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William Johnson- Darlington -1865 or 1874?

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Lchu1981 Report 6 Oct 2012 18:56

Hi, I am looking for information relating to the parentage of my great grandfather- William Johnson born in Darlington. There is some confusion regarding his date of Birth on the Cenus he was either born in 1865 or 1874. He married Dinah Ann Dinsdale 1878-1913.

I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with any information that they have.

many thanks



patchem Report 6 Oct 2012 19:02

Have you got a copy of his marriage certificate, as that will give you his Father's name?

For ref:
JOHNSON, William Head Married M 46 1865 Shoe Maker Journeyman Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, Dinah Ann Wife Married16 years F 33 1878 Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, Martha Ann Daughter Single F 15 1896 Oiler Paino Manufr Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, Thomas William Son M 14 1897 School Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, George Rolbt Son M 11 1900 School Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, Joseph Chapman Son M 9 1902 Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, James Elizabeth Daughter F 7 1904 School Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, Elsie May Daughter F 4 1907 Durham Darlington
JOHNSON, James Norman Son M 1 1910 Durham Darlington
DINSDALE, Jane Ann Mother In Law Widow F 66 1845 Durham Darlington
RG number: RG14 Piece: 29520 Reference: RG14PN29520 RG78PN1715 RD543 SD2 ED17 SN447
Registration District: Darlington Sub District: Darlington Enumeration District: 17 Parish: Darlington Address: 15 York St Darlington County: Durham


Londonbelle Report 6 Oct 2012 19:03

For Ref

Marriages Mar 1895
Dinsdale Dinah Ann Darlington 10a 30
Johnson William Darlington 10a 30


Flip Report 6 Oct 2012 19:11

You may already have this:

Ann Dinah Johnson
[Dinah Ann Johnson]
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: William Johnson
Gender: Female
Where born: Darlington, Durham, England

Civil parish: Darlington
Ecclesiastical parish: St Luke
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Darlington
Sub-registration district: Darlington
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 76
Piece: 4616
Folio: 85
Page Number: 14
Household Members: Name Age
William Johnson 27
Ann Dinah Johnson 23
Ann Martha Johnson 5
William Thomas Johnson 3
Jane Ann Dinsdale 55
Thomas Dinsdale 20
Chapman Dinsdale 19
George Robert Dinsdale 1 << states Johnson, not Dinsdale on image.


jansmith Report 6 Oct 2012 19:23

if you buy the marriage cert it should give you his fathers name and perhaps his age unless it says full!


Flip Report 6 Oct 2012 19:28

And maybe a better idea of his age!


safc Report 8 Oct 2012 11:03

groom's name: William Johnson
groom's birth date: 1866
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 29
bride's name: Dinah Ann Dinsdale
bride's birth date: 1878
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 17
marriage date: 31 Mar 1895
marriage place: Darlington, Durham, England
groom's father's name: Benjamin Johnson
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name: Chapman Dinsdale
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status: Single
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00807-3
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1894195
reference number: 132