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~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 7 Nov 2005 12:16

Hi Kath Church wedding Hun William Littlefair = Jane Gill C44/1 - 100 - Durham Western (1865) St Stephen at Willington which will tie in with your Brancepeth Maureen


June Report 7 Nov 2005 12:35

Hello Maureen, We Have desperately been trying to find the birth certificate of William Hutchinson born 1822 in Pelton. His father was definately William and almost certainly his mother was Sarah Whitfield. By the way if you are searching for the Vickers family tree, please contact me as I have lots of information on the Vickers dating from Joseph b. 25th April1713 down. Thanks in advance if you can help. June staughton


KathleenBell Report 7 Nov 2005 22:52

Maureen, I can't believe it. Thought I would have to wait until the 16th for this information - if then. Thank you so much. I don't know how you do it, but I'm so glad you do. It does sound like this is very likely to be the William and Jane I am looking for. I really appreciate your help. Thanks Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 8 Nov 2005 12:07

Thanks for that Maureen - the transcript will help, as the witnesses to one of the other marriages you found for me helped to confirm it was the right marriage, so this might be the case in this one too. Regards Kath. x


cane Report 8 Nov 2005 13:00

cheers maureen, 'you're a star' best regards gwen.


Sidami Report 8 Nov 2005 15:42

Maureen If you have time do you think you could give me parent's of Euphemia Mitchell bn 1810 Sunderland. Many thanks........ Sue


Lynne Report 8 Nov 2005 17:19

Hello Maureen Thanks again for your generous offer. May I have some more help with the BULLERWELL's please? I would very much like to find the burial of my 4xGreat Grandfather Robert BULLERWELL and there is a death in the September quarter of 1858 on FreeBMD. I am not able to afford the certificate at this time and wonder if you could check the Ryton Holy Cross parish records please? These are the details from the DRO site: Type of Register - Start Date End Date - Indexed - Original Reference - Microfilm Reference Burials - January 1837 August 1874 - 513 (pt) - EP/Ryt 1/27 - M42/368 Robert would have been 88 years and living at Smeales/Smailes (Farm). Thank you very much. Kind regards and God bless you, Lynne x New Zealand

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Nov 2005 18:12

Hi Sue It should be St Mary's Sunderland. UPDATE.... Sue I cannot find him on the IgI and all Sunderland St Mary has been covered by the IgI Hi Lynne No Bother


Katie Report 8 Nov 2005 18:23

hello, I was wondering if you could tell me about the biological father of one William Henry Fettis born September 1917 in Blythe I think (not entirely sure that will be in the Durham records office however). His biological mother was a Rachel Moses, born 1887. He may not be under the surname Fettis however as that was his adoptive name taken from the man Rachel Moses later married. Any help you can give would be much appreciated, I just want to know who his real father is and I think it may be on his birth certificate. Many thanks, Katie Nicholls

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Nov 2005 18:29

Sorry Katie Blythe is in Northumberland Maureen To obtain his Birth Cert you will have to send for it... All I could of got was his Baptism record.. But Durham does'nt cover Northumberland..

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Nov 2005 21:01

Well what do you think about this for a theory..... We have Robert Labron and Ann Spedding = 1815 Children Elizabeth, Mary, Ann, Thomas, Robert, Robert, Isabella, James and Margaret.... We have Robert and Ann on the 1841 Census On the 1841 Census Robert and Ann were living at Hill Top Farm, Redworth, Darlington. Robert Leybourne aged 60 Farmer of this county Y. Ann Leybourne aged 55 of this county Y. Robert aged 12, Isabella aged 10, James aged 5, Margaret aged 3. William Howe aged 20 Occ. M.S (Male Servant) and William Walker aged 15 Occ. M.S (Male Servant). and his Death Death in the Registration District of Darlington in the sub-district of Aycliffe. 11th March 1851 of Hill Top, Redworth, Robert Labron, Male aged 72 Years, Farmer, Cause of Death, Decay of Nature (not certified). Robert Labron, Present at the Death, Hill Top, Redworth. (Registered 13th March 1851) Burial Register, St. Helen's Church, Auckland 14th March 1851 Robert Layburn of Hill Top aged 71 Years His age of 60 rounded down and his age of 72 on Death gives a Birth//Baptism date of c1778 I have this baptism for a Robert son of John..... Baptism Register. St Helen's Church, Auckland. 29th November 1778. Robert son of John Layburn of Bildershaw. I know there is no John in the children's names but here goes anyway The Thomas that is living at Brusselton Folly in 1841 is Robert's Uncle aged 85...whom I presume has brought him up.. Hence the children called Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas = Elizabeth Mulcaster in 1780 His Death in 1847 aged 93 gives him a Birth// Batism date...of 1754 I have weighed up all the options and Wendy and I both agree that this all fits... Robert's Father John = Margaret Skelton in 1777 at Bishop Middleham John's father is also called John.... John (son)bap 9th October 1748 at Bishop Middleham John married Jane Oliver in 1744 at Auckland St Helen Children of above Mary, James 1747, John 1748, Jane, Ann, Thomas 1755, Jane, William, Margaret, Oliver and Mary 1766..... all baptized Bishop Middleham Mary 1766 = John Rymer at A Helen Thomas 1755= Elizabeth Mulcaster at Heighington John 1748 = Margaret Skelton at Bishop Middleham James 1747 = Elizabeth Wilkinson at Bishop Middleham My theory is John and Jane Oliver have took up residence in West Auckland her home town be it through inheritance of her family home I dont know.. But only after all their children have been born At Bishop Middleham his home village.. After John and Margaret Skelton's marriage in 1777 all the family disappear from Bishop Middleham and turn up in West Auckland.... no Labron's recorded here after that marriage If my theory is correct.. something has happened between Robert and his parents to cut out a child called after his father... or he did not know who his Father was!!! The only Baptism I can find for Margaret Skelton makes her around 47 on marriage and 48 on having Robert.. It is very possible that she had died possibly soon after childbirth and Thomas and Elizabeth have brought him up....or they have both died and Thomas and Elizabeth have took him in and looked after him as a son.. I so far have been unable to trace a death for John or Margaret...... which we are working on All the pieces fit.. All the Children's name fall into place.. They all disappear from Bishop Middleham at the same time they turn up in West Auckland... These all cannot just be Co-incidence... The Thomas at Brusselton Folly fits in with the Bishop Middleham baptisms My Gut instinct tells me I'm right... Let me know what you think Maureen


Shirley Report 8 Nov 2005 22:16

Maureen, Thanks for looking for me even though you couldn't read it. Sorry for not getting back sooner - holidays. Shirley from Rosehill, Etherley Dene.


Tc Report 8 Nov 2005 22:26

Hi Maureen Thanks for offer wondered if it would be possible to look in Shildon Church register to find burial of George Stubbs ( Miner )died there in 1852,wife Esther Stubbs died there in 1873 and also marriage of daughter Mary Stubbs between 1851-1861 On 1851 census living at Whitfield Place ecclesastical area Shildon,which I think is Old Shildon, and 1871 census living at East Parade again think it is Old Shildon Many thanks Tom

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 8 Nov 2005 23:31

Mary Stubbs = George Charlton CROKEBY1 - 31 - Durham Western (1858) Hi Tom this is the only marriage that comes near for the district that you wanted there are two marriages in the Durham area but not any others matching the dates for West Auckland district.. This one's at Rokeby...


Anne-Marie Report 8 Nov 2005 23:41

Hi Maureen, Could you please tell me what places the Durham Office holds. Thanks Anne-Marie


Anne-Marie Report 9 Nov 2005 17:21

Hi Maureen, Thank you for the info. Looked up the sites. Regards Anne-Marie


Matthew Report 10 Nov 2005 11:01

Hello Maureen, Thanks for the great offer. If you get a chance I would much appreciate a look up in Swalwell or Gateshead on the 1841 census for my George Fairbairn with wife Sarah and daughter Sarah Ellen who would be 1 or 2. I dont know if they hold the censuses there so just let me know if not possible. Regards, Matt x

~*~ Mo

~*~ Mo Report 10 Nov 2005 12:19

Matthew have you any idea of where in Swallwell // Gateshead... This area is huge and I just wont get the time to cover all that area.. I would need an address... Maureen


Jean Report 10 Nov 2005 12:37

Hello Maureen I don't know whether you have seem my updated message re Mary Ann Foster. I now think that she was b 1809 and her sister Hannah b 1811. Regards Jean


Lynne Report 10 Nov 2005 14:55

Hello again Maureen An update to my earlier message please since this may be your last visit - depending on the weather! If there are any other BULLERWELL burials on the index for Ryton Holy Cross 1837-1874 may I please have the details as all the BULLERWELL's in County Durham were related! Thank you. Also, if you still have some time, would it be possible to check the marriage details please for John BULLERWELL and Isabella DICK? They married twice in different churches??! Bishopwearmouth St Michael & All Angels Marriages April 1754 November 1798 - IGI/25 - EP/Biw 19 - M42/172 BULLERWELL John & Isabella DICK married 5 September 1782 Monkwearmouth St Peter's Marriages * August 1735 August 1793 - IGI/ 147 - EP/Mo.SP 26 - M42/213 BULLERWELL John & Isabella DICK married 4 January 1784 * Later compilation - not in chronological order Any additional details would be helpful. Thank you, I really appreciate it. Have a great time! Thanks again and God bless you! Lynne x New Zealand