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John Longstaff or Langstaff

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Mary Report 18 Jan 2013 13:11

I think you have the 2 Thomas longstaff mixed up.
The Thomas born to Ellen nee knox and John a coal miner.
1881 Wingate D21 >7 Seymour street.
Ellen a widow
John henry 11
Thomas 7
George 4

1881 Wingate D21 > 94
Thomas Knox
Martha knox parents of Ellen Knox

1891 Hutton Henry Durham D26 >12
Thomas longsteff 17 nephew
Head of House William harrison 1853
Martha 1856
Martha Knox 1821.

1891 HuttonHhenry D26 > 56
Mary Ann Peat 1873 parents William and Mary.

Marriage Easington 1896 10a 625
Mary Ann Peate to Thomas Longstaff.

1861 East Murton DurhamD5 >9
Thomas knox 51
Martha 42
Ellen 1847 married John Longstaff
Martha 1856 married William harrison in 1872.

Thomas Longstaff coal miner 1901 Wingate with Mary Ann
1911 Thomas Longstaff
Mary Ann born Wheatley Hill Durham.

Hope you can follow this and see it is almost certain you are following the wrong Thomas.

Regards Maryb.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Jan 2013 13:47

That' s my suspicion Mary. That' s why it's so important Iris confirms the details from the marriage certificate. It would be such a shame if she has the wrong branch on her tree.

Hopefully we can help clear the confusion.


artist Report 20 Jan 2013 13:53

IT doesnt give toms fathers name at all unfortunately

Regards iris


MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 13:57

Iris, if it doesn't give any father's name then that strongly indicates that he was illegitimate.

How have you worked back from him to the people you have in your tree that you have assumed to be his family?


MarieCeleste Report 21 Jan 2013 22:53

Iris, please don't reply by private message. Use the "Add Your Reply" box just below as previously requested.

Please answer (below) the question I asked above about how you connected Tom to the people you have in your as his parents and grandparents.

We really would like to help you but you've got to work with us.


Mary Report 22 Jan 2013 09:27

There are other Longstaff family living in Eston ,tried to find a connection as it looks as though there could be one.
As yet haven't found it and choosing the correct birth record for Tom looks a difficult one.