Thursday, 25 March 2010

Bessie Surtees House


This picture shows the facades of two merchants' houses, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, on Newcastle's Quayside. One is known as the Bessie Surtees House and was the scene in November 1772, of the elopement of Bessie with one John Scott who was later to become Lord Chancellor of England. The site is maintained by English Heritage and the Bessie Surtees House is open to the public from Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.


  1. Please? Can You tell me something about the LAWS that were in company with the Surtee famely, when the "Hylton Castle" foundered in America January in 1886? There were no loss of lives but the cargo of hay and corn were lost as well as the ship.
    Yours sincerely

  2. Conny

    re the Surtees family and the "Hylton Castle" try here and contact: someone there maybe able to help; good luck; C


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