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[Note 153.9] "Nesham's colliery and Lord Steward's te":- Nesham is probably John Nesham who owned collieries at Houghton le Spring. Sold to Lord Durham in 1818. Lord Steward is probably Lord Charles Stewart who married Lady Frances Anne Vane Tempest, a coal heiress whose pits were in the Penshaw and Rainton districts of County Durham. The Vane family are also mention in bar422~Stockton Bridge.


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