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Robert ALEXANDER, Clock and watch maker
Robert ALEXANDER and his wife Ann were resident in Belford in 1815 and 1818 when their two daughters were baptised. Jane ALEXANDER was baptised on 7th May 1815 and Alice ALEXANDER on 19th April 1818: this information comes from Parish Register transcripts. Robert ALEXANDER is entered as Father on both his daughters' marriage certificates. On July 8th 1838, Alice ALEXANDER married Anthony GRAHAM in Tynemouth. Robert ALEXANDER is referred to as living 'in this Parish' and described as 'Clock and Watch Maker'. On January 6th 1840 Jane ALEXANDER married John RICHARDSON in the Parish of St. Saviour, York. Robert ALEXANDER is entered as living in Heworth Moor at the time of marriage, and is described as 'Clock Maker'. Looks as though the family moved around a bit. Any clues as to his life in Belford, his marriage to Ann etc. would be gratefully received.
red mail Morton Family
Seeking information regarding the Morton family in and around Belford. My gg grandmother was Margaret Morton (1847-1900) who married Thomas Lazenby. Her parents were Robert Morton (1811-1874) and Jane Robson, her grand parents were Andrew Morton (1772-1840) and Isabella Russell
red mail Rule Family
Any information anyone can give on the Rule family who lived in Belford area Northumberland. Or the Wood family "who originated from Scotland" in the same area around the 1800 time I would be grateful for any help
red mail John Lisle
Looking for details regarding John Lisle and Ann Coxon and their family. I know they had a son Roger Lisle who was born in 1828 in Belford. I also know Roger moved to Canada where he married Elizabeth Anne Webster. Along with their three children Anne, Elizabeth & John Webster they briefly returned to the UK around 1861. They then emmigrated to Australia in 1862. John Lisle is my 3 x GF. Any info gratefully accepted.
red mail Mole in Belford
Looking for any information on Ann Mole (nee Rutherford) 1785 -1874. She married John Mole who is buried in the cememtry at Belford but I have no information about him, family rumour that he was an Irish cattle dealer. Would love any information
red mail Fram
Looking for info on Andrew Fram born Belshill in 1823.
red mail dryden
Looking for any Drydens in belford, lucker or bamborough 1800s
red mail matthew davison
Matthew Davison was born in Belford in 1805, married Margaret Bell of alnmouth (b.1807) and moved to Gateshead where he had the Lord Collingwood pub. Any information would be really appreciated.
red mail Surname
Selby Douglas married Jane from Belford in the 1800s How can I get Janes surname
red mail Lisle/Lysle/Lyall of BELFORD
I have a John Lisle born abt. 1787 BELFORD, Northumb. Interested in Any links to lisle in Belford.
Ann Pearson
Ann PEARSON (maiden name not known), born in Scotland circa 1792. She moved to Belford, Northumberland and was shown on the 1841 census with a daughter Ann (aged 14), no husband mentioned. It states that she had "independant means" but by the 1851 census she was down as being a "pauper, carriers widow". I would love to find out who she was married to and where she was during the 1861 census. Her daughter Ann had married a James GREEN of Godmanchester by 1851 and had a daughter Margaret. They were all living at the same house in 1851.
red mail Swan
Looking for any information on Dorothy Swan b 1815, same year as Grace Darling, in Ross/Belford. She married Thomas Waggott. Her father was a fisherman, William Swan b 1787 ish wife Frances. Lived at Seahouses in 1851.
red mail Belford In 1886
From Bulmer's Northumberland Directory Belford Parish Bamburgh Ward North Division p. 737 Petty Sessions are held every alternate Wednesday, and County Courts once every two months at the court-house. The district under the jurisdiction of this court is the same as that included in the Belford Poor Law Union, with the Farne Islands added. p. 738 The Belford Union comprises 34 parishes and townships and in 1881 comprised an area of 39,323 acres with a population on 5,704. The workhouse is a small building in West Street, and has at present (October 1886) 12 inmates, who are maintained at an average cost of 5.5d per head per day. p. 739 Poor Law Union Workhouse master H.A.Treble Matron Mrs A.M.Treble Overseers George Gibson ( saddler & ironmonger) and Thomas Young (nurseryman) Relieving Officer Robert Guthrie., he was also the school attendance officer. There is a Reading Room and Library in the village.


 
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