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Excerpts of Estate Records from the Archives of Durham Cathedral

I have replicated the information on the link below on this blog post. If you want to poke around other records just follow the source link: http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/dcd/dcdlpk.xml;query=charter#2.

Since my main interest is the information from the archives, I left off the cataloging system here. So for example the original post at the link provided shows:

DCD/K/LP1/42/1 – 12   3.12.1736 and others undated
Documents relating to a dispute between Dean and Chapter and Baron Hilton re property at Follingsby.

Where I just show:

3.12.1736 and others undated
Documents relating to a dispute between Dean and Chapter and Baron Hilton re property at Follingsby.

Italicized comments are my personal notes.


 

Follingsby

3.12.1736 and others undated

Documents relating to a dispute between Dean and Chapter and Baron Hilton re property at Follingsby.

(Dean and Chapter was the Governing Authority after King Henry VIII abolished Roman Catholicism and appointed a Dean and Chapter in A.D. 1541)

3 December 1736
Note re Baron Hylton’s claim to property (The first Baron Hylton was Robert Hylton, 1st Baron Hylton (d. 1322) and there remains a Baron Hylton today. The date here being 1736 leads me to view the 18th Baron, John Hylton (1699–1746) as the person mentioned.
[undated]
Note of the grants of Follingsby over a period of 600 years, observations and answers to allegations in support of Baron Hylton’s claim to the lands in dispute
 [undated]
Observations on the boundaries of Follingsby and plan of the property in dispute
  [undated]
Another plan of the property in dispute
 [undated]
Case of the Dean and Chapter and their title to the property in dispute. (Dean and Chapter as a post 1541 authority, so while undated we can assume this was after 1541 and King Henry VIII dissolution of Roman Catholicism)
 [undated]
Copy of charter of Geoffrey Rufus, bishop of Durham, giving Follingsby to Thorald of London, as in Cart.II (We know the village was given to Thoral by Rufus around A.D. 1144 from Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152.)
[undated]
Copies of :
Charter of Thorald of London confirming gift of the vill to his son Nicholas.
Various Quitclaims.
Charterof Robert son of Roger confirming gift of the vill to the prior and monks of Durham.
 [undated]
Copies of:
Charter of Bishop Hugh of le Puiset confirming possession of the vill by the monks of Durham.
A division made between Heworth & the vill and Boldon & the vill.
Charter of William, prior, confirming possession of the vill by Bartholomew Marsh
undated and incomplete
Copies of:
Grant by William, prior, & the convent to Wm son of Wm of Wessington of 80 acres of land in the vill, 6.1.1311/12.
Lease by Richard, prior, & the convent to Wm, baron of Hylton for 79 years of a mill-pond in Great Usworth,
Rent: 2s:0d.
The following three entries appear to be the source of comments in other documents that Follingsby was simultaneously granted to three individuals.
[undated]
Copies of:
Division between Heworth & the vill and Boldon & the vill. Note of grant of the vill by Bishop Hugh of le Puiset to Prior& Convent. Undated
Lease of a mill-pond in Great Usworth for 79 yrs. 1470.
Division between Boldon and the vill.
[undated]
Copies of:
Division between Heworth & the vill and Boldon & the vill
Note of grant of the vill by Bishop Hugh of le Puiset to the Prior
Note of lease of a mill-dam for 79 yrs on 9.6.1470
Notes of two grants by the Prior and Convent 1311 (see notes)
[undated]
Copies of:
Division between Heworth & the vill and Boldon & the vill.
Note of grant of the vill by Bishop Hugh of le Puiset to the Prior.
Note re a mill-dam (grant)
Notes of two grants by the Prior and Convent 1311. (see notes)
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