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Small 4to. 10 x 8 inches. 13 detailed hand coloured estate plans with accompanying field/property names and extents. Reversed calf, leather title label. William Witham of Cliff[e] [died 1802 without issue], left his estates to his niece Eliza who was married to Henry Silvertop. Silvertop changed his name to Witham, adopting the Witham coat of arms. He was important for the work he did for the Mechanics Institute providing education for the working classes and the Relief of the Poor. He also published books and articles based on his descriptions of fossils using William Nicol's method of examining thinly sliced sections under the microscope. It is likely that this survey was prepared for the purposes of his will. The various properties are in the vicinity of Manfield, North Yorkshire, and Darlington, County Durham; including Cliff[e], Pinkney Carr and Howden Hill. Although the surveyor is not named, it is a highly accomplished survey and it is likely to be the work of one of the Fryer family of Durham, the leading local surveyors at that time. Their archive is held by Newcastle Libraries.
Title: Plans of Estates Belonging to William Witham Esq.
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