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****Nicky Report 26 Mar 2006 16:27

Hi Maureen. Could you possibly try to find a baptism for Frances Briggs born in Tanfield. Would think in the 1780's but not exactly sure. Know she married John Patterson in Painshaw in 1806 which you have found before for me. Would be greatful for any hlep again. Also if you get time, but please get others done before this as I have already asked you once for look ups, dont want to be greedy, Edward Nicholson baptism about 1800 again In Painshaw. Am stuck completely on this line. Thanks Nicky


Susan Report 26 Mar 2006 18:44

Hi Maureen Many thanks for your kind offer could you please look up the following marriage: 19 December 1813 John Reed and Margaret Bone St. Peter's church Monkwearmouth. I am interested to know if it lists the names of their fathers or any witness. (You have already supplied the above date of the marriage from some records you had several months ago I just wondered if the record office might have any more details). Many thanks Susan

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~*~ Mo Report 26 Mar 2006 19:57

Hi Susan I have just looked back at the old thread and I gave you the marriage details Hun St Peter, Monkwearmouth. John Reed, widower of this parish and Margaret Bone, spinster of this parish were married in this church by Banns with consent of parents this Nineteenth day of December in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen by me Gilfrid Gates, Minister. This marriage was solmenized between us John Reed and Margaret Bone. In the presence of Joseph Bone and Wm Hobson.. Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 26 Mar 2006 20:04

Hi Susan Hazard Have you checked the IgI for the first marriage to see if it is on there.. I will need an idea of a place to look for these marriages.. Also have you checked freebmd for the second marriage which would then give you a registration district I cannot find the marriage on the Durham website so have possibly been married in the Houghton le spring area.. Could do with some more info Have fun Mo I have just checked on the IgI And nothing comes up but it does look like someone has added this marriage to igi but without her surname.. It may be worth you checking to see if you have a connection with her tree.. Nothing on free BMD for the second marriage So it looks like you will have to trawl through the Ancestry Beta Version to find the year and quater and the registration district.. Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 26 Mar 2006 20:06

Maureen No problem Nicky I'll try my best as usual Mo


Perpetually Report 26 Mar 2006 21:41

Hi Maureen, I have what I hope is the marriage of Joseph Lee and Janet Armstrong, Auckland 10a 269. 3rd qtr 1870 I have noticed that when you find the banns you can give birth places, so I'm hoping that it would be possible from this info. I need my Joseph to have been born in Dudley, Worcs c1848. Thank you for any help or advice you are willing to give. Anne


Sue Report 26 Mar 2006 22:35

Hi Maureen, I have checked both Free BMD and IGI for the marraiges. The only one i could find on IGI that sort of matched was a Thomas Snaith born1803 who married a Elizabeth 1807.They were married in 1828 in Gateshead.My Thomas and Elizabeth had there 1st child in 1821,and other children after 1828. The only marraige i could find for a George Burdess was in Sept 1868 in Durham.It was to a Margaret Catron. Once again i dont know if this is the right lady or not. Would you be able to check out these marraiges for me and post the details. All my Snaiths came from Swalwell,Derwenthaugh and Wincanton.Any that you do find are all related to each other, Many thanks Sue x

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~*~ Mo Report 27 Mar 2006 11:27

Hi Susan Hazzard The George Burdess marriage in 1868 married a Joanna Hardy C44/1 - 153 - Durham Western (1868) married at St Stephen's Church in Willington..... Susan have you got them on the Census for 1871 or 1881 as that would give the wife's first name. ?? Mo The marriage for Thomas Snaith has not taken place in St Mary's Gateshead as the marriages for that period are on the Genuki website Not married at Gateshead Fell either All Thomas Snaiths married in the Durham District on Paul Joiners list from 1792.. Thomas Snaith, 1792wq, Witton Gilbert 1793da, Darlington 1797ah, Auckland St Helen 1799ep, Easington 1807ws, Whitby 1809ah, Auckland St Helen 1813ac, Acklam 1814wn, Whitburn 1819ah, Auckland St Helen 1819ay, Aycliffe 1823da, Darlington 1830da, Darlington 1830wr, Witton le Wear 1832bh, Bishopwearmouth 1832sg. Stockton on tees If you need to find any of the places have a look on Multimap... they could also have been married over the water in Northumberland... Newcastle area as the places you mention could also be classed as Newcastle These searches at the records office are not computer stored they are manual searches of the films on a film cannot just punch in a name and the results jump out at you.. I need something concrete to go on... I just have'nt got hours to spend on one lookup.. only to find that the info is not there.. Do some more digging about and see if you can get me something concrete to go on.... Then I will have a look for you Mo 1. Thomas Snaith - International Genealogical Index Gender: Male Marriage: < 1817> <Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England> married an Elizabeth submitted by an lds member 2. THOMAS SNAITH - International Genealogical Index Gender: Male Marriage: 15 FEB 1814 All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, married Elizabeth Harrison extracted entry Durham does not cover Newcastle marriages... Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 27 Mar 2006 11:30

Hi Anne Joseph Lee and Janet Armstrong C19/1 - 7 - Durham Western (1870) St Mary the Virgin, Fir Tree Mo


Perpetually Report 27 Mar 2006 12:18

Oh! I'm sorry Mo - if that was supposed to point me in a certain direction I guess I have my eyes closed. :>( The only English cert. that I have ever seen is my bc and although I'm getting pretty good at finding people who are not related to me I still don't really know what all of the abbreviations mean. May I ask for an explanation? Anne But extremely happy that you could connect Joe to Janet. YYEEAA!!!


Susan Report 27 Mar 2006 13:13

Hi Maureen Yes i know you had very kindly given me the details of John Reed and Margaret Bone's marriage although I had not recorded the witness names on my records. I was just wondering if any records at the Record Office might give their parents names so I could try and get back another generation have nothing to help me at the moment!! Susan

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~*~ Mo Report 27 Mar 2006 14:01

Hi Anne The marriage is for my reference so I can have a look for you when I go..just so I can go straight to the marriage Mo Joseph Lee and Janet Armstrong C19/1 - 7 - Durham Western (1870) St Mary the Virgin Church, at Fir Tree in the County of Durham the code just means that it is a church wedding that took place in 1870 and the Church as stated underneath.. I need this info for me to find the marriage Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 27 Mar 2006 14:07

Hi Susan Duke That is all you get I am afraid.. the details of them being married no fathers names are given on marriages before 1837.. Your next step would be to try and find their baptisms.... to get the parents and sometimes only Father's names are given.. If you can come up with a place of Brith on the 1851 Census for either of them that would be a starting point Mo

Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw Report 27 Mar 2006 19:08

Hello again Mayoress I'd be very grateful if you would do another look up for me. I would be interested to know of a birth/christening record of a Thomas Hymer/Hymers/Hindmarsh (sorry spelling varies but I think at the time of his birth Hymers was the most likely) Unfortunately census info also varies but, Hamsterley or Cockfield are the most likely birthplaces (Auckland also possible). Thomas was born around 1830 and his father was called Charles. He had a sister Alice a couple of years older and sister Mary a couple of years younger. If you have time to look for his birth in 1 of those registers it wold be really helpful - at least if you don't find him there I can eliminate those from future searches. Thanks again for your offer. Kate


Perpetually Report 27 Mar 2006 23:42

Thanks for explaining Mo. Yes, I remember now that you posted that you print everything out to take with you. This is awful -- but my whole life is on hold until I find out Joe's birth place. Didn't realize how quickly this stuff could grab hold of my imagination. Anne Many thanks again to you. If you ever need to know who you are not related to I'm the one to ask!!


Sue Report 29 Mar 2006 19:12

Hi Maureen, Im afraid i cant supply you with any more imformation,as what i have given you is all i have to go on im afraid. So i think it would be best if i put these searches on the back burner for now untill i can get more info. Thank you for your time and help. If you could suggest how to get more info i would be very grateful, Thomas Snaiths children were all born before 1837 so i cant get certs for them, Any other ideas? Thanks Sue x


Sui Report 29 Mar 2006 19:48

This is a very kind offer! Please could you try to do a look up for me :-....... CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMSON SMITH..... occupation at death--Retired GASMAN, (middle names may not be used). Born 1859 Canada(but grew up midlothian)......moved to SEAHAM HARBOUR 1899........Lived till his 90's........DIED DURHAM BETWEEN 1950 - 1958. Where he supposedly took his own life (with the help of a Gas Oven). Married 3 times to PRETSEL(married 1880) / DUNCANSON (married 1892)/ ? ........ Have all children born 1st Marriage, I Have :-..... GEORGINA , MARY , JESSIE. CHARLIE........ from 2nd ----possibly more there?.....Don't know when 2nd wife GEORGINA DUNCANSON died? Don't have definate name for 3rd wife.....CHARLOTTE, or when married... did marry DURHAM....Don't know if children born (but it is said there was child/children there also!. I realise SMITH is a diffecult name... If you could find anything out it will be fantastic.....although realise you will have your own look-ups.. as well as others! BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR SEARCHES! Thanks Susan :-)

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~*~ Mo Report 30 Mar 2006 12:31

Sue Hazzard I have sent you a private message Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 30 Mar 2006 12:35

Sorry feeling a little under the weather today... Had a nasty stomach bug... Kate.. that should not be a problem... Susan Douglas Seaham Harbour no burials have taken place in church yard after 1896 only ones with family plots.. a couple of other churches in the area have been indexed so will have a check in the index books I will have a look but do know that the newspaper reports will be kept at Sunderland Library for that area. mo


Brenda Report 30 Mar 2006 18:20

Hello Mayoress! I've been dilligently checking in every day hoping you would be kind enough to offer more lookups!! I'm looking for info on the marriage of the following couple, I found the references on the Joiners Marriage Index on Genuki, I hope they're mine! Anthony Cummin (s) and Mary Ann Alderson, married in 1835 in the parish of Hart. I don't know what might be included in the records but any info about parents or birthplaces would be great. Also, just a general query as you go to the DRO quite a bit.... do you know if they have basdardy records there? Thanks a bunch, Brenda