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red mail Peart Family Bishop Auckland early 19th C
Hannah Peart widow of Thomas Peart of Stanhope lived with her eldest daughter Sarah in Pollards Cottages in the mid 19th C. Sarah had 4 children but no husband till about 1850 when she married James Robinson and moved to Finkle Street where her mother Hannah continued to live with them. Hannah had several other children who married and lived in the Bishop Auckland area. Is there anyone else who shares these relatives or could tell me where to look for further information about Sarah's children
red mail mary hall
has anyone any information about Mary Hall who was on the 1861 census as a widow and mother of John Blythe.She was born in 1795 and died in 1871 in Bishop Auckland.She was the widow of William Hall,a carpet weaver.Would be grateful for any help
I am looking for any information that may be available on a John Mccartney B. Abt 1700 in Bishop Auckland, wife unknown, they had 2 children , Robert B. abt.1730 and George B. abt 1732 . I am a direct decendant of Robert. There ar a number of spellings , Macartney, MaCartney, Mccartney ect. His Christening ( Auckland Episcopi. ?. ) I would like to go backwards for John and his wife ? as i have spent a long long time getting to the present day
red mail waldron street
does anyone know who may have lived in 33 waldron street bishop auckland between 1940 and 1945
red mail ST Agnes
can anyone tell me anything about a home for unmarried mothers in Bishop Auckland which I think was called ST. Agnes.It was run by nuns and my mother was there in the late 1940s. I have been unable to find any trace or records so was wondering if I have the wrong name or if it was just outside Bishop somewhere? Paula
red mail Merryweather Family
Does anyone remember the Merryweather Family living in Shildon (near Bp Auckland) in the 1960's.
red mail eeles - auckland/yorkshire
Looking for info on Francis Eeles b.circa 1811 in Feethams Yorkshire. Married 1) Mary Simpson 1832 and 2) Ruth Fawell 1848 both in St Helen Auckland. All his children were b in Auckland and he lived in Toft Hill Auckland until 1871. His fathers name was James (from marr. cert.) but that is all I know , can find no more info on his parents or if he had any siblings. If anyone can help would be most grateful. Thanks Pat.
I appreciate that both of these names occur frequently in the Durham area, but I am looking for information regarding Charles Elgy, born appx 1846 in Evenwood Gate, Durham who married a Jane Robson J/F/M 1873 in Auckland...only other info is that from the various census, she would be born appx 1855. They went on to have seven children born in Crook, Waterhouses and Brandon. There are so many Jane Robsons that I have come to a halt until I can locate the correct one. Hoping someone out there can help. Thanks
red mail Trewhitt Bishop Auckland
I am looking for information on the Working Mens Club, were my grandfather Jack Trewhitt was secretary for I think over 50 yrs, could anyone point me in the direction of were these records are. My father his son also played football for Bishop Auckland, would there be any records of this. Thank you for any help. Cathy
red mail Harrison John born approx 1880
Trying to find out what happened to my maternal great grandfather John Harrison who married Amy Hart in 1904. Amy has 3 children named Harrison on the 1911 census but is living with Matthew Allison in Witton le Wear. I know that she went on to have several more children named Allison. I cannot match any death records or remarriage records for John. John's father was called Lindsley Harrison and was a hawker. At the time of John's marriage to Amy he was also a Hawker but by the time my grandmother arrived he was a coalminer and lived in Crook. Any family clues would be appreciated.
red mail Gibson , Smith
Looking for any information relating to the above families or links to them- my great grandmother was Minnie Gibson daughter of J. and W. Gibson who married Robert Smith in Bishop Auckland at the Baptist Chapel in Sept. 1890.
red mail Crone Bishop Auckland
Hi I would love to know if there are any Crone's left in Bishop Auckland, Decendants of William Crone b 1861 in Maryport. My Names from Bishop Auckland Crone - King - Grundy - Trewhitt - Hendy Thank you Cathy
Strachan, Gregg - Bishop Auckland,
looking for family members of George Strachan, general dealer son of William H.Strachan married Hannah Gregg daughter of James Gregg, china dealer in Nov. 1864 in Bishop Auckland.
red mail John Charles Shaw
Looking for relatives of my Grand Father John Charles Shaw born 1863 and die Feb 11 1929 in Bishop Auckland .Had several children , one a Daughter Mary. Was a Mason and a merchant by Trade..Thanks
Searching for an Anthony Burns said to have been born in Bishop Auckland. My guesstimate is that he was probably born 1840-1850. He was supposed to have served in a Scottish Regiment in India. He was certainly out of the Army and working for the Railways in India by 1879, when his first known child was born. Family legend has it that he left his wife in India and returned to England, taking some of his sons with him, again guesstimate for this event is 1900 or after. Many thanks for reading.
My husband's great grandparents were Thomas Bell and Hannah Newton from Bishop Auckland in the late 1800's early 1900's. They had a son Thomas born in the early 1898, another Edward (Ted) who emigrated to Australia first followed by Thomas, and two daughters (Dora and Jennifer) who stayed in England. I believe they lived at Douglas Cres, Bishop Auckland. This is all the information I have concerning Thomas Sr and his wife. If anyone can help me I would be glad to hear. Nola
red mail South Church
I'm hoping someone can help me, does anyone know where I can view or find out what the streets were called in South Church in the 1900's onwards, I know of a couple Middle Street and Peverell Street. Many Thanks Jackie
red mail Wilson, Lumley
I'm hoping to find any information about my great, great grandmother Catherine Wilson born 1872 in Toft Hill, in 1891 she married a Joseph Lumley also born Toft Hill 1866, I know she was a nurse/midwife in the maternity hospital at the top of Princess Street, but can't seem to find out what the name of the hospital, Joseph went away to work between 1901 and 1909 and was killed the day he started work so left Catherine a widower, she also had a daughter Mary Annie who was born in 1892, and married a Joseph Winter Alderson born 1888 in Newfield and that Mary Annie died 6 weeks after given birth to her daughter who was then brought up by Catherine. I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with any information. Many thanks Jackie
red mail Bell of Bishop Auckland
Seeking information on Bell family of Bishop Auckland. Henry Bell and Catherine Jane Bell nee Dobinson lived at Fleet Street Bishop Auckland in 1906.Henry was a stone mason. Would like to know if either had siblings and what their names are. They moved to Willington Co Durham and lived at Railway Terrace. I would like to know if they had any other children apart from Gladys who was born in 1906.
red mail Durham
Seeking descendants of Raymond (1902), Vincent (1906) and Bessie M (1912)- children of Thomas Shields Peacock and Elizabeth Jane (nee Lee). Thomas & Elizabeth were once managing/stewards of the Cockton Hill Workmen's Club in Bishop Auckland around 1914.
Hi im trying to re trace my mothers family who were all brought up in Bishop Auckland. My mother was Ann or Annie Vincent (nee Gartland) My mother was born approx 1925. We live in Norfolk. My mothers brothers and sisters were twins Henry and Thomas,Vera,Mary,Annie,Joseph,Wilf and John the youngest. My grandfather was called Henry Gartland he was a coal miner sadly im not sure of my grandmothers name. any info will be greatly appreciated. thankyou
red mail HOUFE Arthur Thomas & TWEDDELL / TWEDDALL Eliza
Looking for information on Arthur Thomas Houfe born Huntington York 1880 also lived Riccall and married Eliza Tweddall Thirsk 1900. Birth for Eliza Tweddall 1875 Auckland, Durham. They had children Florence 1901 Thirsk, Thomas William 1904 Auckland, Arthur 1906 Auckland, Robert 1908 Auckland, Eliza 1911 Auckland, Isaac 1913 Auckland (mother Tweddell), Stanley 1918 Auckland (mother Tweddell). 1901 census @ Thirsk. 1911 census @ Auckland, Durham. Son Thomas William Houfe married Frances M Tweddall Thirsk 1925 First Cousins. Birth for Frances Mary Tweddell Teesdale 1900. Children Gladys M 1926 Thirsk (mother Tweddell), Arthur W 1927 Thirsk (mother Tweddell). The spelling of the name TweddAll and TweddEll varies with these two women. Another birth Stanley Houfe 1932 Auckland (mother Houfe)?? Deaths Arthur Houfe 1919 Auckland 13 years, Eliza Houfe 1926 Auckland 50 years, George H Houfe 1930 Thirsk 0 years. Anyone connected to any of these please make contact. Thankyou
red mail Close of Bishop Auckland
I am trying to trace the family of Elizabeth Ann Close (my grandmother) born on 27th August 1884. The birth is registered in Bishop Auckland.
red mail Taylor Family of Bishop Auckland,County Durham ,England
red mail Howe/McLoughlin
Looking for info. on Hannah Howe born circa 1848 @ Bishop Auckland. She was married to John McLoughlin and they had a daughter Jane who was born at Framwellgate Moor in 1884. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Bishop Auckland, Herbert Greener
My grandfather born in Bishop Aukland December 24, 1907. Mother is Elizabeth Kate Chapman, I don't know if Chapman was when she was married when Herbert was born (nee) or if it was after. Looking for any information. I don't know his father's name, he may have died. Elizabeth Kate remarried and had more children. Looking for is father's name, and decendants.
Proud / Salkeld / Thompson / Hart / Wearmouth
Would love to get in touch with Descendants of = My (3x) Great Grandfather was John Thompson (b ard 1810) married to Hannah Proud (b. 10/11/1821). His son John Proud Thompson (Baptised 6/6/1834) married Ann (Hannah) Salkeld on 28/10/1850. His son George Salkield Thompson married Frances Hannah Wearmouth on 21/8/1873 - this union produced my Grand Father David Wearmouth Thompson. He was one of 11 Children. If these names appear on your tree please get in touch. I live in Australia, was born in Sunderland, UK and have just started researching the tree again after spending a lot of "manual" hours on it from 1994-1996. With best regards.
Seagrave / Segrave / Segriff family search
I am looking for any data on the family of Christopher Segrave (born Ireland) and wife Mary Riley (possibly reilley of Meath Ireland). The earliest record shows the family recorded as Segary and also Segruff. Both Christopher and Mary's fathers were recorded as being called Michael and were also both from Ireland (of unknown county origins) but I can find no birth dates or accurate record for either. Christopher's family can be traced from Witton Park where he worked in the Paradise Iron Works(Escomb parish). From here they moved to Bishop Auckland and most records have been found for them at St Wilfreds R.C. Church. They settled first in 'Great Gates' Bishop Auckland then Bondgate, Powell's Yard, Backway in Passage and Bridge Street. My Great Great Grandfather Edward was Christopher's son. Any info, no mater how small would be appreciated. Andy
looking for my family relatives
i am looking for any links to my family i am a wilson and i already no that i am related to the dunns in scotland. i am looking for my grandfather george wilson what i no so far is that he lives in lincolnshire if any body has any information on my family tree please please get in touch with me thank you.
red mail Conway
I am looking for any information relating to James Conway b c1831 in Ireland. He married a woman named Phoeba or Phoebe, she was born in Bishop Auckland. They had six children, Robert b c1864, Ada c1866, Catherine c1868, James c1872, Albert c1874, and Charles c1880. Robert was born in Bishop Auckland, Ada was born in Normanton, West Yorkshire, Catherine and James were born in Darlington, Albert and Charles were born in Stockton-on-Tees. I would be grateful for any information. Thank You.
red mail Donald James Wolfe
I'm looking for Donald James Wolfe I think he will be in his sixtys, or anyone who is related to him.
red mail Pearson
I am looking for the birth of a Mary Pearson, daughter of Ralph. Couldn't find her birth on St. Andrews parish records. I don't know the area, can anyone suggest a near by church?
red mail Bishop Auckland - Durham. GLENNEN
I am looking for information to the above surnames. Michael Glennen b.C1831 lived with his wife Elizabeth Wright b. C1832 in Auckland, Durham. They had 3 children Mary Catherine b. 1863, Elizabeth b. 1870 and John Edward b. 1936. Mary Catherine went on to marry Thomas Beckett on the 30th Sept 1895 at St Joseph's RC church and John Edward married Esther Warner. Any help would be much appreciated.
red mail Ivy Emily GIBSON (née JEFFERY or REVELEY)
An "I E GIBSON" notified the death of Alfred William REVELEY in 1957 in Wales. She was detailed as his daughter. I would like to contact descendants of hers to find out more about her and Alfred and also Ivy's mother Maria REVELEY, (late JEFFERY, née KING, who died in 1961 in Wales). Maria had two other children, older than Ivy, Elizabeth KING and Edward JEFFERY, whom it is believed Alfred adopted. I do not know if Ivy was Alfred's daughter or if he also adopted her. In 1957, Ivy was living at 16 Dalton Avenue, St Helens, Bishop Auckland. She married a GIBSON. She died in April 1997.
red mail John Hodgson and Elizabeth Gardener
John Hodgson was born in Highry, Durham abt 1796, he married Elizabeth Gardener on 28 July 1821 in Stanhope, Durham. In 1841 and 1851 census they were living in Auckland St Andrew (South Church). John is my GGGGGrandfather. He was a coal miner and immigrated to USA after the 1851 census but before his death in a mining accident in Pennsylvania in 1855. The eldest son, Edward (my GGGGrandfather), was born in 1826 (possibly Grain, Durham) and moved to the USA after the 1841 census. Other children were James, Mary, John, Jane, and Elizabeth. Any infomation on the family would be appreciated.
red mail Jane Brown 1743
Jane Brown b Bishop Auckland 4th April 1743,dtr of John& Mary Brown married Matthew Munroe b Middleton Tyas 1745 in Ormesby 17th May 1767/8. Matthew's profession was given as servant (possibly at Ormesby Hall). Any information on either families would be most helpful, thank you.
red mail Towers-Smith
George Towers married Annie Smith, don't know where, don't know when. In 1871 they were living in Framwellgate, Durham with their first three children, William b. Wrekenton, nr Gateshead, c1863, Margaret b. Newcastle, Northumberland, c1865, and Mary Ellen b. Sunderland, County Durham .c1869. In 1881 they were living in 2 Catleap Stairs Wapping Street, South Shields, with children, William, Margaret, Mary Ellen, Annie, b. South Shields, 1876, Thomas, b. South Shields, 1879. Agnes came along in 1881, All the chidren were said to be born in South Shields. I cannot find birth registration for William, Margaret or Mary Ellen. Annie, Thomas and Agnes were all registered in South Shields. According to the 1871 and 1881 census, Annie Smith was born in Scarborough, and George Towers was born in Blackburn. I cannot find anything to confirm these places of birth.In 1871 George said he was 30 years, Annie said she was 26 years. In 1881, george said he was 44 and annie said she was 39. Annie remarried as a Widow, in 1890 to a Thomas Higgins, she said she was 40. If there is anyone out there who might be able to help I would love to hear from them.
red mail Clarks, Auckland St Andrew
Looking for ancestors/descendants of Richard Clark b 1772 and Christened Auckland St Andrew, son of William. Richard marrried Ann Iveson (d/o Joseph Iveson and Mary Rodam) in AA 1797.
red mail Holdsworth, Armstrong, Robson
Looking for information on David Edward Holdsworth, born 1884. Father is William Holdsworth who had a brother named Sam. Mother's name was Flora or Florence, maiden name unknown. David Holdsworth married Elizabeth Armstrong in 1908, and her parents are Elizabeth Robson and Thomas Armstrong.
red mail Mary McCabe and Francis Lennon
This couple were married in 1875 around this area, one daughter known is Sarah Lennon born in 1895 in Dalzil in Scotland are you any relation or know any info about other siblings or address details
red mail WATSON Michael
Born 1694, of Ushaw Moor Michael WATSON was my Great,great, great great grandfather, he married Elizabeth the same place. His grandsonson Micheal (born 1736)was a schoolmaster at GOSFORTH SCHOOL HOUSE and an enumerator for the 1841 & 1851 censuses, he married Cecily Kipling and had 6 children so if you are researching this line of the family we may be connected, and could work together to get further back so do write...
red mail Hagan family/ Middlesbrough + Bishop Auckland
Timothy Hagan born Guisborough Yorkshire. Moved to Bishop Auckland before 1851 census. Had several children including Mary Ellen, James,Edward, Margaret J, Elizabeth A etc. I know there are still Hagans there. Does anyone have any info on James Hagan (my grandfather).
red mail smithsons of yorkshire
richard smithson b. 1839 alne yorkshire uk he m.ann marshall b. kirkham abbey yorkshire uk they were my g.g.greatgrandparents they had a son william smithson my g. grandfather born bowdon close durham uk but most of there children were born in alne village yorkshire
My great grandparents were from Bishop Auckland Wilson and Mary Wade of 23 Market place.My grandmother Mary wade was born in Bishop Auckland in 1927.My grandmother married kenneth Hampton and my grandmother gave birth to My mother Virginia patricia kathleen ann Hampton in 1950.My grandmother came to the US and gave my mother and my uncle up for adoption in 1955 and disapeared.I am looking for my family in Bishop Auckland.I know that my grandmother had a sister her name is Ann.I am sure I have other relatives in Bishop Auckland.Please anyone with any info email me.Thank you and God bless
red mail Barnwell
Looking for information about my family who lived in Bishop Auckland & Coundon Grange from about 1852 thru 1910?
Looking for a friend
I am trying to locate Kerrie Smith & her son Sean who lived at 7 Hardisty cresc, Bishop Auckland, Durham approx 3 & half years ago. Can anyone help me please?
red mail Robert & Olive Ainscough
I am researching my family tree....Robert and Olive were my Grandparents who lived in Bishop Auckland...does anyone have any details available?
red mail auckland/durham noddings'
hi i'm related to the noddings' from GG grandfather was john george noddings, born 1850, auckland, co. durham. he married sarah ann stephenson (b. 1860). there is a darlington connection because his son (john, b. 1877) was born there. would be good to hear from anyone with any connections. his father was richard, married to margaret. cheers ed
red mail Hart. Rose (nee Ghiloni)
My Grandfather Frank Hart married Rose Ghiloni in July 1945 in Battersea. Rose was born in Auckland in 1912 her mothers maiden name was Stefani. Rose had at least one sibling, a sister (christian name not known). Any information would be gratefully apreciated
red mail Charles Henry Thomas
looking for any info. My great grandfather was born 1859 in Lye Worcestershire, but moved to Sunny Brow when he was a young man. He died in 1895 so hed be 36. Just curious if anyone has any information, I wondered if it was result of a mining accident. There is no-one left living for me to ask.' Regards
Nattrass & Horsley
Henry Horsley married Jane Nattrass at the Register Office in the district of Auckland in 1889. They had a daughter, Florence, in 1901 census. Other children may have died. Any info on this family needed urgently
red mail McCoy family
mid 19th century
red mail Strachan, Gregg
looking for family members of George Strachan, general dealer son of William H.Strachan married Hannah Gregg daughter of James Gregg, china dealer in Nov. 1864 in Bishop Auckland.
Cook,Watson,Spencer, Bendam
Looking for descendants of CHARLES THOMPSON COOK was born Abt. 1834 in Escombe, Durham. He married (1) MARGARET WATSON 15 Sep 1855 in Auckland Reg Office, daughter of THOMAS WATSON. She was born Abt. 1836. He married (2) JANE SPENCER 12 May 1861 in Medomsley PC, Lanchester, Durham, daughter of JOHN SPENCER. She was born Abt. 1835. He married (3) MATILDA BENDAM 26 Aug 1875 in Durham Reg office, daughter of RICHARD BENDAM. She was born Abt. 1842 in Camerton, Somerset.Children of CHARLES COOK and JANE SPENCER were: CHARLES COOK, b. Abt. 1866, Hunwick, durham. JOSEPH COOK, b. Abt. 1864, Hunwick, durham. WILLIAM COOK, b. Abt. 1862, Tow Law, Durham. Children of CHARLES COOK and MATILDA BENDAM: RICHARD B COOK, b. Abt. 1881, Hedley Hope, Durham. THOMAS H COOK, b. Abt. 1879, Hunwick, durham.
cook, watson, thompson
Tracing Charles Thomas Cook(son of john cook and sarah thompson) b1834 escombe,Durham- married Margaret Watson (dau of Thomas Watson)auckland reg office in 1855
red mail William Ward
Searching for William Ward born 1817. Any help will be appreciated.
red mail hutchinson/dixon / y.shire durham
looking for any info on my grandparents they were john hutchinson and mary helen hutchinson nee dixon they lived in bishop auckland in 19/10 were my dad was born william roland hutchinson by 19/12 they were in edwinstowe y.shire i belive they came from y.shire
red mail Coulson of Co Durham/Bp Auckland
Looking for any info on the Coulsons of Bishop Auckland/Willington/Spennymoor/Durham....grandfather was Richard Allison Coulson he had 13 siblings,Robert a brother, was killed in WW1. Any info on branches of the family would be appreciated.
red mail Looking for Crosson
Looking for info on the Crosson family of The Batts Bishop Auckland.Traced them back to the 1800's but lost branches of the family. Uncommon name, get in touch.
red mail Green/May Family Tree
Looking for information on my Great Grandparents in Bishop Auckland/Etherley Dene areas. William Green lived in Etherley Dene (on 1901 census) and John May at The Lather Brush Inn in Bishop Auckland. Agnes May (John's wife) was publican at the Inn on the 1901 census. My Grandparents names were Thomas Alton Green and Isabella May. Any information on the families or local history of the period would be much appreciated.
red mail Wrights
Any Wrights linked to my entry for Byers Green - Auckland St.Andrew area?
Merryweather Family
Can anyone assist with history of the Merryweather family living in Bishop Auckland in 1900?
red mail GARREY, John
Looking for any information on John Garrey/Garry whose daughter Mary was my 3 x great grandmother. She married 1799 in Sunderland, but her 2nd daughters baptism in Newcastle showed her as daughter of John Garrey, neighbourhood of Bishop Auckland. Name is sometimes shown as GAIR.
looking for longstaffs
Joseph Longstaff born 1847 St Andrews Bishop Auckland, father John Longstaff and mother Dorothy Longstaff married 1841 Bishop Auckland any information received with thanks. Joseph moved to Liversedge then Dewsbury West Yorkshire and married Jane ? they had 8 children one of which Walden Longstaff(born 1879) is my great grand father.
red mail Re Church Institute Library
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Bishop Auckland : 1891 Population : 11,765 - Has The Edgar Memorial Hall with lecture rooms and the Bishop Lightfoot Church Institute with library of 600 vols.Bp Lightfoot was buried on 27/12/1889.
red mail Marriage Records
The marriage of William Oliver (1824-1883) and Ann Whitfield (b abt. 1826-no death date) on January 19, 1846 in Witton-le-Wear is recorded in Bishop Auckland. The records were found by William's son, Anthony Whitfield Oliver, Sr., and were used to prove the marriage of his parents.
Sowerby-bishop Auckland
any descendents of John and Eliza Maria Sowerby,miners in the late 1800s.

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