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Will – Elizabeth Kirkley – 16 May 1648

The sixteenth May Anno Regio Caroli Angliae &c vicesimo quarto one thousand six hundred forty eight I Elizabeth Kirkley of the towne of Newcastle widow being sicke in bodie but of a good and perfect remembrance thanks laude and praise be given to Almighty God doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say first and principally I commend and commit my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker and Creator and to his sonne Jesus Christ my o

Will & inventory – George Fairlamb – 3 Mar 1652

In the name of God Amen, I George Farlambe of eDuckesfeild within the Countie of eNorthumberland being sicke of body but of good and perfect remembrance, laud and praise be given unto allmighty God, doe make and declare this my Testament my last will beinge herein contained, That is to say :– First I bequeath my soule unto Allmighty, God And my body to be buried the p[ar]ish Church yeard of Slayley as my freinds shall dispose; and this my minde and Intent being my last will, I declare in p[

Letter – George Redshaw to Edward Radcliffe – 24 Mar 1652

Copy If Sr. Edward Radcliffe doe not pay in to Mr. Horsly Treasurer the rent for Langly and Land ends to morrow Souldiers will come to Dilston & Quarter. George Redshaw this 24 March 1651

Will & inventory – Richard Fairlamb – 11 Apr 1654

In the name of God Amen, The Eleaventh day of the Moneth of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand six Hundred fiftie foure Richard Farlambe of Steele Hall within the Parish of Slealey, in the Countie of Northumberland yeoman being sicke and Weake of body, but of Sound and perfect remembrance, Laud and Praise be given unto God for it, doe hereby make my last Will and Testament, in Manner & forme as Followeth, That is to say, First I bequeath my Soule unto Allmighty God & Jesus

Lease – William Wentworth to Thomas Wentworth – 11 Sep 1656

11 September 1656 639 Acres price £6000 to bee payd in Mich[aelm]as Tearme Logg-woode att 6<£/s> per Corde, to bee payed, as it shall bee – yearly taken, Vizt The woode cutt and corded to bee measured, upon or before each firste day of May, after the winter it shal be cutt & corded. Streames for ffurnace & fforges & Timber for Buildinge & repairnige both, beeinge to bee allowed, Vizt included in the sayd rates for woodes. And for the Stone D

Will & inventory – Gervis Gascoyne – 10 Oct 1659

In the name of god Amen the 10th day of October Anno domin 1659 I Gervis Gascoyne of Gengles sicke in body yet of good & perfite memory praised bee god doe make this my last will and testyment in fforme as followeth vid first I give and commend my soule into ye hands of allmighty god my maker & of Jesus Christ my Redeemer And my body to be buryed in my parish Church & my goods as followeth Item I give to my brother Nicklos five shilings Item I give to my brother James five shillings

Lease – Francis Radcliffe to Hugh Teasdale – 22 May 1663

Articles of Agreement Indented and Concluded betwixt the Hon[oura]ble Sr Francis Radclyffe of Meldon Bart of the one part And Hugh Teasdaile of Corby gate in Aldston Moore of the other part this 22d day of May 1663. Imp[rimi]s that the said Hugh Teasdaile shall at his owne proper Costs and Charges pull downe one water Corne Milne called Aldston Milne, in Aldston Moore aforesaid, and afterwards to build it up againe till it be ready for thacking, wth sufficient stone, Lyme and wood. It[

Letter – Isaac Basire to Francis Goodrick – 29 Oct 1664

R[er] in Cau[..] Dunel[..] 29 Oct 1664 To the Right Worshipfull Sr. Fra[ncis] Goodrick Knight Chancellor of the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge Humbly complaining sheweth to your good Worship your Orator Isaac Basier Dr in Divinity & Rector of the Parish Church of Stanhope in Weardale in this County That whereas heretofore by all the time whereof the memory of man runs not to the contrary there hath been and yet is a Custom within the sd. parish & Lordship of Stanhope i

Report – Wharton vs Hall – 1 Dec 1664

(a.) The case betweene Wharton & Hall drawn up as thus by George Wray & fit for the Lord Bpp of Durham to understand & consider. 1. The Lo. Bpp of Durham above Sixty yeares agoe grants to Mr. Whartons Ancestors a patent for tearme of life expressing as thus: That he is Mooreman als. Moorem<aste>r of all the Moores, waste Ground & soile within the parrishes of Stanhop & Wolsingham with power to digg Mines for the wineing of Lead ure, soe that it be not within any

Lease – Francis Radcliffe to Michael Walton – 23 Apr 1666

Aprill the 23rd Anno Domini 1666 Articles of agreement made concluded & agreed upon between Thomas Bacckus of Dilston in the p[ar]ish of Dilston & county of Northumberland gentle[man] on the one p[ar]ty and Michaell walton of Hill house in the p[ar]ish of Alston & county of Cumberland yeoman on the other p[ar]ty witnesseth as followeth Imprimis it is covenanted concluded & agreed upon between the sd partyes that the said Thomas Bacckus beinge empowered by Sr Francis Rad

Lease – Francis Radcliffe to Richard Vazie – 23 Apr 1666

Aprill the 23rd Anno Domini 1666 Articles of agreement made concluded and agreed upon between Thomas Bacckus of Dilston in the p[ar]ish of Dilston the county of Northumberland gentle[man] on the one p[ar]ty and Richard Vazye of wanwood in the p[ar]ish of Alston and county of Cumberland yeoman on the other p[ar]ty witnesseth as followeth Imprimis it is covenanted concluded & agreed upon between the p[ar]tyes that the sd Thomas Bacckus being impowered by Sr Francis Radcliffe Baronet

Lease – Francis Radcliffe to Richard Vazie – 2 Jan 1667

An agreement with my [word scratched out and replaced with: ‘Richard Vazye’] for Low Byer for 9 years January: 2d 1667 Memorand: That the Day above sd. It is agreed by and Betweene Sr. Francis Radclyffe of Meldon in the County of Northumberland Barnt: and Richard Vasye of Lowbyer w[ith]in Aldston moor in the County of Cumb[er]land yeom[an] That the said Richard Vasye, shall have all the howses and Grounds at the said LowByer belonging to the sd. Domaine there, For and During the Ti

Will – James Briggs – 20 Jun 1668

In the name of God Amen, June this 20th 1668, I James Briggs of Newcastle upon Tyne, Merchant Adventurer, being under some bodily distemper, but of good and perfect memory and disposing judgement (blessed be God) make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, and by this my will I do revoke all or any other former wills by me made, And first I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of allmighty God, my infinitely wise former in the wombe, and gratious preserver unto this

Report – Albert de Rochefort – 1 Sep 1669

NIEUCASSEL Nieucassel is a sea port, frequented by all the Nations of the world, for the quantity and excellence of the coal which is loaded there, which is brought from the mines that are to be found in the outskirts of this big town and also of the lead and the pure tin, which makes it one of the busiest ports in the Kingdom. It is situated on the banks of the River of Tyne, which divides it into two unequal parts, both on the side of a hill declining gently to the great quay, which r

Will & inventory – Thomas Mowbray – 2 Mar 1670

The last will and testament of Thomas Mowbray nuncupative late of Duxfield in the Countie of Northumberland declared the second of March 1669: before Jphn Mowbray & george Lee as followeth: First I give & bequeath my soule unto Almightie god & my bodie to buryed in the parish church or churchyard of Slayley as my friends shall order & appoint, Item I give Legate & bequeath unto my brother Robert Mowbray my cloake & a paire of Boots All the rest of my goods & cha

Letter – Henry Cavendish to William Blackett – 6 Jun 1671

Sr I receved yours of the 2d yesterday, and since the disorder that happened wth you at Newcastle I have named you twice in my letters to Winsor as one of the best servts his Majte hath at Newcastle; I am soe obedient to Orders I sent you that I receved from Court after you had suppressed the Mutiny, there is noe harme in being formall in obedience. I writ to the Major and you all yesterday and sent to Mr secretary Trevor. All my Childeren that are here wth me in the House hath and have had th

Letter – Henry Cavendish to William Blackett – 19 Jun 1671

London June the 19th (71) Sr I give you very many thanks for two affectionate Letters I receved from you since the Mutiney of the Keele men with you. I had writ sooner to you but that I stayed to heare from my Lord Arlington I having two letters perticulerly named you as most active in the reduceing these disorderly Keelemen and that you was not only servisable to his Maj.tie in your station as Magestrate of the Towne but as deputy Liftennant and Captain of a foote Company. I know and rest a

Inventory – Robert Mowbray – 12 Nov 1671

A true and perfect inventory of all the Goods and chattels moveable late Robert Mowbrayes of Duxfeild hall in the parish of Slaley and in the Countie of Northumberland yeoman lately deceased valued and apprized the 12th day of November in the yeare 1671 by Lewis ffairlambe and Thomas ffairlambe of Duxfeild Richard Wainman of Steele hall and John Mowbray of the Steele as followeth £ s d Imprimis his purse house and apparel 5.00.00 from four

Will & inventory – Ann Sharp – 27 Apr 1672

Ane Sharpe of Duxfeild in the County of Northumberland being sick in [‘of’ crossed through] body but of good and parfe[c]t memory thanks be to almighty god and cal[l]ing to rememberance the uncartan Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please god to call I doe make const[it]ut[e] ordane and declare this my last will and testyment in manar and forme fol[l]owing revoking and anul[l]ing by these presence all and ev[e]ry testyment and testaments w

Letter Patent – George Villiers to Thomas Wentworth – 6 Jun 1673

George Duke Marquis and Earl of Buckingham & Lord [Lieutenant?] of the Westrides [?] of the County of Yorks and of the Citty and County of the Citty and Aynsty of York To Sir Thomas Wentworth Kn[igh]t & Baronett Captain [?] By vertue of the power and authority now given by the statute of Letters pattent under the Greate Seale of England bearing date the two and twentieth day of November in the nineteenth year of his Majestys raigne I doe constitute and appoint you Sir Tho[mas]

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 22 Nov 1673

Newc November the 22 1673 Mr Haster Hon Sir In my last letter which was yesterday I sent yow a bill of exchange upon George Potts since which Mr Moses Tring hath ben with me and I have paid hime forty five pounds and have heare incossed [inclosed?] sent yow his bill for ye value upon Mr George Potts; yr Maisters [shipmasters] have now <by land> from Scarbrough having lost his anchors and cables and could not bring the <ess…> away til he had this money to defray his charg

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 29 Nov 1673

To Mr Wm Peacocke Newcastel November the 29th 73 Mr Wm Peacocke Yrs of the 29th No came to saife to hand; to my coussin Briggs who presents his servis to you; I perceve by your <good> intentions as for 100 or 200 pcs of small leed; the truth is we have not sold any under 11£ 6 S or 11£ 10S the fother Mr Blackett; did profer 11£ 6S for all we had I have prevayled with my cousene Briggs that you shal have one or 2 hundred pcs to in coridge you to deale with us and a coresspo

Letter – Ralph Grey to Edward Hodgson – 29 Nov 1673

Newcastl November the 29th 73 Sir I make bold to truoble you with this inclossed bill of exchange for forty £ upon Mr John Groanes merchant; wch pray receive by my acct; and if you find an oppertunity remit it heare if not I shall in quire heare of some; and be pleasted to writ me two lynes of the accoptants and paymente if there be any concerns I can serve you or any freind of yours comande your frendes and servente Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey – 29 Nov 1673

Newcastel November 29th 73 Right Honble After my services ; this at present is to aqiante you I have ordered mr John Goude master of the Good Hope of Soule to pay y[ou?] my acct thirty £ and mr John Hill master of the John of Hull will pay over his stocke being <100 L> at least; We heare that Mr John Thorpe in wch we had our pepor cownes and Raysings is taken by the Dutch privatrs and suncke for ther is noo nowes of him and mr James Shrive; if lost I must intreat the same quant

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Watling – 29 Nov 1673

Newc No 29 1673 Mr Wm Waitling Sir this at present is to aquant yew that Mr Hayward hath orded his wife and Mr Landham topay you 60 £ per my acct; wch pray you Recd your last prunes I recd the best ones right; but the midell sort wanted 2 <..> in every dozen and proved very bad of what we ussually had from yew; soe we hoap you will make abatement Not further but that I am y s Ra Grey
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467