothes.
Paper   1f.
8/198   13 March 1738/9
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning his account, and George Baker's alleged extravagance.
Paper   2ff,
8/199   24 March 1738/9
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning a note for £49. 4s. 0d., and George Baker's ungenerous conduct towards him.
Paper   1f.
8/200
Account of John Dakens to [George] Baker for shoes supplied, 28 March 1738 - 25 January 1738/9, with receipt, dated 28 March 1739, of Dakens for £2. 17s. 6d., in settlement of same.
Paper   1f.
8/201   7 April 1739
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, thanking him for remitting Baker's money, and concerning a trunk which he had supplied to Baker and over which there had been a dispute.
Paper   1f.
8/202
Schedule of the goods in Crook Hall when Mrs. Baker came to it at Mayday 1739.
Signed: Margt. Baker, S. Wright.
Paper   1f.
8/203   22 May 1739
Printed circular with proposals for printing by Subscription a book entitled The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College by John Ward, with receipt of John Ward for 30 shillings from the Revd. Thomas Baker, for a copy of the same.
Paper   1f.
8/204
f.1r. Account of James Gascoigne to George Baker for tailoring, May - June 1739.
Underneath.
Note from George Baker to [William Pye], 21 June [1739] stating that he had perused the above account and received the items stated.
f.2r. Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, 23 June 1739, concerning the above account.
Paper   2ff.
8/205   28 July 1739
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, thanking him for a note for £19. 11s. 0d., and mentioning that he believes he has disobliged George Baker by obeying Pye's orders.
Paper   1f.
8/206a   18 August 1739
Letter from Margaret Bland to [William Pye (?)], sending George Baker's accounts.
Paper   1f.
8/206b
Enclosed with 8/206a:
General account of Geoorge Baker's school fees and expenses, Midsummer 1738 - 1739.
Paper   1f.
8/206c
Enclosed with 8/206a:
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   18 pieces, each 1f.
8/207   24 September 1739
Letter from Margaret Bland to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £97. 15s. 6d.
Paper   2ff.
8/208   1739
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth and Winton, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1739.
Paper   1f.
8/209
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates, 28 June 1739 - 4 August 1740.
Paper   6ff.
Letters and papers 1739-1759
9/1
Letter from Joseph Anderson to William Pye, no date, requesting payment of George Baker's bill.
Underneath.
Account for wigs supplied to Baker, 15 May 1738 - 8 August 1739.
Paper   2ff.
9/2   1 January 1739/40
Letter from Joseph Anderson to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a bill in settlement of his demands.
Paper   2ff.
9/3   15 January 1739/40
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning George Baker's return to Eton.
Underneath.
Gascoigne's account to Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/4   23 February 1739/40
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning a quarrel with George Baker on account of his refusal to supply him with some very rich clothes without his Guardians' order.
Paper    1f.
9/5
Account of James Gascoigne to George Baker, 29 June 1729 (sic) (1739) - 23 January 1739/40, with acknowledgement, dated 24 February 1739/40, by George Baker that he had received the clothes and money mentioned in the account.
Paper   1f.
9/6   26 February 1739/40
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, concerning George Baker's reconciliation with him, and his order for some green tea and sugar, "what all the young Gentlemen at Eaton have".
Paper   1f.
9/7   27 March 1740
Letter from James Gascoigne to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a bill in discharge of George Baker's account, and stating that he has advanced 4 guineas to Baker who is going to Oxford for the holidays.
Paper   1f.
9/8a   23 May 1740
Letter from Margaret Bland to William Pye, covering letter to George Baker's accounts.
Paper   1f.
9/8b
Enclosed with 9/8a:
f.1r. Letter from George Baker to William Pye, no date, declaring that Mrs. Bland's account is correct.
f.2r. Account for George Baker's boarding etc., Midsummer 1739-1740, with list of other bills.
Paper   2ff.
9/8c
Enclosed with 9/8a:
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
(i-xix): 19 pieces.
9/9   26 May 1739 - 26 May 1740
Form of Receiver's account [for J. Lee , the Receiver, appointed by the Court of Chancery, of the rents and profits of the real estate late of the Testator P.W.].
Paper   2ff.
9/10   29 May 1740
Letter from the Revd. Thomas Baker to George Baker, concerning Cousin Burton and other relatives, and a debt of gratitude to Mr Bowes for his continued care over George Baker which the writer hopes that the latter would repay "by your interest in the Country, whenever he has occasion to call for your service".
Paper   2ff.
9/11
Notes mainly about various works on the Bishops of England, no date.
Paper   1f.
9/12
f.1. Letter from Philip Williams to Richard Burton, 7 October 1740, concerning a collection of books (of the late Revd. Thomas Baker) that is to be sold, and George Baker's expenses for his first quarter at Cambridge.
f.2r. Account, dated 29 September 1740, of Baker's expenses at Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
9/13
Receipt, dated 31 October 1740, of Philip Williams for £72. 18s. 0d. from Richard Burton, for George Baker's quarter bill due at Michaelmas 1740.
Underneath:
Letter from Philip Williams to Richard Burton, concerning George Baker's expenses at Cambridge, the books and MSS. of the late Revd. Thomas Baker, and a vacancy in one of the Baker Exhibitions at St John's College.
Paper   2ff.
9/14   1740
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1740.
Paper   1f.
9/15
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates, 17 July 1740 - 20 March 1740/1.
Paper   6ff.
9/16   20 November 1740
Letter from J. (?) Nixon to George Baker, giving his impressions of London, informing him that old Mr Conyers feared that Baker would neglect his studies (at Cambridge) and run riot in his expenses, concerning the debate on the King's Speech, and quoting a Latin ballad.
Paper   2ff.
9/17
f.1r. Account, dated 21 December 1740, of [George] Baker's expenses at Cambridge.
f.2r. Letter from Philip Williams to Richard Burton, 23 December 1740, concerning the above.
Paper   2ff.
9/18
f.2r. Receipt, dated 4 February 1740/1, of Philip Williams for £116. 10s. 0d. from William Pye, in settlement of, George Baker's college bill.
f.1v. Letter from Philip Williams to William Pye, concerning the above, and promising to try to "infuse good oeconomy" into Baker.
Paper   2ff.
9/19   12 March 1740/41
Printed Latin verses:
(i) “Dantur Spectra” ;
(ii) “Origo mali naturalis solvi potest salvis Dei Attributis” .
Paper   1f.
9/20   23 March 1740/41
Admittance of George Baker at the Court Baron of the Right Honourable Sackville, Earl of Thanet, to several parcels of land in Bondgate within the Manor of Appleby, Westmorland (rent 1s. 4d. per annum; gressam 13s. 4d.).
Signed: Wm. Gorst, Steward.
Paper   1f.
9/21   21 March 1740/41
Admittance of George Baker at the above court [as per 9/20] to several parcels of land in Fleakbridge Frith within the Manor of Appleby (rent 3s. 4d. per annum; gressam £1. 13s. 4d.).
Signed: Wm. Gorst, Steward.
Paper   1f.
9/22
f.1r. Account, dated 25 March 1741, of [George] Baker's expenses at Cambridge.
f.2r. Letter from Philip Williams to William Pye, 26 March 1741, concerning Mr. Rutherforth as Baker's new tutor, and the death of Mr. Burton, Baker's relative.
Paper   2ff.
9/23
f.1r. Receipt, dated 10 April 1741, of Philip Williams for £98. 17s. 0d. from William Pye, in settlement of George Baker's college bill.
ff.1r.-1v. Letter from Philip Williams to William Pye, concerning George Baker, "one of ye most difficult young men to deal with that I have known".
Paper   2ff.
9/24
f.1r. List of household goods sold to Mrs. Burton, 23 April [1741].
f.1v. Receipt, dated 25 April 1741, of Thomas Thirlwall for £26. 11s. 4d. (for Mrs Brass and Mrs Crow) from Mrs Ann Wood (for furniture).
Receipt, dated 29 April 1741, of Edward Goddard for 5s. 6d. from Mrs Burton for a copper skellet.
f.3v. Declaration, dated 25 April 1741, by Frances Burton, that the said household effects were bought and paid for by Ann Wood with her own money at the sale of Mr Burton's goods.
Paper   3ff.
9/25a   30 June 1741
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, concerning the account of [George] Baker's expenses, and Mr Burton's books.
Paper   2ff.
9/25b
Enclosed with 9/25a:
Recto. Account, dated 24 June 1741, of [George] Baker's college expenses.
Verso. Receipt, dated 26 March 1741, of T. Rutherforth for £25 caution money from Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/26   11 July 1741
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £67. 17s. 6d., and concerning his method of setting out the account of Baker's expenses.
Paper   2ff.
9/27a   16 July 1741
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, informing him that he has drawn on him for £65 which he owes to some gentlemen.
Paper   2ff.
9/27b   28 July 1741
Attached to 9/27a:
Letter from Eleanor Scarfe to William Pye, requesting him to send her a bill that can be drawn in London.
Paper   2ff.
9/27   9 August 1741
Attached to 9/27a:
Letter from Eleanor Scarfe to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £65.
Paper   1f.
9/27d   15 July 1741
Enclosed with 9/27a:
Note from George Baker to William Pye, requesting him to pay Mrs Scarfe, or order, £65.
Paper   1f.
9/28   6 August 1741
Note from Frances Burton acknowledging that she has borrowed £160 from her servant Anne Wood, and promising to pay it on demand.
Underneath.
Assignment, dated 6 August 1741, by Frances Burton of all her household and personal goods and other possessions to Anne Wood, as security for the above-mentioned sum of £160.
Paper   2ff.
9/29   1741
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1741.
Paper   2ff.
9/30
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates, July 1741 - March 1741/2.
Paper   6ff.
9/31
Account of S[tephen] Wright to William Pye, Trustee for George Baker, in respect of estate receipts and disbursements in December 1741.
Paper   2ff.
9/32   20 January 1741/2
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, thanking him for a note for £75, and concerning the election of Mr. Turner (to Parliament) which has caused confusion in St John's College, Cambridge, and "a very malencoly accident" by one of his college friends "going distracted".
Paper   2ff.
9/33a
f.1r. Account of rent due from Ralph Young for a farm at Whinney Garths, Mayday 1739 - Martinmas 1742.
f.1v. Account of the sums paid by Ralph Young, the sums allowed to him, and the balance due from him in 1742.
f.2r. Letter from William Pye to Mr Binlowes, 12 March 1741/2, concerning the calculation of the sums due from Young and Proud, the tenants of Whinney Garth Farm.
Paper   2ff.
9/33b   13 December 1743
Attached to 9/33a:
Receipt, dated 13 December 1743, of William Pye for £17. 13s. 0d. from Ralph Young.
Paper   1f.
9/33c
Paper with calculations of the sum due from Young 1740-1744.
Paper   1f.
9/34   20 April 1742
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, concerning election matters at Durham [City].
Paper   2ff.
9/35   21 May 1742
Admittance of George Baker at the Court Baron of the Right Honourable Sackville, Earl of Thanet, to several messuages and tenements and several parcels of land within the Manor of Brampton, Westmorland (rent £1. 2s. 10½d. and one plack per annum; gressam £11. 8s. 10½d. and one plack).
Signed: Wm Gorst, Steward.
Paper   1f.
9/36   23 June 1742
Letter from George Baker to [William Pye], requesting permission to spend some weeks at Scarborough on account of an attack of scurvy, concerning Mr. Bowes' matrimonial intentions , and requesting money.
Paper   2ff.
9/37   3 July 1742
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, thanking him for a note for £75 and for permission to go to Scarborough.
Paper   2ff.
9/38   19 October 1742
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, concerning Mr Rutherforth's account, and other money matters.
Paper   2ff.
9/39   20 October 1742
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, concerning Mr Rutherforth's account.
Paper   2ff.
9/40   30 0ctober 1742
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £91. 3s. 0d.
Paper   2ff.
9/41   1742
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc. for the year ending Martinmas 1742.
Paper   1f.
9/42
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates, 1 July 1742 - 2 February 1742/3.
Paper   6ff.
9/43   8 December 1742
(1) John Conyers of Layton, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) John Hutton, George Forster, William Hutchinson, Thomas Forster, Anthony Lee, John Ingleby, Henry Doubleday, John Hope, Francis Hutton, William Lee, Christopher Denton, Robert Atkinson, Christopher Johnson, and John Widdrington, or any other attorney or attorneys.
Letters of attorney from (1) to (2), or any of them, to act for him in an action of debt brought against him by William Hildra of Layton, Yeoman, for £400.
Signed: (1). Seal missing.
Paper   2ff.
9/44   21 December 1742
Account of George Baker's expenses at Cambridge.
Paper   1f.
9/45   No date (circa 1741 - 1743 ?)
Miscellaneous Latin and English verses and proses by various persons [at Cambridge (?)], including one ( “Maleficii Crimine absolvatur Brutus” ) probably by George Baker.
Numbered i - ix: 9 pieces, six 2ff., three 1f.
9/46   17 February 1742/3
Printed Latin verses:
(i) “Corpora Caelestia in Animalium Corporibus quasdam producunt mutationes” ;
(i ) “Recte Statuit Pythagoras de Metempsychosi” .
Paper   1f.
9/47a   5 May 1743
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, requesting payment of George Baker's College bill.
Paper   2ff.
9/47b   25 March 1743
Enclosed with the above document:
Account of George Baker's expenses at Cambridge.
Paper   1f.
9/48   17 May 1743
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £37. 10s. 0d.
Paper   2ff.
9/49   2 June 1743
Letter from George Baker to William Pye, concerning the "affair" of the Alum Works, his need for money for the carriage of his furniture and his own Journey home, and an account of a "scrape" he got into in London by beating two "rascalls" who greatly insulted him.
Underneath.
Note in William Pye's handwriting, dated 7 June 1743, stating that £5 had been remitted to Baker.
Paper   2ff; wrapper 1f.
9/50
Recto: Promissory note, dated 12 June 1743, of George Baker, whereby he undertakes to pay Wortley Montague 27 guineas.
Verso: Note from Edward Wortley Montague (to Baker) requesting him to pay the two guineas he had lent him (in addition to the 27 mentioned above) to the same person as the said 27 guineas.
Paper   1f.
9/51   20 June 1743
Letter from George Baker to [William Pye], explaining his delay in acknowledging receipt of a note for £50, and concerning a present of wine he has sent to Pye.
Paper   2ff.
9/52
f.1v. Account, dated 27 June 1743, of George Baker's expenses at Cambridge.
f.2r. Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, 28 June 1743, concorning Baker's debts, and payment of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
9/53   6 August 1743
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £50, and concerning an allowance to be made in the next account for the income of George Baker's chambers.
Paper   2ff.
9/54   9 August 1743
Letter from T. Rutherforth to William Pye, acknowledging receipt of a note for £43. 9s. 6d.
Paper   2ff.
9/55
"Account of the Freighted Ships whose Crimps bills &c are awanting", 1730-1743.
(Relates to Biddick Colliery and shows the quantity of coal shipped, the price and charges of laying it on board ship at Sunderland and, in some cases, the quantity of coal "made out").
Paper   2ff.
9/56   1743
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, etc. Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1743.
Paper   1f.
9/57
Account of Charles Cotesworth to the Guardians of George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates, 30 June 1743 - 17 January 1743/4.
Paper   4ff.
9/58
Recto. Note from Richard Whish to George Baker, 25 November 1743, reguesting him to pay 20 days after this date £14. 14s. 0d. to Messrs Nutting and Hide, or order.
Verso. Order of Messrs Nutting and Hide that the contents should be paid to Robert Carrick.
Paper   1f.
9/59
Account of payments of Stephen Wright's salary, December 1728 - December 1743.
Paper   1f.
9/60   28 January 1743/4
(1) John Cornforth of Coxhow [Coxhoe], Co. Durham (on behalf of George Baker).
(2) George Dodds of Bishop Middleham, Co. Durham,
Agreement between (1) and (2) whereby (2) is appointed servant and gamekeeper to George Baker for a year, at £20 p.a.
Signed: (1) and (2).
Endorsement concerning the accommodation of Dodds and another man at Elemore.
Paper   1f.
9/61
Accounts of rents due from John Pickering, Martinmas 1736 - Martinmas 1741, and of payments and disbursements by him, 1738 - 1744.
Paper   8ff.
9/62
Account of rents due from Anthony Armestrong, Martinmas 1735 - Martinmas 1742, and of payments and disbursements by him, 1736-1744.
Paper   5ff.
9/63   1 March 1743/4
Receipt of George Forster for £10. 10s. 0d. from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/64a   30 May 1744
Letter from Charles Cotesworth to George Baker, forwarding a letter from one of the Westmorland tenants,and requesting to know when they could meet.
Paper   1f.
9/64b   26 May 1744
Enclosed with 9/64a:
Letter from John Gregson to Charles Cotesworth, informing him that the herd of Bondgate Moor is hindering his father and Baker's tenants from access thereto, and proposing that Baker should join in legal action about it.
Paper   1f.
9/65
Recto. Note from Thomas Bigge and Co. to George Baker, 18 June 1744, requesting him to pay Thomas Dunn, or order, £28. 1s. 0d.
Verso. Receipt, dated 1 September 1744, of Thomas Dunn for the contents of the above note.
Paper   1f.
9/66   19 September 1744
Note from William Parker to George Baker, requesting him to pay the bearer £21.
Paper   1f.
9/67a   10 November 1744
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) James Dunn of Great Chilton, Co. Durham.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £800.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £400 with 4½% interest on 10 May next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: missing.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 12 May 1750, for £200 (part of the principal of the above bond) and £9 for half a year's interest thereon.
Receipt, dated - February 1758(?) of Christopher Robinson for £206. 15s. 0d. for remainder of principal and interest due on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
9/67b
Wrapper to 9/67a with minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning it.
Paper   1f.
9/68   3 February 1744/5
Receipt of George Forster for two deeds from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/69
Recto. Two notes from C.F. Fry to George Baker, 13 April 1745, requesting him to pay William Lee £20 and £19. 9s. 6d. which would be allowed in an account between Baker and Fry.
Verso. Two receipts of William Lee, for the contents of the above notes.
Paper   1f.
9/70   17 February 1744/5 - 15 April 1745
Account of John Hilman, Sword-Cutler, to George Baker, with receipt for £2. 18s. 8d. in settlement thereof.
Paper   1f.
9/71   20 April 1745
Recto. Estimate by Nicholas Atkinson and Nicholas Dawson for repairing Hillbeck Miln.
Underneath.
(1) Charles Cotesworth, for George Baker, Esq.
(2) Nicholas Atkinson and Nicholas Dawson.
(1) agrees to pay (2) £9 for the above work and (2) covenant to accept it. In case of a dispute each side is to choose a man and empower him settle it.
Signed: (1) and (2).
Verso. Receipt, dated 31 January 1745/6, of (2) for £5. 17s. 0d. which, with £3. 3s. 0d. formerly received, makes the £9 agreed upon above.
Paper   1f.
9/72a   21 [August ?] 1745
Letter from John Airey to Thomas Rudd, covering letter to No. 9/72a.
Paper   2ff.
9/72b   18 August 1745
Letter from Elizabeth Vane to John Airey, concerning her family, and her father's possession of the Elemore estate.
Paper   2ff.
9/73a    No date
Copy (in duplicate) of minutes (from George Foster's book) of an agreement between Mr. Grey of Backworth, Northumberland, and George Baker about parts of the Elemore estate, Kellsfield, and Birdside.
Paper   2ff.
9/73b   12 April 1748
Enclosed with 9/73a:
Statement of the acreage of two fields belonging to Humphrey Arrowsmith, surveyed by Richard Pattison.
Paper   1f.
9/74
f.1r. Copy of minutes (from George Forster's book) of an agreement between Mr. Grey of Backworth, Northumberland, and George Baker about parts of the Elemore estate, Kellsfield, and Birdside.
f.2r. Account of what the several shares of the purchase-money for Hastings House and Elemore Hall will amount to after the rate at which Mr. Grey sold his share.
f.1v. Copy of a note from George Baker to Nicholas Lambton, 20 July 1745, requesting him to pay George Forster, or order, £37. 6s. 0d. for half a year's interest of £1,492.
f.2v. Copy of receipt, dated 22 August 1745, of Thomas Wardell for £150 (a year's rent for Boulby Alum Works) and £19. 10s. 0d. (a year's rent for the Holes Farm at Boulby) from Ralph Ward. Also particulars of the gold received from Ralph Ward for the above sum of £169.
Paper   2ff.
9/75a    No date
Account of what the several shares of the purchase money for Hastings House and Elemore Hall will amount to after the rate at which Mr. Grey sold his.
Endorsed, "Severall Shares of Hasteing House and Elemore when Mr Baker Purchased".
Paper   1f.
9/75b
Scrap of paper, no date, endorsed "Hastin House", with the names of five persons who had shares of the said property. A sum of money appears against each name.
1 piece.
9/76   12 October 1745
Receipt of Robert Green for £90 from George Baker, for 2 years' interest of £1,000 due to Morton Davison.
Paper   1f.
9/77a   5 December 1745
Letter from K. (?) Maddock to George Baker, requesting payment of his account.
Paper   2ff.
9/77b   1743 - 1744
Enclosed with 9/77a:
Account for business done for George Baker in the suits "The King v Baker" for assaults on Curzon and Monkman, and "The King v Monkman and Curzon".
Paper   4ff.
9/78a   20 February 1745/6
Letter from Charles Cotesworth to George Baker, concerning his visit to the Westmorland tenants, and delivery of "potts of Charr".
Paper   2ff.
9/78b
Enclosed with 9/78a:
Memorundum concerning the inspection of papers relating to a quit rent due from Eusebius Simpson, (Endorsed on fragment of a letter from Charles Cotesworth concerning the holding of courts in Westmorland.)
Paper   1f.
9/79   1 May 1746
(1) John Conyers of Layton, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Morton Davison of Beamish, Co. Durham, Esq
Bond of (1) to (2) in £1400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £700 with 4½% interest (the same sum secured to be paid to (2) by one or more deeds of mortgage of the above date) on 1 November next ensuing, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Calculation of the amount of principal and interest remaining to be discharged in respect of the above bond, and receipt, dated 2 December 1767, of Morton Davison for £163. 7s. 3d. from George Baker, in settlement thereof.
Paper   2ff.
9/80   1740 - 1746
Vouchers for payments of taxes and sesses by Lancelot MacKell in respect of "Vicar Flat", Westmorland.
One bundle: (i-xvii) 17 pieces.
9/81   1746
Account of Charles Cotesworth to George Baker of Westmorland for rents and fines received on 1, 2 and 3 May 1746 and of disbursements made.
Paper   1f.
9/82a   1744 - 1746
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the years ending Martinmas 1744, Martinmas 1745, and the half-year ending Mayday 1746, with account of fines received from George Baker's Westmorland tenants on 1 - 3 May and 12 - 14 August 1746.
Paper   12ff.
9/82b
Wrapper of the above with minutes, no date, stating that the estate was sold by Mr [John] Dixon, and that the son of Cotesworth the steward was still living.
Paper   1f.
9/82c
Enclosed with 9/82a:
Vouchers (for allowances to tenants) corresponding with the above rental.
3 bundles: Bundle A. 40 pieces. Bundle B. 22 pieces. Bundle C. 22 pieces.
9/83a   11 November 1744 - 18 January 1747
Account of Charles Cotesworth to George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates.
Paper   4ff.
9/83b
Enclosed with 9/83a:
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
One bundle: 15 pieces.
9/84   1745 - 1746
Book (backed with newspaper) containing account of rents received and disbursements made by Thomas Wardell in respect of George Baker's estates.
Paper   23ff.
9/85   24 May 1746
Receipt of John Airey for the £230 in cash and the further sum of £270 left in hands of John Dixon - £500 in all - from George Baker, part of principal due from the said George Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/86
Letter from G[eorge] Maitland to [George] Johnston, no date, requesting the loan of 7 or 8 guineas to balance some accounts, and also requesting news, because the smallpox keeps him out of town.
Paper   2ff.
9/87
Letter from G[eorge] Maitland to [George Johnston(?)], no date, requesting a loan.
Paper   1f.
9/88
Letter from G[eorge] Maitland to George Johnston, no date, regretting that he should have lain out of his money so long, and promising payment the next week.
Paper   2ff.
9/89
Letter from G[eorge] Maitland to George Johnston, no date, informing him that he is going to Newcastle to meet his brother's steward and that he will wait on him on his return.
Paper   2ff.
9/9a   2 June 1746 [?]
Letter from George Maitland to [George Baker], concerning a deed worth £651 (see No. 8/64, which, in Maitland's absence, is to be delivered to Baker, and requesting Baker's advice on whether he should come to Durham, where he has debts of about £100, or abscond.
Paper   2ff.
9/90b   2 June 1746
Enclosed with 9/90a:
Promissory note of Maitland to Baker for £40.
Paper   1f.
9/91
Receipt, dated 6 June 1746, of John Airey for £23. 17s. 0½d. from George Baker, for interest of £1,000.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 14 June 1746, of John Dixon for £23. 17s. 0½d. from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/92   14 June 1746
Receipt of W. Dunn for £57. 8s. 0d, from George Baker, for interest of £1,200.
Paper   1f.
9/93   17 June 1746
Receipt of John Dixon for £60 from George Baker, part of £77. 8s. 6d. lately paid by him to Mr Chaloner on account of the said George Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/94   3 July 1746
Acknowledgemcut by D[uncan] Bayne that he has received all his wages due from George Baker till 14 February 1746, and also his wife's till September 1745, and discharge by him of Baker in respect of all other demands.
Paper   1f.
9/95   3 September 1746
Acquittance by Duncan and Barbara Bayne of George Baker in respect of all debts or demands up to that date.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 1 September 1746, of John Thackray for £10, on account, from Baker.
Paper   2ff.
9/96   1746
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the half year ending Martinmas 1746.
Paper   2ff.
9/97   11 November 1746 - 21 February 1747
Account of Charles Cotesworth to George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates.
Paper   4ff.
9/98   17 November 1746
Letter from Ralph Ward to Thomas Wardell, concerning possible proceedings to compel the production of an account (by Nicholas Lambton) and the unfavourable state of the alum trade.
Paper   2ff.
9/99   10 January 1746/7
Account of Roger Ewbanks (or Ubank) for writing-paper supplied to Mr. Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/100   1744-1747
Account of sums due from George Baker to Thomas Atkinson for drawing leases etc., with receipt, dated 4 April 1747, of Atkinson for the contents (£11. 1s. 2d.) from Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/101   11 April 1747
Receipt of Thomas Hogg for £55 from George Baker (the fine for Aycliffe Wood), for the use of the Dean and Chapter of Durham.
Endorsed:
"Renewal of the lease Aicliff Wood".
Paper   1f.
9/102   18 April 1747
Letter from John Dixon to [George Baker], expressing pity for him on account of his having fallen into the company of "such despicable wretches" in London, and concerning the burning of large quantities of ling at Bulbeck by a "set of Rascalls" under the supposed direction of Mr. Reed of Unthank, and a rumour that the lead-mines which Baker wishes to let at Bulbeck were excepted in the original grant of the Manor by the Crown.
Paper   2ff.
9/103   10 May 1747
Letter from John Dixon to [George Baker], thanking him for his many compliments, and requesting him to get a pound of green tea and one of Bohea for him in London.
Paper   2ff.
9/104   1747
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1747.
Paper   1f.
9/105   12 August 1747 - 15 February 1748
Account of Charles Cotesworth to George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates.
Paper   4ff.
9/106   21 November 1747
Receipt of John Dixon for £33. 15s. 0d. from George Baker, for use of Mr Airey.
Paper   1f.
9/107a   5 December 1747
Letter from Ralph Ward to George Baker, concerning his answer to a letter he had received from Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
9/107b   24 October 1747
Enclosed with 9/107a:
Copy of a letter from Nicholas Lambton to Ralph Ward, concerning the unsatisfactory conduct of Ralph Graham in connection with the accounts [of Biddick Colliery].
Paper   2ff.
9/107c   4 December 1747
Enclosed with 9/107a:
Letter from Ralph Ward to Nicholas Lambton, replying to the original of No. 9/107b and sharply criticising his conduct respecting the accounts of Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
9/108
Lampoon relating to the parliamentary election for Northumberland of February 1747/8.
Paper   1f.
9/109   [March 1747/8]
Copy (?) of a letter from "Ottadinus" to the Newcastle Courant, replying to a statement in the issue of 12 March (1747/8) concerning the return made by the High Sheriff in the parliamentary election for Northumberland.
In William Pye's handwriting.
Paper   1f.
9/110   3 April 1748
Receipt of John Dixon for £1. 1s. 0d. from George Baker, for 4 net bags.
Paper   1f.
9/111   24 April 1748
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, concerning his management of Biddick Colliery, and the financial difficulties of the concern.
Paper   2ff.
9/112   14 May 1748
Copy of a letter from Ralph Ward to Nicholas Lambton, concerning Biddick Colliery and the losses that the partners in it have suffered.
Paper   1f.
9/113   21 June 1748
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to Ralph Ward, concerning Ralph Graham and the accounts of Biddick Colliery, difficulties of the coal trade on the Wear with respect to labour, competitors, and fitters etc., and various calculations of the profit and loss of Biddick Colliery.
Paper   4ff.
9/114   27 August 1748
Receipt of Alfrid Lawson for £13. 10s. 0d. from George Bakor, for interest due on his bond.
Paper   1f.
9/115
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the year ending Martinmas 1748.
Paper   1f.
9/116   9 May 1748 - 9 May 1750
Account of Charles Cotesworth to George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates.
Paper   4ff.
9/117   2 December 1748
Receipt of Humphrey Hopper for £1. 1s. 0d. from Thomas Wardell, for [George] Baker's "part of the Bounder Stones betwixt Clavering and him".
Paper   1f.
9/118   16 December 1748
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, concerning the proposed sale of the Westmorland estates, and difficulties over them, and suggesting a remedy for Baker's "vapours & low spirits".
Paper   2ff.
9/119   17 December 1748
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, concerning the money Baker is asking him to repay, and labour troubles at Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
9/120   23 December 1748
Receipt of Alfrid Lawson for £13. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for interest on £600.
Paper   1f.
9/121a-b
Accounts of John Dixon relating to financial and legal matters, with his receipt, dated 24 December 1748, for £119. 2s. 10d.
Two pieces, each 1f.
9/121c
Rough financial calculations, no date.
Paper   1f.
9/122   29 December 1748
(1) Henry Lambton, Esq
(2) John Dixon, on behalf of George Baker, Esq
Agreement between (1) and (2) that Thomas Rudd should decide whether the expense of the conveyances and fine from Robert Smith and wife and Micah Shields and wife to Jonathan Burleigh [Trustee for (1)] should be paid by George Baker, and, if so, whether in whole or in part.
Signed: (1) and (2).
Underneath.
Opinion of the said Thomas Rudd on how the expense should be shared.
Endorsed: "regards the purchase of Hasting House".
Paper   1f.
9/123   14 January 1748/9
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, concerning oaths he wishes him to take, the arrest of [Nicholas] Lambton and procoedings against him, and the title of Baker's Westmorland estate.
Paper   1f.
9/124   20 January 1748/9
Letter from George Maitland to George Baker, denying his charge of ingratitude, and concerning the bad situation of the late Earl of Lauderdale's affairs, his [Maitland's] Bond of Provision [see No. 8/64] and debts in Durham.
Paper   2ff.
9/125   1749
Rental of Brough and Hillbeck, and Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the half year ending Mayday 1749.
Paper   1f.
9/126a   26 May 1749
Copy of letter from Nicholas Lambton to Ralph Ward, concerning Baker's rigorous proceedings against him for money, and the coal trade on the Wear.
Paper   1f.
9/126b   3 June 1749
Copy of the answer of Ralph Ward to the original of the above letter, accusing Lambton of mis-management of Biddick Colliery.
Paper   1f.
9/127   1747-1749
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) of entries in Thomas Wardell's book of financial matters.
Paper   1f.
9/128   22 August 1749
Receipt of John Dixon for £23. 10s. 1d., for the use of Mr. Grey, and £1. 18s. 1d., for his own use - £25. 8s. 2d. in all, from Thomas Wardell (debts due to the said Mr Grey and John Dixon from Humphrey Arrowsmith).
Paper   1f.
9/129   1 September 1749
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hill, Co. Durham, Esq, and John Doe of the same place, Yeoman.
(2) Thomas Reed of the City of Durham, Apothecary.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £1,200.
Condition: if (1), or either of them, pay (2) £600 with 4½% interest per annum on 1 March next the obligation to be void.
Signature and seals cut off.
Paper   2ff.
9/130   1749
Accounts of Elizabeth Dixon, housekeeper at Elemore.
Paper   9ff.
9/131   2 September 1749
Receipt of Robert Wharton for £7 from John Dixon, in part for the costs of a suit by Wharton's son against Baker.
Paper   1f.
9/132   2 September 1749
Receipt of William Dunn, junior, for £76. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for a year's interest of £1,700 due to Dunn's father.
Paper   1f.
9/133   7 September 1749
Receipt of A. Lawson for £13. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for half a year's interest.
Paper   1f.
9/134   22 September 1749
Receipt of Thomas White for £4. 15s. 0d. from George Baker, for half a year's interest of £200.
Paper   1f.
9/135   3 October 1749
Letter from Charles Cotesworth to George Baker, concerning Robert Thornber's enquiry about "prices" for a farm and customary and free rents at Keisley. Also concerning the receiving of rents.
Paper   2ff.
9/136
Statement of highway duty to be performed for six days in every year, no date, showing the persons liable, the duties to be performed, and composition charges.
Paper   2ff.
9/137
Rental and valuation of George Baker's Westmorland estates (no date).
Paper   4½ff.
9/138
List of estates and property in Westmorland (belonging to George Baker), no date, with the price evidently to be sought for each.
Paper   1f.
9/139   4 November 1749
Letter from John Dixon to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a great success in selling the (Westmorland) estates which fetched £5,730.
Paper   2ff,
9/140   8 November 1749
Letter from Thomas Wardell to John Dixon, sending £18 for James Dunn's interest.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 9 December 1749, of James Dunn for £18, for a year's interest.
Paper   2ff.
9/141   27 November 1749
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning the payment of £1,000 due to Mr Davison.
Paper   2ff.
9/142a   1744 - 1749
Account, stated by John Dixon, of money due to George Baker from Nicholas Lambton, 1744 - 1749, and of cash paid by Lambton, 1745 - 1748.
Paper   2ff.
9/142b
Attached to 9/142a:
Note by Mrs Judith Baker (?) on the above.
Paper   1f.
9/143   January 1749/50 - December 1752
Paper-backed book containing account for carpentry work done at Elemore Hall for George Baker.
Paper   28ff.
10/1   13 February 1749/50
Receipt of Thomas (?) Hall for £8. 16s, 8d. from George Baker, for 2½ years' rent of Mr Lambton's share of Hasting House Farm till sold.
Paper   1f.
10/2
Account of the law expenses of the conveyance of an equity of redemption from Robert Smith and others to Jonathan Burleigh (Trustee for Henry Lambton) and of a fine (Burleigh v Smith and others).
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 13 February 1749/50, of Thomas (?) Hall for £10. 2s, 2½d. (the contents of the above account) from George Baker, for the use of Henry Lambton.
Paper   1f.
10/3   16 March 1749/50
Letter from William Atkinson to George Baker, concerning Baker's claim to a parcel of land [at Kirby Thore(?)].
Paper   2ff.
10/4   6 April 1750
Receipt of Elizabeth Coltman (Administratrix of Roger Coltman) for £20. 9s. 3¾d, from Thomas Maire and George Baker (Administrators of John Conyers).
Paper   1f.
10/5
Calculation relating to interest, no date.
Paper   1f.
10/6   12 April 1750
Receipt of Robert Wren for £18 from George Baker, for half a year's interest of £800.
Paper   1f.
10/7   1750
Rental of Brampton, Keisley, Sandforth, and Winton, Westmorland, for the year ending Mayday 1750, with an account of arrears due in respect of Brough and Hillbeck.
Paper   2ff.
10/8a   13 May 1749 - 30 November 1751
Account of Charles Cotesworth to George Baker in respect of the Westmorland estates.
Paper   6ff.
10/8b   5 April 1744
Attached to 10/8a:
Receipt of William Cotesworth for £21 from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/8c
Wrapper to the above receipt, with a note about Mr Cotesworth.
Paper   1f.
10/9   1750
Joseph Snowdon's account of disbursements for his Mayday rent 1750, and for the use of George Baker, with receipt, dated 4 December 1750, of Snowdon for the balance of the account (£7. 11s. 10½d.).
Paper   1f.
10/10a   1750
Copy (dated 25 May 1781 ) of account of John Dixon to George Baker in respect of cash received and disbursed by him, 19 April - 14 May 1750.
Paper   2ff.
10/10b
Two enclosures with 10/10a:
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Dixon's accounts, no date.
Paper   Two pieces [b and c]: each 1f.
10/11   22 June 1750
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, concerning two deeds (relative to the Westmorland estates) which he thinks Baker may safely execute.
Paper   2ff.
10/12   3 July 1750
Receipt of Chris. Airey for £20 from George Baker, in part for 16 roods of blue slates.
Paper   1f.
10/13   18 August 1750
Letter from John Dixon to Thomas Wardell, requesting all deeds and papers relating to Bulbeck that he might inspect them in connection with certain disputes.
Paper   1f.
10/14 a-d   1750
Accounts of expenses in connection with a lawsuit between George Baker and the Carrs of Slaley at Newcastle Assizes in August 1750.
Paper   Four pieces [a - d], three 1f., one 2ff.
10/15   27 August 1750
Appointment of George Baker of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, Esq, as a Trustee [in place of John Hedworth, Esq, deceased] for putting into execution an Act of 18 George II entitled An Act for Repairing the High-Road leading from Borough-Bridge in the county of York to the City of Durham, and an Act of 22 George II for enlarging the terms and powers of the said Act and making it more effectual.
Signed: Tho: Pierse, John Hardcastle, W m : Staines, James Mewburn, W m Wastell J nr , W m Wrightson, Matt: Culley (7 of the Trustees of the said Acts).
Seals: 8 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   1f.
10/16   9 October 1750
Letter from Ric. Munkhouse to George Baker, concerning the purchase-money of Baker's reversionary right in Winton, Westmorland, and a deed for execution.
Paper   2ff.
10/17a   12 October 1750
Letter from Ralph Ward and Thomas Spencer to [George Baker], concerning a meeting they had had with Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
10/17b   1 October 1750
Enclosed with 10/17a:
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to Ralph Ward, concerning the Chancery proceedings that the partners in Biddick Colliery were threatening against him, and requesting a private meeting with Ward and Spencer.
Paper   2ff.
10/18   April 1750 - October 1750
Readon (Reading), Northumberland, lead-mines: account of wages and contingent charge.
Underneath.
Some items from the October account 1749.
Paper   2ff.
10/19   19 November 1750
Promissory note, for £200, from George Baker to John Dixon.
Paper   1f.
10/20   28 November 1750
(1) William Davison of Great Lumley, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
(2) Margery Gibson of the same place, Widow.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £20.
Condition: if (1) delivers his household goods and furniture to (2) (in trust for Mary his wife [daughter of (2)], from whom he has agreed to separate, and her child), and if (2) shall peaceably enjoy the said goods and furniture for the uses stated without the molestation of (1), the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1) (mark).
Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
10/21   3 December 1750
Letter from Thomas Carleton to Thomas Wardell, concerning the bills of exchange he is going to send to Baker and interest he expects from him.
Paper   2ff.
10/22   4 December 1750
Account of Christopher Airey to George Baker for 15¾ roods of slates, with receipt, of Airey for £66. 18s. 9d. from Baker in settlement thereof.
Paper   1f.
10/23   11 December 1750
Receipt of John Bird for £1. 10s. 2d. from Joseph Snowdon, for coal for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/24
Letter from Thomas Carleton to George Baker, no date, sending notes for £1,155. 5s. 0d., and concerning payment of the remainder.
Paper   2ff.
10/25   27 December 1750
Letter from Thomas Carleton to [Thomas] Wardell, concerning bills of exchange he is sending to Baker, the interest to which he believes he is entitled, and the place where the money is to be paid.
Paper   2ff.
10/26   27 December 1750
Letter from Thomas Carleton to George Baker, concerning the bills of exchange he has sent, the interest he expects, and the place of payment.
Paper   2ff.
10/27   1750
Account of miscellaneous disbursements [by Joseph Snowdon (?)] for George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/28   9 January 1750/1
Letter from Thomas Carleton to George Baker, concerning bills of exchange, the adjustment of interest, and a draft of Baker's release.
Paper   2ff.
10/29   26 January 1750/1
Letter from Thomas Carleton to James Wilkinson, concerning money he is paying to Baker (evidently on account, of a purchase at Brough).
Paper   2ff.
10/30   29 January 1750/1
Letter from Thomas Carleton to George Baker, complaining that Baker's "very threatning" letter had obliged him to come a long journey, and informing him that he would pay £700 to him in cash at Brough post-house on 2 February when he expects Baker to seal his release.
Paper   1f.
10/31   29 January 1750/1
Copy (?) of a letter from George Baker to Thomas [Wardell (?)], concerning a quarrel likely to arise with Charleton, and requesting that Dixon's instructions should be obtained; with a copy of Charleton's letter to Baker of 29 January (No. 10/29).
Paper   1f.
10/32   29 January 1750/1
Letter from Thomas Carleton to James Wilkinson, offering to settle the "affair" with Baker.
Paper   2ff.
10/33   2 February 1750/1
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Carleton of the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, Esq
Draft of release by (1) to (2) of the Manors or Lordships of Brough and Helbeck [Hillbeck] in the County of Westmorland.
Consideration: the premises of the deed and 5 shillings paid by (2) to (1).
Paper   2ff.
10/34   4 February 1750/1
Letter from Thomas Carleton to George Baker, concerning financial matters.
Paper   1f.
10/35   15 February 1750/1
Letter from Jamus Wilkinson to George Baker, concerning financial matters.
Paper   1f.
10/36   22 February 1750/1
Letter from James Wilkinson to George Baker, concerning money Mr Alcock has ready for Baker, and "Pickeld Oysters" for Mrs Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/37a   4 March 1750/1
Receipt of Robert Wren for £43. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for interest of £800.
Paper   1f.
10/37b
Attached to 10/37a:
Scrap of paper with a note of a sum received from Mr Wilkinson and a sum paid to Mr Wren.
10/37c
Attached to 10/37a:
Minutes [by Mrs Judith Baker] explaining the above note.
Paper   Two items [c and d]: 1f. and a scrap of paper.
10/38   26 March 1751
Letter from R. Munkhouse to [George Baker], concerning the purchase-money of his reversions in Winton, and the execution of a deed.
Paper   1f.
10/39
Recto. Note from Hugh and Robert Clerk to George Baker, 9 April 1751, requesting him to pay (2 months after date) Robert Carrick, or order, £45. 4s. 0d.
Verso. Receipt, dated 5 July 1751 ; of Sam. Ridley for the contents of the above note.
Paper   1f.
10/40   30 April 1751
(1) John Ellison, William Lambe, Robert Catcheside, Thomas Donnison and William Peareth, 5 of the Trustees for putting into execution an Act for repairing the High Road from the City of Durham to the Tyne Bridge.
(2) George Baker of Chester Deanery, Esq, and John Doe.
Licence of (1) to (2) and their families and servants to pass toll-free through the turnpike gates at Sunniside and Chester for one year from 2 May next.
Endorsements: names of persons who benefit by the above concession.
Signed: (1).
Paper   1f.
10/41   1 May 1751
Receipt of Jane Robson for £100 from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/42   11 May 1751
Copy of a letter from Thomas Wardell to [Charles] Coatesworth [Cotesworth], mainly concerning the terms of settlement of the dispute between George Baker and Thomas Carleton which had been referred to Thomas Rudd.
Paper   2ff.
10/43   11 May 1751
Letter from Charles Cotesworth to Thomas Wardell, concerning the affair about which Carleton has caused Baker trouble, and Baker as Lord of the Manor of Bulbeck.
Paper   1f.
10/44   13 May 1751
Receipt of Nicholas Wake for £100 from George Baker (part of £200 mentioned in a bond) and £8, for a year's interest of the said £200.
Paper   1f.
10/45   1751
Joseph Snowdon's account of disbursements for his Mayday rent 1751, for the use of George Baker, with receipt, dated 1 November 1751, of Snowdon for £36. 13s. 2½d., the amount of the allowance due to him, from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/46   15 May 1751
Letter from Charles Cotesworth to George Baker, concerning interest due from Baker to Carleton and the dispute between them.
Paper   2ff.
10/47
Minutes, no date, from a letter evidently relating to the dispute between Baker and Carleton.
Paper   1f.
10/48   1750 - 1751
Particulars of the rents due to Sir Edward Blackett, Lord Strathmore, and others.
(From a bundle of papers relating to Cuthbert Routh's Dinsdale estate.)
Paper   1f.
10/49   15 June 1751
Letter from John Dixon to Thomas Wardell, informing him that Mr Dunn will let [George] Baker have £1,000 at 4⅛% interest upon his personal security - a bond and judgment.
Paper   2ff.
10/50a   1751
Account of John Mann for attendances as one of the Commissioners for the Complainant upon a commission for examination of witnesses de bene esse in the suit "George Baker, Complainant, v Cockerell Readshaw and others, Defendants", in the High Court of Chancery, with receipt, dated 28 June 1751, of the said John Mann for £28. 7s. 0d. from John Dixon in settlement.
Endorsed: "Mr Mann's rect. for common bill".
Paper   2ff.
10/50b
Enclosed with 10/50a:
Abstract of the above-mentioned commission of 13 March 24 George II (1755), with statement of the witnesses examined, the days on which they were interrogated, and the fees of Thomas Gyll one of the Commissioners, and receipt, dated 28 June 1751, of Gyll for £28. 7s. 0d. from John Dixon in settlement.
Paper   20f.
10/50c
Enclosed with 10/50a:
Account of the charges of Thomas Bainbridge in connection with the above business, with receipt, dated 19 April 1751, of Bainbridge for £1. 18s. 6d. from John Dixon in settlement.
Paper   1f.
10/51   26 June 1751
Letter from Charles Cotesworth to George Baker, concerning Baker's position in respect of a dispute between Carleton and tenants of the Manors of Brough and Hillbeck.
Paper   1f.
10/52   1750 - 1751
Account of John Dixon to George Baker of cash received and paid.
(Perused and settled by John Dixon and Thomas Wardell on 3 July 1751.)
Paper   1f.
10/53
Account of Thomas Forster to George Baker for surveying and making plans of the Manor of Bulbeck, Northumberland.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 3 July 1751, of Thomas Forster for £33. 13s. 6d, from George Baker in settlement of the above account.
Paper   1f.
10/54
Account of Joseph Hays to George Baker for meals etc supplied to Commissioners and witnesses (in respect of Bulbeck), March - May 1751, with receipt, dated 3 July 1751, of Joseph Hays for £47. 13s. 8d. from George Baker in settlement.
Paper   4ff.
10/55a
Account of Peter Watson to George Baker for oats supplied, December 1750 - March 1751, and for a cow and calf, with receipt, dated 1 November 1751, of Joseph Snowdon for bill from Thomas Wardell, fon the use of Peter Watson.
Paper   1f.
10/55b   10 July 1751
Attached to 10/55a:
Receipt of Joseph Snowdon for £20 from George Baker in part for the use of Peter Watson for oats.
Paper   1f.
10/56   4 November 1751
Letter from Thomas Fenwick to [George Baker], informing him that he has obtained two Baker Exhibitions at St John's College, Cambridge, and thanking him for providing a certificate for him for that purpose.
Paper   2ff.
10/57   28 June 1748 - 13 November 1751
Account of cash disbursed by Mr Baker in respect of Reading lead-mines, Northumberland.
Paper   1f.
10/58   April 1750 - 28 November 1751
Readon (Reading), Northumberland, lead-mines: pay bill.
(Account of sums received by various persons from William Soppit and Co. for work done and materials delivered at the above mines.)
Paper   1f.
10/59   October 1750 - 28 November 1751
Readon (Reading), Northumberland, lead-mines: account of wages and contingent charge.
Paper   2ff.
10/60   1749 - 1751
Account for work done at Elemore Hall for George Baker by Robert Shout, with receipt, dated 19 December 1751, of Shout for £451. 12s. 6d. from Baker in settlement.
(Cf. Nos. 9/143 and 10/77a.)
Paper   4ff.
10/61   No date, but circa 1751
The case of Elizateth Clerke, Widow of Richard Clerke, late of Sunderland, Apothecary, deceased, concerning lane and houses in Sunderland, and other property, seized by Sir John Duck from Ralph Clerke, coal-fitter, grandfather of the said Richard Clerke, and now in the possession of John Tempest.
Paper   2ff.
10/62a   25 November 1751 - 11 January 1752
Account of John Dixon to [George] Baker in respect of legal and financial matters.
Paper   1f.
10/62b   11 January 1752
Attached to 10/62a:
Another copy of the account of the said John Dixon.
(Includes most of the items of No. 10/62a.)
Paper   1f.
10/63   24 January 1752
(1) George Baker of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Ralph Lambton of Lambton, Co. Durham, Esq
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with 4½% interest per annum on 21 July next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.

For bond between George Baker and Thos. Holmes, 16 March 1752, see vouchers for 1784, 86/51K/41.
10/64   9 May 1752
Receipt of Edward Clark for £34 from George Baker, for a year's interest of £800.
Paper   1f.
10/65   1752
List of horses and their values under the heading “My stood book for May day 1752” .
Endorsed "C R studd". [Cuthbert Routh's (?)].
Paper   1f.
10/66   22 June 1752
(1) Sir Ralph Millbanke of Halnaby in the County of York, Bart, Lord of the Manor of Seaham cum Dawdon, Co. Durham.
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
Appointment by (1) of (2) as his gamekeeper in the Manor of Seaham cum Dawdon.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
10/67   26 June 1752
Letter from Michael Clayton to George Baker, offering to satisfy him about the quantity of coal vended at Biddick Colliery while his father, Christopher Clayton, was staithman there.
Paper   2ff.
10/68   2 September 1752
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, concerning arrangemonts for the valuation of the engines and stock of Biddick Colliery, the lease having expired.
Paper   2ff.
10/69   1728 - 1752
Account showing receipts from the vend of coal from Biddick Colliery in each year of the period 1728 - 1752; also the value of the coal used in Mr Lambton's dwelling-house, the price realised by the sale of cinders and brasses, the total cash received [by Lambton (?)] for the rents of pitmen's houses, and the stock he received at the end of the partnership in the Colliery.
Paper   1f.
10/70   1752
Paper-backed book containing survey of Dinsdale estate, partly in Co. Durham, partly in Yorkshire.
Paper   20ff.
10/71   1 September 1752 - 13 February 1753
Account of principal and interest paid to Edward Clark; also of other interest payments etc.
Paper   1f.
10/72   13 February 1753
Receipt of Edward Clark for £25. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for three-quarters of the interest of £800.
Paper   1f.
10/73
Account of J. Hays to George Baker for meals and liquor supplied to gentlemen, servants, and others, with receipt, dated 9 March 1753, of Hays for the contents of the above account from [Thomas] Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/74   10 March 1753
Receipt of James Nicholson for 13s 1½d. from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/75
Account of Corney Stephenson to George Baker for delivering parcels, 1750 - 1752, with receipt, dated 24 March 1753, of Robert Stephenson for £30. 3s. 0d. from George Baker in settlement.
Paper   2ff.
10/76   5 May 1753
Receipt of Thomas Hogg for £10. 1s. 4d. from George Baker (2 years' rent due to the Dean and Chapter of Durham for Aycliffe Wood).
Paper   1f.
10/77a   1749 - 1753
Paper-backed book of receipts for cash received from George Baker by Robert Shout, John Shout, Bryan Fenwick, and John Rain, for "rebuilding" Elemore Hall.
(cf. No. 9/143 and 10/60.)
Paper   18ff.
10/77b
Enclosed with 10/77a:
Account of bricks "led" in 1751.
Paper   1f.
10/78   14 August 1753
(1) Richard (Trevor), Lord Bishop of Durham.
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
Appointment by (1) of (2) as his gamekeeper in Easington Ward in the County Palatine of Durham.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1r. Endorsement: "Entered according to the Statute, 3 October 1753". Signed: Wandham Wyndham, Clerk of the Peace for Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
10/79   28 November 1751 - 13 August 1753
Readon (Reading) lead-mines, Northumberland: account of wages, etc.
Paper   2ff.
10/80a   October 1753
Reading, Northumberland, lead-mines: account in respect of the sale of all the materials to Mr Smith, agent for the Lead Company, with details concerning the disposal of the sum realised.
Paper   2ff.
10/80b
Attached to 10/80a:
Three accounts [b, c, d] in connection with the above transaction.
Paper   two 1f., one 2ff.
10/81   9 - 12 October 1753
Account for meals and liquor supplied to George Baker and other members of the Readon (Reading) Lead Company, with receipt of John Marshall for £3. 17s. 3d. in full for all demands.
Paper   1f.
10/82   1753 - circa 1790
Newspaper cuttings, handbills etc., mainly concerning elections for Durham City and Co. Durham, with a few for Northumberland. Many relate to Durham City election affairs 1760 - 1762.
Paper   14ff.
Most of these cuttings etc are mounted on stiff paper in book form, but some are loose.
10/83   6 May 1754
Account of arrears of rents due to George Baker at Martinmas 1753.
Paper   1f.
10/84
Account of Messrs Reay and Wilkinson to George Baker, with receipt, dated 3 December 1753, of James Wilkinson for £50. 8s. 0d. in part settlement of the name.
Paper   1f.
10/85a - b   1747 - 1753
Rough accounts of money received by [Thomas] Wardell from [John] Dixon.
Paper   2 pieces [a - b], each 1f.
10/86
Memoranda (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning money paid and received by [John] Dixon, 1748-1753, according to Thomas Wardell's book.
Paper   1f.
10/87
Notes by Mrs Judith Baker, from Thomas Wardell's book, of payments made to [John] Dixon for various purposes, 1747-1754.
Paper   1f.
10/88a-d   1750 - 1754
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) in respect of cash, received and paid (chiefly by John Dixon) according to Thomas Wardell's book.
Paper   Four pieces [a -d], each 1f.
10/89   15 March 1754
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, concerning legal business.
Paper   2ff.
10/90
Account of rents etc due (to George Baker) chiefly at Mayday 1754 and received (by Thomas Wardell) on 29 September 1754.
Paper   1f.
10/91   23 May 1754
Note from George Baker to John Dixon, requesting him to pay Thomas Winter (three days after date) £63.
Paper   1f.
10/92   2 July 1754
Receipt of John Dixon for £20 from [George] Baker for a year' s interest of £500 due to Mr Maulevoror.
Paper   1f.
10/93
Account of the joiners' days at Elemore Hall, 27 May - 6 July 1754, with receipt, dated 6 July 1754, of George Burletson for £1. 16s. 0d. from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/94   27 October 1754
Letter from Thomas Mitchell to Thomas Wardell, concerning a survey of Birdforth estate, with a rough estimate of its value.
Paper   2ff.
10/95a   24 November 1754
Letter from Thomas Mitchell to George Baker, informing him that he has carefully valued his estate at Birdforth and has come to agreements with the tenants.
Paper   2ff.
10/95b
Enclosed with 10/95a:
Valuation of the two farms of Birdforth estate (Hall Farm and Mr Hicks' Farm) with particulars of the terms agreed between Thomas Mitchell and the tenants.
Paper   2ff.
10/96   7 December 1754
Copy of letter from John Dixon to Mrs Judith Baker, acknowledging that the money paid for a close of land at Slaley, Northumberland, purchased in his name from William Carr, was not his own, and that he is nowise interested therein except as a trustee.
Paper   2ff.
10/97   1746 - 1754
Abstract of account between Thomas Wardell and George Baker in respect of rents received and payments made, with acknowledgement, dated 9 July [1755 (?)], by Baker that he believed the account to be just.
Paper   4ff.
10/98   1751 - 1755
Thomas Wardell's account with the Bakers. (In Mrs Judith Baker's hand.)
Paper   4ff.
10/99   1752 - 1755
f.1v. Account of cash received by Thomas Jackson since the death of [Mrs Judith Baker's (?)] father, 26 April 1752 (to 5 January 1755).
f.2r. Particulars of the times that the horses were sold, June 1752 - September 1753.
(The prices are stated.)
Paper   2ff.
10/100   13 January 1755
Appointment of George Baker and Thomas Potts as surveyors of highways within the Constabulary of Pittington, Co. Durham.
Signed: Rob. Hutton.
Seal: one red wax applied.
Paper   1f.
10/101a   24 February [?] 1755
Letter from William Robson to George Baker, concerning Birdforth estate, with his valuation of it, and enquiries made about the purchase of parts of the Dinsdale estate.
Paper   2ff.
10/101b-d
Attached to 10/101a:
Notes about the sale of Birdforth estate. Aycliffe Wood estate also mentioned.
Three pieces [b - d]: each 1f.
10/102a   1754 - 1755
Account of money paid by John Forster to George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/102b-d
Enclosed with 10/102a:
Three vouchers. [b - d]
Paper   each, 1f.
10/103   15 March 1755
Letter from John Tempest to George Baker, informing him that a subpoena must be served on him in consequence of his name being included in the Bill of Complaint which Tempest is filing against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
10/104   circa 12 - 18 March 1755
Account of cash (including rents) received and disbursed [by Thomas Wardell (?)] on his journey to the North.
Paper   2ff.
10/105
f.1r. Copy of a letter from Richard Mackley to [Thomas Maire], 24 March 1755, concerning presentations to the living at Birdforth.
f.2r. Letter from Thomas Maire to George Baker, 28 March 1755, commenting on the above, and advising about the advertisement of the Birdforth estate.
Paper   2ff.
10/106   27 March 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, concerning Henry Horsley and his arrears of rent.
Paper   1f.
10/107   29 March 1755
Letter from Zachary Grey to [Richard Burton (?)], requesting the loan of any documents that would be of assistance to him in writing the life of the Revd. Thomas Baker; with a list of Baker's chief correspondents.
Paper   2ff.
10/108   31 March 1755
Receipt of George Dodds for £2. 2s. 0d. from John Dixon, for hedging the "Intack" at Slaley, Northumberland.
Paper   1f.
10/109
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, - March 1755 [?] concerning Henry Horsley, a tenant in arrears of rent.
Underneath.
Schedule of payments made by Horsley, 1752 - 1754.
Paper   1f.
10/110   1755
Account of rents, mostly due at Mayday 1755, received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1755.
Paper   2ff.
10/111a   17 May 1755
(1) Jane Harland, wife of Thomas Harland.
(2) George Baker.
Direction by (1) to (2) to pay all interest due (up to 22 May 1755) on a bond of (2) to Robert Green in £200 and also £20, part of the principal of the said bond, to her husband, Thomas Harland.
Signed: (1).
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 17 May 1755, of Thomas Harland, for £4 interest and £20, part of the principal of the said bond, from George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
10/111b-e
Attached to 10/111a:
Receipts of the said Thomas Harland for interest payments by George Baker.
Paper   Four pieces [b - d], each 1f.
20/112
Account for hedging at Slealy (Slaley), Northumberland, done for Mr Dixon by Cuthbert Willson and partners; account for hedging done for Mr Dixon by William Rutter and partners; account of various charges at Slaley, January - May 1755, with receipt, dated 24 May 1755, of George Dodds for £6. 15s. 11d. from Mr Dixon.
Paper   1f.
10/113   29 May 1755
(1) William Ayre of Brocks in the Parish of Sedgefield, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
(2) James Almony of Trimdon, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £64.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £32. 3s. 3d. with legal interest on 29 November next, the obligation is to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
10/114   15 Ju1y 1755
f.1r. Particulars of John Roantree's farm and widow Bamlett's farm and the terms on which they are to be sold.
(These farms were evidently part of the Dinsdale estate.)
f.1v. 15 July 1755
(1) Ralph Robson of Darlington, Co. Durham, Gentleman, agent for George Baker, James Bland, Jane Routh, and Dorothy Routh, owners of the above estates.
(2) James Allan of Darlington, Gentleman.
Declaration by (1) that (2) is the best bidder for the above estates, and agreement of (2) to accept the same at £2,770.
Signed: (1) and (2).
Paper   2ff.
10/115   15 July 1755
List of biddings for Bamlett's and Roantree's farms.
Paper   1f.
10/116
List of biddings (no date), for Mark Atkinson's and Thomas Brough's farm, and for Bamlett's and Roantree's farm.
Paper   1f.
10/117   1 August 1755
Promissory note of George Baker to John Dixon for £140.
Paper   1f.
10/118   circa 1746 - 1755
Account of the Representatives of John Dixon, deceased, to the Representatives of George Baker, deceased, for legal business done by the said John Dixon.
Paper   7ff. and wrapper 1f.
10/119a   May 1753 - August 1755
Account of John Dixon for his services in connection with the sale of the Dinsdale estates.
Paper   1f.
10/119b   August - September 1752
Attached to 10/119a:
Account [of John Dixon] for drawing a case about Mr Routh's settlement and taking the opinions of Mr Rudd and the Attorney General on it.
Paper   1f.
10/119c
Account of John Dixon to Mr Routh in respect of Follonsby's will.
Paper   1f.
10/120   7 August 1755
Receipt of Jonathan Stout for £6 from George Baker, for a year's interest of £150.
Paper   1f.
10/121
List of bond creditors [of Cuthbert Routh (?)]. No date.
Paper   1f.
10/122a   28 Apri1 1752 - 29 January 1754
Account of receipts and disbursements by Mrs Routh, Executrix of the last will and testament of Cuthbert Routh, late of Dinsdale (died 27 April 1752 ), in respect of his real and personal estate.
Paper   6ff.
10/122b
Vouchers relating to the above account.
One bundle, [i - ix], 9 pieces.
10/122c
Abstract (no date) relating to the above account (endorsed "Mrs Routh's first Acct.").
Paper   2ff.
10/123a   28 April 1752 - 9 August 1755
Account of receipts and disbursements by Mrs Routh, Executrix of the last will and testament of Cuthbert Routh, late of Dinsdale, deceased, in respect of his real and personal estate.
Paper   8ff.
10/123b
Attached:
Abstract (no date) relating to the above account.
(endorsed: "The 2 d acc t ").
Paper   1f.
10/124
Account of the labourers' days at Elemore, 18 - 30 August 1755.
(The wage of each man per day is stated. They were partly paid in corn.)
Paper   1f.
10/125   6 November 1755
Letter from Thomas Wardell to [George Baker], concerning the letting of Shilford farm, the price of oats, the Dinsdale estate, a storm at Boulby, and the Aycliffe Wood estate.
Endorsement: "Shows when M r Baker was out of possession of Aiclif wood Estate for w ch Mr Dixon s hd acc t sold to - Harrison".
Paper   2ff.
10/126a   29 November 1755
Receipt of John Dixon for £500 from George Baker, for which he promises to be accountable together with interest at the rate of 4% per annum.
Paper   1f.
10/126b
Minute (by Mrs Judith Baker) that on 31 January 1775 Mr Johnson acknowledged the above to be valid.
Paper   1f.
10/127
Account of John Pearson to Thomas Wardell for a quarter of malt, with receipt, dated 29 December 1755, of Pearson for the contents of the above account from Captain Daniel Chilton.
Paper   1f.
10/128   1755
Prayer for patience.
Paper   2ff.
10/129   22 January 1756
Letter from John Dixon to [George Baker (?)], concerning the suit against [Nicholas] Lambton, and requesting £100 to cover the expenses incurred.
Paper   1f.
10/130   21 February 1756
Letter from Francis Potts to Thomas Wardell, acknowledging receipt of a note for £100 (which John Dixon had requested).
Paper   1f.
10/131   circa 1756
Account (no date) of the shares of the partners in Biddick Colliery as they stood at the dissolution of the partnership, with note of the money advanced by George Baker towards carrying on the suit against [Nicholas] Lambton and of the sums which Spencer and Ward, two of the other partners, ought to advance.
Paper   1f.
10/132   13 March 1756
Receipt of Richard Wilkinson for £20 from George Baker, for a year's interest of £500.
Paper   1f.
10/133   1 May 1756
(1) Ralph Laverreck of Menefourth in the Parish of Bishop Middleham, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
(2) James Almony of Trimdon, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £60.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £30 with legal interest on 1 November next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1) (mark). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
10/134
Recto. Account of cash (due at Mayday 1756 ) and received from the Layton and Birdforth tenants on 4 October 1756, with receipt, dated 5 October 1756, of George Baker for £134. 18s. 9frac34;d.in full for same.
Verso. Account of tenants' land-tax.
Paper   1f.
10/135
Account of rents mostly due at Mayday 1756 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 11 October 1756.
Paper   1f.
10/136
Account of cash (mostly due at Mayday 1756) and received by George Baker from his tenants on 11 October 1756.
Paper   1f.
10/137a   1750 - 1756
Account of money due to George Baker from Henry Horsely and of sums paid by him and allowed to him.
Paper   2ff.
10/137b
Copy of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
10/137c
Figures evidently relating to the above accounts.
Paper   1f.
10/138
f.1r. Account of land-tax in respect of the Layton and Birdforth estates, Martinmas 1754 and 1755.
f.2v. Receipt, dated 18 May 1756, of George Baker for £73. 14s. 0d. (one half of what was received from the Layton and Birdforth tenants on 17 May 1756) from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   2ff.
10/139   13 June 1756
Copy of a letter from [Thomas Wardell] to George Baker, concerning grain prices, and smugglers.
Paper   1f.
10/140   4 July 1756
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, concerning Mr Norton's debt.
Paper   2ff.
10/141   15 September 1756
Receipt of Dorothy Cuthbert for £4 (?), from [George] Baker, for half a year's interest of £200.
Paper   1f.
10/142   12 October 1756
Receipt of Jonathan Stout for £6 from George Baker, for a year's interest.
Paper   1f.
10/143   29 October 1756
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Mathew Craggs of Whin Houses, in the Parish of Sedgefield, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with interest at the rate of 4½% per annum on 29 April next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. 29 April 1776
Assignment by (2) of the above bond to Benjamin Dunn of the City of Durham, Merchant.
Consideration: £204. 10s. 0d. paid by the said Benjamin Dunn to (2).
Signed: (2).
ff.1v.-2r. 29 April 1776
Declaration by the said Benjamin Dunn that his name was used in the above assignment in trust for George Pearson of the City of Durham, Gentleman, and that the £204. 10s. 0d. therein mentioned was the proper money of the said George Pearson.
Signed. Ben: Dunn.
Paper   2ff.
10/144
Account of cash mostly due at Martinmas 1756 and received for George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 5 March 1757, with receipt, dated 6 March 1757, of Baker for £132. 17s. 4d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/145a   16 November 1756
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Hutton Rowe of Haswell Moor, and John Watson of Hetton-le-Hole, Co. Durham, Gentlemen
(Executors of Cuthbert Pattison late of Sunderland, Gentleman, deceased).
Bond of (1) to (2) in £700.
Condition: if (1) pays either of the parties of (2) £350 with 4½% interest per annum on 16 May next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 6 October 1770, of William Hopper, Deputy Register of the Court of Chancery at Durham, for £350 principal of the above bond and £6. 2s. 3d. interest due on same from George Baker, by payment of George Pearson, pursuant to an order of the Court, dated 4 October 1770, made in the suit between Cuthbert Stafford and Ann Stafford, infants, devisees and legatees of and in the last will and testament of Cuthbert Pattison, their grandfather deceased (by Peter Robinson their next friend), Complainants, and Thomas Stafford and Mary his wife, Anthony Rowe (Executor of Hutton Rowe, deceased), and John Watson, Defendants.
Paper   2ff.
10/145b   3 November 1770
Attached to No. 10/145a:
Receipt of George Simpson for £6. 16s. 8d. from George Baker, by the payment of George Pearson, for a year's interest of £171. 3s. 7d.
Paper   1f.
10/146   24 November 1756
Letter from Ralph Ward to George Baker, concerning the methods Nicholas Lambton has adopted to meet the cost of defending himself against the legal proceedings brought against him by the partners in Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff,
10/147   14 December 1756
Letter from John Dixon to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning measures to be taken against a tenant if he fails to give a proper answer about arrears of rent, and the proceedings against Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   1f.
10/148   4 November 1752 - 21 December 1756
Account of Ralph Robson to the Representatives of Cuthbert Routh, deceased, for legal business.
Paper   4ff.
10/149   10 January 1757
Receipt of Edward Clark for £12 from George Baker, for 1½ years' interest of £200.
Paper   1f.
10/150a   11 January 1757
Account of the simple contract debts of Cuthbert Routh late of Dinsdale, deceased, unsatisfied at the above date.
Paper   2ff.
10/150b
Another copy of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
10/151a   21 December 1753 - 12 January 1757
Account of Ralph Robson of cash received and disbursed for the Representatives of Cuthbert Routh, deceased.
Paper   4ff.
10/151b
Another copy of the above.
Paper   2ff.
10/151c
Another version of No. 10/151a, up to 27 May 1756.
Paper   2ff.
10/152   12 February 1757
Letter from Lord Barnard (subsequently 2nd Earl of Darlington) to George Baker (?), expressing his willingness to contribute towards the relief of the industrious poor of Co. Durham, and pointing out that his father and he had already sent large quantities of rye and wheat for distribution to the necessitous at 3s. 7d. per bushel.
Paper   2ff.
10/153   16 February 1757
Receipt of Dorothy Cuthbert for £4 from [George] Baker, for half a year's interest of £200.
Paper   1f.
10/154   1756 - 1757
Notes of money due to George Baker from tenants (of Layton and Birdforth (?)).
Paper   2ff.
10/155
Account of cash mostly due at Mayday 1757 and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1757, with receipt, dated 11 October 1757, of Baker for £196. 9s. 4½d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/156   28 May 1757
Receipt of Edward Clark for £4 from [George] Baker, for half a year's interest of £200.
Paper   1f.
10/157   28 May 1757
Receipt of Jonathan Stout for £3 from George Baker for half a year's interest of £150.
Paper   1f.
10/158   1756 - 1757
Account of John Dixon to George Baker in respect of interest paid and received by him, 15 September 1756 - 28 May 1757, with receipt, dated 4 June 1757, of Dixon for the contents [£97. 3s. 4d.].
Paper   1f.

For payment of bill for attendances by John Mann at Durham Chancery Court, March - August 1757, for George Baker, Ralph Ward, Thos. Spencer & John Reed in their case against Nic. Lambton - bill paid 26 April 1783, see vouchers 85/50D/9.

For bond, dated 20 June 1757, of Thomas Wardell to William Marton in £400 to secure £200, see No. 1/40.
10/159   25 July 1757
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Olliver of Morley, Co. Durham, Yeoman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with 4½% interest per annum on 25 January next, the obligation be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 22 November 1759, of Edward Davison for £221 from (1) in full for principal and interest due on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
10/160   25 July 1757
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) William Walker of Marton in the County of York, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 on 25 January next with interest at the rate of 4% per annum, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 17 February 1776, of Thomas Weatheril for £204 (for the use of Mr Walker) from Mr Baker, in full for principal and interest due on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
10/161   6 August 1741 - 17 August 1757
Account of money due from the Executors or Administrators of the late Mrs Frances Burton to Mrs Ann Wood (for principal, interest, and wages etc.).
Paper   1f.
10/162   1755 - 1757
Account of Thomas Wardell to the Administrator of William Soppit, deceased.
Underneath.
Receipt of James Wilkinson for the balance of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
10/163   24 October 1757
Letter from George Baker to Thomas [Wardell], acknowledging receipt of £113 from Sedgefield, and concerning a "hop" held at Elemore, farming, a riot at Guisborough, and other matters.
Paper   2ff.
10/164a
Account of rents due at Martinmas 1757 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 5 April 1758.
Paper   14ff. (10ff. blank.)
10/164b
Another account similar to No. 10/164a.
Paper   1f.
10/165
Account of neat cash (due at Martinmas 1757 ) and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 5 April 1758, with receipt, dated 7 April 1758, of Baker for £317. 14s. 6½d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/166a   21 November 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to George Baker, with copy of memorandum drawn up when Mr Wilkinson (Administrator of the late William Soppit) delivered up to Baker the lease of Shilforth Farm, the colliery, and Dipton or Wigey Green [Wedge-green].
Paper   2ff.
10/166b
Copy of the above letter.
Paper   1f.
10/167   1 December 1757
Letter from Thomas Wardell to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning bills and receipts from Mr Core, an agreement between Mr Baker and Colonel Clavering, the letting of Crook Farm to Francis [Baker], and farm stock.
Paper   1f.
10/168   17 February 1758
A sermon preached at Pittington Church, Co. Durham, on the fast-day, by the Revd. R. Wright and dedicated to George Baker.
Paper   14ff.
10/169a
Notes concerning a bil] of exchange given to Francis Potts on 21 March 1756, and one given to John Dixon on 24 February 1758.
Paper   1f.
10/169b
Attached to 10/169a (no date):
Note concerning money [John] Dixon and [Ralph] Ward received from [Thomas] Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/170   26 February 1758
Letter from Ralph Ward to John Dixon, concerning a possible meeting between Nicholas Lambton and George Baker and others.
Paper   2ff.
10/171   8 March 1758
Letter from Jonathan Davison to George Baker, informing him that Lord Darlington is dead, and that he has come to canvass in favour of the new Earl's brother, Raby, and excusing himself, for not applying to Baker in person.
Paper   1f.
10/172a   11 March 1758
Letter from J. Douglas to [George Baker (?)], concerning the day for the collection of fee farm rents at Durham.
Paper   1f.
10/172b
Enclosed with 10/172a:
Account of fee farm rents payable for townships in the Manor of Bulbeck, Northumberland.
Paper   1f.
10/173a
f.1r. Copy of letter from [George Baker] to [Benjamin Hatley Foot], no date, concerning a dispute over fee farm rents payable in respect of the Manor of Bulbeck, Northumberland.
(Endorsed: "Copy wrote by Mr Dixon but no date".)
f.2r. List of fee farm rents payable in respect of Bulbeck "as by the Reddendum in Conveyance from Trustees of London to Heath and Fenwick", 29 February (sic) 1630.
Paper   2ff.
10/173b
Minutes concerning the above letter and several other documents at one time bundled with it.
Paper   1f.
10/174   18 March 1758
Letter from Thomas Wardell to [George Baker], concerning [Ralph] Ward and [Nicholas] Lambton, and the possibility of a contested election for Co. Durham resulting from the death of Lord Darlington.
Paper   2ff.
10/175   23 March 1758
Letter from Ralph Ward to John Dixon, concerning Nicholas Lambton and the dispute over Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
10/176   6 April 1758
Account between Thomas Wardell and Mrs Judith Baker in respect of two cows, and bills to be paid.
Paper   2ff.
10/177
f.1. Letter from Nicholas Lambton to Ralph Ward, 7 April 1758, concerning a meeting held with Baker, and another meeting at which Ward is to be present.
f.2v. Letter from Ralph Ward to George Baker, 9 April 1758, concerning the meeting to be held with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
10/178
Recto. Account of the labourers' days at Elemore Hall, 3-15 April 1758.
Verso. Receipt, dated 22 April 1758, of Robert Duncan for the contents of the above account, for the use of the persons named therein.
Paper   1f.
10/179   6 May 1758
(1) Thomas Bell of Trimdon, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
(2) James Almony of Trimdon, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £40.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £20 with legal interest on 6 November next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1) (mark). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f. 2v. Account of the sum due on the above bond on 26 December 1759.
Paper   2ff.
10/180
Account of rents due at Mayday 1758 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1758.
Paper   1f.
10/181
Account of neat cash (due at Mayday 1758 ) and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1758, with receipt, dated 11 October 1758, of Baker for £283. 0s. 6d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
10/182a
List of household goods sold, with the names of the purchasers and the prices paid.
f.2r. Account [of George Clark (?)] for appraising goods belonging to Mrs Burton and selling what belonged to Mrs Ann Wood.
Receipt, dated 21 July 1758, of George Baker for £11. 5s. 9d. from George Clark, for the use of Ann Wood.
Paper    2ff.
10/182b
Enclosed with 10/182a:
Inventory and valuation of [Mrs Burton's and Ann Wood's (?)] household goods, etc.
Three pieces, [b - d], 6ff.
10/183   1754 - 1758
Account of Thomas Forster for surveying Layton, Elemore, Shilford, and Bulbeck estates for George Baker, and making plans.
Paper   1f.
10/184a   1758
List of witnesses in the suit "Lambert v. Hopper".
(A sum of money is set against each name.)
Paper   1f.
10/184b
List of George Baker's witnesses, showing what they were paid for their trouble in attending Newcastle Assizes 1758.
(Similar to the above but with some additions.)
Endorsed: "Receipts, Charged at Newcastle on Suite Mr Silvertop ... ".
Paper   2ff.
10/184c
Account for breakfasts, dinners etc, of Baker and others, 24 - 26 July 1758.
Paper   1f.
10/185a   1758
Particulars concerning an address which it was agreed at the [Michaelmas] Sessions for Co. Durham should be presented [to the King upon the taking of Louisburg (see No. 14/86a)].
Paper   1f.
10/185b   5 October 1758
List of signatories of the above address, with notes concerning Lord Darlington's attempt to get it presented by Mr Lambton instead of by Mr Bowes.
Paper   1f.
10/185c
Notes on the Grand Jury at the above-mentioned Sessions.
Paper   1f.
10/186
f.1r. List of gentlemen with statement of the sections of the roads from Yarm to Durham which they had agreed to repair.
f.2r. Letter from William Sutton to George Baker, 7 October 1758, informing him that several gentlemen had undertaken the repair of parts of the roads from Yarm to Durham at £3 per mile, and expressing the hope that Baker would undertake the repair of the part at Layton. Also requesting his sentiments on the alum contract.
Paper   2ff.
10/187   17 October 1758
Receipt of Joseph Snowdon for £155 from Thomas Wardell, for George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/188
Account of cash [due at Martinmas 1758 (?)] and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 5 April 1759, with receipt, dated 6 April 1759, of Baker for £373. 7s. 0d.
Paper   1f.
10/189   22 November 1758
Receipt of Thomas Mather for 15 shillings from Mrs [Ann] Wood, for rent of her room.
Paper   1f.
10/190   3 January 1759
Receipt of Elizabeth Hopper for £44. 12s. 6d. from George Baker, for 1½ years' interest of £700.
Paper   1f.
10/191   17 February 1759
(1) James Almony of Trimdon, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
(2) William Scurfield of Heaton in the Parish of Monk Hesledon, Co. Durham, Weaver.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £40.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £20 with legal interest on 17 August next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1) (mark). Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
10/192a   30 January 1758 - 24 April 1759
List of goods received by [Mrs Judith Baker] from Ann Wood, and account of money paid to Ann Wood by [Mrs Baker] and [George] Baker.
Paper   2ff.
10/192b
Enclosed with 10/192a:
Copy of most of the items in the above list of goods (no date).
Paper   1f.
10/193a
Rough account relating to Ann Wood, no date.
Paper   1f.
10/193b
Attached to 10/193a:
Voucher corresponding with the above account.
Paper   1f.
10/194   12 May 1759
Receipt of Thomas Mather for 15 shillings from Ann Wood, for rent of her room.
Paper   1f.
10/195
Letter from [Mrs] Ann Wood to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, concerning lodgings.
Paper   1f.
10/196
Account of rents due at Mayday 1759 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1759.
Paper   2ff.
10/197
Account of cash [due at Mayday 1759] and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1759, with receipt, dated 11 October 1759, of Baker for £315. 9s. 1d.
(Endorsed: "Account of Rents Rec d for Elemore Estate, ... M r Bakers Receipt for the s d Rents to M r Wardell").
Paper   1f.
10/198   1759
Account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for his Mayday rent, for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
10/199   1756 - 1759
Account of the Representatives of John Dixon, deceased, to the Representatives of George Baker, for business done by the said John Dixon in connection with a dispute and lawsuit with Mr Silvertop over boundaries at Bulbeck, Northumberland.
Paper   7ff. and wrapper, 1f.
10/200a   1734 - 1759
Account of money due from the Representatives of Ann Johnson to the Representatives of Thomas and Elizabeth Shipley.
Paper   2ff.
10/200b   1734 - 1746
Account of money due from the Representatives of Ann Johnson to the Representatives of George Winlow.
Paper   2ff.
10/200c   1746 - 1759
Account of money due from the Representatives of Ann Johnson to Robert Winlow.
Endorsed:
(1) "Winlow and others agst Gregson".
(2) "this was with Robinsons papers No Concern of this [i.e. the Baker] Family".
Paper   2ff.
10/201
Account of rents due at Martinmas 1759 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 5 April 1760.
Paper   2ff.
10/202
Account of cash (due at Martinmas 1759 ) and received for George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 5 April 1760, with receipt of Baker, dated 6 April 1760, for £302. 6s. 10d.
Paper   1f,
10/203   8 December 1759
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Elizabeth and Mary Pickering of Sherburn, Co. Durham, Spinsters.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £160.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £80 with 4½% interest per annum on 8 June next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 11 March 1766, of Elizabeth Pickering for £10. 16s. 0d., 3 years' interest on the above bond, from (1).
Receipt, dated 13 January 1801, of Thomas Pickering for principal and interest due, on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
10/204
No date. Note concerning powers of attorney to be executed by Mrs Judith Baker and an affidavit that is to be made (in connection with the Chancery suit concerning Biddick Colliery).
Paper   1f.
Letters and papers 1759-1772
11/1a   1759-1760
Account of John Dixon to George Baker of money received, lent, and disbursed on Baker's account.
Paper   1f.
11/1b
Attached to 11/1a.:
List of payments, evidently connected with those in the above account.
Paper   1f.
11/2   5 February 1760
Receipt of George Baker for £23. 5s. 0d. from Thomas Cowley, for rent and arrears.
Paper   1f.
11/3   11 March 1760
Letter from S. Newlin to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning fashions in ladies' caps.
Paper   2ff.
11/4   1758 - 1760
Account of the Representatives of John Dixon, deceased, to the Representatives of George Baker, Esq, deceased, in respect of payments of interest etc by Dixon for Baker.
Paper   1f.
11/5   23 April 1760
Receipt of Joseph Snowdon for £200 from Thomas Wardell for George Baker.
Paper   1f.
11/6
Account of rents due at Mayday 1760 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1760.
Paper   1f.
11/7
Account of Cash (due at Mayday 1760 ) and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1760, with receipt, dated 11 October 1760, of Baker for £301. 8s. 11d.; also receipt (same date) of Baker for £151. 15s. 0d. for the Layton rents.
Paper   1f.
11/8   24 May 1760
Receipt of George Baker for £112 from Thomas Wardell, upon account.
(Relates to Layton.)
Paper   1f.
11/9   17 July 1760
Copy of letter from Thomas Wardell to [Thomas (?)] Core, directing him to pay certain bills and send others to him.
Paper   1f.
11/10   26 September 1760
List of the bearers and mourners in the funeral procession of George Bowes.
Paper   1f.
11/11   30 September 1760
Letter from Henry Lambton to Sir Thomas Clavering, requesting him to meet him and his friends at Sunderland to canvass the freeholders and bring as many of the late George Bowes' friends, including [George] Baker, as he conveniently could.
Paper   1f.
11/12
Memoranda, taken from [Thomas] Wardell's book, of interest and bond debts etc paid, 1747 - 1760.
Paper   2ff and wrapper, 1f.
11/13
Letter from R[obert] R[obinson] to [George Baker], no date, but circa October 1760, concerning the question of a dissolution of Parliament after the demise of the sovereign, Major Gowland and Frederick Vane, and votes which Baker might secure.
Paper   1f.
11/14   5 November 1760
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, concerning Co. Durham election matters.
Paper   2ff.
11/15   5 November 1760
Letter from Robert Robinson to [George Baker (?)], concerning the failure of the opposite party to secure votes at Hartlepool, the favourable result of Liddell's canvass at Barnard Castle, the canvass that Baker is evidently going to make, and the gratitude of the House of Gibside to Baker for his adherence to their interest.
Paper   1f.
11/16   5 November 1760
Letter from Robert Robinson to [Mrs Judith Baker (?)], concerning election matters in Co. Durham: the strength of Sir Thomas Clavering's support, and the claims of his rivals.
Paper   1f.
11/17   11 November 1760
Letter from Robert Robinson to [Mrs Judith Baker (?)], concerning election affairs in Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
11/18a.
Account of rents due at Martinmas 1760 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 6 April 1761.
Paper   1f.
11/18b.
Vouchers (for tenants' allowances) corresponding with the above account.
(Includes account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for this Martinmas rent (1760), for the use of George Baker).
1 bundle. [i - viii].
11/19a.
Account of cash (due at Martinmas 1760) and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 6 Apri1 1761, with receipt of J. Baker for £181. 5s. 0d.
Underneath.
Note stating: "Mr Baker at Durham Election".
Paper   1f.
11/19b.
Similar account (without receipt and note).
Paper   1f.
11/20
Letter from Robert Robinson to [Mrs Judith Baker], no date [December 1760], concerning the marshalling of the Co. Durham voters, the success of Sir Thomas Clavering except among the mobs at Staindrop and Wolsingham, and the repercussions of the Staindrop affair.
Paper   1f.
11/21   circa December 1760
Directions given to the agents of Easington Ward (in Sir Thomas Clavering's interest) for collecting and bringing the freeholders of that Ward to Durham on 8 December 1760.
Paper   2ff.
11/22   1760
Carvassers' notes on various Co. Durham freeholders (no date).
Paper   1f.
11/23a.   1760
(i) List of freeholders of the north division of Easington Ward showing where they lived, the situation of their estates,and how they stood affected, with observations on their titles to vote.
(ii) Attached:
Recto. List of the townships included in the above.
Verso. List of names.
Paper   (i) 6ff.: (ii) 1f.
11/23b.   1760
(i) Similar list for the south division of Easington Ward.
(ii) List of the townships included in the above.
(iii) List of the townships in the order in which they were to be set out in the fair copies of the above list.
Paper   (i) 5ff.: (ii) 1f.: (iii) 1f.
14/23c.   1760
(i) Similar list [Easington Ward].
(ii) Attached
List of the townships included in the above.
Paper   (i) 6ff.: (ii) 1f.
11/23d.
Similar list [Easington Ward], no date.
Paper   4ff.
11/24   December 1760
Notebook containing lists of Co. Durham freeholders marked as they had evidently declared themselves (or appeared) to canvassers, and notes concerning various freeholders.
In Mrs Judith Baker's hand.
Paper   16ff.
11/25   16 December 1760
Letter from John Dixon to Mrs Judith Baker, acknowledging receipt of her letter and declaring that he would enter the return of voters contained in it.
Adds a state of the results of a canvass in and around Durham City.
Paper   1f.
11/26   27 December 1760
Letter from John Dixon to George Baker, requesting his vote and interest for his brother (Johnson) for the place of County Treasurer, and giving some of the canvassing returns in the Co. Durham election campaign.
Paper   1f.
11/27
Lambton and Tempest (no date).
A song written extempore at a Tavern in Durham on the Drawer's coming into the room and acquainting the company of freemen then there that two new candidates would offer themselves for the City at the General Election.
Paper   1f.
11/28   [1761]
A New Song on the Present Contested Election, for the City of Durham . [Another copy, No. 11/79, item xiv].
Paper   1f.
11/29   1760 - 1761
Songs, poems, and other matter, relating to the Co. Durham elections of 1760 and 1761.
27 pieces, [i - xxvii].
11/30.
Paper-backed book containing copies of songs, poems, and other matter, relating to the Co. Durham elections of 1760 and 1761.
(The authors of some of the pieces are stated).
Also cuttings of two letters published in the press:
(1) “To a Great Man of the North” ( c. 1771 ), attacking Sir Thomas Clavering's political conduct.
(2) To Sir Thomas Clavering, 8 August 1771, concerning certain letters in which Clavering was alleged to have spoken disrespectfully of the freeholders who signed the recent Co. Durham petition to the King.
(The cutting is from the Newcastle Chronicle and the writer was possibly Mr Jenison. Cf. Nos. 13/102a.-b. ).
Paper   20ff.
11/31   circa 1760 - 1761
Memoranda about various Co. Durham freeholders' and various lists of voters etc.
4 pieces [a -d].
11/32
List of freeholders, no date, on the west side of Shotley Bridge, Co. Durham, in Sir Thomas Clavering's interest: single votes for the General Election and split votes. The situation of their freeholds is stated.
Paper   1f.
11/33   1761
List of freeholders in Hartlepool and neighbourhood, showing where they lived, the situation of their freeholds, and how they stood affected towards Clavering, Vane and Shafto.
Paper   2ff.
11/34   1761
List of freeholders in Chester, Darlington, Easington, and Stockton Wards, Co. Durham, marked "Durham Votes", showing how they stood affected towards Clavering, Vane, and Shafto.
Paper   4ff.
11/35
List of agents [for the County Durham election (?)] of 1761.
Paper   1f.
11/36   circa 1761 [?]
List of those evidently to be invited to a treat at Sherburn, Co. Durham [at Mr Wilkinson's], the bill for which is to be sent to Elemore (no date).
Paper   1f.
11/37
Recto. "Copy of a letter said to be wrote to a Man of Distinction In the name of a Celebrated Esqr.", 1 January 1761, proposing they should join interests and contest in the Durham City Election.
Verso. Copy of a letter from Ralph Carr to John Dobinson, 4 February 1761, making a similar proposal.
(Both satirical.)
Paper   1f.
11/38a.   28 January 1761
Handbill concerning the property qualification and oath required of M.P's.
Paper   1f.
11/38b.
Cutting from the Newcastle Journal, with copy of a letter, dated 28 January 1761, incorporating the text of the above handbill, from the London Chronicle .
Paper   1f.
11/39   7 February 1761
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Wheldon of Orpeth, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with 4½% interest per annum on 7 August next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
11/40a.
Account of the Representatives of Edward Clark, deceased, to George Baker, in respect of a bond of £200 and interest, 27 March 1755 - 21 March 1761.
Paper   2ff.
11/40b.   13 February 1753
Attached to 11/40a.:
Note concerning principal and interest (paid to) Edward Clark.
Paper   1f.
11/41   25 March 1761
Letter from Robert Robinson to George Baker, informing him that Major Gowland would be a candidate in the Durham City election, criticising Shafto (one of the candidates for Co. Durham) for his part in the affair, and expressing sympathy for Tempest who would be put to trouble and expense.
Paper   2ff.
11/42   1760 - 1761
Account of receipts and disbursements of John Shotton as Administrator of Edward Shotton who died in September 1760, and account of unpaid debts.
Paper   2ff.
11/43   27 March 1761
(1) John Shotton of near Great Eppleton, Co. Durham, Yeoman, Administrator with the will annexed of Edward Shotton, late of Dalton, Co. Durham, Yeoman, deceased.
(2) Thomas Brice of Seaham, Co. Durham, Gentleman, one of the Trustees named in the will of the said Edward Shotton, deceased.
(3) Robert Simpson of Ovington, Northumberlend, Yeoman, father of Hannah Shotton, deceased, late wife of the said Edward Shotton.
Memorandum of agreement whereby (1) and (3) each undertake to bring up and educate one of the children of the said Edward Shotton until they attain the age of ten years.
Signed: (1) (mark), (2), and (3) (mark).
Paper   2ff.
11/44 (i).
Interleaved copy of the poll-book for the Durham City election of 30 March 1761, with MS. notes.
Paper   29ff.
11/44 (ii).
Another copy, also with MS. notes.
Paper   14ff.
11/45
Account of cash disbursed by Mrs Judith Baker on account of the [Durham City] General Election, 1761 (in Lambton's interest).
Underneath.
Note, in Mrs Judith Baker's hand,stating that the sum (£11. 9s. 2d.) had been received from Mr Lambton on 1 June 1761 and some items of the account paid on 2 June.
Paper   1f.
11/46
Account of John Pattison to Henry Lambton in connection with a treat and other expenses with four freemen, with receipt, dated 2 June 1761, of Pattison for the contents (£3. 16s. 6d.) of the bill from Mrs Judith Baker.
(The expenditure was evidently ordered by George Baker.)
Paper   1f.
11/47
Directions on assembling the freeholders of Easington Ward, the times they should arrive in Durham, and their quarters there, 31 March and 2 April 1761.
Paper   1f.
11/48 (i).   1761
Handbill: “Queries offer'd to the Freeholders of the County of Durham” .
(In Sir Thomas Clavering's interest.)
Paper   1f.
11/48 (ii).
Another copy.
Paper   1f.
11/49 (i).   6 Apri1 1761
Recto. Handbill issued by Ralph Gowland on withdrawing his demand for a scrutiny in the Durham City Election.
Verso. MS. list of names.
Paper   1f.
11/49 (ii).
Another copy. (without list of names.)
Paper   1f.
11/50   [April 1761]
Note from Mr, Walton to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, concerning the number of voters remaining to be polled, and giving a state of the poll in the parliamentary election for Co. Durham 1761.
Paper   1f.
11/51   [9 April 1761]
Note from Mr. Walton to Mrs Judith Baker, regretting that Sir Thomas Clavering did not carry his election, and remarking on the number of bad votes that had been polled on both sides.
Paper   2ff.
11/52a.   1761 - 1766
Book containing:
Poll-book for the Co. Durham election, 1-10 April 1761.
MS. notes concerning various freeholders.
List of head-meeting days of the Durham Companies.
Memoranda on the qualifications required for an alderman of Durham.
MS account of the creation of 215 occasional freemen before the Durham City by-election of December 1761.
(Possibly a copy of Major-General Lambton's case in support of his petition against Major Gowland.)
Poll-book for the Durham City by-election, 7-12 December 1761, with list of occasiona1 freemen admitted to poll for Gowland.
MS. list of the 16 Durham companies that could "give votes", with indication of the 12 from which the Common Council was chosen.
MS. "list of those Call Novr 2-1761 That did not poll of The Dyers Company".
MS. list of persons pretended to be admitted into the Plumbers' Company.
MS. notes on two disputed votes.
MS. notes, dated 18 January [17]66, on the numbers of persons
(1) who had made themselves free;
(2) had been made free by Tempest, Lambton, and the Corporation;
(3) who had still to be made free.

Paper   76ff.
11/52b.
Enclosed with 11/52a.:
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker (?)) concerning the Durham charities, 1766.
Paper   1f.
11/53   13 Apri1 1761
List of the company that could be procured for a ball at Durham given by the Members of Parliament for Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
11/54   January - May 1761
Account relating to the cash which came into the hands of Thomas Brice from the estate and effects of Edward Shotton, late of Daldon (Dalton), Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
11/55
Account of rents due at Mayday 1761 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1761.
Paper   2ff.
11/56
Account of cash (due at Mayday 1761 ) and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1761, with receipt, dated 11 October 1761, of Baker for £252. 10s. 1d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   2ff.
11/57a.   1761
Account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for his Mayday rent, for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
11/57b.   7 September 1761
Attached to 11/57a.:
Note from Peter Watson to George Baker, requesting him to pay Snowdon 20 guineas for a chestnut gelding.
Paper   1f.
From 84/48   23 May 1761
[The following document is among vouchers for November 1781: see 84/48]
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, County Durham, Esq.
(2) William Robinson of Slingley hill, County Durham, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £200.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £100 on 23 November next with interest at the rate of 4½% per annum, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt dated 24 November 1781 of George Robinson for £102. 5s. [?] 0d. from George Baker in full for principal and interest due in respect of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
11/58 (i).   [1761]
Handbill: address of A Freeman to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Freemen of Durham City, reguesting them seriously to consider the choice of a proper person to represent them in succession to the late Henry Lambton.
Paper   1f.
11/58 (ii).   [1761]
Another copy of No. 11/58a.
Paper   1f.
11/59 (i).   30 June 1761
Handbill: address of A Freeman to the freemen of Durham City concerning an advertisement by the Mayor and Aldermen requesting that they would not engage their votes and interest till they nominated a candidate to represent them.
Paper   1f.
11/59 (ii).   30 June 1761
Another copy of 11/59a.
Paper   1f.
11/59 (iii).   30 June 1761
Another copy of 11/59a.
Paper   1f.
11/60   22 August 1761
List of gentlemen who accompanied Major Ralph Gowland in his canvass at Durham on 22 August 1761.
Paper   1f.
11/61
List of the gentlemen who went around Durham with Major-General John Lambton on 27 August 1761.
Paper   1f.
11/62a.
Account of George Baker to Sir Thomas Claverlring in respect of money received and disbursed for election purposes in 1761.
Paper   2ff.
11/62b.
Attached to 11/62a.:
(1) Draft of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
11/62c.
Attached to a and b:
(2) Receipt, dated 8 December 1762, of Clavering for £55. 18s. 0d. from Baker (the balance of his account and in full for his subscription towards carrying on the contested election for Co. Durham in 1761).
Paper   1f.
11/63   9 October 1761
List of the Mayor, Recorder, Chaplain, and Aldermen who were elected "with a full Consent of The Hearts of Gold" from the "Borough and Barony of Elvet ... very near the City of Durham."
Paper   1f.
11/64   [circa 1761]
Satirical lines on J. B. [Bainbridge (?)] an Alderman [of Durham City (?)]. No date.
Paper   1f.
11/65   3 November [1761 ?]
Letter from Z. Brooke to George Baker, concerning the filling of a vacancy in one of the Baker Exhibitions at St John's College, Cambridge, with one of Baker's friends.
Paper   2ff.
11/66a.   9 November 1761
Letter from F.(?) Griffiths to [George Baker], concerning a form of nomination to one of the Baker Exhibitions at St John's College, Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
11/66b.
Enclosed with 11/66a.:
Drafts of form of nomination of Samuel Hall to one of the Baker Exhibitions.
Paper   1f.
11/67   circa 1761
“Lambton's the Man” - an election ballad addressed to "the General's trusty friends".
(Another copy at No. 11/79, item xiii).
Paper   1f.
11/68   11 November 1761
“The Freeman's Friend” - lines addressed to the True Blues by "Meanwell" and dedicated to Mrs Judith Baker.
Paper   1f.
11/69
Account of cash (due at Martinmas 1761 ) and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 5 April 1762, with receipt, dated 6 April 1762, of Baker for £366. 0s. 8½d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   2ff. and wrapper 1f.
11/70   1761
Account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for his Martinmas rent, for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f,
11/71   [1761]
Letter from J. Blenkinsop to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, with lines he had composed on the candidates for the City of Durham election.
Paper   2ff.
11/72   [1761 (?)]
Handbill: address of William Appleby to the freemen of Durham City, concerning the creation of sham freemen.
Paper   Seven copies (i-vii), each 1f.

Bond of George Baker to Ralph Frankland, 8 December 1761. See 91/78e
11/73
Letter from Ralph Gowland to Sir Henry Slinsgby [Slingsby (?)], 18 December 1761, requesting support if a petition against his return for Durham City came before the House of Commons.
Paper   2ff.
11/74a.
f.1r. Statement of the polls in the Durham City elections of March - Apri1 1761 and December 1761, with remarks.
ff.1v.-2r. "Some exstroadinary (sic) events"
(concerning Major Gowland), 5 August - 24 December 1761 (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand.)
Paper   2ff.
11/74b.
Another copy of "Some exstroadinary Events".
Paper   1f.
11/75   [1761]
Subscribers to Major G-l-d [Gowland]. (A satirical attack on Gowland's supporters, no date).
Paper   Two copies [i and ii], 1f each.
11/76   [1761 or 1762]
Anecdotes relating to an election for Durham for a Member to serve in Parliament in the room of Henry Lambton.
(Notes in Mrs Judith Baker's hand evidently for a pamphlet on the subject.)
Paper   2ff.
11/77   [1762 (?)]
"The case of B and C to be laid before The Public" (concerning money they had caused to be spent for "Major A" [Gowland (?)] in treating the freemen and which the Major evidently refuses to repay).
(In Mrs Judith Baker's hand.)
Paper   1f.
11/78   circa 1761 - 1767
Paper-backed book of songs , handbills etc. (mostly MS.) relating to Durham City elections.
(Another copy of (v) at 11/79 (xv))
Paper   17ff.
11/79   circa 1761 - 1762
Book (without covers) of handbills, songs etc., relating to the Durham City election.
Includes:
Letter from Thomas Ridley to Mrs Judith Baker, 3 December 1762, enclosing an epitaph on Henry Lambton, and referring to a meeting of the lovers of liberty which was evidently to be held at Elemore.
Item 9: another copy of 11/72.
Item 13: another copy of 11/67.
Item 14: another copy of 11/28.
Item 15: another copy of 11/78 (v).
Paper   21ff.
11/80
Notes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) from "the old charter" [of Bishop Tobias (Matthew) to the City of Durham 21 September 1602], and from a bye-law of 8 November 1728.
Paper   2ff.
11/81   circa 1762
The names of 215 persons "pretended to be made Freemen of Durham immediately before, or pending, the late Election there, and who were admitted by the Mayor to poll for Major Gowland".
Paper   Two copies [i and ii], 1f. each.
11/82   1762
Copy of the petition of Major-General John Lambton against the return of Major Ralph Gowland as M.P. for Durham City.
Paper   2ff.
11/83   23 February 1762
Letter from Mrs J. Tempest to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Major Gowland in London, Lord Pembroke and Miss Hunter, and a snow-storm in London.
Paper   2ff.
11/84   27 February 1762
Letter from Mrs J. Tempest to Mrs Judith Baker (?), concerning Mr Smith's affair, and acknowledging receipt of a box with aprons etc for Lady Lyon and Mrs Cowper.
Paper   1f.
11/85
"Questions proposed for Mr C_" (concerning his ill-usage of Mr H - whom he had engaged to teach his children in or about February 1762 ).
Paper   2ff.
11/86   9 March 1762
Letter from Major-General John Lambton to [George Baker], concerning a meeting with Gowland, the latter's proposal to hasten the hearing of the Durham City election petition, and a motion for that purpose in the House of Commons.
Paper   2ff.
11/87   9 March 1762
Letter from Mrs J. Tempest to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning Gowland's attempt to hasten the hearing of the Durham City election petition.
Paper   2ff.
11/88   31 March 1762
Letter from Z. Brooke to George Baker, concerning the right of nomination to the Baker Exhibitions at St John's College, Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
11/89   2 April 1762
Letter from Christopher Johnson to [George Baker (?)], informing him that he has received from Mr Wardell a note for £42 which he has placed to [Baker's (?)] account.
Paper   1f.
11/90   23 April 1762
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Elizabeth Todd of Hinderwell in the County of York, widow
Bond of (1) to (2) in £720.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £360 with 4½% interest per annum on 23 October next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff,
11/91   27 April 1762
Letter from George Baker to Thomas Wardell, concerning his wife's safe arrival from London, the loss of "Poor Cales", Mr Jackson's affair, and the Durham City election petition.
Paper   2ff.
11/92   1 May 1762
Letter from Mrs J. Tempest to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning the Durham City election petition.
Paper   2ff.
11/93   2 May 1762
Letter from Charlotte Finch to Mrs Judith Baker, giving news of London society and of her family.
Paper   2ff.
11/94   4 May 1762
Receipt of Robert Simpson for £1 from the Executors of Edward Shotton, for a year's board and maintenance of Margaret Shotton.
Paper   1f.
11/95   4 May 1762
Letter from [Mrs Whitworth] to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the first day's hearing of the Durham City election petition.
Paper   2ff.
11/96   [circa 6 May 1762]
Letter firom [Mrs Whitworth] to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a further hearing of the Durham City election petition.
Paper   2ff.
11/97   6 May 1762
Letter from Lady Clavering to Mrs Judith Baker, giving an account of the hearing of the Durham City election petition, the first two days it was before the House.
Paper   2ff.
11/98   6 May 1762
Letter from Mrs J. Tempest to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning proceedings in the House during the hearing of the Durham City election petition.
Paper   1f.
11/99   7 May 1762
Letter from Mrs Whitworth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a further hearing of the Durham City election petition.
Paper   2ff.
11/100   8 May 1762
Letter from Mrs Dorothy Cowper to Mrs Judith Baker, expressing the fear that ministerial influence would defeat Lambton in the House of Commons.
Paper   2ff.
11/101   8 May [17]62
Letter from Samuel Hall to [George Baker], thanking him for his "kind Interposition" in his favour with regard to one of the Baker Exhibitions at St John's College, Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
11/102   10 May 1762
Letter from Lady A. Windsor to Mrs Judith Baker, giving an account of her own and her daughter's health, thanking her for sending the Harrogate waters and the palsy-drops, and concerning the Durham City election proceedings.
Paper   2ff.
11/103   [11 May 1762]
Letter from Lady Clavering to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her of Lambton's victory in the Durham City election petition.
Paper   1f.
11/104   [11 May 1762]
Letter from Mrs Whitworth to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her of Lambton's victory.
Paper   2ff.
11/105   [11 May 1762]
Letter from J. Simpson to Mrs Judith Baker, congratulating her on Lambton's success.
Paper   1f.
11/106a.   11 May 1762
List of the Members who voted for Lambton, the petitioner, and Gowland, the sitting Member.
Paper   2ff.
11/106b
Card with the numbers on each side in the above division.
1 piece.
11/107   11 May 1762
"Copy of a list of those soposed (sic) to be in the Glorious No 88 for Genl Lambton &the Liberty of their Country"; and "List of the shamful (sic) 72 that Voted for Gowland &the Mushrooms".
Paper   2ff.
11/108   [1762 (?)]
“Victory” - a new ballad addressed to "the True-Blues".
Paper   Two copies, [i and ii], 1f. each.
11/109   [12 May 1762]
Lester from Mrs Dorothy Cowper to Mrs Judith Baker, telling her how she had waited for the news of the result of the vote on the Durham City election, and how she and her friends celebrated Lambton's victory.
(The letter is also signed by her brothers George and Horace Townshend).
Paper   2ff.
11/110   13 May 1762
Letter from Mrs Whitworth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Lambton's victory, and her pity for Gowland's wife and for Lady Windsor's daughter.
Paper   2ff.
11/111   13 May 1762
“Epigram extempore, on The News of the Decission (sic) of The Durham Election”, by a Lady.
Addressed to "all true Lovers of Loyalty and legal Liberty").
Paper   1f.
11/112   1762
Account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for his Mayday rent, for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
11/113
Letter from [Mrs J. Tempest] to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, informing her of Miss Baker's joy and surprise at Lambton's success.
Paper (part missing)   1f.
11/114   21 June 1762
Extract of a letter from Durham concerning the reception given to Major-General Lambton on his coming to Durham after his success in his election petition,
Paper   1f.
11/115   1756 - 1762
Account of the Personal Representatives of John Dixon, Gentleman, deceased, to the Personal Representatives of George Baker, Esq, deceased, for legal business done by Dixon.
Paper   5ff.
11/116a.   1750 - 1762
Account of the Representatives of John Dixon, deceased, to the Representatives of George Baker, Esq, deceased, for business done by Dixon in the Chancery suit of George Baker and others v Nicholas Lambton and Francis Middleton, over Biddick Colliery.
Paper   11ff.
11/116b.
Attached to 11/116a.:
Rough notes concerning the above account.
Paper   1f.
11/116c.
List of shares in which the expense of the suit should be paid, with a note of what George Baker had paid and of the balance due to him.
Paper   1f.
11/117
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the accounts of the late John Dixon.
Seven pieces, [a - g].
11/118   1754 - 1762
Account of money received from various persons "and no credit given".
Paper   1f.
11/119   - July 1762
(1) John Shotton of - Co. Durham, Yeoman, brother and Administrator with the will annexed of Edward Shotton late, of Daldon [Dalton], Co. Durham, Yeoman, deceased, and George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Brice of Seaham, Co. Durham, Gentleman.
Draft of bond of indemnity of (1) to (2) in £300.
(The draft was altered and then approved by Thomas Rudd, 13 July 1762 ).
Paper   3ff.
11/120   24 July 1762
Letter from Francis Potts to [George Baker], concerning the suit against Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
11/121   1761 - 1762
Account of the personal estate and effects of Edward Shotton, late of Dalton in Co. Durham, Yeoman, deceased, which have come into the hands of Thomas Brice of Seaham, Co. Durham, Gentleman, one of the Trustees named in the last will and testament of the said Edward Shotton, and also of the payments and disbursements of Brice in and about the said Trust.
Paper   2ff.
11/122   July - August 1762
Accounts relating to the affairs of [Edward] Shotton, deceased.
Paper   4 pieces (i)-(iv). each 1f. and wrapper 1f.
11/123   12 October 1762
Letter from John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, to Sir Thomas Clavering, promising to appoint the person Clavering recommends as tide-surveyor at North Shields, Northumberland, whenever the place becomes vacant.
Paper   2ff. and wrapper, 1f.
11/124
Recto. Receipt, dated 8 November 1762, of George Baker for £64 14s. 0¼d. from Thomas Cowley, which, with an allowance for land-tax, is in full for his half-year's rent (£67. 10s. 0d.).
Verso. Account of cash paid by Cowley and of an allowance made to him, 3 April 1764.
Paper   1f.
11/125
Account of rents [due at Martinmas 1762] received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 5 April 1763.
Paper   1f.
11/126
Account of cash [due at Martinmas 1762] and received by [George] Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 5 April 1763, with receipt, dated 6 April 1763, of Baker for £259. 8s. 6¾d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
11/127a.   28 November 1762
Notice by John Weybridge , a bailiff of the Sheriff of Durham, offering 5 guineas reward for information as to the whereabouts of William Appleby, wine merchant and grocer of Durham, who had escaped after being arrested upon an attachment of the Durham Court of Chancery, with a description of the said William Appleby.
Paper   1f.
11/127b.   9 December 1762
Press-cutting of notice, dated 9 December 1762, by William Appleby explaining the reason for the attachment against him, with a translation of the original Charter granted by Hugh Pudsey [du Puiset], Bishop of Durham, to the Burgesses, and extract from the Inspeximus of James I of the existing charter.
Paper   1f.
11/127c.   16 December 1762
Similar notice with similar addenda.
(The extract from the Inspeximus is longer).
Paper   1f.
12/1   1 January 1763
Note from George Jackson (of the Navy Office) to George Baker, concerning the position about money due to Michael Huntley late of the "Cambridge", deceased, in view of his will having been found.
Paper   1f.
12/2   5 February 1763
Letter from Thomas Ridley to Mrs Judith Baker, recommending the bearer for the position of dairymaid.
Paper   2ff.
12/3   26 March 1763
(1) Ann Huntley, widow of Michael Huntley, late of the "Cambridge", deceased
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham.
Agreement by (1) that a deed shall be drawn up empowering (2) to receive (as Guardian for herself and children) wages, prize-money, debts etc, due to her late husband.
Paper   1f.
2/4   1 April 1763
Note from Thomas Wardell to Thomas Richardson Core, requesting him to pay, 30 days after the above date, George Baker, or order, £20. 5s. 0d.
Paper   1f.
12/5   16 April 1763
Handbill: address of Betty Bustle (on behalf of all the servant-maids of Durham) to the "Qualytee of Durham", requesting that they would not allow the annual race on "Smid Halves" to be stopped. (Satirical).
Paper   1f.
12/6 (i) and (ii).   27 April 1763
The King v Mark Milbank, Jonathan Davison, and others (in King's Bench): copy of the affidavit of Jonathan Davison, Esq, the Rev Thomas Drake, Richard Hopper, Surgeon, John Hudson, Gentleman, William Hugall, Gentleman, Thomas Hugall, Gentleman, and others, representing that their titles to be freemen of Durham could be sufficiently determined by a trial in pursuance of one of the Informations in the nature of a Quo Warranto that had been exhibited against each of them, and that it would be impossible to obtain an impartial Jury for such a trial in Co. Durham.
Paper   Two copies [i and ii], 2ff. each.
12/6 (iii).
Attached to 12/6 (ii).:
List of the deponents in the above affidavit with lines prompted by it, and another copy of the list.
Paper   1f. each.
12/7
Lines "upon hearing a late Affidavit being made".
Paper   1f.
12/8   1763
List of 48 names from which the jury in the suit "Lambton v Bainbridge" was to be chosen, and another list of 48 names from which the jury in the prosecution "the King v Milbanke" was to be chosen.
Paper   2ff.
12/9
Account of cash [due at Mayday 1763] and received from the Layton and Birdforth tenants, with note of the rents for Martinmas 1762 which were received by Thomas Wardell on 7 April 1763.
Paper   2ff.
12/10a.
Account of rents due at Mayday 1763 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1763.
Paper   1f.
12/10b.
Attached to 12/10a.:
Calculations relating to finance.
Paper   2 pieces [a and b].
12/11
Account of cash [due at Mayday 1763] and received by [George] Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1763, with receipt, dated 11 October 1763, of Baker for £269. 12s. 7½d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
12/12a.
Account of cash [partly due at Mayday 1763] and received from the Layton and Birdforth tenants on 13 December 1763.
Paper   1f.
12/12b.   15 December 1763
Attached to 12/12a.:
Receipt of Joseph Snowdon for £233. 4s. 0d. from [Thomas] Wardell, for George Baker.
Paper   1f.
12/13   19 September 1763
Copy of agreement made by Ralph Jackson (on behalf of Hannah Jackson, Robert Dingley and Esther, his wife), George Baker, and Nicholas Lambton, to refer their dispute (about Biddick Colliery) to arbitration.
Paper   2ff.
12/14
Account of law and arbitration expenses in the suits "Thomas Maughan v Arabella Holland", with receipt dated 24 September 1763, of Stephen Blades, junior, for £12. 4s. 1d, (the contents of the above bill) from George Baker. (George Baker was one of the arbitrators).
Paper   1f.
12/15   [30 September 1763]
List of the Mayor and Aldermen who chose two new Aldermen, with notes on provisions in the Charter of Durham City concerning the choosing of Aldermen.
Paper   2ff.
12/16   3 December 1763
Receipt of Thomas Dixon for £3. 18s. 6d. from George Baker, the sum laid out by Dixon to vindicate himself against the prosecution carried on by Bone and others.
Paper   1f.
12/17   22 January 1764
Letter from George Baker to Thomas Wardell, concerning the unfavourable weather for agriculture etc, and the bill and petition for the division of Bulbeck, Northumberland.
Paper   2ff.
12/18a.
Paper-backed book showing the state of accounts between [John] Dixon and the Bakers, 1746 - 1764, and minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Dixon's accounts.
Paper   9ff
12/18b.
Enclosed with the above document:
Minute, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the sale of an estate called Burford and the use that was made of the money realised.
Paper   1f.
12/18c.
Enclosed with the above document:
Minute, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the disposal of the £1,450 for which Baker sold Aycliffe Wood Estate.
Paper   1f.
12/18d.
Enclosed with the above document:
Minute, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the costs of a suit against Justice Charleton, and arrears of rent (of the Westmorland estate).
Paper   1f.
12/19   1764
Queries (evidently for a lawyer's opinion) on the choosing of Aldermen of Durham City and on other Corporation affairs.
Paper   2ff.
12/20   6 March 1764
Letter, signature cut off, to [Mrs Judith Baker (?)], concerning an entertainment at Raby Castle, the election of Gilbert Vane as an Alderman of Durham City, and entertainments following it.
Paper   1f.
12/21   18 March 1764
Certificate of George Nicholson (Master), Samuel Thompson (Senior Warden), and Clement Schaff (Junior Warden) of the Lodge of Free Masons 304 (held at the "Marquis of Granby" in the City of Durham) that George Baker was advanced in the said Lodge to the 1st and 2nd degrees of Masonry.
Signed: Cuthbert Hilton, secretary.
Seal: 1 large red wax applied.
Parchment   1m.
12/22a.   [circa 24 April ?] 1764
List of voters for William Clark and Thomas Hanby as Warden of the [Plumbers'] Company [of Durham City].
Paper   1f.
12/22b.
Enclosed with 12/22a.:
List of voters for Clark, of "bad votes", and of those who did not poll.
Paper   1f.
12/23
List of the members of the [Plumbers'] Company [of Durham City], no date, as they had evidently promised the rival candidates in an election for the position of Warden of the Company, with note of persons to be asked by letter to secure the votes of their dependents.
Paper   1f.
12/24   [circa 26 April 1764 (?)]
List of voters for Abraham Cooper and Mr Hanby for the position of Warden of the [Plumbers'] Company [of Durham City], with notes as to the bribes offered in support of Hanby.
Paper   1f.
12/25
Letter from J. Potts to [Mrs Judith Baker (?)], no date, giving a list of the members of the Plumbers' Company who voted for Cooper and Hanby in the election for Warden of the Company.
Paper   1f.
12/26   28 April 1764
Letter from Richard Wetherell to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning his failure to obtain from Mr Robinson a list of the names of those called in the late guilds or his bill on Major-General Lambton; also concerning the resignations of "mushroom" freemen in the Dyers' Company.
Paper   1f.
12/27.
Account of money due from George Baker to John Featham in respect of a promissory note, and bond etc., 24 January 1759 - 13 May 1764.
Paper   2ff.
12/28
Account of cash [due at Mayday 1764] and received from [George Baker's] tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1764, with receipt, dated 11 October 1764 of Baker for £211. 18s. 10½d. from [Thomas] Wardell.
Paper   1f.
12/29   14 May 1764
Letter from George Baker to Thomas Wardell, concerning his health, kelp prices, and his garden.
Paper   1f.
12/30   25 May 1764
Promissory note of Ann Huntly (Huntley) to George Baker, for £6. 18s. 6d.
Paper   1f.
12/31   7 June 1764
Letter from Thomas R. Core to George Baker, concerning the wages and prize-money of Michael Huntley, deceased.
Paper   1f.
12/32   21 June 1764
Letter from Thomas R. Core to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning prize-money due to Mrs Huntley.
Paper   1f.
12/33   21 July 1764
f.1r. Letter from Henry Busby to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the list of names from which a special jury was to be chosen.
f.2r. List of 48 names from which the special jury in the suit "Lambton v Bainbridge" was to be chosen.
Paper   2ff.
12/34   4 February 1760 - 26 July 1764
Account of the Administrators of Joseph Hays to George Baker (chiefly for horses and chaises hired).
Paper   1f.
12/35
Account of cash mostly due at Mayday 1765 and received from the Layton tenants and other tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 0ctober 1765.
Two copies, and another similar account. Three pieces [i - iii], paper, 1f. each.
12/36.
Account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for his year's rent due Mayday 1765.
Paper   1f.

For bond between Thos. and John Jolly and George Baker, 8 August 1765, see vouchers for 1784, 86/51J/68.
12/37   14 September 1765
(1) John Baker of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq
(2) Jane Richardson of the same place, Spinster
Bond of (1) to (2) in £600.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) an annuity of £24 during her natural life (the consideration for a sum of £300 paid by (2) to (1) on the above date) by 4 instalments in each year, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   1f.
12/38   27 September 1765
Letter from Joseph Snowdon to Thomas Wardell, concerning the search for limestone at Bulbeck, the price of barley at Hexham, a meeting of the arbitrtors in Lambton's affair, and the Layton tenants' rent-day.
Paper   1f.
12/39   9 November 1765
Letter from Christopher Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an account for business done by the late [John] Dixon for George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
12/40
Account of cash due at Martinmas 1765 and received from [George] Baker's tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 5 April 1766.
Paper   1f.
12/41   18 November 1765
Letter from Nicholas Walton to Robert Robinson, concerning legal business about Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
12/42   26 November 1765
Receipt of Robert Simpson for £3. 0s. 0d. from George Baker, for 3 years' board and maintenance of Margaret Shotton.
Paper   1f.
12/43   1765
Ten resolutions taken to promote Major-General Lambton's election interest in Durham.
Paper   2ff.
12/44
List, no date, of such of the Dyers' Company as it was supposed would attend and vote for a Warden (with remarks and an indication as to whether they had voted for Lambton or Gowland).
Also list of persons entitled to their freedom in that Company.
Paper   1f.
12/45
"A List of Freemen for Mrs [Judith] Baker" (no date).
(Shows how they stood affected towards Lambton and Gowland, with remarks).
Paper   2ff.
12/46a.   circa 1765 - 1787
Book containing list of the freemen of Durham City in their respective Companies with indications as to how they stood affected towards Lambton, Gowland, and, in some cases, Tempest, with additions and notes up to 1767.
At the front of the book are the following:
List of the persons Lord Darlington tried to make Aldermen and with whom Bishop Trevor would have complied if a new Charter had then been procured.
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Durham City charities.
List of the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen of Durham City appointed in 1780 by Bishop Egerton. The names of the Mayors are given up to 1792 (from 1786 - 1792 on an enclosed paper).
At the back of the book are notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) outlining the constitution of Durham City.
Also list of the Wardens of the Durham companies in 1766.
Paper   92ff.
12/46b.
Enclosed with 12/46a.:
List of the Mayor and Aldermen of Durham City, 1761, with an indication of those who had no right to be Aldermen.
Paper   1f.
12/46c.
Enclosed with 12/46a.:
List of head-meeting days of the Durham City Companies.
Paper   1f.
12/46d.
Enclosed with 12/46a.:
List of freemen [of Durham] living at Whitby, no date.
Paper   1f.
12/46e.
Enclosed with 12/46a.:
List of freemen of Durham living away from the City, no date.
Paper   2ff.
12/46f.
Enclosed with 12/46a.:
List of freemen [of Durham] living in various parts of Co. Durham, no date.
Paper   1f.
12/46g.
Enclosed with 12/46a.:
List of men and their companies, no date.
Paper   1f.
12/47   2 January 1766
Letter from Ralph Hopper to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning mandamus proceedings to secure the admission of one Lawson to his freedom of Durham City, and the political implications of the refusal of his company to admit him.
Paper   2ff.
12/48   11 January 1766
Recto. Appointment of George Baker and George Burrell as Surveyors of the highways within the Constabulary of Pittington, Co. Durham.
Signed. Nicholas Lambton, and Matthew Carr.
Seals; 2 red wax applied.
Verso. List of the Mayor and Aldermen of Durham City, some of them marked "Q.W." ( Quo Warranto (?)).
Paper   1f.
12/49   22 [or 23] January 1766
Letter from Ralph Hopper to George Baker, concerning the inadvisability of legal proceedings on account of the Corporation's refusal to allow inspection of the Guild Book, the possible political consequences of that refusal, and an attack on their opponents at their weakest point - the Durham charities.
Paper   2ff.
12/50   25 January 1766
Receipt of Christopher Johnson for a draft for £350 from George Baker, for part of principal and interest due on bonds to Henry Bainbridge.
Paper   1f.
12/51   January 1766
List of the Butchers' Company of Durham City.
Paper   2ff.
12/52   1755 - 1766
Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker concerning cattle and horses sent from Elemore and Wingate Grange to Boulby.
Paper   Two items [i and ii], 3ff. in total.
12/53
Joseph Snowdon's account of disbursements for his half-year's rents due at Martinmnas 1765 and Mayday 1766, for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
12/54.
Accounts of cash mostly due at Mayday 1766 and received from George Baker's tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 10 October 1766, with his receipt for £303. 2s. 10d. and £83. 18s. 7d.
Paper   1f.
12/55   19 May 1766
Letter from Ralph Hopper to George Baker, concerning proceedings in the Court of King's Bench against Mr Cooper, and advising how the Mayor of Durham [Bowler] should act if an attempt was made to repeal an old by-law or to call any "mushrooms" as freemen.
Paper   2ff.
12/56   29 May 1766
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, concerning a dispute over the hiring of James Biggs, a smith at Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
12/57
f.1v. Letter from "Ph: Lib" to Mrs Judith Baker, 11 June 1766, concerning the letter and song set out underneath.
ff.1v.-2r. Letter to a noble Lord (evidently Lord Darlington), attacking his attempts to subvert the privileges of the freemen [of Durham], with some lines of verse.
f.2r. Song in praise of Major-General Lambton and attacking his opponents.
Paper   2ff.
12/58   1766
List of the members of the Plumbers' Company of Durham, showing how they stood affected towards L[ambton] and G[owland].
Paper   1f.
12/59
List of members of the [Plumbers'] Company of Durham, no date, showing how they stood affected towards "L" and "G" [Lambton and Gowland], with remarks.
Paper   2ff.
12/60   25 June 1766
List of the members of the Smiths' Company of Durham showing how they stood affected towards L[ambton] and G[owland].
Paper   1f.
12/61   [1766]
List of the Wardens and incoming Wardens of the Durham City Companies, showing how they stood affected towards L[ambton] and G[owland].
(Sent by Mr Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker).
Paper   2ff.
12/62   August 1766
List of the freeholders in Sunderland as they were before the election in 1761, with alterations and remarks, 1766.
Paper (paper covers)   8ff.
12/63   2 August 1766
Paper-backed book containing a list of all the freeholders in Durham City marked as they promised against the Earl of Darlington upon a canvass.
Paper   17ff.
12/64.
The perambulations of Sir Thomas Clavering while canvassing in Co. Durham, 4-8 August 1766.
Paper   1f.
12/65   [September] 1766
Letter from Ralph Hopper to George Baker, concerning Informations which they are trying to get filed in the Court of King's Bench, and his directions as to how to counter any attempt by Lord Darlington and his friends to choose a new Mayor who would be in their interest.
Paper   2ff.
12/66
Letter from S - (?) to George Baker, no date, concerning the people of Hartlepool who take it amiss that he cannot be in two places at once, and the election of a Mayor, etc.
Paper   2ff.
12/67
Lines concerning the Earl of Darlington and Durham City, no date.
Underneath.
Note concerning the Kelsoes who promised to vote for Turbet's son as Warden of the Tailors' Company and then did all they could to oppose him.
Paper   1f.
12/68   [1766]
Lines concerning the Earl of Darlington and the creation of "mushroom" freemen in Durham City.
(Addressed to George Baker.)
Paper   1f.
12/69   22 September 1766
Letter from Ralph Hopper to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the appointment of Aldermen, Mr Lambe who is to be Mayor, and procedure to be adopted if any of the old Common Council are re-elected.
Paper   2ff.
12/70   24 September 1766
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) of Mr Hopper's directions as to the appointment of a new Common Council for Durham City and the choosing of Mr Dunn as Mayor.
Paper   2ff.
12/71   September [1766]
Letter from Robert Robinson to (Mrs Judith Baker), concerning a scheme to make Mr Lambe Mayor of Durham, a "strange piece of work" about the agency of Durham City affairs, and the Quo Warranto causes.
Paper   2ff.
12/72
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker), endorsed October 1766, of Hopper's directions as to how Mr Bowser is to act against Lambe's Common Council.
Paper   1f.
12/73   1 October 1766
Draft of a letter from Robert Robinson to John Tempest, informing him that it was not impossible to prevent Lambe's being Mayor, warning him of the consequences to his election interest if his opponents succeeded in choosing the Mayor and making honorary freemen, and urging him to attend the election of the Common Council and frustrate his opponents.
Paper   1f.
12/74   1760 - 1766
Lists of Durham City Common Council.
Paper   1f.
12/75
Lists of old, new, present, and proposed, members of the Durham City Common Council, no date.
Paper   1f.
12/76   [1766 (?)]
List [of the common council of Durham City (?)].
Paper   1f.
12/77   4 October [1766]
List of the Common Council of Durham City which voted for Mr Tempest as Mayor.
Paper   1f.
12/78   4 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her that two Common Councils had been elected, and requesting her to come immediately as he had some of the legal Common Council with him and her presence would make his advice to them effective.
Paper   1f.
12/79
List of freemen [of Durham City] admitted between, 30 October 1762 and 4 October 1766.
(Endorsed 1768).
Paper   5ff.
12/80   [5 October 1766]
Letter from Ralph Hopper to George Baker, describing what passed when the members of the opposite party chose their own Common Council, concerning their intention of choosing a Mayor, and commenting on the situation.
Paper   2ff.
12/81   6 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to (Mrs Judith Baker), concerning proceedings in support of Tempest as Mayor, Lambe's conduct over an order of the Court of King's Bench, two interviews with the Bishop of Durham about the disputed Mayoralty, the possibility that Tempest might withdraw if Lambe was sworn in by the Bishop, and requesting her to persuade him to persevere.
Paper   2ff.
12/82
Report of the state of the Lying-in Hospital for poor married women in Newcastle upon Tyne, from its first institution, 1 October 1760, to 8 October 1766, with an abstract of the accounts.
Printed. Paper   1f.
12/83   10 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to George Baker, requesting him to indemnify Bowser well, in view of Lambe's demands that he give up the Corporation plate.
Paper   2ff.
12/84   [10 October 1766]
Invitation card: the Mayor of Durham (Lambe) to Alderman Bowser, requesting his company at a dinner.
1 piece.
18/85
Minutes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning [Ralph] Hopper and Durham City affairs.
Paper   2ff.
12/86   12 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the late Mayor's indemnity, and proceedings against Lambe and the opposite party.
On f.2r. is a direction to the Earl of Strathmore.
Paper   2ff.
12/87   14 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to [George Baker (?)], concerning a meeting to be held with Fawcett, Hopper, and Tempest, and the affairs of the Corporation of Durham.
Paper   1f.
12/88   16 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to [George Baker (?)], informing him how Dunn and Tempest had to be convinced that Lambe would evade his promise not to allow "mushroom" freemen to be made.
Paper   2ff.
12/89   17 October 1766
Letter from Robert Robinson to [George Baker (?)], concerning legal proceedings against Lambe and the "illegal part" of the Corporation.
Paper   1f.
12/90   28 October 1766
Memorandum from Mr Bell to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning John Loughborough, a candidate for the position of Warden of the Masons' Company, and the persons whom Mr Baker can prevent from voting for him.
Paper   2ff.
12/91   29 October 1766
Letter from Ralph Hopper to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the choosing of a Warden of one of the Durham Companies.
Paper   2ff.
12/92   [circa October 1766 (?)]
Press-cutting of lines “To the Revolters”, by a "Penitent Brother", concerning the creation of freemen [in Durham].
Paper   1f.
12/93   [circa 2 November (?) 1766]
Letter from Robert Robinson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a plan to frustrate any attempt to create "mushroom" freemen.
Paper   2ff.
12/94a.   [circa November 1766]
Letter from Richard Wetherell to George Baker, concerning copies of affidavits filed on behalf of the defendant in the prosecution "the King v Lord Darlington", and a "deposit" to be made by Lord Strathmore to assist in carrying on the lawsuits.
Paper   1f.
12/94b.
Enclosed with 12/94a.:
Copies of 8 affidavits filed in the Court of King's Bench, in Michaelmas term 1766, in support of the Earl of Darlington as an Alderman of Durham City.
Paper   6ff.
12/95   1766
List of members of the Masons' Company of Durham City showing arrears of cash due from them to the Company.
Paper   1f.
12/96   [1766]
List of the members of the Masons' Company, showing the amounts in which they stood indebted to the Company for absences.
Paper   2ff.
12/97   1 December 1766
State of the poll for a Warden of the Masons' Company, with note of "absences" paid by the friends of Nicholson, one of the candidates, who was in Major-General Lambton's interest.
Paper   1f.
12/98
Minutes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the misapplication of Charity moneys by the Corporation of Durham City in 1766.
Paper   1f.
12/99   [1767 (?)]
List of the freemen of Durham City living at Darlington, Stockton, Norton, Yarm, Whitby, and Hartlepool.
f.2v. Note of particulars taken from the above list and sent to Mr Ward and William Arrowsmith.
(This latter note is in Mrs Judith Baker's hand).
Paper   2ff.
12/100   [circa 1767 (?)]
List of Hartlepool Corporation.
Paper   1f.
12/101   3 February 1767
Letter from J. Perrott to Mr Wetherell, on the prosecutions "the King v Lambe", and "the King v Lord Darlington and others".
Underneath.
A caustic comment on the contents of the above letter.
Paper   1f.
12/102
f.2r. Letter from Richard Wetherell to George Baker, 7 February 1767, covering letter to the following copy:
f.1r. Copy of letter from Michael Hodgson to Richard Wetherell, 4 February 1767, informing him of Mr Hopper's success in securing a rule "nisi" against Mr Lambe and of Hopper's advice as to what should be done to prevent Lambe's getting himself removed by the Aldermen.
Paper   2ff.
12/103   21 February 1767
Letter from John Hays to Mrs Judith Baker, criticising Mr Bell's tactics in making proselytes of the old freemen in an effort to support Major-General Lambton's interest.
Paper   2ff.
12/104
f.1v. Account of rents due at Martinmas 1766 and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 6 April 1767, with receipt, dated 7 April 1767, of Baker for £315. 8s. 10d from Thomas Wardell.
f.2r. Account of cash due at Mayday 1767 and received by George Baker from his said tenants on 10 October 1767, with receipt, dated 11 October 1767, of Baker for £391. 16s. 0d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   2ff.
12/105
Account of rents due at Mayday 1767 and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1767.
Paper   1f.
12/106
Account of cash (due at Mayday 1767 per rental 59/139 ) and received of the Layton tenants on 13 October 1767.
Paper   1f.
12/107   19 June 1767
(1) a: George Atkinson of Silksworth, Co. Durham, Gentleman.
(1) b: Ralph Reed of East Herrington, Co. Durham, Gentleman.
(1) c: Nicholas Wake of Hallgarth, Co. Durham, Yeoman.
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq;
Teasdale Mowbray of Bishop Wearmouth, Co. Durham, Esq;
George Mowbray of the same, Gentleman;
James Donnison of Middle Herrington, Co. Durham, Esq;
John Gregson of Burdon, Co. Durham, Gentleman;
Thomas Byers of Newbottle, Co. Durham, Gentleman;
Christopher Robinson of Easington, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Robert Robinson of East Rainton, Co. Durham, Gentleman
(a competent number of the Trustees appointed to put into execution an Act for the better repairing of the road from Sunderland to Durham [19 Geo II].
Bond of (1) a, b and c, to (2) in £1000.
Condition: if (1) a faithfully performs his duties as Clerk, Treasurer, Receiver, and Surveyor of the said road for the further term of 3 years from 2 August next, in case a new Act can be obtained for a further term, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1) a, b and c. Seals: 3 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
12/108   11 August 1767
List of the Grand Jury for Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
12/109   25 August 1767
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) George Thompson of Sunderland near the Sea, Co. Durham, Common Brewer.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 on 25 February next with interest at the rate of 4½% per annum, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
12/110
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) endorsed "Mr Hopper directions to me Sept 67 in the affair of the Mayor".
(Objections to be made to a new Common Council and its voting for a Mayor).
Paper   2ff.
12/111   13 October 1767
Receipt of Joseph Snowdon for £125. 18s. 8d. from Thomas Wardell for George Baker.
(Rents received from the Layton tenants on 13 October 1767.)
Paper   1f.
12/112   28 October 1767
Receipt of G. Wood for £20 from George Baker for the use of George Simpson (part of the interest due from Baker to Simpson as Administrator with the will annexed of the goods of Edward Shotton, deceased, left unadministered by John Shotton, Executor of the said Edward Shotton, also deceased).
Paper   1f.
12/113   October 1767
Memoranda (by Mrs Judith Baker): "The commotions of The City of D[urham]", c.1766 - 1767.
Paper   4ff.
12/114   1745 - 1767
Paper-backed book containing accounts of receipts (including rents) and disbursements of George Dodds, senior, chiefly in respect of George Baker's estates at Slaley and Shilford, Northumberland.
Paper   30ff. Enclosed: Vouchers etc., twenty pieces.
12/115   9 November 1767
Letter from J. Wilkinson to George Baker, informing him that Mr Lambton had paid £2000 into the bank.
Paper   2ff.
12/116
List of "calls" at the Durham City Guilds (Martinmas 1767 (?)), with notes on some of the persons named.
Paper   2ff.
12/117   22 November 1767
Letter from Ralph Jackson to George Baker, concerning records relating to Biddick Colliery; and Nicholas Lambton.
Paper (damaged)   2ff.
12/118a.   24 November 1767
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq, and Robert Robinson of the City of Durham, Gentleman.
(2) Elizabeth Scott of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, widow.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £700.
Condition: if (1) (or either of them) pay (2) £350 with 4½% interest per annum on 24 May next, the obligation is to be void.
Signed. (1). Seals: 2 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 15 November 1771, of (2) for £365. 15s. 0d, from George Baker, principal and interest due on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
12/118b.
Enclosed with 12/118a.:
Account showing money due to George Pearson from George Baker in connection with interest paid by Pearson for Baker on the above bond.
Paper   1f.
12/119   30 December 1767
“The Durham Lads” (an election song).
Paper   1f.
13/1   March 1768
(a) An alphabetical list of the Commissioners for the Newcastle Turnpike.
(Some marked "pro" and "con".)
(b) Another list, similar to the above.
Paper   2ff. each.
13/2
List of those who "promised The Candidates" and of those "unpromised", no date.
Paper   1f.
13/3
(a) List of [Turnpike] Commissioners "out of the Country - &such as are not able to attend &some Neuter", no date.
(b) Another list, partly the same as the above, no date.
Paper   1f. each.
13/4
Account of rents due at Lady Day 1768, and received by George Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 7 October 1768.
Paper   1f.
13/5
Account of cash due at Lady Day 1768 and received by George Baker from his tenants (in Northumberland and Co. Durham) on 7 October 1768, with receipt, dated 13 October 1768, of Baker for £352. 12s. 2d. from [Thomas] Wardell.
Paper   1f.
13/6   1 February - 28 April 1768
f.1r. Account of Francis Potts to George Baker for business in connection with the refusal of a Lead Company to deliver up a lease of lead-mines in Baker's Manor of Newbiggin [near Blanchland, Northumberland] until Baker produced the counterpart.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 6 March 1769, of William Gibson for £1. 7s. 0d. from George Baker, for the use of Mrs Potts.
Paper   2ff.
13/7
Account of money due from George Baker to George Simpson, Administrator with the will annexed of Edward Shotton, deceased, 24 July 1762 - 29 October 1767.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 10 September 1768, of George Simpson for £16. 3s. 8½d. from George Baker, for interest.
f.2r. Letter from G. Wood to George Baker, 25 July 1768, concerning the above account.
Paper   2ff.
13/8   16 August 1768
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) George Hutton of Skelton in Cleveland in the County of York, Yeoman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £600.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £300 on 16 February next with interest at the rate of 4% per annum, the obligation to be void.
Seal. 1 red wax applied, papered.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 17 August 1776, of (2) for £312 from George Baker, son and heir and a Devisee in the last will and testament of (1), deceased, for principal and interest due in respect of the above bond.
f. 2v. Note of interest payments in respect of the above bond, 1771 - 1775.
Paper   2ff.
13/9   October 1768
(a) Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) of Mr Hopper's directions with regard to a meeting that was to be held to elect 4 aldermen of Durham City.
(b) Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) of "Lawyer Hopper's" directions with regard to the above mentioned meeting, and of what passed at it and subsequently.
Paper   1f. each.
13/10   13 October 1768
Receipt of George Baker for £190. 7s, 0d, from Thomas Wardell, for the Layton rents due at Mayday 1768.
Paper   1f.
13/11   4 December 1768
Letter from John Thornhill to George Baker, promising to act as he desires in connection with the dispute with [Nicholas] Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/12
Account of [George Dodds'] expenses in connection with George Baker's dispute with Teasdale, 18 November 1768 - 16 January 1769, with note from George Dodds to Ralph Robson informing him that Baker wishes him to pay it at sight.
Paper   1f.
13/13
Account of Ann Westgarth to George Baker for meals etc, supplied to his witnesses against Teasdale, 4 - 16 January 1769, with note from George Dodds to Ralph Robson informing him that Baker wishes him to pay it at sight, and receipt, dated 2 February 1769, of Ann Westgarth for the contents.
Paper   1f.
13/14
Account of expenses for George Baker's witnesses against Teasdale from 11 January 1769, with note from George Dodds to Ralph Robson informing him that Baker wishes him to pay it at sight, and receipt, dated 16 January (?) 1769, of Dodds for the contents.
Paper   1f.
13/15   19 January 1769
Award of Thomas Gyll of the City of Durham, Esq, and Christopher Fawcett of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq, arbitrators in a dispute between:
(1) William Teasdale of Buckshot, Co. Durham, miner
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
concerning Emley Fell Lead-Mine alias Emley Fell Grove, Northumberland.
Signed: Thomas Gyll and Chr. Fawcett.
Seals: 2 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
13/16   26 January 1769
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning settlement of accounts between Mrs Robinson and Mr Johnson (Representative of John Dixon), and the account between Baker and partners and Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/17   4 February 1769
Letter from Ralph Ja[ckson] to George Baker, concerning the search for accounts relating to Biddick Colliery, and the task of the Arbitrators in the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/18   10 February 1769
Letter from Ralph Jackson to George Baker, concerning the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/19   10 February 1769
Letter from George Baker to [John Baker], Mayor of Newcastle, concerning the accounts of Biddick Colliery and pressure to be brought on Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/20   12 February 1769
Letter from John Baker to George Baker, concerning the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/21   13 February 1769
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning steps to be taken in the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/22   15 February 1769
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning procedure in the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/23   17 February 1769
Letter from Ralph Jackson to George Baker, concerning the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/24   8 March 1769
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, concerning accounts relating to shipments of coal from Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from Ralph Jackson to George Baker, 24 March 1769, referring to dispute with Lambton, see No. 1/97.
13/25   1768 - 1769
Account of Ralph Robson's land-tax and crown-rent.
Paper   1f.
13/26   31 March 1769
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, requesting him to arrange a postponement of the meeting of the arbitrators and parties in the dispute over Biddick Colliery, owing to discrepancies he has discovered between an account which had been delivered to him and the Colliery accounts.
Paper   2ff.
13/27
Account of Cuthbert Hall for building a wall at Birkenside, Northumberland, with receipt, dated 4 April 1769, of Hall for £8. 14s. 11d.
Paper   1f.
13/28   10 Apri1 1769
Receipt of Robert Meek for £15. 15s, 0d. from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
13/29   15 April 1769
Letter from Nicholas Walton and William Brown to George Baker, concerning their arbitration in the dispute with Lambton over Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
13/30   21 Apri1 1769
Receipt of Thomas Paxton for £13. 10s. 0d. from George Baker for a year's interest of £300.
Paper   1f.
13/31   26 April 1769
Letter from George Baker to Thomas Wardell, concerning finance.
Paper   2ff.
13/32   2 May 1769
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) John Boulby of North Shields, Northumberland, Gentleman.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £600.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £300 with legal interest on 2 November next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Agreement of (2) to accept interest at 4½% instead of "legal interest".
Signed: (2).
Receipt, dated 9 November 1773, of (2) for £322 in full for principal and interest on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
13/33
Account of rents due at Mayday 1769 from George Baker's tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
13/34
Account of cash due at Mayday 1769 and received for [George] Baker from his tenants in Northumberland and Co. Durham on 10 October 1769, with receipt, dated 19 October 1769, of Baker for £352. 0s. 9d. from Thomas Wardell.
Paper   1f.
13/35
Account of disbursements by Joseph Snowdon for his half-year's rents due at Martinmas 1768 and Mayday 1769, for the use of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
13/36   19 May 1769
Letter from Samuel Marriot to George Baker, concerning payment of the arbitrators, and Baker's objection about Wedgy Green (Wedge-green), Northumberland.
Paper   2ff.
13/37 (a) - (b)
(a) Account of George Baker's part of the costs of references to arbitrators concerning Wedge-Green, 3 - 25 May 1769.
Underneath.
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, 29 May 1769, concerning the above.
(b) Attached.
Copy of the above account with receipt, dated 15 June 1769, of John Smiles for £21. 9s. 11d, from George Baker.
Paper   (a) 2ff.: (b) 1f.
13/37c   17 June 1759
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning a meeting of some of those concerned in the Bulbeck division, the claim Mr Lowes might make, and a wood that has been valued and about which negotiations are to take place.
Paper   2ff.
13/38   14 June 1769
Receipt of George Pearson for a bill for £86. 2s. 0d. from George Baker, for which sum, when received, he promises to be accountable.
Paper   1f.
13/39   15 July 1769
(a) Receipt of Ann Huntley for £10 from George Baker, for which she promises to be accountable.
(b) Attached.
Wrapper with note, in Mrs Judith Baker's hand, stating that no further demand had been made and that nothing belonging to Mrs Huntley appeared to be in Baker's possession.
Paper   1f. each.
13/40   13 October 1769
Receipt of T. Mayer for £1. 12s. 0d., three years' crown-rent for the use of the Trustees under the will of the late Lord Feversham.
Underneath.
Notice concerning payment of next year's rent.
Paper   1f.
13/41   30 October 1769
Receipt of George Baker, for £100 from Thomas Wardell for the Layton rents.
Paper   1f.
13/42   11 December 1769
Memorandum of the recommendation of [Nicholas] Walton and [William] Brown (the arbitrators in the dispute over Biddick Colliery) to [Nicholas] Lambton and [George] Baker on settling the dispute.
Paper   2ff.
13/43
f.1. Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, 22 December 1769, concerning the arbitration in the dispute with Lambton.
f.2r. Copy of a note from Nicholas Lambton to [Nicholas] Walton and [William] Brown, 18 December 1769, concerning their arbitration.
Paper   2ff.
13/44
Account of Ralph Robson to George Baker for work done in 1769.
Paper   1f.
13/45   18 January 1770
Lines by "Meanwell" to George Baker.
(Gives description of life at Elemore Hall).
Pasted to f.2v.
January 1768. Newspaper cutting: lines by "A Black and Blue" to the Cook at Elemore.
Also lines concerning Gowland and Vane.
Paper   2ff.
13/46   13 February 1770
Letter from Lady A. Windsor to [Mrs Judith Baker], giving news of various society personages.
Paper   2ff.
13/47   17 February 1770
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning the brief of deposition in the cause against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/48   28 February 1770
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Paxton of Quarrington Hill-House, Co. Durham, Yeoman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £1,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £500 with 4½% interest on 28 August next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.

For bond, 1 March 1770, between George Baker and Joseph Nixon, see vouchers 86/51/48.
13/49   27 March 1770
Receipt of George Baker for £35. 14s. 0d. from John Tones for rent and arrears (in respect of a farm at Layton).
Paper   1f.
13/50   1 April 1770
Letter from Nicholas Walton to [George] Pearson, concerning Nicholas Lambton's intention not to renew the Deed of Reference (to the arbitrators) in the dispute over Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
13/51
List of gentlemen at Durham Sessions, Easter 1770 (?).
Paper   1f.
13/52
Letter from "J.P." (?) to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, but endorsed 18 April 1770, giving an account of a procession of an effigy of Sir Thomas Clavering which was burnt in the market-place at Durham.
Cf. No. 13/102b.
Paper   1f.
13/53   27 April 1770
Receipt of George Baker for £45 from William Dewell, for rents and arrears.
Paper   1f.
13/54   27 April 1770
Receipt of George Baker for £35 from William Arrowsmith, for rents and arrears.
Paper   1f.
13/55   27 April 1770
Receipt of George Baker for £60 from William Cowley, for rents and arrears.
Paper   1f,
13/56
Bill of expenses of John Gibson, and Andrew and Thomas Lamb in waiting on Sir Lancelot Allgood at Hexham, 8 and 9 May 1770, "agt the Slealy men for Cutting wood at Widgeon Green Bankes", with Gibson's receipt for the contents of the bill.
Paper   1f.
13/57   22 May 1770
Receipt of Cuth[bert] Stafford for £7. 17s. 6d. from George Baker, half a year's interest of £350 due from Baker to the Representatives of the late Cuthbert Pattison.
Paper   1f.
13/58   27 May 1770
Receipt of Thomas Dunn for £69. 7s. 6d. from George Baker, interest due from Baker on a mortgage of his estates at Crook and Unthank.
Paper   1f.
13/59   11 June 1757 - 26 May 1770
Account of Messrs Robson and Terry to the Representatives of Cuthbert Routh, deceased, for services in connection with the sale of Dinsdale estate.
Paper   2ff.
Related material (internal) Turton Papers Contain more information on Cuthbert Routh and his properties
13/60   26 May 1770
Receipt of Thomas Paxton for £18. 0s. 0d. from George Baker, for interest of £400.
Paper   1f.
13/61   28 May 1770
Receipt of Elizabeth Hopper for £1,050, principal due to her from George Baker on a mortgage of his estate called the Hownes in the Parish of Lanchester, Co. Durham, and on his bond, and £61. 6s. 0d. interest, with her promise to convey the said premises to Baker, or as he should direct.
Paper   1f.
13/62   30 May 1770
Receipt of Mary Robinson for £13. 10s. 0d, from George Baker, a year's interest of £300 due to John Boulby.
Paper   1f.
13/63a.   26 June 1770
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning Mr Robinson's accounts with Baker and others.
Paper   2ff.
13/63b.   October 1757 - December 1767
Enclosed with 13/63a.:
Account of payments by the late Robert Robinson for the use of George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
13/63c.   April 1764 - January 1768
Enclosed with 13/63a.:
Account of money due from George Baker, Robert Dingley, and the Representatives of Mrs Jackson, to Mary Robinson, Administratrix of Robert Robinson, deceased, for legal business done for them by him since [John] Dixon's death, with her receipt, dated 25 June 1783, for £97. 3s. 2d. from Mrs Judith Baker, widow and Administratrix with the will annexed of the goods of the said George Baker, deceased, and from George Baker, son and heir of the said George Baker, in settlement thereof.
Paper   4ff.
13/63d.   May 1764 - February 1766
Enclosed with 13/63a.:
Account of money due from George Baker, and John Nayre [Naire] to Mary Robinson, Administratrix of Robert Robinson, deceased, for legal business done for them by him after the death of John Dixon, his late partner.
Paper   2ff.
13/63e   July 1764 - January 1768
Enclosed with 13/63a.:
Account of money due from George Baker to the aforesaid Mary Robinson for business done by the said Robert Robinson since the death of John Dixon.
Paper   4ff.
13/64
A particular of the valuable freehold Manor of Harte, Co. Durham, late the estate of the Hon. James Lumley, deceased, together with the Rectory Impropriate of Harte, and divers messuages, farms, and lands lying in Harte and Hartlepool, Co. Durham, to be sold by auction on 20 and 21 July 1770.
Printed. (With ten plans) Paper   22ff.
13/65   26 July 1770
Letter from George Jackson to [George Baker], recommending that eminent Counsel be retained as the Chancery suit against Lambton would probably be revived.
Paper   2ff.
13/66   11 August 1770
Letter from George Jackson to George Baker, informing him that he has retained Counsel in case the Chancery suit against Lambton should be re-opened.
Paper   2ff.
13/67   17 August 1770
Receipt of Ra[lph] Hutchinson for £120 from George Baker, half a year's interest of £6,000 due to the heirs of the late Robert Spearman.
Paper   1f.
13/68a.
f.1. Account of Thomas Dunning to George Baker for timber supplied, October 1765 - July 1770.
f.2. Letter from Thomas Dunning to George Baker, 28 August 1770, covering letter to the above.
Paper   2ff.
13/68b.
Attached to 13/68a.:
Letter from Thomas Dunning to George Baker, 24 September 1770, thanking him for a note for £30 and informing him that he has imported another cargo of fine "Norway Timber".
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 16 September 1770, of Dunning for a note for £30 from Baker.
Paper   2ff.
13/68c.   25 May 1772
Receipt of Dunning for £27. 2s. 0d. from Baker.
Paper   1f.
13/69   22 September 1770
Copy of the recommendation of Nicholas Walton and William Brown (made with the approval of Christopher Fawcett and in pursuance of an agreement that the dispute over Biddick Colliery should be settled by the recommendation of the said arbitrators) to George Baker and partners and Nicholas Lambton to bring about a settlement of their dispute.
Paper   8ff.
13/70   2 October 1770
Letter from Ralph Jackson to George Pearson, concerning Walton's and Brown's recommendation concerning Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
13/71   11 October 1770
Letter from George Jackson to George Baker, concerning the arbitrators' recommendation concerning Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
13/72   12 October 1770
Letter from Nicholas Walton to George Baker, concerning the dispute with Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/73   16 October 1770
Valuation of the farms at Layton, Co. Durham.
Paper   4ff.
13/74   23 October 1770
Letter from George Jackson to [George Baker], concerning Lambton's refusal to abide by the arbitrators' recommendation, his conduct, and the re-opening of the Chancery suit against him.
Paper   2ff. and wrapper, 1f.
13/75   26 October 1770
Letter from Messrs Bell, Cookson, Carr, Airey, and Saint, to George Baker, concerning a writ to answer Nicholas Lambton that had been served on them.
Paper   2ff.
13/76   12 November 1770
Letter from John Hays to George Baker, requesting settlement of outstanding bills.
Paper   2ff.
13/77   13 November 1770
Acknowledgement of George Baker that he had received £100 from Joseph Snowdon as an equivalent for £100 which [Thomas] Wardell drew on [Thomas] Richardson Core to the order of Mr Maire [Naire], being part of the late receipt from the Layton tenants.
Paper   1f.
13/78
Letter from Ralph Jackson to George Baker, no date, informing him that a letter he had sent would be taken into consideration at a meeting that is to be held.
Paper   1f.
13/79   1770
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) from letters sent to Gibside and to Mr Wallace concerning the affairs of Durham City, particularly a petition to the Bishop for a new Charter for the City and a counter-petition.
Paper   2ff.
13/80
Account of receipts (including rents) and disbursements by George Dodds [senior] in respect of George Baker's estates, chiefly in Northumberland (Birkenside, Shilford etc) in 1770.
Paper   8ff.
13/81
(i) Card from [Ralph] Hopper to [George] Baker, no date, giving his opinion that the Bishop of Durham could not fill up certain vacancies while the existing Charter continued.
(ii) Wrapper to the above with a further explanation on the subject.
2 pieces, each 1f.
13/82   2 January 1771
(a) Newspaper-cutting of a notice, dated 2 January 1771, by James Wallace (Attorney General of the County Palatine of Durham) that he would take into consideration a petition of many of the freemen of Durham City to Richard [Trevor], Lord Bishop of Durham, for a new Charter of Incorporation, on 13 February next.
(b) MS. copy of part of the above notice.
Paper   1f. each
13/83   28 January 1771
Letter from Henry Wetherell to George Baker, concerning Mr Tempest' s taking on himself the business relating to the Charter for Durham City.
Paper   1f.
13/84   1 February 1771
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) The Rev James Douglas, Doctor in Divinity, a Prebendary of Durham.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £600.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £300 with legal interest on 1 August next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Declaration of (2) that he would accept interest at the rate of 4½% per annum instead of "legal interest".
f.2r. Receipts for interest paid in respect of the above bond, 1772-1775, and receipt, dated 4 December 1776, of (2) for £318 from George Baker, son and heir of (1), deceased, in discharge of the principal and interest.
Paper   2ff.
13/85   [circa February 1771(?)]
Draft of the main points to be inserted in an agreement between George Baker and certain freeholders on the division of Bulbeck Common, Northumberland, with some notes in a different hand.
(The award of the Commissioners for the division of the Common was made on 9 February 1771:
see A History of Northumberland (1902), VI, 230-1
.)
Paper   2ff.
13/86
Account of George Thompson to George Baker for interest of £200 at 4½%, with receipt, dated 20 February 1771, of Thompson for £9. 0s. 0d. in settlement of same.
Paper   1f.
13/87   3 March 1771
Instructions by George Baker concerning his burial.
Paper   1f.
13/88
(a) Letter from J. Andrews to George Baker, 20 March 1771, concerning charges of the Commissioners for the division of Bulbeck waste and Hopper's advice about opposition to the amount of these charges.
(b) Enclosure:
Newspaper-cutting of notice, dated 14 March 1771, by the Commissioners concerning payment by the several proprietors of the expenses attending the division of Bulbeck waste.
Paper   (a) 2ff: (b) 1f.
13/89   15 April 1771
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, on procuring the money Baker needs.
Paper   2ff.
13/90   16 April 1771
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning a meeting on the Biddick affair that is to be held in London.
Paper   2ff.
13/91   24 Apri1 1771
Receipt of Thomas Paxton for £22. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for a year's interest of £500.
Paper   1f.
13/92   8 May 1771
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning a copy of an abstract of title deeds which he has sent to London, "Lawyer Hopper's" endeavours to secure the money for Baker, and the Bulbeck Commissioners' terms and opposition to them.
Paper   2ff.
13/93
Copy of the answer (filed 8 August 1771 ) of Nicholas Lambton, Defendant to the Bill of Complaint of George Baker and others in the Royal Chancery.
Paper   5ff.
13/94   19 August 1771
Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, concerning the checking of recitals in a deed of mortgage and conveyance against the original title deeds.
Paper   2ff.
13/95   22 August 1771
f.1. Copy of opinion, dated 22 August 1771, of John Madocks on a brief of the pleadings in the Chanccry suit of Baker and others v Lambton.
f.2r. Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Baker, 22 August 1771, covering letter to the above.
Paper   2ff.
13/96   19 August 1771
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning steps to be taken if the (Bulbeck) Commissioners refuse to refer the dispute to Arbitrators.
Paper   2ff,
13/97   27 August 1771
Letter from John Pemberton to George Baker, concerning the account showing the payments Lambton had made to the Arbitrators in the dispute over Biddick Colliery, and settlement of other expenses.
Paper   2ff.
13/98   1771
Account of the expenses of the Arbitrators upon the reference to them of the matters in dispute between Nicholas Lambton and George Baker and partners.
Paper   2ff.
13/99   30 August 1771
Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, concerning deeds being prepared in respect of a mortgage on security given by Baker and Maire [Naire (?)], and the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
13/100   3 September 1771
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning a visit of the Bishop of Durham to Durham City.
Paper   1f.
13/101
List of those who met the Bishop on the above occasion.
Paper   1f.
13/102a.   22 September 1771
Letter from Thomas Brunton to George Baker, covering letter to a copy of correspondence concerning Sir Thomas Clavering.
Paper   1f.
13/102b.
Enclosed with 13/102a.:
ff.1r.-v. Copy of a letter from William Cuthbert to Thomas Brunton, 10 April 1770, concerning a letter from Mr Jenison that had been circulated in which it was alleged that Sir Thomas Clavering had called his constituents "common beggars" or "low people".
f.1v. Copy of a letter from C. Turner to Mr Jenison, 5 April 1770, expressing his astonishment at the letter about Sir Thomas Clavering and denying that he had solicited Clavering to present the freeholders' petition or that the latter had used, in his hearing, the alleged expressions about his constituents.
ff.2r.-v. Copy of a letter from Thomas Brunton to William Cuthbert, 15 April 1770, accusing him of misrepresenting to Sir Thomas Clavering the contents of Jenison's letter.
Paper   2ff.
13/103   1771
(i) List of the company as arranged at tables at the Dean's Residence-day dinner, 1 October 1771.
(ii) Another copy of the above.
Paper   1f. each.
13/104
List of the company "at the Bishop of Durhams", 7 October 1771.
Paper   1f.
13/105a.   16 October 1771
Letter from John Baker to George Baker, expressing regret at his indisposition and enclosing the Layton receipts.
Paper   2ff.
13/105b.   1766 - 1767
Enclosed with 13/105a.:
Account of John Baker to George Baker for fee-farm rent for Layton, the carriage of goods, and subscription to the Lying-in Hospital of Newcastle, with receipt, dated 9 January 1767, of Robert Lisle (on behalf of John Baker) for £3. 6s. 0d. in settlement.
Paper   1f.
13/105c.   22 July 1768
Enclosed with 13/105a.:
Letter from John Widdrington, junior, to George Baker, requesting payment of fee-farm rents which he is appointed to receive.
(Printed).
Underneath.
MS. account of fee-farm rent and land-tax due in respect of the town of Layton for the half-year ending Lady Day 1768.
Paper   1f.
13/105d.-f.
Enclosed with 13/105a.:
Receipts, dated 11 April 1769, 14 October 1769, and 10 April 1770, of John Widdrington, junior, for £1. 6s. 8d. fee-farm rent due to John Papillon Twisden for the town of Layton from George Baker.
Paper   Three pieces [d - f]. each 1f.
13/106   9 November 1771
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Peter Golightley of Lambton Hall, Co. Durham, Yeoman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £200.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £100 with interest at the rate of 4½% per annum on 9 May next, the obligation is to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 13 April 1780, of (2) for £106. 7s 6d. for principal and interest due in respect of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
13/107
Account of receipts (including rents) and disbursements by George Dodds [senior] in respect of George Baker's estates, chiefly in Northumberland (Birkenside, Shilford etc), in 1771.
Paper   6ff.
13/108   9 January 1772
Letter from John Tempest to Mrs Judith Baker, expressing his readiness to join with the General [Lambton] in anything that could be of service to the City of Durham.
Paper   2ff. and wrapper, 1f.
13/109   [20 January 1772 (?)]
Letter from Christopher Fawcett to George Baker, concerning a bond of indemnity held by the "Gentlemen of the Bank" who are parties to a Chancery suit.
Paper   2ff.
13/110
Draft of a letter from [George Baker (?)], concerning a demand by Mrs Maire's lawyer for payment of interest on the purchase-money for Layton for the period that the purchase was delayed.
(Appears to be in George Pearson's handwriting.)
Paper   1f.
13/111   1772
List of "Sums given in by the Loosers" (sic).
Paper   1f., with a scrap of paper attached.
13/112   15 February 1772
(i) Copy of Alderman Dunn's account of the money subscribed towards the relief of the sufferers through the flood in November 1771.
(ii) Another copy of the above.
(ii)b Enclosure:
List of several of the subscribers included in the above list.
Paper   1f. each.
13/113   25 March 1772
Draft of letter from [George Baker and Ralph Jackson] to Nicholas Lambton, concerning payment of certain expenses arising out of the dispute over Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
13/114   25 March 1772
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, replying to the letter from Baker and Jackson on the settlement of expenses.
Paper   2ff.
13/115   27 March 1772
Letter from W. Powell to [George Baker], advising on the time his son should come up to Cambridge and giving his opinion about his abilities.
Paper   2ff.
13/116   28 March 1772
Letter from Nicholas Lambton to George Baker, informing him that Mr Pemberton, his agent, would be unable to settle matters (concerning expenses) until the Commission (for examination of witnesses) ended.
Paper   2ff.
13/117   [29 March 1772]
Note from George Baker to George Pearson, covering a copy of his letter to Nicholas Lambton, 29 March 1772, replying to his on the settlement of expenses of the reference to arbitration of the dispute over Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
13/118   6 April 1772
Receipt of John Stobert for £6. 4s. 6d. from George Baker, on account of repairs to Stobert's farm.
Paper   1f.
13/119   19 April 1772
Receipt of George Pearson for 3 notes, value £250, from George Baker, to be used in paying fees, charges, and costs arising in the Chancery suit against Lambton.
Paper   1f.
13/120   15 May 1772
Receipt of George Dodds [senior] for £5 from George Baker, for which he promises to be accountable.
Paper   1f.
13/121   4 June 1772
Receipt of Thomas Paxton for £22. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, for interest of £500.
Paper   1f.
13/122a.   6 June 1772
Letter from George Hutton to George Pearson, sending a bill which George Baker had not paid and requesting him to get the money for him.
Paper   2ff.
13/122b.
Enclosed with 13/122a.:
Account of Hutton to Baker for searching the parish registers of Sedgefield, Co. Durham, and making other enquiries concerning the Conyers family of Layton and Mordon.
Paper   1f.
13/123   12 June 1772
Letter from George Dodds [senior] to Joseph Snowdon, concerning his need for money to pay the workers.
Underneath.
Note, dated 13 June 1772, stating that 2 guineas had been sent to Dodds.
Paper   1f.
13/124   1772
List of the Grand Jury for Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
13/125   1772
List of assemblies at Durham Assizes.
Paper   2ff.
13/126   1772
Account of George Thompson to George Baker for 2 years' interest of £200.
Paper   1f.
13/127   6 October 1772
List of the company as arranged at tables at the Dean's Residence-day (dinner).
Paper   1f.
13/128   10 October 1772
Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker, concerning a room and furniture for his son at St John's College, Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
13/129   12 October 1772
Receipt of George Dodds [senior] for £6. 6s. 0d. from George Baker, for which he promises to be accountable.
Paper   1f.
13/130   25 October 1772
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the Layton deeds, and a copy of a decree relating to Smith's Charity.
Paper   1f.
13/131   3 November 1772
Letter from John Simpson to George Baker, concerning the time at which he could settle a dispute between Baker and J. Ord over a certain boundary (at Newbiggin by the river Derwent in Northumberland).
Paper   2ff.
13/132a.
Receipt, dated 11 October 1757, of William Arrowsmith for £113 from Thomas Wardell [for George Baker].
Underneath.
Note from [George Pearson (?)] to William Arrowsmith, 10 November 1772, making several queries about the payment recorded in the above receipt.
Paper   1f.
13/132b.   15 November 1772
Letter from William Arrowsmith to [George Pearson (?)], replying to the above note.
Paper   1f.
13/133   19 November 1772
Copy of minutes of the decree of the Master of the Rolls in the suit "Baker and others v Lambton".
Paper   1f.
13/134
George Baker's college bill (St John's College, Cambridge) to the feast of St. Thomas 1772.
Paper   1f.
13/135   22 December 1772
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning legal proceedings about a Charity.
Paper   2ff.
13/136   24 December 1772
Letter from Ralph Hopper to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an Information to be filed in the Royal Chancery about Henry Smith's Charity.
Paper   2ff.
13/137   27 December 1772
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the expense of legal proceedings about the Charity, the political significance of the matter, and a petition for the freemen of Durham to sign.
Paper   2ff.
13/138
(i) Memoranda concerning City of Durham Charities, 1765-1772.
(ii) Another copy of the above.
Paper   1f. each.
13/139
Rough memoranda (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning City of Durham Charities, circa 1765 - 1772.
Paper   5ff.
13/140
(a) Account of receipts (including rents) and disbursements by George Dodds [senior] in respect of George Baker's estates, chiefly in Northumberland (Birkenside, Shilford etc), in 1772.
(b) Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   6ff., and 37 vouchers.
Letters and papers 1773-1782
14/1   1 January 1773
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the petition (for the renewal of the Charter of Durham City), the advantage to the Members of Parliament for the City of getting the Charter renewed, and the creation of freemen by the Taylors' company in contravention of the bye-law of 1728.
Paper   1f.
14/2   2 January 1773
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the legal proceedings relating to a Charity, and the petition (about the Charter) and lack of suppers for the cause.
(This letter is dated 1772 but endorsed 1773.)
Paper   1f.
14/3   4 January 1773
Letter from Ralph Hopper tn Mrs Judith Baker, explaining the necessity of someone's laying out money to carry on the suit over the Charity, and giving his views about the Charter, expressing his support for Major-General Lambton's interest, and concerning the Relators in the Charity suit.
Paper   2ff.
14/4   5 January 1773
Letter from Ralph Hopper to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her of the amount of money in the Charity and estimating the probable cost of the suit.
Paper   2ff.
14/5   5 January 1773
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
14/6   9 January 1773
Letter from William Kirton to George Baker, concerning his surprise at hearing that Rutledge (Kirton's servant) had procured admission as a freeman of the Taylors' Company of Durham, and declaring that he had warned him and recommended him to withdraw.
Paper   2ff.
14/7   12 January 1773
Letter from John Tempest to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her of his readiness to join with the General [Lambton] in a subscription to put the Charity upon a proper footing.
Paper   2ff. and wrapper, 1f.
14/8   15 January 1773
Letter from John Ord to George Baker, concerning the dispute between them over the boundary at Newbiggin (near Blanchland, Northumberland), and the proposed arbitration of Mr Simpson concerning it.
Paper   2ff.
14/9   25 January 1773
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Atkinson of Sheraton-Grange, Co. Durham, Yeoman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with 4½% interest per annum on 25 July next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 25 July 1782, of Robext Atkinson for principal and interest (£204. 10s. 0d.) due in respect of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
Moved here by JMF from vouchers 85/49G (July bundle).
14/10
(a) Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, 27 January 1773, sending £120 (the remainder of £200 from Mr Atkinson), and concerning the payment of Dr Douglas's interest.
(b) Enclosure:
Recto. Receipt, dated 13 January 1773, of J.S. (?) Raisbeck, clerk of the Turnpike Road from Catterick Bridge to Durham, for £80 from George Baker for the repair of the said road in the Township of Layton, Co. Durham.
Verso. Declaration, dated 25 January 1773, of George Pearson that he received the above mentioned £80 out of £200 borrowed by George Baker from Thomas Atkinson.
Paper   1f. each.
14/11   28 January 1773
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the Relators in the charity suit, and a meeting of Lord Crewe's Trustees about the distribution of money in their hands.
Paper   1f.
14/12   31 January 1773
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the suit over the charity, the application of the Trustees of Lord Crewe's will to the Royal Chancery to request the appointment of proper Trustees to distribute money left to the Corporation, and the opportunity such appointments would afford to end [political] opposition.
Paper   1f.
14/13   4 February 1773
Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker, concerning the postponement of his son's journey to the north, the £10 "Caution for Plate" charged in his son's bill, and the possible visit of Baker to Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
14/14
(a) Newspaper-cutting of a notice, dated 9 February 1773, by James Wallace, Attorney General of the County Palatine of Durham, that he would take into consideration a petition of many of the freemen of Durham City to John [Egerton], Lord Bishop of Durham, for a new Charter of Incorparation on 1 March next.
(b) Attached:
Note of the date on which subpoenas were served.
Paper (a) Printed.   1f. each.
14/15
Letter from John Starforth to Mrs Judith Baker, endorsed 16 February [1773 (?)], informing her that the petition had been signed by upwards of 220 and that he would so direct it that the Durham postmaster would not know anything about it.
Paper   1f.
14/16   21 April 1773
Receipt of T. Ferris for £176. 6s. 9d. from [George] Baker, the amount of his college bill to Lady Day 1773.
Paper   1f.
14/17
(a) Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker (senior), 22 April 1773, concerning the "Caution for Plate" and his [Baker's] objection to paying it.
(b) Enclosure:
George Baker's college bill, to Lady Day 1773.
Paper   (a) 2ff.: (b) 1f.
14/18   7 May 1773
Letter from George Dodds to George Baker, concerning the disputed boundary at Newbiggin (near Blanchland), Northumberland.
Paper   1f.
14/19   10 May 1773
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Ralph Jackson of Normanby in the County of York, Esq
Bond of (1) to (2) in £2,200.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £1,100 with 4½% interest on 10 November next, the obligation to be void.
Signed. (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.2r. Reccipts, dated 10 May 1777, 3 November 1777, and 23 January 1778, of (2) for £500, £200, and £400 from George Baker, the only son and heir at law and a Devisee named in the last will and testament of (1), deceased, for principal and interest due in respect of the above bond.
Paper   2ff. and wrapper, 1f.
14/20   29 September 1767 - 1 June 1773
Account of Durham Lodge No 245 to Brother George Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/21
(a) Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker [senior], 1 July 1773, concerning the "Plate Caution", apologising for the dispute over it, and concerning George Baker junior's character and abilities.
(b) Enclosure:
George Baker's college bill to Midsummer 1773.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) 1f.
14/22
George Baker's college bill to Midsummer 1773, with note of cash received on 18 December 1773.
Paper   1f.
14/23   10 July 1773
Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Baker, concerning Mrs Peard's interest, and the Chancery suit over the accounts of Biddick Colliery.
Paper   2ff.
14/24   1767-1773
Account of the Administratrix of Richard Wetherell, deceased, to the Executers of George Baker, deceased, for legal business done by Wetherell.
Paper   2ff.
14/25   1 August 1773
(a)
(1) John Westgarth of Unthank, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
Articles of agreement whereby (2) is to have the use of (1)'s bob-engine for drawing water from his lead-mine at Emley Haugh, Northumberland, for the residue of a term of 21 years.
Consideration: £100 paid by (2) to (1) and also rent of £25 per annum for the first five years.
Signed: (1) and (2). Seals: 2 red wax applied on pink ribbon.
Endorsement: receipt (same date) of (1) for £100, the consideration money, from (2).
(b) Enclosure:
Calculation relating to a term of years.
(c) Wrapper with note stating the date on which the lease was given up.
(a) Parchment; (b) Paper   (a) 1 membrane. (b) 1f.
14/26   August 1773
List of the Grand Jury for Co. Durham at the Assizes.
Paper   1f.
14/27
George Baker's college bill to Michaelmas 1773.
Paper   1f.
14/28
List of the company at Mrs Cowper's on 5 October and at the Sessions dinner, 6 October 1773.
(Mrs Cowper was the wife of Dean Spencer Cowper, and the daughter of "Turnip" Townshend).
Paper   2ff.
14/29   17 October 1773
Copy of a letter from George Brooks to Major-General Lambton, requesting his opinion on the report of the Attorney General of the County Palatine of Durham on the petitions for a new charter for Durham City.
Paper   2ff.
14/30   19 November 1773
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning various legal and financial matters, and Baker's claim on Lanchester.
Paper   2ff.
14/31   22 November 1773
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mrs Peard's threat to file a bill of foreclosure against Baker if her interest was not immediately paid.
Paper   2ff.
14/32
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Mr Pearson's receipts, 14 June 1769 - 12 December 1773.
Paper   1f. and wrapper, 1f.
14/33
George Baker's college bill to the feast of St Thomas 1773.
Paper   1f.
14/34   26 December 1773
Minutes [by George Pearson] of Mr Thompson's proposals about settling an account [in connection with the Biddick Colliery dispute (?)].
Paper   1f.
14/35   28 December 1773
Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker (junior), asking him to thank his father for a draft in payment of some of his college bills, concerning the bills remaining due, and his absence from college.
Paper   2ff.
14/36   31 December 1773
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Jackson's approval of a plan (in connection with the Biddick Colliery suit (?)), and the Stockton Road securities.
Paper   2ff.
14/37
(a) Account of receipts (including rents) and disbursements by George Dodds [senior] in respect of George Baker's estates, chiefly in Northumberland (Birkenside, Shilford etc.) in 1773.
(b) (i-xxix) Enclosed:
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
(c) (i-ii) Two other vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Paper   6ff., and vouchers, 29 pieces and 2 pieces.
14/38   1769 - 1774
Paper-backed book containing particulars of clothes supplied to the Bakers' servants.
Paper   19ff.
14/39   circa 1774 (?)
(a) Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) of information from "old Dodds" concerning Northumberland freeholders mostly at or near Slaley, no date.
(b) Another version of the above
Paper   2ff. each.
14/40
(a) Recto. Note from Lady Dowager Strathmore to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, concerning William Archer and Anthony Pringle, two Northumberland freeholders.
Verso. Note (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Anthony Pringle.
(b) Attached:
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Anthony Pringle and Thomas Nicholson.
Paper   1f. each.
14/41   1774
f.1r. MS. advertisement of the freehold Manor or Lordship of Layton, Co. Durham, to be sold by private contract (or, otherwise, by auction).
f.1v.-2r. Particulars of Layton estate divided into four lots.
(The acreage, existing rent, value, and terms of sale are stated).
Paper   2ff.
14/42   6 January 1774
Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker, junior, concerning bills and his long absence from college.
Paper   2ff.
14/43   7 January 1774
Receipt of William Hutchinson for £4. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, a year's interest on £100 due to Peter Golightly.
Paper   1f. and wrapper.
14/44   17 January 1774
Letter from Mrs Judith Baker to [Christopher] Johnson, requesting the account between Baker and Dixon.
Paper   1f.
14/45   19 January 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning preparations for the sale of Layton estate, and the fencing of an allotment at Slaley.
Paper   2ff.
14/46   9 February 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his inability to pay Spearman's interest, and the fencing of an allotment.
Paper   2ff.
14/47   17 February 1774
Receipt of Ralph Hutchinson for £127. 10s, 0d, (half a year's interest of £6,000 at 4½% per annum) from George Baker, due to John Tempest, as Trustee for the children of the late Robert Spearman Esq, deceased.
(This receipt was found pinned to bond of 2 May 1769, No. 13/32 ).
Paper   1f.
14/48   12 December 1773 - 17 February 1774
Account of payments (by George Pearson) for George Baker.
(See also account No. 14/154a.)
Paper   1f.
14/49   7 February 1774
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) George Pearson of the City of Durham, Gentleman.
Unexecuted bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) paid (2) £200 with legal interest on 17 August next, the obligation was to have been void.
Paper   2ff.
14/50   23 March 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning legal and financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
14/51   2 April 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the advertisement of Layton, the allotment of Bulbeck, and Mr Johnson's answer about his account.
Paper   2ff.
14/52   12 April 1774
Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, acknowledging receipt of a note for £130 for Mrs Peard's half-year's interest.
Paper   2ff.
14/53
(a) Letter from T. Ferris to George Baker, junior, 13 April 1774, expressing pleasure at hearing that his father was much better and hoping that his recovery would be confirmed.
(b) Enclosure:
George Baker's college bill to Lady Day 1774.
Paper   (a) 2ff.: (b) 1f.
14/54   15 April 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Silvertop and the rent of Bulbeck allotment.
Paper   2ff.
14/55   16 April 1774
Receipt of Jane Nelson for £23. 19s, 2d. from Mrs Judith Baker, the balance of a bill for interest.
Paper   1f.
14/56   28 April 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting Alderman Baker's views on several estate and financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
14/57
Account of interest due in respect of Mr Thompson's bond [dated 25 August 1767] up to 1 May 1774.
Paper   1f.
14/58
(a) Receipt, dated 30 April 1774, of George Thompson for £33. 1s. 6d. from [George] Baker for interest on £200.
(b) Attached:
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning Thompson's bond and interest.
Paper   1f. each.
14/59   30 April 1774
(1) George Thompson of Sunderland near the Sea, Co. Durham, Common Brewer
(2) John Baker of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq, one of the Aldermen of Newcastle
Assignment by (1) to (2) of a bond, dated 25 August 1767, of George Baker to (1), and the principal sum of £200 due in respect thereof.
Consideration: £200 paid by (2) to (1).
Signatures and seals torn off.
Paper   2ff.
14/60a.   1774
Paper-backed book containing particulars of the acreage and crops of each field etc of Whinney House, the Hownds (Hownes), Crook and Birkenside farms, with minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the terms on which they are let and the taxes etc payable in respect of them.
Paper   7ff.
14/60b.
Enclosed with 14/60a.:
Survey, dated 1730, of the Hownes farm and Forster's farm at Crook.
(The rents are stated).
Paper   1f.
14/61   1 May 1774
Receipt of Judith Routh for £12. 10s. 0d. from George Baker, a quarter of a year's annuity.
Paper   1f.
14/62   1 May 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning instructions to be given to [Joseph] Snowdon, and the preparation of documents relating to Layton estate.
Paper   2ff.
14/63   27 May 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning legal matters, chiefly in connection with the will of her late husband.
Paper   2ff.
14/64
George Baker's college bill to Midsummer 1774.
Paper   1f.
14/65   6 July 1774
f.1r. Order of John Bowes, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, John Baker, Esq, Ralph Hopper Esq, and Judith Baker, Widow (Trustees and Executors of the last will and testament of George Baker, Esq, deceased) that £300 be forthwith raised and applied to the payment of the said George Baker's debts to Ralph Jackson; and that if the said John Baker chooses to advance that amount, or raise it on his own security, he shall be allowed legal interest out of the estate of the said George Baker.
Signed: Bowes Strathmore, J. Baker, Ra Hopper, Judith Baker.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 17 February 1778, of John Baker for the principal mentioned above (the interest to be paid to George Pearson).
f.1v. 4 January 1775
Order of the said Trustees that if the said John Baker will raise £500 on his own security to discharge the debts of the said George Baker he shall be allowed legal interest for the same out of the estate and effects of the said George Baker.
Signed by all the Trustees as above.
Underneath
Receipt, dated 17 February 1778, of John Baker for the above-mentioned principal, and interest thereon, from George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
14/66   16 July 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning valuations of Crook, the sale of Slaley lands, and his hopes that Mr Tempest would advance £6,000.
Also a note in Mrs Baker's hand about Slaley.
Paper   2ff.
14/67   18 July 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning resolutions of a meeting of the Trustees (of George Baker's will) to raise £6,000 to discharge his debts, and an applicatinn to Mr Tempest for the loan of that sum.
Paper   2ff.
14/68   29 July 1774
(1)a The Right Hon. John Bowes, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (one of the Trustees and Executors named in the last will and testament of George Baker, Esq, deceased)
(1)b George Baker, Esq (the only son and heir and one of the Devisees of the said George Baker, deceased)
(2) The Rev Jonathan Jefferson
Receipt of (1)a and (1)b to (2) for £210, the purchase-money of 3 freehold closes at Slaley, Northumberland; and promise of (1)a that the said premises will, upon the request of (2) and at his charges, be conveyed to (2) who shall be entitled to receive the rents and profits from 13 August 1774.
Signed: (1)a and (1)b.
Paper   1f.
14/69   16 August 1774
(1) Judith Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Widow, one of the Executors and a legatee of George Baker, Esq, deceased
(2) Prescilla Atley of Newcastle upon Tyne, Widow
Assignment by (1) to (2) of her legacy of £500 under the will of the said George Baker in consideration of the payment by (2) of £500 to (1), provided that if (1) pays (2) £500 and interest at 4% per annum on 16 February next, before (2) has received the said legacy, the deed of assignment is to be void.
Seal and signature cut off.
Parchment   1 membrane. (Damaged).
14/70   1774
(a) Handbill: an address to the Freeholders of Co. Durham by "Junius", attacking Sir Thomas Clavering and criticising Sir John Eden.
(The document bears the MS. endorsement "Mr Spearman's Speech").
(b) Another copy of the above handbill.
(Endorsed "Mr Spearman").
Paper   1f. each.
14/71
Notes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning [John Drake] Bainbridge, an alderman of Durham City.
(An endorsement indicates that this was the substance of a letter to Major-General Lambton).
Paper   1f.
14/72
Minutes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker (?)) concerning [John Drake] Bainbridge ( 1760-1774 ), his election as Mayor in 1770, the attempt to secure a new charter for Durham City, and the admission of freemen.
Paper   Three pieces, [a - c], 4ff.
14/73
Minutes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning [John Drake] Bainbridge and the trouble he had caused in the Corporation of Durham.
(A prosecution against him in connection with Lord Crewe's Charity is mentioned).
Two pieces, [a and b], each 1f.
14/74
Minutes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning [John Drake] Bainbridge's being served with an attachment for contempt.
Paper   1f.
14/75
Minutes, no date, (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the choosing of the Mayor and Common Council of Durham City in 1760, the new regulations governing the admission of freemen made by the Mayor in 1761, and the calling over of 261 persons who had no right to their freedom.
Paper   2ff.
14/76   26 August 1774
Memoranda "the answer to Sr. H. Williamsons Inquiries to prove Mr Bainbridge not the Mayor of Durham".
(The substance of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to Williamson).
Paper   2ff.
14/77   [26 August 1774]
Reasons against Mr Bainbridge's being Mayor "or rather returning officer" in 1774.
(Notes from a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to Sir Hedworth Williamson concerning the disputed election of the Mayor of Durham City in 1767 and subsequent events).
Paper   2ff. and wrapper, 1f.
14/78   13 September 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a meeting about the non-payment of tithes by the proprietors of Bulbeck; also concerning the value of the wood at Whinney House.
Paper   2ff.
14/79
George Baker's college bill to Michaelmas 1774.
Paper   1f.
14/80   5 October 1774
Letter from Bowes Grey to - , concerning the dates of the Co. Durham and City of Durham parliamentary elections.
Paper   1f.
14/81   [circa 1774 (?)]
Handbill, no date: address to the freemen of Durham City, attacking the conduct of the supporters of Lambton and Tempest at the poll and exhorting them to choose an honest man as one of their representatives.
Paper   1f.
14/82   10 October 1774
Handbill: address of Mark Milbanke to the freemen of Durham City, requesting their votes.
Paper   1f.
14/83
Invitation card: Sir Thomas Clavering and Sir John Eden to the ladies and gentlemen of Co. Durham, requesting their company at a ball on 12 October 1774.
One piece.
14/84   1774
List of ladies and gentlemen at an election ball.
Paper   1f.
14/85   14 October 1774
(a) Handbill: address of Mark Milbanke to the freemen of Durham City, thanking them for their support during the election (in which he was defeated).
(b) Attached:
Note of the votes cast for each of the candidates in the above-mentioned election.
Paper   1f. each.
14/86   1746 - 1774
(a) Paper-backed book containing notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) on memorable events, chiefly relating to the politics of Durham City and Co. Durham.
(b) (i-viii) Enclosed
Various undated lists of Co. Durham ladies and gentlemen.
(c) Recto. Note, unsigned and undated, to Mrs Judith Baker concerning the location of "Leggs Cross".
Verso. Note in Mrs Judith Baker's hand concerning the Tomases (?) of West Auckland and a vote they could "make" if requested.
(d) Newspaper-cutting with statement of the number of votes cast for Sir Thomas [Clavering] and Mr Shafto.
Paper; (d) Printed.   (a) 28ff.: (b) 7 pieces: (c) 1f.: (d) 1f.
14/87a.
Poll-book for the Northumberland election, 13 - 22 October 1774.
Paper   23ff.
14/87b.
Enclosed with the above document:
“Verses written upon Sr John Delaval on his Election for the County of Northumberland” (sic).
Paper   1f.
14/87c.
Enclosed with the above document:
Printed election song: “The Cotters of Glendale Anatomiz'd” (with MS. addition).
Printed. Paper   1f.
14/88   29 October 1774.
(1) Thomas Pearson of New Elvet near the City of Durham, Gentleman.
(2) George Wood of the City of Durham, Gentleman.
Assignment by (1) to (2) of a promissory note, dated 5 July 1774 (whereby John Baker of Newcastle upon Tyne promised to pay (1), or his order, £300 with legal interest), and interest due thereon.
Consideration: £304. 13s. 9d.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Underneath.
Receipt of (1) for the consideration money from (2).
Paper   2ff.
14/89a.   8 November 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the inability of Mr Tempest to lend her another £1,000.
Paper   1f.
14/89b.
Enclosed with 14/89a.:
Account of a bond debt due from George Baker to Ralph Lambton, 1752 - 1756.
Paper   1f.
14/89c   23 March 1756
Attached:
Copy of receipt of Ralph Lambton for £36, four years' interest on £200 due in respect of a bond, from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/89d.   17 November 1774
Letter from - ? to Mrs Judith Baker, reporting Mr Lambton's answer to her letter concerning a bond debt.
Paper   2ff,
14/90   27 November 1774
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning financial matters.
Paper   2ff,
14/91   8 December 1774
Account of John Baker to Mrs Judith Baker, in respect of cash paid for her and received, November 1769 - October 1774.
Paper   2ff.
14/92   11 December 1774
Account of money paid by George Baker alone, towards the expenses of the suit against Nicholas Lambton, 1 February - 31 May 1772.
Paper   1f.
14/93   21 December 1774
Receipt of Fewster Teasdale (Receiver appointed by the Commissioners for the division of Bulbeck Common) for £409. 9s. 10d.
(The balance due from the late George Baker as his share of expenses of the Bulbeck division and reference to arbitrators concerning Wedge Green) from the Right Hon. John Bowes, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, John Baker Esq, Ralph Hopper, Esq, and Mrs Judith Baker, Widow, Trustees and Executors of the last will and testament of the said George Baker, by the payment of George Pearson.
f.1v. Declaration, dated 4 January 1775, of the said Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, John Baker, and Ralph Hopper, that George Pearson paid the above £409. 9s. 10d. out of his own money which they promise shall be repaid with legal interest out of the late George Baker's estate.
Signed: John Baker, Ra: Hopper.
Paper   2ff.
14/94   24 December 1774
Note from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the payment of the costs of an indictment.
Paper   1f.
14/95   9 January 1775
Letter from John Lampson to (Mrs Judith Baker), sending copy of an agreement about the tithes of Haswell.
Paper   1f.
14/96   18 January [1775]
Letter from T. Ferris to Mrs Judith Baker, thanking her for a draft for £253. 11s. 9d. in settlement of her son's college bill, and regretting that when Baker returns to Cambridge his stay is likely to be very short.
Paper   2ff.
14/97   24 January 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a document which it will not be proper for her to sign, and other business matters.
Paper   1f.
14/98   1 February 1775
Minutes by (Mrs Judith Baker) of what passed at a meeting on 31 January 1775 between herself and Mr Johnson concerning an account.
Paper   2ff,
14/99   24 February 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning enquiries about the price of Layton and Whinney House estates.
Paper   1f.
14/100   26 February 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a release executed by Mr Tower.
Paper   1f.
14/101   4 March 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning terms on which William Watson of Burnopfield agrees to purchase Whinney House estate.
Paper   2ff.
14/102   6 March 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Tower's letter.
Paper   1f.
14/103   13 March 1775
Letter from Thomas Lyon to (Mrs Judith Baker), informing her of Lord Strathmore's (?) criticisms of Pearson's measures (about Whinney House estate (?)).
Paper   2ff.
14/104   17 March 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the terms on which Whinney House estate should be sold, and other business.
Paper   2ff.
14/105   19 March 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a letter relating to Mr and Mrs Tower.
Paper   1f.
14/106   26 March 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Tower's abstract and a note for £130 to be remitted for Mrs Peard's interest.
Paper   2ff.
14/107   6 April 1775
Letter from Thomas Chipchase to Messrs Harrisons and Ansley, requesting them to pay (30 days after this date) Thomas Lloyd, or order, £130, value received of Mrs Judith Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/108   20 May 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Hopper's reasons for not executing a lease from Sir Walter Blackett, and the costs in the Bulbeck prosecution.
Paper   2ff.
14/109   7 June 1775
Letter from George Baker to his mother, Mrs Judith Baker, Wednesday 7 [June 1775 (?)], acknowledging receipt of her draft, and concerning his plans for leaving Cambridge and his willingness to help her at home.
Paper   2ff.
14/110   11 June 1775
Valuation of George Baker's goods (at St John's College, Cambridge).
Paper   1f.
14/111a.   11 June 1775
Letter from George Hutton to Mrs Judith Baker, sending copy of his bill to George Baker which had not yet been paid.
Paper   2ff.
14/111b.
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy of Hutton's bill for searching Sedgefield parish registers etc for Baker in September 1768.
Paper   1f.
14/112   16 June 1775
Letter from George Hutton to Mrs Judith Baker, replying to her doubts about her late husband's having ordered him to search the Sedgefield parish registers.
(Mentions the company with whom he dined at Elemore.)
Paper   2ff.
14/113
George Baker's college bill to Midsummer 1775.
Paper   1f.
14/114   8 August 1775
Order of the Right Honourable John Bowes, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, John Baker, Esq, Ralph Hopper, Esq, and Judith Baker, Widow (the Trustees and Executors named in the will of George Baker, Esq, deceased) for borrowing £300 at interest and paying the same to the said Judith Baker to discharge interest due to John Tempest on the mortgage of several of the said George Baker's estates and for other purposes relating thereto. If the said John Baker borrows the £300 on his own security, the same is to be paid to him with interest out of the estate and effects of the said George Baker.
Signed: J. Baker, Judith Baker, and Ra: Hopper.
Paper   2ff.
14/115
Account of the costs in the suit "George Baker and others v Samuel Marriot and others", (in the Exchequer 1775 ) showing the proportions in which the plaintiffs' costs are to be paid, with notes by [George Pearson] of the sums he had received.
Underneath.
Note from Judith Baker to [George] Pearson, 12 August 1775, requesting him to pay George Baker's share of the costs and promising that he will be repaid with interest.
Paper   1f.
14/116
Recto. Minutes, dated 12 August 1775, concerning the hearing of the suit "Baker (and others) v Lambton" before a Master in Chancery and Mr Madock's opinion thereon.
Verso. Letter from E. Williamson to (Mrs Judith Baker), no date, informing her that Sir Hedworth and he would be glad to see her and her son the next day.
Paper   1f.
14/117   14 August 1775
Letter from F. Thompson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Lloyd and the Biddick suit.
Paper   2ff.
14/118a.   19 August 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Westgarth's rights under a lease from Westgarth to Baker.
(See No. 14/25 a.)
Paper   2ff.
14/118b.   10 August 1775
Enclosed with 14/118a.:
Letter from Thomas Marshall to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the working of a mine.
Paper   1f.
14/119
f.2. Letter from Chris. Chrishope to Mrs Judith Baker, 26 September 1775, requesting a remittance to help carry on two suits against Mrs Robinson.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 28 September 1775, of Chris. Chrishope for £50 from Mrs Judith Baker on account of the two suits above-mentioned.
Paper   2ff.
14/120
Letter from [Christopher] Jonnson to George Baker, no date, concerning Mrs Robinson's misrepresentation of his [Johnson's] request to inspect certain books and papers in her possession.
Paper   2ff.
14/121   2 October 1775
(a) Note stating that 177 acres of Crook Farm had been let to Mr F[rancis] Baker of Crook at £53 per annum from Mayday 1776.
(b) Enclosed with (a):
Card with note as to the acreage let to the said Mr Baker and Mr Rayne.
Paper   1f. and one card.
14/122
Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker of the terms of an agreement of 2 October 1775 whereby Crook estate was let to Francis Baker.
(In duplicate.)
Two pieces, (i) and (ii), 1f. each.
14/123
Statment of the acreage of each of the various parcels of land comprising Crook Farm (to be let to Francis Baker from Mayday 1776 ), with a note of the terms of the lease.
Paper   2ff.
14/124   3 October 1775
f.1r.
(1) Edward Milbanke, Esq, the elder, and Edward Milbanke, Esq, the younger, both of Darlington, Co. Durham
(2) Ralph Tunstall of Darlington, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £200.
Condition: if (1), or either of them, pay (2) £100 on 3 April next with legal interest, the obligation is to be void.
Signatures and seals torn off.
f.2r. (same date) Declaration by (2) that the £100 lent in his name to (1) was the proper money of Jane Johnson of Elvet, Durham, Spinster, and that he had no right to it, but that he was concerned only as a Trustee for her.
Underneath.
Account between Edward Milbanke and Jane Johnson in respect of the above bond, 1780 - 1785.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 29 June 1785, of (2) for £100 from Ralph Milbanke Esq, in full for the principal of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
14/125   13 October 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning business arranged with Lord Strathmore in connection with his answer to Mrs Robinson's bill (of complaint in Chancery (?)).
Paper   1f.
14/126   21 October 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning her son's deputation from the Bishop of Durham, his qualification as J.P. and his retaining her as his agent.
Paper   2ff
14/127   24 October 1775
Receipt of John Guest for £3. 14s. 0d. from one of Lord Strathmore's servants on Mrs Judith Baker's account.
Underneath.
Letter from John Guest, to (Mrs Judith Baker), 6 November 1775, covering letter to the above.
Paper   1f.
14/128.   6 November 1775
(a) Statement of the forms on which Lady Windsor agrees to take a lease of Crook Farm.
(b) List of objections (by Mrs Judith Baker) to the above terms.
Paper   1f. each.
14/129   14 November 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Tower's release for his legacy from the late George Baker.
Paper   1½f.
14/130   1 December 1775
Receipt of Mary Morgan for £35. 12s. 6d., interest of £1,000, from George Baker, and acknowledgement that the said principal sum has also been paid to her.
Paper   1f.
14/131   2 December 1775
Letter from Thomas Chandless to George Baker, concerning financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
14/132   3 December 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning compensation to Baker for the loss of Wedge-Green.
Paper   2ff.
14/133   11 December 1775
Letter from Henry Angus to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a dispute with Francis Baker over land, and other estate matters.
Paper   1ff.
14/134   14 December 1775
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Lord Strathmore and the suit with Mrs Robinson.
Paper   2ff.
14/135   circa 1776
Account of the expense of erecting a barn and stable at the Carr House, Co. Durham, in 1776.
Paper   2ff.
14/136a.   18 January 1776
(1) George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Priscilla Atlee of Newcastle upon Tyne, Widow
Bond of (1) to (2) in £1,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £500 on 18 July next, with 4% interest, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
14/136b.   5 August 1808
Attached to 14/136b.:
Receipt of George Latrie (?) and George Burdon (surviving substituted Executors in the will of Priscilla Atlee, deceased) for £500 (principal of the above bond) and £6. 14s. 0d interest, less property tax, from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/137   12 February 1776
Promissory note of George Baker for the repayment of £50 with legal interest on the demand of George Pearson.
Paper   1f.
14/138a.   1754 - 1776
(a) Account of T[homas] Forster for surveying and making plans of Layton, Elemore, Shilford, Bulbeck, Wingate Grange, Boulby, and Unthank estates.
(b) Another copy of the above account with additions and receipt, dated 12 February 1776, of Forster for £34. 16s. 3d. from George Baker, only son and a Devisee in the will of George Baker Esq, deceased.
Paper   1f. each, and wrapper, 1f.
14/139   12 February 1776
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham Esq
(2) Thomas Forster of the City of Durham, Gent.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £500.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £250 with 4½% interest per annum on 12 August next, the obligation to be void
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
f.2v. Receipts for interest, 1777 - 1779.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 28 October 1783, of John Wallis for £250 (principal) and £2. 1s. 8d. (interest) from George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
14/140   14 February 1776
Letter from Thomas Chandless to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a note for £5.
Paper   2ff.
14/141   22 March 1776
Letter from Ralph Jackson to George Baker, concerning a meeting to be held to try to bring about the end of the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
14/142   3 April 1776
Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, acknowledging receipt of a note for £130 due from Baker and explaining a delay in the prosecution of the suit against Lambton.
f.1v. Acknowledgement, dated 13 May 1776, of Thomas Lloyd that the above-mentioned note was received by him for the use of Mrs Peard, for half a year's interest due from the estate of [George] Baker.
Paper   2ff.
14/143   4 April 1776
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning accounts relating to the suit against Lambton, £500 that he expects Mr Ismay will advance, and the widening of Layton Lane.
Paper   2ff.
14/144   14 April 1776
Letter from John Donkin to George Baker, concerning Baker's claim to an estate lately held by Mr Errington and sold by him to Mr Bainbridge.
Paper   2ff.
14/145   4 May 1776
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the account of the expenses in the suit against Lambton, and the discharge of a bond debt due from the late George Baker to Matthew Craggs.
Paper   2ff.
14/146   4 May 1776
Account of the expenses attending the suit and references between Messrs Baker, Jacksons and Dingley, and Nicholas Lambton.
(Incomplete. For completed account see No. 15/49 a.).
Paper   2ff.
14/147
(a) Account (dated 10 October 1776 ) of Joseph Snowdon to George Baker in respect of half a year's rent of Hastin House Farm, Co. Durham, due 12 May 1776, and disbursements.
(b) (i and ii)
Enclosures:
Two vouchers.
Paper   2ff. and 2 pieces.
14/148   13 May 1776
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Ismay of Crowhall, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £1,120.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £560 on 22 November next with legal interest, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal torn off.
f.2r. Agreement (same date) of (1) to allow (2) the principal and interest due on the above bond out of the purchase-money (£6,560) agreed to be paid by (2) to (1) for the estate of Shilford in Northumberland, but, if (2)'s Counsel does not approve the title to the estate, (1) agrees to pay (2) the principal and interest secured by the said bond on 22 November (1776) together with such money as (2) shall have expended in the interim on the improvement and buildings of the said estate.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 2 December 1776, of (2) for £575 12s. 0d. principal and interest.
Paper   2ff.
14/149   14 May 1776
Letter from Thomas Marshall to John Baker (of Newcastle), requesting the loan of £20 for Alexander Baites, an engine-keeper who "being lately Married is in a great Strait for a little money".
Underneath:
Note, dated 14 May 1776, of Thomas Marshall and Alexander Batty, promising to pay John Baker £20 on demand.
Underneath:
Receipt, dated 3 December 1776, of Robert Rayne for the above note on behalf of John Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/150   29 May 1776
Receipt of Ann Wharton for £511. 5s. 0d. from George Baker, only son and heir and devisee of and in the last Will and Testament of George Baker, deceased, for principal and interest of £500 lent by her son, Robert Wharton, to the said George Baker, deceased.
Paper   1f.
14/151   4 June (?) 1776
Account of cash paid (by George Baker) to John Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/152   9 June 1776
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning settlement of his accounts of cash received and paid by him.
Paper   1f.
14/153a
Account of George Pearson to the Representatives of George Baker, deceased, 13 October 1769 - 15 November 1771, examined and allowed by Judith Baker, Widow, acting Executrix of the said George Baker, George Baker, his only son and heir and one of his Devisees, and George Pearson, 12 June 1776.
Paper   4ff. and wrapper, 1f.
14/153b.   28 September 1770
Enclosed with No. 14/153a:
Receipt of George Pearson for 8 notes each for £50 from [George] Baker out of which is to be paid £350 and interest to the Representatives of Cuthbert Pattison, the rest to be accounted for on demand.
Paper   1f.
14/153c   15 November 1771
Enclosed with No. 14/153a:
Receipt of George Pearson for £357. 17s. 6d. from George Baker which is to be paid to Mrs Scott of Houghton in discharge of principal and interest due to her in respect of Baker's bond.
Paper   1f.
14/154a
Account of George Pearson to the Representatives of George Baker, Esq, in respect of cash paid and received by him, 9 November 1773 - 17 February 1774, examined and allowed as No. 14/153 (a), 12 June 1776.
Paper   2ff.
14/154b
Attached:
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the above account.
Paper   1f.
14/155a
Account of George Pearson to George Baker in respect of cash paid and received by him, 17 February 1774 - 8 June 1776, examined and allowed by the said George Pearson and George Baker, 12 June 1776, with receipt (same date) of Pearson for £158. 9s. 1d. from Baker and also for Baker's bond for the payment of £1,100 in settlement of the account.
Paper   2ff.
14/155b
Attached:
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) of the payments stated in the above account.
Paper   1f.
14/156   10 August 1776
(1a) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Esq
(1b) Judith Baker of the same place, Widow
(2) Matthew Smith of East-Herrington, Co. Durham, Gentleman.
Bond of (1a) and (1b) to (2) in £600.
Condition: if (1a) and (1b), or either of them, pay (2) £300 on 10 November next, with legal interest, the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1a) and (1b). Seals: 2 red wax applied.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 24 February 1776, of (2) for £308. 2s. 6d., the full principal and interest due on the above bond, from George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
14/157   10 September 1776
Letter from J[ohn (?)] Baker to his cousin [Judith Baker (?)], advising against the sowing of all the fallow with South country wheat, suggesting alternative crops, and concerning the thrashing of crops at Crook or Carr House, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
14/158   22 September 1776
Letter from Henry Angus to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning matters in dispute with Francis Baker (over crops and manure), a trial about tithes, and other estate matters.
Paper   2ff.
14/159   30 September 1776
Minutes of an order made at a meeting of Stockton Turnpike Commissioners concerning the repair and widening of 270 yards of road in the Township of Layton and the perfecting of the security to George Baker for £120. 8s. 11d. disbursed by the late George Baker on making and repairing the road in the said township.
Paper   1f.
14/160   January 1773 - 30 September 1776
Paper-backed book containing particulars of clothes supplied to the Bakers' servants.
Paper   13ff.
14/161a   4 October 1776
Letter from Peter Nicol to Mrs [Baker (?)], informing her that he has sent the picture as she desired.
Paper   1f.
14/161b   1 October 1776
Enclosure:
Receipt of D. Gardner for a copy of Lord Strathmore's portrait (at ten guineas) from Mr Nicol.
Paper   1f.

For Bond, 5 October 1776, on a printed form, whereby George Baker borrows £100 from Eleanor Nelson of Durham City, spinster, at 4½% interest, endorsed with her receipt dated 5 March 1784 for £100 plus £2.1.8. interest (2ff.) see vouchers March 1784 (86/51c/49).
14/162
Recto. Receipt, dated 14 October 1776, of Edward Anderson, Treasurer of Newcastle Lying-in Hospital, for one guinea from Mrs Judith Baker, a year's subscription to the said Hospital.
Verso. Receipt, dated 4 December 1776, of Robert Lisle (for John Baker) for £1. 1s. 0d. from George Baker, subscription to the Lying-in Hospital for 1775.
Paper   1f.
14/163a
Letter from Pat (?) Proctor to Mrs Judith Baker, 11 November 1776, regretting the delay in the arrival of her wine shipped from Dundee, and concerning payment for the same.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 5 December 1776, of J. Strathmore (for the Hon. Thomas Lyon) for £10. 11s. 2d. from Mrs Judith Baker for claret and cask.
Paper   2ff.
14/163b   29 November 1776
Attached:
Letter from [The Hon.] Thomas Lyon to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning payment for the wine and expressing his mother's appreciation of her company and advice.
Paper   1f.
14/164   19 November 1776
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the completion of Mr Ismay's purchase.
Paper   2ff.
14/165
(a-c) Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) on documents relating to an account settled in December 1776.
3 pieces.
14/166   4 December 1776
Receipt of John Baker for £47. 9s. 6d., interest of £500, from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
14/167   23 December 1776
Note from [George] Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her that there does not seem to be necessity for any further acknowledgement being made by Mr Tempest of his having received the £5,000.
Paper   1f.
14/168   29 December 1776
Letter from Henry Angus to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning Captain Bainbridge's rent to Baker, a bond in connection with Wegegreen (Wedge-green), and other estate matters.
Paper   1f.
14/169   7 January 1777
Letter from B. Gibbons to [George Baker (?)], concerning the amount due on account of an annuity and charges.
Paper   1f.
14/170   15 January 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning her letter to Mr Raisbeck, and a security that has been mislaid.
Paper   1f.
14/171   16 January 1777
Letter from B. Gibbons to [George Baker (?)], acknowledging receipt of a note for £94 which is to be paid to Mr Smith.
Paper   1f.
14/172   8 February 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the execution by the Turnpike Trustees of a security for £120, and his investigation of a complaint against Graham the Surveyor.
Paper   2ff.
14/173
Poll-book for the Newcastle upon Tyne by-election, 27 February - 14 March 1777.
Paper (Paper covers)   32ff.
14/174   20 March 1777
List of the proprietors of the Low Towns in the Manor of Bulbeck, Northumberland.
Paper   2ff.
14/175   [1777 (?)]
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Hopper and Mrs Robinson's answer to a bill (in Chancery (?)), and Mr Clavering and the levelling of a bank.
Paper   2ff.
14/176   12 April 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the suit with Mrs Robinson.
Paper   1f.
14/177   - 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning papers sent to London for Mr Wallace's perusal, and Mr Hopper's health.
Paper   1f.
14/178   May 1777
Valuation of Birkenside estate, Northumberland.
(The acreage of each parcel of land is stated).
Paper   2ff.
14/179
Paper-backed book, no date, containing particulars of the acreage of each field of the Layton farms, Co. Durham, with statement (at back) of the tenants' rents and the land-tax payable. Also particulars of other outgoings.
Paper   12ff.
14/180a   1771 - 1777
Book (backed with newspaper) containing schemes of husbandry for the farms of the Manor of Layton, Co. Durham.
Paper   9ff.
14/180b   30 April 1774
Enclosure:
Rough memoranda of agreements with the tenants of the Layton farms as to cultivation etc.
Paper   1f.
14/181   30 June 1777
Letter from Francis Baker to Mrs Judith Baker, apologising for the delay in sending his half-year's rent.
(A statement of the rent with certain deductions is set out under the letter)
Paper   2ff.
14/182   12 July 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Wallace's procrastination in giving his opinion on a case submitted to him.
Paper   1f.
14/183   29 July 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Wallace's failure to give his opinion.
Paper   2ff.
14/184   August 1777
Receipt of George Baker for £200 from John Baker, for which he promises to be accountable.
Paper   1f.
14/185   1 September 1777
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the disposal of the purchase money of Wedge-Green, Northumberland.
Paper   1f.
14/186   1 October 1777
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Jonathan White of Old-Durham, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £400.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £200 with 4½% interest on 1 April next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
14/187   7 October 1777
Letter from J. Ord [the M.P. for Midhurst] to George Baker, agreeing to Baker's proposal concerning the boundary at Newbiggin (near Blanchland, Northumberland).
Paper   2ff.
14/188   1777
Notes concerning seed sown and the grain crops of several fields at Elemore.
Paper   5ff.
15/1   [After 1754]
Plan of William Dewell's farm at Layton, Co. Durham.
15/1-4 are traced from the original Layton Estate Plan of 1754, now in Durham CRO, Brancepeth Papers D/Br/P83.
Paper   1f.
15/2
Plan of George Mann's farm at Layton, Co. Durham.
See above, 15/1.
Paper   1f.
15/3
Plan of John Ross's farm at Layton, Co. Durham.
See above, 15/1.
Paper   1f.
15/4
Plan of John Tones's farm at Layton, Co. Durham.
See above, 15/1.
Paper   1f.
15/5   16 December 1776 - 3 January 1778
Book containing account of days worked by labourers engaged in farm-work and gardening and of wages due to them.
Paper   30ff.
15/6   21 January 1778
Promissory note of George Baker to John Baker for £400.
Paper   1f.
15/7a.   19 May 1774 - 5 February 1778
Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker of the journeys of George Pearson, on business for the Bakers.
Paper   2ff.
15/7b.   12 April 1799
Attached to 15/7b.:
Explanation of some of the above minutes.
Paper   1f.
15/8   17 February 1778
Account of money due from George Baker to John Baker, with receipt of William Row (for John Baker) for £12. 10s. 0d. in settlement thereof.
Paper   1f.
15/9
Memorandum (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning a bond for £1,400 which George Baker gave to John Baker on 21 February 1778.
(States various sums borrowed by George Baker or his Trustees from John Baker, 17 January 1775 - 21 February 1778).
Paper   2ff.
15/10   25 February 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a bill he has drawn on her son for rent (of the bob-engine, see No. 14/25 a.), and his health.
Paper   1f.
15/11   23 March 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the engine in the lead-mines.
Paper   1f.
15/12   10 April 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the engine, his health, and a bill upon her son.
Paper   1f.
15/13   5 May 1778
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning letters from Mr Jackson and Mr Lloyd.
Paper   2ff.
15/14   7 May 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a sump in Baker's mine, the loss it involved, and his health.
Paper   1f.
15/15
Note of the rent due from one of Mrs Judith Baker's tenants at Mayday 1778, and the amount remaining due on 6 February 1779, after deductions for window sess and thatching.
Paper   1f.
15/16   21 July 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his health, the mines, and a meeting that is to take place with Baker.
Paper   1f.
15/17   23 July 1778
Letter from E. Havler to Mrs Judith Baker, requesting payment of a bill.
Paper   2ff.
15/18   14 September 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, requesting to know her son's determination on matters connected with the lead mines.
Paper   1f.
15/19   17 October 1778
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) evidently from a letter to Mr Brooks, concerning the affairs of the Corporation of Durham City since 1765.
Paper   1f.
15/20   28 October 1778
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Baker's rent, his own health, and Baker and the lead-mine.
Paper   1f.
15/21   2 November 1778
Copy of a letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, recommending a termination of the suit against Lambton.
Paper   1f.
15/22   27 November 1778
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the terms of a possible settlement in the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
15/23   30 November 1778
Minutes of a letter (from Mrs Judith Baker) to (Ralph Jackson), concerning steps to be taken to bring about a settlement in the Lambton suit.
Paper   1f.
15/24
(a-g): Minutes and accounts by Mrs Judith Baker of the costs of the suit against Lambton ( 1756 - 1778 ) and the proportions in which the partners in Biddick Colliery should pay them.
Seven pieces (12ff).
15/25   22 December 1778
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the Lambton suit, and George Dodds' discovery in connection with kelp-ashes.
Paper   4ff.
15/26   1778
Account of principal and interest due to Mr Wood and Mr Smith with note concerning money borrowed to discharge these debts.
Paper   1f.
15/27   1778
(a) Estimate for rebuilding a barn at Thomas Dobson's farm, Low Haswell, Co. Durham.
(b) Attached:
Two vouchers.
Paper   1f. and 2 items.
15/28   24 January 1779
(a) Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, requesting to know her son's determination about the lead-mines and concerning the engine there.
(b) Attached:
Scrap of paper with notes (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) about the engine etc.
Paper   1f.
15/29   4 February 1779
Letter from John Westgarth to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the bob-engine and Baker's use of it and giving news of various persons.
Paper   1f.
15/30   8 February 1779
Letter from F. Johnson to George Baker, concerning an account for business done by [John] Dixon for the late George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
15/31   8 March 1779
Letter from John Westgarth to George Baker, concerning the terms of the lease whereby he has rights over the bob-engine at the lead-mines. (See No. 14/25 a.)
Paper   1f.
15/32   13 April 1779
Letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £130 interest due from Mrs Judith Baker to Mrs Pread, and concerning the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
15/33   14 May 1779
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning bills and accounts sent by Mr Johnson.
Paper   2ff.
15/34   23 May 1779
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning an account of the expenses of the suit against Lambton and of other business connected with that dispute.
Paper   2ff.
15/35a.   May 1779
(i-ii): Parcel containing:
Accounts of expenses incurred in riding the boundaries of Bulbeck, Northumberland, in May 1779.
Paper   Two pieces. each 1f.
15/35b.   21 April - 29 May 1779
Account of receipts and disbursements by Henry Angus in respect of estate matters.
Paper   2ff.
15/35c.
(i-iii) Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker (?)) concerning the courts of the Manor of Bulbeck.
Paper   Three pieces. each 1f.
15/36
Memorandum (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning George Pearson's journey to Birkenside, Northumberland, to ride the boundary, 23 - 25 May 1779.
Paper   1f.
15/37
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning expenses attending Pearson's riding of Bulbeck boundaries and the holding of a court therein in May 1779.
Paper   1f.
15/38
Account of expenses incurred in riding the boundaries of the Manor of Bulbeck.
Paper   1f. and wrapper, 1f.
15/39
Paper-backed book of newspaper-cuttings of short biographical sketches of M.P.s, May 1779. (The cuttings are mounted in the book).
Paper. Printed.   8ff.
15/40   9 June 1779
Letter from F. Johnson to George Baker, informing him that he would send the remainder of the accounts as soon as they could be made out.
Paper   1f.
15/41   23 July 1779
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, suggesting steps that might be taken towards bringing about a settlement of the claims against Nicholas Lambton's estate.
Paper   2ff.
15/42   27 July 1779
Copy of part of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to Ralph Jackson, concerning settlement of the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
15/43   14 August 1779
Copy of a letter from George Pearson to Mrs Lambton, proposing that George Baker and Ralph Jackson should meet her and treat upon the terms of a settlement of the Chancery suit against her late father to prevent its revival against her.
Paper   2ff.
15/44   19 August 1779
Letter from Matthias Musgrave to George Pearson, informing him that Mrs Lambton is willing to meet Baker and Jackson and hear what they have to propose.
Paper   2ff.
15/45a   3 September 1779
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning preliminary arrangements for the meeting with Mrs Mary Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
15/45b
Attached:
Note by Mrs Judith Baker of a date (for his coming to Elemore) that she had stated in reply.
Paper   1f.

For letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, 12 September 1779, mentioning difficulty of fixing time to meet Mrs Lambton, see No. 1/176
15/46   19 September 1779
Copy of a letter from Ralph Jackson to George Pearson, informing him that owing to his wife's illness he might be unable to be at Elemore as planned.
(The copy is addressed to Mr William Reaveley at Elemore Hall).
Paper   1f.
15/47   26 September 1779
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning arrangements for the meeting with Mrs Lambton.
Paper   1f.
15/48   30 September 1779
Letter from Mary Lambton to George Baker, agreeing to see Jackson and him on the day they had appointed.
Paper   2ff.
15/49   circa 7 October 1779
(a) Account of the expenses attending the suit and references between Messrs Baker, Jacksons and Dingley, and Nicholas Lambton, concerning the accounts of Biddick Colliery.
(b) Attached:
Note concerning Mr Lloyd's full charge.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) 1f.
15/50
Notes (by Mrs Judith Baker) stating that Mr Pearson was at Elemore in connection with the Lambton suit on 1 June and 7 October 1779.
Paper   1f.
15/51   8 October 1779
List of the shares of various persons in the Biddick Colliery unsettled account
Paper   1f.
15/52   9 October 1779
Letter from John Dowse to (Mrs Judith Baker), acknowledging receipt of a draft for £130.
Paper   1f.
15/53   21 November 1779
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his wife's illness.
Paper   2ff.
15/54   [1780]
Paper book of newspaper-cuttings [from the English Chronicle (?)]: “History of the Characters and Political Principles of the Members chosen for the new Parliament” . (The cuttings are mounted in the book)
Paper. Printed.   23ff.
15/55   [circa 1780]
Notes concerning members of the Crow family who might have a right to be freemen in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Paper   1f. and wrapper, 1f.
15/56   1 January 1780
Phila. Hopper to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Hopper's indisposition.
Paper   2ff.
15/57   14 January 1780
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his wife s health, the Alum Works and trade, the Biddick affair, Baker's qualification as a J.P. and the petition of the Yorkshire freeholders.
Paper   2ff.
15/58   19 January 1780
Letter from John Hays to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the accounts which Mr Baker had promised (but failed) to settle in 1770.
Paper   1f.
15/59   4 February 1780
Memoranda (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) of how she dealt with Hays' claim.
Paper   2ff.
15/60   25 February 1780
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Boulby Alum Works and the Alum trade, and the costs of the suit against Lambton.
Paper   2ff.
15/61
f.1. Bill of costs in the suit "Chandless v Okeover" in King's Bench 1779 - 1780.
f.2r. Fragment of receipt, dated 11 March 1780, for £43. 11s. 0d.
Paper   1¾f.
15/62   21 March 1780
Letter from J. Wilkinson to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a note for £459 and concerning the payment of costs to Mr Gibbon.
Paper   2ff.
15/63a   circa 29 March 1780.
Account of money due from George Baker (to William Russell) for interest etc.
Paper   1f.
15/63b
Enclosure:
Recto. Note from William Russell to George Baker, 30 March 1780, requesting him to pay Henry Hopper, or order, £177. 5s. 8d. and to place the same to his (Russell's) account.
Verso. Receipt, dated 24 May 1780, of Henry Hopper for £178. 7s. 6d., principal and interest due on the above note, from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
15/64   17 April 1780
Copy of part of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to Ralph Jackson, replying to his of 25 February 1780, concerning costs of the suit against Lambton.
Paper   1f.
15/65   1776 - 1780
Account of rents due and received from Francis Baker (for Crook estate, Co. Durham).
Paper   2ff.
15/66   17 May 1780
Letter from Christopher Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, offering to meet her on 22 May that year.
Paper   1f.
15/67a   26 June [1780]
Recto. Copy of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to (Ralph Jackson (?)), concerning the suit against Lambton.
Verso. First draft of the above letter.
Paper   1f.
15/67b   5 June 1780
Attached:
Copy of a letter from Thomas Lloyd to George Pearson, informing him that he is going to ask the parties to the suit against Lambton to pay their shares of his (Lloyd's) account and recommending Pearson to take similar action.
Paper   1f.
15/68   9 July 1780
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Mr Lloyd's request for payment, and Mrs Jackson's health.
Paper   1f.
15/69   27 July 1780
Copy of account of expenses of the Lambton suit drawn up at a meeting of George Baker and Ralph Jackson.
Paper   1f.
15/70   22 August 1780
Letter from John Baker to Mrs Judith Baker, congratulating her on her daughter's safe delivery, and concerning steps to have certain persons admitted as freemen of Newcastle.
Paper   2ff.
15/71   [1780 (?)]
Handbill, no date: address of John Milbanke to the freemen of Durham, expressing the hope of their support on election-day and excusing himself for not waiting on them in person.
Paper   1f.
15/72   5 September 1780
Handbill requesting all entitled to their freedom of Durham City to meet at the Town Hall in order that steps might be taken to secure their rights.
Paper   1f.
15/73   7 September 1780
Letter from Mary Eleanor Bowes Strathmore to her son [John], (to be delivered to him after her death), giving him advice and charging him with the care of his youngest sister.
Paper   1f. and wrapper, 1f.
15/74   9 September 1780
Handbill: address of John Milbanke to the freemen of Durham City, informing them that he is declining the poll.
Paper   1f.
15/75
ff.1-2v. Account of costs in the suits "Okeover v Chandless", 1775 - 1780.
f.2v. Letter from John Goodwin to George Baker, 18 September 1780, concerning payment of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
15/76
Poll-book for the Newcastle upon Tyne election, 11-21 September 1780.
Paper   20ff.
15/76b
Enclosed:
Song: “In Praise of Squire Bowes” .
Paper   1f.
15/76c
Newspaper-cutting with two letters to the Free Burgesses of Newcastle:
(i) From Charles Brandling, informing them that he would oppose Bowes or anyone he might bring forward at the next election.
(ii) From "A Free Burgess", requesting them not to engage themselves to any new candidate because the present Members would stand again.
Printed. Paper   1f.
15/77   1780 - 1784
Paper book of newspaper-cuttings concerning the Newcastle upon Tyne elections of 1780 (mainly) and 1784.
Also cutting of a letter to the Morning Herald criticising the (alleged) intention of Mr Tempest to stand for Co. Durham instead of Durham City, and of another letter on election matters in Co. Durham. (The cuttings are mounted on paper)
Paper   4ff.
15/78   [circa October 1780]
Part of a letter from George Pearson to George Baker, concerning the costs of the Lambton suit.
Paper   1½ff.
15/79
Lines extempore on the celebration following the "Chanchellor's Decree" whereby the freemen gained their cause.
(Possibly this relates to the granting of the new Charter for Durham City, 2 October 1780 ).
(Written on the back of part of a printed Proclamation on recruiting).
Paper   1f.
15/80
Pamphlet: “An Address to the Burgesses and Freemen of the City of Durham”, by W[illiam] Appleby.
(Concerns the question of the legality of honorary freemen of Durham and includes information about Major-General Lambton's election petition in 1762. Also states that the original Charter of Bishop Hugh Pudsey to the City of Durham was at the time in the possession of the Recorder of Newcastle).
Paper   4ff.
15/81
List of the Common Council of Durham City, 1780.
Paper   1f.
15/82a
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the meeting-place (in Durham) for the transaction of town business, Mr Fawcett's opinion on the "old Bye Law", and the making of a new by-law at a Guild on 13 November [1780(?)].
Paper   1f.
15/82b
Attached:
List of aldermen (?) and the Recorder [of Durham], no date.
Paper   1f.
15/83   1780
Account of Joseph Hardy (publican) to [John Milbanke] for meals and liquor supplied (to the Durham freemen (?)).
Paper   1f.
15/84a   1778-1780
Paper-backed book, labelled "Garden Farm and Water", containing accounts of labourers' wages, and details about crops etc (at Elemore).
Before this book similar details were recorded among the individual vouchers, those marked “garden, farm & water”.
Paper   10ff.
15/84b
Notebook containing minutes about straw, coal, etc purchased 1776 - 1780.
Paper   9ff.
15/84b is in a pocket in the front cover of 15/84a.
15/84c (i-ix)
Bundle of papers with accounts of wages paid to haymakers and reapers in 1778.
At other periods this information may be found among the individual vouchers.
Nine pieces.
15/84c is in a pocket in the back cover of 15/84a.
15/84d
Paper relating to crops at Elemore, 1780-1781.
Paper   4ff.
15/85   1779 - 1781
Minutes about grain crops at Elemore.
Paper   4ff.
15/86   15 February 1781
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning arrangements for a meeting between Mr Johnson and her about an account.
Paper   1f.
15/87   9(?) April 1781
Letter from John Goodwin to George Baker, concerning an annuity and Mr Okeover's damages through being bound with Baker.
Paper   2ff.
15/88   1 May 1781
Letter from Ralph Jackson to (George Baker), concerning payment of the costs of the Lambton suit.
Paper   1f.
15/89   26 May 1781
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Chipchase of the City of Durham, Merchant.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £200.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £100 with legal interest on 26 November next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff,
15/90   4 July 1781
Receipt of J. Crozard (?) for a note of hand (from William Hough to John Wilkinson, or order) value £36. 15s. 0d. from George Baker, for which he promises to account on demand.
Paper   1f.
15/91   2 August 1781
Note of the stocks and cash "in Court" in connection with the suit against Lambton.
Paper   1f.
15/92   13 October 1781
Copy of an advertisement stating that the Hownes Farm, Co. Durham, is to let.
Underneath.
Letter from Henry Angus to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the rent and term for which the above farm should be let.
Paper   1f.
15/93
Letter from Christopher Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, endorsed October 1781, concerning a bill from Mrs Potts for the years 1763 - 1764.
Paper   1f.
15/94   [1781 (?)]
Letter from [Christopher] Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, concerning Mrs Potts' bill.
Paper   1f.
15/95   [1781 (?)]
Letter from [Christopher] Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning [Mrs Potts' (?)] account.
Paper   1f.
15/96   22 November 1781
Receipt of George Pearson for £90 (2 years' interest of £1,100) from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
15/97
Minutes, no date, by Mrs Judith Baker concerning Mr Johnson's accounts and her proposal as to how the dispute over them might be settled.
Paper   2ff.
15/98   18 January 1782
(a) Account of [George] Baker's demands on [John] Dixon, 1751 - 1781.
(b) Attached:
Calculation evidently in connection with the above account.
(c) Account of [John] Dixon's bills upon [George] Baker, 1746 - 1762.
Paper   1f. each.
15/99   18 January 1782
(a) Account of money due to George Baker from Mr Johnson.
Enclosure:
(b) Account of money due to Mr Johnson from George Baker for legal business from "before 1746" to 1760.
Paper   2ff.
15/100a.   19 January 1782
Note from Mr Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the disposal of £615 received by [John] Dixon from George Baker (in 1764 ).
Paper   1f.
15/100b.   2 February 1764
Attached to 15/100a.:
Receipt of John Dixon for £615 from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
15/101   24 January 1782
Letter from E. B[land] (?) to her sister (Mrs Judith Baker), concerning goods she is sending from London, her intended visit to Yorkshire, the green and white paper about which Mrs Baker has enquired, and a newspaper bill she has paid.
Underneath.
Note from D[orothy] C[hapeau] to "sister Baker", promising to write to her, and thanking her for her letter.
Paper   2ff.
Found in bundle of London vouchers 85/49B/2-29.
15/102   6 March 1782
Letter from Charles Machett to George Baker, concerning money to be paid by Machett to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
15/103a.
f.1r. Account of sums due to E.W. Okeover from George Baker.
f.2r. Letter from John Goodwin to George Baker, 27 March 1782, concerning the above account and executions in pursuance of a judgement in favour of Gibbons against Okeover.
Paper   2ff.
15/103b.   25 July 1781
Attached to 15/103a.:
Receipt of E.W. Okeover for £30 from George Baker.
Underneath:
Letter from John Goodwin to (George Baker), concerning payments by Baker to Okeover.
Paper   1f.
15/103c.
Account of costs in the suit of "Okeover v Chandless", 1775-1781, with copy of receipt, dated 16 January 1781, of B. Gibbons for £27. 15s. 6d., a year's annuity and costs of executions issued for payment thereof, from Okeover.
Paper   2ff.
15/104   18 May 1782
Letter from Charles Machett to George Baker, informing him that he has redeemed their bond.
Paper   2ff.
15/105   27 May 1782
Letter from F. Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, declaring that until he receives the papers relative to certain business he can say nothing further on the subject.
Paper   2ff.
15/106
Letter from [Christopher] Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, endorsed 2 June 1782, stating that he hopes to give her a full answer to her letter in a few days.
Paper   1f.
15/107a   3 June 1782
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Benjamin Dunn of the City of Durham, Merchant.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £600.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £300 with legal interest on 3 September next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal missing.
Paper   2ff.
15/107b   3 June 1782
Enclosure:
Declaration by (2) that his name was used in the above bond in trust for George Pearson of the City of Durham, and that the £300 was the proper money of the said George Pearson.
Signed: (2).
Paper   1f.
15/108
Letter from [Christopher] Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, no date, regretting that he cannot give her an answer to her card because he is unwell.
Paper   1f.
15/109   15 July 1782
Letter from E. B[land] to her sister (Mrs Judith Baker), concerning personal matters and the purchase of stocks.
Paper   2ff.
15/110   1781 - 1782
Booklet containing details about crops at Elemore.
Paper   6ff.
15/111   29 September 1782
(a) Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning payment of the costs of the Lambton suit
. (b) Attached:
Note (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning "the other Ballance".
Paper   1f. each.
15/112
Copy of a list (given by Mr Bowser) of freemen upon the books since the new Charter to the end of his mayoralty (October 1782).
Paper   2ff.
15/113
Letter from F. Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker (endorsed "recd. upon Thursday 3d of Oct. [17]82 "), explaining his delay in replying to her "repeated Cards", and promising to look over his papers on Dixon's business affairs with her.
Paper   2ff.
15/114   10 October [17]82
Note to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her that Mr F. Johnson would be unable to meet her on the following Saturday.
Paper   1f.
15/115a.
f.1r. Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, 8 October 1782, concerning the sale of the joint stock in the funds in Lambton's affair.
f.1v. Note of the money paid by George Baker.
(In connection with the suit against Lambton).
f.2r. Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker on the contents of Ralph Jackson's letters (of 29 September and 8 October 1782 ) and on her son's share in the stock mentioned in their letters.
Paper   2ff.
15/115b.
Attached to 15/115a.:
Note of the balance due from the partners in Biddick Colliery up to 31 May 1776.
Paper   1f.
15/116   12 October 1782
Part of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to (Ralph Jackson), concerning what was due to George Pearson, with an account of his journeys in connection with the Lambton suit, 1774 - 1779.
Paper   1f.
15/117   14 October 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning letters of attorney in connection with the settlement of the Lambton suit.
Paper   2ff.
15/118   22 October 1782
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her when he will meet her.
Paper   1f.
15/119   24 October 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the settlement by the plaintiffs of business in connection with the Lambton suit.
Paper   2ff.
15/120   4 November 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Thomas Lloyd's account and the powers of attorney which she has to execute (in connection with the settlement of the Lambton suit).
Paper   1f.
15/121   22 September 1781 - 10 November 1782
(a) Account showing the disposal of the Wingate Grange grain-crops of 1781.
(b) Copy of an account given by Mr Angus of the disposal of the (Wingate Grange) wheat-crop during the above period.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) 1f.
15/122
Cardboard file containing the following:
15/122a (i)   1780 - 1782
Book containing particulars about Wingate Grange stock etc.
Paper   36ff.
15/122a (ii)
Enclosed with the above document:
Particulars about Wingate Grange sheep killed, 1780 - 1781.
Paper   4ff.
15/122a (iii)
Enclosed with the above document:
Particulars about 6 cows bought and killed, 1780 - 1781.
Paper   1f.
15/122a (iv)
Enclosed with the above document:
Particulars about cattle and sheep purchased and killed, 1781 - 1783.
Paper   8ff.
15/122b (i)   19 July 1780 - 1 January 1782
Account of oats used at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
15/122b (ii)   1 January 1782
Account of stock at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
15/122b (iii)
Recto. Account of the number of thraves of corn produced on High Farm and Low Farm in 1782.
Verso. Note of the animals taken to grass, Mayday 1782.
Paper   1f.
15/122b (iv)
Account of stock at Wingate Grange at Mayday and Martinmas 1782.
Paper   2ff.
15/122b (v)   13 June 1782
Account of the selling-price of sheep and cattle.
Paper   1f.
15/122c
The following papers are within the covers of a notebook labelled "Little Farm Wingate Grange. Crop 1780".
15/122c (i)   19 August 1780
(1) Henry Angus (for Mrs Judith Baker)
(2) Anthony Grieve and Robert Grievson
Memorandum of agreement whereby (1) has sold to (2) a crop of corn at Wingate Grange for £62.
Proviso:if Mrs Judith Baker is not agreeable to it, the above bargain to be void within 7 days from the above date.
Signed by all the parties (Anthony Grieve with a mark).
Paper   2ff.
15/122c (ii)   circa 2 May 1780
Minutes concerning rents and allowances to tenants, and cultivation of land etc.
Paper   2ff.
15/122c (iii)
A similar paper without notes on cultivation.
Paper   2ff.
15/123   12 November 1782
Copy of part of a letter from (Mrs Judith Baker) to Mr Jackson, concerning accounts in connection with the Lambton suit.
Paper   2ff.
15/124   19 November 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to (Mrs Judith Baker), concerning accounts in connection with the Lambton suit and the possibility of adding two pans at Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1⅓f.
15/125   1781 - 1782
(a-e): Rough accounts concerning malt and animals killed.
Five pieces; (in blue wrapper)
15/126   23 November 1782
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the sum due to her son from the (Biddick) Colliery partnership.
(Found attached to No. 15/118)
Paper   1f.
15/127   25 November 1782
Valuation by Thomas Ridley of work-gear etc, belonging to George Baker at Emley Haugh Grove, Northumberland.
Paper   2ff.
15/128   4 December 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the sale of Biddick Colliery stock and the sums due from the plaintiff's in the Lambton suit.
Paper   2ff.
15/129   17 December 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a payment to be made to Baker in connection with the settlement of the Lambton suit and [John] Dixon's account.
Paper   1f.
15/130   23 December 1782
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning her business methods, and money due from Mrs Dingley in connection with the settlement of the Lambton suit.
Paper   1ff.
15/131
Account, no date, of certain charges made in a bill (in Chancery (?)) filed by Mrs Robinson against the late George Baker, Esq.
Paper   2ff.
15/132
Memorandum (by Mrs Judith Baker), no date, that Robert Robinson's clerk would declare that Robinson never regarded Baker as his debtor and would make other statements about Robinson's affairs.
Paper   2ff.
15/133   circa December 1782 (?)
(a and b): Rough accounts relative to the dispute between Mary Robinson and the Bakers over her late husband's account.
(c) Rough minutes relating to the said account.
Paper   Two pieces. each 2ff. (c) Three pieces.
15/134   23 December 1782
(1) Mary Robinson of the City of Durham, widow and Administratrix of the goods etc of Robert Robinson late of the same place, Gentleman, deceased.
(2) Judith Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham (widow and Administratrix with the will annexed of George Baker, Esq, deceased), and George Baker of Elemore Hall, Esq, (son and heir at law and also a Devisee of the said George Baker deceased).
Bond of (1) to (2) in £3,000.
Condition: if (1) abides by the award (to be made on or before 2 February next by Christopher Fawcett of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq, arbitrator between (1) and (2), the obligation to be void.
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
Letters and papers 1783-1799
16/1
(i) Newspaper-cutting of a letter, no date, (in the St. James' Chronicle ) of "A Brother Freeman" to the "Worthy Freemen of the City of Durham", concerning a rumour that one of their M.P.s might give up his seat and stand for the County, and concerning Mr. B[owes]' (?) motives for vacating his seat for N[ewcastle] (?) and standing for Co. Durham.
(ii) Another cutting of the same letter.
Paper   1f. each.
16/2   25 January 1783
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning two bills of exchange he has sent to Pearson in settlement of his demands for business done in respect of Biddick Colliery, and his opinion of her trusteeship for her son.
Paper   2ff.
16/3
f.1r. Certified copy of a letter from George Pearson to Ralph Jackson, 28 January 1783, acknowledging receipt of drafts in settlement of all his demands on the plaintiffs in the suit over Biddick Colliery.
f.2r. Details of the total sums at the bottom of each page of the account of Thomas Lloyd presented to the plaintiffs in the Lambton suit, and certified copy of the receipt, dated 4 December 1782, of Lloyd for £356. 11s. 9d, in settlement thereof.
Paper   2ff.
16/4   31 January 1783
(i): Arbitration award of Christopher Fawcett of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq, between:
(1) Mary Robinson of the City of Durham, widow and Administratrix of the goods etc of Robert Robinson, late of the same place, Gentleman, deceased
(2) Judith Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, widow and Administratrix with the will annexed of George Baker, deceased, and George Baker, Esq, son and heir at law and a devisee of the said George Baker deceased.
Signed: Christopher Fawcett.
Seal: 1 red wax applied.
(ii): Copy of the above award.
Paper   2ff. each.
16/5
Copy of account of money due to Mrs Judith Baker in connection with the Chancery suit "Judith Baker, Widow, acting Executrix of George Baker, Esq. deceased, Complainant, Mary Lambton, Spinster, Administratrix of Nicholas Lambton, Esq, deceased, Defendant", with receipt of the said Judith Baker for £462. 2s. 1d. from Jeffrey Jackson.
Paper   1f.
16/6   16 April 1783
Letter from John Tempest to George Baker, concerning the demand for repayment of £6,000 lent by him (as Trustee for the Misses Spearman) to Baker on mortgage, and an incident involving Baker's friend Parker in London.
Paper   2ff.
16/6b   12 April 1783
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from Thomas Wilkinson, Thomas Swinburne and Calverly Bewicke to (John Tempest (?)), requesting him to give notice to several mortgagers (including Baker), to repay loans granted to them by Tempest as the Misses Spearmans' Trustee, informing him that Miss Spearman will continue Mr Gawin Aynsley's mortgage, and mentioning the arrangement with Mr Bewicke that this will involve.
Paper   1f.
16/7   1780 - 1783
Paper-backed book containing account of receipts and disbursements in respect of an estate (Wingate Grange (?)) - labourers' wages, grain sold, etc - 13 May 1782 - 17 May 1783.
At the back: memoranda (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning crops, stock, rents and disbursements, 1780 - 1783.
Paper   11ff.
16/8   19 May 1783
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the payment of mortgage-money due from Baker to the Misses Spearman.
Paper   1f.
16/9   June 1783
Note concerning a freehold (in Co. Durham (?)).
Paper   1f.
16/10   25 June 1783
(1) Mary Robinson of the City of Durham, Widow and Administratrix of the goods etc of Robert Robinson, late of the same place, Gentleman, deceased.
(2) Judith Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Widow and Administratrix with the will annexed of George Baker, Esq, deceased, and George Baker, Esq, son and Heir at Law and a Devisee of the said George Baker, deceased.
Acknowledgement by (1) that she has received £627. 15s. 7½d. from (2) and release by (1) of (2) from all claims and demands which she had against (2).
Signed: (1). Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
16/11   26 August 1783
Declaration of Francis Baker that during the time he had rented Crook estate he had paid 3s. 4d. due from that estate to the collectors of the Bishop's rent in the Parish of Lanchester.
Underneath.
Declaration of the said Francis Baker that he had paid 1s. 4d, acre-money for an "Intack" taken in at the West Carr House but that on a bill being obtained for dividing the whole common it was never again demanded - nor anything else during the past 43 years he had been at Crook.
Paper   1f.
16/12   26 August 1783
f.1r. Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his attempts to procure money to repay the Spearmans.
f.2r. Notes (in Mrs Baker's hand).
Paper   2ff.
16/13
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, 13 September 1783, informing her that he would wait on her the next day.
Underneath.
Note (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) stating that she had made her will on 14 September 1783.
Paper   1f.
16/14   2 October [1783 (?)]
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning deeds to be shown to Mr Fawcett in respect of the title to the allotment of Bulbeck Common sold to Mr Silvertop.
Paper   1f.
16/15   6 October 1783
Letter from Ralph Jackson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning business in connetction with the Lambton suit, George Dodds' indisposition, and the account for building and fitting out the sloop "Fox".
Paper   2ff.
16/16
(a) Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Charles Coatsworth's address.
(b) Attached:
Note, (in Pearson's hand) requesting Mr Chipchase to give Coatsworth's address.
Underneath.
(In different hand) an address with a note concerning it.
Paper   1f. each
16/17a.   1773 - 1783
Account of Christopher Chrishop to Mrs Judith Baker for business done by him in the suit "Robinson v Baker" (in Royal Chancery, September 1773 - April 1779 ) and in connection with arbitration of the matters in dispute, August 1782 - June 1783.
Paper   6ff.
16/17b.   6 December 1783
Receipt of Chrishop for £87. 1s. 2d. from Mrs Judith Baker (Administratrix with the will annexed of the effects of the late George Baker) and George Baker her son.
Paper   1f.
16/18a.   1774 - 1784
Paper-backed book containing:
Valuation of land about Elemore in the possession of George Baker and William Dobson.
Scheme of husbandry for the lands that Baker "holds in his own hand" in Hallgarth Parish, 1774 - 1784, and Easington Parish, 1774 - 1783.
(The acreage of each field is stated.)
Statement of tithes, land-tax, window, church, poor, and bridge sesses paid in respect of Elemore House, and lands belonging to it, and Elemore Grange Farm.
Paper   5ff.
16/18b.   10 October 1773
Enclosed with 16/18a.:
Account of the "Half Rentales" in the Township of Pittington, taken from the Parish Book.
Paper   1f.
16/19a.
The following letters are mounted on brown paper which is fastened together in book form.
Paper   4ff.
16/19a (i)   23 (?) January 1784
Letter from Robert Young to [George Baker], giving an account of the barley he has received and the amount made into malt, and requesting, [Baker] to collect some barley.
16/19a (ii)   24 January 1784
Letter from Robert Young to [George Baker], concerning the bad barley of the previous year, and measurement of the malt that has to be collected, with an assertion as to his honesty.
16/19a (iii)   31 January 1784
Letter from Robert Young to [Mrs Judith Baker], concerning the measurement of the barley and malt about which the Bakers are complaining.
16/19a (iv)
Letter from Robert Young to [Mrs Judith Baker], no date, making further observations on the measurement of the malt.
16/19a (v)   19 February 1784
Letter from Robert Young to [George Baker], requesting money to pay the excise-duty on a quantity of malt.
16/19a (vi)   3 April 1784
Letter from Robert Young to [George Baker], requesting him to collect malt, send barley, and send an order for the payment of excise duty on a quantity of barley when the amount of the duty was ascertained.
16/19b
Enclosures:
Account of barley purchased in 1782, the amount of malt produced from it, the quantity missing, and the quantities of ale and beer produced in 1783.
Paper   2ff.
16/19c (i-ii)
Enclosed with the above document:
Similar account.
Paper   Two pieces. each 1f.
16/19d   17 February 1784
Account of barley winnowed and sent to Durham for malting, 1783 - 1784.
(Shows the amount used for pigs, the amount remaining in the granary at Grange, and also the quantity of wheat there.)
Paper   1f.
16/20   7 March 1784
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the difficulty of raising a loan of £6,000, and mentioning possible lenders.
Paper   2ff.
16/21a   8 March 1784
Letter from Mr Burke to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning bonds of reference between Mrs Robinson and her, and certain bonds which had been mislaid.
Paper   2ff.
16/21b
Attached:
Memorandum by Mrs Judith Baker, no date, concerning certain bonds charged against her son in Mr Robinson's bill but which could not now be found.
Paper   1f.
16/22   12 March 1784
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning £6,000 which they wish to raise.
Paper   2ff.
16/23   13 March 1784
f.1r. Letter from Mrs Judith Baker to George Pearson, concerning the plate left under Alderman Baker's will.
f.1v. Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, replying to the above.
Paper   2ff.
16/24   21 March 1784
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Baker's debt to Mr Wilkinson and Wilkinson's financial commitments.
Paper   2ff.
16/25   25 March 1784
Handbill: address of Sir Matthew White Ridley to the independent free burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne, declaring his intention of standing at the next election.
Printed. Paper   1f.
16/26   10 April 1784
Handbill: address of "a plain well meaning Freeholder" to the free-holders of Co. Durham, praising Sir Thomas Clavering, attacking Sir John Eden and the Fox-North Coalition, and suggesting Mr Milbanke as a candidate instead of Eden.
(Addressed to George Baker)
Printed. Paper   2ff.
16/27   25 March - 27 April 1784
Newspaper-cuttings relating to the Newcastle upon Tyne election, of 1784 (mounted on paper). Cf. No. 15/77.
Paper   1f.
16/28   10 May 1784
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq, and Robert Rayne of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gentleman.
(2) Joseph Lamb of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £6,000.
Condition: if (1) or either of them pays (2) £3,000 with legal interest on 10 November next, the obligation to be void.
Signed: Robt Rayne. Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
The signature and seal of George Baker has been torn off.
Endorsement: Declaration of (2) that his name was used in the above bond in trust for Baker, Hedley and others, proprietors of the Tyne Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, and that the money was advanced by them for their use.
Signed: (2).
Paper   2ff.
16/29   15 May 1784
Handbill: address of "A Durham Freeholder" to Sir John E[den], Bart, criticising his past conduct in Parliament and admonishing him to change it now that he has again been returned.
(Addressed to George Baker.)
Paper. Printed.   1f.
16/30a   21 May 1784
Letter from John Atkinson to George Baker, advising him of the arrival of goods for him from London.
Underneath:
Atkinson's account for freight and storage of goods for Baker.
Paper   1f.
16/30b.
Account of Robert Davison to George Baker for carriage of goods from Sunderland and for freight and wharfage, November - December 1777. Receipted by Davison, 3 January 1778.
Paper   1f.
16/30c.
Account of sums owed by George Baker for freight and carriage charges, 1779.
Paper   1f.
16/31   21 June 1784
Letter from John Atkinson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his account, which she disputes, and informing her of the arrival of six hampers which he will not deliver until he is paid.
Paper   2ff.
16/32
“A Political Receipt Book for the year 1784”
(Cutting from the English Chronicle ).
Paper   1f.
16/33   19 May 1774 - 11 July 1784
Notebook of Mrs Judith Baker, containing particulars of the Journeys by [George] Pearson on business for the Bakers.
Paper   12ff.
16/34   31 July 1784
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq.
(2) John Alexander of Foxton, Co. Durham, Gentleman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £1,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £500 with legal interest on 31 January next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
16/35   11 August 1784
Letter from John Atkinson to George Baker, informing him of the arrival of seven large cases from London, and concerning his old debt.
Paper   2ff.
16/36a.   1783 - 1784
Paper-backed book containing account of receipts and disbursements (labourers' wages, grain sold, etc) in respect of an estate [Wingate Grange (?)], 17 May 1783 - 17 August 1784.
Paper   8ff.
16/36b.
Enclosed with 16/36a.:
Minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning two farms at Wingate Grange, Co. Durham, 1780 - 1783.
Paper   1f.
16/37   26 October 1784
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq.
(2) Joseph Lamb of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esq.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £3,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £1,500 with legal interest on 26 April next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal missing.
Endorsement: (same date) Declaration of (2) that the £1,500 secured by the above bond is not his own money but that of (1), John Hedley and others, proprietors of the Tyne Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Signed. (2).
Paper   2ff.
16/38   10 November 1784
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning business in connection with the affairs of the late Alderman [John] Baker of Newcastle.
Paper   1f.
16/39
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1784, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne.
Paper   2ff.
16/40   10 November 1783
Copy of proposal of John Donkin (for Henry Errington and Co.) to take a lease for 21 years of lead-mines beside Beldon Burn, Northumberland, from George Baker.
Underneath.
Copy of agreement, dated 3 December 1784, of George Baker to the above proposal.
Paper   1f.
16/41   10 December 1784
Letter from Mr Burke to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning bonds which had been mislaid.
(Underneath, in Mrs Baker's hand, is a list of these bonds).
Paper   2ff.
16/42   15 December 1784
Letter from Mary Robinson to Mrs Judith Baker, informing her that neither her health nor the weather will permit her to go to Mr Burke's to search for the papers that she (Mrs Baker) is so anxious to recover.
(Underneath, in Mrs Baker's hand, is a list of the missing bonds).
Paper   1f.
16/43   1782 - 1784
Paper booklet containing details of crops on East and West Cat Howl, Fisher Meadow etc (Elemore).
Paper   13ff.
16/44a   1775 - 1785
Paper-backed book containing particulars of the acreage of farms at Elemore, Low Haswell and Hastin house, with schemes of husbandry.
Paper   17ff.
16/44b.   15 May 1761
Enclosed with 16/44a.:
Account of the rent of Grange Farm and of a sum due from George Baker to Robert Dobson for rent of the Park and for "8 young Beasts wintring".
Paper   1f.
16/44c.
Enclosed with 16/44a.:
Account of the acreage of the fields etc of Grange Farm, and the sums that Baker and Dobson are to pay per acre.
Paper   1f.
16/44d.   7 July 1789
Enclosed with 16/44a.:
Note of the prices agreed or bargained with William Crofton and partners for mowing various fields.
Paper   1f.
16/44e.   7 July 1789
Enclosed with 16/44a.:
Similar document to the above with receipt of William Crofton for £9. 15s. 10d.
Paper   1f.
16/45
Letter from [William Dodds] to Mrs Judith Baker ( c. 12 - 16 March 1785 ), inviting her son and herself to his father's funeral and requesting that Mr Angus should be sent (to Birkenside, Northumberland).
Paper (Damaged)   2ff.
16/46   21 March 1785
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, thanking her for present of clothes, concerning his father's funeral, and his willingness to serve Baker.
Paper   2ff.
16/47   14 April 1785
(1) Walter Burne of the Township of Bishop-Wearmouth, Co. Durham, Gentleman
(2) Henry Mills of Willington, Co. Durham, Esq, Leonard Robinson of Stockton, Co. Durham, Esq, Hendry Hopper of the City of Durham, Esq, George Pearson of the same, Esq, and Thomas Chipchase of the same, Merchant.
Bond of (1) to (2) in. £2,000.
Condition: if (1) or either of them pays (2), or some or one of them, £1,000 with legal interest on 14 July next, the obligation to be void.
Signatures and seals torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 17 September 1785, of Mills Robinson &Co. for £1,021. 4s. 10d. (principal and interest due on the above bond) from George Baker, who was surety for Walter Burne.
Statement that the above bond and receipt were exhibited by George Baker at the Execution of a Commission of Bankruptcy against Walter Burne on 8 July 1795.
Signed: Wm. Hoar, Tho. Bailey and Wm. Charston.
Paper   2ff.
16/48   3 May 1785
Letter from Robert Young to Mrs Judith Baker, regretting that she has had no overplus of her malt, and making observations on the subject.
Paper   1f.
16/49a
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1785.
(Drawn up on 28 November 1785 )
Paper   2ff.
16/49b
Account of disbursements by Robert Rayne in respect of George Baker's estates etc, 12 May - c. 28 November 1785.
Paper   2ff.
16/50   14 May 1785
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning estate matters.
Paper   2ff.
16/51   19 May 1779 - 27 May 1785
(a) Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker concerning journeys by George Pearson on legal business for the Bakers.
(b and c) Attached:
Minutes supplementary to the above.
Paper   2ff., and two pieces.
16/52   30 May 1785
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) William Dodds of Birkenside, Northumberland, Yeoman
Copy of appointment by (1) of (2) as bailiff for the Manor of Bulbeck, Northumberland, during (1)'s pleasure.
Paper   2ff.
16/53   12 June 1785
Statements by Robert Shipard and Ann Shepherd concerning interest of a loan of £21 which his father had made to Mr Conyers.
Signed: Robert Shipard and Ann Shepherd (with a mark).
Also note on the amount of Robert Shiphard's bill for smith-work for the year ending 1774. (See vouchers 78/38)
Paper   1f.
16/54   20 June 1785
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning purchase of two young foxes, the headstone for his father's grave, and estate matters.
Paper   1f.
16/55a.   2 July 1785
Letter from Robert Robinson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning deeds which are to be delivered to her and a bill that has to be settled.
Paper   2ff.
16/55b.   27 February 1766
Enclosed with 16/55a.:
Schedule of deeds taken from Elemore by R. Robinson, with receipt of the said Robert Robinson for the same from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
16/55c.   9 June 1766
Enclosed with 16/55a.:
Schedule of deeds, with receipt of Robert Robinson for the same from George Baker.
Paper   1f, and wrapper with note by Mrs Judith Baker, 1f.
16/56   14 July 1785
Letter from George Pearson to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £320 towards the discharge of a bond debt.
Paper   1f.
16/57   27 August 1785
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the lead-mine at Newbiggin, Northumberland, and Baker's gamekeeper.
Paper   2ff.
16/58   7 September 1785
(a) Proposal of Jonathan Leighton to bore and make trial for coal in part of the Manor of Bulbeck, Northumberland, at his own expense till Mayday next when Mr Baker is to grant a lease for ten years, if demanded, at the yearly rent of £10.
Signed. Jonathan Leighton.
Endorsement: "Lett again from Mayday 86 for 10ll a year April 3d 1786 ".
(b) Attached:
Paper with minutes (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the rent of the above premises.
Paper   1f. each.
16/59   17 September 1785
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Henry Mills of Willington, Co. Durham, Esq, Leonard Robinson of Stockton, Co. Durham, Hendry Hopper of the City of Durham, Esq, George Pearson of the same, Esq, and Thomas Chipchase of the same, Merchant.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £2,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £1,000, with legal interest on 17 December next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.

A letter from E. Bland to her sister (Mrs Judith Baker), 6 October [1785], concerning a bill, fox muffs, and recommending the Herald as the best morning paper with "all the scandale & Chit Chat in it", see vouchers for October 1785, 86/52
16/60
(a) Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1785, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne from 22 November 1785 to 12 May 1786.
(b) Attached:
Abstract account of receipts and disbursements (by Robert Rayne) for George Baker.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) 1f.
16/61a   18 November 1785
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the lead-mine at Newbiggin (near Blanchland, Northumberland), and his two oxen, and the good effect of the fine weather on the estate.
Paper   2ff.
16/61b   12 November 1785
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from [Capt.] William Bainbridge to William Dod[ds], proposing the terms of a lease under which he will make trial for coal on Baker's land.
Paper   2ff.
16/62   1 December 1785
Note from Thomas Chipchase to George Baker, requesting him to pay to the order of Thomas Lamb, one month after this date, £300.
(Endorsed by Thomas Lamb, and Mills Robinson &Co. who acknowledge receipt of the contents).
Paper   1f.
16/63   14 December 1785
Letter from Robert Rayne to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Baker and Executor's accounts, and a bond about which she had evidently been worried.
Endorsed with a note (by Mrs Judith Baker) concerning the above-mentioned bond which had been given by Baker to the Newcastle Old Bank on account of the lawsuit against Nicholas Lambton.
Paper   1f.
16/64   25 January 1786
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning rent-days, and a storm.
Paper   1f.
16/65   17 February 1786
Letter from William Dodds, to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a possible trial for [lead]-ore at Beldon Burn and the result of a trial at Beldon Hill.
Paper   1f.
16/66   23 February 1786
Copy of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to [John] Donkin, concerning an application to her son to allow a trial to be made for lead ores at Beddon Bourn (Beldon Burn (?)).
Paper   1f.
16/67   28 February 1786
Letter from John Donkin to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the replies of Baker and the Trustees of Lord Crewe's Charity to the proposal for making a trial for lead-ore in their respective liberties at Beldon Side.
Paper   2ff.
16/68   27 March 1786
Promissory note of George Baker and George Davison to pay on demand to Messrs Baker Hedly &Co. £100.
(With note of the interest due thereon, 1789 - 1792 ).
Paper   1f.
16/69   14 April 1786
Copy of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to [John] Donkin, informing him that a trial may be made for lead-ore in the liberty belonging to her son and that held by the Trustees of Crewe's Charity.
Paper   1f.
16/70   15 April 1786
Copy of a letter from George Wood to [John] Donkin, informing him that the Trustees of Lord Crewe's Charity agreed to the proposal about the trial for lead-ore.
Paper   2ff.
16/71   19 April 1786
Recto. Letter from Robert Rayne to Mrs Judith Baker concerning the bonds which she wishes to recover and which are in Mr Fawcett's possession.
Verso. Note by Mrs Judith Baker concerning the above-mentioned bonds.
Paper   1f.
16/72a   22 April 1786
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning persons who believe they can find a slate-quarry in Baker's Manor [of Bulbeck (?)].
Underneath.
Note (in Mrs Judith Baker's hand) of the terms on which the search for slate can be made.
Paper   1f.
16/72b
Attached:
Copy of the terms on which George Baker allows Thomas Brown to work the slate-quarry at Barley Hill from that date to the following midsummer.
Paper   1f.
16/73   24 April 1786
Letter from John Donkin to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the draft lease being drawn up in connection with the trial for lead ores by Errington and Co., and the attorney to be employed.
Paper   2ff.
16/74
Memorandum concerning a lease of Beldon (lead-mines), Northumberland, no date.
Paper   1f.
16/75   26 April 1786
Draft of the joint and several answer of Christopher Tower, Esq, Elizabeth his wife, and Christopher Tower, their son (an infant, by his father and guardian), three of the defendants to the bill of complaint of George Lake Esq, Robert Rayne, Gentleman, and Elizabeth Baker, Widow, Complainants, concerning the last will and testament of John Baker, late of Newcastle upon Tyne, who died on or about 6 February 1784.
f.3. Request of Chr. Tower, Elizabeth Tower, and Christ. Tower, guardian of Christopher Thomas Tower, to Mr Bray to "put in" the above answer.
Paper   4ff.
16/76
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1786, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 6 May - c. 11 November 1786.
Paper   2ff.
16/77   3 October 1786
Letter from John Donkin to Mr Angus, concerning mine leases.
Paper   2ff.
16/78   1786
Report of the state of the lying-in Hospital for poor married women, Newcastle upon Tyne, from its first institution, 1 October 1760, to 4 October 1786, with an abstract of the accounts, an account of the women admitted and discharged, a list of officers, and list of annual subscribers.
Paper. Printed.   1f.
16/79
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle for Martinmas 1786, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne from 31 October 1786 to 12 May 1787.
Paper   2ff.
16/80   18 November 1786
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning a maid he has sent to her, and the Brunshelhaugh lead-mine.
Paper   1f.
16/81   20 November 1786
Receipt of George Pearson for £1,000 from George Baker, the principal and interest due on a bond.
Paper   1f.
16/82   28 November 1786
Letter from Christopher Johnson to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the fixing of a day for a meeting.
Paper   2ff,
16/83   15 December 1786
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning tenants and farms, and the working of (lead) ore at Brunshelhaugh.
Paper   1f.
16/84   19 December 1786
Letter from George Pearson to Mrs Judith Baker, pointing out the impracticability of making a general form of will for an old man she had mentioned.
Paper   2ff.
16/85   1783 - 1786
Elemore kennel-book, with pedigrees of the hounds.
Paper   13ff.
16/86
(a) Rentals of George Baker's estates in Northumberland and Co. Durham, 1773 - 1786.
(b) Enclosure:
Fragment of a lease between George Baker, James Bland, John Drake Bainbridge and Dorothy Routh of the one part and Thomas Tunstall senior and junior of the other part.
Paper   (a) 26ff. (b) 1f.
16/87
(a-e) Miscellaneous undated minutes by Mrs Judith Baker chiefly on financial matters.
Paper   5 pieces.
16/88   5 January 1787
Letter from Mary Potts to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning papers in the Lambton cause that had been delivered to Mr Robinson, and Mr Potts' bill delivered to Robinson's widow.
Paper   2ff.
16/89   1783 - 1787
Paper-backed book containing particulars of fruit trees etc purchased, and planted (at Elemore (?)).
Paper   16ff.
16/90   27 February 1787
Oath taken by George Baker on admission as a freeman of the Plumbers' Company and of the City of Durham.
Signed: Wilkinson, Town Clerk.
Christopher Hopper, Mayor.
Paper   2ff.
16/91   4 March 1787
Account between George Davison and George Baker.
Paper   1f.
16/92a   4 April 1787
Letter from Joseph Smart to Henry Angus, concerning his valuation of trees at Team Bridge, and offering to purchase them at the prices stated.
Paper   2ff.
16/92b   4 April 1787
Enclosure:
Paper-backed book containing valuation by Joseph Smart of a parcel of Oak trees, growing near Team-bridge, belonging to George Baker and others.
Paper   8ff.
16/93a   Mayday 1774 - Mayday 1787
Notebook containing accounts by Mrs Judith Baker of the rents of Wingate Grange and Crook estates.
(At the front are notes of the date of death of George Baker, Mrs Judith Baker's husband, the date of her son's coming of age, an account of payments to her mother out of Crook estate, and the date of her mother's death).
Paper   30ff.
16/93b
Similar notebook to the above but without the said additional notes.
Paper   19ff.
16/94
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for [Mayday] 1787, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne.
Paper   2ff.
16/95   1782 - 1787
Notebook containing particulars of interest payments by the Bakers.
Paper   16ff.
16/96a   1787
Notebook containing particulars of interest payments (by the Bakers) on bonds etc. 1783 - 1787 ; and details of fee-farm rents, corn tithes, etc, in respect of some of the Bakers' estates in Northumberland and Durham.
Paper   29ff.
16/96b   11 March 1787
Enclosure
: Letter from Henry Todd to George Dodds, concerning the repayment of principal and interest by Mr Baker.
Paper   1f.
16/96c
List of figures (representing sums of money (?)) against each of the years 1778 - 1792.
Paper   1f.
16/96d
Account, evidently in connection with Child and Co., 1803 - 1804.
Paper   1f.
16/97a.   1782 - 1787
Notebook containing details of "certain payments" (tithes, taxes, etc) in respect of the Bakers' estates in Co. Durham and Northumberland and of other annual payments by the Bakers.
Paper   20ff.
16/97b.
Enclosed with 16/97a.:
Account of sesses and taxes, 1774 - 1776.
Paper   1f.
16/98   14 June 1787
Letter from William Dodds to Mrs Judiuh Baker, concerning her son's marriage, estate matters, and the difficulties of working Killpit Colliery through flooding.
Paper   1f.
16/99   26 June 1787
(a) Letter from John Atkinson to George Baker, requesting him to collect goods which had arrived from London, and rebuking him for his conduct with regard to the old balance.
(b) Attached:
Wrapper with note by Mrs Judith Baker that the matter was put right in July 1787.
Paper   1f. each.
16/100   1770 - 1787
Notebook containing account of wages paid to the Bakers' servants, with occasional memoranda.
Paper   67ff.
16/101   15 August 1787
(1) George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Robert Newton Lynn of Newcastle upon Tyne, Banker
Bond of (1) to (2) in £8,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £4,000 with legal interest on 15 February next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Endorsement. Declaration by (2) that his name was used in the above bond on account of himself, George Baker, John Hedley, and others, co-partners in the Tyne Bank, and that the £4,000 was not his own money but that of the said co-partners.
Signed: (2).
Paper   2ff.
16/102   6 September 1787
Note of the value of lead-ore wrought at Emley Haugh, Northumberland, and delivered to Mr Errington's Mill, and the "duty" due to Mr Baker on it.
Paper   1f.
16/103   1787
Account of boys' wages for waiting on horses, and of the travelling expenses of certain horses.
Paper   1f.
16/104   10 October 1787
Rough account of rents due in respect of Mrs Judith Baker's estates, with account of receipts, allowances, arrears and disbursements.
Paper   1f.
16/105   15 October 1787
Memorandum, by M[artin] Darnton that he had paid John White £20 (two years' interest due from George Baker).
Paper   1f.
16/106
(a) Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1787.
(b) Enclosed:
Vouchers.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) One bundle. 6 pieces.
16/107
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1787, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne. ( 12 November 1787 - c. 15 April 1788 ).
Paper   2ff.
List of general letters and papers, 1788-1845
17/1   7 April 1788
(a) Account of disbursements in respect of George Baker's estates.
(b) Enclosed:
Vouchers.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) One bundle, 14 pieces.
17/2   7 April 1788
Account of disbursements in respect of Mrs Judith Baker's estates.
Paper   1f.
17/3   7 April 1788
Account of Martin Darnton to Mrs Judith Baker and George Baker in respect of rents received and disbursements made.
Paper   2ff.
17/4   9 Apri1 1788
Account of taxes due from George Baker as per the Collector's schedule.
Paper   1f.
17/5
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1788, with account of receipts and disbursements, 7 October 1788.
Paper   2ff.
17/6
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1788, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 19 April - 12 November 1788.
Paper   2ff.
17/7   12 July 1788
Receipt of Mills Hopper & Co. for £370 on account, from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
17/8a   19 September 1788
(a) Letter from Dr Brown to Major-General Lambton, covering letter to a copy of a song he had written.
Paper   2ff.
17/8b
Enclosure:
Song about Free Masonry and the appointment of Lambton as Grand Master of the Lodges of Co. Durham.
(Sung at the first meeting of the Grand Provincial Lodge at Durham on 9 September 1788 )
Paper   2ff.
17/9
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1788, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray to 7 April 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/10a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1788, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 6 - 7 April 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/10b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle. 16 pieces.
17/11
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1788, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 14 November 1788 - 13 April 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/12   20 November 1788
Letter from Robert Rayne to Mrs [Judith Baker (?)], concerning Crook estate, and some white wine she had ordered.
Paper   1f.
17/13a   1783 - 1789
Part of a book containing details about Crook farm - the area of each field, schemes of husbandry (1783 - 1789), and annual rent.
Paper   8ff.
17/13b   1774
Enclosed with the above document:
Statement of yearly rent, land-tax, sesses, tithes etc, in respect of Crook farm.
Paper   1f.
17/13c   10 November 1783
Enclosed with the above document:
Receipt of William Rutherford for 8d. from Mrs Judith Baker for a year's modus in lieu of hay tithe for Crook Hall, Carr House, and Hownes farms, due to Ralph Riddell, Esq.
Paper   1f.
17/14   14 February 1789
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, acknowledging receipt of her letter and estate papers (of which he gives a list), and concerning the state of Crook and Carr House farms and agreements with their tenants.
Paper   2ff.
17/15   25 March 1789
(1) George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham
(2) Henry Bower, Butler to (1)
Bond of (1) to (2) in £800.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £400 with legal interest on 25 September next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
17/16   1789
Notice concerning arrangements for the registration of freeholders.
Signed: Peter Burrell (of Hetton le Hill, Co. Durham).
Paper   1f.
17/17
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1789, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 6 October 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/18
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1789, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 4 May - 6 October 1789.
f.2v. Receipt, dated 10 October 1789, of Arthur Mowbray for £15. 14s. 5d. from George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
17/18b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle. 12 pieces.
17/18c
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle, 10 pieces.
17/19a   1789
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for (Mayday) 1789, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 13 April - 2 November 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/19b
Account supplementary to the above.
Paper   1f.
17/19c
Attached:
(i-iii) Vouchers.
3 pieces.
17/19d   19 February 1788
Letter from Isaac Westmorland to Robert Rayne, expressing surprise that the soap he had despatched at Mrs Judith Baker's request, to Elemore had not arrived.
f.2r. Westmorland's account for the said soap.
Paper   2ff.
17/20
(a) Recto. Plan of a barn built at Carr House Farm in 1776.
Verso. Estimate of the cost of "workmanship" for rebuilding the walls of this barn.
(b) Attached:
Account showing the cost of materials for the above work and the total cost.
Paper   1f. each.
17/21
f.1. Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, 22 May 1789 concerning repairs at Carr House Farm, the tenant's refusal to lead materials without payment or the grant of a lease of the farm for 6 years, Robson's farm, and repairs at Wingate Grange.
f.2r. Minutes of Mrs Baker's reply, 26 May 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/22 (i)   25 May 1789
Letter from Madame Van Berchain (née De Illens) to (Mrs Arthington), concerning her marriage and large family. (French.)
Paper   5ff.
17/22 (ii)
Copy of the above.
Paper   6ff.
17/23   25 October 1789
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, his opinion on the terms on which her various farms should be let, especially Dixon's farm at Wingate Grange.
Paper   2ff.
17/24
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at half a year at Martinmas 1789, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 6 October 1789 - 5 April 1790.
Paper   2ff.
17/25a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1789, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 10 October 1789 - 6 April 1790.
Paper   2ff.
17/25b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle. 18 pieces.
17/26
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1789, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 2 December 1789 - 13 April 1790.
Paper   2ff.
17/27   4 December 1789
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning Parker, one of her tenants.
Paper   1f.
17/28   12 December 1789
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning furniture at Crook, and the terms he has agreed with several tenants for their farms.
Paper   2ff.
17/29   1789
Paper with areas of land evidently relating to Crook House Farm.
Paper   1f.
17/30a   1781 - 1790
Paper-backed book containing particulars of the acreage, rents, taxes etc, and schemes of husbandry for several farms at Birkenside, Northumberland.
Paper   19ff.
17/30b
Enclosed with 17/30/a:
Minutes concerning money received and paid by George Dodds, 1745-1767, and the amount due from him to George Baker in 1773.
Paper   1f.
17/30c   31 March 1777
Enclosed with 17/30/a:
Receipt of John Ellison, minister, for 1s. 4d. (a year's modus in lieu of hay tithe for Birkenside estate) from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
17/30d-g
Enclosed with 17/30/a:
Plans of Birkenside estate, Northumberland.
Paper   4 pieces.
17/31a   9 January 1790
Letter from Robert Rayne to George Baker, concerning the wills of several members of the Baker family, and two bills.
Paper   2ff.
17/31b
Enclosure with 17/31a:
List of legatees under the wills of:
(1) George Baker of Crook.
(2) Mrs Magdalene Baker.
(3) Ferdinando Baker.
Paper   1f.
17/32   February 1790
Copy of a letter from Madame Van Berchein D'Illens (to Mrs Arthington), concerning the Revolution in France. (French)
Paper   2ff.
17/33   13 March 1790
Account of Dickson and Sons to George Baker for trees supplied.
Underneath.
Letter from Robert Dickson to Arthur Mowbray, concerning the trees.
Paper   2ff.
17/34   20 March 1790
Letter from Robert Dickson to [Arthur Mowbray (?)], concerning trees he is sending to George Baker at Elemore.
Paper   1f.
17/35   8 May 1790
Memorandum of the payment of £200 by Robert Rayne to George Baker as part of his rents due at Martinmas 1789.
Paper   1f.
17/36
Letter from George Baker to Robert Rayne, requesting him to send £100 in notes, no date.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 12 May, of George Baker for £100 from Robert Rayne, "on account".
Paper   2ff.
17/37
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1790, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 15 April - 7 October 1790.
Paper   2ff.
17/38a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1790, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 21 May - 8 October 1790.
Paper   2ff.
17/38b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
15 pieces. 2 bundles.
17/38c
Also enclosed:
Vouchers.
13 pieces.
17/39
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1790, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 13 April - 16 November 1790.
Paper   2ff.
17/40
Songs, handbills, etc, relating to the Co. Durham election of 1790 (except one relating to the Durham City Election).
Items ii and xii are two different editions of the same song.
Paper, some printed.   Twenty pieces, each 1f.
17/41
Canvasser's notebook (Co. Durham election of 1790 )
Paper   49ff.
17/42 (i)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Townships of East and West Burdon, and Silksworth, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (ii)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Townships of Seaton and Seaham and Dalton, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (iii)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Townships of East, West, and Middle Herrington, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (iv)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Townships of Haswell, Hawthorne, and Shotton, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (v)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Township of Thornley, and Parish of Pittington, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   4ff.
17/42 (vi)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Township of Easington, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (vii)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Parish of Dalton and Townships of Tunstall and Painsher (Painshaw) and Burnt Moor, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (viii)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Township of Newbottle, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (ix)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Townships of Hetton-le-Hole, East and West Morton, and Murton Grange, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/42 (x)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Township of Houghton le Spring, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   4ff.
17/42 (xi)   circa June 1790
List of freeholders residing in the Townships of Great Eppleton, West Rainton, and East Rainton and Cocken, with canvassers' notes.
Paper   2ff.
17/43
Newspaper-cutting with two election addresses of Sir Matthew White Ridley and Charles Brandling:
(1) to the incorporated companies of Newcastle upon Tyne, 17 June 1790.
(2) to the independent free burgesses of Newcastle, 18 June 1790.
Paper   1f.
17/44
Letter from George Baker to Robert Rayne, no date, requesting him to pay 50 guineas to Mr R. Bell.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 1 July 1790, of George Baker for £300 from Mr Rayne, "on account".
Paper   2ff.
17/45   4 April 1789 - 10 July 1790
Paper book of newspaper-cuttings relating to the Co. Durham election. (The cuttings are mounted on paper.)
Paper. Printed.   10ff.
17/46   3 August 1790
Receipt of Richard Bell for £52. 10s 0d, from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
17/47   20 August 1790
Account of Robert Rayne to George Baker in respect of the weeding of West Denton Wood and the sale of the timber etc, 5 June - 7 November 1789.
Paper   2ff.
17/48   September 1790
Account of Robert Rayne to George Baker in respect of rents received, including that of West Denton Colliery, and payments made to Baker and on his behalf, Martinmas 1789 - 26 June 1790.
Paper   1f.
17/49a   1 May 1774 - 1 May 1790
Paper-backed book containing an account by Mrs Judith Baker of the rents (of Wingate Grange and Crook estates) and of the "neat rent" received.
Also (at the back) memoranda by Mrs Judith Baker mainly concerning bequests to her under her late husband's will.
Paper   14ff.
17/49b
Enclosed with 17/49a:
Account of total "neat" cash received from the Crook and Wingate Grange Estates belonging to Mrs Judith Baker, 12 May 1776 - 12 May 1787.
Paper   1f.
17/49c-d
Enclosed with 17/49a:
Memoranda by Mrs Judith Baker on bequests to her under her late husband's will.
Two pieces. 1f. and 2ff.
17/49e
Particulars about crops bought by William and Robert Dixon in 1788.
Paper   1f.
17/50   October 1790
Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker concerning the payment of acre-money by the Crook and Carr House tenants, the repair of the Wingate Grange road, and the repayment to the tenants of the modus to Sherburn (?) House and the hay modus to Kelloe.
Paper   2ff.
17/51
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1790, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 12 February - 6 April 1791.
Paper   2ff.
17/52a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1790, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 1 October 1790 - 6 April 1791.
Paper   2ff.
17/52b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle. 32 pieces.
17/53
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1790, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne, 10 December 1790 - 11 May 1791.
Paper   2ff.
17/54   12 December 1790
Account of Robert Rayne to George Baker in respect of rents due at Mayday and Martinmas 1790 and sundry disbursements.
Paper   1f.
17/55
Account of Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker in respect of arrears of rent received from her tenants and disbursements made, 8 October 1790 - 21 January 1791.
Paper   2ff.
17/56   25 March 1791
Receipt of Henry Bower for £40 from George Baker, 2 year's interest of £400.
Paper   1f.
17/57
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1791, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 27 August - 6 October 1791.
Paper   2ff.
17/58a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding, Mayday 1791, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 9 April - 8 October 1791.
Paper   2ff.
17/58b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle. 12 pieces.
17/59a   1791
Account (of Robert Rayne) to George Baker in respect of rents received and disbursements made.
Paper   1f.
17/59b
Attached:
Vouchers in respect of disbursements in the above account.
Paper   Four pieces, each 1f.
17/59c
Attached:
Note of the amount of the balance (of Rayne's account with George Baker), Martinmas 1789 - Martinmas 1790.
Paper   1f.
17/60
Letter from Madame Van Berchein de Illens to Mrs Arthington, no date, informing her that owing to another engagement she cannot meet her. (French)
Paper   2ff.
17/60b
Attached:
Letter from the same to the same, 17 (?) September 1791, concerning the bearer, who was obliged to hasten his departure from France. (French)
Paper   2ff.
17/60c
f.1r. Copy of No. 17/60a:
f.1v. Copy of No. 17/60b:
Paper   2ff.
17/61
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1791, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 5 November 1791 - 6 April 1792.
Paper   2ff.
17/62a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1791, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 22 October 1791 - 6 Apri1 1792.
Paper   2ff.
17/62b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
One bundle. 21 pieces.
17/63
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1791, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne.
Paper   2ff.
17/64   September - December 1791
Account of Betty Pearson, widow and Administratrix of George Pearson, deceased, to George Baker, Messrs Curry and others, for the drawing and engrossing etc of a lease from the said George Baker to the said Messrs Curry and others of coal-mines at Wall House.
Paper   1f.
17/65   31 March 1792
Recto. Survey by J. Pickering of George Baker's turnip fields.
Verso. Labourers' account for paring the ground of Old Pasture.
Paper   1f.
17/66
Account showing the cash received from the tenants of [Judith] and [George] Baker on 5 April 1792, the amounts in notes, gold, silver, etc, left with [George] Baker that day, and the balance due to [Judith] and [George] Baker.
Paper   1f.
17/67   26 April 1792
Letter from Madame Van Berchein de Illens to Mrs Arthington, regretting that she has not seen her more often, concerning Mrs Arthington's protection of a certain person, and the Revolution. (French)
Paper   2ff.
17/68   1 May 1792
Promissory note of James Hogg whereby he undertakes to pay £15 to George Baker on demand.
Paper   1f.
17/69
(a) Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1792, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 7 April - 9 October 1792.
(b) Enclosure:
One voucher.
Paper   2ff. and 1 piece.
17/70
(a) Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1792, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 7 April - 23 October 1792.
(b) Enclosed:
Vouchers.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) One bundle. 12 pieces.
17/71
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1792, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne to Mayday 1792.
Paper   2ff.
17/72   7 June 1792
Note from Mr and Mrs Milbanke to Mr Bowyer and Mrs Williamson, asking them to thank Baker's servants and distribute the enclosed sum among them.
[The Milbanke's daughter, Ann Isabella (who later married the poet, Lord Byron) had been born at Elemore Hall on 17 May 1792].
Paper   1f.
17/73   29 June 1792
Handbill with account of the Northumberland County meeting at Morpeth to consider the propriety of addressing the King on his late proclamation for the suppression of seditious publications.
Paper. Printed.   1f.
17/74   circa August 1792
Newspaper-cuttings giving an account of the Durham County meeting held for the same purpose as the above.
Paper. Printed (Mounted on paper).   2ff.
17/75   13 August - 13 September 1792
Newspaper-cuttings of correspondence of George Rous, Rowland Burdon, and others, concerning expressions used by Rowland Burdon about Rous and the Society of the "Friends of the People" at the Co. Durham meeting.
Paper. Printed (Mounted on paper).   2ff.
17/76 (a-e)   August - September 1792
Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker concerning the riding of the boundaries [of Bulbeck] and the holding of a court to determine a matter relating to compensation in connection with Wedge-Green.
Also concerning Mr Bainbridge, and prospecting for lead-ore.
Five pieces.
17/77   27 September 1792
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to [Mrs Judith Baker], informing her that Mr Baker is not prepared to treat with Bainbridge "untill he clear up the Old or Low Towns Business".
Paper   1f.
17/78   9 October 1792
Receipt of George Baker for £487. 11s. 2d, from Arthur Mowbray.
Paper   1f.
17/79   October 1792
Account of the expenses of the Wingate Grange road and the sums allowed to the tenants in October 1792.
Paper   1f. and wrapper, 1f.
17/80
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1792 with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 22 November 1792 - 15 October 1793.
Paper   2ff.
17/81
(a) Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1792, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 12 October 1792 - 20 May 1793.
(b) Enclosed:
Vouchers.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) One bundle.
17/82   1792
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1792, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne to Martinmas 1792.
Paper   2ff.
17/83   22 December 1792
Letter from Thomas Liddle to Mr Bower, requesting him to take back 40 pit-props which were unsuitable and ordering a further supply.
Paper   1f.
17/84   circa 1783 - circa 1792
Miscellaneous minutes by Mrs Judith Baker concerning estates in Northumberland and Co. Durham.
Twenty seven pieces.
17/85   1792
Notebook containing "Propositions" for Durham races to be run on the new course on Framwelgate Moor, and list of subscribers to a fund for the said new course.
Paper   22ff.
18/1
Extract from a religious discourse preached by Robert Fleming and printed in 1701 in which a prophecy was made that the French monarchy might begin to be "considerably humbled" before 1794.
(In Henry Bower's hand. Found in cash book No. 47/38.)
Paper   2ff.
18/2   1777 - 1788
The following papers are inside the covers of an exercise book which is tied to No. 18/3:
18/2a   6 August 1777
Survey and valuation (by Mr Angus) of William Clark's farm at Wingate Grange, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
18/2b (i)
No date: Calculations of the letting prices of farms at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
18/2b (ii)   1777
Attached:
Statement of the acreage and letting prices of Clark's farm and Grange Farm at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
18/2c   1780
Survey and valuation of Thomas Nixon's farms (the East Farm and the West Farm) at Wingate Grange.
Paper   2ff.
18/2d   1780 - 1782
Account concerning stock received from Wingate Grange Farm and from Elemore, and of grain etc.
Paper   2ff.
18/2e
Valuation of crops sown and stock of a farm at Mayday 1783, with a note of the selling prices of some of the animals etc in September.
Paper   2ff.
18/2f
List of farm stock in May 1783.
Paper   1f.
18/2g   1783
Particulars of the acreage and cropping of a farm at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
18/2h   15 December 1783 - 22 May 1784
Account of quantities and value of oats delivered to Elemore.
Paper   1f.
18/2i   1783 - 1784
Particulars of grain sown at Wingate Grange and its yield, and the quantities delivered to Elemore and elsewhere.
Paper   1f.
18/2j (i)   1784
Particulars of stock and implements etc sold at Wingate Grange: the buyers and prices paid are stated.
Paper   2ff.
18/2j (ii)
Rough account in connection with the above sale.
Paper   2ff.
18/2k   7 September 1784
Valuation of a crop of corn at Wingate Grange belonging to Mrs Judith Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/2l   16 September 1784
Particulars of the sale of the corn crop (belonging to Mrs Judith Baker) at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
18/2m   1784 - 1785
Particulars concerning the barley crop at Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
18/2n
Particulars of stock at Wingate Grange at Martinmas 1784. (The cost and selling prices of some of the animals are stated).
Paper   2ff.
18/2o   9 June 1787 - 4 October 1788
Account of M. Darnton to Mrs Baker chiefly in connection with the advertisement of Wingate Grange and Carr House Farms and sale of crops.
Paper   2ff.
18/2p
Account in connection with the weeding of a crop of corn at Wingate Grange, with receipt of Robert Dixon for £2. 1s. 0d. for same, no date.
Paper   1f.
18/2q   3 October 1788
Receipt of W. Longstaff (Vicar of Kelloe, Co. Durham) for 3 shillings from Martin Darnton, a prescript for the hay tithe of Wingate Grange.
Paper   1f.
18/3   1778 - 1793
Paper-backed book containing particulars of schemes of husbandry to be followed by tenants of Mrs Judith Baker's farms at Wingate Grange, with occasional memoranda by Mrs Baker. The acreages of the fields etc in each farm are stated.
Paper   16ff.
18/4   6 March 1793
Pamphlet: “Remarks addressed to the Revd. Charles Weston, chairman of a committee of the Durham County and City Association, on the Resolutlons dated February 11 and published on February 19 1793.”
(By "A Constitutional Reformer")
Paper, Printed   24pp.
18/5
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1793, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 8 June - 15 October 1793.
Paper   2ff.
18/6
(a) Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1793, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 16 September - 15 October 1793. (b) Enclosed:
Vouchers.
Paper   (a) 2ff. (b) 1 bundle, fourteen pieces.
18/7
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1793, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne to Mayday 1793.
Paper   2ff.
18/8   31 May 1793
Memorandum by George Baker concerning a meeting held at Seaham about wood cut on St Helen's Auckland and Brusselton Estates, formerly the property of Ralph Carr of Cocken, deceased, with note by Baker stating that he had read the said memorandum to Mr Bland and concerning his reply.
Paper   1f.
18/9   25 June 1793
(1) George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham
(2) Henry Bower, Butler to (1)
Bond of (1) to (2) in £562 to be paid on demand.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £281 with legal interest on 25 December next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
18/10a   15 October 1793
Account of sums paid (by Arthur Mowbray) to George Baker on 9 April and 14 October 1793 and of balance due to Arthur Mowbray.
Paper   1f.
18/10b   9 April 1793
Receipt of George Baker for £600. 14s. 0d. from Arthur Mowbray on account of rents due to Mrs Judith Baker and himself at Martinmas 1792.
Paper   1f.
18/10c   14 October 1793
Receipt of George Baker for £664. 15s. 3½d. from Arthur Mowbray.
Paper   1f.
18/11a
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1793, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 7 December 1793 - 10 April 1794.
Paper   2ff.
18/11b   8 April 1794
Enclosed with 18/11/a:
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates at Wingate Grange, Crook and Carr House, Co. Durham, with the dates of commencement and termination of the tenants' leases and remarks on allowances to the tenants, etc.
Paper   2ff.
18/12a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1793, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 26 October 1793 - 9 April 1794.
Paper   2ff.
18/12b
Enclosed:
Vouchers, 1 bundle.
(Includes a letter of Messrs Leigh and Marker to George Pearson, 7 January 1794, acknowledging receipt of a bill of exchange for £28. 2s. 0d. in discharge of their account against Baker (for making an abstract of the title deeds of Layton estate). Paper, 1f.)
Eighteen pieces.
18/13
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1793, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne to Martinmas 1793.
Paper   2ff.
18/14
Account of Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker in respect of arrears of rent received from her tenants and disbursements made, Mayday 1793 - 27 January 1794.
Paper   2ff.
18/15a   1777 - 1794
Paper-backed book containing schemes of husbandry to be followed by tenants of several farms at Layton, Co. Durham. The acreage of each farm is stated.
Paper   17ff.
18/15b
Enclosure:
Note of the rental of Layton estate.
Paper   2ff.
18/16   1794
List of "existing circumstances respectfully recommended to the consideration of the Country Gentlemen previous to the meeting of Parliament".
(In Henry Bower's hand.)
Paper   2ff.
18/17   5 April 1794
Cutting from the Newcastle Courant (?) of a reward offered by the Crown and by Newcastle Corporation for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the persons responsible for sending two letters bearing the forged signatures of Henry Grey and Thomas Younghusband stating that men from French privateers had landed on the Northumberland coast and carried off cattle and sheep.
Paper   1f.
18/18   10 April 1794
Receipt of George Baker for £669. 9s. 0d. from Arthur Mowbray.
Underneath
Note of balances due to Mrs Judith and George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/19   30 April 1794
Draft of account (of Robert Rayne) in connection with trees in Denton Wood felled and sold in 1793.
Paper   2ff.
18/19b
Fair copy of the above account (with certain modifications).
Paper   2ff.
18/19c
Enclosed:
Vouchers (including an account of wages paid to the fellers, peelers etc).
1 bundle. Ten pieces.
18/20
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1794, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 31 May - c. 6 October 1794.
Paper   2ff.
18/21
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1794, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 31 May - 4 October 1794.
Paper   2ff.
18/22
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1794, with account of disbursements to Mayday 1794.
Paper   2ff.
18/23   24 May 1794
Promissory note of [George Baker] to James Fenton for 1,000 guineas.
(Signature torn off)
Paper   1f.
18/24a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1794, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 11 October 1794 - 1 April 1795.
Paper   2ff.
18/24b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Twenty two pieces.
18/25   19 November 1794
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, acknonwledging receipt of a draft for £1,000, requesting that he should be paid in twenty days instead of in forty, and concerning his calculation of interest on Baker's bond to him.
Paper   2ff.
18/26a   3 December 1794
Award of William Shields of Durham City, Merchant and Alderman of Durham, Robert Rankin of Newcastle upon Tyne, Grocer, and Thomas Horne of Sunderland, Grocer, arbitrators in a dispute between:
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Chipchase of Durham City, Merchant and Alderman of Durham
whereby (1) is to pay (2) £89. 19s. 2½d. on 3 January 1795 and both parties are to give mutual general releases from all actions and demands.
Signed by Shields, Rankin and Horne.
Seals: 3 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
18/26b   3 January 1795
Attached:
Receipt of (2) for £89. 19s. 2½d. from (1).
Paper   1f.
18/26c
Account of (2) to (1), 11 February 1790 - 12 June 1790.
Paper   1f.
18/27
f.1r.-1v. Letter from Charles Mackett to George Baker, 8 December 1794, requesting Baker to pay his share of the annuity which Mackett had redeemed and 4% interest on it.
f.1v. Copy of receipt, dated 6 May 1782, of B. Gibbons for £198 (for the use of Henry Smith) from Charles Mackett for the repurchase of an annuity of £25 and arrears, granted by Edward Okeover, George Baker, and Charles Mackett to Thomas Chandless, who sold it to Henry Smith.
Paper   2ff.
18/28a   9 December 1794
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, complaining that (owing to Baker's delay) he had been obliged to purchase certain stock on terms less advantageous than if he had purchased it sooner, and pointing out that he had been obliged to pay £3. 14s. 0d. discount on Baker's bill of exchange.
Underneath:
Note (in Baker's hand) stating that the interest was paid 7 days before it was due.
Paper   2ff.
18/28b   1 August 1791
Enclosed with 18/28/a:
(1) George Baker
(2) Major William Conyers
Bond of (1) to (2) in £2,000.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £1,000 with interest at the rate of 4½% per annum on 1 February next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
18/28c   8 December 1794
Receipt of (2) for £63 interest from (1).
Paper   1f.
18/29   20 December 1794
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, complaining that Baker has called his conduct into question, pointing out his loss through Baker's failure to give him his money when he asked for it, and declaring that he is ready to defend his conduct at the earliest notice.
Paper   2ff.
18/30   24 December 1794
Letter from Charles Mackett to George Baker, concerning an annuity and debt he owes Baker.
Paper   2ff.
18/31   1 January 1795
Letter from Charles Mackett to George Baker, concerning debts owed to each other and settlement of same.
Paper   1 and three quarter ff.
18/32   3 January 1795
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, complaining of Baker's conduct towards him and the financial loss it has involved for his child.
Paper   2ff.
18/33   19 January 1795
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, replying to a letter from Baker and repeating his questions and complaints.
Paper   2ff.
18/34   24 January 1795
(1) George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham, Esq.
(2) William H. Lambton, Esq.
Bond of (1) to (2) in £992.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £446 with interest at the rate of 4½% per annum on or before 24 January next, the obligation to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
f.1v. Receipt, dated 24 January 1800, of G. Fenwick (for the Executors of (2) deceased) for £546. 7s. 0d. (principal and interest of the above bond) from (1).
Paper   2ff.
18/35
f.1r. Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, 12 February 1795, claiming that Baker ought to pay him the difference in the price of the stocks between the time that he requested his money and the time that Baker paid it.
ff.2r.- 1v. Copy of a letter from George Baker to William Conyers, 20 February 1795, declaring that Conyers has no further claim on him, all obligations being cancelled by his receipt for principal and interest of the bond debt.
Paper   2ff.
18/36   25 February 1795
Letter from Charles Mackett to George Baker, concerning a draft for £25. 11s. 0d. for Baker, and the annuity in which they were concerned.
Paper   2ff.
18/37a   9 March 1795
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, declaring that his claim is just and that the transaction ought to be made public, and demanding to know by what authority Baker had detained his money against his will.
Paper   2ff.
18/37b   [17 March 1795]
Attached:
Copy of a letter from George Baker to Conyers declaring that his previous letters were perfect answers to Conyers' questions and that the matter of the stocks was irrelevant.
Paper   1f.
18/38   16 March 1795
Recto. Promissory note of (George Baker) to Richard Summers, or order, for £100 with legal interest.
(Signature torn off)
Verso. Receipts of Richard Summers for interest on the above note, 1796 - 1802, and for principal and interest, 28 June 1804.
Paper   1f.
18/39   24 March 1795
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, declaring that Baker's remarks are unjust and that he has not answered the questions as to why he withheld Conyers' money when he asked for it.
Paper   2ff.
18/40   29 March 1795
Letter from Charles Mackett to George Baker, concerning Baker's receipt, a bond, and horses and horse-racing.
Paper   2ff.
18/41
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1795, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 6 June - 20 October 1795.
Paper   2ff.
18/42a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1795, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 26 September - 20 October 1795.
Paper   2ff.
18/42b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Ten pieces.
18/43   15 June 1795
Letter from William Conyers to George Baker, complaining that Baker had broken his promise to pay him his money and that consequently he had been unable to purchase stocks when they were very low.
Paper   2ff.
18/44   17 September 1785 - 8 July 1795
Account of Mills Hopper & Co. to George Baker in connection with a bond debt.
(See bond No. 16/59 )
Paper   2ff.
18/45   20 October 1795
List of Captain [Edward] Milbanke's books, with note of the cost of each.
Paper   1f.
18/46
List, no date, of (the said Captain Milbanke's) books with a note of the (selling (?)) price of each.
Paper   2ff.
18/47   26 October 1795
Letter from Thomas Peacock to (George Baker (?)), acknowledging receipt of bill of exchange, value £42. 17s. 3d., in full for his demand upon the late Edward Milbanke.
Paper   1f.
18/48   5 November 1795
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning his letter to Mr Silvertop about a farm let to Parker and the stables at Crook, and concerning the terms made with Parker and another tenant, Ridley.
Paper   1f.
18/49
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1795, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 12 December 1795 - 4 April 1796.
Paper   2ff.
18/50a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1795, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 21 November 1795 - 4 April 1796.
Paper   2ff.
18/50b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Fourteen pieces.
18/51
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne, for Martinmas 1795, with account of disbursements by Robert Rayne to Martinmas 1795.
Paper   2ff.
18/52a   13 December 1795
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, sending £14 arrears of rent received from a tenant and concerning the attitude they should adopt towards Mr Silvertop.
Paper   2ff.
18/52b   7 December 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy of a letter from John Silvertop to Arthur Mowbray, seeking to arrange a meeting so that an attempt could be made finally to settle matters relative to Crook Hall.
Paper   1f.
18/53   21 December 1795
Letter from John Lynes to (George Baker (?)), acknowledging receipt of draft for £58. 5s. 6d. for ewes and cart, and concerning sheep he will supply for next season.
Paper   1f.
18/54   25 December 1795
Recto. Promissory note of (George Baker) to Henry Bower to pay him (or order) on demand £119 with legal interest.
(Signature torn off)
Verso. Note of interest paid up to 25 December 1795.
Paper   1f.
18/55   1795
Rough account of ale topped, brewed, and in stock (at Elemore (?)).
Paper   1f.
18/56   1795
Sketch plan of Elemore, Low Haswell, and Hasting House Estates belonging to George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/57   1795
Sketch plan of Carr House and Crook Estates, Co. Durham, belonging to Mrs Judith Baker, with statement of the rental of Carr House and Crook for 1797.
Paper   1f.
18/58   27 February 1796
(1a) John Mowbray of Kirkleatham in the County of York, Gentleman (agent for (1b).
(1b) John Wharton of Skelton Castle in said County, Esq.
(2a) John Langhorne of Reeth in the said County, Clerk (agent for (2b), (2c) and (2d).
(2b) Sir Charles Turner of Kirkleatham aforesaid, Bart.
(2c) Charles Francis Forster of Buston, Northumberland, Esq.
(2d) William Sleigh of Stockton, Co. Durham, Esq.
Articles of agreement between (1a) and (2a) whereby, in consideration of £100 paid by (2a) to (1b) on or about 1 January 1796 and of £300 to be paid to him in instalments, (2b), (2c) and (2d), their agents and workmen, are to have the right to fell, burn into charcoal, and dispose of for their own use all timber, underwood, etc in the wood of (1b) called Gilling Wood, in the North Riding of Yorkshire (except such trees not fit to be felled and reserved by (1b)), and (2a) agrees that (2b), (2c) and (2d) will pay (1b) £300 in instalments of £100 on 1 January 1797, 1798, and 1799, which, with the £100 already paid, is to be in full for the said timber etc.
Term. 3 years.
Signed: (1a) and (2a). Seals: 2 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
18/59
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1796, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 16 July - 13 October 1796.
Paper   2ff.
18/60a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1796, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 6 April - 13 October 1796.
Paper   2ff.
18/60b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Nine pieces.
18/61
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley, Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1796, with account of disbursements to Mayday 1796.
(Also several queries in George Baker's hand)
Paper   2ff.
18/62   circa 1796
Copy of a letter from Mrs Judith Baker to John Silvertop, no date [1796 (?)], concerning Crook.
Paper   1f. (and wrapper, 1f.)
18/63   1 August 1796
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to Mrs Judith Baker, concerning the lease of Crook that had been arranged with Silvertop.
Paper   1f.
18/64   1792 - 1796
Paper-backed book ("Harvest Book") containing account of days worked by labourers haymaking, shearing oats, etc, and of wages due to them; also account in connection with mowing.
Paper   16ff.
18/65   7 August 1796
Copy of a letter from Judith Baker to (Arthur Mowbray), informing him that no such agreement had been reached between Silvertop and herself as Mowbray had stated in his last letter.
Paper   1f.
18/66   2 October 1796
Letter from James Fenton to (George) Baker, concerning financial matters.
Paper   1f.
18/67
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1796, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 10 January - 3 April 1797.
Paper   2ff.
18/68a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1796, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 22 October 1796 - 3 April 1797.
Paper   2ff.
18/68b
Enclosed with the above document:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Five pieces.
18/69   1795 - 1796
Account, mainly of animals purchased, 20 October 1795 - 12 November 1796.
Paper   1f.
18/70   12 December 1796
Letter from J. Wrightson to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £200 (with which he has taken up a joint bond of Baker and George Davison to Mr Wolley), promising to speak to Davison about the security Baker requires, and requesting particulars of the other security that Baker has paid off for Davison.
Paper   2ff.
18/71
Recto. Account of coals wrought at and led from West Denton Colliery belonging to George Baker by Robert Lisle and partners, 31 December 1795 - 31 December 1796.
Verso. State of the colliery rent due to George Baker for the year 1796.
Paper   1f.
18/72   1796
ff.1v.-2r. Estimate (by William Palmer) for building a hay barn at Grange.
f.2v. Receipts by William Palmer for £20 and £15.
Paper   2ff.
18/73   25 January 1797
Letter from George Davison to George Baker, concerning the security he is giving Baker for £200 the latter has paid for him, and concerning money borrowed by Sir H. Liddell for him.
(Cf. No. 18/70)
Paper   2ff.
18/74   25 March 1797
Receipt of Matthew Liddell (for Sir William Loraine, Baker and Co.) for £492. 10s. 0d. from Arthur Mowbray on account of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/75   25 March 1797
Letter from Thomas Allason to (Arthur Mowbray (?)), concerning payment of Blackett's legacy of £4 to the poor of the parish of Newburn, Northumberland, out of West Denton estate.
Paper   1f.
18/76   12 April 1797
Receipt of Matthew Liddell (for Sir William Loraine and Co.) for £287. 4s. 0d. from Arthur Mowbray on account of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/77   15 April 1797
Receipt of Thomas Allason for £4 from George Baker (the annual legacy out of West Denton Estate left by the late John Blackett for distribution among the poor in the Parish of Newburn).
Paper   1f.
18/78   Mayday 1791 - Mayday 1797
Part of book containing:
Rental of some of the Baker estates in Northumberland and Durham, Mayday 1792 - 1793.
Plan of William Dobson's farm at Low Haswell, Co. Durham, 26 June 1792, with notes about tithes.
Scheme of husbandry for the said farm, Mayday 1791 - 1797. (The annual rent is stated).
Plan of Hasting House Farm, Co. Durham, 26 June 1792, with note about tithes.
Scheme of husbandry for the said farm, Mayday 1792 - 1797. (The annual rent is stated)
Plan of Thomas Dobson's farm at Low Haswell, with note about tithes.
Scheme of husbandry for said farm, Mayday 1791 - 1797. (The annual rent is stated)

Paper   9ff.
18/79
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1797, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 23 June - 2 October 1797.
Paper   2ff.
18/80a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1797, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 8 May - 2 October 1797.
Paper   2ff.
18/80b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Twelve pieces.
18/81
Account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray in respect of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne, 25 March - 8 July 1797.
Paper   2ff.
18/82   1797
Estimate (by William Palmer (?)) for building a shed at Grange and for making an arched drain across the kennel yard there.
Paper   1f.
18/83   1796 - 1797
Recto. Account of John Wright to George Baker for building work and materials supplied.
Verso. Receipt, dated 12 September 1797, of John Wright for £5. 6s. 8d., the balance of the account remaining due to him.
Paper   1f.
18/84   30 October 1797
Receipt of Matthew Liddell (for Sir William Loraine, Baker and Co.) for £160 from Arthur Mowbray on account of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/85   3 November 1797
Receipt of Matthew Liddell (for Sir William Loraine, Baker and Co.) for £620 from Arthur Mowbray to account for to George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/86
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1797, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 17 February - 5 April 1798.
Paper   2ff.
18/87a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1797, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 2 October 1797 - 5 April 1798.
Paper   2ff.
18/87b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Twenty one pieces.
18/88   16 December 1797
Receipt of William Forster for £6 for Blackett's legacy to Oving Parish.
Paper   1f.
18/89
Recto. Account of coals wrought at and led from West Denton Colliery belonging to George Baker by the Representatives of Robert Lisle and partners, 31 December 1796 to 31 December 1797.
Verso. State of the Colliery rent due to George Baker for the year 1797.
Paper   1f.
18/90   1797
Account of William Palmer to George Baker for mason work done at Elemore and elsewhere.
Paper   2ff.
18/91   1797
Paper-backed book containing sketch plan and valuation by Arthur Mowbray of Stanton Estate, Northumberland.
Paper   27ff.
18/92
Sketch plan and survey of part of the estate of Hetton on the Hill, Co. Durham, belonging to George Baker, which it is intended to plant in 1798.
Paper   1f.
18/93   16 February 1798
Receipt of Thomas Allason for £4 from George Baker (the annual legacy out of West Denton estate left by the late John Blackett for distribution among the poor in the Parish of Newburn, Northumberland).
Paper   1f.
18/94   August 1787 - April 1798
Notebook containing account of rents and cash received by Mrs Judith Baker.
Paper   12ff.
18/95   17 Apri1 1798
Account of John Buddle to George Baker for inspection of his collieries, with receipt of Buddle for £31. 10s. 0d. in settlement thereof.
Paper   1f.
18/96   17 April 1796
Receipt of Matthew Liddell (for Sir William Loraine, Baker and Co.) for £352. 5s. 5d. from Arthur Mowbray to account for to George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/97   19 April 1798
Receipt of Matthew Liddell (for Sir William Loraine, Baker ard Co.) for £457 from Arthur Mowbray to account for to George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/98
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estate for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1798, with account of Arthur Mowbray, 15 October 1798.
Paper   2ff.
18/99a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1798, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 27 April - 15 October 1798.
Paper   2ff.
18/99b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Nine pieces.
18/100a
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1797 and Mayday 1798, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 25 March 1797 - 14 December 1798.
Paper   4ff.
18/100b
Enclosed:
Vouchers.
3 bundles. Thirty four pieces.
18/101   1798
f.1r. 1 March 1798. Copy of agreement of Sir Thomas Liddell, George Baker, the Revd. Edward S. Thurlow, John D. Nesham, William Beckwith, J.T.H. Hopper, and Robert Biss to subscribe and pay to George Baker various sums for the purchase of a pack of fox hounds and six hunters and for making a kennel for the hounds.
f.1v. Same date. Copy of agreement of George Baker to keep pack of fox hounds, and attendants etc for them, for three years in consideration of 800 guineas to be paid to him annually, with power to turn over the said hounds etc to Ralph John Lambton of Lumley Park, Co. Durham.
f.1v.-2r. Same date. Copy of agreement of Sir Thomas Liddell, the Revd. Edward S. Thurlow, John D. Nesham, William Beckwith, J.T.H. Hopper, Robert Biss, Simon Smith and Richard Kirton to pay annually to Sir Thomas Liddell, John D. Nesham and the Revd. Edward S. Thurlow the sums set down opposite their names, £840 of which is to be paid to George Baker for keeping fox hounds etc , and the remainder to be used for paying taxes etc. Sir Thomas Liddell, John D. Nesham and Revd. Edward S. Thurlow are to be joint Treasurers for three years.
f.2r. 12 July 1798. Copy of assignment by George Baker to Ralph John Lambton of all his interest in the management of the aforesaid fox hounds, horses, servants, etc.
f. 2r. 12 July 1798. Copy of agreement by Ralph John Lambton to manage the said hounds, horses, servants, etc, and of his discharge to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
18/102a   1797 - 1798
Lambton kennel book, with pedigrees of the hounds.
(At the back of the book is an account of receipts and disbursements in respect of the hounds)
The wages due to employees are stated.
Also includes an account showing the alteration in subscriptions consequent on Ralph Lambton's taking the hounds.
Paper   36ff.
18/102b
Enclosure:
Plan of kennels.
Paper   1f.
18/103
Receipt of Simon Binks for £20. 5s. 0d. - (the amount of a bill for the Lambton Hunt) and £14. 17s. 0d. (the amount of a bill delivered for himself) from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
18/104
Catalogue of a valuable flock of sheep, the property of Mr Casson of Stubbs Hall, near Doncaster, in the County of York, to be sold by auction on 28 September 1798 with statement of the conditions of sale.
(MS. notes and figures in the margins)
Paper. Printed   1f.
18/105   14 October 1798
Letter from William Casson to [George Baker], concerning pedigrees of sheep and advising on the treatment of ewes.
Paper   2ff.
18/106
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1798, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 27 October 1798 - 8 April 1799.
Paper   2ff.
18/107a
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1798, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 20 October 1798 - 12 April 1799.
Paper   2ff.
18/107b
Enclosure:
Account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray for George Baker, 20 October - 14 December 1798.
Paper   2ff.
18/108
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1798, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 16 April - 9 May 1799.
Paper   2ff.
18/109   24 December 1798
Statement of land-tax due in respect of George Baker's estates in the Townships of Haswell and Pittington, Co. Durham, with an account of "stock".
Paper   1f.
18/110
Statement of land-tax charged on George Baker's Elemore and Hetton on the Hill estates, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
18/111
List of clerks to the Commissioners of the Land-Tax in Darlington, Stockton, Chester and Easington Wards, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
18/112   2 April [1799 (?)]
Letter from George Davison to George Baker, sending a bill of exchange for £100, and giving particulars of what he had inherited from his mother and sister.
Paper   2ff.
18/113
Minutes by Mrs Judith Baker stating that Mr Pearson had been in attendance, with her son, Mr Johnson and herself all day on 22 February 1781 and with Johnson and her on 25 May 1781, and memorandum, dated 12 April 1799, by her concerning an unsettled account of John Dixon.
Paper   1f.
18/114
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1799, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 21 September - 3 October 1799.
Paper   2ff.
18/115
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1799, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 12 May - 22 November 1799.
Paper   2ff.
18/116
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland, Birtley Co. Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1799, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 17 July - 6 November 1799.
Paper   2ff.
18/117
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1799, with account of Arthur Mowbray, 3 April 1800.
Paper   2ff.
18/118
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1799, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 14 December 1799 - 16 October 1800.
Paper   2ff.
18/119
f.1r. Account of Messrs Rowe and Co. to George Baker in respect of leadings and consumption of coal at West Denton Colliery in the year ending 31 December 1799.
f.1v. Account of coals wrought at and led from West Denton Colliery in the year ending 31 December 1799, as taken from the staithman's book and overmen's presentments.
f.2r. Memorandum by John Buddle on the partial drowning of the Colliery and the failure to sell any fire-coal from it that year.
Paper   2ff.
18/120
Letter from M. Mackenzie to Mrs Baker, concerning the quantity of silk for a "neglegee".
Paper   2ff.
18/121
Valuation of timber on Blackhedley estate, Summer field, Durham field, Pry House, Gingleshaugh and Toddburn Steel, Northumberland.
Paper   8ff.
Letters and papers 1800-1827
19/1
“Liberty” : a song.
Paper   1f.
19/2
Letter from Thomas Johnson to George Baker, 6 December _, concerning the good points of a horse that Baker has purchased from him and acknowledging receipt of a draft for £147.
Paper   2ff.
19/3   15 February 1800
Receipt of R. Scruton for £14. 0s. 0d. from John Allison in discharge of a bill of costs.
Paper   1f.
19/4   3 April 1800
Account of net (rents) received for George Baker and Mrs (Judith) Baker, with account of various sums of money and gold making up the total sum.
Underneath.
Receipt, dated 3 April 1800, of George Baker for £643. 2s. 7½d. per Mr [Arthur] Mowbray.
Paper   1f.
19/5
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1800, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 31 July - 16 October 1800.
Paper   2ff.
19/6
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1800, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 31 July - 16 October 1800.
Paper   2ff.
19/7
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1800, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray from c. 3 November 1800 - 2 May 1801.
Paper   2ff.
19/8
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1800, with account of receipts and disbursements of Arthur Mowbray, 29 November 1800 - 1 April 1801.
Paper   2ff.
19/9
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at and preceding Martinmas 1800, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 25 October 1800 - 1 April 1801.
Paper   2ff.
19/10
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates ( for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1801 ), with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 9 April - 7 October 1801.
Paper   2ff.
19/11
Rental due to George Baker ( for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1801 ), with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray, 3 April - 7 October 1801.
Paper   2ff.
19/12
(Copy) of rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne for Mayday 1801, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray from August to December 1801.
Paper   2ff.
19/13   18 August 1801
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor, at Boulby, to George Baker, complaining of the conduct of Mr Dodds (Baker's agent), and alleging that Dodds had tried to give him a very unfavourable idea of Baker's character.
Paper   2ff.
19/14   20 August 1801
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, concerning his agreement with Baker, the neglect of Dodds or his subordinates in performing Baker's part of it, and his disagreement with Dodds.
Paper   2ff.
19/15
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne for Martinmas 1801, with account of receipts and disbursements by Arthur Mowbray from August 1801 to 18 May 1802.
Paper   2ff.
19/16   15 November 1801
Letter from John Smith to George Baker, concerning a race of 90 miles which Mr Barcklay won in 21½ hours and on which Cap[tain] Fletcher lost a "Deal of Money".
Paper   2ff.
19/17   November 1801
Sketch plan of lands at Low Haswell, Co. Durham, belonging to George Baker.
Paper   1f.
19/18   23 November 1801
Sketch plan of High and Low Haswell Farms, Co. Durham, belonging to George Baker, the premises referred to in an agreement made on 23 November 1801 by Thomas Calvert, Richard Oliver, and John Oliver.
(Signed by Calvert and the Olivers, Richard Oliver with a mark)
Includes notes etc in pencil concerning cropping.
Paper   1f.
19/19   2 January 1802
Letter from R. Colling to George Baker, concerning treatment of sheep affected with a foot disorder.
Paper   2ff.
19/20a   9 April 1802
Letter from Judith Baker to George Baker, concerning Mr Pearson and records of his visits to Elemore and the business he dealt with, George Baker's health, and the effect of Bath on his late father.
Paper   2ff.
19/20b   24 May 1779
Enclosed with 19/20a:
Note of the fees of George Pearson and George Dodds for riding the boundaries of Bulbeck.
Paper   1f.
19/20c and d.   1781 - 1782
Minutes, by Mrs Judith Baker, of law expenses in connection with a tithe suit in respect of Wedge-green.
Two pieces, (c and d), each 1f.
19/21
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1802, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 28 April - 4 October 1802.
Paper   2ff.
19/22
Poll book for the Durham City election, 19 - 24 July 1802.
With occasional MS. notes in the margins.
Paper   14ff.
19/23
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1802, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 4 October 1802 - 4 April 1803.
Paper   2ff.
19/24a   17 January 1803
Letter from Arthur Mowbray to George Baker, concerning Mr Woodifield's (?) opinion on a claim by Mr Shipherdson to tithes in respect of the Chanter lands (in the Parish of Pittington, Co. Durham).
Paper   2ff.
19/24b   [1799]
Enclosed with 19/24a:
f.1v. Sketch of part of the Elemore estate subject to payment of corn tithe to Mrs Shipherdson.
f.2r. Account of crops grown on the said tithable land, 1794 - 1799. f.2v. Account concerning the crop of 1799.
Paper   2ff.
19/25   [circa 4 April 1803]
Account of balances due (from rentals) to Mrs Judith and George Baker, with list of sums in notes and cash making up the total sum of £599. 19s. 6d. (See No. 19/23)
Paper   1f.
19/26   19 June 1803
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, concerning repairs to his house which had not been done, Baker's failure to provide a shed for Taylor's carts and waggons, replying to Baker's complaint about the loads carried for Boulby Alum Works, and calling on Baker to fulfil a clause in their agreement whereby a re-assessment of prices for the work he does for Baker and the Alum Works might be made.
Paper   2ff.
19/27
f.1. Rental of estates in counties Northumberland and Durham belonging to George Baker, Mayday 1803 - 1804.
(Some figures concerning Boulby have been added subsequently)
f.2r. Letter from Thomas Calvert to George Baker, 5 July 1803, concerning the above account, thanking Baker for his attention to Calvert in connection with Hall's concerns, and criticising Oliver, Baker's tenant at Haswell.
Paper   2ff.
19/28   15 July 1803
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, complaining of his failure to repair the farm property at Boulby Barns, and demanding to know whether he intends to fulfil his agreement about these repairs and the re-assessment of prices under their contract.
Paper   2ff.
19/29   19 July 1803
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, giving notice that he will not, after this date, supply any men, cattle, or carriages, for the use of Boulby Alum Works, and that he intends to quit the farm he holds of Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/30   20 July 1803
(a) Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to [George] Dodds, covering letter to enclosure.
(b) Enclosure:
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Dodds, giving notice that he will cease supplying men, animals and carriages for Boulby Alum Works and will quit his farm.
Paper   2ff. each.
19/31   16 November 1803
Letter from Thomas Calvert to George Baker, giving an account of Baker's income from landed property, explaining the method by which Income Tax will be paid and mentioning that Birtley farm has been let for £100.
Paper   2ff.
19/32   21 December 1803
Letter from Thomas Calvert to George Baker, setting out details of Baker's income and expenditure (chiefly in respect of estates) and explaining about Income Tax returns.
Paper   2ff.
19/33a   5 January 1804
Letter from Richard Kirton to George Baker, sending an account (now missing) of expenses "paid at the Long Main" at Newcastle and Thomas Calvert's receipt, and concerning Spearman and "the Hartlepool business".
Paper   2ff.
19/33b   2 January 1804
Enclosure:
Receipt of Thomas Calvert for £45. 14s. 4d. from George Baker, on account of Sir H. Tempest, Bart., being a proportion of the "Pitt and Battle Money" received "on the Main Fought at Newcastle June 1803".
Paper   1f.
19/34
f.1r. Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor (to George Baker), 2 February 1804, offering to sell him a quantity of hay.
f.1v. Copy of Baker's reply, 6 February 1804.
Paper   1f.
19/35
Poll book for the Durham City election, 2 - 5 March 1804.
Paper   11ff.

For a letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 6 April 1804, concerning his Trustees and the disposal of his porperty, see No. 3/539

For a letter from W. Robson to George Baker, 18 April 1804, in which the dates of Thomas Forster Taylor's sale are mentioned, see No. 3/541
19/36   24 April 1804
Letter from William Ward Jackson to George Baker, concerning the sale of Taylor's farm produce at Boulby and its possible prejudice to Baker's interest, the sale of Dodds' farm and Dodds' health.
Paper   2ff.
19/37
Letter from William Ward Jackson to George Baker, 31 April (sic) 1804, concerning his (Jackson's purchase of Dodds' farm, his willingness to take a share in the sloop "Lively"; also concerning Mr Taylor, and horses.
Paper   2ff.
19/38
Copy of letter from George Baker to Thomas Forster Taylor, no date, concerning his quitting Baker's farm, and the state of accounts between them (set out on f 2r).
Paper   2ff.
19/39   3 May 1804
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, concerning the delay in settling the account between them, and claiming allowances for various improvements he had made.
Paper   2ff.

For a letter from George Dodds to George Baker, 10 May 1804, in which Taylor, Baker's tenant, is mentioned, see No. 3/544.
19/40   11 May [1804]
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, declining to pay any rent until the matters in dispute between them are settled, and concerning arbitration of these disputes, and the Income Tax Act as it affects landlord and tenant.
Paper   2ff.
19/41
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1804, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 6 - 17 October 1804.
Paper   2ff.
19/42   31 May 1804
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, concerning arbitration of their disputes.
Paper   2ff.
19/43   4 June 1804
Letter from Thomas Forster Taylor to George Baker, informing him that he has let Mr Saunders, one of the arbitrators, know the time and place Baker has arranged for the arbitration of their disputes.
Paper   2ff.
19/44
Rough account relating to George Baker's farm at Boulby Barns, Yorkshire, with particulars of the acreage of each field and notes of the terms of Thomas Forster Taylor's contract with Baker in connection with Boulby Alum Works.
Paper   1f.
19/45   [1804]
f.1. Valuation of an allotment on Ushaw Moor, late the property of Anthony Hall of Flass.
f.2r. Letter from John Taylor to George Baker, 9 June 1804, covering letter to the above.
Paper   2ff.
19/46   16 June 1804
Arbitration Award of D'oyly Saunders of Coat Bank in the Parish of Egton in the County of York, Gentleman, and William Powell of Stokesley in the County of York, Gentleman, between:
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) Thomas Forster Taylor of Boulby Barns, in the County of York, Esq
whereby (2) is to pay (1) £41, (1) is to pay the tax due on the farm that (2) held, and (1) and (2) are, if required, to execute releases to each other.
Signed: D'oyly Saunders and William Powell.
Paper   2ff.
19/47   30 June 1804
Certificate of assessment on No. 558 (Co. Durham) under an Act for granting to His Majesty, until the 6th Day of May next after the Ratification of a Definitive Treaty of Peace, a Contribution on the Profits arising from Property, Professions, Trades and Offices. (43 George III).
Signed: Francis Johnson and Arthur Mowbray, Commissioners.
Paper   1f.
19/48   1788 - 1804
Account of rent and acquittance due from George Baker to the Lord Bishop of Durham in respect of a freehold at Crook.
Paper   1f.
19/49
Draft rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1804, with account of Thomas Calvert, 23 February - 5 April 1805.
Paper   2ff.
19/50
Draft rental due to George Baker in respect of Elemore Estate for half a year at Martinmas 1804, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 22 December 1804 - 5 April 1805.
Paper   2ff.
19/51   18 December 1804
Receipt of Daniel Turner for 3s. 4d. (a years rent due to the Bishop of Durham for copyhold land at Crook) from Mrs Judith Baker, and also for 4d. acquittance.
Paper   1f.
19/52   11 February 1805
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq.
(2) William Kirton of the City of Durham, Alderman
Bond of (1) to (2) in £2,600.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £1,300 with legal interest for the same on 23 November next ensuing, the obligation is to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Paper   2ff.
19/53a   23 February 1805
Letter from Thomas Maynard to George Baker, sending a note for £810.
Paper   1f.
19/53b   19 November 1804
Enclosed with 19/53a:
Note from Thomas Maynard to George Baker, requesting him to pay to his order, 3 months after, £810 value received on account of Mrs Betty Pearson. (Accepted by Baker.)
Paper   1f.
19/54
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1805, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 5 - 18 October 1805.
Paper   2ff.
19/55
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Mayday 1805, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 29 April - 18 October 1805.
Paper   2ff.
19/56
Draft rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1805, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 3 April 1806.
Paper   2ff.
19/57
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1805, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 2 November 1805 - 3 April 1806.
Paper   2ff.
19/58a   3 January 1806
Letter from John Griffith to George Baker, enclosing two accounts for law business.
Paper   2ff.
19/58b
Enclosed with 19/58a:
Account of T. Hopper to George Baker for law business, 1796 - 1800.
Paper   2ff.
19/59
Draft rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1806, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 15 July - 14 October 1806.
This rental is headed 1805 but it relates to 1806.
Paper   2ff.
19/60
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Mayday 1806, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 16 April - 14 October 1806.
Paper   2ff.
19/61   6 August 1806
Letter from Charles Colling to George Baker, concerning a bull which Baker wishes tn return to him.
Paper   2ff.
19/62
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1806, with account of Thomas Calvert, 8 April 1807.
Paper   2ff.
19/63
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1806, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 25 October 1806 - 8 April 1807.
Paper   2ff.
19/64   17 November 1806
Receipt of R. Scruton for £8. 7s. 0d. from John Allison in discharge of an account.
Paper   1f.
19/65   23 March 1807
Letter from John Griffith to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of draft for £201. 18s. 0d., the amount of his account for business.
Paper   2ff.
19/66   7 Apri1 1807
(1) George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham, Esq.
(2) Thomas Maude of Newcastle upon Tyne, Banker
Bond of (1) to (2) in £12,786.
Condition: if (1) pays (2) £6,393 with legal interest on 7 October next, the obligation is to be void.
Signature and seal torn off.
Endorsements concerning interest charged, 1807 - 1815.
A considerable part of the principal appears to have been repaid in 1811.
Paper   2ff.
19/67   21 April 1807
Letter from Thomas Crook to George Baker, concerning cattle, and cattle breeding.
Paper   2ff.
19/68   October 1806 - May 1807
Newspaper cuttings concerning the parliamentary elections of 1806 and 1807 for Durham City, Co. Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and Morpeth.
Mostly addresses of the candidates to the electors.
Paper. (Mounted on paper) Printed.   6ff.
19/69
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1807, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 8 May - 12 October 1807.
Paper   2ff.
19/70
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Mayday 1807, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 11 April - 12 October 1807.
Paper   2ff.
19/71   1 June 1807
Printed Booklet: Proceedings of the Durham County Meeting on Monday 1 June 1807 for addressing His Majesty on the late change of Administration .
With the speeches of the parties on that occasion.
46pp. + 4.
19/72
Catalogue of the entire racing-stud of H.F. Mellish Esq, to be sold without reserve on Friday in Doncaster race-week ( 1807 ) at Hodsack Priory, near Doncaster, with MS. notes of the prices and a letter from F. Hartley to George Baker, no date, concerning the sale and Mellish's intention not to quit the turf.
Paper. Printed.   1f.
19/73a   30 April 1807 - 4 August 1807
Account of William Walker to George Baker for law business done in connection with arranging the assignment of a mortgage of the said George Baker's estate at Hetton from R.J. Lambton to Mr Bell, Trustee for Mr Livesey.
Endorsed: "By draft on Bank 13 Octr 1807 ".
Paper   2ff.
19/73b   16 October 1807
Letter from William Walker to (George Baker), acknowledging receipt of a draft for £35.
Paper   1f.
19/74
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1807, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 5 January - 12 April 1808.
Paper   2ff.
19/75
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1807, with accounts of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 14 October 1807 - 12 April 1808.
Paper   2ff.
19/76   1796- 1808
Account of Messrs Lisle and Rowe to George Baker in connection with a farm and colliery.
Paper   4ff.
19/77
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne for the period Mayday 1805 to Mayday 1808, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 5 August 1805 to 18 March 1809.
Paper   20ff.
19/78
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Mayday 1808, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 7 May - 14 October 1808.
Paper   2ff.
19/79   1808
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at and preceding Mayday 1808, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 21 April - 14 October 1808.
Paper   2ff.
19/80   1808
Catalogue of the valuable breeding stock of short-horned cattle of the late Sir George Strickland, Bart., of Boynton, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, sold by auction on 21 and 22 July 1808.
Paper. Printed.   1f.
19/81
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1808 with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 3 - 7 April 1809.
[This rental is headed 1809 but it refers to Martinmas 1808].
Paper   2ff.
19/82
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1808, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 14 November 1808 - 7 April 1809.
Paper   2ff.
19/83
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Mayday 1809, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 16 October 1809.
Paper   2ff.
19/84
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Mayday 1809, with account of Thomas Calvert, 16 October 1809.
Paper   2ff.
19/85
Rental of Mrs Judith Baker's estates for half a year at Martinmas 1809 with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 4 November 1809 - 10 April 1810.
Paper   2ff.
19/86
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1809, with account of receipts and disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 31 October 1809 - 10 April 1810.
Paper   2ff.
19/87   14 February 1810
Letter from James Wood to George Baker, thanking him on behalf of the Master and Seniors of St John's College for a present of four volumes of Miscellanies from George Baker's Collection which have been deposited in the College Library, and concerning the regulations governing the election of candidates to the Baker Exhibitions at Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
19/88   23 February 1810
Letter from James Wood to George Baker, concerning the election of candidates to the Baker exhibitions.
Paper   2ff.
19/89a   26 April 1810
Letter from Joseph Hunter to George Baker concerning a sale of cattle, sheep and horses.
Paper   2ff.
19/89b
Attached:
Bill of Oyston, of the Golden Lion Inn, South Shields, to Mr Baker for hay and corn.
Paper   1f.
19/90
Certified copy (dated 3 December 1810 ) of entry in the Marriage Register of the Parish of St. George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, of the marriage on 13 May 1810 of Abraham Robson of the said Parish, Widower, and Elizabeth Smithwaite of the Parish of St. George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, Widow.
Signed: A.P. Poston, Minister.
Paper   1f.
19/91
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Mayday 1810, with account of receipts and disbursements, 11 November 1809 - 8 April 1811.
Paper   2ff.
19/92
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to Charles Colling of Ketton, near Darlington, Co. Durham, which were sold by auction on 11 October 1810.
(The buyers and prices are stated)
Paper. Printed.   1f.
19/93
Rental due to George Baker for half a year at Martinmas 1810, with account of Thomas Calvert, 8 April 1811.
Paper   2ff.
19/94
Rental of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne for the period Martinmas 1808 to Martinmas 1810, with account of disbursements by Thomas Calvert, 21 April 1809 to 10 June 1811.
For vouchers corresponding with this account see No. 96/104a.
Paper   18ff,
19/95
Account of Johnson and Co. (wine merchants (?)) to George Baker, 12 October 1809 (settled 6 February 1811 ).
f.2r. Letter from Johnson and Co. to George Baker, 28 January 1811, concerning the above account and requesting the continuance of his custom.
Paper   2ff.
19/96   12 April 1811
Note by D[aniel] Turner concerning money received by Thomas Calvert for the sale of William Aynsley's stock and for property tax, and concerning Calvert's method of keeping the accounts.
Paper   1f.
19/97
Assessment for property-tax on George Baker's property in Pittington township, due in October 1811.
Paper   1f.
19/98   14 October 1811
Account of Mary Richmond to George Baker in respect of six queys stinted at Bent House, with receipt of Mary Richmond for £15 on 26 October.
Underneath.
Note stating that as M. Richmond's rent is due on 28 October she would esteem it a favour to have the money before that time.
Paper   1f.
19/99
f.1r.-v. Catalogue of forest trees sold by William Falla and Co., Nursery and Seedsmen, Gateshead, 1811 - 1812 (Prices have been inserted by hand)
f.2r. Letter from William Falla and Co. to George Baker, 16 October 1811, covering letter to the above.
f.2v. List of trees and calculation of their cost.
Paper   2ff.
19/100   15 November 1811
Letter from J. Hunter to George Baker, concerning the pedigree of Baker's white cow.
Paper   1f.
19/101
Account of Messrs Meggison and Son to George Baker for law business, 11 June 1808 - 16 March 1812.
Paper   2ff.
19/102   6 April 1812
Letter from Nathaniel Clayton to George Baker, concerning poor-relief of employees of an Iron Works who live on Baker's estate at West Denton, Northumberland, in houses that had become unoccupied through the abandonment of the colliery.
Paper   2ff.
19/103
f.1r.-v. Copy of a letter from John Gorst to Mr Ridpath, 11 July 1812, concerning Baker's agreement to take (Sir Frank Standish's) effects at the appraised value, and other matters connected with Sir Frank Standish's will.
f.2r. Copy of a letter from John Gorst to (Richard) Lowndes, 11 July 1812, concerning records relating to Margaret Standish and her marriage, and other points relative to the pedigree of Frank Hall.
Underneath.
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 12 July 1812, covering the above letters.
Paper   2ff.
19/104   [1812]
List of the facts wanting to complete the pedigree of Frank Hall, Esq.
Paper   2ff.
19/105
List of points to be investigated and certificates to be produced in connection with the pedigree of Frank Hall.
Paper   2ff.
19/106   27 July 1812
Letter from Richard Lowndes to George Baker, concerning Frank Hall's pedigree.
Paper   2ff.
19/107
f.1r.-v. Copy of a letter from H.P. Ridpath to John Gorst, 21 July 1812, replying to Gorst's of 11 July.
f.2r. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 29 July 1812, commenting on the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
19/108   17 August 1812
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning Frank Hall and his property.
Paper   2ff.
19/109   30 August 1812
Letter from Jane Rey to Richard Lowndes, concerning her wish to be near Frank Hall, her nephew, during the winter in London, and finance.
Paper   2ff.
19/110   20 September [1812]
Letter from Jane Rey to George Baker, concerning her wish to live in London to be near Frank Hall and her inability to do so out of her own income.
Paper   2ff.
19/111   23 September 1812
Letter from Charlotte Purves to George Baker, concerning payment of her annuity and dower.
Paper   2ff.
19/112a   2 October 1812
Letter from A. Davison to George Baker, concerning a draft he has made on Baker to the amount of the latter's promissory note.
Paper   2ff.
19/112b   2 July 1811
Enclosed with 19/112a:
Promissory note of George Baker to A. Davison for £207. 12s. 0d., endorsed and discharged by Davison, 30 September 1812.
Paper   1f.
19/112c   30 September 1812
Enclosed with 19/112a:
Note from A. Davison to George Baker, requesting him to pay £207. 12s. 0d to the order of Ralph Annett.
Endorsed by Annett and paid to the order of Sir Charles Loraine, Baker and Co., and receipted by J. Hedley for Loraine and Co.
Paper   1f.
19/113   13 October 1812
Letter from Charlotte Purves to George Baker, concerning her annuity and dower.
Paper   2ff.
19/114   4 November 1812
Letter from William Nesfield to George Baker, concerning the failure to trace the marriage (of Anthony Hall and Margaret Wombwell) in parish registers.
Paper   2ff.
19/115   11 November 1812
Letter from Richard Lowndes to George Baker, concerning leases (of Duxbury estates (?)) and Mrs Purves' rights.
Paper   2ff.
19/116   24 December 1812
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning an answer to a bill in Chancery in which the date of the marriage between Anthony Hall and Margaret Wombwell is stated.
Paper   2ff.
19/117   25 December 1812
Copy of a letter from George Baker to ( - Brunton), concerning notice of trial served on Brunton in consequence of the unprovoked and public insult Baker had received from him at Newcastle races, and his terms for an apology from Brunton.
Paper   1f.
19/118   4 February 1813
Letter from Francis Rey, (uncle to Frank Hall) to George Baker, concerning the removal of Frank Hall from Westminster School, and Hall and his aunt and mother.
Paper   2ff.
19/119   25 February 1813
Letter from Charlotte P. Hume Campbell to (George Baker), concerning the health of her son (Frank Hall), and requesting Baker to order him to be sent from Westminster School to her at Edinburgh.
Paper   1f.
19/120   27 February 1813
Letter from H.H. Southey to George Baker, concerning Frank [Hall's] health.
Paper   2ff.
19/121   2 March 1813
Letter from C. Du Brieux to George Baker expressing surprise that Hall should be leaving Westminster School on grounds of bad health, and making observations on his character.
Paper   2ff.
19/122   5 March 1813
Letter from Charlotte Hume Campbell to George Baker, concerning the removal of her son from the "severe drudgery of a Public School", and her desire with regard to his education.
Paper   2ff.
19/123
ff.1r.-2r. Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, 8 March 1813, concerning the benefits to Frank Hall of his weekly visits to his aunt, the desirability of transferring him to another school, and his mother's strange conduct.
f.2r. Letter from Frank Hall to George Baker, no date, informing him of his great improvement, and declaring that he should be able to stay at Westminster School until he reaches the sixth form.
Paper   2ff.
19/124   9 March [1813]
Letter from W. Carey to (George Baker (?)), concerning Lady Campbell's letter and her son's health at Westminster School.
Paper   2ff.
19/125   9 March [1813]
Letter from Jane Rey to Mrs Baker, acknowledging receipt of a bill of exchange for £50, expressing her relief that Baker continues to take interest in Frank Hall, and concerning his health and his wish to spend the holidays with his uncle at Chatham.
Paper   2ff.
19/126   12 March 1813
Letter from Charlotte P. Hume Campbell to George Baker, concerning her son's health and his removal from Westminster School.
Paper   2ff.
19/127   2 April 1813
Lines on the Prize Heifer (bred and fed by George Baker) by Veterinary Dr Marshall, with "note of observation".
Paper   1f.
19/128
Weights of various parts of the heifer.
Paper   1f.
19/129   11 April 1813
Letter from John, 6th Duke of Bedford, to George Baker, thanking him for a piece of beef from his "extraordinary heifer".
Paper   2ff.
19/130   11 May 1813
Dr Southey's prescription for George Baker.
Paper   1f.
19/131
f.1r. Handbill on Broad's method of taking rats and mice.
f.2r. Letter from W. Garstone to George Baker, 25 July 1813, concerning two rat traps.
Paper, Printed   2ff.
19/132   30 July [1813]
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning a riot at Duxbury.
Paper   2ff.
19/133
Copy of the following correspondence:
Paper   2ff.
19/133a   23 July 1813
Letter from R. Scruton to Major William Ogle, requesting particulars of the tithes of Baker's and Trevelyan's estates if "undisposed of", as he wishes to treat for them, particularly for Baker's.
19/133b   25 July 1813
Letter from Major William Ogle to Thomas Atkinson, forwarding the original of the above and repeating his statement that Trevelyan's tithes were not to be sold.
19/133c   26 July 1813
Letter from R. Scruton to Thomas Atkinson, requesting particulars of Major Ogles's tithes.
19/133d   29 July 1813
Thomas Atkinson's reply, stating that Baker had made an offer for the Stanton tithes.
19/133e   1 August 1813
Letter from Thomas Atkinson to R. Scruton, informing him that Baker has agreed to purchase the Stanton tithes.
19/133f   10 August 1813
Letter from R. Scruton to Major William Ogle, declaring that he has information causing him to think the Stanton tithes are not yet sold and requesting an opportunity of treating for them if they are still on the market.
19/134   5 October 1813
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning Frank Hall's education, Baker's services to him, and the desirability of Hall's making a will.
Paper   2ff.
19/135   13 October 1813
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the prosecution and sentence of rioters (at Duxbury), and steps to establish proof of the marriage of Anthony Hall and Margaret Wombwell.
(At the head of this letter is a note from Edward Tatham to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of draft for £103. 10s. 0d. for the keep of mares etc)
Paper   2ff.
19/136   14 October 1813
(a) Letter from Thomas Atkinson to George Baker, concerning drafts for £1,158. 10s. 0d. Baker has sent for the Ogles.
(b) Attached:
Receipt of Richard Pickering (for Reed Batsons Reeds and Co) for £1,158. 10s. 0d. (in two bills of exchange) from William Ogle.
(c) Receipt, dated 19 December 1813, of William Ogle senior and junior for £1,000 from George Baker (part of the purchase-money for the Stanton tithes).
(d) Receipt, dated 7 May 1814, of William Ogle Wallis Ogle, senior and junior, for £1,000 from George Baker (the last instalment of the purchase-money of the Stanton tithes).
Paper   2ff. and receipts 1f. each.
19/137   29 October 1813
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning steps Baker has taken about Frank Hall's will, and provision for his aunt (Miss Rey).
Paper   2ff.
19/138
Letter from R.B. Livesey to George Baker, endorsed October 1813, thanking him for making a payment into Durham Bank, and mentioning the health of the old lady (at Sowerby) and a visit from the Armytages and Brandlings.
Paper   2ff.
19/139   17 November 1813
Letter from H. Rubins (of London) to (George Baker), concerning drafts Baker had sent to her and another.
Underneath.
Receipt of Henrietta Rubins for £67. 10s 0d. from George Baker for the use of Mrs Frances Arthington.
Paper   1f.
19/140   22 November 1813
Letter from Richard Lowndes to George Baker, concerning a will to be made by Frank Hall, and steps to be taken to secure compensation from a bad tenant.
Paper   2ff.
19/141   27 November 1813
Letter from Daniel Turner to George Baker, concerning the letting of Carr House and the Hownes Farm (rents stated), and negotiations on the letting of Crook Farm.
Paper   2ff.
19/142
Book containing account of money paid by Daniel Turner for George Baker on account of the Durham City election, 1-11 December 1813. [For vouchers relating to this election, some of which correspond to the above account, see Nos. 96/106-7.]
Paper   34ff.
19/143   18 December 1813
Letter from William Gee of Sheffield to George Baker (or his committee), complaining that nothing had been allowed him but bare expenses for coming to vote for Baker in the Durham City election, showing that he is out of pocket through having to pay a man to do his work while absent, and stating the sum allowed to the London votes, the amount given to supporters of the opposite party, and the money he had himself received at former elections.
Paper   2ff.
19/144   3 February 1814
Letter from Richard Lowndes to George Baker, concerning an application to one of the Masters in Chancery for an increased allowance for Frank Hall, the slowness of Chancery business, and Hall's proposed allowance to his aunt.
Paper   2ff.
19/145a
f.1r. Letter from William Donkin to Daniel Turner (agent for George Baker) 5 February 1814, sending bills from Westmorland and his own which were contracted at the election, and asking him to remember the different post boys.
(Underneath in a different hand is a rough account.)
f.2r. Letter from D. Turner to Richard Kirton, 8 February 1814, sending the above-mentioned bills for his amusement.
Paper   2ff.
19/145b   12 April 1815
Attached to 19/145a:
Letter from William Donkin to Daniel Turner, acknowledging receipt of a cheque to the amount of the bills which he will discharge.
Paper   1f.
19/146
Letter from Richard Kirton to Daniel Turner, concerning money to be paid to Mr Ayre.
Paper   1f.
19/147   26 February 1814
Letter from Richard Kirton to George Baker, concerning the return of part of Lord Darlington's (election) subscription.
Paper   2ff.
19/148a   28 February 1814
f.1r.-v. Copy of a letter from Richard Kirton to Lord Darlington, concerning subscriptions to and application of the election fund.
f.2r. Letter from Richard Kirton to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £57. 10s. 0d.
Paper   2ff.
19/148b
Enclosure:
f.1r. No date, List of sums subscribed by ten persons, £1,500 in all.
ff.1v.-2r. Account of sums actually received and of disbursements (for election purposes).
Paper   2ff.
19/149   1 March 1814
Letter from Daniel Turner to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of bill of exchange for £198. 10s. 3d.
Paper   2ff.
19/150   5 March 1814
Letter from H.D. Lowndes to George Baker, concerning an affidavit to be made for an increased allowance for Frank Hall's maintenance, and a query about money received by Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/151   17 March 1814
Letter from Richard Lowndes to George Baker, concerning an affidavit to obtain an increased allowance for Frank Hall, and other matters relating to his affairs.
Paper   2ff.
19/152   21 March 1814
Letter from Charlotte P. Hume Campbell to George Baker, concerning her son, Sir William H. Campbell (her husband), and her jointure and dower.
Paper   2ff.
19/153   31 March 1814
f.1r. Letter from Henry (?) Wheldon to George Baker, requesting a reply to his former communication.
f.1v. Draft of Baker's reply, concerning his severe illness, and declaring that the gentleman who managed the election accounts considered that what had been sent to Wheldon was sufficient.
Paper   2ff.
19/154   10 April 1814
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning his desire to see Frank Hall, the latter's "thoughtless extravagance", and his allowance.
Paper   2ff.
19/155   11 April 1814
ff.2r.-1v. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the discovery of the entry of the marriage of Anthony Hall and Margaret Wombwell among transcripts of parish registers in the Bishop's Court at York.
f.1r. Copy of the entry in the transcript of the parish register of Frickley with Clayton, 1734 - 1735.
Paper   2ff.
19/156   21 April 1814
Statement by J. Pickering, Land Surveyor, of the area of certain plantations at Low Haswell, Cloudsley, etc.
Paper   1f.
19/157   6 May 1814
Copy of extract from the parish register of Frickley with Clayton relating to the marriage of Anthony Hall and Margaret Wombwell.
Underneath.
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, covering letter for above extract.
Paper   2ff.
19/158   20 November 1813 - 19 September 1814
Account of Daniel Turner to George Baker for viewing, valuing and reporting on the Hownes, Crook, and Carr House farms and for other services with respect to Crook and the Hownes.
Paper   2ff.
19/159
f.1r. Copy of a letter from Thomas Lys to Messrs Gorst, 14 December 1814, requesting information about Sir Frank Standish's heirs or the claimants to his estate.
f.1r.-1v. Copy of E. and J. Gorsts' reply, 16 December 1814, requesting the name of Lys' client and his "pretensions".
ff.1v.-2v. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 16 December 1814, proposing a delay in the application for exemplification of family arms to Frank Hall.
Paper   2ff.
19/160
f.1r.-v. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 28 December 1814, concerning arrangements for the signing of documents by Frank Hall.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of a letter from W. Wybrow to John Gorst, 22 December (1814), asking whether there was any relationship between the Standishs of Duxbury and the Standishs of Standish, and stating that the late Captain Standish (of whom the writer is heir) considered that he had next claim on Sir Frank Standish's estate.
f.2r. Copy of John Gorst's reply, 26 December 1814, declaring that the heir at law of Sir Frank Standish is Frank Hall of Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
19/161
Letter from R.B. L[ivesey] to George Baker [[1814], acknowledging receipt of a draft for £135, and mentioning fox hunting, horses and cattle.
Paper   2ff.
19/162   14 January 1815
f.1r. Letter from H. Fletcher to George Baker, sending his late brother's bill for keeping Baker's colt.
f.2r. Account of the Executors of the late William Fletcher to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/163   2 February 1815
Letter from H. Fletcher to (George Baker), acknowledging receipt of a chegue for £13. 11s. 7d., in settlement of his late brother's bill.
Paper   1f.
19/164   9 March 1815
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning his allowance of pocket-money and his previous expenses.
Paper   2ff.
19/165   9 May 1815
Note, giving the value of (the Stanton (?)) tithes.
Paper   1f.
19/166   26 September 1815
Letter from Abraham Kirkman to George Baker, requesting payment of an account due to Upton Swift and Seton of Queen Street, Cheapside, Colourmen, whose partnership is about to be dissolved.
Paper   2ff.
19/167   25 November 1815
Letter from Dunn and Dixon to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of £20 on account of Thomas Nicholson of Shotley Bridge.
Paper   2ff.
19/168a   5 December 1815
Receipt of Robert Walters (for the Representatives of the late Jos. Airey) for £316. 1s. 1d., (a quarter of the net rents of a freehold farm at Birtley, Co. Durham), from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
19/168b
Attached to 19/168a:
Account of rents received and of disbursements made on repairs in respect of Birtley Estate, Co. Durham, 1797 - 1814.
Paper   1f.
19/169a   14 December 1815
Letter from Richard Kirton to George Baker, concerning payrnent of costs in the suit "Baker v Howson".
Paper   2ff.
19/169b   12 December 1815
Enclosure:
Letter from William (Grey) to Richard Kirton, concerning the costs in the above suit.
Paper   1f.
19/170   16 December 1815
Letter from John Playfair to George Baker, declining on account of old age to take Frank Hall Standish as a pupil, and suggesting other "houses" in Edinburgh where he might apply.
Paper   2ff.
19/171   18 December 1815
Letter from Messrs Clarke and Grey to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of letter and receipt from Backhouse and Co. for the amount of the costs in the suit "Baker v Howson".
Paper   2ff.
19/172a
f.1r.-v. Account of John Griffith to George Baker for law business ( 18 June - 28 October 1814 ) in connection with a dispute with Thomas Dawson for improper management and overcropping of Baker's farm at the Hownes, Co. Durham.
f.2r. Letter from John Griffith to George Baker, 29 December 1815, covering letter to the above.
Paper   2ff.
19/172b
Enclosed with 19/172a:
Account of John Griffith to George Baker for business in several suits, 30 January 1811 - 25 April 1812.
Paper   1f.
19/173a
Account of R. Pearson to Henry Tower for law business in connection with his Marriage Settlement of 16 January 1816.
Underneath.
Rough notes of payments made to Pearson, 1817 - 1818.
Paper   2ff.
19/173b
Enclosure:
Receipt, dated 12 August 1817, of R. Pearson for £142. 6s. 7d, from Henry Tower in settlement of the above account.
Paper   1f.
19/174   19 March 1816
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning arrangements for Frank Hall Standish's residence in Edinburgh, his removal from Thorpe, his friend the Revd. Mr Dalton, Frank's character, and Baker's gout and rheumatism.
Paper   2ff.
19/175   18 April 1816
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning Frank Hall Standish's allowance and his situation in Edinburgh.
Paper   2ff.
19/176   19 April [1816]
Letter from R.B. Livesey to George [Baker] thanking him for note for £135, and mentioning racing at Catterick, James Dalton's horse, a bill to be paid in Newcastle, and Mrs Baker's debt to him.
Paper   1f.
19/177   1 July 1816
Letter from Davison, Newman & Co. of London to George Baker, requesting early payment of £85. 11s 5d. for groceries.
Paper   1f.
19/178   28 August 1816
Letter from Warren Maude to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a letter and an enclosure, and stating that they can arrange the amount of the property-tax when they meet.
Paper   2ff.
19/179a   10 September 1816
Letter from Pearson and Fewster to George Baker, concerning the price of malt.
Paper   2ff.
19/179b
Attached:
Account of Pearson and Fewster to George Baker for the period 18 September 1815 - 17 August 1816, with receipt, dated 14 September, of J. Pearson for £41. 13s. 6d.
Paper   1f.
19/180   11 October 1816
Statement of fee farm rent etc due from George Baker to F. Pym in respect of Stanton Town.
Underneath.
Letter from George Bryant to (George) Baker, concerning payment of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
19/181   19 November 1816
Survey of plantations in Stanton estate belonging to George Baker at Ruffle, taken by Richard Terame, with receipt of R. Terame for 10s. 6d., his fee for the above survey.
Paper   1f.
19/182   1 January [1817]
Letter from Jane Rey to George Baker, requesting that she might receive her money twice yearly instead of by four payments a year.
Paper   2ff.
19/183   26 January [1817]
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, expressing willingness to go to St John's College, Cambridge, and to be guided by Baker as to the time of going there, and concerning his need for a servant and a new horse.
Paper   2ff.
19/184   10 February 1817
Letter from Jane Rey to George Baker, concerning arrangements about her money, and Frank Hall Standish.
Paper   2ff.
19/185   11 February 1817
Letter from (Frank Hall Standish) to George Baker, informing him that he needs £50 more to pay his bills, and giving a list of his expenses.
Paper   1½ff. (part missing)
19/186   21 February 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning the bills he has to pay, and his removal from Mr Pillans's at Edinburgh.
Paper   2ff.
19/187   27 February 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning the propriety of Baker's explaining to Mr Pillans why Standish is going to Cambridge sooner than had been stated, and his conduct of which Baker disapproves.
Paper   2ff.
19/188   4 March 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, requesting that some explanation be given to Mr Pillans why he is going to leave him for Cambridge sooner than originally planned, and concerning the bills he has sent Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/189   6 March [1817]
Copy of letter from (George Baker) to (Mr Pillans), explaining why he intends to remove Standish from Edinburgh and send him to Cambridge that year.
Paper   2ff.
19/190   8 March 1817
Letter from James Pillans to George Baker, concerning Baker's explanations why Hall Standish is being removed from Edinburgh, and making observations on Standish's "expensive habits".
Paper   2ff.
19/191   12 March 1817
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning his sister's allowance, the situation in Nîmes, and Frank Hall Standish and his unsatisfactory conduct in respect of expenses in Edinburgh.
Paper   2ff.
19/192   20 March 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, declaring that it is out of anyone's power to restrain him except by advice, and concerning his ability to borrow money if Baker will not advance it.
Paper   2ff.
19/193   27 February[postmarked March] 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, asking whether he intends to discharge the bills he sent to him.
(The heading Friday 27 February does not correspond with the actual day, but 27 March 1817 was a Friday.)
Paper   2ff.
19/194   29 March 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, apologising for anything in his letters that had given Baker offence, and concerning his leaving Edinburgh.
At the head of this letter is a note showing drafts paid on 3 April (in discharge of Standish's debts (?)).
Paper   2ff.
19/195   24 April 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of note for £42, asking Baker's opinion on whether he should go to London to see his uncle, and concerning Lord Strathmore's brother.
Paper   2ff.
19/196   24 April 1817
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning Standish's desire to visit him (Rey); Standish's allowance) and the allowance of Miss Rey in Nîmes.
Paper   2ff.
19/197
Copy of letter from (George Baker) to Frank Hall Standish, no date, promising to have a security drawn up in respect of sums Standish intends to settle on his aunt and uncle, and suggesting a method whereby he could save further discussion about finance with his aunt.
Paper   1f.
19/198   30 April 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £100, and concerning his proposed Journey to London and a visit to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/199   21 May 1817
Letter from George Crondace to George Baker, confirming that Blackett's coach was employed in conveying Baker's voters during the last Durham City election.
(Cf. Vouchers No. 96/106)
Paper   2ff.
19/200   22 May [1817]
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning his advice to Frank Hall Standish, his allowance, and Miss Rey's allowance.
Paper   2ff.
19/201   23 May 1817
Certificate of Thomas Burdon and James Curry, addressed to George Baker, that Blackett's coach was "unremittingly" employed during the Durham City election of 1813 in the interest of George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/202   circa 29 May 1817
Letter from Richard Lowndes to George Baker, concerning Frank Hall Standish's request for £500 and his threat to go to a moneylender for it.
Paper   2ff.
19/203   30 May 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £100, and concerning his servant and horses.
Paper   2ff.
19/204   3 June 1817
Letter from Thomas Burdon to George Baker, concernihg the extent to which Blackett's coach was employed in Baker's interest during the late Durham City election.
Paper   2ff.
19/205   30 June 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £30, and declaring his intention to "cut old Bowes and the rest of that respectable Family altogether".
Paper   2ff.
19/206   16 September 1817
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to George Gibson Esq, to be sold by auction at Stagshaw House, near Corbridge, Northumberland.
Paper, Printed   2ff.
19/207   18 September 1817
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle, Leicestershire sheep, Cleveland bays, and improved pigs, belonging to J.D. Nesham Esq, to be sold by auction at Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham.
(Some MS. figures in margins.)
Paper   2ff.
19/208
Catalogue of beasts, sheep, and horses of the late Colonel Mellish, and of a gig and harness, and three fields of turnips to be sold by auction on 26 and 27 September 1817 at Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire.
(With MS. notes of the buyers and the prices fetched)
f.2r. Letter from John Manwaring to George Baker, 8 October [1817], concerning the above and the high prices at which he expects the furniture will sell through the eagerness of Mellish's associates to possess anything that was his.
Paper   2ff.
19/209   13 October 1817
Letter from Charlotte P. Hume Campbell to George Baker, concerning the abilities and prospects of her son, Frank Hall Standish.
Paper   2ff.
19/210
f.1r. Copies of two letters from Edward Chippindall to John Gorst, 11 October 1817, and 18 October 1817, concerning Thomas Standish's claim to the Duxbury estates.
f.1v. Copy of a letter from John Gorst to Chippindall, 14 October 1817, on the same subject.
f.2r. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 22 October [1817], concerning the correspondence above.
Paper   2ff.
19/211a   8 November 1817
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning proceedings against Johnson, and Taill.
[Nos. 19/211b-d are probably some of the enclosures referred to in the above letter.]
Paper   2ff.
19/211b   1812 - 1813
Account of Armorer Donkin to George Baker for law business, especially for proceedings against Brunton to recover money Baker had won in a bet.
Paper   2ff.
19/211c   1814
Account of Armorer Donkin to George Baker for conveyance of a fee farm rent issuing out of the Rectory and Tithes of Horsley, Northumberland, to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
19/211d   1816
Account of Armorer Donkin to George Baker for law business chiefly in connection with a dispute with Mrs Pearson, Executrix of her late husband, and the settlement of it by arbitration.
Paper   2ff.
19/212
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Mayday and Martinmas 1817 (received 15 December 1817 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
19/213
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton Estate at Mayday and Martinmas 1817 (received 16 December 1817 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
19/214   4 December 1817
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning Thomas Standish's bill in Chancery, the basis of his and Frank Hall Standish's claim, and making observations on the case.
Paper   2ff.
19/215   5 December 1817
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the Ejectment suits in which (Frank) Standish must be a defendant by his Guardian, and concerning the evidence collected and required.
Paper   2ff.
19/216   11 December 1817
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the answer to Thomas Standish's bill in Chancery.
Paper   2ff.
19/217   16 December 1817
Letter from Child and Co. to George Baker, informing him that Miss Rey has drawn a bill for £150 when she has only £100 on her account.
Paper   1f.
19/218   circa December 1817
Letter from (Frank Hall Standish) to (George Baker), no date, concerning the "scandalous" manner in which the examiners had treated him; also about his aunt (Jane Rey) and her allowance, with a copy of a letter he had written to her about her having drawn £150 instead of £100.
Paper   2ff.
19/219   20 December 1817
Letter from Jane Rey to George Baker, concerning Frank Hall Standish's desire to increase her income, and the probably detrimental effect of his splendid prospects on his character.
Paper   2ff.
19/220   24 December 1817
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, declaring that he has made the examiners apologise and compelled them to change the boards, and expressing his intention to remain at St John's College.
Paper   2ff.
19/221
Details of Lambton's famous ox by Chilton.
(In George Baker's hand)
Paper   1f.
19/222
Notes of the pedigrees of a red heifer, and of a roaned heifer.
Paper   2ff.
19/223
Notes, in George Baker's hand, of the pedigree of an animal.
Paper   1f.
20/1a   2 January 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning a demurrer to be filed against Thomas Standish's bill of complaint in the Royal Chancery.
Paper   2ff.
20/1b   31 December 1817
Enclosed with 20/1a:
Copy of opinion of John Bell concerning the above.
Paper   1f.
20/2
f.1. Copy of the demurrer of Frank Hall Standish to Thomas Standish's bill in Chancery.
f.2r.-1v. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 5 January 1818, concerning Baker's Guardianship of Frank Hall Standish.
Paper   2ff.
20/3   9 January [1818]
Letter from Jane Rey to Frank Hall Standish (her nephew), concerning her financial affairs.
Paper   2ff.
20/4   19 January 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the marriage of Sir Thomas Standish and widow Smith, and the trial of the ejectment causes.
Paper   2ff.
20/5   20 January 1818
Letter from Jane Rey to George Baker, concerning her financial affairs.
Paper   2ff.
20/6   25 February 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning trial of the ejectment causes.
Paper   2ff.
20/7   27 February 1818
Letter from Thomas Birchall to George Baker, asking Baker to meet him when he reaches Durham, where he is coming to search for material relating to the pedigree of Frank Hall Standish.
Paper   2ff.
20/8   28 February 1818
Letter from C[harlotte] P. H[ume] C[ampbell] to Frank Hall Standish (her son), concerning an arranggemant she hopes will be reached with Sir William (her husband), and requesting that she may be allowed to go to Duxbury for a short time.
Paper   2ff.
20/9   4 March 1818
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, asking whether Baker has any objection to his keeping the remainder of his forms at Christ's College, Cambridge, instead of at St John's where discipline is strict, and concerning his reply to a letter from his mother.
Paper   2ff.
20/10   12 March 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning their opponent's position and the means to be taken to confirm Frank Hall Standish's title.
Paper   2ff.
20/11   13 March 1818
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning Thomas Standish's having "dropped all proceedings this Assizes", his decision to take more time to consider about changing his college, young Russell of Brancepeth and St John's College, horses, and his plans to hunt during the vacation.
Paper   2ff.
20/12   15 March 1818
Letter from T. Calvert to George Baker, concerning the possible removal of Standish from St John's to Christ's College, Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
20/13
f.1r. Copy of C.H. Barber's opinion of 12 March 1818, as to perpetuating the testimony of old witnesses.
ff.1v.-2v. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, 16 March 1818, concerning evidence for the purpose of resisting the claim of Thomas Standish.
Paper   2ff.
20/14   13 April 1818
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning his mother's distress and his proposed visit to her, and his expenses and loans.
Paper   2ff.
20/15
ff.1r.-1v. Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, 2 May 1818, concerning his mother's agitation and threatened elopement.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of George Baker's reply, 6 May 1818, criticising Standish's conduct.
Paper   2ff.
20/16a   9 April 1818
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, (postmarked May), replying to Baker's criticisms and expressing appreciation of the trouble Baker had taken to keep him in possession of the Duxbury estates.
Paper   2ff.
20/16b   8 April 1818
Enclosed with 20/16a:
Letter from C[harlotte] P. H[ume] C[ampbell] to Frank Hall Standish (her son), (postmarked May), informing him that she has been advised not to leave Marchmont House until some arrangement has been made with Sir William, her husband.
Paper   2ff.
20/17   11 May 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning steps to be taken in the law business in connection with the Duxbury estates etc.
Paper   2ff.
20/18
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1817 and 12 May 1818 (received 30 April 1818 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/19
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton estate at Martinmas 1817 and Mayday 1818 (received 27 Apri1 1818 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/20
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, postmarked 19 June 1818, concerning his allowance, his will, and plans, with copy of his reply to a letter from Mr Calvert on his absence from Cambridge.
Paper   2ff.
20/21   29 June 1818
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning his travelling plans, possible meeting with Baker, and visit to Duxbury with him and others, and his mother's Jointure.
Paper   2ff.
20/22a   23 July 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the success of the demurrer to Thomas Standish's bill in Chancery, the ejectment causes, perpetuating the testimony of old witnesses, and Frank Hall Standish and his allowance.
Paper   2ff.
20/22b   11 June 1818
Enclosure:
Copy of opinion, of John Bell, Thomas Shepherd, and C.H. Barber on perpetuating the testimony of old witnesses in support of Frank Hall Standish's pedigree.
Paper   1f.
20/23   6 August 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning preparations for the trial of two (ejectment) causes.
Paper   2ff.
20/24   10 August 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the countermanding by the plaintiff of both trials (of the ejectment causes), and Frank Hall Standish's allowance.
Paper   2ff.
20/25
Catalogue of the improved breed of short-horned cattle, Leicestershire sheep, etc, belonging to Robert de Lisle Esq, to be sold by auction on 7 September 1818, at Acton House, near Felton, Northumberland.
Paper   2ff.
20/26
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle and Leicestershire sheep belonging to Robert Colling of Barmpton, near Darlington, Co. Durham, to be sold by auction on 29 and 30 September [1818].
(MS. notes of the prices fetched).
Paper   1f.
20/27
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle and Leicestershire sheep belonging to Robert Colling of Barmpton, near Darlington, Co. Durham, which were sold by auction on 29 and 30 September [1818] : the first day's Sale.
(The buyers and the prices paid are stated)
Paper   1f.
20/28   1 October 1818
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning Mr Calvert's "very impertinent letter", his willingness to be guided by Baker as regards the changing of his college, and his concern at his mother's behaviour.
Paper   2ff.
20/29
f.1r.-v. Letter from Christopher T. Tower to George Baker, no date, but circa 19 October 1818, concerning Dr Western's pigs.
f.2r.-v. Letter from G.C. Western to George Baker, concerning pigs.
Paper   2ff. (and wrapper, 1f.)
20/30   22 October 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the strength of Frank Hall Standish's case, possible steps against Thomas Standish, the fortheoming Duxbury rent day, and the Duxbury tenants.
Paper   2ff.
20/31   9 November 1818
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the Duxbury rent day, and Stonor of Stonor's claim to a neighbouring estate to Duxbury.
Paper   2ff.
20/32   12 December 1818
Letter from John Wauchope (?) to George Baker, concerning the contract of separation between Sir William P. Hume Campbell and Lady Hume Campbell, and arrangements about her rents.
Paper   2ff.
20/33   23 January 1819
f.1r. Extract from the Preston Chronicle, concerning the forthcoming trial in connection with the Duxbury estates.
ff.2r.-1v. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, (postmarked 23 January and he refers to the above newspaper paragraph as appearing "this morning") concerning the above, and a slovenly dressed man seeking deeds of the Duxbury estates.
Paper   2ff.
20/34   6 February 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning Lady Campbell's health, and the identification of Frank Hall Standish.
Paper   2ff.
20/35
Catalogue of prime Leicestershire sheep, pure long-horn bulls, high bred horses, brood mares, colts and fillies, implements of husbandry, and draught mares, etc of Richard Astley Esq, to be sold by auction at Nailstone and Odston, both near Market Bosworth in the County of Leicester, on 10 and 11 February 1819.
Paper   1f.
20/36   16 February 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning old witnesses to be called on behalf of Frank Hall Standish and the conducting of them to the Assizes.
Paper   2ff.
20/37a   24 February 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the approaching trial, the evidence, and witnesses, and their opponents' advertisement in the press.
Paper   2ff.
20/37b
Enclosure:
Copy of advertisement in the Norwich, Yarmouth and Lynn Courier and Norfolk General Advertiser, 13 February 1819, offering £2,000 reward for information about a missing generation of the family of Standish of Duxbury Hall, Lancashire.
Paper   1f.
20/38   8 March 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the approaching trial of one of the ejectment causes.
Paper   2ff.
20/39   13 March 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning Hall Standish's indisposition, his identification, and postponement of the trial.
Paper   2ff.
20/40   10 April 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning affidavits for the nonsuiting of Thomas Standish and to prevent his obtaining further time to try the cause, the weakness of his case, and the strength of Hall Standish's.
Paper   2ff.
20/41   22 April 1819
Receipt of Isabella Judith Tower (as sole Executrix of Dorothy Chapeau deceased) for 5s. 0d. from Henry Tower (consideration for £2,600 share in the joint stock of consolidated 3% annuities transferred to Henry Tower).
Paper   1f.
20/42   22 April 1819
Receipt of Isabella Judith Tower (as sole Executrix of Dorothy Chapeau) for 5s. 0d. from Henry Tower (consideration for £875 share in the capital stock and funds of the Bank of England transferred to Henry Tower).
Paper   1f.
20/43   1 May 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning judgment against Thomas Standish, and the taxing of the costs.
Paper   2ff.
20/44   22 June 1819
Letter from R. Pearson to Henry Tower, concerning money he had received from Tower on account of law business in connection with transactions between G. Baker and his daughter, and Tower's Marriage Settlement, etc.
Paper   2ff.
20/45   14 July 1819
f.1r.-v. Copy letter from John Gorst to Frank Hall Standish, advising him about his allowance and other matters.
f.2r. Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the above letter and Frank Hall Standish's financial affairs.
Paper   2ff.
20/46   20 September 1819
Letter from Francis Rey to George Baker, concerning Standish's extravagance, and his aunt and mother.
Paper   2ff.
20/47   1819
f.1r.-v. Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to Henry Witham Esq, to be sold by auction at Pecknall, near Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, on 4 October 1819.
(With MS notes of the buyers and prices in many cases).
f.2r. Letter from J. Robinson to George Baker, 5 October 1819, covering letter to the above, and concerning advertisements of Baker's own stock.
Paper   2ff.
20/48
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate chiefly at Mayday and circa Martinmas 1819 (received circa 25 November 1819 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/49   4 December 1819
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, advising him about advancing money to Frank Hall Standish.
Paper   2ff.
20/50
MS. list of animals to be sold.
(The pedigrees are stated).
Paper   1f.
20/51
Lines on "old Favourite" - a cow of the old Dutch breed.
Paper   1f.
20/52
Particulars of short-horn stock "bred and at Elemore, 16 February 1820 ".
Paper   2ff.
20/53   22 February 1820
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the possibility of Hall Standish being in a "serious scrape", an inquiry of Thomas Standish's friend about costs, the Duxbury estate, and a suggested subscription of Frank Hall Standish to a church to be built at Chorley.
Paper   2ff.
20/54   7 April 1820
Letter from R.B. L[ivesey] to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a draft for £150, stating that he hopes to meet him at the spring meeting, and concerning James Cleaver's intended marriage.
Paper   2ff.
20/55
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, postmarked 5 June 1820, concerning business matters, his illness, the consulting of a landscape gardener about Duxbury, his horses, and plans to have some sport with Lord Darlington.
Paper   2ff.
20/56   14 June 1820
Letter from James Wood (for Messrs Child Co. and Self) to Henry Tower, concerning the selling price of his investments, and informing him that they will require powers of attorney to enable him to raise the money he may need.
Paper   1f.
20/57   8 July 1820
Letter from R. Addison (broker to Messrs. Child & Co.) to Henry Tower, inquiring as to the price at which he wishes his stocks to be sold.
Paper   1f.
20/58   14 July 1820
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the entertainment of the Duxbury tenantry and Frank Hall Standish's friends on his birthday, his affairs, Baker's discharge and indemnity, and another claimant of the Duxbury estates.
Paper   2ff.
20/59   26 July 1820
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the indemnification of Baker in respect of his management of the Duxbury estates.
Paper   2ff.
20/60   12 August 1820
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning papers to be signed, his intention of going abroad again soon, his wish to employ Mr Wharton as his lawyer, his Life of Voltaire, and requesting Baker's opinion as to the propriety of selling his glass-works.
Paper   2ff.
20/61   15 August 1820
Account in connection with the sale of stocks in the names of Captain Henry Tower, Ralph John Lambton Esq, and the Revd. William Tower.
Underneath
Letter from R. Addison (Broker to Messrs Child and Co.) to Captain Henry Tower, concerning the disposal of the money realised by the above sales.
Paper   1f.
20/62
Recto. Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle late the property of Mr Wright of Cleasby, near Darlington, Co. Durham, deceased, to be sold by auction on 2 October 1820.
Verso. Letter from J. D[alton (?)] to George Baker, (circa 27 August) 1820, covering the above.
Paper   1f.
20/63   28 August 1820
Copy letter from George Baker to Frank Hall Standish, concerning the employment of Mr Wharton, Standish's lack of confidence towards Baker, the sale of the glass-houses, and a small farm adjoining Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
20/64   circa September 1820
Copy of letter from (George Baker) to Frank Hall Standish, no date, concerning his trust accounts, his use of some of Standish's money, the annuity to Standish's aunt and uncle, and the extent of Standish's debt.
Paper   2ff.
20/65   28 September 1820
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the proposed entertainment of the Duxbury tenantry on Frank Hall Standish's birthday, and Mr Shepherd's opinion on Standish's title.
Paper   2ff.
20/66   30 September 1820
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, declaring that he is happy that some of his money has been of use to Baker, and concerning Mr Wharton as his lawyer, his book, and the payment of his debts.
Paper   2ff.
20/67
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle, late the property of Mr Wright of Cleasby, near Darlington, Co. Durham, deceased, to be sold by auction, 2 October 1820.
Paper   1f.
20/68   3 October 1820
(i) Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle, Leicestershire sheep, etc, late belonging to Robert Colling, Esq, of Barmpton, near Darlington, Co. Durham, deceased, to be sold by auction commencing on 3 October 1820.
(ii) Another copy of the above catalogue.
Paper   1f. each.
20/69   19 October 1820
Letter fram John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the imprisonment of Thomas Standish for debt, the Eaglescliffe deeds, and Baker's discharge.
Paper   2ff.
20/70   25 October 1820
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning his delay in returning to England, and his financial affairs.
Paper   2ff.
20/71   1812 - 1820
Book containing particulars of the trust account's of George Baker, acting Guardian to Frank Hall Standish.
(Includes a list of proprietors of a glass works, an account of Crown Glass Stock, 31 December 1812, an account of dividends received, 1812 - 1820, and a rental of Eaglescliffe and Manfield).
Paper   94ff.
20/72
Trust accounts of George Baker, acting Guardian to Frank Hall Standish., June 1812 - 17 November 1820.
Paper   18ff.
20/73
f.1r.-1v. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton estate and Bells Close on 13 November 1820 (received on 21 November 1820 ), with account of disbursements.
ff.1v.-2r. Letter from Edward Clint to George Baker, 25 November 1820, concerning the proposed construction of a fire-brick kiln, the clay-mines, the complaint of a tenant about an increase in his rent, the repair of the houses on Baker's estate, a tenant who has evidently gone bankrupt, and other estate matters.
Paper   2ff.
20/74   6 December 1820
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, thanking him for his letters and offer of service, and concerning his financial affairs, and the "friends" who have discussed his conduct "pretty freely".
Paper   2ff.
20/75   25 December 1820
Letter from Alexander Hall to Charles Colling, concerning the dam of Hubback.
Paper   1f.
20/76   27 December 1820
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the Eaglescliffe deeds, a present of £300 he had received from Frank Hall Standish for professional services, and the rent day at Duxbury.
Paper   2ff.
20/77   14 January 1820
Letter (postmarked 1821) from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning his arrival in Florence, Lord Byron at Ravenna, quoting four lines from a letter in verse written by Byron to Moore - "a great Literary curiosity" - which would not be printed; also concerning his own Life of Voltaire, Baker's seconding an address in favour of the Queen, and his resentment at Henry Tower's having talked about his Leicestershire affairs.
Paper   2ff.
20/78   28 January 1821
Copy of letter from (George Baker) to Frank Hall Standish, concerning the allegation that Henry Tower had been speaking to Standish's disadvantage, and Standish's Tory principles which put "all Politicks out of the Question".
Paper   1f.
20/79   10 February 1821
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the title to the Eaglescliffe property, Thomas Standish, his supporters, and the way in which the money they had collected had been wasted.
Paper   2ff.
20/80   12 February 1821
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning finance, the reception of his book, and his parliamentary ambition.
Paper   1f.
20/81   10 April 1821
Handbill concerning a bull of the improved short horned breed called Sir Leoline, to be sold by auction at the exhibition of the Board of Agriculture, with a statement of the conditions of sale.
Paper   1f.
20/82
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate chiefly at Martinmas 1820, and 13 May 1821 (received 2 May 1821 ).
Paper   2ff.
20/83   12 June 1821
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning his return to England to wind up all his affairs , his purchase of a library, and his literary works and expectations.
Paper   2ff.
20/84   23 June 1821
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning a house he may wish to rent at Sedgefield, Co. Durham, his intention to go hunting if in England next winter, a horse for the purpose, and his literary works. A reconciliation is mentioned in a postscript on f.1v.
Paper   2ff.
20/85   2 July 1821
Copy letter from George Baker to (Frank Hall Standish), expressing pain at Standish's ingratitude.
Paper   1f.
20/86   7 July 1821
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, concerning hunting in Co. Durham, his anticipated pre-eminence in the literary world, his life in Paris, and denying the charge of ingratitude.
Paper   2ff.
20/87   16 July 1821
Copy letter from (George Baker) to (Frank Hall Standish), rebuking him for writing volumes of nonsense and for failing to answer the points in his letters, and referring to a review of Standish's literary work.
Paper   1f.
20/88   9 June 1821
Extract of a review of Standish's Life of Voltaire in the Literary Gazette and Journal of Arts and Sciences, (No. 229).
(In George Baker's hand)
Paper   1f.
20/89   10 July 1821
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, declaring that his new poem would equal anything ever written by anyone, and quoting lines by Byron on a quarrel with his wife.
Paper   2ff.
20/90   21 August 1821
Printed copy of oath to be taken by persons before being admitted to the freedom of the City of York, with certificate that George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq, had taken the said oath and had been admitted to the freedom of the said City.
Signed: Richard Townend, Common Clerk of the City.
Paper   1f.
20/91   30 August 1821
Letter from Frank Hall Standish to George Baker, attacking the review of his book in the Literary Gazette, and its editor, and concerning his new poem.
Paper   2ff.
20/92
Catalogue of improved short-horned cattle and Leicestershire sheep, the property of W.R. Earnshaw, of Roall, near Ferry Bridge, Yorkshire, to be sold by auction on 11 and 12 September 1821.
Paper   1f.
20/93
f.1r. Plan of Denton estate with details of the acreage of wheat and oats bought there and at Stanton.
f.1v.-f.2r. Letter from Edward Clint to George Baker, 18 September 1821, concerning the failure to sell the Denton and Stanton crops, the losses Baker has suffered through a "bad Tenant & a bad Man", future prospects (depending upon the ports remaining shut), the price of wheat at Newcastle, and wages being paid at Stanton, Morpeth and Denton.
Paper   2ff.
20/94   13 October 1821
Printed particulars of an estate comprising the Manors of Seaham and Dawden, Co. Durham, to be sold by auction (with a plan).
There are some manuscript figures in the margins.
Paper   7ff.
20/95
Catalogue of improved short-horned cattle belonging to Mr Thomas Jobling of Bog-Hall, near Morpeth, Northumberland, to be sold by auction, on 25 October 1821.
Addressed to George Baker. On f.2r. is written "with Mr Jobling's Comp ts ".
Paper   2ff.
20/96
ff.1v.-2r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday 1821 and 13 November 1821 (received 13 December ), with account of disbursements.
f.2v. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Bells Close and Newcastle upon Tyne at Martinmas 1821 (received 10 December 1821 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/97   17 November 1821
Account showing sums owed by George Baker to William Kirton, (on account of a bond etc) and by Richard Kirton to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
20/98
Account of the acreage of grass land and arable land in Haswell Farm, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
20/99
Account of the acreage of grass land and land under tillage in the township of Pittington, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
20/100   15 February 1822
Letter from J. Geepeaux to George Baker, informing him of purchases by Frank Hall Standish of French stocks and their worth in sterling.
Paper   2ff.
20/101
Letter from R.B. Livesey to George Baker, endorsed April 1822, acknowledging receipt of a draft and concerning the wound in Jack's head.
Paper   1f.
20/102
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Martinmas 1821 and Mayday 1822 (received 3 May 1822 ).
Paper   2ff.
20/103   17 November 1822
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the release and indemnity from Frank Hall Standish to Baker, and the lack of "perfect good understanding" between Standish and Baker.
Paper   2ff.
20/104   12 December 1822
Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower, concerning rents and allowances of the Northumberland tenantry, the division of an annuity between them, the rent of the Birtley tenant, and his health.
Paper   2ff.
20/105
f.1r.-1v. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday and Martinmas 1822 (received 16 December 1822 ), with account of disbursements.
ff.1v.-2r. Letter from Edward Clint to George Baker, no date, (circa 16 December 1822 ), concerning the Grays (Baker's tenants) and their insolent conduct, and the tenants' gratitude at Baker's reduction of their rents by 20%.
Paper   2ff.
20/106
Handbill concerning Sir Charles Morgan's annual show of stock to be held at Courtybella Farm, near Newport, on 17 December 1822.
Paper   1f.
20/107   24 December 1822
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning "the very unfortunate misunderstanding" between Standish and Baker.
Paper   2ff.
20/108
Account of the produce and expenses of a "cold land" farm of 100 acres, 1822.
Paper   2ff.
20/109   1822
Recto. Plan of Stanton North Lane, etc.
Verso. Plan of proposed plantations in Stanton North Lane, etc.
Paper   1f.
20/170   1823
Plan of Stanton Fence farmstead showing the old buildings and the alterations made.
Paper   2ff.
20/111
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to R. Thomas of Eryholm, near Darlington, Co. Durham, to be sold by auction, 1 March 1823.
Paper   1f.
20/112
Account of Exchequer bills purchased for George Baker, circa April 1823.
Underneath.
Letter from R. Addison (Broker to Messrs Child & Co.) to George Baker, 29 April 1823, concerning sums received and disbursements made on his account, including that for the above Exchequer bills.
Paper   1f.
20/113
Letter from R.B. Livesey to George (Baker), no date, acknowledging a draft for interest, mentioning Baker's improvement in health and failure to agree with Shipley, and concerning the price of oats in London.
Paper   1f.
20/113b   29 April 1823
Attached:
Note from W. Brackett (?) (for Curtis and Co.) to Messrs Child and Co., requesting them to pay E. Turton (?) £6,000 on account of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
20/114
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Martinmas 1822 and 12 May 1823 (received 5 May 1823 ).
Paper   2ff.
20/115
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Martinmas 1823 (received 30 April 1824 ).
Paper   2ff.
20/116   12 March 1824
Letter from William Carlton to (William Maclean), crossed out and forwarded to George Baker, concerning six queys purchased for George Baker, with an account of their cost.
Paper   2ff.
20/117   12 March 1824
Note from William Carlton to William Maclean of Edinburgh, requesting him to pay £70 to Robert Montgomerie or order.
(This note was made payable to Adam Keir, and, by him, to Thomas Kinnear (?) & Sons.)
Paper   1f.
20/118   16 March 1824
Letter from William Carlton to George Baker, concerning six Ayrshire queys which he is sending.
Paper   2ff.
20/119   13 April 1824
Release and indemnity by Frank Hall Standish of Duxbury, Lancaster, Esq (cousin and heir at law of Sir Frank Standish, Bart., late of Duxbury, deceased), to George Baker of Elemore, Co. Durham, Esq, one of the Trustees and Guardians of the said Frank Hall Standish, in respect of his receipt and application of the rents and profits of the real estates of the late Sir Frank Standish during the minority of the said Frank Hall Standish.
Signed: Frank Hall Standish.
Parchment   1m.
20/120   26 April 1824
Letter from J. Whitaker to George Baker, giving his opinion about several cows he has received from Baker, and asking many questions about their pedigrees.
Paper   2ff.
20/121
Accounts in connection with (George Baker's (?)) financial affairs, 1820 - 1824.
Paper   2ff.
20/122   26 May 1824
Receipt of Mary Lee for £6. 0s. 0d. from George Baker (half a year's annuity due to her under the will of John Allison deceased).
Paper   1f.
20/123
Recto. Receipt, dated 2 November 1824, of Thomas Wood for £2,500 paid by George Baker in connection with one of Mr Scruton's shares purchased of the Hetton Coal Company.
Verso. Account, no date, concerning hay, oats, and interest.
Paper   1f.
20/124
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday and Martinmas 1824 (received 20 December 1824 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/125a   14 November 1824
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning his accounts with Donkin and Stable and Mr Stoker, the procuration fees charged for mortgages, and the recovery of Baker's expenses as High Sheriff of Northumberland.
Paper   2ff.
20/125b
Enclosed with the above document:
Current account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
20/125c
Enclosed with the above document:
Account of Armorer Donkin to George Baker for law business, 1817 - 1820.
Paper   4ff.
20/125d
Enclosed with the above document:
Account of Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker for law business, 1819 - 1821.
Paper   2ff.
20/125e
Enclosed with the above document:
Account of Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker for law business, 1821 - 1822.
Paper   2ff.
20/125f
Account of Messrs Donkin and Stable and William Stoker to George Baker for arranging a mortgage of £14,000 on the Elemore and Little Haswell estates.
Paper   4ff.
20/126   20 November 1824
Letter from John Gorst to George Baker, concerning the release and indemnity from Frank Hall Standish to Baker, Gorst's reply to Baker's reproach, and Standish's visits to Duxbury.
Paper   2ff.
20/127   24 November 1824
Receipt of Mary Lee for £6. 0s. 0d, from Timothy Allison (half a year's annuity due to her).
Paper   1f.
20/128   23 December 1824
Particulars of the weight of various parts of an ox bred and fed by George Baker.
Paper   1f.
20/129   1824
Account of Richard Kirton to Timothy Allison, Executor of John Allison, deceased, for business arising out of a dispute with Miss Lee over the late John Allison's furniture; and for the renewal of a lease of land held by John Allison of the Bishop (of Durham).
Paper   2ff.
20/130   12 February 1825
Receipt of Elizabeth French and Amos French (the personal representatives of Henry French deceased) for £10. 0s. 0d. from Timothy Allison, Executor of John Allison, late of Shadforth, Co. Durham (the full amount of a legacy to the said Henry French).
Paper   1f.
20/131   12 February 1825
Receipt of Maxwell and Ann Clapperton for £20. 0s. 0d. from Timothy Allison, Executor of John Allison, late of Shadforth, Co. Durham, deceased (the full amount of a legacy to Ann Clapperton).
Paper   1f.
20/132
Account in connection with the sale of stocks for Henry Tower.
Underneath.
Letter from R. Addison (broker to Messrs Child and Co.) to Henry Tower, 4 May 1825, informing him that his account has been credited with the produce of the above sale.
Paper   1f.
20/133   5 May 1825
Further account of Richard Kirton in connection with the late John Allison's estate, with receipt of Richard Kirton for £12. 7s. 9d. from Baker.
Paper   1f.
20/134
Receipt, no date, of Mary Lee for £6. 0s. 0d. from Timothy Allison (half a year' s annuity due to her on 13 May 1825 ).
Paper   1f.
20/135a   23 June 1825
Letter from T. Wood (?) to George Baker, concerning the sale of a piece of land near Hetton, Co. Durham, and the agreement with the purchaser about the payment of Baker for stones.
Paper   2ff.
20/135b   23 June 1825
Enclosure:
(1) Thomas Wood, on behalf of George Baker Esq.
(2) Thomas Reed of Hetton le Hole, Co. Durham.
Copy of memorandum of agreement between (1) and (2) for the sale of a piece of ground belonging to George Baker (on the south side of the lane leading from Hetton on the Hill to Easington Lane and Hetton Colliery and the west side of the brook which crosses that lane) for £60.
Signed by (1) and (2).
Paper   1f.
20/136
Account of Timothy Allison to George Baker in connection with the estate of John Allison, deceased). Receipted by Baker, 19 August (1825 (?) ).
Paper   2ff.
20/137
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to William Donkin of Sandoe, near Hexham, Northumberland, to be sold by auction on 24 August 1825.
Paper   1f.
20/138   6 October 1825
Letter from Thomas Wood to George Baker, concerning the cost of ground and stones obtained from Baker for cottages near Hetton on the Hill, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
220/139
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton Estate, Bells Close, and Newcastle upon Tyne, at Mayday 1825, 25 September and 13 November 1825 (received 21 November 1825 ), with account of disbursements.
f.1v. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday 1825 (received 28 November 1825 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/140
Recto. Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to William Donkin of Sandoe, near Hexham, Northumberland, to be sold by auction on 24 August 1825 (with MS. notes of the prices fetched).
Verso. Letter from William Donkin to George Baker, 7 December 1825, thanking him for keeping his sheep so long, and mentioning the "very moderate" prices for his cattle at the sale.
Paper   1f.
20/141
Catalogue of the valuable racing stud, etc, the property of Thomas Ferguson, to be sold by auction at Catterick-Bridge in the County of York, on 22 December 1825.
Paper   1f.
20/142   30 January 1826
Recto. Account of the Hetten Coal Company to George Baker for clover, trefoil, rye grass, and hay seeds.
Verso. Account in connection with a new hedge planted and seed sown at Hetton le Hole, Co. Durham, and also interest money.
Paper   1f.
20/143a   13 March 1826
(a) Letter from R.W. Darnell to George Baker, informing him that he had paid Messrs Horns £1,800 on Baker's account.
Paper   2ff.
20/143b
Attached:
Account showing the value of one of Messrs Horns' shares, the amount paid by Baker, and the amount due to him from a colliery.
Paper   1f.
20/144
Catalogue of stallions, brood mares, horses in training, etc, with their engagements, to be sold by auction at Lambton Castle, near Durham, on 15 and 16 March 1826.
(With MS. notes of the prices).
Paper   1f.
20/145   23 March 1826
Letter from Nicholas Bonser (?), Clerk of the General Meetings of Lieutenancy, to Adjutant Horne of the Durham Yeomanry Cavalry, sending the commissions of several officers.
Paper   2ff.
20/146
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1825 and 12 May 1826 (received 27 April 1826 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of account of receipts and disbursements by Edward Clint, 7 December 1825 - 6 May 1826.
f.2v. Particulars of bills paid by Edward Clint on account of the estates, and account of cash due for wood and corf rods cut at Stanton in 1826.
Paper   2ff.
20/147
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry at Bells Close and Newcastle upon Tyne, chiefly on 12 May 1826 (received 15 May 1826 ).
Paper   1f.
20/148
Copy of account of receipts and disbursements by Edward Clint in respect of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, 7 December 1825- 15 May 1826.
Paper   2ff.
20/149   16 May 1826
(i) Copy valuation by Edward Clint and George Armstrong of George Baker's estate at West Denton, Northumberland.
(ii) Another copy of the above valuation.
Paper   2ff.
20/150
Plan of West Denton estate, Northumberland, no date.
Paper   1f.
20/151   19 May 1826
Copy valuation by Edward Clint and George Armstrong of George Baker's estates at Elemore, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
20/152
Copy valuation by Edward Clint and George Armstrong of George Baker's estates at Elemore, Co. Durham. (Another copy of 20/151).
Paper   2ff.
20/153   23 May 1826
Copy of letter from John Watson and Thomas Forster to George Baker, covering their valuation of the coal-mines under Baker's property.
Underneath.
Copy valuation by Watson and Forster of coal under the Elemore, Hetton on the Wall, Haswell, and Hasting House estates, Co. Durham.
Paper   2ff.
20/154
Plan of a house at Hetton on the Hill (?), Co. Durham, no date.
Paper   1f.
20/155   1 June 1826
Dimensions (as taken by Ralph Day, Mason) of two cottage houses belonging to Thomas Reed on the line of Hetton Hill Lane (for limestone from George Baker's limestone quarry).
Paper   1f.
20/156   3 June 1826
Length of garden (as measured by Ralph Day) at Hetton on the Hill Lane side, the property of George Baker.
Paper   1f.
20/157
f.1r. Rental of Stanton estate for 1826.
(The acreage of each farm is stated).
f.1v. Letter from Edward Clint to Henry Tower, 16 June 1826, concerning Stanton estate - its condition, rents, and tenants.
Paper   2ff.
20/158   30 June 1826
Memorandum of Mr Pybus's interview with Mr Hoar in connection with the exchange of properties in which Henry Tower and George Baker were concerned.
Paper   2ff.
20/159
f.1v. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate on 12 May and 12 November 1826 (received 4 December 1826 ), with account of disbursements.
f.2r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton, Bells Close and Newcastle upon Tyne, chiefly on 12 May and 12 November 1826 (received 5 December 1826 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/160   1826
Eye plan of a new plantation at Coal Houses (on Stanton estate).
Paper   1f.
20/161   1827
Sketch plan of Stanton plantations.
Paper   1f.
20/162   circa January 1827
(a) Valuation of the Elemore and West Denton estates.
(b) Another copy of the above document, with some additions.
(Endorsed: received from Mr W. Tower, 4 January 1827 ).
Paper   2ff. each
20/163   1 January [1827 (?)]
Account of expenditure (by the Hetton Coal Company) in sinking the Elemore and Eppleton pits, Co. Durham, erecting engines and houses, etc, and providing additional transport and loading facilities, with statements on:
(i) total expenditure and accumulation of stock since 31 December 1824.
(ii) the cost of working and leading a chaldron of coal.
(iii) the profit of the Colliery in 1826 and how it was accounted for.
(iv) estimated expenditure required for the completion of the Eppleton pits.
(v) the expected profit on the round coal to be vended from the Eppleton pits under the Regulation of the trade.

Paper   2ff.
20/164
(a) Letter from P. Vere to George Baker, 9 January 1827, sending copy of Jasper Harrison's note to Loraine & Co. for £7,500, and giving details of his family in Italy.
(b) Attached:
Calculation evidently relating to the above-mentioned £7,500.
Paper   2ff. and 1f.
20/165
ff.1r.-v. Copy letter from Arthur Mowbray to George Hill and George Johnson, 1 March 1827, requesting their opinion for Hetton Coal Company on the pits being sunk at Eppleton, the measures required to win the Main and Hutton seams, and on the state of the mines at Lyons and Elemore, Co. Durham.
ff, 1v.-2v. Copy report of Hill and Johnson on the above matters, 5 March 1827.
Paper   2ff.
20/166   6 May 1827
Letter from William Harry Vane, 3rd Earl of Darlington and Lord Lieutenant of Co. Durham, to Lieutenant-Col. Henry Tower, forwarding a letter granting Tower's request.
(The enclosure mentioned is missing)
Paper   2ff.
20/167   8 May 1827
Cheque for £1,000 from George Baker to Robert Pearson.
Underneath.
Note from Robert Pearson to Jonathan Backhouse and Co., requesting them to hold the above cheque until the value was replaced with interest.
Paper   2ff.
20/168
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Martinmas 1826 and on 12 May 1827 (received 25 April 1827 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/169
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton estate, Bells Close, and Newcastle upon Tyne, chiefly circa Mayday 1827 (received 14 May 1827 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
20/170
Copy of account of rents received and disbursements made by Edward Clint in respect of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, 9 December 1826 - 14 May 1827.
Paper   2ff.
20/171
Account in connection with Excheguer bills bought for Ralph Lambton, Esq and the Revd. William Tower, Trustees for Henry Tower, Esq.
Underneath.
Letter from W.H. Smith (broker to Messrs Child and Co.) to Henry Tower, postmarked 23 July 1827, covering the above.
Paper   1f. (Part missing)
20/172   27 September [1827 (?)]
Letter from William Harry Vane, 1st Marquis of Cleveland and Lord Lieutenant of Co. Durham, to (Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tower (?)), thanking him for his congratulations on the increase of dignity that the King has conferred on him.
Paper   2ff.
20/173
Account of the Trustees of the late R. Pearson to George Baker for law business transacted by Pearson for Baker, January 1792 - September 1827.
Paper   12ff.
20/174
(a) Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle and Leicestershire sheep belonging to Robert Thornton Barmpton, Co. Durham, to be sold by auction on 17 and 18 October 1827.
(b) Another copy of the above catalogue.
(with MS. notes of the buyers and prices).
Paper   1f.
20/175   19 December 1827
Letter from R. Byham to the Commandant of the Durham Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry, concerning the disposal of the arms etc of the said Corps which is to be disbanded.
Paper   2ff.
20/176   25 December 1827
Letter from William Harry Vane, 1st Marquis of Cleveland, to [Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tower (?)], concerning the disposal of the arms etc (of the Durham Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry).
Paper   2ff.
20/177
(i-iii) Account of sums received by Richard Kirton in connection with George Baker's affairs, no dates, with a note concerning a suit which Mr Naire had brought against Captain Hurst for delivering goods to persons who failed soon afterwards.
3 pieces, two 1f. each, one 2ff.
20/178
Calculation of the value of the Elemore estate and the difference between it and the West Denton estate in respect of total value and annual income, no date.
(In George Baker's hand).
Paper   2ff.
20/179   circa 1827
Rough calculations of the values of the Elemore and West Denton estates.
(In George Baker's hand).
Paper   2ff.
20/180
Rough calculations by George Baker concerning the Elemore and Hetton on the Hill estates, Co. Durham, no date.
Paper   1f.
Letters and papers 1828-1846
21/1
Account of the income of the (West) Denton estate, Northumberland, 1828 with calculations of the values of the (West) Denton and Elemore estates.
Paper   1f.
21/2   3 February 1828
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him that he has obtained a satisfactory authority from Mr Dalton, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £200, and concerning the means he will adopt to get a personal introduction to Mr Humphrys in Londom
Paper   2ff.
21/3
(a) Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to the Revd. William Tower, 18 February 1828, concerning valuations of the Elemore and West Denton estates by Messrs Clint and Armstrong, and by Armorer Donkin, and the proposed exchange of these properties.
Underneath.
Copy of a letter from Armorer Donkin to Ambrose Humphrys, 16 February 1828, concerning his (Donkin's) valuation of the above properties and the advantage of the mansion house etc at Elemore.
(b) Enclosure:
Letter from Armorer Donkin to (Ambrose Humphrys), 16 February 1828, giving a detailed valuation of the Elemore and West Denton estates.
Paper   2ff.
21/4
Memorandum (unsigned) setting forth objections, from the point of view of a Trustee of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement, to the proposed exchange of the Elemore and West Denton estates, no date.
Paper   2ff.
21/5
ff.1r.-2r. Letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower, postmarked 26 February 1828, requesting him to act as a Trustee in connection with the proposed exchange of properties which George Baker is determined to carry through, criticizing (Armorer) Donkin's valuation of the Elemore and West Denton estates, and remarking on George Baker's assets and behaviour.
f.2v. Letter from Isabella Tower to Christopher Tower, expressing the hope that he will undertake the Trusteeship.
Paper   2ff.
21/6   29 February 1828
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £500 (in connection with the cost of the proposed exchange of the Elemore and West Denton properties), requesting him to ask Mr Livesey again to become a Trustee for the purposes of this exchange, and concerning an extraordinary clause in Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
Paper   2ff.
21/7   29 February 1828
(a) Letter from Armoror Donkin to the Revd. William Tower, concerning the "unfortunate differences" that have arisen in the Tower family, the nature of the proposed exchange of the Elemore and West Denton estates, and the appointmont of Trustees for the purpose.
(b) Attached
Scrap of paper with a note of money due to (Henry Tower's children (?)).
Paper   2ff.
21/8   10 March 1828
(a) List of objections to Mr D[onkin]'s valuation of the Elemore and West Denton estates, and queries and observations on the proposed exchange of these estates.
(b) Another copy of the above document, with marginal notes by C[hristopher] T[homas] T[ower] answering the queries and objections.
Paper   2ff. each.
21/9   15 March 1828
Letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower, concerning the appointment of Mr Fryer to value the (West Denton) estate for the Trustees (of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement).
Paper   2ff.
21/10   16 January 1816
ff.1r.-2r. Abstract of the Settlement made on the marriage of Henry Tower Esq, with Miss Isabella Judith Baker.
ff.2r.-2v. Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, 18 March 1828, concerning the above, and a deed for his signature.
Paper   2ff.
21/11   21 March 1828
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, concerning the deeds appointing him a Trustee of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
Paper   2ff.
24/12   22 March 1828
f.1r.-v. Copy of a clause in Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement concerning the power of appointment of new Trustees of that Settlement.
f.2r. Note from Mr Humphrys to Christopher Tower, covering the above.
Paper   2ff.
24/13   24 March [1828]
Letter from R.H. Brandling to Christopher Tower, recommending John Grace, his steward, as a land valuer.
Paper   2ff.
21/14
f.1r. Copy letter from Armorer Donkin to Ambrose Humphrys, 10 April 1828, concerning a revaluation of the Elemore and West Denton estates, and requesting the name of the person who is to value them independently for Christopher Tower, since the sale ought to be held not later than the end of May.
f.2r. Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, 12 April 1828, covering letter to the above.
Paper   2ff.
21/15
f.1r. Letter from Armoror Donkin to Henry Tower, 10 April 1828, informing him that Christopher Tower has not yet appointed a valuer for the estates and that it is important that there should be the least possible delay.
Underneath.
Copy of Henry Tower's reply, 11 April 1828.
f.1v. Letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower, 12 April 1828, covering the above letters.
Paper   2ff.
21/16   18 April 1828
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, informing him that the deeds appointing him a Trustee of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement are ready for his signature.
Paper   2ff.
21/17   26 April 1828
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, concerning sums paid into his account, and promising to make a payment of £200 to Messrs Barclay & Co.
Paper   1f.
21/18   28 April 1828
Copy letter (from Christopher Tower) to Armorer Donkin, declaring that he intends to execute the deeds appointing him a Trustee of his brother's Marriage Settlement the next day, and naming John Grace as valuer of the property proposed to be exchanged.
Paper   1f.
21/19   7 May 1828
Letter from John Grace to (Henry Tower (?)), concerning a "great mistake" he had made in his valuation of the Elemore estate.
Paper   1f.
21/20
Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1827 and 12 May 1828 (received 25 April 1828 ), with account of disbursements.
Paper   2ff.
21/21
f.1r. Schedule of rents and arrears due from George Baker's tenantry of (West) Denton estate, Balls Close, and Newcastle upon Tyne, chiefly on 12 May 1828 (received 13 May 1828 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of account of rents etc received and disbursements made by Edward Clint, 8 January - 17 May 1828.
f.2v. Account of rents in respect of West Denton estate for the year Mayday 1828 - 1829.
Paper   2ff.
21/22
f.1r. 9 May 1828. Copy valuation by John Grace of the West Denton estate, Northumberland, the property of George Baker.
f.1v. (same date) Copy valuation by John Grace of the Elemore estate, Co. Durham, the property of George Baker.
f.2r. Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, 13 May 1828, covering the above valuations.
Paper   2ff.
21/23
Copy letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower, concerning enquiries he is to make for a man Christopher requires, and an omission by John Grace in his valuation of the West Denton estate.
Paper   1f.
21/24   16 May 1828
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, concerning Tower's account and other financial affairs.
Paper   1f.
21/25
f.1r. 9 May 1828. Copy valuation by John Grace of West Denton estate.
f.1v. (same date).Copy valuation by John Grace of Elemore estate.
f.2r. Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Henry Tower, 14 May 1828, promising to look out for a mortgage, and mentioning that William Tower was in a state of alarm.
f.2v. Letter from Humphrys to Tower, 17 May 1828, concerning Mr Losh's opinion about the security in connection with the proposed exchange of properties.
Paper   2ff.
21/26   
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, asking whether, as a Trustee of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement, he approves of the proposed exchange of properties.
Paper   2ff.
21/27a
f.1r. Letter from Armorer Donkin to Henry Tower, 19 August 1828, concerning the signing of the agreement between Baker and Tower's Trustees, and an offer for West Denton estate.
f.2r. Copy of Henry Tower's reply, 21 August 1828.
Paper   2ff.
21/27b
Copies of the above letters.
Paper   1⅓ff.
21/28   23 August 1828
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Henry Tower, informing him that he and his wife may safely sign the contract (for the exchange of the Elemore and West Denton properties) and that a mortgage of £9,000 (on the Stanton estate) is to be discharged.
f.2r. Copy letter from Henry Tower to Armorer Donkin, 25 August 1828, informing him that there may be some delay before his brother (Christopher Tower) can sign the agreement mentioned above, and declaring that he and his wife would sign it at any time if this would be of service to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/29   27 August 1828
Letter from Armorer Donkin to Henry Tower, concerning the signing of the agreement for the exchange of properties.
f.2r. Copy of Henry Tower's reply, 23 August 1828.
Paper   2ff.
21/30   28 August 1828
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, informing him that he may safely sign the agreement, and concerning the possible sale of the West Denton estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/31   30 August 1828
Letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower, concerning the arrangements for signing the agreement for carrying out the proposed exchange of properties, the supposed purchaser of West Denton estate, his cattle which he wishes Christopher Tower to purchase, and his wife's illness (with copy letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Henry Tower, 23 August 1828, informing him that his wife and he may safely sign the document mentioned above, and that the mortgage of £9,000 is to be discharged).
Paper   2ff.
21/32
f.1r. Copy letter from (Henry Tower) to (the Revd. William Tower) no date, concerning documents which had not been submitted for William Tower's approval, George Baker's animosity towards the Tower family, and the insecurity of the Bank partners' estates. (Incomplete).
f.2r. Copy lettor from Ambrose Humphrys to Henry Tower, 23 August 1828, concerning the signing of the contract for the proposed exchange of properties, with observations (by Henry Tower) on how this letter had led him to believe the arrangement had been approved by William as well as by Christopher Tower.
f.2v. Copy letter (from Henry Tower) to (the Revd. William Tower), concerning the scrape he is in, his dissatisfaction with the (Elemore) estate, and the hatred of George Baker for the Tower family. (Incomplete).
Paper   2ff.
21/33   1 September 1828
Letter from John Wormald, junior, to Henry Tower, informing him that his Trustees had ordered the interest on their Exchequer bills to be paid to his (Tower's) account.
Paper   2ff.
21/34   circa 3 September 1828
Letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower, no date, concerning the proposed discharge of a mortgage of £9,000 on the entailed property, and his wishes with respect to the terms of any new mortgage placed on it.
Paper   1f.
21/35   circa September 1828
Letter from George Baker to (Christopher Tower), no date, proposing to meet him at Boroughbridge, and concerning the proposed exchange of estates which he declares will be advantageous to Henry Tower and his family.
Paper   1f,
21/36
Letter from George Baker (to Christopher Tower), regretting that he could not go to Hutton Bonville, and declaring that if he had seen him he would have mentioned any circumstances which would make the exchange of properties appear more desirable to him as a Trustee of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
Paper   1f.
21/37a   19 September 1828
Letter from Fra. Smales and J. Ward to George Baker, concerning payment of costs in the suit "Jackson and others ats Millar Clark".
Paper   2ff.
21/37b   4 October 1828
Attached:
Receipt of J. Ward (for Messrs Smales and Ward) for £29. 17s. 6d. from George Baker for his share of their account for defending the above suit.
Paper   1f.
21/38   30 September 1828
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, concerning a payment made for him and the interest from the exchequer bills.
Paper   1f.
21/39   circa 1828 (?)
f.1r. Rough account of the acreage and rents of the Elemore and Hetton le Hill estates.
f.1v. Memorandum that Mr Buddle had applied for a way-leave through the Hetton le Hill estate to the proposed new port at Seaham, and that Baker had offered Lord Durham the coal on White Farm.
Paper   2ff.
21/40   8 October 1828
Letter from George Baker to Christopher Tower, requesting his opinion about an offer for way-leaves through his (Baker's) property to the proposed new port at Seaham.
Paper   2ff.
21/41
f.1r.-v. Copy letter from George Baker to Henry Tower, 10 October 1828, concerning the offer for a way-leave to Seaham.
f.2r. Copy of Henry Tower's reply, 12 October 1828.
f.2v. Letter from Henry Tower to Christopher Tower (c. 12 October 1828 ), covering letter to the above.
Paper   2ff.
21/42
Letter from George Baker to Christopher Tower, postmarked 19 October 1828, concerning the offer for a way-leave to Seaham, tithes and taxes.
Paper   2ff.
21/43
ff.1r.-5r. Copy of opinion, dated 11 March 1828, of Adam Washington on the abstracts of George Baker's titles to the estates at Elemore, Little Haswell and Haswell Grange, and at Hetton on the Hill and Moorsley, proposed to be conveyed by him to the Trustees of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement, and on the abstract of the title to the West Denton estate proposed to be given in exchange for these estates.
(In the margin and on ff.1v., 3v., and 5v. are many notes, some initialled D. and S. (Donkin and Stable), with answers by Washington.
f.5r.-v. Further opinion of Washington, 22 October 1828.
Paper   6ff.
21/44   12 November 1828
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, acknowledging receipt of £500, and promising to make a payment of £300 to Messrs Barclay and Co. for Messrs Stapleton and Co.
Paper   1f.
21/45
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday 1828 and on 12 November 1828 (received 27 November 1828 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of account chiefly of rents received and disbursements made by Edward Clint, 27 May - 20 December 1828.
f.2v. Schedule of rents and arrears due from George Baker's tenantry of West Denton estate, Bells Close and Newcastle upon Tyne, mainly on 12 November 1828 (received 28 November 1828 ).
Paper   2ff.
21/46   24 December 1828
Letter from R. Hansell to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £225 (for half a year's interest), and informing him that he is prepared to lend £10,000 or £12,000 should he or any "respectable friend" require it.
Paper   1f.
21/47   28 February 1829
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the conveyances of the West Denton and Elemore estates, and difficulties in connection with the payment of Mr Hansell.
Paper   2ff.
21/48   7 March 1829
Letter from Robert Hansell to George Baker, thanking him for ordering the payment of £7,752. 13s. 4d. to his credit.
Paper   2ff.
21/49   22 March 1829
Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower, concerning the mortgage on Stanton estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/50
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1828 and on 12 May 1829 (received 28 April 1829 ), with account of disbursernents.
ff.1r-2r. Copy of account chiefly of rents received and disbursements made by Edward Clint, 1 January - 2 May 1829.
Paper   2ff.
21/51   15 May 1829
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, requesting him to make an appointment for signing the deeds to effect the exchange of estates between George Baker and the Trustees of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
Paper   2ff.
21/52   23 May 1829
Letter from Armorer Donkin to Ambrose Humphrys, answering his queries as to possible encumbrances on George Baker's estates.
Paper   1½ff.
21/53   6 June 1829
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, concerning searches made for judgements and encumbrances against George Baker, and informing him that two terms of years have been assigned to William Tower and him (Humphrys) in trust to attend the uses of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
Paper   2ff.
21/54a   6 June 1829
Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, concerning the Stanton mortgage and the date of the failure of the Tyne Bank.
Paper   2ff.
21/54b
Enclosure:
Case submitted to (Adam) Washington as to whether the Trustees of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement could legally apply the produce of the sale of the West Denton estate etc to the purchase of the Elemore estate.
Underneath.
Washington's opinion on the above case, 30 May 1829.
Paper   2ff.
21/55   6 June 1829
Copy letter from Christopher Tower to (Ambrose) Humphrys, concerning the mortgage on the Stanton property, and criticizing Washington's opinion on the duties of a Trustee.
Paper   2ff.
21/56   10 June 1829
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Captain Henry Tower, advising him about the sale of his holding of stock.
Paper   1f.
21/57   13 June 1829
Copy letter from Christopher Tower to (Ambrose) Humphrys, expressing his doubts about the proposed exchange of properties between George Baker and the Trustees of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement on account of possible encumbrances to which Baker's property might be liable through the failure of the Newcastle Bank.
Paper   1f.
21/58
f.1r.-v. Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Christopher Tower, 15 June 1829, replying to his letter of 13 June concerning encumbrances on Baker's property, and stating that the delay in completing the arrangement was causing a heavy loss of interest to Baker.
f.2r. Extract of a letter from Armorer Donkin to Ambrose Humphrys, 30 May 1829, concerning the Bank debts and the Elemore and Denton estates.
Paper   2ff.
21/59   circa 16 June 1829
"Heads or remarks on Counsel's opinion on the several titles of Denton and Elemore".
No date. (By Christopher Tower)
Paper   2ff.
21/60   24 June 1829
Letter from William Shepherd (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, returning a power of attorney for completion.
Paper   1f.
21/61
Account in connection with the sale of stock for Henry Tower.
Underneath.
Letter from George Addison for W.H. Smith (Broker to Messrs Child and Co.) to Henry Tower, 6 July 1829, informing him that his account has been credited with the product of the above sale (£2,652. 14s. 8d.).
Paper   1f,
21/62
Price catalogue of the celebrated Chilton breeding stock which was sold by auction at (Chilton, Co. Durham, on 31 August and 1 September 1829.
(The names of the purchasers and prices paid are stated)
Paper   4ff.
21/63   3 September 1829
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower covering the account below.
Underneath.
Account in connection with the purchase and sale of Exchequer bills in the Joint names of R.J. Lambton Esq, and the Revd. W. Tower, Trustees for Henry Tower, 1827 - 1829.
Paper   1f.
21/64   11 December 1826 - 5 September 1829
Current account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/65   7 November 1829
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning Mr Mitcalfe's defective title to a house at Tynemouth and Chancery proceedings about it, and giving particulars of the money he has applied to the payment of the debts of Loraine Baker and Co.
Paper   2ff.
21/66
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday and 12 November 1829 (received 15 December 1829 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of account chiefly of rents received and disbursements made by Edward Clint, 23 May - 16 December 1829.
Paper   2ff.
21/67   17 November 1829
Letter from William Shepherd (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, informing him that Baker had placed £500 to his account, and promising to make the payment he desires.
Paper   2ff.
21/68
Account of the debts of Heaton Colliery, February 1807 - December 1829.
Paper   2ff.
21/69   19 December 1829
Copy of statement drawn up by Armorer Donkin of the situation of the affairs of the banking house of Sir Charles Loraine, Baker, Pearson and Co., showing amounts paid, and to be paid, by the three above-named partners.
(Certified a true copy by W. Loraine, 26 December 1829 ).
Paper   2ff.
21/70   24 December 1829
Letter from R. Addison (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to (Henry Tower), concerning his Trustees' account and his own account.
Paper   1f.
21/71   5 February 1830
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the appointment of an agent for Heaton Colliery and the undesirability of having a colliery partner in the post since he could not be made criminally responsible if he misappropriated the funds.
Paper   2ff.
21/72a   17 March 1830
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning a meeting of the owners of Heaton Colliery and arrangements for Baker to vote by proxy for an agent, if he could not attend himse1f.
Paper   2ff.
21/72b
Attached:
No date. List of payments etc by Mr Hansell to Baker.
Paper   1f.
21/73   20 April 1830
Letter from James Wood (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, informing him that by direction of C.T. Tower they had transferred £190 to his (Henry Tower's) account for 6 months' interest of £9,500, and that they had orders to do the same at half-yearly intervals.
Paper   1f.
21/74
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1829 and on 12 May 1830 (received 28 April 1830 ).
f.2r. Letter from Edward (Clint) to George Baker, 29 April 1830, concerning tenants and their arrears of rent.
Paper   2ff.
21/75
Copy of account of receipts and disbursements by Edward Clint in respect of George Baker's estates and property in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 May 1829 - 15 May 1830.
Paper   2ff.
21/76
Account of John Smith to George Baker in respect of the Crook, Carr House, and Hownes estates, Co. Durham, 19 November 1829 - 21 July 1830.
Paper   2ff.
21/77
Paper-backed book containing proceedings and addresses (in one of which George Baker proposed Michael Angelo Taylor as one of the candidates) at the Durham City election, with the poll:
(i) as taken 2 - 5 August 1830.
(ii) arranged in alphabetical order; with an appendix containing an account of proceedings at the election; the candidates speeches; the bye-laws of the Corporation, 1728 ; Bishop Egerton's charter to Durham City, 1780 ; and a list of M.P.s for the City, 1654 - 1830, with biographical notes.
(Durham 1830).
Paper   86pp.
21/78   29 October 1830
Receipt of Messrs Child and Co. for a draft, value £459, from Henry Tower, with note stating that Messrs Alliston and Co. had not paid any money into Tower's account since 1 October 1829, and that a payment would be made as Tower desired.
Paper   1f.
21/79
f.1r. Schedule of rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate, chiefly at Mayday and Martinmas 1830 (received 23 December 1830 ), with account of disbursements.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy of account of receipts and disbursements by Edward Clint, 23 June - 24 December 1830.
Paper   2ff.
21/80   21 December 1830
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning Mr Pearson's agreement to pay £1,000 on account of the Bank debt to Heaton Colliery, and requesting Baker to send £2,000.
Paper   2ff.
21/81   1 January 1831
(a) Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning payment made by Pearson and Baker towards the Bank debt to Heaton Colliery.
(b) Attached:
Scrap of paper with notes of sums of money and interest.
Paper   2ff. and 1 piece.
21/82
The General Account of the Treasurer of the County of Durham for the year 1830-31 .
(Bridge repairs, prosecutions, vagrants, gaol, etc).
Paper   28pp.
21/83   15 February 1831
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the old accounts of the firm Baker Hedley and Co., and its affairs still remaining unsettled.
Paper   2ff.
21/84
f.1r. Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate (at Martinmas 1830 and 12 May 1831 ).
(Received 28 April 1831.)
ff.1v.-2r. Copy account of Edward Clint to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate (24 December) - 15 June 1831.
Paper   2ff.
21/85   18 June 1831
Letter from Thomas Wood to George Baker, giving the names of the partners in Hetton Colliery and the number of shares held by each.
Paper   2ff.
21/86   2 July 1831
Letter from William Marshall to (George) Baker, concerning the pedigree of a ram Baker had obtained from him.
Paper   1f.
21/87
Cataloque of brood mares, colts, fillies and foals, the property of Richard Wilson Esq, to be sold at Bildeston, in the County of Suffolk, 14 July 1831.
(With MS notes of the prices and buyers).
Paper   1f.
21/88
Account of balance of principal and interest remaining due on a bond from Sir Charles Loraine, Bart, and Co. to the Executor of Dawson Lambton Esq, after two payments by George Baker had been made.
Underneath.
Letter from Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker, 19 July 1831, concerning the above-mentioned bond.
Paper   2ff.
21/89   20 August 1831
List of names (possibly of guests to be entertained by George and Isabella Baker).
Paper   1f.
21/90   10 April 1829 - 29 August 1831
Account showing money advanced by George Baker and its application towards discharging the debts of the Tyne Bank.
Paper   2ff.
21/91
Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate (at Mayday and Martinmas, etc 1831 ).
(Received on 7 December 1831.)
Paper   2ff.
21/92
Letter from Thomas Wood to George Baker, no date, concerning George Stephenson's report on the Hartlepool railway, criticising his estimate of the expense, and suggesting that Mr Giles of the Newcastle and Carlisle railway be employed to revise it and concerning a fund to be raised by the Commissioners of the River Wear for the docks on the south side of Sunderland.
(Some sums of money set out under the letter evidently relate to the estimated expense of the said railway).
Paper   2ff.
21/93   circa 1832
George Baker's valuation of the land and coal at Elemore and of the West Denton estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/94   16 January 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning Pearson's bond debt of £7,000 to him (Baker).
Paper   2ff.
21/95   5 February 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the demand of Christopher Fenwick for £2,000 due on a bond from Mr Pearson, and a process issued against Pearson by his London creditors on account of a debt of £20,000.
Paper   2ff.
21/96   15 February 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him that he (Baker) will have to pay Pearson's bond debt (of £2,000).
Paper   2ff.
21/97   1 April 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning Pearson's affairs, and a plan to be discussed with Sir Charles Loraine for raising a considerable sum upon mortgage.
Paper   2ff.
21/98   1 April 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning a proposed railway from Stanhope to the neighbourhood of Medomsley (chiefly for the conveyance of lime) and the way-leaves for it, and asking whether he will allow a survey to be made on his land to ascertain what sort of foundation exists for the construction of a railway bridge across the Hownes ravine.
Paper   2ff.
21/99   4 April 1832
Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower, concerning sheep that he is keeping for Tower, oats he has sown, a new seam of coal that may have to be won for the benefit of the (Elemore (?)) estate, his houses in Newcastle that should be sold, and his refusal to deal with Christopher or William Tower.
Paper   2ff.
21/100   6 April 1832
Copy letter from Henry Tower to George Baker, requesting that he should act according to his own judgment concerning the Newcastle property that he thinks should be sold, and promising that his wife and he will sign any document Baker wishes without reference to anyone else.
Paper   1f.
21/101
Account of E.G. Clint to George Baker in respect of the rents of Stanton estate and houses in Newcastle, 7 December 1831 - 12 April 1832, with subsequent additions.
Paper   2ff.
21/102
f.1r. Schedule of the rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1831 and on 12 May 1832 (received 12 April 1832 ), with account of disbursements.
f.2v. Notes, dated 26 June 1832, concerning the account.
Paper   2ff.
21/103   16 April 1832
List of bills paid by Mrs Shotton on account of the Hownes and Carr House farms, Co. Durham, prior to 16 April 1832.
Paper   1f.
21/104
Account of John Smith to George Baker in respect of the Crook, Carr House and Hownes estates, Co. Durham, 23 August 1831 - 7 July 1832.
Paper   2ff.
21/105a
f.1r. Terms proposed whereby the Stanhope Railway Company may pass over the Hownes estate, Co. Durham, the property of George Baker.
f.2r. Letter from John Smith to Armorer Donkin, 13 July 1832, informing him that Baker agrees that the railway should pass over his land on the above terms.
Paper   2ff.
21/105b
Attached:
f.1r. Terms proposed on which the Stanhope Railway Company may pass over the Hownes and Carr House farms in the parish of Lanchester, Co. Durham, the property of George Baker.
f.2r. Letter from John Smith to Armorer Donkin, 3 August 1832, concerning the proposed railway line.
Paper   2ff.
21/105c
Attached:
Additional terms proposed to be inserted in the agreement between Baker and the Railway Company. (No date).
Paper   1f.
21/105d
Attached:
Copy letter from J[ohn S[mith] to (George) Baker, 2 October 1832, concerning the terms on which the proposed lease of ground to the Railway Company should be made.
Paper   1f.
21/106   1832
(1) George Baker of Elemore Hall, Co. Durham, Esq
(2) William Harrison of the Grange near Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham Esq;
John Fairweather Harrison of the City of London Esq;
Thomas Barnard of the City of London Esq.
Copy of draft agreement for a lease for 99 years from (1) to (2) of a way-leave with liberty to lay a railroad over the Hownes and Carr House farms in the Parish of Lanchester, Co. Durham.
Rent: £20 if the ground used does not exceed 5 acres, and £4 per acre for every additional acre.
Paper   2ff.
24/107
Account of advances made by Robert Pearson on account of the Tyne Bank, 16 July 1816 - 28 July 1832, with note of cash paid to him out of the Bank funds in May 1818, and of cash received by him for the profits of Sheriff Hill Colliery.
Paper   1f.
21/108
Cataloque of horses in training, brood mares, and young stock (mostly the property of the late Earl of Scarborough, to be sold by auction on York racecourse on 6 August 1832.
(With MS. notes of the prices)
Paper   1f.
21/109   June - August 1832
Account showing the balance due to a bank and statistics concerning pay and output etc in respect of a colliery (Heaton Colliery (?)).
Paper   1f.
21/110   18 August 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him that he has obtained a loan of a total of £1,200 to be used in paying interest on the Bank debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/111   9 July - 3 November 1832
Account of Henry and George Brumell to George Baker for business in connection with the account of E.G. Clint, Baker's late agent at Stanton, and other matters.
Paper   2ff.
21/112   13 November 1832
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, mainly concerning the sale or mortgage of Sir Charles Loraine's estate, Kirkharle, to pay the Bank debts, with particulars of some of these debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/113   26 November 1832
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning the letting of farms (on the Stanton estate), a petition of all the tenants on the necessity of Baker's making them an allowance next rent-day, and other matters in connection with his estates and tenants.
Paper   2ff.
21/114   26 November 1832
Letter from J. Miller (?) to George Baker, requesting a loan.
Paper   2ff.
21/115   31 December 1832
Letter from Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker, informing him that they had paid £2,061. 9s. 3d. to the Executors of Mr Cabb Angus in discharge of the principal and interest due on a bond.
Paper   2ff.
21/116   19 January 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him of the death of Sir Charles Loraine and that the £40,000 mortgage had been arranged with Mr Clayton.
Paper   2ff.
21/117a   25 January 1833
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning the form of the Stanton rental, Stanton Colliery, and a rival colliery near Harelaw.
Paper   2ff.
21-117b
Enclosed with the above document:
(b) f.1r. Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate in May 1832.
(Received on 2 January 1833 )
ff.1v.-2r. Account of William Fryer to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 20 October 1832 - 24 January 1833.
Paper   2ff.
21/117c (i-viii)
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Eight pieces.
21/118
f.1r.-v. Catalogue of the breeding and general farming stock, the property of R.E.D. Shaftoe Esq, for sale by auction at Whitworth Park, Durham, on 24 April 1833.
(With MS notes in the margins of the prices fetched).
f.2r. Letter from John Wood to George Baker, no date, commenting on the above sale and asking what should be done with a bull which Baker had evidently tried to sell there.
Paper   2ff.
21/119
f.1r. Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Mayday 1833. (Received 22 January 1834 )
ff.1v.-2r. Account of William Fryer to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, May 1833 - 22 January 1834.
Paper   2ff.
21/120   10 November 1832 - 18 May 1833
f.1r. Account of the quantity of coals wrought and drawn to bank at Lyons and Elemore Collieries.
f.1v. Account of coals vended and consumed at Lyons and Elemore Collieries.
f.2r. Accounts of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/121
f.1r. Copy of Mrs Parker's and Mrs Shotton's accounts with George Baker.
f.1v. Letter from John Smith to George Baker, 21 May 1833, concerning the rents of the above tenants, and Mrs Baker's health.
Paper   2ff.
21/122   December 1832 - May 1833
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for coal etc supplied.
Paper   1f.
21/123   1 June 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him that he has discharged Mrs Crofton's bond (£3,143. for principal and interest), and concerning other matters relating to the Bank debts and the difficulty of selling land at the time.
Paper   2ff.
21/124a   4 June 1832
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning Baker's tenants and estates, James Ogle's stables etc, which are in serious disrepair at Berry Hill, and the neglect of the houses and woods on that estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/124b
Enclosure:
f.1r. Schedule of half a years rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1832.
(Received 22 May 1833 )
ff.1v.-2r. Account of William Fryer to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 24 January - 24 May 1833.
Paper   2ff.
21/124c (i-xviii)
Vouchers.
1 bundle. Eighteen pieces.
21/125   6 June 1833
Letter from John Wood to Goorge Baker, concerning "acceptances" which he encloses for Baker's colliery and farm rents.
Paper   2ff.
21/126   11 November 1832 - 7 June 1833
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker in respect of the certain rent (of Elemore Colliery), 7½ years' over-leadings, fire-coal rent, the rent of a farm (Hetton on the Hill (?)), and for timber.
Paper   1f.
21/127
Extract of the terms and conditions on which certain coal-mines have been, or are to be, let.
(In George Baker's handwriting)
Paper   1f.
21/128   7 June 1833
Case for the opinion of (James) Losh concerning the failure of the Hetton Coal Company to resume working the High Main seam in Elemore Colliery.
Paper   1f.
21/129a   11 June 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the Tyne Bank debts.
Underneath.
List of payments by George Baker towards discharging the said debts, 1 July 1817 - 1 June 1833.
Paper   2ff.
21/129b (i)   25 October 1831
Enclosed with the above document:
Note from Robert Pearson to George Baker, requesting him to pay to his order £5,091. 2s. 0d. two months after the above date.
Paper   1f.
21/129b (ii)
Attached:
Note of commission and postage in respect of the above note.
Paper   1f.
21/129c
Account of sums received from Mr Lamb and from Messrs Backhouse and Co., and paid to Messrs Lambton and Co. (possibly in connection with Heaton Colliery).
Paper   1f.
21/130   20 June 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, offering condolence on the heavy loss he has sustained, and concerning the Bank debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/131a   5 July 1833
Letter from George Baker to William Loraine, Charles Vincent Loraine and Armorer Donkin (Executors of the late Sir Charles Loraine), consenting, as a creditor of the said Sir Charles Loraine, to their paying certain sums of money to his sons until the money from the sale of the Kirkharle estate is received.
Paper   2ff.
21/131b (i-iv)
Attached:
Rough accounts (evidently by George Baker), 1829 - 1830.
Four pieces.
21/132   14 July 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning deeds which are being drawn up (to be executed by Robert Pearson (?)) the possible purchase of the Bavington estate by Mr Buddle, and the payment of interest on the Bank debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/133   24 July 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning interest in connection with the Bank debts, and a case that is to be submitted to eminent Counsel on a point of law relating to the Bank affairs.
Paper   2ff.
21/134
Letter from George Baker to (Henry Tower), concerning a transaction that would benefit Tower by £700 or £800 per annum, and the impracticability of improving the Stanton estate.
Paper   1f.
21/135   26 August 1833
(i) Letter from Ambrose Humphrys to Henry Tower, concerning the Stanton estate and Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
(ii) Copy of the above letter.
Paper   1f. each.
21/136   29 August 1833
Letter from George, 6th Duke of Leeds, to (George Baker), concerning some pigs, and regretting that they will not meet at Doncaster that year.
Paper   2ff.
21/137   29 August 1833
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, thanking him for the pigs he had sent and offering him pure Chinese or wild boar breeds and a Newfoundland puppy.
Paper   2ff.
21/138   15 February 1831 - 14 September 1833
Account of Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker for law business.
Paper   4ff.
21/139   3 October 1833
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning Baker's tenants and Northumberland estates, and the buildings being constructed at Berry Hill on the Stanton estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/140   6 October 1833
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, giving the cost of work for buildings at Berry Hill, and commenting on the past and present tenants of the Townhead farm on the Stanton estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/141   13 October 1833
Letter from Henry Van Sittart to George Baker, concerning a boar which Baker had lent him, and the illness of Andrew Irvine.
Paper   2ff.
24/142   14 June - 31 October 1833
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for coal etc supplied.
Paper   1f.
21/143
Account of advances per Sir Charles Loraine and his Executors (towards the discharge of the Tyne Bank debts), 30 December 1820 - 18 October 1833.
Paper   2ff.
21/144   11 November 1833
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker in respect of the certain rent (of Elemore Colliery), fire-coal rent, the rent of a farm (Hetton on the Hill (?)), pit-props, and hay.
Paper   1f.
21/145   18 May - 16 November 1833
f.1r. Account of the quantity of coals wrought and drawn to bank at Hetton and Elemore Collieries.
f.1v. Account of coals vended and consumed at Ly[ons] and Elemore Collieries.
f.2r. Account between the Hetton Coal Company and George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/146   4 December 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning interest due to Mr Carr, and an imminent crisis in Robert Pearson's affairs.
Paper   2ff.
21/147   8 December 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning principal and interest due to Mr Clark (a surety for Pearson) out of certain rents, and Baker's mortgage.
Paper   2ff.
21/148   19 December 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning a dividend to be paid by the Hetton Coal Company, their non-compliance with Baker's request that they should work his inferior coal, an execution against Pearson by the Under-sheriff of Northumberland, the possibility of taking one out against Pearson in Newcastle, and Mr Clark's security.
Paper   2ff,
21/149   24 December 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the letting of certain farms (including Kirkharle), the payment of the Bank debts, and requesting him to make available £1,000 to discharge a debt due to Mr Wallace's Executors and to pay current interest.
Paper   2ff.
21/150   27 December 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the late Sir Charles Loraine's private debts, and the letting of (Loraine's) farms.
Paper   2ff.
21/151   31 December 1833
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning money due from the Hetton Coal Company, the payment of Mr Wallace's Executors, the sale of Sir Charles Loraine's property, Lord Decies as a possible purchaser of it (if he succeeds in selling his Irish estates), executions against Pearson, and Baker's gains by threatening such action.
Paper   2ff.
21/152a   November - December 1833
Account of Messrs Brockett and Philipson to George Baker for law business in connection with Baker's colliery lease to the Hetton Coal Company.
Paper   1f.
21/152b   18 February 1834
Attached:
Letter from John Trotter Brockett to (George Baker), acknowledging receipt of £8. 6s. 2d. in settlement of the above account.
Paper   1f.
21/153   circa 1834
Newspaper cutting, no date, with account of the sale of the celebrated stock of J. Whittaker at Burley. The names of the purchasers and the prices paid are stated.
(On the other side is an account of the situation in Portugal).
Paper   1f.
21/154a   4 January 1834
Memorandum (by Thomas Forster) concerning an interview he had had with (John) Robson of the Hetton Coal Company about the working of the High Main Seam at Elemore Colliery, with statement of his own views on the question.
Paper   2ff.
21/154b
Enclosed with 21/154a:
Copies of the following letters:
John Robson to Thomas Forster, 9 October 1832, informing him that the lessees of Elemore Colliery were contemplating pillar-working in the George Pit, and requesting him to give his assent or dissent on the part of George Baker.
Thomas Forster to John Robson, 3 December 1832, informing him that Baker approves of a plan for piercing his (Baker's) barrier in the Hutton Seam at Elemore Colliery but that he is unwilling to grant leave to the lessees to work a tract of pillars in the George Hutton Seam pit until the workings in the Main Coal Seam are resumed.
John Burrell to Thomas Forster, 16 December 1832, requesting him to see Robson who will show him a plan of piercing the barrier of Baker's coal in another place, and informing him that he has authority from the Committee of the Hetton Coal Co. to guarantee the working of a proper proportion of the Main Coal provided Baker permits the working of the pillars.
Thomas Forster to John Burrell, 18 December 1832, informing him that Baker agrees to the proposal stated in his last letter.
John Robson to (Thomas) Forster, 24 September 1833, concerning a plan of the intended district of pillars in the Elemore George Pit, Hutton Coal Seam.
George Baker to John Robson, 1 October 1833, informing him that he leaves all his concerns in Elemore Colliery under the management of Forster, and reminding him that the working of the Main Seam ought to be resumed as soon as possible.

Paper   2ff.
21/155   19 January 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning matters relating to the Bank debts, and a plan whereby Baker can secure the value of Pearson's furniture.
Underneath.
List of creditors, of the Tyne Bank who have requested payment, with the sums due to them and the dates fixed for the dischrrge of the debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/156   19 February 1834
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning the letting of Stanton Fence farm to a desirable tenant, and asking what should be done about Coxon, a bad tenant in arrears of rent.
Paper   2ff.
21/157   15 March [1834 (?)]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, informing him of the failure she had had with the two pigs he sent, requesting him to send another, and offering various fowls and animals to him.
Paper   2ff.
21/158   26 March 1834
Letter from Thomas Forster to George Baker, reporting on operations in the Elemore pit, the George Main pit, and the Isabella pit, and concerning the pitmen's binding, Lord Londonderry's affairs, and the boring at Crook.
Paper   2ff.
21/159   16 November 1833 - 13 May 1834
f.1r. Account of the total quantity of coals wrought, the quantity wrought out of Elemore Colliery, and the quantities of round and small coals consumed.
f.2r. Account between the Hetton Coal Company and George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/160
f.1r. Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Mayday 1834, (received 17 December 1834 ).

ff.1v.-2r. Account of William Fryer to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 7 May - 26 December 1834.
Paper   2ff.
21/161a   22 May 1834
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning the outlay on the Stanton estate, and Baker's tenantry.
Paper   2ff.
21/161b
Enclosure:
f.1r. Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate at Martinmas 1833.
(Received 14 May 1834 )
ff.1v.-2r. Account of William Fryer to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 14 May 1834.
Paper   2ff.
21/162a
(a) Account of John Smith to George Baker in respect of the Crook, Carr House, and Hownes estates, Co. Durham, 10 September 1832 - 31 May 1834.
Paper   2ff.
21/162(b and c):
Enclosed:
Vouchers relating to the above account.
Two pieces.
21/163a   4 June 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the Bank debts, with copy of a letter from Mr Fenwick to Armorer Donkin concerning certain linen and spoons which Mrs Pearson had retained and to which Baker was intitled by the Execution against her husband.
Paper   2ff.
21/163b
Enclosed with 21/163a:
Cash account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker and the Executors of Sir Charles Loraine in respect of receipts and disbursements relating to the Bank affair which had come through their hands, 9 February 1831 - 23 May 1834.
Paper   4ff.
21/164   5 June 1834
Letter from Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of cheques for £1,100 and £2,040 in favour of Mr Shafto Craster.
Paper   2ff.
21/165   11 June 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him that William Loraine and he (Donkin) had already paid out more money than in prudence they ought in order to discharge the Bank debts, giving an account of Bank debts paid by William Loraine on account of Sir Charles Loraine's Executor's, March 1833 - May 1834, and pointing out the impracticability of seeking further loans as a means of discharging existing debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/166   11 November 1833 - 12 June 1834
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker in respect of the certain rent (of Elemore Colliery), over-leadings, fire-coal, and farm rent (for Hetton on the Hill (?)), with note of payments by which this account was settled.
Paper   1f.
21/167   18 June 1834
Letter from Messrs Donkin and Stable to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £87. 12s. 6d. in discharge of their account.
Paper   1f.
21/168
f.1r. Letter from Thomas Carr to Messrs Donkin and Stable, 18 June 1834, acknowledging receipt of Baker's cheque for £148. 15s. 0d. for half a year's interest on a mortgage due to the Executors of David Darling.
f.1v. Statement of how the interest due on the above-mentioned mortgage in 1833 was paid.
f.2r. Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, 26 June 1834, informing him that Mr Craster had received £1,500 on account of his bond and that the balance would be set off against Craster's bills due to Pearson.
Paper   2ff.
21/169a   27 June 1834
Letter from J. Wood to George Baker, concerning appointments to the Baker exhibitions at St John's College, Cambridge, the procedure to be adopted in case of any complaint against the Master and Fellows for abuse of their trust with respect to the funds, and Thomas and Charles Tower and these exhibitions.
f.1v. Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower, 29 June [1834 (?)], asking him to inform him whether he could be of any furthur assistance with respect to the exhibitions.
(b) Attached:
Note concerning the Baker scholarships at St John's College, Cambridge.
Paper   2ff. each.
21/170   16 July 1834
f.1r. Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning debts remaining unpaid, advising Baker that he sees no difficulty in the way of his purchasing a farm, and informing him that Mr Slingsby Duncombe as well as Lord Decies was interested in purchasing the Kirkharle estate.
ff.1v. -2r. Continuation of the cash account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker and the Executors of Sir Charles Loraine, 4 June - 1 July 1834. (Cf. No. 21/163b )
Paper   2ff.
21/171   19 July 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £2,000 to be applied, in part, to the payment of the Bank debts, and concerning the banking of the money Messrs Donkin and Stable receive on the "Bank Account", and Lord Decies and Mr Slingsby Duncombe and the Kirkharle estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/172   23 August 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning an offer for Unthank estate, a possible arrangement with Mr Clark concerning that estate, Mr Craster's bond, and other matters in connection with the Bank debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/173   26 August 1834
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning a meeting he is to have with Baker, the crops of Stanton, and the sale of Coxon's crop.
Paper   2ff.
21/174   27 August 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning an account relative to Mr Craster's bond, the Under-sheriff's account in connection with Pearson, the Stanhope Company's debt for damaged ground, and Baker's "late very serious attack of Illness".
Paper   2ff.
21/175   30 August 1834
Letter from John Smith to George Baker, concerning Baker's claims against (the Stanhope) Railway Company for damage to land.
Paper   2ff.
21/176   2 September 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning money Baker has received through the Execution against Pearson, Pearson's accounts, Bank debts that Donkin has paid or is going to pay, and some ruined houses below Sandgate, Newcastle, which belong to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/177   11 September 1834
Recto. Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to Richard Booth, to be sold by auction, at Studley, near Ripon, in the County of York.
(With MS notes of the prices)
Verso. Note stating that Baker wished Dr Wetherell to give the price of each lot sold.
Paper   1f.
21/178   15 September 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, informing him that he had found Alderman Baker's will and the title deeds to the Manor Chare and Sandgate property in Newcastle, and advising him to sell this property to the Newcastle Gas Company.
Paper   2ff.
21/179   14 October 1834
Letter from Robert Gillows to George Baker, thanking him for sending £315 for half a year's interest, and agreeing to reduce the rate of interest to 4% provided that Baker would agree to an increase if the general rate of interest should rise.
Paper   2ff.
21/180   18 October 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning Baker's intention to attend the Heaton Colliery meeting, the investment of money received from the Hartlepool Railway (and evidently comprised in Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement), Lord Decies and the Kirkharle estate, Mr Davidson's valuation of Baker's Newcastle property, and the terms on which part of it might be sold to the Gas Company.
Paper   2ff.
21/181   10 May 1834 - 22 November 1834
f.1v. Account of the total quantity of coals wrought, the quantity wrought out of Elemore Colliery, and the quantities of round and small coals vended and consumed.
f.2r. Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/182a   26 November 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the management of Hetton Colliery, the enclosed account, and a Bank debt that has been paid.
Paper   2ff.
21/182b
Enclosed with 21/182a:
Cash account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker and the Executors of Sir Charles Loraine, 21 July - 26 November 1834.
Paper   2ff.
21/183   29 November 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning principal and interest due to Mr Ilderton, and the payment of interest on debts.
Paper   2ff.
21/184   1 December 1834
Letter from John Coulson (for Messrs Backhouse and Co., Newcastle) to George Baker, informing him that his account had been credited with £1,411. 6s 9d.
Paper   1f.
21/185   3 December 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, replying to Baker's complaints about his conduct of the Bank affairs, and concerning Dornkin and Stables' account, Ilderton's and Fawcett's money, the valuation of certain damaged ground, and Mr Clark and the copyhold rents which he had received when they were really due to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/186   22 November 1834 - 5 December 1834
Recto. Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker in respect of the certain rent (of Elemore Colliery), an allowance for fire-coal, and rent of Hetton on the Hill Farm, with note showing how the account was settled.
Verso. Rough account, including half a year's certain rent and tentale rent, evidently in connection with the above colliery.
Paper   1f.
21/187   6 December 1834
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning the Stanhope Railway Company's payment of £248. 14s. 0d. for rent and damaged land, Baker's share of a debt due to Baker Hedley and Co., Donkin's own lack of benefit from money deposited for payment of the Bank debts, Donkin and Stables' account, the receiving of Pearson's copyhold property rents, Mr Fawcett's security, and the sale of Kirkharle estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/188   5 November 1833 - 31 December 1834
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for coal supplied.
Paper   2ff.
21/189
Newspaper cutting concerning sales of racing stock, including the Bildeston (Suffolk) stud of the late Richard Wilson.
(Dated in pencil 1834 ).
Paper   1f.
21/190   17 January 1835
Letter from John Smith to George Baker, concerning the replacement of the roofs on two byers and a stable at Carr House, his opinion on the allowance that should be made to the Shottons for ground damaged by the construction of a railway through their farm, and the question of compensation for similar damage to other ground that was once common.
Paper   2ff.
21/191   19 January 1835
Letter from Rob. Barnes (Manager of the City and County Banking Company of York) to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of £12,000 paid by Messrs Child and Co. to Messrs Barnetts Hoars and Co. on Baker's account with the above Company, to be repaid with interest on or after 12 May next.
Paper   2ff.
21/192   16 March 1835
Letter from G.W. Stable to George Baker, concerning Donkin's illness, Pearson's death and its effect on Clark's security on the copyhold estates, the possibility of selling Pearson's estate to discharge encumbrances on it (including a mortgage to Baker), the practicability of Baker's purchasing Bavington Farm and of Sir Charles Loraine's Executors' using the purchase-money to discharge Fawcett's bond debt, and Baker's rheumatic attack.
Paper   2ff.
21/193
Cash account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker and the Executors of Sir Charles Loraine, Bart, 26 November 1834 - 4 April 1835.
Paper   2ff.
21/194   January - April 1835
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for coal supplied.
Underneath.
Note, dated 21 May 1835, by John Wood, stating that the above had been settled.
Paper   1f.
21/195   3 May 1835
Letter from Donkin and Stable to George Baker, concerning the valuation and sale of Pearson's copyhold property at Acomb and Wall, Northumberland, of which Baker is a mortgagee, and Donkin's health.
Paper   2ff.
21/196
f.1r. Letter from Henry Brumell to George Baker, 4 May 1835, concerning debts of various persons to Baker.
f.1v. Account of H. and G. Brumell to George Baker in respect of cash received and disbursed by them on 18 August 1834.
Paper   2ff.
21/197   8 November 1834 - 12 May 1835
f.1r. Account of round and small coals vended, the total scores wrought and drawn to bank, and the total scores wrought out of Elemore Colliery (to 9 May 1835 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
f.2v. Account of a year's certain rent due (to George Baker) on 12 May 1835 and of payment due for over-leadings (2 half-years), and account of money due from the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for small coals wrought from the commencement of Elemore Colliery and not accounted for in the tentale accounts (to 9 May 1835).
Paper   2ff.
21/198
f.1r Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate in May 1835.
(Received 23 December 1835 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Account of William Grace to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 23 - 26 December 1835.
Paper   2ff.
21/199   19 May 1835
Letter from William Fryer to George Baker, concerning Baker's tenants and their arrears of rent, and a query Baker had made about the rentals.
Paper   2ff.
21/200   10 May 1834 - 21 May 1835
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker in respect of the certain rent of Elemore Colliery, an allowance in lieu of fire-coal, the rent of Hetton on the Hill Farm, and payments in respect of coal worked and led etc.
Paper   1f.
21/201   15 June 1835
Receipt of Thomas Carr for £148. 15s. 0d. from George Baker (half a year's interest due on a mortgage to the Executors of David Darling).
Paper   1f.
21/202   19 June 1835
Letter from Messrs Donkin Stable and Armstrong to George Baker, concerning a mortgage of the Hetton Coal Company's property to Archdeacon Headlam, the necessity of Baker's being a party to the deed, and asking whether he wishes them to peruse and approve it on his behalf.
Paper   2ff.
21/203   16 July 1835
Letter from J. and T. Griffith to George Baker, informing him that they have paid £335. 9s. 3d. to the Deputy Clerk of the Peace as Baker's share of a debt due from the sureties of the late Thomas Chipchase to R. Hutchinson, and that they will be enabled to discharge the costs of the action brought against Baker on that account in a few days.
Paper   2ff.
21/204
Account of William Fryer to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 18 May 1835 - 21 July 1835.
Paper   2ff.
21/205   4 August 1835
Letter from Messrs Donkin Stable and Armstrong to Henry Tower, concerning the sale of property in Sandgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, to the Newcastle Gas Company, and the execution of the conveyance by Tower and his wife.
Paper   2ff.
21/206   1835
Prospectus of the proposed Gateshead, South Shields and Monkwearmouth Railway.
(Addressed to George Baker).
Paper   2ff.
21/207a   5 September 1835
Letter from R. Barnes (Manager of the City and County Banking Company, York) to George Baker, sending £500 in notes.
Underneath.
Some notes in Baker's hand about financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
21/207b   28 October 1835
Attached:
Receipt of Robin Harney (for the Manager of the York City and County Bank) for £500 from George Baker.
Paper   1f.
21/208   15 May - 23 September 1835
Account of money due from the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for pit-props and timber, with note from George Baker to John Wood informing him that he is leaving it to the Company to fix the price of the last wood delivered.
Paper   1f.
21/209   28 September 1835
f.1r.-v. Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, replying to his complaints that exertions were not made to bring about the sale of the Kirkharle estate, and suggesting that Mr Hoggart of London should be employed to find a purchaser.
f.2r. Letter from G.W. Stable to George Baker, quoting a letter he had received from Mr Adamson concerning Baker's debt to Mr Fawcett of £5,000, and informing Baker of the action he will take about it.
Paper   2ff.
21/210   7 October [1835]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, requesting a sow for breeding purposes, and offering him a Newfoundland pup.
Paper   2ff.
21/211   20 [October 1835]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, concerning arrangements for collecting a sow he is going to give her.
Paper   2ff.
21/212   22 October [1835]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, concerning the means of conveying the sow he is giving her to Hornby, and concerning a blue bull which she wishes to sell.
Paper   2ff.
21/213   29 October [1835]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, thanking him for the fine sow he has sent, and mentioning her poor health.
Paper   2ff.
21/214a
ff.1v.-2r. Schedule of rents due at Martinmas ([1835 (?)] the year stated is 1836, but the document obviously relates to 1835) and received from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate on 25 May 1836.
f.2v. Account of William Grace to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 1 January - 25 May 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/214b
Attached:
One voucher.
Paper   1f.
21/215   1835
f.1r. Plan of Middlethorpe estate, Yorkshire.
f.2r. Particulars of the Manor of Middlethorpe and family mansion, situated in the Ainsty near York with 109 acres of valuable land, to be sold by auction on 12 November 1835.
Paper   2ff.
21/216   9 May - 22 November 1835
f.1r. Account of the Hetton Coal Company of total quantities of round and small coals led and the quantity of coal wrougnt in the year from all the collieries and from Elemore Colliery, with similar account for the half year ending 7 November 1835.
f.1v.-2r. Accounts of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
24/217   30 November 1835
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, concerning Baker's indisposition, Heaton and Sheriff Hill Collieries and the Bank debts, the advertisement of the Kirkharle estate by Mr Hoggart, the sale of Matfen estate, Northumberland, and the discharge of a mortgage debt due to Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/218   8 December 1835
Letter from Armorer Donkin to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of a cheque for £148. 15s. 0d. for an interest payment, and concerning Baker's mortgage of Pearson's copyhold property which is to be discharged, a mortgage on the Boulby estate, and Mr Hoggart and the sale of the Kirkharle estate.
Paper   2ff.
21/219
Cash account of Messrs Donkin and Stable with George Baker and the Executors of Sir Charles Loraine, Bart, April - December 1835.
Paper   2ff.
21/220a   4 May - 22 December 1835
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker for coal etc supplied.
Paper   2ff.
21/220b
Enclosure:
Account of the Hetton Coal Fitting Company to George Baker for coal delivered in London, 3 March 1835.
Paper   1f.
21/221   circa 1836
List of bills paid by Mrs Shotton on account of the Hownes and Carr House farms prior to 8 January 1836.
Paper   1f.
21/222   22 February 1836
Letter from Messrs Backhouse and Co. to George Baker, acknowledging receipt of his letter and bills of exchange for £124. 10s. 9d. which they have placed to his credit.
Paper   1f.
21/223   10 May 1836
Letter from Messrs Donkin Stable and Armstrong to Henry Tower, concerning Baker's agreement with John Righton to sell certain property in the Manor Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the execution of the conveyance by Tower and his wife.
Paper   2ff.
21/224
f.1r. Schedule of half a year's rents due from George Baker's tenantry of Stanton estate in May 1836.
(Received on 14 December 1836 ).
ff.1v.-2r. Account (of William Grace (?)) to George Baker in respect of Stanton estate, 30 May - 14 December 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/225   7 November 1835 - 14 May 1836
f.1r. Account of coals wrought, vended and consumed at Hetton, Elemore, and Eppleton Collieries.
ff.1v.-2r. Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
f.2v. Account of money due (from the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker) for certain rent and overworkings, 1835-1836, and for half a year's rent of a farm, due at Mayday 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/226   21 May 1836
Letter from John Smith to [George Baker (?)], concerning the question of a deduction from Shotton's rent on account of land taken for a railway, and also concerning the quarry on the Hownes estate, Co. Durham.
Paper   1f.
21/227a
Account of bills paid by Mrs Parker previous to 23 May 1836.
Paper   1f
21/227b (i and ii)
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Two pieces.
21/228a
Account of bills paid by Mrs Shotton in respect of Carr House and the Hownes estates previous to 23 May 1836.
Paper   1f.
21/228b (i-iii)
Vouchers corresponding with the above account.
Three pieces.
21/229   30 May 1836
Copy letter from George Baker to the Hetton Coal Company, sending an account of the sums due to him for rent and requesting payment.
(The account is set out under the letter).
Paper   1f.
21/230   1836
Particulars of copyhold estates, late the property of R. Pearson Esq, deceased, situated in the Parish of St John Lee, near Hexham, Northumberland, to be sold by auction (by direction of the Mortgagee under a power of sale) on 31 May 1836. The conditions of sale are stated.
(On f.4v. are some MS. figures).
Paper   4ff.
21/231   14 March 1834 - May 1836
Account of Messrs Donkin Stable and Armstrong to George Baker and Colonel (Henry) and Mrs Tower in respect of charges in connection with the sale of property in the Manor Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Paper   2ff.
21/232
f.1r. Letter from G.W. Stable to George Baker, 27 June 1836, concerning an abstract of a mortgage that is to be transferred to the Trustees of Henry Tower's Marriage Settlement.
f.2r. Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower ( 29 June 1836 ), requesting him to see that the above abstract is sent to Messrs Donkin and Stable immediately, and blaming him for not telling him that Donkin and Stable were to draw the release.
Paper   2ff.
21/233a
Account of John Smith to George Baker in respect of the Crook, Carr House and Hownes estates, 21 July 1835 - 9 July 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/233b (i-v)
Enclosed:
Vouchers relating to the above account.
Five pieces.
21/234
f.1r. Letter from G.W. Stable to George Baker, 11 July 1836, concerning a proposal of Sir Charles Loraine's Executors about the valuation of Heaton Colliery, and the drafts of the deeds for the transfer of the Stanton securities.
f.2r. Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower ( 13 July 1836 ), forwarding the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
21/235   15 July 1836
Letter from George Baker to Henry Tower, concerning the transfer of the Stanton mortgage.
Paper   2ff.
21/236   11 August [1836(?)]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, thanking him for sending another boar, and concerning the poor breeding of his white sow.
Paper   2ff.
21/237   22 August 1836
Minutes of an agreement made at a meeting of:
(1) George Baker
and
(2) William Loraine and Armorer Donkin, Executors of Sir Charles Loraine, Bart, deceased;
whereby (1) will take from (2) a transfer of one moiety of their share and interest in Heaton Colliery in discharge of hls claim on them in connection with the debts of the Banking firm of Loraine Baker and Co.
Signed by Baker, Donkin and Loraine.
Paper   2ff.
21/238   26 August [1836(?)]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, sending him a Newfoundland pup in return for the pigs he had sent her, and offering him a pair of silver pheasants.
Paper   3ff.
21/239   31 August [1836(?)]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, thanking him for his offer of another sow, and concerning a certain breed of pigs and some Newfoundland puppies she is willing to give away.
Paper   2ff.
21/240   11 September [1836]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, thanking him for his gift of a sow, and concerning the Chinese sow and Newfoundland pup which she is thinking of sending to him in return.
Paper   2ff.
21/241   11 September [1836]
Letter from Charlotte, Duchess of Leeds, to George Baker, concerning the sow he had sent her, and the Chinese sow and the Newfoundland pup she had sent in return.
Paper   2ff.
21/242
Catalogue of the improved short-horned cattle belonging to John Charles Maynard Esq, of Harlsey Hall, near Northallerton, Yorkshire, to be sold by auction, 14 September 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/243
Catalogue of the Durham short-horned cattle and Cleveland Bays, the property of members of the County of Durham Agricultural Society, comprising selections from the stocks of Messrs Crofton, Wood, Wearmouth, Hunter, and others, to be sold by auction, 15 September 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/244
Catalogue of improved short-horned cattle, late the property of the Revd. Henry Berry, deceased, to be sold by auction at Liverpool, 7 October 1836.
Paper   1f.
21/245
f.1r. Account of corn bought by Joseph Murray from Elemore, 8 April - 29 September 1836.
Underneath.
Letter from Joseph Murray to Thomas Westgarth, 8 October [1836], concerning the above account.
Receipt of George Baker for a cheque for £364. 15s. 0d. in settlement of the account.
f.2r. Account of Joseph Murray to George Baker for purchases etc, 30 November 1835 - 29 September 1836.
Paper   2ff.
21/246   19 November 1836
Letter from W.H. Smith (for Messrs Child Co. and self) to Henry Tower, acknowledging receipt of a draft, value £500, for his account, and promising to make the payment he has directed.
Paper   1f.
21/247   [12 November 1835] - 22 November 1836
f.1r. Account of the workings of Lyons, Elemore and Eppleton Collieries and of the vend for the year ending 12 November 1836.
ff.1v.-2r. Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/248   12 - 23 November 1836
Account of the Hetton Coal Company to George Baker.
Paper   2ff.
21/249a   1836
List of bills paid by Anthony and Robert Shotton on account of the Hownes and Carr House farms prior to 19 December 1836.
Paper   1f.
21/249b
Attached:
Vouchers in respect of the above account.
Seven pieces.