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THE

LOCAL HISTORIAN'S

T A BLE BOOK,

OF REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES,

Historical Facts, Traditions,

LEGENDARY AND DESCRIPTIVE BALLADS,

&c., &c.,

CONNECTED WITH THE COUNTIES OF

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM.

BY M. A. RICHARDSON,

AUTHOR OF “A DESCRIPTIVE COMPANION THROUGH NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE."

LEGENDARY DIVISION. VOL. I.

London :
J. R. SMITH, 4, OLD COMPTON STREET, SOHO SQUARE.

M. A. RICHARDSON, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.

MDCCCXLIII.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Priuted by M. A. Richardson, 44, Grey Street.

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PROSE.

PAGE.

Introduction of Christianity into Northumberland

The Burial of John Fitz Marmaduke, Lord of Horden

4

The Man Stealer Baffled ; an incident of Tynedale...

10

A short Memoir of John Hall, esq. of Otterburn in Redesdale

10

An Account of the Wild Cattle in Chillingham Park

14

The Captive Prelate ; an Account of the Seizure of Bishop Beaumont

23

Followers of Prince Charles in Redesdale

29

Popular Superstitions in Northumberland ...

33

A short Account of Jock o' the Side, and Armstrong

37

The False Hearted Ha’

42

An Account of the Rebellion in 1569 ...

43

An Account of the Betrayal of Northumberland by Douglas

37-50

The Pick-tree Brag

58

The Hedley Kow

60

Bishop Middleham Castle &c

63

Some Account of the Life of George Coughron, the Mathematician

65

The Brown Man of the Muirs

71

Records respecting Pipers ...

72

Traditions of Tudhoe in the county of Durham

77

Lamentation on the death of Sir Robert Neville ...

80

The Smuggler of Cheviot, a Border Tradition...

81

An Account of the Fate of the Scotch Army, 1644

85

Traditions of Berwick-upon-Tweed

89

An Account of the Duke of Northumberland, Executed in the reign of Queen Mary 91

Wild Adventures. Traditions of Simonside hills

96

Tradition on the River Wansbeck

98

Some Account of James IV. King of Scotland

98

Nimmo of the Rocking Tower, in Redesdale

105

The Mutineer Pardoned, a Royalist Tradition

108

Barnard Castle Bridge ...

111

The Region of the Heart

112

Card Playing for Geese, a custom in Northumberland

115

An Account of Earl Moray's Capture at Newcastle

118

Conyers of Sockburn in the county of Durham

121

A Tradition of Bothal Castle

128

An Account of a work entituled the Mirror of Magistrates'

129

Meg of Meldon, a Northumbrian Tradition

135

The Death of Clavering

143

Anecdotes of an Otter, Dog and Jay

144

Our Lady's Well, near Longwitton

145

Remarkable Instance of Fidelity

150

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