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Old 03-01-2018, 07:49 PM
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Hodgson does briefly mention Hangman's acre.

There is and old close called the 'Tenterheugh' at the west end of the New-town. Most of it is now devoted to the new burial ground or extension of the churchyard. Another close near by, which also belonged to the lord in severalty, has been known since the year 1485 by the name of 'Hangman's acre'...

In the Birling section of his book he records in a list of (year 1702) Birling 'Tenants at Will'- Edward Bell and Thomas Smyth, with Tenterhaugh and Hangman's acre.
In that list only these men have the holding identified, I assume because it is in Warkworth township and in addition to their land in Birling.
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