Grant – Edward Chandler – 4 Jun 1736

Document Type: Grant
Date: 4 Jun 1736
Correspondent: Edward Chandler
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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Know all men by these presents That I Edwd. by the Grace of God Ld. Bisp. of Dm. Have made ordained constituted & appointed and by these presents Do make ordain constitute and appoint my friend & lawful Attorney for such & in any manner into or upon All those Mines or Veins of Lead, Lead Ore & Copper in & under all & every the Lands & Liberties within the Liberties or Townships of Evenwood, Killerby & West <Thir/ckly> in the County Palatine and Biā€™prick of Dm. which by Indent[ure] of Lease bearing date the 4th day of June in the year of our Lord 1736 were by me Delivered & Granted to Charles Walker of Lincolns Inn in the County of Middlesex Esq. & James Harris of <.......> in the County of York Gent., or upon the Banks of the sd. grounds or any part thereof, or into or upon any Mine or Groves there found to enter & go in order to see the Land & how they are worked & carried on, And in case of any default of or in working the sd. Mines, Or if the sd. Lessees have <neglected> to work the sd. Mines by the space of Six Months next before such Entry, Then for me & in my Name to leave Notice in Writing of such default or neglect with any of the Servts. or Agents of the sd. Lessees their Ex[ecu]tors Admin[istra]tors or assignees there, for <these> the sd. Lessees or their Ex[ecu]tors Admin[istra]tors & assignees, And if no such Servts. or agents shall be there found Then to leave such Notice as aforesd. upon the Banks of the sd. Mines and in case such Mines or any of them shall not be effectually wrought, or shall <continue> unwrought for the space of Six Months next after Notice given or left as aforesd._

Then I do hereby authorise & impower the sd.                                            for & in my name to enter into or upon such of the sd. grounds as shall be so unwrought or any part therof in the name of the Whole & to take possession thereof, and the sd. Lessees their Ex[ecu]tors Admrs. & assignees thenceforth to <........> put out & <remove>, and to <......... & keep> the possession thereof for my use, And whatsoever my sd. Attorney shall legally do or cause to be done in the <process> I do hereby Ratify & Confirm  In Witness <....>

Revd. Char[le]s Walker

Revd. Jas. Harris

For & in the Name of the Rt. Revd. Father in God Edwd. By the Grace of God Ld. Bp of Dm. I do hereby give you Notice that I am this day <comd> upon the Banks of the Mines or Veins of Lead, Lead Ore & Copper within the Liberties or Towns[hi]p of Evenwood, Killerby & West <Thir/ckly> lately demised & Granted to you by the sd. Rt. Revd. Father in order to see the said Mines & how they are worked & carried on, And I do find that the same or any part thereof not, nor within the space of Six Months <over> last past have been worked or wrought. As Witness my hand this          day of
This appears to be a grant of authority from the Bishop of Durham to inspect adherence to the terms of a mining lease in the South Durham area. Undated but possibly prepared at the same time as the lease and thereby dated her to 4th June 1736

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