Description of Special Collection
Collection Level Description: Gibson maps, plans & volumes
- Collection name: Gibson maps, plans & volumes
- Collection code: GB 033 GBV
- Date range: 16th century - 1915
- Extent: 1 metre
- Language: English
- Created by: Plans (1775-1870) of properties in Co. Durham, and legal precedent books, 16th-19th century, from the legal records of Sir William Gibson.
- Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
The large-scale maps and plans are of properties in the areas of Ryton, Chopwell, Stella and Winlaton, Co. Durham, many surveyed by the Bell family of surveyors. They are dated between 1775 & 1870 with many undated, most are of the early 19th century.
3 volumes, mainly of precedents, proceedings, forms, depositions, fees and items relating to courts ca.1569-1733 mainly in the north of England: - Vice Admiralty Courts at Newcastle, York and elsewhere; Durham Consistory Court; the Archbishop of York's spiritual courts; Durham Chancery Court and Courts of Pleas & Assizes; the High Court & Exchequer, Westminster; depositions 1677-78 in Durham Chancery Court.
About the creator:
The firm of Clayton and Gibson, soliticitors, of Newcastle upon Tyne was formed in 1877. This continued under that name until 1972, when it became Wilkinson, Marshall, Clayton and Gibson, uniting the business with Wilkinson, Marshall and Company with whom it had merged in 1951. The Bell family were noted surveyors in the region, based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Reflects the original arrangement of the plans in paper folders at donation.
Given to the Department of Palaeography & Diplomatic, 3 November 1960 by Sir William Gibson of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Open for consultation.
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Online catalogue available at http://endure.dur.ac.uk:8080/fedora/objects/UkDhU:EADCatalogue.0147/datastreams/XTF/content.
Related collections held at Durham:
Clayton & Gibson Papers (from same firm, but primarily relating to their administration of the local estates of the Marquesses of Bute).
Related collections elsewhere:
Durham County Record Office, Tyne & Wear Archives Service and Northumberland Record Office all received deposits from the firm of Clayton & Gibson in 1972 relating to the geographic area each repository covered.
Index termsDurham (England : County). Palatine courts.
Administration of estates -- England - Durham (County)
Date last modified: 11 October 2010