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Christie’s to Offer Historical Collection from Newton Hall in January

SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s announced the sale of a fine single owner collection; “The Country House Sale: Newton Hall, Northumberland” to be held on January 20, 2010. The Widdringtons of Newton were a powerful and influential land owning family associated with Northumberland as far back as the 12th-century. Theirs is a fascinating history coloured by Royalist favor, Jacobite sympathies and military honors. Descendents include William, 2nd Baron Widdrington (d.1675), an M.P for Northumberland who accompanied the Marquis of Newcastle