QV 1844 1d Red Maltese Cross Entire Barnard Castle Corby Castle #CC37. Please wait for my combined invoice before you pay. 1 of a number of Georgian 18th Century and later letters - entires - documents - indentures - other paper ephemera - broadsides from the HOWARD family estate at Corby Castle in Cumbria. Also related letters - entires from other aristocratic gentry folks of the period too including the Duke of Norfolk & Duke of Beaufort. Corby Castle is the ancestral home of the Howard family since 1611 when Lord William Howard, the third son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.
Henry Howard added quite abit to the house in 1812 and a few of these letters relate to the building work. The Howard family are related to the Lawson family and that is why there are some later period items relating to their family too. This is an antique letter entire that has been addressed to Thomas Wheldon, Solicitor at Barnard Castle. The entire has a QV penny red, upside down on the front which has a black Maltese Cross cancellation mark on it..The initials on the stamp bottom corners are B I... The B is quite difficult to see so it could be an R or P as well. With two other postal frank marks on it reading BARNARD CASTLE and DARLINGTON 1844. The cover has other later wording on it in relation to the 2 bits of paper inside it.. This must have been a case at a court between Walton v Lawson No.
3 This letter also comes with two receipts or invoices that were written from William Walton to The Honourable H. P Howard Esq of Corby Castle dated 1841 and 1843. Mr Walton of Coniscliffe Moor must have been a brick and tile maker or transporter as they relate to different dates and amounts of tiles - pan tiles - bricks - draining tiles and they are for 5-10-3 and 17-9-6 values. Conisclife Moor is near Darlington.
These two pits of paper have the Solicitors writing too being No. William Lawson was related to Henry Howard and this is why these are in the Howard archive. Will make good research project for someone from this area or you may well be into Queen Victoria penny red stamps with nice Maltese Cross marks and postal history. Good collectable condition with normal signs of age. The paper has been folded for a long time and there are signs of discolouration.There are a couple of small holes along the crease lines and there is a pin that has attached the invoices to the letter so there are pin pricks. The edges and corners also have signs of age. Please see pictures for more details of condition.
16 inches long and approx. 10 inches wide when opened out fully. See the photographs which do enlarge which form part of the visual description. Please see close up pictures for more detail.
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