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{{subst:Quick infobox|Norrisson Cavendish Scatcherd|1780|1853|}} Norrisson Cavendish Scatcherd (born 1780 died 1853), antiquary, born at Morley, Yorkshire, on 29 February 1780, was eldest son of Watson Scatcherd, a successful barrister on the northern circuit. His family had been resident at Morley for two centuries. After attending Marylebone and Hipperholme schools he was called to the bar from Gray's Inn on 28 November 1806. But being possessed of ample means, he soon forsook the law for literary and antiquarian pursuits. On 16 January 1851 he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He died at Morley on 16 February 1853, leaving a widow and six children. Scatcherd was author of: 1. 'The History of Morley … Yorkshire', octavo, Leeds, 1830; an excellent book, compiled from original sources. 2. 'Memoirs of the celebrated Eugene Aram', octavo, London, 1832; another edit. 1838. 3. 'Gleanings after Eugene Aram', octavo, London, 1840. 4. 'The Chapel of King Edward III on Wakefield Bridge', octavo, London, 1843. Scatcherd was a contributor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine' and Hone's 'Year' and 'Table' books.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][DNB 4][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    G. G.

    (1897). "Scatcherd, Norrisson Cavendish (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 50. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

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These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. William Smith's Hist. of Morley, 1876
  2. William Smith's Morley, Ancient and Modern, 1886
  3. Gentlemen's Magazine 1853, i. 205
  4. Notes and Queries, 6th ser. ii. 514, iii. 15, 158.

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