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Parernal Relatives Maughan / McMahon

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Jane Report 7 Dec 2009 16:52

Trying to find out more information on my GG Grandfather Robert Maughan born about 1817/20 in Comber, Ireland, my G Grandfather
Thomas Maughan also born in Comber, Ireland about 1842 there
siblings born in Ireland, Alexander, Robert, Henry and Jane, the rest
of the siblings born in villages in County Durham. My Gg Grandmother
was Elizabeth ( Eliza ) MacKnight who I think would be also born in
Ireland, there family name in Comber is known as McMahon. Thanks Jane .


Jane Report 8 Dec 2009 17:44

The only proof I have is that Alexander my Great Uncle was baptised in the
Comber Church of Ireland which took place on the 14th February 1836,
his parents are down as Eliza and Robert McMahon ( Maughan ). I was always
told that they were prodestants by my Grandmother G. Maughan, so can only
take this as been correct. The name change seems to have come when they
were featured on the 1871 English Census.


Jane Report 9 Dec 2009 07:22

Thanks for trying to help me as after getting the information on my Great Uncle
Alexander it seemed to dry up on the rest of my family, my GG Grandfather is
down as a labourer on the baptism, but after moving to County Durham worked
for Lord Londonderry in the mines, they came about 1849 I think. Can't find
anything out about my GG Grandmother who is down as Elizabeth ( MacKnight )
but know that the name McKnight prominent in Newtownards which is not far from Comber, her name on the baptism is down as Eliza then after coming to England on the Census as Elizabeth but notice on her burial stone in Herrington
my GG Grandfather Robert has reverted back to Eliza. Any help would be greatly appreciated because of the name change it has made it bit difficult. Is it
part of your family, thanks very much Jane.


Jane Report 15 Mar 2012 16:37

An update from a family member on my gg grandfather Robert Maughan/
McMahon and my gg grandmother Elizabeth/Eliza MacKnight from Comber, Ireland. They came to England with other brothers my gg grandparents settled in County Durham about 1848/50 can anyone help
me with information on any possible siblings that may have come with
them but settled in another area of England. Many Thanks. Jane.


Jane Report 28 Aug 2012 17:03

Still trying to find more out about my family the Maughan's or as they were known in Comber, Ireland, McMahon also my mam went by the name Maffen, so many
different versions of the name, so still on the hunt for help on Robert Maughan
born 1817 Ireland my gg grandfather and Elizabeth Mc Knight ( Eliza ) 1818 and
I don't know for certain but think born in Ireland as Alexander there oldest son was Christened in Comber Church of Ireland.
Any help at all would be really appreciated.


Jane Report 21 Sep 2012 23:35

Could someone please do me some look-ups on the American Census
for a relative of mine, her name is Beatrice Maughan born about 1896 who
married Kenneth Brown, she was from the Wilkes-Barre area and died about 1976 in the Philadelphia area, her grandfather was my Great Uncle Alexander
Maughan, Hazleton, and her father was James Maughan born in England.
Many thanks


Jane Report 10 Sep 2013 15:45

Re; Charles Mitcheson Bn: 1874/75 at North Seaton, Northumberland married my
gg aunt Jane Maughan Bn: 1877 at Langley Moor, Boyne, County Durham.They married on the 29th August 1896 St Aidans Parish Church, New Herrington. I am
trying to find more information on Charles family if he had any brother's and sister's or the names of his parents, any help would be great.


Reggie Report 10 Sep 2013 16:03

1881 census is you can look for the info yourself..............much more fun

And, as you have the exact marriage date, one assumes you must have the cert...............on which their fathers will be named (if they knew them)


Reggie Report 10 Sep 2013 16:06

Marriages Sep 1896 (>99%)
Maughan Jane Houghton 10a 657
MITCHISON Charles Houghton 10a 657

Easier to find with correct spelling

1891 census

Person: MITCHISON, Charles Address: 21, Railway Terrace, West Herrington, New Herrington

MITCHISON, John Head Married M 50 1841 Coal Miner
Morpeth, Northumberland VIEW
MITCHISON, Ann Wife Married F 47 1844
Whatton, Northumberland VIEW
MITCHISON, Ges Wm Son Single M 18 1873 Coal Miner
Gateshead, Co Durham VIEW
MITCHISON, Charles Son Single M 16 1875 Coal Miner
North Seaton, Northumberland VIEW
MITCHISON, Edward Son M 13 1878 Coal Miner
North Seaton, Northumberland VIEW
MITCHISON, Mary Daughter F 10 1881 Scholar
New Herrington, Co Durham VIEW
MITCHISON, Margaret Daughter F 5 1886 Scholar
New Herrington, Co Durham VIEW
MITCHISON, James Son M 2 1889
New Herrington, Co Durham VIEW
BROWN, James Boarder Single M 38 1853 Coal Miner
Co Durham Wingate


Reggie Report 10 Sep 2013 16:07

1901 census

Person: MITCHISON, Jane Address: 30, North Railway Terrace, West Herrington, New Herrington

MITCHISON, Charles Head Married M 26 1875 Coalminer Hewer
North Seaton, Northumberland VIEW
MITCHISON, Jane Wife Married F 23 1878
Boyne, Durham VIEW
MITCHISON, John Son M 2 1899
West Herrington, Durham VIEW
MAUGHAN, Robert Boarder Single M 38 1863 Coalminer Stoneman
South Church, Durham


Reggie Report 10 Sep 2013 16:10

1891 census

Person: MAUGHAM, Jane Address: 49, Lanton Street, West Herrington, New Herrington

MAUGHAM, Thomas Head Married M 49 1842 Coal Miner
Co Durham VIEW
MAUGHAM, Ann Wife Married F 49 1842
Co Durham Etherley VIEW
MAUGHAM, Robert Son Single M 28 1863 Coal Miner
Co Durham South Church VIEW
MAUGHAM, John Z Son Single M 22 1869 Coal Miner
Co Durham Broomside VIEW
MAUGHAM, Agnes Daughter Single F 18 1873
Co Durham Penshaw VIEW
MAUGHAM, Jane Daughter F 14 1877 Scholar
Co Durham Laugley Moor VIEW
MAUGHAM, James Son M 12 1879 Scholar
Co Durham Laugley Moor VIEW
MAUGHAM, Mary Daughter F 7 1884 Scholar
Co Durham New Herrington VIEW
MAUGHAM, Sarah Daughter F 4 1887
Co Durham New Herrington VIEW


Reggie Report 22 Sep 2013 12:26

Not urgent, then...........................


Jane Report 23 Sep 2013 21:44

Hi Reggie,
This is the information that i have and it is taken from research i had done,
Charles Mitcheson's family are:
1891 John Mitcheson 50 of Morpeth, Ann 47 of Whatton, Northumberland,
Geo. Wm. of Gateshead, Edward 13 of North Seaton, Mary 10 & Margaret 5
both scholars, and James 2 all from New Herrington, County Durham.
I have John as a miner, i have they lived at 21, Railway Terrace, West
Herrington, County Durham. I don't have the marriage lines for Charles and Jane
Mitcheson nee Maughan who was born in Ireland and is my g aunt.


Jane Report 23 Sep 2013 21:57

Hi Reggie,
Just been looking back through some paper work and as you say a correct
spelling of a name helps, but thats how the researcher put it ,but i am sure
it is with an i and not an e, but i have just got my sheet which i got for the 1911
census and they have Charles and Jane down as Mitchinson so even they can
get things different. My dad would have known but he is no longer here.


Jane Report 23 Sep 2013 22:00

Sorry made a mistake this g aunt Jane was born in Langley, County Durham,
and not Ireland, it was my gg aunt Jane who was born in Ireland.


Reggie Report 24 Sep 2013 08:46 the info I posted of any use?

Or have I wasted my time?

Why did you ask about Charles's family when you already had the info?


Jane Report 24 Sep 2013 18:26

Hi Reggie,
It was a mistake on my behalf as i received a message from Sally stating she was trying
to help a grand daughter trace her grandfather and he was a Mitchison and wondered if
it might be connected to my family of Michison and asked me for some details, and i got
my paper work out and sent the info on my g aunt Jane Mitchison nee Maughan and family.
As i put on my sheet the name is Mitcheson and i do think that was a mistake, i said that was all the info i had on them, but later i got my family files out and looked back to see if
i had any marriage lines which i did'nt have but found another page with the info i sent you.
I suppose i did'nt realise at the time that Sally was a researcher so trying to be helpful for
some one else i asked if there was anyone could help me with info and then when i went
back to my family sheets found that i had more then i thought. But what you have sent me
will be kept and looked at i never get rid of any family info because theres always some that
you notice and havn't got. Was it the same family as mine as i never did find out?
Thanks for what you sent to me.


safc Report 25 Sep 2013 12:58

Jane Maughan, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
Name: Charles Mitchison
Birth Date: 1874
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Jane Maughan
Spouse's Birth Date: 1877
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 19
Event Date: 29 Aug 1896
Event Place: West Herrington, Durham, England
Father's Name: John Mitchison
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Maughan
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00829-5
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1894477
Reference ID: p180 rn360


Jane Report 26 Oct 2013 15:22

Thanks for all the information received.


Jane Report 26 Oct 2013 15:44

I am trying to find more information out on Vera Constance Maughan born 21st May 1939 in Huntington, York, her parents are Francis Bertrum Maughan and
Beatrice Elilzabeth Maughan, I have a marriage for Vera for the 27th September 1941 to Thomas Jones at the Parish Church of St. Laurence, any help on any more on the family would be very gratefull.