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REGISTERS; VICARS AND CURATES.

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II. Contains baptisms from 1802 to 1812. marriages ,

1805

1812. burials

1802 1812. In this register the following entry is made :

Londini Fecit 1754

Messrs Lister and Thompson This Bell fell down on Sunday 25th of November 1877--Was recast by Thomas H. Watson, High Bridge Works Newcastle upon Tyne. Mounted again on Tuesday 19th day of February 1878. At the same time the floor of the Belfry was relayed with new Timber at the expense of My Lord Crewe's Trustees, making it all to be in good and substantiall repair.

G. M. Gurley, Vicar.
William Taylor.

Thomas Iley. When the fragments of the broken bell were recast an extra cwt. of metal was added to give a deeper and richer tone to the new one, which weighs 6 cwts.

There is a tradition that the pre-Reformation bells were carried off to Hexham at the time of the dissolution of Blanchland abbey.

Register II. also contains copies of a petition respecting four stints on the park pasture and of the Terrier describing House, Lands and other Premises belonging to the Living of Blanchland, extracted from the Registry of the Consistory Court of Durham, 1792.' For these two entries see Appendices II. and III.

III. Contains baptisms from 1813 to 1861.
IV.

1861 to present date.
banns and marriages from 1813 to 1837.
VI.

burials from 1813 to present date. VII.

marriages from 1838 to present date. VIII.

duplicate of VII.

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BLANCHLAND VICARS AND CURATES. 1753-1777. Thomas Hudson, perpetual curate. He was the

first incumbent of Blanchland after it became a

separate parish. 1777-1804. Hudson Barnett, curate. 1804-1827. Richard Wallis, curate. In the Ecclesiastical

Directory' for 1822 he is named as curate of
Blanchland, and stated to have been instituted

in 1804. He was also curate of South Shields. Under him were sub-curates :

1811-1813. Jonathan Jopling.

1814-1827. J. Ireland. 1827–1850. Robert Harrison, curate, under whom were sub

curates :

1827-1829. John O. B. Hall.
1829-1831. E. H. Hopper.
1832-1835. John Greenwood.
1836-1840. James Boucher.
1840-1843. Samuel Payne.
1845-1846. F. T. Altree.
1846-1819. William Sawers.

1849-1850. George Hustler.
Near the abbot's tomb in Blanchland church lies a

sepulchral slab to his memory, bearing the following inscription :

Robert Harrison B.A.

Curate of Blanchland
Died at Lastingham, Yks. A.D. MDCCCL :

Aged LXXVII years.
1850-1855. Charles Thorp, curate or vicar
1855-1863. John Gibson, vicar.
1863-1887. George Marshall Gurley.
1887-present date. John Charles Dunn, B.A.

APPENDICES.

I.-An Exemplification of the Refoundation of the Abbey of Albalanda or

Blancheland by Henry 8th King of England 30th Jan. A.D. 1536, granted to Oswald Mitford gentleman hy lady Elizabeth Queen of

England 13th June 1589. ELIZABETH by the grace of God of England France and Ireland Queen defender of the faith &c. TO ALL to whom the present writings shall come greeting. We have inspected a roll of certain letters Patent of lord Henry 8th late King of England our very dearly beloved father inrolled in his Rolls of Chancery and (inrolled) in our Rolls of Chancery remaining on record in these words The King to all to whom &c. greeting. Whereas by a certain act in our Parliament at London on the 3rd day of November in the 21st year of our reign begun and then adjourned to Westminster and by divers prorogations unto and into the 4th day of February last past continued and then held there (among other things) it stands enacted that we should have and enjoy for ourselves and our heirs for ever all and singular the monasteries Priories and other religious

Archaeologia Acliana.

Vol. XVI. (to face p. 306. )

Plate XXII

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BLANCHLAND CHURCH IN 1802.

Being the title page to The Happy Village,by the Rev. Richard Wallis.

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