John Burdon Chair, Hardwick Park

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This metal chair records John Burdon, the creator of Hardwick Park in the 1750s
Hardwick Park John Burdon Chair
It notes that his fortune was due his fathers mining interests.

The National Archives appear to carry a copy will of John Burdon which shows he also had mining interests. 
Wolsingham, Durham: leaseholds from Bishop of Durham
Quarrington, Durham: leasehold coal mines
Sedgefield, Durham: 2 copyholds
Bishop Middleham, Durham: 7 copyhold pitmen’s houses in Cornforth
Coxhoe, Durham: lead and coal mines, lands
Tynemouth, Northumberland: 1/16 share in freehold coal mine at Chirton

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