THOMAS DOUBLEDAY (son of George Doubleday of Newcastle, soap manufacturer). b. Newcastle, Feb. 1790; helped forward reform agitation 1832; sec. to Northern political union; junior partner in firm of Doubleday and Easterby, soapmakers, Newcastle; became insolvent; registrar of births, marriages, and deaths in St. Andrew's parish, Newcastle; secretary of the Coal trade to death; author of The true law of population shewn to be connected with the food of the people 1842, 3 ed. 1853; The eve of St. Mark, a romance of Venice 2 vols. 1857; a Financial, monetary and statistical history of England 1847; On mundane moral government 1852, and 10 other books. d. Bulman village (now Gosforth) near Newcastle 18 Dec. 1870). Monthly Chronicle of north country lore, Nov. 1888 pp. 485-88, portrait.