Clayton and Gibson papers
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Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-CGB
Title: Clayton and Gibson papers
Dates of creation: 16th - 19th century, predominantly 18th and 19th century.
Extent: 7 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: legal documents accumulated by the lawyers Clayton and Gibson, late of 7 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Language: English

Content

The first part of the material now in the custody of Archives and Special Collections comprises deeds, papers, wayleaves, wills, opinions, court papers and plans, relating to the family, landed estates and coal and other business interests and connections of the Stuarts, Marquesses of Bute (including their inheritance from the Claverings of Axwell, Co. Durham), centring on Tanfield, Lanchester, Winlaton, Ryton and Whickham, Co. Durham but also mentioning other Bute property in England, Scotland, Wales (Glamorgan) and Ireland.
These Bute papers span 1598-1896 and are mainly 18th and 19th century. They, some nineteen boxes and trays, were listed on loan to Durham County Record Office in 1983, to maintain the same system of reference in two groups of inter-related documents deposited in the two places (references to other documents within the list that start "D/" are to papers at the County Record Office).
Of the second batch of Clayton and Gibson material, mainly 18th and 19th century, eight boxes relate to St. Anthony's Estate and to Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne and Jarrow Grange Estate, Co. Durham and concern the Ellison and Bonner families among others and another nine boxes are Ellison family material and include wills, marriage settlements, deeds relating to Hebburn, Gateshead, a glass house there, the Brandling Junction Railway Co. and other business interests.
The second batch is unlisted.

Accession details

Deposited in two parts, firstly one wooden box through Sir William Gibson, of the lawyers Clayton and Gibson, late of 7 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, presumably on behalf of the Marquess of Bute, at the Prior's Kitchen, Durham, while James Conway Davies was Reader in Palaeography and Diplomatic (1948-1957), secondly two containers, again from Clayton and Gibson, at the Prior's Kitchen on 5 July 1962.
The archival papers of the solicitors Clayton and Gibson were divided for deposit, with unavoidable arbitrary divisions of related material, among local repositories north and south of the Tyne.

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Gibson Maps, Plans & Volumes

Related material (elsewhere)

Durham County Record Office Records of Messrs Clayton and Gibson:
Material listed with the Bute papers above: This list states of the Bute papers (introduction): "Unfortunately much of this material cuts across material deposited in the Durham Record Office. In certain instances an entire series of deeds, with a single exception, is to be found here; the exception is to be found at Palaeography [ie. in the above list]"
A table of cross-references between these collections is included in the list, as are pedigrees etc of the major protagonists. It also states that in the break up of the firm's papers, some went to Tyne and Wear and Northumberland record repositories.

Bibliography

Durham County Record Office: “Records of Messrs. Clayton and Gibson, Solicitors, late of 7 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne deposited by Sir William Waymouth Gibson and by Wilkinson, Marshall, Clayton and Gibson December 1963, June 1965, April 1972 and May 1976”, (3 volumes, unpaginated) [the Bute material listed above forms the final section of the first volume of this, where it is given the reference PD/CG/Bute]

Catalogue

First deposit
Bundle A
A1   28 May 1598
(1) Henrie Jackman of London, Esquire
(2) James Shafto and Thomas Shafto his son and heir apparent, of Tanfeld Lighe, gentleman;
Robert Greenewell of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman;
Stephen Sotheron of Tanfield, yeoman;
William Carre of Kephill, yeoman;
and Thomas Andrewe of Nethertamebridge Milne, yeoman
Bargain and sale by (1) to (2) of a tenement called Tanfeldlighe in the Lordship of Beamish and all premises belonging to it and in the tenure of Shafto;
a messuage in Kibblesworth, in the tenure of Ann Grenewell, widow;
a messuage in the west end of Tanfeld with appurtenances, in the tenure of Sotheron;
the messuage called Kephill in the township of Cawsey, in the tenure of Carre;
a messuage called Newhouse at Beamish,in the tenure of Robert Stephenson, (reserving manorial rights and wayleaves from Sisterwham in Beamish through Hagg close and from Beamish Parke through Lyngfield towards Newcastle) to the use of the members (2) as to their respective properties paying a proportionate part of an annual fee farm rent of £12 divided amongst all tenants of Beamish, Tanfield, Kibblesworth and Hedley.
[see D/CG7/307]
Parchment    1 m.
A2   28 November 1723
(1) John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, hoastman
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Whitehouse, widow and
Sir James Clavering of Whitehouse, Bart
(3) George Bowes of Streatlam Castle, Esquire
(4) George Pitt of Stratfeild Sea, Hants, Esquire
Declaration of trust that £240, part of the consideration money of £4,000 for the purchase of a fourth part of Bradley, with one eighth of the coals of Crawcrook, one thirty-second of the Manor of Winlaton and one fourth of the late Francis Anderson's interest in the manor and its coals by the within recited release of 4 September 1723, was paid by John Simpson for one fourth of Bradley and that £1,253. 6s 8d was paid by each of (2) (3) and (4) for a third share a piece of the other properties
[see D/CG 19 in general and D/CG7/255]
Parchment    1 m.
A3   17 April 1830
(1) John Clayton
(2) Nathaniel Clayton
(3) William Samler of York Terrace, Regents Park, Middlesex, Esquire
and John Coope of Osborne Street, Middlesex, Esquire
(4) Thomas Dawes of Angel Court, Throgmorton Street, London, gentleman
Draft assignment by (1) to (4) of a term of 5,000 years in the Bute estates in Durham as further security for (3) as mortgagees, and subject thereto upon trust to attend the freehold.
Recites previous deeds.
[see D/CG6/464 et seq.]
Consideration: £20,000 (3) to (2).
1 file
A4   12 December 1832
(1) Rt. Hon. James Archibald, Baron Wharncliffe
(2) Most Hon. John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Covenant to produce title deeds (1761-1819) specified.
Recites previous deeds.
Parchment    3 membranes
A5   31 December 1832
(1) Rt. Hon. Anne Louisa, Lady Stuart
(2) Rt. Hon. Charles, Lord Stuart de Rothesay
(3) Most Hon. John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Covenant to produce title deeds (1754-1823) specified.
Recites previous deeds.
Parchment    3 membranes
A6   20 May 1839
(1) Most Hon. John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries and William Samler and John Coope (mortgagees)
(2) The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of one sixth of lands in Blaydon and Derwint Haugh as specified
[see D/CG6/594]
Consideration: £58. 16/-.
Parchment    1 m.
A7   17 May 1851
(1) Rt. Hon. Sir James Lewis Knight Bruce, Knight, Vice Chancellor
(2) William Henry Maberly of Southampton, gentleman;
George Henry Stares of Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, gentleman;
and William Gater of Westend, S.Stoneham, Hampshire, miller
(3) Charles Stuart, Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel of H.M. 13th Regiment of Infantry
(4) Rt. Hon. George Percy, Earl of Beverley
(5) Mary Stuart Dundas of Lower Grosvenor Street, Middlesex, widow
(6) Rt. Hon. John Somers Cocks, Earl Somers;
William Stuart of Tempsford Hall, Bedfordshire, Esquire
and Samuel Anderson of Upper Brook Street, Middlesex, Esquire
(7) Rt. Hon. Elizabeth, Lady Stuart de Rothesay
(8) Hon. Patrick James Crichton Herbert Stuart (sic) (Lord James Stuart);
Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce of Falkland, Fife, Esquire;
and James Munro Macnabb of Hyde Park Street, Middlesex, Esquire
(9) Rt. Hon. Thomas Henry, Lord Ravensworth
and John Bowes of Streatlam Castle, Esquire
Attested copy of release and quit claim by (7); (and by (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) and (8) at her request) to (9) of the Stuart de Rothesay annuity of £600.
(9) to receive the annuity to discharge £10,000 paid by them (with simple interest at 5% p.a.) and on the debt being extinguished make the necessary conveyances to merge the rent charge in the premises on which it is charged.
Declaration of trust as to £15,000 invested in the names of (6) in favour of (8) discharged from the Stuart de Rothesay annuity (for which it formed a contingent fund when the profits of the collieries etc. on which the annuity was first charge(viz the property of Lord Ravensworth and Partners) proved insufficient) [see D/CG6/92-123]
Consideration: £10,000 (9) to (1), £500 (8) to (1), £4,500 (8) to (7).
1 file
A8   29 April 1852
(1) Hon. Patrick James Herbert Crichton Stuart (Lord James Stuart);
Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce of Falkland, Fife, Esquire;
and James Munro Macnabb of Highfield Park, Hants, Esquire
(2) John Boyle of 60 Chancery Lane, London, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law.
(3) Lord James Stuart, O.T. Bruce and J.M. Macnabb.
(4) James Frederick Dudley Crichton Stuart, Esquire, a Captain in H.M. Grenadier Guards
(5) O.T. Bruce and J.M. Macnabb
(6) J.F.D. Crichton Stuart
(7) O.T. Bruce and J. Boyle
Copy deed of substitution of John Boyle as a trustee of the will and codicils of the late Marquess of Bute (within recited) in place of James Munro Macnabb and conveyance of trust estates in Bedford, Hertford, Durham, Glamorgan variously as specified [see D/CG6/26].
1 file
A9
Copy of trust disposition and settlement [will] of Sophia Frederica Christina, Marchioness of Bute devising to trustees property in the Burgh of Newmilns and Barony, Regality and Parish of Loudoun and Sheriffdom of Leys upon trust to erect on part of the ground a house for a female teacher and a schoolhouse to be called Lady Flora's School (which is to be in connection with the established Church of Scotland) and upon trust to apply the rents of the remainder of the property for the benefit of the said school.
The income from £4,000 Rhymney Railway stock to be applied for the benefit of Lady Adelaide Augusta Lavinia Hastings (sister) for life who is bound to pay various pensions to aged retainers, thence with remainders as specified (favouring those called Flora and against those called Victoria).
All jewels etc bequeathed to her by her late husband shall be settled on her son the Marquess as heirlooms to pass with the Glamorgan estates. Recommends Col. Charles Stuart, Sir Francis Hastings Gilbert, Bart and Lady Elizabeth Moore as guardians of son. If son dies without issue the jewels are to form the endowment of alms houses near Edinburgh (to be called the Flora almshouses) for the widows and daughters of officers in the British or Indian Armies in necessitous circumstances.
Bequests of other jewels.
Settlement of plate as heirlooms.
All contents of Dumfries House to her son.
Settlement of her father's papers.
Remainder of estate for the benefit of the almshouses, 2 June 1859 [Lady Flora Hastings, the late sister of the Marchionness featured in an unedifying dispute with Queen Victoria]
1 file
A 10   11 May 1872
(1) Rt. Hon. Henry Thomas, Baron Ravensworth
(2) Charles Stuart, John Boyle and William Stuart
Conveyance by (1) to (2) of three twenty-fourths of coals at Collierly and Pontop [see D/CG6/297-317]
Consideration: £1,000.
Parchment    1 m.
A 11   15 November 1878
(1) James Frederick Dudley Crichton Stuart of 25 Wilton Crescent, Middlesex, M.P., a Lieutenant Colonel in H.M. Army
(2) Charles Stuart of Hubborne Lodge, Hants, Esquire, a Lieutenant General in H.M. Army;
John Boyle late of Barnards Inn, Holborn, now of 63 Chancery Lane, London, Esquire;
and William Stuart of Kempston, Bedford but now of Tempsford Hall, Bedford , Esquire
(3) Most Hon. John Patrick Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Registered copy of release by (1) to (2) and (3) of the estates of the late Marquess of Bute freed from the £50,000 charged thereupon in favour of (1) by the within recited bond of 9 April 1845.
Register of Deeds.
Books of Council and Session.
[see D/CG6/126-190]
Consideration: £40,000 (and £10,000 already paid) by (2) to (1)
1 file
A12
Case, with the opinion of William Hayes thereupon, concerning Marquess of Bute's title to Whickham copyholds, 28 May 1828.
1 file
A13
Schedule of farms, tenants, acreages and rentals of the estate of the Marquess of Bute in County Durham, 16 November 1849.
1 file
Clayton family property The following deeds relate to property adjoining that of the Marquess of Bute etc but in due course coming into possession of the Clayton family (see also D/CG7/251-254)

A14   1735
(1) Thomas Burdus of the Middle Temple, Esquire
(2) Nathan Wetherell of Swalwell, gentleman
Draft lease by (1) to (2) of seven eighths of coals at Gelsfield in the parish of Whickham, for a term of 7 years.
Rent: 8/- for seven eighths of a ten.
1 file
A15   21 October 1740
(1) Thomas Burdus of Middle Temple, London, Esquire
(2) George Whittingham of Holmside, gentleman
Lease by (1) to (2) (release missing) of two thirds of collieries at Burnopfield, seven eighths of collieries at Gelsfield in the parish of Whickham, a frontstead in Gilleygate, Durham and ridges in Pellow Leazes in Gilleygate.
Parchment    1 m.
A16   1740
(1) Thomas Burdus of Middle Temple, London, Esquire
(2) George Whittingham of Holmside, gentleman
Draft release by (1) to (2) of two thirds of coals at Burnepfeild and seven eighths of coals at Gelsfield in the parish of Whickham, a close of land in Kavelling Flatt and a messuage and lands in Gilligate, Durham with ridges in the Pellow Leazes, to secure £200 and interest by way of mortgage to (2) and £650 and interest to Sir Hugh Smithson.
Covenant by (1) with (2) to cause Smithson to surrender copyholds.
Recites previous deeds.
1 file
A17   27 June 1752
(1) Mary Burdus of Durham, widow and Richard Burdus of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
(2) Matthew Ridley of Heaton, Northumberland, Esquire
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of two thirds of the Upper Main coal seam at Burnopfield, with wayleaves and surface works relating thereto, for a term of 7 years.
Rent: £16 p.a. for two thirds of eighty tens plus 4/- per ten for additional quantities.
Parchment    2 mm.
A18
Agreement for terms of lease from Mary and Richard Burdus to Samuel Newton of Burnopfield, gentleman of two thirds of the Low Main, the Hutton and the Brass Thill coal seams, 14 May 1763.
1 paper
A19
Abstract of title (20 April 1748 to 17 March 1857) of John Clayton to two thirds of coal mines under lands at Burnopfield and one eighth of coal mines under lands at Gelsfield, 1888.
1 file
A20
Abstract of lease of Burnopfield Colliery, Burdus and Burdus to Samuel Newton, 1 June 1763 [see D/CG7/254]
1 paper
Bundle B
B1   19 February 1736/7
(1) Elizabeth Clavering, spinster.
(2) Francis Whitworth and John Clavering, Esquires
Surrender by (1) to (2) of a moiety of various parcels of land in the Manor of Whickham to such uses as (1) shall appoint before her marriage.
[see D/CG6/259-268]
Parchment    9 membranes
B2   19 February 1736/7
(1) Elizabeth Clavering, spinster
(2) Francis Whitworth and John Clavering, Esquires
Surrenders by (1) to (2) of a moiety of various parcels of land in the Manor of Whickham to such uses as (1) shall appoint.
Parchment    2 mm.
B3   1 March 1736/7
(1) Alice Clavering, spinster
(2) George Grey, Esquire and George Cuthbertson, gentleman
Surrenders by (1) to (2) of a moiety of various parcels of land in the Manor of Whickham to such uses as (1) shall appoint before her marriage.
Parchment    11 membranes
B4   1 December 1837
(1) Most Hon. John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) William Samler of York Terrace, Regent Park, Middlesex, Esquire
and John Coope of Osborne Street, Middlesex, Esquire
Copy of conditional surrenders by (1) to (2) of a moiety of copyholds in the Manor of Whickham as security for a mortgage by (1) to (2) of 8 June 1837.
[see D/CG6/488-90]
1 file
B5   16 November 1869
Copy admittance of Octavius Edward Coope of Rochetts, Essex, Esquire, William Hodgson of Gilston Park, Hertfordshire, Esquire and Joseph Cecil of Northampton, Esquire (devisees of late John Coope) to a moiety of several parcels of copyhold land in the Manor of Whickham.
[see D/CG6/493]
Parchment    1 m.
B6   16 November 1869
Copy admittance of Octavius Edward Coope and others to a moiety of copyhold lands in the Manor of Whickham [as B5].
Parchment    1 m.
B7   17 November 1869
(1) Octavius Edward Coope and others
(2) Charles Stuart of Hubborne, Hants, Esquire, a Major General in H.M. Army;
John Boyle of Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London, Esquire;
and William Stuart the younger of Kempston, Bedford, Esquire
(trustees of the will of the late Marquess of Bute)
Copy resurrender by (1) to (2), upon the payment of £70,000 due on mortgage, of an entirety of several parcels of land in the Manor of Whickham [as B4 etc].
Parchment    1 m.
B8   1 March 1870
(1) Charles Stuart, John Boyle and William Stuart
(2) Sir William Aloyzius Clavering of Axwell Park, Baronet
Copy surrender by (1) to (2) of the entirety of several parcels of land in the Manor of Whickham purchased by (2) for £3,200 [see D/ CG7/457 et seq].
Parchment    1 m.
B9   29 October 1784
(1) Cuthbert Hunter
(2) Rt. Hon. John, Lord Cardiff
Surrender by (1) to (2) of 3a. 1r. and 11a. 3r. 10p. of land, both forming allotments under the Lanchester Inclosure, Halmote Court, Benfieldside and Billingside [see D/CG6/273-4 above]
Parchment    1 m.
B10   16 May 1838
Copy admittance of John Rayne of Newcastle upon Tyne, merchant (as eldest surviving son and heir of Robert Rayne) to 42a. 2r. 28p., 21a. 1r. 20p. and 2a. 1r. of land allotted to Fewster Johnson as specified. Halmote Court, Benfieldside and Manor of Lanchester [see D/CC6/276-86]
Parchment    1 m.
B11   16 May 1838
Copy admittance of Most Hon. John, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries to 3a. 1r. and 11a. 3r. 10p. of land allotted to Cuthbert Hunter and to 13a. and 56a. 3r. 26p. of land allotted to John Simpson as specified. Halmote Court, Benfieldside, Kyo, Billngside and Peth, Manor of Lanchester [see D/CG6/487-90]
Parchment    1 m.
B12   17 May 1838
(1) Most Hon. John, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) William Samler of York Terrace, Regents Park, Middlesex, Esquire
and John Coope of Osborne Street, Middlesex, Esquire
Copy conditional surrender of parcels of 3a. 1r.. and 11a. 3r. 10p. of land allotted to Cuthbert Hunter, parcels of 42a. 2r. 28p., 21a. 1r. 20p. and 2a. 1r. of land awarded to Fewster Johnson and 13a. and 56a. 3r. 26p. of land allotted to John Simpson on the division of Lanchester Commons as security for £70,000 borrowed by (1) on mortgage by deed of 8 June 1837. Halmote Court, Benfieldside, Kyo, Billingside and Peth, Manor of Lanchester.
Parchment    1 m.
B13   6 April 1891
Copy admittance of Edward Joshua Walker of the City of Chester and of the Union Club, Trafalgar Square, Middlesex, Esquire and Charles Henry Walker of Stoneley Hall, St. Neots, Hunts, Esquire (as devisees in trust of Robert Dickinson of Shotley House, Esquire, deceased) to 1r. 30p. of land near Wheatley's House, Dipton. Halmote Court, Kyo, Billingside and Peth
[see D/CG6/341]
Parchment    1 m.
B14   22 May 1891
(1) Edward Joshua Walker and Charles Henry Walker
(2) Most Hon. John Patrick Crichton Stuart,Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, K.T.
Surrender by (1) to (2) of 1r. 30p. of land near Wheatley's House, Dipton.
[see D/CG6/341]
Parchment    1 m.
B15
An Act for dividing allotting and inclosing a Common called Tanfield Moor in the parish of Chester le Street in the County of Durham, 16 May 1800.
1 file
B16
An Act for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Ryton, in the County of Durham, 23 May 1823.
Printed    1 file
Bundle C
C1
Abstract of marriage articles of John Stuart (Viscount Mount Stuart), the eldest son of John, Earl of Bute and Hon. Charlotte Jane Windsor, the eldest daughter of Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor, 12 November 1766.
1 file
C2
Abstract of: the settlement of 15-16 April 1737 made on the marriage of Elizabeth, younger daughter and coheir of Sir John Clavering, Bart and Dame Jane his wife to James Petty (Lord Dunkerron) only son and heir apparent of Henry, Earl of Snelburn,and of the will of Viscountess Dunkerron dated 26 November 1741, with observations thereupon by Thomas Walker, Lincoln's Inn, 3 October 1767.
[see D/CG7/608 and K4 et seq]
1 file
C3   23-24 October 1767
Abstract of conveyance by Francis Thomas Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw (heir at law of James Petty, Esquire (Viscount Dunkerron) to Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor of his moiety of freehold and copyhold property in Whickham etc.
[see D/CG6/2 59]
1 file
C4   15 May 1775
Copy of the will of Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor devising property purchased from the Earl of Kerry and property in Glamorgan purchased from Francis Seymour Conway (Viscount Beauchamp) and all other real estate to Henry, Lord Ravensworth, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, Bart and Herbert Mackworth, Esquire upon trust to pay the income therefrom to testatrix's daughter Viscountess Mountstuart for life, thence to the use of her eldest son the Hon. John Stuart for life, with remainder to his issue and other remainders over.
Power to raise portions for grand-daughter etc.
[see D/CG6/3 et seq.]
1 file
C5   14 December 1776
Case, with the opinion of John Ord of Lincoln's Inn thereupon, concerning Lady Windsor's will and title to property.
1 file
C6   March 1784
Extract from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury of the probate of the will of Lord Ravensworth.
1 paper
C7   September 1785
Extract from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury of the probate of the will of Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, Bart.
1 paper
C8   3 May 1789
Office copy of the will of John, Earl of Bute, K.G.
(extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury);
granting an annuity of £600 charged on his Durham and Northumberland collieries [the Stuart de Rothesay annuity] as specified.
Miscellaneous legacies and bequests.
Codicil devising house in South Audley Street to wife for life with remainder to eldest son Lord Mount Stuart and devising High Cliffe, Christchurch, Hants to son Charles Stuart with their respective contents, 23 May 1789.
Proved, 3 April 1792.
Administration with will annexed, 30 October 1809.
[see D/CG6/92 et seq]
1 file
C9   18 December 1809
Office copy of the will of Lord William Stuart, Captain of H.M.S. Lavinia
(extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury)
devising all his real estate etc to daughter Georgiana, charged with payments to sister-in-law Hon. Isabella Maude (one of the guardians of his daughter).
Codicil, 30 December 1809.
Proved, 24 January 1815.
1 file
C10   28 January 1820
Office copy of the will of Francis Ingram Seymour Conway, Marquess of Hertford
(extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury).
Devises recently purchased estates in Yorkshire to trustees for wife for life, thence upon trust for sale with first option to the tenant for life of the Temple Neweam estate, Yorkshire (the proceeds to form part of the residuary account).
Devises all other real estate upon trust for his son the Earl of Yarmouth in tail male etc. subject to life interest of wife in Hertford House, London.
Legacies of £1,000, £5,000 and £10,000 to various nieces and nephews with various annuities.
Trustees may sell Durham and Northumberland estates to discharge debts, legacies etc.
Codicil, 4 July 1820.
Codicil, 21 July 1820.
Codicil, 16 November 1820.
Codicil, 13 February 1821.
Codicil revoking legacies to brothers, 13 April 1821.
Proved, 9 July 1822.
[see D/CG6/1094]
1 file
C11   16 May 1826
(1) Henry Trail of Lower Brook Street, Middlesex, Esquire (devisee in trust of the Marquess of Hertford )
(2) Most Hon. Francis Charles, Marquess of Hertford, K.G. (executor of his late father)
(3) Elizabeth Margaret Grey and Anna Maria Grey of Morwick, Northumberlend, spinsters (in descent from George Grey of Newcastle upon Tyne, Barrister-at-Law)
(4) Most Hon. Isabella Ann Ingram, Dowager Marchioness of Hertford (executrix of her late husband)
(5) Wriothesly Digby of Mereden, Warwicks, Esquire
(6) Rt. Hon. Peter Leopold Louis Francis Nassau Clavering, Earl Cowper (administrator of John Clavering of Chopwell)
(7) Rt. Hon. Charles, Earl Grey (administrator of George Grey)
(8) Most Hon. John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Release by (1) (2) and (3) to (8) of the quarter share of the late Marquess of Hertford in 140a. 3r. 4p. of land as specified at Tanfield, four intacks there (11a.), the messuages and lands of Thorneley, Bryanslope, Busty Bank, Field Head Pasture etc, in one third of a thickett standing at the foot of Field Head Pasture and wood at Meadow Garth in Bryans Lope, the quarter share of the late Marquess of Hertford in Weed Park Farm in the township of Collierly.
One fourth of: one twelfth of one eighth share in the Lordship of Winlaton, of one twelfth of the estate of the Andersons at Winlaton.
The late Marquess' share in the rights of common upon Tanfield Moor (boundaries specified).
One quarter of lands at Whickham: - Chamberlain's Meadow, Matfen's Haugh and Low Field.
One quarter of coals specified at Tanfield, one sixteenth of coals at Collierly, one twelfth of coals at Bryanslope, one hundred and ninety second part of coals at Crawcrook, one forty eighth of coals at Winlaton, and coal staiths and waggonways relating thereto, one quarter of the coals of Wester Farm and Heatons Tenement, Tanfield and under all other lands formerly belonging to George Mallabar, a quarter of coals at Thornley, a quarter of coals under lands above specified at Whickham, the interests of the late Marquess in the Tanfield Moor wayleaves etc all in the parishes of Tanfield and Ryton.
Conveyance by (1) (2) and (3) to (8) of a quarter share in various copyhold lands in the Manor of Whickham: - Fishers Lodge, Fishers Gate, Wester Banks, Easter Banks, Wester Haugh, Matfen's Haugh, Lowfield, the Dayles, Garths, Walkers Stall, Head of Low Field, the Haugh, a house, garden and 2 roods of land, Bishops Meadows, coal staithes (95 x 15 yds), Round Close, Easter Dayles, Wester Dayles, Roberts Meadow.
Covenant of (3) with (8) to surrender the above copyholds.
Assignment by (1) (2) (4) (5) (6) and (7) to (8) of the quarter share of Easter Crook Bank otherwise Barcus Close late Highfield and Eastfield (50a.) in Tanfield for the remainder of two terms of 1,000 years,with coals thereunder.
Consideration: £14,201. 10s. 11d. by (8) to (1).
1 file
C12   10-11 November 1826
Abstract of assignment of mortgage from the Marquess of Bute and the Antrobus trustees to Robert Dennett and others secured on lands in Glamorgan.
[see D/CG33/31]
1 file
C13   22 July 1847
Copy of the will of John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries devising estates in Kirtling, Ashley and Harlow, Essex to the trustees of his late wife's will upon trusts therein declared.
£2,000 each to the children of the Vicar of Luton and to the children of his Rothesay factor John Muir who himself receives an annuity of £200.
Miscellaneous bequests to staff and servants.
Cardiff Castle pictures and some pictures at Luton Hoo to pass as heirlooms with Cardiff Castle;
Luton books and the rest of the pictures to pass with Mountstuart House.
£25,000 left for the extension to Mountstuart house if not completed at time of testator's death.
Residue of personal estate to be converted into money and be applied with sale proceeds of Hertford, Bedford and Durham estates.
Cardiff Castle with pleasure grounds and Cathays Park to Lord Bute's eldest son and other sons successively for life and to their sons successively in tail male and remainder in tail general with further remainders to descendants of testator and thence to his brothers and their descendants successively etc including postponement of limitations in favour of the family of Mrs. Townshend in the event of their succeeding to the Townshend marquessate.
Sale of estates in Hertford,Bedford and Durham to make purchases in Cardiff and leave £300,000 for purchases in Scotland.
Provision for management of Glamorgan estates during minority, application of rents and of accumulated surplus.
Usual jointuring, charging and leasing powers, powers to grant building and mineral leases in Glamorgan.
Sale proceeds of Bedford, Durham and Hertfordshire estates to be laid out on purchases in Scotland to be settled on the first and other sons of the testator for life with further remainders with usual jointuring, charging and leasing powers.
Devises estates at Usk and such parts of the Glamorganshire estates as were advertised for sale in 1825 upon trust to sell.
Codicil, 27 July 1847.
Codicil, 24 March 1848
[see D/CG6/18-19]
1 file
C14   22 July 1847
Copy of the will of John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute.
1 file
C15   22 July 1847
Abstract of the will of John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute.
Endorsed:
Queries of William Clayton Walters, 15 May 1848.
1 file
C16   1861
Abstract of title (22 July 1847 - 8 March 1860) of the trustees under the will of the Marquess of Bute to estates in Durham.
[see D/CG6/1041-83]
1 file
C17   1865
Abstract of title (11 December 1827 - 8 March 1860) of John Patrick Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and his trustees to freehold and copyhold estates in Durham lately in mortgage to the Pelican Insurance Co.
1 file
C18   circa 1930
Abstract of title (1569-24 October 1767) of Capt. Michael Duncan David Crichton Stuart to a waggonway over Tanfield Moor, no date.
Typescript    1 file
Bundle D
D1   24 June 1706
Andrew Wheeler and Mary his wife, Plaintiffs
Ann Bruneing, widow and executor of Gilbert Bruneing deceased, Defendant
and Ann Bruneing, Plaintiff
Andrew Wheeler, executor of Mary his late wife, Defendants
By bill of revivor exemplification of an order of the Court of Chancery concerning a mortgage of the farm at Thornly which property,with the deeds relating to it is ordered to be delivered up to Wheeler.
Parchment    1 membrane
Seal: incomplete
D2   6 November 1723
(1) James Clavering of Greencroft, Esquire
(2) George Mallabar of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
Deed of further charge of £1000 by (1) to (2) upon property at South Cawsey and £9 10/- annual rent issuing from the Manor of Morden as specified by the within recited deeds.
[see D/CG7/307-341] Consideration: £1,200 due and £1,000 by (2) to (1).
Parchment    1 m.
D3   No date [mid 18th century]
Extract from Lady Windsor's marriage settlement regarding a lease of 25 January 1734/5 from Francis Nicholls of Lints Green to Dame Jane Clavering (mother of Lady Windsor) and other previous leases of collieries at Ewehurst Head, Lintz, Bucksnook, Tanfield Moor, Collierly, Barkers Close etc with related wayleaves.
[see D/CG7/60]
1 paper
D4   28 November 1741
Office copy of the will of Elizabeth Viscountess Dunkerron devising to her husband her moiety of collieries specified in indentures of 15-16 April 1737 and all other her real estate.
Proved at London, 4 March 1742/3
Extracted from the registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
[see K4 and D/CG7/608 ]
1 file
D5   13 January 1748/9
(1) Henry Witham of Cliff, Yorks, Esquire
(2) Abigail Mewburn of Blackwell, widow
(3) Margaret Barker of Stockton upon Tees, widow
Bargain and sale by (1) and (2) to (3) being an assignment of a mortgage in fee of a moiety of the capital messuage of Collierly with lands there as specified.
Endorsed note of inrolment in the Court of Chancery, 22 May 1749.
Consideration: £400 by (3) to (2).
[see D/CG 6/205-228]
Parchment    2 mm.
D6   15 July 1763
The Earl of Kerry, Plaintiff.
Alice, Viscountess Windsor and others, Defendants
Draft bill of complaint of Francis Thomas, Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw concerning collieries and wayleaves formerly held by Dame Jane Clavering, George Mallabar and other in Chancery. [see D/CG6/1978]
1 file
D7   n.d. [late 18th Century]
Copy of schedule of yearly rentals of a moiety, of the freehold, copyhold and leasehold estates and collieries of Viscountess Windsor annexed to Lord Hertford's marriage settlement and specifying his share in the Durham estates.
1 file
D8   22 June 1792
(1) Dame Eliza Mackworth of Harley Street, Cavendish Square, Middlesex, widow (executrix, of Sir Herbert Mackworth - surviving trustees of a term of 1,000 years under the will of Alice, Viscountess Windsor)
(2) Sir Robert Humphry Mackworth of Gnoll, Glamorgan, Bart
(3) John, Earl of Bute and Charlotte Jane, Countess of Bute his wife (daughter of Alice Windsor)
(4) Charles Clavering and Nathaniel Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquires
Copy assignment by (1) to (4) with the consent of (3) of all the lands and tenements late of Alice, Viscountess Windsor for the remainder of a term of 1,000 years upon the trusts of the will of Alice Windsor as recited herein.
Release by (2), with the consent of (3), to (4) of the premises vested in him under the will of Alice Windsor upon trust: for the Countess of Bute as specified
1 file
D9   8 June 1813
(1) James, Earl of Rosslyn
(2) William, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland (devisee in trust of John, Earl of Bute)
(3) Giles Bleasdale, James Alexander and Bryan Holme of New Inn, Middlesex, gentlemen (attorneys for Sir Charles Stuart, K.B. who is in descent from the executor of John, Earl of Bute), administrators of John, Earl of Bute
(4) Sir William Augustus Cunynghame of Livingstone, Linlithgow, Baronet
Copy release by (1) and (2) to (4) of estates in the counties of Durham and Northumberland specified the within recited indentures of 31 May - 1 June 1764 upon the trusts of the will of John, Earl of Bute.
Assignment by (2) and (3) to (4) of leasehold properties upon similar trusts.
Recites previous deeds and decrees of the Court of Chancery.
1 file
D10   11 January 1868
(1) John Boyle of Barnard's Inn, London, Esquire
and Charles Stuart of Hubborne, Hants, Esquire, a Major-General in H.M. Army (trustees of the will of the Marquess of Bute)
(2) John Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne
Attested copy of a further mortgage by (1) to (2) of manors, messuages, tenements, a ship canal, harbour, docks etc. in the county of Glamorgan, to secure £35,000 and interest in total.
Consideration: £20,000.
Attached:
17 May 1870
(1) John Boyle and William Stuart
(2) The Marquess of Bute
(3) John Clayton
Attested copy of re-assignment by (1) with the consent of (2) to (3) of premises specified, for the remainder of a term of 1,500 years to secure £350,000 and interest.
30 August 1872
(1) John Boyle and William Stuart the younger
(2) The Marquess of Bute
(3) John Clayton
Attested copy of a further re-assignment of property speciied, for the remainder of a term of 1,500 years, to secure £450,000 and interest.
All attested, April 1875.
[see D/CG6/1937-54]
1 file
Bundle E
E1   16 April 1674
(1) Stephen Southern of Tanfield, yeoman
(2) William Southern of Tanfield (son of Cuthbert Southern of Tanfield, yeoman, deceased)
Gift by (1) to (2) of a moiety of coal mines in Wester and Heaton's Farm, Tanfield with attendant surface and wayleave rights and a moiety of the said farmhold [see D/CG7/307-341]
Parchment    1 m.
E2   8 February 1723/4
(1) Albert Hodgshon of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Whitehouse, widow and George Bowes of Gibside, Esquire
Assignment by (1) to (2) of a moiety of coals under the Leighs and Leazes in the Lordship of Whickham as specified for the remainder of a term of 1,000 years.
Consideration: £10. 10/-.
[see D/CG7/118-341]
Parchment    1 m.
E3   14 July 1724
(1) George Mallabar, Esquire, Plaintiff
(2) James Clavering, Esquire, Deforceant
Final Concord of 4 messuages, 100 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture in Tanfield.
Consideration: 260 marks.
[see D/CG7/307-341]
Language:   Latin
Parchment    1m.
E4   3 April 1739
(1) Rt. Hon. Herbert, Viscount Windsor and Alice, Viscountess Windsor his wife;
James Petty (Viscount Dunkerron) and Elizabeth Petty his wife
(2) John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, hoastman and Francis Simpson of Newcastle, hoastman
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) for 21 years of a way leave over the existing waggonway through Weed Park, Tanfield.
Rent: £8. 6s. 8d. p.a. to the Windsors and the same to the Dunkerrons.
[see D/CG6/1647 et seq]
Parchment    1 m.
E5   10 March 1753
(1) Rt. Hon. Herbert, Viscount Windsor and Alice his wife
(2) Slingsby Bethell, Esquire, Alderman of the City of London and William Monck of the Middle Temple, London, Esquire
(Viscount Dunkerron's administrators)
Articles of agreement: assignment by (1) to (2) of their six western-most keelbirths on the River Tyne with a moiety of the waggonway leading from the main waggonway to the said staithes and a moiety of a parcel of land behind the staithes, for the remainder of the several terms of 30 and 31 years as specified, paying six sixteenths of the rent thereof.
Lease by (1) to (2) of the right to use waggonways at Weed Park, Collierly and other wayleaves in the townships of Thornelly, Tanfield Moor and Bryans Leap for coals from Pontop and Bushblades with common use of land called Waggonhill at Darwenthaugh for a term of 37 years.
Rent: £16. 13s. 4d. p.a. plus 1/- per ten of coals passing along the waggonway through Thornelly, 2/6d per ten of coals passing along the waggonway through Tanfield Moor and Bryans Leap.
Quit claim by (2) to (1) of their two eastern most keelbirths on the River Tyne with a moiety of the waggonway leading to them and of a parcel of ground behind them,for the remainder of the several terms of 30 and 31 years subject to the payment of ten sixteenths of the rents.
Mutual covenants regarding waggonways.
Plan of staithes attached.
Parchment    8 membranes
E6   21 February 1820
(1) Elizabeth Margaret Grey and Anna Maria Grey of Benridge, Northumberland, spinsters (in descent from George Grey of Newcastle, Esquire)
(2) Rt. Hon. James St. Clair Erskine, Earl of Rosslyn
(3) Most Hon. John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Bargain and sale by (1) and (2) to (3) of the legal estates vested in them in various of the lands and tenements of (3) by the within recited deeds.
Note of inrolment in the Common Pleas, Easter Term 1820.
Consideration: nominal.
[see D/CG6/261]
Parchment    7 membranes
E7   n.d. [early 18th Century]
A plan of an estate at Collierly in the Parish of Lanchester belonging to James Leybourne, gentleman, by J. Mill.
[see D/CG7/295-8]
4 chains to 1 inch.

Size: 62cm x 29-39cm
E8   14 April 1778 - 2 December 1819
Letter book no. 1 “Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Newcastle” from Lord Mounstuart, later 4th Earl and 1st Marquess of Bute, to Thomas Shafto, Nathaniel Clayton, John Ord, Andrew Robinson Bowes, John Blackett and others.
[see D/CG6/1405-9]
1 volume
Binding: parchment bound
Bundle F
F1   7 February 1734
Probate of the will of Dame Jane Clavering of Newcastle upon Tyne (widow of Sir John Clavering, Bart) making minor bequests to servants and relations, £50 each to the parishes of St. Nicholas, Newcastle and the chapelries of St. John, All Saints and St. Andrew and the charity school in the chapelry of St. John.
Appoints her two daughters as executrixes and residuary legatees, 11 December 1734.
[see D/CG7/305]
Parchment    2 mm.
F2   [c1830]
Abstract of title No 1A of the Marquess of Bute to estates in Durham (from the will of George Mallabar of 7 August 1734 to lease and release from the Marquess of Bute of 15-16 May 1826).
[see D/CG6/1041-83]
1 file
F3
Additional abstract of title No. 2A of the Marquess of Bute to estates in Durham (from admittance of the Misses Grey to copyholds in the Manor of Whickham 11 December 1827 to mortgage from Bute to Nathaniel Clayton 12 December 1828)
Observations thereupon by W.H. Booth, Lincolns Inn, 14 April 1830.
Abstract from assignment of mortgage from Clayton to Coope and Samler of 16-17 April 1830 to mortgage from Bute to Samler and Coope of 7-8 June 1837, n.d.
1 file
F4   1830
Additional abstract of title No. 2A of the Marquess of Bute to estates in Durham (11 December 1827 - 12 December 1828) with Booth's observations of 14 Apri1 1830 thereupon.
1 file
F5   1830
Abstract of title No. 4 of the Marquess of Bute to estates in Durham (from the will of George Mallabar of 7 August 1734 -15-16 May 1826) (see F2 above) for Mr. Booth to peruse on behalf of the Pelican Insurance Company and advise.
1 file
F6   1830
Additional abstract of title No. 5 of the Marquess of Bute to estates in Durham (11 December 1827 - 12 December 1828). (See F3 and F4 above).
1 file
F7   22 August 1831
Copy of Mr. Booth's opinion on abstracts of title of the Marquess of Bute.
1 file
F8   22 August 1831
Copy of Mr. Booth's opinion on abstracts of title of the Marquess of Bute.
1 file
F9   14 April 1830
Copy of Mr. Booth's opinion on abstracts of title of the Marquess of Bute.
1 file
F10   14 April 1830
Copy of Mr. Booth's opinion on abstracts of title of the Marquess of Bute.
1 file
F11
Copy of Mr. Booth's opinion on abstracts of title of the Marquess of Bute, 22 August 1831.
(This a copy, made circa 1920s)
Typescript    1 file
Bundle G
G1   6 May 1712
(1) William Davison of Beamish, Esquire
(2) Sir John Clavering of Whiehouse, Baronet
and Thomas Brumell of Newcastle upon Tyne, hoastman
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of a waggonway ; through Tanfield Moor for 21 years from 11 November 1712.
Rent: £40 p.a.
[see D/CG6/1675 et seq and D/CG7/259]
Parchment    1 m.
G2   1-2 July 1719
(1) William Davison of Beamish, Esquire
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Whitehouse, widow
Lease and release by (1) to (2) of Tanfield Moor with boundaries specified:
"beginning at Beckley Burn on the east and so westward leaving Davisons ancient enclosed grounds on the left hand and so continuing westward or west by south leaving the hedges of other part or parts of Tanfield enclosed grounds on the left hand and so about the said hedges to the lane that goes into Tanfield Town, and so cross that lane southward leaving the hedges of Tanfield Leigh ancient enclosed grounds to the gate that leads out of the said Tanfield Leigh ancient enclosed grounds into Tanfield Moor and so westward leaving Tanfield Leigh hedges on the left hand to the bounder stone standing near Bushblade hedges and from that stone, northward to Ewhurst Head Hedges and then eastward to Pickering Nook and then north north west leaving Lintz hall hedges, Bucksnook hedges and Jacob Grieves hedges on the left hand to Bryans Leap or Bryans Lowp hedges and so eastward along the said hedges leaving them on the left hand to the hedges at Byermoor and then to Crookgate and cross the way there and then south or south east leaving the hedges of Crookbank, Meaburn's Lands and Beckley grounds on the left hand down to Beckley Burn".
Reserves minerals, the inheritance of George Pitt.
Exceptions in favour of cottages and intacks specified on the annexed schedule.
Covenants for the continuance of the rights of common pasture of tenants of (1) at Beamish, Tanfield and South Cawsay.
(1) retains wayleave for coals wrought from lands specified paying 1/- p. a. for the privilege.
Consideration: £:4,000, of which £2,000 remains secured on the joint bond of (2) and George Mallabar.
[see D/CG6/1675-6]
Parchment    3 membranes
G3   2 July 1719
(1) William Davison of Beamish, Esquire
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Whitehouse, widow
(3) Revd Nathaniel Ellison of Newcastle upon Tyne, D.D. and Thomas Davison of Ferryhill, merchant
(4) George Mallabar of Whitehouse, Esquire and William Sowerby of Newcastle upon Tyne, merchant
Assignment by (3) to (4) of a term of 99 years in Tanfield Moor (boundaries specified) except the minerals there which are the property of George Pitt and reserving various rents to (1) in trust for (2) (to attend the freehold which is to be conveyed to her by indentures of lease and release of even date).
Recites the marriage settlement of William Davison and Elizabeth Rawling.
Consideration: £4,000 by (2) to (1).
[see D/CG6/1675-6]
Parchment    3 membranes
G4   2 July 1719
(1) Dame Jane Clavering of Whitehouse, widow and
George Mallabar of Whitehouse, Esquire
(2) William Davison of Beamish, Esquire
Bond of (1) to (2) in £4,000to secure the payment of £2,000 and interest.
[see D/CG6/1675-6]
1 paper
G5   2 July 1719
(1) Dame Jane Clavering
(2) William Davison
Memorandum of agreement concerning wayleave granted by (2) to the late Sir John Clavering, Bart and Thomas Brumell in 1712.
[see D/CG6/1675-6]
Parchment    1m.
G6   3 July 1719
(1) William Davison of Beamish, Esquire
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Whitehouse, widow
Covenant to produce title deeds specified on the annexed schedule.
Recites conveyance of Tanfield Moor by (1) to (2) by indentures of 1-2 July 1719.
Parchment    2 mm.
G7   5 March 1718/9
(1) William Davison of Beamish, Esquire
(2) Richard Hunter of Lintz Hall, collier
Copy lease by (1) to (2) for 99 years of a parcel of ground adjoining Pickering Nook, Tanfield Moor in the Lordship of Beamish as the site for a house.
Recites the great need for workmen for the mines thereabouts.
[see D/CG7/232-3]
Rent: 2/6d. p.a.
1 paper
G8   26 April 1731
(1) Dame Jane Clavering of Newcastle upon Tyne, widow
(2) George Pitt of Stratfield Sea, Hampshire, Esquire
Lease by (1) to (2) of a wayleave over waggonways across Tanfield Moor for coals wrought from Tanfield Moor, for a term of 500 years.
Rent: 2/ 6d per ten.
Consideration: £200 in full satisfaction of the costs in the suit between them.
[see D/CG7/237 et seq]
Parchment    3 membranes.
G9
Schedule of deeds (6 May 1712 - 26 April 1731) relating to Tanfield Moor purchased by Dame Jane Clavering of William Davison.
[G1-G8 are mentioned in this schedule]
[see D/CG6/1675 et seq and D/CG7/118-341 passim]
2 papers
G10-14
Bills of costs of George Wilson, Symonds Inn to Lady Clavering regarding Pitt v Clavering, Easter Term 1728 - Hilary Vacation 1731 with related correspondence, 16 September 1729 and 4 May 1731.
7 papers
G15-16
Bills of costs of the executors of John Ord and Thomas Ord to Lady Clavering, Easter Term 1721, 28 February 1723/4.
2 papers
G17-20   1722
Bills of George Armstrong to Lady Clavering for accommodation of the commissioners (Pitt v Clavering) with related bills.
4 papers
G21   5 September 1722 - 18 February 1722/3
Bill or costs of Hendry Hopper to Lady Clavering regarding Pitt v Clavering.
1 paper
G22   1722
Bill of Richard Thompson to Lady Clavering for expenses of witnesses.
1 paper
G23   1722
Bill of [Elizabeth] Jopling to Lady Clavering for expenses of witnesses.
1 paper
G24   24 August 1722 - 14 May 1731
Details of costs in connection with Tanfield wayleave dispute with George Pitt.
1 paper
G25-7   19-20 November 1728
George Pitt, Plaintiff
Jane Clavering, Defendant
Notes on case and proceedings, decisions of referees and order of court putting it into effect (judgment against Pitt), in Chancery.
Note of petition of Dame Jane Clavering to the House of Lords attached, 15 March 1730/1.
2 papers, 1 file
G28-30   1730
George Pitt, Appellant
Jane Clavering, Respondent
Copy of appeal (sent by George Wilson to George Mallabarr, Newcastle upon Tyne), of respondent's case and of answer of respondent, in the House of Lords.
4 papers
G31   20 April 1719
(1) William Procter of Newcastle upon Tyne, merchant
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Newcastle upon Tyne, widow (on behalf of Sir James Clavering)
Surrender by (1) to (2) of his lease of a moiety of coals at Byermoor Colliery and one twelfth of coals in Whickham townfields paying all rents due up to 1 June 1719.
Recites lease from Clavering of 16 June 1718 and disputes arising from it.
[see D/CG7/236-250]
Parchment    1 m.
G32   15 May 1738
(1) George Cuthbertson of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
(2) Rt. Hon. James Petty, Esquire (Viscount Dunkerron) and Elizabeth his wife
(3) Hon. Herbert Windsor of St. George's, Hannover Square, Middlesex, Esquire and Alice his wife
Lease by (1),at the request of (2), to (3) of wayleave over a waggonway through Tanfield Moor for 29 years from Martinmas last part.
Rent: 2/6d per ten of coal conveyed by (3) to (2).
[see D/CG6/].647 et seq]
Parchment    1 m.
G33   15 May 1738
Lease of wayleave as G32.
Parchment    1 m.
G34   3 October 1738
(1) Robert Bonner of High Callerton, Northumberland, Esquire
(2) Herbert, Viscount Windsor and Baron Mountjoy;
Rt. Hon. James Petty (Viscount Dunkerron);
and John Simpson and Francis Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, hoastman
Lease by (1) to (2) of a waggonway through his lands at Collierly for the passage of coals from the colliery at Pontopp, for a term of 21 years from Christmas Day next.
Rent: £40 p.a., plus £10 p.a. if the colliery at Pontopp be successful.
[see D/CG6/1647 et seq]
Parchment    2 mm.
G35   28 October 1738
(1) John Emmerson of London, gentleman
(2) Herbert, Viscount Windsor, Rt. Hon. James Petty, Esquire (Viscount Dunkerron) and John Simpson and Francis Simpson
Lease by (1) to (2) of a wayleave over a waggonway through the lands of (1) at High Ewhurst or Lintz for coals wrought at Pontop for a term of 21 years from Martinmas next.
Rent: £105 p.a. plus 13s 6d as recompense for the spoil of the ground.
[see D/CG6/1647 et seq]
Parchment    2 mm.
G36   19 December 1738
Appointment of Edward Surtees of Chroniwell, gentleman as guardian of James Labourn, a minor.
Parchment    1 m.
G37   1 June 1739
Declaration of trust by James Leybourne concerning the payment of an annual wayleave rental of £40 due from Viscounts Windsor and Dunkerron and John and Francis Simpson under a lease of 28 October 1738 from Edward Leybourn (since deceased intestate) to them of a waggonway at Collierly.
Confirmation by Edward Surtees as Leybourn's guardian.
Parchment    1 m.
G38   18 March 1754
(1) Sarah Emmerson and Jane Emmerson of Bedford Row, Middlesex, spinsters
(2) Herbert, Viscount Windsor
Lease by (1) to (2) of a wayleave over waggonways through Ewhurst Head alias High Ewhurst for coals from Pontop Colliery and Collierly Colliery for 4 years from Martinmas past.
Rent: £90 p.a. plus 13s 6d p.a. for spoil.
[see D/CG6/1656]
Parchment    4 membranes
G39   10 March 1756
(1) Slingsby Bethell, Esquire an Alderman of the City of London
and William Monk of the Middle Temple, London, Esquire
(Viscount Dunkerron's administrators)
(2) John, Earl of Shelburne
Assignment by (1) to (2) of a one third share in the colliery at Pontop and in all wayleaves relating thereto, of a quarter share in the colliery at Bushblades and in all related wayleaves and of all their interest in wayleaves leading to the River Tyne at Darwenthaugh and of all benefits deriving from an agreement of 25 April 1727 between the Earl of Carlisle, the Widdringtons, Dame Jane Clavering, George Mallabar, Richard Ridley and John Simpson etc, the six keelbirths of (1) at Darwenthaugh, their moiety of the waggonway called Ongate from the main waggonway to the keelbirths with the moiety or entirety of various small parcels of land and buibings at or near Darwenthaugh, a moiety of the tenement called Barcus's Close for the remainder of the several terms of years subsisting in the properties.
Bargain and sale by (1) to (2) of all their interests in ships, keels and waggons and the materials of the waggonways.
Consideration: £2,000.
[see D/CGl9/37]
Parchment    2 mm.
G40   2 April 1855
(1) Hon. Patrick James Herbert Crichton Stuart (Lord James Stuart) and John Boyle of Chancery Lane, London, Esquire
(Bute trustees)
(2) John Viret Cooch of London, Esquire and Alfred Staff Prior of London, coal merchant
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of a wayleave over part of Tanfield Moor from Waggon Hill toWhiteley Head for the conveyance of coals from the Lintz Estate, for 63 years from 13 May 1854.
Recites Tanfield Inclosure Act.
Plan drawn on second membrane.
Rent: £100 for the conveyance of up to 1,500 tons of coal p.a. plus 1s 6d per ten for over leadings.
[see D/CG6/1671]
Parchment    5 membranes
G41   1 August 1855
(1) Hon. Patrick James Herbert Crichton Stuart (Lord James Stuart);
Charles Stuart of Hubborne near Christchurch, Hampshire, a Colonel in H.M. Army; and John Boyle of Somers Place, Hyde Park, Middlesex, Esquire
(Bute trustees)
(2) John Bowes of Streatlam Castle, Esquire
William Hutt of Gibside, Esquire;
Nicholas Wood of Hetton Hall, Esquire;
and Charles Mark Palmer of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
(John Bowes and Partners)
Counterpart licence from (1) to (2) to construct a waggonway through the former Tanfield Moor and lease by (1) to (2) of the course of same for 42 years from 1 January 1854.[Pontop and Jarrow Railway].
Recites Tanfield Inclosure Act.
Plan endorsed on second membrane.
Rent: £200 p.a.
Parchment    4 membranes
G42   1868
Abstract of lease of 1 January 1850 of Tanfield Moor Colliery from John Henderson and others to John Bowes and Partners and of conveyance of freehold of 31 December [1855].
2 papers
G43   1869
(1) Henry Thomas, Lord Ravensworth
(2) John Joicey of Urpeth Lodge, Esquire;
Edward Joicey of Whinney House near Gateshead, coal owner;
William James Joicey of Tanfield Lea, coalowner, Partners)
Draft conveyance by (1) to (2) of yearly rents for wayleaves etc specified on the annexed schedule which by error were left out of the conveyance of the Tanfield Lea and Harperley estates by the within recited Indenture of 10 October 1867.
Opinion of Edgar J. Meynell of Durham on the above, 15 February 1869.
[see D/CG16/1126-9]
1 file
G44   n.d. [c.1930s]
Copy of G39 and of Meynell's opinion.
typescript    1 file
G45   16 August 1872
(1) Charles Stuart of Hubborne, Hants, Esquire;
John Boyle of Southampton Buildings, Middlesex, Esquire;
and William Stuart of Kempston, Surrey, Esquire
(Bute trustees)
(2) John Bowes of Streatlam Castle, Esquire;
Rt. Hon. Sir William Hutt of Gibside, M.P., K.C.B.
and Charles Mark Palmer of Grinkle Park, Esquire
(John Bowes and Partners)
Copy of licence to construct a waggonway through the former Tanfield Moor along the course shown on the plan drawn on the second membrane of the original hereof.
Recites Tanfield Moor Inclosure Act.
Rent: £250 p.a.
This copy made c. 1900s.
typescript    1 file
G46   3 April 1876
(1) Charles Stuart, John Boyle and William Stuart
(2) Robert Dickinson of Shotley Bridge, coal owner
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of liberty to use lands around Dipton Colliery coloured blue on the plan endorsed on the second membrane for coke ovens and brick works, (14.012a.), regulation of other lands (4.7a.) and lease of a wayleave (coloured red on the plan) from the Pontop and Jarrow Railway to Dipton Colliery for leading Ewehurst and Dipton coals, all in the township of Collierley for a term of 42 years from 11 November 1874.
Rent: £56 p.a., £5 p.a. and £200 p.a. respectively for the three properties demised plus 1d. per ton of coal and fireclay conveyed over the waggonway in excess of 80,000 tons p.a.
Endorsed on third membrane:
6 September 1883
(1) John Patrick Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, K.T.
(2) Robert Dickinson
Grant of liberty to erect a pumping engine at Collierley.
Rent: £5 p.a.
[see D/CG6/l671]
Parchment    5 membranes
G47   18 September 1878
(1) John Patrick Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) John Joicey of Newton Hall, Northumberland, Esquire;
Edward Joicey of Blenkinsopp Hall, Northumberland, Esquire;
and James Joicey of Tanfield Lea, coal owner
(3) John Joicey, Edward Joicey, James Joicey and William James Joicey of Tanfield Lea, coal owners (James Joicey and Company)
Agreement that (3) and all other persons who shall work the Bushblades Mines shall have the liberty to use the waggonway for the remainder of the term of 500 years, paying the tentale rents due under the within recited lease of 26 April 1731 (a moiety of the rent to be paid to (1) and the other moiety be retained by (3) who own the Bushblades Royalty).
Plan of Tanfield Moor and adjoining royalties on third membrane.
[see D/CG6/1473]
Parchment    3 membranes
G48   1902
(1) Rt. Hon. Edmund Bernard Talbot (Lord Edmund Bernard Talbot);
Most Noble Henry, Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshall of England, K.G.
(acting for Lord Ninian Crichton Stuart, an infant)
(2) John Bowes and Partners Ltd
Draft lease by (1) to (2) of a waggonway with wayleave over the same for a term of 42 years from 23 November 1901.
Recites previous deeds.
(Reuses copy of G41).
Rent: £1 p.a., £50 p.a. and 5/6d. per ton of coke and 1d. per ton of coal for overleadings.
typescript    1 file
G49   12 October 1903
(1) Rt. Hon. Edmund Bernard Talbot (Lord Edmund Bernard Talbot)
and Henry, Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England, K.G.
(2) John Bowes and Partners Ltd.
Copy lease of wayleave over the Pontop and Jarrow Railway from Delight Colliery to beyond Wagonhill Farm, formerly parts of the commons of Lanchester and Tanfield as specified, for 42 years from 23 November 1901.
Rent: £1 p.a. for the Lanchester portion; £50 p.a. for the Tanfield portion and 5/6d. per ton of coke and d. per ton of coals for overleadings.
printed    1 file
G50
Photocopy of G49.
1 file.
G51   4 October 1913
(1) Robert Watson Cooper of Newcastle upon Tyne, solicitor and Warham St. Leger of 7 Newton Mansions, Queen's Club Gardens, West Kensington, London, gentleman
(2) Katherine Winifred St. Leger of 3 Rupert Row, Bedford Park, London, spinster
(3) Phillis Mary Eigen St. Leger of 3 Rupert Row, spinster
(4) Robert Watson Cooper (above) and Charles William Swainston Goodger of Newcastle upon Tyne, solicitor
(5) Elizabeth Ellen Mary Thompson of 4 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, Sussex, widow
(6) Isabella Christina Hepple of 16 St. Magdalen's Rd, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex, spinster
(7) Alicia Strother Hepple of The Elms, Christchurch Gardens, Reading, Berks, widow
(8) Sir Lindsay Wood of The Hermitage, Chester le Street, Baronet
(9) John Bowes and Partners Ltd
Copy lease by (1) (4) (6) (7) and (8) to (9) as to their various quarter and eighth shares of coals under a portion of Tanfield Moor in the townships of Tanfield, Lamesley, Kibblesworth, Beamish and Cornsay within boundaries strewn on attached plan, for a term of 60 years from 1 January 1910.
Rent: £1,500 p.a. plus 3s. 5d. per ton in excess of specified quantities and ½d. per ton for foreign coals.
But half of this rental as far as it relates to coals wrought from grounds coloured green on the attached plan shall be paid to Lord Ninian Crichton Stuart who claims such grounds and has leased them to (2).
typescript    1 file.
G52   19 June 1946
(1) The Coal Commission
(2) John Bowes and Partners Ltd
Copy lease by (1) to (2) of coals under 31.5a, 42.125a, and 11.5a. of land in the parish of Stanley (registered holdings DM412, DM65, DM887) and the Hutton Seam of DM887 under 48.25a. of land, from 31 December 1944 during the continuance of the principal leases of 4 October 1913 and 20 February 1933.
Plan attached.
Rent: Tonnage rentals as specified
photocopy    1 file
Bundle H
H1   20 April 1815
(1) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) Thomas Atkinson of Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex, gentleman
(3) John Griffith of Durham, gentleman
Bargain and sale by (1) to (3) being a deed for leading the uses of a Common Recovery of three fourth parts of the tenements formerly occupied by Margery and Nicholas Emerson and by Thomas Harper with lands called Browns Meadows, the Hill, Pit Field, The Intack, High Pasture, Low Pasture, Low Hill, Butter Sump, Middle Pasture, Quarry Hill, High West Field and Low West Pasture, all at Tanfield (140a. 3r. 4p.), intacks at Tanfield (11a.), the tenements of Thorneley, Bryanslop House and Busty Bank; East Wood, Field Head Pasture, Meadow Garth, the Well Close and the Wall Bank all in the chapelry of Tanfield with wayleaves specified;three fourths of a thickett of wood at the foot of the Field Head Pasture and of a thickett at the foot of the Meadow Garth in Bryanslope Grounds; three fourths of the tenement of Weed Park at Collierly; three fourths of one ninety sixth of the Lordship of Winlaton and one sixteenth of the share of Roger Anderson in the said Lordship; three fourths of Tanfield Moor as specified; three fourths of 14a. 1r. 32p. of land in Matfenshaugh, of 4a. 3r. 38p. of Low Field, of Chamberlains Meadow all at Whickham; three sixteenths of the collieries at Crook Bank and under fields called Meadow Spot, Broomfield and Backside otherwise Bankside and in High Field; one twelfth of the collieries of Bryanslope; one ninety sixth of coals at Crawcrook; one forty eighth of the coals under the Lordship of Winlaton with related waggonways and staithes; one fourth of coals at Wester Farm and Heaton's Tenement in Tanfield; one quarter of the coals of Thorneley and under the three parcels of freehold land specified at Whickham all formerly the property of Viscountess Windsor. One eighth of coals at Crawcrook; one hundred and twenty eighth of the Lordship of Winlaton and one eighth of the estate and interest of the late Francis Anderson in the said Lordship and one eighth of the coals on the said Lordship, and the further sixteenth part of lands etc in the Lordship (late the estate of Sir Francis Anderson) which were purchased by Viscount and Viscountess Windsor from Onesiphorus Dagnia in 1750, one sixteenth of the coals of Tanfield Town Head and all other lands etc comprised in the Windsor settlements as specified.
Inrolled in the Common Pleas Easter Term 1815.
[see D/CG6/199]
Parchment    7 membranes
H2   26 May 1815
(1) Thomas Atkinson, gentleman, Demandant
(2) John Griffith, gentleman, Tenant to the Praecipe
(3) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute, Vouchee to Warranty
Exemplification of a Common Recovery (of 21 April 1815) of three quarters of one ninety sixth and three fourths of one twelfth of the Lordship of Winlaton and three fourths of 100 messuages, 2,000 acres of land etc etc.
Parchment    1 membrane
Seal: pendent seal
H3   25 February 1818
(1) The Hon. Evelyn James Stuart (Lord Evelyn James Stuart);
the Rt. Hon. and Most Reverend William Stuart, D.D., Lord Archbishop of Armagh and Lord Primate of all Ireland;
Revd James Russell Deare, Clerk, Vicar of Bures St. Mary, Suffolk;
and Nathaniel Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
(2) Joseph Forster of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire, an Alderman of the said town
(3) William Swan of Walls End, Northumberland, farmer;
George Lyall of North Shields, shopkeeper;
and Thomas Dawson of Winscombler, Northumberland, gentleman
(trustees of Thomas Mann, deceased)
(4) Nathaniel Clayton
(5) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(6) Hon. James Stuart Wortley Mackenzie of Wortley Hall, Yorkshire, Esquire;
Thomas Coutts of the Strand, Middlesex, Esquire;
Coutts Trotter of the Strand, Esquire;
Andrew Dickie of the Strand, Esquire;
Nathaniel Clayton;
and James Farrer of Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex, Esquire
(trustees of the late Marquess of Bute)
(7) William Loxham Farrer of Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex, Esquire
Assignment by (1), at the direction of (2) (3) (4) (5) and (6), to (7) of a term of 5,000 years in properties in the county of Durham upon trust to attend the freehold,which term was granted by the late Marquess of Bute for indemnifying the purchaser's of certain settled estates in Newcastle against the consequences of a defect of title.
Recites previous deeds.
[see D/CG6/252-3]
Parchment    3 membranes
H4   15-16 May 1826
(1) Henry Trail of Lower Brook Street, Middlesex, Esquire (trustee of the late Marquess of Hertford)
(2) Francis Charles, Marquess of Hertford, K.G.
(3) Elizabeth Margaret Grey and Anna Maria Grey of Morwick, Northumberland, spinsters (in descent from George Grey of Southwick and Newcastle upon Tyne, Barrister-at-Law)
(4) Isabella Ann Ingram, Dowager Marchioness of Hertford
(5) Wriothesly Digby of Mereden, Warwicks, Esquire
(6) Peter Leopold Louis Francis Nassau Clavering, Earl Cowper (administrator of John Clavering of Chopwell, deceased)
(7) Charles, Earl Grey (administrator of George Grey)
(8) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Lease and Release by (1) (2) and (3) to (8) of an undivided fourth part of properties as specified. Recites previous deeds and the will of Marquess of Hertford [see C11 above ].
Consideration: £14,201. 10s. 11d. by (8) to (1).
Parchment    13 membranes
H5   11-12 December 1827
(1) John Crichton Stuart, LIarquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) Nathaniel Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
Lease and Release by (1) to (2) by way of mortgage of the entirety of messuages and lands at Tanfield (140a. 3r. 4p.) and Intacks (11a.) now divided into the several fields specified and knovn as Tanfield Town Head with lands and messuages adjoining Town Head which were formerly part of Tanfield Moor and allotted to the Marquesses of Bute and Hertford under the enclosure of the same and now form part of the Town Head Estate, the capital messuage of Brianslope House with lands belonging thereto (alias Busty Bank Farm) as specified, the messuage and lands at Weed Park alias Weet Park, the messuages and lands in the township of Collierly called Weed Park Allotment and freehold lands in the said township with the allotments awarded to the Marquesses in respect thereof, the capital messuage and lands of Collierly specified with coals thereunder, Pontop Pike Farm at Collierly (all formerly part of Lanchester Fell and awarded to the Witham and Swinburne heirs), the messuage and lands at Brainslope alias Easter Fryerside in the chapelry of Tanfield as specified and Tanfield Moor within the specified boundaries. Two quarters of three quarters of the coals at Crookbank in the chapelry of Tanfield and in lands called Meadow Spot, Broomfield and Backside; two fourths of one third of coals at Bryanslope; two fourths of coals under lands at Tanfield formerly called Wester Farm and Heaton's Tenement and the same share in all staiths and waggonways erected in connection therewith, a moiety of an eighth of coals at Tanfield Townhead.
Reserving various cottages, gardens, allotments and parcels of land to (1) as specified to secure £20,000 and interest.
Consideration: £20,000.
On the second membranes of the lease and release respectively endorsed:
16-17 April 1830.
(1) Nathaniel Clayton
(2) William Samler of York Terrace, Regent's Park, Middlesex, Esquire
and John Coope of Osborne Street, Middlesex, Esquire
Lease and Release by (1) to (2) being an assignment of the mortgage of 1827.
Consideration: £20,000. [see D/CG6/467 et seq]
Parchment    21 membranes
H6   11-12 December 1827
(1) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) John Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
Lease and Release by (1) to (2) by way of mortgage of lands and tenements called Thorneley in the parish of Ryton as specified (232a. 0r. 8p.), 14a. 1r. 32p. of land called Matfen's Haugh, 4a. 3r. 38p. of land called Lowfield and Chamberlains Meadow all in the parish of Whickham, 11p. of land there late Messrs. Oliver's, a moiety of the coals of Thorneley and under the lands in Whickham (except the 11 perches) with all appurtenances.
Appointment of a moiety of copyhold lands at Fishers Gate, Wester Banks, Easter Banks, Wester Haugh, Matfen's Haugh, Lowfield, the Peal Flatt, the Dayles, Garths, Walker's Fall,the Head of Lowfields, the Haugh, all customary lands formerly belonging to John Jackson, 2 roods of land adjoining Jackson's House, staithes (95 x 15 yds) at Dunston, Bishop's Meadows, Round Close, Easter Dayles, Wester Dayles, Robert's Meadows and elsewhere in the Manor of Whickham as specified.
Covenant to surrender the other moiety of the above copyholds (133a. 3r. 27p.) to secure £10,000 and interest.
Consideration: £10,000.
Endorsed on the second membranes of the lease and release respectively:
16-17 June 1830
(1) John Clayton
(2) William Samler and John Coope
Lease and Release by (1) to (2) of the above premises except those (as specified) sold to Ralph Carr as specified being an assignment of the mortgage of the same.
Consideration: £10,000.
[see D/CG6/466 et seq]
Parchment    9 membranes
H7   12 December 1827
(1) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) John Clayton
(3) Nathaniel Clayton
Appointment by (1) to (3) of the equity of redemption in property mortgaged to (2).
[see D/CG6/466 et seq]
Parchment    2 mm.
H8   12 December 1827
(1) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) Nathaniel Clayton
(3) John Clayton
Appointment by (1) to (3) of the equity of redemption in property mortgaged to (2).
[see D/CG6/466 et seq]
Parchment    2 mm.
H9   12 December 1827
(1) William Loxham Farrer
(2) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(3) Nathaniel Clayton
(4) John Clayton
Assignment by (1) to (4) of a term of 5,000 years as far as relates to property conveyed to (3), upon trust for (3) as further security until the redemption of his mortgage and subject thereto in trust to attend the freehold.
Recites previous deeds.
Endorsed on second membrane:
17 April 1830
(1) John Clayton
(2) Nathaniel Clayton
(3) William Samler and John Coope
(4) Thomas Dawes of Angel Court, Throgmorton Street, London, gentleman
Assignment by (1) to (4) of a term of 5,000 years upon trust for (3) and subject thereto upon trust to attend the freehold.
[see D/CG6/257 and D/CG6/466 et seq]
Parchment    2 mm.
H10   11-12 August 1830
(1) John, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) William Samler and John Coope
Lease and release by (1) to (2) by way of mortgage of all the premises comprised in the within recited indentures of 11-12 December 1827 and allotments of Lanchester Fell made to the Witham-Swinburne heirs for their Collierly estate, allotments made to Cuthbert Hunter, the messuage and lands at Stuart Shield Lodge, Weatherly Hill, Syke Quarry, allotments, to Fewster Johnson under the Lanchester Inclosure as specified and other allotments to Alice, Viscountess Windsor under the same award, allotments made to William Richardson, John Hall, John Simpson, James Leybourn and the Marquess of Bute as specified; one ninety sixth of the Lordship of Winlaton, one twelfth of all the estate of the late Roger Anderson in Winlaton, two fourths of one twelfth of one moiety (1/48th) of the coals at Craycrook; two fourths of one twelfth (1/24) of coals in the Lordship of Winlaton and of related coal staithes, waggonways etc, one eighth of all lands and tenements and coals of the estate of Francis Anderson deceased at Winlaton.
Assignment by (1) to (2) of the farmhold of Barcus Close in the chapelry of Tanfield and of several allotments at Tanfield for a term of 1,000 years.
Covenant to surrender copyholds in the Manor of Whickham previously surrendered to John Clayton by one of the within recited deeds (except those heretofore sold to Ralph Carr) and also several specified copyhold allotments made to Fewster Johnson, John Simpson etc under the Lanchester Inclosure.
Consideration: £100,000 , of which £30,000 is paid to the Claytons in redemption of their mortgages.
Endorsed on second membrane of Release:
3 July 1835
(1) John, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) William Samler and John Coope
Supplementary deed repairing omissions in the release of 12 August 1830 as to the felling of trees up to a value of £5,000 p.a.
Endorsed:
Miscellaneous receipts for mortgage principal repaid.
[see D/CG6/482 et seq]
Parchment    25 membranes
H11   8 June 1837
(1) John, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
(2) William Samler and John Coope
Deed of further charge of £20,000 upon premises specified in H10.
Recites previous deeds (H5-H10).
Consideration: £20,000.
[see D/CG6/482 et seq]
Parchment    6 membranes
H12   23 June 1848
(1) Octavius Edward Coope of Great Cumberland Place, Middlesex, Esquire;
William Hodgson of Wanstead, Essex, Esquire;
and Joseph Cecil of St. Helen's Place, London, Esquire
(2) John Petty Muspratt of Lombard Street, London, banker;
William Cotton of Leytonstone, Essex, Esquire;
Matthew Whiting of Barge Yard, Bucklersbury, London, merchant;
and Kirkman Daniel Hodgson of St. Helen's Place, merchant
(Directors of the Pelican Insurance Company)
Assignment by (1) (as John Coope's executors) to (3) of a mortgage for £50,000 due from the Marquess of Bute.
Recites previous deeds from H10.
Parchment    6 membranes
H13   8 January 1864
(1) William Cotton of Leytonstone, Essex, Esquire and others
(Trustees of the Pelican Insurance Company)
(2) Charles Stuart of Hubborn, Hants, Esquire, a Major General in H.M. Army;
John Boyle of Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London, Esquire;
and William Stuart the younger of Kempston, Bedford, M.P.
(Bute Trustees)
Reconveyance by (1) to (2) of the estates of the Marquess of Bute upon the redemption of the mortgage of the same.
Recites previous deeds.
Consideration: £50,000.
Parchment    2 mm.
Bundle I
I1   9 November 1727
(1) Anthony Meaborn of Pontopp, Gentleman
(2) Dame Jane Clavering of Newcastle upon Tyne, widow;
George Mallabarr of Newcastle, Esquire;
Richard Ridley of Newcastle, Esquire an Alderman of the said town;
and John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, hoastman
Lease by (1) to (2) of that seam of coal worked at Tanfeild Moor, Mr. Davison's Tanfeild and Bucksnook alias Lintz Colliery under lands of (1) at Bushblades alias Busplatts in the parish of Lanchester, with power to erect all necessary surface buildings and wayleaves, for a term of 31 years.
Rent: £150 p.a. plus 15/- per ten for excess quantities raised.
Endorsed:
15 November 1728 Declaration of trust that 5/10ths interest in the lease belongs to Dame Jane, 3/10ths to Richard Ridley and 2/10ths to John Simpson.
Endorsed note of production in John Wilkinson v John Simpson in Chancery, 3 August 1730.
[see D/CG7/246 below]
Parchment    3 membranes
I2   1 January 1746
(1) William Bacon of Durham, Esquire
(2) Herbert, Lord Viscount Windsor;
John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
and Francis Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, hoastman
Lease by (1) to (2) of coals within boundaries specified: to the north of a line from the S.E. corner of Harperley Copyhold to a meeting of the Kyo Burn with a rivulet springing from Laing's well thence to Meaburn's Folly thence to the western most red Cottage House in Sir James Clavering's wall called Gore Cork House continuing in a straight line through the commons of Lanchester, for a term of 21 years from 24 July last.
Recites lease from the Bishop of Durham.
Rent: £900 p.a. plus 15/- per ten or 7/6d per ten for excess quantities from various seams.
[see D/CG6/1449 et seq]
Parchment    2 mm.
I3   1 August 1855
(1) The Hon. Patrick James Herbert Crichton Stuart (Lord James Stuart);
Charles Stuart of Hubborne, near Christchurch, Hants, a colonel in H.M.Army;
and John Boyle of Somers Place, Hyde Park, Middlesex, Esquire
(trustees of the late Marquess of Bute).
Rt. Hon. Henry Thomas, Lord Ravensworth
(2) John Bowes of Streatlam Castle, Esquire;
William Hutt of Gibside, Esquire;
Nicholas Wood of Hetton Hall, Esquire;
and Charles Mark Palmer of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
(John Bowes and Partners)
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of 14 twenty fourths by the Butes and three twenty fourths by Ravensworth of coals under 455a. 3r. 6p. of land at Collierly, for a term of 31 years from 1 July 1855.
Rent: £233. 6s. 8d. p.a. to the Butes and £50 p.a. to Ravensworth for their respective shares in £400 p.a. fixed rent and proportionate shares in 16/- per ten rent for excess quantities raised, plus outstroke rents.
[I4-I12 were formerly enclosed in I3]
Parchment    7 membranes.
I4    n.d. [mid 19th Century]
Abstract of deeds (5 June 1725- 22 February 1813) relating to Henry Bowlby's estate at Collierley.
1 paper
I5    n.d. [mid 19th Century]
Plan of the Collierly, Weed Park and Pontop Hall royalties.
20 chains to 1 inch [1:15840]

Size: 29 x 28 cm
I6    n.d. [mid 19th Century]
Extract from statement as to the right to shares in Collierly coals and watercourse given in 1778.
1 paper
I7-8   n.d. [1850s]
Notes of the division of Collierley Fee Farm Rents.
2 papers
I9   24 June 1859
Notice from John Bowes and Partners to the Bute trustees and Lord Ravensworth giving up the Collierley lease on 1 July 1860.
1 paper
I10   1 July 1857 - 1 July 1860
Details of payments from John Bowes and Partners fourteen twenty-fourths of Collierly Royalty.
1 paper
I11   10 September 1862
Letter from H. Bowlby, South Shields to John Clayton concerning his interest in Collierly coals.
1 paper
I12   17 September 1862
Letter from Charles Armstrong, 5 Hawthorn Terrace to R.R. Dees, Newcastle upon Tyne, solicitor concerning the proposed purchase of Collierly Farm by the Bute trustees, with valuation of Miss Bonner's Collierly Farm made September 1834.
1 paper
I13   1 August 1855
(1) Lord James Stuart, Charles Stuart and John Boyle
(2) John Bowes and Partners
Lease by (1) to (2) of coals under Tanfield Town Head Farm (149a. 3r. 21p.), for a term of 31 years from 13 May 1854.
Rent: £300 p.a. plus 16/- per ten for excess quantities raised; plus outstroke rents etc.
Parchment    7 membranes
I14
Counterpart of I13.
Parchment    7 membranes
I15   1 August 1855
(1) Lord James Stuart, Charles Stuart and John Boyle
(2) John Bowes and Partners
Lease by (1) to (2) of coals under Bryans Leap alias Bryans Lope Farm (129a. 2r. 5p.), under Busty Bank Farm (123a. 1r. 34p.) and under Barcus Close Farm (51a. 1r. 21p.) all in the chapelry of Tanfield, for a term of 31 years from 13 May 1854.
Rent: £300 p.a. and 16/- per ten for excess quantities raised, plus outstroke rents etc.
Parchment    7 membranes
I16   29 June 1889
(1) The Marquess of Bute
(2) John Bowes and Partners Ltd
Counterpart lease by (1) to (2) of coals etc. under lands at Bryans Leap and Busty Bank (241.944a), Barcus Close (52.354a) and Tanfield Town Head (156.208a.) as shewn on plans drawn on the eighth membrane hereof, for a term of 30 years from 13 May 1885.
Rent: £1,000 p.a. plus 7d. per ton for coals raised in excess of the specified quantity, plus 6d. p.a. ton of fireclay, outstroke rents etc.
Parchment    8 membranes
I17   22 July 1852
(1) The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
(2) The Rt. Hon. Thomas Francis Kennedy, Commissioner of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues
(3) Hon. Patrick James Herbert Crichton Stuart (Lord James Stuart);
Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce of Falkland, Fife, Esquire;
and John Boyle of Chancery Lane, Middlesex, Esquire
Lease by (1) to (2) of coals under 50 acres of land at Chopwell Wood for a term of 21 years from 1 May 1842.
Plan of property drawn on first membrane.
Rent: £50 p.a. plus 16/- per ten for excess coals.
Parchment    4 membranes
I18   21 February 1882
(1) The Marquess of Bute
(2) Robert Dickinson of Shotley House, Shotley Bridge, Esquire
Lease by (1) to (2) of coals under lands at Collierley (557.361 acres) and of fireclay under 449.510a. of the same land, for a term of 42 years from 1 November 1881.
Plan drawn on dorse or second membrane.
Rent: £1,000 p.a. for the first two years thence £2,000 p.a. for the rest of the term, plus 10d. per ton of coals in excess of the specified quantities, plus 6d. per ton of fireclay, outstroke rents etc.
Attached:
17 February 1882
(1) The Marquess of Bute
(2) Frederick Pitman of 48 Castle Street, Edinburgh, Esquire
Copy power of attorney.
[see D/CG6/1671]
Parchment    9 membranes
I19
Counterpart of I18.
Parchment    9 membranes
I20
Copy of I18
1 file
I21   22 May 1891
(1) Edward Joshua Walker, formerly of Elswick,afterwards of Shotley House, Shotley Bridge, now of the City of Chester and of the Union Club, Trafalgar Square, Middlesex, Esquire;
Charles Henry Walker now of Stoneley Hall near Saint Neots, Huntingdon, Esquire
(2) Thomas Hodgkin and John William Pease, both of Newcastle upon Tyne, bankers (mortgagees)
(3) Joseph Aynsley Davidson Shipley and Theodore Hoyle, both of Newcastle upon Tyne, solicitors (Hoyle, Shipley and Hoyle) (mortgagees)
(4) The Marquess of Bute, K.T.
Surrender by (2 ) and (3) to (4) of all mines comprised in I18 and other recited deeds.
Covenant by (1) to surrender to (4) 2116 sq. yds. of land adjoining the Pontop and Jarrow Railway as strewn by plan drawn on third membrane.
Recites I18 and other deeds and the Chancery action Hawthorn v Walker and other matters concerning the debts of Dickinson deceased.
Parchment    3 membranes
Bundle J
Bundle 1, J1-32
J1   23 May 1716
(1) Robert Robinson of Brainselope, gentleman
(2) William Scaife of Alderbogghead, gentleman
(3) William Fewster of Sheildraw, gentleman
Deed of partition of Brainselope between (1) (2) and (3) who are jointly and equally interested in it.
Mutual covenants for further assurance etc.
The minerals remain undivided
[see D/CG7/153]
Parchment    1 m.
J2   21 June 1737
(1) William Scaife of Bryans Leap, gentleman and John Boutflower of Riding, gentleman
(2) Richard Ridley of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
and John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
Heads of agreement for letting to (2) by each of (1) one third of Bryans Leap Colliery top seam at 15/- per ten, (2) may try a low seam at the colliery specified.
[see D/CG6/229]
1 paper
J3   (dated 2 March 1737/8)
Attested copy of the probate of the will of William Scafe of Leases, Tanfield, gentleman devising lands at Pringle in the parish of Hexham to wife for life with all live stock etc.
Devises messuages and lands at Bryans Leap, Houghill Bridge and Shield Row, Tanfield and at Winton, Westmorland and at Darlington Streethouses with all minerals to son John charged with legacies to other children.
Proved 17 October 1739.
Attested, 3 May 1826. [see D/CG6/230]
1 paper
J4-6
Details of coal led from various seams at Bryans Leap Colliery, 1738-40.
3 papers
J7   [6 June 1769]
Attested copy of the probate of will of John Scafe of Bryans Leap devising to son William his lands and tenements at Bryans Leap, Fryer Side, Shieldraw and Howhill Bridge, Tanfield charged with payments of legacies to testator's two sisters under his father's will. £1,200 to daughter Ann plus various small legacies.
Wife Ann is residuary legatee.
Proved, 8 August 1769.
Attested, 23 May 1826.
[see D/CG6/229-247]
1 paper
J8   22 November 1775
(1) Rt. Hon. Alice, Lady Viscountess Dowager Windsor
(2) William Scafe of Bartletts Buildings, Holborn, London, Esquire
Covenant to produce title deeds (see J1).
Recites lease and release of Bryans Leap by (2) to (1) of even date.
[see D/CG6/243]
Parchment    1 m.
J9   1 October 1786
Opinion of John Buddle, Bushblades, on the state of the coal trade and estimation of the value of the one third of coal at Bryans Leap late belonging to Morton Davison and Lady Windsor.
1 paper
J10   n.d. [1777-96]
Abstract of title (21 November 1775 - 17 March 1777) of the Earl of Bute to premises at Bryan's Leap.
1 paper
J11   12 January 1806
Letter from Thomas Fenwick, Dipton to William Scaife concerning the value of Bryan's Leap Colliery.
1 paper
J12   17 August 1825
Abstract of title (23 May 1716 - 22 November 1775) to Bryansleap coals, with covering letter from Robert Walters, Pilgrim Street, [Newcastle] to Nathaniel Clayton
1 paper
J13   20 August 1825
Newcastle Courant containing advertisement of sale of one third of the coals under Bryan's Leap.
printed    1 paper
J14   24-25 July 1826
(1) John Scaife of Alnwick, Northumberland, Esquire (eldest son and heir of William Scafe of Leases, deceased )
(2) William Burrell of Broompark, Northumberland, Esquire and John Allen Wilkie of Hetton, Northumberland, Esquire
(3) Matthew Burrell of Broomepark, Esquire (son of William) a minor
Lease and Release by (1) to (2) of his one third part of all coals under the farm at Bryans Leap alias Brianslope alias Easter Fryerside, Tanfield in trust for (3).
Consideration: £100.
Formerly enclosed: J15.
Parchment, 3 membranes
J15   1807
“Plan of the Rivers Tyne and Wear with the Collieries, Waggon-ways and Staiths, thereon also a plan of Newcastle upon Tyne.”
Bryans Leap coloured in, published by D. Akenhead and Sons, 1807.
c 1:1,000,000.

Size: 43 x 30 cm
J16   30 June 1872
Valuation of seams of coal in Bryan's Leap and Busty Bank royalties, by William Green, junior.
1 paper
J17   7 September 1872
Valuation of coal in Bryan's Leap and Busty Bank royalties, by G.B. Forster, Backworth.
1 paper
J18   4 December 1873
Letter from H.J. Marshall, Durham to Claytons, Newcastle upon Tyne regarding title to Bryanslope coal.
1 paper
J19   6 December 1873
Letter from Sowis and Carr, Alnwick to J. and N.G. Clayton regarding Bryan's Leap title.
1 paper
J20   26 December 1874 - 5 January 1875
Succession duty form for Bryan Burrell on the death of Revd Matthew Burrell.
printed form    1 paper
J21   15 February 1875
Equitable security from the Bute Trustees to John Clayton for advance of £3,750.
1 paper
J22   9 March 1875
(1) John Eden of Beamish Park, Northumberland [sic], Esquire
(2) Revd Arthur Duncombe Shafto of Brancepeth Rectory, Clerk
and Revd Edward Abercrombie Wilkinson of Tudhoe, Clerk
(3) Bryan Burrell of Broome Park, Northumberland, Esquire
(4) Charles Stuart of Hubborn Lodge, Hampshire, Esquire, a Major General in H.M. Army;
John Boyle of Barnards Inn, London, Barrister-at-Law;
William Stuart of Kempston, Bedfordshire, Esquire
Conveyance by (2), as trustees of the will of Morton John Davison, and (3) to (4) of their respective two thirds parts of all coals under 245a. 2r. 37p. of land at Bryan's Leap and Busty Bank as specified.
Covenant to produce title deeds specified.
Plan endorsed on second membrane.
Recites previous deeds from 1716.
Consideration: £2,500 by (4) to (2), £2,500 by (4) to (3).
[see D/CG6/325]
Parchment    3 membranes
J23   4 May 1875
Declaration of trust by Charles Stuart, John Boyle and William Stuart that £3,750 of the consideration money of £5,000 [in J22] and £67 10s. for costs is the property of John Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire and charging the premises with the same.
[see D/CG6/323-325]
1 paper
J24   12 November 1877
(1) Charles Stuart, John Boyle and William Stuart
(2) The Marquess of Bute
(3) John Clayton
Conveyance by (1) to (3) by way of mortgage of two thirds of coals under lands specified in J22 subject to redemption by (2).
Consideration: £3,817. 10/- by (3) to (1).
£1,182. 10/- by (2) to (1).
[see D/CG6/502]
Parchment    1 m.
J25   23 July 1887
(1) John Clayton
(2) The Marquess of Bute, K.T.
Reconveyance of two thirds of coals under lands in Tanfield specified in J22 upon the redemption of the mortgage J24.
[see D/CG6/505]
Parchment    1 m.
J26   1826
Abstract of title (29 February 1711 - 18 January 1809) to coals at Bryans Leap.
1 file.
J27   n.d. [1870s]
Abstract of title (24 July 1826 - 3 June 1869) of Bryan Burrell to coals at Bryans Leap.
1 file.
J28   1873
Abstract of title (23 May 1716 - 30 September 1873) to a one third share of the Bryansleap estate.
1 file.
J29   n.d. [1870s]
Instructions to counsel to settle draft deed for partition of coals at Bryans Leap.
1 paper
J30    n.d. [19th Century]
Plan of Bryan's Leap, Friarside and environs.
6 inches to 1 mile [1:10,560].

Size: 23 x 22 cm
J31    n.d. [18th Century]
Note on clauses to be inserted in Brians Leap colliery lease.
1 paper
J32    n.d. [mid-19th Century]
Extracts from letters of J. Barker [colliery agent] to Lady Windsor concerning Brians Lope dated February - March 1771.
1 paper
Bundle No. 2: J33-44
J33   10 July 1750
(1) Rt. Hon. Herbert, Lord Viscount Windsor and Rt. Hon. James Petty (Lord Viscount Dunkerron)
(2) John Stokoe of Briansleap, gentleman
Lease by (1) to (2) of the messuage built and occupied by (2) at Briansleep (18½ yds x 11yds), for a term of 21 years.
Rent: 2s 6d p.a. to each of (1).
[see D/CG6/526 et seq]
Parchment    1 membrane
J34   19-20 December 1823
(1) William Cuthbert Walker of Bedlington, tailor
(executor of James Walker)
(2) William Lamb the elder of Burnopfield, tailor and William Lamb the younger of Burnopfield, tailor
(3) Andrew Hill of Burnopfield, brewer
Lease and Release by (1) and (2) to (3) of a messuage and appurtenances on the north of the Lobley Hill to Shotley Bridge road at Bryans Leap.
Consideration: £20 (3) to (2).
Parchment    2 mm.
J35   23 August 1827
(1) William Armstrong of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
(for the Marquess of Bute)
(2) Andrew Hill of Burnop Field, common brewer
Articles of agreement for the sale of a parcel of land at Bryansleap.
[see D/CG6/576 et seq]
printed form    1 paper
J36   17 December 1827
(1) The Marquess of Bute
(2) Andrew Hill
(3) George Robinson of Bryan's Leap, woodmonger
(4) John and Matthew Clayton of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquires
Feoffment with livery of seisin endorsed, by (1) to (2) of a garden and part of a field at Brianslope (23p.) to the use of (2) as specified.
Reserves minerals.
Appointment by (1) of (4 ) as his attorneys to deliver seisin.
Consideration: £28.
[see D/CG6/576 et seq]
Parchment, printed form.    1 membrane
J37   21-22 March 1828
(1) Andrew Hill of Bryansleap, brewer and Margaret his wife
(2) Maria Seymour of Summer Hill Terrace in the township of Westgate, Northumberland, widow
Lease and Release and appointment by (1) to (2) of a messuage, brewery and parcels of land at Bryansleap to secure £200 and interest by way of mortgage.
Covenant to levy a fine.
Plan of premises drawn on first membrane.
Consideration: £200.
Parchment    5 membranes.
J38   3 April 1828
(1) Maria Seymour, Plaintiff
(2) Andrew Hill and Margaret his wife, Deforceants
Two parts of a final Concord of 2 messuages, 2 cottages, 2 breweries, 2 stables, 2 gardens and 1 acre of land in Tanfield.
Consideration: 100 marks.
Parchment    2 mm.
J39   11 March 1844
(1) John Bell of Gateshead, land surveyor
(2) Margaret Bell of Newcastle upon Tyne, spinster and Anna Bell of Newcastle, spinster
(3) John Watson of Burnopfield, surgeon
Statutory Release by (1) and (2) to (3) of a messuage, brewery and parcels of ground at Bryans Leap.
Consideration: £200 (3) to (1), £200 (3) to (2).
Parchment    1 m.
J40   26 March 1846
Copy of the will of John Watson of Burnopfield, surgeon devising all property to wife for life thence to sons Nicholas John Watson and Henry William Watson jointly charged with legacies to daughters.
1 paper
J41   1844
Abstract of title (19 December 1823 - 11 March 1844) to freehold property at Bryans Leap belonging to Andrew Hill and mortgaged to Mrs. Seymour.
1 fi1e
J42   1847
Additional abstract of title (26 March 1846 - 11 September 1847) to Bryan's Leap property.
1 file.
J43   21 November 1848
(1) Jane Watson of Burnopfield, widow (of John Watson of Burnopfield, surgeon)
(2) Henry William Watson of Burnopfield, surgeon
(3) Henry Jefferson of Derwent Cote, gentleman and Charles Armstrong of Axwell Park, land agent
(executors of John Watson)
(4 ) Jane Watson, Elizabeth Ann Watson and Margaret Wilson Watson, all of Burnopfield, spinsters (daughters and legatees of John Watson)
(5) Hon. Patrick James Herbert Crichton Stuart (Lord James Stuart);
Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce of Falkland, Fife, N.B., Esquire,
and James Munro Macnabb of St. John's Lodge, Wandsworth, Surrey, Esquire
(Trustees of the will of the late Marquess of Bute)
Conveyance by (1) (2) (3) and (4) as to their respective interests to (5) of a messuage, brewery and parcels of land at Bryans Leap.
Consideration: £628 and £46. 12/- by (5) to (3).
Parchment    3 membranes
J44   4 June 1907
Certificate of contract for the redemption of Land Tax on 3 parcels of land at Collierley.
Printed form    1 paper
J45   1898
Ordnance Survey Durham Sheet XI.8 showing parcels of land referred to in J44.
1 to 2,500.

Size: 94 x 63 cm
J46   6 December 1751
Will of John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire, an Alderman of the said town.
Annuity of £120 to wife in lieu of dower.
All real estate (subject to wife's life interest in Horsley) and other property to trustees named to pay £2,000 each to daughters Mary, Eleanor and Ann upon achieving majority with similar provision for any children yet to be born and provision for maintenance and education during minority, and subject thereto all real estate passes to son John Simpson.
Codicil, 14 December 1751.
Codicil, 5 October 1756.
Parchment    1 m.
J47   23 June 1762
(1) Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess Dowager of Shelburne
(widow and sole executrix of John Petty, Earl of Shelburne, deceased)
(2) William Monck of Middle Temple, London, Esquire
(3) Matthew Ridley and John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquires
(4) Rt. Hon. Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor
Assignment by (1) and (2) to (4) of the moiety of (1) in Highfield and East Field Closes now Easter Crook Bank alias Barcas Close and divided into the closes named (50a.) for the remainder of two terms of 1,000 years as specified.
Assignment by (1) and (2) to (4) of the one fourth part in waggonways over lands in the Lordship of Winlaton through Smeels Farm, property late Lady Widdrington's adjoining it, Lockhaugh Farm, Thornelly Farm as specified in the within recited articles of agreement of 18 January 1739 with all related staithes specified,the six westermost Keelbirths on the Rivers Tyne and Derwent built on part of Darwenthaugh, a moiety of a branch waggonway called the Ongate and of a parcel of land adjoining the waggonway and staiths and all their other interest in waggonways in Thornelly, Tanfield Moor and Bryans Leap etc used by (4) to convey Pontop and Bushblades coals, all their interest in a waggonway through Lanchester Fell from Pontop Colliery etc for the remainder of the various terms of years subsisting therein.
Bargain and sale of stock etc upon the waggonways.
Recites previous deeds, will of John Simpson etc etc.
Consideration: £2,300 by (4) to (1).
Parchment    12 membranes
J48   11 December 1827
Memorandum of admittance of Elizabeth Margaret Grey and Anna Maria Grey of Castle Eden, spinsters, only children and coheiresses of George Grey, Esquire to a moiety of: 3a. 2r. 26p. of land called Fisher's Lodge at Derwent Mouth, 3a. 2r. 16p. to the east of land called Wester Banks and other lands in the Manor of Whickham as specified (see K2 etc).
[see D/CG6/261]
Parchment    1 m.
J49   13 March 1818
Copy of the award of John Fryer of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman, John Taylor of Ash, gentleman and John Martindale of Flatts, gentleman, commissioners appointed for the division of Blackburn Fell.
1 file.
Bundle K
K1   12 April 1737
(1) Alice Clavering of Newcastle, spinster (eldest daughter of Sir John Clavering, Bart by Dame Jane his wife, both deceased)
(2) Rt. Hon. Thomas, Earl of Pomfret, K.B. Master of the Horse to Her Majesty,
John Clavering of Chopwell, Esquire,
George Gray of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
and George Cuthbertson of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
Lease by (1) to (2) for 1 year (release missing) of a moiety of: 140a. 3r. 4p. of land at Tanfield, the farmhold called Thorneley, the capital messuage of Bryanslope House, lands formerly called Busty Bank as specified and lands called the East Wood, lands part of Field Head Pasture (to the east and south of the waggonway as specified), lands called the Meadow Garth, the Well Close and the Walk Bank all in the Chapelry of Tanfield with related wayleaves.
One sixth of a thickett at the foot of Field Head Pasture and of woods at the foot of the Meadow Garth in Bryanslope grounds.
A moiety of Weed Park Farm in the township of Collierly with rights of way for driving cattle etc to Lanchester Moor.
A moiety of one ninety sixth of the Lordship of Winlaton and a moiety of one twelfth part of the estate of Roger Anderson deceased in the said Lordship.
A moiety of Tanfield within boundaries specified (see G2).
A moiety of 14a. 1r. 32p. of freehold land in Matfenshaugh, Whickham, a moiety of 4a. 3r. 38p. in Lowfield in Whickham and a moiety of Chamberlain's Meadow, Whickham.
A moiety of three quarters of coals at Crook Bank as specified.
A moiety of a quarter of coals at Collierley.
A moiety of one third of coals at Bryanslope; one forty eighth of coals at Crawcrook; one twenty-fourth of coals in the Lordship of Winlaton and in keel births there; a moiety of coals at Thornley and under the three parcels of freehold land at Whickham etc.
[see D/CG7/608]
Parchment    5 membranes
K2   16 April 1737
(1) Rt. Hon. James Petty, Esquire (Lord Viscount Dunkerron)
(2) Elizabeth Clavering of Newcastle, spinster
(3) Francis Whitworth of Labourn, Kent, Esquire
and John Clavering of Chopwell, Esquire
Release by (2) to (3) of her moiety of premises at Tanfield, Whickham etc as specified in K1.
Minerals excepted.
Recites surrender by (2) of her moiety of copyholds in the Manor of Whickham: 3a. 2r. 26p. called Fisher's Lodge at Darwent Mouth; 3a. 2r. 16p. to the east of Wester Banks; 10a. 3r. 37½p. in Easter Banks; 5a. 1r. 9p. in Wester Haugh, another 5a. 1r. 9p. of lands there; the copyhold portion of 22a. 1r. 20p. to the south of Matfens Haugh (7a. 3r. 28p.); the copyhold portion of 51a. 1r. 27p. in the Lowfeild (36a. 1r. 29p.); the Dayles; 1 messuage and garden and garths; Walkers Fall; the head of Lowfeild; the Haugh; 2 roods of land specified; a moiety of staiths 95 yds x 15 yds at Dunston; 7a. 1r. of land, 3a. 1r. 36p. of land and 3a. 0r. 30½p. of land all in the Bishops Meadows; 6a. of land dispersed through the fields of Whickham; 1 messuage in Whickham; 4 acres called the Round Close; 3 acres of land allotted to Sir James Clavering, Bart; land in Easter Dayles (4a.); 6a. 2r. 2p. and 2a. 0r. 39p. in Wester Dales; 4a. in Roberts Meadows, upon such trusts as (2) shall appoint.
Appointment by (2) to (3) of power to grant leases of wayleaves.
Assignment by (2) to (3), reserving minerals, of a moiety of leasehold premises at Easter Crookbank or Barkas Close (50a.) in the chapelry of Tanfield for the remainder of several terms of 1,000 years upon trust to allow (1) to receive the rents for life, then (2) to receive them if she survive (1) with remainder to their issue as specified.
Declaration of trusts regarding profits of Tanfield Moor devised by Dame Jane Clavering to her cousin George Cuthbertson for 31 years upon trust for (2) to the use of (2) for life, thence to the use of (1) for life is he survive her, with remainder to their issue as specified, with remainder in default of issue to the survivor of (1) and (2).
Consideration: The settlement by (1) of lands in Meath, King's County and Kerry.
Parchment    8 membranes
K3   (dated 28 November 1741)
Office copy of the will of Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Viscountess Dunkerron reciting her marriage settlement (K2 above) and devising her moiety of leasehold and freehold collieries and wayleaves, subject to her husband's life interest, to her said husband absolutely.
Devises to him all other property over which she has power so to do.
Proved at Canterbury, 4 March 1742/3.
1 file.
K4
Copy of Lady Dunkerron's will of 28 November 1741.
(see K3)
1 paper
K5
Copy of Lady Dunkerron's will of 28 November 1741.
(see K3)
1 paper
K6   8 May 1749
(1) Rt. Hon. James Petty, Esquire (Lord Viscount Dunkerron)
(2) Elizabeth Gipps of Kirby, Yorkshire, widow, now known as Elizabeth Davenant
Copy grant of annuity of £500 to (2) and of an annuity of £300 to James Petty, reputed son of (2) charged on:
his moiety of three quarters of collieries at Crookbank, Meadow Spot, Broomfield and Bankside;
a moiety of a quarter of collieries at Collierley; one sixth of collieries at Bryanslepe;
a moiety of one twenty fourth of collieries at Crow Crook; a moiety of one ninety sixth of coals in the lordship of Winlaton and related staithes and waggonways;
a moiety of collieries under Hornley [Thornley];
a moiety of collieries at Morton Farm, Tanfield;
a moiety of collieries under three freehold parcels of land at Whickham.
1 file.
K7
Memorandum of grant of administration of the goods etc. of Viscount Dunkerron to his father the Earl of Sherbourne [Shelburne].
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, October 1750.
1 paper
K8   12 November 1766
(1) Rt. Hon. Alice, Viscountess Windsor and the Hon. Charlotte Jane Windsor her eldest daughter (a minor)
(2) Rt. Hon. John, Earl of Bute K.G., P.C. and the Rt. Hon. John Stuart, Esquire (Lord Viscount Mountstuart) eldest son of the Earl of Bute
(3) Rt. Hon. George Henry, Earl of Litchfield,
Herbert Mackworth of Gnoll, Glamorgan, Esquire
and John Morton of Tackley, Oxford, Esquire
Articles of agreement regarding marriage settlement of Lord Mountstuart and Charlotte Jane Windsor.
Covenant by Lady Windsor that during her life she will pay out of a moiety of all rents from the Glamorgan property the annual sum of £200 to such persons as Charlotte Jane her daughter shall direct.
The balance of the income arising from a moiety of the Glamorgan property shall during the life of Lady Windsor be paid to Lord Mountstuart and Charlotte Jane Windsor as specified or, if Lady Windsor survives them, to (3) in trust for the heirs of Mounstuart and Charlotte Jane Windsor as specified.
Covenant for the settlement of Charlotte Jane Windsor's remainder expectant in a moiety of the premises in Glamorgan upon the death of her mother to the use of Lord Mounstuart and Charlotte Jane Windsor for life, with remainder to their eldest son in tail male,with divers remainders over.
Covenant for the similar settlement of property in Durham to the use of Alice, Viscountess Windsor for life thence to Lord Mountstuart for life, to the use of Charlotte Jane Windsor for life (if she survives him), thence to their issue in tail male with remainders.
Within three months of the marriage Alice, Viscountess Windsor will pay to (3) a sum of £20,000 to be invested and the income paid to Lord Mountstuart for life, thence to Charlotte Jane Windsor if she survive him, thence the capital to be applied for portions for younger children as specified.
Covenants for settlement of a moiety of property in Church Honybourne, with a house in Hill Street and various furniture jewels etc. upon trust for Charlotte Jane Windsor for life with power of appointment.
Covenant by Alice, Viscountess Windsor with (3) to secure the confirmation by Charlotte Jane Windsor, upon reaching 21 years of age, of the settlement of the Glamorgan estates.
Covenant by the Earl of Bute to convey to (3) all his lands and messuages in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire [the Luton Hoo Estate] and in Scotland (subject to a £43,500 mortgage on the English estates).
The property in Scotland to be held upon trust for the Earl of Bute for life, thence to Lord Mountstuart for life, thence to the heirs male of the latter.
The English properties to be charged with an annuity of £200 to Charlotte Jane and, charged with other annual payments of £800 - £1,800 p.a. specified, to the use of the Earl of Bute for life, thence to Lord Mountstuart for life, thence to raise £10,000 upon the premises for portions, and subject thereto to the eldest son of Lord Mountstuart in tail male with remainders.
Recites will of Lord Windsor etc. and subsequent deeds.
Parchment    22 membranes
K9   12 November 1766
(1) Rt. Hon. Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor
(2) Rt Hon. John Stuart, Esquire (Lord Viscount Mountstuart)
(3) Rt. Hon. George Henry, Earl of Litchfield,
Herbert Mackworth of Gnoll, Glamorgan, Esquire,
Rt. Hon. James Stuart Mackenzie, P.C.
and Alexander Wedderburn of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, Esquire
Marriage settlement of Hon. Charlotte Jane Windsor and Viscount Mountstuart.
Release by (1) to (3) of her moiety in a moiety of 140a. 3r. 4p. of land in Tanfield as specified and lands, tenements etc. in Whickham, Winlaton, Collierly, Tanfield, Thorneley, Bryanslope, Lanchester, Ryton, Chester le Street [see Kl3 ].
Covenant to surrender Whickham copyholds.
(Reserves minerals to (1) with related wayleaves and workings).
To the use of (1) for life, thence to the use of her heirs and assigns until Alice Elizabeth Windsor shall reach the age of 21 and execute various agreements in connection with this and as security for such executions (to clarify the position of the moiety of estates left by Herbert, late Viscount Windsor to Charlotte his elder daughter in his will which contains various provision against his daughters marrying persons of Irish extraction and in favour of their marrying Englishmen, and has occasioned various confusions).
Parchment    9 membranes
K10   25 July 1767
(1) Rt. Hon. John Stuart (Lord Viscount Mountstuart) eldest son of Rt. Hon. John, Earl of Bute, K.G., P.C., and Charlotte Jane his wife
(2) Rt. Hon. Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor
(3) Rt. Hon. George Henry, Earl of Litchfield,
Herbert Mackworth of Gnoll, Glamorgan, Esquire
and John Morton of Tackley, Oxford, Esquire
Copy covenant by (1) with (3) to levy a fine of Cardiffe Castle and a moiety of the Manors of Spittle Cayry alias Spittle Keyry, Lanmas, Bedford and Malefant, Walterstone, Lantwitt Radir, Boverton and Lantwitt Rudry, Whitchurch, Senghenith, Rooth otherwise Routh otherwise Roath, Dogfield, Lequeth, Myskyn, Pentirth and Glunn, Glyn routhy, Cosmeston, Lanblethian, Ruthin and Listalebont otherwise Listalbont, the boroughs of Lantrissen, Caerphilly, Cardiffe and Cowbridge; farms and lands called Lequeth Grange and Tofte Meads, Adams Down Farm; Cardiffe Grist Mills, Cardiffe Fulling Mill; the Isle of Flatholmes; the fair and fishings of Ogmore - all the above being in Glamorgan (and the yearly annual payment of ward silver of £5 .15s. 9d. as specified), in the parishes of Langevelah, Lansamlett, Langnith, Neath, Cadexton near Neath, Lantwytt near Neath, Michaelston upon Avon, Baylan Avon, Killibevill, Britton Ferry, Pyle, Kenfig, Newton, Nottage, Langonoyd, Bettus, St. Brides the less, Tythexton, St. Mary Hill, St. Brides the Greater, Penlline, Cowbridge, Lantwitt the greater, Llanblethian, Llanvihangel, Lanmaes, Llamlyd, Llanharry, St. Hilary, Llanharran, Echorbrenon,Llancarvan, Barry, St. Fargus, St. Brides, Ely, St. Georges, Llanwerne, Michaelston upon Ely, St. Nicholas, Tullylequith, Lavernock, Caxan, St. John in Cardiffe, St. Marys in Cardiffe, Landaffe, Keyra, Llanederne, Lleiarthon Lysvane, Roath, Merthir Tidvill, Kellygare, Elwysylen, Llanvabon, Ruddry, Michaelston Vedow, Whitchurch, Aberdare, Llanwannoe, Ystrad Yveduck, Llanrissent, Llanwytt Vairdre, Pentirch and Rydyr.
Covenant to levy a fine of a moiety of:
a moiety of 140a. 3r. 4p. of land in Tanfield (specified), of the farmhold at Thorneley, of the capital messuage of Bryanstop House, lands at Busty Bank, of part of Field Head Pasture, of the Meadow Garth, the Well Close and the Wall Bank all in the chapelry of Tanfield; one moiety of one third of woods at the foot of Field Head and at the foot of Meadow Garth in Bryanslope grounds, a moiety of Weed Park farm, Collierly with related rights of way; a moiety of one ninety-sixth of the Lordship of Winlaton, a moiety of one twelfth of the estate of the late Roger Anderson in Winlaton, a moiety of Tanfield Moor (boundaries given) and of three freehold parcels of land at Whickham to the use of Viscountess Mountstuart, subject to the uses declared in an agreement of 12 November 1766 whereby the property was settled as herein repeated.
Recites previous deeds.
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K11   27 July 1767
(1) Rt. Hon. George Henry, Earl of Litchfield, Herbert Mackworth and John Morton, Esquires, Plaintiffs
(2) Rt. Hon. John Stuart, Esquire (Lord Viscount Mountstuart) and Charlotte Jane his wife, Deforceants.
Final Concord of Lady Mountstuart's reversionary interest in a moiety of a moiety of one ninety sixth part of the Manor of Winlaton and one forty eighth of the same manor, a moiety of one moiety of 25 messuages, 250 acres of land etc in Tanfield, Thorneley, Bryanslope, Collierly, Lanchester, Winlaton, Ryton, Chester le Street and Whickham.
Consideration: £300.
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K12   24 October 1767
(1) Rt. Hon. Francis Thomas Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw
(2) Alice, Lady Viscountess Windsor
Agreement between (1) and (2) concerning rents to wayleaves over Tanfield Moor.
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K13   23 - 24 October 1767
Abstract of lease and release from the Earl of Kerry to Lady Windsor received by H. Mackworth, Esquire, M.P., Cavendish Square, London from Mr Baker, Newcastle, 21 March 1772.
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K14   23-24 October 1767
(1) Francis Thomas Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw (heir at law of Viscount Dunkerron)
(2) Alice, Viscountess Dowaser Windsor
(3) John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
Lease and Release by (1) to (2) of a moiety of lands as specified (140a. 3r. 4p.) and of various intacks (11a.), of the messuage and farmhold of Thornley, the capital messuage of Bryans Lope and lands called Busty Banks, Field Head Pasture of the Meadow Garth, the Wall Close, and the Wall Bank;
a moiety of a third of a thicketts at the foot of Field Head Pasture and Meadow Garth;
a moiety of the messuage and farmhold of Weed Park in the township of Collierley with related wayleaves and easements as specified;
a moiety of one ninety sixth of the Manor of Winlaton and of one twelfth part of the estate of Roger Anderson in the said manor;
all of the Earl of Kerry's interest in the common lands of Tanfield Moor (boundaries specified);
a moiety of 14a. 1r. 32p. of freehold land in the township of Whickham called Matfin's Haugh and in other lands there viz 4a. 3r. 38p. called Lowfield and lands called Chamberlain's Meadow and all the other interests of Kerry in Tanfield, Collierly, Lanchester, Winlaton, Ryton, Chester le Street and Whickham.
Reserves all minerals to (1) with attendant wayleaves, surface rights (subject to specified compensation) etc, reserves the next fall of trees from various woodlands at Bryans Leap, Weed Park etc.
Appointment by (1) to (3) of a moiety of copyholds specified in the Manor of Whickham to stand seised of them to the use of (2).
Exception as to wayleaves etc. covered by indenture (within recited) of 6 April 1731 between Dame Jane Clavering and George Pitt and subsequent deeds as recited.
Apportionment of various rentals due under colliery and wayleave leases as specified.
Agreement to compromise equity suits pending between (1) and (2).
Consideration: £15,000 (2) to (1).
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K15   24 October 1767
(1) Rt. Hon. Francis Thomas Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw (cousin and heir of James Petty (Viscount Dunkerron))
(2) Rt. Hon. Alice, Lady Viscountess Dowager Windsor
(3) John Simpson of Newcastle upon Tyne, Esquire
Copy release by (1) to (2) of his moiety of: 140a. 3r. 9p. of land in Tanfield, of intacks and inclosures there:
the tenement or farmhouse of Thornely otherwise Thornelly otherwise Thornly; Bryans Lope; Busty Bank; Field Head Pasture; the Meadow Garth, Wall Close and Wall Bank, with the waggonway from Bryans Lope through Field Head Pasture;
one third of thicketts of wood at the foot of Field Head Pasture and Meadow Garth; Weed Park in the township of Collierly with rights of way relating to it; one ninety sixth of the Lordship of Winlaton; one twelfth of the late Roger Anderson's estate in Winlaton; Tanfield Moor (boundaries specified) with all minerals beneath it; freehold lands called Matfen's Haugh, Lowfield and Chamberlain's Meadows, all in Whickham.
Reserves to (1) all other minerals with related wayleaves and powers for all necessary works.
Preserves falls of trees as specified.
Covenant to surrender a moiety of: Fisher's Lodge (3a. 2r. 26p.), adjoining Western Banks (3a. 2r. 16p.), Easter Banks (10a. 3r. 37½p.), Westernhaugh (5a. 1r. 5p. and 5a. 1r. 9p.), copyhold portions (7a. 3r. 28p.) of 22a. 1r. 20p. of land adjoining Matfin's Haugh, the copyhold portion (36a. 1r. 29p.) of 51a. 1r. 27p. of land called the Dales, a messuage garden and 3 garths of land, Walker's Fall, the head of the Low Field, the Haugh, 2 roods of land specified, staiths (95yds x 15yds) at Dunston, 7a. 1r. 0p., 3a. 1r. 36p. and 3a. 0r. 30p. all in Bishop's Meadow, 6a. of land, dispersed, one messuage, the Round Close (4a.), 3a. allotted to Sir James Clavering, a parcel of Easter Dales (4a.), 6a. 2r. 2p. and 2a. 0r. 39p. in Wester Dales, Roberts Meadows (4a.) all in the Manor of Whickham to the use of (1), (3) in the meanwhile to stand seized of a moiety of them to the use of (2).
All subject to wayleave leases etc. granted on 6 April 1731, 23 January 1743, 24 June 1758 and leases of housesteads and of small parcels of land of 1717 and 1727 as specified, the rents from which are to be received by (2).
Agreement for payment of rents by (1) to (2) connected with mineral enterprises.
Consideration: £15,000.
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K16   1 February 1768
(1) Rt. Hon. Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Households, K.G., P.C.,
and Rt. Hon. Francis Seymour Conway (Viscount Beauchamp) his eldest son and heir
(2) The Most Noble Edward, Duke of Somerset and the Most Noble Augustus Henry, Duke of Grafton, first Lord Commissioner of His Majesty's Treasury
Lease (release missing) by (1) to (2) for 1 year of the Manor of Ragley, Warwicks with the Mansion house and Park in the parish of Arrow, the advowson of the same and the messuages and lands in tle said parish as specified with a mill on and the fishery of the River Arrow;
messuages and lands in the parish of Priors Salford;
the Manor of Luddington and other messuages and lands at Luddington, Dodwell, Shottery and Draiton within the Manor of Luddington and parish of Old Shalford; the Manor of Binton and Rectory of the same with the rectorial tithes and a messuage in Alcester, all in Warwickshire.
All those towns, lands and tenements in Killultaugh and Derryvalga or Derrivolgie, Lisburne otherwise Lisnegarvey, Brughmore, Lurgannre, Lishew, Knockmore, Tanma, Old Warren, Piper Hill, Ballymullen otherwise Bullyomullvalegh, Blaries and Taghnabrick or Taghabrick or Trooperfield all in the parish of Lisburn or Blaires in Down and Antrim; towns and lands of Lisnatrunk, Tallynacross and Ballysheagh all in the parish of Lambeg, in the counties of Down and Antrim; the towns and lands of Lower Ballymackelward or Ballymackward, upper Ballymackelward or Ballymackward, Tournegrough or Tournegrawph, Tournerey or Touleroy, Tourerommill, Slavenegravery, Ballycollin or Collin Cavannagally, Stavenecloy or Slavencloy, Borolgen, Island Kelly, Stonyford, Dromonkelly, Mullaglass Castle, Robin, White Mountain, Aughnehogh, Augbylisloan, Legmore, Pollglass, Killyeaton, Killmakee, Derriaghy, Maghreleve, Clogher, Ballymacoss alias Ballymacarh all in the parish of Derriaghy, Antrim; the towns and lands of Ballynedolly, Ballyclough, M[t] Clough, Ballycarrick, Maddy, Ballymevener, Ballymoor, Ballycllough, Brookhill, Kilcorrig or Ballymoney, Knocknedona or Knocknedownay, Manybroome or Moneybroom, Knocknerea, Machreal, Oakyhill, Drumncill, Mullicarton, Marghrelisnisk and half town of Ballynolargy and Moyro[us]he in the parish of Maghregal, Antrim; towns and lands of Maghabry, Maghremish, Colebeg, Trumprey or Trumra, Ballynelargy, Carlaghrin, Gortnacory, Grenagh, Magherisky, Dogheresmisk and Imstaughlin in the parish of Maghremisk, Antrim; towns and lands of Aghaller, Ballynaten, Killaugh, Largance, Manns, Pobblemore and Pobblebeg and Ballynenaghton in the parish of Agalee with the rectorial tithes of the parishes of Maghremisk and Aghalee, co.Antrim.
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K17   2 February 1768
(1) Rt. Hon. Alice, Lady Viscountess Windsor and the Hon. Alice Elizabeth Windsor, a minor (youngest daughter of (1))
(2) Rt. Hon. Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford etc and Seymour Conway, Esquire (Viscount Beauchamp) his eldest son
(3) Rt. Hon. Henry Seymour Conway, P.C. and Sir Thomas Clavering of Axwell Park, Baronet
(4) Herbert Mackworth of Gnoll, Glamorgan, Esquire
and John Simpson of Newcastle, Esquire
Copy of articles of agreement, pursuant to other agreements made in connection of the marriage of Hon. Alice Windsor to Lord Beauchamp.
Covenant by Alice, Lady Windsor with (3) that her daughter,upon reaching the age of 21 years, shall execute all necessary conveyances for settling her moiety of the real estate (except Cardiff Castle and appurtenances) devised to her by her late father to trustees upon trust for Alice Elizabeth Windsor for life,with remainder to Lord Beauchamp for life, thence to their issue as specified with divers remainders over and ultimate remainder to the right heirs or Lord Beauchamp.
(3), upon the execution of the marriage settlement, shall lease back to Lady Windsor for life the moiety of the estates in Glamorgan (in which she had previously a life interest under her late husband's will but which life interest she had surrendered under another of the agreements entered into before the intended marriage of her daughter) as security for an annuity of £800.
Covenant by Alice, Viscountess Windsor to convey and surrender a moiety of lands, tenements and manors in County Durham, which Lady Windsor has lately purchased from the Earl of Kerry to the use of the said Lady Windsor for life, with remainder to Beauchamp for life, thence to his issue by Alice Elizabeth Windsor as specified with divers remainders over;
assignment of leasehold premises to (4) upon trust for Lady Windsor for life with remainder to Lord Beauchamp, thence charged with a jointure of £3,000 p.a. to Alice Elizabeth Windsor, with remainder to the issue of Lord Beauchamp by Alice Elizabeth, with remainder to Lord Beauchamp.
Schedule of rentals from the moiety of the Durham lands and coal mines.
This copy attested, 10 March 1826.
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K18   9 February 1774
(1) Rt. Hon. Henry Seymour Conway, P.C. and Sir Thomas Clavering of Axwell Park, Baronet
(2) Rt. Hon. Francis Seymour Conway (Viscount Beauchamp)
(3) Alice, Viscountess Dowager Windsor
Lease by (1) to (3) of a moiety of the Manors etc. of Spittle Cayry otherwise Keyry, Lanmaes, Bedford and Malefant, Walterstone, Lantwitt, Radir, Bovairten and Lantwitt Rudry, Whitchurch, Senghenith, Rooth alias Routh alias Roath, Dogfield, Lequeth, Myskin, Pentirth and Clunn, Clynrouthy, Cosmeston, Lanlethian, Ruthin, Liselabant alias Listlabont alias Listalbont, all in Glamorgan and the boroughs Llantrissen, Caerphilly, Cardiffe and Cowbridge with all lands and messuages called Lequeth Grange and Tofte Meads, Adams Down Farm in Cardiff, Cardiff Grist Mills and Cardiff Fulling Mills, the fair and fishings of Ogmore, Glamorgan and the Isle of Flattholmes all of which are in the parishes, villages etc of Langevelack, Lansamlett, Languish, Neath, Cadexton near Neath, Lantwit near Neath, Michaelston upon Avon, Baylan Avon, Lillibeuill, Brittonferry, Pyle, Kenfig, Newton, Nottage, Langonoyd, Bettus, St. Brides the less, Tythexton, St. Mary Hill, St. Brides the Greater, Penlline, Cowbridge, Lantwitt the Greater, Llanblethian, Llanvihangel, Llanmaes, Llamlyd, Llanharry, St. Hilary, Llanharran, Echorbrenon, Llancarvan, Barry, St. Fagans, St. Brides, Ely, St. George's, Llanewerne Michaelstone upon Ely, St. Nicholas, Tullylequith, Lavernock, Coxan, St. John in Cardiff, St. Mary's in Cardiff, Llandaffe, Kyra, Llanederne, Llawrhen, Lysvane, Roath, Merthir Tidvill, Kellygare, Elwysylan, Llanvafon, Ruddry, Michelston Vedow, Whitchurch, Aberdare, Llanwunoe, Ystrady Veduck, Llantrissant, Llanwytt Vairdre, Paicirth and Radyr for life.
Rent: £800 p.a. to (2).
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K19   (dated 15 May 1775)
Copy of the will of Alice, Lady Viscountess Dowager Windsor devising all lands and tenements in Durham purchased from the Earl of Kerry and her moiety of lands in Glamorgan purchased from Viscount Beauchamp to Lord Ravensworth, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Halswell, Somerset, Bart and Herbert Mackworth of Gnoll, Glamorgan, Esquire upon trust to pay the rents to Viscountess Mountstuart (daughter) for life, thence to grandson the Hon. John Stuart for life, with remainder to his issue and other remainders over.
Various annuities.
[see D/CG6/3]
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K20   23 February 1818
(1) Charles John Clavering of Riddleham Hope, Northumberland, Esquire and Nathaniel Clayton of Newcastle, Esquire
(2) Thomas Couts of the Strand, Middlesex, Esquire
(3) Thomas Emerson Headlam of Gateshead, Esquire
(4) John Brumell of Newcastle upon Tyne, gentleman
(5) John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute and Earl of Dumfries
Surrender by (1) (2) (3) and (4) to (5) of a term of 1,000 years, created by the within recited will of Alice, Viscountess Windsor in a moiety of property in Glamorgan, upon trust to merge in the freehold.
[see D/CG6/10-15]
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