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Manuscript volume containing a formal and detailed description of the domains, boundaries, castles, tenants, free-holders, and rental values of the baronies of Wark and Wooler and other towns and manors in Northumberland including Chillingham, Newtown, South and North Middleton, Ewart, Doddington, Fenton, Nesbit, Howick, Hawkhill, Branton, Hetton, Ross, Ancroft, Felkington, Ryle, Cheswick, Tilmouth and Norham.

Manuscript volume containing a formal and detailed description of the domains, boundaries, castles, tenants, free-holders, and rental values of the baronies of Wark and Wooler and other towns and manors in Northumberland including Chillingham, Newtown, South and North Middleton, Ewart, Doddington, Fenton, Nesbit, Howick, Hawkhill, Branton, Hetton, Ross, Ancroft, Felkington, Ryle, Cheswick, Tilmouth and Norham.
Repository: Northumberland County Archives Service
RefNo: NRO 04118/1
Title: Manuscript volume containing a formal and detailed description of the domains, boundaries, castles, tenants, free-holders, and rental values of the baronies of Wark and Wooler and other towns and manors in Northumberland including Chillingham, Newtown, South and North Middleton, Ewart, Doddington, Fenton, Nesbit, Howick, Hawkhill, Branton, Hetton, Ross, Ancroft, Felkington, Ryle, Cheswick, Tilmouth and Norham.
Date: nd. [c.1570]
Description: The volume appears to have been produced for Sir Thomas Grey of Heaton and Chillingham [died 1589]:a pencil note states "This Survey & Extent was taken in the lifetime of Sir Thomas Grey - who was in the his minority in 1568...". It was later acquired by Charles Bennet, created Earl of Tankerville in 1714, who in 1695 had married Mary, only child and heiress of Ford, Lord Grey of Wark (created Earl of Tankerville in 1695). Black ink with decorative initial letters and headings in red, blue and green. Watercolour representations of Wark, Wooler and Heaton; outline plans of land holdings. Inscribed 'Charles Earl of Tankerville 1723' on the inside fornt cover.
Format: Volume
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