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Firth - (Darlington - Durham)
Frederick Charles Firth, born 1871 in Darlington. Son of Thomas and Jane Firth. Pte. Frederick Firth 12th Bn. Northumberland Fusilliers - died September 1915 at Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Any additional information would be welcome.
Family Surnames: Firth
McGovern and Wragg - (Darlington - Durham)
Looking for any information about McGovern/Wragg in the Darlington area around 1912 who had four children, Florence, Evelyn, William and Jack. Three of the children went into a Darlington orphanage when mother (Wragg) died and Jack, the youngest was adopted and later moved to Canada.
Family Surnames: Mcgovern, Wragg
robinson taylor - (Darlington - Durham)
looking for Lilian Robinson (may have been known as Taylor-wife of John) living/visiting 14 Arthur St. Darlington 1927.gave birth to baby then moved away probably to Batley, West Yorks area.Father, Fred. Sister, Margaret.
Family Surnames: Robinson Taylor
robinson - (Darlington - Durham)
looking for info on Fred Robinson(b1877)groomsman,wife Lily, daughter Margaret(b1900)lived at 41 Bradford Rd,Batley Carr, West Yorks <1927>possible family connections in Co Durham.PS I live in South Australia if anyone looking for "local" knowledge happy to help
Family Surnames: Robinson
NAISBITT/DARLINGTON - (Darlington - Durham)
LOOKING FOR INFORMAtion regarding thomas bright naisbitt of darlington and his family in low coniscliffe. he was married to elizabeth ann furness, also of darlington
Family Surnames: Naisbitt/Furness
Craggs , Alsop - (Darlington - Durham)
William Craggs married Catherine e dinsdale daughter Ada Mary Elizabeth born Feb 12 1890 married Walter Alsop Sept 14 1914 daughters - Catherine and Nora ..I am looking for any info on this family -my mother is Nora..
Family Surnames: Craggs, Alsop
Darlington - (Darlington - Durham)
Jane Annie Kneeshaw married John George Sanderson in 1899, lived in Darlington Ten children believed to have been a Quaker brother went to australia.
Family Surnames: Kneeshaw
Mary Browell - (Darlington - Durham)
Im looking for info on Mary Browell born 1893 concerning her marriage to Karl Strom who was swedish or from norway ? i know she was married before 1919, and lived in darlington for a time ,looking for info on children when they died etc etc can anybody help cheers anita
Family Surnames: Strom
CONAFREY - (Darlington - Durham)
Anyone else seeking Conafrey family in Darlington?( Name mis-transcribed as Conifee, Confrey and others.) Father John, mother Bridget, both from Ireland, had eight children all born Darlington. Have info to share, any more gratefully accepted. Thanks, Cath.
Am looking into information about the Union Workhouse in Darlington, originally on Leads Yard, moving to Yarm Road in 1871. Also searching for info about two young elusive brothers there in 1871 (and for anytime before and after)- Ralph and Francis (Frank) Sidgwick / Sedgwick. I'm more than happy to share any info on the workhouse I come across though limited at the moment etc and would appreciate it greatly if anyone else has any info / canpoint me in the right direction to find some! many thanks!
Family Surnames: Sidgwick Sedgwick
STORROW Family Darlington - (Darlington - Durham)
My Great Grandfather Rev Edward Storrow was born in 1818 Darlington. Would like to contact anyone with a connection to my Storrow Family thanks Katrina Australia
Family Surnames: Storrow
WHEELER - (Darlington - Durham)
Looking for info on Emily Wheeler b.1897 in Darlington..she had many siblings and her parents were John William Wheeler b.1876 in Stockton, and Sarah Annie Train b.1877 in Heighington.Emily married John Robert Parker in 1915, and they had 5 children all born and bred in Darlington..If anyone recognizes any of these names and dates, please get in touch.
Family Surnames: Wheeler Parker Train Taylor
Evers - (Darlington - Durham)
Family Surnames: Evers
Cooper - (Darlington - Durham)
Family Surnames: Cooper
Snowdon Cousins NOW! - (Darlington - Durham)
Derek Snowdon here aged 67. I am looking for living cousins. My Dad was Arthur Richmond Snowdon last address Swinburne Rd, son of Frederick of Elton Parade. Dad had several brothers, remembered names are Tom, Wilf, Stan, Ken, Redvers. Ken was a tank commander and was mentioned several times in a book about the campaign in France to Netherlands. He and Mavis had a daughter Susan who was married and I believe lived in Abbey Rd recently. I met, by sheer chance, a cousin Brian in Baghdad back in the 80s while we were both working out there. He lived in Stow, Cotswolds then and was a collector of modern British art in his spare time.
Family Surnames: Snowdon
twins - (Darlington - Durham)
I am looking for information about twin girls Eliza and Mary Coulson born 1857 in Darlington their parents were Christopher and Jane I am at a total loss as to what happened to them Pat
Family Surnames: Coulson
Hilda PLASKITT nee CRAVEN - (Darlington - Durham)
Hilda was my dads aunt who I stayed with in school hoildays during the 60's. We visited lots of places & her family (wish I could remember who they were) She gave me a Bible & storybook she received from Sunday School but sadly I've lost the storybook (can't even remember title... about girl who was living in a caravan with gran. After her gran died was sent away & brought up in a private house as servant) Anyone any ideas? HILDA was born circa 1900 in Castle Donington married ALFRED lived Darlington.
SPENCER - (Darlington - Durham)
Trying to find details about Ronald Joseph Spencer born in Darlington in 1908. Father Frederick A Spencer Mother Lucy Bond/Spencer. Ronald married Kathleen Bushby? Please get in touch.
Family Surnames: Spencer
Ward-Morritt Arms greta bridge - (Darlington - Durham)
Looking for anyone who can give me information about the Ward's of the Morritt Arms and Darlington
Family Surnames: Ward
WATSON.PYGALL. - (Darlington - Durham)
Alfred Watson of Low Worsall m Harriet Pygall/Pygale of Exeter St. Stockton. They moved to Darlington, eventually to Temperance Place. They had children Alfred, 1895;Adela,1896;Ada,1898;Edith,1899;Alice May,1900; Jack,1901; Frederick,1903. Connection to King, Hall, Walker, Vandepeear families, and to others. Any kind of information appreciated.
Family Surnames: Watson.King.Walker.Vandepeear
John Smith Bowman c 1861 - (Darlington - Durham)
Looking for any connections with my gt grandfather John Smith Bowman born abt 1858-1861 probably in Darlington, thought to be the illigitamate son of a William Bowman. John married Sarah Ann Walls in Nov 1884 in Darlington. Sarah Walls was born in 1865 in Darlington, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Ann Walls. She was one of several children, Ann, Charles, Joseph, Matthew, Sarah, John, Clara, and Mary ('Polly').
Family Surnames: Bowman, Walls
batty - (Darlington - Durham)
i am trying to trace members of my family surname batty
Family Surnames: Batty
John William Cove GIBBON - (Darlington - Durham)
looking for anything on above name. Was on granmothers birth certificate as Actor married ???Laybourne
Family Surnames: Gibbon, Laybourne
James Thompson - (Darlington - Durham)
I am trying to find the birth of my gg grandfather James Thompson bc 1834 who married Elizabeth Piercy in Etton, East Yorkshire on 28.1.1854. On the marriage certificate he gives his father's name as John (Labourer) and, on the censuses, says that he was born in Darlington. Any help would be gratefully received.
Family Surnames: Thompson Piercy
HAWKES - (Darlington - Durham)
Trying to contact Elizabeth, Jenny or Christopher Hawkes last known address Pierremont area of Darlington.
Family Surnames: Hawkes
dixon hicks - (Darlington - Durham)
im looking for info on harrison hicks .i know he married mary jane gainey.i dont really have anything on him .i do know they lived in darlinton county as well as chesterfield couty.
Family Surnames: Dixon Hicks
Mowbray. - (Darlington - Durham)
I'm looking for descendants of Thomas Mowbray of Headlam, probably in Darlington, between 1650/1750. Any help would be welcome. I am also looking for the parents of John Mowbray of Darlington, a Banker, born about 1748.
Family Surnames: Mowbray
Chapman family - (Darlington - Durham)
My ancestor, John Pearson of Ormesby, was married in Darlington in 1653, to Averill Chapman of Darlington. I would be interested to know anything about these Chapmans, and whether an Estste in Harmby quite a distance away, would count as being "of Darlington". John certainly owned property in Harmby some time after Averill's death.
Family Surnames: Chapman, Pearson
John Mcgovern - (Darlington - Durham)
Trying to find relatives of John Mcgovern, born Newcastle 1850 died Darlington 1916
Family Surnames: Mcgovern
Gowland Joseph Twentyman - (Darlington - Durham)
My father born 1908 Edinburgh and his father before him also with the same full name born Darlington/Thirsk area around 1883. Gowland family members ran two pubs in Thirsk at one time long ago. Interested to receive any info.
Family Surnames: Gowland
White/Ward. - (Darlington - Durham)
Looking for details of the Mary White, believed to be Ward before marriage. Had 2 daughter Lizzie, birthday 2nd April and Mary birthday 8th July
Family Surnames: White/Ward
Tarran - (Darlington - Durham)
Hi, Looking for any information on Albert Tarran b1889 in Darlington. His Parents were Thomas b1837 at Sadberge, Durham and Mary b 1852 Darlington. Albert married Hannah Cleminson in 1915 in Darlington. Thanks
Family Surnames: Tarran
Moody - (Darlington - Durham)
My Grandad was Joseph Charles who had the Regent fish and chip shop/restaurant next door to the Hippodrome Theatre, now the Civic Theatre. I am in touch with my cousins Norman Garget and Betty McFall (Nee Garget) children of Doris Moody, my late auntie. My late mum Elsie had 3 brothers, Arthur, Charles and Harold.
Family Surnames: Moody/Snowdon/Garget
Ann Stanfield(ne Isley) - (Darlington - Durham)
Does anyone have information about Ann Stanfield.She was born Woodhurst in 1843/44.She was born Ann Isley,and married John Stanfield c 1861,in Darlington Co Durham,but may have married elsewhere.John Stanfield came from Lincolnshire.They were both living at Killinhall Row,Middleton St George Co Durham at the 1871 next door was Ann's brother,John Isley.I think Ann came with her brothers,John,George and William to the Teesside area to work.After 1871 I can find no record of either Ann or John Stanfield.However there is Ann Isley that died in Huntingdonshire in 1920.The date fits well with her age,but without the Stanfield name.Did she divorce before returning to Woodhurst in huntingdonshire or is that a different Ann.
Family Surnames: Stanfield And Isley
Marek - (Darlington - Durham)
Josef MAREK born about 1859 in Bohemia, was a tailor living in Darlington with his wife Norah May TUSTAIN and children Albert Oliver, Sydney William, Winifred Mary Josephine (Josey) and Josef William Anthony in the early 1900s. The daughter of Albert Oliver was Ivy Marguerite and had a son Brian PALLISTER born 1932 in Darlington. Looking for any information about Josef MAREK.
Family Surnames: Marek, Tustain, Pallister.
SPENCER TAYLOR - (Darlington - Durham)
Trying to find decendants of Olive May M Spencer born York 1900 who married Thomas Taylor in Darlington in 1919. A daughter Olive L P Taylor was born 1920 and died 1920. There could have been more children? Olive was the daughter of Lucy Bond and Frederick Spencer a Soldier. Other Spencer siblings were William Henry, Alfred Alexander, Ivy Beatrice all died before 1910 in Darlington. Arthur A 1896 born York. Lucy Annie 1903 born York and Ronald Joseph 1908 born Darlington. Ronald Joseph Spencer may have married Kathleen Bushby in Darlington in 1936? Please get in touch with a Bond decendant in Australia.
Family Surnames: Spencer, Bond, Bushby, Taylor
Allison and Stamper Families - (Darlington - Durham)
I am researching Allison and Stamper families who lived in County Durham/North Yorkshire (particularly in the Darlington area) until the mid 19th century. Please contact me if one or both of these families connect with lines you are researching.
Family Surnames: Allison, Stamper
Goldsbrough - (Darlington - Durham)
I am trying to find more about Hunter Goldsbrough c1798 Darlington and his wife Mary c1791 Weardale i do not know her maiden name i am decended from their son Richard c1821 Darlington
Family Surnames: Goldsbrough
Florence Mary PERRY - (Darlington - Durham)
I am looking for the burial place of Florence Mary Perry. She was born Florence Mary Marshall circa 1884 in Haxby Yorks. Her family subsequently lived in Hurworth-on-Tees. She married Rothschild Perry in Middlesbrough in 1911 and she died in Darlington in 1916. Any help on finding her grave greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Perry
CANN EDNA DAUGHTER OF JOHN - (Darlington - Durham)
Darlington, Co Durham - (Darlington - Durham)
I am looking for more details for my Grandfathers family - he was born in Model Place in Darlington on 30 November 1908 his mother was Margaret Jane Davidson and his Father Edward Taylor (who was a boiler maker/riveter) -his siblings were Gertrude, Jenny(?Jane) William, Edward & ? Walter - they moved from Darlington to North Shields - Robert married married an Irene Nelson (my Grandmother) and then a "Nan" Sanderson. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Family Surnames: Taylor
Horace Hall Thompson - (Darlington - Durham)
I am trying to find out about my Great Grandfather Horace Hall Thompson. He married Eva Madderson in Darlington. That is all I know of him. He had a sister cissie and Elsie. Does anyone know of where he was born and of his family. My Grandad thinks that family came from tadcaster but I can find no records of that. Regards Sharon
Family Surnames: Thompson
Sephton - (Darlington - Durham)
i am looking for information on the Sephton family. Arthur Sephton had a sister ada and borther george. George emigrated to Australia. Arthur married Laura Peacock and had son William Sephton but that is as far as I know. Can anyone help. Regards Sharon
Family Surnames: Sephton
Geldart or Geldard - (Darlington - Durham)
Interested in exchanging information about the GELDART (also recorded as GELDARD) families in and around Darlington. Some strands of these families had many fathers and sons working as railway engine drivers. Another strand ran the Burns Hotel.
Family Surnames: Geldart Geldard
Brettell, Brettle, Kilburns, Chapman, Cartwright, Pardoe, Raybould, Welch - (Darlington - Durham)
Seeking information on the following:- Thomas Brettell or Brittel 1792 married Sarah Children:- John, Elizabeth and Samuel Samuel Brettell 1816 married Hannah or Honor Children:- Charles and Matilda Charles Brettell 1835 married Rhoda Cartwright Children:- Sarah, John, Ann Maria, Eliza, William, Hannah John Brettell 1855-1914 married Elizabeth Garrett Children:- Harry, Ernest, Minnie, Emily, Edwin, Albert, May and Elizabeth Minnie 1890-1962 married William Kilburn 1890-1976 Children:- Elsie 1914-1915 and Enid 1916-1986 Minnie's sister Emily married William R Marley Elizabeth married Christopher Pedley her brother Albert married Harriet Williams Edwin died in 1916 in WWI Rhoda Cartwright parents William R Cartwright (parents Benjamin Cartwright and Ruth Raybould) and Sarah Chapman (William Chapman and Lucy Pardoe) Lucy's Parents John Pardoe and Mary Welch Enid was my Grandmother.... Seeking any information on anyone above and to go further up my tree...
Family Surnames: Brettell, Brettle, Brittel, Kilburn, Cartwright, Chapman, Pardoe, Welch, Raybould, Pedley, Marley, Williams
darlington streets/roads - (Darlington - Durham)
Quite a few of my ancestors lived in Darlington and I'm looking for photos or pictures of Darlington Streets/roads where they lived in the 1800's .Perhaps you might have a very old street map of whereabouts in the city they were .The street names are as follows :- Peel St ,Bridge Terrace ,Lawrence St , Penbury St, Milton Rd , Brunton St . Brunswick St , Mount St .Thank you for reading this . Patricia
Carbert family - (Darlington - Durham)
Hi I am looking for a book written about the carbert family. I think the tital is the carbert family tree and was written I think by the american side of the family. If anyone has a copy and does not want it anymore could you contact me. regards Sharon
Family Surnames: Carbert
Searching for Jewson family several years prior to 1911 - (Darlington - Durham)
Maude or Francis Jewson married Thomas Bird and had a daughter Norah Francis Maude Bird in 1911. Any clues gratefully accepted.
Family Surnames: Jewson
Haire family - (Darlington - Durham)
Baydales farm 1901 census . 7 children including Isabella, daughter of Isabella and William Haire any further clues welcome.
Family Surnames: Haire
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