Reference: NRO 3410/East/3
Journal of Matthias Dunn

Creation dates: 1812

Extent and Form: 207 pp 

Physical characteristics: Bound typescript in binder 34 x 22cm. bookplate with the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton and marked Wing 3/5 95 inside front cover with note "The copy in our possession at Wallsend was made from the original manuscript of Matthias Dunn by an illiterate person, hence errors occur which render the sense in some places obscure".


Scope and Content

Typescript copy of "Sundry memoranda of my own transactions and other occurrences in the coal trade of Newcastle on Tyne, in the manner of a journal for the year commencing this day, Wallsend, 1 Jan 1812", by Matthias Dunn

The volume contains a daily journal of colliery business relating mainly to work at Jarrow, Hebburn, Howden, Percy Main, Wallsend and Willington with brief references to other collieries, including sketch plans of workings referred to and frequent mentions of work with John Buddle, 1 Jan - 24 Dec 1812

The following collieries are included -

Backworth

Beamish

Benwell

Collingwood

Cullercoats

Denton

Elswick

Fawdon

Felling

Gateshead

Heaton

Hebburn

Howden

Jarrow

Kenton

Murton

Percy Main

Ravensworth

Sheriff Hill

Shilbottle

South Shields

Stella

Urpeth

Walbottle

Wallsend

Washington

Willington

Wylam




Reference: NRO 3410/East/3a
Journal of Matthias Dunn

Creation dates: 1812

Extent and Form: 244 pp 

Physical characteristics: Paper bound volume, leather spine, 32 x 21cm. labelled Matthias Dunn, Sundry Memoranda of his own transcations and other Occurrences during the year 1812. Copy J.B. Atkinson Esq on front.


Scope and Content

Manuscript copy of East/3 lacking the plans




Reference: NRO 3410/East/3b
Matthias Dunn: History of the Viewers

Creation dates: nd


Reference: NRO 3410/East/4
Coal Trade Papers

Creation dates: 1700 - 1842

Extent and Form: 103 pp 

Physical characteristics: Paper backed volume with leather spine marked page 78, Wing, 2/C1 inside front cover. Many of the papers are printed or manuscript sheets stuck into the volume, the papers are manuscript except where specified. 38 x 25cm.


Scope and Content

After page 75 there are several loose printed pages

Volume of papers relating to the coal trade including committee minutes, details of the vend and coal exports and newspaper cuttings, mainly 1786 - 1842 but with earlier statistics 1700 - 1800.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/1
Creation dates: 1700 - 42
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Account of coal imported into London with details of duties payable



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/3
Creation dates: 1743 - 1801
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Account of coal, culm and cinders imported into London with details of duties payable



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/5
Creation dates: 23 Jan 1822

Scope and Content
Account of coal imported into London 1801 - 1821 with average yearly figures calculated over 5 year periods



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/6
Creation dates: 1822 - 1827

Scope and Content
Vend of coals from the Tyne



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/7
Creation dates: nd, 1820-1827

Scope and Content
Account of coal, cinders and culm imported into London, sent to George Hill Esq, Riddells Wallsend Office, Newcastle, 1820 - 1827.
Table showing the calculation of Newcastle coal measures, n.d.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/9
Creation dates: 1784

Scope and Content
Account of the vend in the Tyne



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/10
Creation dates: 1786 - 1811

Scope and Content
Account of the quantities and value of coal from Walker Colliery sold to shipping, 1786 - 1790.
List of quantities sold from Walker Colliery vends, 1764 - 1811.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/11
Creation dates: 8 July 1786

Scope and Content
Letter from Ord, Peareth and Reay, Newcastle, re estimates for supplying, loading and shipping coal to Le Havre



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/13
Creation dates: 17 Dec 1791

Scope and Content
Minutes of a general meeting of the Coal Trade re the vend, Loftus' [Turf Hotel]



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/15
Creation dates: 24 Dec 1791

Scope and Content
Minutes of a general meeting of the Coal Trade re the rating of collieries, Loftus' [Turf Hotel]



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/17
Creation dates: 25 Feb 1792

Scope and Content
Regulations re the vend with list of quantities to be allowed



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/19
Creation dates: nd [c.1792]

Scope and Content
Details of the vend as agreed for the year from 29 Feb 1792.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/21
Creation dates: 1793

Scope and Content
Details of the vend as agreed for the year 1793



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/22
Creation dates: 1805

Scope and Content
List of the numbers of pitmen employed on the Tyne and Blyth



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/23
Creation dates: 2 Oct 1806

Scope and Content
Minutes of a meeting of the committees of the Rivers Tyne, Wear, Hartley and Blyth with details of numbers of hewers employed, sent to George Hill at Walker Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/25
Creation dates: 21 Nov 1806

Scope and Content
Minutes of a general meeting of the Coal Trade sent to the owners of Walker Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/27
Creation dates: 24 Sept 1807

Scope and Content
Minutes of a general meeting of gentlemen coal owners of the Rivers Tyne, Wear, Hartley and Blyth re binding agreements and correcting abuses in the trade. Sent to the owners of Walker Colliery. The Rooms, Newcastle



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/29
Creation dates: 17 Sept 1808

Scope and Content
Minutes of a general meeting of the gentlemen coal owners on the River Tyne and Wear re binding agreements. The Rooms, Newcastle



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/31
Creation dates: 1809

Scope and Content
Minutes of a general meeting of coal owners and fitters re a petition for the increase in keelmen's wages, Mayors Chambers, 30 Sept 1809.
Account of quantities of coal and cinders shipped from Sunderland 1791 - 1812

Related Material
Surtees History of Durham.


Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/31
Creation dates: 1811-1831

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear, 31 Dec 1813 - 1831, Dec 1814.
Binding regulations sent to Mr Hill, Walker Colliery, 7 Jan 1811.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/35
Creation dates: 1810-1811

Scope and Content
Proposed quantities to be fixed for the vend from the Tyne Collieries for the year from 31 March 1810 - 31 March 1811.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/37
Creation dates: 8 Oct 1822
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Copy minutes of a general meeting of coal owners and fitters re the regulation of keelmen, Newcastle



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/39
Creation dates: 1822, 1827
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Table showing the monthly average of coal sold in the London market, 1822.
Letters(2) to the Newcastle Courant "Observations on the means of Preventing the Explosion of Subcarburetted Hydrogen in coal mines" from "Tyne", Nov 1827.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/40
Creation dates: Feb 1827

Scope and Content
List of prices agreed for the River Wear



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/41
Creation dates: Feb 1827
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
List of River Tyne collieries and prices



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/42
Creation dates: 1827

Scope and Content
Calculations re amounts of coal vended and rates obtained on the Wear and Tyne



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/43
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1826 - 30 June 1827
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/44
Creation dates: 30 June 1827 - 31 Dec 1827

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear showing amounts to glasshouses and lime kilns and amounts shipped



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/45
Creation dates: 1827
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Copy minutes of a general meeting of the representatives of collieries on the River Tyne re regulations for the vend and covering letter from Robert Gills, assistant secretary sent to Robert Brandling Esq, Coal Trade office, 10 Nov 1827. Printed.
Vends of coals for the River Wear, 30 June 1827 - 31 Dec 1827.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/47
Creation dates: nd
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Hiring agreement for a colliery employee not completed



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/49
Creation dates: 1827

Scope and Content
Details of the vend for 1826 and calculations as to the basis for the 1827 vend



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/51
Creation dates: 1827
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
List of collieries on the River Tyne with their representatives for 1828 with additional manuscript notes re basis for the 1827 vend



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/53
Creation dates: 1828

Scope and Content
List of collieries on the River Tyne with their representatives for 1828 with manuscript alterations to update the committee list



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/55
Creation dates: 9 Sept 1827

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear with old and new basis



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/57
Creation dates: 1808 - 1821

Scope and Content
Table of vends from the Wear Collieries



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/58
Creation dates: 1827

Scope and Content
Accounts of coal exported to Europe from the Tyne 1821 - 1827 and from the Wear



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/59
Creation dates: 1 Feb 1828
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Price list of various articles manufactured for export at Newcastle



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/60
Creation dates: 15 Feb 1828

Scope and Content
Regulations agreed for the control of the coal trade on the Wear



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/61
Creation dates: 1828
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Newspaper report of a meeting of the Lord Mayor and Common Council to consider a petition by Christopher Tennant, merchant of Stockton concerning the abuses in the coal trade and a report concerning the reputation of the trade, 3 March 1828.
List of coal prices on the River Wear, 1828.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/62
Creation dates: 17, 31 Jan 1829

Scope and Content
Newspaper cutting from the Newcastle Chronicle re the amounts of coal sold in London 1801 - 1828



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/63
Creation dates: 19th century

Scope and Content
Plan of the Town Moor, Newcastle including Castle Leazes and Nuns Moor showing the proposed new road, n.d. [19th cent]
2nd loose copy
Copy minutes of a meeting of the proprietors and lessees of coal estate in South Wales held at Cowbridge, 14 Feb 1810. Printed



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/63
Creation dates: 19 Dec 1828

Scope and Content
Copy of an article from the Sun condemming monopolies, particularly in the coal trade



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/65
Creation dates: 1807-1829
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Pamphlet advertising a new mine and draining augur invented by James Ryan with testemonials from various mine owners and engineers, n.d. [c.1807]. Printed
Letter to the Sun condemming monopolies in the coal trade and editorial comment from the Sun reprinted in the Newcastle Courant, 7 Feb 1829.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/66
Creation dates: 1828

Scope and Content
Account of coal exported from Newcastle taken from returns to the night office and other brokers



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/67
Creation dates: Jan 1829
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Pamphlet supporting the abolition of the vend



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/69
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1827 - 30 June 1828

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear sent to Mr Akenhead, Newcastle



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/71
Creation dates: 1829
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear, 30 June 1828 - 31 Dec 1828.
Phamphlet requesting subscriptions for the support of William Scott while in London to petition Parliament re the vend, May 1829.
Account of coal exported from Newcastle taken from returns to the night office, 1829.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/72
Creation dates: 1829

Scope and Content
Request for an investigation into the number of casualties in the collieries and list of numbers killed in mines in the Tyne and Wear area 1805 - 1828 sent to Mr George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/73
Creation dates: 1824 - 1829

Scope and Content
Vend of coal for the River Wear from 15 July 1829 with comparisons for previous years



Reference: NRO 3410/East/4/75
Creation dates: 1829
Physical characteristics: Printed.

Scope and Content
Vend of coals for the River Wear, 31 Dec 1828 - 30 June 1829. Printed.
Vend of coals for the River Wear, 30 June 1829 - 31 Dec 1829.




Creation dates: 31 Dec 1829 - 30 June 1830

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 30 June 1830 - 31 Dec 1830

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 31 Dec 1830 - 30 June 1831

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 30 June 1831 - 31 Dec 1831

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 31 Dec 1831 - 30 June 1832

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 30 June 1832 - 31 Dec 1832

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 31 Dec 1832 - 30 June 1833

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 30 June 1833 - 31 Dec 1833

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 31 Dec 1833 - 30 June 1834

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers, Vend of coal for the River Wear




Creation dates: 1817

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers -- Petition from the proprietors and lessees of collieries in the River Forth to the Treasury Commissioners with an account of coal exported from the Forth Collieries




Creation dates: 1827

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers -- List of collieries exporting from the port of Newcastle and manuscript notes of the vend




Creation dates: 10 Nov 1830

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers -- Letter to the Durham Chronicle re future prospects for the Northumberland and Durham Coal Fields from Hugh Taylor, Earsdon




Creation dates: 2 March 1831

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers -- Quantity and prices of coal sold on the London market




Creation dates: 5 Jan 1834

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers -- Return of the quantities of coal exported from ports in England, Scotland and Ireland and the countries to which the coal was exported with amounts of duty paid




Creation dates: 30 April 1842

Scope and Content
Loose printed papers -- "Minute on the extent of the Coal Field in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham" by John Buddle, Hugh Taylor, George Johnson, Nicholas Wood and Thomas John Taylor, Newcastle




Reference: NRO 3410/East/5
Letter Book of James Easton

Creation dates: 1844 - 1874

Extent and Form: 78pp and one loose letter. 

Physical characteristics: Paper backed volume, 32 x 20cm. labelled Letters to Cuthbert Ellison Esq from 21 Feb 1844 to 12 Dec 1859 on front, bookplate with the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton and marked Wing 3/5 78, inside front cover


Scope and Content

Letter book containing copy letters from James Easton at Nest House, Gateshead to Cuthbert Ellison, Sir Walter James and others, 1844 - 1874

Loose sheet. at back of volume

To Edward John Collingwood Esq, Lilburn Tower, Wooler re damage caused by the workings of the landsale pit near Chirton House, 9 March 1863



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/3
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 21 Feb 1844

Scope and Content
Workings at Sheriff Hill Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/5
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 1844

Scope and Content
Lease of Oakwellgate Colliery, 29 April 1844. Part letter only, crossed out.
Wayleave rents payable to Lord Ravensworth, 7 May 1844.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/7
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 18 May 1846

Scope and Content
Renewal of agreement re coal underneath Brackenheads and Whinney House Estates, report on King Pit, Bensham Seam and various pits



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/9
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 1 June 1846

Scope and Content
Sheriff Hill Colliery lease and workings at Hartley Burn Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/10
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 26 Dec 1846

Scope and Content
Opinion of Mr George Johnson re Sheriff Hill and Stormount Collieries



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/11
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 8 Feb 1847

Scope and Content
Pumping engines at Sheriff Hill Colliery and report on Stormount Colliery, Part of letter crossed out.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/12
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 9 April 1847

Scope and Content
Leases of Sheriff Hill and Stormount Collieries and decline in workings at Hartley Burn Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/13
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 21 April 1847

Scope and Content
Sale of Stormount Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/14
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 30 Oct 1848

Scope and Content
Workings at Hartley Burn, Midgeholm and Lambley Collieries, the quality of coal and the effect of the branch railway being built from the Newcastle - Carlisle Railway to Lambley via Midgeholm and Hartley Burn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/16
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 7 Nov 1848

Scope and Content
Problems with the Lambley Branch Railway



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/17
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 8 Feb 1850

Scope and Content
Measurements of the amount of coal remaining in Hartley Burn Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/19
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 13 Feb 1855

Scope and Content
Term of the Sheriff Hill Colliery lease and wayleave leases



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/20
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 1 May 1855

Scope and Content
Lease of land for a school at Hebburn and details of the family of...Clarke, late overman of Hebburn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/23
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 1 Jan 1857

Scope and Content
Success with drainage schemes at A, B and C Pits, Bensham Seam [Hebburn ?]



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/25
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 5 Feb 1857

Scope and Content
Workings in Isabella Pit, Sheriff Hill Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/27
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 27 March 1857

Scope and Content
Problems with Mr Muschamp's colliery lease [Sheriff Hill] and effects of the Oratory and Night School built at Hebburn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/28
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 1856 - 1857

Scope and Content
Brief notes of accounts for Marley Hill, Springwell and Mount Moor



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/29
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 11 Feb 1858

Scope and Content
Report on workings at Sheriff Hill and Oakwellgate



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/30
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 10 April 1858

Scope and Content
Cession of work at Sheriff Hill, drainage problems at Oakwellgate, Tyne Main, Felling and Shipcote and completion of the contract to erect a winding engine at Hebburn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/31
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 14 June 1858

Scope and Content
Agreement with Mr Muschamp to transfer the lease and sell the plant at Sheriff Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/33
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 17 Sept 1858

Scope and Content
Agreement with Thomas Gibson for a lease of the Upper Main Coal Seam, Isabella Pit at Sheriff Hill and erection of the winding engine at Hebburn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/35
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 28 Jan 1859

Scope and Content
Delay in completion of the Hebburn winding engine due to an accident



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/36
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 7 Feb 1859

Scope and Content
Repair of the Hebburn engine and measures re drainage



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/37
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 16 May 1859

Scope and Content
Damage to the tubbing at Hebburn resulting in flooding and notes on Sheriff Hill and Hartley Burn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/39
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 30 May 1859

Scope and Content
Problems re tubbing at Hebburn



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/41
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: nd [1859]

Scope and Content
Part of a letter re tubbing at Hebburn (incomplete)



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/43
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: nd [1859]

Scope and Content
Wayleave rents at Jarrow Grange



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/45
Letters to Cuthbert Ellison, 1844 - 1859.

Creation dates: 12 Dec 1859

Scope and Content
Wayleave rents for Springwell, Marley Hill and Kibblesworth and problems with the Hebburn pumping engine



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/47
Letters to Sir Walter James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 7 April 1862

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London, re wayleave accounts for Jarrow Grange and agreements with the Dean and Chapter and Col Ellison re coal leases



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/49
Letters to Sir Walter James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 1862 - 1863

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Bitshanger, Sandwich, Kent re wayleave agreements at Jarrow Grange and transport of coal to the Wallsend Furnace, 9 July 1862.
To Sir Walter James, Bitshanger, Sandwich, Kent re wayleave accounts for Jarrow Grange, 9 March 1863.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/51
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 13 April 1863

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London re wayleave rents for Jarrow Grange



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/52
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 4 May 1863

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London, re tentale and other accounts for Jarrow Grange



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/53
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 22 Feb 1864

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London, re problems with Mr Palmer re Jarrow Grange accounts



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/55
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 16 March 1864

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London, re wayleave accounts for Jarrow Grange



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/56
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 8 June 1864

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London, re the withdrawal of Mr Palmer's bill to connect his private railway into the public line and the effects on the rents



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/57
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 7 Nov 1864

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London, re wayleave rents including a possible application by Mr Palmer for a reduction



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/58
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 21 Nov 1864

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London re discussions with Mr Clayton and Mr Forster re the setting of the amounts of wayleave rents payable



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/59
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 18 Feb 1867

Scope and Content
To Messrs Scarth and Bolum reporting on the workings at the New Pit at the Montague Main Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/61
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 2 March 1867

Scope and Content
To William Coulson, Iron Works, Crossgate, Durham re broken side frame, No 2 Furnace [for Wallsend]
To Joseph Anderson Esq, Westgate Street, Newcastle, re the unsatisfactory work of Mr Coulson in the erection of furnaces at Wallsend, 11 March 1867



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/62
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 13 Dec 1867

Scope and Content
To John Humble Esq, Brompton, London re accounts for coal worked in the South Birtley Royalty and prospects for future work



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/63
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 26 Feb 1869

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London with recommendations re the best use of pumping engines at Hebburn and Wallsend



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/65
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 24 Oct 1871

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, Whitehall Gardens, London re proposals for a lease of 50 acres of the Gateshead Fell Royalty with comments re the available coal and rents expected



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/66
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 3 June 1872

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James re negotiations with Mr Lindsay Wood, agent for the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, re a renewal of the lease of Gateshead Fell Royalty



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/67
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 1872

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James re the settlement of the terms for the renewal of the Gateshead Fell lease, 19 Aug 1872.
To Mr John Hopper, Dickinson's Offices, Lombard Street, Newcastle, requesting his opinion re the position of the lessees of the coal in the north end of Gateshead Fell before the agreement between the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Sir Walter James was signed, 2 Sept 1872.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/68
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 1872

Scope and Content
To Mr James Forster, High Heworth, re the boundaries of the area which has been leased in the north of the Gateshead Fell Royalty with directions for him to keep out of this area, 9 Sept 1872.
To Sir Walter James giving a report re Isabella Pit, Sheriff Hill Colliery including the poor management by Mr Richard Forster and James Easton's action in stopping the men from working the barriers which was likely to cause flooding, 23 Nov 1872.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/70
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 3 Dec 1872

Scope and Content
To Sir Hedworth Williamson, Whitburn Hall, Sunderland re proposals for explorations at Wearmouth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/71
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 18 Dec 1873

Scope and Content
To Sir Walter James, giving proposals by the lessees of both sections of Gateshead Fell to purchase Sir Walter James' interest, includes an account of the details of the granting of the leases



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/72
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 3 Feb 1874

Scope and Content
To Messrs Fair, Chonomeley etc, 28 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London W.C. re the valuation of Lord Rokeby's interest in the Barmston Coal



Reference: NRO 3410/East/5/76
Letters to Sir Walter, James and others, 1861 - 1874.

Creation dates: 31 Oct 1861
Physical characteristics: (Reversed)

Scope and Content
To C.B. Bewick Esq, Close House [Wylam] re proposals for a lease of his coal at Willington




Reference: NRO 3410/East/6
Alston Moor Report

Creation dates: 1856

Extent and Form: 67 pp 

Physical characteristics: Leather bound volume, 24 x 21cm. entitled Alston Moor on front, table of contents at back.


Scope and Content

Volume containing a report by William Wallace on the mineral resources remaining in the unworked lead veins in the Nenthead Mines on Alston Moor, with notes on a map showing the geological structure of the Nenthead Mining District (map not included), 1 Dec 1856, with pencilled comments re the report referring to a survey by Mr Walton.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/6/1

Scope and Content
Description of Capel Cleugh Vein.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/6/6

Scope and Content
Description of Middle Cleugh and Long Cleugh Veins west of Carrs Vein.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/6/13

Scope and Content
Description of Middle Cleugh and Long Cleugh Veins between Carrs and Handsome Men Cross Vein.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/6/19

Scope and Content
Description of Middle Cleugh and Long Cleugh Veins east of Handsome Men Cross Vein.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/6/27

Scope and Content
Description of Hangingshaw East End, Rampgill and Scaleburn Veins.



Reference: NRO 3410/East/6/32

Scope and Content
Description of Rampgill and Scaleburn Cross Veins.



NRO 3410/East/7/1-8

Colliery Journals


Creation dates: 1864 - 1876

Extent and Form: 7 journals 



Scope and Content

7 colliery journals (Vol 5 missing) containing a daily diary of the business and personal affairs of [James Easton] as colliery engineer for the Tyne Coal Company 1864 - 1867 and for various collieries and other engineering business in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. The journals also include details of business and social meetings and horticulture, particularly the cultivation of vines and frequent references to the weather conditions. The diaries are assumed to be of James Easton as they correspond with his colliery interests and mention letters which appear in the letter book of James Easton, East/5 above, 1864 - 1876.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/1
Colliery Journal

Creation dates: 1864 - 1866

Extent and Form: 235 pp 

Physical characteristics: Leather bound volume with brass clasp, 19 x 12cm. marked Fawdon Colliery Workmen's Agreement Book to Quit Houses with Service on front but volume not used as such, labelled 29 July 1864 to 16 Oct 1866 No 1, bookplate with the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton marked 79 Wing 3/2.


Scope and Content

Journal of [James Easton] mainly re visits to Hebburn and Wallsend and meetings in Newcastle in connection with his work as engineer to the Tyne Coal Company, also including mentions of Friars Goose, Howden, Preston, Ryhope, Sheriff Hill, Tyne Dock Walker and Willington, 29 July 1864 - 16 Oct 1866.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/2
Colliery Journal.

Creation dates: 1866 - 1867

Extent and Form: 234 pp 

Physical characteristics: Paper bound volume, leather spine, 20 x 13cm. labelled Memorandum Book, Tyne Coal Company commenced 17 Oct 1866 ended 31 Dec 1867 No 2 on front, bookplate as NRO 3410/East/7/1 above marked 91 Wing 3/1.


Scope and Content

Journal of [James Easton] continuing the record of his work for the Tyne Coal Company with details of his leaving the company's employ including claims for payment for services and sale of shares, Aug - Oct 1867, also including references to Bewicke Main, Brackenbeds and Whinney House Estates, Derwent Valley Railway, Felling, Jarrow, Killingworth, Montague Main, Oakwellgate, Preston, Rabbit Banks Brick Works, Scotswood Fire Brick Works, Sheriff Hill, South Birtley, Willington and Wearmouth, 17 Oct 1866 - 31 Dec 1867.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/3
Journal, Volume 3

Creation dates: 1 Jan 1868 - 13 April 1870

Physical characteristics: Labelled with dates on front with bookplates of the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton marked 78 Wing 3/2.


Scope and Content

Journals of [James Easton] containing a record of his work as a colliery engineer in various collieries in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire including Barmston, Benwell, Chirton, Deckham Hall, Felling, Heaton, Holmeside, Jarrow Grange, Milkwell Burn, Monksoaton, Sheriff Hill, Tanhill, Usworth and Whitley, North Shields Water Works, Rabbit Banks Brick Works and Scotswood Copperas Works.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/4
Journal, Volume 4

Creation dates: 14 April 1870 - 30 Sept. 1871

Physical characteristics: Labelled with dates on front with bookplates of the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton marked 78 Wing 3/2.


Scope and Content

Journals of [James Easton] containing a record of his work as a colliery engineer in various collieries in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire including Barmston, Benwell, Chirton, Deckham Hall, Felling, Heaton, Holmeside, Jarrow Grange, Milkwell Burn, Monksoaton, Sheriff Hill, Tanhill, Usworth and Whitley, North Shields Water Works, Rabbit Banks Brick Works and Scotswood Copperas Works.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/5
Journal, Volume 5

Creation dates: nd [Oct 1871-March 1872]


Scope and Content

Volume Missing




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/6
Journal, Volume 6

Creation dates: 27 March 1872-23 Nov 1873

Physical characteristics: Labelled with dates on front with bookplates of the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton marked 78 Wing 3/2.


Scope and Content

Journals of [James Easton] containing a record of his work as a colliery engineer in various collieries in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire including Barmston, Benwell, Chirton, Deckham Hall, Felling, Heaton, Holmeside, Jarrow Grange, Milkwell Burn, Monksoaton, Sheriff Hill, Tanhill, Usworth and Whitley, North Shields Water Works, Rabbit Banks Brick Works and Scotswood Copperas Works.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/7
Journal, Volume 7

Creation dates: 24 Nov. 1873-11 Aug. 1874

Physical characteristics: Labelled with dates on front with bookplates of the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton marked 78 Wing 3/2.


Scope and Content

Journals of [James Easton] containing a record of his work as a colliery engineer in various collieries in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire including Barmston, Benwell, Chirton, Deckham Hall, Felling, Heaton, Holmeside, Jarrow Grange, Milkwell Burn, Monksoaton, Sheriff Hill, Tanhill, Usworth and Whitley, North Shields Water Works, Rabbit Banks Brick Works and Scotswood Copperas Works.




Reference: NRO 3410/East/7/8
Journal, Volume 8

Creation dates: 12 Aug. 1875 - 24 Oct. 1876

Physical characteristics: Labelled with dates on front with bookplates of the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton marked 78 Wing 3/2.


Scope and Content

Journals of [James Easton] containing a record of his work as a colliery engineer in various collieries in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire including Barmston, Benwell, Chirton, Deckham Hall, Felling, Heaton, Holmeside, Jarrow Grange, Milkwell Burn, Monksoaton, Sheriff Hill, Tanhill, Usworth and Whitley, North Shields Water Works, Rabbit Banks Brick Works and Scotswood Copperas Works.






Reference: NRO 3410/East/8
Newspaper Cuttings

Creation dates: 1826 - 1830

Extent and Form: 152 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, 19 x 13cm. bookplate with the coat of arms of H.C. Embleton and marked Wing 3/2 78.


Scope and Content

Book of copy extracts and cuttings from national and local newspapers, mainly re persons killed or injured in mining accudents but also advertisements of colliery leases and equipment and general colliery matters. The reports relate mainly to Northumberland and Durham but include reports from elsewhere in Great Britain and abroad. 1826 - 1830.

Index of names of persons referred to -

Anderson, Matthew Colliery: Hetton Page: 53

Armstrong, William Age: 10 Colliery: Wallsend Page: 55

Armstrong, - Colliery: Hetton Page: 31

Arrowsmith, John Age: 10 Colliery: Jarrow Page: 8

Atkinson, - Colliery: Hetton Page: 93

Bailey, George Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Bainbridge, Robert Age: 10 Colliery: Jarrow Page: 120

Beaumont, Jos Colliery: Wideopen Page: 125

Bell, George Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Bell, John Age: 7 Colliery: Ravensworth Page: 109

Bewick, Thomas Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Black, George Colliery: Hebburn Page: 28

Brown, James Age: 10 Colliery: South Shields Page: 111

Brown, John Colliery: Bensham Page: 68

Callaghan, Patrick Age: 50 Colliery: Hetton Page: 28

Carter, Robert Colliery: Hebburn Page: 116

Chapman, Robert Colliery: Jarrow Page: 86

Charleton, Fenwick Colliery: Shield Row Page: 28

Copeland, Robert Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Cowley, Edward Colliery: Harraton Page: 112

Cram, James Colliery: Benwell Page: 74

Cranston, - Colliery: Fawden Page: 51

Cross, James Colliery: Coxlodge Page: 150

Cross, - Age: 11 Colliery: Houghton Page: 23

Darling, Robert Age: 13 Colliery: West Rainton Page: 19

Davison, John Colliery: Felling Page: 53

Dawson, John Colliery: Fatfield Page: 39

Dixon, William Colliery: Bedlington Page: 37

Dixon, William Colliery: Washington Page: 39

Dobinson, George Age: 12 Colliery: Hetton Page: 97

Dobinson, Lancelot Colliery: Percy Main Page: 110

Dodds, Thomas Colliery: Blackfell Page: 102

Donaldson, - Age: 11 Colliery: Elswick Page: 85

Elee, Hannah Colliery: Gateshead Page: 152

Ellison, Thomas Colliery: Sheriff Hill Page: 67

Elphinstone, John Colliery: Mount Moor Page: 38

Embleton, John Age: 25 Colliery: Shiney Row Page: 121

Embleton, Thomas Colliery: Gosforth Page: 150

English, Edward Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

English, Thomas Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Errington, - Colliery: Hetton Page: 136

Fenwick, Thomas Age: 8 Colliery: Springwell Page: 75

Findlay, Joseph Colliery: Hebburn Page: 72

Fletcher, Richard Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Flynn, John Colliery: Winlaton Page: 89

Forrest, John Colliery: Jarrow Page: 31

Forster, Timothy Colliery: Fatfield Page: 76

Frost, - Colliery: Hetton Page: 111

Gardiner, Peter Age: 13 Colliery: Ravensworth Page: 24

Gardner, John Colliery: Lumbley Page: 105

Gardner, R Colliery: Newbottle Page: 106

Garrick, - Colliery: Hetton Page: 25

Gee, William Colliery: Regoney Pit Page: 53

Gibson, Thomas Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Gilmore, Thomas Colliery: Hetton Page: 31

Gray, R Colliery: Scremaston Page: 100

Green, - Colliery: Hetton Page: 31

Greene, Robert Age: 62 Colliery: East Rainton Page: 40

Grundy, Robert Colliery: Windy Nook Page: 116

Hall, John Colliery: Washington Page: 86

Hall, Michael Colliery: Washington Page: 86

Harland, Thomas Age: 42 Colliery: Hetton Page: 22

Heaith, George Page: 151

Hedley, Thomas Colliery: Callerton Page: 44

Henderson, William Colliery: Harraton Page: 45

Hodgson, William Colliery: St Helen, Aukland Page: 152

Jackson, James Colliery: Scremaston Page: 112

Jefferson, Thomas Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Johnson, Alex Colliery: Jarrow Page: 111

Johnson, George Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Knox, William Colliery: Houghton Page: 32

Laing, John (junior) Age: 30 Colliery: Gosforth Page: 146

Laing, Thomas Age: 20 Colliery: Coxlodge Page: 94

Larrick, George Colliery: West Aukland Page: 70

Laverick, Jacob Colliery: Heworth Page: 109

Laws, Edward Age: 11 Colliery: Jarrow Page: 16

Laws, - son of Thomas Age: 14 Colliery: Shiney Row Page: 23

Lennard, - Age: 12-13 Colliery: Fawden Page: 67

Lowinson, Henry Colliery: Felling Page: 129

Lowrey, - son of George Colliery: Elmore Pit Page: 142

McDonald, John Age: 40 Colliery: West Herrington Page: 24

Maddison, William Colliery: Fawdon Page: 92

Mills, - Age: 12 Colliery: Elswick

Moffat, Stephen Age: 10 Colliery: Greenside Page: 151

Nesbit, Mary Age: 20 Colliery: North Shields Page: 104

Nicholson, James Colliery: Bill Quay Page: 58

Nixon, Thomas Colliery: Elswick Page: 37

Oughton, Robert Colliery: Lumbley Page: 45

Ovington, William Colliery: Willington Page: 102

Oxley, Mary Colliery: Hetton Page: 126

Patrick, Robert Age: 10 Colliery: Monkwearmouth Page: 70

Patterson, Thomas Colliery: Stainsfield Page: 33

Patterson, - Colliery: New York Page: 64

Peel, William Colliery: Heworth Page: 132

Powell, John Arthur Colliery: Ouston Page: 24

Pyle, Ralph Colliery: Benwell Page: 74

Ramsay, John Colliery: Walker Page: 151

Ramshaw, John Colliery: Hetton Page: 45

Ranson, William Colliery: Fatfield Page: 107

Reay, John (Mr) Colliery: Wallsend Page: 136

Reed, William Age: 9-10 Colliery: Newbottle Page: 76

Robinson, George Colliery: Hetton Page: 25

Robinson, Lewis Colliery: Cockfield Page: 90

Robinson, Robert Colliery: Hetton Page: 67

Robinson, William (seaman) Colliery: Gateshead Page: 56

Robson, Joseph Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Robson, Mary Colliery: Heworth Page: 149

Robson, Thomas Age: 22 Colliery: Fawden Page: 125

Rodgers, Edward Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Roxbey, Robert Colliery: E. Rainton Page: 52

Russel, James Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Sandeland, William Age: 8 Colliery: Hetton Page: 111

Sanderson, James Colliery: South Shields Page: 55

Sanderson, James Colliery: Percy Main Page: 110

Selkirk, William Age: 29 Colliery: Berwick Hill Page: 123

Shanks, - Colliery: Fawden Page: 151

Shevile, - Colliery: Fawden Page: 151

Shipley, John Colliery: Woodburn Page: 147

Shotton, John Age: 5 Colliery: Springwell Page: 18

Simpson, William Colliery: Hetton Page: 76

Smith, George Age: 5 Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Smith, Matthew Colliery: Sheriff Hill Page: 40

Soloman, Thomas Age: 49 Colliery: Houphton Page: 47

Somerville, - son of Robert Colliery: Killingworth Page: 104

Spence, William Colliery: Earsdon Page: 15

Spread, George Age: 13 Colliery: Harraton Page: 85

Stephenson, David Colliery: Sheriff Hill Page: 129

Stewart, Luke Colliery: Gosforth Page: 150

Stokoe, Michael Age: 63 Colliery: Houghton Page: 112

Stott, William Colliery: Coxlodge Page: 53

Stuart, Joseph Colliery: Killingworth Page: 120

Tait, Thomas Age: 17 Colliery: Ford Page: 20

Taylor, Robert Age: 24 Colliery: Berwick Page: 85

Thompson, Robert Colliery: West Herrington Page: 135

Thompson, - Age: 7 Colliery: South Shields Page: 110

Thornton, George Colliery: Jarrow Page: 89

Tulip, Sam Age: 86 Colliery: Heworth Page: 107

Tulip, - Colliery: Heworth Page: 15

Turnbull, - Colliery: Wideopen Page: 72

Walker, Thomas Colliery: Heworth Page: 96

Wallace, Thomas Age: 32 Colliery: Hetton Page: 73

Walton, Thomas Age: 20 Colliery: Murton Hill Page: 24

Warburton, Thomas Colliery: Walker Page: 151

Wears, - Colliery: Rainton Page: 76

Wheatley, - son of Hedley Colliery: Coxlodge Page: 56

White, Thomas Colliery: Herrington Page: 143

Whitfield, Michael Colliery: Jarrow Page: 60

Wilson, - (a woman) Age: 30 Colliery: Felling Page: 66

Wilson, - Colliery: Cramlington Page: 117

Wright, Mary Age: 60 Colliery: Bigges Main Page: 125