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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. http://www.houghtonlespring.org.uk/houghtoncolliery/houghton_colliery_timeline.htm. 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. http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/literature/dawdon.php. The Vane family are also mention in bar422~Stockton Bridge.

 

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