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Alexander White c1800 - c1882

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Marcus

Marcus Report 18 Feb 2013 21:33

Am trying to locate birth & marriage details of my 4 x great grandfather Alexander White, c1800 - 1882 (Wife is Margaret Hunter c1806 - 1870).

He was either born in Norham, (or elsewhere in..) Northumberland, or Scotland? On 1 or 2 Census' he states Norham.

His eldest son, Alexander, was born in Swinton & Simprin parish, in Berwickshire, Scotland in 1831 - hence finding the mothers maiden name, the others (5 siblings - Margaret 1833, James 1836, Robert 1839, John 1841 & William 1845) all born in northern Northumberland.

I descend from Margaret.

Where can I find his birth/parents as well as his marriage to Margaret?

Any help most welcome.

Marcus

Marcus Report 18 Feb 2013 22:22

Nudge!

Marcus

Marcus Report 18 Feb 2013 22:22

Nudge!

Catherine

Catherine Report 18 Feb 2013 22:29

for ref:-

1841 England Census about Alexander White
Name: Alexander White
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland
Civil parish: Chillingham
Hundred: Glendale (East Division)
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation: Ag.Lab.

Registration district: Glendale
Sub-registration district: Wooler
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 833
Book: 2
Folio: 6
Page Number: 7
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander White 40 - born S (scotland)
Margaret White 35 - born S (scotland)
Alexander White 10 - not born in county
Margaret White 8 - not born in county
James White 6 - born in county
Robt White 2 - born in county
John White 5 Mo - born in county
........................................................................

1851 England Census about Alexander White
Name: Alexander White
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret White
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Northd, Norham
Civil parish: Newham
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation: Ag.Lab.

Registration district: Belford
Sub-registration district: Belford
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 61
Piece: 2420
Folio: 82
Page Number: 18
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander White 50
Margaret White 44 born: Scotland
Margaret White 17 born: Northd, Brankston
Robert White 12 born: Northd, Belford
John White 9 born: Northd, Belford
William White 6 born: Northd, Chillingham

For Scottish marriages you will need to try scotlands people . You will need to sign up which is free but it's pay to view.

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Marcus

Marcus Report 18 Feb 2013 22:36

Thanks Catherine,

That's them alright! (Already have this!)

I have looked in S/People, albeit a while ago, just couldn't see a marriage for them, hence me thinkng that it may be in England somewhere.

Am at a loss on this one.

Marcus

Marcus Report 19 Feb 2013 13:38

Nudge!

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 19 Feb 2013 18:46

At that time in Northumberland a lot of people were non-conformist and these records are kept separately from the parish records.

Northumberland County Record offices at Woodhorn, near Ashington have quite a lot of non-conformist records transcribed so they might be able to help you.

We only found out about the non-conformist records after my husband and I spent a whole afternoon looking through parish records for my husband's great grandfather's baptism only to be told 2 minutes before the office closed that it may be in the non-conformist records. A member of staff found the record for us in about 30 seconds!!

Kath. x

Marcus

Marcus Report 19 Feb 2013 19:31

Many many thanks Kath! I didn't even think of them being non-conformist, but is a strong possibility.

Glad to hear you, finally, found what you were looking for at the record office.

Thanks again,

Marcus

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 19 Feb 2013 20:02

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1319849

BeverleyW

BeverleyW Report 19 Feb 2013 20:18

1881 living with daughter and son in law

Name: Alexander White
Age: 83
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
Relation: Father in Law
Gender: Male
Where born: Norham, Northumberland, England <<<

Civil parish: Gateshead
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address: 22 Elswick St
Condition as to marriage: Widow
Education:

Occupation: Shepherd (Former)

Registration district: Gateshead
Sub-registration district: Gateshead
ED, institution, or vessel: 41
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 5039
Folio: 54
Page Number: 31
Household Members:
Name Age
William Brigham 34
Margaret Brigham 48
Margaret Brigham 21
Alexander Brigham 16
George W. Brigham 15
Elizbeth Brigham 13
Sarah Brigham 10
Alexander White 83




Marcus

Marcus Report 20 Feb 2013 16:59

Thanks Beverley!