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cane Report 13 Oct 2005 21:28

hi maureen, lovely offer, can you help,richard abbott married margaret burrow on 28 july 1817 beetham,westmorland i am looking for any children from them,and if possible the bride and grooms ages,one more please brides fathers name, kind regards gwenx


Dorothy Report 14 Oct 2005 00:42

Hi Maureen Thanks I do have the two from genuki. Maybe the following information will help: I have a family of Charles and Ann Bolam from Elsdon, whose children were baptised at Birdhope Craig, which I believe is the Presbyterian church for Elsdon, and Ryton Woodside Presbyterian Swalwell. It seems the family moved around until they eventually settled in Bywell St Peters. Ann was married in Bywell St Peters. At the time of her marriage this is the only Bolam family in the parish and some of the children of Ann and Charles were witnesses to the wedding. In the census Ann has listed Muggleswick as her birthplace and so far have been unable to find where Mary was born. I am really hoping you find a listing at Muggleswick for which I would be really grateful. Dorothy


Derekwc Report 14 Oct 2005 13:16

Maureen, If you have time a look for the christening of HANNAH WALKER born cs 1857 in Escomb would be really great. Her fathers name will be either George or Charles. Derek


cane Report 14 Oct 2005 13:58

no problem maureen, thanks anyway. gwenx


Karen Report 14 Oct 2005 14:22

Iam looking for the parents of THOMAS ATICHISON ELLIOTTthomas was born 5/4/25 On his wedding certificate fathers name is robert robinson elliott.I think his mothers namewas jane hanna elliott.Can you give me as much infor as you can.Thanks a lot for your time


Janet Report 14 Oct 2005 15:06

i need a lookup on the 1841 census for i think sunderland.i am looking for margaret tamrown,she had two daughters margaret born in 1836 bishopwearmouth and jane born 1837 monkwearmouth .thanks


Jacqui Report 14 Oct 2005 17:05

Hi Maureen Looks like your inundated with requests already. But should you get a chance to look at Auckland St Andrews I would be greatful if you could check for the baptism of: Margaret Howe - c.1821 - parents John and Margaret Thanks for your time Jacqui

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 14 Oct 2005 17:08

maureen vickers -Lookups offered - Durham Thank you Maureen. families I am researching who were born in Durham are WILLIAM MADDISON and his wife ELIZABETH RIDLEY. I know William's parents are EDWARD MADDISON and his wife MARY WALKER. who also probably were born in Durham, today I as told Edward abt.1829 at pittington and Mary abt.1834 at Seam Labour. William was born about 1858, Elizabeth abt. 1861-1862. Is it possible to confirm dates please and of course also if there were more in the Edward and Mary family. Apparently today i have been told of margaret abt.1853. If you are able that would be simply marvellous. The families emmigrated to Australia probably before 1871, but need to check again shipping which will do tonight. Many thanks for your help. Blessing Helen Callaghan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Added by Jess bow bag Bobbin Dog on 14/10/2005 08:23:32 your family in 1861 census. Edward Maddison abt 1829 Pittington, Durham, England Head Hallgarth and Pittington Durham Margaret Maddison abt 1853 Pittington, Durham, England Daughter Hallgarth and Pittington Durham Mary W Maddison abt 1834 Seam Larbour, Durham, England Wife Hallgarth and Pittington Durham Wm Maddison abt 1858 Pittington, Durham, England Son Hallgarth and Pittington Durham


Carla Report 15 Oct 2005 02:54

Hello Maureen Thanks so much for your extremely kind offer. I would be very grateful if you could look for the baptisms of: Ralph Stoker / Stokoe 1858 Richard Stoker / Stokoe 1860 Elizabeth Stoker / Stokoe 1862 Mary Stoker / Stokoe c1864 all born in Hetton le Hole and children of John and Elizabeth. And if you have enough time, I am looking for the death of Elizabeth Stoker / Stokoe between 1864 - 1871, aged 30 - 35 and in Hetton le Hole. Thanks again - Carla (Western Australia)


Marcus Report 15 Oct 2005 19:04

Hi Maureen, Thanks for the reply. Marcus

lea r

lea r Report 15 Oct 2005 20:07

Hi Maureen, this is very generous of you. I have been having trouble with a particular couple for the past twelve months!!! My grandmother was MARY LILY CASSIDY b. 22/10/1894 at 18 summer st, felling, sub-district Heworth in Gateshead. Her parents are recorded on her birth cert as FRANCIS CHARLES CASSIDY and MARY ANN CASSIDY formerly WRAY. This sounds straightforward but I cant find any details on the parents, no marriage, no family, nothing! By the time MARY LILY is 5/6 years, she and the family had moved to Lanarkshire and are found on the 1901 census as WRAY, and CASSSIDY is used as another christian name i.e. FRANCIS CHARLES CASSIDY WRAY etc. Hope I havent lost you yet. Not sure why they have started using WRAY as a surname, and just wondered if you could find any details of them whilst they were in the Gateshead area. I have already tried Ancestry etc and lots of people have tried to help me from GR already, but I am still stuck! By the time MARY LILY got married, she was known as MARY LILY CASSIDY WRAY, and her parents are recorded as FRANCIS CHARLES CASSIDY WRAY and MARY ANN CASSIDY WRAY formerly RAE.............a different surname again! Hope you can help, but wouldn't blame you if you didn't want to !!! Kind regards, leanne x


Karen Report 16 Oct 2005 11:30

Hi Maureen,re your query to me on QUENET that I asked if you could check for me,the second marriage was Sunderland District,County Durham Vol 10a,page 853,Sept quarter 1893.Second wife Margaret Stafford birth details Sept quarter 1875,Sunderland district Vol 10a,page 645 if you have the time to check that too for parents details,pretty please.Thank you,Karen

lea r

lea r Report 16 Oct 2005 14:27

Hi Maureen, glad it's not just me!!!! I guess they didn't think that we would be looking for them 100 years later did they? On MARY LILY's birth certificate he is a cartman, maybe that was in the mines? who knows. When he was in scotland he was a steel worker. Don't you just wish you could ask them!!!!!!!!!!!! Regards, Leanne x

lea r

lea r Report 16 Oct 2005 14:38

Hi, it's me again. Just been looking at my records and got some more info if you could have a look. FRANCIS CHARLES CASSIDY WRAY died 20/5/1911 in Scotland. It says that he has been also married to a MARY ANN WATSON and ANABELLA PEARSON. On his death cert his parents are recorded as FRANCIS CHARLES WRAY and MARGARET WRAY formerly McHOLLAND or MULLHOLAND - not clear to read. I think He married annabella pearson Dec 24th, 1893 in HOWORTH or HEWORTH Co Durham. The more information I get, the more confused I am! I think this man has multiple identites, wives and children, or maybe I am just missing something really obvious. I wouldn't blame you if you completely ignored all this! Thanks for at least trying! Regards Leanne x

Kim from Sandhurst

Kim from Sandhurst Report 16 Oct 2005 17:51

Maureen, Sent a PM to you, hope you don't mind Thank you Kim

Angela now in Wilts (not North Devon)

Angela now in Wilts (not North Devon) Report 17 Oct 2005 16:22

Maureen, you are so kind, you'll be busy all day! I've never been to a Records Office & am not sure what info you can get. Would it be possible to find out the parents of the following two? Emily Frances Campbell Ritchie b Sep qtr 1880, Lanchester, vol 10a, page 318a. Alice Watson Ritchie b Dec qtr 1883, Sunderland, vol 10a, page 571. Thank you so much. Angela


cane Report 17 Oct 2005 20:23

hi maureen, can i please ask for a second go at this, birth for jane milburn,i have a christening date with parent[s] name mary[no father's name mentioned] can you help. christening date 22 JAN 1828 WOLSINGHAM, DURHAM, i would deary love to know if there was a father.or if at all possible to find parents of mary milburn[mother] any help welcome, gwen,


Doreen Report 17 Oct 2005 20:27

Hi Maureen, would Durham RO hold any records for the Parish of Masham Nth York's, think i may have read somwhere that they hold some records. ?? Doreen.


Doreen Report 17 Oct 2005 21:07

Thanks Maureen, At the stage of clutching at straws. Doreen.

Angela now in Wilts (not North Devon)

Angela now in Wilts (not North Devon) Report 17 Oct 2005 21:22

Maureen Have PMd you with census details of the Ritchies. Will post on here if I find anything else. Thanks Angela