Local records; or, Historical register of remarkable events, which have occurred exclusively in the counties of Durham and Northumberland, town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Berwick upon Tweed (Google eBook)

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1824
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Page 61 - It was an ancient custom for the mayor, aldermen, and sheriff of Newcastle, accompanied by a great number of persons, to proceed every year, at the feasts of Easter and Whitsuntide, to this place, with the mace, sword, and cap of maintenance, carried before them.
Page 258 - All these persons (except four, who were buried in single graves) were interred in Heworth chapel-yard, in a trench, side by side, two coffins deep, with a partition of brick and lime between every four coffins.
Page 87 - Yesterday a number of people, consisting chiefly of sailors, went about ten o'clock in the morning to the popish mass-house in this town, where they found several people at prayers and a couple to be married, who, with Mr. Hankins, their priest, all fled out ; upon which the sailors immediately pulled down their altar and crucifix, together with all the seats, the priest's robes, all their books, the furniture, and every individual thing in the room, and burnt them in a fire in the street, made for...
Page 94 - Newcastle hereby promise a Reward of One Hundred Pounds, to any Person or Persons who shall discover the...
Page 258 - A slight trembling, as from an earthquake, was felt for about half a mile around the workings ; and the noise of the explosion, though dull, was heard to three or four miles distance, and much resembled an unsteady fire of infantry. Immense quantities of dust and small coal accompanied these blasts, and rose high into the air, in the form of an inverted cone. The heaviest part of the ejected...
Page 322 - Wall's-End colliery (Russell's), by which fifty-two men lost their lives. The explosion shook the ground like an earthquake, and made the furniture dance in the surrounding houses. This alarming the neighbourhood, the friends and relatives hurried to the spot, when a heart-rending scene of distress ensued. The greatest exertions were instantly made by Mr. Buddie, the viewer, who as soon as it was practicable, descended with his assistants, when a most melancholy scene presented itself. At the time...
Page 74 - From their edges being much battered and broken, they were supposed to have been employed by the ancient Britons as chisels for cutting stone, and that they put a wooden shaft in the hollow end of them, and so drove them with a mallet. The shaft, when not employed, might be drawn out of the chisel, and by running a string through the ring on their sides, several of them might be tied together, and conveniently carried by the workman at his girdle, or otherwise, and one shaft serve them all. A little...
Page 40 - And in fayr ordre sche was conveyd to the church, the officers of armes, sergeants of armes, trompetts, and mynstrells, going before hyr. " At the gatt of the church was my lord the byschop of the sayd place, and my lord the prior, revested in pontificalls, with the convent all revested of ryches copps, in processyon, with the crossys.
Page 336 - September 21st, 1822, by a committee of the subscribers, he bequeathed to the literary and philosophical society of Newcastle. After the expenses of the bust were paid, a considerable surplus remained on hand, with this the committee agreed to engrave a die for striking off medals (one of which to be given in a case to each subscriber), to contain on the obverse the head of Dr. Hutton in profile, with an appropriate legend on the reverse, emblems of two philosophical discoveries by him ; the...
Page 58 - March 26. Mention occurs of a petition in the common council books* of Newcastle, of this date, and signed, no doubt, by the inhabitants, concerning witches, the purport of which appears, from what followed, to have been to cause all such persons as were suspected of that crime to be apprehended and brought to trial. In consequence of this, the magistrates sent two of their sergeants, viz. Thomas Shevill and Cuthbert Nicholson, into Scotland, to agree with a Scotchman, who pretended knowledge...

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