Ref No

D255/

Ray family of Heanor Hall

This collection consists of the family and business papers of the Sutton and Ray families of Heanor Hall.

18th - 19th cent

D255/B

Business

 

 

D255/B/1

Mortgage in fee by William Coke of Trusley esquire, to Joseph Rogerson of Derby clerk, and George Wilmot of Derby, baker, for £500, £3392 and £608, of a messuage tenement and farm in Alsop en le Dale, Newton and Fenny Bentley in the occupation of John Johnson;

messuage, tenement and farm with all lands belonging in Dalbury, otherwise Dalbury Lees, in the occupation of Troth Hind widow, two closes in Dalbury called Little Ruckhill and Ruckhill Meadow in the occupation of Robert Bakewell;

messuage or tenement with hereditaments in Burnaston in the occupation of Henry Ford;

messuage, tenement...

 

1717

D255/B/1-49

John Sutton's Pinxton Collieries

 

 

D255/B/2

Deed to lead to uses of a fine between D'Ewes Coke of Longford esquire, and Frances his wife, Francis Sheldon of Abberton Worcestershire esquire, and John Barneby of Brockhampton Herefordshire, by which Coke agrees to levy a fine to Sheldon and Barneby of a moiety of the manor of Trusley and a moiety of the mansion house where William Coke lived at Trusley and a moiety of the Trusley estate in Trusley, Dalbury Lees and Burnaston;

also a moiety of the manor of Pinxton and a moiety of the Pinxton estate in Pinxton, Kirby in Ashfield, Brookhill and South Normanton, and a moiety of the Coke...

 

1723

D255/B/3-4

Mortgage for £950 by D'Ewes Coke of Trusley and Frances his wife to Robert Fletcher of Smalley of property as in D255 M/B 2, provided that Coke will assure to Fletcher all the mines, veins, delphs and lymphs of coal and collieries of D'Ewes Coke and Frances his wife in Pinxton, Kirkby, Brookhill and South Normanton,

5 April

 

1728

D255/B/5

Copy deed of partition between Edward Wilmot of Spondon esquire, and Catherine Cassandra Isabella his wife (daughter of William Coke) and D'Ewes Coke of Suckley, Worcestershire esquire, and Ann his wife (also one of the daughters of William Coke), reciting that the estate of William Coke has descended to his two daughters who are desirous of making a partition, by which Wilmot and his wife receive the Trusley, Dalbury and Burnaston Estates and a moiety of the coal under any of William Coke's land in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, while D'Ewes Coke and Ann his wife receive the Pinxton...

 

1731

D255/B/6

Revocation and appointment of uses of a fine by D'Ewes Coke of Suckley, Worcestershire esquire, and Frances his wife by which premises in Alsop en le Dale, Fenny Bentley and Compton are limited to the use of John Ward of Queens College, Cambridge, William Chaney of Derby, Doctor in Physick and Thomas Allestree of Alvaston esquire, (new trustees), in trust to sell the same to pay off the debts of Robert and William Coke at the time of their deaths and all such debts contracted by Frances Coke before her marriage paying the residue to D'Ewes Coke: the residue of the property in Pinxton...

 

1732

D255/B/7

Conveyance (labelled `grant of coles') by D'Ewes Coke of Suckley Worcestershire esquire, to Robert Fletcher of Heanor gent, of all those moieties in all manner of mines, veins, delphs and lymphs of coal and collieries both hard and soft under all the premises, late the estate of William Coke: capital messuage in Pinxton in the occupation of Joseph Stanley, 2 acres O roods, 17 poles, closes in Kirkby called Little Calf Close 3r 26p, Great Calf Close 4a 1r 2p, Over Shaw Close 9a 1r 22p, Cliff Nook 4a 2r 5p, New Close 5a 31p, the Cullingrey 4a 1r 11p, Neither Shaw Close 7a 1r 16p, Clay Croft...

 

1732

D255/B/8

As D255 M/B 7, 7 April

 

1733

D255/B/9

Assignment by Robert Fletcher of Smalley to Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire, of D'Ewes Coke's mortgage for £950 to Fletcher [D255 M/B 3-4], 11 April

 

1733

D255/B/10

Survey of parts of Pinxton and Kirkby in Ashfield, giving acreages, close names and tenants;

`old' and `new' survey acreages given.

 

c1733

D255/B/11

Articles of agreement between Robert Fletcher of Heanor gent, and D'Ewes Coke of Suckley, Worcestershire gent, by which Coke agrees to pay Fletcher £1340 for reconveyance to him of his moiety and fourth part of the Pinxton and South Normaton coal

9 April

 

1741

D255/B/12

Mr Hodgkinson's proposals to work Pinxton Colliery

 

nd [18th cent]

D255/B/13

Power of attorney by William Fletcher of Owlgreaves, Heanor gent, Robert Fletcher of Edensor, carpenter and joiner, Goodere Fletcher of Heanor gent, and Edward Green Fletcher of Heanor gent, to Anthony Tissington of Alfreton Common, gent, to receive all rents and profits from property in Heanor and elsewhere in Derbyshire which were the estate and inheritance of Goodere Fletcher of Heanor deceased, except all coal mines and delphs, 24 April

 

1777

D255/B/14

Extract from mortgage of William Fletcher's shares of certain estates and collieries to E M Mundy for £150, 19 April

 

1781

D255/B/15-16

Mr Sutton's proposals to lease Pinxton coal for 21 years at £130 per annum (for Coke's and Wilmot's share) or £90 per annual for Coke's share only.

 

c1785

D255/B/17

An estimate of getting coals at Pinxton for one year when foundation is completed by John Sutton: expected sale 3000 loads at 11 s per load.

 

c1785

D255/B/18

Copy agreement between John Sutton of Kirk Hallam gent, and F B Wilmot of Spondon esquire, by which Wilmot agrees to let to Sutton a moiety of a thick bed of hard coal at Pinxton and Brookhill for 21 years at £20 per acre, 18 April

 

1785

D255/B/19

An account of cash laid out or sunk at Pinxton up to 8 October 1785 by John Sutton - sinking and borings at various points, stock of coal unsold, building a brickkiln, tools and engines, implements.

 

1785

D255/B/20

Some observations on Pinxton Colliery by Samuel Fletcher: where he believes "a foundation can be made, lifting water at easy expense, position of deep level and putting down an engine at great expense".

 

1783

D255/B/21

An account of what John Sutton paid for the Pinxton coal

 

c1786

D255/B/22

John Sutton's further calculations of the value of Pinxton coal.

 

1786

D255/B/23

Memorandum regarding Mr Sutton's lease from F B Wilmot of Spondon of a moiety of the Pinxton coal.

 

1786

D255/B/24

Memorandum regarding the Pinxton engine

 

1786

D255/B/25-26

Value of Pinxton coal described as "my share"

 

1786

D255/B/27

Memorandum regarding interest involved in the Pinxton purchase.

 

1786

D255/B/28

Memorandum to be laid before Mr Coke at Chesterfield: Mr Sutton's proposals relating to the closes under which the Top Hard coal lies.

 

1786

D255/B/29

Agreement between John Sutton of Heanor gent, and Rev D'Ewes Coke of Brookhill Hall, by which Sutton agrees to convey to Coke all the mines, veins, or delphs of coal in South Normanton, also a moiety of the mines in Pinxton and Kirkby in Ashfield which were purchased by him from the executors of the late Robert Fletcher deceased who purchased the same of the late D'Ewes Coke [see D255 M/B 7-8] it is further agreed that Coke shall have the fire engine erected for the purpose of unwatering the said coal at such a price as the said John Sutton paid for the same and also all bricks, timber and...

 

1786

D255/B/30

Award of Anthony Tissington, having taken upon himself the settling of the price or value to be paid by Rev D'Ewes Coke to John Sutton for the purchase of collieries under certain closes and waste grounds in Pinxton, Kirkby and South Normanton, by which he orders that Coke pays to Sutton £2,600

15 April

 

1786

D255/B/31

Schedule of deeds relating to coal mines in Pinxton, Brookhill, Kirkby and South Normanton up to 1773

 

[18th cent]

D255/B/32

Notes on Pinxton coal

 

[19th cent]

D255/B/33-34

Further abstracts relating to Pinxton coal

 

c1830

D255/B/35

Schedule of title deeds and writings as delivered to Mr Hall for securing £4000 upon three mortgages of the late Mr Sutton's estate.

 

1833

D255/B/36

Short abstracts of Coke deeds

 

c1838

D255/B/37

Newspaper notice advertising the sale of coal at South Normanton and Pinxton near the Mansfield and Pinxton railway and the canal.

 

[19th cent]

D255/B/38

Copy letter from John Sutton to F B Wilmot asking him to execute a lease

 

1784

D255/B/39

Letter from Coke to Sutton urging him to get the agreement from Wilmot

 

1785

D255/B/40

Further letter from Coke to Sutton regarding the Wilmot lease

 

1785

D255/B/41-42

Letter from Sutton to Coke and reply: Sutton has been upset by his reception at Brookhill Hall

 

1785

D255/B/43-44

Letter from Coke to Sutton and reply: Coke is willing to give £2000 for the coal providing Sutton will indemnify him from the Wilmot lease;

also willing to take bricks, coals and timber on the ground and the engine at prime cost.

 

1786

D255/B/45

Letter from F B Wilmot to Sutton asking Sutton to meet him at Pinxton

 

1786

D255/B/46

Letter from Coke to Sutton regarding the appointment of Mr Tissington as "referee" for the valuation of Sutton's Pinxton colliery

 

1786

D255/B/47

Letter from Anthony Tissington to Sutton accompanying his award

 

1786

D255/B/48

Letter from Coke to Sutton regarding the deeds to Pinxton coal

 

1787

D255/B/49

Letter from Coke to Sutton regarding Sutton's offer to him of coal in the Pinxton neighbourhood

 

1796

D255/B/50-51

Lease and release by Henry Hunter of Kilburn esquire, and John Manley of the Middle Temple esquire, his trustee to Joseph Barber of the Bushes, Denby farmer and Edward Ward of Derby gent, his trustee, in consideration of £550, of the Twelve Acres Close 11a 2r 21p in Kilburn, late in the tenure of Elizabeth Radford now of Thomas Langton, 7 and 8 April

 

1834

D255/B/50-96

John Ray's Kilburn Colliery

 

 

D255/B/52-53

Lease for possession and mortgage in fee for £400 by Joseph Barber of Kilburn farmer, to John Curzon of Derby esquire, of a close in Kilburn called Twelve Acres Close, 11a 2r 21p with a messuage, barn and cowhouses built there by Joseph Barber: redeemable on the payment of £400 and 5%

interest by 2 April 1834, 1 and 2 April

 

1834

D255/B/54

Deed of further charge for an additional £70 on the premises in D255 M/B 52-53: Joseph Barber to John Curzon, 3 April

 

1837

D255/B/55

Appointment of new trustees by Ann Sheldon, wife of Joseph Sheldon of Holbrook joiner, by which William Holbrook the younger and Thomas Brown appointed, reciting release by John Curzon to John Long and others of the Lower part of the Twelve Acres Close to the use of Ann Sheldon, 24 April

 

1859

D255/B/56

Release by John Ray of Heanor Hall esquire, to John Long of Horsley Woodhouse gent, in consideration of £150, of part of the Twelve Acres Close, 2 acres by estimation, reserving to Ray all mines and minerals, 15 April

 

1853

D255/B/57

Settlement to payment for coal under land at Kilburn reciting agreement by Martha Rice of Kilburn widow, and Gervas Rice, to sell to John Ray all the coals under closes in Kilburn called the Room Close and the Meadow by Bottle Brook, North Field, Middle Field, Far Field and Oakley Pingle 18a 2r for £45 per acre;

£300 to be paid before 25 April 1830;

remainder of purchase money to be paid on 25 April 1836, the day on which the younger child of the late Richard Rice attains the age of twenty-one: £572 agreed as a settlement figure, 1 April

 

1831

D255/B/58

Agreement between Jedediah Strutt of Belper esquire, and John Ray, by which Strutt agrees to sell to Ray 25 acres of coal under eight closes in Horsley Woodhouse called Great Hansack, Norman Slack Field, Bacons Closes, Hill Top Close, Bottom Meadow, Old Pasture and Noons Close at a cost of £70 per acre;

additional sum of £4 per acre for surface damages;

land damaged for the purpose of sinking the pit not to exceed 1 acre;

permission to get clay for making bricks, 25 April

 

1839

D255/B/59

Memorandum of an agreement between Charles Vicars Hunter esquire, and Henry Fotheringham Hunter esquire, and John Ray of Heanor Hall esquire, for the lease by Ray of the Kilburn bed of coal under land at Kilburn: lease to be for 15 years from 7 April 1845 and to comprise all the coal belonging to the Messrs Hunter under lands numbered as follows in the parish survey of Kilburn made by John Bromley 354-361;

342-343, 201, 207, 225-231, 234-236, 260 and 262-263;

rent of £70 per acre;

minimum rent to be paid for not less than 5 acres yearly, 7 April

 

1844

D255/B/60

Agreement between Charles Vicars Hunder and Henry Fotheringham Hunter and John Ray for an extended lease by Ray of Messrs Hunter's coal at Kilburn from 26 April 1848

 

1848

D255/B/61

Memorandum of agreement between Joseph Bourne and Son of Derby, stone bottle manufacturers, and John Ray of Heanor Hall, by which Bourne leases to Ray for 25 years, Bottles Meadow, 3 roods, for the purpose of a railway to Ray's colliery;

annual rent of £10, 30 April

 

1856

D255/B/62-63

Memorandum of an agreement between Henry Fotheringham Hunter of Kilburn and John Ray by which Hunter agrees to let to Ray for 15 years from 25 April 1861 all the Kilburn bed of coal under lands belonging to Hunter numbered 196, 200, 241, 248, 249, 251, 255, 256, 257, 258, 261, 262, 263, 268, 292, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 322, 323, 324 and 378 (63a 2r 15p) on Bromley's map of Kilburn;

annual rent of £70 per acre;

not to work any coal within 70 yards of the mansion house or 40 yards of any building on the Hunter estate, 30 April (with copy)

 

1861

D255/B/64

Lease by Henry Wilmot Sitwell of Stainsby House, Smalley, to John Ray, of the Kilburn bed of coal under several closes in Horsley (except the coal under Stainsby House, pleasure grounds etc) recited in the Schedule;

air shaft not to exceed 12 feet from the surface and should be placed in one of closes numbered 13, 32, 39, 41 or 42 on the plan [missing];

not to work the coal within 32 yards of any building: for 35 years at £70 per annum;

in all 235a 2r 39p in Horsley and 195a 2r 25p in Horsley Woodhouse, 6 April

 

1862

D255/B/65-66

Lease (and draft) by George Henry Strutt of Belper esquire, to John Ray for 25 years of the Kilburn bed of coal under Strutt's lands in Kilburn, numbered 278, 279, 319, 320, 269, 270 and 271 on Bromley's plan, 13a 2r 14p;

annual rent of £70 per acre;

not to sink any pits or erect any buildings, 15 April

 

1863

D255/B/67

Copy agreement between William Hunter of Kilburn, gent, Francis Burton of Nottingham gent, and Rev George Henry Ray of Heanor Hall: for 13 years from 25 April 1873, to comprise all the Kilburn bed of coal lying under the lands of William Hunter numbered 240, 250, 252, 253, 254, 286, 287, 288, 238 and 237 on Bromley's parish survey (plan attached);

£85 per annum rent, 11 April

 

1873

D255/B/68

Lease by Robert Sacheverel Sitwell of Morley esquire, and Robert Sacheverel Wilmot Sitwell of Stainsby House esquire, to Rev G H Ray of Finghall Rectory, clerk, for 22 years, of all the Kilburn bed of coal under freehold and copy- hold land in Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse (scheduled);

not to mine coal within 33 yards of any building;

to build a railway or tramway to the railway at Coxbench;

rent of £20 per acre for every acre of copyhold coal worked and £120 per acre for freehold coal;

additional rent of £4 per acre for surface damages.

 

1874

D255/B/69

Draft deed modifying Kilburn coal lease by Rev G H Ray to Thomas Henry and George Small, relating to Ray sub-letting to the Smalls the coal in Kilburn he leases off the Hunters and Wilmot Sitwell at Kilburn and Horsley, 11 April

 

1874

D255/B/70

Abstract of deeds and writings relating to certain hereditaments and premises at Kilburn beginning with feoffment of 15 April 1626 by William Johnson to Thomas Garton, for £80, of closes in Kilburn

 

c1810

D255/B/71

Notes on Lord Scarsdale's title to lands at Denby

 

c1835

D255/B/72

John Curzon's bill to John Ray mainly relating to a plan and valuation of coal at Denby

 

1837

D255/B/73

Notes on Kilburn coal

 

c1840

D255/B/74

Abstract of title of Messrs Smith and Eley as trustees for sale to land in Kilburn belonging to Joseph Barber deceased

 

c1850

D255/B/75

Certified copy of the burial of John Barber of Strype Farm, Denby, 8 April 1843: copied 5 April 1852

 

1852

D255/B/76

Abstract of title of John Ray to land at Kilburn beginning with the will of Philip Dormer, Stanhope, 4th

Earl of Chesterfield, 4 April 1772

 

1853

D255/B/77

Notes on closes and acreages and "coal reserved to Mr Ray"

 

c1855

D255/B/78-79

Case papers relating to damages to cottages by coal workings at Horsley Woodhouse belonging to William Richardson of Kiddesley Park, including W S Smith's (surveyor) report on the damages (£36) and a copy of the mining agreement between Richardson and Ray (10 April 1863) by which Ray leased coal underlying 6 cottages and gardens in Horsley Woodhouse

 

1867

D255/B/80

Inventory and valuation of machinery and materials at Kilburn Colliery late the property of John Ray deceased (valued at £4529 15s)

 

c1868

D255/B/81

Undertaking by T H and G Small to return deeds to Rev G H Ray on demand following their purchase of Kilburn Colliery, 25 April

 

1876

D255/B/82

Notice of assignment of mortgage of Kilburn Collieries by T H and G Small to G H Ray to W G Cursham of Wilford and Edward Gayler of Belper, Doctor of Medicine, 8 April

 

1891

D255/B/83-85

Fire insurance policies on Kilburn Colliery, Colliery Manager's house and two cottages and domestic offices, giving detailed inventories of buildings, fixtures and equipment

 

1886

D255/B/86-88

Case papers relating to the liquidation of the Kilburn Colliery Ltd

 

c1893

D255/B/89-95

Correspondence between John Curzon and John Ray regarding the purchase of Lord Scarsdale's coal at Langley, Loscoe and Denby

 

1836-1839

D255/B/96

Letter from W S Smith to John Ray regarding the damages to Richardson's cottages at Horsley Woodhouse

 

1867

D255/E

Estate Papers

 

 

D255/E/1

Abstract of Mr Wheatley's title to an estate at Heanor and Langley beginning with lease and release of 20-21 April 1712/3

 

c1780

D255/E/1-29

Heanor Hall estate

 

 

D255/E/2

Abstract of Lord Scarsdale's title to an estate at Langley beginning with lease and release of 22 &

23 April 1750 being marriage settlement of Nathaniel Curzon and Lady Caroline Colyear, by which a messuage in Langley was released to trustees

 

c1800

D255/E/3

Abstract of title of Mr Anthony Spendlove and Sarah his wife to an undivided fourth part of share of four messuages or dwellinghouses, a malt office, shop and 21 acres of land at Heanor

 

c1820

D255/E/4

Abstract of D255 M/T 70-71

 

1845

D255/E/5

Bond by Robert Lilly, Mary Metham, Edward Newcomen, Richard Bradshaw, Katherine Carter and David Richmond to Robert Sanderson in £400: the condition that Sanderson peaceably holds the premises conveyed to him by indenture of 20 &

21 April 1712/3 (D255 M/T 33-34), 22 April

 

1712/3

D255/E/6

Bond by John Bentley of Risley and William Newton of Draycott, yeoman to Francis Wheatley of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, yeoman, John York of Nottingham, maltster, and Jonathan Blunt of Nottingham, butcher, in £120, 5 April

 

1759

D255/E/7

Copy extracts from the will and codicil of Robert Toplis

 

1790

D255/E/8

Copy of the Lord Chancellor's order for a discharge of the incumbrance affecting that part of Lord Scarsdale's settled estates sold to redeem the land tax, 11 April

 

1800

D255/E/9

Copy of part of the will of Anthony Woodward late of Heanor, yeoman 18 April

 

1803

D255/E/10

Copy of part of the will of Job Turton of Heanor, yeoman 1 April

 

1826

D255/E/11

Award of arbitration in a dispute between John Ray and Messrs Smith and Frearson (trustees of Mrs Abbott) regarding the exclusive right and enjoyment of the Marlpool. In 1835 Ray deepened the pool and planted willows which inhibited the use of the pool by Smith and Frearson;

Ray also placed a well nearby and a stop-cock by which the level of the pool could be regulated. The arbitrator ruled by that Ray was the owner of the pool but that owners of certain land adjacent had a right to use it: therefore Ray, at his own expense, must construct a conduit leading from the pool, not interfering...

 

1840

D255/E/12

Attested copy of deed of settlement by Mr Charles Toplis (D255 M/T 61)

 

1846

D255/E/13

Attested copy of the will of Charles Toplis

 

1846

D255/E/14-15

Award (and copy) of the arbitration, H Waddington in a dispute between John Ray and Charles Toplis regarding the erection of fence between the two properties, 17 April

 

1848

D255/E/16-17

Fire Insurance policy on Heanor Hall with draft notes for schedule

 

1866

D255/E/18

Particular of Rev L H Master's manors of Heanor and Codnor, with price of the estate

 

c1810

D255/E/19

Copy of the rates and land tax of Heanor Hall, lands and tenements from the valuation of William White

 

1832

D255/E/20

Copy of a valuation of John Ray's estate at Heanor by F Sandars

 

1834

D255/E/21

Small memorandum book of rough notes on title deeds, value of Heanor Hall, capital, collieries and Shipley Wharf, Leicester

 

c1845

D255/E/22

Rough terrier, notes and valuation of Ray property at Heanor

 

c1845

D255/E/23

List of cottage rents

 

1836-1837

D255/E/24

Plan of five closes in Heanor - Near Field, Far Field and Little Field

 

c1880

D255/E/25

Small sketch plan of part of the Far Field

 

nd

D255/E/26

Plan of Heanor Local Board of Health land at Tag Hill proposed to be taken for the water works reservoir

 

1855

D255/E/27

Sketch and admeasurement of land at Heanor belonging to William Beardsley

 

1834

D255/E/28-29

Lease by Rev George Henry Ray of Finghall Rectory, Bedale, Yorkshire, clerk, to Jane Bannerman and Louisa Bannerman both of Wyastone Lyes, Herefordshire, spinsters, of Heanor Hall and three cottages in Heanor near the Hall, with all fixtures and furniture (inventory accompanying): for 5 years at £156 per annum 26 April

 

1876

D255/E/30-31

Extract from the Heanor enclosure award of 1792 relating to the stopping up of a footpath with pencil sketch of the path

 

c1810

D255/E/30-146

Correspondence

 

 

D255/E/32

Memorandum regarding the stopping-up of a road by Mrs Sutton

 

1821

D255/E/33-35

Notes relating to the diversion of the road from Commonside to the "Woodshop"

 

1825

D255/E/36

Solicitor's bill to Mrs Sutton regarding the diversion of a public footpath in Heanor

 

1828

D255/E/37

Letter from Birch to Mrs Sutton regarding the diversion of a footpath on her estate

 

1829

D255/E/38

Notice of intention to divert the footpath from Commonside to the public highway at the west end of the town over Mrs Sutton's land at Tagg Hill Field

 

1828

D255/E/39

Letter from John Ray to Birth (solicitor) regarding turning the Tagg Hill road on to the Commonside road

 

c1829

D255/E/40

Measurement of a foot-road to Shipley

 

c1835

D255/E/41

Letter by Charles Toplis to John Ray regarding stopping up "the cross road", with draft reply

 

1834

D255/E/42-43

Draft letters by John Ray relating to a road in Heanor

 

c1850

D255/E/44

Agreement by W H Fletcher of Pentrich Mill to sell to John Ray a piece of land being part of the Near Field at Heanor, 2 acres 2 roods 3 perches, for £300

 

1834

D255/E/45-46

Further letter from Fletcher to Ray accompanying draft conveyance

 

1835

D255/E/48

Abstract from deed of division of chief rents between Thomas Oldknow, George Hodgkinson and Thomas Potter, 20 April 1758

 

c1834

D255/E/49

List of chief rents at Langley 1809-1815 copied from Mrs Chambers' ledger

 

c1834

D255/E/50

Abstract of title of C G Riley to a freehold estate at Langley, relating to a messuage, croft and parcel of land called Crab Tree Close

 

c1834

D255/E/51

List of chief rents

 

c1834

D255/E/52

Short terrier with rate and land tax paid: five closes in Langley, Joseph Gammer tenant

 

c1834

D255/E/53-54

Two letters from W W Bailey (Ray's agent) regarding Gammer's refusal to recognise John Ray's claim for chief rent

 

1834

D255/E/55

Letter from Mr Gammer's solicitors regarding the grounds for John Ray's claim for fee farm rent

 

1834

D255/E/56-57

Letter and demand note from John Ray to Gammer for £1 17s 10½d chief rent

 

1834

D255/E/58

Small sketch map of Mr Harrison's property at Mill Hay

 

c1834

D255/E/59

Memorandum regarding Mr Harrison's refusal to pay chief rent

 

1834

D255/E/60

Letter from Harrison referring John Ray to his solicitors

 

1834

D255/E/61-67

Further correspondence between Ray, Harrison and Harrison's solicitors Leeton and Gell regarding Ray's claim to the chief rent and Harrison's refusal to pay

 

1834

D255/E/68-70

Further notes on chief rents

 

c1834

D255/E/71

Memorandum from Mr Wood of Swanwick Hall to John Ray stating that in 1755 Goodere Fletcher paid £2 chief rent to the Lord of the Manor

 

1834

D255/E/72-73

Further notes on John Ray's claim for £1 17s 10½d chief rent for a farm in Langley formerly belonging to Goodere Fletcher

 

c1834

D255/E/74

Note on chief rents on the Dunsteads, Langley Farm

 

1838

D255/E/75

Letter from F T Howitt to John Ray regarding the chief rent for Harrison's property on Lee Lane

 

1859

D255/E/76

Letter from John Radford to John Ray regarding his arbitration in the dispute between Ray and Charles Toplis over the ownership of a strip of land 10 perches, stating that the land was unquestionably the property of John Sutton 23 April

 

1835

D255/E/77-80

Further correspondence relating to Toplis' claim to the 10 perches mentioned in D255 M/E 76 together with copy statements

 

1835

D255/E/81

Further notes on the boundaries of the Toplis property

 

c1835

D255/E/82

Notes on John Ray's title to a strip of land connecting the Long Close -10 perches, including the hedge and ditch with oaks in the fence

 

c1835

D255/E/83

Receipt for rent from John Toplis for the slip of land adjoining Tagg Hill Field

 

1839

D255/E/84

Note from Ray to Toplis stating that Ray is desirous of planting the slip of land adjoining the Tagg Hill Field and reminding Toplis that he has not paid three years' rent

 

1841

D255/E/85-86

Notes on alleged trespass by Charles Toplis on Ray's property, with extract from the Heanor Enclosure award 1792

 

c1846

D255/E/87

Draft deed relating to the settlement of the dispute with Toplis

 

1846

D255/E/88

Receipt for purchase of land by John Ray - to enable him to build the ditch from the Marlpool - 27 perches for £14

 

1834

D255/E/89

Letter from Simpson and Frear, solicitors, to John Ray regarding his making a ditch at the Marlpool and thereby encroaching on their client's land

 

1834

D255/E/90

Reply by Ray of D255 M/E 89 denying the charge

 

1834

D255/E/91

Small plan of the Marlpool, showing 12 perches of it cut off by the turnpike road

 

nd

D255/E/92

Extracts from 18th

century deeds relating to the Marlpool

 

nd

D255/E/93-94

Notes by T Baynton on the original watercourse at the Marlpool

 

c1834

D255/E/95

Extract from the Heanor enclosure award 1792 relating to the manorial allotment

 

nd

D255/E/96

Extract from conveyance by John Sutton to Samuel Abbott 24-25 April 1803 of a messuage called the Windmill House at a place called the Marlpool with certain plots of land adjoining

 

c1839

D255/E/97

Notes on conveyance of land at Marlpool

 

nd

D255/E/98-101

Correspondence relating to arbitration in the Marlpool dispute

 

1839-1840

D255/E/102

Letter by W Browne to John Ray regarding Smith and Frearson's claim to the Marlpool (with copy)

 

1839

D255/E/103

Further letter as D255 M/E 102: Browne is claiming that the Marlpool is a public watering place and that the Lord of the Manor's claim to it disappeared with the enclosure award of 1792

 

1839

D255/E/104

Further letter from Browne to Ray, complaining about Ray's planting of willows and lowering the level of the Marlpool

 

1839

D255/E/105

Agreement between John Ray and Daniel Smith and Henry Frearson (trustees under the will of Lydia Abbott) agreeing to refer their dispute regarding the Marlpool to an arbitrator, 28 April

 

1839

D255/E/106

Further notes on the Marlpool

 

c1840

D255/E/107-108

Details of soughs, water levels etc at the Marlpool by W W Bailey and T Baynton

 

1840

D255/E/109-111

Drawings of Marlpool drainage scheme, with notes of piping water from Marlpool to Abbot's watering place

 

1840

D255/E/112-113

Further measurements of Marlpool levels by W W Bailey and T Baynton

 

1840

D255/E/114-115

Further notes on the Marlpool

 

c1840

D255/E/116

Account of John Ray's alterations to the Marlpool 1834-5

 

c1840

D255/E/117

Letter by F T Howitt to John Ray regarding a meeting "respecting the Marlpool" - fixed by the umpire

 

1840

D255/E/118

Statement of the data as to the property called the Marlpool

 

c1840

D255/E/119

Letter from the arbitrator accompanying the award suggesting that Ray has custody of the award

 

1840

D255/E/120

Further letter from the arbitrator to John Ray

 

1840

D255/E/121

Bill by Mrs Abbott's trustees to John Ray

 

1843

D255/E/122

Newspaper cuttings relating to Toplis's property at Westhill, Heanor including an advertisement for letting the residence called Westhill, the projected sale of 13 acres of grassland at Westhill, particulars of the land and rental

 

1848

D255/E/123

Further notes on the Toplis property

 

1848

D255/E/124

Letter from John Ray to John Curzon regarding the mortgage of the Toplis property

 

1848

D255/E/125-126

Two letters from Capt Drawwater to John Ray regarding the purchase of the Westhill property

 

1848

D255/E/127

Letter from Abraham Cann of Nottingham to John Ray, offering Ray the Westhill property

 

1848

D255/E/128

Copy lease by Eliza Jane Toplis of Stamford Baron, Northants to Herbert Abbot of 10 acres of the Westhill estate at Heanor for 7 years at £35 per annum

 

1851

D255/E/129

Articles of agreement between Francis Stanley Toplis of Bristol, agent, and John Ray of Heanor Hall, esquire, by which Toplis agrees to sell to Ray for £1600, all those closes with messuages or tenements standing thereon at Westhill namely Far Field, Middle Field, Barn Close, Tag Hill Close, Common Piece, gardens, house and cottage: 11 acres or thereabouts in the occupation of Herbert Abbot, Henry Eley and William Suget, 27 April

 

1858

D255/E/130-132

Notes regarding the Toplis conveyance including the addresses of members of the Toplis family

 

1858

D255/E/133

Solicitor's bill for Toplis conveyance

 

1858-1859

D255/E/134-135

Letter from John Greasley to John Ray with reply, regarding an auction of "Mr Marshall's property"

 

1857

D255/E/136

Letter from John Holbrook to John Ray containing a description of the property

 

1857

D255/E/137

Agreement between John Marshall and John Ray by which Marshall agrees to sell to Ray for £250, a dwellinghouse, bakehouse, garden and conveniences adjoining the grounds of Heanor Hall, 16 April

 

1857

D255/E/138

Three bills for repairs to Marshall's house

 

1857

D255/E/139

Letter from John Greasley to John Ray (as D255 M/E 134-135) stating that Marshall's house, bakehouse and premises are available for £250

 

1857

D255/E/140

Draft agreement with Charles Hunt for the purchase of land in the Little Field

 

1859

D255/E/141

Notes on a conversation with Mr Hunt regarding the purchase

 

1859

D255/E/142

Receipt of £2 5s 0d by John Ray to Charles Hunt for the purchase of 45 square yards of the Little Field

 

1859

D255/E/143

Two rent receipts

 

1839

D255/E/144

Receipt for £10 from John Ray to William Abel being part of the purchase money for Top Meadow

 

nd

D255/E/145

Legal bill accompanying 1845 sale of part of Smith's land

 

1845

D255/E/146

Accounts of the rents of the lands and cottages formerly of John Smith, now of Richard Hawks, Sarah Parkin, Elizabeth Robinson and John Ray

 

1845-1847

D255/E/147

Lease by Charles Toplis of Heanor gent, to John and Henry Eley, farmers and contractors, of coal under fields called the Barn Croft, Tag Hill Field, Middle Field and Far Field, 13 acres, with liberty to build machines, roads, railways etc but no new road or building to be made within 80 yards of Charles Toplis's house: for 15 years at £40 per acre per annum for every acre of coal raised, by quarterly payments, 12 April

 

1845

D255/E/147-151

Coal leases, Heanor

 

 

D255/E/148

Agreement between John Ray and Elizabeth Sutton Ray of Heanor Hall, Rev G H Ray of Spennithorne Rectory, Yorkshire, and Sir Henry Sacheverell Wilmot of Chaddesden, Bt., and Lorenzo Kirkpatrick Hall of Barton Hall near Lichfield, by which the Rays agree to let to Wilmot and Hall, of the Bottom Hard Coal and Bottom Soft Coal lying under land in Heanor coloured pink on the plan (inset) and marked with the letter "A";

for 31 years at an annual rent of £75, and a further £75 for every acre mined: not to open any pit within 60 yards of the Heanor Hall boundary (edged and marked "B"), 27 April

 

1858

D255/E/149

Memorandum of an agreement between Rev G H Ray and Henry Hale West of Shipley Colliery, agent, by which Ray agrees to let to West for 7 years from 25 April 1871 the Combe Coal under Ray's lands called Tag Hill Field, Near Anthony Close, part Little Field, part Near Field and part Far Field, 19 acres 2 roods 35 perches: rent of £40 per acre per annum and £4 per annum for land damaged: to be worked from the pits already sunk at West Hill: not more than 1 acre to be damaged by present or future pit-hill 19 April

 

1871

D255/E/150

Counterpart lease by Rev George Henry Ray of Finghall Rectory, Yorkshire, clerk, to Henry Hale West of the Marlpool, colliery proprietor, of the Combe Coal underlying 70 acres of land in Heanor (plan inset), to be worked by two shafts in the corner of the close known as the Big Common Piece numbered 556;

coal not to be worked within 20 yards of any building on the Ray property or within 60 yards laterally of the mansion house;

to make use of the old shaft at Tagg Hill as a ventilating shaft;

not to erect a chimney or similar erection over the old shaft;

to make use of parcels 556 and 557...

 

1876

D255/E/151

Surrender by Henry Hale West to Rev G H Ray, in consideration of £150, of all the beds of coal under lands and hereditaments in Heanor 3 acres 0 rood 30 perches delineated on the plan [back cover] and coloured pink, 28 April

 

1884

D255/E/152

Notes on communications between John Ray and Edward Miller Mundy of Shipley, mainly relating to coal

 

1845-1848

D255/E/152-173

Other papers relating to coal on the Heanor Hall estate

 

 

D255/E/153

Bond by John Ray to Jemima Thompson of Bishop Auckland, Durham, widow, executrix of Robert Thompson in £1000: if any person other than John Ray shall claim title to coal under the Dunstead Closes, Langley, and substantiate such claim, then if Ray pays to Mrs Thompson £600 within two months of such judgment, then the bond will be void [Ray won his case in Chancery against Thompson and others proving his right to the Dunstead coal], 8 April

 

1847

D255/E/154

W T S Daniel's opinion on Thompson's bond

 

1851

D255/E/155

Copy letter from John Ray to Henry Eley regarding his illegal working of coal under John Ray's land

 

1851

D255/E/156

Draft letter by John Ray to Henry Eley stating that "a road of (Ray's) coal has been forgotton"

 

1851

D255/E/157

Letter from Thomas Charlton of Chilwell to John Ray regarding Eley's coal workings at Heanor

 

1851

D255/E/158

Receipt by John Ray to Henry Eley for £2, also Eley to deliver coal valued at £3 to Heanor Hall

 

1851

D255/E/159

Copy letter by Freeth, Bacon and Brown stating that the coal gotten by H Eley under Ray's and under the common should be measured and the rent paid by Eley: he may continue to get the coal under Ray's land however

 

1851

D255/E/160

Abstracts relating to coal at Heanor, beginning in 1577

 

c1852

D255/E/161

Further notes by John Ray on the Common coal at Heanor

 

c1852

D255/E/162

Notes on coal under Tag Hill Field and other matters

 

c1852

D255/E/163-168

Memoranda of quantities of Deep Soft, Top Hard and Combe Coal belonging to Rev G H Ray worked by Shipley Colliery Co from West Hill Colliery

 

1868-1876

D255/E/169

Memorandum by John Booth on the amount of Top Hard and Combe Coal belonging to G H Ray worked from West Hill Colliery

 

1871

D255/E/170

Letter from John Boot to W W Bailey regarding Mr West's application for an extension and enlargement of his present coal lease for the Combe and Heanor Hard Coal

 

1871

D255/E/171

Letter from John Boot to Rev G H Ray mentioning the pillar of coal left under Heanor Hall and his survey of the underground workings

 

1885

D255/E/172

Letter from John Boot to Rev G H Ray regarding 11 acres of Top Hard and Combe Coal thought to belong to Ray

 

1885

D255/E/173

`Ilkeston Pioneer', advertisement for sale and lease of the Waterloo and Dunsil seams of coal under lands in a ring fence situated at Heanor and Tagg Hill, 15 April

 

1855

D255/E/174

Letter by E M Mundy to John Ray regarding "the stakes placed in the Tag Hill Field"

 

1851

D255/E/174-196

Partition of Coal at Heanor 1852

 

 

D255/E/175-176

Letters by Ray to Mundy and Charlton regarding the mining activity in Tag Hill Field

 

1851

D255/E/177

Letter and draft reply by G H Ray to J Ray regarding Ray's dispute with Miller Mundy over the ownership of coal in Heanor

 

1852

D255/E/178-194

Correspondence between Thomas Charlton of Chilwell Hall, John Ray and Mr Mousley, solicitor, regarding the preparation of the deed of partition of coal in Heanor, with notes, memos and four small plans

 

1852

D255/E/195

Further small bundle of correspondence between T B Charleton and John Ray regarding the agreement on coal ownership

 

1852

D255/E/196

Copy acknowledgement and conveyance by way of confirmation of title of coals at Heanor

 

1852

D255/E/197

Extract from the conveyance by Samuel Fletcher and John Sutton to John Bullivant, 23 April 1785 - closes in Langley called the Dunstead Closes

 

c1850

D255/E/197-199

Miscellaneous papers relating to coal

 

 

D255/E/198

Letter from Thomas Charlton to John Ray asking to examine any old deeds Ray may have relating to the Fletchers or other families at Heanor

 

1854

D255/E/199

Declaration by John Boot of Hucknall Huthwaite, mineral engineer, to the effect that in 1856 he was employed by Thomas Broughton Charlton to sell 17 acres of Combe Coal, Heanor Hard Coal, Dunsil Coal and Waterloo Coal under parcel numbers 3786, 557a, 557, 556, 424, 425, 427, and that he was further employed by E M Mundy and T B Charlton to sell similar beds of coal under 375, 374, 373, 368, 372, 369, 371, 370, 377, 378a, 378, 318, 315 and 317 and 49 acres 2 roods 3 perches - [plan inset,]

15 April

 

1885

D255/E/200

Memorandum by William Wheatley the younger of Watnall that he has sold to Robert Toplis of Newthorpe, farmer, for £460, a messuage with another tenement, barn and cowhouse, and 13 acres 2 roods of pasture and arable land 4 April

 

1779

D255/E/200-218

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Heanor Hall estate

 

 

D255/E/201

Page from pocket book and diary with notes on "Lord Scarsdale's allotment next the road"

 

nd [19th cent]

D255/E/202-203

Further extracts from the Heanor and Codnor enclosure award (1792)

 

nd [19th cent]

D255/E/204

Notes on Lord Scarsdale's conveyance, 1801

 

c1850

D255/E/205

Letter by J Nuttall (one of the Heanor enclosure commissioners) to Mrs Sutton regarding the Heanor enclosure award and the reserved mineral rights

 

1824

D255/E/206

Notes on payments to servants at Heanor Hall

 

1833-1844

D255/E/207-209

Notes on farm and garden wages at Heanor Hall

 

1833-1843

D255/E/210

Memorandum of an agreement with Mr Cordon for altering the "sunk fence" at Heanor Hall

 

1834

D255/E/211

Note on the Heanor estate

 

nd [19th cent]

D255/E/212

Letter by E J Toplis to J Ray regarding the Heanor Board of Health's desire for land for building a waterworks

 

1856

D255/E/213-215

Two letters and a plan relating to a road to Heanor cemetery

 

1857

D255/E/216

Bill for timber

 

1867

D255/E/217

Letter from H W Plumptre (trustee) to Rev G H Ray, giving him permission to sell part of the Heanor estate

 

1876

D255/E/218

Sale catalogue: building land and hereditaments at Heanor, with plan showing house plots (Ray Street) 8 April

 

1881

D255/E/219

Letter from W Frimodge (agent) to John Sutton regarding an estimate for building a small office at Shipley Wharf

 

1800

D255/E/219-337

Shipley Wharf, Leicester, Leicestershire

 

 

D255/E/220

Letter from W Frimodge to John Ray stating that he has valued the dilapidations at Shipley Wharf

 

1815

D255/E/221

W Frimodge's bill to Mrs Sutton

 

1815-1816

D255/E/222

Lowdham and Greaves bill to Mrs Sutton for legal charges

 

1816

D255/E/223

Valuation of dilapidations at Shipley Wharf Leicester for Mr Sutton: barn, shed, well and pump

 

1816

D255/E/224

Letter from W Frimodge to John Ray Frimodge is trying to sell the eight tenements fronting St Margaret's Pasture belonging to Mrs Sutton

 

1820

D255/E/225

William Frimodge's bill to John Ray

 

1821-1827

D255/E/226

Receipt for rent from the Borough of Leicester

 

1822

D255/E/227

Sketch plan of Shipley Wharf

 

1822

D255/E/228

G Parker to J Ray: the Surveyors of the Highways of the parish of St Margaret's, Leicester have ordered that the road to Shipley Wharf be repaired

 

1823

D255/E/229-230

Letter from W Frimodge to J Ray regarding his opinion of the value of Shipley Wharf

 

1823

D255/E/231

Letter from W Frimodge to J Ray: Mr Porter a builder has enquired for part of the wharf with a view to converting it into a factory

 

1824

D255/E/232

Letter from W Frimodge to J Ray: Mr Deakin has a brother who wishes to take the wharf

 

1824

D255/E/233-234

Letters from W Frimodge to J Ray: Mr Deakin is a possible tenant and he will pay the same rent as the present tenant

 

1824

D255/E/235

Letter from the outgoing tenant William Preston to J Ray asking for remunerations for his improvements at Shipley Wharf

 

1824

D255/E/236

Edward Grant's agreement to become tenant for Shipley Wharf at a rent of £100 per annum: the tenant is also to send for and lay down on the Shipley Wharf two full cargoes weekly or an average of 104 cargoes per annum of Heanor Hall coal

 

1824

D255/E/237

Rough draft of D255 M/E 236

 

1824

D255/E/238

Letter from William Frimodge to J Ray: Mr Bowmer wishes to purchase the whole of Shipley Wharf

 

1824

D255/E/239

Letter from William Frimodge to J Ray: Mrs Warner (via Mr Bowmer) does not want all Shipley Wharf after all, but wants part of it for the erection of a small office

 

1824

D255/E/240

List of repairs carried out at Shipley Wharf

 

1824

D255/E/241

Inventory and valuation of sundry household furniture, fixtures, coppers, brewing vessels, ale, garden stuff and other effects of William Preston, sign of The Boat, in the parish of St Margaret's, Leicester;

sold to Edward Grant

 

1824

D255/E/242

Various bills for repairs at Shipley Wharf

 

1824

D255/E/243-245

Letters by J Ray to W Frimodge regarding repairs at Shipley Wharf

 

1826

D255/E/246-247

Letter by William Frimodge to J Ray regarding complaints about the pump and paving at Shipley Wharf

 

1826

D255/E/248-249

Receipts for work carried out at Shipley Wharf

 

1826-1827

D255/E/250-251

Letters by W Frimodge to J Ray: a new floor is needed at the "Heanor Boat", the parlour wall has "retired 2 inches" and other repairs are needed

 

1827

D255/E/252-253

Tenancy agreement and draft between John Ray and Edward Grant for the public house and Wharf for 3 years at £100 rent per annum

 

1827

D255/E/254-257

Bills for repairs at Shipley Wharf

 

1827

D255/E/258

Copy reply by John Ray to an enquiry regarding the possible sale of Shipley Wharf: Mr Porter the builder has asked for a price

 

1829

D255/E/259

Agreement to build a cistern

 

1830

D255/E/260

Memo by W Rudkin that he has painted the public house and offices

 

1830

D255/E/261

Bill for fencing and new landing at Shipley Wharf

 

1830

D255/E/262

Copy memorandum that J Ray has let to Samuel Coleman, coal merchant, of Leicester, all that public house, wharf, garden, eight tenements and other outbuildings called Shipley Wharf, at an annual rent of £100, 18 April

 

1830

D255/E/263-264

Specification for sinking a cistern and drain at Shipley Wharf to take superfluous water to the ditch in the lane

 

1830

D255/E/265

W Rudkins bill for building the rainwater cistern etc

 

1830

D255/E/266

Copy letter by John Ray to William Frimodge: Coleman willing to pay £29 1s 10d

 

1830

D255/E/267

Letter from Samuel Coleman to John Ray asking Ray to take the fixtures in the house, piggeries and garden "at a valuation"

 

1834

D255/E/268-269

Letter relating to Sam Coleman's intentions of quitting Shipley Wharf

 

1834

D255/E/270

Letter from John Ray to Samuel Coleman regarding his tenant right

 

1834

D255/E/271

Acknowledgement of Coleman's notice to quit

 

1834

D255/E/272

Letter from W Frimodge to J Ray regarding Coleman's repairs and Gent's willingness to rent it

 

1835

D255/E/273-274

Advertisement in the 'Leicester Journal' and 'Leicester Chronicle' that the Heanor Boat public house is to let

 

1835

D255/E/275

Copy note from J Ray to S Coleman accusing him of not putting Shipley Wharf in tenantable repair

 

1836

D255/E/276

Inventory of fixtures to value to Joseph Gent from Samuel Coleman

 

1835

D255/E/277

Draft supplemental agreement between John Ray and Joseph Gent by which Ray lets to Gent the Pasture Lane (Shipley) Wharf for the reduced rent of £70 per annum, due to the diminution of traffic at the wharf

 

1835

D255/E/278

Sketch plan of Shipley Wharf

 

c1835

D255/E/279

Letter by Thomas Cook (agent) to John Ray: Ray has had a family bereavement

 

1836

D255/E/280-281

Repairs at Shipley Wharf

 

1836

D255/E/282

Letter from Thomas Cook to John Ray regarding Mr Gent's complaints

 

1836

D255/E/283-285

Letter and reply by Berridge, Berridge and Macaulay to John Ray regarding the price and particulars of the Shipley Wharf property: lowest price Ray has ever wanted is £2500

 

1836

D255/E/286

Letter by Thomas Cook to J Ray: Mr Gent has been complaining about repairs: his beer is going to sour

 

1836

D255/E/287

Letter from John Ray regarding the value of the Shipley Wharf property

 

1836

D255/E/288

Note regarding the possible sale of the Shipley Wharf property

 

1836

D255/E/289

Letter from Cook to Ray regarding Gent's rent

 

1837

D255/E/290-291

Letters from John Harvey and Thomas Cook to Ray: Harvey has purchased the piece of land adjoining Shipley Wharf [pencil sketch] and requests to make the margin of the properties straight so that the street may go down between them

 

1837

D255/E/292

Letter by Cook to Ray: a fence is needed against the ditch as Gent's crops are being destroyed or stolen

 

1837

D255/E/293

Notice requesting attendance at the 1st

Annual Meeting of the Derby Town and County Museum and Natural History Society to be held at the Derby Town and County Library [used for scribbling rough notes]

 

c1837

D255/E/294-296

Further letters from Harvey to Ray regarding his scheme for straightening the street: it would add £200-300 to the value of Ray's property

 

1838

D255/E/297

Letter from Cook to Ray regarding Harvey's proposition

 

1838

D255/E/298

Letter from Cook to Ray: he has seen the parish map made in 1804

 

1838

D255/E/299

Letter from Cook to Ray: he has received Gent's rent

 

1838

D255/E/300

Letter from W Burbedge to Ray denying that he emptied the ditch

 

1838

D255/E/301

Letter from Cook to Ray: Ray thinking of selling Shipley Wharf

 

1838

D255/E/302

Letter from Stone and Paget to Ray: Mr Harvey wishes to see him regarding the watercourse

 

1838

D255/E/303

Letter from Cook to Ray: Mr Gent is coming to Heanor to pay his rent;

wants to erect a crane on the wharf

 

1839

D255/E/304

Letter from Cook to Ray: has received Gent's rent

 

1839

D255/E/305

Letter from Cook to Ray: the "£10 Grocer man" has culverted the ditch nearly down to the canal and has drawn a line obliquely so that he leaves a way into another newly formed street

 

1839

D255/E/306

Letter enquiring for details of Ray's land "at the back of the Heanor Boat, Leicester"

 

1841

D255/E/307-308

Letter from Cook to Ray: he has received Gent's rent

 

1841

D255/E/309

Letter from George Greet to Ray: he wants to become tenant to Shipley Wharf although the business of the yard is nearly lost

 

1841

D255/E/310

Letter from J Huish to Ray: Gent's executors are liable for the payment of rent to Lady Day 1843

 

1842

D255/E/311-315

Letter from Cook to Ray: new tenants are wanting to take over at Shipley Wharf and notes on landlord's repairs

 

1842

D255/E/316

Bill for work done at Shipley Wharf

 

1844

D255/E/317

Circular letter by the Conservative Committee, Leicester, regarding the election of poor law guardians for the parish of St Margaret, Leicester

 

1844

D255/E/318

Reply to D255 M/E 317

 

1844

D255/E/319

List of Leicestershire rents: Shipley Wharf and eight houses in Pasture Row.

 

1846

D255/E/320

Leicester rent account (Lady Day).

 

1846

D255/E/321

T. Johnson's bill for nails

 

1846

D255/E/322

Leicester rent account (Michaelmas).

 

1846

D255/E/323

Joseph Sheldon's bill to Ray for repairs at Shipley Wharf.

 

1846

D255/E/324

Bills

 

1846

D255/E/327

Webb and Austin's bill: dealers in Crich and Barrow lime.

 

1847

D255/E/328-333

Leicester rent accounts

 

1847-1849

D255/E/334

John Curzon's bill to Mrs Sutton for charges in relation to the mortgage of the Shipley Wharf property

 

1823-1825

D255/E/335-337

Correspondence between John Ray and John Curzon regarding the Leicester mortgage

 

1827-1850

D255/E/338

Lease by the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Goldsmiths to George Ray, esquire of a messuage and premises in Wood Street, Cheapside: annual rent to £81 13s 0d for 59 years: to be insured for £2000, 23 April

 

1829

D255/E/338-341

118, Wood Street, Cheapside, London Leases and agreements

 

 

D255/E/339

Copy of an agreement between George Ray and Messrs Barlow and Butt respecting 118, Wood Street: to be tenants for 21 years at an annual rent of £360: tenant's fixtures and fittings to be taken at a fair valuation. 18 April

 

1844

D255/E/340

Counterpart lease by John Ray to Messrs Besemeres and Bowley of 118, Wood Street;

for 21 years at an annual rent of £400, 29 April

 

1858

D255/E/341

Agreement for underlease by Rev G H Ray to Messrs Young, Carter and Overall of 118 Wood Street: for 8½

years at an annual rent of £600. 27 April

 

1877

D255/E/342

Advertisement for Mr Debenham's register of property to be sold and let.

 

n.d

D255/E/342-347

Correspondence

 

 

D255/E/343

John Ray in account with Frank G Debenham, 80 Cheapside for letting his property, 118, Wood Street.

 

1858

D255/E/344

Notes on 1877 lease

 

1877

D255/E/345

Letter from Rideaux and Sons, Goldsmiths Hall to Clark and Huish, regarding the underletting of 118, Wood Street

 

1877

D255/E/346

Letter from Debenham, Tewson and Farmer auctioneers and surveyors, stating that Messrs Young, Carter and Overall accept Ray's terms for 118, Wood Street.

 

1877

D255/E/347

Messrs Clark and Huish's bill to Rev. G H Ray in connection with the 1877 lease

 

1877

D255/E/348

Series of receipts for rent for 118 Wood Street, leased by John Ray of the Company of Goldsmiths.

 

1857-1862

D255/E/348-350

Receipts

 

 

D255/E/349

Further bundle of rent receipts.

 

1862-1867

D255/E/350

Receipt of fire insurance, 118 Wood Street;

Westminster Fire Officer.

 

1863

D255/E/351

John Ray's personal account book

 

1816-1839

D255/E/351-352

Personal Estate

 

 

D255/E/352

Account book relating to the winding up of the affairs of George Ray by John Ray, his sole executor.

 

1852-1866

D255/E/353-397

Bundle of papers relating to John Ray's residuary accounts and funeral expenses.

 

1867-1868

D255/E/353-400

Succession accounts etc

 

 

D255/E/398-399

George Henry Ray's succession duty accounts upon the death of John Ray (29 April 1867)

 

1868

D255/E/400

An account of the succession in real property of George Henry Ray following the death of Elizabeth Sutton Ray (2 April 1870)

 

1870

D255/E/401

Note of the property left by Mr Brentnall's relation to Mary Sills

 

n.d

D255/E/401-420

Sills Executorship

 

 

D255/E/402

Notes on Mrs Sills' will (died 13 April 1821) with executors' bill

 

1822

D255/E/403

Account of the executors of Mary Sills

 

1823

D255/E/404-407

Correspondence between John Curzon and John Ray (Mary Sills' executors) regarding Mr Flamstead's mortgage of land at Spondon

 

1823

D255/E/408-410

Mr Curzon's accounts of Mrs Sills' estate with legacy receipts

 

1825-1827

D255/E/411

Letter from Curzon to Ray: he has received the papers signed by Mrs Ray

 

1825

D255/E/412-413

Correspondence between Curzon and Ray relating to the Sills trust

 

1826

D255/E/414

Memo from the Inland Revenue that the duty on some of Mrs Sill's legacies remains unpaid

 

1849

D255/E/415-416

Correspondence between Curzon and Ray regarding a release and indemnity from Mrs Tomlinson's family to them as executors of the late Mrs Sills

 

1850

D255/E/417

Letters from Curzon to Ray: James Tomlinson intends to surrender the copyhold to Curzon and Ray in mortgage for the £100.

 

1850

D255/E/418

Letter from Curzon to Ray regarding Mrs Sutton's mortgage

 

1857

D255/E/419-420

Further correspondence between Curzon and Ray regarding James Tomlinson's mortgage of copyhold land

 

1857

D255/E/421-425

Correspondence between W H Toynbee and John Ray regarding banking matters.

 

1857

D255/E/421-427

Other Papers

 

 

D255/E/426

Letter to John Ray regarding Jennings' legacy

 

1844

D255/E/427

Solicitors' bill - Huish to Ray

 

1857

D255/E/428

Bond by James Jennings of Chesterfield, butcher, to William Turbutt of Ogston in £200. 10 April

 

1810

D255/F

Family

 

 

D255/F/1

Marriage settlement on the marriage of John Ray to Elizabeth Sutton Inman between John Inman of Chesterfield, gent., Elizabeth Sutton of Heanor Hall, widow, John Ray of Nottingham, hosier, Elizabeth Sutton Inman of Heanor (daughter of John Inman and niece of Elizabeth Sutton) and Rev John Radford of Aldercar Park, clerk, and John Radford of Smalley, esquire by which John Ray, Elizabeth Sutton Inman and John Inman have agreed to enter into a covenant with the two trustees (Smith and Radford) for the payment to them of £2000 within 12 months of the decease of John Inman and Hannah his wife...

 

1810

D255/F/1-17

Settlement

 

 

D255/F/2

Assignment by John Bunting of Chesterfield, gent, James Jennings of Chesterfield, butcher, and Elizabeth his wife (legatees under the will of John Sutton of Heanor), b Elizabeth Sutton of Heanor, widow of John Sutton, in consideration of £62.5s Od, of all household goods, furniture and other articles and, in consideration of a further £260, the legacy of £500 to which Jennings will become entitled on the death of Elizabeth Sutton, 10 April

 

1812

D255/F/3-4

Lease for possession, release and assignment by Elizabeth Sutton of Heanor Hall, widow, and John Ray late of West Bridgford now of Lenton Abbey, esquire, to Bryan Thomas Balguy of Derby, gen., of the capital and other messuages, dwellinghouses, and real estate of her the said Elizabeth Sutton in the counties of Derby and Leicester or elsewhere: to the use of Elizabeth Sutton for life, then to the use of Balguy on trust to pay the funeral and testamentary expenses of Elizabeth Sutton, then during the life of Elizabeth Sutton Ray to pay the rents issues and profits of the premises to...

 

1822

D255/F/5

Copy of D255 M/F, 4 and 5 April

 

1822

D255/F/6

Appointment by John Ray and Elizabeth Sutton Ray in favour of their children, under the power limited to them in D255 M/F 4 namely that after the decease of the survivor, all the hereditaments in the Schedule (the Heanor Hall Estate, 104a 3r 17p) shall be charged with the payment to George Henry Ray, their eldest son, of £5000, to be raised by sale or mortgage, with one third part of the money to be held in trust for G.H. Ray, Jane Elizabeth Ray and Sophia Frances Ray (their three children), with the proviso that this appointment can be revoked by any deed or writing during the lifetime of...

 

1850

D255/F/7

Deed for more effectually securing the payment of the sums of £1588, £1600, £812 and £1000 and the interest thereof, between John Ray of Heanor Hall, esquire, Elizabeth Sutton Ray his wife, Rev George Henry Ray, Jane Elizabeth Ray and Sophia Frances Ray (their children) and James Sutton of Shardlow esquire, that all the hereditements comprised in the mortgages by Elizabeth Sutton dated 12 April 1815, 8 March 1816 and 1 April 1822 (the Heanor Hall Estates) shall be vested in James Sutton for the residue of the terms therein, with assignment dated 30 April 1855 by James Sutton to John Ray of...

 

1850

D255/F/8

Marriage settlement on the marriage of Rev G H Ray to Alicia Elizabeth J Coghill, between John Ray and Elizabeth Sutton Ray of Heanor Hall, Rev G H Ray of Kirklington, Yorks, clerk, Sir Josiah Coghill Coghill bart, a vice-admiral in Her Majesty's fleet, Alicia Elizabeth Judith Coghill, one of his daughters, and Rev Henry Western Plumptre of Eastwood, Notts, clerk and Mark Huish of Harlesden House Middlesex, esquire, (trustees), by which John Ray has assigned to the trustees the sum of £5000 and interest to the use of G. H. Ray, and also Sir J.C. Coghill has assigned to the trustees one...

 

1850

D255/F/9-10

Two copies of revocation of appointment by Jane Elizabeth Ray of Heanor Hall, spinster, to John and Elizabeth Sutton Ray of Heanor Hall, of the appointment in the deed of 7 April 1850 of one third part of the hereditaments, premises and estates comprised in a lease and release of 4/5 April 1822 (D255 M/F 3-4) 22 April

 

1856

D255/F/11

Marriage settlement on the marriage of John Huish to Jane Elizabeth Ray between John Huish of Littleover esquire, John Ray of Heanor Hall esquire, Jane Elizabeth Ray of Heanor Hall spinster, and Rev George Henry Ray of Spennithorne, Yorks, clerk, Rev Henry Western Plumptre of Eastwood, Notts, clerk, Mark Huish of Harlesden House, Middlesex, esquire, (trustees), reciting the will of Margaret Smith late of the City of Bath, 3 April 1850, by which the residue of her personal estate is bequeathed to Mark, John and Marcus Huish upon trust to convert the real and personal estate to money and that...

 

1856

D255/F/12

Appointment by John and Elizabeth Sutton Ray to George Henry Ray of all the property (the Heanor Hall Estate, 104a 3r 17p) in Mrs Sutton's mortgages of 1815, 1816 and 1822, subject to the terms of 2000 years and to the payment of the principal sum of £4000: further all monies, stocks, funds, securities, furniture and effects also to become the absolute property of George Henry Ray after the death of the survivor of John and Elizabeth Sutton Ray, 18 April

 

1857

D255/F/13

Family settlement between John and Elizabeth Sutton Ray of Heanor Hall, Rev G H Ray of Spennithorne, Yorkshire, clerk, Rev Henry Western Plumptre of Eastwood clerk, Mark Huish of Harlesden House, Middlesex esquire, and William Willis Bailey of Kilburn, mineral agent, by which J and E S Ray convey to Bailey upon trust all the mines and minerals under- lying property scheduled (Heanor Hall, yards, gardens, pleasure grounds, Shoulder of Mutton close, Flatts Close, Little Storth, the Pasture or Deans Close 27 acres 1 rood 9 perches;

Summer House, land, gardens, cottage, fishpools and...

 

1857

D255/F/14

Bond in £2400 by Rev G H Ray to Rev H W Plumptre and Charles Stuart Pringle (trustees) regarding the investment of the trust money and indemnifying trustees,

9 April

 

1870

D255/F/15

Family settlement between Rev G H Ray of Finghall Rectory, Yorkshire, clerk, Rev H W Plumptre of Eastwood Rectory, clerk, Marcus Bourne Huish of 36 Oriel Road, West Kensington, John Huish of Smalley Hall, barrister, and Charles Stuart Pringle of the War Office, Pall Mall, reciting mortgage by Mrs Elizabeth Sutton to John Goodale 1 April 1822 of premises in Heanor for £1588, mortgage by Elizabeth Sutton to Elizabeth Sills 8 April 1816 of premises in Heanor for £1600, and mortgage by Elizabeth Sutton to Mary Middleton, Dorothy Middleton and John Nicholson of other premises in Heanor for £812...

 

1881

D255/F/16

Assignment by Sir John Jocelyn Coghill to Rev H W Plumptre and others (trustees of G H Ray) of £5000 and interest charged upon hereditaments at Heanor, and surrender of a term of 400 years for securing payment of the same,

27 April

 

1881

D255/F/17

Bond by John Huish, Jane Elizabeth Huish and G H Ray to Rev H W Plumptre and Marcus Bourne Huish in £5000: relating to the investment of the sum of £4000, 10 April

 

1881

D255/F/18

Will of John Sutton of Heanor;

all his landed property bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth together with all his other property in money, bonds and notes in hand;

£500 to his niece Elizabeth Finnings and £500 further to her on the death of Elizabeth Sutton;

£200 to his servant Joseph Lings, if he is still with him at the time of his death, 2 April

Codicil, 27 April 1803, bequeathing all his estates purchased in the meantime to Elizabeth Sutton.

 

1792

D255/F/18-19

Family wills

 

 

D255/F/19

Copy will of John Ray: an annuity of £800 to Elizabeth Sutton Ray his wife, to be paid by his son G H Ray out of the income, dividends and profits of his property in railways and collieries;

to William Willis Bailey of Kilburn his agent, £200;

to Rev W H Plumptre and Mark Pringle (trustees) the sum of £5000 invested in 4½%

preferential stock of the South Wales Railway Co on trust to pay to his son G H Ray the dividends, interest and annual produce during the life of Elizabeth Sutton Ray, then, after her decease, in case Jane Elizabeth Huish survives Elizabeth Sutton Ray, to pay the...

 

1868

D255/F/20

Letter from Mr Balguy declining the trust upon Mrs Sutton's deed of gift.

 

1831

D255/F/20-47

Correspondence

 

 

D255/F/21

Letter from Henry Graves to J Ray, acknowledging a present in memory of his late brother

 

1857

D255/F/22-41

Correspondence between Margaret Ray (Tongue) and John Ray relating chiefly to Margaret Ray's annuity and their respective healths

 

1857-1867

D255/F/42-47

Correspondence and other papers relating to the Ray family vault in Heanor Cemetery including regulations for the government of the cemetery and the grant of right by Heanor Burial Board to construct a vault.

 

1857-1859

D255/O

Office

 

 

D255/O/1

Commission by Duke of Portland of John Ray to be a lieutenant in the Nottingham Corps of Local Volunteer Infantry, 10 April

 

1805

D255/O/2

Appointment by the Marquis of Titchfield of John Ray to be a captain of a company in the Nottinghamshire militia under the command of Ichabod Wright

 

1809

D255/O/3

Circular letter by S Grundy, Adjutant of the Nottinghamshire Local militia to John Ray regarding the assembling of the Local Militia at Nottingham on 26 April

 

1811

D255/T

Title Deeds

 

 

D255/T/1-2

Lease and release by Samuel Fletcher of Heanor, to John Bullivant of Langley, farmer, and Anthony Tissington of Alfreton, trustees. Property: capital messuage in Heanor occupied by Samuel Fletcher, messuage in Heanor in the tenure of Samuel Seals;

closes in Heanor, 27 acres, in the occupation of Samuel Fletcher;

a messuage and land at Owlgreaves, Heanor, 56 acres, in the occupation of William Fletcher;

closes called the Dunstead Closes in Langley 33 acres, in the occupation of John Bullivant;

closes called the Breaches in Heanor 7 acres in the occupation of William Fletcher;

Hawleys Farm...

 

1777

D255/T/1-17

John Sutton's Heanor Hall Estate

 

 

D255/T/3-4

Lease and release by Samuel Hands of Heanor gent, to John Sutton of Heanor gent, in consideration of £170, of all his estate, right, title and interest in or upon the commons or waste grounds of Heanor, and also, in consideration of a further £52, two messuages, cottages or tenements in Heanor in the occupations of David Farnsworth and Samuel Sharley, 4 and 5 April

 

1792

D255/T/5-6

Attested copies of lease for possession and deed to make a tenant to the precipe between Hugh Wood of Swanwick esquire, and John Kinderley of Chancery Lane, Middlesex gent, by which Wood has released to Kinderley, a messuage in Swanwick in the occupation of Hugh Wood with closes called Little Croft, Sheep Croft, Sheep Close, Near Sinderhill, Far Sinderhill and the Brothele Close (21 acres);

a messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement in Ripley in the occupation of John Turton together with closes called the Crofts, Little Field, Close above the Barn, Close below the Barn, Close north side of the...

 

1787

D255/T/7

Attested copy of recovery by Bernard Lucas the elder against John Kinderley of 7 messuages, 7 gardens, one mill, 400 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, £12 9s 2d rent, common of pasture for all manner of cattle in Swanwick, Ripley, Farley, Somercotes, Codnor, Loscoe, Heanor, Morley Park, Langley and Miln Hay and all manner of tithes arising from 3 messuages, 3 gardens, 110 acres of land, 55 acres of meadow and 52 acres of pasture in Codnor, Loscoe land Heanor: Easter term

 

1787

D255/T/8-9

Lease and release by Hugh Wood of Swanwick esquire, and Bernard Lucas the elder of Chesterfield gent, to John Sutton of Heanor gent, and Fletcher Bullivant of Langley Mill gent, (trustee), in consideration of £173 18s 0d, of an allotment on Heanor Common 4 acres 2 roods 32 perches. 21 and 22 April

 

1793

D255/T/10-11

Lease and release by Hugh Wood of Swanwick esquire, and Bernard Lucas the elder of Chesterfield gent, to John Sutton of Heanor esquire, in consideration of £390, of a messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement in Heanor in the occupation of Samuel Pinnegar, a close called the Croft, all manner of tithes and a pew in Heanor parish church, 9 and 10 April

 

1794

D255/T/12-13

Release and deed of covenant for production of title deeds by Nathaniel Lord Scarsdale, Rev Henry Peach of Derby, clerk, and Charles Upton of Derby esquire, in consideration of £1800 of several closes in the liberty of Heanor namely the Big Field 15 acres 2 roods, the Less Field 10 acres 2 roods and several allotments under the Heanor enclosure award to Lord Scarsdale namely No.57, 5 acres 13 perches, No.85 1 acre 1 rood 32 perches, No.102 6 acres 1 rood 3 perches, with all appurtenances. 19 April

 

1801

D255/T/14

Mortgage by John Sutton of Heanor to Benjamin Spilsbury of Willington esquire, for £1000 of property in Heanor as in D255 M/T 11-12: redeemable on the payment of £1000 and 5%

interest by 21 April 1802, 21 April

 

1801

D255/T/15

Lease for possession (release missing) by John Hives of Heanor, miller, to John Sutton of Heanor gent, and William Jeffrey Lockett gent (trustee), of a messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement called the Windmill House near Heanor Common, a parcel of land on Heanor Common near the Marlpool 2 acres 29 perches (No.105 on enclosure award map), another parcel of common near the Marlpool 2 acres 29 perches (No.106), two more parcels 2 acres 3 roods 19 perches and 2 acres 3 roods 23 perches, being part of allotment No.107, with all manner of tithes, 28 April

 

1802

D255/T/16-17

Lease and release by Fletcher Bullivant of Stanton House, Stapenhill esquire, and Zepheniah Brown of Belper, wood turner, to Elizabeth Sutton of Heanor, widow, in consideration of £135, of two messuages or tenements with outbuildings in Heanor in the occupations of Silvester Bircumshaw and Henry Clay, 29 and 30 April

 

1809

D255/T/18-20

Lease, release and covenant for production of title deeds by Anthony Spendlove of Heanor, farmer, to John Ray of Lenton Abbey esquire, and Bryan Thomas Balguy of Derby gent, in consideration of £1000, of an undivided fourth part in a messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement and butcher's shop in Heanor in the occupation of George Whysall, all that other messuage or tenement in the occupation of Samuel Pynigar, another messuge or dwellinghouse in the occupation of George Gillott, a woodshop in the occupation of Thomas Woodhead and closes called the Pasture Close, Two Acres Field and Malthouse...

 

1823

D255/T/18-69

John Ray's additions to the Heanor Hall estate

 

 

D255/T/21

Final concord between Elizabeth Sutton widow, plaintiff, and Anthony Spendlove and Sarah his wife deforciants of 4 messuages, 4 stables, 4 barns, 4 gardens, 4 malt offices, 4 shops, 15 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all manner of cattle in Heanor, with tithes: consideration £60, 28 April

 

1824

D255/T/22

Final concord between Sinckler Porter plaintiff and William Henry Fletcher, Jane his wife, Job Turton and Phebe his wife, deforciants of 20 messuages, 15 shops, 4 malt offices, 10 barns, 10 stables, 10 orchards, 10 gardens, 15 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all manner of cattle and common of turbary in Heanor: consideration £800, 20 April

 

1825

D255/T/23-24

Deed of partition (by way of lease and release) with covenant to produce title deeds between Martha Woodward of Barlborough, spinster, William Henry Fletcher of Pentrich Mill, miller, and Jane his wife (formerly Jane Woodward), Job Turton of Heanor butcher, and Phebe his wife (formerly Phebe Woodward), John Ray of Lenton Abbey gent, and Bryan Thomas Balguy of Derby gent, (Ray's trustee - interested in an undivided fourth part of the property by virtue of D255 M/T 18-20) and Sinckler Porter of Derby gent, by which Woodward, Fletcher, Turton, Ray and Balguy have released to Porter, a messuage...

 

1825

D255/T/25-27

Lease and release (with copy) by William Henry Fletcher of Pentrich Mill, miller, to John Ray of Heanor Hall esquire, in consideration of £299 19s of a close in Heanor called the Near Field 2 acres 2 roods 3 perches, 2 and 3 April

 

1835

D255/T/28

Lease and release by William Henry Fletcher of Pentrich Mill, miller, and Sinckler Porter of Chester gent, to Charles Toplis of Lenton gent, and John Buttery of Nottingham gent (trustee), in consideration of £195, of a parcel of land 1 acre 3 roods 14 perches being part of a close in Heanor called the Far Field.

11 and 12 April

 

1835

D255/T/29

Conveyance by Augustus Charles Drawwater of Sandiacre esquire, Eliza Toplis of Heanor widow, Rosina Sarah Toplis of Heanor spinster, Francis Stanley Toplis of Stamford, stationmaster, Belinda Toplis of Heanor spinster, and Robert John Toplis of High Street, Oxford, chemist, to John Ray of Heanor Hall esquire, and John Hardcastle Mousley of Derby gent (trustee), in consideration of £215, of a parcel of land 1 acre 3 roods 14 perches, formerly part of the Far Field, and a parcel of land 2 roods 11 perches, formerly part of Heanor Common (No.27 in the Heanor enclosure award), with all mines...

 

1848

D255/T/30

Release by Phoebe Turton of Heanor spinster, and John Smith Porter of Birkenhead gent, to Eliza Toplis of Heanor, widow, in consideration of £20 8s of a piece of land triangular in form 204 square yards formerly part of the Far Field in Heanor, 20 April

 

undated

D255/T/31

Release by Thomas Bunting of Heanor, joiner, to Eliza Toplis of Heanor, widow, in consideration of £14 12s 6d, of a parcel of land in Heanor 117 square yards, triangular in form and covered with trees. 20 April

 

1849

D255/T/32

Conveyance by Eliza Toplis of Heanor widow, to John Ray of Heanor esquire, and John Hardcastle Mousley (trustee), in consideration of £35, of a parcel of land at Heanor 117 square yards triangular in shape and timbered, and also a parcel of land 204 square yards, also triangular in form, formerly part of a close called the Far Field, purchased from Phoebe Turton. 2 April

 

1848

D255/T/33-34

Lease and release by William Leaper of Osmaston next Derby, yeoman, and Alice his wife, late widow and relict of Robert Carter late of Osmaston gent dec'd, Mary Metham of Nottingham, widow, Edward Newcomen of Blackfordby, Leicestershire, yeoman, and Anne his wife, Richard Bradshaw of Derby yeoman, and Ellen his wife, Katherine Carter of Nottingham, spinster, David Richmond of Leeds, clothier and Rowland Lilly of Nottingham, grocer, to Robert Sanderson of Heanor, yeoman, in consideration of £81, of a cottage or tenement and barn in the parish of Heanor, the Gorsey Closes 11 acres, the Holes...

 

1712/3

D255/T/35

Deed to levy a fine between Mary Metham of Nottingham, widow, Edward Newcomen of Blackfordby, Leicestershire, yeoman, and Anne his wife, Richard Bradshaw of Derby, yeoman, and Ellen his wife, Katherine Carter of Nottingham, spinster, William Leaper of Osmaston, yeoman, Christopher Coltclough of Codnor Castle, yeoman, John Aldred of Heanor, yeoman, Thomas Oldknow of Kidsley Park, Morley, yeoman, Robert Sanderson of Heanor, yeoman, Joseph and Thomas Booth of Heage, coal miners, John Greene of Ley Lane, Heanor, yeoman and William Baker of Nottingham, carpenter, by which Mary Metham, Newcomen...

 

1712/3

D255/T/36

Final concord between William Leaper and Christopher Coltclough plaintiffs, and Mary Metham widow, Edward Newcomen and Anne his wife, Robert Bradshaw and Ellen his wife and Katherine Carter deforciants of 5 messuages, 90 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 75 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all manner of cattle in Osmaston by Derby, Normanton by Derby, Heanor, Langley and Milnehay: consideration £300, 2 April 1712/3

 

1713

D255/T/37

Grant, bargain and sale by William Leaper of Osmaston, yeoman, to Robert Sanderson of Heanor, yeoman, in consideration of £9 15s, of the tithes arising from property in Heanor in D255 M/T 33-34. 5 April

 

1713

D255/T/38

Copy will of Robert Sanderson of Heanor Common, baker: to his niece Hannah Cope of Spondon £20;

to his nephew Jonathan Cope of Spondon and his brother Robert Cope, all his houses and lands to be divided equally between them: letters of administration granted to Jonathan Cope, 27 April

 

1724

D255/T/39

Deed of exchange between Jonathan Coape of Heanor yeoman, and Robert Coape of Spondon, yeoman, his brother by which Jonathan has granted to Robert a close or parcel of land in Spondon lying below Flaxhill commonly called the Bows Close, a close in Spondon called Holme Furrow, parcel of ground in the Burrow Field on Marlpitt Shutt, 2 roods in the same field on the top of the Hill, one rood in the same furlong, 5 lands in another field called the Derby Field at or near a place called Stanbridge and one rood in a field called the Brook Field cutting upon Hall Croft, in exchange for a messuage...

 

1739

D255/T/40

Copy will of Jonathan Cope of Heanor, school- master: his brother Robert Cope and brother in law William Blunt to be his executors: to his cousin John York £5;

to Edward Allen son of John Allen his godson, cousin John Cope, cousin Richard York, cousin Mary Boam, cousin Hannah Walker and cousin John Dawson, 1 guinea each;

all his messuages, lands, etc to his executors for 6 years in trust to pay debts and legacies;

messuage or tenement in Heanor occupied by William Glazebrook and a close of land called the Holes, to his sister Hannah wife of William Blunt for life, then to the use of...

 

1742

D255/T/41

Release by Thomas Oldknow of Nottingham, maltster, George Hodgkinson of Felley Mill, farmer, and Thomas Potter of Ilkeston Mill, miller, to Jonathan Blount of Nottingham, butcher, in consideration of £7, of an annuity or annual rent charge of 4s 8d issuing out of a house in Heanor belonging to Jonathan Blount and out of Well Croft 7 April

 

1755

D255/T/42-43

Lease for possession and deed to lead to the uses of a recovery between Jonathan Blunt of Nottingham, butcher, Henry Wilmot of Greys Inn Middlesex, esquire, and William Bilby of Nottingham, gent., by which Blunt has released to Wilmot a messuage or tenement at Spondon, the Foxcroft and Barncroft 3 acres, Parkadale Close and Asterdale Close 6 acres (all in Spondon);

a messuage, cottage or tenement in Heanor, two Gorsey Closes 11 acres, a messuage, cottage or tenement near the north end of the Holes Close 2½

acres, another messuage or cottage in Heanor and the Well Croft 4 acres: to the use...

 

1757

D255/T/44

Mortgage by way of demise by Jonathan Blunt of Nottingham, butcher, to Adam Young of Nottingham, gent., for 1000 years for £600, of property as in D255 M/T 42-43: to be repaid by 1 April 1758: interest at 4%

1 April

 

1758

D255/T/45-46

Lease and release by Jonathan Blunt of Nottingham, butcher, and Adam Young of Nottingham, gent., to Francis Wheatley of West Bridgford, yeoman, and William Wheatley of Watnall, yeoman, in consideration of £400, of two messuages, cottages or tenements in Heanor two Gorsey Closes 11 acres, the Holes 2½

acres and Well Croft 4 acres 4 and 5 April

 

1759

D255/T/47

Copy will of Francis Wheatley of West Bridgford: to his brother William Wheatley of Watnall and his nephew William Wheatley of Rugby all his freehold estate in Heanor to be shared equally, and after the decease of his brother William the whole of the estate to his nephew William;

if William his nephew has no lawful issue then to his nephew Francis Wheatley of West Bridgford;

his messuage or tenement in Bridlesmith Gate Nottingham to his nephew Francis Wheatley Watts of Nottingham (subject to the payment of an annuity);

his freehold estate at Stapleford to William Wheatley of Nottingham...

 

1770

D255/T/48-49

Lease for possession and deed to make a tenant to the precipe between William Wheatley of Watnall, Nottingham, yeoman (brother and devisee of Francis Wheatley of West Bridgford, farmer, dec'd), William Wheatley the younger of Wragby, Lincolnshire, merchant and draper (nephew and also devisee of Francis Wheatley), John Forster of the Inner Temple, gent., Joshua Morris of the City of London, grocer, Thomas Wetherell of Gainsborough, mercer, Joseph Wetherell of the same place, Edward Gray of Louth, coal merchant, and Abraham Sheath the younger of Boston, merchant, by which William Wheatley of...

 

1779

D255/T/50

Recovery by Joshua Morris and Thomas Wetherell against John Forster, gent., of four messuages, four gardens, 10 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all cattle with appurtenances in Spondon, Heanor and Langley 23 April

 

1779

D255/T/51-52

Lease and release by Joshua Morris of Lincoln, grocer, Thomas Witherell of Gainsborough, mercer and draper, Edward Grey of Louth, coal merchant, Abraham Sheath of Boston, merchant, William Wheatley of Watnall yeoman, and William Wheatley of Wragby, mercer, to Robert Toplis of Newthorpe, tanner, in consideration of £460, of two messuages, cottages or tenements in Heanor, four closes adjoining (Gorsey Closes, the Holes and Well Croft) 13 acres 2 roods and all manner of tithes 3 &

4 April

 

1780

D255/T/53

Copy will of Robert Toplis of Heanor, gent;

an undivided moiety of seven closes in Long Eaton (an allotment in Cramflatt Field under Long Eaton enclosure award) 72 acres 1 rood 18 perches bequeathed to the uses expressed in a surrender to Sawley Manor Court dated 17 April 1757, namely to the use of the heirs of Mary his late wife (Thomas Hopkins of Long Eaton, esquire);

all his messuages, cottages, closes, tithes, hereditaments and real estate in Heanor bequeathed to his son Charles Toplis and his heirs;

a messuage and tanyard in Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, to William Toplis his grandson...

 

1790

D255/T/54-60

Mortgage by way of demise for 500 years for £300 (14 April 1840) by Charles Toplis of Heanor, gent., to John Curzon of Derby, esquire, of a messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement in Heanor with barn, stable and cowhouse now in the occupation of John Toplis, with four closes, 13 acres 2 roods (as D255 M/T 51-52): with subsequent deeds of further charge

 

1840-1846

D255/T/61

Family settlement between Charles Toplis of Heanor, gent., Eliza Toplis of Heanor, widow, and Augustus Charles Drawwater of Nottingham, esquire, by which in consideration of £10, Toplis has released to Drawwater a messuage or tenement called West Hill at Heanor with stables and cowhouses, and four closes 13 acres 2 roods, and a parcel of land in Heanor 1 acre 3 roods 14 perches (being part of the Far Field) with all mines and minerals: to use of Drawwater in trust to permit Eliza Toplis after the decease of Charles Toplis to receive rents and profits for life

3 April

 

1848

D255/T/62

Merger of tithes by Eliza Toplis of West Hill Heanor of the tithes arising from the Gorsey Closes 13 acres 2 roods, 27 April

 

1848

D255/T/63

Copy conveyance by John Curzon, esquire, Augustus Charles Drawwater of St Albans, esquire, Eliza James Toplis of Heanor, widow, Henry White of Attercliffe, commercial traveller and Rosina Sarah his wife, Francis Stanley Toplis of Attercliffe, agent to the Midland Railway, Joseph Daniel Balsdon of Neath, Glamorgan, clerk to the South Wales Railway Co and Belinda his wife and Robert John Toplis of Yonkers, New York, pharmaceutical chemist, to the Local Board of Health for the district of Heanor, in consideration of £20 10s 0d, of all that piece or parcel of land or ground containing 1707...

 

1857

D255/T/64

Conveyance by John Curzon of Derby, esquire, Katherine Ann Drawwater of 3, Southwick St., Hyde Park Square, London, widow, George Josselyn of Ipswich, gent., Eliza James Toplis, 1 Oriel Villas, Coronation Road, Beckminster, Bristol, widow, Henry White of Attercliffe, commercial traveller and Rosina Sarah his wife, Francis Stanley Toplis, agent to the Midland Railway Co at Bristol, Joseph Daniel Balsdon of Kidderminster, clerk to Messrs Crowley and Company carriers and Belinda his wife and Robert John Toplis of Yonkers, New York, pharmaceutical chemist to John Ray of Heanor Hall, esquire...

 

1858

D255/T/65

Conveyance by John Bestwick of Heanor, miner, to Rev G H Ray of Fingall Rectory, Yorkshire, clerk, in consideration of £10, of a small parcel of land at West Hill Heanor: plan attached

21 April

 

1882

D255/T/66

Deed of partition of coal at Heanor between John Ray and Elizabeth Sutton Ray of Heanor Hall, Rev G H Ray of Kirklington, Yorkshire, Jane Elizabeth Ray of Heanor Hall, spinster, Sophia Frances Ray of Heanor Hall, spinster, Thomas Broughton Charlton of Chilwell Hall, esquire, Sir Henry Sacheverell Wilmot of Chaddesden bart. and Lorenzo Kirkpatrick Hall of Burton Hall, Staffordshire (Wilmot and Hall devisees in trust named in the will of Edward Miller Mundy), by which the Rays admit and acknowledge that all the coal mines, veins and delphs shown on the plan [on the reverse of the second skin...

 

1852

D255/T/67

Conveyance by Thomas Broughton Charlton of Chilwell Hall, esquire, to Eliza James Toplis of Toddington, Bristol, widow, in consideration of £6 6s 0d, of four beds of coal Combe Coal, Heanor Hard Coal, Dunsil Coal and Waterloo Coal lying under a close in Heanor (plan inset), with an endorsement that the coal has in fact been conveyed to John Ray for £6 6s 0d on 23 April 1859

4 April

 

1853

D255/T/68

Conveyance by Thomas Charlton of Chilwell, esquire, Charles Gould and Thomas Wills Rust both of Leicester heretofore coalmasters now gents., to John Ray, Elizabeth Sutton Ray and Rev George Henry Ray, in consideration of £96 13s 0d and £156 17s 0d, of all the beds and seams of coal underlying closes numbered 556, 424, 425, 427, 378b and 557 (plan inset);

Top or Old Heanor Hard coal and the Combe Coal and strata of coal beneath

24 April

 

1865

D255/T/69

Conveyance by Sir Henry Sacheverell Wilmot of Chaddesden, Bt, Lorenzo Kirkpatrick Hall of Burton Hall, Staffordshire, esquire, and Thomas Broughton Charlton of Chilwell Hall, esquire, to John Ray and Elizabeth Sutton Ray of Heanor Hall and Rev George Henry Ray of Spannithorpe Rectory, Yorkshire, in consideration of £316 16s 4½d and £316 16s 4½d, of all the ungotten and unworked Heanor Hard and Combe Coal lying under closed numbered 373, 374, 375, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 377, 378, 378a, 318, 313 and 315 (plan inset) and all other strata of coal lying underneath

25 April

 

1865

D255/T/70-71

Attested copy of lease and release by John Sutton of Heanor, gent., and John Harrison of Derby, gent., to John Smith of Hassock Lane End, Shipley, farmer, in consideration of £300, of a messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement with appurtenances and closes called North and South Breach 7 acres 2 roods (all in Heanor)

21 April

 

1789

D255/T/70-72

Disposal of property

 

 

D255/T/72

Deed of indemnity respecting the investment of moneys arising from the sale of portions of the Heanor Hall estate between Rev G H Ray of Finghall Rectory, Yorkshire, clerk, Fitzhenry John Coghill Ray of Finghall Rectory, esquire, Alice Sydney Frances Ray of the same place, spinster, Rev Henry Western Plumptre of Eastwood Rectory, clerk and John Huish of Smalley Hall, esquire

 

1883

D255/T/73

Feoffment by John Wright of Nottingham, banker, to Peter Allin of Heanor, yeoman, in consideration of £60, of the tithes on Allins Fields in Heanor, 31 April

 

1786

D255/T/73-76

Miscellaneous title deeds (other families)

 

 

D255/T/74

Grant by Peter Allin of Heanor, yeoman, to Richard Allin, in consideration of £54, of the tithes of corn and grain yearly coming from two closes called Allins Fields late in the tenure of Peter Allin, now of Richard Allin, and also all tithes upon all land allotted in the Heanor enclosure award to Nathaniel, Lord Scarsdale in right of the said closes 1 April

 

1794

D255/T/75

Feoffment by Benjamin Taylor late of Cromford, now of Elton, blacksmith, to Thomas Tomlinson of Rise End, Middleton by Wirksworth, gent, in consideration of £15, of all that blacksmith's shop in Middleton by Wirksworth (formerly a dwellinghouse and stable purchased by James Spencer of Wirksworth of Philip Gell), 21 April

 

1831

D255/T/76

Conveyance by Goodere Fletcher to Webb of premises in Middlesex and Hertford - [half missing including the description of the property] 27 April

 

1692

D255/Z

Miscellaneous

 

 

D255/Z/1

Notes on Heanor parsonage

 

[19th cent]

D255/Z/2

Certified copy of the burial entry in Denby parish register for Joyce Barber of Denby Common, 15 April

 

1821

D255/Z/3

Extract from D255 M/F 5

 

 

D255/Z/4

Loose page from John Ray's daily notes

 

c1851

D255/Z/5

Copy will of Augustus Charles Drawwater of St Albans, 16 April

 

185[?]

D255/Z/6

Woollen draper's bill

 

1867

D255/Z/7

Agreement for sale and purchase of land between the trustees under the will of John Hogg and the Midland Railway Co by which the trustees agree to sell to the Midland Railway Co for £100 a piece of land 1r 29p in Codnor and Loscoe, number 66 on the deposited plan: small section of the deposited plan, Midland Railway Ripley-Heanor branch at Ormonde Colliery, attached, 7 April

 

1888

D255/Z/8

Handbill advertising sign the sale of the "New Inn", Riddings, and several parcels of land, 27 April

 

 

D255/Z/9-10

Letters from Rev Charles Kerry to Mr Huish solicitor of Ilkeston, regarding the borrowing of documents for his "History of Smalley".

 

1906

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