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Memorandum That on this tenth day of September in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy one It is agreed between the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Durham of the one part and Sir Walter Blackett Baronet of the other part that the said Lord Bishop Doth hereby demise and let to the said Sir Walter Blackett the Lot Ore or the Ninth part of all the Lead Ore raised within the Parishes of Stanhope and Wolsingham in the County Palatine of Durham from the Ninth day of June last past and which shall be raised henceforward during his Lordship’s Possession or Enjoyment of the Bishoprick of Durham Under the Yearly Rent of Three Hundred and fifty Pounds to be paid Quarterly, vizt. at the Feasts of Lammas Saint Martin the Bishop in Winter the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Pentecost by even and equal Portions clear of all manner of Deductions whatsoever And the said Sir Walter Blackett Doth hereby oblige himself to pay or cause to be paid the said Rent or Composition of Three Hundred and fifty Pounds a year in manner above mentioned And Lastly the said Parties agree that a Lease shall be drawn and executed pursuant to the above Covenant in which Lease is to be inserted that on the Death or Removal of the said Lord Bishop in the said Bishoprick the said Rent shall be paid to that same time in whatsoever part of the Quarter it may happen to be. Wr. Blackett Witness Henr Richmond Cuth Peart [on cover:] 10 Sept 1771 Agreemt with Sir Walter Blackett for the Lor Ore in Weardale Sept 15th 1777 I delivered to Mr Blackett the new agreemt enter’d into by the Bishop with Sr Thos Blackett And also the agreement with the Rector of Stanhope WW [an identical paper is annotated ‘Agreemt pr Lott ore/1771’ and signed ‘Durham’ and Witnessed by ‘Geo Brooke Not[ary] Pub[lic]k’ and ‘<Rich> Hutchinson’]
Bishop Trevor had died in June 1771, to be replaced by John Egerton.