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Lot No.

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1

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 31 Jan 2001

236

Family archive of letters and other papers relating to the family of Charles Constable of Durham, 18th/early 19th c., comprising several hundred letters between family members, diaries, notebooks, legal deeds, some on vellum, all relating to the family in its various generations, and a recovery document dated 1798 on vellum of George III, granting lands in Yorkshire to a member of the Constable family, with a fine portrait of the King enclosed in an elaborate initial letter 'G' and featuring decorative borders, lacking seal, with modern transcriptions of some of the letters and modern notation to the correspondence A remarkably complete archive of family papers. Charles Constable was born, according to a note, on March 25th 1764, assumed the name of Stanley on his first marriage to Elizabeth Stanley (who died in 1797). He then married Mary MacDonald, who died in 1831. Charles himself died in 1844. He had eight children, all but one he appears to have survived. His only surviving child, also Charles, lived until 1872. This correspondence therefore covers a considerable portion of the 19th century, providing a unique insight into the day to day lives of a family in the North East of England. (3 cartons) 300-500

Constable

Stanley

MacDonald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1807

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2001

382

Vellum document dated 1807, relating to the reassignment of an area of land in the township of Ferryhill, Durham, which had been used for a watermill which had been demolished 'for lack of sufficient water', signed and sealed by William Eden Auckland (1744-1814) statesman, and by the Bishop of Litchfield (with an impressive wax seal attached by original vellum tag). An attractive document with fine examples of red wax seals and with the unusual addition of the Bishop's brown wax seal.

Aukland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1840s

Dominic Winter 20 June 2001

331

Dentist's Account Book. Manuscript accounts book for William Fothergill, a dentist from Darlington, c. 1840's, approx. 84 pp, on blank leaves Fothergill has written a poem he has composed as well as a prose essay on 'Gossip', the volume also contains a remarkable verse eulogy from Dr William Grover to Fothergill, extolling the virtues of dentistry, and there is a slip of paper used as a book mark containing a quotation from Dr William Campbell, 'There is not a more fertile source of toothache than torpid bowels, and hence the more rapid decay of the teeth in females than males who are more attentive to the condition of the wind vice and less disposed to constipation than the other sex.', contemp. morocco-backed marbled boards, small 4to, A remarkable volume providing a fascinating insight into dentistry in the early 19th c. Fothergill was obviously highly regarded, his patients included the noted Joseph Pease and his family, other patients are referred to less respectfully, such as 'Stout lady from Stockton'

Fothergill

Grover

Campbell

Pease

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1846-1956

Dominic Winter 20 June 2001

334

Document on vellum, 1846, being a Royal Licence permitting George Crawhall and Joseph Beck to operate a public market every week and a fair each April and September in the Parish of Stanhope in County Durham, single large sheet of vellum with elaborate printed borders featuring allegorical figures and animals, and an ornate printed initial letter beariing the portrait of the young Queen Victoria, original Privy Seal of Queen Victoria in honey coloured wax (cracked but complete) in its original metal skippet attached by original gold and green cords, a few minor stains to document which remains overall in fine fresh condition, together with a vellum indenture of 1872 being a conveyance for the Chapel House, St John's Chapel, Stanhope (two holes slightly affecting text) two printed charity commissioners documents of 1898 and 1956 relating to Stanhope and two other documents. Extremely rare. Licences to hold fairs and markets rarely appear on the market. This document permits the holding of markets and fairs 'for ever', and may still be in force to this day.

Crawhall

Beck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1727

Dominic Winter 20 June 2001

335

Attractive document on vellum, 1727, being the bargain and sale by Christopher Young of Cannon Street, London, tinman, to Thomas Wood of Merrington, Durham, of a property called High Edderdakers, in Easington, Co. Durham, elaborate initial letter wth the Royal coat of arms, signed by Young and his wife Bridget to the base, approx 22 x 9ins in fine fresh and unblemished condition, framed and glazed.

Young

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

18th century

Dominic Winter 25 July 2001

316

Collection of twenty-four velum manorial documents 18th c., relating to the manors of Evenwood and Chester [le Street] County Durham, providing considerable information for local historians and genealogists of this part of the North East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1600

Dominic Winter 12 Dec 2001

472

Large vellum indenture dated July 7th 1600, relating to the lands of Charles Westmorland in County Durham, usual age browning and a few damp marks, but otherwise in remarkably legible condition, still retaining one of its original pendant wax seals A scarce document of exceptional historic interest. Westmorland (1543-1601) was indicted for High Treason in 1571 having been a member of the Council which in 1569 conspired with Thomas Percy to aid the Catholic rising and to being Mary Queen of Scots to the Throne of England (for which Mary subsequently lost her head). Westmorland was stripped of all his titles and forfeited all his lands. This document relates to the very lands which were forfeited and therefore provides a unique historical record.

Westmorland

Percy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

19th century

Dominic Winter 12 Dec 2001

473

Collection of twenty large multiple vellum indentures early 19th c., all in good condition detailing various land and industrial transactions Included is a document detailing the sale of a glassworks, land at Hylton Ferry, Wellington Farm Estate, land owned by the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral and including one barring the establishment of a public house of beer house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

1833

Dominic Winter 12 Dec 2001

485

Three vellum indentures dated 1833, detailing the setting up of a partnership for building part of a main line railway and the Crinton Bridge in Hartlepool, all in fine, clean and legible condition A document of exceptional interest in the development of Hartlepool during the mid 19th c and of the development of railways. detail the rates of payment, payments for work as it is completed, building of a railway embankment, a long detailed schedule of timbers, tools required, a blacksmith's shop , joiner's shop, huts with beds etc. This area of the north east had remained largely rural up until this time, but from the 1840's onwards experienced considerable industrial growth. This document doubtless chronicles the very foundation of the area's industrial heritage. Documents relating to the construction of railways from such an early period, within 10 years of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington, line are of the greatest rarity. (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

1863

Dominic Winter 30 Jan 2002

339

Large five sheet vellum indenture dated December 14th 1863, being the deed of partnership between two millers, one a Mr Gibson of Durham and the other a Mr Archer of Colchester in Essex, setting out the terms of the partnership etc. An unusual alliance over a considerable distance.

Gibson

Archer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

194

Group of six vellum documents 18th - early 19th c., relating to Lanchester, County Durham, including three manorial documents, one will and two decisions of the Court of Exchequor, all in good order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1600

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

195

Large vellum indenture dated July 7th 1600, relating to the lands of Charles Westmorland in County Durham, usual age browning and a few damp marks, but otherwise in remarkably legible condition, still retaining one of its original pendant wax seals A scarce document of exceptional historic interest. Westmorland (1543-1601) was indicted for High Treason in 1571 having been a member of the Council which in 1569 conspired with Thomas Percy to aid the Catholic rising and to being Mary Queen of Scots to the Throne of England (for which Mary subsequently lost her head). Westmorland was stripped of all his titles and forfeited all his lands. This document relates to the very lands which were forfeited and therefore provides a unique historical record.

Westmorland

Percy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

197

Interesting group of documents relating to a Durham shipowner, Henry Magee late 18th - mid 19th c., including various indentures concerning ships in which he had part shares, the probate of his will dated 1851, an inventory of his goods and chattels prepared for auction in the wake of his death, an early school notebook dated 1791 and various notebooks relating to his business activities. Magee came from Bishop Wearmouth and obviously had interests in several vessels. Those mentioned here include: 'The Industry of Scarborough', 'The Margaret' 'The Snow Liberty' and 'The Return'.

Magee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

198

Collection of twenty-one vellum documents, 18th - 19th c., all relating to social development in the Sunderland area of County Durham, some dusting but in generally good condition. An important primary source of information on the development of the Sunderland area. The collection includes rights to the sea shore, sale of a public house, a brewhouse, sale of a brick and tile factory, the building of houses for the relief and support of sick and maimed seamen, widows and children and a variety of property transactions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

18th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

199

Scarce group of five indentures on paper, 18th c., relating to property transactions in County Durham, some weakness in the folds of a few documents but generally in clean, legible condition, most with seals. Indentures on paper from such an early date are scarce mainly because of the high mortality of paper against the more usual vellum. The present group includes a Corporal in the Horse Guards, an innkeeper, a weaver, and various other named people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

1863

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

302

Large five sheet vellum indenture dated December 14th 1863, being the deed of partnership between two millers, one a Mr Gibson of Durham and the other a Mr Archer of Colchester in Essex, setting out the terms of the partnership etc. An unusual alliance over a considerable distance.

Gibson

Archer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

1800

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

304

Fine vellum recovery document, dated October 13th, 1800, granting the Manor of Burnhall and its lands, with complete embossed seal of George III attached by original vellum tag, in fine condition. The land involved was considerable, comprising 300 acres of land, 200 of meadow, 200 of pasture, 50 of wood , 100 of heath, coal mines, quarries and other minerals etc. The seal is in virtually mint condition, executed in wax with paper covering, showing the enthroned King on the obverse and the King on horseback on the reverse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

18th-20th century

Dominic Winter 15 May 2002

425

Large collection of vellum and paper documents, 18th-20th c., all relating to County Durham including indentures, insurance policies, old bill heads, printed broadsheets, receipts for supplying coals to various ships in Sunderland, plans for estates, and a quantity of vellum manorial documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

19th century

Dominic Winter 15 May 2002

426

Extremely interesting collection of fifteen multiple sheet vellum indentures, early 19th c., mostly relating to the ancient manors of Houghton, Heighinton etc and a number concerning the rights of the mines and the working of coal mines in the area, also included is an indenture for a poor house. County Durham was at this time passing from being a largely agrarian area into becoming one of the powerhouses of the industrial revolution and this collection will doubtless provide new information on the growth of the area during this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 26 Jun 2002

487

Collection of 20 mainly multiple sheet vellum indentures 18th & 19th c., all relating to County Durham including one concerning land in Jarrow, with rights for winning, working and getting stones and precluding any widow the lessee might have for a share of his estate, together with other indentures referring to business premises such as a butcher's shop and an alehouse in Hylton Ferry and documents referring to the ancient manor of Houghton (le Spring)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

1686

Dominic Winter 5 Nov 2002

405

Attractive vellum indenture dated December 28th, 1686, detailing the sale of the Manor of Conslide (? modern day Consett) together with parcels of land, meadow, corn mill, house, cottages, common pasture, quarries, fishing rights, mines etc., retaining its original pendant wax seals, together with two further documents of 1686, being an obligation bond and an agreement giving permission to convey water to the corn mill, both documents retaining their original wax seals. An important primary source of information about this area of County Durham, as it lists the individual names of pieces of land forming part of the manor, many of which may have long been forgotten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1841

Dominic Winter 5 Nov 2002

422

Manuscript tally of waggons of coal at the Evenwood Colliery, West Auckland, Durham, dated March 19th, 1841, sent in the form of a letter to John A Forster, Colliery viewer in Durham, good example of a Penny Black stamp (plate 9), in fine order An important record of coal production at the height of the industrial revolution in the north east.

Forster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

1768

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Document drawn up in 1768 on PAPER. Handwritten it gives detail of AN AFFIDAVIT OF JAMES BOOTH OF OLD WINDMILL STREET NEAR TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, POUCHEMAKER AND MARTHA HIS WIFE  TOUCHING THE AGE OF EDWARD HENRY WILLIAMSON LATE SERVANT OF THE HONOURABLE JAMES LUMLEY LATE OF LUMLEY CASTLE IN THE COUNTY PALANTINE OF DURHAM. THEY SWEAR THAT THEY HAVE KNOWN HIM FROM THE TIME OF HIS BAPTISM IN NOVEMBER 1757. ALSO THAT HE IS THE SON OF GEORGE THWAITE LATE OF THE PARISH OF SAINT GEORGE HANOVER SQUARE IN MIDDLESEX, GENTLEMAN. SWORN AT THE PUBLIC OFFICE OF SYMONDS INN 1768. GUARANTEED original on ONE FOLDED SHEET of  WATERMARKED PAPER WITH THREE FIRM STRIKE VI PENCE EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS.

Booth

Williamson

Lumley

Thwaite

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1785

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 26th May 1785. It measures q25.5 inches long by 32 inches wide. It deals with an agreement between Richard Markham, John Markham, John Robinson and Benjamin Lumley for two messuages in Stckton. Both pages contain the blue evenue stamps and at the foot of the second page are the fours wax seals and signatures of the above.

Markham

Robinson

Lumley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

1895

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Offered is this 35 page vellum document dated 13 May 1895. It is between John William Cameron and J W Cameron and Company Limited. It deals with the sale of a number of public Houses, land and messuages in and around West Harlepool. The shchedule deals with the property concerned and includes The Angel Inn in John Street, messuages in Musgrave Street, The Acorn in Reed Street, The Albert Arms in Brunswick Street, A shop in Alma Street, Free hold land in Murry Street, The Black Lion Hotel in Mosely Street, The Blacksmith Arms and cottages in Shanton, The Cardiff Arms in Jersey Street, the list goes on and is very interesting reading. The document is stitched together and measures 18.5 inches long by 12.5 inches wide. It has revenue stamps for 688 pounds and the wax seals and signature of J W Cameron.

Cameron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

1726

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1726 circa PAPER DOCUMENT; draft bill in chambers. DOCUMENT DRAWN UP IN or AROUND 1726 AS A LEGAL DRAFT OF COMPLAINT IN A CASE AGAINST A JAMES FLYMING DOCTOR OF DIVINITY LATE OF PROBENDARY OF THE CATHEDERAL CHURCH OF DURHAM.  IT APPEARS TO BE CLAIM BY A MR JAMES WHITEHALL AND GRACE HIS WIFE THAT A SUM OF 100 WAS WRONGLEY SEIZED IN FEE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE OUT COME OF PROBATE HEARINGS AND A JUDGEMENT BY THE BISHOPS PROBATE COURT. I HAVE NOT READ ALL OF IT BUT LEGAL NOTES OF THIS AGE ARE VERY RARE AND THE DOCUMENT MERITS FURTHER RESEARCH. ON NINE SHEETS OF UNCUT WATERMARKED PAPER - size 9 inches by 13 inches. GUARANTEED original on shield WATERMARKED PAPER. There is storage dusting to this item on the outer sheet

Flyming

Whitehall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

1806

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OLD VELLUM INDENTURE 1806 BOBBY SHAFTO (CO DURHAM). dated 4th April 1806 between "Robert Eden Duncombe Shafto of Whitworth in the County Of Durham and The Right Honourable Thomas Bruce Earl Of Ailesbury" "Lease for a year", Signed "R Duncombe Shafto"

Shafto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

1895

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Offered is this beautifully written 16 page vellum document dated 25th November 1895. It measures 16 inches long by just over 10.25 inches wide. It is in book form and deals with the conveyance of The Victoria Hotel, stables and premises situated in the High street in Stckton on Tees in the County of Durham. The document is between Mr Henry Emerson and others to Messers Ind Coope & Co limited. The revenue stamps are still attached. The last page retains the eleven red wax seal together with eleven signatures.

Emerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

1859

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Offered is this 6 page vellum document dated 4 June 1859. It measures 19 inches long by 12.75 inches wide. It is between Thomas Pigg, Robert Craggs, Joseph Ventress, Thomas Wilson and Joseph Doods. It deals with the Conveyance of dwelling house and hereditaments of a joiners shop in Bishopton Lane in Bishopton Terrace in stockton in the County of Durham. It is bound together and retains its revenue stamps and 5 wax seals with signatures of those listed.

Pigg

Craggs

Ventress

Wilson

Doods

 

 

 

 

 

30

1878

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Offered is this two page vellum document and leter dated 11 May 1878. The document measures 23.5 inches long by 29 inches long. The letter is 10 inches long by 8 inches wide. The document is a conveyance of a freehold messuages and hereditaments situated in High Street, Harleypool in the county of Durham. It is betwenRichard Nightingale and John Nightingale to John Callender and Alber Pape. The letter is a bill for 1150 for the property to John Callender and Albert Pape. It has the revenue stamps and four wax seals with signatures of those listed. A very clean and beautifully written document.

Nightingale

Callender

Pape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

1848, 1874, 1892, 1900

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Durham, London, Northumberland, Staffordshire Wills of John Stephenson of Durham 1848; William Henry Jackson of London 1874; Henry Robert Menzies of Berwick Upon Tweed 1892; Mr James Gallimore of Stafford 1900. First document has no seal. The second document has no seal and a narrow strip removed from the right hand side, but virtually all text is determinable. The third document is without a seal. The fourth document has a large pendant seal (detached).

Stephenson

Jackson

Menzies

Gallimore

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

1826

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 14th January 1826. It measures 22.5 inches long by 30.75 inches wide. It is between Thomas Nicholson and Barbara Collin. It deals with the Release of a piece of freehold ground and dwelling house in the township of Painshaw in the Parish of Houghton Le Spring in the County of Durham. it retains the signatures and two wax seals of those named together with the blue revenue stamps.

Nicholson

Collin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

1857

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 30 May 1857 plus a receipt voucher. The document measures 25.25 inches long by 31 inches wide. It is between ten people namely John joblin, George Taylor, Mary Taylor, Thomas Dixon, Hannah Joblin, Ann Earl, Charles Earl, raph Pattison, Jonis Waddell and Margret Pattison. It deals with the conveyance of a freehold messuages situated in Shiney Row in the Township of Painsham in the County of Durham. It retains the revenue stamp and ten wax seals with the signatures of those named persons above. The receipt voucher measures 13 inches long by 8 inches wide.

Joblin

Taylor

Dixon

Earl

Pattison

Waddell

 

 

 

 

34

1827

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 29 May 1827. it is between Thomas Dicson, Thomas Richmond, henry Hutchinson and Robert Hutchinson. It measures 21 inches long by 27.5 inches wide. It deals with the lease of two messuages in Town street and West Row Stockton. The document is in excellent condition and has the revenue stamp together with three seals and signatures of richard Dickson, Thomas Richmond and Henry Hutchinson.

Dicson

Richmond

Hutchinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

1856

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Offered is this 2 page vellum document dated 10 May 1856. It measures 24 inches long by 31 inches wide. It deals with the grant of a piece of ground situated in Stranton near West Hartleypool in the County of Durham which forms part of The Mill House Farm comprising of 153 acres. It is between Ralph Ward Jackson, Robinson Watson, Charles Barett and James Watt. It retains the revenue stamps and wax seals with signatures

Jackson

Watson

Barett

Watt

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1770

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SUPERB 1770 LAND INDENTURE. You are bidding for a large vellum Indenture which was set down on the '......twenty fourth day of October in the tenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God.....' This fanatastic example of a Land Deed details the transaction between Robert Boyle of London, and James Wood of Durham. Measuring approximately 20 X 36 inches, this document in very good condition, considering it is over three hundred years old!! The script is clear and crisp. There are no tears or rips, although there is a small hole on the right hand margin of the document, between lines 34 and 35. However, this does not interfere with the actual script, which is still readable. There are four wax seals which are wholly intact, together with the Revenue Stamp for one shilling and sixpence.

Boyle

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

1878

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 27 September 1878. It measures 21.5 inches long by 29 inches wide. It is between The West Auckland Brewery Co Ltd, Mary Amelia Dacres, George Stillman, Edmund Nichols, Ralph Nelson and Theophilus Robinson Duff. It deals with the mortgage of The Royal Telegraph Inn and hereditaments situated in Great Aycliffe in the county of Durham. It retains the revenue stamps and wax seals with signatures. The document is well written and in excellent condition.

Dacres

Stillman

Nichols

Nelson

Duff

 

 

 

 

 

38

1797

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A large (35 inches by 27 inches approx.) vellum indenture dealing with land transfer between James Allan of Durham and John Armstrong of Northallerton, Yorkshire. Two wax seals intact. Further amendments on reverse dated 1797. As vellum is such a durable material, this has remained in nice order.

Allan

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

1884

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PROBATE OF THE LASTWILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN HUNTER OF NEW SHILDON COUNTY DURHAM DATED 29TH NOV 1884 (FORMER TRAIN DRIVER)3 SHEETS ON WAX PAPER INDENTURE 1875 PURCHASE OF A PLOT OF LAND CRADOCK TERRACE MEASURING 17 FEET X 65 FEET 5 INCHES FOR 28 AND 6 SHILLING ON WAX PAPER UNFORTUNATLY 2 WAX SEALS HAVE BEEN CUT OUT ALSO 3 PAGES OF THE SAME ON PLAIN PAPER DATED 12 JUNE 1873

Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

1782

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Indenture - one page vellum document dated 19 November 1782. The document measures 14 inches long by 21.5 inches wide. It deals with the lease of property in Middle Street, Hartlepool, Durham between Anthony Johnson and James Lamb. It still retains its original blue revenue stamp and red wax seal. Also mentions Katherine Johnson late of Hartlepool.

Johnson

Lamb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

1896

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one page vellum document dated 16 December 1896. The document measures 23 inches long by 23.5 inches wide. It deals with the sale of The Leeds Hotel in Bishopton Lane in Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham. It is between William Kirk, Thomas Kirk and Samuel Allsopp and Sons Ltd. The document contains the red revenue stamps for 23 and 5 shillings, two red wax seals and signatures and a coloured plan of the hotel and buildings.

Kirk

Allsopp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

1896

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eight page vellum document dated 30 June 1896. It is between Edward John sait and others to J W Cameron Ltd. It deals with the conveuance of freehold messages Public Houses, buildings in Stockton-On-Tees, Middleton in Teesdale, middleborough, Guisborough and Brotton in York, Sedgefiels in Durham together with the good will of a wine and spirits merchants. The premises involved are Custom House Tavern and bonded store in Finkle Street Stockton, The Mariners Tavern in stockton Street in Middlesborough, The Mermaid Inn West Gate in Guisborough, The Kings Head Inn Town Street Middleton in Tees, The Royal Hotel Brotton in Errington Street and The Hope Inn in Sedgefield. The document comprises of 8 pages, two of which show the plans of the listed Public Houses. The pages measure 22.5 inches long by 27.5 wide. There are five wax seals and signatures. It retains the revenue stamps for 80 and 10 shillings.

John

Cameron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

1799

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1799 Comprising will copy & probate document on two sheets approx. 13 x 8 & 8 x 6 referring to John Williams of Newhall in the Parish of Stanhope & County of Durham. Other names mentioned:- John Williams jnr. Richard Williams, Mary Marshall, Ann Walton, George Walton, Arthur Lee, John Walton & Jacob Lois. As seen section (approx. 4 x 2) cut from bottom left corner of will sheet, but does not detract from contents. All text determinable. Very interesting document with small intact Pendant Seal.

Williams

Marshall

Walton

Lee

Lois

 

 

 

 

 

44

1884

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PROBATE OF THE LASTWILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN HUNTER OF NEW SHILDON COUNTY DURHAM DATED 29TH NOV 1884 (FORMER TRAIN DRIVER)3 SHEETS ON WAX PAPER INDENTURE 1875 PURCHASE OF A PLOT OF LAND CRADOCK TERRACE MEASURING 17 FEET X 65 FEET 5 INCHES FOR 28 AND 6 SHILLING ON WAX PAPER UNFORTUNATLY 2 WAX SEALS HAVE BEEN CUT OUT ALSO 3 PAGES OF THE SAME ON PLAIN PAPER DATED 12 JUNE 1873

Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

1833

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 13 September 1833. It measures 25.5 inches long by 31.5 inches wide. It is between Timothy Finley, Charles Wilson Dobing and Thomas Crawford Lisle. It deals with the mortgage of messuages dwelling house and hereditaments in Stockton in the County of Durham.

Finley

Dobing

Lisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

1728

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 10 March 1728. The document measures 26.25 inches long by 30.25 inches wide. It deals with the lease of property cottage with orchard and garth in Hunworth in the County of Durham. It is between William Allinson and Ann Robinson and Robert Robinson. It has three wax seals with the signatures of those above. It is very well written and retains its revenue stamps.

Allinson

Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

1793

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1793 ENGLISH VELLUM MORTGAGE ON A MANOR YORK Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1793 during the reign of George II consisiting of four large vellum leaves being a mortgage on the Manor and Estate of Rand in the County of York between Harrington Hudson, an Esquire, of the one part; and Ralph Carr of Durham, an Esquire. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, four blue revenue stamps with inserts, tax stamps, and red wax seal on green cloth tag. Very Good condition, some creasing, measures 28 x 26".

Hudson

Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

1816

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1816 ENGLISH VELLUM BANKRUPTCY DISCHARGE ++ A large partially printed bankruptcy discharge for a Thomas Dunn of Durham, a Merchant Banker Dealer and Chapman, dated 1816 on vellum. The cerificate attests with signatures of creditors of their consent to the discharge with nine executing the document. Signed as well by the three members of the bankruptcy commission with red wax seals on green cloth tags. Blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp on verso. Very Good with light creasing and lower left corner cut out. Measures 25 x 21".

Dunn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

1845

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 4 July 1845 together with a notelet. It measures 25 inches long by 31.5 wide. It is between Martin Burdy, George Robert Burdy, Edward Burdy, Robert Clement, Elizabeth Clement, John Poustie, Eleanor Poustie, George Jackson, Margaret Jackson, William Burdy, Jacob Jackson, Jane Jackson and Richard Burdy. It deals with the conveyenace of the Black Horse Public House in Great Aycliffe in the county of Durham. The notelet is a true extract of the birth of a Richard William Burdy dated 27 March 1845. It retains the revenue stamps and 14 wax seals with signatures of those listed.

Burdy

Clement

Poustie

Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

1856

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 12 May 1856. It measures 25 inches long by 31 inches wide. It is between James Wall and Joseph Farrow. It deals with the mortgage of hereditaments and premises situated in Church Street with Northback Street, West Hartlepool in the county of Durham. It retains the revenue stamps and two wax seals with the siganutes of those listed. It also has a small plan of showing the area drawn and coloured on the back of the document. It is clean and well written.

Wall

Farrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

1767

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TWO Reciepts of 1767 - Received of William Wilkinson by Robert Stephenson, 1 for yearly rent to The Right Hon. Earl of Halifax. 17th Feb, 1767 .size 21/4" x 8" & Received of William Wilkinson by the hand of Mr.Greenwell 1. 19s being one years rent of lands called Parkinsons at Sheraton, due to The Lord Bishop of Durham, 21st Feb, 1767 .size 3" x 8"

Wilkinson

Stephenson

Greenwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

1813

Dominic Winter 1 Oct 2003

320

Port of Sunderland. Large multiple-sheet manuscript vellum indenture, dated 18th March 1813, being the original document in setting up a co-partnership between James Dobson and Henry Fryar, for carrying on managing and conducting the trade or business of a coal fitter, the document refers to eight keels or lighters, with masts, sails and tackle in the Port of Sunderland, and the plying of their trade for the improvement of their respective fortunes, etc. Coal Keels or Lighters were flat-bottomed barge-type boats, more often associated with work on and around the River Thames at this period.

Dobson

Fryar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

1872

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 13 November 1872. it measures 24.25 inches long by 29 inches wide. it is between Ralph Richardson, Robert Crowe, Thomas Teasdale and William Johnson Coulson. It deals with the conveyance of The Travellers Rest Inn and premises situated in Saint Thomas Street with East Street in Spennymoor in the County of Durham. It also has a small plan of the area concerned. It retains the revenue stamp and has three wax seals with signatures. It is very clean and well written.

Richardson

Crowe

Teasdale

Coulson

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

1864

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 23 June 1864. It measures 23.75 inches long by 30.75 inches wide. It is between William Kitching, Joseph Bird, William Mowbray and John Fryer. It deals with the mortgage of a dwelling house shop and other hereditments situated in Church Street, Harlepool in the County of Durham. It is clean and well written and retains the revenue stamp and three wax seals with signatures.

Kitching

Bird

Molwbray

Fryer

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

1870

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Offered is this two page vellum document dated 13 May 1870. It measures 18.5 inches long by 12.75 inches wide. It is between Thomas Wilson and William Wrigglesworth. It deals with the conveyance od a dwelling house and hereditments stiuated in Bishopton Terrace Stockton in the County of Durham. It retains the revenue stamp and two wax seals with the signatures of those listed.

Wilson

Wrigglesworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

1893

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Seaham Harbour MORTGAGE of Leasehold premises situate in North Railway Street Seaham Harbour, John Stonehouse to The Trustees of The Londonderry Collieries Permanent Benefit Building Society. 7p, folio. 1893.

Stonehouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

1716

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1716 ENGLISH VELLUM DEED MARRIAGE JOINTURE Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1716 during the reign of King George being the conveyance of property in Bishopp Auckland in the County of Durham between John Dunn, Son and heir of Martin Dunn, a Gentleman, of the one part; and Ann Dunn, Widow of the said Martin Dunn, of the second part. The indenture references a marriage jointure, this most likely being the Dower property. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, three blue revenues with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal on cloth tag, docket on verso. Very Good condition, measures 25 x 18".

Dunn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

1598

Bloomsbury 6 Nov 2003

85

Matthew (Tobie or Tobias, Bishop of Durham, later Archbishop of York, 1546-1628). Letters signed. confirming his grant to George Chambers of the tuition [guardianship of a minor] of Alleson Robinson, and the revocation of an earlier grant of this tuition to one Thomas Chambers, D.s. "Tobie Duresm", manuscript in secretary hand, with two superscriptions in ?Matthew's hand, each signed by Matthews, 1p. with conjugate blank, slight loss to a few lines at head, edges frayed also with some loss, small hole not affecting text, browned and slightly soiled, blind stamp seal, folio, 1st March 1598; and 2 others, including a 16th century short sermon in Latin, first and last lines: "Benedictus qui venit in nomine domini", v.s., v.d. (3). 250 - 300 Superscription: "Mr Calverley. I am the rather induced to this alterac[i]on, for that I understand that Mr [?] Colmore hath alreddy graunted the administrac[i]on & tuic[i]on of the said chyld to George Chambers; And therfore doe earnestly require you to see her to be fyned [payment of a fee] in her said lands at the next Court according to the Lawe; to thend that this my present graunt & warrant maie be effectuall. T. Duresm."Tobie Matthew was a trusted political agent of both Elizabeth I and James I, and a zealous prosecutor of recusants. He played a prominent part at the Hampton Court Conference of 1604 and was given custody of Lady Arabella Stuart [daughter of Charles Stuart, earl of Lennox, younger brother of Lord Darnley, 1575-1615] who escaped in June 1611.George Chambers was Alleson Robinson's uncle, who was aged 2. The head of the text, some of which is lost, refers to copyhold lands of the father of Alleson in "west bowdon", held by court roll of the halmote of Chester le Street, co. Durham; his christian name is not given in the surviving text, but his widow is named as Agnes.Grants of tuition were part of probate proceedings relating to the estates of the deceased, and in Durham as a County Palatine this was administered by the bishop's consistory court, under the aegis of the bishop's chancellor, Clement Colemore.

Matthew

Chambers

Robinson

Calverley

Colmore

 

 

 

 

 

59

1894

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Here is an Indenture on vellum dated 6th October 1894 in respect of a Mortgage on property in Mayfair Street, West Hartlepool. The contract is between Captain Robert Humphrey, Master Mariner of West Hartlepool; and Miss Margaret Urwin, School Mistress of Castle Eden, Durham. This document has four pages (one blank), measures approx 22" x 13", bears two original wax seals, and one revenue stamp for ten shillings. Some age discolouration and storage "dustiness" but otherwise in very good condition.

Humphrey

Urwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

1869

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 12 January 1869. It is between John Farndale and Wiliam Wigglesworth. It deals with the mortgage of a messuage situated in Bishopton Lane in Stockton in the county of Durham. It retains the reneue stamps and wax seals with signatures of those listed. It is clean and well written.

Farndale

Wigglesworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

1870

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handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1870 being the conveyance of a dwelling at Haswell Moor Farm in the parish of Easington in the County of Durham between The Haswell Sholton and Easington Coal and Coke Company, of the one part; and a William Meek, of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp and tax stamp, and a vellum seal tag with large embossed seal of the Coal company. Handcolored plat showing the conveyed property inset into the face of the indenture. Fine condition, measures 28 x 23.5".

Meek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

1864

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 23 June 1864. It measures 22.75 inches long by 29.5 inches wide. It is between James Watt, William Kitching and Joseph Farrow. It deals with the conveyance of a freehold dwellinghouse and premises in Church Street, West Hartlepool in the County of Durham. It retains the revenue stamps and three wax seals of those listed. A well written and clean document.

Watt

Kitching

Farrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

1880

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An indenture dated 13th February 1880. THE WEST AUCKLAND BREWERY COMPANY LTD TO MRS ELIZABETH RAINE. CONVENYANCE OF THE KINGS ARMS INN SITUATE IN HOPE STREET, CROOK IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM. Nice condition. One sheet. The seal of the WEST AUCKLAND BREWERY COMPANY LTD.

Raine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

1875

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An indenture dated 27rd Jan 1875. "THE HARTLEPOOLS EXCHANGE Co LIMITED TO MESSRS G. MOON, R.C. DENTON & J. P. DENTON. MORTGAGE OF "THE EXCHANGE" SITUATE AT WEST HARTLEPOOL IN THE COUNTRY OF DURHAM ...". Beautiful seal with a ship (a bit damaged) of the Hartlepools Exchange. Mention of George street and Mainsforth terrace. Richard Copeland Denton was a shipowner (as everybody should know by now). It is in fine or near fine condition a bit of surface dirt but otherwise fine with seal and stamps.

Moon

Denton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65

1720

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1720 ANTIQUE DOCUMENT DURHAM REIGN GEORGE I **. MANUSCRIPT LEGAL INDENTURE DOCUMENT; BEING A DEED OF LEASE BETWEEN RICHARD WILSON OF FOXTON IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM, YEOMAN AND ELDEST SON OF THOMAS WILSON LATE OF WHITWELL HOUSE AND RICHARD WHITE OF BURNALL IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM, YEOMAN - RICHARD WILSON OF TENDOE OF THE SAID COUNTY, YEOMAN. FOR LAND AND HOUSES AT TUDHOE KNOWN AS HANTON HILL AND ABRAHAM ACRE NOOK - AND FIVE ACRES UPON SPENNY MOORE AJOINING THE KINGS HIGH STREET. WITH DETAILS OF TITHE CHARGES AND OCCUPIERS. INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE WILSON FAMILY OF DURHAM WITH THREE ESCUTCHEONED REVENUE STAMP AND TWO WAX SEALS GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SOME STORAGE DUSTING - ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF VELLUM SIZE 33 INCHES BY 24 INCHES

Wilson

White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

1744

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An attractive and interesting handwritten Indenture dated 22nd May 1744 during the reign of King George II, between Timothy Manleverer of Arncliffe in the County of York Esquire of the first part Elianor Kenneby of the City of Durham in the County of Durham Widow on the second part and John Morgan of Newpark in the County of Durham Gentleman on the third part. Other names mentioned: John How Harle of Ferry Hill in the County of Durham, David Kenneby, This is a clean document, but suffering distress along the spine of the central fold and is nearly in half. It also bears another tear along a horizontal fold on the back page with several minor holes along another fold, but none of this affects the legibility of the text. Other minor tears and slight ragging to some edges. Comprising a single folded sheet of period watermarked paper approx. 20 x 15 with all text fully legible for transcription. Bearing two paper/wax/paper integral wafer seals and three embossed revenue stamp.

Manleverer

Kenneby

Morgan

Harle

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

1875

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1875 ANTIQUE DOCUMENT SUNDERLAND PORT MERCHANT SEAMANS FUND-. LOW START PRICE AND NO RESERVE " APPLICATION FOR A RENEWED FUND TICKET FOR RECORDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MERCHANT SEAMANS FUN - FOR JOSIAH MEECH COUNTERSIGNED BY W. BRODERICK SUPERINTENDENT. INTERESTING ITEM FROM A SUNDERLAND SEAMAN IN VERY FINE CONDITION - - GUARANTEED ORIGINAL - OF INTEREST TO SOCIAL HISTORIANS, COLLECTORS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND GENEALOGY FOR THE MEECH FAMILY ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PAPER - SIZE 8 INCHES BY 10 INCHES

Meech

Broderick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

1781

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Handwritten English vellum indenture on two large leaves dated 1781 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of dwellings in the Manor of Tynemouth in Northumberland between Ralph Milbanke of Durham, an Esquire, of the one part; and Benjamin Dunn, a Merchant, of the second part. Beautiflly penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamps, tax stamps, and a red wax seal on cloth tag. Very Good condition, mild discoloration, measures 30.5 x 25".

Milbanke

Dunn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

1877

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An indenture dated 1877. "Mr Thomas Dowdeswell to the 24th Provident Standard Benefit Building Society. Mortgage of a Freehold Inn at Staindrop". The indenture refers to an Inn formerly known by the sign of the PACK HORSE but mow by the sign of the WHEAT SHEAF. It is in the county of Durham. Two sheets. Stamp and seals. Clean inside but surface dirt and yellowing of the vellum outside.

Dowdeswell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

1878

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An indenture dated 1878. "The West Auckland Brewery Company Limited to Mr. John Smith. Mortgage of public house and premises situate at Piercebridge in the county of Durham..." "...public house known as the Wheat Sheaf... Piercebridge near Darlington ... bounded on the south by the Turnpike road leading ... to Barnard castle ... towards the north by a river amd east and west ... by a waste land..." Two paper seals of the West Auckland Brewery, one of them really crisp and fine. Wax seals, duty stamp. Single sheet and really nice condition.

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

1857

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An indenture dated 1857. "Henry Plews Esq to Nathaniel Plews esq. Release and assignement of share in certain mortgage debt". (Somebody has added in pencil "relates to Borough (?) Hotel lot 8, Messes (?) at Coundon (?) Blackbon (?), 5). This indenture relates to a public house, "the Pack Horse" in a street called Prebend Rows in Darlington County Durham. One sheet. Stamps and seals. Very clean.

Plews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

1866

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An indenture dated 1866. Mr William Kitching and others to John Lumsdon Turnbull Esq. and the Rev. Philip Rudd. Conveyance of two messuages or dwellinghouses and hereditaments situate in Church Street Hartlepool in the County of Durham. "...Durham County Permanent Benefit Building Society..." Stamps, seals. Two sheets. Beautiful indenture in clean condition.

Kitching

Turnbull

Rudd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

1870

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1870 LEGAL DISCLAIMER RENOUNCING TRUSTEESHIP NO RESERVE This document, beautifully handwritten throughout in excellent script on heavy paper, repeats in detail the terms of the will made in 1860 by Robert Matthew of Monkwearmouth in the county of Durham including bequests to his housekeeper, niece and nephews. He appointed his niece, Elizabeth Graydon, to be the executrix of his will but also appointed his nephew Jesse Graydon, upon reaching the age of 21, to be another executor and trustee. Jesse did not want to act in this capacity and the document is his legal renunciation of that responsibility. Of particular interest are the various stamps on the document including 2 pink revenue stamps, one for 1:15:0 and the other stating "DUPLICATE OR COUNTERPART ORIGINAL STAMPED WITH". The first is overstamped "LONDON 24.8.70" and there is also a further, impressed revenue stamp for 5 shillings; a small paper duty stamp for 1 pr. Sheet and a further handstamp "SUNDERLAND 16.4.70" Size. Approx. 16" wide x 13" high, folded to form 4 sides. Condition. Excellent with the usual folding creases.

Matthew

Graydon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

1780

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This is a large vellum indenture dealing with property in the Gateshead area of County Durham, England. It mentions the Clark family. The two wax seals are in good order. It measures approx. 34 inches by 28 inches.

Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

1697

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Neat document dated 1697 with red wax seal top left corner, a double sheet of today's A5 size in close writing but readable and has full transcript - concerning SAMUEL MONTAGU as Steward of the manor of WOLSINGHAM in DURHAM giving Power of Attorney to CHARLES TURNER of LYNN REGIS in NORFOLK and JOHN HUTCHISON of DURHAM - signed and witnessed at base - a lovely little document to research in fine condition, just a little scuffed top right corner. The text then appears in Latin on the second page, I am presuming its the same thing in both languages.

Montagu

Turner

Hutchison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

1600

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Neat if a little fragile paper document dated 1600 at WOLSINGHAM in County DURHAM with writing in positively Elizabethan style - offered with complete transcription. Several signatories at base, a cerificate of inspection by the last Court held here, viewed the parcell of ground called LEE LONYNGE inclosed by a THOMAS CRAGG. Has been folded in four with slight faults and is a little ragged at edges, measuring about 7 x 9"

Cragg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77

1864

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1864 ANTIQUE PAPER DEED STOCKTON IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM-.LOW START PRICE AND NO RESERVE BOND OF CHARLES TROTTER OF STOCKTON, SURGEON AND THOMAS HUTCHINSON OF HOWDEN IN THE PARISH OF NORTON, MERCHANT AND JOHN ALEXANDER HUTCHINSON OF STOCKTON - FIRMLY BOUND TO SARAH HUTCHINSON OF SCARBOROUGH IN THE COUNTY OF YORK IN THE SUM OF 1000 MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT - WITH ONE IMPRESSED FISCAL REVENUE STAMP AND TAX STAMP - THREE SEALS. IN VERY FINE CONDITION - GUARANTEED ORIGINAL - OF INTEREST TO SOCIAL HISTORIANS, COLLECTORS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND GENEALOGY FOR THE HUTCHINSON FAMILY ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED VELLUM - SIZE 13 INCHES BY 16INCHES

Trotter

Hutchinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

1789

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Vellum Document dated 1789 This good quality vellum indenture deals with land transfer in the Durham, UK, area. It is signed by James Allan and John Armstrong. Measring Approx. 58cm by 39 cm. Red ink borders. Handwriting clear and neat. Embossed stamp and 2 wax seals in good order.

Allan

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79

1859, 1881

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Here is a Document from 1881 being an Abstract of the Will, dated 20th January 1859, of Henry Pease. This four page (two blank) printed document measures 15" x 10",and is in folded, but excellent, condition.

Henry Pease (1807 - 1881)was the Son of Edward Pease who was the "father of the railways" - he played a major part in the formation of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and subsequently the rapid development of Middlesbrough. Henry Pease was Member of Parliament for South Durham from 1857 - 1865. The Pease family were prominent Quakers and all supporters of the Peace Society. Henry, on their behalf, visited the Emperor Nicholas of Russia shortly before the outbreak of the Crimean War. The Will appoints his brother John Pease, his nephew Joseph Whitwell Pease, and his son Henry Fell Pease as executors.

Pease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

1896

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Here is a vellum Indenture dated 14th September 1896 being a Conveyance of property situate near Trimdon Railway Station in the Parish of Wingate, in the County of Durham. The contract is between Thomas Watson of Trimdon Grange, Mining Engineer; John William Robson, Colliery Manager; Edwin Rodwell, Stationmaster; and James Simpson of Station Road, Deaf Hill, Engineman. This handwritten document measures 15" x 10", incorporates a plan of the property, and bears 4 wax seals and two revenue stamps. Minor ink smudging to one page, otherwise in very good condition.

Watson

Robson

Rodwell

Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

1613

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INDENTURE RECORDING THE SALE BY FEOFFMENT OF LANDS IN LITTLE STAINTON IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM BETWEEN SIR GEORGE CONYERS KNIGHT OF SOCKBURN IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM, AND JOHN HUMPHRIE OF LITTLE STAINTON IN THE PARISH OF BISHOPTON, DURHAM, YEOMAN Dated 24 April in the 11th year of the reign of James I, 1613 A neat little document in English regarding the sale of a messuage or tenement in the occupation of John Humphrie and several crofts of meadow or pasture called Hether Dam Balke, the Ethe, and Forder, situate and lying in the town fields of Little Stainton. Handwritten in English. Some dust marking but otherwise in good condition. Signature of Sir George Conyers with vellum seal tags. No wax seal.

Conyers

Humphrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

1671

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INDENTURE RECORDING THE MORTGAGE OF LANDS IN OFFERTON, COUNTY DURHAM BETWEEN SIR THOMAS LORAINE OF KIRKHARLE IN NORTHUMBERLAND, BARONET, AND MARK MILBANK OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ESQUIRE Dated 20 August in the 23rd year of the reign of Charles II, 1671 A very good condition document in English regarding the sale of a messuage or tenement lying and being in the town fields of Offerton in the County and Palatine of Durham and in the occupation of Cuthbert Turner and Thomas Bulmer, and also a messuage called Byermoor in the possession of Thomas Halliday. Handwritten in English. Signature and wax seal has been cut out of the document, but otherwise it is in very good condition.

Loraine

Milbank

Turner

Bulmer

Halliday

 

 

 

 

 

83

1865

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 28th February 1865. It measures 23 inches long by 28.5 inches wide. It is between William kitching and William Brignall. It deals with the mortgage of premises situated in Church Street, West Hartlepool in the county of Durham. It is clean and well written and retains its revenue stamp and two wax seals with signatures.

Kitching

Brignall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

1830

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 10th February 1830. It measures 14.5 inches long by 22.5 inches wide. It is between Thomas Jackson and George Applegarth. It delas with the lease for a year of a messuage dwelling house and stables in Bark Street and West Row in Stockton in the county of Durham. It retains the revenue stamp and two wax seals with the signatures of those listed.

Jackson

Applegarth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

1872

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 13th November 1872. It measures 2.5 inches long by 29.5 inches wide. It is between Thomas Teasdale, Johnathon Priestly, William Pickard, William Salisbury Harrison, Thomas Hetherington and William Johnson Coulson. It deals with the conveyance of a piece of ground with stable thereon situated in Back Thomas Street, Spennymoor in the County of Durham. It retains the revenue stamp and six wax seals with five signatures. It has a small hans drawn map of the area concerned located on the page.

Teasdale

Priestly

Pickard

Harrison

Hetherington

Coulson

 

 

 

 

86

1650

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Vellum Final Concord regarding lands in Cornforth, County Durham, written in the first year of the Commonwealth. Westminster Michaelmas Term 1650 Clement Widdifeild querent v William Eden senior gentleman & Elizabeth his wife & William Eden junior gentleman deforciants one part of 3 messuages, 2 tofts, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 50 acres land, 80 acres meadow & 100 acres pasture with appurtenances in Corneforth for which Clement has paid William, Elizabeth & William 160. A nice example of a seventeenth century fine. Vellum document handwritten in Latin. Rubbing and flaking to text but all readable, dust marking.

Widdifeild

Eden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

1877

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Offered is this 3 page vellum document dated 3 May 1877. It measures 17.75 inches long by 11.75 inches wide. It is between Phillip Elliot, Jane Love, Thomas Mainprize and Joseph Love. It deals with the reconveyance of a dwelling house, shop and premises situated at Wilisington in the County of Durham. It retainsd the revenue stamp and wex seal with the signature of Phillip Elliot. A clean presentable document.

Elliot

Love

Mainprize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

1746

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Indenture recording the sale of a messuage in Barnard Castle, County Durham, between William Lodge of Barnard Castle, Gentleman, Gerrard Davis of the same place, Robert Peverell of the same, Merchant, John Greathead of the same, Common Brewer, William Cheesbrough of the same, Weaver, and William Dent of the same, Weaver. Dated 13th November 1746 in the 20th year of the reign of George II Sale of a messuage in Thorngate Street in Barnard Castle. Good description of relationship with neighbouring properties and their owners. Handwritten in English on vellum. Dusty but otherwise good condition. 3 signatures and red wax seals.

Lodge

Davis

Peverell

Greathead

Cheesbrough

Dent

 

 

 

 

89

1738

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Indenture recording the sale of a messuage in Barnard Castle, County Durham, between Joseph Blagrave of Barnard Castle, Innkeeper, and William Hall, Tanner. Dated 30th day of June 1738 in the 20th year of the reign of George II. A neat little indenture relating to a messuage on the East side of Thorngate bounded on the East by Shoringate, on the West by Bradgates, the North by a messuage in the occupation of Richard Freeman and on the South by a messuage in the possession of Hugh Thompson late of Robert Weatherall. Good condition. Handwritten on vellum. 2 signatures and red wax seals.

Blagrave

Hall

Freeman

Thompson

Weatherall

 

 

 

 

 

90

1870

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 28 June 1870. It measures 23.5 inches long by 29.5 inches wide. It is between William Waldon, William Hodgson and John Thompson. It deals with the conveyance of a messuage dwellinghouse and brewery called the Union Inn located on Mill Street with Straton Lane, West Hartlepool in the County of Durham. It retains the revenue stamp and three wex seals with the signatures of those listed. A clean and well written document.

Waldon

Hodgson

Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

1728

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 10 March 1728. It measures 26.25 inches long by 30 inches wide. It is between William Allison, Anne Robinson, Robert Robinson and George Flint. It deals with a large number of properties including yards, garths and orchards which are leased for 1999 years. The document is nicely written and has the revenue stamp. It is in excellent condition considering it is 276 years. It has three wax seals with the signatures of the first three listed.

Allison

Robinson

Flint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

1721

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Indenture recording the sale of a messuage in Barnard Castle, County Durham, between Michael Coates of Barnard Castle, weaver, and Mary his wife, and William Thomlinson, fellmonger. Dated 1st day of June 1721 in the 7th year of the reign of George I. A neat little indenture relating to a messuage on the East side of Thorngate. Good description of the neighbouring properties and owners. Good condition, but with light browning. Handwritten on vellum. Signatures and red wax seals.

Coates

Thomlinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

1786

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Kellow and Branspeth EXEMPLIFICATION OF A RECOVERY Thomas Wharton Doctor in Physic against Richard Scruton, given before Sir George Nares Knight of Durham. 1786. Refers to a moiety of the Manor of Hurworth otherwise Hurworth on the Moor, and Ten Messuages, Ten Cottages, Ten Orchards, One thousand acres of pasture, one thousand acres of Meadow, one hundred acres of wood, one hundred acres of moor and Common of Pasture for Cattle. Vellum, 25" x 32", large papered wax seal on tag. Vellum slightly browned, dust-stained on verso.

Wharton

Scruton

Nares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

1781-1783

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Lead WEIGHT OF LEAD AT STOCKTON.... Ditto at Hull 19 Hundred Wt. to Tunn... Smelters are paid 20 pigs to Tunn... each Pig to weigh Between 11 & 12 Stone. 1781-3. 2p folio, listing in tabular form weight of pigs for 29th January 1783 and 12 March 1783, with 'Lead weighed belonging to the Partners 23d April 1783, with notes on pieces of John Raw, Mathew Harker etc. Two pages folio in manuscript, with some blank leaves. Loosely inserted is 'Braithwate Lead weighed at Preston Mill May 26th 1781. Single folio sheet, written on both sides, on verso are records 'Taken from Mr Langdale's Books,' 'Taken from Mr Walker's Books', noting 162 pieces weighed at Preston etc. 'Mr Walter pd. at Brathwaite for Lead which he sold besides the above 218. 2s.1d but he can't make out the exact acct. for this Lead wthout the assistance of Mr Langdale's Accts., it having been sold with other Load wch. he had sold from (?) Mines'

Raw

Harker

Langdale

Walker

Walter

 

 

 

 

 

95

1767

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Indenture recording the release of a mortgage on a messuage in Barnard Castle, County Durham, between John Robinson of Barnard Castle, tanner, and James Brown of Northfield in the Lordship of Bowes in the County of York, Yeoman. Dated 27th day of June 1767 in the 7th year of the reign of George III. An indenture relating to a messuage on the East side of Thorngate in Barnard Castle. Good description of the neighbouring properties and owners. Good condition, but with some creasing. Handwritten on vellum. Signature and red wax seal.

Robinson

Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

1693

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Indenture recording the sale of a messuage in Barnard Castle, County Durham, between Francis Horne of Corne Park in the parish of Rembald Church in Yorkshire, Yeoman, and Mary his wife, Thomas Emerson of the same, Yeoman, and Mary his wife, and Vincent Peacock of Barnard Castle, Maltster. Dated 5th day of July 1693 in the 5th year of the reign of William & Mary. An indenture relating to a messuage called Breadyates in Thorngate street in Barnard Castle. Good description of the neighbouring properties and owners. Dust marking and rodent damage in one corner of the fold making a 2cm round hole when opened out. Handwritten on vellum. Signatures and wax seals.

Horne

Emerson

Peacock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

1727

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Indenture recording the sale of 2 messuages in Barnard Castle, County Durham, between William Thomlinson and Richard Thomlinson of Barnard Castle, both felmongers. Dated 2nd day of February 1727 in the 1st year of the reign of George II. An indenture relating to the sale of two messuages in Thorngate street in Barnard Castle. Creasing, rubbed text and a small hole in fold. Handwritten on vellum. Signatures and wax seals.

Thomlinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

1874

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62/19 Reading - 1874 - Deed of Covenant -to accompany Sale of Land - Bishopwearmouth - by Exors of Will of George Isaac Mowbray to Robert Thomas Wilkinson, Sunderland. 2 sheets Parchment - signed and sealed by Rev. Edward Ker Gray, Bayswater, Middx. and Edmund Carlyon, Polkeith, Cornwall (Trustees of George Isaac Mowbray ), Elizabeth Gray Mowbray of Mortimer, Reading, Berks (Life Tenant) and Robert Thomas Wilkinson. Includes large coloured plan identifying properties occupied by Backhouse, Carr, Middlemas, Nicholson, Oates, Pemberton. 52

Mowbray

Wilkinson

Gray

Carlyon

Backhouse

Carr

Middlemas

Oates

Pemberton

 

99

1846

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62/11 1846 - Appointment of New Trustee to Marriage Settlement (Bishopwearmouth) between Thomas Campbell Graham, and Margaret Davison - d.o.m. 5/7/1827, at Clifton, Glos. 2 sheets Parchment - signed and sealed by Thos. Burn and W L Burn. Details original 1827 Marriage Settlement and some Family History. Margaret died at Biddeford, Devon on 20/7/1833. 42

Graham

Davison

Burn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

1816

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62/1 Bishopwearmouth - 1816 - Surrender Copyhold premises - Richard Jackson, Bishopwearmouth and Jane Milburn, Long Horsley, Northumberland to William Ferry 2 sheets of parchment signed and sealed by Richard Jackson, William Milburn, South Blyth, Northumberland and Jane Milburn ( made mark). Refers to earlier surrenders of 1797 and 1804 and describes location of property - also refers to William Jackson, Michael Laws, Robert Milburn, Robert Scurfield, John Vaux, John Wright. Other signatures - Michael Brown, John Carnaby, R T Ingram Shafto. 46

Jackson

Milburn

Ferry

Laws

Scurfield

Vaux

Wright

Brown

Carnaby

Shafto