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County town: Durham
Other major towns: Sunderland, South Shields, Gateshead
Origins of Name: Island with a hill , Anglo Saxon
Population 1801: 149,384
Population 1961: 1,515,643
Acreage: 649,440
Urban Land 1961: 26.7 %
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red mail ancestry "Forrester"
1946 Forrester family of Sherburn village Durham
red mail Rutherford
I am trying to complete my family tree for the decendants of the Rutherfords. My fathers name was John (Jack) Edward Rutherford, born in Durham, Jan 14th 1924 to Edward Thirkell Rutherford and Dora Rutherford nee Stephenson. My father had one brother and two sisters, William, Janet and Frances. My father relocated to Portsmouth area (in the South of England)in the late 1940's early 50's, where he married Pansy Phyllis May Macquire- however before she married my father she was married before and had the name of "Wood". Her first daughter (from first marriage) was Linda. She then proceeded to have two more children with my father. Any information would be greatly recieved on either the Rutherfords or the Stephensons.
red mail Fodden,Byrne,Marsden,Dowgray
Looking for families and descendents of Jeanie Laird Dowgray who married coal miner William Patrick Byrne in Hamilton, Lanarkshire in 1905.I know of 2 children and a possible remarriage for Jeannie but have no documented confirmation apart from her first marriage as stated.It is possible that William Byrne was a coal miner in County Durham.
red mail Gatiss/ Gattis/ Gatis/ Gates
Seeking any information about the above surname and derivatives.
red mail Clough
Looking for family of Phillis CLOUGH from County Durham or from Northumberland. She and her family corressponded with relatives in New Zealand in the 1920s/1930s. May be related to families FORSTER and SEY from Chester-le-street and Easington.
Hi am looking for Matthew Dale b.1906 in Durham he married Sarah Smith b.1905 in Fryston W Yorks any help would be appreciated regards Adrian
red mail Rippon - Durham
Have Rippon in family Margaret Rippon 1843. Father John Rippon 1819 wife Isabella Robson 1812. Married into Watson family; Rippon Watson Would appreciate any info anybody has on this.
red mail Gillinder Family
I am researching my family tree. My great great great Grandfather was Samuel Gillinder born in Durham, he married Mary Ann Grierson, also from the same area. He moved down to Hertfordshire before settling in the East End of London Poplar in Middlesex as it was then. His brother was Samuel Thynne Gillinder who moved to Philadelphia in USA. He was a very famous glass maker here and then went on to start Gillinder Glass in the USA which is still family run today. If you have any info please get intouch.
red mail Robert Elliott Durham
George Elliott and wife Elizabeth (a.k.a Jane) Arkless had nine children one being Robert born in Durham in 1876.It is believed that he migrated to America some time after 1896.I am seeking any of Robert's decendents.
I am looking for my cousin born Elaine Robson about 1955 Mother Betty Wood married David Robson, Betty had a sister Doris, who married John Bambrough.
red mail Bambrough Brothers
Looking for extended family of four brothers Harry, John, Robert and Bill Bambrough. I am the daughter of John Bambrough living in South Africa. They all grew up in Hartlepool/Durham. I know one of the brothers had a newsagency shop. My mother's name was Doris Wood.
red mail BRADY & LYNCH
John BRADY form Meath, Ireland married Mary Ann LYNCH 24 Oct 1863 Croxdale, Durham. They had 5 children, Mary Ann BRADY bn 1865, Owen BRADY bn 1870, John BRADY bn 1873, Julia BRADY bn 1876, Patric BRADY bn 1879, all in Durham. Are you researching the same line?
red mail Kirkley, Anne
Ann(e) Kirkley was born around 1770 in Durham. Her father's name was George, the mother's unknown. Anne married a dutchman in The Hague and died there sept 1844, 74 yrs old. All Durham details most welcome.
red mail meek
Searching for Meek's family members originaly from Witton Park Escombe parish Co Durham.Grandfather Enoch Meek married Elizabeth Carridice
red mail SCOTT, George. b1860c
George SCOTT, b1860, Tow Law, Durham. Parents possibly William b1808 & Ann b?. Married Sep1883 Jane SHAW (b1861 Morely, York) in Weardale district, and had Thomas William b1884, George b1886, Archibald b1890-d1917 (m Florence POUNDER), Nicholas b1892, Annie b1898 (m Thomas Henry ASTON), Lily b1901 & Jennie b?
red mail widdowfields and smurthwaites
This is another side of my family .they are from middlesbrough and Durham area .Robert William George and Thomas are family names most in usage and Sarah Ann also Jane.We have a interesting story of Robert the sheriff being shot by bandits in Wyoming in 1878.My grandmother was Sarah Ann widdowfield (b1883). Jane smurthwaite married my great grandfather george.and had eight children .Any added info please contact b (I already have a lot of info so could help others)b
red mail Hatherick
im looking for any info on my greatuncle david wright hatherick i know he was a policeman in durham ,born 1886. he married elizabeth allan in 1910, and they had a son sydney who died in the 2nd ww went down on the hms barham 1941, what i would like to know did he have anymore children ? what happen to the family etc etc can anyone help.
red mail Walton Crosby Byers Cutty PATTISON'S
Walton,Crosby , Byers & Cutty of Easington Lane & Dawdon PATTISON'S of Durham & Northumberland
red mail grieveson
Anyone related to the Grievson/Grieveson/ Greevson family who originated in St Giles or Crossgates?. There were several Valentines in the famiily & they are of particular interest. Also have particular interest in learning anything I can about George son of John born about 1835
red mail SCOTT, Edward & DAVID, Clara
Edward SCOTT born Durham/Northumberland, England, migrated to New Zealand 1878 and married (1901)(2nd marriage) Clara DAVID, born Akaroa, New Zealand, (later known as Nurse SCOTT). Seeking details of descendants and other information on family and of historical interest etc, to add to my considerable dossier from my researches done so far.
red mail maddison joseph
my greatparents migrated from durham uk, or surrounding area to springhill nova scotia canada around 1850's towork in the coal mines.
red mail William Howe
I'm looking for info on William Howe, not sure of his birthdate but may have been around 1862, possibly in Etherley. He married Elizabeth Roddam in June quarter 1883. They had 8 (known) children, Margaret, Minnie, Beatrice, Lillie, Jane Hannah, Ada, Elizabeth and John. I would like to find his birthdate and the names and dates of his parents. Thanks for any help.
red mail pearts
looking for any rellies, from durham , thanks
red mail John Francis Avery
John Francis Avery born 11th April 1908, Father Louis Albert Avery and Mother Margaret Avery nee Fawcett living at 56 Mansfield Street, Gateshead married Lucy Annie Rice, Register Officer, Hendon on 1st June 1941, more Averys in London
red mail Avery
I have John Francis Avery and Louis Avery living in Durham at the turn of the century, Averys now in London
red mail Goodyear
Emma Goodyear, eldest of 11 children of Charles Goodyear & Elizabeth Hayden, baptised 12 Aug 1866, Powick, Worcestershire.Charles, born 09 Feb 1844, Leigh,Worcs, d 20Mar 1901, Durham, Elizabeth b 8 jun 1846, Gt Malvern Worcs. d 27 Nov 1912, Durham I have details on Goodyears to 1776 & on other surnames to 1590.
In the 1851 Census living on Gilesgate, with daughter Elizabeth, Granddaughter Eliza Ann. Occupation shoemaker and Chelsea Pensioner, has anyone any further information.
red mail Jennings
Was there a prominent family in Durham named Jennings in the 19th century? I was told that my Ggrandmother, Mary Frances Jennings of Australia, was the daughter of a man from Durham, England (I suppose named Jennings, unless the connection is farther back). She married a man named Christian Rasmussen, whose son, Otto was born in Shanghai and returned to Kent in the 1930s. Does anyone know anything about these people?
red mail Brennen. Brennan
Researching Brennen (Brennan) family. Martin c1851 Bishop Auckland his wife Maria c1861 Bishop Auckland. I have found them in the 1901 census living in Brandon and Byshottles with the following children John c1879 Catherine c1880 Martin c1882 Francis c1885 Mary c1886 Elizabeth c1889 My grandfather Francis always said he was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. But accoding to the census the whole family was born in Durham, but I can find no record of the marriage of Martin and Maria or records of the birth of any of their children in Durham. Any help greatly appreciated. Maria
red mail Edward Scott
I am searching for my great grandfather Edward Scott, born Durham, England 1874. Possible date 7 june. ?parents John Scott and Ann. Edward married in New Zealand a Clara David, born in Akaroa in 1879.
red mail Reasearching Family Tree.
Hi, I am doing a school project and it is about my family tree. I have found Private Benjamin Doyle and need a bith date. If you find it, please send me a message. Thanx Sarah
red mail chambers/cambell/hall
any help with the above family names to trace my family tree from 1844 to present would be helpfull thankyou
I'm seeking in formation on the origins of ancestor Thomas Bulmer, servant then Watercartman in St. Oswald's, Durham and raising a family there from 1764. He was buried there in 1815, aged 87 (though I think this might be a mistake. He was a freeman of Elvet Moor "as son of the same" - the earlier pages of the Freemen's Book are missing - and when he unsuccessfully applied for an allotment when Elvet Moor was enclosed (c. 1771) he was described as "son of John Bulmer Yeoman late of Hallgarth Street", St. Oswald's. There may also have been North Riding connections; a Thomas bapt.St.Os.1740, son of John ulmer, labourer, and his sister, Mary, and mother, Elizabeth, were removed to Guisborough c. 1743 after John died. Thomas re-married after the death of Jane - to Martha Fitzgerald. And I'm descended from their son, Daniel. Caniel was a stonemason and he married Ann Palmer whose fasther was a stonemason. The Palmers were Roman Catholic. Family legend linhs our Bulmers with the Bulmer Knights of Brancepeth and Wilton-in-Cleveland. And thje last ulmer knight, Sir Bertram, was buried at at St. Oswald's in 1638.
red mail Mosley
I am looking for the families of Derek, Kathleen and Joan Mosley. Their parents were Stephen Mosley and Winifred Grassam. My father was Cyril Mosley and he and his wife Margaret Naisbitt migrated to Australia in 1955. Michelle.
red mail Gibbons,Dakers,Wardle,Curry.Newton
Looking for info on the following names Robert Gibbons(Miner)d.o.b.1831 George Newton ( Miner)d.o.b Unknown Robert Wallace Dakers( Miner) d.o.b.1857 Robert Wardle( Miner)d.o.b.Unknown Henry Curry( Miner)d.o.b Unknown
red mail Dixon, frm Sunderland
Looking for information about Gilbert Yeoman DIXON. Born Sunderland Durham, 1828. Married Sarah Ann SIMPSON in 1854. Looking for father/mother. Researching "DIXON" line.. My trail stops with him.
Stephen Vaux father of William 1836. William lived in Framwellgate, Durham. Stephen's wife could have been Margaret Ann Gregson of St.Mary le Bow.
Thomas Swinburn m.Dora Jane Carter 1891, they had 8 children, Eleanor, George, Thomas (my dad, came to Aust 1923), Dora (twins),Ralph, Robert, Hannah, Norman. Other family names are Newby, Adamson,Southren. Would love to hear from anyone who thinks they may be connected to these families. Thomas and Dora lived at Pelton East, Chester-le-street,Bates Cottages and a few other places over time. hope to hear from someone. Eleanor
Searching family tree...any info requested
red mail naisby families
looking for elizabth naisby 1842 (perhaps married a naisby) children Mary 1862 Reuben 1863 in sutton in ashfield but note most names are from this area can anyone help?
Johnson Walburn family lived in Durham in 1870's. 6 children: James, John (Jack), Elizabeth, Henry, Margaret, William. Johnson was a farmer. At time of 1881 census family was living at Elvet Moor House. Wife's name Elizabeth. Henry married Mary Leavy. William married Anne Williams and emmigrated to Canada 1905-06 with two kids - Robert and Elizabeth. Henry and Mary moved to Ontario, don't know when but believe they were in the Toronto area in the 30's and beyond. Would love to find out more about any members of this family.
red mail Richardson Beresford Armstrong
any connections with Richardson BRANDON/MEADOWFIELD/HAMSTERLEY/LANCHESTER or Beresford BRANDON/CHESTER LE STREET or Armstrong SPENNYMOOR/CHILTON please contact me
I am seeking information on the George Cunningham and Margaret Ann ( nee Atkinson) Walker family of Durham. They had a least three children, George Plenderleith, John Atkinson, Christina Plenderleith ( my G Grandmother) in 1869 at South Shields Durham. George was an engineer and pawnbroker living with his family at 129 Wapping Street South Shields according to the 1871 census. Following the death of his wife Margaret Ann in June 1872 he ceased being actively involved in pawnbroking and appointed William James of Mile End Road as his agent. By November 1872 he placed an ad advising all parcel belonging to him had been relocated to 3 Mile End Road which appears to mark the end of his Pawnbroking business. He remarried in 1876 to Georgina McGregor and later that year emigrated to Queensland Australia. Any information on the family would be greatly appreciated.
red mail murray george william
i am looking for information on george william murray born 1898 south shields durham his parents were george and norah (nee taylor)married 1892 according to 1901 census they lived at 230 grange house haltwhistle. also seeking information on a farrer who was a veterinary surgeon at 34 moor terrace shotten colliery durham he was married to ruth farrer who died in 1943.hoping someone is able to help me in this matter.
red mail Alderman Goodyear
My Gt Gt Uncle was Alderman Frank Goodyear of Durham he was Mayor of Durham twice in 1916 and 1926. I am trying to find more information on his sister Emma who was my Gt Gt Grandmother she married George Frederick Tucker in York in 1882 and after he died she married Henry George Harris in 1893 and moved to Birtley. She had 2 sons from her first marriage William George Tucker and Frederick Charles Tucker. She also had a daughter Ellen Harris. if anyone has any more info I would be graeful if you would contact me.
red mail Family Tree
Hi does anyone know anything about the Million family of Cockfield i have traced my great great grandfather Charles Million and wife Hannah in census of 1881 and also children but can go no further would be interested to see when Charles died.Also trying to trace the English family who are from that area my maternal grandad George Thomas English was born around 1897 but i can,t find any details of his parents thanks in advance
William Walker Garthwaite married Frances Sarah Hodson in Perth, Scotland on 14.11.1821. He was an Actor Manager with a Theatrical Company operating in Newcastle - South Shields area 1828 - 1832. Children: - William Walker G. Christened St. Peter, Liverpool, 3.6.1827. James Grant Liston Christened 19.5.1833 St. Nicholas Newcastle. William Walker G. born 1827 married Catherine Shaw Weatherhead on 5.1.1850 at the Parish Church of St. Mary Newington, Surrey. (now London). Parents of both dec'd. Children were: - William Walker born 1851, Francis Walter 1852, Kate Elizabeth 1854, Richard 1859, Edward James (Capt. Edward James Liston G) 1862. William Walker G 1851 married Melinda Mary Ann Bate 20.12.1873 at St. Thomas Church Middlesex. Parents were William Walker G. & Thomas John Bate. Children were: - William Walker Lynn G. 22.10.1875, Kate Ellen Frances 6.11.1874 and Thomas Edward 20.2.1870. William Walker Lynn G. born 1875 married first: Margaret Eliza Tarrant 26.12.1903 at the Parish Church of Eastbourne, Sussex. Father William Walker G. was deceased. Margaret Eliza's Father was Henry Tarrant. Children were - Margaret Avice Melinda 18.9.1904, William Walker Frank 3.7.1906. 3rd died at birth 27.2.1908. He married secondly Annie Emma Fortnum on 6.5.1922 at the Congretational Church and Lecture Hall Clarendon Rd., Watford, Hertfordshire. Parents William Walker G. dec'd and Solomon Fortnum. Children were: - Mary 16.10.1923, Lynne Eleanor 29.11.1924 and John Edward 12.3.1929. William Walker Frank Garthwaite born 1906, married Daisy Grayling at the Eastbourne Register Office on 20.11.1926. Parents William Walker Lynn Garthwaite & James Alfred Grayling.
red mail pescod
looking for pescods of durham also taylor newton bainbridge harrison watson greener ranking penman and allison lines thanks gwen
red mail garthwaite - south shields
i am trying to research my grandfather's family. He was born in South Shields in 1905. He was called Frederick Garthwaite. If anyone can help me, I would be very grateful.
Re: Margaret Duffy
Can anyone help? I am trying to find any information regarding the above who is my Grandmother. She was born 1880 and died in 1923 giving birth to my father Herbert Aberdeen. She married my Grandfather George Pearson Aberdeen circa 1900's in Brandon? Co.Durham. Any help will be greatly appreciated
I am researching the names of John Pearson Aberdeen and George Pearson Aberdeen c1895.Anyone with this unusual surname, please contact me.
red mail John Henry Hargitt Noble
Originally from West Durham . Born September 1911. Prep school at Bowe Later at Rossell. Father/ Thomas G. Noble mother ?Horsfield/Horsforth from Shipley Yorkshire. Father was a mining engineer and colliery manager chharlaw/sacriston/nettlesworth/witton/sacriston busty/until 1921.John Henry Hargitt Noble Married Alice Mary Smith from South Shields but was previously married.John was an first lietenant in the Royal navy, then a cinema manager before moving to Bucks to be an Engineer in a factory in Bletchley.Brought up his 3 children there. Died in Olney Bucks 1995 aged 84
red mail Searching for Burdon
Hi All I am Searching for the family Of Tom Burdon who Married Annie Amelia Splinks They lived in Durham (Stockton-On-tees Durham) They had 4 Children Harry Burdon B: 28/12/1906 in Stockton-On-tees Durham Tom Burdon B:1910 Stockton-On-tees Durham Ernest Burdon B:24/09/1913 Stockton-On-tees Durham Mabel Burdon B:? The boys came to Australia with their Father around 1917, Mabel joined later which refers that Annie must have died. I think they lived in Sydney Street Durham Can any one help me
red mail Garthwaite research
Have already researched my family of Garthwaites.Originate from Snape,latterly of Darlington,Durham.
red mail Jacques
Looking for information about jacques/heslem/rummey all from Lanchester, county durham
Wanted Old Photos Of Caygill Family, Staindrop Durham
Does anyone have any old photo's of the Caygill family from Staindrop, because I'm looking for a photo of my grandmother Florence Mary Caygill. I would so much like to know what see looked like, even a written description of her would do. Thanks
Caygill family from Durham UK
I am search info on: George Caygill / Caygil / Cagill (my great-great-grandfather) b. 1824 in Sutton Yorkshire but lived in Mickler / Staindrop, Durham U.K m. Jane? Mrs Jane Caygill died in 1885 in Staindrop, Durham George Caygill d. 1897 in Staindrop, Durham Their Children: Ann Caygill b.1848 in Staindrop, Durham Thomas Caygill b. 1850 in Staindrop, Durham James Caygill (my great-grandfather) B.1846 in Teesdale, Durham m. Eliza (Elizabeth) Chapman in 1871 in Cockfield Durham Mrs Eliza Caygill d. 1889 in Teesdale. If you have any further info, history or photos relating to the above families or places please do not hesitate to contact me, for I would be so grateful. Many thanks
Wardell Family From Durham.UK
I am searching info on James Wardell / Wardle (my great-great-grandfather) B.1824 in Lynesack, Durham U.K m. Margaret? D.1862 in Auckland aged 69 Their children; Isabella Wardell Elizabeth Wardell Thelma Wardell Evelyn Wardell Frederick Wardell / Wardle / Weardale ( my great-grandfather) b.1862 in Auckland UK m. Jane Ann Walker in 1882 in Auckland, Durham If you have any further info, history or photos relating to the above families or places please do not hesitate to contact me, for I would be so grateful. Many thanks
red mail William Hutton /Cornforth Durham
I am looking for William Hutton born 1839 in Cornforth, Durham. He was married to Sarah Eddy born 1842 in Alston Cumberland. I would appreciate any info!
I am descended from the DINNING family of Co. Durham. A James Dinning married a Mary Louttit. She came from Bishopwearmouth Sunderland.
red mail Naisby, Crossgate
The Naisby family moved from Witton Gilbert around 1777 to Crossgate, Durham. Their daughters all married there. They married into the Cummings, Batey, Anderton families. Their sons, William and Michael Naisby also married in Crossgate. Anyone researching these families? My ancestor, Thomas Naisbitt (there are amany versions of the Naisby name!) was another brother, who married in Washington and settled in Bishopwearmouth.
red mail Eggleston
Thomas Eggleston, a whitesmith, lived in Claypath, Durham from the 1820's. His son, John, moved to Sunderland and is on the 1861 Census as an Upholsterer. He married Sarah Cunningham shortly after and the family remained in the Sunderland area. Anyone researching this family?
red mail Howe
Looking for info. on Douglas or Dougal Howe who, I believe,had a son, Niall. They are my uncle and cousin.I think they have both died.Uncles birthdate would be around the 1920s.He was said to be a newspaper editor, maybe in London. Last heard of in East Boldon in 1940s. Had sisters Lucy, Margaret, and brother Arthur Leslie. thanks, Lee
red mail howe, woodliffe
Looking for info on my aunt whose surname was Howe and her husband whose name was Woodliffe. I have a photo of them marrying in the late 1940s .(I think!)I live in australia and have never met these people but would like to know about them for genealogy purposes. thanks Lee
I am looking for information on my Grandfather George Marwick Craggs or Grandmother Ann Coulson. My grandfather was a coleminer in merton colliery.He moved to the us in the late 1800's
Trying to trace details of Mary Hannah Wilson who was born in Durham about 1883. Her father's name was Joseph Wilson. Mary H. went to Durham University c. 1904-1910 and obtained a degree in Music. Can anyone help?
red mail Simpson
Loooking for any information on George Simpson born 1721 in St Margarets Parish, Durahm. He married Mary Forster. Looking for any information on George or Mary's parents or any other tidbit. Thanks
red mail Oliver , Robinson
I am looking for information regarding the marriage of my grandparents William Oliver and Mary Ann Robinson. They married some time around 1904, probably in County Durham. Also looking for the birth of my grandfather William Oliver. Anyone with links to both these names, please contact me. Thank you.
Looking for any information on any Aisbett's in the Durham district. Earliest known Aisbett I have is a Richard Aisbett born in the late 1700's married Ann Wall and both were born in Durham.
red mail neasham
I have a number of Durham neasham's in my family tree dating from 1740s -mid 1800s will help if contacted
I'm searching for information re: William McNally m Catherine ?, probably in Consett/Leadgate area, between around 1880 to 1901. Came from a Royal Artillery family. Father Henry served with Durham Militia around 1858. Any info gratefully received.
red mail BRUNSKILL/Tazey/Armstrong/Gill/
All these names are from Bishhop Auckland/Shildon/Chilton/ Ferryhill/Lamesely/Evenwood/Witton Park areas of Co Durham.Any connections please help
red mail Half Brother
my fathers name was joseph looking for my brother alan hodgson.does anyone know his whereabouts please
red mail Garthwaite
anyone researching the garthwaite family history. i belive to be in this area. if anyone can help, please contact me.
red mail Armstrong's In County Durham
Looking for Samuel ARMSTRONG, his wife Ann and children Ann, Isabella, John, Jane and Eleanor who travelled to Australia on the ship the Chatham in July 1852. From information on the passenger list they were chosen to go to South Australia from County Durham. Any information on their place of origin or themselves would be much appreciated
red mail Co.durham
Burnhope. Stanley. Lanchester. Dixon Family. Haswell. Sunderland. Bertram. Bellerby Families.
One name study on GUSTARD family all enquiries welcome and my information shared
William, Dorothy, Miles, James and George and associated families
Thomas Mowbray
Thomas Mowbray marriage Hannah Scott 1875 Edward Mowbray marriage Mary Moody 1903
Alexander Gowland
Alexander Gowland marriage Mary Hoggett 1875 Thompson Gowland marriage Elizabeth Morris
Shoplands In Durham
The SHOPLAND's of Durham are beleived to be descended from the Shoplands of Devon & Somerset. Any information on this family will be welcome.
Eliza Maria Plews or Plewes married John Sowerby in the mid 1800s moved to Bishop Auckland

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