Document ReferencePl E12/9/3/16/1-59
TitleBundle 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
Date Of Creation26 January 1904-10 April 1906
Extent59 items
Content DescriptionPl 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.
Termcoal, Sutton-in-Ashfield
collieries, Teversal
ConditionPl E12/9/3/16/1-14, 41-59 unfit for production

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA67366Blackwell Colliery Company Limited
NA1067Stanton Ironworks Company Limited
NA1040Baileys, Shaw and Gillett; solicitors
NA63829Butterley Company Limited; colliery proprietors and ironfounders
NA63013Hewitt and Company; mining engineers; successors to Woodhouse and Jeffcock and to Hewitt and Bobart
NA67397Dees and Thompson; solicitors
NA67385Smith and Bostock; solicitors; formerly Smith Leech and Bostock
NA715Bentinck; William J.A.C.J. Cavendish- (1857-1943); 6th Duke of Portland; succ. 18791857-1943
NA62030Hewitt; Charles R. (fl 1888-1924); Mr; of Derby mining engineer; mineral agent to the Duke of Portlandfl 1888-1924
NA25478Turner; Frederick J. (1824-1906); Mr; agent to the Dukes of Portland1824-1906
NA67389Longden; John A. (fl 1892-1917); managing director of the Stanton Ironworksfl 1892-1917
NA67398Herbert; Evelyn (-1875); Countess of Carnarvon; wife of 4th Earl; heiress of the Earls of Chesterfield-1875
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