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Murton Township, 1855

Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855.

MURTON or MOORTOWN is a township and village, comprising an area of 443 acres, the property of Robert Hansell and Sons, Solomon Mease, Esq., Thos. Drysden, Esq., Messrs. Wilson and Crawford, and Edward J. Collingwood, Esq. The number of its inhabitants in 1801, was 496; in 1811, 615; in 1821, 556; in 1831, 451; in 1841, 438; in 1851, 481 souls. The rateable value of the township is £1,380. Half the freehold tithes are the property of the Duke of Northumberland, and the other half belongs to the proprietors of Backworth Colliery. THE VILLAGE of Murton is situated three miles north-west from Shields. MURTON HOUSE, the seat of Robert Hansell, Esq., is a good stone building, situated amidst gardens and plantations. THE VILLAGE of New York is included in this township. 

PHILADELPHIA, a small colliery village, is built on an allotment of Shire Moor, not assigned to any township. Its area is included in that of North Shields. Its population in 1841, was 65 ; and in 1851, 18 souls. 


Dunn Lewis, vict. and blacksmith, Traveller's Rest 

Harbottle Joseph, joiner and cartwright, New York 

Harbottle William, platelayer on the Burradon Branch; ho. New York 

Mason Luke, grocer, New York

Miller John, grocer

Prudhoe Robert R. gardener and grocer

Tilburn Wm. vict. and butcher, Dun Cow, New York

Todd. Peter, vict. Robin Hood

Wakenshaw Mark, vict. Plough Inn 

Wright Wm. vict. Wheat Sheaf, New York


Hansell Robert and Sons, Murton House 

Gibson Samuel 

Holmes William 

Stoddart Richard 

Stoker John, New York 

Turnbull William

Murton Village Murton Township, 1848 Tynemouth Parish, 1855 New York
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- MURTON, or Moor-Town, a township, in the parish and union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 2½ miles (N.W.) from North Shields; containing 438 inhabitants, …


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