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red mail DOBSON
Looking for descendents of Jeremiah Dobson, a baker, born1822, married Mary Ann Grey in 1848. Children Nicholas, William, John G, Thomas, and Mary Ann. His father was also Jeremiah, mother Eleanor. Lived Commercial Road, Westoe, East Holborn,and Brewery Quay.
red mail Help with Family tree
Hi i'm trying to trace my mothers paternal family tree. My grandfather was born in South Shields, John Leslie Scott in 1924/25. He had at least 2 sisters, Vera & Iris. Also At least 2 brothers, Thomas and James. My grandad married a mary veronica Teague in Staines, middlesex in 1947. If anyone has any relevant info i would like to hear from them to help me search my tree. Thanks kim
red mail Shirley (Sharley) Simmons
Shirley Simmons born 1822 in Brancaster, Norfolk lived with his family in and around South Shields and Bishopwearmouth and according to the 1881 census was an AB seaman aboard the Seaton vessel. Could anyone tell me any more about either this man (my g.g.g.g.grandfather) or the vessel?
red mail oliver/thompson
looking for any information relating to the marriage in south shields of elizabeth oliver and george thompson in 1935.
I am trying to find my Grt Grt Grandfathers family He was called Antoine/Antonio Married to Eliza A M Their children were :- Antonio Frances Henry born 1878 Nellie Honor born 1881 Janet born 1883 The children were all christened at St Hildas church The father was from a family who taught language and music or were listed as professional actors so I would make the assumption he would be doing something similar in South Shields. I would be grateful if any one with any info could help me. The family began to use the name Morland some time after this and moved to near Hull and then to Portsmouth.
James Tate married Maria Thompson 1899/1901? Maria's father was George Thompson master mariner
red mail stothard
trying to do a family tree my nana's maiden name was stothard her father died about 1923ish he married an elizabeth in south shields would be interested in any info
red mail whitfield
i am trying to do a family tree on the whitfields from south shields my grandad was daniel whitfield born 1920 died 1999 would be interested in any info
red mail St Stephens church verger
Looking for info on Albert Steere verger of St Stephens church, South Shields.Fostered a boy with his wife around the end of 1919,my father
red mail nessworthy
I am interested in anyone who might know any links to Nessworthy from SouthShields especially from the Law Top and Palletine Street.
red mail Master Mariner drowned at sea
John Couper born Queensferry, Scotland, 1824, drowned at sea in 1859-1860. Had a daughter Elizabeth born 1859 and a son John Robert born after his death. Married Ellen Humble in 1858 at South Shields, Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
red mail duck/westoe/south shields
duck/margaret (maiden name unknown) born about 1806 any information about her or family DUCK. Son George Duck direct ancestor born 1831,in Westoe, South Shields. Families connected in 19th. century include, Riddle, Reid, Kirkley, Peel and Gowland.
red mail CORKIN
Looking for information on the surname CORKIN. My grandfather was George Corkin married to Minnie.
dale street
i am trying to find relations of the pippets they lived in dale street south shields and owned the little store i beleave dale street is all gone now
red mail John Watson/'Lizzie' Elizabeth Ann nee Reid
My maternal grandparents were Police Sgt John Watson and'Lizzie' Elizabeth Ann nee Reid there were six children.Only my mother Edna, Florrie and Margaret survived their teens
red mail Wheeler or Parker family info
Can anyone tell me about Emily Wheeler (she was my great grandmother) born in south shields and married a Francis John Parker from Darlington. Had 4 children-Reggie, Florrie, Edith and Betty..she moved to West Yorkshire after the death of her husband and died here about 1977.
red mail McCluney
Interested in hearing from anyone researching McCluney. My grandfather Hugh McCluney was born in Sunderland, but later lived in South Shields.
red mail Duncan, Richardson
Looking for information regarding Jane Duncan and Joseph Richardson, married on 25 July 1847 at St Hilda's, South Shields. They later moved to Kingston upon Hull, and their daughter Martha married Robert Peach.
red mail lightford/golightly
I am trying to trace a George Lightford who married a Margaret golightly in 1848. I have them in the 1851 census and in the 1871 census but cannot find them in the 1861 census. In the 1861 census they should have a few children, william born around 1849, john thomas around 1852 and mary 1857. My g grand mother Jane was born 1861 after the 1861 census.Margaret Golightly was born 1829 in south shields to Benjamin golightly and Mary Orwin. George was also born around 1829 in Jarrow I think his father was william lightford. If anyone has any info on this line I would love your help.
red mail JOHNSTON, James Frederick of VICTORIA BREWERY
Does anyone have any information relating to James Frederick Johnston, manager of the Victoria Brewery, South Shields? He was born about 1858 and lived at 44 Bath Street in 1901 with his wife Dorothy and children Alfie, Minnie and James. Many thanks, Neill.
William Wouldhave 1751
William Wouldhave, lifeboat designer, married to Hannah Crow. They had at least two children - Luke 1776 who married Eleanor Cockburn and Hannah 1784. Luke went on to live in Grimsby.I'd be grateful for any further information on this family including other relatives.
OLIVER and VALLACK Sth. Shields
I would love to hear from anyone related to, or researching, the Vallack family or the Oliver family from the South Shields, Westoe areas. With regard to my 'Oliver' family, it seems the eldest son was always named "Mewburn Oliver", for several generations. If any other 'Oliver' researchers find they have a 'Mewburn Oliver' perched in their tree, (or any 'Hunter Oliver's'), it is most likely we have a connection.
James Johnson
Looking for information on James Johnson, shipwright, married to Ann. Their son George Gibson Johnson, master mariner was born around 1827. Ann was residing in Hill St,St.Hilda,South Shields as a widow by 1851. They also had two daughters Ann and Christiana born approx 1830 and 1832 respectively.
red mail Nesworthy & or Nessworthy
I am researching the surname Nesworthy & or Nessworthy in South Shields. Would be pleased if you would contact me if this is your line. Anne, Canada
red mail William Brown and Mary Elizabeth Cleugh
On 13 August 1842 Saville Street Westoe William Brown (master mariner)and Mary Elizabeth (nee Cleugh) had a son: William Brown. Son William married Margaret Griffiths of Montgomeryshire moved to Liverpool and then Flintshire. Family often uses middle name in preference to first name.I am trying to find out if the Browns had roots here. or on Yorkshire coast or Cumbria
Mary Ann HENSON b. 1870 in South Shields
She married James DAVIDSON a seaman originally from the Shetlands . His family had a confectioners store near the Nook. Any info. appreciated.
John Henry HENSON b. 1868 in Greenock , Renfrew
Perhaps married Elizabeth HADDOCK in South Shields John Henry was b. 1899 and they are on the 1901 census in Heugh St. Any info. appreciated.
Harriet HENSON m. John James BEAUMONT
Married in South Shields in 1881 Harriet was b. 1862 in Edinburgh and John was b. 1857 in Almondley York. Harriet died in 1894 Could have had a child -Frances b. 1883 and maybe more . John remarried maybe in 1896. Any info. appreciated
red mail Forster
I am looking for information on the son and grandchildren of Hugh Roy Forster and Mary Anne Bennett who moved to South Shields during WWI. I believe the elder son was called Thomas and was the ferryman on the Tyne. The grandchildren would be my cousins. Angela
red mail hannah hayhurst cook south shields
looking for birth and mother of hannah hayhurst cook. father is john cook and married in 1885 to henry parker or barker reid in south shields borne according to marriage cert 1863
red mail Moiser
Searching for any Moiser family living in the area. originally from Huntington, Yorks, one member of the family, James born in 1826, settled in the South Shields area with his wife, Mary and their many children. Does anyone have any information?
red mail Frank Wilkes
I am looking for info on a Frank Wilkes who married a lady by the name of Marion, who may of came from South Shields area, Frank origanaly came from the Walsall area, if still alive he would be approx 83 now, he served in the 2nd world war and moved some time after that to the South Shields area, is there any one out there who can help me out with some more info please, Frank is my great uncle whome I have never met. Bev
De Redder, Johnson, Heron families.
Info on anyone with DE REDDER name (including middle name) anywhere in England, 1800 onwards. Captain William DE REDDER lived in South Shields 1830's to 1880's, any living descendents, can you please contact me (NZ relative). Also, family of Elizabeth (nee DE REDDER) and William JOHNSON (wed Sth. Shields 3 JUN 1873)
red mail CRANSTON
Thomas Alexander Cranston married Margaret Symon. Father Thomas Cranston-occupation plumber. Any informaton on this line greatly appreciated.
red mail Simpson / Blakey
Looking for imformation grandfather John Simpson married Ellen Blakey 1901 South Shields,trying to find Johns parents John and ? brother Thomas, sisters Martha and Elizabeth
I am attempting to find my fathers side of the Lamb family from the South Shields area, my father was born in South Shields in 1908. married in 1935 and died in 1940. He was "Richard Lamb", may have had a brother "Harry" and his father was "Joseph Lamb" mother Sarah "Nee" Hickman can any one relate to this family.
red mail Feeney Carr
Looking for details on Edward Feeney and Jane Catherine Carr married in South Shields 1892 later moved to Wallsend
red mail Codling
Interested in any descendents of Robert Codling (1827-1888) a coal-trimmer from Tyne Dock. His sons are Robert William Codling (1865-1890), Mabel Youll 1863-?), John Henderson Codling 1868-1936), Joseph Codling B1870-?, and Stephen Codling B1874-?)
red mail Hunter
Searching for any family members of William Hunter born 1833 in South Shields. He Married a woman called Ann(e)(ie) and settled in Gateshead.
red mail Lundin
I come from a long line of Lundin's that lived in Durham and can trace my family back to a marriage in Jarrow in 1756. Unfortunately I am unable to get back any further. Most of the subsequent marriages and baptisms were recorded in St Hilda's church, South Shields. I would be pleased to hear from anyone else tracing their own family tree that comes across a 'Lundin' and is looking for a link. I would also be interested in learning more about the early 1700's social history of South Shields and/or Jarrow. Regards, Linda
red mail Gregor / Spence
i am looking for any members of the Gregor Family living in the South Shields area to help out in family history. Names include Maud, Andress Anderson Taylor, Alice, Henry Alexander, Maria, Henry. Also any members of the Spence family again from South Shields
red mail wilson
wilson South Shields 1871 census shows my gg/grandfather edward wilson as gamekeeper to lord roddam of wassand hall, wife jane wilkie, children annie,tom,james,edward wallace, norman and roddam. in the 1881 census the family moved to 1 & 3 raglan street, westoe,durham sowing my gg/grandfathwer as a publican with another addition to the family a daughter miriam. roddam was my g/father who lived at 20 hardwick street, south shields, he married margaret nelson but died at the age of twenty eight in 1899 and had one child edward wilson my father, who married a lady called (Margaret saunders I believe), she died leaving three children doris, edward, and kenneth wilson. my father came to live in welwyn garden city, hertfordshire and remarried my mother. I am searching for any relatives of the above and would be interested if anyone is researching this name or knows anyone connected to this family. my Name is Maggie
Can anyone help with the location of this in South Shields. Also if your name is Thompson present day or earlier
red mail Hannah Brown, Westoe, South Shields
Hannah Brown, born 24 Nov 1848 at Cornwallis Square, Westoe, in the registration district of South Shields, was my great grandmother. She married John McNeil, mariner, on 19 Nov 1875 at West Ham, Essex. They subsequently ran The Sailors Return public house (later renamed The Wharf Hotel) at Grays, Essex. I seek 1861 census information for Hannah whose parents were William Brown and Jane (Burdifs or Burdiss).
red mail Dine, Sydney, William, Frank and Alice
These are my ancestors, my father being Sydney who has now passed away. They lived close to the roman ruins, father was William Cutter-Dine and mother was Annie Dine. William died at 21 and Frank married and had 2 children, does anyone know them? I live in Devon and am desperate to try and trace any living family members. All the men served in the armed forces. Ther was also an aunt Dot who I believe to be still alive. Please help!!
Henry and Marshall
Looking for any information on the family of the late Annie Marshall who was married to Alfred Henry and lived in South Shields. They had a large family and lived in Thames Street .South Shields for a while.
red mail Brown, McClure
James McClure Brown b 1916 nr Stranraer resident in 1957 at Morton St. S.Shields. Mother Helen Brown nee McClure b. 1877 Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire d.Courthill, Kelso 1957. Brown family historian seeking living relatives.
red mail Ramsay/Ramsey
James Ramsay a mariner of Fife married Ann Brown a native of Alnwick 16th January 1785 St. Hilda's Church, South Shields. They had children-Isabella James Richard Mary and Thomas.Richard married Catherine 3rd April 1830 Christchurch Tynemouth.They had Elleanor Richard James and Anabella.James married Margaret Douglass 18th June 1854 Christchurch Tynemouth. They had Thomas Mary Mary William Noble James Richard Thomas and Septimus. James married Elizabeth Jane Taylor 13th September 1884 Elswick Newcastle upon Tyne. They had Robert Thomas Margaret Isabella Mary Annie and William. Thomas married Isabella Jane Ord 5th September 1910 in Durham City. They had Annie Elizabeth Thomas James John Christopher and Richard. James married Helen Gordon 30th November 1943 Dunkeld Perthshire. They had Ian (Gordon) Heather and Sheila. Please get in touch if you think we may be related.
red mail CASTLING
Research Castling family who resided in Denmark Street area. Had grocery shop chain and a mobile shop
red mail Reay
I'm looking for information on Margaret Reay and her family, born about 1830 in South Shields. Her father was John Reay (mariner). She married James Robson in St.Hilda's in 1849.
red mail Roberts and Forster
I'm researching the family of Mary Ellen Roberts b.1841 in South Shields. She married Edward Larcombe. She is the daughter of Ralph Roberts (mariner) and Mary Forster. There are later links to the Cockburns via Edward and Mary's daughter Jane Larcombe who was born in 1865.
red mail Descendants of Parker family
Looking for information on John and Lilly Ann (2nd wife) Parker,and their children John Henry, Thomas Frederick, Joseph Dennison, Florence, Violet and Stanley who lived at 320 South Frederick Street, South Shields in early 1900s.
red mail WW2 Ship Yard Refits
I am researching HMS Pennywort, a Flower Class Corvette. During either late 1943, or early 1944 she went for a refit (ER3476) in a South Shields yard. Does anyone know which shipyard this was and what work was done OR where I can find out this information. Thank you.
red mail sept 04
looking for family of Louis Hurst,died in 1916 .Married to Esther nee Reid,with one child Owen. Louis had bros and sisters ,all living in South Shields.
red mail William Crozier
I am trying to find a William Crozier who according to the 1861 Census was born in Shields, Durham. He would have been born in 1786. The IGI has yielded a pedigree file with a William Crozier born 22 March 1786 - parents William and Mary Crozier and siblings Frances, Robert etc. Can anyone tell me any more about this family? Thanks Tessa
red mail Shield Family
Am researching the family of James Shield & his wife Isabella?,from circa1810 onwards in the StHilda Parish of South Shields.James was a glassworker.Any help or info most welcome.
red mail Burgess/Veitch-West Holborn, South Shields
Looking for information on my family from West Holborn - the place does not appear to exist now?! John Robert Burgess married Margaret Veitch in Parish Church of Jarrow in 1882. John was born in Henderson's Lane, West Holborn in 1855. I am keen totrace both families.
red mail Dockerty
My Grandfather Samuel Valentine Dockerty gives his birthplace as Harton, Durham and was born in 1987. He married in New Zealand in 1920. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Paul M.
red mail Davison or Davidson
Davison or Davidson South Shields I am a desendent of John James b. February 27 1891. His parents were Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Dawson). He had a brother Thomas and 3 sisters? Ethel and Mary Lizzie and ?. My Grandfather and his brother were sent toCanada by Dr Bernards to work on the farms. they were orphens apparently.they did however have contact with their sisters. The family was in the quarry business maybe? am looking for any information on this family. As far as i know my sibilings andi are the only living relatives. Can you help?
red mail Stark
On the 19/08/1897 Matthew Golder married Margaret Stark in South Shields. They had 2 sons Quentin and John. Matthew was a Mechanical Engineer Foreman fitter. Matthews father was called Quentin. Margaret's mother was Rae Mitchell, Any more info on where in South Shields they lived please?
red mail Spence
I am trying to establish contacts with any Spence family who derived from South Shields or Gateshead around 1842 related to a James Spence and Grace Carn.
Seeking Cathrine Hindmarsh married Matthew Smith mariner early 1800s daughter Cathrine Smith who married George Thompson master mariner
Any information all years
red mail Garthwaite
anyone researching the garthwaite family history please get in touch.
red mail Coltman
Any links to this family?
red mail Towers
John George Towers married Mary Fagan in 1879.
henzell thompson 68 empress street south shields 1902 married elizabeth pollard rogers of 4 robert street south shields. father thomas rogers
Ramsay Thompson
red mail Thompson
William and Mary Thompson ( 30 Stockton Street 1901 census) and their children, Louisa, William,James, John, Septimus, Margaret
George Crow
Seeking Info on George CROW b. c1843 m. Mary b. Sunderland
Mcvoy Family
Looking for information on the family whereabouts of Patrick McVoy and family. Wifes name Bridget Finn. Children were Kate; Ryer; Margaret; Frances; James Patrick and Mary Ann. Patricks family originated from Ireland and are believed to have landedat Seaham, County Durham during the 1850-60's. Patricks father was John McVoy, and his father was Hugh McVoy.
red mail Forrest/hill
Looking for any information about FRANCIS DAVIDSON FORREST (father DAVID FORREST) & his wife ANN HILL (father WILLIAM HILL) ALL THE MEN WERE MARINERS FDF & ANN married St Stephens Church, South Shields 13th June 1849, both gave their addressas Comical Corner. No other information known about Ann or her family, I would expect her to have been born in the 1820's. I only know that Francis was born (1823) in Northumberland but not where exactly.

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