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Felling Shore ... Gainford
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BELL family of Felling Shore - (Felling Shore - Durham)
My grandfather was John Bell who was one of a large family descended from William Bell who was a "waterman" or lighterman who lived at Low Heworth Lane, Felling Shore. He married an Elizabeth Richardson. I cannot find any marriage cert for these two. William's father (another William) was also a waterman and lived with his stepfather in Bill Quay. Any information please.
Family Surnames: Bell, Richardson
Lowery - Reed - (Fence Houses, Fencehouses - Durham)
I am looking for information on my Great Grandparents. George Henry Lowery born 10/7/1886, Durham, County England And Elizabeth(Lizzie) Ann Reed born August 2, 1887. Married March 6, 1909, Chester Street, Durham County England. GG father passed away when he was young. GG's father was a lay Methodist preacher traveled by train to preach.Was to be picked up by a man who didn't show up. Walked in cold February rain got pnemonia and died on the following Tues at age of 32. I have no clue as to where. Looks like his name might have been Thomas.Around 1894 guessing if married around the age of 24. Mother remarried to a W J Black. Black had a daughter Margret Ann, pictured with son(name starts with J cant read rest) and 2 girls Lily & Maggie. Don't know his mother's name. I know he has sister and brother. GG worked in coal mines at Fence Houses. Mr. Black was to be a mine manager. GG was an ambulance driver. Recalled mine disaster that 146 men and lads lost their lives. Said the mine was sealed later. 1912'ish. GGma Lizzie worked in Lambton Castle as a girl. GGmas father was Christopher Reed(died 6/8/43) mother Ann Armstrong(family from Scotland?). Any help would be great.
Family Surnames: Lowery, Reed, Black,Armstrong
Heslop or Tubman - (Fence Houses, Fencehouses - Durham)
Looking for any information on John Heslop and Ellen Armstrong children Roland, John and Christine. Also looking for information on Miriam Enright and Joespeh Tubman Children Susan and Irene
Family Surnames: Heslop, Tubman, Armstrong, Enright
Bainbridge (Chilton Moor area) - (Fence Houses, Fencehouses - Durham)
I am looking for information on William Bainbridge born 1814 a miner by trade who's wife was Elizabeth and in 1851, according to the census had 6 children :- Edward 16yrs, Robert 13yrs, George 11yrs, John 8yrs, Joseph 3yrs, they also had a sister Ann(to William or Elizabeth) aged 23yrs. Any help on tracing Williams father and mother would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Bainbridge
Crossman - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I am interested in contacting descendants of JOHN CROSSMAN and GRACE ANN (Nee PEPPING) who moved to Ferryhill from Haverigg,Cumberland soon after 1900.John died in 1917 and in 1920 Grace married a John Edgar Johnson, she was 60 and he was 19.Childrenof John Crossman and Grace known to have been brought up in Ferryhill would have been Matilda who married William Baxter;Emma Louise who married John George Hiddlestone;Jonathan;Lillian who married Charles Foster; Bertha who married a Sedgewick andRedvers who married a Mary. Grace Ann died in 1946 and is believed to be buried at Ferryhill.
Family Surnames: Crossman
GEORGE ROBINSON (grandfather) - (Ferryhill - Durham)
looking for information on my grandfather,he apparently was born in ferryhill, also was a miner, but possibly emigrated to australia with a brother, possibly born around 1891 i found out on some old papers he was born possibly in ferryhill, he married and resided in australia had 5 boys, until his death in 1946
Family Surnames: Robinson
thompson robinson - (Ferryhill - Durham)
he was my great grandfather, wife elizabeth beatty,what i can work our is that he was a miner.not sure how many children but one was george robinson who emigrated to australia and married there and had 5 living children (all sons) who was also a miner. he died in 1946, i have lost contact with cousins i meet on a visit to ferry hill in the 80,s their surnames were barraclough who i meet in ferrhill, if any one can assist in information to do my family tree would be appreciative, also george possibly emigrated to australia with a brother,
Family Surnames: Robinson
ferryhill Thompson Robinson - (Ferryhill - Durham)
Thompson Robinson was my greatgrandfather his son George came to Australia around 1913??? marries Ethel May Masters and they had 5 sons one being my dad Albert Ernest who was born 1927 (he was the youngest) would love to find out more about thompsons children born in the UK and their offspring I have more information on my uncles George's children
Family Surnames: Robinson Thompson
William Allen - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I am researching the family of William Allen who died approx 1959. He came from Mainforth back row colliery, Ferryhill Co Durham and was married to Emily. His son is called John/Jack.
Family Surnames: Allen
Cavanagh - (Ferryhill - Durham)
John Cavanagh born 1870 in Ferryhill. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Cavanagh
Saville - (Ferryhill - Durham)
Can anyone help looking for information on a James Percival Saville B1892 Auckland District he married a Margaret M Atkinson in 1916 Sedgefield District. They were both witnesses on a marriage in 1920 Between Grace Ann Crossman and John Edgar Johnson
Family Surnames: Saville
Williams - (Ferryhill - Durham)
Mary Ann was born 29/7/1887. Married George Ernest Hadwin born 25/12/1885 in Horsforth. Looking for parents and siblings of Mary Ann
Family Surnames: Williams
Thomas Ainsley - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I am looking for any information regarding my Great Grandfather Thomas Ainsley, Who was the Engineer for the sinking of the Dean and Chapter Colliery at Ferryhill and my Grandmother his Daughter cut the sod where the shaft was to be sunk I have traced his family to Gosforth Newcastle where his wife died but thats where the trail ends if anyone can remeber him i would be most obliged
Family Surnames: Ainsley
William Ward Builder - (Ferryhill - Durham)
My grandparents lived in Ferryhill in 1905/16 William Ward(bn North Ormsby)was a builder, his wife was Margaret Morrison of Middlesbrough.they had several children whilst living in Ferryhill, Enid,Edna, Irene, Madge, Freda, Charles, Edward. They moved to Middlesbrough. Would be interested to know if William Ward was mentioned in any news of that time
Wilsons of Ferryhill Village - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I am trying to trace the family of my great grandfather Robert Wilson (born 1848), joiner & undertaker in Ferryhill Village. He was born in Ferryhill, son of Matthew & Esther, one of 8 children. Any information on the parents or other children, John, Matthew, William, Eleanor, Thomas, Mary and Ann would be much appreciated.
Family Surnames: Wilson
Todd, Mole, Savage - (Ferryhill - Durham)
My Grandfather was William(Billy) Todd born 1900 in Merrington Lane. He married Mary Alice Mole. His mother was Isabella Savage and his father, John Todd. Mary's parents were John Robert Mole and Mary Jane Smith. Any info on any of the families would be welcome.
Family Surnames: Todd, Mole, Savage
Maugham/Maughan family - (Ferryhill - Durham)
Researching William Maugham/n boot & shoemaker and his brother John a blacksmith
Family Surnames: Maugham/N
Burlinsons, Windlestone, Ferryhill. - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I would like to hear from anyone who has any information on the family and decendants of Thomas William Burlinson who lived in Windlestone and worked on the Windlestone Estate,and particularly decendants of his son Joseph(b.1859).
Family Surnames: Burlinson
LISTERS of TUDHOE, FERRYHILL and possibly BRANCEPETH - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I have been looking for relatives, ancestors and descendants of James Taylor of Spennymoor who married JANE ANN LISTER on 20th Oct. 1874 at Holy Innocents, Tudhoe.Their son Thomas was my Grandfather. In 1871 James' mother, Catherine Taylor was an Innkeeper of the Bridge Inn at Whitworth near Spennymoor. James and Jane Taylor took over the Inn after James' mother died.They had several children - Catherine Jane ('Kate') who married James Walker in 1915 and lived with him at the Bridge Inn, Ruswarp near Whitby; Elizabeth(Bessie) who possibly never married but went into business with George White (possibly) and was shown as living at Hartlepool on 1901 Census; Rachel who married a John C Airey in 1913 and was widowed in 1915/16 with two small daughters; Edith (Edie) who married Tom Knight and moved to Leicestershire and had children Annie, Mellie (or Nellie),Edwin, Tom, and Richard; Ann (Annie); Ernest who married a Maggie (Margaret?), and Thomas, my grandfather, who married Bertha Annie Coates on 26th June 1902 at St. Andrews, Tudhoe. Jane Ann Taylor's brother, Thomas Lister, married Mary Jane Metcalfe on 21st May 1874 at Holy Innocents, Tudhoe. Her sister, Elizabeth Lister married George Rutherford on 9th February 1873 at Holy Innocents, Tudhoe. Their brother, Isaac Lister married Isabella Stott on 22nd December 1875, also at Holy Innocents, Tudhoe. A 'Jackie' Lister relative of theirs was the schoolteacher at Willington and then Tudhoe schools with his wife, Sarah (nee Coates) during 1850's, 1860's until his death in Aug. 1877. Are there still Listers or their descendants with a connection to this family still living in the Ferryhill/ Spennymoor or Co. Durham areas? I would be pleased to hear from these Lister descendants, especially if they believe themselves to be great or great-great grandchildren of Thomas and Mary Lister, Isaac and Isabella Lister, or Elizabeth and George Rutherford, wherever they may be.
Family Surnames: Lister Taylor Rutherford Metcalfe Stott Airey Knight Coates Walker White
Bennett - (Ferryhill - Durham)
I am looking for more information on my uncle George Frederick Bennett,who was the housemaster of Windlestone Hall and then ran Chilton Hall for Wayfarers Benevolent Society,looking after homeless boysin 40s and 50s.with my aunt Vera.
Family Surnames: Bennett
LAVERICK : Twins from Prussia:miners - (Ferryhill - Durham)
Does anyone have information on 2 men living in Co. Durham with the surname of Laverick who were shown on the 1881 Census as Prussian?
Family Surnames: Laverick
arthur mould - (Ferryhill Station - Durham)
my mam and dad fostered two boys, their father was called Arthur Mould, they are Terry and Joe, their father was killed in a shooting accident when they were young. the boys are doing well and i am in regular contact with them and their families.
Family Surnames: Mould
edith/george/ROCHE - (Ferryhill Station - Durham)
trying to find my family tree, my father was George Joseph Roche, lived at 10 east View, the Broom Ferryhill, his sister my aunt Edith was killed in a road traffic accident at approx age of 14. My grandfather was killed at Coxhoe Quarry in l930's - anyone anymore info about my family thanks
Family Surnames: Roche
LILIAN AND CHARLEY FOSTER - (Ferryhill Station - Durham)
I am trying to get in touch with any descendants of Lilian and Charley Foster.I understand that Lilian is buried at Ferryhill Station and so imagine she must have lived there prior to death.They had four children...John, Ernie, Charley and Grace but no dates are known. As Lilian(nee Crossman) was born in 1898 I would imagine these children would have been born in the 1920-1930 period and as far as I know they are now all dead. Did they have children? Some of them, if not all, must have done and I would love to make contact. I am a granddaughter of one of Lilian's sisters.
Family Surnames: Foster/Crossman
John George Scott - (Ferryhill Station - Durham)
I am searching for information regarding my Grandfather, John George (Jack) Scott. He married my Grandmother Sarah Joyce and they had one child,a son,Alan (now deceased). They lived in Ferryhill and my Grandfather had a sister possibly named Mary who lived in the same village. I am also trying to trace - John Scott my Great Grandfather, who was originally born in Southwick, Sunderland and I believe he worked as a Guard on the Railway at Ferryhill Station. This would probably have been before 1920. Any information would be much appreciated, as I am trying to trace my family tree. Thanks.
Family Surnames: Scott
Clark Family - (Fir Tree - Durham)
Alice Clark, William Clark and John/Jack Clark all from Fir Tree.
Family Surnames: Clark
robert storey fishburn - (Fishburn - Durham)
does anyone know a robert storey from fishburn probably around 70 -80 years old?
Family Surnames: Storey
Joseph PRATT - (Fishburn - Durham)
B 1899 in Fishburn, Father was Thomas Pratt born 1860 Egglestone, mother was Ellen Pratt born 1660 in Coxhoe Any info
Family Surnames: Pratt
ALLISON ALLINSON - (Forest-in-Teesdale - Durham)
Seeking details of John Allison/Allinson born 1847c, Father Jacob. married Eliz. Ann wallace 1867 St. Helen, Auckland.
Family Surnames: Allison Allinson
- (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
From Cassell's Gazetteer c1896 Framwellgate Dur : 1891 Population : 5,556 - The reading and recreation rooms have a small library.
ADAMS - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Searching for ADAMS from this area; Matthew born 1859/60. Could be of Irish descent Annie
Family Surnames: Adams
BOWRON - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Searching for any information about BOWRON family in this vicinity 1899-1930 approx - trying to trace John Bowron, believed to be resident with JOHNSON & MARY ANN BOWRON any help appreciated - thanks
Family Surnames: Bowron
St Godric's RC Chapel, Framwellgate, Durham - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Looking for info about Mount Oswald around 1914. It is the address given for my g-grandmother, Mary Monica Shorney on her marriage cert. She married Charles Curran, of Sniperley Hall in July 1914. I know Mount Oswald was the family home of Capt. John E Rogerson at the time, & he was a witness at their wedding in St.Godrics RC Chapel, Framwellgate, Durham.
Family Surnames: Shorney, Curren, Curran, Rogerson
More Heslops - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Have found that Robert Ambrose Heslop married Elizabeth Taylor from Framwellgate married at St. Margaret's Chapel on 25th October 1860. Would welcome any information on Robert and his father, Christopher.
Family Surnames: Heslop
Alderson - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Hi I am searching for information regarding the Alderson family of Framwellgate around 1880-1914. I am particularly interested in one Ernest Alderson born in 1882 who I believe may be my maternal grandfather. This particular gentleman married an Ellen Spedding in 1907 and settled in Stanley. Anyone who might also be researching this family, please get in touch as I need to confirm Ernest Alderson's identity and his movements post 1907 MTIA Dave
Family Surnames: Alderson / Spedding
barratt / downes - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
i am looking for relatives of thomas barratt b.26.12.1899 d.17.7.66 thomas married eleanor marie downes b sep 1901 d. 7th jan 1953 thomas s father was called patrick the family were originally from ireland but i dont know whenthey came to england i would love to hear from any relatives or anyone who knew the family
Family Surnames: Barratt / Downes
Mary ellen coouney - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
I am searching for any information regarding my great grandmother mary ellen coouney who was married to a Sarafino Pino in 1873 in st Godrics chapel..her father was called James,they lived in sidegate and i am trying to find out if she came from Ireland and where in ireland..would a copy in church register tell me? there is no information on the wedding certificate..she was born in 1850 ==2 but not in durham
Family Surnames: Coouney
Hope, johnson - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Looking for details of a marriage of John Johnson (b1893) to Margaret Hope (b1895) in 1921 within Gilesgate. It is possible they had children. I understand John was married six times in all. Margaret was from Framwellgate moor and John from Gilesgate. Margaret also resided in Jarrow for a short time in 1920 as a domestic servant.
Family Surnames: Hope, Johnson
Smith/Blackburn/Kidman - (Framwellgate Moor - Durham)
Hoping that someone out there may be able to fill in a few blanks concerning my G/Gfather Ralph Smith, born c.1861 Framwellgate Durham. His parents I believe were called Joseph and Mary, and Ralph went on to marry Elizabeth Ann Blackburn, date unknown, poss around 1878.. I understand that Elizabeth died quite young and Ralph remarried in 1900 to Sarah Kidman, who was herself a widow. Anyone with any info to share on any of these people, particularly Ralph, his parents or siblings or children would be very welcome. Thank you
Family Surnames: Smith/Blackburn/Kidman
Corker - (Frosterley - Durham)
Family Surnames: Corker
Corker- Boon - (Frosterley - Durham)
Family Surnames: Corker- Boon
John WALL - (Frosterley - Durham)
John WALL (1751-1809) and Elizabeth EVANS (1756-1827) were married in 1778 at Stanhope. Known children are Mary (1782-1853); Ann (or Jane?) (b 1784) and Robert WALL (1788-1825) all born in Frosterley. Mary married John OGILVIE 1809 in Stanhope and moved to Newcastle. Looking for information on any other children of John WALL and Elizabeth EVANS. John WALL was an innkeeper in Frosterly.
Family Surnames: Wall Ogilvie Evans
Robson - (Frosterley - Durham)
Trying to trace birth info on my ancestor William Robson, born about 1845 in Frosterley. Father ? called John Robson. Any info appreciated
Family Surnames: Robson
my family - (Frosterley - Durham)
has any body got any information about my great grand parents they were george maddison his wife margret nee alderson address 100 buckledale forstirley they had 6 children around 1870
Family Surnames: Maddison
watson and lewis - (Frosterley - Durham)
Does anyone have any information on jacob watson born 1837 in wolsingham county durham wife,s name susannah watson maiden name unkmown born about 1844 wolsingham county durham had twin girls one was my great grandmother agnes and her twin jane they were born between 1868 to 1871 agnes married a john lewis in argentina on the 27th august 1889 john lewis my great grandfather was a railway engineer. the watsons had two other girls elizabeth and susannah, and one boy john. any information on any of the the family ann
Family Surnames: Watson Lewis
Brennan - (Fulwell - Durham)
Looking for information on Christopher Brennan,bootmaker. Had a daughter Lilian lived in Fulham 1914. Lilian married Arthur Eales and emigrated to Canada after her husbands death. Thanks for any help.
Family Surnames: Brennan, Eales
Davison - (Fulwell - Durham)
John Davison born circa 1830 - see profile - descendants of ancestors or siblings can you help solve some puzzles, I am willing to share research I have.
Family Surnames: Davison, Hedley, Whinney, Wheatley, Manchester
Thomas Davison - (Fulwell - Durham)
I know lots about Thomas and Flora Emma, and Manchester in Huddersfield
Family Surnames: Manchester Davison
Re Literary Institute - (Gainford - Durham)
From Cassell's Gazetteer c1896 Gainford Durham : 1891 Population : 7,141 - The Literary Institute has a library and reading room.
Jane Pearson - (Gainford - Durham)
Looking for info on Jane Pearson, died after 1861 in Gainford. Had Son Thomas Pearson and grandson Thomas William Pearson.
Family Surnames: Pearson
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