Just to add to Mike's reply, the Dearden's took over from the Marton family in the ownership of what had been vaccaries of Coverham Abbey in Coverdale and I think (Mike might correct me), Scale Park near Kettlewell in Wharfedale. They may have also owned similar property near Malham. I do not have connection with Townsend, but just a woolly thought, the Mine Adventurers of England tried to muscle in on mines in the area, but failed, (except for Swaledale), Townsend would have also known the Company.
From: Richard Vandewetering <[log in to unmask]>
To: mining-history <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:50
Subject: Yorkshire mining?
in the Court of King's Bench Entry Book of Judgements (KB 168/15 July 1758
Trinity Term) at Kew is mentioned a case involving James and Joseph Townsend
versus Toby Thrustout/Thrustant and Simon Deardon. I am wondering if this
involved a dispute over a mine. Does any one recognize Toby Thrustout/Thrustant
(fairly memorable) or Simon Deardon as being involved wiht mining in Yorkshire?
Yours Richard VandeWetering
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