This entry, extracted from the Rothbury parish burial register, refers to William Hedley. William died on the 13th September 1798 and was buried on the 15th September 1798 aged 77 years.
When a person is buried an entry is made in the burial register. Of particular interest are the burial registers of the period 1798-1812. These are known as Bishop Barrington registers. Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, ordered that additional information should be recorded, for example, a person's age and occupation when they died. Burial registers of Rothbury parish are deposited with Northumberland Archives Service.