"KIRKLEATHAM, (given as "KIRK-LETHUM") a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, near the mouth of the Tees, has a stately hos. for 40 poor people, built and generously endowed by a native, Sir Will. Turner, Ld.-mayor of London, anno 1669."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]