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[Adams document]  List of Intended Bequests by Thomas Adams
This early 19th century list of approx 50 planned bequests includes several of 1000 and one of 2000.  They are a mix of family and philanthropic, all of them crossed through in 1809 'All the inclosed were struck out by me and I would have burnt the paper but I kept it as a guide to my future disposition.'.  (ref 332/20)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Archbold document]  Probated Will
This is the probated copy of the 1767 will of Ralph Archbold of Narrowgate, Alnwick, who died the same year.  In the will he mentions his wife Elizabeth, their widowed daughter and her two sons.  The will goes into some detail about who gets what, even down to his teapot and coffee pot.  Manuscript on parchment, rather grubby with age on the outside (as folded) but clean on the inside.  (ref 503/18)  18.00 post-free  Not for export

[Barber document]  Sale Handbill - Household Furniture of William Barber
Very early (1817) printed handbill announcing the sale - to be held in Alnwick Town Hall - of 'all the household furniture belonging to William Barber of Belford'.  The furniture is only very briefly listed.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 133/24)  25.00  UK post-free

[Bell document]  Sworn Statement
This 1767 statement, signed by William Bell (servant to Newcastle upon Tyne innkeeper Ralph Steel) concerns a firkin of butter left temporarily with Mary Steel, and which appeared to have been stolen from a Thomas Bell.  Manuscript on paper, some old creases which will need careful flattening, approx 8"x13", bears the signature William Bell.  (ref 128/34) 
18.00 post-free  Not for export

[Clarke of Whittingham document]  Authority to Seize Goods
This is probably a solicitor's office copy of an 1841 court order issued on John Clarke of Little Ryle and Carsley House Farms, Whittingham, to seize property to the value of a whopping 739 in unpaid rents.  Manuscript entries on printed form, size approx 6"x8", old folds but clean.  (ref 247/1)  10.00

[Forrest document]  Removal Order etc
On the last day of 1852 an order was obtained by the churchwardens and overseers of Doxford for the removal of James and Mary Forrest (both in their 70s) to Alnwick.  The Order is accompanied by a certificate to the effect that James and Mary had become chargeable to Doxford, and there's also a fairly lengthy statement as to why the couple ought to be removed to Alnwick (this contains some useful background material, particularly on James) dated January 1853.  On the outside (as folded) of the group is the cold statement 'Del[ivere]d these paupers to the Overseers of Alnwick by leaving them at the Workhouse this 12 Feby 1853'.  The timing of the instigation of the proceedings by Doxford - Christmas Eve 1852 - makes the story all the more poignant.   Quite unusual to have all three documents together - normally only the removal order survives.  The three items (ref 249/2)  40.00  post-free
Not for export

[Gilhome document]  Sale Poster - Goods of Matthew Gilhome
Printed poster for the 1848 sale of the goods of the (we infer) bankrupt farmer or smallholder (and evidently local miller) Matthew Gilhome.  Size approx 11"x18", fairly heavy offsetting but quite possibly unique.  The sale was held at Lucker Mill in the parish of Bamburgh.  (ref 133/16)  22.50 UK post-free

[Hall document]  Sale Poster - Household Furniture
Printed poster for the 1882 sale of household effects of Henry Hall, the sale to take place 'in front of his shop door' in Wooler.  Size approx 11"x15", nice and clean.  (ref 133/17)  18.00  UK post-free

[Jefferson document]  Copy will - George Jefferson
An undated but early copy of the 1804 will of George Jefferson of Newcastle Upon Tyne.  It mentions his wife Frances and several relatives - Blades, Fairbairn and Fowler.  Manuscript on 3 sides, quite grubby as folded but the text inside is nice and clean.  (ref 7725)  12.50 post-free 
Not for export

[Kennedy/Kennyday papers]  2 Small papers concerning Alexander Kennyday/Kennedy
These small papers clearly relate to the same man, but the surname has been spelled in different ways by different writers.  Between them they relate that this 81 year old Doxford pauper was born in Leith and his mother was born Jane Gilchrist.   The pair (one is very grubby) (ref 249/3)  8.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Lillie document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1818 sale of all the furniture of Robert Lillie the younger, an Alnwick tailor, the 3-day sale being held at Alnwick Town Hall.  Size approx 7"x8".  (ref 87/21)  18.00 UK post-free

[Marriott document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising the 1855 sale of all the household goods and stock-in-trade of George Marriott of Alnwick.  Reading between the lines he must have owed quite a bit of money to warrant such drastic action.  Size approx 11"x18", printed on one side only so suitable for framing.  Nice condition.  (ref 109/10)  18.00 UK post-free

[Mattison documents]  Deeds to Property in Bondgate, Alnwick
An abstract of title, undated but approx 1845 provides details of transactions going back to 1759 when blacksmith John Mattison bought (for 44) 'all that messuage burgage or tenement...situate standing and being in.....Bondgate.....'.   The abstract goes on to relate how the property devolved to the related Thirlwalls in about 1809.  Accompanying the abstract are the original deeds of lease (for possession) and release of 1759 [these are not signed by John Mattison as he was the transferee rather than the transferor], an 1807 deed in settlement of a dispute between Luke and William Mattison, and an 1843 conveyance of the property by John Thirlwall to Luke Hindmarsh, who we infer from all the documentation was a relative.  To complete this useful family group is what appears to be an office copy of the 1803 will of Mary Mattison, presumably one of the two daughters of John Mattison.  All 6 documents are in manuscript; the abstract and the copy will are on paper and the other 4 items are on parchment.  Vital primary evidence all family historians strive for - almost makes you want to be a Mattison.  The group (ref 242/1)  45.00  post-free 
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[for earlier deeds on this property in Bondgate without the Tower, see Turner below]

[Middlemass document]  Sale of Farm Stock
Printed particulars for the 1850 sale of live- and dead-stock 'which belonged to the late Mr John Middlemass'. Size approx 11"x18", a fair amount of offsetting due to long term storage folded in two, small piece mussing from right hand edge, though not affecting text.  (ref 151/14)  20.00 post-free   Not for export

[Moffat document]  Sale Handbill
Printed handbill for the 1820 sale 'under a distress for rent' of  'all the stock and crop belonging to Mr John Moffat' of Beanley South Side Farm.  A small paper attached implies the rent arrears were in excess of 500 - a considerable amount in 1820.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 151/25)  18.00 UK post-free
Evidently the proceeds from this sale wasn't enough to settle the rent arrears - see 151/16 listed under Eglingham below.

Early History of the Family of Morwick
Sir A M Oliver, 1935. Pp263-276 offprint of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Printed card covers, some mild foxing. Concerns the family in the 12th & 13th centuries. 5.00 UK post-free

[Nichol documents]  Settlement Examination/Removal order etc - Jane Nichol & children
Examined at Alnwick in 1846, Jane Nichol had become resident in Amble in the parish of Warkworth.  She related when and where  her late husband was killed at work 3 years previous.  An order was issued for the removal of her and her children to West Chevington.  These would appear to be office copies, with all the detail filled in but not signed or sealed by the JP officials.  Manuscript entries on printed paper proformas, clean and in good condition.  (ref 3406)  38.00  post-free   Not for export

[Perigal document]  Sale Poster - Effects of Lewis Perigal Esq
A reasonably early (1855) printed poster which briefly lists furniture, linen, china and other effects - and a final paragraph stresses the 'furniture is of a superior class and has been in use for a few months only'.  Some offsetting due to having been folded for many years.  (ref 133/12)  20.00  UK post free

[Ross of Whittingham documents]  Court Summons
Two very interesting 1842 documents to do with the prosecution [under the Mutiny Act]  of Daniel Ross, the landlord of the Bridge of Aln, for refusing to billet a soldier and 3 horses of the 6th Regiment of Dragoons (The Inniskillen Dragoons).  The two documents tell very much the same background story, but they obviously belong together as a pair.  One of the documents gives authority to the Broome Park Constable to haul up Daniel Ross in front of local JP Ralph Carr.  In those days the law moved swiftly - the 'offence' took place on 24th May, and the case was heard and dismissed the following day.  (ref 247/2)  20.00 post-free  Not for export

Scott Bastardy Order
A rare item on the market is this January 1825 Order by the Overseers of Longbenton that the (named) father of Ann Scott's recently born daughter should pay them 1/6d a week for as long as the child was chargeable to the parish.  Single paper sheet, a printed form with manuscript insertions.  (ref 3404)  35.00 post-free  Not for export

Simpson Removal Order
This Order, dating from 1857, was issued by the overseers of the township of Beadnell to their counterparts in Alnwick to the effect that they intended to remove Isabella Simpson back to Alnwick, where she'd gained settlement about 50 years previous.  3pp printed form with manuscript insertions, multifolded but clean.  (ref 5521)  40.00 post-free 
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[Smith Family of Haltwhistle]  Family Research Papers
A folder of letters, lists, pedigrees etc including research carried out in the early 1940s by Phillimore & Co.  The family's associations with Haltwhistle appear to commence in the mid-1700s - before that they were in Alston, Cumberland.   Apparently the Smiths were Wesleyans;  there is also mention of a marriage at Gretna Green.  The paperwork includes letters from the Haltwhistle vicar Rev Robert Watson, a single marriage certificate - that of Robert Smith to Martha Cook in 1856 - and correspondence with family members inc Bruce Fenwick Smith of Benton and Douglas Smith of Haltwhistle.  A very useful accumulation of papers which must surely throw new light on the history of this family.  (ref 3344)  55.00 post-free
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[Stamp document]  Sale Handbill
Early printed handbill for the 1819 sale of farm stock and 'all the household furniture' [briefly listed] of Edward Stamp of Denwick Water Side Farm.  Size approx 7"x11".  (ref 151/24)  20.00 UK post-free

[Steel document]  Sworn Statement
This 1767 statement, signed by Mary Steel (wife of Newcastle upon Tyne innkeeper Ralph) concerns a firkin of butter allegedly left with her by 'Harbottle the Carlisle carrier' for safe keeping which turned out to have been stolen from Thomas Bell.  Manuscript on paper, approx 8"x13", bears the clear signature Mary Steel.  (ref 128/33) 
18.00  post-free  Not for export

[Turner documents]  Group of 17th Century Deeds to Property in Bondgate, Alnwick
Four parchment deeds which between them relate how in 1658 James Turner bought (for 30) All that....burgage or tenement with the appurtenances .....situate sett standing & being in in Alnwicke in a street there called Bongatt without the Tower on the South side of the same.....'.  Shortly afterwards, James signed a bond for 34 in favour of George Turner.  In 1665 (someone has pencilled 1675 on the outside of the deed but it is clearly 1665) James Turner sold the house to George Turner, who in 1668 sold it on to Lancelott Strother.  We haven't read all through the deeds but there seems to be no clue as to the relationship between James and George Turner.  These four deeds (ref 242/2) are on offer for 110.00
post-free  Not for export
This group of deeds is linked to the Mattison deeds [qv] by the brief mention of Lancelott Strother above and his apparent descendant  Jane Strother who sold the property to John Mattison 90 years later.  There's nothing else on the Strothers in either of these two groups of deeds other than the fact that Jane Strother [even though she was a widow] was the grand-daughter of John Strother.

Wardle/Tate/Earsdon/Rand Family Archive
A bundle of letters, pedigrees and family papers.  Widow Ann Tate of Framlington died in November 1825.  The principal beneficiaries of her will seem to have been the Rand family.  In other papers we read that 'Ann Tate was [born] a Wardle - a love begot child of George Wardle'  NB elsewhere is stated the father was John Wardle.  Later papers show there were related Earsdons, and so the whole collection relates to one inter-related family.  A fascinating century-old archive which details the family throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and which will provide hours of study.  35 items in all.  (ref 5456)  60.00 post-free  Not for export

[Wood document]  Table of Heirs of Robert Wood
This manuscript table, drawn up in 1813, shows that Robert Wood's heirs were all on his mother's (Mary, nee Wrangham] side.  The only clue as to when Robert Wood was alive is his grandson George Wood who died in 1803.  Surnames featured include Chambers, Smith and Whitfield.  With the Robert Wood document comes the draft copy of a letter regarding a George Wood though we can't tell if it's the same George Wood who died in 1803.  Paper, approx 8"x13".  (ref 332/21)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

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[Acklington document]  Rent Bond - Haystack Hill Farm
A contemporary copy of an 1831 bond, the original of which would have been signed by Thomas Appleby.  With the document comes a copy of the relevant tenancy agreement.  (ref 271/11) 
12.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Alnmouth document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1821 sale of all the stock and crop of Marsden House Farm belonging to Mr Nairn.  Size approx 7"x8" and would look good in a frame.  (ref 87/20)  18.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Property Sale Poster
Large [approx 17"x22"] printed poster announcing the 1891 sale of 2 adjoining houses in Lisburn Street, one occupied by James Brown, the other by Thomas Cockburn [by looking up the 1891 census you should be able to pinpoint exactly which houses they were].  Given the age, quite nice condition.  Folded into 4, though previously multifoldfed.  (ref 7716)  17.50 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster - Properties in Duke Street and Bridge Street
Printed particulars for the 1913 sale of No's 2, 6, 22 and 25 Duke Street and No's 15, 17 and 18 Bridge Street, apparently all being sold on behalf of the Duke of Northumberland.  This particular copy was used at the sale to record hammer prices and purchasers.  (ref 7731)  12.50 UK post-free

[Alnwick documents]  Papers Concerning The Angel Inn and Brewery
These premises in Fenkle Street came up for auction in 1869.  The paperwork includes an abstract of title drawn up in 1850 which provides details of owners going back to 1816 when innkeeper Edward Cumings acquired this old burgage plot 'formerly used as a cock pit....' for 1005.  From this point on the property became heavily mortgaged.  These details are supplemented by a schedule of title deeds which provides very brief details (names only) of successive owners from 1718.  The papers also include two very dilapidated copies of a poster printed for the 1869, and another for an 1874 sale (this particular poster is to be found incorporated in a handwritten set of sale conditions).  The paperwork spans the period from the 1850 to the 1870s and includes a lot of day to day paperwork especially from the mid-1870s.  Included with the Angel in the 1869 sale was a house on a burgage plot in Clayport Street, and some of the paperwork - including an 1836 abstract of title giving details back to 1753 - relates to this property.  There seems no obvious link in ownership between the Fenkle Street and Clayport street properties and it may just a co-incidence that they happened to be put up for sale at about the same time and for convenience appeared on the same auction posters.  In all there are a couple of dozen decent-sized documents together with well over 40 minor ones - the total weight of paper is about 1.6kg.  All in all a very interesting local history collection throwing much light on a couple of Alnwick's former burgage plots.  The collection (ref 1011)  90.00
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[Alnwick document]  Programme of Order of Procession for the Arrival of Earl & Countess Percy
Printed single sheet produced for the 18th May 1869 visit, starting from Bilton, then through the Castle, along Barneyside and through the gateway in Denwick Lane.  Surprisingly good condition.  (ref 522/1)  8.00
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[Alnwick document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1818 sale of a shop/house in the Market Place occupied by linen draper Thomas Riddell.  Size approx 7"x9", ideal for framing.  (ref 87/15)  18.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1820 sale of all the furniture and other goods of the late Miss Falder, the sale to take place at her house in Bondgate Street.  Size approx 7"x9" so good for framing.  (ref 87/17)  18.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1822 sale of a house in Fenkle Street belonging to William Milburn but occupied by gardener Mr Crozer and straw hat manufacturer Miss Gladstains and others not named.  Some offsetting but quite possibly unique.   Size approx 7"x8".  (ref 87/19)  18.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1824 sale of two houses on the North side of Bondgate Street, occupied by Mrs Burrell and Mrs Lisle, the sale to be held at The White Swan.  Size approx 7"x8".  (ref 87/22)  20.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Handbill
Printed handbill concerning the 1830 sale of all the household furnishings etc of the late Mrs Selby who lived near Bondgate Tower.  Size approx 8"x11".  (ref 109/19)  15.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster
This little printed poster announces the 1835 sale of animals and farming equipment at The Pasture.  Size approx 7"x6".  (ref 109/16)  6.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Tenancy Agreement - East Cawledge Park Farm
This is the draft copy of an 1830 agreement involving Thomas Moffitt.  Printed form with manuscript insertions.  (ref 271/12)  12.00 post free  Not for export

[Alnwick documents]  Letters concerning Rent Unpaid
These papers are subsequent to an 1835 rental agreement involving William Baird and Edward A Carr in which they stood as guarantors for John R Warren.  On offer here are a letter signed by William Baird in which he withdraws his surety, a letter signed by both William Baird and Edward A Carr saying how they'd been let down by John R Warren, and a reply to the Commissioners of the Duke of Northumberland (the landlord) presumably from his solicitor.  The three letters (ref 109/14)  12.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick documents]  Final Concords
A non-matching pair of final concords featuring a transfer of land between Ralph Elder and John & Eleanor Wilson in 1783.  Both parties should have held one 'half' but the fact that the two halves don't marry up may explain why they are together.  Manuscript on parchment (ref 503/16)  6.00 post-free  Not for export

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster - Shop/House in Pottergate Street
Printed poster for the 1883 sale held in the Town Hall.  Fairly large poster, some offsetting resulting from having been folded long term.  Interestingly the poster appears to show on the back the bidding progression starting from an initial 100 and rising to 200 at which point the bidding failed to reach the 280 reserve.  Size approx 15"x20".  (ref 133/10)  22.50 UK post free

A second copy.  This copy doesn't have anywhere near the amount of offsetting, although there's a 3" tear at the top with a minute loss of paper.  It doesn't have the bidding progression on the back which makes it a much better prospect for framing.  (ref 133/11)  22.50 UK post free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster - Clayport Street
Printed poster for the 1872 sale at the Star Inn of three freehold houses.  The three owners are shown as Michael Swan, Michael Davison and Mrs Hedley, and the various sitting tenants are shown to be (and most forenames are given) Douglass, Ragan, Kelly, Knox, Skelly (although Thomas Skelly could well be a mis-hearing of Thomas Kelly), Ross, Henderson, Hume, Rogerson and Brown.  Handy size (approx 11"x17") for framing.  Tiny hole in old fold.  (ref 133/14)  20.00  UK post-free

Another Copy - without the tiny hole but with a long-term fold at the very foot of the poster.  The worst of this can be corrected but not entirely we think.  (ref 133/15)  20.00

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster - Public House and Brewery
Printed poster for the 1863 sale of the Nags Head Inn, Clayport Street, the sale a consequence of owner William Dunn leaving the Nags Head and moving to the Blue Bell Hotel in Belford.  Size approx 11"x18", offsetting, dogeared and quite worn at top & tail, part of an old fold is almost worn through so unfold with great care.  (ref 133/18)  18.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster - Property in Bondgate Street
Printed poster for the 1856 sale of unidentified 'shops, dwelling houses, public house, garden, workshop and other premises' now or hitherto in the several occupations of Mr Pape, Mr T S Patterson, Mrs Tate, Mr James Nesbitt and Mr William Modral.  The properties are described as being nearly opposite the White Swan Hotel.  Size approx 10"x12".  (ref 133/19)  18.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Poster
Printed particulars for the 1829 sale of a house in Bailiffgate Street occupied by Samuel Ferguson and others (not named) and a newly built house in Canongate Street occupied by Joseph Scott and others together with an adjoining house - occupiers not named.  Nice early poster, size approx 9"x11".  (ref 133/21)  30.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Inn Sale Handbill - Cannongate Street
Very early (1817) printed handbill announcing the sale of the Sign of the Crown and Glove on the premises occupied by licensee George Brown, an adjoining house occupied by Adam Stevenson and a nearby house occupied by John Dow and others.  Size approx 7"x8", paper watermarked 1814.  (ref 133/28=)  25.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Furniture Sale Handbill - Heckley Grange
Very early (1819) printed handbill announcing the sale of 'all the household furniture belonging to the Misses Younghusband' which is only very briefly detailed.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 133/22)  25.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Handbill - House in Clayport Street
Very early (1822) printed handbill announcing the sale of a property on the South side of Clayport Street occupied by 'Mrs Sheriff, Mr Robson and others'.  Watermarked 1819, size approx 7"x9".  (ref 133/23)  25.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Property Sale Handbill
Very early (1815) printed handbill announcing a lease sale held at Alnwick Town Hall of a shop on the South side of Town Hall Passage (occupied by William Cook) and a piece of ground on the North side of Clayport Street, commonly called the Freeman's Rig occupied by George Turner.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 133/25)  25.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Auction Sale Handbill
Small printed handbill (approx 7"x6") announcing the sale of various goods 'brought from Charlton Hall'.  The goods are only very briefly listed.  (ref 133/26)  15.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Sale Handbill - House in Clayport Street
Small (approx 7"x6") printed handbill announcing the 1816 sale of a small house occupied by Thomas Strafford.  (ref 133/27)  15.00  UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Printed Handbill
A very early [1806] handbill announcing an auction to be held at Alnwick Town Hall for a 12 year lease on the 42 acre Intake Farm and a 13 acre field called Herd's Close, both of them described as being 'near the town of Alnwick'.  A remarkable survival - quite possibly unique - and in nice clean condition.  (ref 151/23)  28.00 UK post-free

[Alnwick document]  Valuation of Materials of Clayport Tower - the Lead Excepted
Clayport Tower was one of the ancient gateways into Alnwick.  This little [approx 8"x4"] piece of paper records the tower was reduced to 1340 yards of stone & hardcore, much of which appears to have been dumped at the foot of Clayport Bank.  Only three amounts were assessed - the value of the stone, the value of oak beams and windows, and a value credited for the material (described as rubbish but presumably rubble and old mortar etc) deposited at Clayport Bank.  It doesn't say what happened to the lead or what it was worth.  A small but significant scrap of paper dating from 1802. (ref 332/22)  12.50 post-free  Not for export

[Alnwick Union]  List of Guardians of the Poor
Printed poster announcing the results of the 1850 election of guardians for each of the parishes and townships comprising Alnwick Union - 7 for Alnwick itself and 50 or so others for the surrounding countryside.  Size approx 11"x17" and eminently suitable for framing.  By all means email to check if you think your ancestor might have been one of the elected guardians - a good many of them were local farmers.  A couple of small tears but still in nice condition.  (ref 249/4)   25.00 UK post-free

Alnwick PCC Minute book 1926-1947
This is the original book, written in manuscript throughout, and though the minutes are largely taken up with recording attendances & changes of  committee members and appointments of  churchwardens,  there's still plenty of minutiae for the local historian.  Unpaginated but about an inch thick.  (ref 3202)  75.00 and definitely Not for export

[Amble document]  Sale Poster - Houses in Coquet Leases
Printed poster announcing the 1863 sale of two houses 'situated in Coquet Leases adjoining Warkworth Harbour', one occupied by George Pringle and David Wilson, the other by William Johnson and J Moffat.  Size approx 9"x11", extensive offsetting due to having been stored folded for 150-odd years.  A relatively early poster printed on relatively low grade paper - understandable as it wasn't meant to last more than a couple of weeks.  6 copies are available (refs 7701-7706) at 15.00 each UK post-free.  Those with the less serious offsetting will be sold first.

[Beanley document]  Sale Handbill
Small poster announcing the 1820 sale of all the stock and crop of John Moffat of Beanley South Side Farm 'under a distress for rent'.  Size just 7"x8".  (ref 109/20) 
12.00 UK post-free

[Bickerton document]  Mortgage Transfer
This 1792 deed records the payment of 800 by Robert Dand of Gloster Hill [then in the parish of Warkworth] to take over a mortgage owed by William Forster of Bickerton on 'All those two messuages tenements or farmholds situate lying and being in Bickerton in the parish of Rothbury...'.   Although the deed is of interest to Forster researchers it bears no Forster signature.  It does, however, bear the clear signature of Robert Dand and the marks of his two witnesses Robert Dand junior and Sarah Dand (though the slight difference in the handwriting style of these two names may suggest they are signatures after all - but that is for the researcher to decide.  Manuscript on single parchment sheet, grubby with age but in good condition.  (ref 503/15)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Birling document]  Sale Poster
Small printed poster announcing the 1840 sale of 'all the farming stock and crop' of R Womphrey of Helsay Farm.  Size approx 7"x9".  Given the age, condition is quite good.  (ref 109/11)  12.00 UK post-free

[Boulmer document]  Property Sale Poster - 3 Acre Field
Printed poster for this 1854 sale, the field described as being 'Bounded by the lane leading from Longhoughton to Boulmer on the North and by the lane leading from Boulmer to Seaton Barns on the East'.  Size approx 9"x11".  (ref 151/19)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Brockdam document]  Sale Poster
Small printed poster for the 1827 sale of farming stock of Robert Potts.  Size approx 7"x6".  A quite early poster that has survived well despite a couple of minor holes.  (ref 109/17) 
10.00 UK post-free

[Chatton document]  Rent Bond - Land, Moors, Colliery and Quarry
A contemporary copy of an 1831 bond involving Elizabeth Pratt of Bells Hill.  As well as Chatton Park the bond mentions Ramsay Crag, Brown Moor, Copper Law, Lansdale Colliery and Draw Kilns and limestone quarries on Chatton Common.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/15)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Chatton document]  Sale Poster - Wandon and New Hall Farms:  Live- and Dead-Stock
Printed poster for the 1858 2-day sale of live- and dead-stock together with the household furniture belonging to Thomas Maddison.  Size approx 15"x20".  With it comes a small printed notice saying the sale 'will positively take place'.  (ref 151/22)  25.00 UK post-free

[Corsenside deeds]  17th Century Parchment Deeds to Risingham
Three deeds to 'all that farmhold or tenement.....commonly called or known by the name of Rosingham (als Risingham) in the parish of Corsenside.....'.  The three are dated 1615-6 (between Francis Morice & Edward Sawyer both of London, and Robert Witherington of Cartington);  1681 (between Mary Charleton of Cartington and Mark Grey of Rawfoot); and 1695-6 (between Grace Grey of Rawfoot and Clement Read of the Oldtowne).  These deeds have been siblings for well over 300 years and deserve to stay that way - we will let them go as a group for 75 to a loving home (20% discount for museums etc).  (ref 6669)  75.00
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[Debden document]  Rent Bond - Debden Colliery
This is a recycled office copy of an earlier bond concerning other property in another parish, re-used as a draft for a bond concerning Alexander Wakenshaw of Debden Pit Houses.  Being only a draft it doesn't bear Alexander's signature, but an accompanying paper bears the signatures of his two guarantors Christopher Douglas of Rothbury and Thomas Oliver of Alnwick.  (ref 271/16)  10.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Denwick document]  Rent Bond - Golden Moor Farm
The draft copy of an 1831 bond entered into by James Davison, concerning the 205 acre Golden Moor Farm.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/17)  12.00 post-free 
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[Doxford documents]  Poor Law Documents
A broken sequence of 7 half-year statements of paupers whose relief is charged against the parish, covering the period 1848-1854, together with several printed notices to the parish constable or overseers - some concerning examination of their expenses (1853), some summoning them to present lists of persons competent to carry out overseers and/or constables duties (1850) - the lists of names are not here present.   The more important items are the lists of paupers - Kennyday, Peat, Potts and (it looks like) Pigdon.  All items on paper and several are extremely grubby with accumulated dust and grime.  This useful local history collection (ref 249/1)   35.00 post-free 
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[Eglingham document]  Sale Notice - Beanley
Small printed handbill giving notice concerning the 1811 sale of the farming stock etc of John Jobson.  A bit grubby but a remarkable survival, and ideally sized [approx 7"x6"] for framing.  (ref 87/11)  18.00 UK post-free

[Eglingham document]  Sale Notice - Bassington
Small printed handbill giving notice concerning the 1818 sale of all the stock and crop of Nicholas Burrell.  Ideal size [approx 7"x6"] for framing.  (ref 87/12)   18.00 UK post-free

[Eglingham document]  Auction Sale Handbill
Early printed handbill announcing the forthcoming 1820 sale of 'all the implements of husbandry on Beanley South Side Farm.....belonging to Mr John Moffat.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 151/16)  18.00 post-free  Not for export

[Eglingham document]  Names of the Several Townships in the Parish of Eglingham
Small piece of paper [approx 3"x9"] listing the 16 townships in manuscript.  Names are shown against those townships (generally one per township) but there's no clue as to the significance of those names.  Appears to date from 1774.  (ref 332/18)  8.00 post-free  Not for export

[Ellingham documents]  Poor Rate Assessment 1795
An important assessment of amounts payable by property owners at the end of 1795.  The ratings were based on the assessed rents of the properties concerned.  Of great interest is a list of 'poor belonging to the township of Ellingham' including Carr, Ferguson, Foreman, Jordon, Forster, Grey, Rutherford, Todd, Colvin, Moor, Weatherhead, Strother, Cowper, Hewett and odd  entries such as 'Blind Man at Chathill' and 'Funeral Expenses for Dorothy Brown'.  With two other associated papers, one dated 1795 (& clearly a draft for the item already described), the other 1799, a rough copy of a letter sent to the principal ratepayer Edward Haggerston.  The three items in manuscript on paper.  (ref 227/1)  20.00  post-free  Not for export

[Ellingham]  Papers concerning an Early 18th Century Dispute re Tithes
Copies [made in 1804] of three 1709 documents concerning the settlement of a dispute between the local vicar Robert Pattinson and landowner Edward Haggerston.  Presumably the outcome must have set some sort of precedent warranting these copies being made almost a century later.  A small accompanying paper describes one of the documents as 'a very material deed as to these tithes.....seems to have every legal solemnity to render it valid'.  5 items altogether.  (ref 227/2)  30.00 post-free  Not for export

[Ellingham]  Bundle of Documents concerning Repairs to Ellingham Church
A precious collection of papers all to do with repairs to the church, all of them written in the period 1784-1810.  The papers include a 1784 bill for glazing work done by John Woodhouse, an 1810 letter saying 'the repair of Ellingham Church have now compleated.....I am informed that the Chancel is intended at my next Visitation as being in a ruinous condition.....' and another 1810 letter suggests further alterations  by replacing roof slates and raising the chancel floor.  The papers also mention various individuals, clearly the principal contributors to the cost of repairs though the bulk of the money seems to be due from neighbouring parishes.  17 papers altogether.  (ref 227/4)  40.00 post-free  Not for export

[Ellingham]  Papers concerning Turnip Tithes
A 1762 pronouncement from Lincoln's Inn in London rules that 'where the turnips are drawn, the parson is entitled to every tenth turnip.....', a short (just 4 lines) undated but probably 1778 note concerning 'turnips severed from the ground' and the bare bones of the draft of a 1778 agreement by the vicar on this evidently crucial matter.  (ref 227/5)  10.00  post-free  Not for export

[Ellingham document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster for the 1855 sale of 12 acres of wheat and straw growing on Humbly Knows Field belonging to the executors of the late Rev Charles Perigal.  Size approx 8"x11".  (ref 151/15)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Fleetham document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1818 sale of all the stock and crop belonging to Joseph & William Ostens.  Ideal size [approx 7"x9"] for framing.   (ref 87/16)  18.00 UK post-free

[Little Mill document]  Lease of the Little Mill Estate
This 12 year lease dated 1781 doesn't tell the 21st century researcher where Little Mill was situated other than 'in the County of Northumberland'.  The only Northumberland Little Mill in our gazetteer is a railway station 14 miles SE of Belford, but this is quite possibly some other Little Mill.  The property was leased to Tughall [then spelled Tuggle] farmer Robert Embleton, the lease to commence in May 1782, perhaps because there was already a tenant (farmer?)  identified as John Cook.  A fairly lengthy document in closely worded manuscript covering two large parchment sheets and bearing the signature Rd Embleton.  Grubby with age but in quite decent condition.  (ref 503/11)  18.00 post-free 
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[Longhoughton document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster advertising the 1870 sale of farm stock at Longhoughton Hall Farm.  Size approx 10"x12", nice and clean, printed on one side so ideal for framing.  (ref 109/12)  12.00 UK post-free

[Longhoughton document]  Farm Sale Poster
Printed poster for the 1870 sale of live- and dead-stock from Longhoughton Hall Farm.  Size approx 10"x12", old folds,  printed on one side so ideal for framing.  (ref 151/10)  15.00 UK post-free
The two above posters are for the same 1870 sale,  though they came to us from two separate sources.  It turns out that the cheaper copy is the better one.

[Longhoughton document]  Rent Bond - Boulmer Farm
The draft copy of an 1826 bond entered into by Robert Carr concerning the 313 acre Boulmer Farm.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/18)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Longhoughton document]  Rent Bond - Boulmer Farm
The draft copy of an 1832 bond entered into by William Marshall concerning the 334 acre Boulmer Farm.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/19)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Lowick documents]  Deeds and Documents to Priory House, Cottages & 25 Acres
An unusually complete sequence of deeds and documents spanning the period 1665-1865.  When sold for 110 in 1665, the property is described as being 'All those cottages lands and grounds with the appurtenances called the Priory or Gleebe Land.....containing by estimation twenty four acres or thereabouts.....' and there follows a succession of 16 further parchment and 10 paper deeds and documents (mostly property deeds but including some copy wills and other documents such as mortgage bonds).  The deeds trace ownership from Stewart (1665-1735), to Maxwell (1734-1821), to Todd (1821-1832) and Beattie (1832-1865) though by far the most items concern various members of the Maxwell family.  A few of the parchment deeds are age-worn with holes where old folds cross, and some of the older paper documents (particularly the copy wills) are now quite fragile with age.  Nevertheless this is an increasingly hard-to-find sequence as other such accumulations are being broken up and the items sold individually & thus scattered to the four winds - for example the 1665 deed would easily fetch 50 if offered as a single item.  The collection (ref 140) 200.00 post-free  Not for export

The History of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Henry Bourne, 1980 facsimile rep of the original 1736 ed.  Folio size, 246pp followed by appendix, multifolding town plan and the few other ills (all letterpress) correct as per Upcott.  Author was curate of All Saints.  Destined to become his masterpiece (he died a couple of years before publication), a thorough and scholarly work, the product of wide and extensive reading.  Written in a charming and simple style, the book reflects his respect for antiquity and his love for his native town.   Very nice clean copy, F in as-issued cellophane wrapper which is scratched and torn/repaired.  (ref 2225)  70.00 UK post-free

[Newcastle]  Two Old Deeds relating to Property situated in Heaton Park Road & Holly Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne
So says the solicitor's pouch which contains these deeds (though in fact there are 3 not 2) - an 1879 further charge, and conveyances dated 1885 and 1898.   The description doesn't do justice to the scale of property involved - the 1898 conveyance was of more than 50 houses in Jesmond, well over 100 in Heaton, as well as other houses in West Jesmond and West Heaton and land at Byker Bank and Byker.  This deed is accompanied by 2 large multifolding parchment sheets which between them bear 5 site plans identifying the properties being sold for an astonishing 80,000.  Quite grubby but a lot of 19th century local history to be discovered here.  The three (ref 46/11)  20.00 post-free 
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[Newcastle]  Deeds relating to Houses and Land in the Malcolm Street area
4 property deeds spanning the period 1878-1890 and an 1894 abstract of title, all concerning houses and land in what seems to have been a developing part of the Byker/Heaton district of Newcastle.  The 4 deeds are on parchment, the abstract is on paper.  (ref 46/12)  26.00 post-free 
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[Newcastle documents]  Deeds to 46 Hedley Place
A fragmentary sequence of deeds and documents ranging in dates from 1848 through to 1938, the 1938 deed bearing a useful 1:500 street plan.  Hedley Place was once called Oystershell Lane as the earlier deeds will testify.  Although only 3 deeds appear to have survived, the accompanying 7 multi-paged documents fill in the gaps.  (ref 205/20)  35.00
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[Newcastle documents]  Deeds to Properties in Buckingham Street, Westgate
This property, described as being 'All that piece or parcel of ground situate on the South side of a certain street called Buckingham Street.....containing two hundred and forty five square yards or thereabouts boundering on Buckingham Street upon or towards the North.....on a lane or road leading from Westgate to Gallowgate upon or towards the South.....' is the subject of 3 parchment deeds of 1840, 1840, and 1850.  (ref 205/19)  20.00
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[Newcastle documents]  Deeds to House in Buckingham Street, Westgate
On offer is an accumulation of 5 parchment deeds with 3 accompanying documents on paper.  This seemingly anonymous house was built in 1840 on a 102 square yard plot of land on the South side of Buckingham Street.  The deeds chronicle owner from 1840 through to 1861 - principally shopkeeper Jonathan Story.  (ref 205/18)  35.00
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[Newcastle documents]  Deeds to House in Bath Terrace, Westgate
5 parchment deeds comprising 3 conveyances and 2 mortgages concerning 12 Bath Terrace.  The deeds chronicle successive owners from 1870 to 1885.  Parties involved were Reed (1870-1873), Watmough (1873-1885) and Morrison (1885).   (ref 205/16)  35.00
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[Newcastle documents]  Deeds to House in Bath Terrace, Westgate
11 Bath Terrace was built in 1869 on a small plot of ground once part of a much larger plot called Spring Close.  On offer is a very useful accumulation of 10 parchment deeds comprising 5 conveyances and 5 mortgages.  The deeds chronicle successive owners from 1869 to 1885.  Parties involved were Rieley (1869-1872), Gabriel (1872-1874), Robson (1874-1877), Osborn (1877-1885) and Haggarty (1885).   (ref 205/17)  65.00
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[Newton on the Moor document]  Sale Handbill:  Live- and Dead-Stock
Printed handbill for an 1830 sale of 'all the stock and crop upon the farm of Low Newton near Newton on the Moor, occupied by Mr Philip Watson'.  Nice clean condition.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 151/21)  18.00 post-free  Not for export

[North Charlton]  Large Bundle of Misc Papers re Tithes
Hours of research are needed to go through this bundle of papers concerning North Charlton tithes.  All the papers are relatively small but there over 100 of them (some of them enclosing yet more papers which we didn't count) and between them they cover the period 1775-1811.  Several farmers are named though much of the paperwork is purely financial.  (ref 227/6)  65.00  post-free  Not for export

North Shields Auction Poster
This 1893 poster measures approx 20"x25" and announces the forthcoming sale of 18 Little Bedford Street, the sale to be held at the Albion Hotel. There are several minor tears (mainly where folds cross) and one small hole but it is a decent copy. (ref T155/70) 8.00 UK post-free

[North Shields documents]  Mortgage Deeds - Howard Street
A pair of mortgage transfer deeds dated 1859 and 1874.  The 1859 deed relates how master mariner John Smith (died late 1827/early 1828) had left the property to his daughter Susanna Maria Jones and very soon after he died she mortgaged it for 2900.  This 1859 deed records the transfer of that mortgage debt to a third party, and the 1874 deed transfers it yet again.  Reading between the lines we can infer the Jones family were never able to repay the debt and in effect forfeited the property - though exactly when this happened isn't made clear.  The property described is 'All those messuages with the pieces or parcels of ground adjoining thereto shop tenements and hereditaments.....on the West side of a certain street there called Howard Street' (and it goes on to say the property was part-bounded on the West by a former Methodist Chapel and on the South by a passageway leading to the Library).  The pair of multi-sheet parchment deeds (ref 205/15)  20.00 
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[North Shields documents]  Deeds to 4 Dwellinghouses at Ranters Bank
Six parchment conveyances chronicling successive owners of no' 6, 7, 8 & 9 Ranters Bank from 1857 through to 1884, together with an abstract of title drawn up in 1878 concerning houses on a plot of land 'on the side of the bank lying on the North side of the main street.....[bounded by] a footpath or passage leading from the main street.....up to a building formerly used as a Methodist Chapel.....and also the stairs leading to the North Shields Public Library on the South and East'.  Successive owners were Landells (1857), Grandam (1857-1862), Noon (1862-1873), Churnside (1873-1875), Shelton (1875-1878), Scott (1878-1880), Gray (1880-1884) and finally Farnworth (1884). (ref 205/14)  45.00
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[Pegswood]  Solicitor's Brief following Industrial Injury
This paperwork results from a thumb injury to a stoneman at Pegswood Colliery in 1946.  The appeal case went to the House of Lords.  (ref 46/14)  12.50 post-free  

[Longhoughton document]  Rent Bond - Boulmer Farm
The draft copy of an 1826 bond entered into by Robert Carr concerning the 313 acre Boulmer Farm.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/18)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Prendwick document]  Sale Notice
Printed notice confirming the date for the sale of stock and equipment at Prendwick Farm.  A couple of minor tears but a remarkable survaival from 1811.  Size approx 7"x6".  (ref 109/18)  12.00 UK post-free

[Rothbury document]  Rent Bond - Crook Farm and Foul Loning Farm
A draft 1831 bond which was clearly the recycling of an earlier draft (concerning other property in another parish) involving Thomas Arkle's tenancy of these farms which together extended to 268 acres.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/20)  12.00 post-free   Not for export

[Rothbury document]  Rent Bond - Debdon South Moor Farm
A draft copy of an 1831 bond concerning George Scott of North Debdon.  Being just a draft, it isn't signed but an attached paper bears signatures of George's two guarantors Stephen Atkinson of Alnham and Charles Scott of Whining Hill.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/21)  12.00 post-free   Not for export

[Rothbury document]  Rent Bond - Part of East Coldside Farm
A draft 1831 bond which was clearly the recycling of an earlier draft (concerning other property in another parish) involving Matthew Wintrip of South Morrilhurst and his tenancy of of 549 acres described as North and South Morrilhurst and Quarry House etc.  Being a draft it isn't signed though an accompanying paper bears the clear signature Matthew Wintrip.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/22)  12.00 post-free   Not for export

[Rothbury document]  Sale Handbill:  Live- and Dead-stock
Printed handbill for an 1840 sale held at East Holling Hill Farm.  Size approx 7"x9".  (ref 151/17)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Rugley document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster for the 1847 sale of both farm and household goods inc 'an excellent threshing machine of six horse power' and several strange sounding implements such as '3 shot pigs', 'swingletrees', and 'hacks'.  The list finishes with ' neat dog cart and harness'.  The source of these goods is unidentified but it would appear someone has found themselves in financial difficulties.  Size approx 10"x12".  (ref 151/12)  15.00 post-free   Not for export

[Sharperton document]  Second Mortgage
This 1718 deed is annotated as a 'second security' and in more modern times would have been called a 'further charge' but in essence it recorded a second mortgage borrowed on property.  In this case father and son John and William Charlton are borrowing an extra 60 on top of the 50 they borrowed  in 1715 on what we today would call Sharperton Farm.  Manuscript in nice bold style, single parchment sheet, bears the mark of John Charlton and the signature William Charlton.  The outside (as folded) is grubby but the rest nice and clean.  (ref 503/17)  25.00 post-free 
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[Shilbottle document]  Sale Notice
Small printed handbill giving notice of the 1817 sale of all the stock and crop of Shilbottle South and South East Farm.  Good size for framing - approx 7"x9".   (ref 87/18)  18.00 UK post-free

[Shilbottle document]  Sale Poster
Printed poster announcing the 1847 sale of the whole of the farming stock of Mr Potts of Wood House Farm.  Size approx 11"x18" and ideal for framing.  With the poster comes a couple of other papers - 'Mr Potts' was actually John Potts who owed 900 rent to the Duke of Northumberland, and out of the proceeds of the sale agreed to pay off 600.  We can't decide whether he was struggling to survive or a smart operator.  The three items (ref 109/21)  22.00 post free

[Shilbottle document]  Sale Poster
This printed poster announces the 1844 sale of all the farm stock, household furniture and shop fixtures of William Rochester of Shilbottle North Farm.  Size approx 8"x13", printed on one side only so ideal for framing.  With the poster come 4 small papers of which one is a brief report from the auctioneer comparing the rent owed by Mr Rochester (95) to the monies raised at the sale (44).  (ref 109/15)  20.00 UK post-free

[Shilbottle document]  Rent Bond - South Farm and South East Farm
A recycled drafr 1831 bond concerning Thomas Byram's tenancy of South Farm and South East Farm.  being only a draft it isn't signed but an accompanying paper bears signatures of 3 guarantors George Bolam, James Thompson and Thomas Rochester.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 271/24)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Shilbottle document]  Sale Handbill - Hay and Grass
Printed handbill for an 1867 sale of '10 pikes of old land hay and 2 acres of grass belonging to Joseph Wrigglesworth.'.  Size approx 9"x7".  (ref 151/18)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[South Charlton document]  Sale Poster - Corn Tithes
Printed poster advertising the 1855 sale of a moiety (ie half share) of the township's corn tithes, the sale to be held at The White Swan Inn, Alnwick.   Size approx 10"x12", some offsetting from having been stored folded for many years  (ref 151/11)  15.00 UK post-free

[Spittal document]  Sale Poster - Roxburgh Place
This printed poster announces the 1869 sale of an 'excellent and commodious freehold dwelling house.....known as Roxburgh Place' and from the description we infer this is today's Roxburgh Guest House.  Size approx 11"x17", multifolding, a few tears (mainly affecting margins) along old folds but nothing is actually missing - it would benefit from being framed.  (ref 7707)  18.00 UK post-free

[Warkworth document]  Anti Fish Poaching Handbill
1849 printed handbill, approx 9"x7", warning would-be poachers against operation on Hauxley Fishery waterways leased from the Duke of Northumberland 'the bounds of which extend from Bondicar Burn to the Old Mouth of Coquet'.  (ref 522/2)  10.00
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[Whitburn/Cleadon documents]  19c Copies of 18c Court Rolls
A series of entries in the court rolls from 1740 to 1764, copies of which were made in late 1854 and early 1855.  The property is difficult to fathom but it appears to be a farmhouse with associated buildings and land, also a windmill.  10 parchment documents in all, and no apparent reason for their being drawn up over a century after the actual events took place.  Families involved are predominantly Forster and to a much lesser extent Preston, Russell and Hodgson.  (ref 1014/14)   35.00 post-free 
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