Catalogue description Morpeth Borough Records

This record is held by Northumberland Archives

Details of BMO
Reference: BMO
Title: Morpeth Borough Records



BMO/D1. Morpeth Corporation Deeds: First Series (with index), c.1100-1835.


BMO/D2. Morpeth Corporation Deeds: Second Series, c.1283-1929.


BMO/B. Miscellaneous Books and Papers


Handlist compiled by H.A. Taylor, M.A., County Archivist, April 1961


Reproduced by The Historical Manuscripts Commission for the National Register of Archives, 1961.


The records of the Borough of Morpeth date from the twelfth century. They include two lengthy series of deeds, the records of the Craft Guilds and those of the Corporation from the time of the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835.


The records have been deposited in two parts


PART I consists of records deposited between 1962 and 1973 as follows:-


(i) Morpeth Corporation deeds, first series, c.1100-1835. Deposited November 1962. Reference: BMO/D1.


(ii) Morpeth Corporation deeds, second series, c.1283-1929. Reference: BMO D2/1-242.


(iii) Miscellaneous books and papers, deposited in November 1962 with additional deposits in February 1965 and February 1973. Reference: BMO/B/1-48.


PART II consists of records deposited in 1974 and those of permanent value retained at Morpeth:-


(i) Books and papers of Morpeth Craft Guilds, 1523-1920. Reference: NRO 989.


(ii) Records of Morpeth Borough Council, 1835-1972. Reference: NRO 990.

Date: c.1100-1929
Related material:

[For subsequent deposits of Morpeth Borough Records see list 9].

Held by: Northumberland Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Morpeth Corporation

Physical description: 686 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by S. Rutherford Esq., Solicitor and Town Clerk, 13 November 1962.

  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Local government
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