THE first edition of the History of Northumberland having been for some years out of print, the demand for a second one became frequent and urgent. After much consideration, this laborious work was commenced upon a new, enlarged, and improved plan. It commences with an ample sketch of the natural, civil, and moral history of the county, and an enumeration of its population, trade, and resources; which is followed by a separate description of each Ward, Division, Parish, and Township. The topographical part will be found enlivened by biographical notices of persons either distinguished by habits of eccentricity, or for intellectual and moral excellence; and, throughout the whole, the Editor has aimed to convey useful information with brevity and comprehensiveness, while he has carefully avoided the introduction of speculative and disputed opinions.

In justice to himself, the Editor begs leave to state, that he has proceeded in the midst of difficulties, particularly those arising from the distraction occasioned by other necessary pursuits. He freely acknowledges occasional inaccuracies; but they are mostly such as, even with the most sedulous attention, seem hardly possible to be avoided in a work so multifarious in its notices, and published with periodical expedition, After all, it is hoped that this performance, in its general character, is executed consistently with the wishes of those who have supported it.

Neither the publishers nor their numerous and respectable subscribers are under any weighty obligations to certain collectors, or antiquarian amateurs, who are industrious in procuring, merely to enjoy the selfish pleasure of concealing, matters of local interest. The exceptions to this remark are, however, numerous and honourable; and the communications received from many gentlemen engaged in antiquarian researches, but who are liberalized by extensive knowledge, have added considerably to the value of the work.

At the commencement of this undertaking, the late Thomas Davidson, Esq. of Newcastle, displayed those polite and kind attentions that so eminently distinguished his conduct, and which have endeared his memory to all who enjoyed the honour and happiness of his acquaintance.

John Smart, Esq. of Trewitt House, with his characteristic frankness, has communicated several useful papers and remarks. C. W. Bigge, Esq. of Linden, W. C. Trevelyan, Esq. of Wallington, and the Rev. Anthony Hedley, of Whitfield, merit the most grateful acknowledgments for many hints and corrections which have tended to increase the accuracy and interest of the publication.

Mr. John Dobson, architect, has always evinced great readiness to give his assistance. To the Rev. W. D. Thompson, of Crow Hall, Mr. John Dobson, of Ruffside Hall, Mr. Thomas Surtees, of Corbridge, Mr. Edward Smith, teacher, Rothbury, Mr. Nicholas Oliver, of Bambrough, and to several others mentioned in the course of the work, the publishers owe their best thanks.

The liberal kindness of Mr. John Bell, land-surveyor, Windmill Hills, Mr. James Charlton, of the Anchorage-school, Gateshead, and Mr. William Clarke, teacher, Newcastle, will ever be held in grateful remembrance. Some anonymous correspondents have communicated valuable information, as also a few gentlemen who have declined having their names publicly noticed.

Finally, the publishers feel a pleasure in expressing their grateful sense of the extensive patronage they have received. They have endeavoured to adapt the publication to the "taste and circumstances of the general reader," whose candid approval they anticipate with some degree of confidence. The publishing of the History of Newcastle upon Tyne in a distinct volume is the only deviation from the original design, and arose from the difficulty of calculating with any tolerable degree of accuracy the probable extent of a work embracing such a variety of subjects of places, persons, and things. This, with the desire of producing a complete and satisfactory account of one of the most ancient and important towns in the kingdom, will, it is hoped, plead a sufficient apology for the alteration.

[In a work on local history, a list of subscribers' names is always a matter of curiosity, and, it may be, of utility. The publishers regret that the following one is so incomplete, and which has been entirely occasioned by some booksellers and agents neglecting to forward their lists. From the returns made, it is printed as accurately as possible.]

ADAMS William, esq. Acton


Adamson John, Newcastle
Affleck John Hall, printer, ditto
Alder Thomas, esq. Murray Hall
Alexander Thomas, clerk, Newcastle
Alexander W. schoolmaster, Fallowden
Allen Robert, attorney, London
Allison Rev. Thos. Heddon on the Wall
Amos A. D. agent, London
Anderson Major, Newcastle
Anderson George, spirit merchant, ditto
Anderson Thos. carver and gilder, ditto
Anderson Robert, Howick
Andrews G. bookseller, Durham, 2 copies
Andrews Miss, dress-maker, Newcastle
Appleby Thomas, joiner, Hazon
Archbold James Slaiter, Newcastle
Archbold John, merchant, Wooler
Arkless Benjamin, viewer, Tantoby
Arkless John, viewer, Fatfield
Arkless George, viewer, High Heworth
Armstrong W. schoolmaster, Gateshead
Armstrong William, overman, Hetton
Armstrong Francis, Blanchland

Arundale Thomas, skinner, Newcastle
Askew Thomas, potter, St. Peter's.
Atcheson Adam, esq. Lorbottle
Atkin, woollen manufacturer, Alston
Atkins John, spirit merchant, Alnwick
Atkinson Christopher, esq. Ewart
Atkinson Adam, esq. Lorbottle
Atkinson Henry, weaver, Newcastle
Atkinson Robert, potter, Ouseburn
Atkinson James, currier, Morpeth
Atkinson Joseph, overman, Philadelphia
Atkinson William, smith, Seaton Sluice
Atkinson Edward, farmer, New Houses
by Kirkharle

Aynsley William, Plover Hill

Aynsley Edward, Bedlington

Aynsley Captain, ditto

Aynsley John, North Shields


Beck John, grocer, Newcastle
Beeney Isaac, painter, ditto.
Bell Matthew, esq. Woolsingham
Bell Henry, esq. Newbiggin House
Bell John, London

Bell T. bookseller, Newcastle, 2 copies
Bell John, surveyor, Windmill Hills
Bell George, Low Forge, Bedlington
Bell Thomas, currier, Carlisle
Bell Mrs. Bedlington
Bell William, fitter, Sunderland
Bell Matthew, Barrasford Fell
Bell Joseph, Bowsden
Bell Matthew, Richmond
Bell Greenwell, mason, Fourstones
Bell Robert, mariner, Sunderland
Bell, agent, Stublick colliery
Bellamy Robt. farmer, Little Greencroft
Belt Robert, sail-cloth manufacturer,

Bennet John, Blyth Links
Berwick Subscription Library
Bigge C. W. esq. Linden
Bigge Mrs. T. Benton House
Birch William, gent. Westgate
Birkinshaw J. Bedlington Iron-works
Birkitt Rev. James, Övingham
Black Robert, Ingram
Blackburn Peter, Blanchland
Blackett Christopher, esq. Wylam
Blackett —, clerk, Dunstan
Blair Peter, bookseller, Morpeth
Blair Thomas, Abbey Mills near ditto
Blair John, farmer, Oakpool Bridge
Blake John, tailor, Morpeth
Blakey James, Heworth Shore
Blenk Joshua, Blanchland
Blyth Henry, gent. Bishopwearmouth
Bolam Henry, pitman, Coxlodge
Bond Joseph, Alnwick
Bones, innkeeper, Lemington
Booth G. broker, Sunderland

Ayre J. publisher, Sunderland, 2 copies Booth Thomas, flax-dresser, Newcastle

Ayre Meanly, Berwick

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Bosanquet Charles, esq. Rock
Bowmaker Ralph, Lamesley Moor Hill
Bowman Jas. custom-house, Newcastle
Bowman William, farmer, Birney Hill
Bowman M. farmer, Kirkwhelpington
Bowman John, saddler, Brampton
Bowness Geo. shopkeeper, Allanshead
Boyd, cabinet-maker, Alnwick
Brandon William, esq. London

Brandling William, esq. Low Gosforth
Brandling John, esq. Gosforth
Branley, teacher, Nent Hall

Brewis Thomas, farmer, Needless Hall
Brewis William, farmer, Thropple
Brown Dixon, esq. Benton
Brown Thomas, solicitor, Newcastle
Brown William, cooper, ditto
Brown John, builder, ditto
Brown John, publican, ditto
Brown Matthew, farmer, Corbridge
Brown Robert, shopkeeper, Cullercoats
Brown John, smith, Hebron
Brown John, Allendale town
Brown Martin, pitman, Bog Row
Brown Peter, baker, South Shields
Brown John, cabinet-maker, Brandling

Brown Henry, farmer, Ingo
Brown William, innkeeper, Alnwick
Brown Thomas, Sterling Town, New
York, U. S.

Brown Jacob, custom-house, N. Shields
Brown Robt. near Newcastle Barracks
Brown Robt. spirit merchant, Hebburn
Bruce John, teacher, Newcastle
Brumell Henry, esq. Morpeth
Brumwell G. porter mercht. Newcastle
Bryson Robert, builder, ditto
Buddle John, esq. Carville

Bullock John, publican, Gateshead
Burdon Sir Thomas, knt. Jesmond
Burlison John, gardener, Fenham
Burn Matthew, Yorkshire
Burn, farmer, Cat-row
Burn Ralph, butcher, Seaton Sluice
Burn Miss M. White Hart Inn, Hexham
Burn John, esq. solicitor, London
Burnett James, millwright, Newcastle
Burnett H. bookseller, Sunderland
Burnup Richard, agent, Bunker Hill
Burrell Robert, esq. Durham
Buston Thomas, esq. Buston
Buston Roger, esq. High Buston
Busby M. G. surgeon, Alnwick

Cairns George, farmer, Lysom
Cairns James, draper, Wooler
Caley John, esq. London
Campbell Henry, bootmaker, London
Campbell John, surgeon, Dunse
Cambo Subscription Library
Carlisle Subscription Library
Carnaby Ra. cabinet maker, Newcastle
Carpenter J. C. esq. Ford
Carr John, esq. ditto
Carr John, esq. Alnwick
Carr John, shoemaker, Corbridge
Carr Ed. innkeeper, Newton by the Sea
Carr William, clerk, Jarrow

Carrick John, Newcastle
Carter, crate maker, ditto
Castles Joseph, innkeeper, Warkworth
Chambers Alex. coachman, Whickham
Chambers William, Longframlington
Chapman Wm. esq. banker, Newcastle
Charlton James, Anchorage-school,

Charlton Thos. clergy school, Newcastle
Charlton Ralph, ditto

Charlton John, grammar school, Durham
Charlton Pet. grocer, North Shields, D.
Charlton John, farmer, Gubion
Charlton William, farmer, Corbridge
Charlton Forster, spirit dealer, Blyth
Charlton Robert, nailor, Bedlington
Charlton Ann, innkeeper, Hexham
Charlton J. H. surgeon, ditto

Charlton William, innkeeper, ditto
Charlton Anthony, solicitor, Morpeth
Charlton Robert, schoolmaster, Kirk-
Charlton Adam, Sunderland
-, attorney, Howden
Chisholm William, foundry, Durham
Chisholm Ralph, publican, Alnwick
Chisholm John, New Haggerston
Clark George, painter, Durham
Clark William, shoemaker, Newcastle
Clark Joseph, bookseller, ditto
Clarke J. G. esq. Fenham
Clarke Rev. Robert, Walwick, D.
Clarke William, teacher, Newcastle
Clarke William, overman, Cowpen
Clarke Michael, watchmaker, Morpeth
Clementson -

Allendale town

Coates Thomas, esq. Lipwood Hall
Cochrane William, Livery Stables
Cock William, Low Heworth
Codling James, Newcastle
Compton Fenwick, esq. New Learmouth
Cook Rev. Joseph, Newton Hall
Cook Captain, Durham

Cook Captain, R. N. Whalton
Cook William, Cambo
Cook James, publican


Cook William, farrier, Newbottle
Cookson Isaac, esq. Newcastle
Cookson Isaac, jun. esq. Park House
Cooper Samuel, viewer, Percy Main
Coppin William, esq. Blyth
Coulson John, spirit mercht. Newcastle
Coulson Matthew, grocer, Hexham
Coventry Andrew, baker, North Shields
Cox Joseph, esq. Brampton
Cowans William, draper, Newcastle
Cowens James, tailor, Seaton Sluice
Coward Robert, farmer, Link House
Coward Robert, Crow Hall

Coxon Geo. tallow chandler, Newcastle

Craster Edmund, esq. Preston, D.
Craster Shaftoe, esq.
Craw Miss, Fatfield

Crawford David, esq. Westgate

Crawford John, esq. North Shields
Crawford P. R. Warden Paper-mill
Crawford Thomas, coal-owner, Durham
Crawford Mrs. Newcastle, D.
Crawford T. farmer, near Seaton Delaval
Crawford John, farmer, Lookout
Crawford William, farmer, Monkseaton
Crawford William, Netherton Peak
Crozier George, Whinney Hill
Cruddas Thomas, colliery viewer, Lum-
ley Thicks

Curry William, publican, Cow Gate
Cust Richard, esq. Carlisle
Cuthbert John, mariner, Low Heworth
Cutforth Timothy, broker, Newcastle

Daglish James, Coldstream
Dale Peter, manufacturer, Walker
Dale Thomas, agent, Hexham Brewery
Daleson John, gent. Iron Sign
Davidson Thomas, esq. Newcastle, D.
Davidson John, esq. Ötterburn
Davidson Thomas, Richard Pit
Davidson Alexander, esq. Swarland
Davidson, excise-office, Richmond
Davison William, bookseller, Alnwick
Davison Mrs. Lowick
Davison Alexander, ditto
Davison Ralph, farmer, Crawcrook
Davison John, esq. Lanton
Davison George, farmer, Rock
Davison William, brewer, Monkseaton
Davison Thomas, baker, South Shields
Davis Robert, surgeon, Ayton Banks
Dawson Abraham, solicitor, Newcastle
Dawson John, Hilton Pottery
Dawson -
gent. Haltwhistle
Dawson Thos. glass-cutter, Newcastle
Dawson Thomas, shoemaker, Morpeth
Dawson Thomas, brewer, Bedlington
Debord Henry, ship-owner, Blyth
Dennis P. surgeon, Alnwick
Dent John, agent, Painshaw
Dial John, Morton
Dickman T. cabinet-maker, Newcastle
Dickinson Robert, stationer, Hexham
Dickinson Robert, innkeeper, Embleton
Dickinson John, butcher, Jarrow
Dickinson, farmer, near Allendale

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Dodds Ralph, plasterer, Newcastle
Dodds T. W. surgeon, Lanchester
Dodds John, Cresswell
Dodds Isaac, mason, Ayton Banks
Dodds John, publican, Alnwick
Dodds John, pavior, ditto
Dolphin John, mine agent, Ruffside Hall
Donaldson Jos. schoolmaster, Chatton
Donkin Henry, esq. Durham
Donkin William, esq. Sandhoe
Donkin William, solicitor, Hexham
Donkin John, joiner, Gateshead Fell
Donkin Robert, farmer, Ingram
Donkin Robert, teacher, Warden
Dove Sarah, innkeeper, Greenhead
Doubleday Captain Henry, Durham
Douglas John, M. D. Sunderland
Douglas Thomas, schoolmaster, Alnwick
Douglas John, artist, Kensington
Downing John, grocer, Newcastle
Dowson James, publican, Cramlington
Dryden John, Blyth Docks
Dryden --

post-master, Alston Dunford Thomas, clerk, Newcastle, D. Dunn M. esq. Stella Hall

Dunn Matt. grammar-school, Houghton-le-Spring

Durham Subscription Library

Egdell Samuel, innkeeper, Alnwick
Egdell Robert, butcher, Warkworth
Eggleston John, chemist, Newcastle
Eggleston Thomas, clerk, Durham
Elder William, publican, Longhoughton
Elliott Robert, farmer, Barrasford
Elliott Robert, whitesmith, Newcastle
Elliott William, baker, ditto
Elliott James, upholsterer, ditto
burn Hall

Ellison Cuthbert, baker, South Shields
Elsdon Henry, engineer, Cowpen
Elsdon Thomas, pipe-maker, Gateshead
Eltringham Thomas, bacon merchant,

Embleton Richard, tanner, ditto
Emmerson Thomas, farmer, Ovington
English Wm. engineer, Bow, London
English Thomas, hind, Sheepwash
English John, Longhurst
Errington John, skinner, Gateshead
Errington Robert, Stannington Moor
Errington Thomas, Gateshead
Errington Fran. publican, Longhorsley
Erskine Colonel, Durham

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