plaintiff: Mary Isaacson (or Cornforth) of Durham St Giles, County Durham
defendant: John Isaacson of The Pudding Chair, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, gent
matrimonial cause - restitution of conjugal rights (appealed to York court)
proctor: George Wood - prosecuting
Documents - citation, proxy, libel (with copy parish register entry), inhibition (on appeal) and monition (to transmit documents to York)Participant:John Isaac [Isaacson]
Pudding Chare (The Pudding Chair) : street name
A Plain state of the case of Henry Creagh Isaacson, clerk, M.A. (late of the University of Oxford) [electronic resource]
So who was John Isaacson? he lived at The Pudding Chair, in Newcastle, he was the son of John Isaacson, son of John Isaacson and Jane Lambert, and his wife Henrietta Ellison
Henrietta was the daughter of Nathaniel Ellison and Elizabeth Isaacson the sister of John Isaacson's father This family certainly had no shortage of marrying cousins.
So how did this particular John Isaacson get left a legacy?
In 1346, Edward III granted land at Nesbit to Thomas Grey (or Gray) of Heaton after the rebellion of the previous holder, John de Trollope. Documents note the existence in 1415 of a defensive tower at Nesbit belonging to his grandson, Thomas Grey. However, in a 1541 survey it was observed that: