Recommended Further Reading

NB. Some publications are out of print but used copies may be available online.


A History of the Blacketts
Allan Kirtley, Patricia Longbottom, Martin Blackett
The Blacketts

A History of Northumberland
John Hodgson
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

A History of Northumberland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Leslie W. Hepple

A Sketch of the History of the Parish of Sockburn
Bertha M. Clegg
Wm. Stairmand

Bishop Hatfield’s Survey Vol. 32
The Surtees Society

(The) Bishopric of Durham in the Late Middle Ages
Christian D. Liddy
Boydell Press

(The) Blacketts: A Northern Dynasty's Rise, Crisis and Redemption.                                                                   Greg Finch                                                                                                                                                                         Tyne Bridge Publishing

Blackett's War: The men who defeated the Nazi U-boats and brought science to the art of warfare.     Stephen Budiansky                                                                                                                                                         Alfred A. Knopf                            

(The) Dictionary of Genealogy
Terrick V H FitzHugh
A & C Black

Durham Quarter Sessions Rolls 1471-1625
The Surtees Society

(The) Heart of Thorpe
James Lander
James Lander

(The) History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham
Robert Surtees
Nichols and Son

(The) History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham
William Hutchinson
S. Hodgson & Robinson

(The) History of the Parishes of Hamsterley, Lynesack and Softley
H. Conyers Surtees
H. Conyers Surtees

(The) History of the Rebellion in the Year 1715
Robert Patten
Kessinger Publishing

Life and Times in Victorian Weardale
Frank Sanderson
Frank Sanderson

Life in the Northern Dales
Frank Sanderson
Frank Sanderson

Medieval Genealogy
Paul Chambers
Sutton Publishing

My Name is Blacket
Nick Vine Hall
Nick Vine Hall

Newcastle Merchant Adventurers Vol. 1
The Surtees Society

North Country Life in the Eighteenth Century. The North East 1700-1750
Edward Hughes
Oxford University Press

Northern Roots
David Simpson
Business Education Publishers

(The) Ship that Came Home
A. W. Purdue
Third Millenium Publishing

Tapestry of Time
Sockburn Hall Project
Quoin Publishing

(The) Victoria History of the Counties of England: A History of Durham
William Page
Archibald Constable & Co

Weardale: Clearing the Forest
Peter Bowes
Peter Bowes

(Note: We are always on the lookout for new scholarly publications containing information on the history of the Blacketts and/or north-east England. If you are aware of any that are not included in this list please contact us.)