Deeds, copy deeds in translation and papers relating to estates and royalties at Grindon and Silksworth, and Sheriff Hill on Gateshead Moor, Co. Durham, with wayleaves, staithes etc., and premises at Horton Grange and Spital and Backworth colliery, Earsdon in Northumberland, in the same ownership, 1313-1940, earliest original item 1649/50. Latterly the Waldie Griffith family of Kelso, Scotland were owners. The title to Silksworth is traced from the 11th century in two large volumes, and there are some sketch maps relating to farms and coal royalties.
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Administrative / Biographical History
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Bundled by property.
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Open for consultation.
Deposited with the University of Durham's Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic (from 1990 part of the University Library's Archives and Special Collections department) in 1957 by Mr. P.J. King of Northamptonshire Record Office.
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Summary typescript list of the volumes and bundles, unpublished.
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