Town names ending with tun, ton
-- enclosure, estate, homestead -- OE tun pronunciation 'toon'. Compare en. town, nl. tuin (garden) and ger. Zaun (fence); all derived from Germanic root tun.
-- For an in-depth explanation go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English
Note that the Northumberland region is saturated with such names - derived from Old English, combined from old Angle, Jute, and Saxon - of these three tribes modern English is more linguistically linked to original Jute by sentence structure. Somewhere in this site is a poem in original English, you will not understand it.
This map may be more useful, it shows the town of Ogle, vectored by
Newcastle, Morfet, Hexham, and it shows a number of surrounding towns.
The family owned much of this area back in the beginning. As sons
peeled off they took much with them, and the last two direct line Baronets
married taking their Ogle Castel inheritance with them to their new husbands
and out of the Ogle lineage.
Many departing sons distinguished themselves and earned their own Arms and property.
A wide area view of the Ogle area north west of Newcastle today. A 1610 map shows a river that can be
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Iter Britanniarum, a map of the Roman roads of
Britannia, according to the
Antonine Itinerary showing approximate routes and stations.
http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/germanic_migrations.htm From 150 - 1066 AD
I am unable to determine ownership of so much data so I
have entered only the links.
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