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Doreen Report 31 Jan 2006 11:02

Hi Maureen My Grandfarthers death was reg in district of Darlington 3rd April 1971 he was killed in a factory accident, his family lived in Durham at the time. He always maintained he was brought up in an orphanage, from an old photo I have it seems he went to a poor boys school in cheshunt maybe why he would not take about his past. BMD have no record of his birth. I have other seaches on going with Hertfordshire and Essex Archives. Thank you I appreciate your help Neil

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~*~ Mo Report 31 Jan 2006 12:01

Neil do you live anywhere near Darlington?? Pop into the Darlington Library and see if if the accident was the local Newspaper.. possibly the Northern Echo.... It might give you a bit of an insight as to what happened to him.. I know it wo'nt help with his Birth but they might of reported how old he was.. Mo


Michael Report 31 Jan 2006 12:04

Dear Mayoress. I need help.. Could you check the following for me on your visit.. Jane Ann Robson bn 1864 Browns Buildings, Durham. Registrars district of Chester-le-Street..March qtr 1864 ...GRO10a/413 can you check to see if the parents names read Robert Robson and Barbara Roscamp. Perhaps you may be able to check the marriage cert. Robert Robson married Barbara Roscamp 1863 GRO 10B/136 It may show John Robson...? Also Eccalastical Parish of St Georges Harraton Co Durham. Can you check the parents of the following family. Robert Robson bn 1869 Fatfield Harraton County Durham Thomas Robson bn 1872 Fatfield Harraton Country Durham Hannah Robson bn 1875 Fatfield Harraton County Durham Fatfield came under the parish of Harraton. The parents should read. Robert Robson and Barbara Roscamp. Any help would be most appreciated. Mike

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~*~ Mo Report 31 Jan 2006 16:08

Hi Michael The church for Fatfield was only built in 1875 before that Birtley St. John the Evangelist or Washington Holy Trinity any clues as to the nearest Church..What was the Eccalastical Parish on the top of the census forms 1871 any idea... Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 31 Jan 2006 16:29

Hi Wendy The baptisms are indexed for Penshaw.. so I'll check the indexes first to make sure that I can find him Mo I have a feeling that the marriage you have could have taken place at Brancepeth ?? It is St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth Sarah A Punshon (Wife)

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 31 Jan 2006 16:53

JUNE PERRY George Coulson Marriage Durham St Giles 1835 de, DURHAM, ST GILES Looking for a wife called Mary George Coulson abt 1815 St Giles, Durham, England Head Durham St Nicholas Durham Mary Coulson abt 1814 Staindrop, Durham, England Wife Durham St Nicholas Durham Richard Stobart Coulson abt 1839 Houghton le Spring, Durham, England Son Durham St Nicholas Durham Joseph Coulson abt 1841 St Nicholas, Durham, England Son Durham St Nicholas Durham Margaret Ann Coulson abt 1849 St Nicholas, Durham, England Daughter Durham St Nicholas Durham Harry Coulson abt 1850 St Nicholas, Durham, England Son Durham St Nicholas Durham


Bacardi Report 31 Jan 2006 18:22

Hi Maureen Would you please be able to check the baptisms that I'm missing from my family? The Church is the Holy Trinity, Wingate Grange, and my missing ones are as follows:- John Brown - born 1886, Mary Brown - born 1888 Albert Brown - born sept 1/4 1898, and Percival Brown - born 3/6/1901 Their parents were Thomas Brown and Mary (nee Carruthers). By the way, Thomas retired from Durham Police Force in 1901, and previously you suggested I contact Durham Constabulary to see if they had any records - do you have a contact there that I could write to as they haven't responded to my emails:-( boo hoo Many Thanks Bev X ps. If too many please could you just look for Percivals Baptism as he's my Granddad:-)

Andrea B

Andrea B Report 31 Jan 2006 19:25

Maureen This is probably closed now but if you get any spare time could you have a look at the following: I am looking for confirmation of father's occupation on the baptism of Robert Bone, son of Robert Bone and Mary who was baptised on 23 August 1822 at St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Co Durham. I am also hoping for confirmation of the occupation and age of Robert Bone who married Mary Ladler on 14 December 1806 at St Paul's Jarrow, Co Durham. I am hoping that the occupation will be shoemaker but I appreciate that the occupation may not even be on. Many thanks Andrea


Chrissie Report 31 Jan 2006 19:43

Hi Maureen Would very much appreciate it if you could look for a baptism for Ernest Pearson, born 24 May 1915, 15 Park Crescent, Spennymoor, parents Arthur and Mary Isabella Pearson. Also any siblings if there are any, Also, is you have the time, a marriage of Mary Isabella Hall to Arthur Pearson, June Qtr 1909, you did suggest a possible church, but I've mislaid the paperwork and I can't remember which one you thought is mught be. Mary Isabella Hall was the daughter of James and Dina Hall. In 1901, the Hall family were living at 34 Russell St? in the civil parish of Brandon & Bysholten?, parish of St Pauls? Many thanks, your help is very much appreciated Chris


Christine Report 31 Jan 2006 19:56

Hi This is a shot in the dark.My father was Edward Stevevson b1919 in Co.Durham his parents and 6 month old sister died c1921 from a flu epedemic and I have no details about them at all.I dont know if you can help but though it was worth a try. Thanks.

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~*~ Mo Report 31 Jan 2006 20:37

Christine I am going to need an idea of where in Durham that they might of been Durham on the whole is Huge.. Log onto with the www in the front make yourself a guest and have a look throught the Births Deaths and then come back to me with the registration district... and then well see if we can work out an area of where they might of been.. I am going to need an area to look for a specific Church.. Mo


Sian Report 1 Feb 2006 12:55

Does the Durham R O cover Southshields/ Jarrow? Thanks

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~*~ Mo Report 1 Feb 2006 13:04

Hi Sian as far as I know yes they do.. South Shields All Saints South Shields Holy Trinity South Shields St. Aidan South Shields St. Francis South Shields St. Hilda South Shields St. Jude South Shields St. Mark South Shields St. Oswin South Shields St. Simon South Shields St. Stephen Jarrow Docks St. Mary Jarrow Grange Christ Church Jarrow Grange Good Shepherd Jarrow Grange St. Aidan Jarrow St. Andrew Jarrow St. John the Baptist Jarrow St. Mark Jarrow St. Paul Jarrow St. Peter Jarrow St. Peter (Monkton) Jarrow Venerable Bede Mo

Andrea B

Andrea B Report 1 Feb 2006 15:02

Hi Mo Thanks for that, any information would be excellent. I didn't notice the day you were going I just was so excited that you were going because this line is a stumbler for me. Many thanks Andrea


Susan Report 2 Feb 2006 15:52

Hi Maureen You have very kindly helped me before and I wonder if you can help me with finding the date of death of John Reed who died between 1841 and 1851 in Deptford Sunderland. His burial would probably have been St. Andrew's Church Deptford. His address on the 1841 Census is Deptford Hall, Sunderland. and his widow is still there in 1851. He was married and all his children baptised at St. Peter's Church Monkwearmouth. Not knowing the area I do not know how near these two parishes are. Many thanks Susan

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~*~ Mo Report 2 Feb 2006 16:57

Hi Susan Ancestry has the 1837 index online for all Births Deaths and Marriages... Try and find him and a possible year... a ten year search for big parishes could take a couple of hours even a year search depending on how well written the parish registers are could take 30 mins plus..... or if you can wait until I get chance to Ancestry .... I'll take it back with me the next time I go..will be around the 22nd Feb the next visit...I will be up there usually every fortnight from now on unless we get some severe weather..... Or of course family commitments... Any I dont get done on Wednesday will roll over to the next visit anyway.. I am doing some really heavy work on my tree at the minute pre 1700 and some of its really hard going... so will do that on the morning and this on the afternoon........ Mo


Chrissie Report 2 Feb 2006 19:36

Thanks Maureen Must have had one of those 'senior' moments!!! Your help is very much appreciated, hope you have a good day. Chrissie


Brenda Report 6 Feb 2006 14:54

Hello Maureen- Have just seen this thread and would lke to request the following if possible... Anthony Cummings, bn abt 1809, Witton le Wear, Durham. Married Mary Alderson just before 1837. Son Thomas, Cummings born in 1837 in Easington. Mary was born in Yorkshire, possible York. Would love to have info on either the birth or marriage of Anthony, a long shot I know! Regards, Brenda

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~*~ Mo Report 6 Feb 2006 17:55

From : Irene Subject : St Margarets Durham Could you please try to find the name of my grandfather's father from his or his brother's marriage records. BROOME Matthew Thomas married 24/12/1894 in St Margarets Durham to HENRY Jane Ann BROOME William Septimus married 24/12/1898 in St Margarets Durham to HENRY Margaret I think his name is Thomas Broom(e) born about 1843 in Old Park Shropshire but I cannot trace him in any records prior to the 1871 census when he was living Whitworth Spennymoor.

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~*~ Mo Report 8 Feb 2006 18:51

Sue in 10b Ok Newspapers are as I suggested are at Sunderland and the library will be the place you will want to be for those.. I could'nt find Gabriel Rawlings no 1 in the Burials book for St Michael and All Angels, Bishopwearmouth But Gabriel Rawlings of East Cross Street was buried 31st October aged 31 years and in margin notes was the date of the 28th..which co-incides with your Death cert Sorry I could'nt help further.. Mo