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Thomas Carr Leitch was the first Town Clerk (the equivalent of a chief executive) of the borough of Tynemouth, which was incorporated in 1849. He is known to have applied to be admitted to the Queen's Bench in 1840, when he was recorded as living in Kittisford Place, Hackney, and North Shields. In 1870 he is listed as a registered owner of the Tyne barge 'Edith'.
oil on canvas
H 126.5 x W 97.5 cm
presented to Tynemouth Council by the Friends and Townsmen of the sitter