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|Donnelly/talbot/Ellison/peareth - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am looking for any one who has information on the Donnellys from Gateshead and Dunston Edward Donnnely born Co durham 1855 married Margaret Talbot 1875 thay but lived redgheugh bridge st in 1891. the Peareths lived in Dunston and i have two spellings for the name Evelyn Pereth is a witness entered for my Aunt Catherines ( kati e)marriage to Robert johnson in Dunston 1935 st philip neri church. anything you have i would be gratefull for . the earlier Donnellys were from Ireland? but i do not know where from.
Family Surnames: Donnelly/Peareth/Talbot/Wilson
|fairgrrieve - (Gateshead - Durham)
looking for info on the Fairgrieves of Gateshead the spelling of Fairgrieve might be different it has be written a lot of different ways in the census
|George Aston Morris - (Gateshead - Durham)
Does anyone have any info on George Aston Morris born c1811 Ludlow, Shropshire. I am trying to find out if he had been a welsh minister in his early years. He lived at Wooler with wife Jane then moved to Gateshead where he lived with 2nd wife Ellen.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
|Margaret walton Gateshead - (Gateshead - Durham)
any info on a margaret walton from gateshead she had a daughter named florence b 1912 gateshead Florence was adopted to thomas and sara robertson from sth shields when florence was 3 weeks old. Florence married william harris warkcup from sth shields they had 4 boys william harris= thomas= david born sth shields but norman was born at slough 1942. Any info on margaret walton would be great she was a domestic servant
Family Surnames: Walton
|Dilmore - (Gateshead - Durham)
John Dilmore born 1896 Gateshead married 1) Barbara Kelly 2) Eileen Lilian Whitlock.
Later lived in Cardiff. Children included, John, Michael, Catherine, Florence from 1st marriage - Eileen, Paul, Stella from second marriage
Catherine emigrated to USA 1946 possibly married G Edgar
Family Surnames: Dilmore Edgar
|SHERRICK FAMILY - (Gateshead - Durham)
Would there be anyone decended from this family still living in the area. They were living at Heworth and Felling Shore. As far as I can go back Gavin and Margaret Sherrick had a son called Alexander who went on to marry Sarah Heron. Any info would be appreciated.Gavin Sherrick was born in Ireland in 1827.
Family Surnames: Sherrick
|Thomas Sparke Dixon - (Gateshead - Durham)
I know that my grandfather Thomas Sparke Dixon (born 1878) moved to Faraday Grove, Gateshead (from Kitty Green in Allendale)when he married Henrietta Bell in 1904 and he was still there in 1911. But after that census his whereabouts are unknown, although he did not die until sometime in the 1930s.If anyone knows anything at all of him, I would be most grateful to hear. He worked in the Iron foundry in Gatehead, having been a leadminer in Allendale. I have extensive information about other Dixon family relatives but Thomas Sparke Dixon remains elusive after 1911.
Family Surnames: Dixon, Bell,Sparke, Grant.
|needed info please - (Gateshead - Durham)
anyone else looking for Margaret Jane Turnbull and George Wilson living at 4 Burdon st Gateshead in 1902when my dad David was born .I know nothing else about him or his parents so any info would be really good also anything about the area. George was a labourer in iron works. There were 3 sisters Margaret,Ann, and unusual name for a girl Douglass.
Family Surnames: Wilson ,,Turnbull
|Mollie Watson - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am looking for the family of the late Mollie Watson. She had a daughter, my age, Lynda. I'm 65 years old and the grand-daughter of Alexandra Kirk Scott Reed, born in Newcastle Sep. 05, 1892. She came to the US and kept in contact with Elizabeth Lawson, her niece. Alexandra was one of five children who survived: Charles, Wallace, Isabella and May. I rec'd a letter from Kevin Lawson ten years ago from Reporoa, New Zealand who had family tree history available but we never connected. Please help. Barbara
Family Surnames: Watson, Lawson, Kirk, Scott
|Rose GIBLING mcmullin - (Gateshead - Durham)
LOOKING FOR ROSE GIBLING 1838 NORTH SHIELDS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE UK FATHER EDWARD MCMULLIN HUSBAND JAMES GIBLING THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER MARGARET (my greatgrandmother )
WE ARE TRYING TO FIND HER PARENTS WHERE THEY CAME FROM BUT JUST GOT EDWARD MCMULIN surname my have varients
Family Surnames: Mcmullin Gibling
|Grandparents - (Gateshead - Durham)
I'm searching for my Gparents Ellen Monkhouse who could married
either a John or George Parker.They had Josephine brn 1916 and my
mother Georgina brn 1920.They resided at Gateshead in 1920.
I hope someone can help me as I'm cannot find any info on them.
Family Surnames: Monkhouse Parker
|Cathy, Alexander, George, Micheal Worobiew - (Gateshead - Durham)
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mrs Cathy "Catherine"Worobiew "nee Berry"or her son George aged about 54 or son Michael aged about 48 please help me locate them. She knew and worked I think with my grandfather Edward Bowery maybe in the Long Bar Newcastle on tyne. I am trying to do my family tree I feel she or her family may be able to help me with info on my grandfather. I have a letter from her to my mother and the address is Teams Gateshead.
Family Surnames: Worobiew
|Poynton/Turnbull-lowes - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am looking for any information on Henry Poynton (birth date unknown)and Margaret Turnull Lowes (possibly also known as Turnbull Wilson). They had a son also called Henry Poynton who has born in 1927.
|John Connolly - (Gateshead - Durham)
Trying to find information on John H Connolly who lived in Woodbine Street in 1911 and was aged 23. He lived with his father also John Connolly and his mother Elenor Connolly. There was also a sister, Jane. Any info would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Connolly
|Martin - (Gateshead - Durham)
Looking for any relatives of Martha Scott Martin, born 1866. Husband was William Graham born 1867 in Gateshead, who worked at the telegraph office. They were married on 19/12/1892. Her father was William Martin, born 12/06/1836, and her mother was Martha Allan, and they were married 21/06/1854. William Graham and wife Martha came to South Africa before 1899 with their only son William Allan Graham, my grandfather.
Family Surnames: Martin
|TUNMORE - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am looking for any information regarding Kitty Irene TUNMORE born about 1898 married in 1920 to Henry Aston MORRIS
Family Surnames: Tunmore
|Snaith Family - (Gateshead - Durham)
Searching for any connections to the family(s) of Joseph Moresby Snaith born 1835 Sherrif Hill, County Durham, but moved around to West Hartlepool, Midllesbrough and later Stokesley and Bishop Auckland.
Family Surnames: Snaith
|JOHNSON John Ord - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am looking for the JOHNSON family in particular John Ord born in 1905, of a large family, fathers name was William, and info greatly appreciated
Family Surnames: Johnson
|Aitkin family- Dalston, CUM to Gateshead, DUR - (Gateshead - Durham)
Aikin-Aitkin family Dalston,CUM to Gateshead, DUR
Looking for any information on "my" Robert Aitkin christened 1809 Dalston,CUM and his wife Ann(e)(maiden possibly Ruddick/Ruddock)born Talkin (1851 census)children: Emma,born ca.1841 Newcastle,NBL; Marie born ca 184_ Gateshead,DUR; Robert born ca. 1847/8 Gateshead,DUR.;Jane E. born ca. 1850 Gateshead,DUR. Robert was christened 12 Nov.1809 son of John Akin & Mary Skelton in Dalston. John & Mary were married 13 Nov. 1797 in Dalston, children: Jane chr. 17 Nov.1798; John chr.16 Nov.1800; William chr. 18 May 1806; Robert chr.12 Nov.1809, all Dalston. Would like to know if John was born in ENG. or perhaps SCT.
Robert AITKIN married 3 Aug 1870 Newcastle Jane GEDDES (b.1852 N.or S. Shields) , they had the following children:
Elizabeth Ann b. 19 Jan 1873 Newcastle, d. 21 Feb 1874 Gateshead.
Emma Jane b. 21 Jan 1875 Gateshead.
Barbara Ann b. 18 Aug 1877 Gateshead.
Florence Mary b. 7 Sep 1880 Gateshead.
Lily Ada (Lillian Ada) b. 7 Feb 1883 Gateshead, md. Benjamin Kneshaw/Kneeshaw NICHOLSON in 1905 Gateshead, they immigrated to the USA in 1911 and made a few trips back and forth afterwards. children: Ernest & Ruby.
Isabella b. 27 May 1884 Gateshead.
Robert b. 3 Mar 1885 Gateshead, md Elizabeth Henderson in 1907 Gateshead and they immigrated to the USA.
John George b. 4 Jun 1889 Gateshead.
Harriet Elizabeth b. 18 Mar 1892 Gateshead.
Ethel May b. 9 Dec 1894 Gateshead, md John George (Jack) WATSON 30 May 1911, dau. Lillian Isabella b.21 Nov 1911 Gateshead. John served with the York & Lancaster Reg't in the Great War and died in action. Ethel immigrated to NY,USA abt. 1912.
Note: Robert Aitkin died 1901 and Jane remarried a James Smith in 1907.
Is there anyone out there researching this family or that could offer any help? It would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Also, this family is somehow tied to the Wright & McGuckin surnames per a 1950 letter I have.
Family Surnames: Aitkin, Geddes, Nicholson,Ruddick/Ruddock, Skelton
|TENCH Mary - (Gateshead - Durham)
Any info plse on a Mary (Ann??) Tench born in Gateshead in about 1841 - married a Thomas Bigger/Biggar abt 1869 in Gateshead. Living at Robinson Street Winlaton in late 1890's
|PIPEWELLGATE - (Gateshead - Durham)
LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON PIPEWLLGATE AREA OF GATESHEAD.LOOKING FOR ROBERT WOOD 1813,FATHER PETER BORN SCOTLAND 1771 ,MOTHER JANE BORN COUNTY DURHAM 1773,THINK THEY MAY HAVE LIVED IN HARRATON
Family Surnames: Wood
|George Coxon - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am looking for the parents George Coxon born Gateshead Mar 1844. He emmigrated to Australia in the early 1850's with his family to Victoria
Family Surnames: Coxon
|Jane Martha Simpson - (Gateshead - Durham)
My great-great grandmother Jane Martha Scott(Simpson) came from Gateshead Cumberland (1861 Census reference: RG09 Piece:301 Folio:73 Page:17).
However the 1841 Census reference: RGHO107 Piece:2406 Folio:194 Page :17 from Gateshead, Durham
She married my great-great grandfather Ridley Scott on March 23 1850 in Newcastle.
The 1861 Census has her living in London
Ridley Scott died August 17, 1866 The Letters of Administration list him as a widower. Therefore she must have died between 1861 and 1866.
Curiously he left an estate of less than one hundred pounds to his uncle William Simpson of Newcastle even though he had children. William being the oldest at 15
I am trying to clear up the confusion over where she was born Durham or Cumberland Who were her parents, grandparents etc.
I believe the 1841 census is correct. I believe from reviewing the Parish registers she was born in Gateshead Fell Durham in 1826 but I there is also a Jane Simpson born in Gateshead, Cumberland about the same time.
I would also like to know what happened to her children. I know William Ridley came to Canada but when I do not know except it was prior to 1874 because he married my great grandmother Sarah Mitchell in Toronto Canada on November 20, 1874
Family Surnames: Simpson
|martin dempsey - (Gateshead - Durham)
martin dempsey born approx 1854 in co mayo - came to gateshead - he married margaret tucker born 1856 they had 3 children mary ellen born 1884, martin 1885 and michael 1887, martin born 1885 married isabella richardson - do i have any connections out there - i also think he was related to edward and martin dempsey who ran the marine store next to st. mary's church in gateshead
please contact me if you have any info - thank you - carole
Family Surnames: Dempsey
|George & Elizabeth Annie Beldon Spoors - (Gateshead - Durham)
Hello wondered if anyone could help? George Spoors and his wife Elizabeth Annie Beldon Spoors nee Walker last known residence 24 Charles street Gateshead(around 1960s). Children, jennie, hughie beldon, barbara, isabella(bella) beldon, william thomas beldon proudlock,george and magaret winifred Spoors.
Family Surnames: Spoors,Beldons,Proudlock,Rickleton
|John Gallagher/Thomasine Griffiths - (Gateshead - Durham)
My dad is Gavin Gallagher and my grandad was Thomas Henry Gallagher B:1935 D:2010, His siblings were Rachel B: 1933 John B: 1930 Mary B: 1924 Martha B: 1926 and James B: 1939. I need information on his father John Gallagher who married Thomasine Griffiths. All i know is most of the family lived in Jarrow and the familly originated from Donegal. I think John was a seaman and and ambulance driver. Any information on Thomasine Griffiths would also help as i am totally stuck with this side of my family
Family Surnames: Gallagher
|Carlisle - (Gateshead - Durham)
Seeking information about the parents of Samuel Carlisle, born in Gateshead about 1812. He married Ann ?? and moved to Sunderland where he died in the late 1870s. One son was called Isaac. I believe Samuels mother may have been Jane Carlisle, a miller in the 1841 census born in Gateshead in the 1760s
Family Surnames: Carlisle
|surname - Rose - (Gateshead - Durham)
looking for a John Rose (abt 1806-1843), census shows occupation as Chainmaker living in Rabbit Bank, Gateshead but born Heversham, Westmorland (now Cumbria). Any help greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Rose
|Carr family, Gateshead - (Gateshead - Durham)
My great grandfather was John Latham Carr, born in Gateshead in 1857. He moved to West Derby, Lancashire somewhere before 1879, where he married Emma White. It is likely that his parents were John Carr and Elizabeth Latham, who married in Newcastle in 1855. Because there are many people called John Carr around that time, can anyone shed any light on this particular John Carr, such as his parents (possibly John and Mary, but not certain) and/or his siblings? My granfather's middle name was Watson and I believe there was a female ancestor with the surname Watson, but in looking for her, I can only find a Mary Watson, who may have been married to a John Carr, but by my research so far, they would have had two sons both called John, neither of whom died in infancy!
|Ketley, Congregationalist - (Gateshead - Durham)
I am interested in Joseph Ketley, an independent minister in Gateshaed in 1871. Joseph was born in Georgetown, British Guiana about 1830. His father, also Joseph, was involved in the campaign to abolish the slave trade.
Family Surnames: Ketley
|Campbell - (Gateshead - Durham)
Looking for relatives of William M.Campbell, who enlisted
in U.S. Army from Gateshead Eng. in 1908. His Father may have
been Robert Campbell
Family Surnames: Campbell
|St.Monica's Church,Carlisle - (Gateshead - Durham)
I think the TUCK family records should be in St.Monica's Church but have heard that the church was bombed in WW11 and not rebuilt. Does anyone know if all the records were lost? Oddly I cannot find the family in any but the 1881 census, either. Main search is for JOHN TUCK who married a MAGGIE (presumably Margaret) in the 1881 at 48-50 Berline St., Durham, father of John was ROBERT JOHN TUCK of Carlisle.
Family Surnames: Tuck
|richardson - (Gateshead - Durham)
Searching for information on Isaac Richardson born 29 feb 1907
77 Burdon street Gateshead.
He was my fathers brother and I would like to know if he had married and had children.
Family Surnames: Richardson
|The Gibson Family - (Gateshead - Durham)
Can anyone help me with Edward Gibson born about 1811 in Gateshead and married to Mary (no surname), they had a son Edward Morris Gibson born in Gateshead in 1849. I have hit a brick wall :-(
Family Surnames: Gibson
|Corpus Christi Church and Bartram Gardens - (Gateshead - Durham)
I'm researching where an Uncle and Aunty of mine got married. It was at Corpus Christi Church in Gateshead in the sixties. Does anyone have any old pictures from around that time or know anything about this church? Also, my Aunty came from 10 Bartram Gardens. Does anyone know anything about what this street was like in the fifties and sixties? I know about the family so just researching for pictures and the area.
|CUNNINGHAM, WILKINSON, COONEY - (Gateshead - Durham)
I have mar. cert for Ellen Cunningham and George Wilkinson mar. at St. Marys Church in the parish of Gateshead on 17 July 1854. Ellen was 22yrs and George was 28yrs. George was a confectioner but later became a Licensed Victualler. They were both living at Prices Buildings? George's father was William Wilkinson a Weaver and Ellen's father was John Cunningham a Mason. Witnesses to their marriage were William and Margaret Cunningham ( husband & wife or brother & sister?) I would like to know more about Ellen & Georges parents and/or siblings plus WHERE was Prices Buildings and are there any pictures of the buildings? George and Ellen had a least one daughter but were there more? Their daughter Annie (Anna) Wilkinson married Joseph Cooney
Family Surnames: Cunningham, Wilkinson, Cooney
|Johnson& Walker family - (Gateshead - Durham)
Im researching the Johnson family. My G Mother is Ethel Walker, born in 1883. She married James Willie Johnson in 1918 at Gateshead. Any info greatly appreciated! but not census records please
Family Surnames: Johnson Walker
|George graham - (Gateshead - Durham)
Seeking family of George Graham. Born 1857 at Swan St Gateshead,durham. May have had Bowman as middle name. Father may have been John Graham and mother may have been Margaret Hunter. Emigrated to Australia in about1881 and started a family.
Family Surnames: Graham
|Robert Cook born around 1869 - (Gateshead - Durham)
Am seeking the maiden name of Robert Cook's, (dob 1869?) mother Elizabeth, born around 1846 and married to John Cook dob 1820.
Also seeking the maiden name of Robert Cooks wife Isabella born around 1866 in Newcastle according to census records.
This is all in relation to a family tree for the Wardle family.
Family Surnames: Cook
|Green's from Gateshead - (Gateshead - Durham)
Looking for information on the Green family from Gateshead, who later moved to Byker in Newcastle upon Tyne. John Greene and Barbara Grey who married in 1778 are the early ancestors of this family
Family Surnames: Green Greene
|any info - (Gateshead - Durham)
Green william age 42 in 1851 from islington was living at randell kilns a tile maker in 1851 born in shoreditch married to sarah (possibly blackwell) childeren william mary sarah charlotte lydia.
also possible link to islington workhouse records of 1881 william green retired bricklayer ?
Family Surnames: Green
|John Bruce b:1853 d:1920 - (Gateshead - Durham)
hello,wonder if anyone can help.researching if any relatives are in Gateshead or Newcastle upon Tyne,John Bruce lived at last known address 68 St Cuthberts rd Gateshead in the 1911 census.originally from Sandgate,Newcastle and his profession was a a Keelman,married to Elizabeth Ann Bruce nee Wales,their children were John Robert Candlish Bruce,Benjamin,Charles,janey,Elizabeth Ann,Jamina and George
Family Surnames: Bruce,Wales,Candlish
|Gateshead, Durham Road Technical School 1930 - (Gateshead - Durham)
My father attended evening classes in Engineering at the Durham Road Technical School in the years 1928-1933. I would very much like to know more about his school.
In which building was the Technical School located at that time? Does it still exist, or are there photos of it available which were taken in the thirties? Can anyone help?
|Sarah Smith of Gateshead - (Gateshead - Durham)
Looking for information on the family of Sarah Smith, born Apr. 11,1797, Gateshead. According to her baptism record Sarah's father was John Smith, occupation Husbandman (farmer) and his wife's name was Ann. Sarah married Robert Wilson of Gateshead,, a potter. They appear on the 1841 Census of South Hylton but I have no infornation on the family of John Smith and his wife Ann in Gateshead. Any help would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Smith/Wilson
|Carruthers William - (Gateshead - Durham)
My grandfather Wm Carruthers was born in 1887 in Byker in Potts Street. He married (for the second time) to Ellen (Laffey)McGuiggan. I am trying to find his first wife who he must have married between 1905 and about 1918. He lived on Askew Road and in Fleming Street. Any info great fully received
Family Surnames: Carruthers Laffey Mcguiggan
|ash avenue sherburn road - (Gilesgate - Durham)
hi there my father ronald abbott, brother george, sister nancy, lived at 32 ash avenue, sherburn road , durham he lived there till he got married march 1949, wondered if anyone knew him please, thanks,