Coal Pits, Butterlaw
8 Sept 2021
Earl of Northumberland, Grey family (1536 - 1581), Francis Fitton (1612 -)
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Between 1536 and 1554 the Grey family leased the coal pits of 'Bytterlaw' from the Earl of Northumberland. In 1581 the mines at Butterlaw were unoccupied due to exhaustion of the surface deposits. In 1612 the Butterlaw coal mines were leased to Francis Fitton for an annual rent of £3.
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