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~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 22 Feb 2006 21:25

So you would at least of expected him being baptised at Holy Trinity.. hes not there.. Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 23 Feb 2006 16:30

Wendy.. If you want the details for Samuel Robertson Ward.. I will be happy to get it for you.. I did look at the film but did'nt write it down..It has to be the one and same person.. Do you have him with his parents in 1851 or 1841?? Mo


Brenda Report 23 Feb 2006 17:28

Mo Thank you for that, you're an angel. Brenda


Chrissie Report 23 Feb 2006 21:50

Thanks, much appreciated, Chrissie


Bacardi Report 23 Feb 2006 22:20

Dear Mayoress It was just a thought, but is the Holy Trinity Church at Wingate Grange a Catholic one? The reason I ask is that my grandfather (Percy Brown) was excluded from his family as he renounced (is that the right word) his faith when he reached age 21. Having said that as all the others were baptised there, it would be strange not to bother with the youngest???? Thank you for the photo of the church too - it makes it all the more real somehow - if you know what I mean:-) Bev X (Mines a Bacardi)

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 23 Feb 2006 23:05

Hi Bev No the Church is C of E I know the area quite well as I used to go stay at Wingate with my sister when I was a wee girl.. lol Unless of course he was'nt baptised till he was a lot older.. but with all the others being baptised makes you wonder if he was baptised a Methodist.. as I have a feeling there was a New Methodist Church Built in Wingate around that time.. I dont know what to suggest really Mo

Andrea B

Andrea B Report 24 Feb 2006 21:38

Mo Thanks very much for your help. Unfortunately that confirms that I have been on the WRONG track! The brick wall has grown another 6ft! There was a family of 'Bone's' that were all pilots who weren't related to my Robert Bone so he's obviously one of theirs. Looking back on it now I think I probably made that connection a few years ago and now when I think about it I wonder what made me so sure that a man supposedly born in Durham would be baptised in South Shields! I think, having searched through most of the Durham parishes and finding nothing for Robert Bone, that connection seemed the likliest (more like the only one!!). Many thanks for your help, you deserve a medal for all the help you give. Best Wishes Andrea PS. Did the refurbishment make any difference to the RO?

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 24 Feb 2006 21:54

To tell the truth Andrea the records Office is not that much different from what it was before they re did it.. So I am told anyway.. It could do with being in a bit bigger room to tell the truth.. There's too many bodies in that small room which makes it feel cramped and while it is so busy it feels uncomfortably small Plus this week I lost about half an hour on Wednesday afternoon.. Trying to track down a film that I needed.. It was'nt in the box I needed..the box was there .the film that was in the box should of been in Census.. The film in the census box was out of a newspaper reel for Auckland.. there was a film of Baptisms in that box but not the one I wanted..finally getting to that box with the right film in...but not with the right code... These Newbies LoL I got there in the end Mo Plus Andrea If your relying on the IGI There are a lot of Parishes that have not been covered at all.. Hence Why I am trawling two parishes at the moment which has no coverage on the IgI Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 7 Mar 2006 10:17

Hi Hilary It all depends on time and how busy the place is.. the last few weeks have been fully booked..and a fortnight ago they even took their kids in with them.. I am working through them in the order I received them so hopefully should get some more of them done on wednesday.. Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 7 Mar 2006 21:08

Hi Tracey At the moment I have that many requests on .. that I not taking any new ones at the moment.. Its been that hectic up there the past few weeks.. I have'nt got all my work done either.. And still have quite a few lookups that some people have been waiting patiently for a couple of weeks for theirs to be looked at... Sorry Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 7 Mar 2006 21:34

Hi Tracey Leave it on but dont expect miracles with this one .....LoL I really need to get caught up with all other requests.. before I will even consider it.. Ok Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 20:55

Hi Old Nick What I can tell you is that Sunderland is quite well covered on the IgI.. AND If she was baptised there she would appear on their listings.. Sorry Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 20:57

Well Folks what a pleasant day I have had at the records Office.. Only a couple of newbies in.. So a very pleasant and relaxing day.. and I have worked my socks off... Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 21:02

Michael Alton I am still struggling with this lot but I am posting what I have found in some of the index's St Mary and St Cuthbert's, Chester le Street.. 23rd August 1865 Margaret Robson dau of Robert and Barbara St George's Church, Fatfield.. 25th February 1877 William Robson son of Robert and Barbara 18th June 1882 Joseph Robson son of Robert and Barbara 19th October 1879 John George son of Robert and (Sabrena) ?? Mo I will take another look around for them..

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 21:04

Wendy Halfpenny Gateshead born 20th Febuary 1830 bap 26th December 1830 Samuel Robertson son of George and Elizabeth Dixon Ward of Bensham Gateshead. Fathers occupation Smith... Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 21:06

Chrissie Brummitt No sign of the marriage at all.. So if the marriage had taken place at the hospital it looks like they still have the records Mo

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 21:14

Irene 24th December 1894 Matthew Thomas Broome, aged 22, bachelor, Occ. Charger, residence Mount Plaesant Spennymoor. Father Thomas Broome, Occ. Furnaceman Jane Ann Henry, aged 23, spinster, residence Alergate. Father William Henry, Occ. Collier. Wotnesses Joseph Moffett, Isabella Teasdale and Margaret Henry all sign 24th December 1898 William Septimus Broome, aged 22, bachelor, Occ. Miner, residence Brandon. Father Thomas Broome (deceased), Occ. Miner. Margaret Henry, aged 22, spinster, residence Allergate. Father William Henry, Occ. Miner. Witnesses Charles Henry and Elizabeth Hardy all sign


Chrissie Report 8 Mar 2006 21:27

Thanks for trying, much appreciated, Chrissie

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 21:28

Hi Johnathan Finally.. I hear you saying.. Sorry Hun 25th September 1930 William Richley, aged 27, bachelor, Occ. Engineer, residence 4 Harraton Terrace Lambton Park Fatfield. Father John William Richley, Occ. Joiner. Mary Eleanor Gelson, aged 25, spinster, residence 28 Long Row Burnmoor. Father Thomas H Gelson, Occ. Miner. witnesses Alan Cuthbertson Richley, Laura Jane Gelson and Isabella Richley all sign 6th July 1921 John Gelson, aged 25, bachelor, Occ. Plumber, residence 6 Estate Houses Burnmoor. Father William Gelson, Occ. Gardener. Hannah Atkinson, aged 25, spinster, residence 4 West View, Primrose Hill. Father George Atkinson, Occ. Master Shifter. Witnesses George William Gelson and Gladys Atkinson all sign 27th December 1948 Alfred Cowley, aged 53, wodower, Occ. Traffic Foreman, residence 5 Ridgeway Crescent Sunderland. Father Samuel John Cowley (deceased), Occ. Engineman. Laura Jane Gelson, aged 41, spinster, Occ. Clerk, residence 3 Lilac Square Burnmoor. Father Thomas Henry Gelson, Occ. Retired Miner. witnesses Donald Pow and Elizabeth May Gelson all sign 27th July 1927 William Richard Romaines, aged 26, bachelor, Occ. Fitter (Railway), residence 20 Adamson St Shildon. Father Joseph Romaines, Occ. Miner. Margaret Hilda Gelson, aged 22, spinster, residence 6 Estate Houses Burnwood. Father William Gelson, Occ. Gardener. witnesses Margaret Romaines and George W Gelson. all sign 16th April 1906 Alexander Baxter, aged 24, bachelor, Occ. Boiler Maker, residence 8 Barclay St. Father Andrew Baxter, Occ. Boiler Maker. Margaret Elizabeth Petch, aged 22, spinster, residence 8 Barclay Street. Father. Francis Petch, Occ. Labourer. witnesses John Scott and Margaret Lamb all sign 27th October 1917 James Gee, aged 36, bachelor, Occ. Private Notts and Derby Repinicut?, residence 17 Hawick St. Father William Gee (deceased), Occ, Miner. Sarah Ann Lamb, aged 36, widow, residence 17 Hawick Street. Father Francis Petch, Occ. Inspector. Witnesses George Hewitt and Ethel Hope all sign

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Mar 2006 21:39

Stephen Priestley John Law of this parish, bachelor, and Jane Bourne of the parish of Cockfield were married in this church by Banns this 23rd day of May in the year 1818 by me Frederick Mundy Rector. This marriage was solmenized between us John Law and Jane Burn who both sign. In the presence of Robert Gant who signs and Mary Bourne who makes X her mark Mo