Reference Code:  NRO 3410
Papers of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers

Forster Collection
NRO 3410/For/1


Creator(s):
Forster, Thomas Emmerson, fl 1830-1870, engineer
Forster, George Baker, fl 1830-1870, engineer


Scope and Content

The Forster collection consists of three distinct sections. Section one comprises a collection of report books relating to various eighteenth and nineteenth century viewers, collected by Thomas Emmerson Forster but not relating to the Forster family. Sections two and three comprise working papers of Thomas Emmerson Forster and his son George Baker Forster.





Scope and Content

Section one comprises a collection of report and account books. These include report books of important viewers such as Amos and John Barnes, John Straker, Richard Peck and Matthias Dunn, accounts of the Conyers family and of the Delaval family of Seaton Delaval and a volume of newspaper cuttings and pamphlets relating to the miners strikes of 1831/2 and 1844

Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1
Account Book

Creation dates: 1680 - 1820

Extent and Form: 97 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume 32 x 21cm. pp. 56 - 97 consist of loose sheets stuck into the volume.


Scope and Content

Pages 6-25 and 28-49 are blank

Volume containing accounts of Nicholas Conyers for alum shipped, 1680 - 1685, accounts and agreements for sinking Boulby Pit, 1687 - 1688, accounts of Thomas Conyers, 1708 - 1727, account for Boulby Alum Works, 1800, sketch of a horseless plan, 1820 and notes re the history of the Conyers family, 1066 - 1685.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/2
Creation dates: 5 July 1683 - 27 Aug 1685

Scope and Content
Accounts of Nicholas Conyers Esq with John Tutt, merchant for the shipping of alum, including shipments in the Henry of Whitby, by Thomas Marshall and the Providence by Thomas Pickering



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/26
Creation dates: 2 Aug - 11 Dec 1683

Scope and Content
Accounts of Nicholas Conyers Esq with John Elswick, merchant, for the shipping of alum



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/50
Creation dates: 26 Sept - 15 Nov 1683

Scope and Content
Accounts of Nicholas Conyers Esq with William Crowle, merchant of Hull, for the shipping of alum



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/56
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Notes on the history of the Conyers family of Sockburn, copied from an manuscript of John Calverly Esq, including a note re the legendary slaying of a serpent by Sir John Conyers and re various members of the family, 1066 - 1685



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/57
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Drawings of gravestones of members of the Conyers family of Sockburn, including family escutcheons, with copy inscriptions, 1394 - 1470, and notes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/64
Creation dates: April - May 1680

Scope and Content
Accounts of Sir Nicholas Conyers including accounts for alum



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/65
Creation dates: Oct 1681 - April 1682

Scope and Content
Accounts of Sir Nicholas Conyers including accounts for alum



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/66
Creation dates: 5 May 1681

Scope and Content
Accounts of Sir Nicholas Conyers including accounts for alum London



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/67
Creation dates: 14 March 1684

Scope and Content
Agreement by Sir Nicholas Conyers re the conduct of his alum works, witnesses, Richard Myddleton and John Lambe



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/68
Creation dates: 26 Sept 1684

Scope and Content
Account of Nicholas Conyers for coal delivered on board the Love the Providence and the Fortune, 1684, with receipt by John Atkinson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/69
Creation dates: May - Aug 1684

Scope and Content
Account of Nicholas Conyers for alum shipped to London by Thomas Pickering in the Providence



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/70
Creation dates: 1686 and 13 Dec 1687

Scope and Content
Accounts of money disbursed by Thomas Conyers, including trial sinkings and conveying tools to Staithes 1686
Accounts of Alex [Watson] for charges at Staithes and ferry charges at Stockton, 13 Dec 1687.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/71
Creation dates: nd and 1687

Scope and Content
Receipts for payments by Alexander Watson, nd
Receipt from John Waters for making an instrument for measuring the height of the cliff and for observations, 30 Aug 1687



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/73
Creation dates: 1687-1688

Scope and Content
Agreement between Mrs Margaret Conyers of South Biddick and John Waters of Chester [le Street] for drifting, boring and sinking at Boulby, 27 Dec 1687.
Account of John Waters for work done and materials supplied and receipt for payments, 7 Aug 1688.

Transcription:

Articles? Indented covenanted and agreed upon ye 27th December 1687 between Margaret Conyers of South Biddisk in the County of Durham widow on ye one part and John Watters of Chester [le Street] in ye same County, Yeoman, on the other part as followeth.

The said John Watters doth covenant and promise to work and drive of the remainder of the drift lately wrought at Boulby in ye Hookwirks? Pitt It ran under ye bottom of ye pit their, as high and as wide as may be useful to carry rocks in barrows or ronesy? Wood up to ye pit.

And also doth covenant and promise to boore ye pit their into ye said drift.

And also doth covenant and promise to sink ye said drift into ye said drift 7 quarters wide, he? Finding for all ye said work of drift booreing at pitt, all booreing geer, randles [handles?] , sharping, and mending of workgeare and finish up ye said works at or before midsummer day next.

Ye said Margaret Conyers doth covenant and promise to pay for ye working of ye said drift to John Watters or his assigns 15 shillings a yard for booreing ye pitt and ye first 5 fathom 5 shillings a fathom; for ye next 5 fathom 10 shillings a fathom; for all ye rest 15 shillings a fathom: And likewise for sinking ye pitt 30 shillings a fathom, for ye depth more or less. And also doth covenant to find them all wood, rails, and ropes mindful for ye work and pay him every month sixteen pence a day for all ye sinkers he employs in ye said work, and pay him ye remainder of ye wages not later than? 20 days after ye said works are finished. And for performance of all ye said promises and covenants ye parties to these ye presents have interchangeably? set their hands and seals ye same year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of

Francis? Lambton?

? Lodge?

[on reverse - For/1/1/73a]

Aug 7 (88) [1688]

Received from Mrs Conyers in fee of the bargain for pit drift, sharpening picks, charges of coming home and also other accounts from the beginning of the work to the present day

The sum of twenty four pounds thirteen and six pence, I say received the said same by me. John Waters [signature and mark] his mark.

For pit and drift - Twenty two pounds and six pence

For Waters over and above bargain - Two pounds

For sharpening picks which was due before the bargain - One shilling

Their charge home for six men - Twelve shillings.
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[Transcript by Colin Waters 24 August 2009.

(Modern spelling and punctuation added where necessary for clarity. Words marked with a question mark are queried being difficult to read. Those in square brackets do not appear in the original document.)

Note in this document the surname Waters is spelt with two t’s whilst in the receipt written by Waters himself it is spelt with one. ]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/74
Creation dates: 1687

Scope and Content
Account of John Waters and others for work done in sinking the pit [Boulby]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/76
Creation dates: nd [c.1687]

Scope and Content
Account for sinking [Boulby] paid by Simon Bowes on behalf of Mrs Conyers to John Harrison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/77
Creation dates: 4 Oct 1687

Scope and Content
Receipts from Francis Harrison and Edward Stephenson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/78
Creation dates: 1687

Scope and Content
Receipt from Francis Harrison for materials 14 April 1687
Account of John Waters and others for work [Boulby], 31 May - 25 June 1687.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/79
Creation dates: 16 April 1688

Scope and Content
Receipt of John Waters for payments for driving the drift and sinking [Boulby]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/83
Creation dates: 9 March 1708

Scope and Content
Receipt from William Ward for 500 paid by Thomas Conyers



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/84
Creation dates: 9 March 1708

Scope and Content
Order from Thomas Conyers to John Ward at Hackney, London, to pay 500 to William Ward



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/85
Creation dates: 1712

Scope and Content
Account of wood sold from Boulby for Thomas Conyers Esq by Ralph Ward



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/86
Creation dates: 1713

Scope and Content
Account of wood sold from Boulby for Thomas Conyers Esq by Ralph Ward



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/87
Creation dates: 1714

Scope and Content
Account of wood sold from Boulby for Thomas Conyers Esq by Ralph Ward



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/88
Creation dates: March 1719

Scope and Content
Letter from Ralph Ward to Thomas Conyers M.P. Esq, Norfolk Street, London, re events at the Boulby alum works including the report of a skirmish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/89
Creation dates: 10 Jan 1725/6

Scope and Content
Statement by Mr Brummell re the payment of rents for Bucksnook Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/91
Creation dates: 20 Jan 1726 - 2 Oct 1727

Scope and Content
Account of Thomas Conyers



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/96
Creation dates: 2 Oct - 27 Dec 1800

Scope and Content
Account for the Boulby Alum Works



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/1/97
Creation dates: 20 Oct 1820

Scope and Content
Sketch of Lord Elgin's self-acting horseless planes, including details of measurements




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/2
Shipping Accounts

Creation dates: 1717 - 1721

Extent and Form: 274 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, 32 x 21cm.


Scope and Content

Volume of accounts for coal shipped from Newcastle giving dates of shipments, names of ships and masters, amounts and value of coal shipped and receipts for payments, 8 Jan 1716/17 - 18 May 1721.




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/3
Shipping Accounts

Creation dates: 1725 - 1728

Extent and Form: 283 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, 31 x 21cm.


Scope and Content

Volume of accounts for coal shipped from Newcastle as NRO 3410/For/1/2 12 Jan 1724/5 - 14 Dec 1728.




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4
Colliery Report Book

Creation dates: 1717 - 1779

Extent and Form: 344 pp 

Physical characteristics: Vellum bound volume, 38 x 25cm. labelled Barnes Book manuscript on spine.


Scope and Content

Volume containing reports, estimates, valuations and copy letters of Amos and John Barnes and others, 1717 - 1779.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/1
Creation dates: 17 Sept 1717

Scope and Content
Estimate of costs for sinking and working Fenham Colliery, by John Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/2
Creation dates: 29 Nov 1732

Scope and Content
Account of linings at Bucksnooth and Eweshead Collieries, by John Barnes, Thomas Rawling and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/4
Creation dates: 30 Nov 1732

Scope and Content
Report re Gateshead Fell Colliery including notes re the quatity of remaining coal, by John Barnes, Michael Humble and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/5
Creation dates: 11 Feb 1733

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning the south end of Heaton Colliery at Thistle pit using a fire engine, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/6
Creation dates: 1734

Scope and Content
Estimate of the amount of coal remaining in Jesmond Colliery, by Amos Barnes, 5 Oct 1734
Estimate of the amount of coal which could be obtained from a pit (unspecified) in the Heaton Seam, by Amos Barnes, 10 Sept 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/7
Creation dates: 3 Dec 1734

Scope and Content
Opinion as to the correct place for making a trial at Hebburn and Newton Garths for Major Ellison, by John Smith, William Hutchinson, Amos Barnes and Nicholas Walton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/8
Creation dates: 1735

Scope and Content
Report re the Whin Pit workings at Ewehurst with opinion re the quality of the coal, by Richard Peck and Amos Barnes, 14 April 1735
Sketch of the workings at Whin Pit with notes by Thomas Rawlings and William Daglish, 14 April 1735



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/9
Creation dates: 16 Feb 1735/6

Scope and Content
Queries re Plessey Colliery including procedures to deal with dykes and quantity of coal available with recommendations by Amos Barnes and Edward Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/10
Creation dates: 6 Oct 1735

Scope and Content
2 estimates showing the comparative costs of winning the coal at Dent's Hole belonging to Thomas Wrangham, by Richard Ridley at Heaton and other persons, by Amos Barnes and George Claughton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/11
Creation dates: 2 Feb 1733/4

Scope and Content
Section of a Bob Gin and a Fire Engine, [? Heaton], includes reference giving measurements



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/12
Creation dates: 10 June 1736

Scope and Content
Report re Morton Hill Colliery including accounts of linings, estimate of costs and plan showing coal still to be wrought



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/13
Creation dates: nd [c.1735]

Scope and Content
Section of the present winning of the south end of Heaton Colliery, includes reference explaining the plan, scale 48yds: 1"



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/14
Creation dates: 22 Feb 1735/6

Scope and Content
Estimate of the quantity of coal which may be obtained from Heaton Colliery, 1735 - 1745, by Nicholas Walton and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/15
Creation dates: 22 Oct 1735

Scope and Content
Report re Newbottle Colliery belonging to John Hilton Esq with estimate of working costs by Amos Barnes and William Daglish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/16
Creation dates: 15 Aug 1736

Scope and Content
Report re current workings, including the engines at Heaton Colliery, by Nicholas Walton and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/17
Creation dates: 1734-1735

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Cotterdale Colliery, by Amos Barnes, 18 Sept 1734
Report re the amount of available coal in the waste ground at Tanfield, by Amos Barnes and William Donnison, 7 Jan 17NRO 3410/Wat/34/5



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/18
Creation dates: 6 Oct 1736

Scope and Content
Report re Scremerston Colliery including statement of working costs, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/19
Creation dates: nd [1736]

Scope and Content
Plan of Scremerston Colliery marking coal pits and line of the water level



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/20
Creation dates: 1736-1737

Scope and Content
Report re Stublick and Cragshead Colliery including details of costs and proposal to take the colliery, by Amos Barnes and Joseph Layburn, 23 Oct 1736
Report re the current workings at Jesmond Colliery, by Nicholas Walton, Amos Barnes and George Claughton, 1 Feb 1736/7



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/21
Creation dates: 2 Feb 1736/7

Scope and Content
Agreement between Cuthbert Richardson of North Shields and Thomas Baker of Birtley for a licence for 9 years to prospect for and mine coal at Blackburn



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/25
Creation dates: 30 March 1737

Scope and Content
Report re the present workings at Andrews House, Beckley, Tanfield, Lane Pit on Burdon Moor and Hedley Moor, particularly re the quality of the coal, by Nicholas Walton, Amos Barnes and William Daglish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/26
Creation dates: 1737 - 1742, 10, 26 Nov 1737

Scope and Content
Estimate of the quantity of coal which may be obtained from Heaton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/27
Creation dates: 28 Nov 1737

Scope and Content
Account of timber used in building the Double Start Ginn at Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/28
Creation dates: 26 Sept 1737

Scope and Content
Abstract of terms of a lease of Coxlodge Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/29
Creation dates: 1737-1738

Scope and Content
Estimate of the quantity of coal which will be produced at Byker in 1738, 2 Feb 1737/8



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/30
Creation dates: 3 Feb 1737/8

Scope and Content
Comparative estimates of the cost of laying a waggonway from James Lockey's house to Venture Pit [?Heaton], by William Dent, Joseph Layburn, Amos Barnes and John Fairholm



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/32
Creation dates: 14 April 1738

Scope and Content
Estimate of costs for working Horsley Wood Colliery, by Stephen Dryden, Amos Barnes and William Hepple



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/33
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Estimate of costs for driving out of the Thistle Pit workings, [Heaton], 14 July 1738
Valuation of gins at Heaton, by Joseph Layburn and Thomas Hedley, 27 Oct 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/34
Creation dates: 1738 - 1742

Scope and Content
Estimate of the quantity of coal which may be obtained at Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/35
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1738

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/36
Creation dates: 1738-1739

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Longbenton Colliery, 15 Jan 1738/9
Estimate of the cost of working Black Close Colliery including drawing the water with a crank gin, 8 March 1738/9



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/37
Creation dates: 6 Feb 1738/9

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Scremerston Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/38
Creation dates: 7 Feb 1738/9

Scope and Content
Report re Scremerston Colliery with reference to the fire at present in the seam and future working, with estimate for winning, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/39
Creation dates: 1738-1740

Scope and Content
Opinion re a dispute re Mr Catcheside's Colliery at Birkley, Feb 1738/9
Notes re the history of workings at Kenton, West Denton and Fenham Collieries, by Amos Barnes, [1740]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/40
Creation dates: 15 May 1739

Scope and Content
Report re the old workings at Brenkley Colliery, particularly regarding drainage, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/41
Creation dates: 5, 15 June 1739

Scope and Content
Report re Fourstones Colliery including estimate of working costs and account of strata



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/42
Creation dates: 8 March 1739

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock lost at Black Close Colliery, by Matthew Hobson and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/43
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1739

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Heaton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/44
Creation dates: 1739

Scope and Content
Account of the costs for winning Scremerston Colliery, by Messrs Barnes and Stokoe



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/45
Creation dates: nd c1739

Scope and Content
Evidence to be presented by Mr Barnes in the dispute re Mr Catcheside's workings Birtley



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/48
Creation dates: 17 Aug 1739

Scope and Content
Notes re the winning of Gateshead Park and Longbenton Collieries



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/49
Creation dates: 25 Oct 1739

Scope and Content
Report re the neglect of Thomas Barber in maintaining drainage at Black Close Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Matthew Hobson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/50
Creation dates: 21 Jan 1739/40

Scope and Content
Proposed terms of a lease for Brenkly Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/51
Creation dates: 24 Jan 1739/40

Scope and Content
Report re the 14 Riggs, Betty, Nicholas, Chance and Corner Pits at Jesmond Colliery, particularly regarding the working of the pillars and walls, by Stephen Dryd n, Amos Barnes, Robert Ryott, John Brown, Richard Peck, William Daglish, William Dryd n, Nicholas Natters, John Hutchinson and William Hutchinson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/52
Creation dates: 1740

Scope and Content
Agreement with Mrs Jane Sanderson to build a byer, by Amos Barnes, 27 Feb 1739/40
Account of linings at Haddrick's Mill Colliery, by Nicholas Walton, Thomas Stokoe, George Rutherford and Richard Humble, 14 May 1740



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/53
Creation dates: 22 Aug 1740

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of working Haddrick's Mill Colliery and notes re Longbenton and drainage at Gateshead Park Colliery, by William Daglish, Thomas Stokoe, Amos Barnes, George Claughton, Edward Smith and Robert Williams



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/54
Creation dates: 20 Aug 1740

Scope and Content
Estimate of the costs of winning Longbenton and Gateshead Park Collieries given at a meeting of Mr Ellison, Mr William Leaton, Mr William Featherstone and Mr Nicholas Walton, by Thomas Stokoe, Amos Barnes, William Daglish and Edward Smith, viewers



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/56
Creation dates: 23 Sept 1740

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning and working Elswick Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/57
Creation dates: Sept 1740

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Heaton Colliery and estimate of the quantity of coal expected to be raised, 1740 - 1745



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/58
Creation dates: 9 Oct 1740

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Heaton, incomplete



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/59
Creation dates: 24 Nov - 17 Dec 1740

Scope and Content
Report re Newbottle Colliery including estimate of costs for working and making a new winning at Houghton, estimate of available coal and plan showing the places where Mr Hobson holed into Mr Smith's workings on the boundary of Newbottle, by Amos Barnes and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/64
Creation dates: 14 Feb 1740/1

Scope and Content
Note re amount of available coal and water level in Dean Pit, Gosforth Colliery and estimate of working expenses at Gosforth, by Amos Barnes, Edward Smith and George Claughton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/65
Creation dates: 3 March 1741

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/66
Creation dates: 23 April 1741

Scope and Content
Report re Chester, Corner, Mayflower, Chance and Margaret Pits in Jesmond Colliery particularly re working the walls



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/67
Creation dates: 1741

Scope and Content
Account of horses sold on Cow Hill and White Cross, 18 - 20 Oct, [1741] (title only, incomplete).
Report re the current workings in Crofton's, Coxon's and Barras's Pits, Newbottle Colliery, 9 Nov 1741



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/68
Creation dates: 1742

Scope and Content
Report re the amount of coal from Sir Thomas Wrangham's Colliery at Byker brought out of H gg Pit, by Amos Barnes and Richard Peck, 22 Feb 1741/2
Estimate of the quantity of coal which will be produced at Heaton, by Amos Barnes, George Claughton and Thomas Daglish, 9 April 1742



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/69
Creation dates: 13 May 1742

Scope and Content
Measurements of coal remaining in Haswell Pit, Stal's Colliery, by Amos Barnes, William Dryden, John Legg and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/70
Creation dates: 11 May 1742

Scope and Content
Report re various pits in Jesmond Colliery including re working of the pillars and walls and the effects of a creep, by Thomas Rawling, Amos Barnes and William Hepple



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/71
Creation dates: 27 May 1742

Scope and Content
Evidence to the Commissioners re a dispute between Matthew White Ridley Esq and William Coulson Esq re a trespass from Jesmond into Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/72
Creation dates: 28 May 1742

Scope and Content
Evidence to the Commissioners re the amount of coal in Haswell's Close, Henderson's Closs and Cowpasture Pit



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/74
Creation dates: 13 Aug 1742

Scope and Content
Valuation of materials at Heaton Engine



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/75
Creation dates: 15 Sept 1742

Scope and Content
Report of linings in Byker Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Robert Sopwith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/76
Creation dates: 1 May - 24 Sept 1742

Scope and Content
Accounts for winning Newbottle Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/77
Creation dates: 27 Sept 1742

Scope and Content
Comparative estimates of the cost of winning Long Benton from Heaton or from Little Dean



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/78
Creation dates: [1742]

Scope and Content
Notes re Bassington Colliery, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/79
Creation dates: 1742-1743

Scope and Content
Opinion as to the expense of working the Venture Pit, North Biddick Colliery, by Amos Barnes, George Claughton, Edward Smith and William Daglish, 3 Jan 1742/3
Account of levellings at Venture Pit, North Biddick Colliery, by Amos Barnes, George Claughton and Edward Smith, 21 Jan 1742/3



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/80
Creation dates: 24 Jan 1742/3

Scope and Content
Letter from Hugh Boag to Richard Peck re the exchange of leases (colliery unspecified)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/81
Creation dates: 4 Jan 1742/3

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings in Blackburn Colliery and estimate of working costs, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/82
Creation dates: 5 Feb 1742/3

Scope and Content
Report re Jarrow Colliery including levellings and estimate for sinking a pit at High Heworth burn, by Amos Barnes, Richard Peck and William Dryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/83
Creation dates: 9 Feb 1742/3

Scope and Content
Account of linings at Plessey Colliery by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/84
Creation dates: 14 Feb 1742/3

Scope and Content
Estimates of the cost of sinking 2 new pits at Heaton and winning Longbenton through Haddrick's Mill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/85
Creation dates: 1742-1743

Scope and Content
Estimate of coal at the surface and valuation of the gins at Newbottle Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Ralph Douglas, 1 March 1742/3
Report re drainage and ventilation at North Biddick Colliery, by Amos Barnes, George Claughton, John Leaton, Ralph Unthank, Thomas Sunderland, William Daglish and Edward Smith, 14 March 1742/3



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/86
Creation dates: 28 March 1742/3

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings at Hagg Pit, Byker, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/87
Creation dates: 1743

Scope and Content
Proposal by Amos Barnes to work Gosforth Colliery, 8 April 1743
Request by Ralph Gowland to Mr Barnes to report on Etherly Colliery, 2 June 1743
Calculations re the coal from Thomas Wrangham's Royalty brought out at Hagg and Bird Pits, Byker, by Amos Barnes, 13 June 1743



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/88
Creation dates: 23 June 1743

Scope and Content
Estimate of the available coal at various pits at Heaton Colliery, by Amos Barnes and John Daglish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/89
Creation dates: 23, 28 July 1743

Scope and Content
Letter from Amos Barnes to [Ralph Gowland] re the view of Etherly Colliery, with estimate of working costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/90
Creation dates: 13 July 1743

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of working Choppington [Chepenton] Colliery with recommendations re a boring, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/91
Creation dates: 30 July 1743

Scope and Content
Letter from Amos Barnes to [Ralph Gowland] advising on terms of a lease of Etherly Colliery with estimate of working costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/92
Creation dates: 26 Aug 1743

Scope and Content
Letters from John Sibbald and Mark Hobson re borings at Etherly



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/93
Creation dates: 22 Nov 1743

Scope and Content
Report of linings at Well Close Pit, Morton Hill Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Mark Hobson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/94
Creation dates: 5 Dec 1743

Scope and Content
Sketch plan of Etherly [Edderly] Colliery, marking pits, Rawling's borehole and Escomb village



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/96
Creation dates: 8, 20 Dec 1743

Scope and Content
Queries from John Sibbald re Etherly Colliery including the amount of available coal, drainage and terms for a lease with recommendations by Amos Barnes and William Dryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/98
Creation dates: nd [1743]

Scope and Content
Proposal by Mr Hodgson for a lease of Etherly Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/99
Creation dates: 12, 21 April 1744

Scope and Content
Letter from Nicholas Walton and Hugh Boag, on behalf of Greenwich Hospital, requesting a report re Scremerston and Berwick Hill Collieries and report re the current workings and drainage with recommendations for future work by Amos Barnes and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/103
Creation dates: 28 Aug 1744

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in the Knabb and Bank Pits at Heaton and the Tryall Pit at Jesmond with reference to drainage and a creep, by Thomas Stokoe and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/104
Creation dates: 1744

Scope and Content
Report of linings at Cragg Hall Pit into Heaton, by Thomas Stokoe and Amos Barnes, 25 Sept 1744
Report re working the whole coal and pillars between Heaton and Cragg Hall Pit, by Amos Barnes, William Dryden, Thomas Stokoe and John Byerley, 27 Oct 1744



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/105
Creation dates: 1744-1745

Scope and Content
Report re current workings and coal remaining in the walls at Chance, Hagg and Speedwell Pits, Byker, by Amos Barnes, John Leaton and John Daglish, 12 Jan 1744/5
View of current workings and coal remaining in the walls and pillars at Chance, Hagg and Speedwell Pits, Byker, by John Leaton, William Newton, Amos Barnes and William Dryden, 11 Feb 1744/5



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/106
Creation dates: 12 Feb 1745

Scope and Content
Report re 4th Engine and Dyke Pits at Heaton including the state of the engines and problems with drainage, by Richard Peck, Thomas Rawling, William Newton, William Dryden, Thomas Stokoe, Ralph Unthank, Amos Barnes and John Leaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/107
Creation dates: 15 April 1745

Scope and Content
Report re Heaton and Byker with recommendations for the erection of additional engines to cope with the drainage problems at Heaton, by Thomas Rawling, William Leaton, John Legg, William Newton, William Hepple, Amos Barnes, Nicholas Walton and William Dryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/108
Creation dates: 23 May 1745

Scope and Content
Opinion re a new winning under the Thistle Pit Dyke at Heaton to win the Spanish Closes coal, by Nicholas Walton, Amos Barnes, Edward Smith, George Claughton, William Dryden and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/109
Creation dates: 29 July 1745

Scope and Content
Account of the distance travelled and amount of coal produced by each shift of gin horses at Longbenton Colliery, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/110
Creation dates: 29 April 1746

Scope and Content
Report re drainage at Longbenton Colliery, by Richard Peck, William Leaton, Thomas Rawling, William Dryden, William Newton, John Leaton, Ralph Unthank, Amos Barnes and Nicholas Walton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/111
Creation dates: 4 June 1752

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in the Clover and Lucky Pits, South Birtley Colliery with recommendations re a new winning under the main south dyke, by William Daglish and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/112
Creation dates: 6 June 1746

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in the Clover and Lucky Pits, South Birtley Colliery with recommendations and estimate of the cost for driving a new drift into the five quarter coal, by William Daglish and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/113
Creation dates: 17 July 1746

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Byker Colliery without access through St Anthony's



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/114
Creation dates: 19 July 1746

Scope and Content
Estimates of the costs of winning Gateshead Park Colliery and sinking two pits in Fellon [? Felling] and winning Gateshead Park through Byker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/115
Creation dates: 1746

Scope and Content
Estimates of the costs of sinking a pit in Fellon [? Felling] or St Anthony's and sinking a pit at Byker, north of Jane and Thomas Dyke, 30 Sept 1746
Estimate of the cost of working St Anthony's, Byker and part of Heaton Colliery, 2 Oct 1746



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/116
Creation dates: 1746

Scope and Content
View re drainage at Newbottle Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Edward Smith, 10 Oct 1746
Account of levellings from Quarry Pit, Gateshead Park, 24 Oct 1746



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/117
Creation dates: 31 Oct 1746

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings at Brancepeth Colliery, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/118
Creation dates: nd and 1746-1747

Scope and Content
Report re Nicholson's Pit, Newbottle Colliery including recommendations re working the walls and drainage, by Amos Barnes, Edward Smith senior and Edward Smith junior, 26 Jan 1746/7
Calculations re the amount of coal produced by one acre of ground, n d. [1747]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/119
Creation dates: 20 March 1746/7

Scope and Content
Report re Clover, View and Bounder Pits at South Birtley with results of levellings and recommendations as to future workings, by Amos Barnes and John Smurfitt



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/120
Creation dates: 17 April 1747

Scope and Content
Report re drainage at Newbottle Colliery, by Amos Barnes, Edward Smith senior and Edward Smith junior



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/121
Creation dates: 25 May 1747

Scope and Content
Calculations re the cost of winning part of Newbottle Colliery above Haughton Bridge, by Amos Barnes and William Hepple



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/122
Creation dates: 12 June 1747

Scope and Content
Report re Newbottle Colliery including drainage and the repair and re-siting of the engine, by Amos Barnes, Edward Smith senior and Edward Smith junion



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/123
Creation dates: 3 Nov 1747

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Longbenton Colliery from below the present engine, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/124
Creation dates: 6 Nov 1747

Scope and Content
Report re Henry Ward's pit at the Leases [Newcastle Town Moor] with estimate of working costs, by Amos Barnes, William Dryden and George Claughton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/125
Creation dates: 1747-1748

Scope and Content
Report re the Engine Shaft, Newbottle Colliery, including repair of tubbing, 5 Jan 1747/8
Estimate of coal available from Longbenton Colliery, 16 Jan 1747/8



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/126
Creation dates: 14 Jan 1747/8

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Longbenton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/127
Creation dates: 25 Jan 1747/8

Scope and Content
Recommendations re drainage and ventilation of the New Engine Pit, Newbottle, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/128
Creation dates: 15 Feb 1747/8

Scope and Content
Queries re Newbottle Colliery including cribbing in the New Engine Pit, sinking a new pit and the re-location of the engine with recommendations by William Newton, Amos Barnes, Edward Smith senior and Edward Smith junior



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/130
Creation dates: 8 March 1747/8

Scope and Content
Request by Amos Barnes and William Dryden to view pits in the Hon James Lumley's estate



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/131
Creation dates: nd and 1747-1748

Scope and Content
Estimate of the coal available from Longbenton Colliery, 24 March 1747/8
Recommendations as to the terms on which Bassington Colliery should be let to an undertaker, by Amos Barnes, n.d. [1748]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/132
Creation dates: 9 May 1748

Scope and Content
Report re Newbottle Colliery with estimate as to the cost of sinking a new pit, by Amos Barnes, Edward Smith senior and Edward Smith junior



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/133
Creation dates: 31 May 1748

Scope and Content
Report re drainage between Gosforth and Benton with recommendations re the siting of a new engine



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/134-8
Creation dates: 15 July 1748

Scope and Content
Report re the workings at Birtley Colliery, including drainage and the working of the barrier, in a case brought by Hall and Thompson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/139
Creation dates: 22 June 1744

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings at North Biddick including measurement of the height of the main coal seam, by William Newton, William Dryden, Amos Barnes and George Claughton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/141
Creation dates: 24 April 1750

Scope and Content
Report re South Birtley Colliery including the irregular working of pillars and walls with details of linings with recommendations re working methods in the Tryall Pit, by William Newton, Amos Barnes and John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/142
Creation dates: 20 March 1749/50

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Longbenton Colliery, by William Newton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/144
Creation dates: 7 June 1750

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of a new winning in the Earl of Carlisle's borehole (colliery unspecified)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/145
Creation dates: 3 Jan 1750/1

Scope and Content
Report re Longbenton Colliery, particularly re drainage with recommendations re the leaving of a barrier against Heaton drowned waste, by Edward Smith senior, George Claughton, Amos Barnes, Luke Curry, John Pratt, William Brown and Edward Smith junior



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/147
Creation dates: 1750-1751

Scope and Content
Report re incorrect working of pillars and walls at Thomson and Hall's Colliery, by Amos Barnes, William Dryden, George Rutherford, Henry Humble, Nicholas Walton, William Leaton, John Leaton, William Daglish and John Daglish, 6 June 1750
Report re Tanfield Moor Edge with estimate for winning and working Bushblades Colliery, by Amos Barnes and William Dryden, 9 Jan 1750/1



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/149
Creation dates: 1751

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of laying a waggonway from Success Pit, Byker, 6 Dec 1751
Report re the poor state of Venture Pit [Plessey Colliery], by Matthew Murray, William Hodgson, Robert Smith and Joseph Gibson, 2 Dec 1751



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/150
Creation dates: 18 Nov 1751

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of sinking a new pit at the Lands Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/151
Creation dates: 1750-1751

Scope and Content
Report re the dyke encountered at Ash Pit, Bensham Colliery, by Amos Barnes, 11 Nov 1751
Report re borings by John Rawling at Shiremoor Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Michael Humble, 12 Feb 1750/1



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/152
Creation dates: 5 April, 9 June 1749

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Brenkley Colliery by Thomas Sopwith with recommendations re future work, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/153
Creation dates: 1747

Scope and Content
Copy of NRO 3410/For/1/4/121



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/154
Creation dates: 17 Sept 1748

Scope and Content
Report re the fire engines at Longbenton, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/155
Creation dates: 1749-1752

Scope and Content
Report re the new winning at Fourstones, by Amos Barnes, 17 Oct 1749
Estimate of the coal which may be produced from Longbenton after 1752, by Amos Barnes, 29 Dec 1749



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/156
Creation dates: 5 May 1749

Scope and Content
Report re Cellar and Way Pits, Saltwellside Colliery with calculations re the amount of coal produced, by Amos Barnes and John Hutchinson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/157
Creation dates: 16, 17 Nov 1749

Scope and Content
Table showing the workings of the second engine at Friar's Goose



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/158
Creation dates: 1750-1751

Scope and Content
Opinion re the amount of coal which may be produced from Speedwell Pit, Byker Colliery, by Amos Barnes and Joseph Hunter, 12 March 1750/1
Statement of costs of winning Tanfield Moor Edge Colliery with recommendations re the costs for winning Bushblades, 15 Oct 1751



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/159
Creation dates: 1 May 1751

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Millmoss Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/160
Creation dates: 26 March, 9 April 1750

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings at Saltwellside with recommendations re working the pillars and walls, by Amos Barnes and John Hutchinson, with plan marking Machine, Crown, Chain, Virgin, Ash Tree, Water, Cellar, Way, Nancy and Thistle Pits water courses and some workings marked, no scale



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/161
Creation dates: 23 Jan 1750 - 10 April 1754

Scope and Content
Various reports re current workings at Pontop and the Winlaton Lordships, by Amos Barnes, Thomas Stoker and John Crooks



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/163
Creation dates: 4 Sept 1754

Scope and Content
Report of current workings in the Park and South Pits, and water in the North and Green Pits, Risemoor Colliery, made for Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/164
Creation dates: 14 Oct 1754

Scope and Content
Valuation of materials at Success Pit, Lands Colliery, by Amos Barnes and [Thomas] Todd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/165
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1754 - 5 Sept 1758

Scope and Content
Various reports of current workings at Blackburn and Bushblades Collieries, Chance Pit, Throckley, Ash Bounder and Hall Pits, Pontop Colliery, Recovery Pit at Bushblades and Thorn Pit, Andrews House Colliery, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/169
Creation dates: 1751 - 5

Scope and Content
Estimates of working costs for Tanfield Moor Edge and Bushblades Collieries



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/173
Creation dates: 25 Feb - 25 April 1737

Scope and Content
Valuations of stock at Walker Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/175
Creation dates: 8 June - 7 Dec 1757

Scope and Content
Accounts of levellings taken at Walker Well, Recovery Pit, Byker and Resolution Pit



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/176
Creation dates: 1 May 1758

Scope and Content
Farm accounts of William Ord Esq and Co to Edward Stoper



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/178
Creation dates: 20 Feb 1758

Scope and Content
Report re Dayhole Pit, South Birtley with recommendations re future working, by Amos Barnes, Nicholas Walton and William Daglish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/179
Creation dates: 1 Nov 1758 - 29 Jan 1759

Scope and Content
Report re the sinking of the Walker and Conclusion Pits and work at the West Pit, Bushblades Colliery including estimate of working costs, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/180
Creation dates: 21 Nov 1758

Scope and Content
Details of the dimensions of Walker Engine House



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/181
Creation dates: 2 April 1759

Scope and Content
Report re the workings in the View Pit, South Birtley particularly problems with drainage, by Amos Barnes, Nicholas Walton, William Brown and William Daglish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/182
Creation dates: 1759

Scope and Content
Estimate of the amount of coal resting at Throckley Staith, 12 May 1759
Typed copy of above inserted in volume, (loose)
Report re various old pits on the south east of the Cleugh Burn on Lanchester Common, by Thomas Stokoe, Amos Barnes, William Brown, John Walton and William Newton, 6 June 1759



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/183
Creation dates: 15 Oct 1772

Scope and Content
Estimate of the amount of coal per acre which will be produced on Thomas Swinhoe's Estate at Hetton le Hole, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/184
Creation dates: 3 June 1774

Scope and Content
Report re Throckley Colliery including description of the seams and of current workings, drainage and the bob engine, by Anthony Waters and J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/186
Creation dates: 27 June 1774

Scope and Content
Report re Stublick Colliery, Hexham, including description of past and present workings and consumption by the smelt mill, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/188
Creation dates: 28 June 1774

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Fell End Colliery (Haltwhistle), by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/189
Creation dates: 29 June 1774

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Broken Heugh Colliery (Haydon Bridge), by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/190
Creation dates: 30 June 1774

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at High Green Colliery, by J. Barnes, 30 June 1774
Report re current workings at Greenhaugh Colliery (Bellingham) with reference to the difficulties in sinking pits or making roads on the marsh, by J. Barnes, 30 June 1774



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/192
Creation dates: 24 Aug 1774

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Thornton Colliery near Berwick belonging to the trustees of the late Lord Crewe, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/193
Creation dates: 25 Aug 1774

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Sunderland Colliery, Bamburgh, belonging to the trustees of the late Lord Crewe, with account of the dimensions of the seams, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/194
Creation dates: 27 April 1750

Scope and Content
Extracts from a report re Jarrow or Heworth Colliery, by William Newton including dimensions of the seam, reports re sinkings and borings and recommendations re future work



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/195
Creation dates: nd [c. 18th century]

Scope and Content
Dimensions of various seams of coal as follows -
Newcastle Town Moor and Gteshead Common, by Edward Smith
Tanfield and Lanchester Moor
Bensham and Gateshead Fell, by Ralph Douglas Axwell, by Nathan Weatherell
Ravensworth Townfields, including quantities of ship, pann and refuse coal, nd.
Details of the ownership of Longbenton Township and colliery and the length of the waggonway, nd.
Account of levellings at Walker Colliery sent to Hugh Bethill Esq, by John Bullock, John Barnes, Mark Hobson and Richard Peck, nd.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/196
Creation dates: 28 April 1713

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of bringing a level from Stots Row to Walker Pit and completing the sinking of two pits, by Enoch Hudson, John Barnes, John Bullock, Mark Hobson and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/197
Creation dates: nd; 1726

Scope and Content
Description of the seams of coal at Benwell and their relationship to Kenton Stone Coal, 1726.
Description of various seams of coal wrought on Blackburn Edge, by John Rawlings, nd.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/198
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Description of the coal seams in Whickham Town Street, nd.
Estimate of the quantity of coal remaining at Heaton and of working costs, by Amos Barnes, nd.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/199
Creation dates: 3 - 8 March 1760

Scope and Content
Valuation of Shiremoor or New Benton Colliery, by Thomas Stokoe and John Legg



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/200
Creation dates: 10 March 1761

Scope and Content
Report re the proposed construction of a lock to extend the navigable section of the Wear and its possible detrimental effect on the Harraton Colliery workings, by William Brown, Edward Smith and Nicholas Walton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/201
Creation dates: 21 April 1761

Scope and Content
Recommendations re the siting of the above lock, by William Brown, Thomas Stokoe, Amos Barnes, Edward Smith, William Heppell, William Newton, and Nicholas Walton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/202
Creation dates: 22 Dec 1765

Scope and Content
Report re the possibilities of mining coal in the manors of Cranford and Hamworthy, Dorset, with recommendations re borings, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/203
Creation dates: 1717

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Easterbys House near Hebburn, by Thomas Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/204
Creation dates: 1757-1761

Scope and Content
Report re Poulters Close Colliery, (Hebburn), April 1757
Estimate of the working costs and lining and levelling accounts at Norwood Colliery, by Amos Barnes, 1 Jan, 19 May 1761



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/207
Creation dates: 6 March 1753

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Norwood [North Wood] Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/208
Creation dates: 1715-1743

Scope and Content
Account of the depths of the seams of coal at Farnacres Colliery from William Blackburn, 1715
Plan of part of Coate Haugh Estate mined from Matthew and Richard Pits, Jesmond Colliery with estimate of available coal, by Amos Barnes, William Hutchinson and John Daglish, 6 Oct 1743



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/209
Creation dates: 1753-1766

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning a colliery at Longbenton including the erection of a fire engine, by Amos Barnes, 28 Feb 1753
Report re levellings and recommendations re drainage at Lumley Park Colliery, by J. Barnes and Edward Smith, 11 Feb 1766



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/210
Creation dates: 6 & 8 Jan 1753

Scope and Content
Report re workings at Ford Colliery with recommendations re improved working methods including the use of larger corves, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/211
Creation dates: 6 March 1749

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at West Pit, Town Moor Colliery, by Amos Barnes and William Dryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/212
Creation dates: 21 Oct 1757

Scope and Content
Estimate of the quantity of available coal in Messrs Baker and Hutchinson's Colliery, by Amos Barnes
Note of depths of the seams at Throckley Colliery, n.d.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/213
Creation dates: 16 Dec 1755

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of sinking two new pits at Bushblades



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/214
Creation dates: nd; 1758

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs at Bushblades, nd
Estimate of working costs at Ferryhill, 27 Dec 1758



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/215
Creation dates: nd [mid 18th century]

Scope and Content
Draft terms for a colliery lease (unspecified), nd
Report re Ravensworth Colliery with measures to be taken re drainage and future workings, by John Barnes, William Daglish and John Bullock, 23 Feb 1732



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/216
Creation dates: 1752

Scope and Content
Account of the estimated and actual rents received from the wayleave from Byker to the Tyne



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/217
Creation dates: 1751; nd

Scope and Content
Proposal by Robert Smith to work Ling Pit, Plessey Colliery, nd.
Reports re the workings at Grange, Bowness, Scotland including the quality, quantity and location of the coal, previous workings and salt pans, by Duncan McRae, 1751 and nd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/221
Creation dates: 12 June 1752

Scope and Content
Agreement by Andrew Naylor to work the coal at Success Pit, Byker, belonging to Matthew Ridley Esq



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/222
Creation dates: 1752, 1758

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of working the Recovery and Delight Pits at Byker, by Thomas Naters, 19 July 1758
Report re current workings at Tryall and Chance Pits, West Denton including recommendations for the improvement of barroways and borings at Riding Pit, by George Claughton, William Newton, Amos Barnes, William Brown and John Barnes, 16 Oct 1752



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/224
Creation dates: 3 April 1753

Scope and Content
Queries re the working methods and quantity of available coal at West Denton with recommendations by William Newton and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/225
Creation dates: 10 Dec 1761

Scope and Content
Queries re the damage which may be caused by diverting the old water course between Newbiggin and Kenton with opinion by Amos Barnes, William Brown and John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/226
Creation dates: 2 April 1759

Scope and Content
Report of drainage problems in the View, Goodspeed, Broom and Prosperous Pits, South Birtley, by William Brown, William Daglish, Amos Barnes and Nicholas Walton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/227
Creation dates: 19 Feb 1753

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in the Well Pit, Leefield Colliery, by William Daglish, John Barnes, Nicholas Havelock, William Daglish jun and Ralph Dobinson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/228
Creation dates: 1733, 1760

Scope and Content
Report re making an outstroke and sinking a new pit into East Rainton from Houghton Burn Colliery by Amos Barnes, Edward Smith senior, William Newton and Edward Smith junior, 31 Dec 1733
Report re drainage and the effects of water in the Dayhole, Goodspeed and Broom Pit workings, South Birtley, by William Daglish and Thomas Bedlington, 4 Feb 1760



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/230
Creation dates: 8 Nov 1752

Scope and Content
Report re recent borings at Throckley and the proposed dimensions and estimated cost of erecting a fire engine, by William Newton, Amos Barnes and George Claughton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/231
Creation dates: 13 July 1753

Scope and Content
Report re the new winning at Recovery Pit, Byker, by William Brown, Andrew Nailor and Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/232
Creation dates: 9 May 1753

Scope and Content
Report re Sussex Pit, West Denton with recommendations for different working methods, by John Legg, Edward Smith, John Barnes, Edward Smith jun and Michael Soulsby



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/233
Creation dates: 12, 19 Dec 1752

Scope and Content
Report re the best method of winning the Five Quarter Seam at Well Pit, Leefield Colliery, by George Johnson, Thomas Humble, Henry Humble, Thomas Bedlington, William Daglish, Amos Barnes and William Hepple



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/234
Creation dates: 23 Feb 1748

Scope and Content
Report re linings at South Birtley including workings into Leefield Colliery with recommendations re improvements in working methods, by William Daglish, Amos Barnes, Thomas Bedlington, Mark Smith, John Daglish, Joseph Boward and William Dryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/235
Creation dates: 15 April 1717

Scope and Content
Queries re Pelton Stella's Colliery by order of William Millott particularly re drainage from Mr Allon's workings



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/237
Creation dates: 27 Oct 1756

Scope and Content
Report re a water course in the Throckley Estate with estimate of the cost of driving a new drift



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/238
Creation dates: 31 Jan 1752

Scope and Content
Report re the working methods to be followed in the Goodspeed Pit, Birtley Colliery, by William Daglish, Ralph Unthank, Henry Humble, John Leaton and Ralph Douglas



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/239
Creation dates: nd [c 1752]

Scope and Content
Confirmation of the above report, by Amos Barnes and J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/243
Creation dates: nd [c1760]

Scope and Content
Evidence given by Amos Barnes re past and current workings at South Birtley, includes biographical details of the career of Amos Barnes and reference to various reports re South Birtley noted above



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/249
Creation dates: 1753, 1774

Scope and Content
Report re the quality of coal in Virgin and Wood Pits, Pontop Colliery, by Amos Barnes, 2 April 1753
Reports re current workings at Cat, Jane, Hope and Plain Pits at Throckley and recommendations re drainage by the proposed new engine and by the bob engine in the Chance Pit, by Anthony Waters and John Barnes, 30 - 31 May 1774



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/250
Creation dates: 5 April 1781

Scope and Content
Reports re current workings in Witton Castle Colliery, 2 April 1777, and by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/252
Creation dates: 1760, 1762

Scope and Content
Recommendations re borings at Lamberton Colliery, by Amos Barnes, 10 Oct 1762
Report re current workings in Norwood [North Wood] Colliery, with recommendations re future trials, by Amos Barnes, 21 July 1760



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/253
Creation dates: 1753, 1756

Scope and Content
Report re the water level drift and linings in the Throckley Estate, by Amos Barnes, 31 Aug 1756
Report re the situation of Tanfield Moor and Bushblades with recommendations re the erection of a fire engine at Bushblades before attempting a new winning, by Amos Barnes and William Maddison, 30 Oct 1753



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/254
Creation dates: 11 Sept 1782

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Witton Castle Colliery with recommendations re working the pillars and barriers, by Thomas Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/255
Creation dates: 29 June 1780

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Scremerston Colliery including linings in the old workings against Berwick Moor, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/256
Creation dates: 1776, 1781

Scope and Content
Report re linings in the Success Pit, Byker with reference to drainage, by Thomas Barnes, 5 June 1781
Report re current workings in Witton Park Colliery, by J. Barnes, 13 Aug 1776



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/257
Creation dates: 28 June 1775

Scope and Content
Report re the condition and current workings in St Anthony's Colliery with recommendations re ventilation and drainage, by James Bell, William Dodds and John Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/258
Creation dates: 4 Aug 1778

Scope and Content
Reports re Langstaffs, Crakescar and Copely Rent Collieries near Cockfield



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/259
Creation dates: 2 April 1777

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Witton Castle Colliery, by J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/260
Creation dates: 1757, 1778

Scope and Content
Report re the possibility of producing coal from Mr Bigge's Estate on the South side of the Tyne at Ovingham, by J. Barnes, 14 April 1778
Report re Thorn and Corner Pit, Andrews House Colliery, 26 Sept 1757



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/261
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Bransty Colliery belonging to the Earl of Egremont



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/262
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [c. 1773]

Scope and Content
Detailed reports and observations by Robert Baynes, agent, re the collieries of the Earl of Egremont in Cumberland as follows - Bransty, Birkley, Broughton, Bolton, Westward, Caldbeck, Greysouthen, Aspatria, Dean, Croglin and Corkickle. Reports include details of past and current workings and future prospects, leases, possible improvements of Whitehaven harbour, proposals for transport to Maryport harbour and reference to the abandoned proposal for a canal to Blue Dial



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/271
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 2 Oct 1773

Scope and Content
Reports by John Barnes re Bransty, Birkby, Broughton, Bolton, Westward, Caldbeck, Greysouthen, Aspatria and Dean, containing information as in Robert Baynes reports NRO 3410/For/1/4/262-270, with estimates of the quantities of available coal and working costs and profits



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/284
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 1776 - 8, 10, 11 April 1778

Scope and Content
Account and report re borings in the Birkby estate, by Messrs Rawlings



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/286
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [1773]

Scope and Content
Reports [by John Barnes] re Birkby, Bransty, Howgill, Aspatria, Caldbeck, Westword, Bolton, Dean, Corkickle, Croglin and Broughton Collieries including details of leases, descriptions of workings and strata, working charges, details of engines and recommendations re future borings



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/303
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 31 Aug 1778

Scope and Content
Letter from William Railton, Caldbeck, to Mr Benson re his disagreement with Mr Barnes valuation of Shalkhead Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/304
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 8 Sept 1773

Scope and Content
Table showing the measurements of corves at Broughton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/305
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 1756 - 1777

Scope and Content
Table showing coal produced from Broughton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/306
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [c. 1773]

Scope and Content
Plan of the Manor of Birkby with the Harbour of Maryport. Shows enclosed and common lands in Birkby and Crosby, Maryport Harbour, elevations of houses at Maryport and Birkby, pits and boreholes, with reference to colliery workings, no scale



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/311
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [c. late 18th century]

Scope and Content
Table showing the weight of shroud laid ropes from 2" - 7" circumference



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/312
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [c. late 18th century]

Scope and Content
Plan of Mr Thompson's land and pits at Birtley, showing locations of the pits with reference giving names and marks area of unwrought coal, no scale



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/315
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 8 April 1779

Scope and Content
Report re linings in the Hutton Seam, South Birtley Colliery with estimate of available coal, by William Brown, Edward Smith and J. Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/316
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 15 May 1765

Scope and Content
Extracts from the lease of Harraton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/320
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [c. 1777]

Scope and Content
Report [by J. Barnes] re the collieries held by Mr Peareth from Messrs Hall and others [Leefield and Birtley] including amount of coal available and wayleaves



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/322
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 9 Oct 1776 - 4 April 1777

Scope and Content
Account of coal produced and sold from Ralph Warwick Esq share of South Birtley Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/323
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 1 Jan 1776

Scope and Content
List of pits in South Birtley showing which have and have not been worked by Mr Peareth



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/324
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 26 Nov 1774

Scope and Content
Award by Christopher Fawcett, William Wilson and William Brown in a case in Chancery of William Dixon and others v William Peareth and others re the future working of Birtley Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/331
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 12 Nov 1777

Scope and Content
Report re Whitehall Common Colliery including selling costs for the coal, working of the pillars and barriers and drainage



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/332
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: Dec 1777

Scope and Content
Report re A. Pit, Leefield Colliery, particularly re problems with drainage and quicksands



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/333
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of building a double engine and sinking a pit at Griff Colliery, Warwickshire



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/334
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 27 Feb 1775

Scope and Content
Report re Griff Colliery, Warwickshire, including amount of available coal and recommendations re future working methods



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/337
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 6 May 1776

Scope and Content
Report re the best place for a new winning in the White House and Leefield Estates, by Edward Smith and John Daglish



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/338
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 23 March 1778

Scope and Content
Plan of the Upper Level Drift to the A Pit, Scale 1ch: 1", Leefield and the present colliery workings in the A Pit



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/340
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 16 March 1778, 20 Jan 1779

Scope and Content
Account of linings in the A Pit, Leefield and at Birtley, by John Robson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/341
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 1775-1776

Scope and Content
Measurements of the railway at Chatershaugh Colliery, 12 June 1775
Abstract of an agreement for the sinking of the Engine Pit, South Birtley made between John Barnes and George Cuthbert, 22 March, 8 June 1776



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/342
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: 27 Nov 1773

Scope and Content
Valuation of coal in Mr Swinhoe's Estate at Hetton, by Edward Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/4/343
Cumberland Collieries.

Creation dates: nd [c. late 18th century]

Scope and Content
Report and measurements re water in the Forth-Clyde Canal, by James Fish of Kinnard Colliery, Robert Wilson, overseer of ironstone mines at Banton and John Barnes




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5
Colliery Report Book

Creation dates: 1726 - 1757

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, 37 x 25cm. with note inside front cover "Jan 29, 1814 Bought this book of Sarah Thompson of Ouseburn, she came by it by purchasing a lot of tome at Mr Yelloley's sale, it being inadvertently wrapt up in the bundle John Straker." List of contents at the front,


Scope and Content

Volume containing reports, copy letters, estimates, agreements and boring reports of Richard Peck and others, 1726 - 1757



Arrangement

Folios numbered 1 - 161.


Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/8
Creation dates: nd [c mid 18th century]

Scope and Content
Memorandum of an agreement between 1. Richard Ridley Esq and 2. John Young and Anthony Ryott, to work Virgin Pit, Byker Colliery, nd
Estimate of working charges for Virgin Pit, by Stephen Dryden, nd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/9
Creation dates: 16 April 1728

Scope and Content
Letter to William Carr from Richard Peck re workings in Mr Donnison's colliery and the possibility of Mr Donnison taking William Carr's colliery with account of working costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/10
Creation dates: 1726-1727

Scope and Content
Proposals for working Jesmond Colliery for 7 years, with estimate of working charges, by Richard Peck, 8 Dec 1727
Report re Hartley Colliery including amount of available coal and drainage with estimate of working costs, by Stephen Dryden and Richard Peck, 3 March 1726



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/11
Creation dates: 1685-1727

Scope and Content
Estimate of the amount of pann and ship coal available at Plessey Colliery, 14 Nov 1726
Account of borings on Hedley Fell, by John Wake, May 1685 - 5 Sept 1727



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/12
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Extract from a lease of Tanfield Colliery granted by Mr Dawson to Mr Montague and Partners re working methods



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/13
Creation dates: 1727/8

Scope and Content
Levelling accounts for Kirkheaton Colliery, 20 June, 12 July 1727
Estimate of working costs for Bedlington Colliery, 24 Feb 1727/8



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/14
Creation dates: 22 April 1725

Scope and Content
Estimate of working charges, depths of coal and proposals for a lease from the Earl of Carlisle to Mr Mowbray with recommendations by Richard Peck re Coal Fell or Wingate Colliery, Cumberland



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/15
Creation dates: 1726, nd

Scope and Content
Letter to Mr Lambert re Coal Fell Colliery, by Richard Peck, 23 May 1726
Accounts of George Mowbray to the Earl of Carlisle for Coal Fell, nd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/16
Creation dates: 30 Aug 1726

Scope and Content
Report re current working in Bucksnooth and Lintz Collieries including the loss of coal caused by irregular working in Spring, Plain, Brechin, Hollin and Pickering Nook Pits, by Simmon Donnison, John Pratt, Stephen Dryden and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/17
Creation dates: 22 Sept 1726

Scope and Content
Case including the report NRO 3410/For/1/5/16 presented at Westminster



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/18
Creation dates: 2 Oct 1727 - 29 June 1728

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Belsay by George Wilkinson and William Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/19
Creation dates: 1711-1716

Scope and Content
Account of the height of the stone coal in Dikenook Pit, Newbiggin, 18 April 1711
Account of borings at Milbourne's Ginn Pit from Kenton Main Coal, by John Wake, 17 Nov 1716



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/20
Creation dates: 1722, 1728, 1713

Scope and Content
Account of the rent paid to the Lilbournes for Kenton Main and Stone Coal, 17 July 1722
Account of borings at Kenton to Jane Scott's Well, 8 June 1713
Note re Horton Grange Colliery, 30 June 1728
Account of levellings at Walker Colliery sent to Hugh Bethell, 16 March 1713



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/21
Creation dates: 1711, 1713

Scope and Content
Account of levellings near Wallington Hall, by Richard Peck and Amos Barnes, 12 May 1713
Account of Mr Enoch Hudson's shares in lead mines and duty paid, 16 Dec 1713
Account of shares held by Enoch Hudson, John Ord and John Rogers in Bolts Hope Lead Mine, 15 Aug 1711



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/22
Creation dates: 1710, 1714

Scope and Content
Levelling account from Throckley Ginns and estimate for winning the colliery, 8 April 1714
Table of keel dues payable on the Tyne, 1710



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/23
Creation dates: 1713, 1714/5

Scope and Content
Report re Gibside Colliery including recommendations re working the pillars, by Anthony Leighton and George Farlam, 26 Jan 1714/5
Estimate of costs for bringing up a level and sinking pits at Walker Colliery, by Enoch Hudson, John Barnes, John Bullock, Mark Hobson and Richard Peck, 28 April 1713



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/24
Creation dates: 1713-1726

Scope and Content
Account of waggonway costs, nd
Account of the cost of a waggon holding 20 boles of coal, from Paul Blenkinsop, 18 Feb 1723/4
Note re the contents of a bushel tub, 13 July 1726
Account of the dimensions of various waggons and carts, Dec 1713
Account of the dimensions of a Cullercoats measure, Sir Robert Hesilriges measure and an Elswick and Twelve Peck Corfe, 12 Feb 1716/7, 26 May 1720



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/25
Creation dates: 1725-1726

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Hartford Colliery, 17 Sept 1725 - 8 Feb 1725/6



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/26
Creation dates: c. 1723-1726

Scope and Content
Account of depths of various pits in Halliwell Reins, nd
Account of borings at Benwell, by John Wake, 1726
Note re seams in Kenton Main and Bells Close, nd
Account of working charges for Cambo [Cammo] Colliery, Sept 1724
Account of the length of lead vein on Alston Moor, by John Newton, 15 Jan 1723/4



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/27
Creation dates: 1723

Scope and Content
Sinking account and estimate of working charges at Elsdon, 1723
Account of borings at Scotts House for water by John Taylor 12 June 1723



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/28
Creation dates: 1717 - 1721

Scope and Content
Sinking account for Newbiggin or Halliwell Reins Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/29
Creation dates: 1719-1722

Scope and Content
Note re the depths of Kenton Main and Stone Coal, 26 Oct 1719
Account of borings near Washington [Wisington] Bridge, by John Taylor, nd.; Howpath Haugh, by George Wilkinson, 30 May 1719; Cadwell House, 24 April 1719; Washington [Wisington] Bridge, nd.; Callerton New Farm, 10 July 1719 and 17 June 1720; Dinington Mill, by John Wake, 12 July 1720; Revergreen, by John Wake and George Wilkinson, nd.; Widdrington Park, by John Wake, 1722; Harfett, by John Wake, 1721



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/33
Creation dates: nd [c. early 18th century]

Scope and Content
Notes re measurements of the Newbiggin coal Kenning, Scottish corf and Dunston Waggonway, nd
Estimate of the profits for Wylam Colliery, 10 Dec 1728



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/34
Creation dates: 28 Sept 1724

Scope and Content
Measurements of depths of various pits in Cambo[Cammo] Colliery with diagram showing relative depths and estimate of working charges



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/35
Creation dates: 29 Nov 1725

Scope and Content
Report re Hartford Colliery with recommendations re future borings and sinkings and estimate of costs for erecting a two bob engine, by Richard Peck and John Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/36
Creation dates: c. 1715

Scope and Content
Notes re the orientation of Dinnington Colliery, 27 Sept 1715 and Brunton Colliery, nd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/37
Creation dates: 18 June 1729

Scope and Content
Valuation of coal and stock at Hartley Colliery, by Henry Hudson and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/38
Creation dates: 5, 22 May 1731

Scope and Content
Boring accounts for Masons Lordship for Nicholas Fenwick Esq, by George Wilkinson and William Smith, 9 April 1729 and by John Liddle and Thomas Hudson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/39
Creation dates: c. 1730

Scope and Content
Calculations re the measurement of waggons, nd
Estimate of the cost of winning and building a fire engine at Bushslades, 28 April 1730



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/40
Creation dates: 1728 - 1729

Scope and Content
Boring accounts for Bushslades, by John Wake



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/41
Creation dates: 22 Dec 1729

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in Saugh Pit, Tanfield with calculations re coal produce, by Stephen Dryden, Richard Peck, Robert Ryott and George Nickson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/42
Creation dates: nd [1729]

Scope and Content
Plan of workings in Saugh Pit Tanfield, Scale 16yds: 1"



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/43
Creation dates: 20 July 1730

Scope and Content
Table showing the amount of coal available from an acre of land



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/44
Creation dates: 26 Oct 1730

Scope and Content
Estimate of working charges for Margaret Pit and New Pit, Jesmond Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/45
Creation dates: 1730 - 1731

Scope and Content
Levelling accounts and working charges at West Sleekburn



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/46
Creation dates: 1714-1715

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Gibside Colliery, by John Fenwick, John Timson, Joseph Peck, William Daglish, William Barras, Michael Humble, John Barnes, Richard Peck, William Donnison, Joseph Gill, Thomas Smurfitt, Joseph Gill, Mark Hobson, Stephen Coulson Senior, Simon Donaldson, Edward Weatherly, George Nixon, John Stoker, Ralph Fenwick, John Smith and William Hutchinson, Jan - Feb 1714
Proposals by Sir Robert Hesilrige to John Wilkinson re the working of Brunton Colliery, 26 Aug 1715



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/47
Creation dates: 8 Oct 1716

Scope and Content
Proposals by Richard Peck and John Barnes to Ralph Jenson Esq for working Washington [Wisington] Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/48
Creation dates: 1718-1731

Scope and Content
Proposals for working Gateshead Fell Colliery, 3 May 1718
Account of borings at Clifton Cragg by William Robinson, 22 April 1724 and Clifton Field, by John Rawling, 4 Aug 1731



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/49
Creation dates: 21 May 1731

Scope and Content
Estimate of working charges and profits for Morton Colliery, based on accounts made by William Arsbitt, workman under Mr Rutherford



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/50
Creation dates: 18 Aug - 25 Sept 1731

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings at Cottonwood, by John Rawling and George Rawling with account of charges



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/52
Creation dates: 1731-1732

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings at Clifton by George Rawling, 8 Oct 1731
Account of distances between the High and Low Main Seams at Bensham Colliery, 1732
Accounts for borings at Cottonwood, 25 May, 15 June 1732



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/53
Creation dates: 1732, 1736

Scope and Content
Account of working costs for Cottonwood, 7 Sept 1732
Account of borings at Burradon, by George Rawling, 7 July 1732
Sinking and boring accounts for Cottonwood, by Thomas Gowen, 3 Sept 1736



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/54
Creation dates: 1732

Scope and Content
Estimate of working charges for Bucksnooth Colliery, 4 Sept 1732
Account of the sinking of the Nicholas Pit, Jesmond Colliery, by Brown & Co, 13 Oct 1732



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/55
Creation dates: 12 Sept 1732

Scope and Content
Calculations re the amounts of ship and pann coal available in Ravensworth Townfields



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/56
Creation dates: 28 Oct, 8 Nov 1732

Scope and Content
Description of Kenton Colliery, with measurements of depths and estimates of available coal, by Ralph Burne and Ralph Wanders



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/58
Creation dates: 1731/2-1734

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Jesmond Colliery to the boundary next to Heaton, 25 Jan 1731/2
Account of borings in Hamsterly, by John Rawling and George Rawling, Feb - Sept 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/61
Creation dates: 25 Nov 1734

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Felling [Fellon] Colliery, by Richard Peck, Stephen Drydon, Jacob Richardson and Robert Jackson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/62
Creation dates: 20 Nov 1734

Scope and Content
Valuation of the waggonway and waggons at The Stella Grand Lease Colliery and Brockwell Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/63
Creation dates: nd; 1734

Scope and Content
Note re the seams of coal on Blackburn Edge with borings, by John Rawling, nd
Account of borings at Cunnerton Fell, by John Rawling, 23 Jan 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/64
Creation dates: 29 Oct 1734

Scope and Content
Comparitive estimates of the cost of winning Byker Colliery, by Nicholas Ridley and Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/65
Creation dates: nd; 1734

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of erecting a fire engine, nd
Working accounts for Eldon Colliery, taken from John Todd of St Andrew Auckland, 13 Nov 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/66
Creation dates: 1734

Scope and Content
Levelling accounts for Capheaton Colliery, 26 Sept 1734
Estimate of working costs for Brenkley Colliery, 18 June 1734
Note re depth and direction of coal at Hackwell Colliery, 18 May 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/67
Creation dates: 1731, 1734

Scope and Content
Report re measurements of depths of coal and pits at Brachs Colliery, by William Donnison, Samuel Anderson, John Smurfitt, John Legg, Ralph Currey, John Hodchon, Henry Young and Richard Peck, 16 March 1730/1
Report re measurements of coal and pits at Butterly Know Colliery, sent to Mr Ephrain Selby at Stanton, care of Joseph Saint, 4 April 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/68
Creation dates: 1733 - 1734

Scope and Content
Sinking and boring accounts for West Denton Colliery, by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/70
Creation dates: 1731, 1735

Scope and Content
Report as to whether the coal in the Whinn Pit, Ewehurst. Colliery is merchantable, by Richard Peck and Amos Barnes, 14 April 1735
Measurement of the Top Seam at Tanfield Moor, 3 June 1731
Lining accounts for the Hedge Pit workings in Thomas Dawson's liberty, 12 May 1735
Estimate of profits for Wylam Colliery, 26 Nov 1731



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/71
Creation dates: 9 April 1729

Scope and Content
Account of borings for coal and water in Mason Lordship for Nicholas Fenwick, by George Wilkinson and William Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/72
Creation dates: 2 June 1735

Scope and Content
Proposed conditions for a lease and estimated working charges for Gunnerton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/73
Creation dates: 1726 - 1730

Scope and Content
Measurements of depths, sinking accounts and working charges for Jesmond Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/74
Creation dates: nd; 1726, 1727, 1728

Scope and Content
Estimate for sinking and working a new pit at Heaton or Arkley Dene Colliery, nd
Measurements of depths of pits and thickness of coal at Bucksnook Colliery, 25 Aug 1726, 18 Sept 1728
Measurements and boring accounts by William Sanderson and sinking accounts for Wylam Colliery, 3 Oct - 14 Dec 1727



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/75
Creation dates: nd; 1730, 1733

Scope and Content
Measurements of depths in the Jesmond Seam, nd
Note re orientation and depths of coal at Heddon on the Wall, 7 April, 7 Oct 1730
Sinking accounts at Jesmond Colliery, 1730 - 1733



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/76
Creation dates: 1733/4

Scope and Content
Dimension of the old engine boiler at Jesmond and estimate of the cost of a new boiler, 10 Sept 1733
Measurements of depths of coal and boring accounts, by John Wake, 16 Jan 1733/4



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/77
Creation dates: 1734

Scope and Content
Sinking accounts for the Chance Pit, Stone Style Close, by Robert Brown & Co, 1734
Account of sinking and boring the New Engine Pit at Barne Flatt, 1734



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/78
Creation dates: 12 April - 18 Dec 1733

Scope and Content
Boring and sinking accounts and tubbing charges at West Denton, by William Sanders and John Bryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/79
Creation dates: 6 Aug 1734

Scope and Content
Levelling, boring and sinking accounts for West Denton with plan showing location of pit and boreholes, Scale 4ch: 1"



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/80
Creation dates: 1730, 1733

Scope and Content
Estimate for sinking and working Shadfin Colliery, 16 May 1733
Boring accounts for Heddon on the Wall Colliery, 21 Aug 1730



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/81
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1734 - 12 Jan 1735

Scope and Content
Report to Mr Raynes re available coal and drainage at the New, Old, Dike and Wall Pits, Etherly Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/82
Creation dates: 1735

Scope and Content
Report re the possible drowning of Butterknowle Colliery, by Richard Peck, Ralph Shields and Samuel Shields, 18 April 1735
Levelling accounts in Mr Hunter's Pit, 13 Aug 1735



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/83
Creation dates: 26 July 1734

Scope and Content
Report re Gunnerton Colliery, recommending that they should cease driving a level until borings are made, with plan showing direction of the level and dike, by Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/84
Creation dates: 20 April 1725

Scope and Content
Lease for 25 years between Robert Mitford of London Esq and William Cotesworth of Gateshead Esq of one quarter of Heaton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/89
Creation dates: 1734 - 1735

Scope and Content
Boring account for Whorlton Colliery, by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/90
Creation dates: 20/24 Feb 1735/6

Scope and Content
Report re Etherly Colliery including surveys of New and Old Pits and recommendations re water courses, by Richard Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/91
Creation dates: 1735/6

Scope and Content
Letter from Richard Peck to William Pierce Esq re working walls and pillars at Greenfield Colliery, 13 March 1735/6
Letter from Richard Peck to Cuthbert Rayne enclosing the above letter, 13 March 1735/6



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/92
Creation dates: nd; 1735-6

Scope and Content
Report re Kirkheaton Colliery, including recommendations re borings and drainage, by Richard Peck, 29 Dec 1735
Letter from Richard Peck to Cuthbert Rayne, Crossgate, Durham, re instructing Mr Pierce to line and level Etherly Colliery, nd. [1735-6]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/93
Creation dates: 1736

Scope and Content
Extract from Mrs Widdrington's lease of the Raw Colliery, Rothbury to Lancelot Allgood of Hexham, made 2 May 1728 with letter re lease, 17 Nov 1736
Report re height and orientation of the seams at Shadfin Colliery, 20 Oct 1736
Draft agreement between Richard Peck, on behalf of the Earl of Carlisle and Thomas Gowen to work Shadfin Colliery, 20 Oct 1736



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/94
Creation dates: 12 Jan 1724

Scope and Content
Copy lease for 19 years from 1 Jan 1724 from Robert Bonner of High Callerton to Francis Nicholson of Lintz Green of two twelfth parts of Collierley Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/97
Creation dates: 1736

Scope and Content
Account of borings near Hepscott, by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/98
Creation dates: 1736 - 1737

Scope and Content
Account of borings near Brandywell Hall by John Rawling, with plan marking boreholes, no scale, and account of costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/99
Creation dates: 1704

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Stobb Hill Pit, Lumbley



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/100
Creation dates: 1736/7

Scope and Content
Plan of part of Ewehurst Ground adjoining Dipton in which the coal is under the downcast dyke, with key giving acreages, no scale, and report re levellings, by William Newton, Thomas Rawling and Richard Peck, 25 Feb 1736/7
Account of borings at World's End in Forsters Pasture, by John Rawling, 10 Dec 1737



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/101
Creation dates: 1737

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Harelaw [Hair Law], by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/102
Creation dates: 1737 - 1738

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Halliwell, by John Wake, 1738
Account of borings at Harelaw [Hair Law], by John Rawling, 1737 - 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/103
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Account of the heights of the seams of coal in Brockwell Colliery, 13 June 1738
Account of borings in Highridge Close, Wallington, by John Rawling, April 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/104
Creation dates: 13 April - 15 May 1738

Scope and Content
Report re The Whin, Wheat and Plain Pits, Heaton Colliery, including recommendations not to work the walls further as it would risk a creep or flooding, by Stephen Dryden, Richard Peck, William Drydon, Robert Ryott, Andrew Nailor and William Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/105
Creation dates: 1737, 1738

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Halliwell, by John Rawling, July 1738
Account of borings for Blyth, by John Wake, 16 Nov 1737
Account of sinkings and borings at Coxlodge, by John Rawling with account of charges, 1738
Account of charges continued in NRO 3410/for/1/5/109



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/107
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings in Highridge Close, Wallington, by John Rawling, 1738
Proposed terms for a lease for Heddon on the Wall Colliery, agreed by Thomas Slater, 27 Sept 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/108
Creation dates: 1735, 1738

Scope and Content
Account of borings in the Mason Estate, by John Rawling, 1738
Proposed terms for a lease for 99 years of Longbenton Colliery from the Earl of Carlisle to Sir Henry Liddell and others, 24 May 1735



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/109
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Account of charges for sinking and borings at Coxlodge, (continued from /106.)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/110
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Report re ventilation and water levels at Gunnerton Colliery, by Richard Peck, 21 Aug 1738
Memorandum of an agreement by Thomas Gowen to work Shadfin Colliery, 10 Aug 1738. (see also NRO 3410/For/1/5/93)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/111
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Account of borings in Maxfield Pasture, 2 Oct 1738
Memorandum of an agreement between James Aynsley and Edward Horsely Widdrington for a lease for 9 years of Hare Law Colliery, including winning the colliery, 20 July 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/112
Creation dates: 1738

Scope and Content
Memorandum of an agreement between Richard Peck, for the Earl of Carlisle, and William Brown for a lease for 9 years of Newbiggin Colliery and a waylease to the colliery, 21 June 1738
Account of boring at Caisley, by George Rawling, 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/113
Creation dates: 9 July 1737

Scope and Content
Memorandum of an agreement between Richard Peck, for the Earl of Carlisle, and Ralph Currey of the Low Light, North Shields for a lease for 21 years of coal at North Shields



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/114
Creation dates: nd; 1738

Scope and Content
Survey of lands belonging to St. Mary Magdalen Hospital and surrounding owners in Jesmond, giving field names and acreages, nd. [1738]
Valuation of the St. Mary Magdalen Hospital grounds, 1738



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/116
Creation dates: 1738, 1739

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Halliwell for Ralph Bates, by John Rawling, 1738 - 1739
Report re current workings in Greenfield Colliery, by John Legg, John Hutchinson and Richard Peck, 7 Nov 1739



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/117
Creation dates: 1735, 1739

Scope and Content
Abstract of a lease of Greenfield Colliery to William Peirse, 18 Oct 1739
Proposed terms for a lease of Longbenton Colliery (see NRO 3410/for/1/5/108-9) with objections and alterations, 1735 - 1739



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/120
Creation dates: 1739-1740

Scope and Content
Report re Fourteen Riggs, Betty, Nicholas, Chance and Corner Pits, Jesmond Colliery, including recommendations re working walls and pillars, by Stephen Drydan, William Daglish, Amos Barnes, William Dryden, Robert Ryott, Richolas Naters, John Brown, John Hutchinson, Richard Peck and William Hutchinson, 2 Jan 1739/40
Accounts of borings at Coxlodge with account of charges, 1739



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/122
Creation dates: 1740

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings in Maxfield Pastures, by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/123
Creation dates: 1740 - 1752

Scope and Content
List of shareholders in the Stella Grand Lease, given by Jacob Richardson, 18 Oct 1740
Account of working costs at West Denton Colliery, 1748 - 1752



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/124
Creation dates: 1740

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Hilton, by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/125
Creation dates: 1740 - 1741

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Heddon on the Wall, by John Rawlings



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/126
Creation dates: 1741

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in Chester, Corner, Chance, Mayflower and Margaret Pits, Jesmond Colliery including the effects of working pillars, by Thomas Rawling, Amos Barnes and William Heppell, 23 April 1741
Account of borings at Riplington, by John Rawling, 12 June 1741



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/127
Creation dates: 1741

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings at Wallington and Cambo



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/128
Creation dates: Sept 1741

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Riplington



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/129
Creation dates: 1741

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Coxlodge, by George Rawling, 7 July 1741
Reports re Newbottle Colliery particularly Coxons and Croftons Pits and holings made by Mr Hobson into Mr Smith's workings, with details of linings and plans showing the location of the holings, scale 1ch: 1", by Richard Peck, Amos Barnes, William Jackson, John Natters and Mark Hobson, 1741



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/132
Creation dates: 1741

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings and charges for boring at Hilton, by John Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/133
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Measurements of the height of the coal in Bensham Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/134
Creation dates: 19 Jan 1741 - 16 Feb 1742

Scope and Content
Reports re the barrier between Collierly and Pontop Collieries, with details of linings and plan showing the width of the barrier, no scale, by Richard Peck, Edward Smith and William Peck



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/135
Creation dates: 1742

Scope and Content
Report re amount of coal worked out of Mr Thomas Wrangham's Byker Colliery and brought out of a pit in Sir Henry Lawsons Liberty, by Richard Peck, Amos Barnes and William Peck, 22 Feb 1742
Account of borings near the Old Pit at Eldon for Mr Robert Douglas, by John Rawling, 1742



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/136
Creation dates: 1742 - 1757

Scope and Content
Notes re the depths of seams at Birkley, Kiibblesworth, Bensham and Gateshead Fell



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/137
Creation dates: c1742

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Lands Colliery, by Stephen Dryden Richard Peck and William Dryden, 27 Nov 1742
Details of the height of the seams and orientation of Causeway Pit, nd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/138
Creation dates: 13 May 1742

Scope and Content
Calculations re the amount of coal produced from various pits at Stella Colliery, by Amos Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/139
Creation dates: 29 Dec 1742

Scope and Content
Report re the barrier between Collierly and Pontop Collieries with details of linings and plan showing width of the barrier, no scale, by Richard Peck, Edward Smith and William Peck, continuation of plan NRO 3410/For/1/5/134



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/140
Creation dates: 5 FEB 1743

Scope and Content
Report re Jarrow Colliery including levelling accounts and estimate of building on engine house and sinking the Engine Pit, by Richard Peck, Amos Barnes and William Dryden, 5 Feb 1743. Note that "This is the same as Old High Heworth Colliery, Oct 8 1817 J. Straker."



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/141
Creation dates: 31 Jan 1743

Scope and Content
Plan of Jarrow Colliery marking the location of pits and the line of the 10 fathom dyke with key giving descriptions of workings, no scale



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/142
Creation dates: nd [c. 1743]

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in the Bankhead and Venton Pits, Heaton Colliery, by Richard Peck and William Dryden, 17 June 1743
Memorandum of an agreement between Percevill Horsley of Cheesburn Grange for Edward Horsley Widdrington Esq and William and James Aynsley of Harelaw for a lease for 7 years from 1 May 1743 of Harelaw [Hairlaw] Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/143
Creation dates: nd; 1744

Scope and Content
Memorandum of an agreement between Richard Peck for Dorothy Shaftoe and Robert Dixon and John Ridley of Capheaton for a lease for 9 years of Ingoe Colliery, nd
Request by Nicholas Walton and Hugh Boag for the Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital for a report re the winning of Scremerston Colliery, its effect on the drainage of Berwick Hill Colliery and whether outstrokes had been made into Berwick Hill and re workings at Berwick Hill, with report by Richard Peck and Amos Barnes, 12 & 21 April 1744



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/145
Creation dates: 1744 - 1745

Scope and Content
Proposed terms for a lease of Coxlodge Colliery sent to Percevill Horsely, 24 May 1744
Report re current workings at the 4th Engine and Dyke Pit, Heaton Colliery, particularly re drainage, by Richard Peck, Thomas Rawling, William Newton, William Dryden, Thomas Stokoe, Ralph Unthank, Amos Barnes and John Leaton, 11 Feb 1745



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/146
Creation dates: 1745

Scope and Content
Opinion re the possibility of making a new winning in the Thistle Pit Dyke at Heaton to win Spanish Closes, by Nicholas Walton, Amos Barnes, Edward Smith, George Claughton, William Dryden and Richard Peck, 23 May 1745
Proposal by Richard Peck for winning and working the Stone and Main Coal under Blakelaw Moor, Kenton belonging to Thomas Allen, 22 Feb 1745



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/147
Creation dates: 1745

Scope and Content
Estimate fo the quantity of coal available from the Richard, Lady, Brandling and Betty Pits, Jesmond Colliery with estimates of drainage costs, 19 Oct 1745
Opinion re the above estimate by W. Leaton and Nicholas Walton, 23 Oct 1745



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/148
Creation dates: 1745 - 1746

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Newbottle Colliery and recommendations re sinking, by Richard Peck, Edward Smith sen, Amos Barnes and Edward Smith jun, 2 Nov 1745
Proposed terms for a lease of Brenkley Colliery from 1 May 1746



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/149
Creation dates: 15 April 1745

Scope and Content
Report re drainage in Heaton and Byker Collieries including the necessity of maintaining a barrier between Heaton and Byker wastes, by Thomas Rawlings, William Leaton, John Legg, William Newton, William Hepple, Amos Barnes, Nicholas Walton and William Dryden



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/150
Creation dates: nd; 1745

Scope and Content
Proposals for a lease to Richard Peck of a colliery near Coldstream belonging to Lord Haddington, the rent to be a peppercorn but Peck to defray all winning and working costs, nd
Report re current workings in Speedwell, Chance and Hagg Pits, Byker Colliery, by William Newton, William Dryden and Richard Peck, 11 Feb 1745



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/151
Creation dates: 1745

Scope and Content
Copy of NRO 3410/For/1/5/149



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/152
Creation dates: 1757

Scope and Content
List of collieries working on the Tyne with their owners, including those to be let, list of staiths and notes. "10 April 1757 gave Thomas Harvey a copy and Henry Lanchester of West Denton."



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/153
Creation dates: 1754 - 1755

Scope and Content
List of collieries on the Tyne and Wear with the owners, sent to London by "Old Mr Beaumont", 1754, given to Mr Lowes 3 Feb 1755



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/154
Creation dates: 1753 - 1754

Scope and Content
Proposals by Robert Beaumont and William Peck to take Whorlton Moor Colliery from Michaelmas, 1754
Letter from Robert Beaumont re the lease of Halliwell Reins Colliery to his father, 2 Feb 1753



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/155
Creation dates: 1756

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs at Halliwell Reins Colliery, by William Peck, 1756
Estimate of working costs at West Denton, by William Peck, 9 Nov 1756



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/157
Creation dates: 1757

Scope and Content
Plan of Greens Close, Gateshead including the Rope Walk and the Chopwell, marking pits or boreholes, with estimate of working costs, 1757
Estimate of working costs for Black Close Colliery, 1757



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/158
Creation dates: 1757

Scope and Content
Queries re Black Close Colliery, by William Peck including amount of available coal, drainage, rents and waggonways with answers by Mr Burdus



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/5/158
Creation dates: 7 Aug 1757

Scope and Content
Letter from William Peck to Thomas Ridley Tanner re Black Close Colliery including estimate of working costs




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/6
Shipping Accounts

Creation dates: 1750 - 1752

Extent and Form: 110 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, 32 x 21cm.


Scope and Content

Volume of accounts of coal and salt shipped from Seaton Sluice for Sir Francis Blake Delaval, 1750 - 1752

Pages 2-10 and 79-92 are blank



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/6/1
Creation dates: 21 Dec 1751

Scope and Content
Account of cheeses delivered



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/6/11
Creation dates: 4 Jan 1750 - 24 Dec 1751

Scope and Content
Accounts for coal shipped from Seaton Sluice for Sir Francis Blake Delaval, giving tonnage and value of coal shipped, names of masters and agents and copy receipts of Joseph Wheatley, agent to Sir Francis Blake Delaval



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/6/93
Creation dates: June 1752

Scope and Content
Part of an account of salt and coal shipped by Henry Southwell, Incomplete



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/6/94
Creation dates: 24 Dec 1750 - 25 Dec 1751

Scope and Content
(Reversed) Accounts for coal and salt shipped from Seaton Sluice for Sir Francis Blake Delaval, giving tonnage and value of coal or salt shipped and names of ships and masters




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7
Colliery Report Book

Creation dates: 1768 - 1799

Extent and Form: 205 pp 

Physical characteristics: Vellum bound volume, buckram spine, 32 x 21cm. entitled View Book on front, index in front


Scope and Content

Volume containing reports and copy letters, 1768 - 1799

Volume blank after page 204



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/1
Creation dates: 1793

Scope and Content
Outlines of a proposal for the removal of duties on small coal



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/6
Creation dates: nd [c. 1793]

Scope and Content
Comments re the above proposal



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/7
Creation dates: 20 Oct 1793

Scope and Content
Report re the results of sinkings and borings in Macleod of Macleod's Estate on the Isle of Skye, by George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/12
Creation dates: 16 July 1791

Scope and Content
Report re the coal, fire clay, ironstone and other minerals available in the Krischewice Estate in Poland with general remarks re the extraction of coal, by George Allen and George Gray



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/17
Creation dates: 2 May 1791

Scope and Content
Recommendations re measures to deal with the creep in Bigge Pit, Longbenton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/18
Creation dates: nd [c. 1786]

Scope and Content
Letter from John Hodgson to Mr Johnson re Kibblesworth [Kimblesworth] Colliery including a statement of the terms of a lease of Nov 1779 and the amount of coal produced 1779 - 1786, with a request for a reduction of rent to compensate for production below the amount agreed



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/19
Creation dates: nd [c. 1790]

Scope and Content
Report re the effects of the cession of the Gateshead Park engines on drainage in Felling and Heworth and the removal of the barrier against St Anthony's Colliery on drainage in St Anthony's, Walker, Bigges Main and Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/21
Creation dates: 25 Nov 1788

Scope and Content
Report re current bord and pillar workings in Hopewell and Bank Pits, Flatts Colliery, by John Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/22
Creation dates: nd [c. 1790]

Scope and Content
Request to Mr Johnson for a report re the sinking through quick sand and preparation for the erection of an engine at King Pit, Walker Colliery and report that the work is proceeding properly



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/23
Creation dates: nd [c. 1790]

Scope and Content
Extracts of a lease of Longbenton Colliery to Lord Ravensworth, including conditions re leaving pillars and barriers



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/25
Creation dates: nd [c. 1791]

Scope and Content
Abstract of a lease of Benwell Colliery for 38 years from 12 Aug 1791



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/27
Creation dates: 30 Nov 1791

Scope and Content
Report re the workings in the Quarry Pit in the outstroke between Longbenton and Willington, including the effects of a creep in Bigge Pit and recommendations re the installation of a frame dam and retaining of barriers, by William Dodds, Thomas Dodds, John Gray, John Johnson, John Wilson and Ralph Dodds



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/29
Creation dates: 1793

Scope and Content
Report re the results of borings on Sir Edward Smith's estates with recommendations re possible rents, by George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/32
Creation dates: 22 Oct 1793

Scope and Content
Queries re rights to work coal at Heaton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/33
Creation dates: 2 Oct 1792

Scope and Content
Queries re Linbridge Ford Colliery, Langholm, including prices charged, employment of pitmen and re surrounding collieries at Byer Burn and Langwhar



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/35
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Report re a general survey by George Johnson and Mr Allen re the possibility of obtaining coal from estates near Taymouth with recommendations to make borings, by George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/40
Creation dates: 19 April - 11 May 1776

Scope and Content
Daily journal of explorations for coal in Annandale by John Burrell giving detailed descriptions of geological features and strata and recommending possible places for borings



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/91
Creation dates: 10 Dec 1767

Scope and Content
Report re the quality and quantity of coal at Whitehall Common Colliery, with estimate of working costs, by John Legg, Joseph Todd and Ralph Atkinson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/95

Scope and Content
Abstract of an agreement with Mr Croft to take Bowes Main Colliery for 30 years from 12 May 1790



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/109
Creation dates: 16 Dec 1793

Scope and Content
Queries re working the walls and pillars at St Anthony's Colliery with recommendations by John Ramsay and Thomas Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/111
Creation dates: 15 Jan 1788

Scope and Content
Report re borings made by Thomas and George Rawling at Pallion, by John Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/112
Creation dates: 18 May 1790, 20 Dec 1793

Scope and Content
Reports re borings and sinkings made by Thomas Rawling and others at Pallion, with boring account, by Edward Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/120
Creation dates: 18 March 1794

Scope and Content
Proposed terms for an agreement between Mr Edgerton and John Hudson for a lease of an outstroke from the Glebe holdings into an adjoining colliery (unnamed)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/122
Creation dates: 19 Nov 1793

Scope and Content
Queries to John Wharton Esq re the prospects for mining and conveying coal from his Skelton Estate and notes re the strata under the Skelton Estate



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/125
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Account and report of borings in Murton Marl Moss



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/127
Creation dates: 1793

Scope and Content
Bill in Parliament to enable the King to grant estates at Amble and Stumplewood, which he holds by attainer, to Anthony James, Earl of Newburgh and Thomas Gifford, descendents of their previous owners



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/133
Creation dates: 31 May 1794

Scope and Content
Memoranda re the quantity of coal to be produced from Wolverhampton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/134
Creation dates: 18 July 1792

Scope and Content
Memoranda re coal workings near Northallerton and Thirsk, (Yorkshire), (crossed out, with note "Capt Redhead's Book")



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/135
Creation dates: Sept 1792

Scope and Content
Report re strata and previous workings at various locations near Edinburgh, by George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/138
Creation dates: 23 Dec 1784

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Throckley Fell Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/140
Creation dates: 26 Oct 1791

Scope and Content
Extract from a lease of Lumley Colliery and report by Christopher Bedlington and John Gray at the request of William Stobart, re working of walls and pillars



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/142
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Letter from George Johnson re the terms for a lease (colliery unspecified)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/144
Creation dates: 12 Oct 1787

Scope and Content
Letter from George Johnson recommending the installation of a machine for drawing coal, by Messrs Cameron and Jeffereys with account of estimated profits



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/145
Creation dates: 31 Oct 1793

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in Spanish Closes with recommendations to work the east part of Heaton Colliery, by John Donnison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/147
Creation dates: 20 Aug 1783

Scope and Content
Opinion re the situation of a borehole at Wallsend, by George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/149
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Queries re borings at Pallion with recommendations by Edward Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/151
Creation dates: 1 Feb 1795

Scope and Content
Queries by John Johnson re future work at Cowpen Colliery including management of the pumping engine and letting the pit now being sunk, with recommendations by George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/153
Creation dates: 14 Dec 1793

Scope and Content
Report re the estimated produce of Wolverhampton Colliery, by George Allen, William Smith and James Morrison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/154
Creation dates: 29 April 1746

Scope and Content
Report re problems with water at Longbenton Colliery, by Thomas Rawling, William Dryden, William Newton, John Leaton, Ralph Unthank, Amos Barnes and Nicholas Walton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/155
Creation dates: 28 May 1795

Scope and Content
Report re measurements of pillars at Lambton, Harraton, Bourn Moor and Lumley Collieries, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/157
Creation dates: 5 June 1795

Scope and Content
Report re seams of coal in the Thirsk area, by Samuel Barrass



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/158
Creation dates: 21 Dec 1795

Scope and Content
Queries re working walls and pillars and drainage at St Anthony's Colliery with recommendations by John Ramsay, Thomas Barnes, John Donnison and Samuel Barrass



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/162
Creation dates: 23, 27 Oct 1795

Scope and Content
Report re the possibility of working the pillars and walls at A Pit and Engine Pit, Bigges Main Colliery, by Thomas Barnes, James Easton, William Smith and John Buddle junior



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/165
Creation dates: 10 March 1792

Scope and Content
Report re working costs for West Denton Colliery, by John Donnison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/166
Creation dates: March 1796

Scope and Content
Queries by Mr Archdeacon re East Denton Colliery including the present state and future prospects for the colliery, the outstroke into Kenton and a drift being made by Messrs Bedlington in contravention of the terms of the lease with recommendations, including valuation of Mr Archdeacon's Royalty



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/174
Creation dates: May 1796

Scope and Content
Queries re future workings at [? Flatworth] Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/176
Creation dates: 10 Sept 1796

Scope and Content
Queries re the possibility of future workings in Willington and Low Flatworth Estates including costs and the erection of a pumping engine from Shiremoor, with recommendations by William Stobart, John Smith, John Buddle junr, John Watson, Thomas Brough, Mark Scott, John Gray, James Ramsay, Robert Donkin, John Buddle sen, Sober Watkin, Charles Nixon, John Bedlington, Thomas Barnes and John Donnison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/179
Creation dates: 21 Dec 1796, 6 Jan 1797

Scope and Content
Queries re current workings at Lumley and Bourn Moor including the possibility of making an outstroke from Murton and whether the engines should be maintained with recommendations by John Buddle sen, John Ramsay, John Donnison, William Smith, Robert Donkin, Richard Donkin, John Smith, John Watson, Thomas Brough and John Buddle Jnr with additional recommendations by John Smith and Thomas Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/183
Creation dates: 8 March 1796

Scope and Content
Report re the profitability of working the Chapell Pit by James Ramsay, Sober Watkin, John Donnison and Samuel Barrass



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/184
Creation dates: 28 Nov 1778

Scope and Content
Report re current workings in Bedlington Colliery, by Matthew Newton and Edward Smith



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/186
Creation dates: 16 May 1797

Scope and Content
Report re an estimate (Not included, note "for the estimates see Estimate Book No") for working Cowpen Colliery, by Sober Watkin and Thomas Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/188
Creation dates: 8 April 1768

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings at Tanfield Town Head Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/190
Creation dates: 21 Dec 1797

Scope and Content
Queries re High Flatworth Colliery including the method of working the coal next to Murton and Shiremoor and sinking of new pits with recommendations by George Johnson and Thomas Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/192
Creation dates: 1797

Scope and Content
Copy of NR0 3410/For/1/7/186-7



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/195
Creation dates: 22 Jan 1798

Scope and Content
Opinion re prices to be charged for coal from Cowpen, by Sober Watkin and Thomas Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/196
Creation dates: 30 April 2 May 1799

Scope and Content
Letter from Sober Watkin to Mr Johnson with report re current workings in Phoenix, Nightingale and Landsale Pits, Hartley Colliery and Cowpen Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/200
Creation dates: 22 May 1799

Scope and Content
Report re coal remaining in the High Main Seam at St Anthony's Colliery, by John Ramsay, John Donnison and Thomas Ramsey



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/202
Creation dates: 22 July 1797

Scope and Content
Report re Low Hall Colliery and Starmire Estate, Whitehaven, (Cumberland), belonging to Simpson Esq



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/7/204
Creation dates: Aug 1797

Scope and Content
Report re the possibility of finding coal in the Starmire Estate, Whitehaven, by John Smith




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8
Colliery Report Book

Creation dates: 1745 - 1840

Extent and Form: 325 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, 46 x 30cm, note in back "Mr Straker died at Cramlington, 22 Feb 1841, aged 63, Bell's History of the Coal Trade, Vol 13, 251, T.E. Forster, 14 April 1908".


Scope and Content

Volume containing reports, estimates, terms for leases and copy letters of John Straker and others 1806 - 1840 and boring accounts, 1745 - 1828




Related Material

See also Bell's History of the Coal Trade, Vol. 13 p. 251


Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/1
Creation dates: 9 Sept 1806
Extent and Form: 10 pp 

Scope and Content
Lease for 42 years from Sir John Lawson of Brough Hall, Catterick to William Chapman, John Chapman, Robert Chapman, Edward Walton Chapman and John Straker of collieries, wayleaves and staiths at Ouseburn, Byker and Red Barnes



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/2
Creation dates: 8 March 1806

Scope and Content
Estimate of the amount of coal available in the Felling Colliery barriers



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/3
Creation dates: 6 May 1806

Scope and Content
Report re problems with water at Ouseburn (previously Old Byker) Colliery with recommendations re drainage methods



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/5
Creation dates: 6 May 1806

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost for winning Ouseburn Colliery in the Low Main Seam



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/6
Creation dates: 6 May 1806

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs and profits for Ouseburn Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/7
Creation dates: 10 Dec 1806

Scope and Content
Report re Felling Colliery including estimate of available coal and recommendations re working the barriers, sinking new pits and drainage



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/9
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Felling and Carrs Hill Collieries



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/10
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Valuation of Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/11
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Valuation of Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/12
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of sinking Split Crow and East Gin Close Pits to win the Low Main Coal at Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/13
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Estimate of working charges, Felling Colliery, nd. [c. 1806]
Estimate of costs for winning Heworth Colliery, nd. [c. 1806]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/15
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Valuation of Heworth Colliery profits



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/16
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs in the Hutton and Five Quarter Seams at Heworth



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/17
Creation dates: nd [c. 1806]

Scope and Content
Valuation of Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/18
Creation dates: 13 Jan 1807

Scope and Content
Estimate of coal at the staith at Tyne Main Colliery, by Charles Nixon and John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/19
Creation dates: 28 Jan 1807

Scope and Content
Report re the quantity and quality of coal available west of Centre Pit, Gosforth Colliery with recommendations re the best methods of winning the coal, includes reports by John Watson, 21 March 1753 and by John Leaton, Ralph Unthank, John Watson and John Bell, 26 March 1753, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/22
Creation dates: Jan 1807

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Gosforth Colliery and of winning the coal either by sinking a new pit west of Quarry Pit or widening the Quarry Pit shaft



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/24
Creation dates: 8 May 1752

Scope and Content
Accounts of borings near Swalwell



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/25
Creation dates: 27 April 1807

Scope and Content
Queries re Kenton and Coxlodge Collieries including present workings, improvement of the engine power, sinking a new pit and future prospects with answers and recommendations



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/28
Creation dates: 4 May 1807

Scope and Content
Letter to C.W. Bigge Esq re a valuation of the wayleave through East Benton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/29
Creation dates: nd [c. 1807]

Scope and Content
Calculations re the profits for the wayleave through East Benton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/31
Creation dates: 25 June 1807

Scope and Content
Report re the most effective means of remedying the effects of water draining from a hush gutter into Jeffrey's and Ramshaw lead mines, by John Straker and George Hill, at the request of Easterby, Hall and Co



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/33
Creation dates: 17 Sept 1807

Scope and Content
Calculation re the amount of coal in the Felling barrier



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/34
Creation dates: 27 June 1807

Scope and Content
Queries re Bigges Main Colliery including the amount of available coal the working of the pillars and barriers with recommendations by William Stobart, John Buddle and John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/35
Creation dates: Nov 1807

Scope and Content
Calculations re the value of coal in the Felling barrier



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/36
Creation dates: 29 Oct 1808

Scope and Content
Agreement between the Bishop of Durham and William Harrison for a lease for 21 years of a wayleave from Urpeth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/37
Creation dates: 29 Dec 1808

Scope and Content
Queries re the possibility of obtaining further coal from Bigges Main Colliery including the possibility of working the walls in the area affected by the creep with recommendations by William Stobart, Thomas Fenwick, John Straker and George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/39
Creation dates: 23 March 1809

Scope and Content
Report re poor quality of the coal obtained from Chatershaugh Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/40
Creation dates: 19 April 1809

Scope and Content
Request for an opinion re the line of part of the Urpeth Waggonway with report by Thomas Fenwick and John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/41
Creation dates: 1809

Scope and Content
Account of boring at Seghill, July 1809
Valuation of Felling Colliery to assess the value of one twelfth share held by J. Humble, deceased, by John Watson, 1 June 1809



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/44
Creation dates: 1809

Scope and Content
Report re the amount of coal under Rough Closes with recommendation that it be worked by an outstroke from Gateshead Park, 3 Aug 1809
Report re Willy and Water Level Pits, Tanfield Moor Colliery with recommendations re drainage including "fore-winning" and future workings, 18 Sept 1809



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/46
Creation dates: 1 Nov 1809

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of sinking East Gin Close and Split Crow Pits and the completion of the tubbing, Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/47
Creation dates: 1 Nov 1809

Scope and Content
Estimate of the amount and value of coal available from Sir John Lawson's property under lease to William Harrison & Co



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/48
Creation dates: 23 Nov 1809

Scope and Content
Letter to Sir John Lawson re the above valuation



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/49
Creation dates: 8 Feb 1810

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Gosforth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/50
Creation dates: 13 Feb 1810

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of sinking the East Gin Close and Split Crow Pits, Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/51
Creation dates: 20 Feb 1810

Scope and Content
Calculations re the amount of coal in Friar's Goose Colliery which could be worked from Venture Pit



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/52
Creation dates: 25 April 1810

Scope and Content
Queries re the effects of a creep, working the barrier and ventilation at Hebburn Colliery with comments and recommendations by William King, Edward Steel, George Hill and John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/59
Creation dates: 16 May 1810

Scope and Content
Ground plan and section of an air tube to be erected at John Pit, Felling Low Main Colliery, scale ": 1'



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/62
Creation dates: 31 May 1810

Scope and Content
Measurement and valuation of whole coal and pillars remaining in the Upper Main Seam at Hebburn Colliery, by John Straker and George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/65
Creation dates: 2 June 1810

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Gosforth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/67
Creation dates: 24 - 1810

Scope and Content
Queries re the state and amount of coal remaining at Murton Colliery with recommendations by Charles Nixon and John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/69
Creation dates: 15 Oct 1810

Scope and Content
Measurement of Greenbank Pit, Gosforth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/70
Creation dates: 22 Nov 1810

Scope and Content
Terms of a lease of Fawdon wayleave through Coxlodge, Gosforth and Benton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/72
Creation dates: 26 Feb 1811

Scope and Content
Recommendations to the Earl of Londonderry re borings at Strangford Lough, Ireland



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/74
Creation dates: 13 March 1811

Scope and Content
Report re Tanfield Moor Colliery including recommendations re ventilation and the provision of dreg sumps [reservoirs] for the collection of corrosive water



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/76
Creation dates: 30 July 1811

Scope and Content
Queries re the best place to make a winning at Callerton Colliery and recommendations, with estimate of winning costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/77
Creation dates: 30 July 1811

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Holywell Main Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/79
Creation dates: 12 July 1784

Scope and Content
Account of borings in Axwell Park



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/80
Creation dates: 12 Sept 1811

Scope and Content
Letter to John Brandling re the quantity of coal which could be produced from Felling with an increase in the number of workmen



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/81
Creation dates: 22 Dec 1784

Scope and Content
Letter from Robert Edington to Mr Teasdale, Axwell Lodge, re borings and prospects for obtaining coal at Axwell Park



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/83
Creation dates: 23 Sept 1811

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of erecting a coal storage shed at John Pit, Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/84
Creation dates: 24 Sept 1811

Scope and Content
Recommendations re the removal of cast iron pipes from the Engine Pit, Tanfield Moor Colliery with estimate of costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/85
Creation dates: 20 Dec 1811

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/87
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1811

Scope and Content
Valuation of materials at Felling Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/91
Creation dates: 23 Jan 1812

Scope and Content
Valuation of materials at Gosforth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/92
Creation dates: 22 Oct 1812

Scope and Content
Report re the amount of coal available in the Hutton and Low Main Seam, Leefield Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/94
Creation dates: 1812

Scope and Content
Report re Water Level Pit, Tanfield Moor Colliery, by John Arkless and John Straker, 11 Nov 1812
Report re the quality and quantity of coal in Tanfield Moor Edge Colliery with recommendations re future work, 25, 30 Nov 1812



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/98
Creation dates: 26 July 1813

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Ouseburn, 6 Dec 1785 given by George Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/99
Creation dates: 1815

Scope and Content
Report re the current workings in Water Level, Centre and Elliott Pits, Tanfield Moor Colliery with measurements of seams



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/101
Creation dates: 10 April 1805

Scope and Content
Account of borings at Hobson Pit, Tanfield Moor Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/102
Creation dates: 12, 14 Oct 1815

Scope and Content
Report re Backworth new winning including the possibility of an alterative site for the winning, effects on Backworth House and possible charges, with covering letter to R.W. Grey



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/104
Creation dates: 19 April -18 Oct 1815

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Hartley Colliery with recommendations re measures to prevent flooding when working against the old waste and account of coal produced and sold



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/107
Creation dates: 25 April 1816

Scope and Content
Report re the quantity of coal available in Coxlodge Colliery with estimated profit



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/108
Creation dates: 18 Oct 1815 - 16 April 1817

Scope and Content
Account of coal produced and sold at Hartley Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/110
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Table giving the specific gravities of various mineral and vegetable substances



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/111
Creation dates: nd [c. 1829]

Scope and Content
Table showing terms of wayleaves for various collieries through Benton and Willington grounds, leases dated 1786 - 1829



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/112
Creation dates: nd [early 19th Century]

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Strata between the High Main and Low Main Seams, St Anthony's Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/113
Creation dates: 2 Nov 1801

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Charlotte Pit, Walker Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/115
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Strata between the High Main and Low Main Seams



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/117
Creation dates: 1745

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Cramlington




Creation dates: 2 May 1763

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Plessey



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/118
Creation dates: 18 June 1782

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Cowpen



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/120
Creation dates: 18 Dec 1810

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. A or Engine Pit, Cowpen Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/121
Creation dates: 16 Nov 1741

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Seaton Delaval Estate, by John Wake



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/122
Creation dates: c.1805

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Seaton Delaval, nd
Boring accounts and sections of strata. C Pit, Heaton Colliery, 28 Dec 1805



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/124
Creation dates: 7 Aug 1810

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Damdikes, Cramlington



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/125
Creation dates: 1795

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Trials for the Low Main Seam at Bigges Main



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/126
Creation dates: 6 Dec 1785

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Ouseburn, near Messrs James' White Lead Factory



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/127
Creation dates: 1805; nd

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Hobson Pit, Tanfield Colliery, 10 April 1805
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Saltwellside, by Andrew Wake at the order of J and R Chapman, nd



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/128
Creation dates: 8 May 1821

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata
Strata between the High Main and Low Main Seams, C Pit, Hebburn Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/129
Creation dates: 1 Nov 1823

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata
Landsale Pit, Cramlington



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/130
Creation dates: 1828

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata
Agreement between Sir John Dean Paul and others and William Chaytor and others for a lease for 31 years from 14 Aug 1828 of coal mines at Evenwood, 5 Sept 1828



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/132
Creation dates: 1821; 1825 - 32

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Boring accounts for Evenwood, by George Maddison, Jan 1821
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Boring accounts for Cramlington, by Thomas Caldwell, 1825 - 32



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/134
Creation dates: 28 Oct 1801

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re the estimated produce and profit for Tyne Main Colliery, by Sober Watkin



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/135
Creation dates: 8 Feb 1821

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Agreement between 1.William Clark of Benton House and Dixon Brown and 2 John Carr of Ford and others for a lease for 41 years from 12 May 1820 of Longbenton Colliery, excepting the coal under the Mansion House



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/138
Creation dates: 11 Nov 1823

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Queries re Walker Colliery including the amount of available coal, whether new pits should be opened out, the best methods of working the Bigges Main coal and pillar working in South Hebburn, with recommendations by Thomas Fenwick, George Johnson and Nicholas Wood



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/141
Creation dates: 11 Jan 1823

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Proposed terms for a lease for 42 years, by Sir Francis Blake, of coal mines under Seghill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/144
Creation dates: 11 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re Coxlodge new winning including estimate of the coal available



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/145
Creation dates: 21 Oct 1825

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re Sheriff Hill Colliery including opinion of a piece of coal north of Hope Pit and the drainage of workings in the Low Main Seam in order to work the pillars from Isabella and King Pits



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/147
Creation dates: 10 Nov 1826

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re methods of working in the Gosforth winning into the Beaumont Seam



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/149
Creation dates: 18 Dec 1826

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re Seghill Colliery for Sir Francis Blake including recommendations re the abandonment of workings in the High Main and Grey Seams and the best methods of working the Hartley Yard Coal



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/154
Creation dates: 13 Aug 1827

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Queries re Gosforth Colliery by George Hill for the owners and recommendations including comments re the boring reports, the number and direction of drifts and the erection of a pumping engine, by John Straker and John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/157
Creation dates: 3 Jan 1828

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re Hartley Colliery including mention of the history of mining in the area, amount of available coal and profits and recommendations re the improvement of Seaton Sluice Harbour because of its incapacity to handle all the coal and proposed terms for a lease



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/164
Creation dates: nd [1828]

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Additional report re Hartley with recommendations to use the Seghill to Cramlington Railway to convey coal which cannot be shipped from Seaton Sluice, to the Tyne and re proposed rents



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/166
Creation dates: nd [c. 1824]

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Terms of a lease of collieries (unspecified, adjoining Little Benton and Walker) from 1. Edward Collingwood of Dissington and John Dalton of Killingworth House to 2. Robert Johnson, James Potts and George Johnson, for 41 years from 12 May 1824



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/171
Creation dates: 4 Feb 1829

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Estimate of the cost of building and maintaining 2 miles of waggonway from Coronation Pit to Colbecks Public House at Lemington, by John Straker and George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/173
Creation dates: 11 June 1829

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Estimate of the duration of the Evenwood coalfield



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/174
Creation dates: 17 Sept 1829

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Terms of a lease for 41 years from 12 May 1820 of coal under the Little Benton Estate from C.W. Bigge Esq to Robert Johnson, James Potts and George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/178
Creation dates: 4 Sept 1830

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re the location of a new winning at Delaval Pit, Hartley Colliery, by John Straker and John Watson, refers to colliery plan (not included)



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/179
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Calculations to find the cubic capacity of a coal waggon



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/180
Creation dates: 8 Aug 1816

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re ventilation in coal mines, including description of present methods and recommendations re improvements with plan showing direction of the air currents, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/185
Creation dates: 19 Nov, 14 Dec 1830
Physical characteristics: Scale 4ch: 1"

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re the location of a barrier to be left between Nesham and Cowpen Royalties and the workings of A Pit at Cowpen including plan showing the line of the barrier and A Pit workings with Blyth Town



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/188
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1829, 23 Feb 1830

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Accounts of the Hetton Coal Company including valuations of stock, working costs and account of sales, by John Straker and Thomas Easton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/195
Creation dates: 15 Jan 1830

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Section of the Hutton Seam in the Minor Pit, Hetton Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/196
Creation dates: 1 Nov 1826

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re Cramlington Colliery including workings since 1824 and the Cramlington and Seghill Railway with estimate of working costs, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/203
Creation dates: 16 March 1803

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Report re Tyne Main Colliery including reference to the previous unprofitable winning, and drainage, including partial drainage in "fore winning" with recommendations re future work including the drainage of the drowned waste, by John Buddle jun



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/208
Creation dates: 25 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Request by Thomas King for an opinion re the machinary at B Pit, Cowpen and re the line of the waggonway with report by Thomas Fenwick, John Straker and Thomas Easton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/210
Creation dates: 27 Sept 1826

Scope and Content
Boring accounts and sections of strata. Queries re the possibility of finding profitable seams at Cramlington under the Grey Seam and re possible rents, with recommendations by John Watson, George Hill and Nicholas Wood



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/212
Creation dates: 1746 - 1747

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Spring Close, Westgate, Newcastle
Town Moor, Newcastle, 12 July 1756



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/213
Creation dates: 11 June 1760

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Washington, by Thomas Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/214
Creation dates: 29 Aug 1749

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Shiremoor, by Thomas Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/215
Creation dates: 6 May 1809

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Seghill, by George Rawling



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/216
Creation dates: 2 - 19 June 1823

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Seghill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/218
Creation dates: 10 Aug 1809

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Seghill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/219
Creation dates: 15 Aug 1810

Scope and Content
Boring reports
Seghill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/220
Creation dates: 11 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of winning Seghill Colliery and report re the best location and method to make a winning, by James Jobling and John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/226
Creation dates: 17 Feb 1831

Scope and Content
Report re the projected line of the Newcastle and North Shields Railway, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/229
Creation dates: 3 May 1831

Scope and Content
Proposed terms on which John Straker, for Sir Jacob Astley, will let the coal mines on the West side of the Delaval Estate, with covering letter (unspecified recipient) by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/231
Creation dates: 7, 14 May 1831

Scope and Content
Report re the line of the Clarence Railway including bridges, tunnels and vulverts by John Straker and Thomas Fenwick at the request of Edward Steel



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/233
Creation dates: 17 April 1823

Scope and Content
Objections to various actions by the Railway Company subsequent to the passing of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Bill including the failure to construct authorized branch lines, charges and monopoly use of the line, by John Straker and Edward Steel on behalf of the Countess of Strathmore and others, landowners, including plan showing the line of the proposed Overton Branch and possible branch to Evenwood Bridge near West Auckland, scale 10ch: 1"



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/238
Creation dates: 27 Oct 1827

Scope and Content
Sinking account for Gosforth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/242
Creation dates: 25 Jan - 29 Feb 1832

Scope and Content
Reports re the Sherburn Branch and the City of Durham Branch of the Clarence Railway by John Watson and John Straker at the request of Edward Steel



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/246
Creation dates: 25, 27 Feb 1832

Scope and Content
Estimates of the cost of building a branch from the Clarence Railway to Shincliffe West Grange, and from Shincliffe to the lane leading from Durham



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/248
Creation dates: 20, 23 March 1832

Scope and Content
Queries by John Grice for the owners of Felling Colliery re the possibility of re-opening St Anthony's Colliery including possible costs and pillar working and recommendations by John Straker, George Hill and George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/250
Creation dates: 9 May 1832

Scope and Content
Indenture dissolving the partnership between Thomas King of Morpeth, mason and coal owner and William Bell of Netherton, coal owner



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/254
Creation dates: 26 May 1832

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Unthank Colliery, Scremerston and reports including the shipping of the coal from Berwick, drainage and precautions against flooding, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/258
Creation dates: 1817 - 1831

Scope and Content
Tables showing the smount of coal produced from Burradon Colliery and account of colliery and wayleave rents



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/260
Creation dates: 22 June 1832

Scope and Content
Letter from John Straker to William Ogle re Burradon accounts



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/261
Creation dates: 25 July 1808

Scope and Content
Proposal by W. Thomas to take a lease of Burradon Colliery for 31 years



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/262
Creation dates: 10 - 22 Nov 1832

Scope and Content
Report re proposed new branch lines from the Clarence Railway to Black Boy and Etherly Pits and the Chilton Branch, by John Straker at the request of Edward Steel with estimates of costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/268
Creation dates: 15 Oct 1832

Scope and Content
Proposal and agreement by John Straker on behalf of Charles W. Bigge to let the workmen's houses at Bigges Main, at present rented by the owners of Gosforth to the lessees of Bigges Main



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/270
Creation dates: March 1825 - 5 Feb 1827

Scope and Content
Sinking account for George Pit, Elemore Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/272
Creation dates: 7 Aug 1837

Scope and Content
Agreement between John Straker for Sir Matthew White Ridley and George Southern for the workmen, for payments for hewing at Cowpen Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/273
Creation dates: nd [c. 1833]

Scope and Content
Report re the possible advantages of the Newcastle and North Shields Railway with estimates of costs, revenue and profits and valuation of land



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/279
Creation dates: 31 Dec 1833, 7 Feb 1834

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock and land belonging to the Hetton Coal Company



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/281
Creation dates: 1833

Scope and Content
Account of coal sold and working costs for Hetton and Elmore Collieries



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/283
Creation dates: 1833-1834

Scope and Content
Measurement of coal at Hetton Colliery, valuation of the coal and account of the advance payment of colliery rents, by John Robson, 8 Oct 1833
Valuation of Hetton Colliery, by John Straker and Nicholas Wood, 22 Feb 1834



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/284
Creation dates: 31 Jan 1834

Scope and Content
Valuation of Burdon Main Colliery including estimate of the amount of available coal, and abstract of accounts, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/286
Creation dates: 26 Sept 1833

Scope and Content
Valuation of stock at Burdon Main Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/287
Creation dates: 6 Sept 1834

Scope and Content
Query by George Hill re the width of barrier required to protect Gosforth Colliery from water from Coxlodge and opinion by John Buddle and John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/288
Creation dates: 16 Jan 1835

Scope and Content
Queries by Matthew Liddell and Matthias Dunn re the working of St Lawrence Colliery including the strength of the pillars, working under the Tyne and the state of the barrier and recommendations by John Straker and William Anderson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/291
Creation dates: 24 Oct 1834

Scope and Content
Report re alterations in the proposed line of the Newcastle and North Shields Railway with revised estimates of revenue and profits, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/295
Creation dates: nd [1834]

Scope and Content
Valuation of lands, houses, cuttings, bridges etc on the Newcastle and North Shields, Railway



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/297
Creation dates: 1834-1835

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of making a double line railway from Carliol Square, Newcastle to Union Street, North Shields, 24 Oct 1834
Request by John Charles Ord for an opinion re Evenwood Colliery prior to the purchase of shares, with queries re the quality and quantity of available coal, the use of the Clarence Railway and working costs and report, including estimate of costs for winning the colliery, by John Straker, 12 - 24 Dec 1835



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/303
Creation dates: nd [c. 1835]

Scope and Content
Terms proposed by John Buddle for a lease of coal under Red Barnes for 21 years from 31 Dec 1835



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/304
Creation dates: 24 May 1836

Scope and Content
Abstract of coal produced and pay bills and estimate of working costs for Spital Tongues or Leazes Main Colliery, with letter from John Straker and Matthew Liddle to the Joint Stock Banking Co, lessees, re the value of the leases of Spital Tongues



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/305
Creation dates: 1835-1836

Scope and Content
Letter from Thomas Browne to John Straker requesting a report re Evenwood Colliery, 16 June 1836
Report re Evenwood Colliery including description of the royalty and seams of coal and estimates of the quality, quantity and profits of the colliery, by Thomas Forster, 5 Oct 1835



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/308
Creation dates: 17 March 1836

Scope and Content
Memorandum of an agreement between Charles Barrett of Cockerton Hall and John Charles Ord of Nunthorp, Yorks for the sale of shares in Evenwood Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/311
Creation dates: 28 June 1836

Scope and Content
Report re progress with the winning of Evenwood Colliery including erection of the pumping engine and construction of the rail link with Stockton and Darlington Railway, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/312
Creation dates: 8 Sept 1836

Scope and Content
Report at the request of Thomas Browne re the line of the proposed railway from the Byers Green branch of the Clarence Railway to the coal district of Crook, Stanley, Roddy Moor, Elm Park and Willington with estimate of costs and possible benifits, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/314
Creation dates: Feb 1837

Scope and Content
Request by George Sowerby and John Easton, on behalf of the owners of Pelton Colliery for an opinion re the amount per chaldron to be paid to the owners of Waldridge Colliery for the use of their railway and opinion by John Straker and Thomas John Taylor



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/315
Creation dates: 21 Aug 1837

Scope and Content
Report to the Directors of the Newcastle and North Shields Railway re the type of rails and locomotive to be used with reference to rails used on the Stockton and Darlington and Newcastle and Carlisle Railways, by John Straker and Robert Nicholson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/317
Creation dates: 21 Oct 1837

Scope and Content
Memorandum of an agreement between Sir Jacob Astley and Joseph Lamb and others for a lease for 21 years from 13 May 1838 of coal under Seaton Delaval and Horton



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/320
Creation dates: 10 May 1839

Scope and Content
Opinion for Sir Jacob Astley on an application by the lessees of Hartley for an extension of their lease and for permission for them to convey part of the coal produced to the Tyne, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/322
Creation dates: 23 Oct 1839

Scope and Content
Revision of the basis for Walbottle Colliery by John Straker and George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/322
Creation dates: 15 Feb 1840

Scope and Content
Calculations of the extent of the royalties of Killingworth and Burradon Collieries and allocation of basis, by John Straker and George Johnson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/323
Creation dates: 30 March 1840

Scope and Content
Report re Wingate Grange Colliery including new working methods designed to prevent creeps and recommendation re tubbing and pillar working, by John Straker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/8/325
Creation dates: 20 Aug 1840

Scope and Content
Arbitration in a dispute re the allocation of the basis for Shieldfield Colliery, by John Straker




Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9
Colliery Report Book

Creation dates: 1789 - 1824

Extent and Form: 133 pp 

Physical characteristics: Buckram bound volume, leather spine, 37 x 27cm.


Scope and Content

Volume containing reports, estimates, valuations and copy letters of John Watson and others, 1802 - 1824 with one report 1789

Index at back.



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/1
Creation dates: 10 April 1816

Scope and Content
Estimates of the cost of producing coal at Morpeth Banks Colliery, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/4
Creation dates: 10 April 1816

Scope and Content
Notes re Morpeth Banks Colliery including section of seams, numbers employed and wages paid



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/7
Creation dates: 15 April 1816

Scope and Content
Report to determine the rental for Pegswood or Morpeth Banks Colliery, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/8
Creation dates: 1817

Scope and Content
Valuation of the engines, waggons, waggonways and staiths at Tyne Main Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/11
Creation dates: 1814

Scope and Content
Notes re an examination of Prestwick Colliery to determine a case of trespass, by Jos Harrison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/13
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Report re working methods in the Ten Yard Seam at West Bromwich, Staffordshire, including drawing of the workings



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/14
Creation dates: 1 June 1822

Scope and Content
Report re current workings at Wylam Colliery by Jos Harrison for Mr Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/15
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Notes and tables re the variation of the compass



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/16
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Plan, sections and description of the method of putting in cribb tubbing



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/18
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Description of putting in plank tubbing with reference to a plan, not included



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/21
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Description of a high pressure engine with reference to a plan, not included



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/24
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Notes and calculations re the standard air course, by Mr Buddle



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/25
Creation dates: 7 July 1819

Scope and Content
Valuation of Fenham Coal Mines with notes re work in the Benwell, Beaumont and Denton Low Main Seams, by George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/32
Creation dates: 1816

Scope and Content
List of subscriptions towards a service of plate to be presented to Sir Humphrey Davy



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/34
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Extracts from Sir Humphrey Davy's treatise on Gauze Lamps



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/36
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Notes re water extraction from coal mines in Scotland in 1725 nd. [c. 1820]
Notes re the first use of waggonways and fire engines (incomplete), nd. [c. 1820]



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/37
Creation dates: nd [c. 1820]

Scope and Content
Map of the Northumberland and Durham Coalfield showing the extent of the Coal and Magnesian Limestone formations



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/39
Creation dates: 6 Oct 1789

Scope and Content
Report re the Busty Bank Seam by John Jackson, Thomas Fenwick and George Rawling senior



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/41
Creation dates: 12 Sept 1818

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs for Stanton Colliery belonging to George Baker Esq



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/43
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Report re Stanton Moor Colliery including sections of seam, rent, number employed and wages



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/44
Creation dates: 15 May 1802

Scope and Content
Table showing the gauge and measurement of waggons belonging to the Wear Coal Owners by R. Dunn, J. Kellburn and J. Matthewson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/46
Creation dates: April 1818

Scope and Content
Queries re the letting of the coal under the estate of the Marquis of Queensberry at Kiln Head, Annon



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/48
Creation dates: nd [c. 1815]

Scope and Content
Comparative statement showing the terms of various proposals made to work King's Pit Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/50
Creation dates: nd [c. 1815]

Scope and Content
Valuation of 25 acres of coal at South Shields belonging to Mr Green, by Jos Harrison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/51
Creation dates: 1809

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of rough cleading double and single brattice, plank tubbing and close cribbing a fathom of pit, by John Stoker



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/52
Creation dates: c. 1811

Scope and Content
Estimate for sinking, nd
Note re production costs and value of Collingwood Main Coal, 1811



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/53
Creation dates: 17 Nov 1819

Scope and Content
Letter from Joseph Harrison, Willington, re a 24 h.p. Bolton and Watt type pumping engine, including costs



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/54
Creation dates: 6 Sept 1815

Scope and Content
Valuation of Mr Hodshon's royalty at Jesmond, by John Buddle



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/58
Creation dates: 27 Nov 1823

Scope and Content
Particulars re the division of coal under property at East Sleekburn between Sir M.W. Ridley and the Bishop of Durham



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/60
Creation dates: 16 Nov 1823

Scope and Content
Valuation of coal at East Sleekburn, by D. Turner



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/61
Creation dates: 3 March 1823

Scope and Content
Report re Parlington Colliery including the disposal of the old colliery stock, purchase of Mr Ingle's coal, current workings and drainage, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/65
Creation dates: 17 Dec 1823

Scope and Content
Report re the probability of coal being found under Rayveck Hill, Stainmore and on current workings at King's Pit Colliery, by John Watson for H.P. Pulliene Esq



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/68
Creation dates: 1816 - 1822

Scope and Content
Table showing the vend for Burdon Main Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/69
Creation dates: 11 May 1822

Scope and Content
Notes and queries re the claims of Mr and Mrs Adair and Mr Selby to Benwell and Stumplewood Collieries, by Thomas Fenwick, John Buddle and John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/74
Creation dates: Dec 1822

Scope and Content
Estimate of working costs, selling prices, section of seam and valuation of Heworth Colliery, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/81
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Estimates of costs for transporting coal from Hetton Colliery to the River Wear at Sunderland, by George Stephenson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/84
Creation dates: 6 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Suggestions re a settlement between C. Ellison Esq and William Pawson re the rights to the coal under part of Jarrow Slake, by John Clayton and Jos Bainbridge



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/87
Creation dates: 13 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Observations on the suggestions in NRO 3410/For/1/9/84



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/89
Creation dates: 12 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Calculation of the quantity of coal worked and remaining under the waste ground and the River Tyne adjoining Jarrow Grange and Mr Ellisons Jarrow Estate



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/90
Creation dates: 11 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Request to Messrs Jobling and Watson for a report re the best method of winning Seghill Colliery and report based on borings made 1809 and 1810 for John de Ponthieu, re the quality of the coal available and best method of winning



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/93
Creation dates: 26 April 1824

Scope and Content
Report re the west workings at Jesmond Colliery made by Sir Thomas Burdon, to ascertain whether a trespass has been made into the eastern boundary of the Town Moor, by John Watson for the Town Clerk of Newcastle



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/94
Creation dates: 9 April 1824

Scope and Content
Index to the inventory and valuation of Hogunas Colliery, Sweden, with observations by F. Stawford including note that the valuation was signed by G. Soffel, County Architect, Peter Bibbery, blacksmith, Niles Anderson, D. Pride, blacksmith, Benot Mollergreu and Jons Hansson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/97
Creation dates: 19 Jan 1824

Scope and Content
Report re the best method of winning the coal on the Gosforth Estate and estimate of winning costs, by John Watson and George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/104
Creation dates: nd [c. 1824]

Scope and Content
Estimate of the cost of erecting a 156 h.p. steam pumping engine at Gosforth Colliery



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/105
Creation dates: 19 Feb 1824

Scope and Content
Report re Jesmond Colliery, belonging to St. Mary Magdalene's Hospital, particularly workings in the Low Pit near Dead Men's Graves, including the quality and quantity of coal available, previous workings and ventilation with suggested rents, by George Hill



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/109
Creation dates: 2 Aug 1824

Scope and Content
Comments on the report in NRO 3410/For/1/9/105, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/110
Creation dates: 18, 29 Aug 1824

Scope and Content
Reports re the possibility of making Netherton into a sea sale colliery, by transporting the coal to be shipped from the River Blyth including the costs of making a new winning and building waggonways and spouts, and the amount and value of coal available with estimates of costs and working expenses, by John Watson



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/126
Creation dates: 3 Aug 1824

Scope and Content
Letter from John Watson to P. Tahomdiu Esq explaining the Hetton tentale account



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/130
Creation dates: nd

Scope and Content
Statement showing various lines of waggonway which could be taken from Seghill Colliery to the River Tyne, including distances and rentals involved



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/131
Creation dates: 11 April 1824

Scope and Content
Description giving specifications of the engine and boiler house with chimney at Seghill Colliery, by Jos. Harrison



Reference: NRO 3410/For/1/9/132
Creation dates: 1824

Scope and Content
Valuation of the engine and materials at Cramlington Landsale Colliery belonging to George Shum Storey Esq, 22 Sept 1824
Estimate of the cost of building a pumping engine, including Fenton Murray and Wood's costs, by Jos Harrison, 1824