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C. J. DAVISON INGLE DEW, ESQ.,
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, F.G.H.S.
ANTIQUAM EXQUIRITE MATREM,
HARVARO COLLEGE LIBRARY
NOV 11 1916
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE: PRINTED BY SEPTIMUS A. CAIL, 42 & 43, QUAYSIDE,
In laying before my subscribers and the public the results of my labors in this direction, I have to apologize for the great delay in their appearance which has taken place, which delay is, however, so often and unavoidably the case in topographical works. Though it has been remarked, that this town has often played its part in history, yet up to this time no complete, history has ever been published. The celebrated antiquary, Roger Gale, esq., published, in 1739, “ An Historical Account of the Borough of North Allerton," consisting of but thirteen pages; this was followed in 1791 by Mr. James Langdale's “ History of North Allerton,” which contained eighty-eight pages; this latter, however, took the form of a guide book more than that of a history; and, though called a history, yet left so many important particulars either unnoticed, or but slightly mentioned, so that the History of North Allerton was still a desideratum.
In the composition of this history I have endeavored to follow, in each division, a strictly chronological arrangement, and to give to the inhabitants of the town every important event that could be recovered concerning the place wherein they dwell. How far I