Harle, West

HARLE, WEST, a township, in the parish of Kirk-Whelpington, union of Bellingham, N. E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 14½ miles (W. by S.) from Morpeth; containing 38 inhabitants. In the 13th century this place is mentioned as the property of the Harles, in whose possession it continued for some time. The Shaftoes, Widdringtons, and Fenwicks afterwards held it; and in the last century the estate passed into the hands of the Bardon family, by whom it was sold to Lord Charles Aynsley, father of John Murray Aynsley, the late owner. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £16. 16. 6., and the vicarial for £9. 3. 4.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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