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Chrissie Report 9 Feb 2006 20:37

Sorry you had a bad day, hope the next visit workds out better. I have no problem waiting, I very much appreciate you help whenever it fits in with your own research. Chrissie


Robyne Report 10 Feb 2006 07:28

Hi Maureen I dont know if you are able to help with this but im looking for an inquest report. It was on the 18th June 1940 in the Darlington Ward, the coroner was J Brown Humes. Its my great uncle Edward Elliott who was 27 years old at the time. He was accidentally shot while a fusilier of the 408th company of the 5th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. He was at the searchlight station Rumby Hill, Crook. Many thanks if you are able to help. Robyne


NEWS Report 10 Feb 2006 07:39

Hi Maureen Not sure if you got my last request but just in case here goes I am looking for any info on George Coulson 1815 St Giles Durham St Nicholas ( head) and his wife Mary 1814 (do not know her maiden name) children - Richard Stobart 1839 Houghton le Springs St Nicholas Joseph 1841 St Nicholas Margaret Ann St Nicholas Harry 1850 St Nicholas. Would it be possible at least to find his death and occupation. Thanks very much June

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~*~ Mo Report 10 Feb 2006 11:01

Hi Robyn there is very little in newspaper DRO.. I would think that Darlington Library would be your best bet....especially for 1940..Northern Echo... was very popular.... Mo


Martin Report 10 Feb 2006 13:03

Hello Maureen, I'm trying to find info on my GGGrandad Emerson Jackson. He was born in Muggleswick 1843 and died in an accident at Medomsley Colliery 7th Nov 1882. I have his Death Certificate which mentions an inquest held by John Graham Coroner for Chester Ward 9th Nov 1882. Is it possible for you to find more info, perhaps a coroners report, orbit or anything you can find I would be most grateful for any help Martin

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~*~ Mo Report 10 Feb 2006 13:45

Hi Martin I know DRO have very little in the line of newspapers and a lot of the newspapers are kept in the local libraries...Muggleswick is up near Consett and Lanchester... You will possibly need to contact Consett Library to find out where the newspapers are kept for the area.. It will be the nearest family history library Mo If I need to look at papers like Northern Echo.. I have to go to Darlington Library as they are not kept at the records Office.


Deborah Report 10 Feb 2006 20:45

Hi Maureen, If you have time, could you check something out for me please. I have a burial from a 3rd party tree - could you check to see if it is correct, or there is anything further that hasn't been included. The burial took place on 12 Oct 1848, at Pittington St Lawrence - Mary Jane HEPBURN, of Lumley, Infant. Thank you - quite understand if you don't get time. Debbie


Martin Report 10 Feb 2006 22:10

Hi Maureen Thanks for the guide to Consett Library I will try and contact them. In the mean time apart from the NRA which I have tried to search, do you know how I can get hold of a coroners report for the Chester Ward Coroners. Or can anyone else reading this help? Thanks again Martin


Deborah Report 11 Feb 2006 02:32

UPDATE!!!!! Maureen, don't trouble yourself - please! I hope you see this. While I was typing all those parish records for your database, I realised I already have a copy of the page, sorry! Must be going senile! Thanks anyway. Debbie


NEWS Report 11 Feb 2006 07:45

Thanks Mo You must be swamped with requests June


Susan Report 11 Feb 2006 12:35

Hi Maureen Further to your answer to my request for information on the burial of John Reed in Deptford Sunderland I have ordered a copy of his death certificate which they will search for between 1841 and 1851. If and when I get a certificate I will come back to you to see if you can look up the burial for me. As you say 'Who Do You Think You Are' definitely does have a lot to answer for the record office is quoting three weeks! Once again many thanks for your kind offer of help. Susan

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~*~ Mo Report 11 Feb 2006 23:53

Lynn Redshaw For my information William Shackleton & Ann Wilson 1869 C13/2 - 86 - Durham Western (1869) St Catherine's Crook I can get details of this one James Murphy & Ellen Tighe 1894 CH 20 - 36 - Durham Northern (1894) Chester le Street Register Office I cannot get the details of this one William McKenry & Elizabeth Bell 1893 any idea for a registration district for this one as I cannot find it on Registrars Website?? Mo


Chris Report 12 Feb 2006 09:49

Mo, You're obviously inundated already, but I would appreciate your advice. I'd like to get details of a marriage that took place on 18 Feb 1867 in South Sunderland, between James TINLIN and Catherine SCOTT. How many churches are in 'South Sunderland'? Is it possible to identify the actual church without looking at each parish register? Any advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Chris

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~*~ Mo Report 12 Feb 2006 10:13

Hi Chris Do you have them on the Census ?? If you do along the top of the census page there is a section called Eccalastical parish..this will sometimes give you the name eg St Pauls.... St George.... etc....this is the name of the Church that the parish belongs too.. It would help to cut down the church search... Mo Sunderland Holy Trinity Early Church 1719 Sunderland St. Chad modern Church 1931 and after Sunderland St. John 1875 and after Sunderland St. Oswald after 1897 baptisms only Sunderland (Pennywell) St. Thomas Modern Church after 1951 Sunderland (Town End Farm) St. Bede no registers deposited Sunderland Holy Trinity also has Adjacent Parishes of Bishopwearmouth St. Thomas Hendon St. Paul Middle Hendon St. Barnabas Monkwearmouth St. Cuthbert Sunderland St. John Bishopwearmouth St. Michael and All Angels Parts of this parish became part of these parishes: Sunderland St. John (1875); Sunderland St. Oswald Hope this helps all C of E


Chris Report 12 Feb 2006 11:38

Thanks for that, Mo, It's obviously a larger job than I realised. I thought that with an exact date it might be straightforward (I should know better!) Unfortuanately they didn't live in Sunderland at the time of a census. They had a daughter, Ellen TINLIN, born in Sunderland in Dec Qtr 1867, but I haven't found a baptism either, so no leads from that. Looks like it's time to invest in a certificate! Thanks again, Chris


clevergirl Report 12 Feb 2006 16:45

What a great offer! I am trying to find information about the death of Hannah Ireland (nee Blanchard) who died in Sunderland in the March quarter of 1870, she was 46. The rest of the family are living in Sunderland on the 1871 census at Potterybank, Sunderland. I would love to know why she died so young or where she was buried, although I am not sure if Durham would be the right area for this sort of information. Thanks again for the offer. Lynne


Rosemary Report 13 Feb 2006 09:13

Hello Maureen Hope you may be able to help me. I am looking for the marriage of John Heaviside to Mary ?, their first child was born in 1828, so marriage probably 1826-1828!, they lived in Claypath, Durham on 1851 census. According to IGI the children were baptised at St Oswalds, maybe married there? Also by this time he was not on census so assumed died. I hope this is not too vague. Many thanks Rosemary

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 13 Feb 2006 10:18

Clever girl Have a look on the census and see if it gives you an Eccalastical Parish on the top for the Church for the area Maureen

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 13 Feb 2006 10:24

Hi Lynne No good just thinking that it might be Gateshead... Gateshead Christ Church Gateshead Fell St. John Gateshead Holy Trinity Gateshead St. Aidan Gateshead St. Andrew Gateshead St. Christopher Gateshead St. Columba Gateshead St. Edmund Gateshead St. George Gateshead St. Hilda Gateshead St. James Gateshead St. Mary Gateshead Venerable Bede Gateshead (Bensham) St. Chad Gateshead (Bensham) St. Cuthbert Gateshead (Low Fell) St. Helen Get back to me with the proper Registration district and where the family were on the nearest Census...OR BIRTHPLACE Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Feb 2006 10:44

Rosemary Vale From Paul Joiners List John Heaviside 1813ah, Auckland St Helen's 1815sg Stockton on Tees 1819dj, DURHAM ST OSWALD we can rule this one out 7 Oct 1819 John Heavisyde = Esther Palmer 1826de, DURHAM ST GILES Looks like this one could be it so will have to check the females name to this marriage 1828sza. Sunderland John Heavisides 1824sg. Stockton on tees Please bear with me though as I do have a lot to get through plus I have my own research as well to do.. Mo