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red mail Robert Elliot
My gt gt grandfather, Robert Elliot, was born in Fatfield in 1821, married Margaret Sutton at Toft Hill in 1848, died at his home in the Sydney NSW Australia suburb of Hornsby in 1897. His registration of death records his father as Robert Elliot of Chester-le-street and mother as Jane (born Robson). Any assistance in finding further information concerning Robert Elliot Snr and Jane would be greatly appreciated.
red mail William Cowell
William Cowell was married in Chester-le-Street on 19 Dec 1801 to Isabella Thompson. I have details of his move to Hebburn Colliery where he is supposedly from Easington. Does anyone have any history of William Cowell.
red mail William STEPHENSON 1818-1887
I am looking for William Stephenson (1818-1887) married Ann (Hunter) in 1843 and had William J, Andrew, Mary Jane, Susannah, Hannah, and Ann. Several different places are listed for his birthplace but all are in Durham County and most of the census info lists residence as (Chapel Row) Chester Le Street. Ann's parents are Andrew and Ann but I am completely lost as to who William's parents were and if he had any siblings. Can someone PLEASE help?
red mail Oswald Huntly
I am looking for information about Oswald Huntly who lived in Chester-Le-Street in the early 1900s.
red mail Robert GIBSON b. 1888
Robert Gibson born in Stonecroft, Civil Parish Great Usworth, registration district Chester Le Street. Parents were William Gibson b. 1858 Isabella Gibson b. 1859. Their other children - Mary A. b. 1877, Andrew b. 1882, Thomas b. 1885, Robert b. 1888, Margery (? spelling)) b. 1890. Margery/Margrey may have been Baptised in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Springwell on 11/03/1890
red mail William Herron
I know that he was born 1811 Chester-le-Street and that he fathered 3 children: Mary born 1837 Chester-le-Street, Jane born 1840 Chester--le-Street and Dorothy born 1846 Easington, County Durham. Also that his wife's christian name was Jane. I need to know her surname and the names of her parents as well as her marriage date, and also his birth and baptism dates and the names of his parents
James Davison and Jessie Stoddard
James was born in Scotland about 1818. They emigrated to Ontario, Canada before 1849. I would like to know where in Scotland they were born and if they married before emigrating. They must have relatives in Scotland and Northumberland. My g g grandfather, William Davison is connected via DNA match with James (as I am). William was born in Bolam, Northumberland.
red mail John Lamb
I am looking for the parents or siblings of John Lamb born 1825 Chester Le Street, Durham and married (I think) Margaret Craggs in 1845 Gateshead, Durham. They had three children: Moses 1847-1900; Isabella Lamb 1851- and Barbara Lamb 1853-.
red mail scurfield
Looking for any info on Harriet Scurfield widow living in chester le street on 1891 census. Cannot find her on any other census or any record of marriage or death.
red mail huntly familyand wilson family 1880's onwards
oswald huntly, my maternal grandfather born sunderland 1877 but lived in chester le street from 1907. married isobel winifred morgan wilson 1918(known as winifred). his parents were charles w, and catherine. sister amy brother lee. winifred born 1884, middlechild of11. her parents wm and sophie wm boot maker. only daughter joyce born1920. family moved to bishop auckland1923. elizabeth.
red mail dodds /curry
Looking for information on Charles Dodds born Durham county about 1846. Mother isabella or Elizabeth nee curry Sister jane. would like any information.
red mail kerswells
lookingn for any information on charles kerswell born about 1889 he married lily hubbard in 1917 but cannot find any sign of his death which i believe to be in durham around 1964 any ideas please
red mail Chester Le Street - Swinburne's
Looking for any information on the Swinburnes in 1851-61 Census would like to know more, anyone have any more info
red mail Harold Jackson
Looking for information about a Harold Jackson from Chester-Le-Street, born somewhere between 1885 and 1895 -ish). Harold worked the trans-atlantic liners in the late 1920's - early 1930's. Also was a musician (don't know if that was the job on the liners or not...). Thanks, Brian
red mail Leight
Looking for possible relatives of Margaret Leight from Chesterfield.Durham. Margaret married Duncan Henry Kennedy from Wales who worked at Lambton Castle as gardener Married July 1912 and moved to Canada same year. Had two children Duncan Fredrick Kennedy and George Henry Marshall Kennedy. Parents Samuel Leight and Ellen or Sarah
red mail Haswell
Looking for decendants of George Haswell and Anges Richardson who lived in Chester le Street around 1920. 4 children George, Tom, Harry and Mary(born 1922). Mary married Duncan Fredrick Kennedy and moved to Canada during WW2. to Kingston, Ontario
red mail William Jackson & Mary Watson
Looking for any information about William Jackson who married Mary Watson in 1805 at St Marys & St Cuthbert Church, Chester Le Street. William was born in 1789 and baptised also in St Marys & St Cuthberts and his parents are William and Elizabeth. His whitnesses at his wedding were Margaret Jackson and Edward Jackson who may have been his siblings. William & Mary had a son William Newton Jackson b1810 in Chester Le Street, also St Marys, and he married Cicely Isabella Proud at St Nicholas Church Newcastle in 1836. Any information or family members would be appreciated. Many thanks Sheila
red mail wheatley family
looking for informatoin on Hannah Wheatley born 1874 chester-le-street father George born 1838 mother Susanna. Hannah married William Snow 1893 Holy Trinity church Pelton Durham. Would like to know what happened to her.William & Hannah had 2 children Jane born 1896 and george born about 1898 its is thought Hannah died about 1898-1899 any info would be a help
red mail OLIVE and JACK CARR of CHESTER LE STREET, C. 1930's - 1990's
Does anyone have any knowledge of this couple please. In the early 1930's they helped to bring up Kitty Taylor (13 years old in Dec 1930) after her family separated. Olive and Jack Carr lived then at Chester le Street and had a son, possibly other children too. Kitty remembered that Olive had had to look after a 'Grandma Westerman' for some time before she married Jack Carr. I think this was probably my mother's maternal grandmother, shown as Mary Ann Mullen on the 1881 census at Bullman Street, Cornforth, Co. Durham, a dressmaker aged 30, living with her children George Coates aged 7, Mary Mullen aged 4, Bertha H (poss.A?) Mullen aged 2. I am looking for more Carrs,Taylors, Coates and Westermans in the Durham/Darlington/ Chester le Street areas who might have a connection to Kitty Burridge (nee Taylor). Kitty was born at Ferryhill Dec. 1917. Her parents were Thomas and Bertha Taylor (nee Coates, also known as Bertha Mullen). Thankyou.
red mail Harry and Betty Coggins
Please can anyone who has information re. Harry and Betty Coggins please let me know,I believe Harry either owned or worked in a garage in the chester-le-street area,they attended my mother and step fathers wedding,(Winifred Maud Wilson nee Henderson to Sydney Charles Spencer)
Does anyone have any information on Robert Tones born 1815 in the Chester le street area. He was a coal miner and was married to Jane Hutchinson. He had 9 children one of whom was Robert my great great grandfather. In 1851 he was living in Sherburn Hill. His father may have been James but I can't trace any further than this. Thanks
red mail Jones family Perkinsville, Birtley, Sunniside
Looking for family of Stephen Jones and family who lived in Perkinsville in 1901 and in Birtley on 1911 census. He was a coal hewer in the pits, born in Workington, Cumbria, son of Hiram Jones (Prestatyn) and Margaret Johnston (Dearham). Stephen had sons, William and Hiram Nicholas. Also looking for his father Hiram who seems to have been living as a lodger in Sunniside in 1911 but who had lived with wife and sons Robert, John and Stephen and daughter Sarah in Newcastle. The brother in law of Stephen and Mary Jones was William Whitfield. Any help please
Wondering if there may be any living 'Atkinson' from Durham County that may be connected to Robert Atkinson (b: 1742 d: 1817) son of Joseph Atkinson and Mary Hargrave. Robert arrived in New Brunswick, Canada on May 14, 1774 from Hull, Yorkshire on board the Albion. Robert married twice 1st Ann Brown, 2nd Mary Nancy Killam. Robert died 5 February 1817 Sackville, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada.
red mail Fred Graham Etherington
We are looking for any information about Fred who married Elizabeth Winward in 1909. He had 4 children - Robert, b.1909; Fred, b.1911; Elsie, b.1914 and Edith or Enid YOB unknown. The family lived in and around the Durham/Sunderland area. Fred Graham was born in Burnley in Lancashire.
red mail Pigg family
Looking for relatives of Charles Pigg born 18/6/1900, those before principly.
red mail Harrison
I am looking for relatives related to Thomas and Augusta Harrison. Their children were Jane, Thomas, George, John and Emily all born in the late 1800's. Some of the towns are - Chester le Street, Pelton, Wallsend, Urpeth, Gateshead, Seghill ( County Durham or Northumberland areas). Thanks for any information you can supply. Sheila
red mail Baddiley family
Are there any Baddiley's left In Chester le Street as this is were Henry Archbold Baddiley was born and i would like to know if any family are left his father was john Henry Baddiley his Mother was Ethel Archbold ( nee Dixon) they Moved to Melbourne In Derbyshire In the1930,s regards Robert
red mail Barrat Charles Rollo. Photographs
I have photos of Charles Rolo Barrat and Brenda Barratt.
red mail Barratt family-Photograph
I have a photo of two little girls. It says on the back: Best wishes for 1916 from Angelette b.21 June 1913, and Susanna Stephens born 30th Oct 1914. Pencilled in on the back is written 'Barratt Family'.
red mail Murray-Certificates.
I have five certificates for William Murray. Four are to do with the Coperative Union for under 16's. The other is an Evening Mail Certificate of merit. Dated 1912-13 and 14. Do these belong to anyone.
red mail Barratt, Murray, Whelan-paddock agreement
I have the above agreement for Mrs Barratt of Peelaw House,to let Paddock to Joseph W. Whelan, of Peelaw House Farm, signed George Murray for Mrs Barrat. Commencing 13 May 1931-same date 1932. Is anyone connected with this? I also have lots of photos.
Looking for descendants of William Ferguson (Market gardener in 1890s) and his wife Mary Robson. Especially family of their daughter MARY ROBSON (possibly called Polly)last traced to 1891 census as her widowered fathers houskeeper. Also descendants of PETER FERGUSON (school inspector and journalist) Annie
red mail Wheatley - Chester-le-Street
Looking for information about the Wheatley family living in Chester-le-Street. Particularly the brothers Vincent, James and Thomas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I am looking for relatives of Mary Winter Howe who married Joseph Romaines Chester le Street 1901 can not find her after the date of marriage PLEASE CAN ANY ONE HELP
red mail ENA PRATT
red mail MARSDEN, Chester le Street
I'm looking for descendants of the Marsden family of Chester le Street, whose forebears originally came from the Poolstock and Pemberton areas of Wigan and prior to that from Adlington.
red mail Sowler - Chester-le-Street
I am researching the Sowler line in Chester-le-Street. I have Thomas(abt 1745-1805) m Dorothy(1755-1807) abt 1777. Children John,Judith,Thomas,Joseph,Ann,Mary. Joseph m Elizabeth Sowler(of Newburn). Both Joseph and Eliz died before 1861. They had 4 children Dorothy,Ann,Elizabeth,Thomas.
red mail Johnson
I am researching Johnsons from Chester-Le-Street in the early 1800s. They were mariners and later moved to North Shields and then Hull.
red mail Clark family Chester-le-street.
Interested in the Clarks (John Oliver b 1844 Castle Eden ended up in CLS. His son also John Oliver Clark b 1885 was my grandfather, lived South Pelaw - miner- and married Maggie Gorman). Their children - Robert Oliver Clark married Lena Hepple, Annie Clark married Thomas Moore, Thomas William Clark married Annie Anderson, James Clark married Minnie Lowery.
red mail barkess family name
hi i have just begun to find an interest in my family history. my grandparents live in ouston chetser-le-street. with this being a relatively uncommon name i was wondering of any others who share the same surname and have family in the area and also have relatives of the same name in australia and new zealand
red mail wheatley chester-le-street
looking for any information on wheatley family chester-le-street also snow family could also be yorkshire area
red mail Byrne family
Looking for descendents of William Patrick Byrne, son of Edward Byrne and Margaret Le Blon, who married Jeannie Laird Dowgray in Lanarkshire in Scotland in 1905. One son, Andrew D.(possibly Dowgray) Byrne was born at Chester-le-Street in 1913. William Byrne was probably a coalminer.
red mail The Lewins Family Tree
Hello, I am researching my family tree. Looking for any Lewins's related to: William Lewins (my great-grandfather) and his father John Lewins (my gg-grandfather)and his father Thomas. All worked in the mines and lived in the area of Chester-le-Street, Moorsley, Tantobie, etc. I would love to hear from anyone remotely connected. Thanks.
red mail wright-grey=cummings
I am looking for relations of the wright family starting from Benjamin wright 1772 dudley who married Elizabeth Gray 1781 chester-le-st. married in St Nicholas churxh Durham 13/5/1798 and of Peter Wright 1803 chester=le=st who married Thomasine Cummings 1805 Sherburn at St Peters Jarrow ion 13/5/1824
red mail Maddison Chester-le-Street
Looking for info on Joseph Edward Maddison (born Hunwick 1871)living in Chester-le-Street 1901and working as collier fireman, wife Annie born Usworth, 3 children Michael (1895) Annie J (c1897) Andrew (c.1899). Michael ran away to sea around 1911 probably because Joseph remarried
red mail James Smith
I'm still looking for details of my 3x great grandfather James Smith who was born in Mangalore India around 1800, but ended up living in Chester le Street, Co Durham, where he married Mary Forster and then Jane Minto. I wonder if he had brothers also born in Mangalore. I assume his father perhaps served with the Black Watch (73rd regiment of foot).
red mail Turk/Johnson
My great grandparents, Fredrick Turk and Suzannah Johnson, left the Durham area and came to America between 1915 and 1920. I would appreciate any information you could provide on these individuals, past and present. Thank you, Tom
red mail James Smith
My 3 x great grandfather James Smith was born in Mangalore India in about 1801...I suppose his dad was in the army. James married a Mary Forster in Durham in 1823, then he married MY ancestor Jane Minto in Chester le Street in 1832...the family stayed in and around Chester le Street after that, so his parents may have come from there in the first place. It's possible his father was called Luke (that is what James' first son was called). Does any one know of a Luke Smith who served in Mandragore India around 1800, possibly from the Chester le Street area? I'd love to know more about him. thanks
red mail Thomas Wood
Looking for Thomas Wood born Chester-Le-Street c 1816, married Ann born c 1822 in Staindrop. Moved to Shilden where my great grandfather George was born c1847.
red mail Crofton Family
I am looking for further information on a Robert Crofton and his family. The information I have is that he and his wife Ann, (maiden name unknown as yet) lived in or lived in the viscinity of Chester Le Street. They had a son called Robert who was christened in Chester Le Street in 1792, who later married Pheobe Minto of Edmundbyers in Chester Le Street in 1812.
red mail Jackson
Ann Jackson, widow, mother of Dorothy, Barbara,& Elizabeth, living in Lamesly 1851 census; need help finding maiden name of Ann and husband's name.
Researching Fergusons in Chester le St with connections at Lumley.
Barkess Family
I'm just starting to research my family name Barkess from the Birtley / Chester-le-street area, I heard that someone else was researching a John Barkess born about 1750, it would be strange if it were the same because there's not many with a surname Barkess.
Would like to hear from anyone connected to the family names of KINDRED or Hails. William Kindred born Gateshead c1835 married Mary born Wingate c1841, Mary's surname unknown. They had six children, the eldest being Mary Jane, who was born at Edmondsley nr. Chester-le-Street c1860. She married William Hails at Chester-le-Street c1878. Mary Jane Kindred and William Hails are gt.grandparents and any other information would be very much appreciated
I am looking for any info on Burnips, (possibly Ralph c1885), who lived in Chester Le Street. His wifes surname was Graham don`t know first name, they had at least one daughter Dulcie born 1916. Landreth is also a surname connected to them.
red mail Tinkler, Oliver
Looking for any info on Violet & Thomas Oliver, Tuart Street Chester le Street & Michaels Villas Pelton Lane Ends.
red mail Liley
I am trying to find out where my G Grandfather got to. His name was James Liley b 1852 in Bradford. He came to Chester-le-Street around 1891 with wife Elizabeth. He had James (jnr)my grandfather in 1897. Who then married my grandmother in 1920 but they got divorced. I would really love to know where he went after that. I can't find death details for either of them. Any links to other Liley's would be great.
Looking for family related to George Edward Foster, born c1919, married in Durham, worked on Railways, divorced and went to surrey c1950-1956. Dad George Edward Foster, brother Norman.
red mail George Bell
Some of the family lines I'm interested in are from County Durham and I'd be grateful for any information anyone may have. I am a Bell on my mother's side. My Great-grandfather Thomas Miller Bell was born Aug. 11, 1862 in Shurburn, Durham, and emigrated to the States in 1881, marrying Elizabeth Mary Russell of Durham, whose parents were James and Mary Russell. Thomas Bell's father, George Bell, I believe to have been born in Lumley, Durham in 1829, marrying Mary Ann Miller in 1850 in Chester Le Street, Durham. Mary Ann was born in Rainton, Durham in 1829 or 1830. Great-great-grandmother Mary Ann (Miller) Bell's parents were John and Isabel Miller. John was born in Lumley in 1809 and she was born in Cornsay in 1811.
red mail Tinkler
My father Harold Tinkler along with his brothers John (Jack) and Robert were born or raised in Chester Le Street early 1900's before moving to New Zealand, their parents were George and Jane Tinkler. Any information would be appreciated.
Looking for info on Thomas Wright. Born abt. 1825 in Chester Le Street. Married Jane. Children Thomas, John, Margaret, William, Mary, George & Jane. Thomas was a coal miner.
red mail John Laidlaw
I know that my great-grandfather (Thomas Laidlaw) was born here in 1903. His parents were John and Isabella but i know little else. Any help would be appreciated.
Early settlers from Alsace
My family came to Co Durham around 1800 they were french speaking and settled around Lumley Castle. My branch married into the Hodgson family but I've been unable to trace original surname. My Gt Grandfather was Francis Hodgson married to Annie and they had two sons - thomas and francis and two daughters Margaret and Annie. If any Hodgsons can link in to this I'd love to hear from you.
red mail Willis Family
I am trying to trace the willis family from the Chester-Le-Street area, my grandfather was a miner and left durham for the midlands sometime between 1960 and 1970.
red mail Henry Brown / Ruby Brown
Would love to hear from any descendants of Henry and Ruby (lived in Emily St before marriage)believe they had a son Robert in 1937.
red mail Moffitt/whiting
Charles Moffitt married Florence Whiting 1912. Known children Raymond born 1912 and William W born 1916. Would like to make contact with descendants or anyone knowing this family.
red mail Moffitt./mckay
Robert William Moffitt married Isabella McKay 1886. Known children Charles born 1887 and Thomas Alexander McKay Moffitt born 1892. Would like to make contact with anyone researching this family or any descendants.
red mail Ross Coxon Bell
Looking for details of Ross, Coxon & Bell families
red mail Stephenson
jonathan stephenson marriaged mary robinson died ?

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