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wearmouth, Rev. Nicholas Conyers,* minister of Chesterle-Street, John Grey, Esq., mayor of Durham, John Fawcett, Esq., recorder of Durham [great grandfather of John Fawcett, of Durham), Thomas Wilkinson, Esq., George Grey, Esq., councillor-at-law, George Liddell, Esq. (M.P. for Berwick-upon-Tweed, brother of Sir Henry Liddell above-named], Thomas Smith [of Murton House, coal owner), John Goodchild [of Pallion Hall, Esq., who married Elizabeth, one of the daughters of the Rev. John Laurence, A.M.], Thomas Allan [of the Flatts near Chester-le-Street], Samuel Ayton (of West Herrington], Henry Peareth [of Usworth], George Storey [of BishopwearHolme, near Bishopwearmouth ; 2. Isabel, daughter and heiress of John Shipperdson, of Bishopwearmouth, widow of Thomas Reed, of Ford. He died without issue, and was buried at Houghton-le-Spring, Jan. 2, 1764, aged 83. He contested the county of Durham at the election April 4, 1722.

CANDIDATES.
Sir John Eden, Bart... ............(returned)......1342
John Hedworth, Esq...............(returned)......1204
William Lord Viscount Vane......................1060
Ralph Robinson, Esq............................1080

Treating appears to have been understood and practised as well in “the good old times” as at present. November 30, 1732.-I went down to Sunderland to wait on Mr. Hedworth, who went about the town to ask for votes for Parliament-man, and dined at his treat. -Aug. 29, 1739,-At Sunderland, with Mr. Hedworth, a parliamenteering, and dined with a great many gentlemen, at his treat.-Diary of Wm. Ettrick, Esq., of High Barns as quoted in Sharp's Knights and Burgesses.

* At a Bylaw of the freemen held at Sunderland, October 2, 1703, Nicholas Conyers was elected a stallinger in the place of John Frizell, who was that day elected a freeman in the place of Isaack Rumford, deceased ; and at a Bylaw held Nov. 16, 1704, Gawen Noble was elected first a stallinger in the place of Nicholas Conyers, resigned, and then a freeman in the room of John Frizell, deceased. -Freemen's Election Book.

mouth], Anthony Reed, Thomas Wilson [bottle manufacturer, Ayre's Quay, grandfather of the late George Wilson Meadley, Esq., of Bishopwearmouth, the biographer of Dr. William Paley, and Algernon Sydney], gentleman, Stephen Waite [one of the freemen of Sunderland], and Thomas Robinson [of Sunderland, who married Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of William Ettrick, of Silksworth, Esq.], Commissioners of the river Wear and port of Sunderland, in the county of Durham, of the second part, the said Charles Lumley, Hedworth Lambton, Robert Killinghall, Charles Davison, Thomas Dale, and Thomas Ogle, of the third part."

On the 21st August, 13 George I., 1726, John Ogle, cousin and heir of Thomas Ogle, was admitted, by three separate admittances, to all the premises in the three surrenders of 8th and 15th April, 11 George I., 1725, and by the same descriptions, which the said Thomas Ogle had in right whilst he lived. To have to the said John Ogle, and his sequels in right, according to the custom of the court, rendering, &c. And he was thereupon admitted tenant. On the following day, 22nd August, 13 George 1., 1726, the said John Ogle and William Ettrick executed three surrenders to Sir William MidMiddleton. dleton, [of Belsay Castle, in the county of Northumberland, Bart., M.P., one of the Commissioners of the river Wear under the act of 1746-7, who on June 1, 1725, married Anne, youngest surviving daughter and co-heiress of the said Mr. William Ettrick] of all the premises contained in the three admittances of John Ogle on the preceding day. To have to the said Sir William Middleton, and his sequels in right, according to the custom of the court, rendering &c. And he was thereupon admitted tenant.

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As to the quays, wharfs, &c. late belonging to Sir "William Middleton, Bart., purchased of Mr. Ettrick.

November 11,1737, four surrenders were executed by Sir William Middleton, Bart., to Thomas Hill, of South Shields,gentleman, and Hannah Shrive, of the same place, widow.

1. One moiety (the whole in two parts to be divided) of one parcel of waste land with the appurtenances, lying in the parish of Sunderland-near-the-Sea, upon the east

end of the village of Sunderland, near Demise, 6d. the river Wear, on the south side thereof, abutting upon a tenement and a certain parcel of waste ground to said tenement belonging, formerly in the possession of Mary Ridley, widow, on the west, extending itself from the meet called the high watermark to the meet called the low water-mark on the south and north, and to whence the said water or river extends itself and runs from the west towards the east.

2. All that parcel of waste ground with the appurtenances lying in the parish of Sunderland-near-the-Sea, on the east end of the village of Sunderland, near the

river or water of Wear, on the south side Demise, 6d. of the said river, abutting upon the key

or wharf of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Durham on the west, upon a messuage or tenement and a certain parcel of waste ground to the same belonging, late in the possession of Mary Ridley, widow, on the cast, all the said parcel of land containing by estimation in length 20 and 4 yards, extending itself from the meet or place called (before the erections lately thereupon made) the high water-mark, to the meet or place called the low water-mark of the river Wear, on the south and north, with all wharfs and other edifices whatsoever thereupon erected or built, with the appurtenances.

3. One moiety (the whole in two parts to be divided) of a certain parcel of land lying in the parish of Sunderland-near-the-Sea, between the meet called the high watermark, and the meet called the low water

Demise, Gd. mark of the river Wear, on the south side of the said river, extending from that part of the rock there called the Nab End as far as the 6aid river Wear extends or runs towards the east, and also all such power, liberty, authority and privilege, estate, right, title, and interest, formerly belonging to William Ettrick, as are agreed to be reserved to the said William Ettrick and Anthony Ettrick now deceased, in and by a certain Indenture bearing date the 21st August, 1723, and made between the said William Ettrick and Anthony Ettrick of the first part, the Right Rev. William Lord Bishop of Durham and others of the second part, and €harles Lumley, Esq., and others, of the third part.

4. One moiety (the whole in two parts to be divided) of a certain parcel of land lying in the parish of Sunder land-near-the-Sea, between the meet called the high watermark, and the meet called the low water

Demise, 4d. mark of the river Wear, on the south side 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, and a certain rock there called the Nab End.

To have to the said Thomas Hill and Hannah Slirive, and their sequels in right according to the custom of the court, rendering &c. And they were thereupon admitted tenants thereof. Defeazanced for securing the payment of such sum and sums of money, and in such manner as in certain Indentures of Defeazance, bearing date with the said surrenders, and made between the said Thomas Hill and Hannah Shrive of the first part, and said Sir William Middleton of the other part.

On the 9th February, 1737,David Hilton,Esq. [senescal from May 18, 1719, till his death, March 6, 1767, under Bishops Crewe,Talbot, Butler, and Trevor], granted a license to the said Sir William Middleton, Bart., his heirs sequels in right and assigns to demise "All his messuages, houses, lands, and customary tenements, lying and being within the manor of Houghton, to any person or persons whomsoever that would take the same, for any term of years, not exceeding 20 years in the whole to be computed from the 2d February, 1737. And he gave to the lord for leave to demise lOd."

November 9,1749, Sir William Middleton, Bart., and Hannah Shrive, widow, who had survived Thomas Hill, gentleman, surrendered (by four surrenders) to the Rev. Henry Waistell, clerk [rector of Simonburn, Northumberland], all the premises in the four surrenders of 11th November, 1737, and by same descriptions. To have to the said Henry Waistell, and his sequels in right, according to the custom of the court, rendering, &c. And he was thereupon admitted tenant thereof. Defeazanced upon the trusts of a deed of even date with said surrenders, and made between Sir William Middleton, of Belsay Castle, Northumberland, Bart., of the first part,

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