Highlaws

HIGHLAWS, a township, in the parish of Hartburn, union of Morpeth, W. division of Morpeth ward, N. division of Northumberland, 9½ miles (W. by S.) from Morpeth; containing 16 inhabitants. In the 17th century this place was the residence of the family of Aynsley. The township is bounded on the south by the Bolam march, and on the north by the Wansbeck; and comprises 295 acres. It pays a rentcharge of £26 to the vicar of Hartburn.

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

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