Early Hindmarsh Documents


Ancient Documents

  • In a document dated 1285 there is one of the earliest records of the family, an account of an action entered at the assizes in Newcastles by Agnes Benerigg, widow of Walter Hindmers, against a group of men who had fled to her house during a dispute; the house had been destroyed during a besiegement. The whole proceedings in the trial are detailed in the Rolls of Parliament for 1293. (Rot. Par. 1.120.124) according to Mr Hodgson in his "History of Northumberland" Part 11 Vol.11. Newcastle 1832.
  • Another record of the family name appears in an old manuscript dated 1385. "An appointment by Richard 11 to certain persons to enquire into a grave complaint of Thomas Menneville that Rob Hynmerssh, and others, "malefactors and breakers of our peace", had broken the house and fences of the said Thomas Menneville at Whittenstall and Fairhill and had carried off 30 horses, 20 heifers, 100 oxen, 100 cows, of the value of ?0, and had assaulted, beaten, and wounded his men and servants, and had done other damage etc. to the amount of ?00. (Vol.4 History of Northumberland) dated at Durham, August 21st, (Richard 11) 1385 mss chart No.6964.
  • 1399-1413 - In a Court document (AA (2) XXII p118. Inq. PM- Henry IV No. 82). "Proof of age of Joan, wife of Robert de Rotherford and Elizabeth, wife of William Johnson sister and heiress of William son and heir of Henry de Heton, knight, the deceased, their said brother, having died under age....Alan Hyndmars (65) was Joan's godfather at the time of her baptism - on the day on which Elizabeth was born he was with the said Henry at Berewyk."
  • 1593 -Durham Account Rolls. Surtees Soc. No3326, 2 xviij die Dece'br Ao d'ni. For setting vp a wyndhuse taking down of the gret orgayns caryinge of the same to petican ons hall and carryinge the same bak agayn and settinge vp in the former plaice and for skaffoldinge tymber worke and Ierne worke abowte the Cellases. Cuthb Hindmers for some days at 8d and 5d etc. S'ma, xiiijs vijd. Signed by the Dean & Sacristan.
  • 1593 - Undated petition of William Hynmers and William Newston of Hedley to Henry Earl of Northumberland for redress against John Rutherford of Ouston "Of last the XIIth day of May last the foresaid J.R accompanied with twenty Englishmen and one Skoticheman, did most forceably enter into your orators houses and grounds, and did beat your said orators most lamentally and since that tyme your orators did repare to your honours officers requesting helpe, and can have none but driven of from day to day without hope of any helpe." (Duke of Northumberlands Mss R vii 5a)


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