The County of Durham

Location of Durham, UK, pre-1974.
Location of Durham, UK, pre-1974.

Durham Is bounded, North by Northumberland, East by the German Ocean, South by the river Tees, which divides it from Yorkshire, and West by Cumberland and Westmoreland. It is 35 miles long, and 34 miles broad. Rivers: the Tees, the Wear, and the Tyne. It is divided into four wards; Chester, Earlington, Easington and Stockton; with the two districts of Norhamshire and Islandshire. There are 9 Market-Towns. It is in the Province or York, in the Diocese of Durham, and in the Northern Circuit. It contains 1061 square miles, or 679,040 acres. Population in 1841, 324,284.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Durham Towns & Villages

John Bird – North Shields Northumberland & Chester-le-street Durham – London Gazette 1850

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

In Re John Bird, formerly of North Shields, in the county of Northumberland, Linen and Woollendraper, Hatter, Hosier, &c. but now of Chester-le-street, in the county of Durham, against whom a Fiat, bearing date the 28th day of March 1846, was duly issued. I HEREBY give notice, that a First Dividend at the rate of 9s. 6d. in the pound may be received by all the creditors who have proved their debts under the above estate, at my office, Royal-arcade, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Saturday the 20th instant, or on any subsequent Saturday, between the hours of ten and three of the clock. No dividend will be paid without the production of every security exhibited at the time of proving the debt. Executors and administrators will be required to produce the probate of the will or the letters of administration under which they claim.-April 12, 1850. THOMAS BAKER, Official Assignee, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

James Williams and William Morrison – Sunderland Durham – London Gazette 1850

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, James Williams and William Morrison, both of the borough of Sunderland, in the county of Durham, as Letterpress Printers, under the firm of Williams and Morrison, and carried on at the said borough, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.—As witness our hands this 13th day of April 1850. James Williams. Wm. Morrison.

Foxton and Shotton Durham – Imperial Gazetteer 1870

Last updated on March 7th, 2017

Foxton and Shotton, a township in Sedgefield parish, Durham; near the Clarence railway, 7 miles NW by W of Stockton-on-Tees. Acres, 1,787. Real property, £746. Pop., 56. Houses, 8. The manor belonged to the Knights of St. John; and passed to the Russells of Brancepeth.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].