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Davisons Yard, Middlesbrough

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Peter

Peter Report 21 Apr 2014 22:57

Hi there,

just received a birth certificate and wonder if anyone can let me know where Davisons Yard was in Middlesbrough (i.e. what street did it run off)?

Best wishes,

Peter

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Apr 2014 22:59

When I googled I found it was Dacre Street.

patchem

patchem Report 21 Apr 2014 23:06

Always worth googling, try this one:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=484958.9

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Apr 2014 23:13

There's also a London Gazette entry from 1935 which mentions the address (via google)

Peter

Peter Report 21 Apr 2014 23:23

Thank you MarieCeleste and Patchem - yes, I found the rootschat thread when I googled but wanted something a bit more concrete, so to speak.

So thank you for the London Gazette entry!

Thank you

Peter

Peter Report 21 Apr 2014 23:31

Smiliar - another death, from 1874, taking place at:

15 Hopkins Barracks, Linthorpe

This is what is now Middlesbrough.

The chap is a puddler, so no connection to the army at all.

patchem

patchem Report 21 Apr 2014 23:38

So what information, from google searches, have you found so we do not duplicate your research?

Peter

Peter Report 21 Apr 2014 23:53

Nothing for the latter.

Although I personally don't mind a duplication.

And, another Mill Field in Stockton. Googled that but just give modern addresses (i.e. Mill Field Avenue etc). But the Mill Field address is from a death in 1866.

Peter

Peter Report 22 Apr 2014 19:43

nudge

mgnv

mgnv Report 23 Apr 2014 00:27

That Davisons Yard was off Dacre St is accurate, but not very helpful as neither exist now (Dacre St seems to vanish 1980-ish), so here's how I deal with such cases.

Ancestry didn't transcribe any addresses 1841-1901, but Ancestry didn't transcribe their 1881, LDS/FS did, and they transcribed the addy. The 1881 census is free on FS, Ancestry and FMP/GR, but Ancestry is the most convenient if you don't have any subs, so go to:
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=7572
and enter the "Lived in location" as Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England and Davisons as a "Keyword"
One gets 50+ hits - here's one:

1881 England Census about Patrick Cairns
Name: Patrick Cairns
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Relationship to Head: Son
Father: Robert Cairns
Mother: Catherine Cairns
Gender: Male
Where born: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Middlesbrough
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address: 3 Davisons Yd
Occupation: Puddler (Iron)
Registration district: Middlesbrough
Sub-registration district: Middlesbrough
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Piece: 4846
Folio: 97
Page Number: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Cairns 45
Catherine Cairns 43
Patrick Cairns 18
John Cairns 14

Now we want to see nearby addresses, so clear the search form and search for:
"Relationship to Head"=Head (We don't need to see the whole h/h is living at same addy)
"Piece"=4846
"Folio"=97 (a folio typically covers 2 consecutive pages)
and keep adjusting the folio # until one gets a modern addy, or one gets no hits (i.e., typically, one has come to the beginning/end of that summary book).

So here, I get to North St, specifically:
1881 England Census about John Atkinson
Name: John Atkinson
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1818
Relationship to Head: Head
Spouse: Ann Atkinson
Gender: Male
Where born: Stockton, Durham, England
Civil Parish: Middlesbrough
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address: 14 North St
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Grocer & Sub Postmaster
Registration district: Middlesbrough
Sub-registration district: Middlesbrough
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Piece: 4846
Folio: 92
Page Number: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
John Atkinson 63
Ann Atkinson 63
James Atkinson 30
John S. Atkinson 17
Ann Richards 15


Now go to http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ and search for North Street.
Click on the Middlesbrough hit and it takes you there.
The URL it takes you to has the OS coordinates of the arrowhead embedded in the URL, viz:
x=449616&y=521220 (i.e., 449616,521220)
so the arrowhead's 300m W of the S end of the transporter bridge.
We'll later learn we need to get a bit W of there, so reduce the easting by 66m, and we need to be S of Commercial St, so reduce the northing by 40m, to get coords of 449550,521180.
To see where I've put the arrowhead, search on streetmap for 449550,521180.

Now go to http://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html and search for the coords 449550,521180
There's a large scale 1894 plans (1:500 scale) - Davisons Yd is in the centre here.
Incidentally, 1:2500 is the smallest scale I can really read street names, etc at - I find 1:10560 too small, although if I know where the street is (like Dacre), I can see if it's still there.

Peter

Peter Report 26 Apr 2014 18:18

Thank you for that - just seen it. Will have to have a couple of rereads as a lot of new information there, but thank you.

Much appreciated!

Peter