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Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 12:58

Hi There
I am looking for any information on my great great grandmother. The information I have is about who she married Benjamin Pearson in 1872 in Newcastle and I have details of her children, however I am trying to find details of her parents and siblings and where they were from. Catherine (Kate's) marriage cert states that her fathers name is Peter Cowley but that is the only thing I have. Any help or information would be great. Thank you :) xx


MarieCeleste Report 10 Feb 2013 13:01

Hi Marie, what does it give as Peter's occupation? Does it say if he was deceased? Is there an address for her on the certificate? Who were the witnesses?

Have you found her on any census either before or after marriage? Who were her children?

Which Newcastle?

Sorry for all the questions, but it would help us piece the picture together.


Andrew Report 10 Feb 2013 13:04

1881 for place/date of birth

1881 England Census
about Catherine Pearson
Name: Catherine Pearson
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Benjamin Pearson
Gender: Female
Where born: Newcastle

Civil parish: Byker
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England

Street Address: 7 Morrison St
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sub-registration district: Byker
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 5066
Folio: 72
Page Number: 21
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Pearson 32
Catherine Pearson 28
Benjamin Pearson 6
John Pearson 4
Robert Pearson 2



Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 13:05

Hi !

Peter is listed as an Iron Merchant (not deceased). The address for Kate is Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle. Witnesses were Septimus Forster and Francis Barrass.

Thanks :)


MarieCeleste Report 10 Feb 2013 13:05

Is this her in 1871?

COWLEY, Peter Head M 54 1817 Ireland General Dealer
COWLEY, Mary Wife F 50 1821 Scotland
COWLEY, Mary Daughter F 23 1848 Northumberland
COWLEY, Cath Daughter F 21 1850 Northumberland <<<
COWLEY, Susannah Daughter F 19 1852 Northumberland
COWLEY, Peter Son M 14 1857 Northumberland
COWLEY, Margaret Daughter F 11 1860 Northumberland
COWLEY, Ann Daughter F 9 1862 Northumberland
DENVER, William Lodger M 23 1848 Cumberland

Piece: 5106 Folio: 73 Page: 29
Registration District: Newcastle upon Tyne
Civil Parish: Byker
Municipal Borough: Newcastle upon Tyne

Address: Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne County: Northumberland


Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 13:06

Sorry yeah that's her children above, Newcastle upon Tyne :)


Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 13:08

looks like it could be yeah !!

Thank u x


MarieCeleste Report 10 Feb 2013 13:09

Marie, you need to have a look on FreeBMD for her parent's marriage. Always a chance it could have been Scotland given mother's birthplace, though.

If the children's births were registered then one of their birth certificates should give mother's maiden name.


Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 13:16

Brilliant, thanks very much, that has given me lots to go on ! :) xx


MarieCeleste Report 10 Feb 2013 13:16

Mistranscribed in 1861:

COOLEY, Peter Head Married M 40 1821 Dealer In Marine Stores Ireland
COOLEY, Mary Wife Married F 39 1822 ...Scotland
COOLEY, John Son Unmarried M 20 1841 Labourer Sunderland, Durham
COOLEY, Sarah Daughter Unmarried F 18 1843 House Keeper Newcastle
COOLEY, Mary Daughter Unmarried F 16 1845 House Keeper Newcastle
COOLEY, Michael Son Unmarried M 16 1845 Scholar Newcastle
COOLEY, Catherine Daughter Unmarried F 12 1849 Scholar Newcastle
COOLEY, Susana Daughter Unmarried F 10 1851 Scholar Newcastle
COOLEY, Peter Son Unmarried M 5 1856 Scholar Newcastle
COOLEY, Margaret Daughter Unmarried F 3 1858 Scholar Newcastle
COOLEY, Ann Daughter Unmarried F 1 1860 Newcastle

Piece: 3827 Folio: 61 Page: 5
Registration District: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Civil Parish: All Saints
Municipal Borough: Newcastle upon Tyne

Address: 8, Pawton Dean Terrace, All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne
County: Northumberland


Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 13:37

Great, thanks ! x


Eringobragh1916 Report 10 Feb 2013 14:51

This may be the Baptism of Michael b. abt 1845.....

Peter "Cooley", Mary Gallagher
Name ; Michael Cooley
Baptism/christening date 30 May 1847
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,
Fathers name : Peter "Cooley"
Mother's name :Mary Gallagher


Marie Report 10 Feb 2013 15:26

that's fantastic thank u ! x