Cumberland

(Latest update of this page – 15/2/2017)

Property, etc.

215/57 Allonby, Bromfield – 1877 – Mortgage of personal goods and stock in trade by John Walmsley (Allonby) to James McKeever (Wigton). Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 3 sides – pre-printed, with manuscript insertions – signed by John Walmsley, witnessed by James McKeever (sol Wigton).  £24

123/10 Bleckewood – 1672/3 – Obligation Bond given by Robert Briscoe (Bleckewood) to Henry Lister (Carleton) re Sale agreement of same date, Bond being void if Briscoe keeps all covenants in the agreement (no other details of agreement). Parchment approx 4″x 12″, signed by Robert Briscoe – Note, last 2 letters & wax seal missing, probably indicating Bond was voided – witness signature of Tho. Slack & ‘mark’ of Richard Bell.  £55

68/1 Brampton – 1774 – Lease (first part of transaction involving Mortgage of Property – see 68/2) – Robert Scott (Brampton) to John Gray (Kirkhouse) of properties in Brampton. Paper Indenture signed and sealed by Robert Scott with signatures of witnesses Edm Wills and George Graham.  £51

68/2 Brampton – 1774 – Release / Mortgage of Property – (see 68/1 above) – Robert Scott (Brampton) to John Gray (Kirkhouse) of properties in Brampton. Paper Indenture with some small tears in folds –  signed and sealed by Robert Scott  and John Gray with signatures of witnesses Edm Wills and George Graham.  £48

68/3 Brampton – 1779 – Lease (refers to Release of  Mortgage of next day) – Robert Scott (Brampton) to William Hodgson (Carlisle) of properties in Brampton. Paper Indenture with one small tear –  signed and sealed by Robert Scott   with signatures of witnesses John ? and John Bustead.  £51

61/1 Carlisle – 1741 – Exchange of land between Isaac & John Davison, and Richard WaiteThomas Blamire is party to the Indenture, as an adjoining landowner & an agreement to re-route an occupation roadway. Includes names of plots exchanged & adjoining plots. Paper Indenture with embossed & ink duty stamps, some small tears in folds – signed and sealed by John Davison, Richard Waite &  Thomas Blamire – ‘mark‘ & seal of Isaac Davison, with signatures of witnesses George Blamire, Benjamin Blaine,  William Stordy.  £58

61/2 Carlisle – 1781 – Lease for a year (relating to assignment of property by way of a mortgage) by William Henderson to John Forster. Location of property given by reference to adjoining property occupiers and street. Property apparently previously mortgaged to late John Smith (Carlisle), and his siblings are party to the agreement. They include Agnes w/o James Johns(t)on (Whitehill, Dumfries),  Eleanor Smith, widow, (Cumbertrees, Scotland),  Jane w/o John Marshall (Clifton, Cumb.) and late Margaret’s eldest son John Irving (Whitehill, Dumfries). Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by John Irving,  James Johnston,  William Henderson – ‘marks‘ & seals of Agnes, Eleanor,  John & Jane Marshall,  Isabella Henderson, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,  Thomas Nixon,  J Boustead. [see also 61/5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14] £62

61/3 Carlisle – 1784 – Lease for a year (relating to assignment of property by way of a mortgage) by Robert & Isabella (daughter of Thomas Hodgson of Stanwix) Nichole to John Carrick (Carlisle). Details of adjoining property owners and streets. Richard Sharp (Stanwix) is  party to the agreement. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by Robert & Isabella  Nichole, Richard Sharp, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,  Tho. Little. [see also 61/4] £50

61/4 Carlisle – 1786 – Lease for a year (relating to assignment of property by way of a mortgage) by Robert & Isabella (daughter of Thomas Hodgson of Stanwix) Nichole to Joseph Beck (Botchergate). Details of adjoining property owners and streets. John Carrick (Carlisle) is  party to the agreement. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by Robert & Isabella  Nichole, John Carrick, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,  Jacob Stordy. [see also 61/3] £50

61/5 Carlisle – 1788 – Further mortgage granted  by Daniel Matthews to William Henderson. Location of property given by reference to adjoining property owners. Details of original mortgage. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps, small splits in some folds  – signed & sealed by  William Henderson & Daniel Matthews, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,  Thomas Nixon. [see also 61/2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14] £50

61/6 Carlisle – 1790 – Lease for a year (relating to assignment of property by way of a mortgage) by William Henderson to Joseph Hodgson (Kirkbampton).   Daniel Matthews is party to the agreement as former mortgagee. Details of adjoining property owners and streets. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by Daniel Matthews,  William Henderson, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,   Jacob Stordy. [see also 61/ 2, 5,  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14]  £50

61/7 Carlisle – 1791 – Further mortgage granted  by  Joseph Hodgson  (Kirkbampton) to William Henderson.  Details of original mortgage, & adjoining property owners and streets. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps, several very small splits in folds  – signed & sealed Wm Henderson,  Joseph Hodgson, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,  Jacob Stordy. [see also 61/2, 5, 6,  8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14]  £50

61/8 Carlisle – 1793 – Lease for a year (first part of lease / release relating to assignment of property by way of second mortgage) by William Henderson to William Mearns. Details of adjoining property owners and streets. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by  William Henderson, with signatures of witnesses John Robinson,   Geo Hewit. [see also 61/ 2, 5, 6,  7,  9, 10, 11, 12, 14]  £50

61/9 Carlisle – 1793 – Release  (2nd part of lease / release relating to assignment of property by way of second mortgage) by William Henderson to William Mearns. Details of adjoining property owners and streets & existing mortgages from Joseph Hodgson  (Kirkbampton) Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps 3 very small splits in folds – signed & sealed by  William Henderson, with signatures of witnesses John Robinson,   Geo Hewit. [see also 61/ 2, 5, 6,  7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14]  £50

225/2 Carlisle, St Mary – 1793 – Obligation Bond to indemnify against any claim by Martha Richardson to Dower : given by Joseph Richardson & his son Thomas Richardson (Brampton) to Thomas Bell (Abbey Lanercost) relating to a property, he’d purchased from Joseph, in St Mary – formerly the estate of Thomas Pearson.  Large sheet watermarked paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by Thomas & Joseph Richardson, witnessed on reverse by John Mitchinson & Thomas Wilkins.  £50

61/10 Carlisle – 1794 – Lease for a year (relating to assignment of property  as security on transfer of existing  mortgages) by William Henderson to Robert Lovat.  Joseph Hodgson (Kirkbampton) & William Mearns are party to the agreement as former mortgagees. Details of adjoining property owners and streets. Refers to release of mortgage of the following day. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed by Joseph Hodgson, William Mearns,  William Henderson, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,   Jacob Stordy. [see also 61/ 2, 5,  6, 7, 8, 9,  11, 12, 14]  £53

61/11 Carlisle – 1794 – Appointment of Thomas Nixon as Attorney  to collect rents for better payment of interest in connection with  property   mortgaged by William Henderson to Robert Lovat.   Details of mortgage of same day and adjoining property owners and streets. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed   Wm Henderson,  Thomas Nixon,  ‘R L’ (‘mark‘ of Robert Lovat) with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,   Jacob Stordy. [see also 61/ 2, 5,  6, 7, 8, 9,  10, 12, 14]  £53

61/12 Carlisle – 1795 – 2nd mortgage on property granted by William Clemitson (Rocklifff) to  William Henderson. Refers to original mortgage granted by Robert Lovat, & adjoining property owners and streets. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps, several very small splits in folds & some staining, slightly affecting text in places  – signed & sealed Wm Henderson,  William Clemitson, with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,  Jacob Stordy, Isaac (?) Hareseugh. [see also 61/2, 5, 6, 7,  8, 9, 10, 11,  14]   £47

61/13 Carlisle – 1796 – Bond given by Thomas Bell (Abbey Lanercost) to Francis Beattie (Carlisle) as security against any claim to dower entitlement by Bell’s wife Mary, against property mortgaged to Beattie. Details of mortgage & names of previous owners. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps  – signed & sealed   Thomas Bell  with signatures of witnesses John Mitchinson,   Jacob Stordy.   £50

61/14 Carlisle – 1798 – Appointment by William Henderson of William Clemitson (Rocklifff) as his Trustee to sell mortgaged   property, to pay off  mortgages to Robert Lovat & Clemitson. Details of  adjoining property owners and streets. Paper with embossed & ink duty stamps, several small splits in folds & 2+” tear at top of document (not affecting text)  – signed & sealed   Wm Henderson,   with signatures of witnesses Thomas Nixon,  Silas Saul. [see also 61/ 2, 5,  6, 7, 8, 9,  10, 11, 14]  £47

215/35 Carlisle – 1854 – Agreement between Thomas Jones & John Milbourne Dixon (both Carlisle) for construction by Jones of 11 Dwelling Houses at Denton Holme Foot, similar to those recently constructed by him in Charlotte Terrace – one for Thomas Wills (occupied by William Ray), another occupied by Thomas Jones. Detailed specifications regarding construction, interior works and finishes. Sheet of watermarked paper impressed with duty stamp, folded in 2 & written on 3 sides. Slight dusting to reverse. Signed by Thomas Jones & John M Dixon, witnessed by Daniel McAlpin, solr Carlisle.  £30

215/36 Carlisle – 1855 – Particulars and Conditions of Sale by Auction of property in Tait Street, Carlisle, belonging to Thos. Hodgson. Refers to a conveyance of 1854 by which Hodgson acquired the property. [Also details the auction of a 2nd property in Tait Street – belonging to James Duckett – see 215/37 – with an X through these details.]  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed on 3 sides with manuscript insertions & alterations. This would appear to be a draft from which the final copy was prepared.  £10

215/37 Carlisle – 1855 – Particulars and Conditions of Sale by Auction of property in Tait Street, Carlisle, belonging to James Duckett. Refers to a conveyance of 1854 by which Duckett acquired the property.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed on 3 sides with manuscript insertions & alterations. This would appear to be a draft from which the final copy was prepared.  £10

215/42 Carlisle – 1859 – Bill of Sale (mortgage of personal goods) by Charles Watson (Princess St, Carlisle) to Robert Black (Carlisle) in respect of an existing loan and further advances not to exceed an agreed figure. Provision for interest to be charged until all outstanding amounts repaid.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed  with manuscript insertions on 2½ sides, short tears from edges and small hole towards top where it has been pinned at some time, some dusting to outer. Signed Charles Watson, witnessed by Thos. (or Jno.) Wright (solr Carlisle).  £24

215/47 Carlisle – 1866 – Arbitration Award made on division of assets  of partnership formerly carried on by Tyson Pattinson and late William Wright (both Carlisle). The share of the late William Wright belongs to William Wright. The arbitrators were Robert Robinson Buck & James Atkinson (both Carlisle).  Very large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and written 2 sides, some dusting to outer. Signed by Buck & Atkinson, witnessed by Jos. Bendle (solr Carlisle).  £24

215/48 Carlisle, St. Mary – 1867 – Draft document re Sale of Leasehold property Chiswick Street by Joseph Gordon (Frankfort, Prussia) to William Reeves (Carlisle). Refers to 1862 Lease between Duke of Devonshire & Joseph Gordon of plot of land on which Gordon erected 2 houses – 1 of which was sold to Reeves. Adjoining property owned by Miss Ann Welsh. 3 sheets watermarked paper written 4 sides, some dusting to outer. £15

215/52 Carlisle – 1871Copy of Sale of Mortgaged Property – a Bobbin Manufactory, Henry St. Botchergate, Carlisle by Thomas Wright (Carlisle) to Henry Dobinson (Stanwix). The property was owned by John Morpeth & John Show (Carlisle – Bobbin manufacturers) refers to 1861 mortgage of premises to Caleb Hodgson, 1865 mortgage to Ivie MacKie, James Henry Whittal Davidson & Gladstone – Bankers, the 1865 assignment of Hodgson’s mortgage to Elizabeth Brown & Thomas Wright and the agreement to sell the premises & machinery to Dobinson. Adjoining landowners include Dobinson, Edward Lowry & Thomas Donald. 9 large sheets watermarked paper with dusting to cover – written 8 sides includes a schedule of machinery etc.  £32

215/62 Carlisle – 1881 – draft Prosecution Brief for case against John O’Keefe, a soldier from Limerick garrisoned at Carlisle Castle who was charged with the theft of a watch from David Corry (David Corrie) of Fisher Street, Carlisle. Full details given about how the alleged theft took place and how the watch came to be in the hands of Jas. Hannagan (Limerick). Hannagan was O’Keefe’s aunt’s husband and he was arrested in Limerick by Patrick McCormick (Royal Irish Constabulary) for possession of the watch. 4 sheets watermarked paper written 2½ sides – deletions and amendments.  £20

215/63 Carlisle – 1881 – draft additional Prosecution Brief for case against John O’Keefe, a soldier from Limerick garrisoned at Carlisle Castle who was charged with the theft of a watch from  David Corrie (David Corry) of  Carlisle. Edward Quinliven (or Edmund Quinliven) of Limerick, James Hannagan’s employer, is to be called as an additional prosecution witness.  3 sheets watermarked paper written 1½ sides – some staining, dusting, deletions and amendments.  £10

215/67 Carlisle – 1888 – Auction Bill Poster for sale to be held at Lion & Lamb Hotel, Carlisle, of a large number of houses – situated in several streets. Some tenants named :- a) Morton Street – Messrs Young, Barnfather, Davidson, Frazer, Lawson, Donnelly, Pollard, Pagin, b) Howard Terrace – Mr Ivinson, c) Fusehill Street – Messrs Barnett, Leslie, Forbes, Morton, Watson, Richmond, Parker, Burrton, d) Close Street & Bowman Street- Maxwell, Wilkinson, Horsfield, e) Flower Street formerly Oates, Mould. Large printed poster approx 28½”x 45″ (725x 1114cm). Slight dusting, tiny splits in folds & at edges.  £46

215/68 Carlisle – 1888 – 4 small documents relating to Notice to Thomas C Childs to Quit tenancy of property 13 East Nelson Street, owned by John Hewetson Brown. 3 of them are drafts / copies of the notice to quit, 2 of which are signed by J Hewetson Brown, 1 signed by Isaac Nicholson confirming notice served; the 4th is a notification that Childs has vacated the property, signed by Wm. Pugson.  Dusting to cover document.  £12

211/36 Cockermouth & Keswick – Contemporary copy of Will & Codicil names sisters Elizabeth (w/o William Jackson of Keswick)  & Sarah  (w/o Joseph Clementson of Cockermouth) & Mary, nephew Henry Hewetson jnr, full details / price on my Middlesex page – Wills –  Hewetson, Henry – Russell Square – written 1866 & 7

215/53 Hesket & Wetheral – 1874 –  Mortgage of contingent interest in Trust assets (The Barrock End Estate) by Richard Houghton Unsworth (London) to William Lund (Liverpool). Original Trust set up in 1856 [see above] by Richard’s father  John Unsworth (Penrith). Details of loans already advanced to Richard & further amount now advanced. Small paper booklet of 8 pages + cover, with ink & impressed Duty stamps, written 7 sides, signed by Richard H Unsworth, witnessed by John Caker, Victoria Park, London. £32

215/55 Hesket & Wetheral – 1874 –  Mortgage of contingent interest in Trust assets (The Barrock End Estate) by Richard Houghton Unsworth (London) to his brother John Taylor Unsworth (Liverpool). Original Trust set up in 1856 [see above] by Richard’s father  John Unsworth (Penrith). Subject to original Mortgage of interest to William Lund (Liverpool). Small paper booklet of 8 pages, with ink & impressed Duty stamps, written 7 sides, signed by Richard H Unsworth, witnessed by Edwin H Abbey, Seven Sisters Rd, London. £30

215/59 Hesket & Wetheral – 1879 –  Mortgage of contingent interest in Trust fund (The Barrock End Estate) by Philip Henry Unsworth (Rock Ferry, Cheshire) to William Lund (Liverpool). Original Trust set up in 1856 [see above] by Philip’s father  John Unsworth (Penrith). Together with further 1881 Mortgage  to William Lund. Large sheet paper watermarked 1879, folded in 2, written 4 sides, signed by Philip Henry Unsworth (twice), witnessed by R. Norris jun (solr Liverpool).   Together with 4 letters addressed to the Trustees of the settlement advising them of each mortgage – 2 letters acknowledged & signed by Rev. Joseph Hudson, and 2 by John T Unsworth.  £42

215/65 Hesket & Wetheral – 1887 –  Conditions of Sale of Barrock End Estate, to be sold by auction  on behalf of the Executors of John Unsworth (deceased). Estate currently occupied by Messrs Fisher. The document incorporates an agreement for the sale of the Estate to Edward Ecroyd (Bow House) Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & pre-printed with manuscript insertions – written 4 sides, the reverse includes details of the auction bids made by Mr Heskett & Mr Thomas Fisher. Signed by Joseph Hudson & Edward Ecroyd.  £15

215/66 Hesket & Wetheral – 1887 –  Copy of Requisitions & Observations on ‘Title’ relating to Barrock End Estate, sold to Edward Ecroyd by Trustees of John Unsworth (deceased). Little firm information provided by the vendor’s solicitors. 4 Large sheets watermarked paper written 3 sides.  £6

215/72 Holme Cultram (probably now Abbeytown) and Hards – 1905 – papers relating to a case before Wigton Petty Sessions in which Peter Carruthers and Hugh Hutton (Holme Cultram) alleged a case of Assault & Battery by William Brough (Hards). Includes copies of the 2 summons by Carruthers & Hutton alleging Assault & Battery. On the reverse of 1 is a pencil note summarizing the evidence given by Hutton about the events that occurred when Brough called at his Public House. On the reverse of the other is a note that Mrs Hutton supported her husband’s evidence. The 3rd document contains Brough’s statement, which details an ongoing dispute he had with Peter Carruthers’ son Robert Carruthers, and his version of the events on the evening in question.  3 sheets paper with some dusting & slight fraying to edges. [N.B. Hards Farm is shown to the South West of Abbeytown on modern O.S. Maps] £32

84/14  Penrith – 1888 – Mortgage of property by  George Pearce  & subsequent assignment (1888) of mortgage to include John Thomas Fowler (Penrith).  Signed, (with 6 seals) by  G A Pearce (2),  W H Fowler (2),    J T Fowler  + witnessed by –  Thomas Howard (Police Inspector, Penrith). For details see Gloucestershire page – Properties – Bristol /  St. James – 1880

215/41 Scaleby – 1857 – Articles of Marriage Settlement between Rev. Joseph Hudson (Alston) and Mary Anne Unsworth (The Thorn, Penrith). Funds settled in Trust were shares owned by Mary Anne and Farm & Lands called Hall Flatt, Scaleby owned by Joseph. Details of how Trust Funds are to be applied. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 written 4 sides – short tears at adges. Signed by Joseph Hudson, Mary Anne Unsworth, and the Trustees – John Taylor Unsworth (Liverpool, Lancs) and Thomas Birkett (Broom Hill, Carlisle).  [see also 215/40, above]     £35

215/49 Wigton – 1868 – Bill of Sale for sale of goods, chattels and effects by Joseph Peat to John Hewitson  (both Wigton). Includes a schedule of items and stock in each room including the Front Shop, Back Workshop, Cellar, Front Cellar, the Tap, Small Back Parlour, Kitchens, Upstairs Front Parlour, Best Back Bedroom, Large Bedroom, etc. Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 bearing impressed Duty stamp. Part pre-printed with manuscript details – 2 sides, with the schedule of Fixtures, Fittings & Stock in Trade on the 3rd side. Dusting to outer. Signed twice by Joseph Peat, witnessed by James McKeever (solr Wigton).  £33

215/51 Wigton – 1871 – Office copy of Bill of Sale (Mortgage  of personal goods & Stock in Trade) by William Hodgson (Wigton) to John Wright (Farmrigg, Wigton) & Joseph Norman (Wigton) with provision for payment of interest. Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2.  Pre-printed with manuscript details – 3 sides. Top corner of 1st / 2nd page torn off & missing – some loss of text.  £14

Wills, etc.

215/44  Bell, Sarah – Wigton (died 1857) – dated 1862 Contemporary Attested copy of appointment of new Trustee to Will Trust. Original Trustees – Sarah’s son in law John Hendrie (Carlisle, husband of her daughter Ann) and John James (Dalston) who was replaced by Daniel McAlpin (Carlisle). 8 page watermarked paper booklet bearing impressed & ink duty stamps – written 6 sides. Front & back sheets detatched, some dusting. Signed by C.H.? Gardner & Rob. Johnston (clks to Mr McAlpin, solr Carlisle).  £16

215/43  Cumming, Robert – Caldewbeck, Sebergham – then a prisoner in Carlisle Jail – 1862 Small bundle of papers relating to the Bankruptcy of Cumming. Includes a Petition for Bankruptcy, Signed Affidavit that he did not have money to pay Bankruptcy expenses, detailed Statement of Debts & Liabilities, reason for Insolvency and Statement of Accounts mainly relating to Brackenhill Farm nr Raughton Head – mentions wife, family & servants. The Cumberland Co-op Benefit Building Society had sold the mortgaged property in Brough, Westmorland (the home of his mother – in – law Mrs Sawrey. 9 large sheets paper, pre-printed, with manuscript details. Slight fraying to edges of some sheets.  Signed by Robert Cumming in 4 places.  £33

122/1 Dashwood, Richard1697 – Lease for a year (1st part of  Lease / Re-lease for the transfer of Assets) to the Trustees of his Marriage Settlement by Richard Dashwood (Cockley Clay, Norfolk), one of the sons of George Dashwood (late of Hackney, Middx). His future bride was Mary Jarrott one of the daughters of  William Jarrott (late of London), James  Jarrott ( London) was one of her brothers. Includes an extensive list of more than 50 Annual and Fee Farm Rents, Tithes of Grain, Wool and Lambs, etc arising from the City of Carlisle and Manors, Rectories, Villages and Former Monasteries & Priories in Cumberland [includes Priory of Laverstocke, Rectory of Dereham, Rectory of Bromfield and others], Lancashire [includes Manors of Algar, Cranford, Steynings, West Haughton & Whatton and others], & Westmoreland [includes Manor & Rectory of Ravenstandale and others] with details of values, location, by whom payable and in some instances – how and when acquired. 3 sheets of parchment [2 very large, and the 3rd slightly smaller] with very decorative 1st 2 words incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms of William III. Signed and sealed by Richd. Dashwood, witnessed on reverse by E. Soame, George Dashwood, George Hudson & Samuel Grave.  £295

215/71 Hayton, Robert – Holme Cultram, then Wigton – and late Rachel – 1899 Appointment of new Trustee to Settlement on 1870 Marriage of William Butler Cowap to late Rachel Hayton. Gives details of current trust assets. Original Trustees were Robert Hayton of Holme Cultram, now Wigton and late John Butler Cowap (Ayr). New Trustee John Hind (Holme Cultram). Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 2¼ sides, signed by Robert Hayton & John Hind.  £20

215/73 Ivison, William Reid – Cockermouth – 1914 Probated copy of Will – wife Mary Ann (formerly Newton), daughters Elizabeth & Agnes Reid Ivison [possibly other children, but born after Will written in 1906], siblings not named. Booklet of watermarked paper.  £14

215/50 Lawson, John – Carlisle – dated 1871 Authority to John Lawson  as Administrator of Estate of late Francis Lawson (Liverpool) given by the creditors of the estate to make payments to the Trustee of  Spencer Ivison (a Bankrupt), Peter Aldersey & Thomas Lovatt.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 1 side. Dusting to outer. Signed by “Houghton & Hallmark?”, “J.-. Ehrennbacher & Co”, Thos. Buxton, Trustees of late J M Threlfall (Thos. Barker & J Robson).  £13

215/61 Lightfoot, Margaret – Moorhouse, Wigton – dated 1880 Release signed by beneficiaries of her estate:- brother William Lightfoot, sisters Mary Little & Elizabeth Lightfoot, nephews & nieces Matthew Lightfoot, Mary Lightfoot  (both Walby), William Holder & wife Mary Ann (Bradford, Yorks.), David Little (soldier, East Indies), Margaret Little (Caldcoats, Carlisle) – children of Margaret, late wife of George Little, Betsy Williamson & Wm. James Williamson (Carlisle) – children of Martha, late wife of John Williamson, William John Lightfoot & Mary Jane Lightfoot (Carlisle) – children of late William Lightfoot the younger,  Robert Little (Gamblesby), William Little (Durham), Jane Browell (Warkworth, Acklington, Northumberland), Elizabeth Bell (Morland, Penrith) – children of late James Little, the children of late Thomas Little (not named), also Joseph Sewell (Tallentire Hall, Cumberland),  Jane (w/o John Frith), George Sewell, Mary Ann, Margaret, Robert Sewell & James Sewell – children of late Robert Sewell, Valentine Sewell (Gateshead, Co Durham), John Biglands (Liverpool), Robert Biglands (Everton, Liverpool), Thomas White, William White, Robert White (all of Harsondale, Northumb.), Jane Ann – children of Elizabeth White. 8 page watermarked paper booklet written on 7 pages gives details of payments made to various beneficiaries, some dusting, additional notes & calculations.  Signatures of Matthew Lightfoot, Robert Little,  Jane Browell, Elizabeth Bell, William Little, Joseph Sewell, Valentine Sewell,  John Biglands,  Robert Biglands, Mary Ann Holder, Thomas White, Robert White,  Betsy Williamson, Jane Frith, Mary Jane Lightfoot, W J Williamson, George Sewell, Mary Ann Sewell, Jane Ann White & William John Lightfoot, with ‘marks‘ of Mary Lightfoot & Margaret Little.  £38

215/58  Pearson, Robert – Wigton – 1877 Statement of Petitioners Liquidation Costs under Bankruptcy Act – in proceedings for Liquidation by composition with creditors – instituted by Pearson (by McKeever (Wigton)).  5 sheets watermarked paper written 5 sides, some dusting. Approved & signed by Registrar – H.J. Nalton? – County court, Carlisle.  £15

215/141 Rees, Rev. William – Carlisle – 1858 Writ issued to Sherriff of Cumberland to Distrain against goods of Rev. William Rees to recover debt to John Dalton and Pattinson Dalton. Small strip of parchment pre-printed, with manuscript insertions.  £17

215/60 Rigg, Samuel – Wigton – 1879 Declaration by Rigg concerning a number of (apparently unrelated) points :- 1) He was a Trustee of the Will of Mungo Glaister (Redflatt) died 1863, whose sons included William Glaister died 1870 & Daniel Sanderson Glaister. 2) The nephew of William Todd (Craggs, Westward) was Wilfrid Barnes (Wigton) died 1858, he had sons Wilfred Barnes (Denby Dale, Yorks.) & John Barnes (Wigton). 3) Details of cottages & lands owned by Arthur Westmorland (Wigton) occupied by William Robinson, John Barnes & others. Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & written on 2 of 4 sides with pencil notes, signed by Samuel Rigg, witnessed by James McKeever (Commissioner of Oaths).  £18