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Portland (London) Collection: Catalogue of Deeds and Documents from the Estates of the Dukes of Portland, 1304-1933

Catalogue of Papers relating to coal and mineral workings on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire estates of the Dukes of Portland.
1767-1927

Minerals under glebe lands will be found in section Pl E12/12/4. Litigation concerning mineral is listed in section Pl E12/10.

Sections Pl E12/9/1-6 are geographical: Bolsover and environs; Hucknall (Torkard); (Hucknall) Huthwaite, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Annesley and South Normanton barriers and Mansfield western; Mansfield new coalfield, eastern (Forest Town, Clipstone, etc.) and western; the Welbeck and Welbeck Additional coalfields, and Warsop; and Whitwell, Elmton and environs). Pl E12/9/7 contains correspondence; Pl E12/9/8 contains licences and consents for working under copyholds in the Manor of Mansfield (which includes Mansfield Woodhouse, Sutton-in-Ashfield etc.) and the Manor of Bolsover; Pl E12/9/9 concerns quarry leases and other minerals.

A detailed listing of a colliery lease, indicating the various kinds of clause contained, will be found, for example, at Pl E12/9/4/5/8 below. Some other leases are described as to parties, seams, boundaries and rents but not the working clauses.

Contents

Pl E12/9/1 Mining activity in and around Bolsover, Derbyshire, 1860-1916
Pl E12/9/2 Mining activity in and around Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, 1860-1918
Pl E12/9/3 Minerals in the Huthwaite-Ashfield-Radmanthwaite-Pinxton area, 1794-1924
Pl E12/9/4 Mansfield (East and West) and Clipstone coalfields, 1893-1926
Pl E12/9/5 Welbeck coalfield, Nottinghamshire, and Warsop minerals, 1892-1921
Pl E12/9/6 Mining activity in and around Whitwell, Derbyshire, 1867-1921
Pl E12/9/7 Correspondence, 1899-1926
Pl E12/9/8 Licences to work coal under copyhold lands held of the Manors of Bolsover and Mansfield, with related material, 1867-1926
Pl E12/9/9 Other mineral and quarrying activity in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, 1779-1924
Pl E12/9/10 Miscellaneous papers, 1767-1927



                                               
Pl E12/9/1             1860-1916               Material concerning mining activity on the 
                                               estates of the Dukes of Portland in and around 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire; 1860-1916
                                               (718 items)
                                               The principal lessees involved are the Staveley 
                                               Coal and Iron Company Ltd (Pl E12/9/1/1-2, 6-7, 
                                               11), the Oxcroft Colliery Company Ltd (Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/3-5, 7-8), and the Bolsover Colliery 
                                               Company Ltd (Pl E12/9/1/9-11, 21-23). Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/14-20 are licences to work copyhold 
                                               minerals. Pl E12/9/1/21-22 concern ancillary 
                                               activities of the Bolsover Colliery Co.; Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/23 relates to the Bolsover Colliery 
                                               Company more than to Bolsover Colliery, but the 
                                               material seems consequent to provisions in the 
                                               lease of minerals to it at Bolsover, rather than
                                               those in other leases. Pl E12/9/1/24-28 are 
                                               miscellaneous.
                                               See also bundles Pl E12/11/2/5-6 and 10 for 
                                               further material relating to minerals in the 
                                               Bolsover area; Pl E12/9/3 (passim) and Pl 
                                               E12/9/4 for other material relating to the 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; and Pl E12/9/6 for 
                                               other material relating to the Shireoaks 
                                               Colliery Co. Ltd in the vicinity of Clowne.
                                               Licences to work copyhold minerals are at Pl 
                                               E12/9/8.
                                               For more detailed descriptions see Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/1-28 below.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/1           1860-1865               Bundle of material concerning mining proposals 
                                               on the estates of the Dukes of Portland around 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire; 1860-1865
                                               (168 items)
                                               See also correspondence in connection with 
                                               railway building around Bolsover at Pl 
                                               E12/11/2/5 etc.
                                               See Pl E12/9/1/1/1-169 below fpr detailed 
                                               descriptions.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/1/1-5       1860-1865               Agreements and lease of the Duke of Portland's 
                                               coals at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 1860-1865
                                               (5 items, paper)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/1: Copy memorandum of agreement 
                                               between the Duke of Portland and Richard Barrow 
                                               of Staveley for a lease of the Top Hard seam of 
                                               coal now working at Seymour Colliery in Staveley
                                               under 676a. of land belonging to the Duke and 
                                               adjoining the Duke of Devonshire's property in 
                                               Woodthorpe. Term of 21 years from 1 July 1861 at
                                               £ 140 per acre; minimum rent of £ 4000 p.a.; 
                                               underworkings may be made up in subsequent 
                                               years; coal may be worked from adjoining estates
                                               through this pit at a royalty of £ 5 per acre for
                                               outstroke, instroke, shaft, wayleave and 
                                               watercourse rents, etc.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/2: Draft (1862 - revised and 
                                               settled by counsel, 23 and 30 May) memorandum of
                                               agreement between William John Cavendish 
                                               Bentinck Scott, Duke of Portland and Sir Joseph 
                                               Paxton, knight, MP, of Rockhills, Sydenham, 
                                               Kent. Paxton to use best endeavours to procure 
                                               construction of public railway on one of the 
                                               courses shown on the attached plan; agreement to
                                               be void on 25 Mar. 1864 if the railway has not 
                                               been completes and opened [revised from Act 
                                               obtained for the railway by that date]; subject 
                                               thereto the Duke agrees to lease to Paxton the 
                                               Top Hard coal under 676a. of land in the parish 
                                               of Bolsover, excepting a barrier of 40 yards all
                                               round the mine, but with power to drive drifts 
                                               and outstrokes through the barrier to work no 
                                               more than 500a. of coal under land of Mr 
                                               Arkwright adjoining the Doe Lee River in 
                                               Bolsover.
                                               Term of 42 years from 25 Mar. 1864; minimum rent
                                               of £ 2000 p.a.; underworkings may be made up out 
                                               of overworkings in subsequent years; rent of 
                                               £ 150 per acre; surface rent of £ 3 per acre; 
                                               royalty of 1s 6d per 1000 bricks or tiles sold; 
                                               in each year the quantity of coal worked shall 
                                               be at least equal to that worked from 
                                               Arkwright's land; two shafts to be sunk down to 
                                               the seam within two years of the date of the 
                                               lease; lessee will not purchase adjoining 
                                               minerals without giving the Duke first refusal 
                                               and the Duke will give the lessee first refusal 
                                               on working those minerals; various standard 
                                               covenants.
                                               Plan shows the Duke of Portland's coalfield, Mr 
                                               Arkwright's, the Duke of Devonshire's Staveley 
                                               coalfield, the courses of existing and proposed 
                                               mineral railways, etc.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/3: Copy (1865 - revised and settled
                                               by counsel, 25 Apr.) articles of agreement 
                                               revised from the previous document.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/4: Copy draft lease to Sir Joseph 
                                               Paxton by the Reverend Godfrey Harry Arkwright 
                                               of Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, Clerk of the 
                                               Top Hard seam of coal at Duckmanton, Derbyshire 
                                               north east of a fault running from Inkersall 
                                               towards Bolsover Castle, not sinking any pit on 
                                               the lands of Arkwright but carrying away the 
                                               coal through pits in the coalfield Paxton has 
                                               arranged to lease from the Duke of Portland. 
                                               Term of 21 years from 29 Sept. 1865 at a yearly 
                                               rent of £ 1000, plus £ 150 per acre of coal worked
                                               in any one year in excess of 6.67a.; reserves a 
                                               barrier 40 yards adjoining the parishes of 
                                               Staveley and Clown; power to make up 
                                               underworking; etc.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/5: Copy memorandum of agreement of 
                                               27 May 1864 between Sir Joseph Paxton ('acting 
                                               for himself and his friends') and Charles P. 
                                               Stewart, a director of and acting on behalf of 
                                               the Staveley Coal and Iron Company Ltd whereby 
                                               Stewart offers Paxton £ 30000 for his interest in
                                               the Top Hard coal adjoining the Staveley field 
                                               and Paxton and friends pledge not to become 
                                               interested in any other Top Hard coal property 
                                               in the area belonging to the Duke of Devonshire,
                                               Mr Arkwright, the Duke of Portland or Archdeacon
                                               Hill or anywhere within 5 miles of Staveley.
                                               Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/1/1.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/1/6-16      1860-1865               Miscellaneous papers concerning the lease of the
                                               Duke of Portland's coal at Bolsover, Derbyshire;
                                               1860-1865
                                               (11 items, paper)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/6-7: Remarks on the agreement for 
                                               the lease of the Duke of Portland's coal; heads 
                                               of proposed lease of the Top Hard coal at 
                                               Bolsover to Richard Barrow, annotated for re-use
                                               in connection with Sir Joseph Paxton.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/8-12: Memoranda of and reports on 
                                               meetings with Mr Mansfeldt Mills, Sir Joseph 
                                               Paxton, et al. to discuss proposals for the 
                                               Bolsover coalfield; report by J.T. Woodhouse on 
                                               the value of the Duke of Portland's coal at 
                                               Bolsover (7 June 1864), with details of other 
                                               coals thereabouts,; notes on terms of agreement.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/13-15: Plans of the proposed course
                                               and alternative course of the railway to 
                                               Bolsover [Doe Lea Valley line], one showing land
                                               ownership in and around Bolsover, with related 
                                               rough memorandum.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/16: Abstract of a lease (of 4 Mar. 
                                               1855) from the Duke of Devonshire to Richard 
                                               Barrow of coal and ironstone and the ironworks 
                                               at Staveley, Derbyshire, and ironstone in Upper 
                                               Hady, Chesterfield, with rights to dig clay and 
                                               make bricks, erect houses and cottages, etc.; 
                                               term of 29 years from 1 July 1853; rent of £ 50 
                                               p.a. for the ironworks, further rent of £ 4000 
                                               p.a., which latter is to be taken for the rents 
                                               of coal and ironstone (below) with provision for
                                               making up underworkings in subsequent years; 1s 
                                               6d per 1000 common bricks and 2s 6d per 1000 
                                               fine bricks for all bricks sold or used 
                                               elsewhere than demised premises; £ 88 per acre 
                                               for Staveley Hard Coal; £ 55 per acre for the 
                                               Main Soft seam at Hollingwood and £ 50 for it at 
                                               Hopewell; £ 13 10/- per acre for the Blackshale 
                                               and other seams; 6d per ton of ironstone (ton of
                                               22cwt of 120lb - 2640lb); details of ribs, 
                                               drifts and pillars.
                                               Part of archive bundle Pl E12/9/1/1.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/1/17-169    21.10.1860-3.11.1865    Correspondence concerning coal on the estates of
                                               the Dukes of Portland at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 
                                               21 Oct. 1860-25 June 1862 and 27 Feb. 1864-3 
                                               Nov. 1865 (Pl E12/9/1/1/169 unfit for 
                                               production)
                                               (153 items, paper)
                                               Original and copy correspondence addressed or 
                                               forwarded to E.S. Bailey/Messrs Bailey, Shaw, 
                                               Smith and Bailey, 5 Berners Street from: the 
                                               Duke of Portland; Charles Neale and William 
                                               Cripwell, Mansfield Woodhouse; Charles J. Neale,
                                               High Oakham, Mansfield; John Thomas 
                                               Woodhouse/Messrs Woodhouse and Jeffcock, Midland
                                               Road, Derby, Overseal, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and 11 
                                               Great George Street, Westminster; Richard 
                                               Barrow, Staveley Works etc.; Edward White, Great
                                               Marlborough Street and Brighton; Mansfeldt F. 
                                               Mills, Duckmanton Lodge, Chesterfield; Sir 
                                               Joseph Paxton, 7 Pall Mall East and at 
                                               Chatsworth, Derbyshire etc.; James Allport, 
                                               Midland Railway Company, Derby; Charles Markham,
                                               Brimington, Chesterfield; and others (occasional
                                               draft and copy replies).
                                               Exploitation of Duke of Portland's coal around 
                                               Bolsover; negotiations with Mr Barrow [partner 
                                               in Staveley Coal and Iron Company] for coal 
                                               under a detached 676a. of land, his interest in 
                                               the rest of the Bolsover/Clowne coals, question 
                                               of rail access and extensions to the Midland 
                                               Railway's lines, how to work the coal; terms 
                                               offered by Barrow, proposals, counter proposals;
                                               approach by Mills (agent for Arkwright of Sutton
                                               Scarsdale) on behalf of Sir Joseph Paxton and 
                                               terms settled with him for Bolsover coals; 
                                               interest of the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co.; 
                                               'Sir Joseph Paxton ... greatly pleased and 
                                               thankful that the treaty for coal with him had 
                                               been kept secret ... I cannot but think ... that
                                               Sir Joseph has been playing a deep game first to
                                               try to secure the coal and then to get the 
                                               Midland Company to make the Railway to carry 
                                               it.' (Pl E12/9/1/1/90: E.S. Bailey, 27 May 
                                               1864);
                                               expiry of agreement with Paxton because railway 
                                               line was not completed by 25 Mar. 1864 (Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/1/95); Paxton's protestation and 
                                               explanation about the railway [Doe Lea Valley 
                                               line] and delays with it; rumours concerning 
                                               premium Paxton may get for coals of the Dukes of
                                               Portland and Devonshire and Mr Arkwright around 
                                               Bolsover, Bailey's desire to get rid of Paxton 
                                               entirely but Devonshire's desire that agreement 
                                               continue (Pl E12/9/1/1/106); the various 
                                               interests of the various parties in the railway 
                                               line and the coalfield; arrangement between 
                                               Paxton to assign coals lease to the Staveley 
                                               Co., protests that he is receiving £ 30000 not 
                                               £ 70000 as alleged, the Duke's coal is a minority
                                               of that assigned, and Paxton's offer gave Duke 
                                               £ 10000 more than he would have had if he had 
                                               settled with Barrow (Pl E12/9/1/1/123, 11 July 
                                               1864);
                                               diversion of proposed Doe Lea railway via a 
                                               Staveley mineral line; speedy construction 
                                               promised; Paxton's denial that adopting such a 
                                               course is anything to do with him; Paxton's 
                                               wider interests in taking coal (pl 
                                               E12/9/9/1/155); death of Paxton; Bailey wants 
                                               any negotiations with Paxton's executors to be 
                                               on new terms, the coal is now much more valuable
                                               (£ 180-200 per acre compared with £ 150, and the 
                                               £ 140 offered by Barrow), interest of Markham 
                                               (Paxton's son-in-law) and his associates in the 
                                               Staveley Co. in taking coal on Paxton's terms, 
                                               other parties potentially interested, etc. (Pl 
                                               E12/9/9/1/164-5, Nov. 1865). Also other 
                                               Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire estate business 
                                               in passing; Hucknall Torkard coal (Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/1/46, 50 etc.); enfranchisement of 
                                               Midland Railway's purchases from Eddisons's 
                                               trustees (Pl E12/9/1/1/126).
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/166-167 are undated letters from 
                                               the Duke of Portland.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/168 is an undated note from Mary 
                                               Louisa Johnson to Mrs Henry Bailey, Maidenhead 
                                               discussing domestic affairs, death of 'my little
                                               boy', scarlet fever, 'I hear Mrs Edward has 
                                               another little one. The rest of the Clapham 
                                               coterie are I hope quite well.'
                                               Pl E12/9/1/1/169 is a copy letter from John 
                                               Thomas Woodhouse, Midland Road, Derby to William
                                               Cripwell, Mansfield Woodhouse (4 Feb. n.y.), 
                                               position of colliery and Doe Lea Valley railway 
                                               line, discussion with Mr Mills, position of 
                                               fault, etc. Defective.
                                               Part of archive bundle PL E12/9/1/1.
                                               See also correspondence at Pl E12/11/2/5/7-82 - 
                                               mainly Nov. 1862-Nov. 1863.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/2/1-35      9.3.1867-16.2.1870      Bundle of material concerning mining proposals 
                                               on the estates of the Dukes of Portland around 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire; 9 Mar. 1867-16 Feb. 1870
                                               (35 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/2/1-3: Maps of Bolsover, 1867 and 
                                               1869, by George Unwin. Show railways constructed
                                               and proposed, lands belonging to the Duke of 
                                               Portland (1218a.), copyhold lands (402a.) and 
                                               common lands (900a.) whose minerals he owns; 
                                               undated tracing showing pattern of land 
                                               ownership around Bolsover.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/2/4: Estimated area of coals east of 
                                               the River Doe Lea.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/2/5-12: Opinion of R. Paul Amphlett, 
                                               Lincoln's Inn on the rights of the Duke of 
                                               Portland to get coals from under copyholds; 
                                               memoranda of meetings with Messrs Unwin, Markham
                                               and Fowler with respect to Bolsover coal.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/2/13-35: Original and copy 
                                               correspondence between: Messrs Bailey, Shaw, 
                                               Smith and Bailey, 5 Berners Street; the Duke of 
                                               Portland; Charles Neale, Mansfield Woodhouse; 
                                               George Unwin, Whitwell; William Fowler, 
                                               Whittington Hall, Chesterfield; and Charles 
                                               Markham, Brimington Hall, Chesterfield and from 
                                               the offices of The Staveley Coal and Iron 
                                               Company, Ltd.
                                               Duke of Portland has not replied to Markham's 
                                               offer of Nov. 1865 [see Pl E12/9/1/1]; [Fowler] 
                                               interested; terms offered to Sir Joseph Paxton 
                                               are no longer available, details of particular 
                                               conditions; history of the Bolsover business, 
                                               failure of original agreement, Duke of Portland 
                                               unwilling to renew it but willing to enter new 
                                               agreement 'on Paxton's urgent entreaty', at 
                                               length Duke agrees to original terms, agreement 
                                               awaiting signature at Paxton's death, Paxton's 
                                               executors decline to take it on, Markham will 
                                               but Duke will not have the Staveley Company 
                                               involved nor allow Markham partners; Fowler 
                                               already interested during Paxton's time, renewed
                                               interest after death; E.S. Bailey's preference 
                                               for Fowler, Woodhouse's assessment of him, 
                                               whilst E.S.B. has doubts about Markham and his 
                                               financial strength to take coals on his own;
                                               Markham's view of the negotiations, the working 
                                               of Staveley coal, heavy pumping required which 
                                               will cease when coal is worked out (with 
                                               consequent problems for the Duke's coal), 
                                               Staveley Co. would not welcome a competitor so 
                                               close to hand, prepared to negotiate for the 
                                               whole of the Duke's Bolsover coal.
                                               Duke (Pl E12/9/1/2/33) discusses purchasing 
                                               freehold of [Harcourt House, London], the 
                                               exorbitant rate assessment and new windows.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/3/1-4       11.1900-1.12.1900       Bundle of correspondence concerning Oxcroft 
                                               coal, Bolsover, Derbyshire; Nov.-1 Dec. 1900
                                               (4 items, paper)
                                               Original and copy correspondence between 
                                               Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, E. 
                                               Horsman Bailey, 5 Berners Street, Arthur B. 
                                               Markham, Stuffynwood Hall, Mansfield and the 
                                               Duke of Portland: allegations by Emerson 
                                               Bainbridge of the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd to 
                                               Markham that the Duke disapproves strongly of 
                                               the actions of the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. 
                                               Ltd and of Markham in respect to Oxcroft coal; 
                                               Oxcroft estate is property of Duke of 
                                               Devonshire; Staveley and Bolsover companies 
                                               undertook some years ago not to compete for the 
                                               coal; Markham's recent negotiations with the 
                                               Duke of Devonshire's agent to take this coal 
                                               himself; has no connection with the Staveley 
                                               company, not even a shareholder; Staveley 
                                               company approaches Markham with suggestion to 
                                               split the field between them and Bolsover, if 
                                               Bainbridge willing, but Markham declines.
                                               Duke denies he has expressed any views; 
                                               Markham's wounded amour propre; character of 
                                               Markham; 'The truth of the matter is I am always
                                               particularly guarded in what I say to Mr 
                                               Bainbridge and I would a great deal rather have 
                                               every thing he has to communicate to me in 
                                               writing than 'vive voce'' (Turner).
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/4/1-15      25.2.1902-12.6.1902     Bundle of correspondence and related papers 
                                               concerning Oxcroft coal, Bolsover, Derbyshire; 
                                               25 Feb.-12 June 1902 (unfit for production)
                                               (15 items, paper)
                                               Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw 
                                               and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. 
                                               Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Currey, 
                                               Holland and Currey, 14 Great George Street 
                                               [solicitors to the Duke of Devonshire], with 
                                               various press copy replies and copies of other 
                                               letters forwarded to Baileys by Turner, 
                                               concerning who owns the minerals under 
                                               'Richardson's land', part of the property 
                                               exchanged by the Dukes of Devonshire and 
                                               Portland in 1814, which the Oxcroft Colliery Co.
                                               Ltd wants to acquire.
                                               Map; rough memorandum; and copy of the surrender
                                               (30 Nov. 1781) to the 3rd Duke of Portland as 
                                               Lord of the Manor of Bolsover by Joseph 
                                               Richardson of Morthin, Yorkshire, farmer, of 
                                               Hawksgreen Close and a parcel of enclosed land 
                                               in Shittlewood [Shuttlewood].
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/5/1-130     28.5.1902-17.2.1905     Bundle of material concerning lease to the 
                                               Oxcroft Colliery Co. Ltd of High Hazel coal at 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire by the Duke of Portland; 28
                                               May 1902-17 Feb. 1905
                                               (130 items, paper)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/5/1-3: Memorandum of terms and heads 
                                               of terms for a lease of 236-243a. of High Hazel 
                                               coal for 50 years from March 1903 at £ 35-70 per 
                                               acre, with a minimum rent of £ 500 p.a. or on a 
                                               sliding scale linked to power to surrender the 
                                               lease; Mr Hewitt's notes on the draft lease 
                                               [lease wanting].
                                               Pl E12/9/1/5/4-5: Plans (tracings) showing the 
                                               area of High Hazel coal to be let to the Oxcroft
                                               Colliery Co. Ltd where the Top Hard coal is 
                                               already under lease to the Staveley Coal and 
                                               Iron Co. Ltd; and of the whole area of High 
                                               Hazel coal to be let to the Oxcroft company.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/5/6-130: Correspondence received by 
                                               Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners 
                                               Street from: Frederick J. Turner and T. Warner 
                                               Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt 
                                               and Company, London Road, Derby; Parker Rhodes 
                                               and Company, Rotherham; Arthur B. Markham, 
                                               Stuffynwood Hall, Mansfield etc.; Messrs Mills, 
                                               Coke and Turner, 65 Station Street, Nottingham; 
                                               Messrs Bird, Strode and Bird, 5 Gray's Inn 
                                               Square, London; and others. Various draft and 
                                               press copy replies and copy correspondence 
                                               between third parties.
                                               Desire of Oxcroft company to lease High Hazel 
                                               coal - bright house coal, 166 yds from surface, 
                                               126 yds above the Top Hard, 3ft 6in thick; 
                                               relationship of this to other workings and 
                                               leases, possible interest of the Bolsover and 
                                               Staveley companies as lessees of the Top Hard 
                                               coal, and rights of pre-emption in Staveley's 
                                               existing lease; probability of surface damage 
                                               and liability for it - Duke of Portland has 
                                               power under the Bolsover inclosure to work 
                                               minerals, surface damage must be paid for by 
                                               other proprietors in the parish of Bolsover, 
                                               scope for much ill feeling, need to proceed with
                                               caution; Markham's disavowal of any business 
                                               links with the Staveley company run by his 
                                               brother, history of his involvement at Oxcroft 
                                               (leased from the Duke of Devonshire); detailed 
                                               negotiation of terms, especially as to surface 
                                               damage; other mining matters (Pl E12/9/1/5/19).
                                               Plan (Pl E12/9/1/5/10) accompanying Hewitt's 
                                               letter of 2 June 1902 (Pl E12/9/1/5/9); cuttings
                                               from 'The Times' of 28 Aug. 1902 concerning 
                                               Markham's dispute with Wernher, Beit and 
                                               Company, text of his letter of apology 
                                               withdrawing allegations of dishonesty in their 
                                               conduct of financial operations in South Africa 
                                               and thereby bringing an end to their libel 
                                               action against him, 'Mr Markham's vanity and 
                                               self-conceit have brought a heavy punishment 
                                               upon him, but it is not so heavy as it would 
                                               have been had he persisted in his hopeless 
                                               defence and it will serve a good purpose if it 
                                               deters others from courting a cheap popularity 
                                               by making serious charges without sufficient 
                                               evidence' (Pl E12/9/1/5/33).
                                               [Oxcroft Colliery Co. Ltd includes Douglas 
                                               Vickers of the eponymous engineering and 
                                               armaments conglomerate, and Charles Maclaren, 
                                               later 1st Baron Aberconway, director of numerous
                                               iron and heavy engineering businesses including 
                                               Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd, and 
                                               son-in-law of Henry Pochin, sometime chairman of
                                               the Staveley company, etc.].
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/6/1-10      14.6.1902-2.8.1902      Bundle of correspondence and related papers 
                                               concerning claim to minerals at Shuttlewood, 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire; 14 June-2 Aug. 1902 (unfit
                                               for production)
                                               (15 items, paper)
                                               Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw 
                                               and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Bryan 
                                               and Armstrong, Mansfield, with various press 
                                               copy replies and copy correspondence between 
                                               Arthur B. Markham, Stuffynwood Hall, Mansfield 
                                               and William Bryan/Bryan and Armstrong, and 
                                               between Bryan and F.J. Turner, Mansfield 
                                               Woodhouse: claim by Markham to minerals under 
                                               parcels of land at Shuttlewood, parish of 
                                               Bolsover; ownership of minerals depends on 
                                               whether property is freehold or copyhold of the 
                                               Manor of Bolsover (of which the Duke of Portland
                                               is Lord); identifying it, etc.
                                               Map of plots of land east of the 
                                               Chesterfield-Clowne road near Blackbanks and 
                                               Mill Lane; extract from the Bolsover and 
                                               Clown[e] Inclosure Award; note.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/7/1-42      5.4.1909-10.6.1910      Bundle of papers concerning underlease to the 
                                               Oxcroft Colliery Co. Ltd of coal at Clowne, 
                                               Derbyshire, and other boundary questions; 5 Apr.
                                               1909-10 June 1910 (Pl E12/9/1/7/2 unfit for 
                                               production)
                                               (42 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/7/1: Draft licence (22 Feb. 1910) 
                                               from the Duke of Portland to the Staveley Coal 
                                               and Iron Company Limited, supplemental to leases
                                               of 9 Sept. 1892 and 3 Nov. 1900, consenting to 
                                               an underlease to the Oxcroft Colliery Company 
                                               Limited of 20a. 2r. 21p. of Top Hard coal (plan 
                                               attached).
                                               Pl E12/9/1/7/2: Copy draft underlease (23 Feb. 
                                               1910) by the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd to 
                                               the Oxcroft Colliery Co. Ltd of 20a. 2r. 21p. of
                                               Top Hard coal at Clown(e), Derbyshire until 1 
                                               Feb. 1934, paying (until the exhaustion of the 
                                               coal) acreage rents of £ 100, £ 120 and £ 132
                                               10/- per acre (related to the various different 
                                               categories of surface land shown on the attached
                                               plan), plus 6d per ton (2240lb) for all Top Hard
                                               coal worked by Oxcroft under this deed.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/7/3-42: Correspondence received by 
                                               E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 
                                               Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland 
                                               Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, C.R. Hewitt,
                                               London Road, Derby and Parker Rhodes and 
                                               Company, Rotherham concerning proposed 
                                               underlease (for convenience of working) by the 
                                               Staveley company to the Oxcroft company of Top 
                                               Hard coal lying between a fault and the barrier 
                                               left to the east of the coal leased by the Duke 
                                               of Portland to Staveley on 9 Sept. 1892; dispute
                                               between the Staveley company and the Bolsover 
                                               Colliery Company Ltd with regard to a barrier 
                                               between them on the south side of Bolsover 
                                               following Staveley's acquisition of Dr Court's 
                                               coals [barrier between the Bolsover Colliery and
                                               the Arkwright estate]; Bolsover company's lost 
                                               opportunity; possible water damage;
                                               Turner critical of Hewitt for not foreseeing 
                                               problem; construction of artificial barrier; 'To
                                               show you the feeling of vindictiveness on the 
                                               part of the Staveley Coy in the matter, it is 
                                               said they are asking the Bolsover Coy to pay 
                                               £ 250000 for [2.5a. of land]' (Turner - Pl E 
                                               12/9/1/7/15), and 'blackmailing proceeding on 
                                               the part of the Markhams'; Staveley-Bolsover 
                                               negotiations; Hewitt believes Staveley want 
                                               Bolsover to contribute to their pumping costs or
                                               pay a lump sum to avoid risk of having 
                                               themselves to deal with water at Bolsover; 
                                               Turner proposing to be deliberately unhelpful to
                                               Staveley over a wayleave for electric power 
                                               lines as tit for tat for the boundary dispute, 
                                               but does 'not think it will be altogether 
                                               desirable' to explain why.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/7/3, enclosed with letter Pl 
                                               E12/9/1/7/4, is a plan of the barrier.
                                               For continuation of Staveley-Bolsover barrier 
                                               question see Pl E12/9/1/9/1-14.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/8/1-14      17.6.1910-3.4.1911      Bundle of papers concerning purchase of land at 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire by the Oxcroft Colliery Co.
                                               Ltd; 17 June 1910-3 Apr. 1911 (Pl E112/9/1/8/2 -
                                               unfit for production)
                                               (14 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/8/1: Memorandum of agreement (20 July
                                               1910) between William John Arthur Charles James,
                                               Duke of Portland, KG and The Oxcroft Colliery 
                                               Company Limited for £ 20 of .493a. of land in the
                                               parish of Bolsover, part of Hollow Farm, shown 
                                               on the attached plan.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/8/2: Copy draft conveyance (8 Dec. 
                                               1910) by the Duke of Portland and his trustees 
                                               to the Oxcroft Colliery Co. Ltd pursuant to the 
                                               foregoing agreement. Purchasers covenant to 
                                               fence land.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/8/3-14: Correspondence received by 
                                               Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners 
                                               Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate 
                                               Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, Parker Rhodes and 
                                               Company, Rotherham, and others concerning the 
                                               sale.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/9/1-14      10.6.1910-6.5.1911      Bundle of correspondence concerning barriers, 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd and Staveley Coal and 
                                               Iron Co. Ltd; 10 June 1910-6 May 1911
                                               (14 items, paper)
                                               Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw 
                                               and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner 
                                               Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield 
                                               Woodhouse and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, 
                                               with copy correspondence between Hewitt and 
                                               Turner, and between Hewitt and Company and John 
                                               P. Houfton, Bolsover Colliery concerning Dr 
                                               Court's Top Hard coal between Palterton and 
                                               Sutton Scarsdale acquired by the Staveley Coal 
                                               and Iron Co. Ltd whose working it will send all 
                                               their water down to the Bolsover Colliery Co.'s 
                                               and make large savings in their pumping costs; 
                                               consequent damage to Duke of Portland's 
                                               interests as water may reach Creswell and 
                                               Langwith if sufficient barriers not left; 
                                               Bolsover company not proceeding with artificial/
                                               concrete barrier at present; negotiations 
                                               between Bolsover and Staveley proceeding with 
                                               difficulty;
                                               Settlement between Houfton and Charles Markham 
                                               for £ 5500, 'this seemed quite a lot of money, 
                                               but he remarked that it was rather different to 
                                               a quarter of a million he had been talking about
                                               previously!' (Turner, Pl E12/9/1/9/14).
                                               Memorandum summarising the position with sketch 
                                               of the barrier, dip of strata, site of Dr 
                                               Court's coals and Bolsover and Staveley 
                                               companies' workings.
                                               For previous discussion of the Staveley-Bolsover
                                               barrier question see Pl E12/9/1/7/1-42 passim. 
                                               For further discussion see Pl E12/9/5/10/43-66.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/10/1-28     30.12.1898-6.1.1900     Bundle of correspondence concerning copyhold 
                                               coal to be worked by the Bolsover Colliery 
                                               Company, Ltd; 30 Dec. 1898-6 Jan. 1900
                                               (28 items, paper)
                                               Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw 
                                               and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs 
                                               Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, Bank Chambers, 
                                               George Street, Sheffield, Messrs Gratton and 
                                               Marsden, Chesterfield, and William Bryan, 
                                               Mansfield; with various copy and press copy 
                                               replies; and copy letters from Broomheads to 
                                               Grattons. Licence to the Bolsover Colliery Co. 
                                               to work coal belonging to the Duke of Portland 
                                               under copyholds at Bolsover belonging to John 
                                               Charlesworth; confusion of the form of deed 
                                               executed by Charlesworth; what can be done by 
                                               deed and what by proceedings in the manor court;
                                               incompatibility of various of these requirements
                                               with the provision on the 1893 lease to the 
                                               Bolsover company; disputes of interpretation 
                                               over what is necessary.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/11/1-6      2.8.1901-28.9.1901      Bundle of papers concerning ownership of coals 
                                               at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 2 Aug.-28 Sept. 1901
                                               (6 items, paper & linen)
                                               Original and copy correspondence between Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, 
                                               Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, the 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Company Limited (per John P. 
                                               Houfton) and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby. 
                                               Exchange of lands between the Duke of Portland 
                                               and Mr Arkwright c.1842 and confusion over who 
                                               owns what (and the form of tenure) on the 
                                               western side of the Doe Lea River near Bolsover;
                                               Staveley Coal and Iron Co. working out barrier 
                                               under the Arkwright estate along the Doe Lea; 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Co. buying this pillar of Top 
                                               Hard coal from Staveley to provide protection 
                                               for their shafts; contribution of the Duke of 
                                               Portland towards the cost.
                                               Plan of underground workings at Bolsover 
                                               Colliery, the relative position of workings at 
                                               Markham Colliery, and the site of the pillar 
                                               (1a. 0r. 36p.) bought by the Bolsover Colliery 
                                               Company, Ltd.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/12/1-10     5.4.1902-22.4.1902      Bundle of correspondence etc. concerning damage 
                                               to property from coal mining at Bolsover, 
                                               Derbyshire; 5-22 Apr. 1902
                                               (10 items, paper & linen)
                                               Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw 
                                               and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. 
                                               Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, C.R. Hewitt, London
                                               Road, Derby, and Messrs Stanton and Walker, 
                                               Chesterfield. Damage done to buildings erected 
                                               on land allotted from Shuttlewood Common from 
                                               the Staveley Coal and Iron Co.'s workings of 
                                               minerals belonging to the Duke of Portland; land
                                               is at Stanfree and minerals were subject to an 
                                               exchange between Staveley and the Bolsover 
                                               Colliery Co. in 1899; with extract from the 
                                               Bolsover Inclosure Award; memorandum; and map.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/13/1-8      17.2.1902-24.4.1903     Bundle of correspondence etc. concerning tenure 
                                               of a piece of land near Clowne, Derbyshire; 17 
                                               Feb. 1902-24 Apr. 1903
                                               (8 items, paper & linen)
                                               Original and copy correspondence between Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street and 
                                               Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; 
                                               between Turner and William Bryan, Mansfield; and
                                               received by Turner from the Shireoaks Colliery 
                                               Co. Ltd. Concerns disputed freehold/copyhold 
                                               tenure of Mr Jackson's plot of land called 
                                               Common Spot, near Clowne, Derbyshire (No. 220; 
                                               548 on the old Ordnance Survey plan) [and 
                                               ownership of the underlying minerals]; workings 
                                               of Shireoaks Colliery approaching the land; 
                                               owner willing to split the proceeds of the 
                                               minerals with the Duke of Portland (Lord of the 
                                               Manor of Bolsover) but not to sign the standard 
                                               licence/consent; colliery company may well work 
                                               the minerals, pay the royalties into the bank 
                                               and leave the Duke and Jackson to fight it out. 
                                               Also schedule of land and plan.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/14/1-17     12.1899-6.9.1906        Bundle of papers concerning exchange of Clowne 
                                               barrier coal, Derbyshire; Dec. 1899-8 May 1900 
                                               and 22 Jan.-6 Sept. 1906 (unfit for production -
                                               water damage)
                                               (17 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/14/1-5: Heads of terms, instructions 
                                               to counsel, plans showing old and new barriers, 
                                               and covering letters concerning the exchange 
                                               between the Staveley Coal and Iron Company, Ltd 
                                               and the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd of 
                                               barrier coal at Clowne - in relation to faults 
                                               found in the Top Hard seam there, 1899-1900.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/14/6: Draft supplemental lease (2 
                                               Aug. 1906) from the Duke of Portland to the 
                                               Shireoaks Colliery Company Limited of 4a. 3r. 
                                               20p. of Top Hard coal forming part of the 
                                               barrier to be left under the leases of 3 Nov. 
                                               1900 (recited) to the Shireoaks and Staveley 
                                               companies, for a term coinciding with the 
                                               outstanding portion of that of 50 years under 
                                               the 20 Nov. 1888 principal lease to the 
                                               Shireoaks company, at an annual rent of £ 11 per 
                                               acre for coal of 1 foot in thickness (pro rata);
                                               covenants by the Staveley company in connection 
                                               with its principal lease of 9 Sept. 1892 and 
                                               that of 3 Nov. 1900; plan attached. Recites the 
                                               arrangements come to in 1900 and the more recent
                                               identification of the exact line of the fault.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/14/7-17: Correspondence received by 
                                               Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners 
                                               Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, 
                                               Parker Rhodes and Company, Rotherham, and others
                                               concerning the Clowne barrier coal.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/15/1-9      6.2.1904-20.12.1904     Bundle of correspondence and deeds concerning 
                                               the working copyhold minerals at Bolsover, 
                                               Derbyshire; 6 Feb.-20 Dec. 1904
                                               (9 items, paper & linen)
                                               Copy draft deed of consent and licence from 
                                               Seymour Henry, Earl Bathurst to the Bolsover 
                                               Colliery Co. Ltd to work the Top Hard coal under
                                               5 parcels of copyhold land in Limekiln Close 
                                               (specified), in the parish and Manor of 
                                               Bolsover, for a term of 46 years from 1 Dec. 
                                               1903; royalty of £ 70 per acre without regard to 
                                               the thickness of the coal; declaration of the 
                                               ownership rights of the Duke of Portland as Lord
                                               of the Manor of Bolsover; plan attached. Revised
                                               and approved, 10-17 Aug. 1904.
                                               Instructions to counsel (Henry Wace) to advise.
                                               Related correspondence received by Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from
                                               Leman and Co., 44 Bloomsbury Square and C.R. 
                                               Hewitt, London Road, Derby.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/16/1-8      18.9.1905-9.1.1907      Bundle of deeds for working copyhold minerals at
                                               Clowne, Derbyshire, with related correspondence;
                                               18 Sept. 1905-9 Jan. 1907
                                               (8 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/16/1: Copy draft deed of consent and 
                                               licence (20 Nov. 1905) from Mary Elizabeth Sarah
                                               Olivier (formerly Hill) of Pear Tree, Derby, 
                                               widow, and the trustees of her marriage 
                                               settlement, to the Shireoaks Colliery Co. Ltd 
                                               (supplemental to the recited principal consent 
                                               of 30 May 1895 etc.) to work the Top Hard coal 
                                               under 13a. 1r. 11p. of copyhold land in Clown[e]
                                               (coloured green on the annexed plan) in the 
                                               Manor of Bolsover, for the residue of a term of 
                                               44 years from 25 Mar. 1893; rent of £ 30 p.a. in 
                                               lieu of £ 20 p.a. in the 'principal consent' and 
                                               a royalty of £ 55 per acre without regard to the 
                                               thickness of coal for excess quantities above 
                                               that which would pay the fixed rent; declaration
                                               of ownership rights of the Duke of Portland as 
                                               Lord of the Manor of Bolsover; plan attached. 
                                               Approved, 5 Oct. 1905.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/16/2: Copy draft deed of consent and 
                                               licence (12 Dec. 1906) from Mary Elizabeth Sarah
                                               Olivier and the trustees of her marriage 
                                               settlement, to the Shireoaks Colliery Co. Ltd 
                                               (supplemental to the recited principal consent 
                                               of 30 May 1895, the consent of 20 Nov. 1905 
                                               [above], the lease of 1900 and lease of 1906 [Pl
                                               E12/9/1/14/6]) to work the Top Hard coal under 
                                               6a. 2r. 12p. of copyhold land in Clown[e] 
                                               (coloured green on the annexed plans) in the 
                                               Manor of Bolsover, for the residue of a term of 
                                               44 years from 25 Mar. 1893; rent of £ 35 p.a. in 
                                               lieu of £ 30 p.a. paid under existing consents 
                                               and a royalty of £ 55 per acre without regard to 
                                               the thickness of coal for excess quantities 
                                               above that which would pay the fixed rent; 
                                               declaration of ownership rights of the Duke of 
                                               Portland as Lord of the Manor of Bolsover; 2 
                                               plans attached.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/16/3-8: Related correspondence 
                                               received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 
                                               Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, 
                                               Derby and Parker Rhodes and Company, Rotherham.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/17/1-4      31.5.1907-29.7.1907     Deed for working copyhold minerals at Clowne, 
                                               Derbyshire, with related correspondence; 31 
                                               May-29 July 1907 (unfit for production)
                                               (4 items, paper & linen)
                                               Copy draft deed of consent and licence (23 July 
                                               1907) from Mary Elizabeth Sarah Olivier 
                                               (formerly Hill) of Pear Tree, Derby, widow and 
                                               the trustees of her marriage settlement, to the 
                                               Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd (supplemental to 
                                               the recited principal consent of 24 Aug. 1893 
                                               and leases of 1892 and 1900) to work the Top 
                                               Hard coal under 3a. 0r. 39p. of copyhold land in
                                               Clown[e] (near Damsbrook Lane; shown on annexed 
                                               plan No. 1) in the Manor of Bolsover, for the 
                                               residue of a term of 42 years from 1 Mar. 1892; 
                                               royalty of £ 70 per acre without regard to the 
                                               thickness of coal for excess quantities above 
                                               the fixed rent of £ 180 p.a. contained in the 
                                               principal consent; company not to work or pay 
                                               for coals shown on annexed plan No. 2; 
                                               declaration of ownership rights of the Duke of 
                                               Portland as Lord of the Manor of Bolsover; 2 
                                               plans attached, first shows fault and 'new 
                                               barrier'.
                                               Related correspondence received by Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from
                                               C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and Parker 
                                               Rhodes and Company, Rotherham.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/18/1-6      17.10.1907-5.12.1907    Deed for working copyhold minerals at Clowne, 
                                               Derbyshire, with related correspondence; 17 
                                               Oct.-5 Dec. 1907
                                               (6 items, paper & linen)
                                               Copy draft deed of consent and licence (12 Dec. 
                                               1907) from Tom Earnshaw formerly of Clowne, now 
                                               of Stony Houghton, parish of Pleasley, 
                                               Derbyshire, farmer to the Staveley Coal and Iron
                                               Co. Ltd (supplemental to the leases of 1892 and 
                                               1900) to work the Top Hard coal and exercise 
                                               wayleave powers under 1a. 1r. 24p. of copyhold 
                                               land in Clown[e] (near Damsbrook Lane; shown on 
                                               annexed plan) in the Manor of Bolsover, for the 
                                               residue of a term of 42 years from 1 Mar. 1892; 
                                               consideration of £ 70; company not to work coals 
                                               after 31 Dec. 1914; declaration of ownership 
                                               rights of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the 
                                               Manor of Bolsover; plan attached, shows 'new 
                                               barrier'.
                                               Related correspondence received by Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from
                                               Parker Rhodes and Company, Rotherham.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/19/1-8      15.7.1908-21.8.1908     Deed for working copyhold minerals at Clowne, 
                                               Derbyshire, with related correspondence; 15 
                                               July-21 Aug. 1908 (Pl E12/9/1/19/1 - unfit for 
                                               production)
                                               (8 items, paper & linen)
                                               Copy draft deed of consent and licence from the 
                                               Reverend Brabazon Chambre Hallowes of Eastnor, 
                                               Hrefordshire, Clerk and William Alexander Tooke 
                                               Hallowes of 39 Bedford Row, London, solicitor to
                                               the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd (supplemental
                                               to the leases of 1892 and 1900) to work the Top 
                                               Hard coal and exercise wayleave powers under 
                                               [15a. 3r. 2p.] of copyhold land in Clown[e] 
                                               (near Damsbrook Lane; shown on annexed plan) in 
                                               the Manor of Bolsover, for the residue of a term
                                               of 42 years from 1 Mar. 1892; acreage rent of 
                                               £ 62 10/-, with a minimum rent of £ 40 p.a.; 
                                               declaration of ownership rights of the Duke of 
                                               Portland as Lord of the Manor of Bolsover; plan 
                                               attached. Revised and settled, 1-20 July 1908.
                                               Related correspondence received by Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from
                                               Parker Rhodes and Company, Rotherham, C.R. 
                                               Hewitt, London Road, Derby, and Messrs Hallowes,
                                               Carter and Ellis, 39 Bedford Row
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/20/1-6      24.6.1912-14.8.1912     Deed for working copyhold minerals at Bolsover, 
                                               Derbyshire, with related correspondence; 24 
                                               June-14 Aug. 1912 (unfit for production)
                                               (6 items, paper & linen)
                                               Copy draft licence from Seymour Henry, Earl 
                                               Bathurst to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd 
                                               (supplemental to the leases of 9 Aug. 1893, and 
                                               of 31 Dec. 1902 to the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron
                                               Co. Ltd) to work the Top Hard coal under 181a. 
                                               3r. 39p. of copyhold land at Bolsover Moor in 
                                               the Manor of Bolsover, for a term of 38 years 6 
                                               months from 1 June 1911; minimum rent of £ 350 
                                               p.a., plus and acreage rent of £ 70 per acre for 
                                               quantities of coal raised in excess of the 
                                               minimum; variation/incorporation of covenants 
                                               from principal leases; declaration of ownership 
                                               rights of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the 
                                               Manor of Bolsover; plan attached. Revised and 
                                               settled, 3 June-1 July 1912. Defective.
                                               Related correspondence received by Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from
                                               Leman and Company, 44 Bloomsbury Square, and 
                                               C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/21/1-18     1891-15.5.1908          Bundle of papers concerning lease of a farm to 
                                               the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; 1891 and 21 June 
                                               1907-15 May 1908
                                               (18 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/21/1: Draft lease (plan attached - 
                                               dated 28 Aug. 1891) by the Duke of Portland to 
                                               the [Bolsover Colliery] Company Limited of a 
                                               farm of 148a. 3r. 39p. of land, for a term of 58
                                               years from 25 Mar. 1891, at a rent of £ 155 1s 3d
                                               p.a. plus taxes; covenant for insurance of 
                                               buildings and crops; will erect a house suitable
                                               for a farm bailiff (upon a site and according to
                                               plan's approved by the Duke) within 3 years at a
                                               cost of at least £ 500; husbandry covenants.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/21/2: Draft building agreement (plan 
                                               attached - dated 28 Aug. 1891) between the Duke 
                                               of Portland and the [Bolsover Colliery] Co. Ltd 
                                               for colliers' cottages etc. on part of the farm 
                                               (14a. 3r. 30p.) at [New] Bolsover; specifying 
                                               schedule of works and dates of completion; plots
                                               of land for houses not to be more than 700 sq 
                                               yds or less than 500; approval by the Duke of 
                                               Portland's agent and the local authorities for 
                                               designs and works, and when works are certified 
                                               by them as complete, the Duke of Portland will 
                                               grant a lease/leases prepared at the cost of the
                                               Company; rent of £ 22 8s 1d p.a.; form of lease. 
                                               of the land 6a. 0r. 4p. is to form a children's 
                                               playground with houses etc. on three sides. Site
                                               surrounded by lands leased by Pl E12/9/1/11/1.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/21/3: Draft lease (7 Dec. 1907) by 
                                               the Duke of Portland to the Bolsover Colliery 
                                               Company Limited (plan attached) of 130a. 1r. 
                                               38p. of land at Bolsover (specified in schedule 
                                               1 to deed), for a term of 42 years from 29 Sept.
                                               1907, at a rent of £ 130 9s 9d p.a.; and 14a. 0r.
                                               10p. of land (schedule 2) to be used for 
                                               colliery purposes at a rent of £ 21 1s 10d p.a.; 
                                               and 16a. 2r. 37p. of land (schedule 3), the 
                                               Model Village, at a rent of £ 25 1s 11d p.a.; 
                                               building covenant - roads, drains, external 
                                               painting, repair, insurance; covenants against 
                                               noisome or offensive trades, sale of 
                                               intoxicating liquor, use for public 
                                               entertainment, etc., exempting the Colliery Club
                                               now existing from these restrictions. Recites 
                                               preparation of #1-2 above, never executed, 
                                               Colliery Co. in possession of most of surface 
                                               covered by them, substitution of present deed. 
                                               Marginal comments.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/21/4-7: Schedules of land leased; 
                                               map; notes on draft lease.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/21/8-18: Related correspondence 
                                               received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 
                                               Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland 
                                               Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs 
                                               Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George Street, 
                                               Sheffield.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/22/1-42     28.7.1900-23.8.1916     Bundle of papers concerning Bolsover Orphanage, 
                                               Derbyshire; 28 July 1900-23 Aug. 1916
                                               (42 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/22/1-6: Instructions to counsel 
                                               (Henry Wace, 1900; A. Andrewes Uthwatt, 1916), 
                                               opinions of counsel, draft conveyance of site of
                                               orphanage (1900), and extract from the will of 
                                               Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/22/7: Draft conveyance by William 
                                               John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG 
                                               and Hermione Gioja Bainbridge of Kirklington 
                                               Hall, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, widow to The 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Company Limited of 2r. 25p. of
                                               land in [Castle Lane] Bolsover, and the 
                                               buildings erected thereupon, upon trust for use 
                                               as one or more of: a hospital; an orphanage; a 
                                               home for aged miners and their families; offices
                                               in connection with any charitable project 
                                               relating to the proper upbringing and welfare of
                                               children. Alteration of rules requires consent 
                                               of the Duke of Portland and his successors. Plan
                                               attached.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/22/8-9: Site plans of the orphanage.
                                               Correspondence between Messrs Baileys, Shaw and 
                                               Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. 
                                               Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, T. Warner Turner, 
                                               Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, 
                                               Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George 
                                               Street, Sheffield, Cuthbert Bainbridge, Central 
                                               Exchange Buildings, Grainger Street, 
                                               Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and others. Emerson 
                                               Bainbridge's proposed orphanage at Bolsover; 
                                               failure to settle draft conveyance; T. Warner 
                                               Turner's opinion that it is a white elephant 
                                               (1911); J.P. Houfton believes it would be more 
                                               use as a hospital; provisions of Emerson 
                                               Bainbridge's will, intentions of Oswald 
                                               Bainbridge and his death; Bolsover Colliery Co. 
                                               to take over the orphanage but broaden its scope
                                               to make it more useful; nature of ownership, 
                                               form of conveyance, etc.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/23/1-22     9.8.1893 
                       (post)-28.6.1904        Bundle of papers concerning the reserve funds of
                                               the Bolsover Colliery Company, Ltd; post 1893-28
                                               June 1904
                                               (22 items, paper)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/23/1: Extract from the 9 Aug. 1893 
                                               lease from the Duke of Portland to the Bolsover 
                                               Colliery Co. Ltd as to £ 10000 capital out of 
                                               £ 150000 to remain uncalled as security for the 
                                               Duke.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/23/2: Draft release (1900) by the 
                                               Duke of the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd from a 
                                               covenant contained in the principal lease 
                                               whereby £ 10000 in share capital should remain 
                                               uncalled as security to the Duke for the 
                                               performance by the Company of various other 
                                               covenants in the lease (release of a charge on 
                                               the £ 10000 of share capital); and covenant of 
                                               the Company with the Duke to set aside a sum of 
                                               £ 10000 in the hands of trustees as a substitute 
                                               security.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/23/3: Draft deed of covenant (1 June 
                                               1904) between the Company and the Duke freeing 
                                               the Company from maintaining £ 10000 uncalled 
                                               capital and substituting two sinking fund 
                                               insurance policies maturing 40 years from 1 Apr.
                                               1904 taken out by the company and charges in 
                                               favour of the Duke.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/23/4-13: Correspondence (June 1900 
                                               and Jan.-June 1904) received by Messrs Baileys, 
                                               Shaw and Gillett from Emerson Bainbridge, 4 
                                               Whitehall Court, the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd 
                                               (per John P. Houfton) and Messrs Broomhead, 
                                               Wightman and Moore, George Street, Sheffield, 
                                               with various press copy replies concerning the 
                                               £ 10000 uncalled capital, possible alternative 
                                               securities, new capital's being created by the 
                                               company etc.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/24/1-45     8.5.1923-14.8.1923      Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning 
                                               sale of land to the Duke of Portland and the 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Company, Ltd; 8 May-14 Aug. 
                                               1923 (unfit for production)
                                               (45 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/1-2: Conditions of sale, copy 
                                               draft agreement for sale, and memorandum of 
                                               purchase by the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (5 
                                               July 1923), of land at Nether Woodhouse; plans 
                                               attached.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/3: Copy draft letter of attorney 
                                               (8 Aug. 1923) from Edward Horsman Bailey of 5 
                                               Berners Street, London, solicitor and others 
                                               [trustees of the Duke of Portland] to Thomas 
                                               Warner Turner of Mansfield Woodhouse, 
                                               Nottinghamshire, estate agent and Charles 
                                               Armstrong of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 
                                               gentleman, to take admittance upon the surrender
                                               by Robert Banner [next].
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/4: Draft covenant (10 Aug. 1923) 
                                               between Robert Banner of Nether Woodhouse Farm, 
                                               Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer and Jonathan Burton
                                               Horden of 11 Sandringham Road, West Bridgford, 
                                               Nottinghamshire, mechanic (his mortgagee), and 
                                               the Duke of Portland and his trustees to 
                                               surrender 6a. 3r. 6p. of land at Bolsover 
                                               Woodhouse alias Nether Bolsover; covenant by the
                                               vendor to stand seised in trust for the Duke's 
                                               trustees until the surrender be made; 
                                               consideration of £ 500 paid to the mortgagee to 
                                               reduce the amount of the mortgage.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/5: Copy draft surrender (10 Aug. 
                                               1923) by Robert Banner and Clara Alice Flora, 
                                               his wife, to Edward Horsman Bailey and others 
                                               [trustees of the Duke of Portland] of 6a. 3r. 
                                               6p. of land (formerly stated as 6a. 2r. 38p.) 
                                               known as Middle Meadow, at Bolsover Woodhouse 
                                               alias Nether Bolsover, Derbyshire; certificate 
                                               for the Steward of the Manor of Bolsover that 
                                               the consideration is £ 500 etc.; plan attached, 
                                               showing land east of Buttermilk Lane and north 
                                               of the River Doe Lea.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/6-7: Abstract of title (8 Aug. 
                                               1902-14 June 1920) of Robert Banner and his 
                                               mortgagee to land at Nether Woodhouse (with plan
                                               attached); requisitions on title with replies. 
                                               [Formerly the property of John Plowright Houfton
                                               of the Bolsover Colliery Co.].
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/8-41: Related correspondence 
                                               received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 
                                               Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland 
                                               Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, Messrs 
                                               Davies, Sanders and Swanwick, Chesterfield, 
                                               Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield and Robert
                                               Barber and Sons, 3 King Street, Nottingham; with
                                               various copy replies. Lease of Lower Mines at 
                                               Bolsover; purchase by the Bolsover Colliery Co. 
                                               Ltd from Robert Banner of copyhold land at 
                                               Nether Woodhouse, Manor of Bolsover, for 
                                               [Midland] railway sidings; minutiae of the 
                                               transaction; contract to be made out to the 
                                               Bolsover Colliery Co. but conveyance to the Duke
                                               and his trustees.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/24/42-45: Bills of costs, receipts; 
                                               notice giving dates of courts for the Manors of 
                                               Bolsover and Mansfield during 1923.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/25/1-4      2.5.1923-7.9.1923       Deed of exchange and correspondence concerning 
                                               the Shireoaks Colliery Company; 2 May-7 Sept. 
                                               1923 (unfit for production)
                                               (4 items, paper & linen)
                                               First Party: Percy Marshall of Clowne, 
                                               Derbyshire, butcher.
                                               Second Party: The Shireoaks Colliery Company 
                                               Limited.
                                               Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, 
                                               Duke of Portland, KG.
                                               Draft deed of exchange between (1) and (2), 
                                               whereby (1)'s freehold surface interest in two 
                                               plots of land (1a. 1r. 25p. and 6a. 1r. 20p.) in
                                               Damsbrook Lane, Clowne, Derbyshire is exchange 
                                               for (2)'s copyhold interest in the minerals in 
                                               two other parcels of land at Clowne (adjoining 
                                               the road to Bolsover), copyhold of the Manor of 
                                               Bolsover (plan attached).
                                               Extensive alterations and annotations by 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 11 May 1923 and by 
                                               Parker Rhodes and Company, 2 June 1923.
                                               Related correspondence received by Messrs 
                                               Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from
                                               Hewitt and Company, 122 London Road, Derby, T. 
                                               Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield
                                               Woodhouse and Parker Rhodes and Company, 
                                               Rotherham.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/26/1-3      8.1893-21.11.1893       Epitome of a lease to the Sheepbridge Coal and 
                                               Iron Co. Ltd (1 Dec. 1883) of coal at Bolsover, 
                                               Derbyshire, and letter; Aug. and 19-21 Nov. 1893
                                               (3 items, paper)
                                               Lease by the Duke of Portland and Allen 
                                               Alexander, Earl Bathurst of Top Hard coal under 
                                               lands differentiated on the plan accompanying 
                                               the original lease (514a. 3r. 28p. in total); 
                                               for a term of 40 years from 1 June 1883; rent of
                                               £ 700 p.a. to the Duke and £ 500 p.a. to Earl 
                                               Bathurst; footage rents of £ 15 and £ 25 as 
                                               specified, and a wayleave of 1d per ton for coal
                                               from certain lands brought to bank at Langwith 
                                               Colliery.
                                               Letters from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield 
                                               Woodhouse to E. Horsman Bailey, 5 Berners Street
                                               (19 and 21 Nov. 1893) concerning pillar of coal 
                                               to be left under the village of Langwith; 
                                               possible consultation of Mr Forster Brown.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/27/1-40     13.4.1892-5.2.1900      Bundle of correspondence and legal papers 
                                               concerning Salvin's land and coal at 
                                               Bolsover/Clowne, Derbyshire; 13 Apr. 1892-5 Feb.
                                               1900
                                               (40 items, paper & linen)
                                               Pl E12/9/1/27/1-8: Instructions to counsel 
                                               (Alfred Bailey), with his opinion, concerning 
                                               the tenure of Salvin's property; notes on 
                                               searching the Bolsover Court Rolls; extracts 
                                               from relevant deeds (1695, 1758 and 1787) 
                                               describing the parcels of land; related plans.
                                               Pl E12/9/1/27/9-40: Correspondence received by 
                                               Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners 
                                               Street from Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and 
                                               Moore, George Street, Sheffield, Frederick J. 
                                               Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, William Bryan, 
                                               Mansfield, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, and 
                                               others; various press copy and draft replies. 
                                               Disputed tenure of Mr Salvin's 1a. 2r. 23p. of 
                                               land called Wet Roods or the Square Field 
                                               (formerly Chopping Stones and Church Field), 
                                               Clowne, possibly copyhold of the Manor of 
                                               Bolsover, with consequences for the ownership of
                                               minerals which the Shireoaks Colliery Co., Ltd 
                                               are interested in working.
                                               Brief and decree [both wanting] in the suit Duke
                                               of Portland v Hill provided as briefing material
                                               with Pl E12/9/1/27/1.
                                               
Pl E12/9/1/28/1        6.5.1898                Copy of deed reserving minerals under copyhold 
                                               land of the Manor of Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 May
                                               1898 (unfit for production)
                                               (3 ff, attached, paper)
                                               First Party: Charles Antcliff of Bolsover, 
                                               Derbyshire, tobacconist.
                                               Second Party: John Pearce of Bolsover, 
                                               gentleman.
                                               Copy deed reserving to (1) the copyholder's 
                                               rights in the minerals underlying a plot of 1895
                                               sq. yds of land at Hill Top in the parish of 
                                               Bolsover, having a frontage of 183 feet on Cliff
                                               Road, and south of Mill Lane.
                                               Recites the surrender of the land of even date.

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Pl E12/9/2 1860-1918 Material concerning mining activity on the estates of the Dukes of Portland in and around Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 1860-1918 (462 items) The principal lessee was the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company (a vehicle of the Ellis and Paget families, who were intimately connected with the promotion and direction of the Midland Railway) which begat the Hucknall Colliery Company Limited and the Sherwood Colliery Company Limited, the latter operating also in the Mansfield area. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/2/1-10 below. Pl E12/9/2/1/1-3 27.4.1860-27.3.1861 Outline of terms for leasing the Hard and Coomb coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, and queries concerning wayleaves etc.; 27 Apr. 1860 and 27 Mar. 1861 (3 items, paper) Pl E12/9/2/1/1: Draft outline of terms (27 Apr. 1860), prepared by Messrs Woodhouse and Jeffcock, Derby for a lease from the Duke of Portland to William Paget, E.S. Ellis, Alfred Ellis and William Walker [the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company]. Term 25 years; power for lessees to renew for a further 15 years on same terms; minimum rent of £ 1500 p.a., two years allowed for the opening of the works when only acreage rental payable; rent of £ 30 per foot thickness per acre, short workings may be made up subsequently; royalty on bricks sold 1s 6d per thousand; power for lessees to determine lease if coal found to be of unmarketable quality or unworkable as a consequence of faults; to sink two shafts within two years of 1 July 1860; surface rents and damages; restore land, etc. Pl E12/9/2/1/2-3: Copy queries and answers (27 Apr. 1861) of John Thos Woodhouse for Messrs Woodhouse and Jeffcock, concerning Hucknall coal leases and wayleaves; and draft, with additional information. Pl E12/9/2/2/1-11 2.1863-8.1863 Bundle of leases and other papers concerning Byron's Charity lands at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; Feb.-Aug. 1863 (11 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/2/2/1: Draft lease (1863) by the Trustees of Byron's Charity (the Reverend Luke Jackson of Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, Clerk; Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall Hall, Notts., Esq.; the Reverend Curtis Jackson of Hucknall Torkard, Clerk; William Gee of Mansfield, Notts., farmer; John Godber of Eastwood, Notts., gentleman; and Henry Smith of Hucknall Torkard, framesmith) to the Duke of Portland, of 15a. 0r. 39p. of land at Hucknall Torkard west of the Nottingham and Mansfield branch of Midland Railway, and 6a. 0r. 32p. of land east of the railway, for a term of 42 years, at a rent of £ 74 13s 7d p.a. (at £ 5 per acre for the western wayleave land, £ 2 10/- per acre for the western agricultural land, and £ 1 10/- per acre for the eastern), to provide rail access to Hucknall Torkard Colliery, and for related purposes, part (as specified) being reserved for agricultural purposes; plan attached. Pl E12/9/2/2/2: Copy draft lease (1 June 1863) by the Trustees of Byron's Charity [as above except Rolleston] to the Duke of Portland of 11a. 0r. 16p. of land at Hucknall Torkard west of the Nottingham and Mansfield branch of the Midland Railway and east of the Bulwell to Hucknall road [part of the 15a. 0r. 39p. described in #1 above], for a term of 40 years from 25 Mar. 1863, at a rent of £ 55 10/- p.a. (£ 5 per acre), to provide rail access to Hucknall Torkard Colliery, for depositing coals, and for other purposes connected with the colliery; plan attached. Pl E12/9/2/2/3: Copy draft lease (25 Aug. 1863) by the Trustees of Byron's Charity [as previous] to the Duke of Portland of 4a. 0r. 36p. at Hucknall Torkard west of the Nottingham and Mansfield branch of the Midland Railway [the balance of the 15a. 0r. 39p described in #1 above] and 6a. 0r. 35p. to the east of the railway [as #1 above], for a term of 40 years, at a rent of £ 19 17s 10d p.a. (at £ 2 10/- per acre and £ 1 10/- per acre respectively for the two areas of land); husbandry covenants. Pl E12/9/2/2/4: Copy letter (27 Feb. 1863) from E.S. Bailey, Hanover Square to the Duke of Portland concerning purchase of land and coal at Hucknall Torkard. Pl E12/9/2/2/5-6: Particulars of deeds entered into by the Hucknall Colliery Company to obtain wayleaves for rail access to their colliery; with covering letter (19 Aug. 1863) from Messrs Woodhouse and Jeffcock, Derby to Messrs Bailey, Shaw, Smith and Bailey, Berners Street. Pl E12/9/2/2/7-10: Questions and answers concerning the lease of Byron's Charity Lands to the Duke of Portland; details of the Hucknall Torkard inclosure award (1771); particulars of lands to be leased by the trustees of Byron's Charity to the Duke; bill of costs. Pl E12/9/2/2/11: Plan of two areas of land (22a. 0r. 19p. and 67a.) at Hucknall Torkard. Pl E12/9/2/3/1-2 26.1.1864-18.11.1867 1875-1884 Copy deeds of arrangement between the Duke of Portland and Hucknall Torkard Colliery Co., Nottinghamshire (26 Jan. 1864 and 18 Nov. 1867); n.d. [1875-1884] (2 items, paper & linen) 26 Jan. 1864: First Party: William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott, Duke of Portland. Second Party: William Paget of Sutton Bonnington, Nottinghamshire, Esq.; Edward Shipley Ellis of Leicester, Leicestershire, gentleman; Alfred Ellis of Leicester, Leicestershire, gentleman; William Walker of Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, gentleman. (The Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company) Third Party: Charles Heaton Ellis of Harley Street, Cavendish Square, Middlesex, Esq. Copy draft deed of arrangement (deed of mutual covenants). (2) may exercise their options to purchase premises and minerals; they shall not dispose of them without the consent of (1), except between themselves; during or at the expiry of the lease of 1861, (1) etc. shall have the right to acquire the premises at a valuation undertaken as specified; (2) have full liberty to work the coals from these premises as though they were part of the 1861 lease, except that no rents or royalties are payable; if they are not acquired by (1), (2) to have power to work the minerals under the premises by outstroke or instroke into (1)'s mines on terms to be set by agreement or arbitration. Recites the original lease of 23 Feb. 1861 [wanting], the purchase by the Colliery Company of coal rights and wayleaves from John Godber and others in 1863, and options for further purchases. Schedule of property acquired and intended to be acquired by (2). Attached plan shows coal and wayleaves referred to, identifying owners and acreages. 18 Nov. 1867: First Party: As above. Second Party: Herbert Byng Paget of Nottingham, gentleman in the place of William Paget; otherwise as above. Third Party: Edward Henry Brabazon Heaton Ellis of Wyddial Hall, Hertfordshire, Esq. Copy draft deed of arrangement containing the same provisos as above in respect of 234a. 3r. 19p. of extra land at Hucknall Torkard, specified with owners, occupiers, descriptions and acreages on the annexed schedule; plan attached. These copies are by Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, which dates them to post-1875. Pl E12/9/2/4/1-38 17.2.1871-24.1.1874 3.6.1881-12.7.1881 Bundle of leases and correspondence concerning land and coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 17 Feb. 1871-24 Jan. 1874 and 3 June-12 July 1881 (fragile) (38 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/2/4/1: Draft lease (30 Aug. 1872 scored through) by William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott, Duke of Portland, to Herbert Byng Paget of Nottingham, gentleman, Edward Shipley Ellis of Leicester, Leicestershire, gentleman, Alfred Ellis of Leicester, gentleman and William Walker of Bulwell, Nottingham, gentleman (the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company) of of 2a. 2r. 15p. land on the west side of Watnall Road, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire and 7a. 3r. 33p. elsewhere in Hucknall Torkard; for a term of 66 years from 25 Mar. 1871, at a rent of £ 105 10/- p.a. (all scored through); covenant to erect dwellings within ten years to plans approved by the Duke's agents; other building covenants; plan attached shows layout for 32 cottages on first property. Pl E12/9/2/4/2: Draft appointment and lease (1873) by the Duke of Portland to the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company of 2r. of land on the south-west side of Beardall Street, Hucknall Torkard, for a term of 64 years from 25 Mar. 1873, at a rent of £ 5 p.a.; covenant to erect a dwellinghouse on the site within two years, to plans approved by the Duke's agents; other building covenants; plan attached. Pl E12/9/2/4/3-5: Related memoranda concerning Hucknall Torkard collieries and the Glebe coal Pl E12/9/2/4/6-35: Correspondence (1872-74) received by Edward Bailey/Messrs Bailey, Shaw, Smith and Bailey from William Cripwell, Mansfield Woodhouse, John Edward Dalton/Messrs Dalton and Salusbury, Leicester, and John Edward Ellis, Hucknall Torkard Collieries concerning terms of the building lease and its preparation; negotiations for Hucknall Glebe coal, the Duke of Portland as patron of the benefice, purchase by the Colliery Co. of many other pieces of coal intersecting that leased to them by the Duke, and at a lesser price; other Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire estate business; Cripwell on the North Nottinghamshire election, 'I think the Conservatives will win readily. The difficulties with workmen are causing many Liberal employers of labour to turn Conservative.' (Pl E12/9/2/4/21) [future 7th Viscount Galway elected]. Pl E12/9/2/4/36-37: Letters (1881) from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse to E. Bailey, 5 Berners Street, with press copy reply, Colliery Company unlikely now to build as many cottages as anticipated, want to be relieved from covenant to erect 100 (52 built). Pl E12/9/2/5/1-122 26.5.1883-3.4.1885 1893 Bundle of deeds, correspondence etc. concerning land and coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 26 May 1883-3 Apr. 1885 and 1893 (fragile; correspondence unfit for production) (122 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/2/5/1: Draft surrender (dated 188[4]) by John Edward Ellis of Wrea Head, Scalby, Yorkshire, George Henry Ellis of Leicester, Esq., Emma Ellis of Leicester, widow and Herbert Byng Paget of Darley House, Matlock, Derbyshire, Esq. to William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland of a lease dated 31 Dec. 1873 of a parcel of land in Hucknall Torkard. To be endorsed on the original lease [see Pl E12/9/2/4/2] Pl E12/9/2/5/2: Draft surrender (dated 1884) by John Edward Ellis et al. to the Duke of Portland of a lease dated 30 Aug. 1872 of two closes of land at Hucknall Torkard. To be endorsed on the original lease [see Pl E12/9/2/4/1]. Pl E12/9/2/5/3: Draft surrender (dated 1884) by John Edward Ellis et al. to the Duke of Portland of the lease dated 23 Feb. 1861 of minerals at Hucknall Torkard. To be endorsed on the original lease. Approved and settled by Alfred Bailey, 4 June 1884; and by Wells and Hind, 11 July 1884. Pl E12/9/2/5/4: Draft deed (dated 1884) between the Duke of Portland and Herbert Byng Paget and John Edward Ellis, substituting the term of the new lease Pl E12/9/2/5/5 for that of the 1861 lease in a deed of arrangement of 26 Jan. 1864. Pl E12/9/2/5/5: Draft lease. Listed separately. Pl E12/9/2/5/6: Abstract of title of Herbert Byng Paget and John E. Ellis, Esq. to minerals at Hucknall Torkard (being an abstract of the original lease of 23 Feb. 1861 by the 5th Duke of Portland to William Paget, Edward Shipley Ellis et al., with plan attached; and of the descent of the shares of the four partners) Pl E12/9/2/5/7-12: Instructions to counsel (Alfred Bailey) to advise, to settle and revise draft deeds, etc., with memoranda. Pl E12/9/2/5/13: Abstract of the will of Edward Shipley Ellis as to the bequest of his share in the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company to his eldest son, John Edward Ellis. Pl E12/9/2/5/14: Schedule of lands in the parishes of Hucknall Torkard and Papplewick whose coals belong to the Duke of Portland. Pl E12/9/2/5/15-26: Suggested terms for new lease by John R. Hewitt; remarks of Messrs Wells and Hind upon them; Hewitt's further observations on alterations of Wells and Hind; memoranda and minutes of meetings with Mr Hewitt and/or Mr Hind; Pl E12/9/2/5/17 is Hewitt's detailed report of 30 June 1883 to Messrs Baileys regarding proposed surrender of current lease of Hucknall Torkard Colliery (40 years from 1 Jan. 1861 of Top Hard and Coombe coal) and grant of a new lease (60 years from 1 July 1883), generous terms in original lease because at time Lean Valley coal had not been exploited and its prospects were uncertain, area, thickness and prospects of other seams which lessees wish to include, explains aspects of current lease and deeds of arrangement, terms which should be offered, favourable contrast of workings of Hucknall Colliery with the Butterley Company's Portland Colliery. Pl E12/9/2/5/27-28: Plan (tracing) of land at Hucknall Torkard in lease to the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company, shows Beardall Street and area north to the colliery and the Midland Railway at 2 chains to 1 inch; plan (tracing) of Hucknall Torkard [relating to the lease of 1884 Pl E12/9/2/5/5]. Pl E12/9/2/5/29-120: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, from: Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; John R. Hewitt, Mining Offices, London Road, Derby etc.; Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; Alfred Bailey, 24 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn; J.E. Ellis, Wrea Head, Scalby, near Scarborough; and occasional others; with various press copy and draft replies. Negotiations for new lease; minutiae of preparing it and surrenders; adjusting various subsidiary leases to run alongside the colliery lease and expire with it. Pl E12/9/2/5/82 is a plan enclosed with Wells and Hind's letter Pl E12/9/2/5/81. Pl E12/9/2/5/121: Plan of land belonging to Broomhill Charity Trustees at Hucknall Torkard, with attached schedule of acreages. Pl E12/9/2/5/122: Draft epitome (dated 1893) of the lease Pl E12/9/2/5/5 of 1884. Pl E12/9/2/5/5 1884 Draft lease of coal by the Duke of Portland to the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Co., Nottinghamshire; 1884 (41 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Second Party: Herbert Byng Paget of -, Esq.; and John Edward Ellis of -, Esq. Draft lease by (1) to (2) of the Top Hard Coal, Coombe Coal, Main Soft seam, Deep Hard seam, and all other coals which (2) shall prove within 10 years of 1 July 1883, under 2279a. 2r. 22p. of land in the parishes of Hucknall Torkard and Papplewick, for a term of 60 years from 1 July 1883; usual powers for occupying surface lands, working, reserved rights of landlord and his agents, etc.; power to work (through the demised colliery) coals under other lands in Hucknall Torkard (except coals of which Percy Cooper, Esq. is or shall be owner or licensee) of which (2) shall be owners or licensees, without extra payment; reserving to (1) all seams of coal that (2) shall not have proved within 10 years of 1 July 1883, and other minerals; (2) may give (1) notice that they do not wish to work the lower seams if they consider that they cannot do so at a profit; provision for (2) to give notice due to unworkability/failure/exhaustion of coal; covenants for proper sinking and working of the colliery; (2) will within 10 years from 1 July 1883 prove the Main Soft and Deep Hard seams and within [] years will sink a new shaft to them, unless they are deemed unworkable in terms of the previous provisions; water to be raised and discharged; barriers of 60 yards to be maintained all round demised area; option for landlord to purchase plant etc. at expiry/ determination of lease; arrangements for lease of other minerals under lands subject to this lease, (2) having first refusal; (2) to give (1) first refusal of any coal put up for sale or lease in areas adjacent to those subject to this lease; and (1) to give (2) first refusal to work any coals that come into his possession in areas adjacent to this lease (particulars and terms specified). Annual rents: £ 30 per acre per foot thickness of Top Hard coal; same for Coombe coal; with a combined minimum rent of £ 2000 p.a. which may be recouped out of subsequent over workings. £ 20 per acre per foot thickness for Main Soft coal, with a minimum rental after two years from the proving of this seam or after 12 years from 1 July 1883, whichever is the sooner, of £ 750 p.a., which may be recouped out of subsequent over workings. For the Deep Hard coal, the like acreage and minimum rental, with the same conditions as to commencing payment. Acreage and minimum rental for other coals proved by (2) to be agreed between lessor and lessee, otherwise to be settled by arbitration. Rent of £ 3 p.a. per acre for surface land. Royalty of 1s 6d per 1000 bricks and tiles sold. Schedule of lands wanting [see Pl E12/9/2/5/27 for map]. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/2/5. Pl E12/9/2/6/1-20 8.12.1891-21.10.1892 2.5.1913 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning land at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 8 Dec. 1891-21 Oct. 1892 and 2 May 1913 (20 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/2/6/1: Short abstract of title (1892) of H.B. Paget and J.E. Ellis, MP to a lease of two closes of land at Hucknall Torkard granted 30 Aug. 1872 [Pl E12/9/2/4/1]. Shows descent of the shares of the partners in the Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company. Pl E12/9/2/6/2: Instructions to counsel (Alfred Bailey) to settle draft surrender. Pl E12/9/2/6/3: Draft surrender (6 Aug. 1892) by Herbert Byng Paget of Darley House, near Matlock Bridge, Derbyshire, Esq. and John Edward Ellis of Wrea Head, Scalby, Yorkshire, Esq., MP, to Edward Horsman Bailey of 5 Berners Street, London, Esq. (at the request of the Duke of Portland) of their leasehold interest in 3a. 1r. 0p of land at Hucknall Torkard (a wedge of land between Beardall Street and Nottingham Road), part of a close of land of 7a. 3r 33p. demised to them and their predecessors in title on 30 Aug. 1872, that it may merge in the freehold; rental under that lease reduced proportionately to £ 73 p.a. (from £ 105 10/-); detailed recitals; plan attached. Draft approved by Messrs Wells and Hind, 14 July 1892. Pl E12/9/2/6/4: Bill of costs of Messrs Wells and Hind for surrender. Pl E12/9/2/6/5-19: Correspondence (1872-74) received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham concerning land at Hucknall Torkard, possible use for housing and financial advantage to the Duke, land required by the trustees of the Congregational Chapel there ('these Dissenters'), willingness of the Colliery Co. to surrender their lease of that portion, negotiations leading to surrender of more land by them Pl E12/9/2/6/20: Letter (2 May 1913) from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street regarding permission sought by Sherwood Colliery Co. to sublet the former manager's house at Hucknall Torkard to Henry Rhodes ('to whom I take no exception'). Pl E12/9/2/7 1898-1918 Bundle of deeds, correspondence etc. concerning coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 1898-1918 (197 items) See Pl E12/9/2/7/1-197 below for detailed descriptions. Pl E12/9/2/7/1-14 22.7.1898-30.8.1912 Deeds and legal papers concerning coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 22 July 1898-30 Aug. 1912 (Pl E12/9/2/7/4-6 unfit for production) (14 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/2/7/1: Epitome of the lease of 9 Aug. 1884 from the Duke of Portland to Herbert Byng Paget and John Edward Ellis, Esqs. of coal under 2279a. 2r. 22p. of land at Hucknall Torkard and Papplewick, Notts; Top Hard, Coombe, Main Soft and Deep Hard seams, for a term of 60 years from 1 July 1884; 10 years from 1 July 1884 to prove further lower seams; entry to specified surface lands; liberty to dig pits, erect surface works, dwellings for employees, etc.; reserves unproved minerals and Main Soft and Deep Hard coals that lessees do not want to work; standard covenants etc. and rents as in draft [Pl E12/9/2/5/5], except starting dates are 1 July 1884 not 1 July 1883. Pl E12/9/2/7/2: Draft agreement (14 Feb. 1899, 1900 overwritten) between the Duke of Portland and Messrs Paget and Ellis (The Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd overwritten); recites lease of 1884, discovery of the Waterloo Seam coal about 3ft 8in thick at 25yds below the Top Hard when sinking the shaft at Hucknall No. 2 pit and elsewhere, across a fault; the period for proving seams under the lease, 10 years from 1884, is extended by their agreement in respect of the Waterloo seam to 31 Dec. 1901; lessees to open workings of that seam using the 'long wall system' on the west of the fault as a trial; will leave a pillar of solid coal 120yds in radius around the shafts of Hucknall No. 1 Colliery, but may drive a pair of headings in the pillar not more than 6ft high and 9ft wide not nearer than 30yds to one another, etc. Pl E12/9/2/7/3: Memorandum of terms between the Duke of Portland and Messrs Paget and Ellis (11 Mar. 1908) for working Main Bright coal; to run until 31 Dec. 1910, unless 6 months before expiry the lessees give notice of intention to take up a lease as specified which shall be coterminous with the lease of 9 Aug. 1884; royalty of £ 60 per acre, with an allowance of £ 10 per acre whilst the works are experimental; minimum rent of £ 150 p.a. from 1 July 1907; workings as far as possible to be on terms of the 1884 lease; details of clauses to be excluded from the prospective lease which are, however, included in the lease to the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd. Pl E12/9/2/7/4: Observations on draft lease of Main Bright seam by reference to Mr Hewitt and Mr Turner's notes of Nov. 1910. Pl E12/9/2/7/5-6: Licence (1898) from the Duke of Portland to Messrs Paget and Ellis to assign the lease of 9 Aug. 1884 etc. to the Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, reused as draft in 1911; and draft licence (7 Apr. 1911) from the Duke to Paget [the surviving lessee] to assign to the Sherwood Colliery Company Limited the leases of 30 Aug. 1872, 31 Dec. 1873, 9 Aug. 1884 and 20 June 1885 as specified. Pl E12/9/2/7/7: Draft lease by the Duke of Portland to the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd (24 Nov. 1911) of the Top Hard coal and Coombe coal under 11a. 2r. 10p. of land delineated on the attached plan, for the residue of a term of 60 years from 9 Aug. 1884, at a rent of £ 30 per foot thickness per acre. To be endorsed on the lease of 9 Aug. 1884 [Pl E12/9/2/5/5]. Pl E12/9/2/7/8: Lease of Main Bright coal. Listed separately. Pl E12/9/2/7/9: Instructions to counsel (Mr Robertson Macdonald) to settle lease of Hucknall Torkard Lower Mines (23 Jan. 1912). Pl E12/9/2/7/10: Memorandum of terms between the Duke and the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd (30 Aug. 1912) for proving and working the Deep Hard and Deep Soft seams under lands at Hucknall Torkard; to run until 31 Dec. 1915 unless 3 months before expiry Co. give notice of intention to take up lease; Co. make drift from the Top Hard to intersect these seams, which they may abandon; Co. can take lease of either seam or both, if neither, then Duke will pay one-third of their proving expenses up to £ 2000; area 1277.661a., coterminous with Main Bright coal lease (17 Nov. 1911); term of 40 years from 1 Jan. 1912; royalty of £ 20 per foot thick per acre for Deep Soft and £ 22 10/- for Deep Hard; minimum rents of Nil in first three years, £ 250 in fourth and fifth, £ 500 in sixth and seventh, £ 750 in eighth and ninth, and £ 1000 p.a. thereafter; for tenth and subsequent years minimum is to be £ 1500 if both seams worked; Full powers for working and winning through Hucknall No. 1 and Hucknall No. 2 Collieries; may deepen either; break clauses as in Main Bright lease; sinking fund insurance policies in that lease to be charged also with performance of covenants in this. Pl E12/9/2/7/11: Draft memorandum of terms between the Duke and the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd (30 Aug. 1912) for proving and working the Waterloo seam under lands at Hucknall Torkard; to run until 31 Dec. 1915 unless 3 months before expiry Co. give notice of intention to take up lease; Co. make drift from the Top Hard to intersect the Waterloo, which they may abandon; area 11a. 2r. 22p., plus approximately 700a. yet to be set out; term of 40 years from 1 Jan. 1912; royalty unspecified; minimum rent to be mutually agreed; full powers for working and winning through Hucknall No. 1 and Hucknall No. 2 Collieries; may deepen either; break clauses as in Main Bright lease; sinking fund insurance policies in that lease to be charged also with performance of covenants in this. Pl E12/9/2/7/12: Draft appointment and lease by the Duke to the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd of the Deep Soft and Deep Hard coal seams under lands at Hucknall Torkard as in the recited 'principal' lease of 17 Nov. 1911 (Pl E12/9/2/7/8), for a term of 39 years from 1 Jan. 1912; minimum rents of Nil in first three years, £ 250 in fourth and fifth, £ 500 in sixth and seventh, £ 750 in eighth and ninth, and £ 1000 p.a. thereafter; for tenth and subsequent years minimum is to be £ 1500 if both seams are found to be workable at a profit (defined in clause 94 and after a trial of at least 5 years); royalty of £ 20 per foot thick per acre for Deep Soft and £ 22 10/- for Deep Hard; surface rents; lessees may get coal sufficient to pay minimum rent without paying acreage rent; under workings may be recouped from subsequent over working; other clauses as principal lease. Pl E12/9/2/7/13: Plan of surface lands occupied by the Sherwood Colliery Co. under the lease to Paget and Ellis of the Main Bright coal, showing positions and surface layout of Hucknall No. 1 and Hucknall No. 2 pits and the course of the mineral branch line leading to the former; with attached schedule of the lands. Pl E12/9/2/7/14: Account of professional charges from Hewitt and Company to the Duke of Portland, 15 Nov. 1911. Pl E12/9/2/7/8 1911 Copy lease of coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire [17 Nov. 1911] by the Duke of Portland to the Sherwood Colliery Company Limited; 1911 (1 item, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: The Sherwood Colliery Company Limited. Lease by (1) to (2) of the 'Hucknall Main Bright Seam' of coal, formerly called 'The Furnace of Main Seam' or the 'High Hazel Seam', under lands at Hucknall Torkard specified in the annexed Schedule 1, for a term of 40 years from 1 Jan. 1911; with all requisite powers for entering surface land, constructing works, etc.; power to dig for clay on plot No. 395 on the annexed plan; power to work use colliery for getting coal in the Main Brightt seam from under other lands in the parish of Hucknall Torkard (as in Schedule 3). working covenants; damage, compensation; leave barriers of 44 yds; not to make spoil banks of greater height than 30ft; ascertain extent of faults; pay for coal lost through improper working; leave unworked coal required to support buildings and works; pay for coal purchased from them to be left unworked as if gotten; rent to cease when all coal paid for; power to surrender lease when all coal gotten. Recites indenture intended to bear even date for securing sinking fund insurance policies for £ 5000 to (1) as additional security. Annual rents (payable half-yearly): £ 800 minimum rent; £ 50 per acre irrespective of thickness; surface rent of £ 3 per acre. (2) may get such a quantity of coal each half-year as would yield the minimum rent; short workings may be made up by subsequent over workings. Schedules of lands: (1) 1019.737a. freehold - pink on plan and 21.139a., area of surface lands occupied by colliery - purple; (2) 41.822a. freehold, mines only - blue; (3) 216.102a. other freehold lands - yellow. Plan attached showing Hucknall Torkard and Hucknall No. 1 Colliery. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/2/7. Pl E12/9/2/7/15-197 22.7.1898-9.12.1918 Correspondence etc. concerning coal at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 22 July 1898-9 Dec. 1918 (Pl E12/9/2/7/15, 28-33, 70, 106, 108-9, 124 unfit for production) (183 items, paper) Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, from: Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; with occasional press copy replies; original and copy letters received by Hewitt or Turner from the Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd (per T. Archibald Taylor), the Sherwood Colliery Company Ltd (per Francis N. Ellis), John E. Ellis, 37 Princes Gate, SW, et al., with copy replies. Proposal of Ellis and Paget to form a private limited company to take over their colliery interests (1898); trials and prospects for working the Waterloo and Furnace seams at Hucknall (1899); subsidence and damage to Forge Mill; negotiating terms for working the Waterloo seam (1901-02); difficulties with this seam, renewed experiment with the Furnace alias Main seam (Pl E12/9/2/7/38-40, Feb.-Mar. 1903); Top Hard at Hucknall will soon be exhausted, in interest of all to find another workable seam (Pl E12/9/2/7/46, 29 June 1904); negotiating agreement for working the Main seam (1907-08); decision of the Hucknall Colliery Co. to take a proper lease of the Main Bright coal after trial run (1910); Hewitt's view that the Hucknall Torkard 'lower mines' [seams] should be dealt with at the same time; Pl E12/9/2/7/74 is a memorandum of an interview (19 May 1910) between Turner, Hewitt and the Hucknall Colliery Co; Pl E12/9/2/7/80 is a memorandum revised at that meeting; concerns about the extent of surface rights; Top Hard coal likely to be worked out in 2-3 years and debate as to whether to include references to the surrender of the 1884 lease and No. 1 Pit in new agreements; further notes of Hewitt and of Turner on draft lease of Main Bright coal (Pl E12/9/2/7/99, 101); amalgamation of the Sherwood and Hucknall colliery companies from 1 Jan. 1911; further haggling over details and wording; preparation of deeds; Turner annoyed at Hewitt's change of view; latter now willing to advise Duke contribute up to £ 2000 to cost of drift heading to prove lower mines if results are unsatisfactory, previously favoured boring from No. 1 pit bottom; colliery company's scheme for drift should be encouraged now, before economics of the colliery deteriorate with exhaustion of Top Hard seam, expenditure on finding workable seams when No. 2 pit sunk, owners need encouraging, prospects of finding a new lessee to prove mines not promising, overheads of colliery need the two pits to carry them, important to keep it going for Duke, colliery company and whole neighbourhood, contribution an attempt to encourage lessees to risk their money to continue the mining industry at Hucknall (Pl E12/9/2/7/117); company want Duke to contribute half cost (about £ 3000); refuses; negotiating terms for lease of lower coals - royalties, minimum rents, security via sinking fund policies; colliery company taking on responsibility of proving the lower mines 'more or less against their inclination' (Turner, Pl E12/9/2/7/159 of 9 Jan. 1912), should go easy on them over various terms; Pl E12/9/2/7/167 is Hewitt's notes on draft lease of lower mines; use and occupation of surface lands that are included in 1884 lease but not in the Main Bright lease; drifts commence (Aug. 1912), desirability of permitting company to deepen shafts to facilitate working lower mines; drifts have struck Waterloo coal, agreed that further experiments/workings of it be permitted. Pl E12/9/2/7/193-195, 24-30 Nov. 1915: Explorations of lower seams completed, Sherwood Colliery Co. wish to take up lease of Deep Soft but not Deep Hard, for expanded area of Main Bright, revision of rent, usual complications of how this will mesh with the provisions of the Finance (1909-10) Act, 1910. Pl E12/9/2/7/196: Copy correspondence between F.N. Ellis and Hewitt and Co. detailing terms for granting leases to the Sherwood Colliery Co. of the unlet Main Bright and High Main coals at Hucknall, and the Dunsil coal at Sherwood. Pl E12/9/2/7/197 is undated. No letters between July 1904 and Oct. 1907, between Apr. 1908 and Apr. 1910, and between Mar. 1913 and Nov. 1915. Pl E12/9/2/8/1-42 12.1.1909-16.8.1910 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning exchange of minerals at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire; 12 Jan. 1909-16 Aug. 1910 (Pl E12/9/2/8/1 unfit for production) (42 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/2/8/1: Draft conveyance by the Duke of Portland and his trustees to John Patricius Chaworth Musters of Annesley Park, Nottingham, Esq. and Patricius George Chaworth Musters of the same place, Esq., of minerals under 14a. 1r. 33p. of land in the parish of Hucknall Torkard, by way of exchange for the minerals under a like quantity of land there conveyed by Pl E12/9/2/8/3. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/2/8/2: Draft disentailing assurance by John Patricius Chaworth Musters of Annesley Park, Nottingham, Esq. and Patricius George Chaworth Musters of the same place, Esq. (his eldest son and heir) to William Thomas Cartwright of Nottingham, solicitor, of all premises subject to the within recited settlement of 22 Sept. 1881 and the proceeds of the sale of a part thereof, to such uses and upon such trusts as they shall jointly appoint, failing which upon the uses of the 1881 settlement. Pl E12/9/2/8/3: Draft conveyance by John Patricius Chaworth Musters and Patricius George Chaworth Musters to the Duke of Portland and his trustees, of coal under 14a. 1r. 33p. of land in the parish of Hucknall Torkard, in exchange for coal under a like area of land conveyed by Pl E12/9/2/8/1 above, indemnified against rentcharges and portions under the 1881 settlement (recited). Draft altered and approved by Messrs Freeth, Rawson and Cartwright, 28 May 1910. Pl E12/9/2/8/4: Draft description of the minerals involved. Pl E12/9/2/8/5-42: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, Messrs Freeth, Rawson and Cartwright, 13 Low Pavement, Nottingham, and Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; various press copy replies; copy correspondence between Hewitt and the Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd. Uncompleted exchange of minerals from 1883/4 involving the Duke of Portland, Butterley Company (as lessees of Portland Colliery), Chaworth-Musters family and former lessees of Annesley Colliery; coal was paid for as though exchange had taken place; area now concerning lessees of Hucknall Torkard Colliery; deeds required, their preparation and who pays what; details of Chaworth-Musters family settlements; etc. For 1883 'exchange' see next entry. Pl E12/9/2/9/1-25 25.4.1882-10.4.1884 25.10.1893-27.10.1893 Bundle of correspondence etc, concerning proposed exchange of land and minerals at Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Annesley, Nottinghamshire; 25 Apr. 1882-10 Apr. 1884 and 25-27 Oct. 1893 (25 items, paper) Pl E12/9/2/9/1-5: Memoranda of meetings and interviews with Mr Turner and Mr Hewitt. Pl E12/9/2/9/6-22: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from John R. Hewitt/Messrs Hewitt and Bobart, Mining Offices, London Road, Derby, Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, and Messrs Ingram, Harrison and Ingram, 67 Lincoln's Inn Fields; one press copy reply. Proposed exchange, terms arranged, Musters' lessees to be allowed to work the Duke of Portland's coal and to account for it, then agreed that minerals should be paid for as if the exchange had been made. Pl E12/9/2/9/23: Short epitome of the 1881 resettlement of the estates of John Chaworth Musters; lists charges, order of succession, charging powers of tenant for life, powers of trustees etc. Pl E12/9/2/9/24-25: Related correspondence, 25-27 Oct. 1893. Pl E12/9/2/10/1-2 1.5.1909-4.5.1909 Correspondence relating to leases and exchanges by the Hucknall Colliery Company; 1 and 4 May 1909 (2 items, paper) Letter from T. Warner Turner at the Grand Hotel, Trafalgar Square to E.H. Bailey concerning exchange of minerals with the Bulwell Hall estate, commenting on enclosed copy letter he had received from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby concerning the Top Hard coal leased to the Hucknall Colliery Company and exchanged with the Babington Coal Co.; barriers, value of royalty, and small area of land to be purchased from the Duke of Portland by Nottingham Corporation.
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Pl E12/9/3 1794-1924 Material concerning the Duke of Portland's minerals in the Huthwaite-Ashfield-Radmanthwaite-Pinxton area; 1794-1924 (895 items) The area concerned is essentially that let as to the Top Hard seam to the Butterley Company (worked through Portland Colliery) and the lower seams to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. (worked through Bentinck Colliery), plus the area originally leased to New Hucknall worked from Hucknall under Huthwaite [Huthwaite], with certain immediately adjacent areas (some straddling the Derbyshire boundary) sublet by or to one of these concerns, and the western extremities of Mansfield outwith the 'Mansfield Coalfield' as marked out in the 1890s and developed in the 1900s and 1910s. The principal lessees were the New Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd (Pl E12/9/3/1-12, 21), the Stanton Ironworks Company Ltd (Pl E12/9/3/13-18), the Blackwell Colliery Company Ltd (Pl E12/9/3/6, 16, 22-23), the Pinxton Coal Company Ltd (Pl E12/9/3/19-21), and the Butterley Company Ltd. The South Normanton Colliery Company Ltd appear chiefly in connection with boundaries and exchanges. Further material relating to the New Hucknall and Butterley companies will be found in section Pl E12/10/2, where the litigation between them is contained. As stated there, it has not proved possible to be entirely certain what material was gathered together for use as briefing and evidence in that litigation; thus a correct division of material between this section and that may not have been achieved. The litigation arose from the leasing of different seams to the Butterley and New Hucknall companies in the same general area. Mr Emerson Bainbridge, the chairman of the New Hucknall company was one of the founders of the Bolsover Colliery Company Ltd (and involved in the Blackwell Colliery Co.); occasional items relating to the one concern will be found in bundles of material primarily concerned with the other. For further material concerning minerals under copyholds in this area see sections Pl E12/9/7 and Pl E12/9/8. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/3/1-27 below. Pl E12/9/3/1/1-8 1882-1895 Miscellaneous material concerning the activities of the New Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd; 1882-1895 (fragile) (8 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/1/1: Series of statements of account with royalty owners (the Duke of Portland's freeholds, the Duke of Portland for copyholds and other copyhold owners) for coal raised by the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd (1873-81), 17 Feb. 1882. Pl E12/9/3/1/2-3: Terms for a lease from the Duke of Portland to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd of coal in the parishes of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Fulwood and Kirkby-in-Ashfield; 40 years from Christmas 1883; 597a. freehold plus 265a. copyhold; minimum rent of £ 2 per acre p.a. for freehold lands and £ 1 per acre p.a. for copyholds; royalties of £ 100 per acre for Top Hard, £ 35 per acre for Dunsil and Waterloo, £ 50 per acre for Deep Soft, £ 60 per acre for Deep Hard, £ 40 per acre for Furnace, £ 20 per acre for Three Quarters and £ 60 per acre for Black Shale coal; half royalties for copyhold coal; 40 yard barrier to be left; sinking to the lower mines within 10 years of Midsummer 1884; wayleaves; make up shortworkings over the term of the lease; 9 May 1884. Loose plan. Pl E12/9/3/1/4: Summaries of amounts due from the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd for the half-years ending Christmas 1883-Midsummer 1885 and for the period from the commencement of their lease until Midsummer 1883. Pl E12/9/3/1/5: Judgement of Chitty J (20 June 1888) in re The Chatterley Iron Company Limited. Horner's claim in respect of royalties for coal not taken by the lessees but which ought to have been (and has been left as pillars and barriers) in the course of proper working of the colliery, under a mineral lease of 1868. Chancery Division. Pl E12/9/3/1/6: Draft agreement (1888). Listed separately. Pl E12/9/3/1/7: Abstract of title (1879-82) of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. to lands at Hucknall under Huthwaite, parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, 1892. Pl E12/9/3/1/8: Copy draft conveyance (27 July 1895) by the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to the Duke of Portland and his trustees of 2a. 0r. 28p. of land at Hucknall under Huthwaite, for £ 400 (plan attached). Draft approved by F. Fenwick, Newcastle upon Tyne, 15 July 1895. Pl E12/9/3/1/6 1888 Draft agreement between the Duke of Portland and copyholders at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1888 (fragile) (7 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Second Party: William Oates the younger of Sutton-in-Ashfield, farmer; John Berriff Pilsworth of Hucknall under Huthwaite, hosier; and Emlin Crofts of Sutton-in-Ashfield [trustees for (3)]. Third Party: Those subscribing to the deed (other than the above) [copyholders]. Draft agreement and deed of covenant (supplemental to deeds of 24 June 1873, 21 Oct. 1874 and 25 Mar. 1875 between the 5th Duke of Portland and William Muschamp and the 5th Duke of Portland and various copyholders of the Manor of Sutton-in-Ashfield). (1) will execute a deed of variation of the lease of 21 Dec. 1874 and a lease of the new coalfield described below, to the effect that the break clause in that lease shall be at 20 years from 24 June 1887 (in place of the original provision); the colliery company will complete a second sinking to the Deep Hard coal forthwith, and work 60000 tons a year from the coal lying below the Top Hard seam from that part of the old coalfield to the south of the fault (under the Duke's freehold, copyholds and other freehold lands) from 24 June 1888; increase from 25 Dec. 1886 by 5/- p.a. of rent payable under the 1874 lease for copyhold lands coloured pink on the plan to the lease as have not begun to be worked, deductible from royalties like the minimum rent under the lease, and the Duke will pass on this increase to the trustees (2); In case the lessees (New Hucknall) shall not with [2?] years from 24 June 1887 have elected to work the coalfield to the north of the fault and west of Hucknall [Huthwaite] village, they will, at the request of the copyholders and with the approval of (1), sub-lease that area of coal on terms detailed; the lease for the new coal field shall comprise coals under 10a. 1r. 39p. of the Duke's freehold and 15a. 1r. 6p. of copyholds of Samuel William Hogg and John Hogg, and the lease will be framed on the same lines as that of 1874. Recites the above deeds, and the discovery of a large fault in the coalfield leased to Muschamp and now vested in the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, dividing the field into a northern and southern section. Part of the (artificial) archive bundle Pl E12/9/3/1. Pl E12/9/3/2/1-68 21.3.1899-18.3.1902 Bundle of correspondence and other papers concerning the New Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd at Bentinck Colliery, Sutton-in-Ashfield, etc.; 21 Mar. 1899-18 Mar. 1902 (68 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/2/1: Instructions to counsel (Oswald Walmesley of Lincoln's Inn) to advise, and his opinion concerning the use of £ 15000 uncalled capital in the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd as security for the Duke of Portland. Pl E12/9/3/2/2-3: Statement of coal worked under copyhold lands during the half-year to Midsummer 1899; and statement of royalty account (1894-1900) of the New Hucknall company for Bentinck Colliery showing payments of £ 15183 3s 6d for minimum rent of which only £ 5071 is covered by royalties for coal gotten, 11 Jan. 1901. Pl E12/9/3/2/4-6: Notes by Mr Emerson Bainbridge for interview with Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett concerning faults, barriers, question of merging leases, Bentinck 'deep coal', etc.; observations and notes of C.R. Hewitt and Frederick J. Turner; replies of Messrs Baileys to points raised by Bainbridge. All May 1900. Pl E12/9/3/2/7-10: Miscellaneous memoranda and press copy attendance entries concerning New Hucknall colliery matters, leases, rents, faults, negotiations with the Butterley Company Ltd; also Mansfield coalfield, Pinxton Colliery and other mineral matters. Pl E12/9/3/2/11-69: Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby; Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; Emerson Bainbridge, 4 Whitehall Court; Featherston Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and others; various press copy replies. Subterranean explorations by the New Hucknall company, financial results and prospects; scheme of reconstruction of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to raise extra capital; interest of Blackwell Colliery Co. in working a tract of coal given up by New Hucknall; proposed sub-lease to the Pinxton Coal Co., the matters of liability for damage and whether royalties may be set against New Hucknall's past short workings; New Hucknall's explorations in the Deep Hard and Black Shale seams; falling prices and losses; heavy outlay on three shafts in anticipation of three workable seams; £ 10000 in overpaid rents; estimate showing how this will increase to £ 13000 in 1910; Bainbridge seeks a further revision of terms; Hewitt and Turner prepared to make concessions but believe his demands are excessive and outline their counter proposals (Sept. 1901 onward); Bainbridge's proposals 'always have one tendency and that is, that his Co. should be very material gainers by any proposal that he makes. I am sorry to say that whatever he brings forward requires the very greatest care in consideration before his true meaning can be discovered...' (Turner, Pl E12/9/3/2/62); further proposals from Bainbridge; Hewitt believes that New Hucknall made a mistake in starting with the Black Shale seam and not the Low Main; if they develop the Deep Hard believes the royalties will exceed the minimum rent and the 'shorts' [short workings] will be made up; complete change of tack from New Hucknall, having negotiated on the basis of surrendering area to the Pinxton company and paying a reduced minimum rent, now will not give up any area; must be made to develop vigorously the area the Pinxton company has been wanting for 15 years. Also the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd and its uncalled capital, and Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd mentioned in passing. Pl E12/9/3/2/28 is a plan showing the area around Kirkby Parks covered by the proposed sublease to Messrs Coke and Company/Pinxton Coal Company Ltd. Pl E12/9/3/2/29-30 are a copy of Hewitt's report to Turner (5 Nov. 1900) on the New Hucknall company's application to sub-lease 160a. of lower mines to the Pinxton Coal Co., outlining terms to be embodied in such a sub-lease, particularly with respect to barriers necessary to support the Butterley Company's Top Hard seam in the same area, other barriers, headings to be driven through pillars, liability for damage, payment of royalties and past short workings etc.; and plan. Pl E12/9/3/2/49-50 are Hewitt's letter/report on Bentinck Colliery, output, workings and prospects, with copy offer of the Pinxton company to take 393a. of Main Soft and Deep Hard coal at a dead rent of £ 700 p.a. and royalty of 6d per ton, paying for the barrier to be left between Bentinck Colliery and this area; with a plan showing the area demised by 'No. 3' lease (from Annesley Woodhouse to the Sutton-Alfreton road) and the south-western portion applied for by the Pinxton company Pl E12/9/3/3/1-44 30.8.1900-25.7.1901 Bundle of correspondence, deeds etc. concerning the Stanton Charity's minerals at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 30 Aug. 1900-25 July 1901 (44 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/3/1-2: Rough memoranda concerning the Stanton Charity estate (61a. 0r. 2p.). Pl E12/9/3/3/3-7: Extracts from deeds (1711-1856) relating to the estate (with plan of field names, etc.); extract from the Sutton-in-Ashfield Inclosure Award (1801); extract from the book of the surveyor under the Inclosure Act (1794), states 46a. 2r.33p. to be copyhold; extract from the report of the Charity Commissioners (1827), concerning the Stanton Charity; copy correspondence between William Bryan and F.J. Turner. All originally enclosed with the letter Pl E12/9/3/3/9. Pl E12/9/3/3/8: Memorandum by Bryan (22 Dec. 1900) on what is agreed, what is in dispute, evidence and possible whereabouts of further material relating to the inclosure. Pl E12/9/3/3/9-44: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from William Bryan, Mansfield, Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, Messrs Enfield and Son, Nottingham, and Featherstone Fenwick [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd], County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne; various press copy replies; copy correspondence between Bryan and Enfields. Extent of the Stanton Charity estate at Fulwood, Nottinghamshire; dispute over which parts are freehold and which copyhold; documentary evidence - court rolls, inclosure award; Enfields, as solicitors to the Charity, claim that all bar 2a. 3r. 32p. is freehold and wish Baileys to abandon their claim that more is copyhold (to enable them to get on selling the minerals to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd); settled to satisfaction of Enfields. Pl E12/9/3/4/1-10 20.9.1901-9.10.1901 Bundle of correspondence and plans concerning workings of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd near Huthwaite Market Place, Nottinghamshire; 20 Sept.-9 Oct. 1901 (10 items, paper & linen) Original and copy correspondence between Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd (per S. Watson, general manager) and Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; plan; extract from the Sutton-in-Ashfield Inclosure Award, with attached plan. Concerns status of coals under the Market Place, Hucknall Huthwaite: are they the property of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the Manor, or of the Urban District Council? Pl E12/9/3/5/1-109 24.4.1902-5.11.1904 8.4.1910-15.4.1910 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning Eddisons' copyholds and the New Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd at Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire; 24 Apr. 1902-5 Nov. 1904 and 8-15 Oct. 1910 (Pl E12/9/3/5/1 and 107 unfit for production) (109 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/5/1: Draft agreement between William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland and Anna Paulina Eddison of Beech Grove Terrace, Leeds, widow, for the working of minerals under lands at Hucknall under Huthwaite specified in annexed schedules without payment of wayleaves or royalties; consideration £ 1250 in full satisfaction of the claims of the Duke as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield; schedule 1, freehold (Ox Close, Nether Give Acres, Upper Give Acres and Garden Gap - 21a. 2r. 14p.); schedule 2, copyhold (fields named - 61a. 0r. 3p., and three fourth parts of 47a. 0r. 22p., a moiety of 18a. 0r. 24p., and a fourth part of 5a. 1r. 4p.); plan attached. Pl E12/9/3/5/2: Draft conveyance (1904) by the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to the Duke of Portland and his trustee of minerals under unspecified lands [?plot 53 in plan attached to Pl E12/9/3/5/6 below] in Hucknall under Huthwaite [Huthwaite], parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, as part of an arrangement for maintaining barriers and granting two under-leases to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd. Endorsed as 'not used as land turned out to be copyhold and transaction generally carried out in another way.' Pl E12/9/3/5/3-5: Draft deed of covenant by the New Hucknall company to surrender to the Duke of Portland and his trustees, minerals under unspecified lands at Hucknall under Huthwaite as part of an arrangement for maintaining barriers and granting two-underleases to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd; Draft letter of attorney from Edward Horsman Bailey and Charles Ludovic Lindsay (Portland trustees) to Frederick John Turner and Thomas Warner Turner to take admittance upon the surrender by Featherstone Fenwick; Draft surrender by (as trustee of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd) to Edward Horsman Bailey and Charles Ludovic Lindsay of minerals under lands at Hucknall under Huthwaite. Pl E12/9/3/5/6: Draft deed of release and licence from the Duke of Portland to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, permitting them to work minerals referred to in the No. 1 lease to the company (21 Dec. 1874: recited) formerly belonging to Messrs Eddison, freeing them from covenants in the original lease to maintain barriers around [Eddisons'] lands and substituting a barrier of 40 yards to the north and west of the former Eddison minerals along the Nottinghamshire/ Derbyshire county boundary; covenant for the surrender to the Duke of minerals under plot 53 [near the covered reservoir at Huthwaite] on the attached plan; consideration of £ 1250 paid under the agreement Pl E12/9/3/5/1; plan attached, another plan wanting [as Pl E12/9/3/5/106]. Heavily annotated and revised. Pl E12/9/3/5/7: Abstract of title (11 Aug. 1873-25 July 1895) of Mrs Anna Paula Eddison and her mortgagees to premises at Hucknall under Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. Pl E12/9/3/5/8-9: Instructions to counsel (Oswald Walmesley) to advise on the working of the Eddison copyhold minerals [unlike ordinary copyholds of the Manor of Mansfield, those of the Eddisons at Hucknall-under-Huthwaite alias Huthwaite permit the copyholder to work the minerals] in connection with their proposed sale to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd and the agreements of 24 June 1873 and 25 Mar. 1875 between the Duke of Portland (as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield) and various copyholders, with opinion; and to draft deed of release. Pl E12/9/3/5/10-104: Correspondence addressed or forwarded to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: Messrs Nelson, Eddisons and Lupton, 34 Albion Street, Leeds; C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby; Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; Featherston Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne; the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd (per S. Watson and F. Fenwick); Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield; and others; with various copy replies. Sale of lower minerals under the Eddison copyholds at Hucknall Huthwaite to the New Hucknall company; schedule of the lands (ancient copyhold and ancient freehold); possible that the Eddisons were admitted to the minerals of the copyholds under some misapprehension, Turner cite's similar case at Bolsover; arrangements under the Duke of Portland's lease to the New Hucknall company, and agreement with copyholders (1873-75); proposals that the Duke receive a wayleave payment for Eddison coal or that the Eddisons' coal be worked on same terms as other copyhold coal there; offer of Nelson and Co. on behalf of the Eddisons of £ 1000 to the Duke for whatever claims he may have as Lord of the Manor; willing to accept £ 1250 in preference to a wayleave payment; further discussion of the relevance and terms of the 1873-75 agreements between the Duke and copyholders and the exceptional position of the Eddisons in respect of their copyhold minerals; settling precise terms between all parties; preparation and perfection of requisite deeds; sub-lease to the Blackwell Colliery Co.; barriers to be left, existing barriers, how thick and where. also New Hucknall's purchase of coal near Fulwood, Stanton Charity coal, piercing barriers and 'poaching' on Butterley territory (Pl E12/9/3/5/48); attendance entry (Pl E12/9/3/5/49). Pl E12/9/3/5/105-106: Account of the Steward of the Manor of Mansfield for court fees etc. in connection with the power of attorney and surrender (Pl E12/9/3/5/4-5 above); plan of copyhold lands near Hucknall under Huthwaite. Pl E12/9/3/5/107-109: Letters from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, with copy letter from the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to Turner, concerning refund of overpayment of royalties, Apr. 1910. Pl E12/9/3/6/1-13 6.2.1907-3.6.1908 Bundle of correspondence concerning Carsick Lane barrier, Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd and the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd; 6 Feb. 1907-3 June 1908 (13 items, paper & linen) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and Featherstone Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd], with one press copy reply, concerning small alteration in the boundaries of the Lower Mines relating to the No. 2 Underlease from the New Hucknall to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd (Carsick Lane barrier): Duke of Portland has made arrangements with the Blackwell Company for the Deep Hard and Lower Mines to the area north-east of that sublet to them by New Hucknall, including working out a barrier covenanted to be left unworked in New Hucknall's No. 2 lease; arrangements for regularising the position. See also Pl E12/9/3/23/. Pl E12/9/3/7/1-47 21.2.1908-14.2.1912 Bundle of deeds and correspondence regarding sub-lease to South Normanton Colliery Co. Ltd by New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, etc.; 20 Feb. 1908-14 Feb. 1912 (Pl E12/9/3/7/3 - unfit for production) (47 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/7/1: Heads of terms for a sub-lease by the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to the South Normanton Colliery Co. Ltd; 250a. of the Waterloo seam at Fulwood, Nottinghamshire to be worked by underground operations only; coal for barriers or for support of any buildings belonging to the landlords to be reserved, and right to work any lower seems even though the Waterloo seam and surface may be lowered; for a term of 21 years from 1 Jan. 1909; at a minimum rent of £ 300 p.a., plus £ 65 per acre for all coal got in excess; with plan of Fulwood and Crow Trees Farms and Stanton Charity lands, all east of South Normanton. Pl E12/9/3/7/2: Instructions to counsel (Henry Wace) to advise on proposed sub-lease of the Waterloo seam to South Normanton Colliery Co. Ltd.; with opinion (18 Nov. 1908). Briefing material originally included copy underlease from the Butterley Company of 4 Aug. 1903 [Pl E12/10/2/10/58-59]. Pl E12/9/3/7/3: Copy draft lease by The New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, with the Duke of Portland's consent, to The South Normanton Colliery Co. Ltd of the Waterloo seam under freehold and copyhold lands at Fulwood, for 28 years; right of lateral/other support for line of the Great Central Railway; minimum rent of £ 350 p.a. plus £ 65 per acre for excess quantities; short workings may be made up from later over workings; deductions for all coal left as support; allowance for faults/unmarketable coal; working covenants; lessees may determine lease on exhaustion of coal; schedules of freehold land belonging to the Duke of Portland (182a. 2r. 21p.), the New Hucknall Co. (51a.) and the Duke, late Hugh Browne's (5a. 1r. 28p.), and copyholds belonging to the New Hucknall Co. (5a. 0r. 29p.); 2 plans attached; heavily annotated and revised 1 June 1911-5 Jan. 1912. Defective. Pl E12/9/3/7/4-47: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, Featherstone Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd] and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; various copy and press copy replies; and copy letters received by Fenwick from the South Normanton Colliery Co. Ltd and its legal advisers. Application by South Normanton for lease of Waterloo seam in the Fulwood area; is included in lease to New Hucknall but they have no power to work it except by express consent of Dukeeas it is above the Main Soft and below the Top Hard, fear of damage to Top Hard seam worked by Butterley Co. [see Pl E12/10/2/10/50]; New Hucknall agree sub-lease to South Normanton of the Waterloo seam under the area corresponding with that sub-leased to New Hucknall by Butterley; form of deeds to bring this about; Turner anxious that the Duke's position with Butterley is secure; Hewitt's detailed observations on the Heads of Terms (Pl E12/9/3/7/15), including thickness of seams at Bentinck Colliery, distances between seams, barriers, support, rents, property acquired from Hugh Browne, plan of the area differentiating copyholds, freeholds and ownership; question of subsidence and working out coal barrier between New Hucknall and South Normanton; possibility of matters re barrier and Waterloo seam standing over until the Butterley-New Hucknall litigation is completed, and Fenwick's desire to press on with both as soon as possible; [see Pl E12/10/2/]; details of South Normanton's arrangements for working Waterloo and Dunsil coal and Hewitt's observations on draft sub-lease (Pl E12/9/3/7/33-34) and notes on it (Pl E12/9/3/7/41); question of water and pumping. Matters discussed overlap those in Pl E12/9/3/8. For other material concerning barriers and Hugh Browne's copyholds see Pl E12/9/8/7/ and Pl E12/10/2/23/. Pl E12/9/3/8/1-36 18.12.1908-3.8.1910 23.5.1905 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning South Normanton (Fulwood) barrier, New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd; 23 May 1905 and 18 Dec. 1908-3 Aug. 1910 (36 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/8/1: Instructions to counsel (Henry Wace) to settle draft deed. Pl E12/9/3/8/2: Copy draft release and licence from the Duke of Portland to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to work the Low Main seam under a barrier at Fulwood, Nottinghamshire; recites deeds of 1887, 1893 and 1895. Pl E12/9/3/8/3: Draft licence from the Duke of Portland to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to work Low Main or Furnace coal out of an abandoned barrier, notwithstanding the provisions in the Hucknall leases, the right of support for the Butterley Company's workings having been released by the surrender of 1903; Company to work vigorously and pay for the coal in accordance with the provisions of the Hucknall leases; supplementary to deeds of 25 Jan. 1887 'Butterley Lease' [Pl E12/10/2/10/25], 9 Aug. 1893 'Hucknall No. 3 Lease' [Pl E12/10/2/10/50], 8 Aug. 1895 'Hucknall No. 2 Lease' [wanting] and 24 Sept. 1903 'the surrender' [Pl E12/10/2/10/60]. Pl E12/9/3/8/4: Plan along the course of the barrier coal from Berristowe [near South Normanton to Sutton-in-Ashfield [for use with licence Pl E12/9/3/8/3 - see Pl E12/9/3/8/14]. Pl E12/9/3/8/5: Epitome of terms (1905) on which the New Hucknall Colliery Co. may work certain lower mines under the Butterley barriers [see Pl E12/10/2/10/62]. Pl E12/9/3/8/6-35: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, Featherstone Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd] and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; occasional press copy replies; copy letter from the New Hucknall Co. (per S. Watson, general manager) to Hewitt. Proposed working of Low Main coal under the Butterley (South Normanton) barrier; scheme accepted by Hewitt; description of areas concerned and underground workings, including under a pillar to be left in the Top Hard coal by the Butterley Company; New Hucknall complaining at delays in settling the working out of the Fulwood barrier, unnecessarily entangled with the litigation involving New Hucknall, Butterley and the Duke of Portland; mentions New Hucknall's proposed sub-lease of Waterloo coal at South Normanton, to which the Portland advisers will not agree [for the moment]; litigation with Butterley etc. [see Pl E12/10/2/]. Pl E12/9/3/8/36 is copy letter from the New Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd (per S. Watson, general manager) to C.R. Hewitt dated 15 Feb. 1908 concerning the working out of the South Normanton barrier. Matters discussed overlap those in Pl E12/9/3/7. Pl E12/9/3/9/1-8 26.9.1912-22.3.1913 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning South Normanton barrier, New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd; 26 Sept. 1912-22 Mar. 1913 (8 items, paper) Draft deed (10 Feb. 1913) between the Duke of Portland and the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd permitting the working out of a barrier no longer required in the Deep Hard and Low Main coal under 4a. 2r. 20p. of land near South Normanton Colliery; a continuous barrier to be maintained as shown on the attached plan [i.e. diverting the barrier westward closer to South Normanton pit]; to be endorsed on the principal lease of 23 Apr. 1908; plan attached. Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby and Featherstone Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd] concerning the position of the boundary barrier in the Deep Hard and Furnace coals adjoining the South Normanton boundary. Pl E12/9/3/10/1-7 10.2.1912-27.6.1912 Bundle of correspondence concerning the Huthwaite Copyhold Trust, the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, etc.; 10 Feb.-27 June 1912 (unfit for production) (7 items, paper) Original and copy correspondence between Messrs Coke, Turner and Company, 26 Low Pavement, Nottingham, Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse concerning 'Muschamp's lease' [lease to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd] and the Huthwaite Copyhold Trust, rents payable, agreement concluded in 1895, as a matter of policy 'better not to do anything that will get the Copyholders' backs up'. Pl E12/9/3/11/1-5 20.4.1914-24.4.1914 Bundle of correspondence concerning minerals under the Midland Railway, Mansfield and Pinxton line; 20-24 Apr. 1914 (5 items, paper) Letters from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, and copy letters received by Turner from the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, concerning the terms on which the mines were reserved when the surface was sold by the Duke of Portland for the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway (subsequently the Mansfield-Pye Bridge branch of the Midland Railway); New Hucknall's workings approaching the line, the railway company wants the coal worked out with compensation for damage, the colliery company concerned about this with regard to the 'Howley Park decision' [legal precedent]. Pl E12/9/3/12/1-146 8.12.1913-19.4.1917 19.9.1794 Bundle of deeds, correspondence etc. re Evans's mines and other matters involving both the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd and Butterley Co. Ltd; 19 Sept. 1794 and 8 Dec. 1913-19 Apr. 1917 (Pl E12/9/3/12/141-142 unfit for production) (146 items, paper) Pl E12/9/3/12/1-3: Instructions to counsel (Mr Andrewes Uthwatt), with his opinion, and a copy of that of T. Cyprian Williams of Lincoln's Inn used as briefing, concerning the title to 'Evans's mines', settling draft conveyance and sorting out what land is of what tenure, thus who owns the minerals. Pl E12/9/3/12/4: Abstract of title (June 1720-June 1757) to freehold land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield formerly belonging to Zachariah Downing's representatives. Endorsed: 'Evans' Copyholds'. Pl E12/9/3/12/5: Deed of mutual assurances to sort out the freeholds and the copyholds. Listed separately. Pl E12/9/3/12/6-8: Plans of freehold and copyhold lands (differentiated) at Fulwood, Sutton-in-Ashfield belonging to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. and under which the Butterley Company wishes to lease the Top Hard coal; showing barrier to be left under the 'Portland Lease'; plan of those lands and others described as 'Evans's mines'. Pl E12/9/3/12/9-15: Schedules of freehold and copyhold land relating to Evans's Mines; copy description and schedule in surrender of 7 Oct. 1902; schedule of freehold and copyhold lands of Zachariah Downing as in 1795; description of land taken from Downing's admittance in 1772, Manor of Mansfield; original claim of Downing's representatives to common and forest rights, in connection with the Sutton-in-Ashfield inclosure, 19 Sept. 1794. Pl E12/9/3/12/16-146: Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby; Featherstone Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne etc. [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd]; Messrs Garrett and Son, 14 Great James Street, Bedford Row; and others; with various copy and press copy replies. Copy correspondence between Turner and Fenwick, Turner and H. Eustace Mitton, Colliery Offices, Codnor Park, near Alfreton [the Butterley Company], Hewitt and Turner, Hewitt and Mitton and Hewitt and New Hucknall. Necessity of distinguishing freehold and copyhold lands at Fulwood; difficulties of doing so; evidence provided by maps and manorial records in the later 18th century; matter raised again by New Hucknall in respect to copyhold coal marked 'Evans' which has been worked, the question having further relevance in view of Butterley Company's desire to lease Top Hard coal under copyholds owned by New Hucknall thereabouts; further searches of archives by Turner, difficulties in linking old descriptions to current layout of fields on the ground; Fenwick's examination of Sutton-in-Ashfield inclosure award with regard to tenure of lands and ownership of minerals; concern by Turner that he 'has got it into his head, in the same way as the late Hugh Browne ... that the Duke's rights to the copyhold minerals are not very clear.' (Pl E12/9/3/12/53). Also Bentinck Colliery lease and workings; matters between the New Hucknall and Butterley companies regarding working out coals under Butterley's abandoned No. 4 and No. 5 shafts [at Portland Colliery]; compensation and damage questions [the continuation of the problems manifest in Pl E12/10/2 where different seams in the same area have been leased to different colliery companies]; colliery companies keen to expose Duke of Portland to liability, his advisers averse to this and keen to let the companies sort it out between themselves; New Hucknall complaining at Butterley's unreasonable attitude; two companies at 'loggerheads' over working coal in the Portland shaft pillars (Apr. 1916) and this is entangled with the failure to agree on working the Sutton copyholds at Fulwood [see above]. Discussions between Bailey and Fenwick to solve the copyhold/freehold dispute; method settled upon, further haggling over details; discussion of site for barrier in the Top Hard coal as New Hucknall desires to let some to the South Normanton Colliery Co. when all is sorted out, but there is a covenant to leave a pillar adjoining the South Normanton workings which it will require Butterley's consent to modify; all interconnected; plan of 21 acres to be deemed freehold (Pl E12/9/3/12/99); Notes of meeting of 2 Aug. 1916, New Hucknall to grant Butterley lease for 55 years 6 months of Top Hard copyhold coal and a further 10a. plot of Fulwood freehold Top Hard on rents/terms given; Butterley to surrender 21a.; pillars under Portland Nos. 4 and 5 be worked out by New Hucknall, Butterley to have first refusal on the Top Hard under the abovementioned 21a. [ahead of South Normanton], with maximum wayleave of £ 7 10/- per acre if their offer is not accepted (Pl E12/9/3/12/117); progress towards working out the pillars; Great Central Railway frees New Hucknall from leaving coal to support their line but the terms seem expensive. Pl E12/9/3/12/5 1916 Mutual assurances between the Duke of Portland and the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd to define lands of freehold and copyhold tenure at Fulwood; 1916 (1 item, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Second Party: William Arthur Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield. Third Party: Edward Horsman Bailey of 5 Berners Street, London, solicitor; Charles Ludovic Lindsay of 97 Cadogan Gardens, London, formerly a Captain in the Grenadier Guards; Francis Bingham Mildmay of Flete, Ivybridge, Devon, MP (trustees). Fourth Party: Featherstone Fenwick of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, solicitor [copyhold tenant in trust for (5)]. Fifth Party: The New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited. Surrender by (5) to (1) of all minerals under premises described in Schedule 1 (below) as were granted to them by (1) in the lease of 1893, to merge in the freehold; none of the minimum rents under the lease being affected. Revocation of the uses and trust of the 1879 Portland Settlement by (3) at the request of (1) in relation to all premises described in Schedule 1, be they reputed copyhold or freehold, and all minerals. Appointment of the premises and minerals to the use of (4) in fee simple in trust for (5) in fee simple, discharged from all copyhold tenure. Joint appointment by (1) and (2), using their powers under the 1915 Portland Settlement, to make void all of its provisions in respect of the premises, be they reputed copyhold or freehold, in Schedule 1 and the minerals thereunder, and appointment to the use of (4) in fee simple in trust for (5) in fee simple, discharged from all copyhold tenure. Release by (1) and (2) of all their estate, if any, in the premises to (4) in trust for (5). Acknowledgment by (4) and (5) that the premises in Schedule 2 are, always have been, and shall remain copyhold of the Manor of Mansfield; and release by them to (1) of all rights, if any, that they have ever had to a freehold interest in these premises, upon the trusts of the Portland Settlements, but reserving to (4) in trust for (5) a customary estate in fee simple in these premises. Schedule 1: 21a. of land at Fulwood bounded on the north by the Alfreton-Sutton road, on the west by lands belonging to Stanton Charity, on the east by lands of (5) described next, and on the south by lands of (1). Schedule 2: lands east of, and partly adjoining, those in Schedule 1, being the residue of the lands conveyed in the 'Twelfth Principal Indenture' except certain portions thereof which were allotted to the representatives of Zachariah Downing under the Sutton-in-Ashfield inclosure award. Recites that disputes and disagreements exist as to which of the lands in Sutton-in-Ashfield are freehold, and which copyhold. To be construed as supplemental to the settlement of 2 Aug. 1879 (various of whose provisions are recited); to deeds of 7 September and 11 December 1888 (made consequent to the death of Edward Bailey, a trustee of the 1879 settlement), 30 Dec. 1898, 10 May 1910 and 31 May 1910 (appointing new trustees of the 1879 settlement and for related purposes); to the disentailing assurance, resettlement and merger of land improvement charges of 9-11 Aug. 1915; to the lease of 9 Aug. 1893 to (5) [Pl E12/10/2/10/50]; and to conveyances of freehold ('the Twelfth Principal Indenture') and copyhold premises at Sutton-in-Ashfield to (5) in 1902. Plan wanting [see plan attached to letter Pl E12/9/3/12/99]. Deed confirms Schedule 1 property as freehold, Schedule 2 property as copyhold to end uncertainties. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/3/12. Pl E12/9/3/13/1-91 13.6.1891-8.8.1896 27.4.1912 Bundle of deeds, correspondence etc. concerning lease to the Stanton Ironworks of Radmanthwaite/Pleasley Hill minerals, Nottinghamshire; 13 June 1891-8 Aug. 1896 and 27 Apr. 1912 (91 items, paper) Pl E12/9/3/13/1: Heads of terms for lease of minerals by the Duke of Portland to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd (580a. of Top Hard coal at Radmanthwaite and 550a. of coal under copyhold lands in Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse). Pl E12/9/3/13/2-4: Instructions to counsel (Alfred Bailey) to settle and revise draft lease, and to settle draft deed of consent by a copyholder. Pl E12/9/3/13/5: Lease. listed separately. Pl E12/9/3/13/6-7: Schedule [to accompany Pl E12/9/3/13/5] of freehold lands in the parishes of Mansfield (494.488a) and Mansfield Woodhouse (93.785a.) and copyholds of the Manor of Mansfield in the parish of the same (527.665a), and the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse (12.057a.), and further copyholds in Mansfield [Pleasley Hill Village] (15a. 1r. 8p.); and plan of the Duke of Portland's freeholds and copyholds in the Radmanthwaite, Pleasley Hill, Moorhaigh and Penniment Houses area. Pl E12/9/3/13/8: Copy draft licence (2 June 1894) from to the Reverend Arthur Bellamy of Publow, Somerset, Clerk and another (trustees of Thomas John Peatfield of Cheltenham, retired army surgeon and Alice Mary Jane, his wife) to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd to work the Top Hard Coal under 290a. 1r. 6.5p. of copyhold land, for 60 years from 1 Oct. 1891; rent £ 400 p.a., plus £ 12 10/- per acre per foot thickness of coal; short workings insufficient to pay fixed rent at the acreage rate may be made up by subsequent over working; deductions for coal left with consent of copyholders for support and protection; if all coal got and paid for before term expires, a wayleave rent of £ 10 per acre payable for foreign coals passing through; working covenants; schedules of freeholds (separately demised as recited) and copyholds; plan attached. Pl E12/9/3/13/9: Copy licence (1896) from Francis Sadler Bagshaw of 3 Wiverton Road, Nottingham, gentleman [as a copyholder of the Manor of Mansfield] to Stanton Iron Works Co. Ltd, to work the Top Hard coal under 41a. 0r. 3p. of copyhold land and 3r. 33p. of freehold land at Pleasley Hill, parish of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, for 57 years from 31 Mar. 1895; rent of £ 9 5/- for first year, £ 13 17s 6d for the second, and £ 18 10/- p.a. thereafter, plus £ 12 10/- per acre per foot thickness of coal raised from the copyholds and £ 25 per acre per foot from freehold; short workings insufficient to pay the fixed rent at the acreage rate may be made up by subsequent over working; working covenants; schedule and plan wanting. Pl E12/9/3/13/10: Extract from the Mansfield Woodhouse Forest Inclosure Award as to allotments made to the Duke of Portland in lieu of minerals (dated 5 Jan. 1849). Pl E12/9/3/13/11-13: Reports and observations by John R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby as to the Heads of Terms for the lease and particular aspects of the draft lease (15 July 1891, 22 Nov. 1892, 17 Feb. 1893). Pl E12/9/3/13/14-90: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: John R. Hewitt/C.R. Hewitt/Messrs Hewitt and Bobart, London Road, Derby; Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Maples and McGraith, Low Pavement, Nottingham; Robert Barber, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; Messrs Smith, Leech and Bostock etc., St James's Chambers/40 St Mary's Gate, Derby; and others; occasional press copy replies. Terms for leasing Radmanthwaite coal field to the Stanton company; most is copyhold so agreement of surface owners is required for working, repairs to buildings, damage; negotiations with Peatfields' trustees and Bagshaw as to their copyhold (and freehold) estates; haggling over terms of lease, and amount/payment of costs; Stanton wants to extend coalfield, seeks first refusal of Radmanthwaite lower mines (1896). Pl E12/9/3/13/91: Letter from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett concerning subsidence at Radmanthwaite from the workings of Pleasley Colliery, 27 Apr. 1912. Pl E12/9/3/13/5 1892-1894 Draft lease of Top Hard coal at Radmanthwaite etc., Nottinghamshire, by the Duke of Portland to the Stanton Iron Co. Ltd; 1892-1894 (20 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Second Party: The Stanton Iron Company Limited [sic]. Draft appointment and lease by (1) to (2) of the Top Hard coal under lands specified [1128a. freehold and copyhold in the parishes of Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire], with no surface rights granted to the lessee, and to be worked from (2)'s Pleasley and Teversal collieries, for a term of 60 years from 1 Apr. 1892, determinable on 31 dec. 1927 at 12 months' notice by (2). Will not work copyholds until requisite licences etc. have been obtained from the copyhold owners; working covenants; barriers; indemnify (1) against surface damage; repair and make good Rent: £ 200 for the first year, £ 400 for the second, £ 600 for the third, and £ 850 p.a. thereafter; and £ 25 per acre per foot thickness of coal [from freehold lands] and £ 12 10/- per acre per foot thickness of coal [from beneath copyhold lands], any shortfall to the minimum rent at these rates may be made up by subsequent over workings; £ 10 per acre for coal of any thickness belonging to Sir Harry Verney at Pleasley and brought to bank through the workings authorised under this lease. Recites the need for the consent of the copyholders for the coal under their lands, which belongs to (1) as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, to be worked. Schedules 1 and 2 and plan wanting: see Pl E12/9/3/13/6-7. Schedule 3 - form of licence from copyholder. Revised and settled by Alfred Bailey, Lincoln's Inn, and others, 7 Jan. 1893-16 Jan. 1894. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/3/13. Pl E12/9/3/14/1-55 3.10.1898-19.10.1900 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning the further lease of minerals west of Mansfield to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd; 3 Oct. 1898-19 Oct. 1900 (Pl E12/9/3/14/1-6, 39-41 unfit for production) (55 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/14/1: Heads of Terms (6 Jan. 1899) for a lease by the Duke of Portland to The Stanton Iron Co. Ltd [sic] of Top Hard coal under about 340a. of freehold land and 350a. of copyholds of the Manor of Mansfield delineated on the attached plan; for 53 years from 1 Apr. 1899; minimum rent of £ 750 p.a., royalty of £ 30 per acre per foot thickness of coal under freehold and £ 15 per acre etc. under copyhold; barriers as the Duke's mineral agent directs; to be supplemental to the lease of 13 Apr. 1894 [see Pl E12/9/3/13/5]; short workings may be made up throughout area of the original and supplementary leases as though they were one of a minimum rent of £ 1600 p.a.; attached plan of area north from King's Mill Reservoir past Debdale Farm to Northfield House and across to Radmanthwaite and Penniment Houses [covering the area in the 1894 lease and the current proposals]. Pl E12/9/3/14/2: Draft lease, pursuant to the Heads of Terms, by the Duke to the Stanton company of Top Hard coal under lands at Mansfield specified in the schedules and plan to this deed [both wanting] (341.535a. of freehold and 348.364a. of copyhold); to be worked from Pleasley and Teversal Collieries; consent of Duke required before working the coals commences, except in land coloured brown on the plan. Heavily annotated; settled and resettled by Oswald Walmesley, Lincoln's Inn. Pl E12/9/3/14/3: Draft licence from the Duke of Portland to enable the [original] Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd to assign its interest under the 1894 lease of coals at Radmanthwaite to the [new] Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd. Pl E12/9/3/14/4-7: Instructions to counsel (Oswald Walmesley) to settle draft lease, resettle the clauses to barriers, and to revise the draft lease; with related memorandum as to the insufficient precision of the Heads of Terms. Pl E12/9/3/14/8-54: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, Messrs Smith and Bostock, 40 St Mary's Gate, Derby, the Stanton Iron Works Co. Ltd (per. J.A. Longden), and others; various press copy replies; copy correspondence between Stanton and Hewitt. Stanton's proposal to extend the area of Top Hard coal they lease from the Duke of Portland (freehold and copyhold) west of Mansfield; Hewitt's report to Turner (Pl E12/9/3/14/8) placing proposal in the context of the development of the Mansfield coalfield as a whole; preparation of terms for lease and comments on drafts with relation to the 1894 principal lease [see Pl E12/9/3/13/5]; small plots of land owned by others; plot of Top Hard coal leased to Butterley Company between Carsick Lane and Stoneyford Lane north-west of Sutton-in-Ashfield, negotiations of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd and the 'Sutton' [Blackwell?] Company [see Pl E12/9/3/6] to have Butterley surrender this to help the others straighten their boundaries; fear that Stanton's interest in this will complicate and delay this and other matters; Stanton not to connect its Pleasley and Teversal Colliery workings because of likely abandonment and flooding of latter before lease expires; details of barriers to be maintained and form of words to be incorporated for this purpose in the lease; related discussion of geology, dip of coal seams, etc.; alteration to boundary/barrier provisions in the 1894 lease, Stanton's own proposals regarding barriers and who is to pay for the coal left in them; reconstruction of the Stanton Iron Works/Ironworks Co. Ltd explained as a means of bringing nominal capital and real assets of the business more into line (Pl E12/9/3/14/37); and Duke's consent. Pl E12/9/3/14/55: Plan (tracing) of plot of land adjoining the Mansfield-Chesterfield road. Pl E12/9/3/15/1-13 1680 31.7.1899-18.6.1900 6.2.1903-11.6.1903 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning assignment of minerals at Mansfield to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd; 31 July 1899-18 June 1900, 6 Feb.-11 June 1903 (Pl E12/9/3/15/1 unfit for production) (13 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/15/1: Copy draft assignment by the Official Trustee of Charity Lands and the Trustees of the Hardwick Education Charity (named), with the consent of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, of their copyhold interest in the Top Hard coal under 21a. 2r. 18p. of land at Moorhaigh (as specified) to The Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd for £ 1296 15/- (£ 172 18/- paid on the execution of this deed and 13 annual payments of £ 86 9/- on 30 June from 1903 to 1915 inclusive); plan attached. Defective Pl E12/9/3/5/6-11: Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Smith and Bostock, 40 St Mary's Gate, Derby. Pl E12/9/3/15/2: File of copy correspondence (31 July 1899-12 Apr. 1900) between the Charity Commission, the Secretary of the Hardwick Educational Charity, Stainsby, Heath, Chesterfield, and William Bryan, Mansfield, Josiah Butterworth, Frederick J. Turner et al. concerning possible by the charity of its rights to coals under lands in the Manor of Mansfield. Pl E12/9/3/15/3-5: Correspondence (June 1900) between Bryan and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street. Pl E12/9/3/5/6-11: Correspondence (Feb.-June 1903) received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Smith and Bostock, 40 St Mary's Gate, Derby. Pl E12/9/3/5/12: Extract from the Report of the Commissioners to inquire into Charities and the Education of the Poor on Hardwick School, Hault Hucknall. Pl E12/9/3/5/13: Typescript copy of release [lease not copied] of 8 Apr. 1680 by William Sherbrooke of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, gentleman and John Garnon of the same, mercer, at the request of John Green of Scarcliffe, Derbyshire, drover and Hercules Clay of Sherbrooke, Derbyshire, yeoman, to Robert Clay of Pawterton, Derbyshire, yeoman of 1a. 2r. 20p. of land at Moorhaigh Wood, Mansfield (specified), and a parcel of land in Pleasley Hill Moor (specified); recites deed of 25 Apr. 1666 conveying the land from William, Duke of Newcastle and others to Sherbrooke, Garnon and another Pl E12/9/3/16/1-59 26.1.1904-10.4.1906 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning the lease of minerals at Sutton-in-Ashfield to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd and the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd; 26 Jan. 1904-10 Apr. 1906 (Pl E12/9/3/16/1-14, 41-59 unfit for production) (59 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/16/1-5: Preliminary terms for leases to both companies; and drafts of same. Defective Pl E12/9/3/16/6-11: Instructions to counsel (Oswald Walmesley); notes by C.R. Hewitt on the various drafts of the leases. Pl E12/9/3/16/12: Rough draft of Pl E12/9/3/16/13; to be worked from/through Teversal Colliery; term of 26 years from 29 Sept. 1904; minimum rent of £ 200 p.a. for the first five years, £ 300 p.a. for the next five, £ 400 p.a. for the third five, £ 500 p.a. for the next five, and £ 400 p.a. for the final six; acreage rent for freeholds of £ 85 per acre for coal less than 3ft 9in, £ 110 up to 4ft, £ 120 to 4ft 6in., £ 140 up to 4ft 10in., £ 150 up to 5ft 4in., £ 165 up to 5ft 10in., £ 180 up to 6ft 4in., £ 195 up to 6ft 10in, and £ 210 per acre if over 6ft 10in thick; half royalties for coal under copyholds; usual provision for making up short workings which at the acreage rental fail to yield the minimum rental; details of 50 yard barrier between Stanton workings and Blackwell workings. Pl E12/9/3/16/13: Draft lease from the Duke of Portland to the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd of Top Hard coal in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield; schedules of land; plan attached. Defective. Pl E12/9/3/16/14: Draft lease from the Duke of Portland to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd of Top Hard coal in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield; schedule of land; plan attached. Defective. Pl E12/9/3/16/15-59: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, Messrs Dees and Thompson, 117 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Messrs Smith and Bostock, 40 St Mary's Gate, Derby, and others; various press copy replies; copy correspondence between Hewitt and the Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd (per J.A. Longden, managing director) and Hewitt and the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd (J.T. Todd, general manager). Generous offer of the Stanton company for part of the Top Hard coal surrendered by the Butterley Company (up to fault), to be worked from Teversal Colliery, possible involvement of the Blackwell Colliery Co. of which Longden is also a director, liability for damage [for surrender see Pl E12/10/2/10/60]; settling terms with both companies to divide the area between them; Stanton's lease of Lady Carnarvon's coal, this lease to terminate at the same time; to work the Dunsil coal subject to no damage to the Top Hard; support for surface; measurements at Teversal and quality/thickness of coal; barriers; details of the leases. See also correspondence at Pl E12/10/2/15/21-23. Pl E12/9/3/17/1-33 24.4.1890-23.6.1905 Bundle of correspondence and deeds concerning minerals under Pleasley Hill cemetery, Nottinghamshire; 24 Apr.-11 Dec. 1890 and 12 Jan.-8 July 1905 (33 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/17/1-3: Instructions to counsel (Henry Wace) and his opinion concerning the 1 acre of land at Pleasley Hill given by the Duke of Portland to the Mansfield Burial Board in 1890 without reserving the minerals, which were erroneously included in the lease of Top Hard coal to the Stanton Ironworks Co. [see Pl E12/9/3/13/5 etc.]; abstract of title of the Burial Board, sent as briefing material to Mr Wace. Pl E12/9/3/17/4: Draft conveyance (6 June 1905) by the Mansfield Burial Board to the Duke of Portland of Top Hard and other coal under 1a. of land at Pleasley Hill lying on the east of the Pleasley to Mansfield Road; consideration of £ 125; plan attached. Pl E12/9/3/17/5: Memorandum to be endorsed on the Stanton lease of the fact of the conveyance Pl E12/9/3/22/4. Pl E12/9/3/17/6-33: Correspondence (#6-17 of 1890; rest 1905) received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse etc., the Mansfield Burial Board (per J.E. Alcock, Clerk, et al.), C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, and others; copy correspondence between the Burial Board and the Home Office, the Local Government Board and Hewitt. Donation of land by the Duke of Portland in 1890; re-acquisition by him of the coals underlying the land in 1905. Pl E12/9/3/18/1-20 4.9.1916-25.7.1917 Bundle of correspondence and abstracts of title concerning minerals at New England, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 4 Sept. 1916-25 July 1917 (20 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/18/1-6: Abstracts and epitomes of title of the Pleasley and Pleasley Hill Cooperative Society, Thomas Smith, George Alvey, James Marriot, Miss Elizabeth Rodgers and J.W. Howson to property at New England (with plans); abstract of order of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales pertaining to land at New England. Pl E12/9/3/18/7-19: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield, C.F. Elliot Smith, Mansfield, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; occasional press copy replies. Establishing who owns the minerals under a block of houses at New England near Pleasley; minerals sold to Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd; were included in the lease to Stanton of 1894; established that several plots treated as copyhold are freehold; need to adjust mineral account with Stanton and correct schedule to the lease, etc. Pl E12/9/3/18/20: Site plan. Pl E12/9/3/19/1-35 1.3.1887-2.7.1910 Bundle of miscellaneous correspondence and deeds concerning the Pinxton Coal Company (Ltd); 1 Mar. 1887-2 July 1910 (35 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/19/1: Notes of interview with Mr Hewitt concerning Pinxton Colliery/Messrs Coke and Co.'s interest in taking 300-1000 acres of Main Soft coal underlying the Top Hard leased to Butterley; discussion of workability of the coal at Pinxton's Langton Pit near Kirkby-in-Ashfield but not at New Hucknall's colliery. Pl E12/9/3/19/2: Draft lease (31 Dec. 1890) by the Duke of Portland to the Pinxton Coal Company (John Talbot Coke of Debdale Hall, Nottingham, a Colonel in HM Army; Sarah Sophia Robertson of Charnwood, Linfield Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, widow; George Coke Robertson of Widmerpool Hall, Nottinghamshire; and Henry Salmond of Waterfoot, Cumberland, a retired Post Captain, RN) of 2r. 36p. of land [near Langton Colliery] in the parish of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 21 years from 29 Sept. 1889, reserving minerals, at a rent of £ 7 5/- p.a., for sidings; plan attached. Pl E12/9/3/19/3: Copy of lease (16 Oct. 1902) by the Duke of Portland to the Pinxton Coal Company Ltd of 1a. 2r. 3p. of land [near Langton Colliery] in the parish of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, for a term of 21 years from 29 September 1902, reserving minerals, at a rent of £ 15 p.a., for sidings; with plan showing this land, that which forms the subject of the leases above and below, and the layout of colliery branches serving Langton Colliery. Pl E12/9/3/19/4: Draft lease (28 Apr. 1910) by the Duke of Portland to Pinxton Collieries Ltd of 2r. 22p. of land [as in Pl E12/9/3/19/2 less 14p. sold to the Midland Railway Company] at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, for a term of 21 years from 29 Sept. 1910, at a rent of £ 10 p.a.; plan attached. Pl E12/9/3/19/5-35: Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, Albert L. Salmond, 52 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Samuel Billing, 218 Strand and others. Lease of parcel of land to provide railway sidings for Langton Colliery. Pl E12/9/3/20/1-11 25.7.1899-16.9.1899 Bundle of correspondence and deed concerning incorporation of the Pinxton Coal Company Ltd; 25 July-16 Sept. 1899 (11 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Peace and Ellis, 18 King Street, Wigan, and Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse concerning the conversion of the Pinxton Coal Company into a limited liability company for the better convenience of the owners, and the permission required from the Duke of Portland under the 1890 lease [see Pl E12/9/3/19]. Duplicate licence (signed by Walter Salmond on behalf of the Pinxton Coal Co. Ltd) from the Duke of Portland to Messrs Coke and Company (John Talbot Coke, Walter Salmond and George Coke Robertson) to assign to the Pinxton Coal Co. Ltd, and to the Company to charge the premises in favour of debenture holders, 14 Sept. 1901. Pl E12/9/3/21/1-6 4.12.1905-2.2.1906 Bundle of correspondence concerning workings of the Pinxton Coal Co. Ltd and the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd; 4 Dec. 1905-2 Feb. 1906 (6 items, paper) Original and copy correspondence between Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, the Pinxton Coal Co. Ltd, Pinxton Collieries near Alfreton (per B. Madew, general manager) and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse. Pinxton company wants to work some of the Duke of Portland's Deep Soft and/or Deep Hard coal on the south side of Langton Colliery; area in lease to New Hucknall company who are only working the Deep Soft, but this is only 14-16 yards above the Deep Hard; discussion with New Hucknall who will not yield any portion of their coalfield; trials by New Hucknall at Bentinck Colliery from the Main Soft down to the Deep Hard, quality, width of seam. Pl E12/9/3/22/1-11 13.9.1902-3.11.1902 Bundle of correspondence concerning land at South Normanton, Derbyshire offered to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd; 13 Sept.-3 Nov. 1902 (11 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, with copy correspondence between the latter two concerning the tenure of a small plot of land on the Sutton-in-Ashfield/South Normanton boundary offered by Hugh Browne to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd; related map. 'Mr Browne is one of those gentlemen who will take advantage in every possible way that he can do, and is the sort of man that the less one has to do with him the better.' Pl E12/9/3/23/1-20 14.7.1910-8.8.1914 Bundle of correspondence, deeds etc. concerning lease of minerals at Sutton-in-Ashfield to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd; 14-28 July 1910 and 25 Nov. 1913-8 Aug. 1914 (20 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/3/23/1: Draft instructions to counsel (D.M. Roberston-Macdonald) to settle lease. Pl E12/9/3/23/2: Draft lease (July 1914) by the Duke of Portland to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd of the Deep Hard and Low Main coal seams under various lands at Sutton-in-Ashfield, for 26 years from 25 Dec. 1913, to be worked from Sutton Colliery; subject to rights of copyhold surface owners, various freehold surface owners and statutory rights of Great Northern Railway Company; liberties/reservations as in the principal deed [lease of 31 July 1905 - Pl E12/9/3/16/14]; minimum rent £ 280 p.a. and acreage rent of £ 70 per acre irrespective of the thickness of the coal under freeholds, and £ 35 under copyholds; modification to covenants in the principal deed; covenants for the protection and compensation of the Stanton Ironworks, lessees of the Top Hard coal in some of these lands under the recited deed of 1905 [Pl E12/9/3/16/12-13]; three schedules of lands (of freehold land, 55. 383a., and of freehold mines with surface sold, 13.213a.; of copyhold or enfranchised land, 142.116a.; of other freehold lands, 30.555a.; total 241.267a.); plan attached, coloured to differentiate the various classes of land/tenure. Pl E12/9/3/23/3: File of copy correspondence (dated 31 May-13 July 1910) between Hewitt and Company, Derby and J.T. Todd, Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd, Alfreton, concerning the Lower Mines at Carsick Lane; financial results of working Sutton Colliery in 1909; report on the output and finances of Sutton Colliery for the fortnight to 5 July 1910; plan of the Sutton-in Ashfield area showing lands whose minerals are leased to the Blackwell Colliery Co., freeholds, copyholds, supposed course of fault, barriers, etc. Pl E12/9/3/23/4-20: Correspondence received by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Emerson Bainbridge, 47 Upper Grosvenor Street, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, and Messrs Dees and Thompson, 117 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne; and copy correspondence between Hewitt and Todd. Terms for subletting coal at Carsick Lane to the Blackwell Colliery Co. Ltd to work through their Sutton pit; negotiations with Bainbridge [who is involved with Blackwell]; re-opening negotiations in 1913; area concerned, proposed term and financial terms, etc. See also Pl E12/9/3/6/. Pl E12/9/3/24/1-24 3.8.1923-10.12.1923 Bundle of correspondence etc. concerning of coal at Sutton-in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 3 Aug.-10 Dec. 1923 (24 items, paper & linen) Correspondence received by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, and Hewitt and Company, 122 London Road, Derby; occasional copy replies and letters from Turner to Wells and Hind. State of mineral workings under 8.280a. of land at Sutton-in-Ashfield purchased from the Duke of Portland by Messrs I. and R. Morley; unsuitability of the land for building purposes (Morleys acquired it for a factory); sold in good faith by Turner; only now has Hewitt told him of the position; discussion of how to behave decently without incurring moral liability to other purchasers of land thereabouts; preparation of plan to show areas liable to subsidence; obligation of Butterley Company as lessees to compensate for surface damage; Morleys would like to cancel transaction; Turner offers to halve price for the area likely to be affected. 'I have already told ... Hewitt and Coy, that if in any area they consider the surface is likely to be damaged more than in a normal way from the effect of working coal, they must at once advise me. It is of course very unfortunate that they did not do so, as I would not like Messrs Morleys or any other purchaser to imagine for a moment that the Duke's representatives were aware of such an injury as is anticipated will arise to the surface and at the same time sell the land for building purposes without disclosing this knowledge!' Pl E12/9/3/24/24 is a plan of the land, between the Great Northern Railway and the Swimming Baths. See also Pl E12/6/25/99. Pl E12/9/3/25/1-14 29.6.1921-13.5.1924 Bundle of correspondence etc. concerning outcrop of coal at Sutton-in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 29 June 1921-13 May 1924 (14 items, paper) Original and copy correspondence between T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, C.R. Hewitt, 122 London Road, Derby, and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street concerning coal outcrop on land purchased by Harold Allsop of Sutton-in-Ashfield; minerals were reserved and are let to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd; will Allsop be able to work outcrop 'after the strike is over'?; if Allsop does work the coal 'probably the less we know about it the better, unless he really proceeds to work to any considerable depth'; a good bed of clay on the land which Allsop wants to work for his brickyard; correspondence renewed as Allsop wants to open cast thin beds of coal and fireclay which are above those leased to the Butterley Company; strong views of E.H. Bailey (unspecified); negotiations for terms proceed; Allsop cries off. Pl E12/9/3/26/1 30.6.1919 Copy draft sub-lease by the Butterley Company Ltd to Midland Coal Products Ltd; 30 June 1919 (1 item, paper & linen) First Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Second Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Third Party: The Midland Coal Products Limited. Copy draft sub-lease by (1) to (3), with the consent of (2), of 3100 sq. yds of land in the parish of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, from 25 Mar. 1919 determinable on six months' notice; to be used for the distillation of coal [coke ovens]; part of the lands leased by (2) to (1) in Dec. 1912. Rent: £ 10 p.a. 2 Attached plans: showing right of way to proposed coke-oven plant, with overall layout of surface buildings and positions of shafts; and area available for coke ovens, with surrounding buildings and their use.
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Pl E12/9/4 1893-1926 Material concerning the exploitation of the Mansfield (East and West) and Clipstone coalfields, and other mining activity on the Duke of Portland's estate thereabouts; 1893-1926 (472 items) The principal lessees were the Bolsover Colliery Company Ltd (Mansfield East and Clipstone) and the Sherwood Colliery Company Ltd (Mansfield West). The material here includes occasional items relating to other dealings between the Company and the Duke of Portland over minerals. Material relating to minerals at Bolsover itself will be found in section Pl E12/9/1; other material relating to the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd in Pl E12/9/2. Section Pl E12/9/3 contains material relating to Mansfield minerals to the west of the area defined as the Mansfield coalfield in the reports at Pl E12/9/4/1 below. (Radmanthwaite, Pleasley Hill, etc.). The Birkland minerals (near Warsop), adjacent to areas let to the Bolsover Company have been treated in section Pl E12/9/5; as have Warsop minerals themselves. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/4/1-15 below. Pl E12/9/4/1/1-20 27.7.1893-8.11.1899 Bundle of correspondence and reports concerning the Duke of Portland's Mansfield coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 27 July 1893-8 Nov. 1899 (20 items, paper & linen) Correspondence received by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, M.H. Mills, 65 Station Street, Nottingham, and Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, with copies of Hewitt's reports (1893, 1896 and 1899) to Turner. Applications of Mills (1893 and 1896) and others (1899) for leases of the Top Hard coal in the Mansfield coalfield; details of Mills's offer and Hewitt's suggested counterproposals; success of bore at Gringley in finding two thick coal seams (1893); Hewitt's decision that the field be divided into two (3861a. in the west and 5134a. in the east; roughly equal in letting value); explanation of what lands are contained, town of Mansfield not to be underworked, sites for pits and rail access to them, likely yield, recommended terms (1899) of £ 30 per foot thickness per acre. Pl E12/9/4/1/19 is a map (1 Mar. 1899) of the Mansfield coalfield (West and East), showing the Duke of Portland's lands (freehold and copy differentiated) and other lands (freehold and copyhold), proposed site of 2 pits, names of lessees of existing coal to the east, south-east, and north-east, etc., etc. To accompany Hewitt's report of the same date (Pl E12/9/4/1/12). Pl E12/9/4/1/20 is a map of the Mansfield coalfield (West), largely as Pl E12/9/4/1/19 but with extra details of surface and lacking proposed site for colliery. Undated [See also Pl E12/9/4/9/1 of Jan. 1901]. See Pl E12/9/3/14/8 for further report by Hewitt (Oct. 1898). Pl E12/9/4/2/1-170 18.7.1899-29.8.1902 Bundle of correspondence, deeds etc. concerning the lease of the Mansfield (East) coalfield by the Duke of Portland to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; 18 July 1899-29 Aug. 1902 (170 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/2/1-23: Copy preliminary terms (with plan enclosed), and draft heads of terms between the Duke of Portland and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited; instructions to counsel and opinions of counsel (Oswald Walmesley), and copy letter from him to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett; notes and observations on drafts by lessee's solicitors (Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore), and by F.J. Turner and C.R. Hewitt, with copy covering letters; comments by Hewitt and Turner on points raised by Emerson Bainbridge in relation to the Mansfield and Welbeck coalfields, exchange between the Bolsover Colliery Co. and the Shire Oaks Colliery in the Whitwell-Elmton-Creswell area, and the Bolsover orphanage (Pl E12/9/4/2/2-4); draft of lease (incomplete) [for terms see below]. Pl E12/9/4/2/24: Schedule of freehold lands in the parishes of Lindhurst, Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield (4455.503a.), copyholds in Mansfield Woodhouse (51.556a.), and other freeholds in the parishes of Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse (525a.673a.). Pl E12/9/4/2/25: Plan of the area to be leased, by Hewitt and Company (24 Apr. 1901); coloured to differentiate the various classes of land. Pl E12/9/4/2/26-170: Correspondence addressed or forwarded by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse etc.; C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby; Emerson Bainbridge, 4 Whitehall Court etc. [Bolsover Colliery Co.]; George and F.W. Hodson, Loughborough; J. Harrop White, Deputy Town Clerk, Mansfield; Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George Street, Sheffield; Oswald Walmesley, Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn; the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per John P. Houfton); and others (with various press copy replies). Terms offered by the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd for the Mansfield [East] coalfield; likely difficulties; lessons of too sanguine view of prospects of Bentinck Colliery; performance of Shirebrook Colliery; depth and sinking of pit; rail connections; problems/ potential damage to Mansfield Corporation water supply, and view of engineers on these (Pl E12/9/4/2/36-37 etc.), Mansfield Corporation's desire to acquire minerals under their pumping station near Rainworth; haggling over precise terms; emissions of smoke at Creswell Colliery; Bolsover Company's interest in Mansfield West coalfield; delay that will ensue between granting lease and raising first coal; Turner 'much inclined' to end negotiations with Bainbridge if anyone else is interested, tired of haggling, annoyed at latest (late) revisions to draft terms for lease (Dec. 1900, Pl E12/9/4/2/57-69 etc.); 'Why cannot Mr Bainbridge say 'Yes' or 'No' to the Heads of Terms and not have so much writing and interviews?' (Turner, 14 Dec.); Bolsover had considered forming a fresh company to work Mansfield coalfield, but too complex; sites of sinking discussed, and those of the Sherwood Colliery Co. - too close to Mansfield Woodhouse and Debdale Hall (Pl E12/9/4/2/83); picking over details in agreement/ lease, and letters from counsel (Walmesley); judgment in case on Aldam's settled estates (with press cuttings - Pl E12/9/4/2/138); provision of sinking fund insurance policies (single premium and annual premium), different quotations, opinions on insurance companies (1902) [see also Pl E12/9/1/13]. Preliminary terms (Pl E12/9/4/2/7) are: 5134a. 0r. 7p. of land; lease for 60 years from 1 Jan. 1901; £ 30 per foot thickness per acre for Top Hard coal under freeholds, half that sum under copyholds; minimum rent of zero in first two years, £ 500 in the third year, £ 1000 in the fourth, £ 2000 in the fifth, £ 3000 in the sixth, £ 5000 in the seventh, thereafter £ 7000 p.a. with power to make up short workings; no pillars and supports bit covenant to compensate; £ 3-£ 5 per acre for surface land; pits, shafts and works to be situated on Duke's freehold; covenants to sink and equip a pair of pits to the Duke's satisfaction within 7 years of 1 Jan. 1901, lined with cast iron tubbing where necessary; special covenants to prevent pollution especially of Clipstone Meadows, maintain filter beds etc., prevent smoke and ignition of spoil; hypothecation of uncalled capital or the provision of sinking fund insurances to give security for the performance of covenants; barriers to be left at the direction of the Duke's mineral agent; surface works to be approved by the Duke's agent; smoke consuming apparatus as efficient as that at the Whitwell Colliery of the Shire Oaks Company; power to the Duke to withdraw up to 20a. of land for the protection of the pumping station of Mansfield Corporation at Rainworth Well. Pl E12/9/4/3/1-10 24.11.1903-13.4.1904 Bundle of correspondence and deeds relating to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd's Mansfield Colliery, Nottinghamshire; 24 Nov. 1903-13 Apr. 1904 (10 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/3/1: Draft memorandum of agreement (31 Dec. 1903) between the Duke of Portland and the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd giving them liberty to sell sand recovered when sinking [Mansfield Colliery] at 3d per ton. Pl E12/9/4/3/2: Draft lease by the Duke of Portland to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd of 16a. 0r. 9p. of land in the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse [south of Clipstone Road and east of Pump Hollow Road], together with the club, drill hall and other buildings in course of erection thereupon, for a term of 57 years from 1 Jan. 1904, at a rent of £ 48 p.a. (plan attached). Endorsed: 'Not used.' Related correspondence received by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse and the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per John P. Houfton). Pl E12/9/4/4/1-3 21.6.1909-28.6.1909 Correspondence and plan concerning land for colliery housing at Forest Town etc., Nottinghamshire; 21-28 June 1909 (3 items, paper) Letters from T. Warner Turner to E. Horsman Bailey, 5 Berners Street concerning Bolsover Collier Co. Ltd's desire to buy land for 100 cottages at Forest Town, or to exchange land they own near Crown Farm Colliery, Mansfield; Colliery Co. have power to lease land from Duke of Portland for building purposes under terms of the colliery lease; better to have whole colliery village in one place; expense of sewering, consequences for rates; population of Forest Town, value of land to a speculative developer; Ordnance Survey plan showing the land mentioned. Pl E12/9/4/5/1-161 26.4.1911-2.9.1919 Bundle of correspondence, deeds etc. concerning lease of Clipstone coalfield to Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; 26 Apr.-20 Dec. 1911, 7 Oct. 1913-27 Oct. 1915 and 13 Aug. 1918-2 Sept. 1919 (161 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/5/1-7: Instructions to counsel (D.M. Robertson Macdonald) to settles and revise draft lease; notes of T. Warner Turner, Mr [C.R.] Hewitt and Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore [lessee's solicitors], and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett on the draft lease and alterations to it; extract from letter from J.P. Houfton [Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd] to Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore (9 Feb. 1915) making detailed observations on clauses in the draft lease. Pl E12/9/4/5/8: Draft lease. Listed separately. Pl E12/9/4/5/9: Draft deed of covenant and charge on sinking fund insurance policies between the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd and the Duke of Portland (30 Apr. 1915). Recites condition of the principal lease (Pl E12/9/4/5/8) that the company effect sinking fund insurance policies for £ 10000 for better securing the payment of the rents and royalties and due performance of covenant. Company charges the policies in favour of the Duke, covenants to assign them by endorsement to him, and deposit them with him. Approved by Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, 13 Apr. 1915. Pl E12/9/4/5/10: Copy draft conveyance (dated 30 Apr. 1915) by the Duke of Portland and his trustees to the Bolsover Colliery Co. of 25.593a. of land at Forest Town in the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse [south of Clipstone Road, north of Newlands Road, east of Forest Town] as the site for a village for employees of the Company's Clipstone colliery and also of their Mansfield colliery, for a consideration of £ 3839; not more than 15 house per acre, not more than one house to be used as a public house and it to be under the control of the Company with its profits used for the benefit of the village; limited option (specified) to vendor to repurchase after the expiry of the colliery lease (plan attached shows land, Traveller's Rest Farm buildings, Wesleyan Chapel and Forest Town). Altered extensively and approved on behalf of the vendor and his trustees, 13 Nov. 1914. Pl E12/9/4/5/11-12: Copy assignments (31 Aug. 1915) by the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd to the Duke of Portland of insurance policies for £ 5000 (one a single premium policy, the other annual premiums) with the Phoenix Assurance Company Ltd (Nos. 115725 and 115726). Pl E12/9/4/5/13-15: Plan of land conveyed by Pl E12/9/4/5/10 and environs, including Walker's Plantation and the Mansfield Woodhouse UDC pumping station and the course of a main pipe leading to/from it, Nov. 1913; tracing of a plot of 4a. of land at Clipstone, near Culloden Plantation [purchased by Mrs F. Armstrong - see Pl E12/9/4/5/57]; plan of Clipstone and environs, coloured to refer to lease of coals Pl E12/9/4/5/8. Scale: 6 inches to 1 mile. Pl E12/9/4/5/16-40: Correspondence (1911) received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby (with one press copy replies), including copy correspondence received from the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per J.P. Houfton, Managing Director) by Hewitt and Turner and between Hewitt and Turner. Letting Clipstone minerals; better to wait until Welbeck coalfield is let and have Clipstone ready to offer to one of those disappointed there; neighbouring fields and workings; 'recent legislation and the trend of the times' (Apr. 1911) suggest development; suggested location of pit near Balker Farm close to proposed Mansfield Railway, coal should be at 700 yards depth and 4ft 5in thick; use of cast iron tubbing to keep back water when sinking shaft; construction of settling ponds to prevent contamination of Vicarwater, etc.; Clipstone to be included in returns to Inland Revenue on the basis of early development; interest of Bolsover Company, also addition of 600-700a. to the area worked by the Bolsover Company from their Creswell Colliery; where to put the colliery and colliery village to be fair to Mansfield Woodhouse and [Old] Clipstone - who gains the rates who has the burden of expenditure - or possible re-arrangement of parish boundaries; Bolsover Company want lease which will give them flexibility and easy terms for first 5 years in view of their commitments at Rufford Colliery, until they have proved coal there do not want to lay out another £ 200000 at Clipstone; practically giving them an option, Duke's advisers disinclined to do so. Pl E12/9/4/5/41-150: Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett from: T. Warner Turner, C.R. Hewitt, David M. Robertson Macdonald, 2 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George Street, Sheffield, and others (with various press copy replies); and original and copy correspondence between the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per J.P. Houfton and John Bingley, Agent) and Turner. Bore hole for New Red Sandstone and Magnesium Limestone measures in Clipstone coalfield as a preliminary to sinking operations; establishing nominal (retrospective) date for the commencement of Bolsover's Clipstone lease; deciding on precise area covered by the lease; consequences of Finance Act on Welbeck coalfield developments - an agreement for a lease is not a lease in terms of liability for Increment Duty; area of Mansfield lease (4482.794a.) and Clipstone (4491.408a.) roughly ths same, minimum rents to be like; desire of Bolsover Company to purchase freehold of site for colliery village, not lease it; ready to commence sinking (May 1914); terms for sale of land at £ 150 per acre for colliery housing, to prevent resale to speculators, plans to be approved by Duke's agents, provision of licensed premises; Company want others to build houses selling them the land at cost price, with plans approved by them and Duke, and power to Company or the Duke to acquire premises at valuation on the expiry of the mineral lease; means of providing houses for workmen without having to raise the capital for it; use of profits of licensed premises for the benefit of the community, Duke to have say in this; preparation of lease, conveyance, etc.; observations on terms; no coke ovens or bye-product works to be erected at Clipstone; covenants to deal with minimising smoke nuisance Pl E12/9/4/5/151-161: Correspondence (1918-19) received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett from T. Warner Turner (with one press copy reply), with copies of correspondence between Turner and the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per John Bingley, General Manager and J.P. Houfton). Suspension of operations at Clipstone for the duration because of government prohibition on sinking; considerable work done on surface; Portland advisers make concession to the company on minimum rents; further proposals from Company in 1919 to extend lease by the equivalent of the war period and altering minimum rents entirely unacceptable: 'the announcement recently made by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons affects the whole position so seriously that no further concession can be made by owners in respect of Royalties or Minimum Rents...' (Turner, 30 Aug. 1919). Pl E12/9/4/5/8 1913 Draft lease by the Duke of Portland of the Clipstone coalfield, Nottinghamshire to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; 1913 (59 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: The Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Draft appointment by way of demise [lease] by (1) to (2) of Top Hard coal under lands at Clipstone and Edwinstowe specified in the annexed schedules 1 and 3, subject to the interests of the freehold surface owners and the Lord of the Manor of Edwinstowe in specified portions and the statutory rights of Mansfield Corporation in respect of its water pumping station, and also the surface of the colliery village site at Forest Town (schedule 2), for a term of 60 years from 29 Sept. 1912. Liberty to work minerals under copyholds with the consent of the Lord of the Manor of Edwinstowe, liberty to enter the surface lands (the 'selected lands') at Balker Farm for the purpose of sinking a shaft; to work the mine and to let down the surface; to make (with the lessor's approval) drifts, headings, levels, airways and roadways through any portions of the mine required to be left ungotten for pillars etc., up to 3 drifts in each pillar of coal, no drift exceeding 12ft in width, nor to be made within 20yds of any other drift, etc.; to construct dwellings for colliery officials, and a colliery village; to erect surface works but no coke ovens or by-product plants; to dig for clay, etc.; Sites for surface operations to be selected by lessor, and lessees to compensate surface tenants of 'selected lands'; Other seams excepted/reserved, liberty to lessor to demise and work the excepted mines and to bore through the demised mines, liberty to construct works, liberty to let down the demised mine and surface, liberty to use lessees disused works, liberty to use railways, liberty to sell or demise surface, liberty to enter and inspect demised mine, sporting rights; but reserved liberties not to be exercised to interfere with lessees, lessor to compensate lessees for physical damage through exercise of reserved liberties, etc. Covenants for proper working of the mine; to give notice when workings approach within 200 yards of buildings; to leave barriers and pillars as required; for weighing and accounting for coal and keeping plans, with power to lessor to inspect and require copies; for inspection of the mine by the lessor; covenants as to surface operations, restoration of surface on removal of buildings and machinery, level land from which clay abstracted; pay compensation for damage caused by working the demised mine, and indemnify the lessor; to provide filtration beds and cleanse water from the demised mine, not to interfere with watercourses or water supply; to construct works so as to consume their own smoke; To erect a colliery village at Forest Town; to erect houses for colliery officials near Balker Farm; to pay lessor for minerals as if gotten where a public body, railway company etc. pays the lessees to leave minerals unwrought; not to permit unauthorised use, or unauthorised habitation of colliery village; not to assign or underlet; to deliver up premises at end of the term, allow lessor to buy the colliery plant, to restore 'selected lands' at the end of the term or pay compensation, to fill up pits, etc.; power of distress and proviso for re-entry by the lessor; determination of lease when all minerals gotten, lessees to give notice of removal of colliery plant, lessor to have power to purchase the plant at removal value, if not lessees have power to remove; arbitration clauses. Annual rent (payable half-yearly): first two years, nil; third year, £ 500; fourth year, £ 1000; fifth year, £ 2000; sixth year, £ 3000; seventh year £ 5000; eighth year and all subsequent years, £ 7000 p.a. Tonnage rent of 6d per ton for coal, plus 3d per ton for sand. Surface rent of £ 1 10/- per acre for the 'selected land' and £ 2 10/- per acre for the colliery village. No royalty or rents for pillars; lessees may raise in every half year a quantity of coals whose tonnage rent would equal the minimum rent; minimum and tonnage rents to cease when all minerals paid for; underworking of tonnage to pay fixed minimum rent in any half year may be made up by subsequent overworkings, but not vice versa. Schedules of land: 1, freeholds belonging to the Duke of Portland (3936.814a. in the parish of Clipstone and 278.176a. in the parish of Edwinstowe); 2, the colliery village (25.593a.); 3, freeholds whose surface does not belong to the Duke (93.320a. in Clipstone and 1.112a. in Edwinstowe); 4, copyholds of the Manor of Edwinstowe (0.650a. in Clipstone and 363.972a. in Edwinstowe). Total 4673.394a. Extensive annotations and revisions, those in green dated 7 Jan. 1914. Attached plan coloured to indicate different categories of land, with an inset of the colliery village site near Traveller's Rest Farm [Forest Town]. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/4/5. Pl E12/9/4/6/1-4 1926 Bundle of correspondence and deeds relating to colliery housing for the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd at Clipstone, Nottinghamshire; 1926. Defective (unfit for production) (4 items, paper & linen) Draft leases by the Bolsover Colliery Housing Co. Ltd to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd of 15 and 18 newly erected houses respectively, at [New] Clipstone Colliery Village, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 30 years; repairing covenants and restrictive covenants. [Clipstone No. 2 Scheme - Public Works Loan Board] Related correspondence between Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street and Messrs Davies, Sanders and Swanwick, Chesterfield. Pl E12/9/4/7/1-21 22.5.1913-5.12.1913 Bundle of correspondence etc. relating to the Clipstone coalfield in the Manor of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire; 22 May-5 Dec. 1913 (21 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Tallents and Company, Newark on Trent, with copies of letters between Turner and the Thoresby Estate Office, Ollerton and Turner and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby. Concerns copyhold lands within the Manor of Edwinstowe, the early 19th century inclosure and exchanges and the status of various lands for inclusion in the lease of minerals to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; payment of a moiety of the coal royalty under the Duke of Portland's copyholds to Earl Manvers as Lord of the Manor proposed [the usual rate]; necessity of arrangements involving both the Duke and the Earl to enable minerals to be worked under copyholds. Schedule of lands comprised within the Clipstone Coalfield and parish of Edwinstowe: acreages, tenure, notes of from whom purchased, remarks, areas and numbers of fields as appearing in the inclosure award of 1821. Pl E12/9/4/8/1 14.10.1898 Draft exchange of minerals under lands at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire by the Duke of Portland; 14 Oct. 1898 (12 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Second Party: Edward Horsman Bailey of 5 Berners Street, Middlesex, solicitor [trustee]. Third Party: William Welfitt Hall of Park Hall, parish of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, Esq. Fourth Party: Letitia Mary Welfitt of Langwith Lodge, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, widow; the said William Welfitt Hall; and William Abraham Hodges of Nottingham, Esq. [Hall trustees]. Draft conveyance by (1) to (4) of minerals under 353a. 0r. 19p. of land specified in the annexed schedule, upon the uses and trusts of the will of Francis Hall; conveyance by (3) to (2) of minerals under 230a. 0r. 19p., upon the trusts of the Portland resettlement of 1879. Pl E12/9/4/9/1-5 17.1.1901-21.4.1904 Bundle of material concerning the lease by the Duke of Portland of the Mansfield (west) coalfield to the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd; 17 Jan. 1901-21 Apr. 1904 (fragile) (5 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/9/1: Preliminary terms agreed 31 Jan. 1901 between the Duke of Portland and the Sherwood Colliery Company Limited (per John E. Ellis); lease for 60 years; royalty of £ 30 per foot thickness per acre for Top Hard and Combe coal under freehold lands and half that rate under copyholds; minimum rent of nil in the first two years, £ 600 in the third, £ 1000 in the fourth, £ 2000 in the fifth, and £ 3000 p.a. thereafter, with power to make up shortworkings; surface rents; special covenants regarding equipment and pollution; coals under Mansfield town not to be worked except by special arrangement with Duke, but power to drive roadways and drifts through with permission of Duke's mineral agent; lessee to take out insurance policies for £ 10000, to be held by trustees as security for performance of covenants etc.; coalfield plan attached. Pl E12/9/4/9/2: Draft liberty from the Duke to the Company to sell sand, 1903. Pl E12/9/4/9/3: Rough memorandum, 17 Jan. 1901. Pl E12/9/4/9/4-5: Letters from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street concerning the sale of sand. Pl E12/9/4/10/1-7 4.3.1902-11.3.1902 Bundle of original and copy correspondence (25 Jan. 1900-29 Mar. 1902) etc. concerning the lease of coals at Berry Hill, Mansfield; 4-19 Mar. 1902 (7 items, paper & linen) Correspondence between Messrs Mills, Coke and Turner, 65 Station Street, Nottingham, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse, Francis N. Ellis, Sherwood Colliery, and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street. Proposed letting of Hollins's coal at Berry Hill, Mansfield to be worked in conjunction with minerals let by the Duke of Portland; supposed difficulty in relation to terms of lease from the Duke; leases from the Duke of his Mansfield coalfield allow wayleaves which would enable Hollins's coal to be worked through the pits of the Sherwood and Bolsover Colliery companies; complaints about damages to Hollins's interests, but his objection to a central sinking on the Duke's estate not far from Berry Hill necessitated acquisition at great expense of site for a colliery at northern end of the coalfield; Hollins's agents believe that his coal was dangled as a carrot before the Duke's prospective lessees of the Mansfield coalfield, and has now been discarded; boundary [between west and east coalfields] straddles Hollins's estate to his detriment; Hollins complains that otherwise he could have let all his minerals to the Sherwood Colliery Co. [the Duke's lessees for the western field], but value of Hollins's minerals is entirely dependent on the wayleaves the Duke has granted to his own lessees unless Hollins will permit a colliery on his own property, therefore Hewitt believes that Hollins has gained not lost by events; Hollins may fear that as to his coal east of the barrier he will be entirely 'at the mercy' of the Bolsover Colliery Co. [the Duke's eastern lessees]. Turner wonders whether the Duke should lease the Berry Hill minerals and then sublet them to the Sherwood and Bolsover companies, precedent of the 5th Duke taking a lease of copyhold coal at Hucknall Huthwaite to help negotiations with the New Hucknall Colliery Co.; Turner having to be careful in view of his son's participation in Mills, Coke and Turner, Mr Hollins's mineral agents. Pl E12/9/4/10/7 is a map of the Mansfield (West) coalfield, with the Berry Hill estate colour-washed yellow, showing it straddling the boundary with the Mansfield (East) coalfield. See also Pl E12/6/19/49 for other material relating to the Hollins minerals. Pl E12/9/4/11/1-12 12.7.1909-25.9.1909 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning sale to the Duke of Portland of minerals under lands at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 12 July-25 Sept. 1909 (12 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/11/1: Memorandum of agreement (3 Aug. 1909) between Catherine Hutchinson of Nottingham (wife of Robert Hutchinson, miller) and William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG for the sale to him for £ 200 of coal under 1a. 2r. 38p. of land at Three Thorn Hollow, to the north of Southwell Road, Mansfield (plan attached). Pl E12/9/4/11/2-6: Draft conveyance (25 Sept. 1909) to the Duke and his trustees, with plan attached; copy draft acknowledgment of the right of the Duke of Portland to the production of title deeds (same date); abstract of title, requisitions on title and replies thereto. Pl E12/9/4/11/7-12: Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from J.E. Alcock, Mansfield and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse. Pl E12/9/4/12/1-39 5.3.1910-29.5.1912 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning exchange of coal between the Shirebrook Colliery Ltd and the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd; 5 Mar. 1910-29 May 1912 (fragile) (39 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/12/1: Rough draft surrender (1910) by The Sherwood Colliery Company Limited to the Duke of Portland, supplemental to the lease of 2 Aug. 1902, of Top Hard coal demised to them for 60 years from 25 Mar. 1901 under unspecified lands at Mansfield Woodhouse to straighten the boundary between their workings and those of Shirebrook Colliery. Pl E12/9/4/12/2: Rough draft lease (1910) by the Duke of Portland to the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd of the Top Hard coal under unspecified lands at Mansfield Woodhouse in substitution for the lands surrendered by #1 above, for the term and on the terms of the lease of 2 Aug. 1902 as though it had applied to these premises from the outset. Pl E12/9/4/12/3: Draft surrender (14 May 1912) by Shirebrook Colliery Limited to the Duke of Portland, supplemental to the lease of 11 Apr. 1902, of Top Hard coal demised to them for 60 years from 1 Jan. 1900 under lands at Mansfield Woodhouse indicated on the annexed plan, to straighten the boundary between their workings and those of Sherwood Colliery. Altered and settled by Messrs Davies, Sanders and Swanwick on behalf of the colliery company, 23 Jan. 1911. Pl E12/9/4/12/4: Draft lease (15 May 1912) by the Duke of Portland to Shirebrook Colliery Ltd of the Top Hard coal under lands at Mansfield Woodhouse indicated on the annexed plan, in substitution for the lands surrendered by #3 above, for the term and on the terms of the lease of 11 Apr. 1902 as though it had applied to these premises from the outset. Pl E12/9/4/12/5: Plan showing exchange line between Shirebrook and Sherwood collieries. Pl E12/9/4/9/6-39: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, Messrs Davies, Sanders and Swanwick, Chesterfield and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse (with one press copy reply) concerning the exchange, terms, barriers, Sherwood company to pay all costs, complications in getting consents of copyhold surface owners, great expense of copyholders' licences and indemnity in respect of costs of same. Pl E12/9/4/13/1-17 7.2.1914-13.10.1914 Bundle of deeds and correspondence concerning exchange of minerals between the Duke of Portland and Lord Savile, east of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 7 Feb-13 Oct. 1914 (17 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/4/13/1: Copy deed of exchange dated 30 July 1914 between (1) William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG (2) The Portland Trustees (named) (3) John Savile, Baron Savile (4) The Savile Trustees (named) and (5) The Bolsover Colliery Company Limited (Lessees). Exchange of Top Hard Coal on the eastern boundary of the Mansfield coalfield/western boundary of Rufford between the Portlands and the Saviles [to achieve a straighter boundary], to have the effect that the coal hereafter in the hands of the Portlands shall be deemed to have been in their hands for the purposes of their 1902 lease to (5), and the coals hereafter in the hands of the Saviles shall be deemed to have been in their hands for the purposes of their 1909 lease to (5). Pl E12/9/4/13/2: Plan showing the line of the exchange northward from near Rainworth to near [New Clipstone]. Pl E12/9/4/13/3-17: Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and Messrs Johnson, Raymond-Barker and Company, 9 New Square, Lincoln's Inn concerning the detail of the transaction. Pl E12/9/4/14/1 9.12.1913-29.12.1913 File of copy letters concerning Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd and Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd; 9-29 Dec. 1913 (unfit for production) (7 ff, attached, paper) Copy correspondence between C.R. Hewitt/Messrs Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, concerning Sherwood-Mansfield barrier coal. Pl E12/9/4/15/1 4.11.1908 Letter from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, London, with attached plan; 4 Nov. 1908 (1 item, paper) Concerning Sherwood Colliery, Mansfield Woodhouse and the nature of tenure of lands shown on the attached tracing from the 25 inch Ordnance Survey plan: part is freehold belonging to General Coke.
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Pl E12/9/5 1892-1921 Material concerning the exploitation of the Duke of Portland's Welbeck coalfield, Nottinghamshire, and Warsop minerals; 1892-1921 (791 items) The principal lessee was the New Hucknall Colliery Company Ltd, but parts of the field were let to others, including the Bolsover Colliery Company Ltd. For other material relating to the New Hucknall company see series Pl E12/9/3 and Pl E12/10/2. Minerals under Warsop copyholds are treated at the end of this section for convenience. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/5/1-12 below. Pl E12/9/5/1/1-31 29.12.1899-13.12.1905 Bundle of correspondence etc. concerning glebe minerals at Warsop, Nottinghamshire and development of the Welbeck Coalfield; 29 Dec. 1899-18 June 1900 and 28 Oct.-15 Dec. 1905 (Pl E12/9/5/1/29 - unfit for production) (31 items, paper) Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. Turner and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Welbeck Abbey, and others (with occasional copy and press copy replies and copy letter from Emerson Bainbridge, 4 Whitehall Court to F.J. Turner); press copy attendance entry; Development of the Welbeck coalfield without destroying the amenities of Welbeck Abbey; site of pits and mining villages, best option Warsop glebe land; possible exchanges with Sir Richard FitzHerbert [incumbent of Warsop] of the surface at Warsop and acquisition of the glebe minerals (700a.) for the £ 16000 suggested by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners valued by Hewitt at £ 35000); striking while iron is hot; advice of Forster Brown and Rees that the minimum price be £ 20000 (and £ 13000 for Whitwell glebe minerals); possibility that Ecclesiastical Commissioners are playing off the Portlands against the Staveley Company, Turner not prepared to pay more than £ 18000; suitable area of land between the Glebe and Gleadthorpe owned by FitzHerbert, exchange of it suggested but declined; wayleaves. Exhaustion of Top Hard Coal at New Hucknall (1905), need to find more, in negotiation with the Fitzherberts, would like to lease some coal from the Duke of Portland near Welbeck; if New Hucknall can get Warsop Glebe and 1200a. from the Portlands, they will sink a colliery; future ambitions and difficulties, and development of the Welbeck coalfield when the Duke desires; state of the colliery trade and prospects of New Hucknall Company; colliery at [Meden Vale - Welbeck Colliery] would be out of sight. PL E12/9/5/1/1: Copy report (29 Dec. 1899) by C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby [the Duke of Portland's mineral agent] to F.J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse discussing parties interested in the Welbeck coalfield (the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd, Shireoaks Colliery Co. Ltd and Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd); the geology of the site; progress of Wigan Coal and Iron Co. [Manton Colliery] as lessees of Duke of Newcastle to north-east of Welbeck, excessive quantities of water causing them problems; proposed site of shaft near Cuckney would spoil the amenities of the Welbeck estate but site can be found near Gleadthorpe Grange; advisability of acquiring ex-Warsop glebe lands now owned by the FitzHerberts; course of rail access; to exploit now or delay. Attached plan and section, indicates lessees of adjoining coals, site of proposed colliery, and site line from roof of Welbeck Abbey. Pl E12/9/5/1/29: Draft rough outline of terms for wayleave and the joint development of the Welbeck Coalfield between the Duke of Portland and Sir Richard FitzHerbert. Pl E12/9/5/1/30: Instructions to counsel (Henry Wace) to advise and his opinion. Pl E12/9/5/1/31: Copy conveyance (dated 20 Dec. 1895) of the glebe coals of Warsop by the Reverend Richard Fitzherbert of Warsop, Nottinghamshire, Clerk in Holy Orders and Incumbent of Warsop, and Sir William FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire, Baronet to John Wigram of South Collingham, Nottinghamshire, estate agent, in trust for Richard FitzHerbert and his successors as rectors of Warsop. (supplementary to a deed of 25 Mar. 1895 conveying 709a. of land at Warsop to Richard FitzHerbert in his private capacity). Sent to Mr Wace as briefing material in 1900 (vide supra). See Pl E12/7/7 for other Warsop coal material. Correspondence continues at Pl E12/9/5/4/1. Pl E12/9/5/2/1-41 1.1.1906-1911 Bundle of papers concerning the development of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 1 Jan. 1906-1911 (41 items, paper) Pl E12/9/5/2/1-4 for 1906: Rough outline of terms for wayleave and development of the joint coalfield (Duke of Portland/FitzHerbert); instructions to advise the Duke of Portland, sent to Messrs Forster Brown and Rees, Cardiff; report by them on the potential of the field (Sept. 1906), with plans - (A) One inch Ordnance Survey Plan of the Worksop/Welbeck/Mansfield area showing landowners, existing mineral lessees, mines, etc. Hatched to relate to text; (B) Six inch Ordnance Survey Plan of the Welbeck area showing landowners, existing mineral lessees, supposed line of fault, etc. Hatched to relate to text; (C) Railway Clearing House map of railways for the Yorkshire District, showing lines in area from the Pennines/Peak District to the East Coast (Huddersfield, Ashbourne, Nottingham, Boston, Grimsby, etc.). Pl E12/9/5/2/5-11 for 1907: Draft statement as to the proposed letting, submitted by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett to Messrs Johnson, Long and Co.; draft and revised draft epitome of terms between the Duke of Portland, Earl Manvers and Sir Hugo FitzHerbert; instructions to counsel (Oswald Walmesley) to settle draft agreement to be entered into between them with a view to joint development, and to settle draft form of lease; epitome of terms (Pl E12/9/5/2/11 listed separately). Pl E12/9/5/2/12-17 for 1908: Notes of Mr Hewitt and Mr T. Warner Turner (on behalf of the Duke) on the draft joint lease and the draft lease of the railway line; instructions to counsel (Walmesley) to revise draft lease, and to revise lease of railway line; notes on draft lease of site for proposed colliery railway. Pl E12/9/5/2/18-26 for 1909: Plan for railway lease, endorsed 'superseded'; two sets of instructions to counsel (Walmesley) to revise draft lease of railway line, and two draft leases (Pl E12/9/5/2/21-22); memorandum of meeting held 21 July 1909; notes on draft lease and on collateral agreements between the Duke, Earl Manvers and Sir Hugo FitzHerbert, taken at meeting between T. Warner Turner and C.R. Hewitt at the Portland Estate Office on 9 Dec. (Pl E12/9/5/2/23-24); further instructions to counsel to revise drafts. Pl E12/9/5/2/27-33 for 1910: Copy opinion of counsel (David M. Robertson Macdonald); notes of Mr Turner and Mr Hewitt on perusal of draft leases [for further notes see Pl E12/9/5/4/293]; instructions to counsel (Robertson Macdonald) to settle draft collateral agreement; copy drafts of agreement between the Duke, Earl Manvers and Sir Hugo FitzHerbert as to development of coalfields and grant of wayleave; copy draft lease of site for private colliery railway (plan attached). Pl E12/9/5/2/34-37 for 1911: Draft deed of covenants and charge on sinking fund policies; instructions to counsel (Mr Tomlin) to settle form of invitation to tender, with two drafts of the form of tender. Pl E12/9/5/2/38-41: List of those invited to tender with note of their response; draft lease (1908) of Top Hard coal (with plan attached), annotated; draft lease (1911) of Top Hard coal; invitation to tender, form of tender, draft colliery lease, draft railway lease, draft deed of covenants and charge, and draft collateral agreement (Pl E12/9/5/2/41 - listed separately). Pl E12/9/5/2/11 19.11.1907 Epitome of terms for the joint development of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 19 Nov. 1907 (3 ff, attached, paper) Terms between the [6th] Duke of Portland, [4th] Earl Manvers and Sir Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert, Baronet. All coal to be worked through pits sunk on Duke's land adjoining Elksley Hill Plantation; royalty comprises Top Hard coal under 5029a. of land, of which 3542a. belong to the Duke, 800a. to the Earl (north-west part of Thoresby lands) and 687a. to FitzHerbert (485a. of Warsop Glebe, rest to be surrendered by the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. or as specified); shaftage and wayleave rent for coals under lands of FitzHerbert and Manvers at £ 10 per acre of Top Hard coal (irrespective of thickness); private colliery railway to be built on course approved by FitzHerbert from the Great Central Railway a little west of Hammerwater Bridge through Church Warsop to the colliery near Elksley Hill, limited use for agricultural purposes, otherwise strictly for the colliery, its employees, inhabitants of houses let in connection with it, etc.; Line where it passes over FitzHerbert land to be leased by FitzHerbert to Portland for 60 years at £ 4 par acre plus ½d per ton (roughly £ 10 per acre) for all coal passing over the line except that from under FitzHerbert's own lands; covenants to be entered into by the colliery lessees - sublessees of the railway for payment of minimum rentals, with the right to make up shortworkings as specified; other covenants; FitzHerbert will use best endeavours to carry through an exchange with the Staveley Company of coal under Warsop glebe lying west of the Cuckney Road for an equivalent area leased to them by his predecessor on the south-east of Warsop Glebe, and will do his best, in the interests of the Duke to prevent Staveley erecting shafts and surface works etc. to the harm of the amenities of the Welbeck and Thoresby estates; failing exchange, FitzHerbert will include all the Glebe Coal in the proposed joint development; colliery village to be at Market Warsop, except a few houses for officials to be erected on the Welbeck estate; lessees to take out usual sinking fund insurances for payment of rents and royalties. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/5/2. Pl E12/9/5/2/41 11.8.1911 Lease of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire, with subsidiary deeds; 11 Aug. 1911 (1 item, paper & linen) Volume contains: invitation to tender, and form of tender; draft colliery lease, with plan; draft railway lease, with plan; draft deed of covenants and charge; draft collateral agreement. All deeds dated 11 August 1911. 1. Colliery Lease. First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG; Charles William Sydney, Earl Manvers; and Sir Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert, Baronet. Second Party: The New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited. Lease by (1) to (2) of the Top Hard coal seam under their lands respectively described in the first three schedules, and the surface of the Portland lands described in the fourth schedule (for the site of the colliery itself), for a term of 60 years from 24 June 1911. Power to enter certain approved lands for making a railway, erecting cottages for workmen, constructing houses for officials, etc.; to make drifts through portions of the mine reserved for shaft pillars; to work Cuckney Glebe coal; no surface privileges to be exercised except with approval of lessors, notice to be given and compensation paid to surface tenants; power to let down the surface except when expressly prohibited. Reserves power to lessors to let surface and reserved minerals, and to use the lessees' railways; any part of demised mine may be required to be left for barriers or to support buildings; sporting rights; but not to use reservations to interfere with lessees; to pay a fair proportion of the maintenance costs of the lessees' railway; compensation to lessees for physical damage in exercise of reserved powers; Separate special provisions with respect to rents payable to (a) The Portland Reversioners (b) The Manvers Reversioners (c) The FitzHerbert Reversioners, making up shorts, cesser when coal is paid for; general provisions as to all mines demised; covenants by lessee for working, repair, not to make coke, not to sell clay or bricks, construct engines etc. to consume their own smoke, to pay for coal lost through mismanagement, to make good surface damage or pay compensation, barrier and support coal not to be paid for; lessee not to work under the lakes at Welbeck without consent; to lay wires for telephones, telegraph and electricity cables underground etc. as requested; to erect the colliery village at or near Market Warsop; to provide schools for the increased population attributable to the colliery; support of buildings; Payment for coal purchased for support as if gotten; not to pollute streams; maintenance and inspection of weighing machines, accounts, plans; to deliver up premises at end of term, not to underlet, to fill up pits, restore surface or pay for same, etc.; power for lessors to purchase plant at end of term, power of lessees to remove rest; arbitration clauses, etc., etc. Rent to the Portland Reversioners (payable half-yearly): Nil for the first year, £ 888 15/- for the second year, £ 1777 10/- for the third year, £ 2666 5/- for the fourth year, £ 3555 for the fifth year, £ 4443 15/- for the sixth year, £ 5332 10/- p.a. for the rest of the term. Rent to the Manvers Reversioners (payable half-yearly): Nil for the first three years, £ 193 10/- for the fourth year, £ 387 for the fifth year, £ 580 10/- for the sixth year, £ 774 for the seventh year, £ 967 10/- for the eighth year, £ 1161 p.a. for the rest of the term. Rent to the FitzHerbert Reversioners (payable half-yearly): Nil for the first year, £ 184 5/- for the second year, £ 368 10/- for the third year, £ 552 15/- for the fourth year, £ 737 for the fifth year, £ 921 5/- for the sixth year, £ 1105 10/- p.a. for the rest of the term. Tonnage Rent: 6d per ton (of 2240lb). Power to lessees to recoup the fixed and minimum rents payable above: no tonnage rent payable until a tonnage has been raised sufficient to cover these rents at the tonnage rate; shortworkings to the tonnage required to yield the fixed rent may be made up from subsequent overworkings, but not vice versa. Surface Rent: £ 4 per acre per annum to the Portland and Fitzherbert Reversioners. Shaftage Rent: ½d per ton payable to the Portland Reversioners for coal brought to bank from under lands owned by the Manvers and Fitzherbert families and from Cuckney Glebe. Schedules of land: Portland lands in the parishes of Welbeck, Carburton, Norton, Cuckney, Warsop and Edwinstowe - 3555.010a.; Manvers lands in the parish of Budby - 774.991a.; Fitz Herbert lands in the parish of Warsop - 737.305a.; Portland lands (surface only) in the parishes of Cuckney and Warsop - 204.106a.; Cuckney Glebe lands in the parishes of Cuckney and Norton - 18.491a. Plan of the Welbeck coalfield, coloured to indicate the three ownerships etc. 2. Railway Lease. First Party: Sir Hugo Meynell Fitzherbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire, Baronet. Second Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Third Party: Charles William Sydney, Earl Manvers. Fourth Party: The New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited. Lease by (1), at the request of (2) and (3), to (4), for a term of 60 years from 24 June 1911, a wayleave over such of his lands in the parish of Warsop as shall be occupied by a railway in connection with the colliery, to be used to convey coal from the colliery and Top Hard coal from Cuckney Glebe lands, and all bye-products, forming part of a line from the Great Central Railway [south-east of Warsop] to the colliery, continued by a railway to be constructed on the lands of (2) to the colliery; use for materials required by the colliery, employees of the colliery on business, supply to houses constructed in connection with the colliery; use for agricultural purposes as specified; power to construct sidings, etc. Detailed covenants for construction and use, and removal at the end of the term. Rent (payable half-yearly): £ 4 p.a. per acre; £ 500 p.a. minimum rent in respect of Top Hard coal gotten from the lands of (2) and (3) specified, not payable after expiry of 30 years; ½d per ton (of 2240lb) for coal from the lands of (2) and (3) and from Cuckney Glebe; and the same rate for other coal of (2) and (3), bye-products and for any other coal led over the line. In the 30 years period underworkings (in terms of the tonnage rent to the sum set as a minimum rent) from the specified lands of (2) and (3) may be made up from subsequent overworkings. Plan of the line through FitzHerbert land, and limits of permitted deviations. 3. Covenant and Charge. First Party: The New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited. Second Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Deed of covenants to charge in favour of (2) and his successors two sinking fund insurance policies of £ 7500 each entered into by (1), as security for the performance of the covenants and payment of the rents contained in the principal lease, for a term of 55 years from 24 June 1911. The maturing policies to be paid into the hands of two trustees respectively nominated by (1) and (2) Note of similar deeds entered into with Earl Manvers and Sir Hugo FitzHerbert. 4. Collateral Agreement. First Party: Sir Hugo Meynell Fitzherbert of Tissington Hall, Derby, Baronet. Second Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Third Party: Charles William Sydney, Earl Manvers. Collateral agreement that should the colliery and railway leases be determined before the end of their term (as conditions within them permit), and a fresh lease of the colliery be granted for the remainder of the original term, then a fresh railway lease shall also be granted to run concurrently with the new colliery lease, and on the same terms as the existing railway lease; terms for leases of other coal seams; grant of wayleave by (1) to (2) and (3) over the railway for coals mined from under any other of their lands through the colliery leased to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd and payment of wayleave rent for same. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/5/2. Pl E12/9/5/3/1-2 1907-1908 Copy letters concerning the development of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 1907-1908 (2 items, paper) Copy correspondence (23 Jan.-29 May 1907) between E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street and Charles P. Johnson/Messrs Johnsons, Long and Co., 9 New Square, Lincolns Inn. Possible colliery site at Elksley Hill; desirability of rail link from Kirkby Junction to Great Central east of Worksop; exchange with Staveley Coal and Iron Co. in abeyance; working of coal belonging to Earl Manvers and Sir Hugo FitzHerbert through mine on Duke of Portland's land, shaftage rent, rail link mainly on FitzHerbert land; FitzHerbert has separate offer from his existing lessees [Staveley] to take Warsop Glebe coal, a bird in the hand...; previous [1905/06] proposals of Duke for joint working with FitzHerbert rejected; new ones viewed by Johnson as ignoring FitzHerbert's interests; offer to FitzHerbert of wayleave payment of 0.5d a ton for coal transported on proposed line across his land; severance, damage, counter proposals concerning rail link; provision of schools and churches, uncertain state of legislation as to [church] schools discouraging individuals from contributing. Copy correspondence (27 Jan.-6 Feb. 1908) between Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby. Consideration of and detailed observations upon some of the precise terms of the draft lease. Pl E12/9/5/4 1905-1911 Bundle of correspondence concerning the development of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 1905-1911 (401 items) Described in detail in following two entries. Pl E12/9/5/4/1-204 27.12.1905-18.12.1908 Correspondence concerning the development of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 27 Dec. 1905-18 Dec. 1908 (204 items, paper) Correspondence addressed or forwarded to E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street by: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; C.P. Johnson/Messrs Johnsons, Long and Company, 9 New Square, Lincoln's Inn; I. Treharne Rees/Messrs Forster Brown and Rees, Guild Hall Chambers, Cardiff etc.; and occasional others; with various copy/press copy replies; copy letters exchanged by Hewitt and Turner; original and copy correspondence between Turner and John Wigram, South Collingham, Newark, and Turner and Emerson Bainbridge, 4 Whitehall Court, et al. 1906: Continuing negotiations with the Sir Hugo FitzHerbert (per John Wigram) over joint exploitation of Warsop Glebe/Welbeck coalfield; possible long lease to Duke of Portland and sublease for usual 60 years to a colliery company; Duke agrees that colliery site adjoining Warsop Glebe is best; desire of Duke's advisers to prevent the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. from exercising existing rights to open up new shafts on Warsop estate in neighbourhood of Welbeck; cost of sinking £ 100000-£ 150000 could only be repaid by working a greater extent of coal than Fitzherbert possesses; Turner keen colliery be situated entirely on Welbeck estate, best rail access would be over the FitzHerbert estate but sees no need for such a large wayleave as they want; briefing Messrs Forster Brown and Rees, to include practicability of mineral branch to Midland Railway at Langwith over the Duke's land, and best site for workmen's houses if Fitzherberts do not join; interest of New Hucknall Company and discussion of seams worked at Bentinck and New Hucknall collieries. 1907: Report (4 Jan.) to Duke, seize opportunity of developing Warsop Glebe coal etc. in case Staveley Co. get it and cause problems, advantages of the Kirkby Junction to Manton railway, limited damage to amenities of Welbeck and avoiding Clumber, advantage in concentrating colliery population at Warsop where it is already, also enhances prospect of establishment of manufacturing employment for women; Duke inspects site, possible annoyance from increased colliery population, pollution, damage to trees and vegetation; if he has to suffer this he wants to be in control, and not beholden to others; negotiations between FitzHerberts and Staveley to exchange western Warsop Glebe coal for that already leased to them near Gleadthorpe have fallen through; other railways proposed in Mansfield area; negotiating details of agreement between the Duke and Sir Hugo Fitzherbert; should Staveley Co. be offered the Duke's coal, so that they might delay their negotiations for the Warsop Glebe?; FitzHerbert advisers 'somewhat nettled now they see there is a possibility of the Duke working his own coal without their getting the great advantage they anticipated would result from owning the Glebe coal which they undoubtedly saw was the key [to] the Welbeck coalfield' (Pl E12/9/5/4/74), what inducement to offer FitzHerbert for joint working of coalfield when it is intended to follow [I.T.] Rees's report?; getting a public railway will solve payment of wayleaves; Turner feels Rees should act for the Duke and Hewitt for just FitzHerbert and Manvers and not all three, to avoid any conflict of interest; from Hewitt (Pl E12/9/5/4/77, 11 Mar.) is detailed account of possibilities of rail access to colliery, desire of FitzHerberts that proposed public railway via Carburton be abandoned, suggests Messrs Forster Brown overlooked Great Central Railway's recent purchase of Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast, to give an alternative route for coal and relieve congestion at Retford [level crossing?], possible Mansfield-Clipstone link, unlikelihood of Carburton scheme coming to fruition, alternatives are link to Great Central near Hammerwater Bridge or to the Midland via Cuckney Hay Wood, desirability of Duke acquiring Warsop Glebe coals long recognised, Staveley Co. anxious to obtain lease of these and sink pit at Eastland Farm, if they do, difficult for Duke to negotiate lease of Welbeck coals with anyone else; negotiation of the period for which the minimum wayleave rental for the railway line across FitzHerbert land will be payable; Turner inclined to discontinue negotiations (27 Apr.); Rees believes railway to Langwith would be more costly than capitalised value of railway across FitzHerbert lands; discussion of what the pros and cons might be for the FitzHerbert estate in linking up with the Duke of Portland or sticking to Staveley Co.; discussions with counsel (Oswald Walmesley), particularly concerning detail of wayleave rent to be embodied in epitome of terms [see Pl E12/9/5/2/11]; additional church school accommodation will be required in Warsop, current provision, who will pay, colliery will not be rated in Warsop, disproportionate liability of FitzHerbert (Pl E12/9/5/4/112, 116, 123); Rees taking cure at Vichy; covenant proposed whereby lessors will not promote competing railways; lengthier period of 'dead rent' for Earl Manvers's coal reflects its physical location, distant from the proposed shaft; conclusion of negotiations on epitome of terms; discussion of details of draft lease. 1908: Possible provision of coal for private use by lessors up to 500 tons a year, or allow Duke to obtain whatever coal he desires at cost plus 10% suggested level of minimum acreage rents, but may alarm would-be lessees; attempt by Staveley Co. to repudiate verbal agreement for mineral exchange [Warsop Glebe]; always contemplated that failing satisfactory arrangements with Shireoaks, Bolsover and Sheepbridge companies to work areas East of their present leaseholds, these could be worked from the new pit; '... very awkward indeed if Staveley Co. block the railway access to the proposed new colliery ... Sir Hugo [FitzHerbert] is going to get a good plum out of the arrangements suggested for the joint coalfield and I think ought to bear the expense of contesting the Staveley Coy's rights to object. However, knowing Mr John Wigram...' (Turner, Pl E12/9/5/4/184, 27 Mar.). Also Butterley Company litigation (Pl E12/9/5/4/201) [see Pl E12/10/2/ ]. Pl E12/9/5/4/41 is a press copy attendance entry for 3 Jan. 1907: meeting Hewitt and Turner to discuss Rees's report [Pl E12/9/5/2/4], and other Welbeck Coalfield business. Pl E12/9/5/4/106 is a list of those applying for the Welbeck Coalfield or part of it between 1899 and 1906. Pl E12/9/5/4/205-401 11.1.1909-20.7.1911 Correspondence concerning the development of the Welbeck Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 11 Jan. 1909-20 July 1911 (196 items, paper) Correspondence addressed or forwarded to E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street by: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Johnsons, Long and Company, 9 New Square, Lincoln's Inn; I. Treharne Rees/Messrs Forster Brown and Rees, Guild Hall Chambers, Cardiff etc.; F. Fenwick [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd], County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne; officials of the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd, Butterley Company Ltd and others interested in tendering for the Welbeck Coalfield; and occasional others; with various copy/press copy replies; copy letters exchanged by Hewitt and Turner. 1909: Discussion of detail of lease and railway lease; value of the railway wayleave rents to the FitzHerberts, anxious to protect the Duke of Portland from undertaking that all coal must pass over this line; memorandum by Johnson, Long and Co. for meeting of 21 July 1909 (Pl E12/9/5/4/235); haggling over amount of minimum rental for the mineral railway and the length of time for which it will be payable; future prospects for the line; possible link over the Duke of Portland's land to the Midland Railway at Langwith Junction, also future development of other coal seams and the probable lease of the western part of the Welbeck coalfield to the Sheepbridge, Bolsover and Shireoaks companies in extension of their existing leased mineral fields. 1910: Carriage of sand and by-products over the mineral line; variant practices and preferences with the North of England over tonnage royalties and acreage royalties (Pl E12/9/5/4/278); redefinition of slack as small coal; no power to depress surface at Cuckney Schools, responsibility for making good any damage; weighing clauses; notes by Hewitt on the colliery and railway leases, 10 Sept. 1910 (Pl E12/9/5/4/293); disagreement between Turner and [John] Wigram over the necessity/desirability of permitting a club or institute for the colliery workmen, although its operations must be controlled by the company; not keen to have colliery village on the Duke's land. 1911: intimations and invitations to prospective lessees of Welbeck Coalfield by Hewitt; file of copy replies (early May) from them (Pl E12/9/5/4/342); '... the Staveley Company's decision not to tender, I have made a particular note of this, because the Coalfield adjoins their Warsop Main Colliery, and they must not have an opportunity of saying hereafter that they had no chance of acquiring the Coalfield, as they did (but quite erroneously) with regard to the Bolsover Coalfield.' (Hewitt, Pl E12/9/5/4/363); Butterley Company interested but not on the basis of having to bid for the tonnage rent with all other conditions of the lease fixed; scheme too large for Shireoaks Colliery; Barber, Walker and Co. would like more time and explanations; Bolsover Colliery Co. has too many commitments developing Lord Savile's Rufford coal, but interested in extending their Creswell royalty to the east; Hewitt recommends the offer from the New Hucknall Colliery Co. be accepted if nothing better tabled; Turner does not want to give them chance to change their minds 'Personally, too, I am rather glad they will be tenants after what has happened with the Butterley Co.' [litigation - see Pl E12/10/2/ ] (Pl E12/9/5/4/387). Pl E12/9/5/5/1-24 8.12.1911-13.8.1913 Bundle of deeds, correspondence etc. concerning the development of the Welbeck (Additional) Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 8 Dec. 1911-13 Aug. 1913 (Pl E12/9/5/5/1 and 7-12 unfit for production) (24 items, paper) Pl E12/9/5/5/1: Copy draft lease (8 Aug. 1913) by the Duke of Portland to the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited of Top Hard coal under 769.748a. of land in the parishes of Welbeck, Holbeck, Woodhouse Hall, Cuckney and Norton, Nottinghamshire, to be worked by instroke from their Creswell Colliery, for a term of 38 years from 1 Dec. 1911. Rent (payable half-yearly): £ 100 in the first year, £ 200 in the second, £ 300 in the third, £ 400 in the fourth, £ 500 p.a. in the fifth to ninth years, £ 750 p.a. in the tenth to fourteenth years, and £ 1000 p.a. thereafter. Plus a tonnage rental of 6d per ton, with power for the lessees to recoup the minimum rent and to make up for shortworkings by subsequent overworkings; cesser of rents when all coal paid for. Schedule of lands, arranged by parish (70.469a. in the parish of Woodhouse Hall, 44.371a. in the parish of Holbeck, 299.993a. in the parish of Welbeck, 231.533a. in the parish of Norton, 33.382a. in the parish of Cuckney - 679.748a.). Plan attached [area is immediately south of Welbeck Abbey]. Revised by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett and Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, Apr.-June 1913. Pl E12/9/5/5/2-3: Draft instructions to counsel to settle draft lease; plan showing area to be leased, supposed fault line, exchange lines and area around Creswell Colliery. Pl E12/9/5/5/4-24: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George Street, Sheffield, with occasional press copy replies, concerning terms and preparation of the lease to the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd of the additional coalfield at Welbeck; also notes and queries of the various parties on the draft lease. Pl E12/9/5/6/1-82 6.7.1910-19.6.1914 13.12.1921-14.12.1921 Bundle of deeds, correspondence etc. concerning the development of the Welbeck (Additional) Coalfield, Nottinghamshire; 6 July 1910-19 June 1914 and 13-14 Dec. 1921 (Pl E12/9/5/6/3 - unfit for production) (82 items, paper) Pl E12/9/5/6/1: Outline of terms for lease to the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Company Limited, not adopted, 1912. Pl E12/9/5/6/2: Outline of Terms (signed 10 Apr. 1913) for a lease by the Duke of Portland of the Top Hard coal under lands in the parishes of Cuckney and Norton to the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd; area 468a.; term 37 years 6 mos from 1 June 1912; royalty of 6d per ton; minimum rent of £ 100 p.a. for first two years, £ 150 p.a. for next two, £ 250 p.a. for next two, £ 350 p.a. for next two, £ 400 p.a. for next two, £ 500 p.a. for next two, £ 600 for the 13th year, and £ 700 p.a. thereafter; short workings to be recoverable from subsequent over workings; lessees not liable for any lowering of springs near Cuckney Dam and those springs used by the village of Cuckney; power to lessor to work other seams without supporting the Top Hard; lessees to use best endeavours to keep water in River Poulter and Cuckney Dam at its present flow by puddle banks, etc. (plan attached). Pl E12/9/5/6/3: Draft lease by the Duke of Portland to the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd of Top Hard coal under 468a. of land in Cuckney and Norton, Nottinghamshire, abuts towards the west the coal demised to the lessees on 28 May 1890 and is to be worked by instroke from Langwith Colliery. Rents, length of lease and conditions follow the terms of Pl E12/9/5/6/2. Schedule of lands, arranged by parish (39.413a. in Norton and 429.182a. in Cuckney). Pl E12/9/5/6/4-9: Plan showing area of coal leased; instructions to counsel (D.M. Robertson Macdonald) to settle draft lease; notes and remarks of C.R. Hewitt, Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett et al. on the draft lease and on revisions to it. Pl E12/9/5/6/10-80: Correspondence (1912-14) addressed or forwarded to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George Street, Sheffield; copies of correspondence between Hewitt and Turner; original and copy letters received by Hewitt or Turner from The Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd, Chesterfield (per W.B.M. Jackson, general manager and M. Deacon, managing director). Negotiating lease of Cuckney additional coal - Pl E12/9/5/6/11 is draft heads of terms by Hewitt; proposals and counter proposals, and comments thereupon; preservation of flow in River Poulter; Cuckney Dam banks; water supply to Cuckney village; haggling over precise terms and conditions; pollution of air and streams, poor records of Company at Langwith Colliery Pl E12/9/5/6/81-82: Letter from Turner to Baileys and copy reply (Dec. 1921) concerning the £ 150 the Sheepbridge Company agreed to pay towards the cost of laying on water to Cuckney Village from Welbeck main; work now carried out; money should have been paid when lease was signed, etc. Pl E12/9/5/7/1-35 31.3.1915-23.3.1916 Bundle of correspondence concerning Welbeck Colliery, Nottinghamshire; 31 Mar.-7 July 1915 and 21-23 Mar. 1916 (fragile) (35 items, paper) Correspondence received by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse (with occasional copy replies); copy correspondence between Turner and Hewitt, and between Turner and Featherstone Fenwick [New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd], County Chambers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Allegations of Fenwick: impracticability of the course of the railway to Welbeck Colliery shown in the railway lease [see Pl E12/9/5/2/41]; alternatives giving access to lines other than the Great Central, such access an advantage; line on northern boundary of Warsop estate acceptable to Wigram, the FitzHerberts' agents, but not to Turner; gradients, costs; alleged saving of £ 11000 by constructing 'boundary' line in lieu of lease line; summary of negotiations during 1911-13; site of colliery and of railways had been fixed in advance, contrary to usual practice, lessees claim to have assumed that 'a practical scheme had been worked out'; extra foundations and brick work will cost over £ 20000, extra running costs of £ 1100 p.a. because of position of screens and shaft relative to Crown Farm [the Bolsover Colliery Co.'s Mansfield] Colliery; length of time spent renegotiating railway lease; delay to whole project, but subsequently no time lost in sinking and equipping colliery, shafts down to Top Hard (Mar. 1915); Duke of Portland remitted first year's certain rent, but New Hucknall Co. desire to renegotiate terms. Counterblast by Baileys and Hewitt; slight deviation to railway, as suggested by Mr Elliott-Cooper, consulting engineer, provided best and cheapest access and allowed the colliery to be set out in the same way as Crown farm pit; New Hucknall Co. enjoyed more freedom over layout of surface works than they allege, and it was they that caused the railway sidings to be placed where they were; general satisfaction with the way New Hucknall have carried out works; New Hucknall rejected colliery site indicated in the lease; the Duke rejected their alternative on high ground, pits sunk on a site selected by New Hucknall and approved by Duke; Hewitt and Turner unimpressed with Fenwick's pleadings. Consequences of war for the cost of New Hucknall's raising capital and finance, depreciation of investments such as Consols in their reserve fund with new issues of War Loan; any concession in postponing minimum rents for 3 years or to 6 months after the end of the war would set a precedent with other recent lessees such as Stanton Ironworks Co., complicated by Mr [J.A.] Longden's position as a director of both concerns; New Hucknall debenture issue oversubscribed; Duke to take £ 50000 War Loan under option for converting Consols in to War Loan at 3:2. Difficulties in providing colliery housing at Warsop; in bad weather the distance makes miners late for work and loath to walk; desire (1916) to use land set aside for houses for officials for a model village; desire to buy site from the FitzHerberts, whose agent (Wigram) is unenthusiastic; for Turner 'this proposal cannot be entertained'. Pl E12/9/5/7/1 is a file of carbon copy letters (30 Sept. 1911-15 Jan. 1912) between Fenwick and Turner and John Wigram, South Collingham, Newark and Mr Muschamp, agent for the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, and of letters of 31 Mar. and 3 Apr. 1915 from Fenwick to Turner discussing the earlier correspondence. Pl E12/9/5/8/1-15 9.6.1916-18.5.1917 Bundle of correspondence etc. concerning the Duke of Portland's coal at Birklands, near Warsop, Nottinghamshire; 9 June 1916-18 May 1917 (Unfit for production) (15 items, paper) Pl E12/9/5/8/1: Plan showing site of proposed shafts 1 mile south east of Market Warsop. Pl E12/9/5/8/2-4: Heads of terms for a lease of 520a. of coal at Birklands to the Staveley Coal and Iron Company Ltd, for 36 years 6 months from 1 May 1916; to be worked from pits on the Warsop estate; no buildings to be erected within three quarters of a mile of the Birklands western boundary; wayleave powers for a limited area of Earl Manvers's coals; minimum rent of £ 1500 p.a., royalty of 6d per ton, wayleave on foreign coal brought through at £ 10 per acre; with related plan. Pl E12/9/5/8/5-15: Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; and copy correspondence between Hewitt and Company and Messrs Coke, Turner and Company, 26 Low Pavement, Nottingham. Letting Top Hard coal at Birklands (between Welbeck Colliery boundary and the Bolsover Colliery Co's); Staveley Coal and Iron Co. want to sink a further pit at Warsop (on the FitzHerbert estate already leased to them) to get at coal across a large fault; letting coal will give the Duke of Portland a lever in discussing site of this new colliery; FitzHerbert's agents will accommodate the Duke as far as his own responsibilities allow; stipulation of where workmen's cottages are erected; Turner's dislike of proposed colliery site, high ground, blot on the landscape, etc.; alternative site rejected by the Staveley Co.; what area of coal do Staveley intend to take from Earl Manvers; whole proposal is really about the development of Manvers's coal without his estate having the nuisance of surface workings; this cools Turner's ardour; would not have accepted the wayleave rental proposal; has renewed doubts about Hewitt representing all parties (the Duke, Manvers, FitzHerbert) and is sure that FitzHerbert 'will come out of it all right'; Turner's brother [David]'s thoughts; negotiations between Staveley Co. and Manvers broken off (1917), terms offered by the Duke of Portland withdrawn, Coke, Turner and Co. nonplussed by this. Pl E12/9/5/9/1-42 20.4.1892-10.9.1894 Bundle of correspondence, deeds etc. concerning the ownership and exploitation of minerals at Warsop, Nottinghamshire; 20 Apr. 1892-10 Sept. 1894 (Pl E12/9/5/9/1-4, 8-10, 12 and 40-42 unfit for production) (42 items, paper) Pl E12/9/5/9/1-2: Instructions to counsel (Alfred Bailey) to advise as to ownership of minerals under lands in the parish of Warsop allotted by the Warsop Inclosure Award in respect of lands copyhold of the Manor of Mansfield, opinion that the Duke is so entitled as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield; and instructions to counsel to draft deed of consent. Pl E12/9/5/9/3: Copy draft deed of consent between Sir William FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire, Baronet and the Reverend Richard FitzHerbert of Warsop, Clerk, the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd and the Duke of Portland for the working of coal under copyholds at Warsop; the Duke, as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield licenses the Fitzherberts to lease their interest in the coals to the Company; declaration of the ownership rights of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield; recites lease of 1894 by the Duke to the Company of his interest as Lord of The Manor in the Top Hard coal under the Fitzherbert lands for 60 years from 1 Nov. 1892, and lease contemporary with this deed to be granted by the Fitzherberts pursuant to this consent; schedule of lands annexed. Plan wanting. Revised by and approved by Alfred Bailey etc., Aug. 1894. Pl E12/9/5/9/4: Extract from the Warsop Inclosure Award of 1825. Pl E12/9/5/9/5-42: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: John R. Hewitt and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby; Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; Henry Wing, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; Alfred Bailey, 24 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn; Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; and F. Parker Rhodes, Rotherham; with occasional draft and press copy replies. The ownership of minerals at Warsop and the intention of the Fitzherberts to lease theirs to the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd; interests of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, and the terms of the inclosure award; seeking a copy of the award; dispute between the Fitzherberts and the Duke on wayleave payments for coal under intermixed plots of land; terms of lease and deed of consent. These negotiations may have proved abortive in view of the content of the next bundle. Pl E12/9/5/10/1-102 9.4.1901-6.3.1912 Bundle of correspondence, deeds etc. concerning the exploitation of minerals at Warsop, Nottinghamshire; 9 Apr. 1901 and 5 July 1906-6 Mar. 1912 (Pl E12/9/5/10/1-4, 7-20, 25-42, 98-101 unfit for production) (102 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/5/10/1: Licence (9 Apr. 1901) to the Reverend Sir Richard Fitzherbert to demise his possessory interest in minerals under copyhold lands at Warsop, Manor of Mansfield, to the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd; plan attached Pl E12/9/5/10/2-3: Copy draft deeds of consent (31 Dec. 1909 and 12 Apr. 1912) from Sir Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire, Baronet to the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd to work coal under copyholds at Warsop; plan attached to each. Defective. Pl E12/9/5/10/4: Preliminary terms (signed by Westlake 16 Mar. 1907) for a lease of the Duke of Portland's interest as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield in the Top Hard coal under lands at Warsop to the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd; 33a. 1r. 12p., surface belongs mainly to Sir Hugo FitzHerbert, Bart; term of 45 years 9 months from 1 Feb. 1907; break clause; rent of £ 15 per foot thickness per acre, £ 250 p.a. minimum, with usual provision for making up short workings; power to let down surface as far as Duke has power; may be required to leave pillars for support, royalty free; free wayleave for other Top Hard coal brought through the area; Combe coal to be included if workable; usual consent of copyholder; other standard terms of Portland mineral leases. Pl E12/9/5/10/5: Draft lease (1907-1909) by the Duke of Portland to the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd drawn pursuant to the preliminary terms above; coal to be worked from Warsop Main Colliery; cesser of rents when all coal paid for; lease may be surrendered when all coal paid for or if lessees give up Warsop Main lease; schedule of lands; form of licence/deed of consent; plan attached. Heavily annotated and revised, 17 Mar. 1908-8 Oct. 1909. Pl E12/9/5/10/6: Map of various plots of land at Warsop (12 June 1911), with schedule relating to them giving names and acreages (total 72a. 1r. 18p.) [includes plots shown on plan attached to the above lease, etc. but differs]. Pl E12/9/5/10/7-96: Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office Mansfield Woodhouse, Parker Rhodes and Company, Rotherham, and Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield; with various press copy replies; copy correspondence between Hewitt/Hewitt and Company and the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd (per H. Westlake, 'managing director'), Charles P. Markham, the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per J.P. Houfton, managing director) and Turner, etc. Staveley's workings at Warsop Main Colliery approaching lands that are copyhold of the Manor of Mansfield; they desire to acquire the Duke of Portland's rights; draft lease had been prepared in 1894 but terms were never settled, the Fitzherberts had demised coals under their freeholds and their copyholds of the Manor of Warsop (of which they are lords), Staveley interested in detached portions [Manor of Mansfield copyholds] surrounded by the Fitzherbert property; how will current approach may complicate/be complicated by planned development of the Welbeck coalfield; Hewitt believes a better rent will be secured from letting a part of the copyhold at a time, holding back those areas still distant from Staveley's workings; negotiation of terms embodied in Pl E12/9/5/10/4; drafting lease; Hewitt's observations on lease as revised (Pl E12/9/5/10/30, 9 Feb. 1909); ownership of other detached plots by Naylor etc.; Staveley wants about 73a. (per plan Pl E12/9/5/10/45), Hewitt wants to negotiate for 34a., Baileys etc. willing that all Warsop copyhold coal be put on the table but linked to satisfactory negotiations for the Duke/Bolsover Colliery Co. to acquire Dr Court's coal at Doe Lea barrier [see Pl E12/9/1/7/; Pl E12/9/1/9/]; poaching by Bolsover company of barrier coal, Markham [of Staveley] my be playing a waiting game with them; further details of and discussions about Naylor's property; settling details of lease and consents. Pl E12/9/5/10/97-102: Plan of Naylor's freehold and copyhold (Manor of Mansfield and Manor of Warsop) coal; further plan with schedule; plans forwarded with Turner's letter of 17 Mar. 1911 [Pl E12/9/5/10/77]; extract from deed of enfranchisement of Charles Jackson (29 Dec. 1849) [see Pl E12/7/2/1/2]; and copy of extracts from Mansfield Manor Court Rolls (26 Feb. 1844 and 26 Feb. 1850) of enfranchisements of Charles Jackson (dated 8 Dec. 1843 and 29 Dec. 1849) relating to Naylor's Warsop copyhold. Pl E12/9/5/11/1-4 16.2.1912-11.7.1912 Deed and correspondence for working coals at Warsop, Nottinghamshire; 16 Feb.-11 July 1912 (4 items, paper) Copy draft deed of consent between Frederic William Barton Naylor of Nottingham, gentleman, a person of unsound mound and the Committee of his estate under an Order in Lunacy of 26 July 1895, the Staveley Coal and Iron Co. Ltd and the Duke of Portland licensing the Company to work coal under Naylor's copyholds shown on the annexed plan [wanting] at Warsop, Manor of Mansfield, for 41 years 6 months from 1 May 1911; rent of £ 15 per acre per foot thickness of coal; recites leases of 30 Dec. 1909 and 30 Aug. 1911 by the Duke to the Company of his interest as Lord of The Manor of Mansfield in the Top Hard coal; declaration of the rights of ownership of the Duke as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield. Plan wanting. Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Parker Rhodes and Company, Rotherham and Messrs Stenton and Metcalfe, Southwell; includes observations on MacSwinney's alterations to the draft. See previous bundle for earlier correspondence. Pl E12/9/5/12/1-12 28.7.1914-7.11.1914 Bundle of correspondence concerning Welbeck Colliery and Warsop schools, Nottinghamshire; 28 July-7 Nov. 1914. Defective (unfit for production) (12 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, with copy correspondence between Turner, F. Fenwick, County Chambers, Westgate Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne, John Wigram, South Collingham, Newark, and others, and copy letter from Wigram to P. Muschamp of the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd.; opinion of counsel as to the probable unenforcability of the covenant by the New Hiucknall Colliery Company Ltd as lessees of Welbeck Colliery to provide school accommodation; school provision in Warsop; proposals of the County Council; background to the terms in the lease, etc.
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Pl E12/9/6 1867-1921 Material concerning mining activity on the estates of the Dukes of Portland in and around Whitwell, Derbyshire; 1867-1921 (218 items) See also Pl E12/9/1 for material relating to the Shireoaks Colliery Co.'s workings within the Manor of Bolsover. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/6/1-7 below. Pl E12/9/6/1 1867-1873 Bundle of papers relating to the ownership and exploitation of minerals at Whitwell, Derbyshire; 1867-1873 (176 items) See Pl E12/9/6/1/1-175 below for detailed descriptions. Pl E12/9/6/1/1-30 18.5.1867-11.9.1873 Deeds, memoranda etc. concerning Bowdon's minerals at Southgate/Whitwell/Clowne, Derbyshire; 18 May 1867-11 Sept. 1873 (30 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/6/1/1-2: Various calculations of lands proposed to be included in the Southgate coal lease (1867); memorandum of arrangement between Henery Bowdon and the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd for a lease of the Southgate coal field; and draft of agreement for such a lease (1868). Pl E12/9/6/1/4: Memorandum by J.T. Woodhouse (17 June 1868) relating to coal mines belonging to the Duke of Portland in the parish of Whitwell and in certain parts of Bolsover Manor [Clowne] - where and how to sink and work, possible joint working, etc. Pl E12/9/6/1/5-14: Heads of proposed terms for leasing to Henry Bowdon coal at Clowne and Whitwell belonging to the Duke of Portland, with various revisions and instructions to counsel (Alfred Bailey) to settle same; related memoranda and observations, and memoranda of meetings to discuss terms; area of the Southgate coal field, tabulated and recalculated; etc. The latest draft of the terms are: Top Hard and Black Shale coals under 103a.-104a. of land for 40 years, at a minimum rent of £ 200 p.a., reserved rents of £ 140 and £ 75 per acre for the two respective seams (whether surface be freehold or copyhold), lessee to have option of taking other seams as specified, arrangements if Bowdon come into possession of 30a. of copyhold surface lands specified for proportionate increase in the minimum rent, restrictions on what can be erected on the surface and where (including workmen's cottages), minerals under certain areas not to be worked without the Duke's consent, latest smoke consuming apparatus to be employed, etc. Pl E12/9/6/1/15-17: Abstract of title (1812-71) of Thomas Fenton Salvin to lands in Whitwell to be sold to Henry Bowdon, 1871; abstract of conveyance from Salvin to Bowdon (18 July 1871) of 5a. 3r. 28p. of land near Hollin Toll Bar in the parish of Whitwell, Derbyshire, with underlying minerals, for a consideration of £ 1713 5/- - forms part of Bowdon's abstract of title to the premises (with plan attached); requisitions on title and replies thereto in connection with Bowdon's sale of part of the premises to the Duke of Portland; Pl E12/9/6/1/18: Draft conveyance (11 Sept. 1873) by Henry Bowdon of Southgate House, Derbyshire, Esq. to William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott, Duke of Portland, for a consideration of £ 400 (plan attached), of minerals under 4a. 0r. 30p. of land near Hollin Hill Bar in the parish of Whitwell, Derbyshire, immediately south of the Midland Railway line from Creswell Junction to Staveley and adjoining Elmton parish on the south. Pl E12/9/6/1/19-27: Memoranda of meetings, inspection of documents, etc. Pl E12/9/6/1/28-29: Plan of part of the Southgate [Clowne-Whitwell] coalfield by George Unwin, 1870; plan of lands acquired by Bowdon, the Duke of Portland and the Midland Railway from Mr Salvin, 1872. Pl E12/9/6/1/30: Table of distances from Welbeck of proposed colliery buildings. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/6/1. Pl E12/9/6/1/31-175 16.4.1867-11.9.1873 Correspondence concerning Bowdon's minerals at Southgate/Whitwell/Clowne, Derbyshire; 16 Apr. 1867-11 Sept. 1873 (145 items, paper) Original and copy correspondence addressed or forwarded to E.S. Bailey/Edward Bailey/Messrs Bailey, Shaw, Smith and Bailey, 5 Berners Street from: the Duke of Portland; Charles Neale and William Cripwell, Mansfield Woodhouse; Charles J. Neale, High Oakham, Mansfield; George Unwin, Whitwell; Messrs Shipton and Hallewell, Chesterfield; John T. Woodhouse, Derby and 11 Great George Street, Westminster; Henry Bowdon, Southgate House, near Chesterfield; John Butler-Bowdon, Pleasington Hall, Blackburn; and others (with various replies and copies of correspondence between third parties). Bowdon's desire to rent the Duke of Portland's coals at Whitwell as part of a scheme to exploit the coal under his Southgate estate, with which some of the Duke's lands are intermixed; delays in construction of Midland Railway branch from Mansfield to Staveley which will give access to Bowdon's coal in the parish of Clowne; the Duke's preference for buying out Bowdon's lands/minerals there; prospect that Bowdon's brother [Lt-Col. Butler-Bowdon], having a seat in Lancashire, will be more open to the Duke's proposals; details of his Pleasington Hall estate; Unwin's connections with the Bowdons; Duke's proposal turned down; joint working of minerals to be explored; promise by the Bowdons (Pl E12/9/6/1/61) to give the Duke first refusal on any sale of the lands or minerals of the Southgate estate; negotiating terms for exploiting minerals, site of pit [Clowne], site of chimney, distance from Welbeck; Duke's concern that no works or smoke be visible from Welbeck; balloon ascent (1870) to check on visibility from Welbeck, questions of how high smoke might rise, wind direction (Pl E12/9/6/1/90, 97, 99), installation of 'smoke consuming furnaces' debated; acquisition of land and coals from Mr Salvin and Midland Railway's loyal behaviour to the Duke; site for erection of colliery cottages, consequential nuisance of them; Bowdon's restiveness at continuing delays (1871) after the amount of effort and considerable expense; interest of the Shireoaks Colliery Company. Also Sutton-in-Ashfield mineral affairs (Pl E12/9/6/1/54, 134); Hucknall minerals (Pl E12/9/6/1/69, 125, 134, 156); Bolsover minerals (Pl E12/9/6/1/71); Mansfield Schools and other estate business, acquisitions, etc. (passim). Pl E12/9/6/1/174 is an undated letter from the Duke of Portland. Pl E12/9/6/1/175 contains copies of letters (30 Nov. 1867-20 Oct. 1868) from E.S. Bailey and Edward Bailey to the Duke of Portland and George Unwin. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/6/1. Pl E12/9/6/1/176 18.12.1871 Report on fouling of water by operations of colliery at Whitwell, Derbyshire; 18 Dec. 1871 (1 item, paper & linen) Report by J.T. Woodhouse, Derby to Messrs Bailey, Shaw, Smith and Bailey as to the fouling of watercourses likely from the operations of the colliery on Mr Bowdon's land at Southgate/Whitwell, Derbyshire: the different categories of polluted water - ordinary muddy water from sinking, heated water,poisonous liquor from oilworks and same from gasworks, and water fouled by washing coal dust; annexed plan. Part of the archive bundle Pl E12/9/6/1. Pl E12/9/6/2 1890-1901 Leases to the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd; 1890-1901 (4 items, paper & linen) See Pl E12/9/6/2/1-4 below for detailed descriptions. Pl E12/9/6/2/1 13.2.1890 Draft lease by the Duke of Portland of Top Hard Coal at Whitwell, Derbyshire etc. to the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd; 13 Feb. 1890 (unfit for production) (34 ff, attached + 1 f, paper & linen) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Second Party: The Shireoaks Colliery Company Limited. Draft lease by (1) to (2) of the Top Hard seam of coal under lands specified in the parishes of Whitwell, Derbyshire and Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 60 years from 1 Feb. 1890; together with liberty for (2) to enter upon the lands described in the 2nd schedule (below) in connection with their mining operations and ancillary activities (upon giving due notice as specified and paying compensation according to the arrangements specified), to sink shafts and erect surface works (but not coke ovens etc.), and to have free use of Whitwell Quarry to provide raw materials for such constructions, etc., etc. Covenants include gas works, furnaces and steam engines to be fitted with apparatus to consume own smoke; no rent payable for any coal left to support and buildings or works on lands in first and second schedules, or to support buildings on adjoining lands entitled to support; (2) to give notice when workings are within 80 yards of coal underlying any such buildings, etc.; no effluent to flow from the mine or related buildings into any of the Welbeck lakes or watercourses flowing into them; wall to be erected from the private loading berth at Whitwell Station to near Belph Mill Dam; water supply for the cattle of Peter Webster, tenant of (1) at Whitwell; numerous standard covenants governing working, rents, notice, arbitration; restoration of surface lands, etc. Rent: £ 1 10/- per acre per half year for surface lands entered and used as specified; 3d-6d per ton of limestone carried away; half-yearly rent of £ 21 per acre per foot thickness of coal from seams less than 5 feet thick, and £ 25 for seams more than 5 feet thick, with a minimum rent of £ 50 per half year in the first year, £ 100 per half year in the second, £ 250 per half year in the third, £ 375 per half year in the fourth, £ 500 per half year in the fifth, and £ 750 per half year in the sixth and subsequent years in case the quantities of coal raised do not amount to such sums, but allowing overworkings to be offset against earlier short workings (but not vice versa). Schedules of land (pink: 1386a. 1r. 14p. in Whitwell parish and 140a. in Welbeck; blue, 18a. 3r. 34p.; brown, 126a. 1r. 14p.). Extensive annotations and alterations by Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, 2 Nov. 1889 and 7 Jan. 1890, and Baileys, Shaw and Gillett. Detached map of surface areas concerned. Pl E12/9/6/2/2 1893 Epitome of lease (10 May 1882) by the Duke of Portland of his freehold interest in copyhold coals at Clowne, Derbyshire to the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd; 1893 (1 item - 2 ff, paper) Top Hard coal and coal immediately underlying it, under copyhold lands fully described in the schedules and plan to the original; term of 50 years from 29 Sept. 1881; half-yearly rent of £ 15 per acre per foot thickness (proportionately); minimum half-yearly rental of £ 37 10/-; power to make up short working within 15 years. Pl E12/9/6/2/3 1893 Epitome of lease (26 Nov. 1888) by the Duke of Portland of Top Hard Coal at Elmton, Whitwell and Clowne, Derbyshire to the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd; 1893 (3 ff, attached, paper) Under freehold and copyhold lands more fully described in the schedules and plan to the original (359a. 2r. 1p. freehold, 443a. 0r. 33p. copyhold, 4a. 3r. 33p. wasteland); term of 50 years from 25 Mar. 1887; half-yearly rent of £ 22 per acre per foot thickness (proportionately) out of freehold lands and £ 11 per acre per foot out of copyholds; minimum half-yearly rental of £ 50 in the first 5 years and £ 270 10/- thereafter; power to make up past short working during the term. Pl E12/9/6/2/4 13.2.1901 Surrender of lease of 13 Feb. 1890 to the Duke of Portland of Top Hard Coal at Whitwell, Derbyshire etc. by the Shireoaks Colliery Company, Ltd; 13 Feb. 1901 (unfit for production) (4 ff, attached, paper) First Party: The Shireoaks Colliery Company Limited. Second Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland. Draft surrender by (1) to (2) of the lease of 13 Feb. 1890 [Pl E12/9/6/2/1] prior to the granting of a new lease by (2). Recites that (1) have overpaid £ 1623 19s 7d in rent above the value of coal gotten up to 1 Feb. 1895 and are to recoup this under the new lease. Extensive annotations and revisions by Baileys. Shaw and Gillett and Broomhead, Wightman and Moore of Sheffield, 18 Mar. 1899, 15 June 1899 and 17 Aug. 1900. Pl E12/9/6/3/1 8.8.1905-6.11.1905 Copy correspondence concerning the Shireoaks Colliery Company's Whitwell lease; 8 Aug.-6 Nov. 1905 (19 ff, attached, paper) Copy correspondence exchanged between C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street concerning coals leased to the Shireoaks Colliery Company at Whitwell, Derbyshire under land sold to Mr Hodding; land exchanged there between the Dukes of Newcastle and Portland and the status of the underlying minerals; construction of cottages on both sections of land; obligations to support, liability for surface damage, etc. Used as briefing material for counsel. Pl E12/9/6/4/1-22 29.11.1920-12.8.1921 Bundle of correspondence and leases to the Bolsover and Shireoaks Colliery Companies; 29 Nov. 1920-12 Aug. 1921 (unfit for production) (22 items, paper & linen) Pl E12/9/6/4/1: Draft lease (7 June 1921) from the Duke of Portland to the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited, supplemental to a lease of 9 Aug. 1893, of portions of Top Hard Coal on the boundary between Whitwell, Derbyshire and Holbeck/Woodhouse Hall, Nottinghamshire. Pl E12/9/6/4/2: Draft lease (7 June 1921) from the Duke of Portland to the Shireoaks Colliery Company Limited, supplemental to a lease of 13 feb. 1901, of portions of Top Hard coal on the boundary between Whitwell, Derbyshire and Holbeck/Woodhouse Hall, Nottinghamshire. Pl E12/9/6/4/3-22: Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, 122 London Road, Derby, the Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd, the Shireoaks Colliery Co. Ltd, Messrs Davies, Sanders and Swanwick, Chesterfield, and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse. Fault in the Whitwell Colliery workings, revision of boundaries between areas to be worked by the Bolsover and Shireoaks colliery companies to follow fault in 'exchange leases' of 15 May 1906, new leases to be prepared and minutiae of this. Pl E12/9/6/5/1-3 26.6.1899-8.8.1899 Bundle of correspondence concerning mining subsidence and the Welbeck water supply; 26 June-8 Aug. 1899 (3 items, paper) Letters from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse to E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street concerning increasing leakage from Hollinghill Gripps/Hollinhill reservoir, Elmton parish, built by the 5th Duke of Portland to supply Welbeck, due to subsidence; who is liable for damages?; no special provision in lease? (Shireoaks Colliery No. 2 lease); solution to build new reservoir at Gravel Hill. See also Pl E12/14/3. Pl E12/9/6/6/1-6 20.11.1907-1.2.1908 Bundle of correspondence concerning proposed mineral exchange between the Dukes of Leeds and Portland, with plan; 20 Nov. 1907-1 Feb. 1908 (6 items, paper & linen) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, and others (including copies of letters exchanged by Hewitt and the Shire Oaks Colliery) debating the merits of the proposed exchange of coals, the Duke of Portland will receive an area inconvenient to work, faults have been found in the vicinity, should wait and see where they lead, no agreement on terms, proposal declined by the Duke of Portland's advisers. Pl E12/9/8/6/6 is a plan of the area to be exchanged on the Yorkshire/Derbyshire border at Honeysyke alias Honeysuck, between Kiveton Park and Whitwell. Pl E12/9/6/7/1-6 17.3.1910-28.7.1910 Bundle of correspondence relating to the ownership of minerals under the late Thomas Ellis's land on Whitwell Common, Derbyshire; 17 Mar.-28 July 1910 (6 items, paper) File of copy correspondence received by T. Warner Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse from Messrs Branson and Son, Sheffield and C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby; copy letters from Turner to Branson and Son; original letters from Turner to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street.
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Pl E12/9/7 1899-1926 Correspondence with and about mining on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire estates of the Dukes of Portland, especially copyholds; 1899-1926 (428 items) Further correspondence with and about the Butterley Company, Ltd will be found at Pl E12/10/2/15 et seq. For licences to work coals under copyholds, and related papers, see Pl E12/9/8 series. This series is a combination of various artificial bundles and loose items. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/7/1-428 below. Pl E12/9/7/1-80 25.11.1903-17.8.1906 Correspondence about the mining activities of the Butterley Company, Ltd on the Duke of Portland's Nottinghamshire estates; 25 Nov. 1903-17 Aug. 1906 (80 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner/Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse; the Butterley Company, Ltd (per H. Eustace Mitton, A. Leslie Wright and others); Messrs Fox, Trotter, Thicknesse, Patteson and Hull, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster; Messrs Watson, Wadsworth and Ward, 15 Weekday Cross, Nottingham; Messrs Milles, Jennings White and Foster, 8 Whitehall Place, Westminster; and others (includes occasional press copy replies). Minutiae of the Duke of Portland's granting licences to the Butterley Company to work coal under copyhold lands in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield etc. being part of the Manor of Mansfield of which he is Lord; the tenants for life under the will of Mary Anne Hodgkinson; coal under the cemetery at Kirkby, under Kirkby glebe and (East) Kirkby Barrier; working of coals near Kirkby Woodhouse church, ownership of minerals thereabouts, terms of Butterley's lease from the Duke of Portland gives them liability for future surface damage, church and vicarage being constructed over worked-out coal; Butterley attaching too many conditions to their donation of £ 500 to the church building fund, but to be indemnified against damage to ensure donation [see also Pl E12/10/2/15/25]; licence for working under old church site. Pl E12/9/7/7 is a copy of a letter from F.J. Turner to Baileys (29 Sept. 1885) concerning land at Kirkby-in-Ashfield sold to Arthur Bright. Pl E12/9/7/16 is a copy of correspondence between the Butterley Company, Ltd (per F.C. Corfield) and Messrs Hewitt and Company (22 Oct.-4 Nov. 1898) regarding the Kirkby Barrier and proposed alterations to it. Pl E12/9/7/81-167 14.6.1907-14.4.1910 Correspondence about the mining activities of the Butterley Company, Ltd on the Duke of Portland's Nottinghamshire estates; 14 June 1907-14 Apr. 1910 (87 items, paper & linen) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Trotter, Thicknesse, Patteson and Hull/Thicknesse and Hull, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, and subsequently 5 Little College Street; and others (includes occasional press copy replies). Minutiae of the Duke of Portland's granting licences to the Butterley Company to work coal under copyhold lands in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield etc. being part of the Manor of Mansfield of which he is Lord; disproportionate cost of enrolling licences; further costs in connection with George Briggs, in an asylum but not a lunatic, if formal lunacy proceedings have to be gone through just to get the licence to work coals for which Butterley's payment would be £ 6 10/-, indemnities and other ways of proceeding; coal under Kirkby-in-Ashfield Schools; permission to work the Annesley barrier; includes occasional matters relating the New Hucknall Colliery Company (in respect of Bentinck Colliery) [inextricably linked with the workings of Butterley's Portland Collieries - see Pl E12/10/2/ ]. Pl E12/9/7/152 includes a plan of land belonging to George Briggs at Sutton-in-Ashfield. Pl E12/9/7/168-248 5.1.1915-5.12.1918 Correspondence about the mining activities of the Butterley Company, Ltd on the Duke of Portland's Nottinghamshire estates; 5 Jan. 1915-5 Dec. 1918 (81 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Thicknesse and Hull, 5 Little College Street, Westminster; and others (includes occasional copy replies and letters exchanged by E.H. Bailey, Foxholes, Chipping Norton and W.E. Gillett at Berners Street). Does Butterley Company need licences to work coal under lands where they themselves are the copyholders, or where they propose to purchase the enfranchised copyholders' interests in minerals (at Sutton-in-Ashfield); their proposal to work coals under the Great Northern Railway at Sutton-in-Ashfield, objections of Railway Company's solicitor (R. Hill Dawe) to the 'usual covenant' etc., complications and prolonged discussion, everything to be done to aid the Butterley Company in reaching an agreement, will sort out question of lateral support for railway and liberate much more coal for working throughout the Duke's estates than is immediately concerned; construction of co-operative store at Kirkby-in-Ashfield and under-lease; Various individual and omnibus licences from the Duke of Portland to the Butterley Company to work coal under various small copyholds at Sutton-in-Ashfield; licence to New Hucknall Colliery Company, Ltd and arrangements between Butterley and New Hucknall; South Normanton sub-lease; encroachments on barrier coal (2 Apr. 1917). Pl E12/9/7/249-280 26.3.1919-22.6.1921 Correspondence about the mining activities of the Butterley Company, Ltd on the Duke of Portland's Nottinghamshire estates; 26 Mar. 1919-22 June 1921 (32 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Thicknesse and Hull, 5 Little College Street, Westminster. Butterley Company's sub-lease to Midland Coal Products, Ltd of a site at Kirkby-in-Ashfield for an experimental plant for coal distillation; various individual and omnibus licences from the Duke of Portland to the Butterley Company to work coal under various small copyholds at Sutton-in-Ashfield, and licence from the Primitive Methodist Chapel Trustees there. Pl E12/9/7/281-428 27.9.1899-20.4.1926 Correspondence about minerals under copyholds on the Duke of Portland's Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire estates; 27 Sept. 1899-20 Apr. 1926 (unfit for production) (148 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from: C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, London Road, Derby; T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse; Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore, George Street, Sheffield [solicitors to the Bolsover Colliery Co., Ltd]; William Bryan/Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield; Messrs Wells and Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham; the Bolsover Colliery Company, Ltd; and other solicitors and colliery companies (with occasional press copy replies). Licences for the Bolsover Colliery Company, Ltd to work coal under copyholds in the Manor of Bolsover, and other Bolsover and Mansfield/Ashfield copyhold matters; acquisition of various mineral rights by the Blackwell, Bolsover, New Hucknall, Shirebrook and Shireoaks colliery companies, the Butterley Company, Stanton Ironworks et al.; scales of charges for the various transactions; disputes over tenure; minutiae of transactions; serious inconvenience from increasing inaccuracy of the Mansfield court rolls caused by the Sherwood Colliery Co.'s refusal to enter licences upon them; dispute between the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd and various railways respecting a portion of Miss Hodgkinson's estate at Kirkby-in-Ashfield; related matters concerning allotment of coals under the Mansfield Inclosure. Bolsover Lower Mines (1920), negotiations suspended during the First World War, proposal to sink a new pit near the boundary of the Sutton Scarsdale estate, possible support by leaving various Sutton Scarsdale minerals unworked, compensation, previous activities of the Staveley Company, etc. Pl E12/9/7/398 is a schedule of 'Recusant Copyhold Mines' of which the New Hucknall Colliery Co. have purchased or leased the possessory interest of the copyholders, with acreages and seams involved, 16 Nov. 1910.
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Pl E12/9/8 1867-1926 Licences to work coal under copyhold lands held of the Manors of Bolsover and Mansfield (of which the Duke of Portland is Lord), with related material; 1867-1926 (201 items) Licences have been arranged: Pl E12/9/8/1 for the Butterley Company, Pl E12/9/8/2 for other companies (New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd, etc.) in the Mansfield and Ashfield area, and Pl E12/9/8/3 for the Bolsover area (Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd). Pl E12/9/8/4-7 contain legal papers concerning the ownership of minerals within these manors - see also Pl E12/10/1 series. Minerals under copyholds (and enfranchised copyholds) belonged to the Lord of the Manor, who could not work them without the consent of the copyhold surface owners who had certain ownership rights (a possessory interest) in them. The usual mechanism was a licence from the copyholder to the Duke's lessees (following a form specified in the principal lease from the Duke which ensured the explicit recognition by all parties of his ownership of the minerals) to enable them to work the coals in return for a royalty (the royalty on coals under copyholds which was payable to the Duke being generally set at half that for freehold coals). Sometimes several copyholders were party to one licence or some other memorandum or form of covenant was entered into (always acknowledging the Duke's rights of ownership). It was possible for a copyholder to sell the surface but reserve his limited rights in the minerals, causing further complexity. The costs of the transactions could exceed the value of the mineral concerned. For detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/8/1-9 below. Pl E12/9/8/1 1904-1921 Licences to the Butterley Company to work coal under copyhold lands at Sutton-in-Ashfield held of the Manor of Mansfield; 1904-1923 (34 items) See Pl E12/9/8/1/1-34 below for detailed descriptions. Pl E12/9/8/1/1 4.6.1904 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 4 June 1904 (unfit for production) (27 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Thomas Clarke Hodgkinson of Swincoe Lodge, Beaverton, Ontario, Dominion of Canada; and Catherine Anne Hodgkinson of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster. Second Party: Catherine Anne Hodgkinson; and Henry Crewdson of the City of Nottingham, gentleman. Third Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick, near Alfreton, Derbyshire, Esq; and Philip Wright of Marley Mount, Market Drayton, Salop, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 41a. 1r. 23.5p. of copyhold land (as specified) at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Schedule of fields and acreages. Plan attached. See also Pl F12/9/8/2/8. Pl E12/9/8/1/2 1905 Copy draft consent to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1905 (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Charles Manners of Mansfield, tin plate printer (trustee). Second Party: Barringer, Wallis and Manners Ltd. Third Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Marley Mount, Market Drayton, Salop, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1), at the request of (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 10a. 1r. 16p.'or thereabouts' of copyhold land (as specified) at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Consideration: £ 400 by (3) to (2) at the request of (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/3 16.7.1906 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 16 July 1906 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Frederick Walton of Sutton in Ashfield, farmer. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Marley Mount, Market Drayton, Salop, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 6a. 2r. 3p. of enfranchised copyhold land (as specified) at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 250 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/4 4.7.1907 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 4 July 1907 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Abraham Wass of Sutton in Ashfield, builder. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Marley Mount, Market Drayton, Salop, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 1a. 1r. 37p. of enfranchised copyhold land (as specified) at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Licence states 1a. 1r. 25p. of land. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 50 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/5 4.9.1907 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 4 Sept. 1907 (17 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Alfred Unwin Heathcote of Shep[h]albury, Hertfordshire, a Colonel in HM Army; Arthur Samuel Heathcote of 37 Pembroke Road, Earl's Court, London, Esq.; and William Heathcote Unwin of Srinagar, Cashmere [Kashmir], India, a Colonel in HM Army. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Marley Mount, Market Drayton, Salop, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 71a. 0r. 23p. of land (as specified) at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 38 years from 25 Mar. 1907; subject to deeds listed in the 2nd schedule hereof, and to the statutory and other rights of the Great Northern Railway, Midland Railway and other public bodies in respect of the surface of the lands. Detailed working clauses and covenants; rents cease when all coal paid for; power to (2) to determine licence when all coal gotten. Recites previous deeds. Rent: £ 100 p.a. by (2) to (1) for 9 years and thereafter £ 5 p.a. for 29 years; acreage rental of £ 42 10/- per acre for excess quantities over those required to pay the minimum rental; shortworkings may be made up subsequently. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/6 10.9.1907 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 10 Sept. 1907 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Emlen Crofts of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, farmer. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Marley Mount, Market Drayton, Salop, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 4a. 1r. 36p. of land (as specified) including a moiety of Cowpasture Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 157 10/- from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/7 16.6.1908 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 16 June 1908 (unfit for production) (12 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Isabelle Radford of Leatherhead, Surrey, spinster; Raymond Edward Radford, gentleman; Elise Lucy Radford of Bridlington, Yorkshire, spinster; John Radford 'a Bombardier in HM Army at present stationed at Dover', Kent. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Red House, Halstead, Essex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 10a. 2r. 17p. of land (as specified in three parts) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 12 years from 25 Mar. 1908. Detailed working clauses and covenants. Recites previous deeds. Rent: royalty of £ 42 10/- per acre by (2) to (1). Schedule included. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/8 1.7.1908 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1 July 1908 (5 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Joseph Jennings Wharmby of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, chemist. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Red House, Halstead, Essex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 5a. 0r. 36p. of land (as specified) at Grace Close in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 209 19/- by (2) to (1). Plan attached that shows two proposed new streets. Pl E12/9/8/1/9 1.12.1908 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under copyhold and freehold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1 Dec. 1908 (fragile) (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Robert Nesbitt of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Esq. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wootton Court, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire Esq.; and Philip Wright of Red House, Halstead, Essex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 2a. 3r. 0p. of land (as specified at 'Hardwick Lane Close') in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. An adjacent 1.5 acres is also mentioned. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 341 5/- to be paid by (2) to (1). Plan attached that shows two proposed new streets. Pl E12/9/8/1/10 25.3.1909 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 25 Mar. 1909 (unfit for production) (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Samuel Hibbert Beeley and Frederick William Beeley of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, builders. Second Party: Frederick William Beeley of Sutton-in-Ashfield. Third Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wooton, Leek Wooton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire, Esq.; and Philip Wright of Red House, Halstead, Essex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 7a. 1r. 32p. and 7a. 2r. 10p. of land (as specified) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; and by (2) to (3) of a parcel of 32p. of land there. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 300 by (3) to (1) and £ 15 10/- by (3) to (2). Two plans attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/11 25.10.1909 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under copyhold and freehold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 25 Oct. 1909 (unfit for production) (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Briggs of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Esq. Second Party: John Briggs the younger, Jesse Briggs and Alfred Briggs, trading as John Briggs and Sons of Sutton-in-Ashfield. Third Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wooton, Leek Wooton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire, Esq.; and Philip Wright of Millfield, Eastbourne, Sussex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 10a. 3r. 21p. of land (as specified; previously measured as 10a. 3r. 12p.) and 2a. 3r. 32p. in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 447 10/- by (3) to (1) and £ 121 10/- by (3) to (2). Pl E12/9/8/1/12 22.11.1909 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 22 Nov. 1909 (unfit for production) (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Midland Railway Company. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wooton, Leek Wooton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire, Esq.; and Philip Wright of Millhouse, Eastbourne, Sussex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 1r. 26p. of land, under a railway, (as specified) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 17 10s 7d by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/13 31.12.1909 Copy draft indemnity to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, belonging to George Briggs; 31 Dec. 1909 (2 ff, attached, paper) Copy draft indemnity granted by John Briggs, uncle of George Briggs of Sutton-in-Ashfield, a tenant of the Manor of Mansfield and 'a lunatic but not so found' to the Duke of Portland, as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, in lieu of the granting of an ordinary licence by the Duke to permit the Butterley Company to work the Top Hard coal under a piece of land in Hardwick Lane (as specified) in the parish of Sutton-in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Consideration: £ 6 10/- by Butterley for the benefit of George Briggs. See Pl E12/9/7 for related correspondence discussing mechanism for working the coal without a licence. Pl E12/9/8/1/14 31.12.1909 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 31 Dec. 1909 (unfit for production) (4 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: George Saxton of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, framework knitter. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wooton, Leek Wooton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire, Esq.; and Philip Wright of Millhouse, Eastbourne, Sussex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 25p. of land, (as specified) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 6 5/- by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/15 14.4.1910 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 14 Apr. 1910 (unfit for production) (5 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Great Northern Railway Company. Second Party: Francis Beresford Wright of Wooton, Leek Wooton, Warwickshire, Esq.; Fitzherbert Wright of The Hayes, Swanwick near Alfreton, Derbyshire, Esq.; and Philip Wright of Millhouse, Eastbourne, Sussex, Esq. [The Butterley Company]. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 3r. 8p. and an adjoining 32p. of land, both under the railway, and a further 1a. 1r. 11.5p. of land, all in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 90 by (2) to (1). Extensive amendments in red ink, most rescinded. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/16 23.11.1914 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 23 Nov. 1914 (7 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Craster Sampson of Springbank, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, aerated water manufacturer [Sampson Bros]. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 4a. 2r. 6p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 160 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/17 11.3.1915 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 11 Mar. 1915 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Arthur Walton of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, lace trimmer. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal, all coal above it but more than 50 yards from the surface, and lower seams (named) under 1r. 0p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 20 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/18 11.3.1915 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 11 Mar. 1915. (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Ernest Parkinson Norton of Whitchurch, Salop, cheese factor; Arthur Howard Bonser of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, gentleman; Frederick William Buck of Sutton-in-Ashfield, printer; Thomas Day of Sutton-in-Ashfield, accountant. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the coal under 1r. 32p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire lying at a depth of more than fifty yards and above the Top Hard seam and all mines on other named seams. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 35 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/19 23.3.1915 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 23 Mar. 1915 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Robert Nesbit [sic] of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, gentleman; Henry Jennings Bosworth of Sutton-in-Ashfield, bank manager. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 3r. 10p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 60 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Nesbitt here spelt 'Nesbit'. Pl E12/9/8/1/20 12.5.1916 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal etc. under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 12 May 1916 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Louis Jennings of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, gentleman; George Clarke of Sutton-in-Ashfield, estate agent; William Henry Pickard of Sutton-Ashfield; and others as listed on schedule including: Alfred Ellis, innkeeper; James Kirkbride, works manager; Thomas Day, gentleman; John Beeley, assistant overseer; John Caster Sampson, aerated water manufacturer and Edward Sampson, seedsman. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work Top Hard coal, and all coal above it but more than 50 yards below the surface, under 5a. 3r. 13.5p. of land (made up of 32 parcels) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 233 7s 6d in various sums by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Summary of persons occupying houses attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/21 7.7.1916 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 7 July 1916 (7 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Victor Turner of The Poplars, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire; and James William Cecil Turner of Lyttleton Road, Birmingham, gentleman. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work coal under 2r. 16p. of land (in 3 parcels) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 44 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Summary of persons occupying houses attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/22 16.11.1916 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 16 Nov. 1916 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Nottinghamshire County Council. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 1a. 0r. 8p. of land (the site of an elementary school) in the parish of Sutton-in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 84 by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/23 16.11.1916 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Fulwood, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 16 Nov. 1916 (14 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: The New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 69.878a. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 55 years 6 months from 29 Sept. 1916. Recites previous deeds. Rent: £ 40 (minimum) p.a. by (2) to (1); plus acreage royalties of £ 105 where thickness of seam exceeds 6ft 10in, £ 97 10/- where seam exceeds 6ft 4in, £ 90 where seam exceeds 5ft 10in, £ 82 10/- where seam exceeds 5ft 4in, £ 75 where seam exceeds 4ft 10in, £ 70 where seam exceeds 4ft 6in, £ 60 where seam exceeds 4ft, £ 55 where seam exceeds 3ft 9in; £ 42 10/- for seam under 3ft 9in. Short working to be made up. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/24 30.12.1916 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work coal under enfranchised copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 30 Dec. 1916 (9 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Great Northern Railway Company. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work Top Hard and lower seams of coal under 6a. 3r. 32.5p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, as listed in schedule, for a term of 56 years from 25 Mar. 1916. Names specific seams and refers to a plan that is not present. Recites previous deeds. Rent: £ 2 (minimum) p.a. by (2) to (1); plus acreage royalties of £ 105 where seams exceed 6ft 10in, £ 97 10/- where seams exceed 6ft 4in, £ 90 where seams exceed 5ft 10in, £ 82 10/- where seam exceeds 5ft 4in, £ 75 where seams exceed 4ft 10in, £ 70 where seams exceed 4ft 6in, £ 60 where seams exceed 4ft, £ 55 where seams exceed 3ft 9in, £ 42 10/- for seams under 3ft 9in. Royalties also payable for named coal seams irrespective of their thickness. Extensive alterations. Pl E12/9/8/1/25 1916 Copy draft agreement for the Butterley Company to work coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1916 (4 ff, attached, paper) First Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Second Party: Great Northern Railway Company. Copy draft agreement between (1) and (2) for working coal (in named coal seams) under railway land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Addresses issues of compensation for damage to railway(s) and associated structures; also conditions respecting the working of coal seams in the vicinity of bridge carrying Outram Street over the railway. Compensation of £ 4 for each chain of railway line damaged by mining and additional £ 2 per chain for each additional line running alongside the first. Other documents between Great Northern Railway and Butterley Company were made in late 1916 implying this document is also from late 1916. Pl E12/9/8/1/26 1917 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, with plan; 1917 (Map fragile) (2 items, paper) First Party: Alexandra Mary Toone of Alfreton, Derbyshire; Charles H. Briggs, of Sutton-in-Ashfield; and others as listed on schedule including: Michael Heathcote, farmer; James Briggs, gentleman; Samuel Hibbert Beeley, builder; John Briggs, hosiery manufacturer; George Arthur Briggs, beer retailer; Frederick William Beeley, builder; and Barker Eastwood (Trustee of Primitive Methodist Church). Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard and other coal below the depth of fifty yards under 117 parcels of land (about 16a.) in the parish of Sutton-in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Total consideration: £ 961 9s 2d. Detached plan [Pl E12/9/8/1/26/2] of most of town of Sutton-in-Ashfield showing plots owned by persons contained in attached schedule. Pl E12/9/8/1/27 25.7.1917 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 25 July 1917 (7 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Robert Barber of King Street, Nottingham, gentleman. Second Party: John Edward Cecil Godber 'now residing in California, USA'; Henry Trevor Godber of 4th Batallion, the Connaught Rangers, Lieutenant in HM Army. Third Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work coal under 6.5a. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Specifies the seams more than 50 yards below the surface. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 200 by (3) to (1) and (2). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/28 1918 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; [18 Apr.] 1918 (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Jackson Chadburn and Edward Addison Titley as the Mansfield Brewery Company. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal under 8 public houses etc. (total of 4r. 35p. of land) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Covenant for the production of title deeds specified in 2nd annexed schedule. Consideration: £ 13 11s 3d and £ 71 15/- from (2) to (1) as specified. First schedule refers to public houses in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; part II of it to the 'Cart and Horses' adjoining the Midland Railway near Sutton Junction. Plan attached. Cover says Walter Jackson Chadburn but inside states William Jackson Chadburn. William Chadburn was a partner with the Mansfield Brewery from 1877. Date taken from date of amendments in red ink by Bryan and Armstrong, solicitors, Mansfield. Pl E12/9/8/1/29 1918 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work lower seams of coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; [23 May] 1918 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Garnett of Backwell Hill House, West Town, Bristol. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to 'work all mines and coal seams' more than 300 yards under 26p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 11 7s 6d by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Date taken from date of amendments in red ink by L and W Wilkinson, [solicitors], Blackburn. Pl E12/9/8/1/30 1919 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work lower seams of coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1919 (9 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Sarah A. Reed, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, wife of George Reed, colliery deputy; Dewes Hunt of New Whittington, Chesterfield; and others as on attached schedule including John Craster Sampson (aerated water manufacturer), Edward Sampson (seedsman), Samuel H. Beeley (builder), Alfred Ellis (innkeeper), George North (gentleman), James North, George W. Briggs (chemist), and Ada Jane Ward (wife of John Ward), all of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence agreement between (1) and (2) - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work 'all the mines and seams of coal below the depth of 200 yards' under 69 parcels of land (8a. 0r. 3p.) in the parish of Sutton-in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 566 2s 6d by (2) to (1). Largest parcel is 2r. 32p. with consideration of £ 49; this is the only plot over 2r., with a further 4 plots over 1r. Date taken from 1919 pre-typed (in words) on document with spaces for a date to be added. Schedule attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/31 1919 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work lower seams of coal under copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1919 (4 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Luther Pickard, John Dove, Barker Eastwood and others, Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Church, Reform Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work 'all the mines and seams of coal below the depth of 200 yards' under 18p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 17 17s 6d of (2) to (1). Plan attached. Date taken from pre-typed wording at beginning of document. Pl E12/9/8/1/32 18.5.1920 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 18 May 1920 (8 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Edward Sampson of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, seed merchant; and John Beeley of Sutton-in-Ashfield, farmer [trustees of the will of Edward C. Sampson]. Second Party: Mary Jane Sampson of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, widow. Third Party: Edward Sampson; Winifred Oxley, wife of Edward H. Oxley, of Tonbridge, Kent, colliery agent. Fourth Party: Mary J. Sampson, as above. Fifth Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Sixth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (2), as tenant for life, with the consent of (3), to (5) - lessees of (6), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard coal, and all seams above it but below a depth of more than 50 yards, under 5 parcels of land (5a. 3r. 21p.) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; and by (4), as beneficial owner, to (5) to work the coal under a further 11p. of land there. Recites previous deeds including will of Edward C. Sampson. Consideration: £ 207 11s 4d from (5) to (1) and £ 2 8s 8d from (5) to (4). Schedule attached. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/33 30.11.1920 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard coal under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 30 Nov. 1920 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Frederick William Beeley of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, builder. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2), - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard seam, and all coal above it but below the depth of 50 yards, under 3a. 3r. 14p. land adjacent to Willow Bridge Lane in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 135 from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/1/34 20.6.1921 Copy draft licence to the Butterley Company to work Top Hard and lower coal seams under land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 20 June 1921 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Robert Nesbitt of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Esq.; and James Victor Nesbitt of 3 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, barrister at law. Second Party: The Butterley Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work Top Hard coal and all lower seams under 3a. 1r. 23p. of land (2a. 3r. 16p. belonging to R. Nesbitt and 3r. 24p. to J.V. Nesbitt) in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 145 of (2) to (1) (£ 100 to R. Nesbitt as owner of premises coloured red and £ 45 to J.V. Nesbitt as owner of property coloured blue on attached plans). 2 plans attached. Schedule attached. Pl E12/9/8/2 1889-1926 Licences to work coal under copyhold and freehold lands at Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1889-1926 (18 items) Letter and deeds including conveyance of interest in coal, grants and licences of copyhold interest and consents granted to New Hucknall Colliery and Shirebrook Colliery companies to work coal seams at Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1889-1926 See Pl E12/9/8/2/1-17 below for detailed descriptions. Pl E12/9/8/2/1 1889 Copy draft licence granted to the New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited to work Top Hard coal at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 1889 (4 ff, attached, paper) Licence granted to Unwin Unwin Heathcote of Shephalbury, Hertfordshire, Esq; William Heathcote Unwin of Abbotabad, Punjaub [Punjab] India, Major in the 5th Regiment of Ghoorkas [Ghurkas], Julia Margaret Beresford Hope of 10 Emperors Gate, Middlesex, wife of Charles Beresford Hope, Sir William Henry Wyatt of 88 Regents Park Road, Middlesex, knight, and others to consent to the New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited working the Top Hard coal under 22a. 1r. 9p. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and under half the adjoining Mansfield to Alfreton road, for a term of 50 years from 1 July 1888, on terms approved by J.R. Hewitt as mineral agent of the Lord of the Manor [Duke of Portland] in letter of 3 Sept. 1888. Court Baron, Manor of Mansfield. Pl E12/9/8/2/2/1-2 13.7.1889-17.7.1889 Letter from W. Bryan, Mansfield to E.H. Bailey, with copy letter from G.H. Hibbert to Bryan; 13-17 July 1889 (2 items, paper) Letter from Bryan, Steward of the Manor of Mansfield, forwards Hibbert's letter [and other letters wanting]; asks what he should do in respect of proposed lease of minerals by the Heathcotes to the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd; does not believe it needs a licence to demise 'It appears to me that the Copyholder's interest, assuming it be real estate, is an incorporeal hereditament or easement of a negative or passive character and is no more a subject requiring the Lord's License to demise than a right-of-way, light or air would be.'; the practice of the Manor of Skegby; related matters. Letter from Hibbert states that Heathcote and others have agreed terms for lease to New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited for working minerals under copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; matters 'have come to a stand' because solicitor of Mr and Mrs Beresford Hope is objecting, there being licence of demise from the Lord of the Manor [6th Duke of Portland] it is not thought a licence is necessary; mentions that a Mr Martin is confused over difference between leasing the mineral rights and the land surface; wants licence granted to prevent further loss of time. Pl E12/9/8/2/3 9.5.1901 Copy draft licence to demise Top Hard coal at Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 9 May 1901 (14 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William Hollins and Company (Nottingham) Limited. Second Party: William Byerley Paget of South Field, Loughborough, Leicestershire, Esq.; Claude Hollins of 24 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, spinner; and William Hollins of Pleasley Vale, Derbyshire, Esq. Third Party: The Shirebrook Colliery Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence by (4), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, to (1) to demise to (3) - lessees of (4) - their possessory interest in the Top Hard coal under copyhold lands at Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, specified in the first schedule (18 plots; 46a. 1r. 15p. in total), for a term of 60 years from 1 May 1895. Recites previous deeds. Reuses draft of 1900 in which party (2) is the Rt Hon. John William Mellor of the Inner Temple, London, Barrister at Law, QC. Pl E12/9/8/2/4 1.11.1904 Copy draft licence to demise Top Hard coal at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 1 Nov. 1904 (13 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Francis Hall of Park Hall, Nottinghamshire, Esq. Second Party: The Shirebrook Colliery Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence by (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, to (1) to demise to (2) - lessees of (3) - his possessory interest in the Top Hard coal under land in parish of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, specified in the first schedule (258a. 1r. 36p.), for a term of 56 years from 1 Jan. 1904. Recites previous deeds. Extensive alterations and annotations. Pl E12/9/8/2/5 1.12.1905 Copy draft consent to work Top Hard coal under land at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 1 Dec. 1905 (unfit for production) (6 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Joseph Gething of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, gentleman. Second Party: Joseph Gething, as above; William Smith of Langley Mill, Derbyshire, [merchant] miller and Henry Hardwick Smith of Walsall, Staffordshire, [miller]. Third Party: The Sherwood Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence/consent granted by (1) and (2), as to their respective shares, to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work Top Hard coal under 2a. 1r. of land at Debdale Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, demised by (4) to (3) on 2 Apr. 1902. Recites previous deeds including will of William Gething. Acknowledgment by (1) of right of (3) to production of deeds specified in attached schedule. Consideration: £ 150 from (3) to (1) and (2). Extensive annotations and alterations. Pl E12/9/8/2/6 20.12.1906 Copy draft licence to work coal under freehold land at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 20 Dec. 1906. Defective (unfit for production) (7 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William Hollins and Company Limited. Second Party: Shirebrook Colliery Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work Top Hard coal under 3a. 3r. 16p. of land at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire as in the attached schedules, for a term of 50 years from 1st May 1905. Recites previous deeds. Schedules annexed. Text often unclear due to water and other damage. Pl E12/9/8/2/7 1907 Copy draft licence to demise coal at Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 1907 (9 ff, paper) First Party: Robert Alcock, Esq. and others, Trustees of Brunts Charity [named]. Second Party: The Sherwood Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence by (3), as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, to (1) to demise to (2) - lessees of (3) - their possessory interest in the Top Hard coal under a total of 39a. 1r. 37p. of land (in 11 parcels described in the first schedule) at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, for a term of 57 years from 1 May 1904. Recites previous deeds. Pl E12/9/8/2/8 26.8.1907 Copy draft licence to work Deep Soft coal under copyhold land at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 26 Aug. 1907 (unfit for production) (19 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Thomas Clarke Hodgkinson of Simcoe Lodge, Beaverton, Ontario, Canada, farmer; and Catherine Anne Hodgkinson of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster. Second Party: Catherine Anne Hodgkinson, as above; Henry Crewdson of Nottingham, Esq.; and William Abraham Hodges of Nottingham, bank manager (trustees). Third Party: The New Hucknall Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Deep Soft coal under land (14a. 1r. 21p. in 3 parcels) at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire for a term of 48 years from 1st July 1905; subject to the licence [Pl E12/9/8/1/1] to the Butterley Company to work the Top Hard coal; working covenants. Recites previous deeds. Rent: Minimum rent of £ 8 p.a. paid half-yearly, first payment on 1 July 1907; acreage rental of £ 25 per acre for excess quantities over those required to pay the minimum rental; shortworkings may be made up subsequently. If before the end of the term (3) has paid amount equal to the acreage rental for all the coal, royalties will cease, except for an annual rent of 5/- paid on 31 Jan. each year. Rents and royalties paid by (3) to (2), one quarter payable to (1) and three quarters to be set aside as capital monies under the Settled Land Acts. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/9 1909 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 1909 (9 ff, attached, paper) First Party: William Cowpe Pendleton, known as William Cowpe, of Stoneyford Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, farmer and Samuel Cowpe Pendleton (Samuel Cowpe) of Nettleworth Farm, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, farmer. Second Party: The Shirebrook Colliery Limited Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work Top Hard coal under 13a. 1r. 11p. (including half the road and 38p. under Midland Railway) at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; forms part of Long Close (which totals 16a. 1r. 12p.) adjoining Northfield Lane. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 440 from (2) to (1), in equal shares. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/10 1918 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold and enfranchised lands at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 1918 (22 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Catherine Anne Hodgkinson of Kirkby House, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster. Second Party: Catherine A. Hodgkinson, as above; Henry Crewdson of Nottingham, Esq.; and William Abraham Hodges of East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Esq. (trustees). Third Party: Shirebrook Colliery Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work (from their adjacent workings) the Top Hard coal under 108a. 3r. 13p. of copyhold land at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, as coloured blue on attached plan and also a further 19a. 1r. 20p. of enfranchised copyhold land coloured green on the plan, for a term of 44 years 6 months from 30 July 1916; underground and working powers specified in detail. Recites previous deeds including will of Mary Anne Hodgkinson. Rent: £ 170 p.a. from (3) to (2), ceasing when all Top Hard coal paid for.; plus an acreage royalty of £ 15 per foot thickness for excess quantities over those required to pay the minimum rental; shortworkings may be made up subsequently. Plan attached. Revised and approved by Messrs Davies, Sanders and Co., Chesterfield and Messrs Watson, Wadsworth and Ward, Nottingham, 28 Aug. and 20 Sept. 1918. Pl E12/9/8/2/11 1919 Lease of coal at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire; 1919 (19 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Beatrice Caroline Sykes of Brookfield, Cheadle, Cheshire, widow. Second Party: Shirebrook Colliery Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft lease by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - of the Top Hard coal under 17a. of freehold land, and liberty to work the coal under adjacent 37a. of copyhold land between Park Road and Northfield Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, as coloured pink (freehold) and green (copyhold) on the attached plan, for a term of 41 years 6 months from 1 July 1918. 6 schedules covering scope of lease, rents, workings, reservation, compensation etc. Various provisions for compensation for damage to land and buildings, including those erected after 1930 west of Slant Lane and after 1940 east of it. Rent: £ 160 p.a. minimum rent; plus £ 30 per acre per foot thickness of coal from freehold land, and £ 15 from copyhold land, for excess quantities over those required to pay the minimum rental; shortworkings may be made up subsequently. Wayleave rent of £ 10 p.a. for coal passing under the land that was mined elsewhere. Short workings to be made up. Plan attached. Extensive alterations. Pl E12/9/8/2/12 8.4.1924 Draft licence to work Deep Hard coal under copyhold land at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 8 Apr. 1924 (7 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Emily Manners of Innisdoon, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, widow; Robert Manners of The Hermitage, Mansfield, manufacturer; and Robert Eric Barringer of The Nunnery, Penshurst, Kent, commercial representative. Second Party: The Stanton Ironworks Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG (Lord of the Manor of Mansfield). Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3) Lord of the Manor of Mansfield - to work the Top Hard and all other coals under 4a. 1r. 38p. of land called Little Hungry Well (formerly described as $a. 1r. 28p. called Hungry Well Close) near Cock Lane, Mansfield; recites previous deeds and the will of Louisa Maria Barringer of which (1) are executors; acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 125 from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/13 29.7.1924 Draft licence to work Deep Hard coal under copyhold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 29 July 1924 (8 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Catherine Anne Hodgkinson of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster. Second Party: Catherine A. Hodgkinson, as above; and Frederick Guy Wardle of Nottingham, bank manager. Third Party: The Blackwell Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG (Lord of the Manor of Mansfield). Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (3) to work the Deep Hard coal under 2a. 0r. 30p. [2a. 0r. 3p. on plan] of land at Sutton-in-Ashfield; recites previous deeds, including will of Mary Anne Hodgkinson (of which (2) are trustees); acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 90 from (3) to (2). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/14 17.8.1925 Copy draft conveyance of copyhold interest in Top Hard coal at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 17 Aug. 1925 (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Catherine Anne Hodgkinson of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster. Second Party: Catherine A. Hodgkinson, as above; Frederick Guy Wardle of Nottingham, bank manager; and Henry Alistair Fergusson Crewdson of Nottingham, solicitor (trustees). Third Party: The Stanton Ironworks Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG (Lord of the Manor of Mansfield). Copy draft conveyance by (1) to (3) - lessees of (4) - of the copyhold interest to Stanton Ironworks Company Limited to work Top Hard coal under 2a. 3r. 0p. of land at Sutton-in-Ashfield for 26 years from 29 Sept. 1904; recites previous deeds including will of Mary Anne Hodgkinson; acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedules. Consideration: £ 95 from (3) to (2) at the direction of (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/15 23.12.1925 Draft conveyance of copyhold etc. interest in Top Hard coal at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire; 23 Dec. 1925 (7 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Godfrey Bostock Hodgkinson of The Limes, Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. Second Party: The Stanton Ironworks Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG (Lord of the Manor of Mansfield). Draft conveyance by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3) - of his copyhold and surface owner's interests in the Top Hard coal under 10a. 3r. 5p. of copyhold and freehold land at Sutton-in-Ashfield; recites previous deeds; acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 290 from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/16 9.4.1926 Copy draft conveyance of copyhold etc. interest in the Top Hard and lower seams of coal at Westfield Close, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 9 Apr. 1926 (7 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Gertrude Mary Hole of Southwood, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster. Second Party: The Stanton Ironworks Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG (Lord of the Manor of Mansfield). Copy draft conveyance by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3) - of her copyhold and surface owner's interest in the Top Hard and lower seams of coal under 10a. 0r. 29p. of copyhold and freehold land at Mansfield, adjoining Cock Lane and Westfield Lane; recites previous deeds; acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedules. Consideration: £ 353 from (2) to (1). Recites previous deeds. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/2/17 1905 Copy draft surrender of possessory interest in Top Hard coal at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 1905 (6 ff, attached, paper) Copy draft surrender by Elizabeth, wife of Charles Vallance of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, builder and the said Charles Vallance (to extinguish his contingent curtesy interest) to Francis Newman Ellis of Debdale Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse, colliery director, Harold Thornton Ellis of Wrea Head, Scalby, Yorkshire, colliery director and Francis Henry Ellis of Debdale Hall, gentleman (in trust for the Sherwood Colliery Company Limited) of a possessory interest in the Top Hard coal under 4a. 3r. 26p. of land in parish of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on the east side of the Mansfield-Mansfield Woodhouse road, and under a moiety of that road, for a consideration of £ 385 paid by teh Colliery Company, without prejudice to the rights of the Lord of the Manor [the Duke of Portland]. Recites enfranchisement of 13 Oct. 1903 [Pl E12/7/2/8/65]. Attached draft notice addressed to the Steward of the Manor of Mansfield of intention to surrender to Francis Newman Ellis and others in trust for the Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd. Pl E12/9/8/3 1895-1913 Licences to work coal under copyhold lands at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 1895-1913 (67 items, ) See Pl E12/9/8/3/1-67 below for detailed descriptions. Pl E12/9/8/3/1 10.12.1895 1.1900 Copy licence to get Top Hard coal from under copyhold lands at Bolsover, Derbyshire (dated 10 Dec. 1895); Jan. 1900 (6 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Charles Blockley of 27 Cobden Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, bailiff. Second Party: Mary Elizabeth Blockley, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under land specified in the first annexed schedule (Pichard Meadows, 7a. 0r. 15p.; Underhill Close 1a. 2r. 29p. of land adjoining Castle Lane, called Underhill Close, formerly Peters Close or Roger Sick) at Bolsover, Derbyshire. No liability to compensate for surface damage, subject to the statutory rights of the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Company (purchasers of 1a. 0r. 10p. of land from Charles Blockley) in respect of land occupied by the railway or 40 yards on either side of it. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 380 from (3) to (1) and (2). Certificate of acknowledgment by (2), a married woman. Pencil date on document of '13/1/00' indicates copy may date from then. Pl E12/9/8/3/2 27.8.1900 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold lands at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 27 Aug. 1900 (11 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Harriet Wightman of 103 Bright Street, Carbrook, Sheffield, Yorkshire, widow [tenant for life]. Second Party: Henry Wightman, of 103 Brights Street aforesaid, painter; and Emma Wightman of the same, spinster [remindermen]. Third Party: Fanny Wightman, wife of Henry. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 7a. 0r. 30p. of land known as the Bank Close, occupied by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway, at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Subject to the statutory rights of Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Company in relation to lands acquired by them. Recites will of Jabez Wightman, etc. Consideration: £ 467 3s 9d from (4) to (1) and (2) as trustees. Pl E12/9/8/3/3 4.11.1900 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold lands at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1900 (14 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John William Hunt of Whaley, Derbyshire, farmer, and Mary Ann, his wife. Second Party: William Hunt of Whaley, farmer. Third Party: John Edmund Hunt, of Whaley, farmer, and Jane, his wife. Fourth Party: Mary Elizabeth Hunt, of Whaley, spinster. Fifth Party: George Harry Hunt of Cefn Ruabon, Denbighshire, druggist's assistant. Sixth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Seventh Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) (3) (4) and (5), in respect of their various interests, to (6) - lessees of (7), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 1a. 1r. 25p. of land called Roger Sick, in the possession of the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway (adjacent to Bolsover station), Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. No liability to compensate for surface damage. Subject to the statutory rights of Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Company in relation to lands acquired by them. Covenants that (5) will execute the deed when of age and indemnifying (6) against any estate duties arising from the deaths of either of (1). Acknowledges right of (6) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds including will of William Hunt. Consideration: £ 98 9/- from (6) to J.W. Hunt at the request of (2) (3) (4) and (5). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/4 11.9.1901 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold lands at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 Sept. 1901 (9 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Joseph Revill of Bolsover, Derbyshire, postmaster. Second Party: Ann Revill, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 4a. 0r. 1p. of land near Station Road, Bolsover, Derbyshire (part of the south part of the Hill Side Allotment and part of Woodhouse Close), as shown on attached plan. No liability to compensate for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 240 from (3) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/5 31.12.1902 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold and freehold lands at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 31 Dec. 1902 (13 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Pearce of High Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, Esq. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 93a. 0r. 13p. of land (in 28 parcels specified in the first annexed schedule, which differentiates copyhold and freehold, 2a. 0r. 33p) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. No liability to compensate for surface damage except in respect of freehold lands and 6a. 3r. 1p. of copyhold (specified). Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 4900 from (2) to (1). 'for the time being' except on specified lands contained in first schedule. Recites previous deeds. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/6 15.9.1903 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 15 Sept. 1903 (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Bella Ross of Bolsover, Derbyshire, spinster. Second Party: Sarah Tomlinson, wife of Frank Tomlinson, of Sutton Scarsdale, farmer (mortgagee). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 8a. 1r. 20p. of land (including 38p. under half the road) at Blind Lane Close, Bolsover Woodhouse, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites mortgage etc. Consideration: £ 186 5/- from (3) to (1), and £ 400 from (3) to (2) at the request of (1) in part redemption of a mortgage. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/7 14.6.1904 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 14 June 1904 (11 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Richard Henry Thompson of Bolsover, Derbyshire, butcher (a widower). Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under various specified plots of land (8a. 1r. 9p. in total, specified in the first annexed schedule) at Hill Top and Limekiln Field, Bolsover, Derbyshire. No liability to compensate for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 450 from (2) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/8 23.6.1904 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 23 June 1904 (19 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Joseph Habershon Wells of Eckington Hall, Eckington, Derbyshire, gentleman; and John Jermyn Hutton of the Newlands, Ridgeway, Derbyshire, sickle manufacturer. Second Party: Mary Wells of Eckington Hall, Derbyshire, widow [tenant for life]. Third Party: Sophia Jane Wells of Eckington, widow. Fourth Party: Mary Alice Lucas, wife of Thomas Harrison Lucas of Dronfield, Derbyshire, manufacturer. Fifth Party: Joseph Habershon Wells aforesaid (a bachelor). Sixth Party: Catherine Hewson, wife of the Rev. William Robinson Hewson of Eckington, Clerk in Holy Orders. Seventh Party: John Matthew Habershon Wells of Eckington, gentleman (a bachelor). Eighth Party: Mary Wells, aforesaid (executrix of will of George Edwin Wells). Ninth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Tenth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) and (8), in respect of their various interests as trustees of the will of J. Habershom and tenant for life and tenants in remainder under the will, to (9) - lessees of (10), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 19a. 0r. 16p. of land at two sites; that is 12a. 2r. 1p. of land known as the Cobsters, Bolsover, Derbyshire and a further 6a. 2r. 14p. of land at Woodhouse Close, Bolsover Woodhouse, Derbyshire. No liability to compensate for surface damage. Subject to the statutory rights of Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Company in relation to lands acquired by them. Acknowledges right of (9) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds including wills of John Habershon and George E. Wells and Wells's agreement with the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Company. Consideration: £ 1337 already paid by (9) to (1) as trustees of the will of J. Habershom, and £ 139 18s 9d now so paid, at the direction of (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) and (8). Pl E12/9/8/3/9 4.7.1904 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under freehold and copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 4 July 1904 (16 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Abel Charlesworth Sykes of Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman. Second Party: Florence Sykes, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Gives licence to (3) to work Top Hard coal under 47a. 3r. 11p. of land (45a. 1r. 23p. copyhold in 22 plots and 2a. 1r. 28p. freehold in 4 plots as specified in the first annexed schedule) at Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 2500 from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/10 31.12.1904 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 31 Dec. 1904 (10 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Simeon Watson of Hucknall under Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, mining engineer and colliery manager. Second Party: Mary Ann Watson, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 8a. 0r. 6p. of land in 2 plots adjoining Featherbed Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire; until 1 Dec. 1949 (the expiry date of the lease from (4) to (3) of 9 Aug. 1893). Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites previous deeds and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Payment: £ 643 from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/11 4.12.1905 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 4 Dec. 1905 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Spooner of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman. Second Party: Emma Spooner, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 2r. 24p. of land under 17 houses and a shop at Hill Top, Bolsover, Derbyshire (5 fronting the road to Clowne, and the rest a road from the Clowne road towards Limekiln Field; 2r. 24p. including share of adjoining streets). Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 45 10/- from (3) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/12 9.4.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 9 Apr. 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: George Charlesworth of High Cliffe, Bolsover, Derbyshire, stone mason. Second Party: Mary Charlesworth, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 4 houses at Hill Top (occupied by (1) and others) and appurtenances (2r. 4p.), and 2 under Shipstons Field and Shipstons Close (8a. 3r. 21p), all at Bolsover, Derbyshire. No liability to compensate for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 600 from (3) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/13 5.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under enfranchised copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 5 May 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: George Bennett, late of 33 The Mount, York, chemist, now of 436 Glossop Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, gentleman. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under premises specified in the first annexed schedule, all at Bolsover, Derbyshire (11 cottages and appurtenances in a street called Hockley, tenants named; also 3a. 1r. 15p. of land known as Battisons Close, on the west side of the Bolsover to Staveley Woodthorpe road). Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 259 17s 6d from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/14 11.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 May 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Alfred Taylor of Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under two messuages and 3a. 0r. 24p. of land at Limekiln Field, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 227 10/- from (2) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/15 11.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 May 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Mary Dyson of Bolsover, Derbyshire, wife of Edward Dyson, joiner. Second Party: Edward Dyson. Third Party: George Charlesworth of Bolsover, stonemason (remainderman under the will of George Charlesworth). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3) to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 1a. 3r. 22p. of land called Riggett Rushes (otherwise Brockley Wood Closes) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites will of George Charlesworth the uncle devising the property to (1), with remainder to (3) as specified. Consideration: £ 132 2s 6d from (4) to (1) with assent of (3). Pl E12/9/8/3/16 11.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 May 1906 (7 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Joseph Mason of Bolsover, Derbyshire, mason (a widower). Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under three parcels of land (20p., 2r. 25p. and 1a. 0r. 15p. adjoining Windmill Lane) at Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 131 5/- from (2) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/17 11.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 May 1906 (7 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Norman Shacklock of Bolsover, Derbyshire, retired farmer. Second Party: Sarah Ann Shacklock, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 5a. 2r. 12p. known as Lane End Field at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 390 5/- from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/18 11.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal from under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 May 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Joseph Haywood of Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman (a widower). Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 3a. 2r. 12p. of land (4 plots, as specified in the first schedule annexed) at Limekiln Field Close, Brockley Lane, High Street and Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 195 2s 6d from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/19 17.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 17 May 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Tom Jones of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman. Second Party: Sarah Dorothy Jones, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 2 plots of land (7a. 0r. 11p.) at Limekiln Field, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 494 16s 6d from (3) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/20 21.5.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 21 May 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Alice Julia Jeffery of Sawcliffe, Derbyshire, spinster. Second Party: Richard Sam Reynolds of Knotty Ash near Liverpool, Lancashire, veterinary surgeon; and Henry Reynolds of Marlock House, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, farmer (executors etc. of Arthur Robert Reynolds) [mortgagees]. Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 2a. 1r. 34p. between Hill Top and Limekiln Field, Bolsover, Derbyshire as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites mortgage for £ 550 charged on the premises. Consideration: £ 172 7s 6d from (3) to (1) with the consent of (2). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/21 14.6.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 14 June 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Bella Ross of Bolsover, Derbyshire, spinster. Second Party: Frank Carding of Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, farmer (mortgagee). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 4a. 2r. 24p. in Limekiln Field, Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites mortgage for £ 800 to (2). Consideration: £ 325 10/- from (3) to (1) with the consent of (2). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/22 26.6.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 26 June 1906 (11 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Henry Tinsley of Nook Villa, Bolsover, Derbyshire, fruit grower. Second Party: Elizabeth Tinsley, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 42a. 3r. 17p. of land (in 14 plots) at Bolsover, Derbyshire as specified in annexed first schedule, and shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 2870 from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/23 28.6.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 28 June 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Edwin Cousin of Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Elizabeth Lily Cousin, wife of (1). Third Party: William Tom Jones of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman (mortgagee). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under lands (6a. 3r. 33p. known as Middle Fields and 2a. 0r. 14p. called Little Style Pingle) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 531, £ 150 by (4) to (3) to discharge the mortgage, and £ 381 by (4) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/24 11.7.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 July 1906 (7 ff, attached, paper) First Party: John Wilson Shacklock of Palterton, Derbyshire, farmer (a widower). Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 6a. 2r. 29p. known as Top Limekiln Field or the Middle Field at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 467 13s 9d from (2) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/25 11.7.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 11 July 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Joshua Shacklock of The Coppice Farm, Shuttleworth, Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Martha Shacklock, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 2a. 0r. 27p. of land (Orchard and Taylor Close; and a farm house in Castle Street, with a portion of the adjoining road) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 151 16s 3d from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/26 9.8.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 9 Aug. 1906 (10 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Frederick Cousin of Bolsover, Derbyshire, commission agent. Second Party: Fanny Cousin, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under lands specified in the first annexed schedule (1r. 22p. in Limekiln Field, previously an orchard, and Orchard Cottage erected there; a house and shop in Castle Street, 31p.; Dane Bank House etc. in the Market Place, and adjoining land behind the Black Bull Inn, 3r. 12p.), all in Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 98 8s 9d from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/27 9.8.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 9 Aug. 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Frederick Cousin and Joseph Harry Cousin, both of Bolsover, Derbyshire, commission agents (trustees). Second Party: Frank Stanley Cousin of Bolsover. Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 5 cottages etc. in Cotton Street, 4 cottages etc. in Church Street (total 1r. 9p.) and 3a. 1r. 5p. of land at Hanger Hill, all Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 256 2s 6d from (3) to (1) with consent of (2). Pl E12/9/8/3/28 9.8.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 9 Aug. 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Joseph Harry Cousin of Bolsover, Derbyshire, commission agent. Second Party: Eliza Cousin, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessee of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 3a. 1r. 35p. at Middle Field, adjoining Ovencroft Lane; 3p. at Lane End and 1r. 35. under a farmhouse at Hill Top, all in Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 281 18s 9d from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/29 15.8.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 15 Aug. 1906 (8 ff, attached, paper) First Party: Mary Elizabeth Hitch (formerly Mary Elizabeth Jenkinson), wife of Henry Hitch of 22 Clarkgrove Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, manufacturer. Second Party: Henry Hitch. Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a messuage, outbuildings and steam corn mill, and two parcels of land, all in Lime Kiln Field (5a. 0r. 31p.) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 363 11s 3d from (3) to (1). Pl E12/9/8/3/30 12.9.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold and enfranchised copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 12 Sept. 1906 (11 ff, attached, paper) First Party: George Haynes of Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer and builder. Second Party: Annie Bertha Haynes, wife of (1). Third Party: Anna Turton of Staveley, Derbyshire, widow (mortgagee). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 10a. 1r. 38p. (7 copyhold plots and 4 freehold plots specified in the first annexed schedule) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, and shown in an attached plan [wanting]. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 626 9s 6d from (4) to (1), and £ 7 17s 6d from (4) to (2) with consent of (3). Pl E12/9/8/3/31 17.10.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 17 Oct. 1906 (16 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Johnson of Oxcroft, Derbyshire, retired farmer. Second Party: Elizabeth Johnson, wife of (1). Third Party: Robert Barber of Nottingham, solicitor (mortgagee). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 15a. 2r. 30p. of land (including 11a. 2r. 11p known as the Great Stubbings, formerly Damsbrooke Closes and Stubbings Closes, and 4a. 0r. 19p known as the Stubbing and the Barn Close, adjacent to Brockley Lane) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites details of mortgage to (3) and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 1000 from (4) to (3), in partial discharge of his mortgage on which £ 1180 was outstanding. Plan attached. Extensively revised by (3) and by Messrs Broomhead, Wightman and Moore and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett. Pl E12/9/8/3/32 17.10.1906 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under freehold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 17 Oct. 1906 (9 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Joseph Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 14a. 0r. 16p. of land (Grass Horseheads, 4a. 2r. 6p.; Arable Horseheads, 5a. 1r. 16p.; and 2 plots of 2a. 2r. 21p. and 1a. 2r in Limekiln Field) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 960 by (2) to (1), £ 520 paid now, remainder in two instalments of £ 220 on [29] Sep. 1908 and [29] Sep. 1909. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/33 6.5.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 May 1907 (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Hunt of Whaley, Derbyshire, farmer (a bachelor). Second Party: John Edmund Hunt of Elmton, Derbyshire, farmer and Jane Elizabeth, his wife. Third Party: George Harvey Hunt of Whaley, Derbyshire, farmer (a bachelor). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 4a. 0r. 24p. of land known as Moor Acres (previously Moor Field), at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 290 10/- paid by (4) to (1), (2) and (3) in equal shares. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/34 6.5.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 May 1907 (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Hunt of Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Jane Hunt, wife of (1). Third Party: Christopher Hinde of Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman (mortgagee). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3) to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 8a. 0r 25p. of land (including 1a. 3r. 24p. of land known as Revill Pingle, formerly Town End Close, 4a. 2r. 24p at Marlpit Lane Close and 1a. 1r. 38p. at Middle Field) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites mortgage to (3) for £ 1100 and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 550 paid as to £ 400 by (4) to (3) in partial discharge of a mortgage, and £ 150 by (4) to (1). Plan attached. Mrs Jane Hunt is recorded as the wife of William in this document but she is elsewhere stated to be Jane E. Hunt, wife of John E. Hunt. William Hunt is a bachelor in all other documents. Pl E12/9/8/3/35 6.5.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under freehold and copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 May 1907 (14 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Maria Gregory of Bolsover, Derbyshire, widow. Second Party: Maria Gregory; Joseph Archdale Botham of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, auctioneer; and Frank Hibbert Drabble of Old Brampton, Derbyshire, farmer (trustees). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 2a. 3r. 36p. (in 2 plots, specified and differentiated as to freehold and copyhold in the first attached schedule) adjoining the Market Place, Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the will of William Gregory etc. Consideration: £ 208 5/- paid by (3) to (2) at direction of (1). Draft altered and approved on behalf of the vendors by Messrs Stanton and Walker, Chesterfield. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/36 6.5.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 May 1907 (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Sydney Ashton Syddall of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, solicitor's clerk, and Florence, his wife. Second Party: Charles Meakin of Todwick near Rotherham, Yorkshire, farmer. Third Party: James Meakin of Todwick, Yorkshire, market gardener and Mary, his wife. Fourth Party: George Meakin of Tresswell, Nottinghamshire, market gardener (unmarried). Fifth Party: John Meakin of Bolsover, Derbyshire, miner and Florence, his wife. Sixth Party: Joseph Meakin, formerly a soldier stationed at Dumdum near Calcutta, India, now of Tresswell, publican, and Jane, his wife. Seventh Party: Francis Stanton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, solicitor (mortgagee). Eighth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Ninth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) and (6), as to their various seventh shares in the premises, and by (7), as mortgagee, to (8) - lessees of (9), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal 1a. 2r. 16p. of land at Shuttlewood, Derbyshire as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (8) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds including mortgage to (7). Consideration: £ 112 paid by (8) of which £ 108 17/- is to (7) to redeem mortgage (of £ 100 plus interest accrued), 18/- to (1), and 9/- each to (2) (3) (4) (5) and (6). Full compensation from (8) to (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) for subsidence damage to land and buildings Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/37 24.6.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 June 1907 (unfit for production) (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Christopher Hinde of Bolsover, Derbyshire, joiner. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 6a. 0r. 33p. of land (including 3a. 33p. at Limekiln Field Close, 1r. 23p at Limekiln Field Pingle and 2a. 1r. 28p. known as New Horsehead, bounded by Horsehead Lane, 4p. adjoining Market Place plus 25p., part of land known as Kitchen Crofts) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Consideration: £ 393 13s 2d paid by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/38 24.6.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 June 1907 (unfit for production) (15 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Elizabeth Jane Scorer Skelton, wife of Samuel White Skelton, late of Westfield House, Warsop and now of Dale Close, Mansfield, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Samuel White Skelton. Third Party: Emma Amelia Bowett of Scarcliffe, Derbyshire, widow; and Joseph Harrison of St Helens, Monk Bretton, Yorkshire, gentleman. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 10a. 3r. 29p. of land (3r. at The Pingle and 3 plots at Spittle Green Closes, respectively 2a. 3r. 7p., 3a. 2r 10p., 3a. 3r. 12p.) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the will of William Scorer Thomas Bowett etc. Consideration: £ 765 3s 9d paid by (4), £ 255 1s 3d each to (1), with assent of (2), (2) and (3). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/39 30.7.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 30 July 1907 (fragile) (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Rebecca Charlesworth Warlow of Sharrow Knoll, Sheffield, wife of Frederick Arthur Warlow of the same place, engineer. Second Party: Frederick Arthur Warlow. Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 46a. 3r. 5p. of land (in 9 plots) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan and listed in attached first schedule. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached second schedule. Consideration: £ 2339 1s 3d paid by (3) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/40 3.9.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 3 Sept. 1907 (unfit for production) (13 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Samuel Jepson, formerly of Pleasley Hill, Derbyshire, farmer, now of Bould Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, retired; and Martha White, wife of William Edmund White of Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman (trustees). Second Party: Martha White. Third Party: William Twidale Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, miller. Fourth Party: Robert Bagshaw of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Fifth Party: Florence Skinner, wife of William Skinner, of Bolsover, gentleman; and the said William Skinner. Sixth Party: John Thomas Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire. Seventh Party: Joseph Bagshaw of Bolsover. Eighth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Ninth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) and (7) to (8) - lessees of (9), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 1a. 1r. 8p. of land (Upper Pingle, between Ovencroft Lane and Marlpit Lane, and half a road) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites previous deeds, including will of Robert Bagshaw etc. Consideration: £ 91 paid by (8) to (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) and (7). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/41 3.9.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 3 Sept. 1907 (15 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Martha White, wife of William Edmund White of Bolsover, gentleman. Second Party: William Edmund White. Third Party: Francis Hole of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, druggist, out of business. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 9a. 0r. 30p. as shown on attached plan at Bolsover, Derbyshire (house etc. and 1r. 1p. adjoining it in Market Place; 4a. 0r. 13p. called Spittlegreen Close; 4a. 1r. 36p. known as Robinson Field or Robinson Close, including 24p. under occupation adjacent road; and 8, formerly 9, dwellinghouses, with a wooden shop etc. in Upper Street, High Street or backing onto same, 36p.). Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites previous deeds including the marriage settlement of Robert Bagshaw and Martha White (9 Apr. 1863). Consideration: £ 643 2s 6d paid by (4) to (3) (as the surviving trustee of the marriage settlement). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/42 6.9.1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 Sept. 1907 (13 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Mary Elizabeth Hunt of Whaley, Derbyshire, spinster. Second Party: William Hunt of Whaley, Derbyshire, farmer (a bachelor). Third Party: John Edmund Hunt of Elmton, Derbyshire, farmer and Jane Elizabeth, his wife. Fourth Party: George Harry Hunt of Whaley, farmer (a bachelor). Fifth Party: Emma Louise Goody, wife of George F. Goody of South Woodford, Essex, accountant (mortgagee) Sixth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Seventh Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) (3) (4) and (5), in respect of their various interests, to (6) - lessees of (7), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 18a. 2r. 34p. (in 5 plots) at Bolsover, Derbyshire (First Horsehead, 3a. 2r. 2p.; Great or Second Horsehead, 7a. 0r. 4p.; Pond or Third Horsehead, 3a. 1r. 14p.; Little Horsehead, 2a. 0r. 8p.; Field Close adjoining Marlpit Lane, 2a. 3r. 7p.), as shown on the attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (6) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds including mortgage. Consideration: £ 1309 17s 6d to be paid by (6) in instalments of £ 327 9s 4d as follows; £ 81 17s 4d paid to (1), £ 81 17s 6d each to (2) and (3) with consent of (5), and £ 81 7s 17s 4d to (4). Remaining £ 982 8s 2d to be divided equally amongst (1) (2) (3) and (4) and paid in 2 instalments of £ 491 4s 1d on 1 Mar. 1908 and 1 Mar. 1909. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/43 1907 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 1907 (8 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Thomas Peter Dungsworth Greenhough Potter (known as Thomas Peter Green) of Nothedge Farm, Ashover, Derbyshire, farmer (a bachelor); and Ada Petrina Dungsworth Greenhough Potter, (known as Ada Green) of the same place, spinster. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under total of 1a. 0r. 1p. (5 plots near Station Road, built upon, including land under road) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on the attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds. Consideration: £ 200 paid by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Approved on behalf of the vendors by Messrs Gratton and Marston, Chesterfield, 8 Jan. 1907. Pl E12/9/8/3/44 16.6.1908 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 16 June 1908 (unfit for production) (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Annie Charlesworth of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, widow. Second Party: John Frederick Charlesworth of Chesterfield, commercial clerk and traveller. Third Party: Alice Mabel Pearson Charlesworth, wife of John. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 4a. 2r. 6p. at Marlpit Lane Close (formerly Middle Field Close), between Ovencroft Lane and Marlpit Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, specified in schedule and as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds including will of John Charlesworth, and the concurrence of (3) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 317 12s 6d from (4) to (1) and (2). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/45 29.12.1908 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 29 Dec. 1908 (unfit for production) (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Pearce of High Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 1a. 3r. 35p. (in 3 plots) on the High Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan and described in attached schedule. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 100 from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/46 1909 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 1909 (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Jonathan Henry Moore of Bolsover, Derbyshire, miner. Second Party: - Moore of Bolsover, wife of (1). Third Party: Joseph Gething of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, gentleman; and John Parr of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, farmer (mortgagees). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 1r. 11p. of land formally known as Lime Kiln Field Pingle, Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 22 6s 3d from (4) to (1) with consent of (3). Plan attached. Altered and approved on behalf of vendor and mortgagees by Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield, 5 Jan. 1909. Alterations include deletion of original fourth party (Frank Armstrong of Mansfield, gentleman) being the Second Mortgagee. Pl E12/9/8/3/47 17.3.1910 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 17 Mar. 1910 (fragile) (12 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Henry Tinsley of Bolsover, Derbyshire, market gardener. Second Party: Elizabeth Tinsley, wife of (1). Third Party: Ellen Tinsley of Bolsover, Derbyshire, widow. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 2a. 0r. 13p. of land occupied by Pond House (and associated buildings), Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds including will of George Tinsley and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any, and of (3) to override her estate for life. Consideration: £ 124 17s 6d from (4) to (1) with the assent of (3). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/48 17.3.1910 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 17 March 1910 (19 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Frederick Tinsley of Bolsover, Derbyshire, market gardener. Second Party: Mary Tinsley, wife of (1). Third Party: Ellen Tinsley of Bolsover, Derbyshire, widow. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 38a. 3r. 37p. of land (a plot, formerly four Marlpit Lane Closes, then two Bolsover Moor Closes, and Highfield House erected thereupon; a close on Bolsover Moor, formerly two; Far Pan Close formerly known as Little Pond Field; Big Pond Close, formerly the Pan Closes; two closes on Bolsover Moor specified) all at Bolsover, Derbyshire and on Bolsover Moor, as shown on attached plan. Covenant by (1) to pay legacy of £ 100 to Charlotte Meakin charged on part of the premises by the (recited) will of George Tinsley. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds, the will of George Tinsley, the consent of all legatees (except Charlotte Meakin) under it whose legacies are charged on part of the premises to this deed and are payable after the death of (3), and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any, and of (3) to override her estate for life. Consideration: £ 2340 from (4) to (1) with the assent of (3). Plan attached. Schedule attached of 'old' descriptions of 10 plots of land, 6 Apr. 1910 Pl E12/9/8/3/49 18.7.1910 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 18 July 1910 (11 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Robert Bagshaw of Bath House Farm, Ashover, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Mary Bagshaw, wife of (1). Third Party: Francis Stanton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman (mortgagee). Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 6a. 3r. of land known as Pleasanton Nook, adjoining Overcroft Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites previous deeds and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 472 10/-, of which £ 300 paid by (4) to (3) to discharge mortgage debt, and remaining £ 172 10/- by (4) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/50 24.11.1910 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold and enfranchised land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (12 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: John Thomas Bagshaw of Marl House, Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman (a bachelor). Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 6a. 2r. 3p. of land (Kevill Pingle, Little Stile Lane Pingle and adjacent roadway, and The Pingle or the Lane Field, site of Clifton Villas), all at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 470 15/- from (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/51 24.11.1910 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold and enfranchised land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (13 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Twidale Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Elizabeth Bagshaw, wife of (1). Third Party: Elizabeth Bagshaw of Bolsover, widow. Fourth Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fifth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) (2) and (3), in respect of their various interests, to (4) - lessees of (5), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under 7a. 2r. 9p. of land (the south-west corner of the Hoverhends, on which a windmill and engine house etc. had been erected, the Pingle alias Square Pingle or Robinson Pingle, Whiteheads Pingle, Stackyard Field or Pale Close), all at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (4) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds, and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any, and of (3) to override her estate for life. Consideration: £ 528 18s 9d from (4) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/52 24.11.1910 Copy draft memorandum for the purchase of possessory right to Top Hard coal under copyhold land and a house at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (5 ff, attached, paper & linen) Copy draft memorandum between Joseph Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, farmer, and Fanny, his wife, and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited to execute, if required, a formal licence of their copyhold interest in the Top Hard coal under 22p. of land, formerly part of Whiteheads Pingle, at Marlpit Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Consideration: £ 9 12s 6d paid by the Colliery Company to J. Bagshaw. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/53 24.11.1910 Copy draft memorandum for the purchase of possessory right to Top Hard coal under enfranchised land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) Copy draft memorandum between William Skinner of Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman and Florence his wife, Anne Dorrington of Waterloo Promenade, Nottingham, widow (their mortgagee), and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited to execute, if required, a formal licence of their copyhold interest in Top Hard coal under 36p. of land facing Marlpit Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire on which there are six houses. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 15 15/- paid by the Colliery Company to William Skinner. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/54 24.11.1910 Copy draft memorandum for the purchase of possessory right to Top Hard coal under enfranchised land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) Copy draft memorandum between Elizabeth Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, widow, John Thomas Bagshaw of Marl House, Bolsover, Derbyshire, gentleman and William Twidale Bagshaw of Bolsover, farmer, and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited to execute, if required, a formal licence of their copyhold interest in Top Hard coal under 1r. 33p. of land facing Marlpit Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire on which there are nine houses. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 31 8s 9d paid by the Colliery Company to John T. Bagshaw and William T. Bagshaw. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/55 24.11.1910 Copy draft memorandum for the purchase of possessory right to Top Hard coal under enfranchised land and buildings at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) Copy draft memorandum between Robert Bagshaw of Bath Farm House, Ashover, Derbyshire, farmer and Mary, his wife, and Charles Beckett Truman of Nottingham, wine merchant and James Edwin Truman of Lincoln, Clerk of Holy Orders (their mortgagees), and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited to execute, if required, a formal licence of their copyhold interest in Top Hard coal under 14p. of land, formerly part of the Pingle, facing Marlpit Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire on which there are three houses. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 6 2s 6d paid by the Colliery Company to Robert Bagshaw and Mary Bagshaw. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/56 24.11.1910 Copy draft memorandum for the purchase of possessory right to Top Hard coal under enfranchised land and buildings at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) Copy draft memorandum between Elizabeth Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, widow and Joseph Bagshaw of Bolsover, farmer, and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited to execute, if required, a formal licence of their copyhold interest in Top Hard coal under 19p. of land, formerly part of the Pingle, facing Marlpit Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire on which there are three houses. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 8 6s 3d paid by the Colliery Company to Elizabeth Bagshaw with Joseph Bagshaw's consent. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/57 24.11.1910 Copy draft memorandum for the purchase of possessory right to Top Hard coal under enfranchised land and buildings at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 24 Nov. 1910 (6 ff, attached, paper & linen) Copy draft memorandum between Elizabeth Bagshaw of Bolsover, Derbyshire, widow and Joseph Bagshaw of Bolsover, farmer and Fanny, his wife, and the Bolsover Colliery Company Limited to execute, if required, a formal licence of their copyhold interest in Top Hard coal under 20p. of land on the High Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Consideration: £ 10 paid by the Colliery Company to Elizabeth Bagshaw. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/58 2.8.1912 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 2 Aug. 1912 (13 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Ellen Armstrong Steetley Holme, Steetley, Whitwell, Derbyshire, widow; and Robert Armstrong of Whaley, Derbyshire, farmer. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover, to work Top Hard coal under a total of 32a. 3r. 4p. of land (in 8 plots, named closes and Bolsover Moor, largest plot being 8a. 2r. 1p., others 2a. upwards) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan and described in attached schedule. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds, including will of Robert Armstrong the father. Consideration: £ 2294 5/- by (2) to (1) in instalments. £ 573 11s 3d now plus three instalments of £ 573 11s 3d on 30 June 1913, 1914, and 1915. Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/59 21.6.1913 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 21 June 1913 (fragile) (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: George Charlesworth of High Cliffe, Bolsover, Derbyshire, stone mason. Second Party: Mary Charlesworth, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover -to work Top Hard coal under a total of 4a. 2r. 31p. of land (formerly 5a.) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 328 11s 3d paid by (3) to (1). Plan attached. Draft approved on behalf of the vendors by Messrs Jones and Middleton, Chesterfield, 21 May 1913. Pl E12/9/8/3/60 8.10.1913 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 8 Oct. 1913 (12 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: William Burkitt of St Helens, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 12a. 3r. 30p. of land (Robinson Close 5a. 1r. 6p., Moor Acres 7a. 0r. 19p.) at Bolsover, Derbyshire, as shown on attached plan. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (2) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds. Consideration: £ 905 12s 6d paid by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Pl E12/9/8/3/61 29.10.1913 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 29 Oct. 1913 (fragile) (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Edward William Hinde, formerly of 61 Loveday Road, West Ealing, London, grocer, now of Teluk Kuran, Singapore, Straits Settlement. Second Party: Jeanie Hinde, wife of (1). Third Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Fourth Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) and (2) to (3) - lessees of (4), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 4a. 3r. 32p. of land (3a. 28p. known as Far Moor Acres and 1a. 2r. 36p. known as Far Horse Head, on Horse Head Lane), Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Acknowledges right of (3) to production of deeds listed on attached schedule. Recites previous deeds and the concurrence of (2) in the deed to override her rights of freebench if any. Consideration: £ 346 10/- paid by (3) to (1). Plan attached. Draft approved on behalf of vendor by Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield, 24 June 1913. Pl E12/9/8/3/62 6.8.1913 Copy draft licence to work Top Hard coal under copyhold land at Bolsover, Derbyshire; 6 Aug. 1913 (fragile) (10 ff, attached, paper & linen) First Party: Arthur William Mould of 53 Stanley Street, Bury, Lancashire, clothier. Second Party: Bolsover Colliery Company Limited. Third Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Copy draft licence granted by (1) to (2) - lessees of (3), Lord of the Manor of Bolsover - to work Top Hard coal under a total of 5a. 0r. 15p. of land known as Top Moor Acre, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Compensation to be paid for surface damage. Recites previous deeds including will of Elizabeth Mould. Consideration: £ 356 11s 3d paid by (2) to (1). Plan attached. Draft approved on behalf of the vendor by Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield, 24 June 1913. Pl E12/9/8/3/63-67 9.1.1912-18.1.1912 Bundle of letters concerning mining subsidence at Masons Cottages, Shuttlewood, Derbyshire; 9 Jan.-18 Jan. 1912 (5 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, forwarding his exchange of letters with Messrs Alderson, Son and Dust, 23 Change Alley, Sheffield, with copy reply; Elizabeth Limb owns Masons Cottages at Shuttlewood; that occupied by Mr Oldham is cracked due to mining subsidence; Bolsover Colliery Company has disclaimed responsibility because houses are on 'New Inclosure' land; requests that compensation be paid; Mrs Limb, a widow, relying on rental income to support her family, cannot afford to repair damage; seeking compensation from the Duke of Portland as a matter of grace; sets a dangerous precedent; Damage should be repaired by common owners, a rather unworkable scheme; Mrs Limb 'poor woman' should be allowed compensation for repairs; if problem brought to personal attention of Duke, he will wish to pay something out of goodwill; suggest to Mr Houfton that his men repair minor damage, with Duke and Bolsover company dividing the cost equally; would set a precedent but cases should be judged individually. Surface owners compensation requests are 'rather obsolete'; writing to Mr Hewitt, to discover whether Bolsover Colliery gave notice of working coal; unlikely because Mr Houfton 'rather inclined to go full steam ahead... without considering... the lease'; agreement that goodwill payment should be made as long as damage and compensation are not made public; pay Mrs Limb for her silence. Pl E12/9/8/4/1-19 20.12.1867-4.8.1905 Bundle of cases and opinions of counsel concerning the Duke of Portland's interest in minerals under copyholds, Manors of Bolsover and of Mansfield (including Sutton-in-Ashfield); 20 Dec. 1867-4 Aug. 1905 (Pl E12/9/8/4/2-5 unfit for production) (19 items, paper) Pl E12/9/8/4/1: Case, with the opinion thereupon of R. Paul Amphlett of Lincoln's Inn, concerning the Duke of Portland's entitlement to the minerals of the Manor of Sutton in Ashfield, 20 Dec. 1867. Pl E12/9/8/4/2: Case, with the opinion of Alfred Bailey, Lincoln's Inn concerning ownership of minerals under lands awarded under the Sutton in Ashfield Inclosure Award, 12 Aug. 1872; Pl E12/9/8/4/3-5: Copies of admittances and surrenders used as briefing for Mr Amphlett; table of closes of land, surrenders, admittances and licences; memorandum. All relating to the Manor of Mansfield and to Sutton-in-Ashfield minerals. Defective. Pl E12/9/8/4/6-18: Circular letter to copyholders of the Manors of Bolsover and Mansfield reminding them of the authorised modes of disposing of the possessory interest in underlying minerals in the light of attempts to circumvent these; cases/instructions to counsel (H.H. Cozens-Hardy, QC, 7 New Square, Lincoln's Inn and Henry Wace, Lincoln's Inn) to advise, with their opinions and that of John Dixon of 11 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, regarding minerals underlying copyholds, settling drafts of model surrenders, licences and deeds of enfranchisement; observations of William Bryan, Steward of the Manors upon various of the opinions of counsel and their draft model deeds; copy of correspondence on similar matters from Bryan to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett. All Jan. 1899-Jan. 1901. Pl E12/9/8/4/19: Case to counsel (Henry Wace, Carey Street) to advise, with his opinion, concerning minerals under enfranchised copyholds, 4 Aug. 1905. Various of the opinions and observations in Pl E12/9/8/4/6-15 sent herewith as briefing. See also Pl E12/9/8/7/. Pl E12/9/8/5/1-4 16.4.1923-21.12.1923 Correspondence concerning minerals under copyholds, Manor of Bolsover, Derbyshire; 16 Apr.-21 Dec. 1923 (4 items, paper) Letters from Messrs Beachcroft, Hay and Ledward, 9 Theobald's Road to Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street concerning the opinion of Cozens-Hardy KC on the rights of copyholders to deal with their copyhold interest in minerals apart from the surface, with reference to Mrs Hazlehurst's copyholds at Bolsover. Pl E12/9/8/6/1-12 23.1.1904-1.11.1904 Correspondence and deeds concerning the Duke of Portland's interest in minerals under copyholds of the Manors of Bolsover and Mansfield; 23 Jan.-1 Nov. 1904 (12 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, the Stanton Iron Works Company Ltd, Messrs Bryan and Armstrong, Mansfield and the Shireoaks Colliery Co. Ltd concerning the behaviour of colliery companies at Bolsover and elsewhere in not obtaining the consent of copyholders before working coals under their lands; particulars of coals worked out of copyholds by the Duke of Portland's lessees - New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd, Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd, Shireoaks Colliery Co. Ltd, etc. (Pl E12/9/8/6/3); details of licences etc. from 1894 onward provided by Stanton Ironworks (including Paulson and Jepson); details of terms for coals under Jepson's copyholds. Pl E12/9/8/6/11: Copy surrender by Samuel Jepson of Pleasley, Derbyshire, farmer, to the Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, to the use of John Alfred Longden of Stanton by Dale, gentleman in trust for the Stanton Ironworks Company Limited, of his interest in the Top Hard coal under lands specified at Water Lane, Mansfield for a consideration of £ 937 10/-. Court Leet and Great Court Baron of the Manor of Mansfield, 1 Nov. 1904. Pl E12/9/8/6/12: Copy licence (granted at the Court Baron of the Manor of Mansfield of 18 July 1899) to Frederick William Paulson of Broomhill Grange, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, gentleman, Edith Lucy Paulson of Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, spinster, Eliza Helen Wood of Chaussee de Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium (wife of William Wood, merchant), and William Bryan of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, gentleman, to demise minerals under 87a. 2r. 33p. (specified) of copyhold land at Mansfield to the Stanton Iron Works Company Limited for 60 years from 29 Sept. 1895. Pl E12/9/8/7/1-43 1897-25.4.1908 Bundle of legal papers and related correspondence concerning minerals under copyholds, Manor of Mansfield; 1897-25 Apr. 1908. Defective (Unfit for production) (43 items, paper) Pl E12/9/8/7/1-9: Instructions to counsel (H.H. Cozens-Hardy, QC, 7 New Square, Lincoln's Inn and Henry Wace, 61 Carey Street) with their opinions and drafts of letters settled by them, concerning minerals under Hugh Browne's copyholds at Sutton-in-Ashfield, manor of Mansfield, and the general question of Sutton-in-Ashfield minerals and copyhold minerals. [Material listed at Pl E12/9/8/4/1-2 formed part of briefing material sent to counsel.] Pl E12/9/8/7/10: Copy correspondence concerning enfranchisement of Browne's copyholds, 1901. Pl E12/9/8/7/11: Copy correspondence with the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd concerning Hugh Browne's lands and minerals at Sutton-in-Ashfield, 1902. Pl E12/9/8/7/12-34: Correspondence concerning Hugh Browne's land and minerals, negotiations with him and the New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd, alteration of barriers to avoid his land, his 'extraordinary epistle' and his desire for his 'pound of flesh', 1903-1908. Pl E12/9/8/7/35-43: Prints and cuttings of Browne's anonymous and pseudonymous letters to the press (1902-1908) on: church affairs; land reform; state and compulsory education; the right to work; workmen's dwellings; poor relief; replying to the attack of J.E. Ellis, MP on Gladstone; socialism; and other current concerns. See Pl E12/9/3/7/ and Pl E12/10/2/23/ for further material relating to Hugh Browne's copyholds. Pl E12/9/8/9/1-3 1899 Model forms of surrenders and licence to a copyholder to demise his possessory interest in minerals, Manor of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 1899 (3 items, paper) Includes form of surrender reserving to a copyholder his possessory interest in minerals.
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Pl E12/9/9 1779-1924 Material concerning other mineral and quarrying activity on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire estates of the Dukes of Portland; 1779-1924 (90 items) Other material relating to brick manufacture will be found in Pl E12/6 - e.g. Pl E12/6/18/43 and 78. For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/9/1-7 below. Pl E12/9/9/1/1-2 1.3.1779-1.5.1779 Lease of ironstone in Derbyshire by the Duke of Portland, with related agreement; 1 Mar. and 1 May 1789 (2 items, paper) First Party: William Henry Cavendish, Duke of Portland. Second Party: John Smith, Richard Clarke and Thomas Munton, on behalf of themselves and their other partners in Smith, Clarke, Munton and Company of Griffin Foundary near Chesterfield. Copy lease by (1) to (2) of ironstone within land called Hady Close (4a. 3r. 30p.) in the hamlet of Hasland and parish of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for a term of 5 years from 5 April 1789. Shaft to be filled up, lessees to make satisfaction to the tenant for damages, and to have first refusal of any other ironstone in Chesterfield or Brampton Rent: £ 80 p.a. for the first three years and £ 80 per acre for all ironstone got above 3a. Increasing to £ 100 and £ 100 per acre if [David] Barnes and Company offer such a sum for any ironstone within Chesterfield or Brampton before 5 April 1782. Also memorandum of agreement between John Cleaver, on behalf of (1), and (2). Pl E12/9/9/2/1-8 14.4.1902-22.12.1915 Lease of brickyard in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire by the Duke of Portland, with related correspondence; 14 Apr.-29 May 1902 and 17-22 Dec. 1915 (8 items, paper) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: Richard Lane of 11 Corporation Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and Sampson Clay Lane of Stanton Hill, Skegby, Nottinghamshire, brickmakers. Draft lease (15 May 1902) by (1) to (2) of 12a. 0r. 21p. of land in the parish of Mansfield, with liberty to dig out clay and to manufacture bricks and tiles on the premises, for a term of 21 years from 25 Mar. 1902. (2) to place buildings worth at least £ 2000 without labour upon the same premises and not to dig out clay or construct works within 20 feet of Sutton Road and Hermitage Lane or within 10 yards of any other boundary. Rent: £ 25 p.a. for surface rent, £ 50 p.a. fixed rent, and a royalty of 1s 6d per 1000 bricks or draining tiles, and 1s 6d for every 3 cubic yards of clay or other materials worked for any other purpose for quantities in excess of those which would make up the payment of £ 50 p.a., allowing overworkings to make up for underworkings in previous years as specified. Correspondence received by E.H. Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from Frederick J. Turner, Mansfield Woodhouse and T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse (with one draft reply) concerning the preparation of the lease; working out of the clay (1915) because of fault, limited reserves, offer of Lanes to purchase the site and T.W. Turner's desire to accommodate them if a reasonable price can be set. See also Pl E12/6/19 series for other transactions involving the Lane brothers and the brickyard Pl E12/9/9/3/1-11 30.5.1907-26.11.1909 Lease of quarry at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire by the Duke of Portland, with related correspondence; 30 May 1907-26 Nov. 1909 (11 items, paper & linen) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: William John Fowe Sills of the Stone Quarries, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, quarry owner. Draft lease (27 Sept. 1909) by (1) to (2) of 4a. of land in the parish of Mansfield (adjoining the Mansfield to Southwell railway at its junction with the Mansfield Colliery branch), with liberty to dig out sand, for a term of 14 years from 24 June 1907 (plan attached). No sand to be dug within 15 feet of the northern boundary of the site. Lessee to supply lessor with sand at 10% less than the ruling trade price. Rent: £ 4 p.a. surface rent, £ 50 p.a. fixed rent, and a royalty of 3d per cubic yard of sand dug in excess of the quantity which would make up the payment of the fixed rent, accounted half-yearly. Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby and W.J.F. Sills, Mansfield Stone Quarries (with press copy out letters). Sills working sand on land adjoining the 'Newark' branch of the Midland Railway under informal arrangement to test viability; terms of proper lease and its preparation; may have to abandon this for fear of trouble with William Adlington over ownership of sand under part of the area. Pl E12/9/9/4/1-7 18.8.1922-20.11.1922 Lease of quarry at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire by the Duke of Portland, with related correspondence; 18 Aug.-20 Nov. 1922 (7 items, paper & linen) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: William John Fowe Sills of the Stone Quarries, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, quarry owner. Draft lease (20 Nov. 1922) by (1) to (2) of 4a. of land in the parish of Mansfield (adjoining the Mansfield to Southwell railway at its junction with the Mansfield Colliery branch), with liberty to dig out sand, for a term of 14 years from 24 June 1922 (plan attached). No sand to be dug within 15 feet of the northern boundary of the site. Lessee to supply lessor with sand at 10% less than the ruling trade price. Power for lessee to determine lease after 7 years. Rent: £ 1 p.a. surface rent, £ 50 p.a. fixed rent, and a royalty of 4d per cubic yard of sand dug in excess of the quantity which would make up the payment of the fixed rent, accounted half-yearly. Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse. Pl E12/9/9/5/1-12 28.1.1924-1.4.1924 Supplemental lease of quarry at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire by the Duke of Portland, with related correspondence; 28 Jan.-1 Apr. 1924 (12 items, paper & linen) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: William John Fowe Sills of the Stone Quarries, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, quarry owner. Draft lease (29 Mar. 1924), supplemental to that of 20 Nov. 1922, by (1) to (2) of 2a. 2r. 11p of land in the parish of Mansfield (immediately to the east of the lands demised by the principal lease), with liberty to dig out sand, from 25 Mar. 1924 for the residue of the term of 14 years from 24 June 1922 (plan attached). Rent: £ 25 p.a. fixed rent, and royalty payments in line with the principal lease. Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, with copy replies. Pl E12/9/9/6/1-41 21.2.1924-24.11.1924 Lease of quarry at etc. Cauldwell Wood, Mansfield/ Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire by the Duke of Portland, with related correspondence; 21 Feb.-24 Nov. 1924 (41 items, paper & linen) First Party: William John Arthur Charles James, Duke of Portland, KG. Second Party: William John Fowe Sills of the Stone Quarries, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, quarry owner. Draft lease (24 Nov. 1924) by (1) to (2) of 14a. 3r. of land in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield and 1a. 2r. 10p. of land in the parishes of Sutton-in-Ashfield and Mansfield, for a term of 21 years from 25 Mar. 1924. In respect of the first parcel (at Cauldwell Wood), liberty to dig out sand not to a depth greater than 50 yards nor within 21 feet of the northern or eastern boundaries of the site; in respect of the second to lay down a railway line (plan attached). Reserving various rights of way over Bleakhills Lane. (1) and his tenants to have use of the railway at a charge of 2s 6d per truck. Covenants regarding crossing gates, fences, flood carrier. Lessee may determine lease after 14 years. Defective. Rent: £ 50 for the first year, £ 150 for the second year, and £ 300 p.a. thereafter; a tonnage rent of 9d per ton of moulding sand and 2.67d for common or building sand, payable for quantities in excess of those that would yield the foregoing minimum rents; a surface rent of £ 4 10/- per acre for land forming the second plot. Heads of terms for lease (20 May), signed by Sills. Plan attached. Related correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Bryan and Armstrong (with copy replies) concerning terms of lease; course of railway branch to the Mansfield Railway (LNER), use of it by the Duke and his tenants, scale of charges; Pl E12/9/9/7/1-9 1.2.1918-31.8.1918 Terms for lease of quarry of dolomite and limestone at Elmton, Derbyshire by the Duke of Portland, with related correspondence; 1 Feb.-31 Aug. 1918 (9 items, paper) Draft memorandum of terms for the lease by the Duke to the Partington Steel and Iron Company, Ltd and the Shelton Iron and Steel Company, Ltd of limestone under 72.263a. of land to the south of the Great Central Railway at Elmton, Derbyshire. Further draft memorandum of terms for the lease of dolomite. Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, with copy replies etc. concerning negotiations with the iron companies, terms, area involved; negotiations broken off.
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Pl E12/9/10 1767-1927 Miscellaneous papers concerning mining activities on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire estates of the Dukes of Portland; 1767-1927 (49 items) For more detailed descriptions see Pl E12/9/10/1-8 below. Pl E12/9/10/1 10.2.1767 Lease of coal in Brampton, Derbyshire by the Duchess Dowager of Portland and others; 10 Feb. 1767. Defective (1 membrane, parchment) First Party: Robert Harley of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex and James West of the parish of St Paul's Covent Garden, Middlesex, Esquires (surviving trustees of a deed of 2 Aug. 1737 [Pl F3/3/42]). Second Party: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess Dowager of Portland. Third Party: Godfrey Clarke of Sutton, Derbyshire, Esq.; and Godfrey Clarke the younger of Sutton, Derbyshire, Esq. (his eldest son). Fourth Party: John Barnes and John Wilcockson of Brampton, Derbyshire, yeomen. Lease by (1), (2) and (3) to (4) of coal (the 'upper mine' and 'lower mine') under their lands in the parish of Brampton, Derbyshire, for a term of 99 years (ceasing on the exhaustion of the mines), with power to erect engines and works necessary to unwater the mines (except under or within 20 yards of buildings); (4) to construct at their own expense and without loss of time, such soughs or drains as are necessary from the river at the bottom of Brampton Moor near the floodgates there to a piece of ground belonging to (3) called the Hayes, and thence to a place called Storrs Gate, with a branch to the lands of (1) and (2) called Cross Closes, to de-water the leased mines; covenants for working and inspection. Rent: to (1) and (3) £ 40 p.a. minimum, calculated at a rate of £ 40 per surface acre of coal (including any coal left for pillars) for coal raised from the respective lands of (1) and (2) and of (3), after (4) shall have raised 3a. of coal as payment/compensation for the construction of the soughs. Pl E12/9/10/2/1-3 10.4.1816-12.6.1817 Correspondence received by Edward Smith Godfrey concerning Pinxton Colliery; 10 Apr. 1816-12 June 1817 (3 items, paper) Letter from George Dickins at Staveley to Godfrey (10 Apr. 1816) concerning colliery [Pinxton] being sunk by Mr Cooke [Coke] 107 yards deep near the Duke of Portland's coal, Cooke's application for same and its value, underground operations, drainage. Letters from John Coke at Pinxton to Godfrey (24 Mar. and 12 June 1817) as to coal at Pinxton Colliery etc.; high valuation put on the Duke's coals by Mr Dickins, drop in [sale] price by 2/- a ton, scant chance of profit, hopes that the valuation can be revised downward. Pl E12/9/10/3/1 26.9.1882 Copy letter from John R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby to F.J. Turner; 26 Sept. 1882 (1 item - 2 ff, paper) Concerning Duke of Portland's coal at Killamarsh, applications of J. and G. Wells Limited for lease of 34a. of Parkgate and Silkstone coal; they will not purchase surface; difficulty in valuing the mines in view of uncertainty about Silkstone seam; offer fair terms of £ 100 per acre for the Parkgate seam; copy of letter of 23 Sept. received by Hewitt from J. and G. Wells Limited, Eckington Collieries (per J.C. Colvin, Managing Director). Pl E12/9/10/4/1-7 25.11.1912-19.2.1914 Bundle of correspondence concerning boring for minerals on the Duke of Portland's estate at Mattersey, Nottinghamshire; 25 Nov. 1912-19 Feb. 1914 (7 items, paper) Correspondence received by E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, with copy correspondence between Turner and H.A. Brundell and Messrs Minet, Pering, Smith and Co., 7 St Helen's Place, as to proposed exploratory boring for coal at Mattersey etc. by a syndicate. Pl E12/9/10/5/1/1-16 22.5.1925-16.7.1927 Bundle of letters concerning Clumber Park minerals, Nottinghamshire; 22 May 1925-16 July 1927 (unfit for production) (16 items, paper) Correspondence received by Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse and Messrs Francis and Crookenden, 23 Lincoln's Inn Fields [solicitors to the Duke of Newcastle], with carbon copy replies, concerning the ownership of minerals under Clumber Park and the possible claim of the Duke of Portland as Lord of the Manor of Mansfield, desire to settle matters once and for all. Pl E12/9/10/6/1-11 12.5.1906-23.6.1906 Bundle of correspondence concerning Hewitt and Company's charges, with related papers; 12 May-23 June 1906 (11 items, paper) Letters from T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse to E. Horsman Bailey, 5 Berners Street, with one press copy reply concerning the size of the accounts of C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company for professional services as mineral agents to the Duke of Portland, proposal to be made to Hewitt, also status of plans and other papers in Hewitt's office belonging to the Duke; copy letters received by Turner from the agents at Chatsworth and Thoresby outlining their practices for paying mineral agents. Details of the Duke of Portland's mineral royalties in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire from the 10 years to 31 Dec. 1905 (£ 570606), and Hewitt and Co.'s charges for the same period (£ 11170). Breakdown for the six half-years 1903-05 of the mineral royalties received by the Duke of Portland in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire by lessee and lease/colliery (1903: £ 59725; 1904: £ 64401; 1905: £ 76635). Pl E12/9/10/7/1 2.12.1914-29.12.1914 File of copy letters concerning probable effect of the First World War on mining royalties; 2-9 Dec. 1914 (8 ff, attached, paper) Copy of letters received by T. Warner Turner from C.R. Hewitt, London Road, Derby, J. Harling Turner, Portland Estate Office, Kilmarnock, William C. Sample, Bothal Castle, Morpeth, Francis Ellis, Sherwood Colliery, Mansfield, H. Eustace Mitton, Colliery Offices, Codnor Park near Alfreton [Butterley Co.], The Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd (per W. Deacon), The Bolsover Colliery Co. Ltd (per John P. Houfton). Reduced output of local coal mines through loss of labour to the armed forces; situation less bad than anticipated; much worse in Yorkshire and the North of England where more coal is exported; comparative monthly output figures Aug.-Nov. 1913 and 1914 for Sherwood Colliery; situation in Northumberland and North Britain. Pl E12/9/10/8/1-9 26.7.1923-4.7.1924 Bundle of correspondence and memoranda concerning liability for surface damage under mining leases, Royal Commission on Mining Subsidence; 26 July 1923-4 July 1924 (9 items, paper) Correspondence between C.R. Hewitt/Hewitt and Company, 122 London Road, Derby, T. Warner Turner, Portland Estate Office, Mansfield Woodhouse, E. Horsman Bailey/Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, 5 Berners Street and the Royalty Owners' Joint Committee (R.F. Pawsey), 8 Regent Street, Barnsley: membership and terms of reference of Royal Commission; none of the Duke of Portland's leases so complex as to require legislation and comparatively little surface damage has been done. Pl E12/9/10/8/2 is a summary of the terms contained for support, letting down, damages, etc. in the extant leases of the Duke of Portland's minerals in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire; and Pl E12/9/10/8/1 is a memorandum compiled from that summary.


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