Trust’s Official Launch at County Hall, Morpeth

The Trust, started during Covid, has finally been able to hold a public launch – with not one but two events on the 26th June 2023. The Northumberland Archives Charitable Trust marked the occasion with celebrations of its work to date, raising money to save and analyse historical records, documents and images for future generations.…

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Community Foundation Grant for Work on Clayton Family Papers

The Northumberland Archives Trust is delighted to announce the success of an application for a grant to fund the cataloguing of papers formerly belonging to the Clayton family.  EDF Energy Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, administered through the Community Foundation, have made a grant of £3,372.  The grant will be used to add…

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Atkinson & Marshall Papers and the Highland Clearances in Scotland

List of wages of ‘servants’ engaged by Atkinson & Marshall between Whitsun 1815 and Whitsun 1816.

Material of trans-national interest has been discovered amongst documents relating to 19th century Northumberland farmers, Atkinson and Marshall. From 1805, Atkinson & Marshall began to lease land on the Sutherland Estate eventually leasing more than 100,000 acres. Introduction of large-scale sheep farming resulted in the mass eviction of tenants, a movement that became known as…

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