Hartford, East

HARTFORD, EAST, a township, in the parish of Horton, union of Tynemouth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 4 miles (W. by S.) from the port of Blyth, and 5½ (S. E.) from Morpeth; containing 26 inhabitants. This was one of the Charron and Monboucher estates, and Bertram Monboucher died seised of the place in the 12th of Richard II., as did also his successor of the same name in the 5th of Henry V. It is situated between Bebside and West Hartford, on the southern bank of the Blyth, which is here very beautiful; and had its name from being on the ford over the river, which formed the her or boundary between it and the parish of Bedlington. The township is in one farm, comprising 303 acres, and the tithes have been commuted for £35. 5. 10., payable to the vicar of Woodhorn.

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

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