Durham

(Latest update of this page – 7/1/2017)

Property, etc

181/7 Bishopwearmouth – 1822 –  Assignment of Mortgage by Executors – Martha Bell, Thomas Richardson & George Harrison  – of William Bell (Will made 1821) to George Harrison (all Bishop Wearmouth). Details of mortgage granted by Bell to Robert Barrey (Bishop Wearmouth) in 1820. Property between Lambton Street & William Street, gives location & names adjoining property owners. George Fenwick party to agreement as trustee for Barrey. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Thomas Richardson, Martha Bell, Geo. Harrison  & Robert Barrey, witnessed on reverse by Joseph John Wright (clk to Mr Harrison, solr Sunderland). [see also 181/22, below] £54

181/8 Bishopwearmouth – 1824 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by William Scott, Edward Bowmaker & William Dixon [son of late Hugh Dixon]  to John Cook & William Hindmarch (all of Bishop Wearmouth). [It possibly relates to a sale by Hugh’s executors to Cook]. Property in Burleigh Street, gives plot measurements & adjoining owners (including Thomas Cook). Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Wm Scott & William Dixon, witnessed on reverse by P Mason.  £48

62/5 Bishopwearmouth – 1827 – Marriage Settlement between Thomas Campbell Graham, County Monaghan and Margaret Davison, Bishopwearmouth .    7 sheets Parchment – signed and sealed by both parties and Trustees – Thomas Burn, Bishopwearmouth and Robert Reay, Monkwearmouth. Also signed by witnesses – Frederick Becks,  Edw. Hinde,   Jns. Hutton,  Thomas Walker. Includes details of Margaret’s Father,  Mother,  Brother and property in Bishopwearmouth and investments. [see 62/11, below] £58

181/16 Bishopwearmouth – 1833 – Sale of Property by George Reed (West Boldon) to William Brantingham (Monk Wearmouth Shore). Refers to 1826 Deed to which Reed was party, and includes details of location in Ann Street & John Street (part of Ballast Hills), names adjoining property owners. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed  George Reed, witnessed on reverse by Rob. Wilson (sol Bishopwearmouth) & W Richardson (his clerk).  £50

62/7 Bishopwearmouth – 1837 – Mortgage of Property by Thomas Laws, Bishopwearmouth / Easington to Ralph Fenwick, London 3 sheets  Parchment – signed and sealed by Thomas Laws, also signed by witness, John Kidson, solicitor, Sunderland. Refers to other members of the Laws family and earlier Deeds. Also mentions – Bygate,  Clark,  Emerson,  Heard,  Hill,  Hudson,  Jurdison, Robinson,  Robson,  Rollins,  Shepherd,  Walsh,  Williams,  Williamson.  £48

181/19 Bishop Wearmouth – 1838 – Sale of Land in Brougham Street by Thomas Pratt (Bishop Wearmouth) to Robert Kirtley (Monk  Wearmouth Shore) and Mortgage of the land & dwelling house erected thereon to Thomas Alexander (North Shields, Northumberland).  George Walton Wright ((Bishop Wearmouth) party to agreement as Trustee for Pratt. Gives location of property naming adjoining property owners. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed  Thos. Pratt, Robert Kirtley & Geo. Walton Wright, witnessed on reverse by Wm. Hanless (sol Bishop Wearmouth) & Thos. R. Jones (his clerk).  £52

181/22 Bishop Wearmouth – 1843 – Mortgage  to his mother Jane Harrison, & John Joseph Wright by George Harrison of his expectant interest under the Will of his late father George Harrison (1837), all of Bishop Wearmouth. His siblings were William Bell Harrison, John Harrison, Jane Crass & Anne Harrison. Details of amounts owed by George to his mother & Wright & the Copyhold Properties in Villiers Street, East Cross Street, Dunning Street & Charles Street in which he had an interest. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed George Harrison, witnessed on reverse by George Scurfield & W. Wealand Robson (solr clerks – Messrs Wright, Sunderland). Scrap of paper pinned to document details amounts owing. [see also 181/7, above]  £53

181/23 Bishop Wearmouth – 1845 – Assignment of Mortgage by John Anderson to Robert Matthews (both Bishop Wearmouth). Original mortgage granted 1843 by Anderson to Thomas Nesbitt & Robert Cavins Nesbitt (both Sunderland). Large parchment sheet. Signed / sealed John Anderson, witnessed on reverse by Joseph John Wright.  £45

62/11 Bishopwearmouth – 1846 – Appointment  of New Trustee to Marriage Settlement 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. [see 62/5 above]  £42

181/25 Bishopwearmouth – 1849 – Sale of Property by Ralph Clarke to Alexander Robinson (both Sunderland). John Ward (Durham) party to agreement as Trustee. Refers to Indenture of 1848 under which Clarke acquired it, and details of the property in D’Arcy Street names adjoining property owners / streets. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, odd pencil amendment to text. Signed / sealed Ralph Clarke & Alexander Robinson, witnessed on reverse by Wm Moore (solr  Sunderland).  £50

181/26 Bishopwearmouth – 1849 – Mortgage of Property by  Alexander Robinson  to John Barry,  Hill Parker & George Robinson (all  Sunderland). John Ward (Durham) party to agreement as Trustee. Refers to acquisition by Robinson, and details of the property in D’Arcy Street names adjoining property owners / streets. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words.  Signed / sealed  Alexander Robinson, John Barry,  Hill Parker & George Robinson, witnessed on reverse by Tho. Parker (solr  Sunderland).  £50

62/13  Bishopwearmouth – 1852 – Mortgage – Robert Howard Smith from Joseph Potts, Robert Vint, Edward Smith and Thomas Brown as Trustees of Second Borough of Sunderland Benefit Building Society. 2 sheets  Parchment – signed and sealed by Robert Howard Smith, Robert Vint  and  Edward Smith – witnesses – Rob. Brown and Ralph Viney. Document also acknowledges repayment of mortgage signed by Joseph Potts,  Geo. Atkinson,  John Anderson and Joseph Hudson. Witness – John Marshall. Gives location of property with details of adjoining properties. Also mentions Hutchinson, Robinson, Ward.  £46

181/27 Bishopwearmouth – 1854 – Mortgage of Property by Robert Brewis (Ayres Quay, Bishop Wearmouth) to Robert  Brewis (Gallowgate, Newcastle u Tyne). Refers to acquisition of property on previous day from Ann Twentyman. Details of property Ballast Hills including adjoining streets / property owners (1 was Thomas Twentyman). Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words.  Signed / sealed by both Roberts, witnessed on reverse by William Harry Bramwell (solr  Sunderland).  £47

62/14 Bishopwearmouth – 1856 – Sale of Land by William Hill to Robert Platt. Trustees – Joseph John Wright and George Walton Wright, both of Sunderland, and Joseph Richardson of Bishopwearmouth / Stockton. 3 sheets Parchment – signed and sealed by all 5 parties. Sale of 4 plots of land upon which dwelling houses are to be erected – refers to earlier transactions and includes a plan.   £53

62/15 Bishopwearmouth – 1856 -Draft Mortgage of Property – John Burton Bolland to George Walton Wright. 2 sheets  Parchment – wax seals applied, and endorsed ‘money received’, but not signed. Also mentions Hill, Jopling, Richardson, Stafford. £37

62/18 Bishopwearmouth – 1864 – Declaration of Trust by Rebecca and Isabella Storey to secure an annuity in exchange for property. Sold to Joseph Henry Raines, Robert Humphrey, Coates Atkinson, Thomas Younger, Nathaniel Allan, William Bell, (all of Bishopwearmouth ) and Ralph Bell of Hartlepool. 3 sheets Parchment – signed and sealed by all 9 parties. Includes details of the property and Power of Reversion in the event of default of payment of the annuities. It also refers to an earlier agreement with Thomas Burn, which failed due to default of payment. Also attached, are the death certificates for Rebecca and Isabella Storey.  £62

181/29 Bishopwearmouth – 1865 – Sale of Copyhold Property in Nile Street by James Beswick (Caldercruix, Lanark) to William Glendenning (Sunderland).  Refers to 1854 Mortgage by Beswick to late Andrew Godfrey Rahn. His son Francis Henry Rahn  (Sunderland) party to agreement as current mortgagee. Details of property including adjoining streets / owners. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed James Beswick & F H Rahn.  £47

181/30 Bishopwearmouth – 1871 – Assignment of Mortgage on Property in Nile Street by Miss Sarah Adams Smith (Stoney Hills, Alnwick) to Robert Thomas Greenwell (Sunderland). Mortgage originally granted by Smith to William Glendenning in 1865.   Details of property including adjoining streets / owners. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words.  Signed / sealed William Glendenning & Sarah A Smith,  witnessed on reverse by Wm. Strother (Alnwick). £47

215/83 Carlton, Redmarshall – 1857 – Draft Letting Agreement of Carlton Farm & lands, by Mary Sarah Hutchinson (widow of Whelton) to William Pounder (Carlton). Details of rent, etc. and several conditions / covenants to be observed re maintaining, farming & vacating the lands. Very large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 written 3½ sides, some pencil notes & dusting to outer.  £25

215/84 Carlton – 1861 – Lease of Farm & lands, by Mary Sarah Hutchinson (widow of Scarborough, Yorks.) to William Mobray (Thorpe). Farm occupied by Robert Joplin. Details of large number of conditions / covenants to be observed re maintaining, farming & vacating the lands. Booklet – 8 large pages watermarked paper  written 6 sides, dusting to cover. Signed by M J Hutchinson & William Mobray, witnessed by J A Hutchinson & Thos. Bousfield.   £34

215/85 Carlton, Redmarshall – 1876 – Lease of Carlton Farm & lands, by Charles Trotter (Stockton) & Thomas Hutchinson (Howden) to William Hart (Worsall, Yorks.). Farm occupied by Eleanor Laing & John Laing.  Details of various conditions / covenants to be observed re maintaining, farming & vacating the lands. Very large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 written 3 sides. Signed by Charles Trotter, Thos. Hutchinson & William Hart, witnessed by J A Hutchinson & John H. Brace (clk to Mr Hutchinson, solr, Stockton).   £32

84/41 Durham – 1739 – Disposal of property by William Blythman Adamson (The Temple, London), son & heir of Robert Adamson (Durham), and Nicholas Lambton (New Elvett),  Robert Blakiston (Whitworth),  John Dutton (Durham),  Martin Dunn (West Auckland)  – Exors of Will of  Robert Adamson : to the Trustees – Thomas Davison (Ferry Hill) & George Smith (Burnhall) of the Marriage Settlement of John Bedford (Durham) & Alice his wife, nee Davison. Refers to the Will & Marriage Settlement, mortgage (on the ppty) & gives location by reference to adjoining properties & streets. 2 large sheets parchment – small tears & ink loss in folds, with some dusting / mould staining.  Decorative initial letter, incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed & sealed Nic Lambton, Robt Blakiston,  Jo Hutton,  Mart Dunn, Wm Blythman Adamson, John & Alice Bedford (some signatures affected by the damp).  £55

215/246 Eaglescliffe  – 1900 – Attested copy of Deed Poll (declaration) by the beneficiaries of the Will of John Fowler – in connection with the conveyance of  land at Eaglescliffe by Frank Brown, the Trustee of the Will, to Jonathan John Sanders. The beneficiaries were Mary Fowler (Scalby, late of Stockton on Tees, widow of John), James Fowler (Stockton on Tees), Mary Elizabeth Meek, widow, & Miss Jean Proud Fowler (both of Burangvilla, Columbia, South America), Alexander Farquharson Fowler (Preston), Colin Proud Fowler (Llanelly), John Johnston  Fowler (Rotheride), Hannah Fowler (Hartlepool), Isabel Davies (w/o Edgar Davies of Llanelly), Ethel Fowler & Helen Victoria Fowler (both of Scalby). Refers to 1878 acquisition of land from Thomas Anthony Swinburne, mortgages of property to Harry Chadwick, Allan Bowes Wilson & John George Wilson and Jonathan John Sanders (Stockton on Tees) sale of part of land, John Fowler’s Will – died 1888,  transfer of part of land to Jonathan John Sanders in settlement of debt.  6 large sheets watermarked paper written 5 sides, a location plan attached to the front of the document shows the lands, adjoining landowners, roads & railways. £35

181/5 Easington – 1816 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property as security for mortgage) by Thomas Laws (Easington ) to James Wood (Sunderland near the Sea) of half share interest in copyhold property & lands. the remaining half held by Michael Laws. Jane Laws (widow) had surrendered land in 1811 in trust for Thomas & Michael – Richard Jurdison (Easington then Seaton) was Trustee.   Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Tho. Laws & Rich. Jurdison , witnessed on reverse by R Stoker & Ralph Laws.  £53

62/9 Easington – 1841 – Mortgage – Hugh Dryden to Abraham Storey, Durham. 5 sheets  Parchment – signed and sealed by Hugh Dryden (1) of Haltwhistle, (2) of Lingclose, Robert Dryden, and other parties to the agreement – Hodgson and Margaret Emerson, John Leighton, James and Alice Richardson, John and Stephen Robson, Francis and Elizabeth Snaith, Benjamin Milburn Stafford. Refers to earlier documents going back to Surrender 1801 and Settlement 1838 by Simon Dryden in favour of wife and children.  £62

62/17 Easington – 1860 – Sale of Reversionary Interest in Leasehold Properties – by Ecclesiastical Commissioners to Anthony Smith, Easington, Rev. Henry George Liddell and Mary Jackson. Also party to the agreement as trustees for Smith in respect of the original Leases. 4 sheets Parchment  – signed and sealed by Smith, Liddell and Jackson with Commissioners Wafer Seal. Details original Leases, description of property, small coloured location plan and reference to Mary’s late husband, William.  £52

181/31 Easington – 1887 – Mortgage of Copyhold lands by Miss Jane Surtees (Newcastle upon Tyne) to John Charles Wilford (Sunderland) & George Henry Wilford (Brompton, North Allerton, Yorksh.). Details of Surrenders of Copyhold lands Surtees had recently acquired, held of Manors of Easington & Rectory of Easington. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed Jane Surtees. Small plan showing the location, acreages & adjoining landholders & lane, and signatures of Geo. H. Wilford, John Char. Wilford & Eph. Saunders (his clerk) on reverse of document.  £50

181/22 Felling, Jarrow – 1842 – Sale of property by John Atkinson to Robert Graham (both Low Felling). Refers to earlier mortgage of property by Atkinson to Graham. The land was originally part of hereditaments acquired by Robert William Brandling in 1840. House erected by Atkinson. Refers to Indenture of 1813 to John Brandling & others. Includes details of adjoining streets & property owners. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed John Atkinson.  £50

84/42 Gateshead – 1745 – Power of Attorney given by William Lambe (Gateshead ) to Joshua Peele (of the Liberty of the Rolles, Middx) to receive monies on his behalf.  Refers to High Court case brought by Lambe against Ralph Brandling and others. Sheet of watermarked paper, folded in 2 & written on 2 of the sides. Tear & loss of paper to folds & edge, (affecting odd letters in text, but main damage is to page with no text). Signed & sealed Wm Lambe with witnesses Jno Airey,  Rob Ellison.  Details of payments received signed Josh Peeles & Geo Wilson. [ see also 84/43 ‘Lintz’, below]   £26

181/13 Gateshead – 1829 –  Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property in Fore Street, possibly as security for mortgage) between Anderson William Haswell (Newcastle U Tyne) & Elizabeth Hewitt (Bishopwearmouth). Names former & current occupiers & adjoining property owners.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed  Anderson William Haswell witnessed on reverse by Joseph John Wright (solr Sunderland) & Henry Burden Judd? Taylor (Sunderland).  £48

173/20 Hurworth upon Tees – 1790 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by John Harrison (late Hurworth, now West Auckland) to his brother Robert Harrison (Middleton St George, Durham) of property & lands previously the Estate of Christopher Harrison (the great grandfather), then William Harrison (the grandfather), then William Harrison (the father) of John & Robert. Gives names & acreages of large number of properties & closes of land. Parchment, signed / sealed by John Harrison, witnessed on reverse by Thos. Terry & John Middleton.  £60

181/3 Hutton Henry – 1813 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) between George Hall (Bishop Wearmouth) & William Hodgson (Gilligate, Durham) of a dwelling, premises & share of the Commons, in the occupation of William Orton. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. 43

84/43 Lintz1745 – Power of Attorney given by Richard & Frances Hodgson (Lintz) as Administrators of John Hobdon to Joshua Peele (of the Liberty of the Rolles, Middx) to receive monies on their behalf.  Refers to High Court case brought by William Lambe (Gateshead ) against Ralph Brandling in which they were co defendants.  Sheet of watermarked paper, folded in 2 & written on 2 of the sides. Several small tears / holes in  folds  (but no loss of  text)- dusting to 1st page. Signed & sealed Rich Hodshon, Frances Hodshon with witnesses John Moor,  Jacob Pearson.  Details of payments received signed Josh Peele & Geo Wilson. [ see also 84/42 ‘Gateshead’, above]   £36

173/16 Monkwearmouth Shore1775 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Thomas Carr (Houghton le Spring) to Thomas Sealing (Monkwearmouth Shore). Refers to 1744 Lease by which Carr acquired the property in Wear Street. Gives location & dimensions & names adjoining property owners. Sealing able to take grant of Release during lives of William Carr & Elizabeth Sealing.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed Thos. Carr, witnessed on reverse by Smith Burke & Jos. Airey.  £53

181/28 Monkwearmouth – 1858 – Assignment of Mortgage by William Gales to Robert Reynolds (both Sunderland). Originally Mortgaged by William Lister in 1856 to Reynolds and Gales, but their business partnership had since been dissolved. Details of outstanding mortgage / interest, properties in Dame Dorothy Street, names adjoining owners / streets. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed William Gales, witnessed on reverse by Richard Thompson  (solr clk, Sunderland).  £47

215/81 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1855 – Agreement for Sale of Dwelling House, occupied by Peter Jeffrey, in Westgate Terrace by Thomas Forsyth,  John Forsyth,  William Forsyth, James Forsyth,  Andrew Forsyth, Irwin Forsyth,  and Jane & John Forster to Edward Forster. Jonathan Langstaff Forster had been party to the 1851 conveyance. Large sheet paper watermarked 1853, folded in 2 & written on 2 sides. Signed by Thomas Forsyth,   William Forsyth,  Andrew Forsyth,  John Forster & Edward Forster.  £25

215/82 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1855 – draft Abstract of Title of Devisees of Andrew Forsyth to Dwelling House in Westgate Hill Terrace. Refers to Mortgages of property in 1848 by Geo. Wilkinson to Jonathan Langstaff Forster & James Arnott   and to Newbiggin Kent (all of Newcastle).  Newbiggin’s brothers Samuel Kent (Gateshead Fell) & Benjamin Kent (Newcastle). Wilkinson agreed to sell plot of land with partly built property to Forsyth. Details location by ref to adjoining roads & owners, regulations for the building of the house and covenants on matters pertaining to it. 3 large sheets paper written 4½ sides with deletions & amendments. Slight fraying to edges & dusting.  £12

130/126 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1892 – Mortgage of house in Elsdon Road, Gosforth, Northumberland, [occupied by William Parkinson as tenant] by Henry Soden Bird to Emma Byers  (both Newcastle upon Tyne). Refers to Bird’s acquisition of the property in 1876. Details of adjoining property owners and roads. Large parchment sheet folded in 2, written 2¼ sides. Signed / sealed Henry Soden Bird,  witnessed by his clerk – Maurice Frederick Hedley (Gateshead). £36

130/42 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1893 – Transfer of mortgages on properties in Shieldfield Lane & Stoddart Street by James Mallett (Newcastle) from William  James Cox (Newcastle), as Executor of Ann Isabella Munro to  John Gill (Cullercoats, Northumberland). Refers to original mortgage to Thomas Douglas, transfer to Ann Munro & her death. Parchment. Signed & sealed by  Mallett & Cox, with witness John H Harbottle (solr’s clerk Newcastle).  £31

130/43 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1898 – Sale of properties in Shieldfield Lane & Stoddart Street by James Mallett (Newcastle) to James Lowes Wright (Gateshead), who’s agreed to sell them to Jane & Matthew Henry  McColvin (Newcastle). John Gill (Cullercoats, Northumberland), is party to agreement as mortgagee. Refers to Mallett’s original mortgage + 2 assignments, gives location, occupiers, adjoining landowners, streets.  6 page parchment booklet written on 3½ sides. Signed & sealed by Gill, Mallett & Wright, with witnesses R? S Howett & John Robt Blow (solr’s clerks).  £36

130/44 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1899 – Sale of property in Albert St by Dorothy Ann (neé Appleton / d o b given) wife of George Smith Weatherby to Eleanor & John Morland (all Newcastle). Details of inheritance from father Robert &/or John (both used in document) Appleton, location by ref to adjoining property owners / roads. Brother / sisters in law Margaret, John Thomas Lough & Jane (w/o Joseph Fothergill).  Sheet of parchment folded in 2 -written on 3 sides, signed / sealed by Dorothy, Eleanor & John, witnessed by Thos L Thornton, (solr clerk) Robert Brown jnr (Solr, Newcastle). Together with a receipt from the Town Hall in respect of the Search Fee.  £37

130/45 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1899 – Mortgage of property in Albert St by  Eleanor (w/o John Morland ) to Robert Brown.  Details of acquisition, location by ref to adjoining property owners / roads. The redemption of the Mortgage in 1906 has been added.  Sheet of parchment folded in 2 -written on 4 sides, original mortgage  signed / sealed by Eleanor & John, & Redemption signed / sealed by Elizabeth & Robert Brown, witnessed by Thos L Thornton, (solr clerk) Robert Brown jnr (Solr, Newcastle), Lily Brown (Fenham) & T A B Forster (Solr, Newcastle). £36

130/46 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1906 – Agreement for Sale of property in Albert St by  Eleanor (w/o John Morland ) to John Smith (Highbridge, Newcastle), who has agreed to transfer the benefit of the agreement to Joseph William Dobson (Gosforth, Northumberland). Location – including adjoining property owners / roads. Sheet of parchment folded in 2 -written on 1½ sides. Signed & sealed by Eleanor, Smith & witnessed by Robert Brown, Reuben Hodgson (Solrs, Newcastle).  £31

130/127 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1909 – Further Mortgage of properties in Albert St, Shieldfield, Newcastle by Trustees of the Will of Josias William Dobson deceased (Gosforth, Northumberland) to Eliza Anna Emmerson (East Layton, Yorks., then Gosforth). Refers to original 1898 Mortgage by Dobson to Frances Augusta Mary Eliza Robinson, the transfer of the Mortgage by Robinson in 1900 to Samuel McBean and the transfer in 1909 by McBean to Emmerson. Refers to Will of Josias William Dobson (died 1908) and gives full addresses of properties, adjoining streets & property owners. The document also includes the redemption of the Mortgage by the Trustees in 1915. Large parchment sheet folded in 2 , written 3 sides. The 1909 Mortgage signed / sealed by the Trustees – Joseph Finlay (Percy Main, Northumberland), John Hogarth Rodgers (Whitley Bay) and Henry Soden Bird the younger (Newcastle) & the 1915 Redemption  signed by Eliza Anna Emmerson. £40

130/128 Newcastle upon Tyne – 1915 – Redemption of Mortgage of house in Elsdon Road, Gosforth advanced by Emma Byers (formerly Jesmond, now Greenbank, Haydon Bridge) by the Trustees of the Will of Josias William Dobson (died 1908). Refers to original 1892 Mortgage by  Henry Soden Bird to Emma Byers, sale of property by Henry to Amy Bird in 1898 and sale by Amy to Josias William Dobson in 1903. Parchment sheet folded in 2, written 2½ sides. Signed / sealed  by Emma Byers witnessed by Henry Soden Bird (Newcastle). £35

62/6 Stockton – 1826 – Sale of Property – William Smith to Emanuel Hunton.   3 sheets Parchment – signed and sealed by Charles Barrett, William Christopher Hunton, Emanuel Hunton, John Lodge, Thos. Robinson, William Smith. Also signed by Geo. Gibson, Thomas Mitchinson. Refers to number of earlier Deeds, back to 1725. Also mentions – Barrett, Bursey, Butchersby, Dixon, Hutchinson, Peacock, Richardson, Smith, Wheelwright, Wilson.  £52

181/14 Stockton – 1829 – Mortgage of newly erected house & land in Albion Street by Emanuel Hunton the elder to Miss Mary Galalee (both Stockton). Names adjoining property owners (including Emanuel Hunton the younger). Other parties to the agreement were Benjamin Ord & Christopher Hunton (both Stockton, Trustees for Hunton) and George Gibson (Stockton, Trustee for Galalee).  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed Christopher Hunton, Emel. Hunton, Benj. Ord, Mary Galilee & Geo. Gibson, witnessed on reverse by R. Pulman, William Williams, Thomas Milchinson & Pearson Dunn.  £54

181/24 Stockton – 1846 – Mortgage of property [see 62/10, above] by   Edward Jackson.  to Joseph Radcliffe Wilson (both Stockton) and Thomas Newton (Carlton). Robert Thompson & Thomas Henry Faber (both Stockton) party to agreement as Trustees. Details of property in Albion Street, names adjoining owners. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Edward Jackson, Jos Wilson, Robert Thompson & T.H.Faber, witnessed on reverse by Jno. Settle.  £50

215/132 Stockton – 1898 – Estate Duty Return of Estate of Alicia Caygell (Camberwell, London). Refers to Will of her late husband William Caygell (Stockton on Tees) which named her as Celicia Caygell.  Children Mrs Mary Ann Barlow, Mrs Elizabeth Forster (Norton, Co. Durham), Thomas William Caygell, Mrs Margaret Jane Clayton, Mrs Ellen Watson & late Mrs Ann Spence [her children Charles William Spence, Elizabeth Pinder, Mary Louisa Hay & Alice Spence]. Details of properties in Howard St, Archer Place & Florence St, Stockton – which had been sold. Pre-printed form with manuscript insertions. Declaration made & signed by  Elizabeth Forster.  £25

173/1 Sunderland – 1720 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for sale of property) by Henry Lombe (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) to George Sidgwick (Sunderland) [also spelt George Sedgewick in the document]. Details of location in Lowstreet by ref to adjoining streets & property owners – occupied by Elizabeth Marley.  Attractive parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed Hen. Lombe, witnessed on reverse by Mary Thirkettle, John Harris, John Collingwood, Thomas Royall & Michl. Ellison.  £60

173/2 Sunderland – 1720 – Release  (second part of lease & release for sale of property) by Henry Lombe (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) to George Sidgwick (Sunderland) [also spelt George Sedgewick]. Details of location in Low Street by ref to adjoining streets & property owners – occupied by Elizabeth Marley widow. Refers to another piece of ground built on by Sidgwick. Property is subject to 15 yr Lease dated 1713 by Henry & late Elizabeth Lombe to Thomas Marley. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed Hen. Lombe, witnessed on reverse by Mary Thirkettle, John Harris, John Collingwood, Thomas Royall & Michl. Ellison.  £75

173/3 Sunderland – 1728 – Conveyance of property in Baynes St (previously Cassops ‘Laine’) by Hannah Cassop (w/o Robert Cassop) & eldest son David Cassop to youngest son Nicholas Cassop (all of Sunderland). Names of adjoining property owners including Hannah & David Cassop. Attractive large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, dusting to reverse, signed / sealed by Hannah, David & Nicholas Cassop, witnessed on reverse by W. Dent & John Willson.  £70

173/4 Sunderland – 1730 – Assignment of Mortgage by Mary Watkin, widow to Christopher Craggs. Original mortgage granted to Nicholas Cassop (all of Sunderland) by Mary Watkin. Details of location in Baynes Street by ref to adjoining  property holders. Attractive large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, ‘Mark‘ of Mary Watkin with red wax seal, witnessed on reverse by Ann Gibson & James Sayer.  £66

173/5 Sunderland – 1731 – Sale of property in High Street by William Witton [eldest son of Thomas Witton & grandson of  William & Eleanor Witton] to Cuthbert Jurdison (all Sunderland).  Refers to Indentures of 1655 by grandfather, 1679 by grandmother, names adjoining property owners at those dates & in 1731. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed by Wm. Witton, witnessed on reverse by John Clark & James Sayer. [see also 173/7 & 13, below]  £75

173/6 Sunderland – 1735 – Sale of property in the King’s High Street by George Beers [son of Stephen Beeres & grandson of  Martha & Edward Beeres] to John Rees. Robert Hinks  (all Sunderland) was party to agreement as he’d advanced a mortgage to Beers. Details of location of property & adjoining property owners. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed by George Beers, Martha Beers & Robert Hinks, witnessed on reverse by Chrs. Harrison & G. Hodgson.  £75

173/7 Sunderland – 1743 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Cuthbert Jurdison (Sunderland) to Thomas Scott (Seaham) of 3 new houses in High Street. Location by ref to adjoining road & property owners, details of current occupiers.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, ‘Mark‘ with wax seal of Cuthbert Jurdison, witnessed on reverse by Jn. Clark & Benj. Hodgkin.  £65

173/8 Sunderland – 1744 – Sale of property in the Wood Street by Edward Bears (Sunderland) to William & Mary Graham (Bishop Wearmouth). Details of earlier Lease 1729 by Bears to William Graham & his late wife Jane, & adjoining property owners. Large parchment sheet with embellished 1st 2 words, small natural hole in parchment, ‘mark‘ of Edward Bears with wax seal, witnessed on reverse by Chrs. Harrison & John Christon.  £72

173/9 Sunderland – 1757- Mortgage of property in the Wood Street by  Mary & Charles Champerley to Ralph Newby (all Sunderland).  Mary was widow of William Graham  (Bishops Wearmouth). Details of adjoining property owners & tenants of mortgaged property.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed by Charles Champerley with ‘mark‘ of Mary Champerley, witnessed on reverse by Frans. Blakiston & Jos Simpson. [see also 173/14, 15 & 17, below] £65

190/5 Sunderland – 1757 – Obligation Bond given by Charles Champerley to Ralph Newby.  Sheet watermarked paper, written 1 side, printed & embossed duty stamps. Part printed with manuscript details. Signed / sealed by Champerley, witnessed by Fran. Blakiston & Jos Simpson.  £42

173/10 Sunderland – 1762 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Adam Moffett to Dorothy & Robert Sparrow (all Sunderland) of a property in Baynes’s Lane. Names adjoining street & property owners / tenants.  Attractive parchment document with some dusting. Signed / sealed by Adam Moffett, witnessed on reverse by Robt. Dunn & Thos. Collin.  £152

173/13 Sunderland – 1766 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Ann Jurdison widow of Cuthbert Jurdison (Sunderland) to Thomas Baker (South Biddick) of  houses in High Street erected by Cuthbert. Location by ref to adjoining road & property owners.  Small parchment sheet signed /sealed by Ann Jurdison, witnesses on reverse include Antho. Smith. [see also 173/5 & 7, above] £52

173/14 Sunderland – 1766 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property as security for mortgage) by Ralph Newby & Charles Champerley to John Pemberton (all Sunderland) of  property in Wood Street, names past tenants as James Gilrey & Tobias Gilmer, then William Robinson & Richard Moseley, and adjoining property owners. Small parchment sheet signed / sealed by Charles Champerley & Ralph Newby, witnessed on reverse by Antho. Smith & Jos. Wright. [see also 173/9 & 190/5, above]  £52

173/15 Sunderland – 1766 – Release (being second part of lease & release for conveyance of property as security for mortgage). Property owned by Mary & Charles Champerley (Sunderland). Mary Champerley had survived her late husband William Graham. Property in Wood Street mortgaged to Ralph Newby & by this agreement re-mortgaged to John Pemberton (both Sunderland). Names past tenants as James Gilrey & Tobias Gilmer, then William Robinson & Richard Moseley, and adjoining property owners. Large attractive parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed / sealed (each with Sailing ship impression) by Charles Champerley & Ralph Newby, with ‘mark’ of Mary Champerley, witnessed on reverse by Antho. Smith & Jos. Wright. £58

171/1 Sunderland – 1767 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for sale of property) by Richard Monkhouse to Thomas Hunter. Property in Spring Garden Street – details of adjoining land / property owners, incl. Walton,  Thomas Robinson,  Matthew Stoker,  Matthew Toright (or Yoright).  Parchment with 2 small holes in attractive initial letter – signed and sealed by Monkhouse with witness signatures on reverse – R Farimone? & G Taylor.  £48

173/17 Sunderland – 1780 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property [possibly as security for assignment of existing mortgage – see 173/14 & 15 above] ) by Mary & Charles Champerley (Sunderland) and John Pemberton (Bainbridge Holme, Administrator of the Estate of John Pemberton deceased of Sunderland) and Stephen Pemberton (Newcastle upon Tyne, brother & heir of John Pemberton deceased) to Richard Hugall   (Sunderland) of  property in Wood Street, names past tenants as James Gilroy & Tobius Gilmer, then William Robinson & Richard Morley, and adjoining property owners. Small parchment sheet signed / sealed by John Pemberton, Stephen Pemerton, Charles Champerley & ‘mark‘ of Mary Champerley,  witnessed on reverse by Tho. Bailey. [see also 173/9 & 190/5, above]  £52

173/18 Sunderland – 1786 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Robert Richardson  (Sunderland) to John Reed (Harden, West Boldon). Location of property in Vine Street, names adjoining property owners. Parchment signed / sealed by Robert Richardson, witnessed on reverse by Thos. Dunn, Jos. Wright, Jno. Fenton & Jno. Wright.  £50

173/19 Sunderland – 1786 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Andrew Hancill, James Smithson, George Boyd (all Sunderland), William Wilkinson (High Buston, Northumberland) & William Hunter (Bainbridge Holme) to John Potts & Henry Hopper (both Durham & Executors of late Elizabeth Snaith of Framwelgate, Durham). Location of property in High Street, names adjoining property occupiers. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, signed / sealed by Andw. Hancill, Jas. Smithson, Geo. Boyd, William Wilkinson & Willm. Hunter, witnessed on reverse by William Harrop & Chris. Hutchinson.  £55

173/21 Sunderland – 1795 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property possibly as security for assignment of mortgage) by William Graham ( son of William Graham) & John North & Mary his wife, daughter of late Richard Hugall to George Carr (all Sunderland)  of  property in Wood Street, names past tenants as James Gilroy & Tobias Gilmer, then William Robinson & Richard Morley, then Charles Champerley & others, and adjoining property owners. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, signed / sealed by John North, Mary North, & Wm. Graham,  witnessed on reverse by Jno. Taylor & ‘mark’ of Ralph Maddison,. [see also 173/9, 14,15,17 & 190/5, above]  £53

173/22 Sunderland – 1796 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property) by Mary Thompson, widow, to Richard Thompson (both Sunderland) of half interest in properties & land in Arras Lane, formerly part of estate of late John Arras. Gives measurements of plots, occupiers include Richard Shipley & Daniel Makemirth, names adjoining property occupiers.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, signed / sealed by Mary Thompson, witnessed on reverse by J W. Taylor & John Wetherald. 2 strips of parchment have been cut from the bottom of the document, but there is no loss of text. [see below 181/2 & 10] £50

181/1 Sunderland1801 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property possibly as security for mortgage) between Charles Christton (Sunderland near the Sea), Joseph Naters (Sandyford, Northumb.) & Rev William Wilson (Wolsingham). The property comprises house, garden, stable & brewhouse in High Street, names adjoining property owners – 1 of which is James Wilson.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed  Chas. Christton, witnessed on reverse by Edw. Hinde (Notary Public, Sunderland) & John P Kidson (his clerk).  £48

181/2 Sunderland1810 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property possibly as security for mortgage) between Richard Thompson (Sunderland near the Sea), and Thomas Horn the elder & Thomas Horn the younger (both Bishopwearmouth) of a half interest in a number of properties and land in Arras Lane, formerly part of the estate of John Arras. Occupiers include Mary Thompson, Elizabeth Sandle, Elizabeth Petty, Richard Shipley & Daniel Makemirth. Includes size of some plots, names adjoining property occupiers including George Thompson the younger. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Richard Thompson, witnessed on reverse by Nick Laws & Robt. Stafford. [see also 173/22 & 181/10] £52

181/6 Sunderland1818 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property possibly as security for mortgage) by Robert Gowland (Sunderland) to Robert Davidson (Bishopwearmouth). Gives location of property in Wood Street (or Swine Alley) which had been used as 2 dwellings, plot measurements & occupiers of adjoining properties.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Robert Gowland, witnessed on reverse by J. N. Davidson & H. Davidson.  £50

181/10 Sunderland1826 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property as security for mortgage) between Richard Thompson, and Cuthbert Hall (both Sunderland near the Sea)  of a half interest in a number of properties  in Arras Lane, formerly part of the estate of John Arras. Occupiers include Mary Thompson,  Richard Shipley & Daniel Makemirth. Includes size of some plots, names adjoining property occupiers. Large parchment sheet with slight staining & dusting. Signed / sealed Richard Thompson, witnessed on reverse by R. Preston, Archer Ward Gregson & J. Codling. [see also 173/22 & 181/2] £48

181/11 Sunderland1826 – Release  (being second part of lease & release for conveyance of property as security for mortgage) between Richard Thompson, and Cuthbert Hall (both Sunderland near the Sea)  of a half interest in a number of properties  in Arras Lane, formerly part of the estate of John Arras. Occupiers include Mary Thompson,  Richard Shipley & Daniel Makemirth. Includes size of some plots, names adjoining property occupiers. Large parchment sheet with small area of damp staining resulting in creasing & loss of few letters of text & dusting, decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed Richard Thompson, witnessed on reverse by R. Preston, Archer Ward Gregson & J. Codling. [see also 173/22 & 181/2 & 10, above] £44

181/12 Sunderland1828 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property possibly as security for mortgage) between James Burnett (late Sunderland, now Bishopwearmouth) and Joseph John Wright (Bishopwearmouth). Mentions 1814 Deed by which Burnett acquired the Copyhold land & messuage in Hoggs Lane  from Thomas Ellerby (Bishopwearmouth) – occupied by William Snowdon. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms, dusting to reverse. Signed / sealed by James Burnett & Joseph John Wright, witnessed on reverse by John Sharp & John Tomlinson. £46

181/17 Sunderland1835 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of 2 houses erected by Cuthbert Jurdison in High Street  possibly as security for mortgage) by daughters of Ann & John Railton  to Robert Richardson (all Bishopwearmouth). The daughters were Ann (w/o Edward Gallon of Newcastle u Tyne) & Eleanor Thompson (w/o George Bullerwell of Easington) [spelt George Butterwell in document]. Past & present occupiers named – John Gee & George Whitfield, refers to 1789 Deed by which the Railtons acquired the properties. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words – signed and sealed by Edw. Gallon, Ann Gallon, George Bullerwell, Eleanor Bullerwell, witnessed on reverse by Edw Hinde (sol Bishopwearmouth) & Andw. Kirkbridge (his clk).  £50

181/18 Sunderland1836 – Lease for a year (being first part of lease & release for conveyance of property in High Street  possibly as security for assignment of mortgage) by Robert Richardson (Bishop Wearmouth) & George Bullerwell (wife Eleanor Thompson,  of Easington) to Joseph Spence (Bishop Wearmouth), Francis Gray & John Teasdale (both of  Sunderland). Refers to Indenture of 1835, occupiers named – John Gee & George Whitfield, and adjoining property occupiers. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, signed and sealed Rob. Richardson &  George Bullerwell, witnessed on reverse by Joseph John Wright (sol Sunderland) & Geo. Walton Wright (his clk).  £47

62/20 Sunderland1881 – Sale of Property by Trustees of William Jackson Johnson (a Bankrupt), to Waverley Brewery, Edinburgh – James Jamieson and William Jenkinson. Property was subject to a Mortgage from Sunderland Thirteenth Working Mans Building Society.  2 sheets  Parchment – signed and sealed by Edmund Nichols, Robert Henderson, John Henry Isitt (all members of the Bankruptcy Committee) and James Jamieson and William Jenkinson. Includes the large wax seal of the Building Society and signature of Alexander Prosser, Chairman. It refers to earlier Indenture, Mortgage and Bankruptcy proceedings.   £47

84/170 Sunderland1886 – Lease of Aspen Lodge, Harrow, Middx by Letitia Beaulieu Lumley (Bath) widow,  Admiral William Ellis (Bath) & Robert Keate Alves Ellis (Sunderland)  -for details see Middlesex page – Property – Harrow on the Hill – 1886 

Wills, etc

50/7 Boardman, Ann – Bishop Wearmouth – 1839  Letters of Administration – granted to one of her creditors, Christopher Bramwell, Sunderland. £10

50/3 Bootflower, John – Sunderland – 1810  Probated copy of Will – parchment – names 3 children. £26

215/86 Bowser, Elizabeth (widow) – Stockton – 1895 Attested copy of  Will & Codicils – son Richard Titus Bowser (Stockton ), daughters Dorothy Jane (w/o Joseph George Lawson (Stockton ) – their daughters Elizabeth Annie Lawson & Sarah Jane Lawson), & late Betsy (w/o Joseph Callendar of Stockton & her “reputed” son Timothy Frederick Bowser / Callender). Personal bequests made. Refers to freehold property owned in Stockton, including the ‘Ropery Hotel‘. 1 of the original Exors was William Bowser (Stockton) – died before Elizabeth. 6 page booklet of paper watermarked 1888, written 4½ sides. Attested  by signatures of Henry Atkinson & Wm. R. Elerat (clks, Stockton on Tees).  £18

53/13 Carr, George – Sunderland – 1797  Letters of Administration – parchment -wife Jane. £14

53/15 Cockburn, Jane – Sunderland – 1836  Original Will – paper – names daughter, Ann – gives details of interest in property. £40

53/14 Davison, John – Bishop Wearmouth – 1819  Probated copy of Will – parchment – names first wife [nee Burns], son and daughter, current wife, brother and a number of Davisons and Burns – details of Marriage Settlement, first wife’s Will and Business Interests. £40

50/8 Ferguson, Ann, widow – Sunderland – 1849  Original Will – paper – names son and daughter [Gowland]. £40

98/33 Gibson, Rev. Marsden – Newcastle u Tyne – 1882 – for details see Lancashire page (Nicholas W Gibson)

215/61 Little, William – Durham – dated 1880 Release signed by beneficiaries of an estate:- includes William – for full details of this document listing extensive family names, please see my Cumberland page – Wills – Lightfoot, Margaret – Moorhouse, Wigton

50/9 Marrs, Harding – Sunderland – 1893  Letters of Administration – sister Jane Elizabeth Penrith. £7

50/4 Mather, William – Bishop Wearmouth – dated 1830   Original Will – 2 sides paper watermarked 1828 – beneficiary, Jane, wife of John Fleming (Bishopwearmouth). ‘Mark’ & seal of William Mather. £38

211/6 Maynard, Thomas – Durham – 1811 Office copy of extract from Will – wife Isabella, mentions Fee Farm Rents purchased from Duke of Leeds.  Paper sheet watermarked 1826 folded in 2 & written on 2 sides, signed by John Burrell (Dep Regr). Contains very limited information, including when & where proved.  £7

215/78 Moor, Isabella – Stockton – 1832 Attested copy of  Will & Codicil – beneficiaries – servant Margaret Hare, Elizabeth Barnes & Jane Middleton (both widows of Stockton), Margaret (w/o John Chapman of Norton), Mary Laidler, Jane Newham & Ann Newham (d/o Robert Newham of Stockton), Mary (d/o George Robinson of Barton, Yorks.), Jane Pearson (Alms House, Stockton). Properties in Stockton, personal bequests. 3 sheets watermarked paper written 2½ sides, ink & embossed duty stamps. Certified / signed by Thos. Other & James Scott.  £24

215/80 Potter, James – Stockton – 1837 Copy (made 1839) of  Will – children Mary Potter, Elizabeth Stovy / Story, Henry Potter & William Potter. Properties in Stockton. 3 large sheets paper watermarked 1838, written 2 sides, tiny splits in folds.  £22

215/61 Sewell, Valentine – Gateshead – dated 1880 Release signed by beneficiaries of an estate:- includes Valentine – for full details of this document listing extensive family names, please see my Cumberland page – Wills – Lightfoot, Margaret – Moorhouse, Wigton

50/6 Smith, Joseph – Monk Wearmouth Shore – 1837  Letters of Administration – name John and George Oliver, cousins germain. £8

50/10 Smith, Ralph – Sunderland – 1898  Letters of Administration – wife Isabella. £7

215/87 Spence, Miss Alice – Norton – 1902 Letters of Administration – father Andrew Spence. Watermarked sheet with wafer seal attached.  £4

215/79 Starkey, Elizabeth (widow) – Stockton – dated 1836 Copy of Will – brother in law James Starkey (Higher Whitley, Chesh. his daughter Elizabeth), cousins William Smith [ children Dorothy Smith (Stockton), William Smith (Stockton then South Shields),  Ann Smith ], Robert  Smith [son Thomas Smith], late cousin Francis Smith, Dorothy Bayley (nee Ayrey, her son William Rutter Bayley). NB William Bayley of Stockton named as Executor. Servant Elizabeth Robson, James Johnson of Norton (s/o former servant Robert Johnson).  Refers to properties in Stockton, Norton, Darlington, Seaton Carew & Stranton – includes some details from whom properties acquired, and their tenants, also 3 Pews in Stockton Parish Church. 12 large pages watermarked paper written 11 sides, pencil notes throughout, dusting to cover.  £25

118/11 Surtees, Robert – Redworth House, Durham – 1857 Contemporary copy of Will – names wife Anne H, sons Robert L,  Henry E,  Charles F,  daughter Margaret C. Also refers to Settlement on marriage with childrens’ late mother, sister in law Mrs Colonel Bell, brother in law Joseph Cookson. Property – Hurworth, Hamsterley, & Torquay (Devon). 15 sheets of paper watermarked 1858/59. £22

50/5 Tebay, Richard – Monk Wearmouth – 1832  Probated copy of Will – parchment – names wife. £25

53/16 Thompson, William Brown Hopper – Sunderland – 1897  Probated copy of Will – parchment – names wife, children not named. £22

118/10 Wilkinson, Thomas – Neasham Abbey, Hurworth – 1856 Attested copy of Will – names wife Anne C, son Thomas Loyzelure, other children not named. Lands in various parishes in Durham & Yorks. Written on 6 sheets paper – watermarked 1872 – embossed & ink duty stamps. Signed by James Harris & Wm Stainton (solr clerks, Darlington)  £25