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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

Question to Witnesses – Humphrey Wharton – 22 Apr 1667

Interrogatoryes Exhibited to be Administered to Such Witnesses as Shall be produced sworne and Examined on the part and behalfe of Humphrey Wharton Esq Thomas Allsopp William Deacon John Horton John Boulton William Fetherston John Rutter John Pilkington John Fetherston Cuthbert Emerson George Watson Cuthbert Watson George Whitfeild Henry Dagg Arthur Myres George Myres Godfrey Disbury John Evan Thomas Ritson Edward Stoute Thomas Burges John Nattris John Harrison Def[endan]ts Against Isaac Basire

Witness Deposition – John Westgarth – 22 Apr 1667

John Westgarth of Westgate in the County of Durham Gent aged forty yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined Sayth as Followeth To the first Interrogatory this Depon[en]t saith hee knoweth the partyes Compl[ainan]t and Def[endan]t in the Suite Some of which he hath knowne a long time. To the Fifth Interrogatory this Depon[en]t Sayth that hee knoweth A certaine Lead myne opened and wrought att A place called Millerbury in Stanhope parrish whereof Good quantityes of Lead oare was Digged

Witness Deposition – Ralph Fetherstonhaugh – 22 Apr 1667

Ralph Fetherstonhaugh of Middleblackdeane in the County of Durham Yeoman Aged Seaventy Five yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Exam[ine]d Sayth as Followeth 1. To the first Interrogatory this Depon[en]t sayth that hee knoweth all the partyes pl[ain]t[if]fs and Defend[en]ts : to this Suite (Except Thomas Ritson and Edward Stoute) and hath Soe knowne them for Severall yeares last past. 2. To the Second Interrogatory this Depon[en]t sayth that hee knoweth Severall Lead Mynes in the parris

Witness Deposition – John Lonsdale – 22 Apr 1667

John Lonsdale of Whitestones in the Forrest of Weredale and County of Durham Aged Sixty nine yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined sayth as Followeth ./. 1. To the First Interrogatory this Depon[en]t Sayth that hee knoweth all the partyes Compl[ainan]t and Def[endan]t in this Suite (Except William Blackett John Boulton Thomas Ritson and Edward Stoute) some of which hee hath knowne above Thirty yeares and others longer. 2.To the Second Interrogatory this Depon[en]t Sayth that hee kn

Witness Deposition – Thomas Emerson – 22 Apr 1667

Thomas Emerson of Ireshoppburne in the Forrest of Weredale & County of Durham yeoman aged Sixty Three yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth, 1.To the First Interrogatorie this Deponent Saith that he knoweth all the parties Compl[ainan]ts & Defend[an]ts in this Suite (Except Mr William Blackett the one of the Compl[ainan]ts & John Bolton & Edward Stowte two of the Defendents, & hath knowen Doctor Basire and Humphrey Wharton Esqr for Five yeares la

Witness Deposition – John Westwood – 22 Apr 1667

John Westwood of Daddriesheele in the Parrish of Stanhop in the Countie of Durham yeoman Aged Eighty Two yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined Saith as followeth To the First Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he knows to all the parties plaintiffs and Defendants (except Mr Blacket, John Robson Thomas Burges Thomas Stowte and Thomas Ritson) To the Second Interrogatory this Examinate Saith that he knoweth the particular Mines hereafter mentioned vizt Hoesike in Ireshoopburnefell

Witness Deposition – Cuthbert Peart – 22 Apr 1667

Cuthbert Peart of Drygill in the Forrest of Wearedale & Countie of Durham yeom[an] aged Seventy Seven yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Ex[am]ined saith as followeth. 1 To the First Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he knoweth all the parties Compl[ainan]ts & Defend[an]ts (except John Horton John Bolton Edward Stowte and Mr Blacket. 2 To the Second Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he knoweth these severall Lead Mines in the parrish of Stanhop in the Interrogato

Witness Deposition – Ralph Harrison – 22 Apr 1667

Ralph Harrison of Hill in the parrish of Stanhop and County of Durham yeoman aged Seventy Seven yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Ex[a]mi[ne]d saith as followeth 1.To the first Interrogatory this deponent saith that he knoweth all the parties Compl[ainan]ts and Defend[an]ts in this Suite (Except John Bolton and Edward Stowte.) 2.To the second Interrogatory this Deponent Saith that he knoweth manie of the Mines in the Interrogatory mentioned and that they are situate and lieing in th

Witness Deposition – George Harrison – 22 Apr 1667

George Harrison of <Hamstellford> in the County of Durham yeoman aged Thirty yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Examined saith as followeth 1 To the first Interrogatorie this Deponent saith that he knoweth all the parties Compl[ainan]ts & Defend[an]ts in this Suite except John Bolton and Mr Willm Blacket. 6 To the Sixt Interrogatorie this Deponent saith that he was a workman and wrought at a certaine Mine called Lodgefield weste and he knoweth that the expences & charg

Witness Deposition – George Whitfield – 22 Apr 1667

George Whitfield of Finnehills in the parrish of Stanhop and county of Durham yeoman aged one and Twenty yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Exa[mi]ned Saith as followeth 1 To the first Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he knoweth Doctor Isaac Basire one of the Compl[ainan]ts and Humphrey Wharton Esqr and other the Defend[an]ts 5 To the Fift Interrogatory this Deponent Saith that knoweth a Mine within the parrish of Stanhop called the Rakes w[hi]ch paide noe Tithes this tenne year

Question to Witnesses – Isaac Basire – 22 Apr 1667

Cross Interrogatoryes Exhibited to be Administred to such Wittnesses as shall be produced sworne and Examined on the part and behalfe of Issaac Basire Doctor in Divinity and William Blackett Compl[ainan]ts ag[ains]t Humphrey Wharton Esqr and other Def[endan]ts on the behalfe of the said Def[endan]ts Imprimis Doe you know all the Lead mynes and groves of ore within the parrish of Stanhopp and in p[ar]ticular doe you know these severall mynes at Hoesike Fawgrove Greenewell:heads Greenwelfoo

Witness Deposition – Nicholas Richardson – 22 Apr 1667

Nicholas Richardson of Stanhop in the Countie of Durham yeoman aged Seventie Eight yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined Saith as followeth To the first Interrogatorie this Deponent saith and deposeth that he knowes Severall Lead mines in the Parrish of Stanhop vizt Hoesike <Greenclough> [2-3 words obscured] Fowlewood Barkeshaw medows, Wolfeclough, Longwell, Groverake, Resby mires, but not Resby <mine> <w[hi]ch is> now wrought, Thornegrove, Picklawcarr, Southgrane, Bo

Witness Deposition – George Harrison – 22 Apr 1667

George Harrison of Shittlehopburne in the parish of Stanhop and County of Durham yeoman aged Fifty nine yeares [1-2 words obscured] Sworne and Examined Saith as followeth 1 To the first Interrogatory this Deponent Saith that he hath <led oare> from Allerclough Longtahead, Sallygrane newmeadowhead Greenfield <BunkerSike, Whiterake > [1-2 words obscured] Greenefield 2 To the Second Interrogatorie this Deponent Saith that he Knoweth that the workes which he hath named in th
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