Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pemberton's from Middleton, St. George Parish, Durham Co

The Encyclopedia of heraldry: or General armory of England, Scotland, and ... by John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke lists the following interesting comment:
Pemberton (Aislaby, co. Durham, A.D. 1595; derived from John Pemberton of Stanhope, living in 1400. The last male heir, William Pemberton, of Middleton St. George, esq. d. num. in 1801, when the representation of the family devolved on his cousin George Allen, of Blackwell Grange, esq. M.P. grandson of James Allen, of Blackwell Grange, esq. by Elizabeth his wife, dau. of William Pemberton, esq. who was great-grandson of John Pemberton, of Aislaby, esq. by Isabel Grey, his wife, granddau. of Sir Ralph Grey, of Chillingham, knt. The present representative of the Pemberton family is William Allan, of Blackwell Grange, esq.)

A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 1848, states in regard to Middleton (St. George):
"MIDDLETON (St. George), a parish, in the union of Darlington, S. W. division of Stockton ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Darlington; containing 433 inhabitants. This parish, which is bounded on the south by the river Tees, comprises about 3100 acres, and includes the village of Middleton-One-Row and the hamlet of Oak-Tree; the surface is undulated, the soil clay. ..." This is about 80 miles north of Middleton, Manchester Co.

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