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Nessworthy Maps

Nessworthy's Tyneside

The two sides of the River Tyne

Mouth of the Tyne: Tyneside, England. Old map about 1900

The towns of North and South Shields stand on either bank at the mouth of the River Tyne. North Shields is about eight miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne, the regional capital of the North East of England. The highlighted streets are associated with the Nesworthy family. Originally North Shields was in the county of Northumberland whilst South Shields belonged to County Durham. With boundary changes a new county (Tyne and Wear - named after the twin rivers) was carved from parts of the territories of the two older counties and absorbed the two towns. Until the Tyne Tunnel crossing was built, North and South Shields were separated by a short river crossing but were otherwise culturally and geographically distinct.

Detail from Old Ordnance Survey Maps Tyneside Series Sheet 3 (Mouth of the Tyne) 1895 2nd Edition: The Godfrey Edition

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The "Nefsworthy" certificate

Marriage certificate: the surname appears to be Nefsworthy

Note the ligatured double-"s" in the Nessworthy surname. This has often caused confusion and misinterpretation as Nefsworthy or Nepworthy"

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Nosworthy's Devon

Dartmoor is a wild, remote and rugged area of South West England famous for its ponies and the prison. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used it as the scene for "The Hound of the Baskervilles". Several of the places mentioned in the text are still clearly seen on this map. The nearest city is Exeter. Moretonhamptead is a small market town rather than a city and the village of Manaton lies a couple of miles to the south. Widdicombe in the Moor lies on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. It hosts an annual fair and has been immortalised in the Victorian song "Uncle Tom Cobbley".

Map of the environs of Burrator Reservoir, Dartmoor

The environs of Burrator Reservoir, Dartmoor

The River Meavy is too small to show on a map of this scale. However in the south west corner of the map is the town of Yelverton nearby which lies the Burrator Reservoir. The hamlet of Meavy is at its southern end and the Norsworthy bridge crosses the outflowing river at its northern end.

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A battle map of Trafalgar

Battle map of Trafalgar

Trafalgar Battle map. HMS Neptune is at the upper point of the British line

The Battle of Trafalgar, fought on 21 October 1805, is part of the War of the Third Coalition assembled by Britain against France. It was the most significant naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars and the pivotal naval battle of the 19th century. A Royal Navy fleet of 27 ships of the line destroyed an allied French and Spanish fleet of 33 ships of the line west of Cape Trafalgar in south-west Spain. The allies lost 22 ships; the British none. The British commander Admiral Lord Nelson died late in the battle, by which time his victory had ensured his place as one of Britain's greatest military heroes.

From: The Battle of Trafalgar: Wikipaedia (The Free Encyclopaedia)

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Added October 10th 2005
Last updated: September 3rd 2011

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