- Comments (0) Change font
If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Memorandum of Agreement made concluded and fully agreed upon the Thirtieth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Between John Atkinson of the town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Esquire of the one part and Arthur Mowbray of the City and County Durham Esquire of the other part as follows: First the said John Atkinson for and in Consideration of the Sum of <Two> thousand pounds of <...> Money of Great Britain to be paid to him his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns pursuant to the Agreement of the said Arthur Mowbray herein after in that behalf contained doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and <Considerations and declare said ...> agree to and with said Arthur Mowbray his Heirs and Assigns and every <..> by the <...> following (that is to say) That he the said John Atkinson and his Heirs and every other person or persons having or lawfully claiming <.........> or lawfully Claim any Estate Right Title Trust or Interest at Law or in Equity of in to or out of the Hereditaments and Premises hereinafter mentioned shall <...> free of Costs and Charges of the said Arthur Mowbray his Heirs Executors or Administrators (save and except the Costs and Charges of a Fair or Common recovery the expence of which if necessary shall be born and paid by the said John Atkinson his Heirs or Assigns) on or before the twelfth day of May here next insuing by such good and sufficient Conveyances and Assurances in the Law with such reasonable covenants as Counsel shall advise will and sufficiently Grant Release convey and Assure free from all <....> and demands <..> Except <...> and Rent of eighteen shillings and fourpence) The fee simple and Inheritance of All that Messuage Tenement Dwelling House Gardens and Farmhold and the several Closes Land and parcels of Ground thereunto belonging situate lying and being at East Slickburn in the County of Durham formerly belonging to John Hair deceased and now to the said John Atkinson and at resent in the tenure and Occupation of the said John Atkinson and Edward Fenwick and Thomas Fenwick as his undertenant and containing by estimation two hundred and fifty acres or thereabouts Together with all and singular Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Barns Byers Stables Orchards Gardens Yards Backsides Lands Meadows Pastures <Feldings> Moors Commons and Common of Pasture Woods Underwoods and <..> the soil and grazing of such Woods Underwoods and Trees Mines Minerals and Quarries Ways Waters Watercourses Paths Passages Entries Lights Liberties Privileges Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appurtaining unto the said Arthur Mowbray and his Heirs or to such other Person or Persons who they shall nominate and appoint To the use following (that is to say) To the use and behoof of the said John Atkinson his Executors Administrators and Assigns for the Term of one thousand years by way of Mortgage for securing the payment by the said Arthur Mowbray his Heirs Executors or Administrators unto the said john Atkinson his Executors Administrators or Assigns of the Sum of five thousand pounds on the twelfth day of May which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three together with Interest for the same at and after the Rate of five <pounds> per centum per annum from the twelfth day of May now next insuing payable half yearly and from and after the determination of the said Term of one Thousand Years and in the mean time subject thereto To the only Proper use and behoof of the said Arthur Mowbray his Heirs and Assigns <........> Intent or Purpose whatsoever And also that he the said Arthur Mowbray his Heirs and Assigns shall and may enter into the Actual Possession and receipt of the Rents and Profits of the said Premises on the twelfth day of May next to and for his and their own proper Use and benefit And that the said John Atkinson shall not will in the meantime nor before such Purchase <...> shall be completed and fully carried into <..> cut down any Woods Underwoods or Trees or commit or suffer to be committed and Waste Spoil or Dammage whatsoever in or upon the Premises or any part thereof And the said Arthur Mowbray in consideration of the Determination and Agreements herebefore contained on the Part of the said John Atkinson his Executors and Administrators to be observed and performed doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors Administrators promise declare and agree to an with the said John Atkinson and his Heirs that he the same Arthur Mowbray his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall and will upon making and <..ing> such Conveyance and Assurances as aforesaid will and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Atkinson his Heirs Executors or Administrators the Sum of two thousand pounds And lastly it is hereby declared and agreed that the said John Atkinson or his Heir shall and will at their own proper Costs and Charges on or before the first day of April next insuing deliver unto the said Arthur Mowbray or his Heirs a full true and complete Abstract of all and every the Title Deeds and Writings relating to or in any wise concerning the said hereditaments and Premises or any part thereof. In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their Hands the day and year first above written signed Witness to the signing John Atkinson Chas. Dalston Purvis Arthur Mowbray xd.
Copy of agreement between Arthur Mowbray and John Atkinson regarding a property at East Slickburn (probably the settlement now known as East Sleekburn, near Blyth). Although now in Northumberland, in 1800 it was in Bedlingtonshire, part of County Durham. Mowbray mentions in a letter to the Bishop of Durham on 30 Jan 1800 that he was going that morning to Newcastle ‘to contract with Atkinson’. Parts are almost illegible due to Print-through of ink from reverse.