Catalogue description King James' Hospital, Gateshead

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of CH.KJH
Reference: CH.KJH
Title: King James' Hospital, Gateshead
Date: 1800-1967
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

King James' Hospital Gateshead

Physical description: 15 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 2985, 3016, 3033, 3036, 3028 (part)

Administrative / biographical background:

Formerly the Free Chapel of St Edmund the King and Martyr the Hospital was founded by Nicholas Farnham, Bishop of Durham in the thirteenth century. The Statutes and Ordinances for the government of the hospital ordered by the Bishop of Durham in 1811 record that the rector of Gateshead should be master and that there should be 3 ancient brethren to govern with him. In addition, ten younger brethren should benefit from the charity. They were to be single men over the age of 56 of good character, with no more than £20 p a. The hospital chapel was used on weekdays as a school for the moral and religious instruction of poor children.

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