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ReferenceDBT
TitleBrockbank and Tyson, Solicitors of Whitehaven
DescriptionFirm's own records 1870-1949; clients' records including: Atkinson family of Whitehaven (1811-1918), Thomas Brown, land agent of Tirril and Johnby (1919-1934), Caledonian Railway (1871-1882) Cleator and Furness Railway (1867-1872), Cleator and Workington Junction Railway (1875-1884), Cleator Moor Brewing Company (1896-1915), Dalzell's Breweries (1892-1916), Thomas Dixon of Rheda (Frizington) (1865-1895), Furness Railway (1845-1878), John Graham, iron merchant and ship owner of Whitehaven (1816-1919), Reverend Andrew Hudleston (1610-1908), London and North Western Railway (1846-1913), Lonsdale Haematite Smelting Company of Whitehaven (1897-1904), Lowndes family of Blackpool and Whitehaven (1874-1903), McKelvie family of Whitehaven (1829-1941), Musgrave family of Wasdale Hall and Whitehaven (1815-1934), Paitson family of Whitehaven (1880-1928), Parkside Mining Company of Frizington (1884-1916), John B Postlethwaite of Waberthwaite Hall (1871-1919), Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (1872-1918), Rowrah and Kelton Fell Mineral Railway (1873-1877), Solway Junction Railway (1866-1874), Theatre Royal (Whitehaven) (1881-1909), John Tyson, mining engineer of Whitehaven (1869-1893), Ulverston, Furness, Lancaster and Carlisle Railway (1841-1851), Whitehaven Brickworks (1881-1909), Whitehaven, Cleator, Egremont and Furness Railway (1845-1878), Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway (1845-1914), Wilson's Charity for Poor Sailors (1778-1934).
Date1571-1964
ArrangementFirms' own records
DBT 1 Letter books
DBT 1/1-6 J R Musgrave 1894 - 1901
DBT 1/7-31 Musgrave & McKelvie (two series) 1902 - 1908, 1913 - 1924
DBT 1/32-34 G L McKelvie 1895 - 1914
DBT 1/35-51 Atkinson & Bennett 1900 - 1913
DBT 1/52-90 Atkinson, Bennett & McKelvie 1913 - 1930
DBT 1/91-126 Atkinson, McKelvie & Tyson 1930 - 1940
DBT 1/127-175 J G Tyson 1940 - 1949
DBT 1/176-177 J L Paitson 1900 - 1907
DBT 1/178 J C Todd 1896 - 1929

DBT 2 Financial records
DBT 2/1-25 Bill books 1870 - 1947
DBT 2/26-32 Ledgers 1876 - 1912
DBT 2/33-56 Day books 1884 - 1920
DBT 2/57-82 Cash books 1887 - 1923
DBT 2/83-85 Bills of costs 1886 - 1932

DBT 3 Other records
DBT 3/1-22 Includes call books 1848 - 1950

DBT 4 The firm as insurance agent
DBT 4/1-6 Mainly financial papers 1903 - 1940

DBT 5 Solicitors' personal and family records
DBT 5/1-22 John Musgrave of Wasdale Hall 1829 - 1912
DBT 5/23- 6 Estate of John Musgrave deceased 1878 - 1925
DBT 5/57-78 Estate of Mrs Catherine Musgrave deceased 1815 - 1931
DBT 5/79-81 Gyllencreutz family 1892 - 1929
DBT 5/82-90 John Raven Musgrave 1857 - 1934
DBT 5/91-123 Lowndes family 1874 - 1903
DBT 5/124-128 Musgrave family 1884 - 1922
DBT 5/129-130 Henry Atkinson 1811 - 1872
DBT 5/131-132 William Henry Atkinson 1874 - 1896
DBT 5/133-137 Estate of W H Atkinson deceased 1911 - 1918
DBT 5/138-139 John McKelvie 1872 - 1924
DBT 5/140-147 George Lockhart McKelvie 1829 - 1941
DBT 5/148-154 John Lawrence Paitson 1880 - 1928
DBT 5/155-164 Mrs Annie Paitson 1885 - 1923

Clients' records
DBT 6 Estates of deceased 1707 - 1952

DBT 7 Railway companies
DBT 7/1-2 Caledonian Railway 1871 - 1882
DBT 7/3-16 Cleator & Furness Railway 1867 - 1872
DBT 7/17-40 Cleator & Workington Junction Railway 1875 - 1884
DBT 7/40A-44 Furness Railway 1845 - 1878
DBT 7/45-127 London North Western Railway 1846 - 1913
DBT 7/128-136 Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway 1872 - 1918
DBT 7/137-140 Rowrah and Kelton Fell Mineral Railway 1873 - 1877
DBT 7/141 Solway Junction Railway 1866 - 1874
DBT 7/142-144 Ulverston, Furness, Lancaster & Carlisle Railway 1841 - 1851
DBT 7/145-378 Whitehaven, Cleator & Egremont Railway 1853 - 1905
DBT 7/379-397 Whitehaven, Cleator & Egremont and Furness Railways 1867 - 1891
DBT 7/398-499 Whitehaven & Furness Junction Railway 1845 - 1914
DBT 7/500-511 Various railway companies 1844 - 1904

DBT 8 Clients 1637 - 1951

DBT 9 Lawsuits incl. Brocklebank v. Thompson 1802 - 1937

DBT 10 Deeds
DBT 10/1-201 Title deeds 1571 - 1938
DBT 10/202-211 Title deeds: minerals 1836 - 1911
DBT 10/212-258 Marriage and other family settlements 1786 - 1922
DBT 10/259-276 Deeds 1783 - 1918

DBT 11 Business records 1790 - 1941

DBT 12 Conveyancing, Mortgaging and leasing
DBT 12/1-104 Conveyancing 1707 - 1964
DBT 12/105-140 Mortgaging 1830 - 1929
DBT 12/141-166 Leasing 1877 - 1945

DBT 13 Rev. Andrew Hudleston and family
DBT 13/1 Gilpin family of Scaleby Castle 1702 - 1737
DBT 13/2-3 Robert Watter(s) of Whitehaven 1777 - 1778
DBT 13/4-6 Mr & Mrs William Shammon of Whitehaven 1761 - 1808
DBT 13/7-17 Rev. Wilfrid Hudleston 1770 - 1829
DBT 13/18-48 Title and other deeds 1611 - 1865
DBT 13/49-77 Rev. Andrew Hudleston 1731 - 1851
DBT 13/78-91 Estate of Rev. Andrew Hudleston deceased 1802 - 1890
DBT 13/92-105 Various members of the Hudleston family 1610 - 1908

DBT 14 Insurance
DBT 14/1-28 Persons 1865 - 1936
DBT 14/29-39 Property 1842 - 1939
DBT 14/40-43 Various 1905 - 1941

DBT 15 Financial records
DBT 15/1-6 Land values 1910 - 1915
DBT 15/7-12 J Tyson, house, estate and insurance agent of Whitehaven 1909 - 1917
DBT 15/13-16 Shares and investments 1859 - 1930
DBT 15/17-32 Cash books, vouchers, accounts, income tax etc. 1799 - 1948

DBT 16 Bankruptcy 1828 - 1931

DBT 17 Enclosure 1808 - c.1900

DBT 18 Elections 1873 - 1910

DBT 19 Mining 1871 - 1941

DBT 20 Wilson's Charity for Poor Sailors 1778 - 1934

DBT 21 Whitehaven 1836 - 1942

DBT 22 Whitehaven Incorporated Law Society 1894 - 1941

DBT 23 St John's parish church, Hensingham 1809 - 1953

DBT 24 Printed books, Acts of Parliament and Newspapers
DBT 24/1-13 Printed books 1852 - 1921
DBT 24/14-18 Acts of Parliament 1788 - 1903
DBT 24/19-23 Newspapers 1842 - 1938

DBT 25 Photographs n.d. 1927

DBT 26 Miscellaneous 1638 - 1960

DBT 27 Boxed sale particulars and plans
DBT 27/1-10 Sale particulars 1805 - 1938

Plans
DBT 27/11-23 Estates 1763 - 1920
DBT 27/24-28 Minerals 1874 - 1908
DBT 27/29-32 Railways 1850 - 1877

DBT 28 Rolled plans
DBT 28/1-3 Docks and harbours 1854, c.1873
DBT 28/4-24 Estates 1786 - c.1970
DBT 28/25-56 Minerals 1864 - 1935
DBT 28/57-67 Railways 1843 - 1876
DBT 28/68 Roads n.d. late C19th
DBT 28/69 Miscellaneous n.d.

DBT/A Additional records
DBT/A/1-4 Firms' own records 1884 - 1937
DBT/A/5-6 Firm as insurance agent 1887 - 1927
DBT/A/7-16 Solicitors' family and personal records 1864 - 1921
DBT/A/17-34 Estates of deceased 1837 - 1846
DBT/A/35-38 Clients 1871 - 1917
DBT/A/39 Lawsuits 1903, 1907
DBT/A/40-53 Deeds 1671 - 1941
DBT/A/54-55 Business records 1903 - 1941
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