Durham Cathedral Archive: leasehold records
Introduction
Introduction to church leasehold
Contents

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD/F
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: leasehold records
Dates of creation: 1660-1870
Extent: 3 metres (listed)
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral, and officers working under the Receiver (specifically the Sub-Receiver or land agent, and local bailiffs)
Language: Records are written in English.

Introduction to church leasehold

Most dean and chapter property was held on the basis of renewable leases (any remaining copyhold tenure being converted to leasehold after 1577). The leases were usually for a term of 21 years (40 years for some town properties), and were repeatedly renewed after only 7 (or 14) years. A “reserved” rent was payable annually, which was far below the nominal market or “rack” rent for the property and fixed from before 1660 (unless property was divided or waste land improved). Therefore, a “fine” was additionally payable on renewal of the lease, every 7 years. This fine was considerably higher than the annual rents, and was calculated to recover the difference over 7 years between the value of the reserved rents and the market value of the property. The renewal of the leases was by “contract” with the lessees, and many of the records in this section relate to these contracts and the collection of fines for lease renewals. More background on this form of 'church leasehold' is included within the guide to tracing cathedral propertly online.
From the middle of the 19th century, a series of acts, in particular 14 & 15 Vict c.104, enabled or encouraged cathedrals to sell outright (enfranchise) their leasehold properties, or to convert them to ordinary agricultural tenancies, and church leasehold was effectively abolished by 1870.

Contents

Records of Dean and Chapter estates held by leasehold, until its abolition in 1870

Accession details

These records have been in the custody of Durham University since the 1950s, with some transferred by the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral, and most items deposited by the Church Commissioners in 1956. Church Commissioners' references for these items are noted within the list ('CCD' numbers).

Conditions of access

Records older than 30 years are open for consultation. More recent records may require prior written permission from the Chapter Clerk.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Reprographics Officer at Durham Cathedral Library (library@durhamcathedral.co.uk) for items owned by the Cathedral, and from the Church of England Record Centre (archives@churchofengland.org) for the Church Commission material (with 'CCD' references in the catalogue): contact Palace Green Library (pg.library@durham.ac.uk) if in doubt about ownership of any items, or to enquire about non-commercial academic use of Church Commission material. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Catalogue

Original deeds
Reference: DCD/F/A
Dates of creation: 1680-1871
Extent: 5 metres
In addition to the series of counterpart leases and title deeds in connection with properties surrendered to the Dean and Chapter ca.1860s (DCD/F/AA-AB below), other deeds survive in the boxes temporarily marked 'St Helen's Deposit'. These boxes are not yet listed, but an incomplete box list on index cards is kept within the search room at 5 The College, listing the main places included within each box

Leases
Reference: DCD/F/AA
Dates of creation: 1765-1870
Extent: 7 boxes
Counterpart (and a few draft) leases, annotated with references to the Notitia Books at DCD/F/BC. These have been arranged in the same order as the properties within the Notitia Books, and are briefly listed by reference to their Notitia Book folio reference. Most are annotated with reference to the surrender of the leasehold to the Dean and Chapter, usually in the 1860s, for which see also the following series DCD/F/AB.
The main series of counterpart leases for Cathedral leasehold properties is not within the Durham Cathedral Archive, but forms the bulk of the Church Commission Deposit of Durham Dean and Chapter Estates material (CCD).
CCD. Counterpart leases, chiefly 18-20th centuries
DCD Loc.XXIX. Counterpart leases dated 1549-1599


DCD/F/AA/1   1765-1867
Counterpart leases for properties listed in Notitia Book, Durham 1 (reference DCD/F/CB/1, covering properties within Durham city and environs, and within townships Aycliffe to Hunwick), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. Where there is more than one batch of leases relating to the same page, note that they are not necessarily arranged in the same order as in the Notitia Books.
3 boxes
DCD/F/AA/1 f.98   1805-1861
9 leases for Aldin Grange (leased to Woodifield, Taylor, Chisholm), corresponding to entry at f.98 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.99   1803-1859
9 leases for property at Baxter Wood aka Baxterford Wood near Durham (leased to Bourne, Burnell, Branson, Hunter, Henderson), corresponding to entry at f.99 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1. With lease of Baxterwood quarries to Redhead, 1803
DCD/F/AA/1 f.104   1841-1855
3 leases for ground etc at Aycliffe (leased to Cradock), corresponding to entry at f.104 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.105   1801-1857
8 leases for part of a tenement at Aycliffe (leased to Boazman, Miller, Cradock), corresponding to entry at f.105 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.108   1792-1863
21 leases for property (originally two leaseholds, one part of 2/3 of a tenement, the other part of a tenement) at Aycliffe (leased to Dodshon, Coates, Todd, Sherwood, Wood, Lisle), corresponding to entry at f.108 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.120   1796-1859
10 leases for part of Belsis (leased to Smith, Brewster, Graham, Stephenson), corresponding to entry at f.120 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.120A   1794-1860
10 leases for part of Belsis (leased to Ord, Smith, Hanbury, Graham, Stephenson), corresponding to entry at f.120A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.124   1804-1867
10 leases for premises at Billingham (leased to Featonby, Burrell, Page), corresponding to entry at f.124 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.134   1805-1854
8 leases for premises at Bruntoft (leased to Kirby, Colling, Martin, Hixon-Bruntoft, Faber, Walker), corresponding to entry at f.134 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.135 (i)   1796-1859
10 leases for 1/3 of two tenements at Burdon (leased to Garmonsway, Waldy), corresponding to entry at f.135 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.135 (ii)   1797-1853
9 leases for 1/3 of two tenements at Burdon (leased to Wastell, Ovington, Barker, Walker, Green), corresponding to entry at f.135 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.136 (i)   1796-1852
9 leases for a tenement at Burdon (leased to Wastell, Ovington, Barker, Walker, Green), corresponding to entry at f.136 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.136 (ii)   1795-1858
9 leases for 1/3 of two tenements at Burdon (leased to Wastell, Barker, Wetherell, Walker, Green), corresponding to entry at f.136 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.137 (i)   1805-1854
8 leases for a tenement at Burdon (leased to Robson, Wastell Robson, Barker), corresponding to entry at f.137 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.137 (ii)   1834-1855
4 leases for part of ½ a tenement at Burdon (leased to Palmerley, Colpitts), corresponding to entry at f.137 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.138 (i)   1796-1859
10 leases for 1/6 of a tenement at Burdon (leased to Garmonsway, Waldy), corresponding to entry at f.138 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.138 (ii)   1796-1859
10 leases for 1/3 of a tenement at Burdon (leased to Garmonsway, Waldy), corresponding to entry at f.138 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.138 (iii)   1796-1859
10 leases for ½ of a tenement at Burdon (leased to Garmonsway, Waldy), corresponding to entry at f.138 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.139 (i)   1796-1859
10 leases for a mill at Burdon (leased to Garmonsway, Waldy), corresponding to entry at f.139 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.139 (ii)   1796-1859
10 leases for a cottage etc at Burdon (leased to Garmonsway, Waldy), corresponding to entry at f.139 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.153   1793-1853
9 leases for ½ a tenement at Coopon [Cowpen] (leased to Law Yield, Yeall, Grey, Blacklock, Shepherd, Langley), corresponding to entry at f.153 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.154   1794-1857
10 leases for a tenement at Coopon [Cowpen] Bewley (leased to Dale, Wetherill, Thomas, Newton), corresponding to entry at f.154 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.155 (i)   1796-1852
9 leases for ¼ of a tenement at Coopon [Cowpen] (leased to Grey, Chilton, Sheraton, Dennett, Brewster, Faber), corresponding to entry at f.155 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.155 (ii)   1794-1857
10 leases for ½ a tenement at Coopon [Cowpen] Bewley (leased to Griffith, Walker), corresponding to entry at f.155 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.156 (i)   1788-1852
7 leases for a cottage at Coopon [Cowpen] (leased to Manuel, Harpely, Armstrong, Langley), corresponding to entry at f.156 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.156 (ii)   1795-1858
10 leases for a cottage at Coopon [Cowpen] (leased to Nicholson, Smith, Williams), corresponding to entry at f.156 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.166   1797-1855
9 leases for a tenement at Edmundbyers (leased to Hargrave, Blakeney), corresponding to entry at f.166 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.171   1799-1862
10 leases for a tenement at Edmundbyers (leased to Proud, Branson, Bainbridge, Crawhall), corresponding to entry at f.171 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.173   1813-1849
6 leases for a piece of ground on Edmundbyers Common (leased to Thompson, Davison), corresponding to entry at f.173 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.182   1793-1850
9 leases for ¾ of a tenement at Ferryhill (leased to Bowlby, Thompson, Elstob), corresponding to entry at f.182 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.183   1797-1853
8 leases for a tenement at Ferryhill (leased to Jopling, Alderson), corresponding to entry at f.183 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.183A   1846-1853
2 leases for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Bolam, Forster), corresponding to entry at f.183A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.185 (i)   1862
Lease for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Garthwaite), corresponding to entry at f.185 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.185 (ii)   1842-1856
3 leases for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Alderson), corresponding to entry at f.185 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.185A   1841-1955
3 leases for land etc at Ferryhill (leased to Lawson), corresponding to entry at f.185A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.186   1765-1861
14 leases for a tenement and ½ a tenement at Ferryhill (previously two leases, to Wilson, Chaytor, Robinson, Gibbon), corresponding to entry at f.186 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.187 (i)   1844-1858
3 leases for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Arrowsmith), corresponding to entry at f.187 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.187 (ii)   1857
Lease for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Maw), corresponding to entry at f.187 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.189   1846-1853
2 leases for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Lee, Forster), corresponding to entry at f.189 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.192   1848-1855
2 leases for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Brown), corresponding to entry at f.192 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.199A   1843-1857
3 leases for premises at Ferryhill (leased to Alderson), corresponding to entry at f.199A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.234 (i)   1802-1861
9 leases for 5/15th of a tenement at Hedworth (leased to Sadler, Hutton, Lynn, Martinson, Burdon, Metcalfe), corresponding to entry at f.234 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1. Lease to Robert Hutton 1809 includes letters from same at Laverick Hall concerning his delayed payments and financial woes, 1817
DCD/F/AA/1 f.234 (ii)   1801-1857
9 leases for 6/15 of a tenement at Hedworth (leased to Wallis, Atkinson, Buddle, Heatley, Straffon, Ness), corresponding to entry at f.234 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.234 (iii)   1794
Lease for ox-gates in Simonside Fields (leased to Wallis), corresponding to entry at f.234 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.235 (i)   1806-1846
6 leases for 1/8 of a tenement at Hedworth (leased to Sadler, Lynn, Martinson, Burdon, Metcalfe), corresponding to entry at f.235 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.235 (ii)   1802-1858
9 leases for ½ a tenement at Hedworth (leased to Brown, Dale, Barnes, Woods), corresponding to entry at f.235 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.235 (iii)   1803-1859
9 leases for 1/8 of a tenement at Hedworth (leased to Brown, Dale, Barnes, Woods), corresponding to entry at f.235 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.236A   1846-1867
4 leases for premises at Hedworth (leased to Ellison, Wallis, Briscoe), corresponding to entry at f.236A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.258   1794-1862
7 leases for a house etc at Heworth (leased to Bell, Wylam, Smith), corresponding to entry at f.258 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.275   1797-1867
12 leases for grounds at Nether Heworth (originally two leases? Leased to Mills, Glazonby, Wylam, Jobson, Deighton, Walker), corresponding to entry at f.275 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.281A   1847-1861
3 leases for premises at Heworth (leased to Johnson, Wylam, Smith), corresponding to entry at f.281A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/1 f.283   1846-1860
3 leases for premises at Heworth (leased to Wylam, Smith), corresponding to entry at f.283 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1
DCD/F/AA/2   1794-1868
Counterpart leases for properties listed in Notitia Book, Durham 2 (reference DCD/F/CB/2, covering properties within townships Iveston to Underside), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. Where there is more than one batch of leases relating to the same page, note that they are not necessarily arranged in the same order as in the Notitia Books.
2 boxes
DCD/F/AA/2 f.14   1868
Lease for premises at Merrington (leased to Atkinson), corresponding to entry at f.14 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.76   1804-1860
9 leases for part of tenement at Monkton (leased to Hardy, Gallilee, Adams), corresponding to entry at f.76 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.78   1798-1868
11 leases for a tenement at Monkton (leased to Crawford, Major, Pattison, Davison, Sheldon), corresponding to entry at f.78 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.163   1814-1836
5 leases for house and ground at North Pittington (leased to Hopper, Newby, Barry, originally a [third] part of two leases), corresponding to entry at f.163 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.164   1842-1864
4 leases for premises at West Rainton (Pear Tree House, leased to Allison, Jones), corresponding to entry at f.164 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.165   1842-1852
2 leases for premises at Pittington (leased to Newby, Apedaile), corresponding to entry at f.165 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.166   1854-1862
3 leases for premises at Pittington (leased to Edwards and Stoker, noted as annexed to vicarage of Pittington in 1870), corresponding to entry at f.166 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.180   1842-1863
2 leases for a tenement at East Rainton (leased to Hunter, Thompson), corresponding to entry at f.180 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.181   1814-1849
6 leases for part of 2/3 of a tenement at East Rainton (leased to Legg/Legge), corresponding to entry at f.181 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.182   1796-1854
16 leases for a 1/2 and a 1/3 tenement at East Rainton (originally two leases, leased to Mitcheson/Mitchinson, Heaviside, Chilton, Bramwell, Hays), corresponding to entries at f.182 and f.184 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.183   1797-1853
8 leases for a tenement at East Rainton (leased to Wilson, Tilley, Ryle), corresponding to entry at f.183 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.186   1794-1857
10 leases for a tenement at East Rainton (leased to Bonner, Warwick), corresponding to entry at f.186 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.189   1799-1849
7 leases for a tenement at East Rainton (leased to Legg, Morgan, Surtees), corresponding to entry at f.189 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.205   1803-1867
10 leases for ½ a tenement at West Rainton (leased to Taylor, Easterley, Bellerby, Nicholson), corresponding to entry at f.205 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.234B   1853-1860
2 leases for clay etc at Shincliffe (leased to Liddell, Hubbick), corresponding to entry at f.234B of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.236   1804-1839
6 leases for ¼ of a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Wheatley, Tatham), corresponding to entry at f.236 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.237   1804-1846
7 leases for part of a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Young, Atkinson), corresponding to entry at f.237 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.238   1798-1857
9 leases for part of a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Hopper, Scott, Stamp, Horn, Chaytor), corresponding to entry at f.238 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.239   1798-1835
6 leases for part of a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Hopper, Scott, Stamp), corresponding to entry at f.239 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.240   1846-1867
4 leases for land at Shincliffe (leased to Smales, Miller), corresponding to entry at f.240 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.242   1796-1864
12 leases for a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Miller, Ward, small part enfranchised 1860), corresponding to entry at f.242 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.243   1796-1864
12 leases for a tenement at Shincliffe (Shincliffe Wood Head, leased to Miller, Ward, Nayler), corresponding to entry at f.243 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2. Includes valuation with 1822 lease.
DCD/F/AA/2 f.244 (i)   1797-1868
12 leases for a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Smith, Robinson, Young), corresponding to entry at f.244 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.244 (ii)   1847-1868
4 leases for premises at Shincliffe (leased to Atkinson), corresponding to entry at f.244 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.244 (iii)   1847-1861
3 leases for land at Shincliffe (leased to Prince), corresponding to entry at f.244 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.245   1797-1867
11 leases for part of a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to White, Miller, Carter, Prince), corresponding to entry at f.245 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.246   1845-1866
4 leases for premises at Shincliffe (leased to Hutton, Salkeld, Oliver, property divided 1850s), corresponding to entry at f.246 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.249   1797-1853
9 leases for a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Naisbitt, Todd), corresponding to entry at f.249 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/2 f.252   1794-1836
7 leases for 1/3 of a tenement at Shincliffe (leased to Miller, Ward), corresponding to entry at f.252 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2
DCD/F/AA/3   1794-1870
Counterpart leases for properties listed in Notitia Book, Durham 3 (reference DCD/F/CB/3, covering properties within townships Walkerfield to Yorkfield, and including Monkwearmouth under 'Weremouth'), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. Where there is more than one batch of leases relating to the same page, note that they are not necessarily arranged in the same order as in the Notitia Books.
½ box
DCD/F/AA/3 f.107   1797-1860
10 leases for part of Whitehouse (leased to Wylam, Smith), corresponding to entry at f.107 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/3 f.117   1857
1 lease for premises at Wolviston (leased to Corner), corresponding to entry at f.117 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/3 f.118   1808
1 lease for a tenement at Wolviston (leased to Robinson and Watson), corresponding to entry at f.118 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/3 f.126   1865
1 lease for premises at Wolviston (leased to Earl Vane), corresponding to entry at f.126 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/3 f.130   1799-1870
11 leases for ½ a tenement at Wolviston (leased to Hutchinson, Tone, Appleby, Earls Vane), corresponding to entry at f.130 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/3 f.132   1838-1852
3 leases for 1/12 of a tenement at Wolviston (leased to Wetherill), corresponding to entry at f.132 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/3 f.136   1794-1857
10 leases for a tenement at Wolviston (leased to Walker, Richardson, Bradley), corresponding to entry at f.136 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3
DCD/F/AA/4
No counterpart leases appear to survive within the Durham Cathedral Archive for properties listed in Notitia Book, Northumberland (reference DCD/F/CB/4).
NONE
DCD/F/AA/5   1790-1829
Counterpart leases for properties listed in Notitia Book, South Shields 1 (reference DCD/F/CB/5), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. As these leases pre-date endorsement with plans showing details of the leasehold property concerned, no attempt has been made to separate multiple leaseholds with identical Notitia Book page references: in some cases, this could be done by reference to the reserved rents, but subdivision of properties adds further uncertainty.
1 box
DCD/F/AA/5 f.137   1801-1823
9 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Place, Dunn, Vazie, Ridley, Carr, Staples, Reavely), corresponding to entry at f.137 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.139   1799-1821
9 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Etherington, Scott, Rowson, McIntosh, Burne, including meeting house in Johnson Street, Westoe, with plan), corresponding to entry at f.139 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.140   1798-1810
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Allen, Hutchinson), corresponding to entry at f.140 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.141   1806-1817
2 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Burn, Robertson), corresponding to entry at f.141 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.142   1809-1823
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Robinson, Hilton), corresponding to entry at f.142 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.145   1802-1824
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Collingwood, Crozier, Shafto), corresponding to entry at f.145 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.146   1799-1821
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Fairles, Coxen), corresponding to entry at f.146 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.147   1790-1808
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Brown), corresponding to entry at f.147 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.148   1807-1821
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Osborn, Waller), corresponding to entry at f.148 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.149   1807-1821
5 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Wood, Orren), corresponding to entry at f.149 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.150   1800-1822
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Gedde, Bulmer, Watson), corresponding to entry at f.150 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.151   1790-1813
5 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Collingwood), corresponding to entry at f.151 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.152   1806-1823
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Taylor, Rusby, Yellowly), corresponding to entry at f.152 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.153   1798-1819
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Wright), corresponding to entry at f.153 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.154   1806-1820
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Glover, Taylor, Fox), corresponding to entry at f.154 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.155   1800-1822
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Dodds, Walker, Shortridge), corresponding to entry at f.155 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.158   1799-1821
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Coates, Black), corresponding to entry at f.158 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.159   1800-1823
9 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Grewcock, Gilchrist, Frizell, Allen), corresponding to entry at f.159 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.161   1799-1820
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Blackett), corresponding to entry at f.161 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.163   1799-1820
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Bulmer, Naters), corresponding to entry at f.163 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.164   1806-1829
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Coates, Harkis, Burrell), corresponding to entry at f.164 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/5 f.166   1802-1823
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Archer), corresponding to entry at f.166 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/5
DCD/F/AA/6   1795-1827
Counterpart leases for properties listed in Notitia Book, South Shields 2 (reference DCD/F/CB/6), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. As these leases pre-date endorsement with plans showing details of the leasehold property concerned, no attempt has been made to separate multiple leaseholds with identical Notitia Book page references: in some cases, this could be done by reference to the reserved rents, but subdivision of properties adds further uncertainty.
½ box
DCD/F/AA/6 f.56   1809-1816
2 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Naters), corresponding to entry at f.56 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.57   1802-1820
6 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Taylor, Middleyard), corresponding to entry at f.57 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.58   1800-1821
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Naters), corresponding to entry at f.58 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.59   1802-1827
11 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Wallis, Darnell, Wood, Pearson, Gray, Trotter), corresponding to entry at f.59 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.66   1814
1 lease for premises at South Shields (leased to Ettrick), corresponding to entry at f.66 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.114   1795-1823
5 leases for premises at South Shields (salt pans, leased to Blackett, Nicholson, Webster), corresponding to entry at f.114 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.115   1795-1823
5 leases for premises at South Shields (salt pans, leased to Blackett, Nicholson, Webster), corresponding to entry at f.115 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.116   1796-1823
9 leases for premises at South Shields (houses and staith, leased to Wallis, Wood, Brown), corresponding to entry at f.116 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.117   1795-1823
5 leases for premises at South Shields (salt pans, leased to Blackett, Nicholson, Webster), corresponding to entry at f.117 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.144   1813
1 lease for premises at South Shields (leased to Harrison), corresponding to entry at f.144 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.145   1805-1819
6 leases for premises at South Shields (salt pans, leased to Smith, Henderson), corresponding to entry at f.145 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.146   1805-1819
3 leases for premises at South Shields (salt pans, leased to Henderson), corresponding to entry at f.146 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.150   1801-1818
4 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Gilchrist, White), corresponding to entry at f.150 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.151   1802
1 lease for waste ground at South Shields (leased to Temple), corresponding to entry at f.151 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.152   1806-1820
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Laing), corresponding to entry at f.152 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.153   1805-1819
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Pinkney), corresponding to entry at f.153 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.156   1804-1818
3 leases for premises at South Shields (leased to Glover, Wood), corresponding to entry at f.156 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
DCD/F/AA/6 f.157   1797-1823
10 leases for premises at South Shields (salt pans, later warehouses etc, leased to Blackburn), corresponding to entry at f.157 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/6
Surrenders
Reference: DCD/F/AB
Dates of creation: 1680-1871
Extent: 22 boxes
Surrenders of leaseholds by the current leaseholder to the Dean and Chapter, generally accompanied by the most recent (final) lease, an abstract of title, draft for surrender, instructions to and opinions from the Chapter's lawyers on the title, and other title deeds relating to the leasehold. The final lease is annotated with references to the Notitia Books at DCD/F/CB. These have been arranged in the same order as the properties within the Notitia Books, and are briefly listed by reference to their Notitia Book folio reference. Only surrenders relating to the first three Notitia Books have been identified so far (for County Durham leaseholds, excluding South Shields).

DCD/F/AB/1   1747-1871
Surrenders of leaseholds for properties listed in Notitia Book, Durham 1 (reference DCD/F/CB/1, covering properties within Durham city and environs, and within townships Aycliffe to Hunwick), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book.
9½ boxes
DCD/F/AB/1 f.104A+105   1812-1859
Surrender by Mary Cradock of Aycliffe, widow, and Mary Ann Bates of Hurworth upon Tees, spinster, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Aycliffe (two leaseholds), with leases, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.104A and f.105 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
18 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.108   1781-1871
Surrender by William Lisle of Durham, gent, Jane Wood of Arpington Hill near Sedgefield, spinster, Arthur Coates of Arpington Hill, farmer, and Elizabeth Coates, his wife, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Great Aycliffe, with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.108 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
36 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.124+125A   1805-1870
Agreement for surrender by Robert Page Page of Norton, esq, James Coates Sowerby of Stokesley (Yorkshire), gent, and Jane Burrell of Billingham, spinster, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Billingham (two leaseholds), with leases, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.124 and f.125A of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
15 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.135+136   1815-1860
Grant of freehold and surrender by John Green the Younger of Forcett (Yorkshire), gent, Francis Perkins of Longnewton, farmer, and John Feetham of Burdon, gent to Dean and Chapter, of property at Great Burdon (freehold of Tofts or Penny Flatts and three leaseholds), with leases, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.135 and f.136 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
28 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.138+139   1846-1860
Conveyance of freehold and surrender by Revd Richard Waldy, rector of Turners with Aff-Puddle (Dorset) to Dean and Chapter, of property at Great Burdon (freehold farm and five leaseholds), with leases, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.138 and f.139 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
17 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.153+156   1801-1860
Surrender by Thomas Charlton of Sedgefield, innkeeper, William Henry Wise of West Hartlepool, bank manager, and James Dodds Hayton of Greatham, teacher, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Coopon (Cowpen) Bewley (two leaseholds), with leases, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.153 and f.156 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
28 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.154   1747-1859
Surrender by Henry Newton of York, gent, and Henry William Thomas of Pinchinthorpe (Yorkshire), gent, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Coopon (Cowpen) Bewley, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.154 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
30 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.155   1815-1861
Surrender by Ralph Walker of West Hartlepool, yeoman, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Coopen (Cowpen) Bewley, with lease, abstract of title and assignment of leaseholds. Corresponds to entry at f.155 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
9 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.167   1830-1863
Surrender by George Pears of Witton-le-Wear, gent, and Joseph Pears of same, gent, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Edmondbyers, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.167 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
17 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.185   1865
Surrender by Margaret Garthwaite of Ferryhill, spinster, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Ferryhill (without lease or any other documents). Corresponds to entry at f.185 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
1 document
DCD/F/AB/1 f.186   1840-1864
Surrender by William Gibbon of Stranton, gent, and George Pickering of Merrington, farmer, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Ferryhill, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.186 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
15 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.192   1808-1862
Surrender by Michael Brown of Ferryhill, cattle jobber, and Robert Melvin of Easington Lane, farmer, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Ferryhill (? originally two leaseholds), with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.192 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
13 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.234   1836-1863
Surrender by Robert Ness of South Shields, ship broker, George Nicholson White of South Shields, ship owner, and Smart Atkinson of Beaumont Hill, farmer, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Hedworth, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.234 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
18 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.234+235   1858-1861
Draft surrender by Robert Surtees of Easington, ship owner, William Woods of Newcastle upon Tyne, esq, and Thomas Metcalfe of Newcastle upon Tyne, ship owner, (and bankers) to Dean and Chapter, of property at Laverick Hall and Hedworth Fell (three leaseholds), with leases. Corresponds to entries at f.234 and f.235 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
4 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.236   1871
Surrender by William Black of Hedworth, esq, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Hedworth, with abstract of title and covenant to produce deeds (but not the former lease). Corresponds to entry at f.236 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
7 documents
DCD/F/AB/1 f.275   1849-1871
Surrender by Thomas Walker of West Hartlepool, merchant, Mary Jane Walker, his wife, and Eliza Catherine Seymour, wife of Luke Seymour of Aldborough, esq, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Nether Heworth, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.275 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/1.
14 documents
DCD/F/AB/2   1732-1871
Surrenders of leaseholds for properties listed in Notitia Book, Durham 2 (reference DCD/F/CB/2), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. Where there is more than one surrender relating to the same page, note that they are not necessarily arranged in the same order as in the Notitia Books.
11 boxes
DCD/F/AB/2 f.76   1842-1863
Surrender by Mary Adams of South Shields, widow, and Robert Galilee of South Shields, dock master, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Hedworth and Monkton (two leaseholds), with leases, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.76 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
19 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.78   1836-1871
Surrender by John Shildon of Western Hill, Durham, gent, and Edward Pattison Shildon of Bolton Place, Carlisle, engineer, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Monkton (Monkton Farm), with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.78 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
14 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.156   1812-1860
Surrender by Phillis Williams of Shotley Villa near Shotley Bridge Spa, spinster, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Coopen (Cowpen) Bewley, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.156 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
14 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.164   1793-1866
Surrender by Elizabeth Jones of Bishopwearmouth, widow, to Dean and Chapter, of property at West Rainton (Pear Tree House), with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.164 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
22 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.180   1807-1869
Surrender by George Brantingham of Sunderland, grocer, George Elliott of Seaton Moor, farmer, and Jane Thompson of West Rainton, widow, to Dean and Chapter, of property at East Rainton, with lease, abstract of title, valuation of household furniture and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.180 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
13 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.182   1828-1858
Assignment and surrender by John Wetherell Hays of Durham, gent, Thomas Mitcheson of East Rainton, gent, and Isabella Huntley of Bishopwearmouth, widow, to Dean and Chapter, of property at East Rainton (described as at Houghton-le-Spring on endorsement), with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.182 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
24 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.183   1800-1858
Surrender by Matthew Ryle formerly of Houghton-le-Spring but now of Old Elvet, Durham, gent, to Dean and Chapter, of property at East Rainton, with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.183 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
8 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.186   1857-1863
Surrender by John Warwick late of Birtley Spring and now of Callerton Hall (Northumberland), esq, to Dean and Chapter, of property at East Rainton, with lease, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.186 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
12 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.205   1802-1867
Surrender by Jane Nicholson of North Biddick, widow, and Thomas Bellerby of D'arcy Terrace, Sunderland, gent, to Dean and Chapter, of property at West Rainton, with lease, other title deeds and sketch plan. Corresponds to entry at f.205 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
12 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.234   1820-1851
Lease by Dean and Chapter to Robert Burrell of Durham, gent, of property at Shincliffe, with earlier title deeds (assumed to be in connection with surrender by leaseholder, though deed of surrender not held). Corresponds to entry at f.234 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
7 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.236   1825-1853
Lease by Dean and Chapter to Robert Burrell of Durham, gent, of property at Shincliffe, with earlier title deeds, endorsed with note of surrender dated 1860 by leaseholder of most of the property. Corresponds to entry at f.236 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
6 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.240+242   1806-1869
Surrender by Elizabeth Miller and Ann Miller, both of Durham, spinsters, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe, with two leases, abstracts of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entries at f.240 and f.242 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
29 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.243   1831-1864
Assignment and surrender by William Nayler of Twickenham, Middlesex, esq, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe, with lease and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.243 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
4 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.244 (i)   1838-1870
Surrender by Margaret Atkinson of Newcastle upon Tyne, widow, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe, with lease, abstract of title and copy will. Corresponds to entry at f.244 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
6 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.244 (ii)   1732-1870
Surrender by Michael Young of Shincliffe, farmer, and John Robert Davison of The Temple, London, MP, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe, with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.244 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
27 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.244+245   1838 and 1867-1869
Conveyance of Shincliffe Hall and surrender of leasehold property at Shincliffe by James Pulleine of Clifton Castle, Yorkshire, esq, Christopher Cradock of Hartforth Hall, Yorkshire, esq, and Samuel Smithson of Heighington, esq, to Dean and Chapter, with two leases, abstracts of title and declaration with printed plan of Shincliffe Hall and leasehold farms. Corresponds to entries at f.244 and f.245 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
13 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.246   1793-1870
Surrender by John Oliver of Corbridge, Northumberland, gent, and John Alderson of Shincliffe, gardener, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe, with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.246 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
19 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.248   1848-1867
Conveyance by Isabella Brack of Shincliffe, spinster, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe (previously held by lease from the D&C, following grant of reversion by D&C to Brack in 1860), with grant of reversion, agreement, lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.248 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
9 documents
DCD/F/AB/2 f.249   1853-1860
Surrender by Isabella Brack of Shincliffe, spinster, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Shincliffe, with lease, abstract of title and conveyance. Corresponds to entry at f.249 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/2.
10 documents
DCD/F/AB/3   1680-1871
Surrenders of leaseholds for properties listed in Notitia Book, Durham 3 (reference DCD/F/CB/3), arranged according to the corresponding pages within the Notitia Book. Where there is more than one surrender relating to the same page, note that they are not necessarily arranged in the same order as in the Notitia Books.
1½ boxes
DCD/F/AB/3 f.130   1871
Surrender by Rt Hon George Henry Robert Charles William Earl Vane, Thomas Wood of Littleton, Middlesex, lieutenant general, and William Clayton Clayton of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, barrister at law, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Wolviston, with abstracts of title. Corresponds to entry at f.130 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3.
6 documents
DCD/F/AB/3 f.132   1762-1859
Surrender by Christopher Wetherell of Wolviston, yeoman, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Wolviston, with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.132 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3.
22 documents
DCD/F/AB/3 f.136   1680-1861
Surrender by Thomas Bradley of Wolviston, farmer, to Dean and Chapter, of property at Wolviston, with lease, abstract of title and other title deeds. Corresponds to entry at f.136 of Notitia Book DCD/F/CB/3.
1 box
Contracts (lease renewals)
Reference: DCD/F/B
Dates of creation: 1672-1892
Extent: ¾ metre The 'contracts' were the renewals of leases, typically every 7 years, for a lump sum or fine agreed (contracted) between the lessee and the dean and chapter.

Contracts books
Reference: DCD/F/BA
Dates of creation: 1672-1833
Extent: 3 volumes
Annual lists of lessees contracting (i.e. renewing) leases, arranged by initial letter of lessees' names, and running from Michaelmas to Michaelmas in each year. Additional columns show the 'habendum' date (i.e. the date which the new lease is effective from, usually pre-dating the date of the lease itself by a few months), the number of years expired in the current lease (usually, but not always, 7 or 14) and the fine (lump sum paid for lease renewal). Totals for the fines in each year are also included. The first volume below appears to show the sealing rather than the habendum date and omits information on fines and elapsed years, and is ordered differently (by initial letter of names rather than by years).
Contract lists for 1660/1 to 1733/4 (lettered A to BBB) are included at p.179-409 of the first Renewals Book DCD/F/CA/1. These lists include fines, but without the totals for each year. Some details of installations (of deans and canons) are noted within the earlier lists. Earlier lists are arranged in (presumably) date order of sealing of the leases, but the arrangement by initial letter of lessees' names is used for 1673/4-1676/7 and from 1689/90.

DCD/F/BA/1   1672-1734
Contract lists arranged in separate sections according to the initial letter of lessees' surnames. Within each section, the leases are grouped by year, and within each year grouping, most are listed in alphabetical order by lessee
DCD/F/BA/2   1734-1829
Contract book with annual lists of lease renewals. The annual lists are lettered from 'CC' to 'ZZ', up to 1755/6, and the separate contracts in them numbered (starting from 1 for each year): these letter/number references are used in the Renewals books DCD/F/CA.
DCD/F/BA/3   1829-1833
Contract book with annual lists of lease renewals (mostly blank)
Daybooks for contracts
Reference: DCD/F/BB
Dates of creation: 1824-1891
Extent: 6 volumes
Lists of contracts (lease renewals) for each year (Michaelmas to Michaelmas), in date order. Entries include name and place/township, with notes of payments of fines and [seal] fees, and a column to show the number of years elapsed in the current lease (usually 7).
Additional colums in some of the volumes are headed L (or perhaps £), C and E, usually with L and C columns marked with 1-5 tick marks, and E mostly left blank. Other volumes have only a single L or 'Leases' column so marked. Compare similar columns within the seal notebooks at DCD/B/BB: the contract daybooks may have been compiled to assist with collection of fees rather than to manage the renewals of leases.
The sixth item listed has a different format and may not relate solely to Dean and Chapter business, but has been included here as it appears to have been compiled to assist with the collection of fees.

DCD/F/BB/1   1824-1829
Contracts daybook, final 1/3 left blank, with L, C and E columns as above
Contracts are entered on right hand pages, with facing pages used for additional notes, chiefly calculations relating to seal fees and similar. Notes pinned to facing pages have been removed and are kept in a separate envelope alongside the volume: these notes also relate chiefly to collection of seal fees.
DCD/F/BB/2   1829-1837
Contracts daybook, labelled “Waste Contract Book”, with separate L, C, E columns as above (normally only the L column marked from 1832)
Contracts are entered on right hand pages, with facing pages used for additional notes, chiefly recording the sending of requests to pay to the lessees
Towards the back of the book (between 1835/6 and 1836/7 lists) are lists of university lease renewals for 1834-1839. The university leases specify [leaseholder] name and number, the numbers matching the schedule to the 1832 University of Durham Act. Years elapsed and fines (and a few entries for fees and ticks in the L columns) are also included.
Loose at front of volume are two items dated 1837, via valuation of lands and house at Nether Heworth [leased to] the late John Russell and John Dunn (noting that the Brandling Junction Railway passes through both estates), and a letter from the Chapter Clerk to a leaseholder in Southwick relating to their lease renewal (written on a printed form). A list of vicars/rectors presented to Chapter livings 1765-1826 that was found in this volume is now listed at DCD/B/CC/212.
DCD/F/BB/3   1837-1844
Contracts daybook, labelled “Waste Contract Book”, with a single 'Lease' column marked off with ticks as above
Contracts are entered on right hand pages, with facing pages used for additional notes, chiefly recording the sending of requests to pay to the lessees
At the back of the book are lists of university lease renewals for 1842-1850. These begin after the contracts for 6 July 1844, with four folios relating to [Dean and Chapter] contracts for July-August 1844 added into the middle of the list of university leases. The university leases specify [leaseholder] name and number, the numbers matching the schedule to the 1832 University of Durham Act (though many of the 1842 names are different from those recorded in 1832). Some fines and other details are also included.
DCD/F/BB/4   1844-1855
Contracts daybook, labelled “Waste Book”, with a single column in right margin marked off with ticks as above. Binding damaged and covers loose
Contracts are entered on right hand pages, with facing pages used for a few additional notes about payments and requests to pay. Many of the entries have been annotated or corrected, with some references added to the notitia books.
DCD/F/BB/5   1855-1870
Contracts daybook, labelled “Waste Book”, with a single column in right margin marked off with ticks as above. Binding collapsed and covers loose, last part of book blank
Contracts are entered on right hand pages, with facing pages used for a few additional notes about payments and requests to pay. Many of the entries have been annotated or corrected, with some references added to the notitia books.
DCD/F/BB/6   1840-1891
List of leases, recording 'Name of party giving instruction' (often a solicitor), 'From and to whom' (two parties, possibly for a Dean and Chapter licence to alienate, or possibly relating to non-Cathedral leasehold business), Habendum (date) of lease, Name of lessee and Fees, annotated in relation to payment of latter. Many entries appear to have been crossed through, indicating perhaps completion of legal work or payment of fees.
Lists of leases and licences to alienate
Reference: DCD/F/BC
Dates of creation: 1821-1892
Extent: 4 volumes
These volumes list leases, showing when and to whom the leases and counterparts have been sent, and noting the return of the counterparts (now chiefly among the Church Commission Deposit). They appear to have been drawn up to manage the signing and countersigning of the leases, and include only very sparse information on the leases themselves (leaseholder name, description of tenement and township, habendum or date from when lease is effective). The backs of the volumes are used to record similar information for licences to alienate (required by Chapter leaseholders before they could assign their lease). They are arranged in date order according to the delivery of the leases - note that in some cases, this is several years after the habendum date for the lease, and seems sometimes to have occurred only on the subsequent lease renewal seven years later.

DCD/F/BC/1   1821-1832
List of leases recording delivery of leases and counterparts, and return of counterparts, with similar list of licences to alienate at back of volume
DCD/F/BC/2   1832-1842
List of leases recording delivery of leases and counterparts, and return of counterparts, with similar list of licences to alienate at back of volume
DCD/F/BC/3   1841-1861
List of leases recording delivery of leases and counterparts, and return of counterparts, with similar list of licences to alienate at back of volume
DCD/F/BC/4   1861-1892
List of leases recording delivery of leases and counterparts, and return of counterparts, with similar list of licences to alienate at back of volume. Large part of volume blank. Labelled on spine, “Waste Book”
Calculations for contracts
Reference: DCD/F/BD
Dates of creation: 1836-1858 (with gap 1846-1847)
Extent: 5 volumes
Notebooks containing worked calculations for the fines to be paid by lessees on renewals. These are working volumes, with no kind of index and with many entries scored through or initialled across (presumably once renewal fines have been paid or leases renewed). Entries briefly state the leaseholder and property details and usually include a valuation, note of reserved rent and renewal date (or years expired), and calculations to arrive at the renewal fine. Most are cross-referenced to pages within the notitia books (DCD/F/CB).
/1. May 1836 - June 1839
/2. June 1839 - July 1842
/3. August 1842 - September 1845
/4. July 1848 - December 1952
/5. January 1853 - June 1858


Renewals and Notitia
Reference: DCD/F/C
Dates of creation: 1660-1870
Extent: 1½ metres
These two series document the lease renewals for each property separately, and are the primary means of tracing the tenurial history of Dean and Chapter properties from the Restoration in 1660 to the enfranchisement of the estates ca.1870. They detail the (usually fixed) reserved rent for each property and list the leaseholders and renewal fines, alongside the 'habendum' date for each lease (i.e. the date when each lease took effect). They differ chiefly in their order, with the earlier Renewals Books arranged geographically and the Notitia Books alphabetically by township.
With a few exceptions as noted, all these volumes form part of the Church Commission Deposit of Durham Dean and Chapter Estates material (CCD), their CCD reference numbers being noted within the list.
Digitised versions of the Church Commission items are available at the familysearch website. When using the images on familysearch, note:

Renewals Books
Reference: DCD/F/CA
Dates of creation: ca.1660-1790s
Extent: 8 volumes (1 boxed) and folders of loose papers
Records of dean and chapter property by township and teneement, with details of successive issues and renewals of leases. These volumes were compiled from 1675, with lease renewals information being traced and entered retrospectively in the 1690s and again in the 17030s. Book 2 includes a memorandum towards the back of the book relating the history and use of the volume and of its predeceessor, book 1: a transcription of this memorandum is available online.
All the renewals books include additional notes, plans and surveys, either pasted into the book or kept separate, as noted within the list.
The most useful of the volumes for research purposes are numbers 2 and 4, the other volumes being generally false starts or containing mostly duplicated information.
The order of the townships within each Renewals Book is the usual estate order, viz a geographic order starting at Durham, moving north fo Gateshead and Heworth, then proceeding roughly clockwise around the county, ending just south of Durham within Shincliffe and Croxdale. Entries for Northumberland, mining leases and rectories (leases of tithes) follow the County Durham entries.
Microfilms of the Renewals Books 1-4 have been digitised and made available online on familysearch, with the Loose Papers separately filmed and digitised. See under DCD/F/C for further notes on access to these digital images.

DCD/F/CA/1   1660-1734
Lease renewals book 1, including lease renewals information for 1660-1714 and annual lists of contracts for 1660/1-1733/4.
This book was first compiled in 1675, and maintained initially up to 1686, with lists of contracts entered retrospectively from 1660/61. In the 1690s, it was further revised, with earlier (1660-1675) lease renewals being added retrospectively. After 1704, the lease renewals were apparently not always fully entered, and it was not updated after 1714 (see Renewals book 1A). in 1722, the entries were copied into Renewals book 2 and updated, so that for most purposes the lease renewals infromation in this volume is superceded by Renewals book 2. See also memorandum at back of Renewals book 2 for further information on the compilation, revision and extension of this volume.
p.i and 2: notes and tables for calculating renewal fines on leases
p.3-161: lease renewals information arranged by property (townships in geographical order as summarised under DCD/F/CA)
p.162-164: notes on rents of prebendal (corps) lands
p.165: list of reserved rents paid to the crown and various named bailiffs, curates and chaplains (with reference to the endowment charter as at DCD/A/AA/2)
p.166: memorandum about lands granted to the crown 1544/5 (in Ketton, Heseldon, Eden, Bradbury, Frampton in Lincs, Ruddington in Notts and Harborow in Oxon), and list of augmentations of vicarages
p.167-169: notes on sales of land at Aycliffe during the Commonwealth period; memorandum of promise by Bishop John Cosin to pay £596 towards "the water conduit [and] ... our old lead;" notes and rentals for various tithes and rectories
p.170-177: notes on leases for tenements at Bellasis, South Shields, Gateshead (with note of disputed ownership of house in Pipewellgate, apparently sold during the Commonwealth), Whitehouse, Bolsden, Burnhope, Whitehall and Allansford, Wodingfeild, Hamsterley, Westoe, Pittington, North Pittington, Monkwearmouth, Harton, Aldingrange, Owengate, Durham Mills (with transcript of grant of riverbanks at DCD 2.10 Pont. 6) and South Bailey, most cross-referenced to (and from) pages within the lease renewals section of the book
p.179-409: yearly lists of contracts (lease renewals), as described under DCD/F/BA (“since their happy Restitution by your Gracious Soveraignes noe lesse miraculous than mercifull Restauration”)
p.412: list of allotments (with names and acreages) from Merrington enclosure, 1666
p.413: description of boundaries of Spennymoor, “by Mr Symon Comyns deposicion” (undated)
p.414: note of numbers of trees on the corps land of the 11th prebendary at Relly, 1710
p.416: survey of manor of Gateshead by trustees for the disposal and sale of late Bishops' lands, 1647
p.418: survey of lands belonging to town of Berwick, with names of fields and acreages (as acres, roods, 'day works' (? about 4 perches) and perches)
p.419-420: notes on property in Holy Island, with notes from a manorial court (34 Eliz. I), a rental of 1602 and from Chapter and Priory registers
p.422-423: terrier of lands in Holy Island held by Mr Watson from the Dean and Chapter, 1701
p.425-428: maps showing fields and other features in relation to properties at Gateshead (ref. to p.171), Croxdale (surveyed by John Leighton and countersigned by Anthony Salvin, 1698), and Bearpark (survey by John Leighton 1699)
p.431-432 (in reverse): notes on procedures for installations of deans and prebendaries
p.434-435: notes of payments for repairs “since his Majesty's happy return” on cathedral, prebendal houses and other churches, noted as in Dr Naylor's handwriting [Joseph Naylor, died 1668]
p.439-456: index of names
p.460-463: index of places
p.465: note of “decays and desperate rents revived upon renualls and new improvements” (cross-referenced to pages within the lease renewals section of the book)

Loose in a pocket at back of volume are:
Part of a letter or petition from Grace Davidson of North Charlton to [her uncle], relating to “a bargen” with a family member (lease renewal contract?), place and details unclear, 11 February 1695
List of “Farmes that have noe improvements 1695”, arranged by township with leaseholder details (see also above p.465)
Draft letter to Jonathan Hutchinson about a house in Pipewellgate, Gateshead, setting out rents from the Receivers' Books “to the Great Rebellion”, with reference to Bulmer Iley and [Ralph] Rutter as previous leaseholders. See also p.170 above and entry for 'free rent' at p.50.
Letter from Thomas Richardson of Hurworth about Bossall tithes, with reference to tithes from Bossall and Barmby, Flaxton, Claxton, Harton, Sand Hutton and Aldby and Buttereram [? all in Howdenshire, Yorkshire], also requesting return of a Communion Table cloth, 30 July 1729

1 volume, ii + 232 folios (paginated)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235423
See notes under DCD/F/C for digital images available on familysearch.
For later lists of contracts, see under DCD/F/BA.
Digital images of Renewals Book 1
Digital images of loose papers from Renewals Book 1
DCD/F/CA/1A   1714-1722
Lease renewals book 1A, including lease renewals information which is mostly duplicated within Renewals book 2. This volume is in effect a false start for a new renewals book to succeed Renewals book 1, and is referred to in the memorandum at the back of Renewals book 2. It was apparently written by Postumus Smith, treasurer.
single gathering (unbound, boxed), 52 folios (f.1-2 and 50-52 blank)
Binding: bound with section cut from deed of agreement between Dean and Chapter and Edward Haggerstone [of Northumberland] relating to lands in Ellingham, Northumberland, ? early 18th century
This volume is a cathedral item, not part of the Church Commission Deposit.
See notes under DCD/F/C for digital images available on familysearch.
Digital images of Renewals Book 1A
DCD/F/CA/2   1660-1759
Lease renewals book 2, incorporating lease renewals information from Renewals book 1. Initially compiled 1722, intermittently revised until 1734, more fully revised and extended in 1735 and thereafter maintained until about 1759, when it was succeeded by Renewals book 4.
Towards the back of this volume is a detailed “Memorandum on the nature and use of the Lease Renewal Books”. This is written in the hand of Thomas Sharp (canon 1732-1758, treasurer 1736-1740 and 1754-1757), and is also recorded by him in Cosin MS B.ii.16. A transcription of this memorandum is available online, and is useful for understanding more precisely how the Renewals books were drawn up and how the lease renewals information within them was compiled.
f.v-vii: index of places
f.ix: copy of inventory of books of chancery of Prior of Durham (original dated 1421), i.e. chiefly of medieval archive volumes
f.x: notes on inquisitions of lands belonging to the Prior and Convent
f.1-306: lease renewals information arranged by property (townships in geographical order as summarised under DCD/F/CA). Main lease renewals are listed only on right hand pages, with facing pages left blank for additional notes and details of specific leases etc, with additional notes, plans, letters etc pasted into the volume (see also loose papers listed below). Leases up to 1734 are cross-referenced to the numbered entries within the lists in DCD/F/CA/1.
f.307-311: memorandum on compilation and use of volume as transcribed online
f.313a-b: notes on division of Aycliffe in 1652 and further notes on Mr Holmes' farms to 1748 (apparently in connection with a dispute about the status of the land)
f.318-319: surveys and terriers of Sadberge, apparently supplied by Brasenose College, Oxford in 1724, with commentary by J. Johnson, 1737

Loose papers are kept separately and consist of further notes in relation to particular leases and townships, as follows (numbers omitted are miscellaneous calculations and minor notes, not relating to specific places):
/1. Edlingham rectory (tithes), [Northumberland], 1776
/2. Read House, Middridge Grainge estate, Heighington parish (George Young and Hannah Young), 1789-1791
/4. Edisbridge Mill (John Ward), 1762
/5. Hamsterley, 1725
/6. Lord Strathmore's rents
/7. Newton Town (sketch plan), 1731
/10-11. Merrington mill (Henry Smurthwaite), 1766
/14. Southwick (plan of properties on Town Street and King's Street)
/17-18. Salt Panns (?) (Robert Ellison of Ravensworth Castle), 1753
/19. house at [South] Shields (Alexander Donnison), 1766 (plan and elevation)
/20-21. Salt Panns and Seat House [at South Shields] (Burdon et al), 1747
/22. [South] Shields Hugh [Heugh], note from lessee or vicar relating to case against Thomas Sellar, 1742
/23. leasehold of Robert Atkinson (place not stated), 1752
/24-26. Claypath, Durham, 1701-1703
/27. Westoe, properties on Town Street and High Street (sketch plan)
/30. Felling (plan, showing river Tyne and “Fellon Dock”)
/31. houses near river Tyne (plan with elevations), no place name but including glass house, ware houses, bottle house [kiln?], pottery and dwellings
/32-39. South Shields (and Jarrow?), sixteeen pann ground and ballast quay (John Burdon of Cleadon), 1752-1755
/40. Fulwell and Monkwearmouth quarries and shore (Hedworth), 1758-1761
/41-42a. Monkwearmouth tithes (Hylton), 1754
/42b-43. List of tenements with tenants and bounds, ? Shields or Jarrow (Long Row, Ballast Quay, King's Street)
/44. Fulwell quarries, showing quays and (?) waggonways (sketch plan)
/45, /51-52. Correspondence concerning mill and dam (proposal to demolish water mills and build windmill), South Shields or environs (John Burdon), 1743
/47. rough draft for notes on [Sadberge] surveys sent to Brasenose College, Oxford (as f.319 above)
/49. Haygarth Intacks, Muggleswick Common (? sketch plan at /48)
/50-50a. houses on bank of river Tyne (Richard Wigam?), 1765, sketch plan and note
/53. Monkwearmouth (Sir H[edworth] Williamson), 1758

1 volume, xi + 344 folios (f.i-iv, viii, xi, 312, 314-317 and 320-344 blank; f.18 fragmentary and loose but kept with volume)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235424. Noted as rebound by Ecclesiastical Commissioners, December 1895
See notes under DCD/F/C for digital images available on familysearch.
Digital images of Renewals Book 2
Digital images of loose papers from Renewals Book 2
DCD/F/CA/3   ca.1660-1760s
Lease renewals book 3, apparently drawn up to replace and extend Renewals book 2 but in effect a false start, and largely superceded by Renewals book 4 (may be required for information on 1750s leases, which may be omitted in both books 2 and 4). Entries are cross-referenced to both Renewals book 2 (column headed "G[reat] B[ook]" at right hand side) and to the Receivers' Books, and this book may have been drawn up partly as a means of cross-referencing the Receivers' Books and Renewals Book 2 (see also index of places). Both sides of the pages are used for lease renewals, with a few letters and additional notes pasted in.
This book excludes South Shields properties, for which see Renewals book 3A. Heworth Common entries are apparently duplicated between the two volumes, but ordered differently.
f.1-352: lease renewals information arranged by property (excluding South Shields, townships in geographical order)
f.354-363: index of places, showing correspondence between Receivers' Books pages and Halmote Court wards of County Durham, and including some details of farms, place names etc

Some loose papers are kept separately as follows (numbers omitted are miscellaneous calculations and minor notes, not relating to specific places):
/2. Additional reservations to be added into leases for Southwick and Monkwearmouth (in relation to wayleave for carrying “lime stones coals wood timeber or any other materials ... to the sea shore and the river of Wear”, in relation to land leased to Sir Hedworth Williamson), 1758
/3. List of leases for houses on Heworth Common, 1740-1756
/4-5. Letter about lease of fish tithes of Berwick, Holy Island and Norham, 1767
/6. Draft for assignment of lease of Roses House in Ferryhill, 1764
/7. List of lease renewals for parcels of waste ground at Monkwearmouth, 1746-1765

1 volume, 365 folios (f.113-115, 353 and 364-365 blank)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235425. Noted as rebound by Ecclesiastical Commissioners, December 1895
See notes under DCD/F/C for digital images available on familysearch.
Digital images of Renewals Book 3
Digital images of loose papers from Renewals Book 3
DCD/F/CA/3A   ca.1660-1760s
Lease renewals book 3A, as preceding volume but in relation to South Shields and Heworth Common only
f.1-58, 62-69: lease renewals information arranged by property (South Shields only), cross-referenced to Receivers' Books and to 'GB' ('Great Book', Renewals Book 2)
f.59-61: list of places included in Receivers' Books
f.62-69: lease renewals information for properties on Heworth Common. These entries largely duplicate entries at f.104-112, but are arranged in a different order (apparently following the order in Renewals Book 2 more closely)
f.73-74: notes on Fishburn farm (Hartwell Charity), written in reverse from back of volume

1 volume, 75 folios (foliated at foot of pages, f.1-2, 70-72 and 75 blank)
This volume is a cathedral item, not part of the Church Commission Deposit.
See notes under DCD/F/C for digital images available on familysearch.
Digital images of Renewals Book 3A
DCD/F/CA/4   1740s-1790s
Lease renewals book 4. This volume follows on from Renewals Book 2, to which it is cross-referenced (folio and item numbers in left hand margin, headed "G[reat] book"). It is succeeded by the series of Notitia books at DCD/F/CB. The lease renewals are written onto right hand pages, with a large number of additional notes, plans and lists written or pasted into facing pages: many of these have become detached from the page and are stored separately, as briefly listed below.
f.iii-iv: index to places (damaged)
f.1-326: lease renewals information arranged by property (townships in geographical order, with entries for South Shields Market Place at p.316-326). Many of the entries for South Shields have been marked 'U', probably to indicate that they are included in the endowment of the University of Durham in 1832.
f.337: a sketch plan of an unidentified property with notes on leases have been attached to the facing page (f.337 is itself blank), but caught in the [1895] binding so that they cannot be examined

Loose papers are kept separately and consist of further notes in relation to particular leases and townships, as follows (numbers omitted are miscellaneous calculations and minor notes, not relating to specific places):
/1. Glebe and tithes of Fishlake, 1790
/3. South Shields (Market Place), 1781
/5. Burnhall tithes (Mr Smith), 1786
/7. Farn Islands lighthouse (with observation on decline in shipping and in the Greenland trade), 1798
/8. Norham corn tithes (valuation and land tax)
/9. Note on [Seamarks Act] 1566 and rebuilding of Eddystone lighthouse
/10. Petition from inhabitants of Muggleswick about absentee leaseholder's failure to fence off their land so that sheep and cattle grazing on the Common are disturbed
/11. Note of request by Matthew Egleston for lease of lead (and silver) mine at Heley Field, Muggleswick, 1787
/12. Request by John Collingwood of Rookhope for lease of lead mines in Stanhope, 1791
/13-14. Note and sketch plan for lands at Croxdale or Butterby
/15. Corn tithes of Edlingham estate, 1787
/16, 19. Quantities of lead ore smelted at Felton Foot mill, 1775-1788
/17-18. Request for lease renewal by Bowlby for Moorhouse Farm at Ferryhill, 1793
/23. Sketch plan for land next to turnpike road to Ferryhill (showing site of [former] stone quarry)
/24. Declaration by John Dodshon relating to cottage and garth (Cross House) in Merrington, leased to John White, 1777
/25. Plan of row of houses in Middleston Town Street, 1772
/26-27. Request for lease renewal by Bowlby for Town End Farm (with reference to collieries), 1799
/28-29. Index to estate and enclosure etc plans, many as listed under DCD/E, noting which are held 'here' [? by Church Commissioners], [ca.1830s]
/31. Letters concerning lease renewal for half tenement at Monkton leased by Lacy, 1796
/33-34. Rental of South Hebburn, 1797
/35. Notes on leases of garth in Westoe and two stints in Westoe Deans (Watson, Mounteney, Heath, Blagdon, Smart), 1753-1774
/36-40. Letter and note with sketch plan concerning [pulling down] of old meeting house erected without consent on leasehold of James Wilson and/or Robert Green, 1788
/43. Sketch plan showing ? three houses, unidentified
/44. Note for description of garden at [South Shields], for Fairless/Kent lease
/46-52. Notes on ballast quay/s (Burdon and Cookson) and lease to Fairless, [? South Shields], with reference to brick field and glass house, 1781-1788
/53. Account of rent, taxes and other costs in connection with lease [renewal] at South Shields (Robert Durham), 1787
/55. Request by executors of Thomas Clark(e) to add back premises to lease ('old bad houses'), location not stated (reference to last renewal in 1794)
/56. [Petition] by widow of John Bell concerning limestone quarries at Fulwell leased by Sir Hedworth Williamson to John Bell, and lime kilns on ground leased to John Forster, 1796
/58. Valuation of lease at west end of Monkwearmouth to trustee of estate of James Smithson, 1775
/59-61. Lists (recte copies of Chapter Acts?) of [lease renewal fines], with notes of donation to Society of the Sons of the Clergy, [donation to] a blind man at Heworth Common, repair of Elvet chancel and Russell's [colliery] wayleaves at Heworth and Washington, 1807
/62-63. Letter from Cooper Abbs of Monkwearmouth, concerning dispute with Mr Rudd (“many false insinuations and charges ... arise from a behaviour in himself incontrovertible in notoriety ...”), 1792
/64. Valuation of land [leased to] Mr Lee at Southwick, with reference to lime kiln, 1786
/65-66. Lands (freehold and leasehold) held by Mr Tempest in Murton and Dalton-le-Dale (including Guild Hall, referencing plan to survey latter (as DCD/E/AA/6), and copy of 1690 sale to John Duck, 1780
/67-68. Letter from George Colpitts concerning lease renewal for land at Wallsend, 1776
/69-70. Letter concerning lease renewal for land at Cowpen (leased to ? Law, adjoining Griffiths' lease), 1793
/71. Quantities of ballast landed [? South Shields], 1777-1783
/72. Proposal for colliery lease at Hett by Richard Cornforth
/75-76. Letter from Stewart concerning renewal of lease [for quarries], 1772
/77-78. Index to places within Renewals Book 4 (including field names for properties in Durham), torn in two parts
/79-81. List of leases due for renewal (with current lease or habendum dates), 1783
/82-83. Draft marriage settlement in relation to leasehold land at Milburngate, Durham (Thomas Potts as trustee to John Morgan as trustee, marriage of John Robson and Mary Smith), 1754
/84-86. Notes on property in Church Street formerly leased to Christopher Grainger but now due to his daughter (Elizabeth Grainger, dumb) and grandson (infant), [ca.1780s]
/87. Plan of houses belonging to ? Richardson at South Shields (Westpan ward)
/88. Rental of property at Carrs Hill on Heworth Common (with reference to former work house), 1792
/89. Valuation of Hudson's lands at Forrester, Hayning Wood and Hayning Shore, 1783
/91. Letter from Ralph Hewison on leases at Hedworth and Simonside, 1773
/92. Letter from Jonathan Sorsbie about [lease renewal] for water mill [see next], with reference to pipe laid by Newcastle Water Company, 1785
/93-96. Plans of water courses supplying Heworth Mills (1773), land at Bill Quay (showing ballast hills, smelting house and glass house) and four unidentified houses (Liddle and Johnson)
/97-98. Letter from John Warburton of Newcastle about unspecified business, 1786
/99. Lands at Cleatlam (part freehold, part leasehold), ca.1780s
/101. List of claimants on Upper Heworth and Nether Heworth Common, 1766 (see enclosure award and plan at DCD/E/CA/3)
/102-103. Sketch plans of fields near Sutbourn [Sudburn] Beck, [Staindrop Moor], showing Insterton Hall and Dunn House
/104-110. Norham tithes (letters and rentals), with reference to repairs to Norham chancel, the value of the tithes, 1765-1793
/111. Lamedon estate (Nicholas Fenwick), 1789
/112. [Copy of] entries for lease renewals, 1760s-1780s (1760s lessees George Hartley, Thomas Hogg, Mary Walker, William Dewel and Peter Burrel). The township and appropriate page within either Renewals Book 4 or Renewals Book 3 (or another volume) has not been established.
/113. Valuation of corn water mill at Aycliffe (James Clements), with reference to damage caused by new Lint mill, 1793
/115. Valuation of land at Billingham, including numbers 142-160 [as plan at DCD/E/AA/12], 1782
/116-117. Valuation of land at East Rainton (Jonathan White) with plan, including notes on waggonways and routes to colliery and a new pit, 1770
/118-119. Valuation of corn tithes of Ellingham, 1765
/120-121. numbers not used
/122-123. Valuation of four farms, location not stated (Low Farm, Middle Farm, High Moor Farm, Moor Farm), 1777
/124. Rental of South Hebburn land leased to Cuthbert Ellison
/125. Letter from Aubone Surtees about value of Charlton tithes, 1786
/126. Land at Westerton leased to Mrs Shaw, 1790
/127. Note of poor rate of Billingham, 1791
/128. Valuation of Landieu estate, 1775
/129. Note for lease of lead mine in Muggleswick to John Collingwood (see also /12 above), 1790
/130. Expenses for work done through Francis Ellis (chiefly [labourers'] costs, also “the fare of the Fly”), 1766
/131. Agreement for renewal of lease at Hilton in name of Lancelot Sanderson, 1782
/132-133. numbers not used
/134-135. Account of numbers of leases “granted since 1660 down to ... 1783 extracted from my own Great Book” [perhaps DCD/F/CA/3, or perhaps now lost]

1 volume, vi + 337 folios (f.ii, v and 327-337 blank)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235426. Noted as rebound by Ecclesiastical Commissioners, December 1895
See notes under DCD/F/C for digital images available on familysearch.
Digital images of Renewals Book 4
Digital images of loose papers from Renewals Book 4
DCD/F/CA/5A-B   1775-1778
Lease renewals books 5A-B, being a fair copy of rental information from the leasehold estates for ca.1775 in two volumes, in the order of the Receivers' Books (to which cross-references by page are included, and from which these volumes appear to have been initially compiled), with occasional lease renewals information up to 1778. The properties are numbered in a single sequence, from 1 to 1788. Additional notes are not included, and these two volumes appear to be a 'false start' for a replacement renewals book.
2 volumes
These volumes are cathedral items, not part of the Church Commission Deposit.
Notitia books
Reference: DCD/F/CB
Dates of creation: 1790s-ca.1870
Extent: 6 volumes
Binding: All the Notitia Books are noted as having been rebound by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, December 1895

A continuation of the series of Renewals Books (DCD/F/CA), the Notitia Books record lease renewals property by property. Their main difference from the Renewals Books is that they list the townships alphabetically instead of the normal geographic order used in the former and in the Receivers' Books. Within each township, the tenements are usually listed in the same order as in the Renewals Books.
The entry for each property normally includes a cross-reference to the entry within Renewals Book 4 (called 'G[reat] Book'), and sometimes a cross-reference to the page in the Receivers' Books. Most entries are additionally annotated in red ink (and/or blue pencil) with references to:
Note that many properties, particularly in the industrialised towns, were extensively subdivided or altered during the 19th century. The Notitia Books note these alterations on (initially) the left hand pages. These entries, together with all the annotations on the right hand pages, should be read carefully if researching the history of a particular piece of property.
Each Notitia Book covers the same period of time, with the first three volumes covering County Durham (excluding South Shields), volume 4 covering Northumberland, mining leases and wayleaves, and rectories (leases of tithes), and volumes 5-6 covering South Shields.
Microfilms of the Notitia Books have been digitised and made available online on familysearch. See notes under DCD/F/C for further notes on access to these digital images.

DCD/F/CB/1   1790s-ca.1870
Notitia book, Durham 1
f.i-ii. Index to townships, and to streets and other places within Durham city
f.1-99. Lease renewals information for Durham city and environs (many properties annotated with reference to the enfranchisement registers)
f.100. Lease renewals information for a colliery (? at Sacriston Heugh) and entries for corps lands at Bearpark (deanery), Witton Gilbert (4th stall) and Sacriston Heugh (3rd stall)
f.101-288. Lease renewals information for townships in alphabetical order, Aycliffe to Hunwick
f.289-297. Additional lease renewals information for certain properties in Billingham and Ferryhill (continuations from pages earlier in the volume)

1 volume, ii + 298 folios
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 167098
Digitised microfilm available online: see further notes under DCD/F/C on access to these images.
Digital images of Notitia Book Durham 1
DCD/F/CB/2   1790s-ca.1870
Notitia book, Durham 2
f.i. Index to townships
f.1-290. Lease renewals information for places in alphabetical order, Iveston to Underside (with some blank pages between places)
f.291-296. Lease renewals information for subdivisions of a property in Merrington (continuation from f.19)

1 volume, ii + 292 folios (followed by blank pages)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 167099
Digitised microfilm available online: see further notes under DCD/F/C on access to these images.
Digital images of Notitia Book Durham 2
DCD/F/CB/3   1790s-ca.1870
Notitia book, Durham 3
f.i. Index of townships
f.1-168. Lease renewals information for places in alphabetical order, Walkerfield to Yorkfield (with Monkwearmouth listed under 'Weremouth', and some blank pages between places)
f.169-177. Additional lease renewals information for Westoe
f.178-200. Blank (followed by unnumbered blank pages)

1 volume, iii + 177 folios (followed by blank pages)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 167100
Digitised microfilm available online: see further notes under DCD/F/C on access to these images.
Digital images of Notitia Book Durham 3
DCD/F/CB/4   1790s-ca.1870
Notitia book, Northumberland, including lease renewals information for properties in Northumberland (Wallsend, Newcastle, Prudhoe, Holy Island and Farne Islands), followed by rectory tithes (County Durham then Northumberland), mining leases and wayleaves, with index of places at f.i-ii
1 volume, ii + 165 folios (followed by blank pages throughout second half of volume, with some earlier folios also blank)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 167101
Digitised microfilm available online: see further notes under DCD/F/C on access to these images.
Digital images of Notitia Book Northumberland
DCD/F/CB/5   1790s-ca.1870
Notitia book, South Shields.1, including lease renewals information for South Shields (part). Entries include cross-references to the Receiver's Book and 'Great' Book (DCD/F/CA/4), except as indicated.
f.i. Notes on some Paxton and Barras leases, ca.1818
f.1-48. Lease renewals for Shieldheugh (properties on f.2-48 are numbered 1-47, and noted as subdivisions of the main Shieldheugh lease at f.1; each opening generally has entries for a single property on the right hand page, with further subdivisions noted below and on the left page)
f.49-129. Lease renewals for unidentified properties (properties on f.49-114 are numbered 48-113, so may be a continuation of the above division of Shieldheugh). These properties do not have Receiver's/Great Book cross-references (unlike those on preceding and following pages)
f.130-186. Lease renewals for Rubbish Hills and Wastes (many annotated with references to the university schedule and renewals book, as noted under DCD/F/CB)
f.187-229. Lease renewals for unidentified properties (as for f.49-129, these are without Receiver's/Great Book cross-references). Many are annotated with university renewals book references.
f.230-278. Lease renewals for Market Place (houses numbered 1-57, “of which there is an exact Plan” (f.229v) [it no longer survives], most annotated either as sold or referencing the university renewals book)
f.279. Lease renewals for a property marked as part of the property at DCD/F/CB/6 p.135
f.280-301. Lease renewals for (mostly) unidentified properties, some at least in Shieldheugh and cross-referenced to f.1 in this book

1 volume, ii + 301 folios
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 167102
Digitised microfilm available online: see further notes under DCD/F/C on access to these images.
Digital images of Notitia Book South Shields 1
DCD/F/CB/6   1790s-ca.1870
Notitia book, South Shields.2, including lease renewals information for South Shields (part)
f.1-204. Lease renewals, most annotated with reference to the university schedule and renewals book (see under DCD/F/CB). These properties include cross-references to the Receiver's Book and 'Great' Book (DCD/F/CA/4).
f.205-304. Lease renewals, without cross-references to the Receiver's/Great Book. Far fewer of these are annotated as university properties

1 volume, 303 folios
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 167103
Digitised microfilm available online: see further notes under DCD/F/C on access to these images.
Digital images of Notitia Book South Shields 2
Enfranchisement registers
Reference: DCD/F/DA
Dates of creation: 1805-1839
Extent: ½ metre
Registers of deeds relating to properties that were sold between 1805 and 1809, chiefly in and around Durham city and South Shields. For each property (or group of properties enfranchised together), the last lease(s) is/are copied out in full, followed by the conveyance. The leases are annotated to include Notitia Book references (volume and page number, as series DCD/F/CB), and properties are also numbered. These are not house numbers, but correspond with the numbers in the survey of Durham City properties for enfranchisement at DCD/E/BD. Each register includes an index to leaseholders (to whom properties have been sold) at back of volume, the index also noting the location of the property and the property number. Plans are not included in the enfranchisement registers, but for Durham properties are available within DCD/E/BD, or for South Shields properties within the notebooks at DCD/E/BC.
These registers appear to have been rebound by the University Library in the late 20th century (compare rebound registers within DCD/B/BA). Their original spine titles call them 'Land Tax Book', reflecting the purpose of enfranchisement to generate money for the redemption of land tax on the Chapter estates (as noted under DCD/E/BC).
All these volumes form part of the Church Commission Deposit of Durham Dean and Chapter Estates material (CCD), their CCD reference numbers being noted within the list.

DCD/F/DA/1   1805-1807
Enfranchisement register for properties sold up to 9 April 1807, in (approximate?) date order of conveyance
1 volume, [ii] + 275 + [7] folios
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235427
DCD/F/DA/2   1805-1808
Enfranchisement register for properties sold up to 16 April 1808, in (approximate?) date order of conveyance
1 volume, [i] + 275 + [5] folios
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235428
DCD/F/DA/3   1807-1809 and 1839
Enfranchisement register for properties sold 28 September 1807 to 20 July 1809, in (approximate?) date order of conveyance, followed by conveyances dated 1833 and 1839 of two properties on Elvet and Crossgate Moors
1 volume, 69 folios (followed by ca.200 blank folios)
Part of Church Commission deposit, reference CCD 235429