Church Commission Deposit of Durham Bishopric Estate Records: Enrolment Books
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Reference code: GB-0033-CCB
Title: Church Commission Deposit of Durham Bishopric Estate Records: Enrolment Books
Dates of creation: ca. 1525-1856
Extent: 77 volumes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: documents relating to the lands and administration of the Bishopric estates and Palatinate of Durham.
Language: English or Latin.

Contents

This list contains the following types of document:
Enrolment Books.
a: Registers of Leases and Patents.
Not only copies of leases granted by the Bishops of Durham but also copies of letters paptent of appointments to offices issued by them. They partially duplicate some of the material in the PRO, Durham 3/29 - 134.
b: Notitia Books.
A companion series to the above registers, but arranged topographically. Giving brief particulars of the leases relating to each leasehold property, these books are of most value for 18th and 19th centuries, although some earlier material appears.

Accession details

Deposited by the Church Commission in February 1956.

Arrangement

Arranged by document type, and then in chronological order. The books are shelved in numerical order.

Related material (internal)

Catalogues The following catalogues are available for this collection:
The first group of handlists contains the material in the 1956 deposit that was removed from the main sequence and organised into generic groups:
Financial and audit records of the Palatinate of Durham to 1649
Financial and audit records of the Palatinate of Durham and Bishopric Estates from 1659-1856
Rentals and surveys among the records of the Palatinate of Durham & Bishopric Estates
Enrolment books of leases and patents of appointment
Patents of appointment
Acts of Parliament and documents relating to Inclosure Awards
Documents relating to legal proceedings
Transcripts
Miscellanea
Additional maps and plans, and notitia books
The following (large) list contains about 10,000 items deposited in 1956 but not transferred into any of the above categories:
List of Deeds etc in 1956 deposit of Church Commission Durham Bishopric Estates material
There is a schedule of the 1981 deposit, largely of property related documents.
Durham Bishopric Halmote Court Misc Books M.9 [Chester Ward]; M.10 [Darlington Ward]; M.11 [Easington Ward]; M.12 [Stockton Ward]; M.13 [Durham City] are Halmote Notitia Books that contain extensive references to the Notitia Books listed above.

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Church of England Record Centre, London The Church Commissioners for England retain current documents in the collection.

Handlist

Enrolment Books of Leases and Patents of Appointment
Enrolment Books of Leases and Patents of the Palatinate of Durham and Bishopric Estates.
Registers of Leases and Patents. For other mainly Bishopric patents see Halmote Court Misc. Book M.64.

CCB B/32A/220224 ff.1-19   1499-1526
Language:  Latin unless otherwise specified
Book of transcripts of letters patent etc., chiefly episcopal appointments to office, and their confirmation by the prior and chapter, temp. Henry VII and Henry VIII, primarily from the episcopates of Bishops Ruthall (1509-1523) and Wolsey (1523-1529).
19ff
Formerly CCB B/19/9 (220224/1).
f.2   26 January [1523]
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Edward Dente as bailiff of the lordship and borough of Wolsingham.
Date: the bishop's house near Charing Cross, London, 26 January Pont.14.
f.2v-3r   10 February 1524
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey], bishop of Durham, of Robert Simpson and Richard Bellasis as bailiffs of the borough of Stockton and keeper of the manor there.
Date: the bishop's residence near Westminster, 10 February 1523/4.
Another copy: DCD Reg.V, f.205r-v.
f.3r-v   22 September 1508
Inspeximus by Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 22 September 1508.
   20 September [1508]
Appointment by Christopher [Bainbridge] bishop of Durham of John Richardson and Nicholas Richardson jointly as parkers of Gateshead park and keepers of the tower there.
Date: Durham 20 September Pont.1.
f.4r   20 September [1500]
Appointment by Richard [Fox] bishop of Durham of John Richardson, bishop's valet, as bailiff of the borough of Gateshead.
Date: Durham, 20 September Pont.6.
Another copy: DCD Reg.V, f.62v-63r.
f.4v   26 January [1523]
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of John Gower as bailiff of his lordship and borough of Durham.
Date: the bishop's house near Charing Cross, London, 26 January Pont.14.
f.5r   26 January [1523]
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Nicholas Tempest as parker of Wolsingham park.
Date: the bishop's house near Charing Cross, London, 26 January Pont.14.
Ratified by the chapter of Durham 14 February 1522/3.
f.5v   16 January [1515]
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Christopher Brown as clerk and steward of the halmote courts of the diocese of Durham.
Date: Durham, 16 January Pont.5.
Ratified by the chapter of Durham 10 December 1515.
f.5Ar-v   5 June [1523]
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham of John Wolsey as keeper of his house in St Martin's parish, London, called Durham Place.
Date: his house at Westminster called York Place, 5 June 15 Henry VIII.
Inspected by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the chapter of Durham, in the chapter house at Durham, 12 March 1523/4.
f.6r-v   9 February 1523
Inspeximus by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the chapter of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 9 February 1522/3.
   26 January 1523
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Richard Waren as bailiff of the lordship of Crayke and keeper of the castle and park there.
Date: his house near Charing Cross, London, 26 January 1522/3.
f.7r   9 February 1523
Inspeximus by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the chapter of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 9 February 1522/3.
   4 January [1523]
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Nicholas Lentall as keeper of the manor and gardens of Howden.
Date: his house near Charing Cross, London, 4 January 14 Henry VIII, Pont.14.
f.7v   9 February 1523
Inspeximus by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the chapter of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 9 February 1522/3.
   25 January 1523
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Miles Boswell as bailiff of the vill of Howden.
Date: his house near Charing Cross, London, 25 January 1522/3, Pont.14.
f.8r   11 August 1515
Inspeximus by Thomas [Castell] prior and the chapter of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 11 August 1515.
   10 July [1512]
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Richard Waldegrave as bailiff of the borough of Darlington.
Date: Durham, 10 July, Pont.4.
f.8v   1 March [1499]
Appointment by Richard [Fox] bishop of Durham of Richard Downes, valet of the bishop's chamber, as keeper of Auckland park.
Date: Durham, 1 March Pont.5.
f.9r   26 January 1523
Appointment by Thomas [Ruthall] bishop of Durham of Roland Emerson as a parker in Wolsingham park.
Date: his house near Charing Cross, London, 26 January 1522/3, Pont.14.
f.9v   29 June 1523
Appointment by [Cardinal] Thomas [Wolsey bishop of Durham] of Miles Forest gent as keeper of Birtley woods.
Date: his residence at Westminster, 29 June 1523.
f.10r   22 January [1524]
Language:   English
Acquittance for William Frankeleyn, chancellor to Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham, of having paid to Robert Toneys clerk £763 19s 7d of the issues of the bishoprick on 10 July last, and also to Thomas Magnus treasurer of the king's wars in the north parts £1000 by the hands of Sir Thomas Wyat treasurer of the king's chamber on 9 December last, and also to Robert Toneys £1150 on 20 January last.
Date: 22 January 15 Henry VIII.
Noted as signed by Wolsey on 23 January.
f.11r-v   19 September 1523
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham of Richard Redeman valet of his chamber as keeper of the park of Frankland by Durham, with Middlewood and Ryton.
Date: More manor, 19 December 1523.
Ratified by the prior and chapter [of Durham] in the chapter house at Durham, 12 March 1523/4.
f.11v-12r   27 August 1523
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham of Miles Forest, groom of his chamber, as keeper of Auckland manor and gardens.
Date: his residence at Westminster, 27 August 1523.
Ratified by the prior and chapter [of Durham] in the chapter house at Durham, 12 March 1523/4.
f.12Ar-v   20 August 1526
Language:   English
Lease by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham to Lord WIlliam Dacre and Sir Christopher Dacre of Norham castle, with issues etc from Norhamshire and Islandshire to support its defence during any siege by the Scots, at an annual rent of £120 to be paid at Durham and 20 barrels of salmon to be delivered to London, with a bond in £2000.
With a note from W[illiam] Franklin to the auditor [Master John Metcalf] to enrol it in his accounts.
f.13v   1523
Notes of payments to Richard ?Waren and John Wolsey.
f.14r-v   3 November 1525
Inspeximus by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the chapter of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 3 November 1525.
   23 May [1525]
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham of Richard Hedworth as bailiff of the vill and lordship of Whickham
Date: 23 May Pont.3.
f.15r   2 January [1513]
Appointment by Thomas Conyers of Sockburn armiger of Ralph Radcliffe as keeper of his Crawforth wood, Co Durham.
Witnesses: Edward Ratclyff gent, John Daker, George Cartington.
Date: 2 January 4 Henry VIII.
f.15v   18 August 1525
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham of William Holmes as a parker in his great park in the high forest of Weardale as Robert Emerson was.
Date: his residence at Westminster, 18 August 1525, 17 Henry VIII.
f.17v-18v   6 November 1508
Inspeximus by Thomas [Castell] prior and the chapter of Durham of the following appointment.
Date: Durham chapter house, 6 November 1508.
   20 September [1508]
Appointment by Christopher [Bainbridge] bishop of Durham, an appointment by Richard [Fox] bishop of Durham of Thomas Haydock as janitor or keeper of Darlington manor and bailiff of Cotham Mandeville manor having been surrendered, of Nicholas Turpin armiger and George Turpin his son jointly as janitors or keepers of Darlington manor and bailiffs of Coatham Mundeville manor.
Date: Durham on 20 September Pont.1.
f.19r   24 May 1525
Appointment by Cardinal Thomas [Wolsey] bishop of Durham of Robert Casson of Houghton as coroner of Easington ward.
Date: Durham, 24 May Pont.3.
Ratified by the prior and chapter [of Durham] in the chapter house at Durham on 4 October 1526.
CCB V/1/1  (184957a)
Book containing enrolments of leases and letters patent of appointment to offices.
The patents of appointment stretch from 24th May 1525 to 17th December 1575.
The leases stretch from 12 October 1543 to 8th October 1576.
Index pp. 330-340.
A card index has been created for this volume.
340pp
pp. 1-16
Patents
pp. 16-18
Leases
pp. 18-22
Patents
pp. 23-24
Leases
pp. 25-32
Patents
pp. 33-37
Leases
pp. 37-46
Patents
pp. 46-68
Leases
pp. 69-70
Patents
p. 71
Lease
pp. 73-78
Patents
pp. 79-85
Leases
pp. 88-91
Patents
pp. 92-93
Leases
pp. 94-98
Patents
pp. 98-100
Leases
pp. 101-106
Patents
pp. 106-108
Leases
p. 109
Patent
p. 112
Patent
pp. 113-122
Leases
p. 123
Patent
pp. 124-125
Leases
pp. 126-131
Patents
pp. 132-135
Leases
p. 136
Patent
pp. 137-139
Leases
p. 140
Patent
p. 141
Lease
pp. 142-145
Patents
pp. 147-148
Leases
p. 149
Patent
p. 150
Lease
pp. 151-153
Patents
pp. 154-155
Leases
pp. 156-162
Patent
pp. 165-169
Leases
p. 171
Patent
pp. 173-175
Leases
p. 177
Patent
pp. 178-189
Leases
pp. 195-208
Patents
pp. 209-214
Leases
p. 215
Patent
pp. 221-238
Leases
p. 239
Abstracts of 2 early charters
pp. 241-256
Leases
pp. 256-259
Patent
pp. 260-261
Leases
pp. 262-263
Patent
pp. 263-274
Leases
pp. 275-279
Patent
pp. 279-280
Leases
pp. 282-285
Patent
pp. 286-290
Leases
pp. 290-292
Patent
pp. 292-302
Leases
pp. 303-308
Patent
pp. 313-321
Warrants, mainly to Park Keepers, to deliver trees
CCB V/1/2  (184957b)
Book containing enrolments of leases and letters patent of appointment to offices.
The leases stretch from 28 August 1567 to 18 July 1596.
The patents of appointment stretch from 11 August 1595 to 5 August 1597.
Index ff.1r.-3v.
105ff.
Binding: The volume is bound in 2 leaves of a 14th century manuscript.
ff.5r.-21r.
Leases
f.21v.
Patent
ff.22r.-25r.
Leases
f.25r
Patent
ff.25v.-27r.
Leases
f.27r.
Patent
ff.27v.-30v.
Leases
f.30v.
Patent
ff.31r.-33r.
Leases
f.33r.
Cancellation of division of Darlington townfields 6th September 1595
ff.33v-34r.
Leases
ff.34v.-35r.
Patents
ff.35r.-39r.
Leases
f.39v.
Patent
ff.40r.-56v.
Leases
ff.56v.-57r.
Patents
ff.57r.-62v.
Leases
ff.63r.-64v.
Patents
ff.65r.-75v.
Leases
ff.76r.-103v.
Leases
These are from a different volume, dating from 26 December 1618 to 27 November 1625, and have been bound up in this volume.
ff.104r.-105v.
Index
CCB V/1/3  (184958)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
Index at front and Index at back.
At the front is a list of leases granted but not enrolled temp Bishop Morton [1632-1659].
The leases stretch from 10 December 1558 to 14 August 1624.
785pp.
CCB V/1/4  (184959)
Book containing enrolments of leases.-
The leases stretch from 12 September 1618 to 13 October 1626.
Other miscellena, including the following are to be found in this volume.
831pp.
pp.152-158
A Survey made 31 May 1619 of the demeynes of Durham.
pp. 315-316
Grant by Bishop Neile of the wardship of James Stratforth to John Leake, vicar of Hart and Hartlepool, 1621.
pp. 323-326
2 Surveys of Chester 1621, and Osmotherley 1622.
pp. 390-395
Shincliffe Quarrington Inclosure, c.1622.
pp.413-419
Inventory of deeds etc., mainly about Thorpe Bulmer belonging to Francis Lawson, gentleman, delivered to Richard Neil, Bishop of Durham.
p. 417
Grant by Bishop of the wardship of Francis Whitfield of Durham to Hugh Walton.
CCB V/1/5  (184960)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 28 June 1626 to 31 October 1631.
742pp.
pp.445-447
Abstract of instructions delivered by the Lord Bishop to John Richardson and George Wither, to survey the Bishop's castles, mansions, woods etc. December 1628.
CCB V/1/6  (184961)
The leases stretch from 10 May 1617 to 27 June 1636.
Index at Back.
642pp.
CCB V/1/7  (184962)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 29 September 1630 to 3 April 1663.
Index at front.
(For more patents of appointment 1661-1751 see CCB V/2/1 at end of this section of list).
507pp.
CCB V/1/8  (184963)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 27 April 1637 to 10 July 1667.
At the front of the volume there is a copy order by Bishop Cosin, 12 September 1662, concerning the enrolment of leases and patents of appointment.
451pp.
CCB V/1/9  (184963a)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 27 March 1668 to 14 December 1671. Index at front.
144pp.
CCB V/1/10  (184964)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 10 January 1636 to 17 October 1676.
Index at back.
566pp.
CCB V/1/11  (184965)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 19 May 1662 to 16 August 1694.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the front "D. Registrum Octavum ab Anno Domini 1676 ad Annum 1694. Tempore Nathanielis Dunelm Episcopi".
698pp.
CCB V/1/12  (184966)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 23 June 1684 to 5 October 1703.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the front "Registrum Nonum ab Anno Domini 1694 ad Annum Domini 1703. Tempore Nathanielis Dunelm Episcopi".
Also includes the following items:
491pp.
p. 481
Copy of Letters Patent of John Cosin for the repair of the schools in Palace Green and other matters, 31 August 1668.
p. 484
Copy of Letters Patent of John Cosin leaving vessels and other ornaments in Auckland and Durham, 11 July 1667.
p. 487
Confirmation by trustees of lease granted by John Cosin in Bishop Auckland, 24 October 1665.
p. 489
Letters Patent of John Cosin containing various charitable bequests, 14 September 1669
CCB V/1/13  (184967)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 2 October 1693 to 10 March 1716.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the front "10. Registrum Decimum ab Anno 1703 ad Annum 1715 et ab anno 1687 ad annum 1694."
This book also starts at the back with leases stretching from 18 April 1687 to 30 March 1695 in 237pp.
There is an index at the front of this section also.
626 + 237pp.
CCB V/1/14  (184968)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 26 September 1704 to 5 October 1730.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the front "Registrum Undecimum ab Anno 1703 ad Annum.......et infra Annum 1730. Fra. Pewterer, Auditor."
491pp.
CCB V/1/15  (184969)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 20 October 1720 to 5 October 1736.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the front "Registrum Duodecimum tempore Nath. Wilhelmi et Eduardi - ab anno 1719 usque ad Annum 1736. Fra. Pewterer, Auditor." Ending with 1736.
564pp.
CCB V/1/16  (184970)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 31 January 1718 to 12 June 1743.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XIII m Ab Anno 1737 Ad Annum 1741 Tempore Eduardi Episcopi."
434pp.
CCB V/1/17  (184971)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 4 April 1734 to 26 October 1745.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XIV m Ab Anno 1741 Ad Annum 1745 Tempore Edwardi Episcopi."
445pp.
CCB V/1/18  (184972)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 7 January 1744 to 17 October 1751.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XV m Ab Anno 1745 Ad Annum 1751 Tempore Josephi Episc."
669pp.
p.41
Terrier of Heighington dated 20 February 1746.
CCB V/1/19  (184973)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 9 February 1747 to 29 December 1755.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XVI m Ab Anno 1751 Ad Annum 1756."
The volume also contains Patents of appointment on pp.97-116, 379-381, 402, 519, 554, 618.
621pp.
p.574
Enrolment of the Award on the Division of Osmotherley Common.
CCB V/1/20  (184974)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 23 January 1756 to 30 September 1761.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XVII Ab Anno 1756 Ad Annum 1761."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.146, 148, 158-160, 306-309, 321, 365, 424 and 546.
546pp.
CCB V/1/21  (184975)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 1 May 1761 to 28 December 1765.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XVIII Ab Anno 1761 Ad Annum 1766."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.96, 251, 264-265, 279, 337, 362, 376-378, 503.
559pp.
CCB V/1/22  (185976)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 13 January 1766 to 8 February 1771.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XIX Ab Anno 1766 Ad Annum 1771."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.120, 205, 259, 324, 331-333 and 504.
564pp.
CCB V/1/23  (184977)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 5 January 1768 to 11 December 1776.
Index at back (there is another index to this in Box 213, No. 221236).
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XX Ab Anno 1771 Ad Annum 1776."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.1-9, 244-245, 315.
548pp.
CCB V/1/24  (184978)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 4 February 1776 to 28 August 1779.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg.m XXI Ab Anno 1776 Ad Annum 1780."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.89, 302-305, 442.
535pp.
p.444
Letters patent confirming the status and privileges of the Borough of Durham and Framwellgate, 2 October 1780.
CCB V/1/25  (184979)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 4 September 1779 to 31 July 1783.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m XXII Ab Anno 1779 Ad Annum 1783."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.212-214, 275.
603pp.
CCB V/1/26  (184980)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 1 January 1777 to 14 August 1787.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg.m XXIII Ab Anno 1783 Ad Annum 1787."
The volume also contains patents of appointment of pp.142-149, 191, 216, 444-445, 454, 479, 532.
551pp.
CCB V/1/27  (184981)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 19 October 1786 to 22 December 1791.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m 24 Ab Anno 1787 Ad Annum 1792."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.1-3, 11, 12, 169, 175, 322-323. 466-468.
573pp.
CCB V/1/28  (184982)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 28 August 1788 to 7 December 1795.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m 25 Ab Anno 1792 Ad Annum 1796."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp. 13, 21, 75 and 127.
595pp.
CCB V/1/29  (184983)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 17 May 1790 to 25 September 1801.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum Ab Anno 1795 Ad Annum 1800."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.181, 372, 572, 687.
688pp.
CCB V/1/30  (184984)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 25 February 1800 to 22 September 1805.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "27 Registrum Ab Anno. 1800 Ad Annum 1803."
The volume also contains patents of appointment of pp.1, 10-14, 556.
736pp.
CCB V/1/31  (184985)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 29 October 1801 to 9 December 1807.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 28 Ab Anno 1803 Ad Annum 1807."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.37-40.
644pp.
CCB V/1/32  (184986)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 2 January 1808 to 22 March 1813.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 29 Ab Anno 1808 Ad Annum 1812."
The volume also contains patents of appointments on pp.206, 417-419, 507, 729.
735pp.
CCB V/1/33  (184987)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 15 February 1810 to 26 December 1815.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 30 Ab Anno 1812 Ad Annum 1815."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.127, 201, 343, 369, 371, 376, 396-397, 460, 604-605.
605pp.
CCB V/1/34  (184988)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 2 November 1814 to 10 August 1818.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 31 Ab Anno 1815 Ad Annum 1818".
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.32-36, 44, 489-499.
599pp.
CCB V/1/35  (184989)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 18 March 1811 to 9 April 1821.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 32 Ab Anno 1818 Ad Annum 1820."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.1, 61, 157, 492.
515pp.
CCB V/1/36  (184990)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 13 October 1812 to 1 July 1824.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 33. Ab Anno 1820 Ad Annum 1823."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.31, 81, 411.
584pp.
CCB V/1/37  (184991)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 10 February 1823 to 10 April 1827.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 34 Ab Anno 1823 Ad Annum 1826."
685pp.
CCB V/1/38  (184992)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 15 April 1825 to 21 December 1830.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 35 Ab Anno 1826 Ad Annum 1830."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.289, 330.
560pp.
CCB V/1/39  (184993)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 1 January 1831 to 16 November 1832.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 36 Ab Anno 1830 Ad Annum 1832."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.36-38, 230.
(For more patents of appointment 1831-1855 see CCB V/2/2 below).
489pp.
CCB V/1/40  (184994)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 1 January 1833 to 6 December 1834.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 37 Ab Anno 1832 Ad Annum 1834."
The volume also contains patents of appointments on pp.79, 92, 165.
556pp.
CCB V/1/41  (184995)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 5 January 1835 to 30 December 1837.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 38 Ab Anno 1834 Ad Annum 1837."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.286-289.
499pp.
CCB V/1/42  (184996)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 22 January 1838 to 30 December 1839.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Registrum 39 Ab Anno 1837 Ad Annum 1839."
554pp.
CCB V/1/43  (184997)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 26 July 1837 to 23 December 1841.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m 40 Ab Anno 1840 Ad Annum 1841."
The volume also contains a patent of appointment on p.279.
604pp.
CCB V/1/44  (184998)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 10 January 1842 to 24 December 1845.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m 41 Ab Anno 1842 Ad Annum 1845."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.1-2.
685pp.
CCB V/1/45  (184999)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 21 July 1832 to 30 December 1848.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m 42 Ab Anno 1842 Ad Annum 1846."
The volume also contains a patent of appointment on p.493.
709pp.
CCB V/1/46  (185000)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 8 November 1844 to 21 December 1852.
Index at front.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. m 43 Ab Anno 1849 Ad Annum 1852."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.279-284.
574pp.
CCB V/1/47  (185000a)
Book containing enrolments of leases.
The leases stretch from 13 January 1853 to 18 April 1856.
No index.
This volume is marked on the spine "Reg. rum 44 Ab Anno 1853 Ad Annum 1856."
The volume also contains patents of appointment on pp.244, 789-796.
796pp.
Enrolment books of patents of appointment, 1661-1855
CCB V/2/1  (221157)
Book containing enrolments of patents of appointments (almost entirely temporal) from Bishop John Cosin to Bishop Joseph Butler, 20 September 1661 to 29 November 1751.
Index at back.
This volume is marked on the spine "Tempore Johis Epi. Dunelm 1662. Libri Patent."
172pp. and 4pp from No. 221700A.
CCB V/2/2  (54136)
Book containing enrolments of patents of appointment (almost entirely temporal) from 8 February 1831 to 3 August 1855, Bishop Van Mildert and Maltby.
Index.
23ff.
Notitia Books, and Enrolment Books of Leases Notitia Books c.1600-c.1850, CCB V, and other "notitia". The list of volumes called Notitia Books in numerical order 54001 - 54027 is misleading as not all these volumes are Notitia Books, (some are lease registers) and there are other volumes like Notitia Books in other places in the Church Commission Deposit.
There is a problem in terminology here, the term notitia and Notitia Books being used for various plans and also for volumes related to leaseholdings. The main Notitia Books concerned here are those books which do for leasehold land what the call books do for copyhold land - they list, in one place or page per property, a series of parties participating in transactions on a list of dates, thereby directing the reader to the full texts of these transactions in other volumes. The Notitia Books give more detail about the leasehold properties than the call books do, because they are concerned with rents which were more recently economic rents than were the reserved mediaeval rents of the copyholds. Also Notitia Books record the fines taken for the renewal of leases and information relevant to the value of the property to be taken into consideration when calculating what fine to set for the next lease renewal.
Before describing the main body of the Notitia Books among 54001 - 54027 and the others elsewhere, a word is necessary about their antecedents. Basically Notitia Books are lists of leaseholds made in a particular way. Lists of leased properties occur in other forms among lists of other tenures in more general lists or surveys of Durham Bishopric Estates. The development of Notitia Books runs with the development of leasehold tenure.
Notitia Books do not survive from the period when the first leases by indenture were granted. It was only after some time, when an inconveniently large number of leases and counterparts had been made for each property, that an easy and convenient system of reference to each leasehold (on the lines of the call books, for the customary tenants of the halmote court, which started in their early form in the earlier seventeenth century) was worked out and brought into use. The leaseholds were only once, experimentally, given reference numbers in the way the copyholdings were after the system was abandoned of simply scoring out a copyholder's name in the list and writing another beside it before the introduction of call copyhold numbers. These leasehold reference numbers were not long used. As with copyholds, divisions and amalgamations caused difficulties with it.
Leases by indenture arrived on Durham Bishopric estates gradually during the sixteenth century, customary tenants, with low rents, fighting a rearguard action before the Council of the North etc. Before and after leases by indenture arrived, premises were let for terms of years either by charter or through the Halmote Court. Many of the early leaseholds were properties like mills. From the 1560's the Bishops stopped maintaining these buildings and leased them out, the lessee to do maintenance. The series of lease registers (full texts of leases) begins rather raggedly in the sixteenth century with other documents and notes about leases admixed. Alongside them and starting a bit earlier, there are notes of early lease enrolments and abstracts in CCB boxes 20, 21, 175, 210 and 211 and CCB 1981, 216818 and 216820. The information there goes, in some cases, earlier than surviving counterpart leases.
Surveys were made in vacancies between bishops and for other reasons, of all or parts of the Durham Bishopric estates in Durham and Yorkshire, but the first general ones since Hatfield c.1382 were made by the Parliamentary Commissioners in 1647. Bishop John Cosin's (Restoration) survey of 1662 (Dean & Chapter Library, Sharp 167) was annotated by him and others with notes of renewals of leases, but not of fines paid for them. Durham Dean & Chapter Library's volume Sharp 113 is virtually a copy of Sharp 167 with the annotations up to 1703. Bishop Crewe's "valor" of c.1718 continues in the same way (CCB 216814). There may have been other similar volumes - see Cosin's Survey, p.25 "1700 Renewed to ... Peas ... vide other book". There was need for a more systematic approach.
The Notitia Book 54001 was apparently the first. It states on f. cxiii that it was begun in May 1752 and changes in the handwriting of certain lists in the volume support this date. However, it is retrospective as well as inclusive of various memoranda. There are a few references back to the late sixteenth century and to the Parliamentary surveys as well as to more recent pre-1752 business. The first fine it records in each case is usually the fine paid for the last renewal annotated into the 1662 Cosin's Survey (original in Durham Dean & Chapter Library, copy in ASC). Entries continue until c.1814 and the book (54001) includes County Durham, Bedlington and mines and quarries but not all the Yorkshire estates, as pages 614-634 relating to Howdenshire were removed when property in Howdenshire was transferred to the new Bishopric of Ripon in 1836. There are, however, later Yorkshire Notitia Books including Howden.
This first Notitia Book 54001 has two indices, the first brief index by place referring to the more detailed second index, which lists the individual properties at each place and the page or pages for each property, its lessees and its rent. (CCB 1981 216815 is part of another index to it.) From 54001 cross-references may be made to other Notitia Books.
A basic entry in 54001 consists usually of one page per property with entries added over the years. The heading at the top of the page describes the property. At the foot of the page are listed the years in which the leases were made or renewed, the lives and the number of years for which this was done, the fine paid for this and the lessee's name. In the centre of the page are notes about the property to be taken into consideration for lease renewal and other administration.
Book 54001 is a cumbersome volume and later entries were entered into about a dozen new separate volumes for the four wards, plus three Yorkshire volumes and one for mines and quarries. One volume for mines and quarries is missing (54023).
References in 54001 to "the new notitia book" or to "vol. 1 (2, 3, etc.) p. " refer to the later series 54003 (Chester Ward & Bedlington), 54007 (Darlington Ward), 54012 (Easington), 54017 (Stockton), 54019 Howdenshire and Northallerton, not Crayke) and 54024 (mines and quarries including Crayke) which are unindexed.
These volumes, 54003, 54007, 54012, 54017, 54019 & 54024 continue the entries in 54001 which they refer to as "the old notitia book". In these, at the top of each page in red reference, "No.50" etc. These numbers are the nearest thing to a call number these leaseholds have but the experiment did not last. They are not numbered quite consecutively, being added to an existing system. The system of reference by Ward and township served well as there were fewer leaseholds than copyholds to manage. These numbers are cited in later notitia books and the Accounts of Leases renewed and granted in CCB Box 133, item 37 (216810, 1808-41) etc.
There is a second series of Notitia Books continuing the entries in the earlier ones and referring back to them. This series was begun c.1790 and is indexed at the back of each volume, giving the names of tenants in the 1790s. This series comprises 54002 (Chester & Bedlington), 54006 (Darlington), 54011 (Easington), 54016 (Stockton), 54019a (Yorkshire including Crayke). The one for mines is missing. There is also CCB 1981 321795 a Notitia Book for Howdenshire, Allertonshire & Crayke which overlaps in function with the Notitia Books received from the Halmote Court Office (and now part of the Durham Halmote Court collection) (DHC M.9-12) as it includes plans and reports.
These Halmote Court Notitia Books (M.9 Chester Ward, M.10 Darlington, M.11 Easington, M.12 Stockton) contain detailed plans and valuations or reports on Durham Bishopric estate leaseholds and their tenants from about 1813. Again there is a page or more to each property and references back to the “old notitia” meaning here usually the second series but if not, then look earlier. The page numbers in this series are referred to on the 6" O.S. and 25" O.S. annotated series of plans from the Halmote Court Office. These maps are a good point to start tracing the history of a leasehold property back through the Halmote Court Notitia Books, then through the newer, then older, Church Commission Notitia Books, then Crewe's valor, Cosin's survey, the Parliamentary surveys and the lease registers and various early lease lists.
Two separate sets of detailed plans relate to the leaseholds in these Notitia Books, quite apart from those within their pages.
The first one, “Sundry Notitia” DHC9/V 1788-1862 came from the Halmote Court Office. These are small paper plans of individual properties leased out by the Bishop and also Durham Dean & Chapter. Their annotations relate them to other documents in CCB and DHC. They are arranged by township and are described elsewhere in this HUB index They are folded and boxed and are listed in Halmote Court List V, Subsidiary Manorial Documents, pp.91-98 in 43 bundles, Howden, Kirby Sigston, Northallerton, Osmotherly, Romanby, Hetton-le-Hole, Lynesack, Middridge, Ryhope, Auckland, Bedlington, Billingham, Bishop Middleham, Burdon, Byers Green, Cowpen, Dalton, Dunston (Gateshead), Durham St. Oswald, Easington, Rainton East & West, Edmondbyers, Ferryhill, Framwellgate, Gateshead, Greatham, Harton, Heighington, Hedworth, Heworth, Kyo, Littlethorpe, Littletown, Merrington, Monkton, Monkwearmouth, Muggleswick, Newbottle, Newton Bewley, Bedburn, Plawsworth, Ryton, Shincliffe, Shotton, Stanhope, Waldridge, Wallsend, Westoe, Wingate, Witton Gilbert and Wolviston.
The other are the "Notitia Plans" received from the Church Commissioners in 1981. They are very similar and are kept flat in planfile drawers, ref. CCB MN. They are listed in CCB Schedule 1981, pp.649-656. They are arranged in Chester Ward under Bedlington, Boldon, Chester-le-Street, Ebchester, Esh, Eighton Banks, Gateshead and Kyo; for Darlington Ward under Bedburn, Blackwell, Bondgate in Auckland, Butterknowle, Coatham, Coundon, Darlington, Evenwood, Heighington, Lynesack and Softley, Killerby, Ricknell, Stanhope, Weardale, West Auckland, Whessoe and Wolsingham; for Easington Ward under Bishopwearmouth, Burdon East, Cassop, Durham, Easington, Houghton, Newbottle, Quarrington, Shadforth, Sherburn, Shotton, Sunderland and Tunstall; Stockton Ward under Bishop Middleham, Norton, Sedgefield and Stockton and for Yorkshire under Kirby Sigston, Brompton, Northallerton and Osmotherley. Many of these plans, late 18th and early 19th century, are by the well-known local surveyor and estate administrator Arthur Mowbray.
There are many annotations on the pages of these notitia volumes. Many are very informal but most are cross-references to other volumes, so it is well worth checking other extant volumes if the cross-reference is not found in the most obvious place. Here are some explanations:
1. The red reference numbers at the page tops in 54003, 54007, 54012, 54017, 54019 & 54024 work thus. In the other CCB Notitia, for example, Chester 54002 on page 79 it says at the foot "Carried to p.39 New Book (54003)" written boldly in red ink. To the left of these words in a different hand, large, faintly and in pencil is written "178." followed by a pencil tick. If we turn to 54003 p.39, there is the same property with "No 178" written in red ink, top left.
2. For years the two Darlington volumes 54006 and 54007 had the numbers on the spines exchanged from the numbers inside. This caused confusion, so for references to one check both. 54006 is the one with the index and 54007 has the red numbers.
3. References in 54001 to "vols.1-6" have been identified as referring to later Notitia Books by Ward (unindexed) as follows:
vol.1 = 54006 Darlington Ward vol.1
vol.2 = 54003 Chester Ward with Bedlington vol.2
vol.3 = 54017 Stockton Ward vol.2
vol.4 = 54012 Easington Ward vol.2
vol.5 = 54019 Allertonshire and Howdenshire vol.1
vol.6 = 54024 Mines and Quarries

4. "Old Deeds" plus a number, refers to the Bishop's copies of leases made to his lessees, his counterparts signed and sealed by the lessees. Ask to see these by giving bundle and number. The bundle number is found by checking the old deed number in the CC numerical index to see on which page in the 1956 CC schedule the old deed number occurs. The page number is the same as the bundle number and on that page appear further dates and names of parties. The counterparts are often endorsed with references to lease registers and other matters. The deeds received from the Church Commissioners in 1981 are stored mainly in numerical order.
5. Six digit (or similar) numbers, if found not to be numbers of relevant old deeds, may refer to the correspondence files of the Church Commissioners which used to be at 50 North Bailey, the old Halmote Office which the Church Commissioners used later. There are in the search room at ASC card indices, as mentioned in 4. to show on which page (if at all) long numbers appear in the schedules which came with the deposits of Church Commission Durham Bishopric estate deeds. There is also a list of the numbers of surviving files (made by John Clifford 1984).
6. Leases for lives or years. Some leases were for the lives of three people whose names and ages are given. This information is a help to genealogists. Other leases were for years, commonly 21 years but other lengths occur. There were advantages and disadvantages in both types of lease and legislation about them. It was usual to renew a lease for lives when one of the three died and ones for years, every few years, often 7, even though the leases were far from expiring. This spread the payment of the renewal fine and avoided the payment at once of a large fine. It was permissible to have a life in a lease replaced even if that person had not died but had moved away or had gone to America etc.
7. Exceptions and reservations can occur in leases and can cover many things, e.g. timber, mines, quarries, wayleave, rights to make staithes, as appropriate to the particular property. A reservation could be part of the rent which was to be paid to someone else.
8. Improved value or valued at. From time to time the Bishop's land agent would have properties inspected in order to adjust the fine on the next renewal. Change of use could occur. If the value had improved the fine would go up, if not then possibly it would go down. Some of these reports survive in the series DHC M.9.-12 and M.76 and the separate CCB Surveys of mines and quarries. Some of these improved values are quoted on the authority of someone, for example, CCB 54001 p.62 Weardale, Long Lee. The descriptions of property in leases tended to be the same for generations and were obviously obsolete. One example is Bedlington windmill, still so described in leases after its conversion to an iron works. Continuity of description produced a firm series of title deeds, useful for legal purposes if not for the historian of the physical history of a property.
9. Decays. If a property had decreased in value, e.g. Chester mill lost business to premises with access to the new railway, then some financial inducement might be noted as necessary to obtain a new tenant. Some decays were of property which had become derelict.
10. Allotments. Leaseholds with common grazing etc. rights might receive a share of land at the Inclosure of the common grazing etc. (just as the copyholds did). This would increase the value of the property.
11. Encroachment. Land enclosed from common or waste without landlord's permission.
12. Half a tenement or moiety. This did not mean literally half the land or buildings, but a right to half the profits of them.
13. Four feasts. The dates on which rent was often paid, the quarter days, Lady Day (25 March), Midsummer Day (24 June), Michaelmas (29 September) and Christmas Day (25 December). Dates of rent-paying were different in the Yorkshire properties.
14. A fat goose or capon at Martinmas (11 November) or a fat lamb at Pentecost (Whitsuntide). This addition to the older cash rents was a survival of mediaeval payments in kind such as the Neville buck due to the Prior of Durham. In practice often it was commuted to a payment of an extra due of three shillings or so. Some ancient rents and dues were saved to the landlord even after 1922. The compensation agreements for their extinguishment are in DHC M.50 and go up to c.1950 (freehold and copyhold).
15. Assignment and alienation. Processes by which a lessee sold or otherwise transferred his lease to someone else. This could need the landlord's permission and a payment to him for a licence to proceed.
16. Tithes. These were usually payable by the lessee or his sub-tenant. The amount was sometimes deducted from the fine the year the fine was paid, meaning the landlord paid it then. Tithes in kind, where not already commuted, were commuted in 1836 for a cash payment related to the value of the crops on the land.
17. Coroners charge. This comprises the free rents, the collection of which was the responsibility of the Bishop's coroner or each ward. Sometimes collections of rents from leases was added to his work. Many leases specified that the rents were to be paid directly to the Bishop's Exchequer in Durham.
18. Enfranchised. This means converted from a leasehold or a copyhold to a freehold after a compensatory payment to the landlord. This was done after the 1799 Land Tax Redemption Act and other Acts up to c.1925. Once enfranchised the property no longer belonged to the Bishop and reference to it disappears from his estate records, except for the short series of "post-1925 transactions" in ASC from the Halmote Court Office, DHC1/VIII. There are examples in the CCB 1981 deposit of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, or their succeeding Church Commissioners, buying back, as freehold, land which had once been part of the Durham Bishopric estates but which had been lost to the Bishop's control through the evolution of various tenures. Sometimes these lands have title deeds showing what became of it after it slipped from episcopal control.
19. de novo. This phrase indicates a new grant and the start of records about it. New grants were usually of the lord's waste. Sometimes grants were made of the lord's waste to people who were not commoners on it, a depletion of a village grazing resource.
20. Services. In practice these were often commuted for a cash payment. At Chester-le-Street the tenure of one cavil of land carried the service of the provision of one team of six oxen for the carriage of the goods of the Bishop or King from Newcastle to Durham.
21. 36 beastgates, cattle gates, moor gates, pasture gates usually means grazing for 36 cattle. Sometimes two pasture gates might be required for one horse. A stint is different, being grazing for a particular group of beasts, a mixture by number of cattle, sheep, horses and perhaps geese. What comprised a stint varied from grazing ground to grazing ground and over the years. Agistment was payment for grazing by head and variety of animal.
22. Land tax. A governmental tax which landlords had their lessees and sub-tenants pay as a usual condition in leases. There is a table giving its annual variation and its redemption in 54001 after the second index and about 4ff before Alta Foresta begins.
23. Assessments. The ones referred to are probably those for poor relief and were paid by lessees or sub-tenants. Church cesses were separate and enforced through the Bishop's Consistory Court.
24. There are references not yet understood, for example, "Reported Vol: H.2. fo.740" or "Vol: H.1. fo.25" or "Col: H. fo.33". This suggests there are or were three volumes of "Reports" on Durham Bishopric leaseholds. Volume H.2 has at least 957 folia. These volumes have not been identified among volumes received in ASC from the Halmote Office or the Church Commissioners from London. Perhaps they are in the Church of England Record Centre in Bermondsey. Staff of the C.C. at Milbank failed to identify them. Progress in sorting may have been made since then.
For period prior to No. 54001, see the following volumes in the 1981 Church Commission deposit:
216814. A Valor ecclesiasticus - survey and renewals book 1690's onwards.
216815. An index to 54001 (from A - G only).


CCB V/3/1/1  (54001)
Notitia Book of the Bishopric Estates.
This volume covers the 4 Wards, Yorkshire, Bedlington, Mines, Quarries etc.
This Book of Notitia concerns the leasehold property of the Bishop of Durham and seems to give the history of leases, lessees, fines, and other relevant particulars from as early as the late 16th to the mid-19th centuries.
This volume is continued in the varying series of the following books.
Indices at front.
931 pp.
This volume is too fragile to produce, and must be consulted by microfilm surrogate.
PG Microfilm 328 & 329 (GSU 199-200).
Chester Ward and Bedlington

See also CC(1981 deposit) 321795, Notitia Book for Yorkshire properties and Bedlington.
CCB V/3/2/1  (54002)
Notitia Book of Chester Ward and Bedlington.
This volume is a copy and a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and brings it up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and/or forward to 54003.
Index at back.
353 pp.
CCB V/3/2/2  (54003)
Notitia Book of Chester Ward and Bedlington.
This volume is a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and 54002 and brings them up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and 54002.
There is no Index, but a full contents list has been inserted.
134 pp.
CCB V/3/2/3  (54004)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Chester Ward and Bedlington.
The leases stretch from 21st July 1830 to 11th December 1850.
An index has been inserted.
152 ff.
CCB V/3/2/4  (54005)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Chester Ward and Bedlington.
The leases stretch from 7th January 1851 to 12 January 1856.
23ff.
Darlington Ward
CCB V/3/3/1  (54006)
Notitia Book of Darlington Ward.
This volume is a copy and a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and brings it up to a later date, the start of 54007 (18th and 19th century).
Most entries have references back to 54001 and/or 54006.
Index at back.
When 54006 and 54007 were rebound in 1895, they were wrongly labelled, so 54006 was identified as 54007 and vice versa (October 2001)
Contains a mixture of foliation and pagination: i - v ff; 1-122 ff; 123 - 124 pp; 125 - 126ff; 127 - 147 pp; 148 - 154 ff; 155 - 195pp; 196 - 200 ff; 201 - 228 pp; 221 - 228 are blank.
CCB V/3/3/2  (54007)
Notitia Book of Darlington Ward.
This volume is a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and 54006 and brings them up to a later date (18th and 19th century).
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and 54006.
There is no Index.
When 54006 and 54007 were rebound in 1895, they were wrongly labelled, so 54007 was identified as 54006 and vice versa (October 2001)
v + 303 pp; 177 - 303 are blank.
CCB V/3/3/3  (54008)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Darlington Ward.
The leases stretch from 12 July 1830 to 8 August 1845.
145ff.
CCB V/3/3/4  (54009)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Darlington Ward.
The leases stretch from 5 October 1839 to 2 June 1847.
144ff.
CCB V/3/3/5  (54010)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Darlington Ward.
The leases stretch from 17 April 1847 to 18 April 1856.
54ff.
Easington Ward Comprising: Bishopwearmouth, Cassop, coalmines, Durham City, Easington, East Bewden, Houghton-le-Spring, Little Thorpe, Middle Herrington, Morton, Newbottle, Quarrington, quarries, Ryhope, Shadforth, Sherburn, Shotton, Sunderland, Tunstall, Warden Law.

CCB V/3/4/1  (54011)
Notitia Book of Easington Ward.
This volume is a copy and a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and brings it up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and/or forward to 54012.
Index at back.
353pp.
CCB V/3/4/2  (54012)
Notitia Book of Easington Ward.
This volume is a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and 54011, and brings them up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and /or 54011.
There is no Index.
223pp.
CCB V/3/4/3  (54013)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Easington Ward.
The leases stretch from 2 September 1830 to 5 July 1839.
155ff.
CCB V/3/4/4  (54014)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Easington Ward.
The leases stretch from 2 September 1839 to 10 August 1848.
141ff.
CCB V/3/4/5  (54015)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Easington Ward.
The leases stretch from 12 December 1848 to 18 April 1856.
74ff.
Stockton Ward
CCB V/3/5/1  (54016)
Notitia Book of Stockton Ward.
This volume is a copy and a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and brings it up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and/or forward to 54017.
Index at back.
179pp.
CCB V/3/5/2  (54017)
Notitia Book of Stockton Ward.
This volume is a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and 54016 and brings them up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and/or 54016.
There is no Index.
90pp.
CCB V/3/5/3  (54018)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Stockton Ward.
The leases stretch from 1 September 1830 to 21 January 1856.
129ff.
Yorkshire From 1837 Allerton, Allertonshire, Howden and Howdenshire, belong to the Bishopric of Ripon and leases are made with the Bishop of Ripon.

CCB V/3/6/1  (54019a)
Notitia Book of Howden, Howdenshire, Allerton and Allertonshire.
This volume is a copy and a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and brings it up to a later date.
Index at Back.
338pp.
CCB V/3/6/2  (54019)
Notitia Book of Howden, Howdenshire, Allerton and Allertonshire.
This volume is a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and 54019a and brings them up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001 and/or 54019a.
There is no Index.
198pp.
CCB V/3/6/3  CCB V/3/6/3(321795)
Notitia book of Howdenshire, Allertonshire & Craik & Bedlington.
Bears references back to CCB V/3/6/1 (54019a). Includes many plans.
CCB V/3/6/4  (54019)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Howden, Howdenshire, Allerton and Allertonshire.
The leases stretch from 22 July 1830 to 18 April 1837.
Unindexed.
185pp.
CCB V/3/6/5  (54021)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Howden, Howdenshire, Allerton and Allertonshire.
The leases stretch from 1 February 1837 to 22 November 1844.
Unindexed.
318pp.
CCB V/3/6/6  (54022)
Enrolment Book of Leases in Howden, Howdenshire, Allerton and Allertonshire.
The leases stretch from 10 March 1845 to 3 December 1852.
Unindexed.
pp.319-635.
Mines and Quarries
CCB V/3/7/1  (54024)
Notitia Book of Leases of Mines and Quarries.
This volume is a continuation of the relevant entries in 54001 and brings it up to a later date.
Most entries bear references back to 54001.
There is no Index, but a full contents list has been inserted.
139pp.
CCB V/3/7/2  (54025)
Enrolment Book of Leases of Mines and Quarries.
The leases stretch from 16 September 1830 to 30 December 1839.
154ff.
CCB V/3/7/3  (54026)
Enrolment Book of Leases of Mines and Quarries.
The leases stretch from 19 September 1839 to 6 March 1855.
144ff.
CCB V/3/7/8  (54027)
Enrolment Book of Leases of Mines and Quarries. The leases are two, both of 2 February 1855.
8ff.