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Re: Help with three words and a surname
« Reply #18 on: Friday 23 November 18 18:48 GMT (UK) »

Something I spotted by chance: there's an entry in the repertories 14 Dec 1603 ordering that Elizabeth Curson, widow, may sell seacoals provided for the poor by retail at five pence the bushel.



Hi Claire

In my two Volumes of The Rise of the British Coal Industry by J. U. Neff, in Volume Two

Vol ii, page 31 ,says: ..."in the chief enterprises in Weardale,1  those of John Curzon, a trader at Nottingham in Elizabeth's reign, in Leicetershire, mines, 2  suggest that there were few English colliery districts in which provincial merchants took no part in financing mines.3"


1 Palat. of Durham, Decrees and Orders, vol. i, f.533 ; Exch. Decrees, Series IV, vol. viii, f. 88 ; vol. ix, f. 24b (for Lilburne) ; Palat. of Durham, Bills and Answers, bdl. 24 (Parkingson v. Lee).

2 Chanc. Proc., Eliz., O. 1/40. (Chancery Proceedings)

Abbreviations
Palat. of Durham - Palatinate of Durham.
Exch. - Exchequer

3 is the author's impression suggesting that scores of provincial merchants, besides Newcastle and Bristol, invested in coal mining during the seventeenth century.

Not really much in the book, just a passing reference. Might be more in the documents though.

Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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