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Going back to My Roots...

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NicGoodProc

NicGoodProc Report 17 Apr 2013 00:11

My G-G-G Grandfather Thomas Procter married Elizabeth Ross. Some of their children subsequently had Davis, Harrison, Ross in their names.
In the 1861 census Thomas Procter was residing in the household of John Ross. In the 1861 census Elizabeth Ross was in the household of Henry Harrison (it stated she was his niece),
I can see some sort of pattern with the surnames, but I just dont understand how it all ties together..
I am tracing my PROCTER roots back but it seems I have stumbled upon the Ross'. Can somebody assist me in making sense of it all. Pls. Thanks.How do I find out who were my G-G-G Grandfathers parents??

Thanks..

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Apr 2013 00:26

When and where did Thomas marry Elizabeth

When and where were they born ?

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Apr 2013 00:29

Location of them in 1861?

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Apr 2013 00:31

This marriage ???

Marriages Mar 1864 (>99%)
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Hopper Mary Jane Hartlepool 10a 143
Proctor Thomas Hartlepool 10a 143
Robinson John George Hartlepool 10a 143
Ross Elizabeth Jane Hartlepool 10a 143

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Apr 2013 00:33

1861

Name: Elizabeth J Ross
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation: Niece
Gender: Female
Where born: Greatham, Durham, England

Civil parish: Stranton
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
Town: West Hartlepool
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Hartlepool
Sub-registration district: Hartlepool
ED, institution, or vessel: 21e
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 41
Piece: 3702
Folio: 20
Page Number: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Harrison 30
Elizabeth Harrison 35
Charles Turner 18
John W Tate 16
Sarah Owen 14
Richard Davis 22
Elizabeth J Ross 13

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Apr 2013 00:35

1881

Name: Thomas Procter
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth J. Procter
Gender: Male
Where born: Greatham, Durham, England

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

Condition as to marriage: Married
Education:

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Blacksmith

Registration district: Hartlepool
Sub-registration district: Hartlepool
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4905
Folio: 29
Page Number: 6
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Procter 38
Elizabeth J. Procter 34
Ellen Procter 16
Elizabeth J. R. Procter 8
Thomas W.R. Procter 6
Anne M. Procter 4
Dora E. Procter 3
Henrietta H. Procter



Thomas not with family in 1871

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Apr 2013 00:49

Looking at previous census then you need the marriage cert

Even if any one finds anything you still need the cert to confirm it

Vicci

Vicci Report 17 Apr 2013 03:22

davies / davis connection

Marriages Dec 1845 (>99%)
>>Davies Margaret Stockton &c 24 273
Mason Andrew Stockton &c 24 273
>>ROSS William Stockton &c 24 273
SIMPSON Mary Ann Stockton 24 273
STOCKTON Isaac Stockton & 24 273
THOMPSON Ann Stockton &c 24 273
Todd William Stockton &c 24 273
WATSON Isabella Stockton &c 24 273


Elizabeth Harrison , wife of Henry maiden name Davis married 1852

probably sister of Elizabeth Jane's mother (Margaret?)
also with them in 1861 is brother Richard Davis

Vicci

Vicci Report 17 Apr 2013 03:24

1851

Name: Elizabeth Ross
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Niece
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Greatham, Durham, England

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

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Disability:

View image

Registration district: Stockton
Sub-registration district: Hartlepool
ED, institution, or vessel: 7a
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 88
Piece: 2384
Folio: 105
Page Number: 20
Household Members:
Name Age
Simpson Adamson 37
Mary Adamson 31 >>>> maiden name ROSS married 1841 Stockton
Elizabeth Ross 4
Anthony Heighkley 22 lodger

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Apr 2013 12:15

A tree on Ancestry has Thomas's mother as Frances Procter b. 1817 and no father named.


1851

Name: Thomas Procter
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relation: Servant
Gender: Male
Where born: Greatham, Durham, England

Civil parish: Greatham
Ecclesiastical parish: Stockton
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Hartlepool
Sub-registration district: Hartlepool
ED, institution, or vessel: 4e
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 55
Piece: 3699
Folio: 30
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
John Ross 66 Blacksmith
William Ross 45
Mary Adamson 40
Mary Ross 5
Thomas Procter 19 Apprentice
John William Posskit 9


1851

Name: Thomas Procter
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relation: Grandson
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Greatham, Durham, England

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

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Disability: View image

Registration district: Stockton
Sub-registration district: Hartlepool
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 81
Piece: 2384
Folio: 83
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth Procter 66
Thomas Procter 9
Robert Procter 25
Fanny Procter 33
John Horner 33

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Apr 2013 12:21

????

Births Mar 1842 Procter Thomas Stockton &c 24 218


Possible marriage for his mother?

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Marriages Jun 1852
Cummings Thomas Stockton 10a 127
Foster Mary Stockton 10a 127
Horner John Stockton 10a 127 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Procter Frances Stockton 10a 127 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Apr 2013 12:26

1861

Name: Frances Horner
[Frances Procter]
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: John Horner
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Procter
Gender: Female
Where born: Billingham, Durham, England

Civil parish: Greatham
Ecclesiastical parish: Stockton
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Hartlepool
Sub-registration district: Hartlepool
ED, institution, or vessel: 4e
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 11
Piece: 3699
Folio: 27
Page Number: 2
Household Members: Name Age
John Horner 43
Frances Horner 44
John William Horner 5
Jane Ellen Horner 2
Elizabeth Procter 77

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 18 Apr 2013 13:15

Relatively new poster - friendly message on how to return to thread sent. :-)