Report – John Mann to Edward Chandler – 1 Sep 1743

Document Type: Report
Date: 1 Sep 1743
Correspondent: John Mann
Recipient: Edward Chandler
Archive Source: PSAN Ser 3 Vol 1
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(c.) ‘… I have made a very diligent search in the Chancery Office, thro' all the files & books, from the Restoration down to the year 1690, but cannot find during that time, that there has been any suit in that Court any way relating to the Leadmines in Weredale, Except that between Lord Crewe & Mr. Wharton, wherein your Lordp has a copy of the Final order. And in the year 1664 a bill was Filed by Doctor Basire then Rector of Stanhope agt severall persons for his dues of the Lead oar, & inclosed is a Copy of the sd bill & of the answer thereto, but there are no further proceedings in the Cause, save a Replication (in wch is recited a very old Deed) a copy whereof I'll send to your Lordship 

by the next post. I have been very carefull in this search, & am confident that there have been no other Causes in that time, in the name of the Attorney generall agt Wharton or Hall, or by Hall or Wharton agt the Attorney gnrall, or agt each other 

I am my Lord 

       Your Lordships most obedient humble servt 

       Jn Mann’ 

(Endorsed in bishop Chandler's handwriting : ‘Mr. Man's Certificate tht no other proceeding to be found in their books, or Papers in Chancery, relating to Dr. Basires cause, or any dispute 

between the Bp & Rector & Rector & Patentee or Bp & Patentee or Hall & Wharton.') 
PSAN Ser 3, Vol 1, 1903/4 p.22. This document is one of several related documents exhibited to the Society at a meeting, the originals of which might now be lost.   They belonged to a member and were shown per R.Blair.    They appear to have come from the archives of Bishop Chandler, Bishop of Durham 1730 - 1750.  All the relevant documents were transcribed for inclusion in the volume of Proceedings.  The transcripts have been copied for Dukesfield Documents as per the printed versions, apart from the replacement of ‘ye’ and ‘yt’ by ‘the’ and ‘tht’. There are three transcribed documents relevant to lead mining, lettered (a) (b) and (c) in the Proceedings.
(c) is undated, but the context suggests it predates a later letter from Mann to the Bishop, dated 24th September 1743, in which he does give a copy of the findings of an old Chancery case (DCRO D/Bo/F/120). 1st Sept is used here.

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