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Emily Report 6 Apr 2006 11:48

Sorry to hear the news of your aunts death. Is it easy to book a day at Durham records as l haue a few peolpe i would like to trace. We liue in Weston but my mum and her family were born in Liuerpool and Sunderland and i haue a distant relation who liues there Doris . My mother passed away when i was 19 and my nan when l was 22 so i haue no family members to ask about our history. My mum was a Hetherinqton and her mother was a Elliott and her mother was a Qreenman. My qreat Qrandfather married a Wilkinson but l still can,t find were her oriqins are from. Thanks for all your help Take care. Emily

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~*~ Mo Report 6 Apr 2006 12:02

Hi Emily That was one of the reasons I had closed it at the end of page 9... I was'nt sure If I was still going to I knew she was'nt going to make it through the weekend Durham Records Office Yes Just phone them up and book a half day .. full day... or Wednesday's only on an Evening.. It will be 3 weeks before I get back up there.. with the Easter Holidays for the next two weeks plus I have hubby off work on his hols.. Mo the web addy is www(.)durham(.) remove the brackets in popular pages on the right a link for Durham Records Office


Maureen Report 6 Apr 2006 19:21

Hi Mo Thanks for the look ups for James Stewart. I think they are the same one, the year of birth is the same, once I find his marriage certificate i'll find out his fathers name. Many thanks Maureen Marshall


Perpetually Report 7 Apr 2006 08:25

Maureen, Sorry for such a late thank you. I had read about your aunt dying and didn't expect that you would still go so I didn't recheck the thread until this morning when I noticed a lot more posts had been added. Thank you, I'm sure it's the right couple. Anne


angie2405 Report 7 Apr 2006 11:28

Apologies for the late reply Maureen .... and I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your Aunt. Thank you very much for the information on the marriage of my great grandma and great grandad .... maybe now I can find out who his parents/family were. Regards Angie

Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw Report 7 Apr 2006 18:47

Hope everything went off ok for you today Maureen. Love Kate

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~*~ Mo Report 8 Apr 2006 08:25

Thankyou All For thinking about us Yesterday.. Everything went well and the Flowers that had been sent were beautiful... Very Emotional day... Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Apr 2006 10:53

Kate Shaw Hymer /s Nothing at St James..Hamsterley for a Thomas.. Nothing at St Mary the Virgin at Cockfield Northing at St Helen's Auckland... Sorry Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Apr 2006 11:10

Sharon Essex The only Stephen Murphy on the 1901 Census is this one for Sunderland Name: Stephen Murphy Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1856 Relation: Lodger Household: View other family members Gender: Male Where born: Tipperary, Ireland Civil parish: Sunderland Ecclesiastical parish: St Luke County/Island: Durham Country: England Street address: Occupation: Condition as to marriage: Education: Employment status: View image Source information: RG13/4710 Registration district: Sunderland Sub-registration district: North Bishopwearmouth ED, institution, or vessel: 26 Folio: 140 Page: 63 (click to see others on page) Household schedule number: 360 The head of the House was George B Cairns There is no 1911 Census available Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Apr 2006 11:36

Racing Girl in Michigan Brenda St Mary Magdalen's Church, Hart Anthony Cumming of this parish and Mary Ann Alderson of this parish were married in this Church by Banns this Twenty Sixth day of November in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Five by me William Gorst Harrison, curate. This marriage was solmenized between us Anthony Cumming who signs and Mary Ann Alderson who makes X her mark. In the presence of Richard Cummin who signs, Mary Cummins who makes X her mark and Thomas Gent... Hope this Helps Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Apr 2006 11:39

Linda Kennie Marshall born 1887 Chester le Street was this just a Registration District ?? No Ralph Marshall or Stephen Ralph Mashall born to Ralph Marshall at St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church, Chester le Street Mo CHESTER-LE-STREET REGISTRATION DISTRICT Registration County : Durham. Created : 1.7.1837. Sub-districts : Chester le Street; Harraton. GRO volumes : XXIV (1837-51); 10a (1852-1930). Parishes in Durham (1837-1930): Barnston, Birtley, Burnmoor, Chester le Street, Cocken, Edmondsley, Great Lumley, Harraton, Lambton, Lamesley, Little Lumley, Ouston, Pelton, Plawsworth, South Biddick, Urpeth, Usworth, Waldridge, Washington, Witton Gilbert. Registers now divided between Durham Northern, Sunderland, Durham Central and Gateshead districts. From FREEBMD Births Mar 1887 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARSHALL Stephen Rolfe Chester le S. 10a 473


Sui Report 13 Apr 2006 17:26

Just thought I'd send you a <HUG>. Nice to see you back on the board! :-)


Brenda Report 13 Apr 2006 17:59

Hi Mo- This is excellent news, it proves that Mary Ann Alderson was my Gt Gt Grandmother! In an earlier trip to the DRO you gave me the info that Anthony was the illegitimate son of Amelia Cummins and that she already had another illegitimate older son called Richard... and here he is signing the register as a witness, not sure who the second Mary is though! Remember I asked yuou about how to go about finding bastardy records for Durham? I found this bad news on the DRO site: 'Custody of the Records The records of quarter sessions remained in the custody of the clerk of the peace in rooms in the Exchequer building until after the Palatinate of Durham Act, 1836. In 1837 the Exchequer building became the University's library and the records were transferred to a new Exchequer building in 1855. In 1867 the deputy keeper of the public records examined the records and reported that those in the custody of the clerk of the peace looked as if they had 'been pitched into the rooms with a fork because they were too filthy to handle'. He also criticised the state of the Palatinate records and mentioned that the sheriff's records had been destroyed. The Palatinate records were transferred to the Public Record Office but records of the halmote courts, cursitor and auditor were less criticised and, as relating to bishopric property, were claimed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners (some are now in the custody of the University of Durham). The justices appointed a committee to look at the records and in June 1868 a rough list was made. A further list was made in 1915 and many items had disappeared in the interim. These included alehouse recognizances, convictions, recognizances, bastardy orders, removal warrants, depositions, old estreat rolls, treasurer's vouchers, including coroner's vouchers and papers, insolvent debtors' books, jurors' lists, papers relating to the new gaol and poll books. In 1961 the county appointed a county archivist and in 1963 the Record Office was opened in the new County Hall.' Looks like I'm out of luck on the early bastardy records, the only ones listed on the website were from around 1900 onwards. BUT, I still have a lot more info than I previously had, and most of it is thanks to you. Hope the last couple of weeks has not been too stressful for you. Hugs to you, and thank you again. Brenda

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Apr 2006 18:08

Hi Susan Douglas Thankyou.. Your lookup is a little more complicated so I need a little bit of time to try and find out where he would be buried... Seaham Harbour itself has no Burial will have a look the next time I am up there... I managed to get a half day slot yesterday so did some of the easier try and get them out the way... Mo

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~*~ Mo Report 13 Apr 2006 18:30

Brenda Could the Mary Cummins be Richard's Wife ???? He was older... Mo


Brenda Report 13 Apr 2006 22:18

That's a very good point Mo, she could well be. I think I'll have a trawl through the census records... Cheers, Brenda


John Report 15 Apr 2006 21:00

Hi Maureen - if it is possible and if you have time, could you please do a 'look up' for me on the following... 1. Marriage of James FOWLER born 1900 in Hunwick, I think he was married in South Church in 1922 to - ADA ??????????. 2. Marriage of Joseph FOWLER born 1901 in Easington. I believe he was married in 1928 in South Church to... JENNY ??????. 3. Marriage of Alfred FOWLER born 1912 in Hunwick, I think he was married in Shildon in 1939 to.... BEATRIX ???????? Unfortunately that is all the info I have, so if you can't manage - no problem. I just appreciate your offer.. many thanks... John

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~*~ Mo Report 16 Apr 2006 20:02

Hi John There's these 1 James Fowler = Violetta A Malpas R112/AUCK - 83 - Durham Western (1913) Bishop Auckland Register Office James A Fowler = Alfreda Teasdale CCOCKF2 - 26 - Durham Western (1928) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Cockfield James W Fowler = Ada Iceton R148/AUCK - 236 - Durham Western (1937) >>>>Bishop Auckland Register Office<<<< 3 Alfred Fowler = Beatrice Parsley R145/AUK - 91 - Durham Western (1934) >>>>Bishop Auckland Register Office<<<< 2 The nearest I can up with for Joseph is John J Fowler = Jane Hopps R8/DW - 91 - Durham Western (1941) >>>>?Bishop Auckland Register Office<<<< If the three marriages that I have marked are yours they will have to be applied for from the Register Office Mo


John Report 17 Apr 2006 11:49

Mo, what can I say ?? - Except, absolutely brilliant - many, many thanks.. Best wishes... John (N)

Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw Report 17 Apr 2006 11:56

Thanks a lot for looking - bit of a brick wall now!! Hope all is well with you. Kate