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wearmouth, and now in the parish of Sunderland-near-the Sea, between the meet called the high water-mark and the meet called the low water-mark of the river Wear, on the south part of the said river, abutting upon a tenement and wharf to the same belonging, called Bowes's Key, formerly in the tenure of Mary Ridley, widow, on the west part, and a certain rock there called the Nab End. To have to the said Thomas Ogle and his sequels in right according to the custom of the court rendering &c. And he was thereupon admitted tenant. Defeazance subscribed to the second of the said two surrenders upon trust as the said William Ettrick should by will or deed appoint.

On the loth April, 11 George I., 1725, William Ettrick surrendered to Thomas Ogle, a moiety, the whole in two parts to be divided, of a certain parcel of land, lying lately in the parish of Bishopwearmouth, and now in the parish of Sunderland-near-the-Sea, between the meet called the high water-mark, and the meet called the low water-mark, of the river Wear, on the south part of the same river Wear, extending from that rocky place there called the Nab End, as far as the said river Wear extends or runs towards the east, and also all such and so great authority, liberty, privilege,right, title, estate?and interest, to the said William Ettrick belonging, in such and so great a manner as they were agreed to be reserved to the said William Ettrick, and Anthony Ettrick, in and by a certain Indenture, dated 21st August, 1723, and made between the said William Ettrick, of Sunderland, Esq., and Anthony Ettrick, of High Barns, Esq., of the first part, the Rev. William [Talbot] Lord Bishop of Durham, and others of the second part, and Charles Lumley, Hedworth Lambton, Robert Killinghall, Charles Davison, Thomas Dale,

and Thomas Ogle, of the third part. To have to the said Thomas Ogle and his sequels in right according to the custom of the court, rendering, &c. And he was thereupon admitted tenant. Defeazanced upon such trusts as the said William Ettrick should by will or deed appoint.

The following shows the first purchase of copyhold river waste by the Commissioners of the river Wear, now part of the site of the pier works.

"Halmote Court held at Hough ton-le-Spring, 9th April, 10 George L, 1724.

"On the 20th April, out of court at the city oi Durham came the Honourable Charles Lumley [a younger son of Richard first Earl of Scarborough, and M.P. for Chichester], Hedworth Lambton, of Lambton in the county of Durham, Esq., [a major-general, second son of Ralph Lambton, Esq., sometime of Barnes]( Robert Killinghall, of Middleton-Saint-George, in the said county, Esq., Charles Davison, of North Biddick, Thomas Dale of Tunstall, gentleman [who married Margaret youngest daughter and co-heiress of George Middleton, of Silksworth, Esq., by whom he had a son Edward Dale (grandfather of Capt. Edward Dale, of Whitburn), who married Eleanor, youngest daughter of the Rev. John Laurence, A.M. rector of Bishopwearmouth], and Thomas Ogle of the city of Durham, gentleman, of a parcel of land adjoining the parish of Bishopwearmouth, and now in the parish of Sunderland, between &c.

"From William Ettrick and Anthony Ettrick.

"Upon such trusts, and to and for such intents and purposes, and under and subject to such covenants, provisos, and agreements, as are mentioned, expressed, or declared of or concerning the same, in or by the said Indenture tripartite mentioned in the said Indenture, and bearing such date, and made between such parties, as are therein mentioned, and to, for, or upon no other trust, intents, or purpose whatsosver.

"Indenture dated 21st August, 1723, made between William Ettrick ^ nomcn William Ettrick,of Sunderland [and Silksworth], Esq., and Anthony Ettrick ^ nomen Anthoney Ettrick of High Barns, gentleman, of the first part, the Right Rev. William [Talbot] Bishop of Durham, Richard [first] Earl of Scarborough, Richard Lumley [eldest son, heir, and successor of Thomas Lumley Saunderson, who succeeded his brother Richard as second Earl of Scarborough], William Pawlett, Christopher Durham Barnard, Hon. John Montague, Dean of Durham, Dormer Parkhurst, Esq., temporal chancellor of Durham, John Brookbank, Esq., spiritual chancellor of Durham, Nicholas Fazakerly, Esq., attorney-general of Durham [M.P. for Preston, Lancashire], John Rudd, solicitor-general, the Hon. Gilbert Vane [father of Henry first Earl of Darlington], Sir William Williamson, Bart*, Nicholas Tempest, Sir Richard Musgrave [of Hay ton Castle, Cumberland, Bart., who married Anne, daughter of JohnHylton, Esq., of Hylton Castle, and sister of John Hylton, Esq., the last

• Of Monkwearmouth Hall and Whitburn Hall (great grandfather of the present Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bart.), who married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of John Hedworth, of Harraton, Esq. He was appointed sheriff of the county palatine of Durham, by Bishop Talbot, on the 7th of September, 1723, in which office he continued until his death, in April, 1747, when his son, Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bart., was appointed sheriff by Bishop Chandler, he dying the 13th of January, 1789, and being succeeded as sheriff by his son, the second Sir Hedworth Williamson, of the name], Sir Henry Liddell [died Sept. 1, 1723, of Newton Hall, near Durham, Bart., high sheriff of Durham, 1721-3, direct ancestor of the late Right Honourable Thomas Henry, second Lord Ravensworth], Sir John Eden, Bart.,* John Hedworth,f Thomas Conyers,^ Gilfred Lawson, Esq., John Cuthbert, serjeant-at-law, Rev. Thomas Eden [brother of Sir John Eden, and Prebendary of Durham], LL.D., John Hylton [of Hylton Castle, Esq., the last male representative of that ancient family, who died September 25, 1746], William Lambton [of

Bart., by the patent of Bishop Thurlow (uncle of the late Rev. Edward South Thurlow, M.A., rector of Houghton-le-Spring), who held the office until his death, the 14th of March, 1810. From the long period that the office of Bishop's sheriff was served by the Williamsons, the opinion was very prevalent that it was hereditary in the family. The present Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bart., was sheriff in 1840, under the now palatinate arrangements of the palatine of Durham.

* Of West Auckland, eldest son of Sir Robert Eden, whom he succeeded in the Baronetcy in 1720. He was returned to parliament as one of the members for the county of Durham, in 1713, 1714-5, and 1722. It is related of him, that on some project for equalizing the land-tax which was brought before parliament, he placed a brown loaf and a pair of wooden clogs on the table, saying, " there—when the south eats and wears what we do in the north, then mak us like and like." He was a popular man of a popular family. He was buried at St. Helen's, Auckland, May 17,1728.—Sharp's Knights and Burgesses.

t Of Chester Deanery, descended from the ancient family of the Hedworth's, of Southwick and Harraton, son of Ralph Hedworth of Chester Deanery, by his wife Eleanor, daughter of Henry Lambton, of Lambton, Esq. He represented the county of Durham in the parliaments of 1713, 1714-5,1722,1727, 1734, 1741, until his death, ■whbh took place in his chariot near Leicester, on his journey from Bath, May 31, 1747. He was the last male representative of the family of Hedworth.—Sharp's Knights and Burgesses.

X Thomas Conyers, of Elemore, son of Nicholas Conyers, of

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Lambton, Esq.], John Tempest, Ralph Carr of Cocken, Robert Shafto,* Robert Ellison, John Spearman, Freville Lambton, jun., Henry Lambton [of Lambton, Esq., M.P. for the city of Durham from 1733 until his death? June 26, 1761, eldest son of Ralph Lambton, Esq., sometime of Barnes], Joseph Musgrave, Jacob Nicholson, Francis Myddleton [of Offerton, who married Elizabeth, daughter and sole heiress of George Shipperdson, of Biddick House], JacobDavison,WilliamCoatesworth, Ralph Robinson, Esq.f [of Middle Herrington, eldest son of Richard Robinson, Esq., of that place, and of 31, Church Street, Sunderland, malster], Anthony Robinson, gentleman, collector, and Laurence Croft, surveyor of the customs of Sunderland, the Rev. Sir George Wheler, Knt., S.T.P., rector of Houghton-le-Spring, Rev. John Laurence, A.M., rector of Bishopwearmouth, Rev. Richard Stonhewer, rector of Washington, Rev. Daniel Newcombe, first rector of Sunderland, Rev. Jacob Musgrave, minister of Monk

Bowlby, in the county of York, and Biddick, in the county of Durham, Esq., by his third wife, Margaret, daughter and heiress of Nicholas Freville, of Hardwick, in the latter county. He represented the city of Durham in ten parliaments, 1698,1700-1,1701,1702,1705,1708, 1710, 1713, 1714-15, and 1722, and died October 4,1728. His only daughter married George Baker, of Crook Hall, Esq., and afterwards of Elemore.—Sharp's Knights and Burgesses.

• Of Whitworth, eldest son of Mark Shafto, of Whitworth, Esq., and grandson of Sir Robert Shafto, Recorder of Newcastle. He was elected M.P. for Durham city Feb. 15, 1711-12, and again in 1727. He married Dorothy, fifth daughter of Henry Dawney, second Lord Viscount Downe. He was buried at Whitworth, Dec. 21, 1729.— Sharp's Knights and Burgesses.

t Generally called Justice Robinson. He married 1st Barbara,

daughter and heiress of Wilson, of Newbottle, by Barbara

sister and co-heiress of Robert Shipperdson, gent., of Bainbridge

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