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red mail CLARKSON
In 1841 a family who may be my ggggrandparents are found in Tynemouth Barracks where husband John CLARKSON is the "keeper of canteen". He has a wife FRANCES CLARKSON bc 1797, a son MATTHEW CLARKSON bc 1829, and a daughter FRANCES CLARKSON bc 1828, all b outside N'umb'ld. Mother Frances Clarkson states,in 1851,that she was born in MURTON; BUT in 1881 she says it was South Shields; but in 1891 it was North Shields! Daughter FRANCES CLARKSON1828 married John WEATHERILL b Danby Wiske Yorks, in New Stranton, West Hpool, where both families had moved. One of their children FRANCES WEATHERILL married a THOMAS ORD of WHpool. Can anybody recognise this family and give more info on the MURTON connection?
red mail Charles Murphy died Murton Colliery 1898
My 2nd great grandfather Charles Murphy married his second wife Mary Grogan and they lived in Murton.I think he was killed in a rock fall at Murton Colliery in 1898 Anyone with any information about him and his first family ( mother Honora Campbell)or second family please contact.
red mail RITCHEY
John Ritchey b.1864 in Durham Murton Colliery (he was a General Cartman), married Mary F. Woods from BishopAuckland; 6 children, one Samuel Ritchey migrated to Brantford Ontario around 1915.
red mail Dunn family
Looking for any information on the Dunn family( William, George, Martha, Margaret, Thomas,Peter, Elizabeth, Mary, Richard, Ralph and Robert, who came from Hetton-le-Hole, Easington, Murton Colliery from the 1820's. Also would like information on the father who was called George and was born abt. 1806 in Hebron(?) Durham and married Margaret Carr, born 1808 in North Blyth. Family later moved to Clay Cross in Derbyshire to work in the pits.
Looking for any decendants of Matthewsons from the Murton area. They were a large family going back at least from 1830's to date and probably farther back. All the boys worked in the mines. Family during 1900's+ have dispersed all over Durham region. Many thanks in advance.
red mail Burn, William, Smith, Mary Ann
Looking for any info. regarding my g/grandfather William James?Burn(have newspaper clip of a James Burn of Murton believe to be g/grandfather was a member of the Christian Endeavour Society who passed at 63 yrs of age(I do not have any D.O.B) & g/grandmother Mary Ann Smith (Burn)last know residence for g/grandparents dated May /1884:39 Talbot Street, Murton Colliery. Not sure how many children they had, for sure one daughter my grandmother, Mary Ellen Burn who married Thomas Kay in 1908 in Easington.
red mail George Wood
married to Mary Lydia Walker in 1881. Four sons - Herbert, James (my grandpa) Godfrey and Lindsay. Mary Lydia remarried in 1898. I am looking for information re the death of George. I was told that he had worked in America. Thanks Pauline
red mail Byers- Cutty-Harrison
Looking for relatives of my grandfather William Byers born 1878 his father was Gilbert Byers who married Maryann Cutty in 1872 at Parish Church Dalton-le-Dale (she died 1892 at South Hetton) her mothers maiden name Jane Harrison they also had two other children Robert born 1874 and Alice Jane born1873
red mail Burrell
seeking anyone connected to Audrey Burrell married name unknown children unknown. She and Ronnie Burrell were half siblings to Elsie Gippert nee Burrell.I would like to have their details for my family tree of Finlay.
Looking for anybody connected to the ETHERINGTON family. Head Robert bn1855 Easington? Mother Isabella nee WATERS bn1857 Stockton. Sons John bn1875 East Murton..Robert bn1878 East Murton.& Elizabeth bn1881 East Murton. In the 1901 Census living at Walker, Newcastle.
red mail james jack elliott
james elliot/tt a miner, jarrow marcher1936,army, Monte Cassino Battle 1943-44 died 1956 liverpool age 44-46 lived in Peterlee1950's. brother jack sister margaret

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