Parson & White trade directory of 1827 (page 411) under the section "Blyth or Blyth Nook", lists Brodie Adam as governor of the Workhouse, Crofton.
(this is on line within communities.northumberland.gov.uk web site , Blyth section, "Printed Material".)
From my wee book "The History of Blyth" by Blyth man John Wallace, second edition, published 1869 . he writes (page 35) ...
" An examination I have been kindly permitted to make of the church registers at Earsdon confirms this view (of his) of the insignificance of Blyth to the end of the C16th, as for several years together there are neither births, marriages nor deaths registered for Blyth "
Then he adds a footnote...
"After the former edition went to press, I discovered that in the first part of the last century (1700s), many Blyth families buried their dead at Horton; no doubt the distance been so much less than to Earsdon, would lead to the practice. "
He went on to list deaths from "old Blyth families" and added that 1762 marked the year when the churchyard at Blyth was set aside for the dead
(this would have been St Cuthberts, chapel of ease from mother church at Earsdon)