This document relates to the Primitive Methodist Meeting House in Morpeth. The occupier was Harry Hatherington.
An Act of Parliament of the 52nd year of the reign of King George the third  required meeting houses of Protestant Dissenters to have certificates. These certificates give the name of the chapel, the occupier, the township and parish, the date the minister and who signed the certificate. These records can be found within the Northumberland Quarter Session records.
The Quarter Sessions were the quarterly meetings of Justices of the Peace who met to hear some criminal cases and to deal with some local administrative issues. Records of the Northumberland Quarter Sessions are held by Northumberland Archives Service.