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Mary Elizabeth CARTER of Sunderland - (Sunderland - Durham)
Any info please on Mary Elizabeth CARTER of parents William CARTER (spirit merchant) & Mary WILDE. Mary went onto marry John Chapman LORD in Sunderland.
Family Surnames: Carter
Knox family Sunderland - (Sunderland - Durham)
Is anyone connected with this family? John Knox b1841 and wife Catherine nee Forsyth moved south from Renfrew about 1876 with their family: Ann Bennie b1866 Jean McFarlane 1871 Robert Forsyth 1873 Catherine Forsyth 1875 John 1876 The following children were all born in Sunderland: Isabella Forsyth 1878 Elizabeth Beatrice Rosanna 1879 Agnes Enos Forsythe 1881 James Forsyth 1883 William 1886 Thomas 1888 Lydia 1891 Would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about this family.
Family Surnames: Knox
Lowrey - (Sunderland - Durham)
Robert Lowrey was the 2nd husband of my great gran Sarah and they married in 1880 in Portsmouth. They moved to Sunderland and lived in Trimdon St. Any info?
dixon - (Sunderland - Durham)
I am trying to trace my grandfathers family,his name was fred dixon born on 30/03/1911 siblings called william ben lydia winifred and moira , thought to have worked with horses as a carrier possibly
Harriet Crane - (Sunderland - Durham)
DOB: 2 May 1811, Sunderland Durham - looking for info on her marriage, probably to William Vail, Ely
Family Surnames: Vail, Crane
harle - (Sunderland - Durham)
My great grand father was Thomas Stewart Harle born in Sunderland Durham England about 1869 His parents were Simon Harle a mariner and Isabella Stewart I would love information on this family
Family Surnames: Harle
Stevens/Stephens - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for Robert Stevens born approx. 1857 married Jane Johnson. Children Annie, Robert, Mary, James(my grandfather born Sunderland 1885),David, William, Hannah, and Jenny.
Family Surnames: Stevens, Stephens, Johnson
Elsie May Blackman - (Sunderland - Durham)
Any information on Elsie May blackman born Sunderland 15th may 1910 approx. She was the youngest of a large family. Mothers name Sarah,Fathers name George.
Family Surnames: Blackman
Walburn - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for a James Walburn born January, 1767 in Philadelphia, Sunderland, Durham. Came to Australia as a first fleet convict, returned to England and died 1847. Looking for his parents and record of his birth.
Family Surnames: Walbourn,Lewis,Lowe
FLEMING FAMILY - (Sunderland - Durham)
Does anyone have any information on the Fleming family in Sunderland. Elizabeth Fleming was my great great grandmother. Her parents were Nicholas and Isabella Fleming.Her siblings were John, Elenor, Nicholas, Thomas, Robert and Jasmin. She married Patrick Collins.
Family Surnames: Fleming Collins
Jane Robertson 1881 census - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for information on Jane Robertson, widowed before 1881 census, lived in Sunderland area at time of census, had four sons, John, Thomas, James, Christopher. Left for USA with James and Christopher post census leaving John and Thomas behind. Unable to find information on husband (presumably "Robertson"). I come from Harry Wood Robertson.
Family Surnames: Robertson
Cassidy, Peter born 1824 - (Sunderland - Durham)
Peter Cassidy born 1824 Ireland (possibly Newry). Married Elizabeth, born 1826 in Ireland (surname unknown); & emigrated to Boness Scotland - from there to Sundeland where he died 19 October 1894 at Glebe Cleft Villas, Sunderland. I am trying to find information on Peter Cassidy's birthplace in Ireland. His descendents in Sunderland were: Joseph 1854-1923; Sarah 1862-?; Mary Cassidy 1864-? Catherine Cassidy 1867-?.
Family Surnames: Cassidy
Errington, Skillicorn, Anderson - (Sunderland - Durham)
Do you know Roger D. Errington, born 1947? Are you a sibling of his? Would like to contact him, or siblings about family tree details - we share Dowson ancesters. Did you know his parents, Lewis and Doreen (nee Skillicorn) Errington who married 1945? Are you a sibling of Doreen? Her parents were Lewis and Emily (nee Anderson, born 1883) Skillicorn, married 1907, Thornhill Church, Burns Road, Sunderland. I have photos of Emily Anderson/Skillicorn, and her father John Anderson to share, and would like to have complete record of this branch of the family tree, and find out if you know anything about the rest of the Anderson descendants. I can provide you with over 10 generations of your Dowson family tree.
Family Surnames: Errington, Skillicorn, Anderson, Dowson
Wilson - Florence Caroline - (Sunderland - Durham)
Florence was my grandmother, she married William Smith 01 JAN 1913 at St Jude, Monkwearmouth. At the time she lived at "Shipwrights Arms" in Dame Dorothy Street. William lived at 99 Dame Dorothy Street. She gave birth to 2 sons, Mark & William Mathew. Her father Robert Wilson was a miner.
Family Surnames: Wilson
Hudspith - (Sunderland - Durham)
Edward a farmer & Ann retired to Woodbine St Sunderland by 1851, they were the parents of Isabella who marr Mark Elliott & migrated to Vic Aust Their Son Jn Artur marr Mary Hutchinson Wilson, 1851 Sunderland Mary, Dau of David Wilson & Sarah Hutchinson,Jn & Mary,had Sarah b 1852,& Harriet B 1854, Mary Wilson Dec 1855/6 . Jn Arthur came to Vic Aust & worked with Br inlaw Mark,as a Carpenter,Jn dec 1865 Melb Vic Aust. any info would be appreciated Norma
Family Surnames: Hudspith
Crown Inn & Larmont family,Sunderland district - (Sunderland - Durham)
Researching amongst others,the Larmont family(sometimes trancsribed as Larmons or Learmont)on 1851 census they are at Bishopwearmouth area with father John c1816 listed as 'head'and 'Brewer/Publican'.On 1861 census John senior is not listed,wife Grace c1817 down as 'widowed',she is listed as 'head' of household and she is the 'Innkeeper' of 'Crown Inn,31 Queen(?)street.However,John 'reappears' and is listed on his daughter Grace Humble's(c1847) wedding certificate when she married Euphroisin Paul Quenet in 1865.On that certificate John's occupation is listed as 'gardener' but as he wasn't one of the witnesses I don't know whether daughter Grace just didn't say that he was deceased,or whether he had in fact left his wife Grace senior and she was telling everyone she was widowed,I haven't found details of his death.Has anyone come across this family,was this the only pub she managed?.Their first child seems to be Margret G Larmont c1838,but I can find no records of a marriage between John Larmont and Grace(surname possibly Humble)either before this childs birth or after.Grace junior and Euphroisin Paul Quenet went on to have 18 children and I am trying to piece together her background.
Family Surnames: Larmont Larmons Learmont Quenet Humble
lily holmes colman /john willim witte - (Sunderland - Durham)
I have been trying to look for john william witte around 1900 who is my grandfather,i then found a marriage of john to lily holmes colman in sunderland 1904,i also found a wilhelm witte on a german ship in hull in the 1901 census, how was it thatpeople on a ship were included?, i am not sure where he was before this, we were told his father came from germany to scotland and they then moved south,therefor could anyone give information as to where lily holmes colman and john william witte were before this(1904)lily was born about 1882. thanks baza
Family Surnames: Holmes Colman Witte
ref . lily holmes colman john william witte - (Sunderland - Durham)
I have since found the marriage of john william witte's father also john witte in 1877 to a annie pearson in sunderland, could anyone give me information as to there background families and where they may have been living, perhaps from the 1881 1891 and 1901 census's. thanks bazaaa
Howes family - (Sunderland - Durham)
I would very much like to contact family of Robert Edward Howes from the Grangetown area. I know he died in 1982 but had four or more children. I think he worked in the police force for most of his working life.
Family Surnames: Howes
SUNDERLAND - (Sunderland - Durham)
Seeking info on my grandparents Thomas Walton Harvey (Marine Engineer) and Margaret Ann Harvey (nee Meynell) who lived 12 HighBarnes Terrace Sunderland 1896,also their son Edgar Meynell Harvey
Family Surnames: Harvey
mattinson - (Sunderland - Durham)
I am looking for information on the parents of Robert Mattinson born 1803 in Sunderland. He married Ann Shaw. Left England on May 25 1856 on a ship called Horizon to the United States
Family Surnames: Mattinson, Shaw
William Watson & Mary Flintoff - (Sunderland - Durham)
looking for information on William Watson who married Mary Flintoff in Houghton Le Spring Durham on 26 september 1809.They had a daughter called Mary who married Captain Joseph Wilson, They later settled in Australia
Family Surnames: Flintoff,Watson
Vipond - (Sunderland - Durham)
Any info on Vipond in Sunderland?
Family Surnames: Vipond
Neal family - Bishop Wearmouth - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for info re Neal family. George William Neal(illegitimate) b 1884 to Eliza Neal. George William married Margaret Robinson in 1912. Eliza (b 1869 m Thomas Snaith) had siblings, William, George, Mary( married name Davison), Elizabeth, amongst others. Parents were George Neal (b 1835 in Cambridge), and Janet (Jessie) Smith (b Scotland 1840). Any info welcomed
Family Surnames: Neal, Smith, Snaith, Davison
Howes - (Sunderland - Durham)
Still looking for this family. I would be very grateful to hear from any surviving family of Robert Foster Howes, born Carter Street area in 1910. His parents were Robert Edward Howes and Dorothy Ellen Watson (formerly Johnson). Thank you.
Family Surnames: Howes - Johnson
1. John MUTTEN ( Robert-1) was born about 1852 in Cantley, Norfolk. In UK Census 1871 he is shown as Son living with Robert and Sarah Anne and family at 2 New Row, Beck Hole, Goathland, Ecclesiastical District of Grosmont, North Riding of County of York. His occupation is recorded as Miner (Ironstone). In UK Census 1891 he is shown as Head of Household at 20 Cheapside Street, Tudhoe Grange, Tudhoe, County Durham. His occupation is recorded as Innkeeper. One other family member is recorded namely Jan Green, mother-in-law. In UK Census 1901 he is shown as Head of Household at 14 Norman Street, Sunderland, County Durham. His occupation is recorded as Innkeeper. Other family members also recorded at that address are his wife Sarah Jane MUTTEN, Margaret PINKNEY (niece born about 1880 in Sunderland) and Beatrice DOBSON (niece born about 1883 in Sunderland). John MUTTEN married Sarah Jane GREEN ( daughter of George Green born about 1818 at Whittonstall, Northumberland (in 1851 a journeyman shoemaker) and Jane Green, born about 1819 Lanchester, Durham) In September Quarter 1882 in District of Auckland, County Durham.
Family Surnames: Mutten,Green,Pinkney,Dobson
Hoyle, Thomas - Sunderland - (Sunderland - Durham)
Thomas Hoyle was born at Sunderland Barracks in 1851 - father James and mother Jane nee Forrester. 1851 census shows James was a private in 33rd regt, living with Jane and 1 month old Thomas. Can find no trace of James and Jane thereafter, but Thomas married Emmeline Ball at Southport Lanc in 1875, before emigrating to Australia in July 1883. James was born in Yorkshire abt 1822 and Jane in Ireland abt 1828. Any information will be much appreciated
Family Surnames: Hoyle
johnson - (Sunderland - Durham)
forster johnson b c1858 married ann ? 1878 Sunderland. Had 6/6 children
Family Surnames: Johnson
LENG - (Sunderland - Durham)
William Brown Leng b 1911 d 24 may 1943 along with 5 Leng children Sunderland. Bombing raid ? married Bella Cessford 1933 They lived 6 Robinson Street Sunderland
Family Surnames: Leng
JOHN TAYLOR - (Sunderland - Durham)
John Taylor born about 1880, possibly in France. Also had a brother called Albert Augustus Taylor. John Taylor may also have been known as Emile Taylor. John was living with Catherine Wallace in Monkwearmouth.
Family Surnames: Taylor
MUSHENS - (Sunderland - Durham)
Mushens is almost exclusively a Co Durham name. My branch stems from William, born 1793. He married Jane Elviston in 1812. One of their children was George born 1/5/1814. George married Mary Ann Simmons on 23/11/1839. Of their 9 children my ancestor is James born 31/7/1856. James married Elizabeth Whitmore on 23/11/1889. One of their children was James Frederick Mushins born 5/9/1890. James Frederick married Adeline Paynter in 1915. James and Adeline's second son was Leslie born 23/7/1921. Leslie married Joyce Green (also from Sunderland) in Australia on 13/9/1944. I am their only son.
Family Surnames: Mushens, Elviston, Simmons, Whitmore, Paynter, Green
Bertram - (Sunderland - Durham)
Freda Bertram married name Smith born in 1920 in Sunderland, elder sister Mabel (Bn1918)who married Douglas Lee. Mother's maiden name Hutchings. Looking for descendents
Family Surnames: Bertram Smith
Looking for the Linge families - (Sunderland - Durham)
Are you related to William Linge born 1806 and his wife Susanna Bloomfield born 1805? If so I would love to hear from you... Some of the family stayed in the Suffolk area, whilst others went north to the Sunderland and South Shields areas. From there they could be scattered almost anywhere! Many known now by other surnames due to marriage...I would still be interested to know you.
Family Surnames: Linge
Downs, Charlton, Peverley - (Sunderland - Durham)
From Australia. Looking for any information on the Downs family. John Charlton Downs born 1833 came to Australia 1864. Isabella Downs his sister came to Australia 1856. His brother John Downs died young in Sunderland. His sister Mary Downs born 1831 stayed in Sunderland and whereabouts are unknown. JCD's father died at sea c1840 and his mother Mary nee Charlton married a William Graham Peverley a sipwright and also came to Australia. Any info would be of assistance.
Family Surnames: Downs, Charlton, Peverley
Bellis - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for any surviving relatives of the Bellis family originally from Mold, Flintshire. My father worked in the coal mines and also for the fire service in Sunderland, before moving to Birmingham
Family Surnames: Bellis
Pickering - (Sunderland - Durham)
I am searching for the brothers or sisters of Gordon Pickering born in Sunderland in 1928. They are Billy, John, Violet and Elizabeth.
Family Surnames: Pickering
Black Bull Public House - (Sunderland - Durham)
Mr Gt Grandfather John Thompson is said to have lived with an Uncle who was the landlord of the Black Bull Public House. Can anyone tell me anything about this establishment
Family Surnames: Thompson
Thomas Thompson - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for ancestors of Thomas Thompson (marine engineer)who had a daughter Elizabeth born in Sunderland. Elizabeth was married to Edwin Lewis and later Tom Blackley and lived in Cardiff and Newport Mon S. Wales.
Family Surnames: Thompson, Lewis, Blackley.
Shafto & Kerr - (Sunderland - Durham)
Looking for anyone with an interest in Shafto or Kerr, Monkwearmouth and Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland.
Family Surnames: Shafto, Kerr
My family in Sunderland, - (Sunderland - Durham)
any info would be appreciated ,,back to or beyond 1870. Names: Malarkey, Foster, Brown, Burnside, Foley, Phillips. Many thanks
Family Surnames: Malarkey, Foster, Brown, Burnside, Foley, Phillips
Blakelock/Blacklock - (Sunderland - Durham)
I have done extensive search on the Blakelock/Blacklock families from the North East of England and I am willing to share any of my findings.
Family Surnames: Blacklock Blakelock
quinn - (Sunderland - Durham)
looking for info on elizabeth cassidy, married bernard quinn, had a son john p quinn born 1920, living woodbine street, sunderland, thank you.
Family Surnames: Cassidy/ Quinn
Crow/Peverley - (Sunderland - Durham)
I am looking for information on the family of Henry Crow and Eleanor Peverley who were married in Sunderland Oct. 6, 1834. Their first child was Sarah Agnes Crow born Jan. 5, 1836. This child is the only child shown in the LDS as definitely the child of Eleanor Peverley. If anyone has any info on this family I would be grateful to hear from them.
Family Surnames: Crow/Peverley
Wilkinson - Liddell - Thompson - Allison - (Sunderland - Durham)
Researching my GGF George Allison Wilkinson, father Robert Wilkinson, mother Margaret Elizabeth Allison. Also my GGM Gertude Mary Liddell, father Robert Liddell, mother Elizabeth Thompson.
Family Surnames: Wilkinson Liddell Thompson Allison
trying to find - (Sunderland - Durham)
information on yewdell/yewdall family dating back from 1850 starting with john robert, the family were based mainly in the sunderland area
Family Surnames: Yewdell / Yewdall
WALTON - (Sunderland - Durham)
Trying to find death and burial information on my ancestor CAPTAIN WILLIAM GEORGE WALTON b.1795, Sunderland. His parents were Captain William WALTON and Elizabeth REED. He married passenger Adelaide PULLEN b. 1801, London UK on board HMS NAUTILUS of which he was the Captain, taking 1820 British Settlers to Cape Town, South Africa. Would sincerely appreciate any help. Thanks Stellamaris.
Family Surnames: Walton, Pullen
james coxon - (Sunderland - Durham)
james coxon b 1832/3 in sunderland co durham.1859 he married mary louisa sophia gordon DAVIE born maidstone in kent i am looking for his parents.
Family Surnames: Coxon
Wilson/RobsonWardropper - (Sunderland - Durham)
I am the great granddaughter of Mary Jane Wilson and Joseph Robson living in Sunderland in 1891 who were married in 1876. Joseph Robson was a shipwright and Mary Jane's father was a butcher. Joseph's parents were Margaret Wardropper and Thomas Robson. Margaret Wardropper left her husband between 1861 and 1871. She lived with John Dale and her children Adelaide and Frederick Robson in Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. Her remaining children Joseph, Catherine, Thomas and Matthew Robson remained with their father. My grandmother Mary Elizabeth Robson was born in 1895 to Joseph and Mary Jane Wilson. I would appreciate any information about this family.
Cameron - (Sunderland - Durham)
Euphaemia Cameron nee McKinnon and John Cameron (born Scotland but married in Tyneside) were at Chatham Dockyard in 1871 census. A John Cameron died in Sunderland in 1871 in Union St. He was a tailor at the time of his death - but a shipyard worker earlier in life. Trying to find any relations and where in Scotland he might have come from.
Family Surnames: Cameron/Mckinnon
FINDLEY Elizabeth b1818 - (Sunderland - Durham)
Elizabeth FINDLEY b1818 Sunderland. Married Joseph Pingram b1821 Deptford. Living Sunderland and Bermonsey between 1851 and 1871. Any backgound info pre 1840 for SARAH or poss family please. Thank you
Family Surnames: Pingram
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