FORMER COCKERMOUTH SOLICITOR'S DEATH.
The death occurred in a London Nursing Home on Friday of Mr. John Moore HAYTON, Town Clerk of South Shields, and nephew of the late Mr. Joseph HAYTON, founder of the cockermouth firm of solicitors, Messrs. HAYTON, SIMPSON and fISHER. Mr. J. M. HAYTON served his articles with his uncle's firm, and was admitted a solicitor in 1882, gaining his B. A. degree of Dublin University about the same time. He left Cockermouth two years later and after acting for a short time as Deputy Town Clerk of Birkenhead he was appointed Town Clerk of South Shields, a position he held upwards of fifty years, during which time the population and industrial importance of that city have nearly doubled.
A keen sportsman, he was at one time a prominent player for the Cockermouth "Wasps" and lately had occupied the presidency of the South Shields Golf Club.
Mr. HAYTON married Alice SIMPSON, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas SIMPSON, of Hazel Bank, near Keswick, and a sister of the late Mr. John SIMPSON, who went into partnership with Mr. Joseph HAYTON.
Mr. J. M. HAYTON, who was the son of the late Mr. Pattinson HAYTON, estate agent, Carlisle, was in his seventy-third year.