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Dobson
Would be pleased to hear from anyone who has Dobson ancestors from Seaham. Joan
red mail MARGARET ELIZABETH WATSON
I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO HEAR FROM THE WATSON FAMILY OF SEAHAM. AT THE TIME OF HER MARRIAGE TO MY GRT GRANFATHER HENRY KELLEY SHE WAS LIVING AT 28 COTTAGES ROAD DAWDON SEAHAM.THEY MARRIED IN 1910 ST JOHN'S CHURCH SEAHAM. PARENTS OF MARGARET WERE JOHN THOMAS WATSON D 1926 AND MARY ANN HUNTER.MARGARET HAD THE FOLLOWING SIBLINGS MARY ANN B 1882 MARY WATSON B1888 ETHEL WATSON B 1893 THOMAS WATSON B1894 JANE WATSON B 1898 AND HANNAH WATSON WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
red mail Slaven
Hi I am researching the Slaven family from Seaham/Easington. My ggf Luke Slaven was born there to John and Ann Slaven. For some reason my ggf changed his name to O'neil by the time he was married. Any information on the Slavens would be wonderful. I am also wondering if they are connected to the Slavins who moved to Canada at the turn of the century. Thank you
red mail Hart, family Seaham
I am looking for information about the Hart family living in Seaham around 1871 father named Edward and his wife Jane, 5 children. One of the children is my grandmother
red mail I am looking for information on the Thompson or Scurr
I am looking to find information on my fathers family. He left Seaham when he was very young. He has an older brother called Gary Thompson. My granfather father name was Tom Thompson and he married my nan Mary Scurr (maiden name). My grandfather had brothers I recall called Bobby and Gilly. I would like to hopefully get in touch with there family as they were so young when they left. My grandfather died roughly 12 years ago in Seaham. My Nan died at the age of 50 in Cambridge quite a few years ago.
red mail Thomas Edward Blackett
On the 19th April 1908 thomas Edward Blackett (mariner) married Elizabeth Catherine Kirkham in St. John's Church, Seaham. They were my maternal grandparents. My greatgrandfather was Thomas Smith Blackett, deceased boilermaker. Thomas Edward was shipwrecked and drowned in the Baltic when my mother,Mary Alice Blackett was 2 years old. I have been unable to trace either father or son.
red mail William Mackenzie (Mckenzie)
A man of this name was once a crewman of a local lifeboat in the mid-late 1800s. Does anyone have him as a relative? I would like to try and find out if he was a sibling of one of mine.
red mail Master Mariner Andrew Mckenzie (or Mackenzie)
Has anyone come across the name of a ship with Andrew as captain during the rough period 1844-1861? He MAY have been the capt. of the Ellen from which 8 crew members were rescued by the famous Redcar lifeboat. Inevitably, he was never at home in Seaham on any census night.
red mail William Watson, Harbourmaster
My 3 x great grandfather, William Watson b. 1791 Sunderland was believed to be one of the first ships' pilots and the first harbourmaster of the newly built Seaham Harbour from 1830. He had a son, William b. 1818 and a daughter, Susannah b. 1824 from his first marriage. His first wife died and William snr. married Ruth Hope on 27.11.1831 at Houghton le Spring. The couple had Stephen 1832, Mary 1833, Edward Robson 1835, Ralph 1836, Ruth 1837 (my g.g.grandmother), Elizabeth 1840 - all born at Seaham Harbour and then Ellen 1849 and Thomas 1854 both born in Sunderland. When he retired from his seafaring job, he became an innkeeper at a pub at the back of Church Street, Seaham Harbour but eventually moved back to Sunderland. If anyone is familiar with or related to this family and has any further information about William's career please contact me.
red mail Carter/Rumfitt
Last known address of Harrison Rumfitt is Seaham. Harrison Rumfitt was a good friend to my family and when he passed away left us two WWI medals belonging to a Andrew Carter. I am looking to find any information about these two people and how they are related.
red mail James and Mary Wilkinson-Seaham
Mary Wilkinson nee Welsh married to James Wilkinson from Whitehaven. Lived in Seaham 1891 with children Richard and Mary Elizabeth. Son William had left home by this time. Does anyone have any information or a photograph of Back Railway Terrace please. All costs reimbursed. Many thanks Tanya
red mail Jane Hood
Trying to find family information on my great great grandparents Jane Hood and (Samuel)George Hart.
red mail richardson/forster
i am looking for information about my mothers family, her maiden name is richardson,given names mary elizabeth, born 26 may 1929, i think in seaham harbour. a half brother a year or two older surname forster. any help would be appreciated
red mail George Mason - Miner and Labor Organizer
George William Mason was born in Seaham Harbour on 18 Aug 1880, son of Thomas William Mason and Margaret Dixon. He went to South Africa sometime between 1900 and 1912 to organize the gold and diamond miners. He was eventually deported, along with 6 other labor organizers, in 1912 - which matter was debated in the House of Commons. Do you know of anyone who is researching, or has written about labor organizers in the coal mines around Seaham in the early years of the 20th century? I would like to know about his early career. UPDATE: His grandson, now living in South Africa, responded to this posting :-) ;-)
red mail bunting,moran
help please, OH grandfather was john bunting (b1883)he died in 1916 in france,he had married mary ann moran,(b1887),in 1906,in easington,co.durham,having trouble finding both their parents.they had 2 daughters,elizabeth and harriet.born 1908,1911 respectively.both daughters born easington.
red mail Potts, Seaham
I am researching the family of Jane Potts, born New Seahamm, Durham circa 1868 to William Potts and Ellen (Eleanor) Wardle. It is unknown when William Potts and Eleanor Wardle married. Jane was one of twins, the other child being Sarah Potts. William Potts was killed in coal mining accident on 8th September 1880 at the Seaham Colliery. Jane Potts married William Birkbeck Purvis in 1889 at Easington, Durham. William and Jane Purvis had two children, both born in New Seaham, Durham (William, born circa 1892 and Susanna, born 27/10/1895). These two children had a double wedding in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in September 1918 and by July 1920 both children and their spouses together with their parents (William Birkbeck Purvis and Jane Purvis (nee Potts)) had migrated to Canada, settling in Hamilton, Ontario. Any information regarding the ancestry and siblings of Jane Potts would be greatly appreciated.
FAIR FAMILY
WHAT BECAME OF THE FAIR FAMILY THAT ONCE LIVED IN DAWDON SEAHAM CAN ANY ONE HELP
BURRELL
LOOKING FOR BURRELLS OF SEAHAM TO ADD TO MY RESEARCH LEADING UP TO THE MARRIAGE OF FRANCES FINLAY AND ALFRED E THE FAMILY SEEMED TO OF SETTLED IN SEAHAM DAWDON CAN ANY ONE HELP WITH PHOTOS AND STORIES
red mail day /clark
I am looking for information on Walter Clark. Leslie Clark, Eva May Clark, Violet Clark all resided in Seaham 1920s.
red mail Armstrong/Ollier/Curtis Seaham Harbour
I am seeking descendants of James and Charlotte Armstrong (formerly Ollier) who lived at 12 Seaham St. Later as a widow Charlotte lived at Seaham Harbour. Also her daughter Lilly Curtis (nee Ollier). Does anyone have photographs of Seaham Street as it would have looked in 1901 or thereabouts.
red mail Rochester/Northumberland to Seaham
James Rochester dob 1811*c 1841 census Long Benton Northumberland Married Margaret Robert, Thomas, James 1881 census Thomas Rochester dob 1839 lived 2 School Street Seaham Married Sarah, children, Eliz A,Thomas, James, William, Stephen, John, Robert DOB 1879 1901 census Robert aged 22yrs. Married in 1904 to Phoebe Ann Smith. He died 1949 at 47 California Street New Seaham
red mail Sheehan Family
Trying to trace ancesors of Eleanor Sheehan who was from an Irish family so may have been born in Ireland in 1903. She may have been born in Seaham Co Durham and later lived in West Cumberland, possibly Egremont. She then married Robert Johnston in 1933 and they lived in Whitehaven where she died aged 59.
red mail hailes family
looking for any relations of william hailes divorced from my mother elizabeth alexander from south shields early 50s went to work in africa about 1952 son of thomas & elizabeth had a sister called dorathy (dolly) both father & grandfather worked at vain tempest we lived in prefabs at west something? can anyone provide any imfo thanks
red mail Reed family
Looking for info., regarding George Reed b 1801 Penshaw & his wife Ann Reed, nee Potts. They lived in So. Railway street 1850 + A son George Edward Reed b 1839,Dalton le Dale, married Mary Stephenson in 1870 at St Johns church Their daughter, Florence Mary b 1874, d 1949 Sunderland was my grandmother.
red mail STONES
I AM LOOKING FOR THE STONES FAMILY. WILLIAM BORN 1849, SEAHAM HARBOUR
red mail William Dryden/Hannah Bennett
Just received marriage cert of above. Both were born in Whitby but were married in Seaham. William was a mariner, so that could explain. Are there any Drydens Bennetts in Seaham with relatives of these names. Val
red mail GIBSON FAMILY
LOOKING FOR INFO ON WILLIAM GIBSON BORN 29TH AUG 1900 TO JOSEPH+AMELIA.LIVING AT 47 MOUNT PLEASENT SEAHAM IN 1901. WHO DID HE MARRY AND WHEN AND WERE DID HE DIE. HE HAD BRO+SISTERS,JOHN,REBECCA,NEWTON,CHARLES,AMELIA+FRANCES. ANY HELP GRATEFUL
red mail Stout family of Seaham Harbour
I am searching for the Stout family c1850-1900 of Seaham Harbour, co. Durham. Known family names are Dorothy c1860, George William c 1890, and John George c1880-85. This was a coal mining family, possible BDM registrations at Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
red mail Searching for my father
I am searching for James (Possibly James Bartholomew) Forster or Foster. Formerly of Seaham (Possibly Parkside) in 1966/67. The youngest son of a large family? I am his son whom he has never met. Born 1967 to Jean Wilson Richardson of Grants Crescent Seaham. Moved to the Grapes Hotel Sunderland around 1970.
red mail 1901 census
24,Cornish st, has:-William Foulds age 46 coal miner Born Tupton moor,Derbyshire, Jane A FOULDS WIFE age 41 born Flimby,Cumberland.James son age22 coal hewer,born Seaham.Ann dau age 19,Robert son age17,coal miner.Charles son age15,coal miner.William son age 10,Ernest son age 8.Rowena dau age 3.Jane dau age under 1month.also Ann's husband Rbt tuck age 22 a railway porter born durham
Murphy
Looking for information on Murphy's of Seaham. My grandmother Norah Murphy formerly of 2 Anne St, Seaham married Eric Hutchinson in 1948 and moved to Sunderland. She committed suicide in 1954 after being left by Eric in 1952. Upon her death she was returned to Seaham to be buried in Princess Road Cemetary. After looking through the electoral roll it appears her mother Sarah survived her for another 4 yrs. During which time Jane & William Baker lived with Sarah at the Anne St address. Could Jane be Norah's sister? Sarah was also buried in Princess Rd Cemetary as was Jane in 1997. Anyone with Murphy or Baker knowledge would be welcome. Thanks
red mail Markham
Looking for info on the Markham Family. John born 1824, married Mary Ogle born 1824. They married 1845 at St Hilda's in South Shields. They had 7 children. Mary, Emma, Eliza, Isabella, Elizabeth, William (adopted) and another Elizabeth. Many Thanks
red mail Thomas Henry Ashforth
I am searching for any information about the death of Thomas Henry Ashforth who was living in Seaham in 1841 but his wife was widowed by 1851. Thank you, Kay
red mail Grieves
I have lots of information on the Grieves faily from around the Seaham area. I am willing to share and swap information. Connections to families of Rush, Markham, Ogle, Green, Carruthers and Claxton
red mail Allard
Looking for information on the Allard family. Father Everard born 1853 in Norfolk. Married Eliza Markham in seaham dob 1854. They had 6 children George 1873, Margaret 1875m Mary 1880, Elizabeth 1881, Everard 1885 and Charles 1887. Many Thanks
red mail Brunning
Info appreciated on William Brunning born 1868 in Seaham. Adopted by John Markham and Mary Ann Ogle. Married Elizabeth Thanks
red mail Cicely Oliver
Looking for birth of Cicely Oliver b circa 1880 Seaham. Father Robert Oliver. Cannot find any record of her birth, can only find her on marriage index in 1899 when she married Joseph Howe from High Moorsley. She is my missing link!
red mail Thirlwell/Walker/Curry
Looking for descendants of Edward Thirlwell (ca. 1818) & Ann Walker, and their son John Thirlwell (ca. 1855) & Annie Curry. Edward was originally from Northumberland, his children & grandchildren from Seaham.
red mail Jennings, Laybourne, Bridges
I have a few old documents about John Jennings married to Jane Laybourne both of (New) Seaham Harbour. I don't exactly how they are related to me but I know they are connected to my grandmother Jane Jennings of Seaham Harbour, who married Samuel Thomas Bridges of Brentford, London. My mother was Irene Bridges born in Seaham Harbour but grew up in London. Also I know there was woman of the name of Beatrice (Beat) a spinster, related to the Jennings. If anyone can help me at all that would be magnificent.
red mail baker
anyone remeber(thomas baker)b.1877,dawdon seaham also (jane ann stanbridge)b.1893,who married t.baker.want to find marriage cert.married about 1912 onwards.had children ,moved from seaham to sunderland at 18 olive street.also want to find imformation on yvonne stanbridge davison,born in the 1920's.
red mail Barker,William Joseph
William Joseph Barker,31/7/1875 Eldest son of Osmond Barker and Elizabeth Robinson Dies in South Africa 28/5/1948. Interested in names of siblings
red mail Rochester/Smith
I'm researching the Rochester family in Seaham. Robert Rochester (born 1879 died 1949)lived with parents Thomas and Sarah in School St in 1891 and 1901 Robert married Phoebe Ann Smith in approx 1904 and they had children Elsie, Tom, Phoebe, Robert, Eva and Nancy. His wife Phoebe's parents were Samuel and Ann Smith. The Smith family lived in Simpson St Sunderland in 1901. Any info on either family would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Scollay
I am looking for Robert Thomas Scollay family (Father Mother brothers and sisters). He was born in Seaham Harbour about 1852.
red mail DOYLE - from New Seaham
I am looking for more information on my great grandmothers family. She was a MARY ELLEN DOYLE who married HENRY HILLAM in 1903. Her father, JOHN DOYLE, is listed as "Coal Miner" - "Deceased". I am unable to find out any more about him. She was born in around 1880. I know that this branch of the family came from Ireland at some point - County Cork? Anyone know anything about them?
red mail Meek
Am researching this line of my family tree and would love to hear from anyone who is also researching this surname in this area.
red mail Jarvis
Am interested in finding out any info on the Jarvis family living in Seaham Harbour (Bck south railway street) in the 1841 census. Richard Jarvis is shown as married to Ellen- both not of this county. Richard is a carpenter but I cannot find him in Seaham in the 1851 census or beyond. Would love to hear from anyone researching this surname in this area.
red mail Beatty
Looking for details on William John Beatty born 1855 Seaham Harbour Durham,(surgeon) Married Alice Scott 1881.Daughter of John Scott (Rector from Ireland Robert.
red mail Farrington
Looking for information on a Fred Farrington a customs officer in Durham circ late 1800s early 1900s possibly Seaham Harbour
red mail RE: Coates Family
Looking for information on Coates family in Seaham Harbour Durham.Annie b1870,Jane b1863, Rachel b1867, Thomas b1860 Harton Durham
Land/Lawrence
I am looking for my relatives Frederick & Robert Land and also any of the Relatives of Thomas Lawrence whose daughter married Frederick. All being Mariners.
red mail Ann Graham (nee ?? Unknown)
I'd be interested to know if anyone had any information on Ann Graham (maiden name unknown but she was born in Seaham in abt. 1850) She is listed on the 1881 Census (living at Monkwearmouth Shore, Sunderland) as Wife of Edward Graham (born about 1856 South Hetton) and they have a daughter Annah B, aged 2 at that time. Edward Graham (a coal miner) is my Great Grandfather. Can't find any info on an 1891 Census and Edward is remarried by 1901 and living at Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring. Thereis indications that they could possibly have been to Canada or America at some point. If anyone can help I would be more than grateful. Many thanks.
red mail Barkess Surname
I'm researching the Barkess surname, and my earliest relative is John Barkess/Barkas (born abt.1750), his son John settled in Seaham, and had a family. I would be interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in this surname.


 
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