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Help with the Weatherhead family please.

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MarieCeleste Report 8 Jun 2013 14:53

The service records for David Weatherhead show he was discharged medically unfit in July 1900 and was going to 12 Foster Street so most of the articles tie in.

Crime, Prisons & Punishment

First name: David
Last name: Weatherhead
Age: 20
Year of birth: 1878
Occupation: Labourer
Date the court session started: 27 Jun 1898
Court: Courts Durham
Area of court: Durham
Victims: Charles Harold Greenwell
Record source: A Calendar Of Prisoners Tried At The General Quarter Sessions Of The Peace
The National Archives reference: HO140/183

Shows various crimes from 1895 to 1897


Sheila Report 8 Jun 2013 20:25

Hello MarieCeleste.
Blimey what a villain,..he spent more time in court than he did at home.

This is a great find,...but what a rogue,I reckon the family wouldn't have wanted to know him. I don't even know if I do !!!!
I wanted to know if he had any children...he didn't have the time,he was to busy breaking the law.!!!!

Thank you for all your time.




Sheila Report 8 Jun 2013 20:35

Hello Eileen, Ann Corson was born in Scotland,and she had three husbands.

She had nine children all together five of them were Weatherhead's.

I don't think there will be a marriage for David..he didn't have time for such a thing,he was always getting his collar felt...and ending up in police cells.

He spent so much time there it must have saved him a packet in rent !!!!




MarieCeleste Report 8 Jun 2013 23:32

Sheila, I think we should be charitable and say he had a troubled soul!

If you want to send me a pm with your email address then I'll send you the original newspaper articles.



Sheila Report 9 Jun 2013 11:31

Hello MarieC, thank you for all the help.
I received all the papers you sent and the criminal record.

Yes a troubled soul,and light fingered with it!!!

What a funny old life it must have been.But he found a kindred soul in Charlotte,I bet they made a right pair.!!

Best Regards



MarieCeleste Report 9 Jun 2013 12:22

You're very welcome Sheila.

I don't know how well you know South Shields but I believe Foster Street is long gone. This link is from 1931 and it looks like the street was in the process of being demolished:


Sheila Report 9 Jun 2013 13:00

Thank you Marie, it looks a horrible place,but there were lots of dwellings like this years ago.....there were plenty in my home town.But thank goodness these places are long gone.

All in all..things and life were very hard for our Ancestors unless they were lucky enough to have been born into a rich family.
Mine were at the back of the queue I am afraid, and not moved very far along even now !!!!

But glass is half full.!

Thank you again you have help me so much.

Best Regards



MarieCeleste Report 9 Jun 2013 13:13

Sheila, I'm the other side of the river from South Shields - I remember in the 60s often staying with my gran in very similar housing (the family had been in the same home from 1897). My mum and all her siblings were brought up there. All any of us remember is the fun of playing in the back lanes.

Going back to David jnr - you could always get his death certificate to see who registered it. Wouldn't be surprised if the cause of death had something to do with his liver ......