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Margaret Dryden

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William Report 10 Jan 2013 04:54

I was hoping someone would be able to help as I have come to a standstill. I am looking for my Great Grandmother Margaret Dryden, born 1867, married Daniel Cassidy in Gateshead in 1891, I have their marriage certificate but there is no father,s name for Margaret and I don't know where to go from there.
They had six children, Mary, James, Catherine, Margaret ,Daniel ,Ann.
We have been told she was known as Margaret Gallagher but we don't know why.
Any help would be fantastic!


patchem Report 10 Jan 2013 07:05

Just putting 19111 for reference:
CASSIDY, Daniel Head Married M 45 1866 Labourer In N E R Shops Saltmeadows Ghd Co Durham
CASSIDY, Margaret Wife Married 22 years F 44 1867 Kelso Northumberland
CASSIDY, James Son Single M 21 1890 Gateshead Durham
CASSIDY, Mary Daughter Single F 15 1896 Gateshead Durham
CASSIDY, Catherine Daughter F 11 1900 Gateshead Durham
CASSIDY, Margaret Daughter F 10 1901 Gateshead Durham
CASSIDY, Daniel Son M 7 1904 Gateshead Durham
CASSIDY, Ann Daughter F 5 1906 Gateshead Durham
RG number: RG14 Piece: 30451 Reference: RG14PN30451 RG78PN1748B RD557 SD2 ED41 SN64
Registration District: Gateshead
Sub District: Gateshead Enumeration District: 41 Parish: Gateshead
Address: 226 Park Road Gateshead County: Durham

Is Kelso actually Scotland?
Have you found her in any censuses prior to marriage?


patchem Report 10 Jan 2013 07:22

1901 gives different place of birth:
1901 England Census
Margt Cassidy Age: 34 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Head Gender: Female Where born: Gateshead, Durham, England Civil parish: Gateshead
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity County/Island: Durham Country: England Registration district: Gateshead Sub-registration district: Gateshead
ED, institution, or vessel: 49 Household schedule number: 289 Piece: 4756 Folio: 170 Page Number: 40
Margt Cassidy 34
James Cassidy 11
Mary Cassidy 5
Catherine Cassidy 1
Margt Cassidy 8 Mo
Isabella Carr 32
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 4756; Folio: 170; Page: 40.


Astra Report 10 Jan 2013 07:28

Looking at the Gallagher possibles

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 5039
Folio: 106
Page: 18
Reg. District: Gateshead
Sub District: Gateshead
Parish: Gateshead
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 19, Leonards Court, Gateshead
County: Durham
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
GALLAGHER, John Head Married M 44 1837 Lab
GALLAGHER, Mary Wife Married F 44 1837 Hawker
GALLAGHER, Margart Daughter Single F 15 1866 Hawker
Gateshead, Durham
GALLAGHER, Katherine Daughter Single F 14 1867 Hawker
Gateshead, Durham
GALLAGHER, Ann Daughter Single F 12 1869 Scholar
Gateshead, Durham
GALLAGHER, Thomas Son Single M 10 1871 Scholar
Gateshead, Durham
GALLAGHER, John Son Single M 7 1874 Scholar
Gateshead, Durham
GALLAGHER, Peter Son Single M 5 1876 Scholar


Astra Report 10 Jan 2013 07:33

DRYDON, John Head M 36 1835 County Durham VIEW
DRYDON, Mary Wife F 33 1838 Northumberland VIEW
DRYDON, Ann Daughter F 13 1858 Northumberland VIEW
DRYDON, Agnes Daughter F 9 1862 Northumberland VIEW
DRYDON, Mary Jane Daughter F 7 1864 Northumberland VIEW
DRYDON, Margaret Daughter F 5 1866 Northumberland VIEW
DRYDON, John Son M 3 1868 Northumberland VIEW
DRYDON, William Son M 1 1870 County Durham VIEW

Piece: 5037 Folio: 32 Page: 20 Registration District: South Shields Civil Parish: South Shields Municipal Borough: South Shields Address: Heppell's Court, South Shields County: Durham


Potty Report 10 Jan 2013 10:10

Do you have Margaret's address from the wedding cert and who were the witnesses?


KathleenBell Report 10 Jan 2013 11:08

Kelso is classed as the Scottish Borders so it could have been classed as Northumberland at one time - a bit like Berwick on Tweed.

Kath. x


patchem Report 10 Jan 2013 18:27

Whether Kelso is Scotland or England, it remains about 70 miles from Gateshead.

Who said she was known as Margaret Gallagher?
What is her name on her children's birth certificates?
Was James born before the marriage, or had one of them been married before (or was James illegitimate)?


Ozibird Report 10 Jan 2013 18:57

???? Births Sep 1890 Gallagher James Dryden Gateshead 10a 946


William Report 11 Jan 2013 05:50

Thanks everyone for your help, I will do a bit more digging.
My aunt who is now deceased told me she was known as Gallagher.
The witnesses on the Wedding certificate are James Corrigan and Mary Sherl? ( hard to read )
Daniel lived at Clarks Buildings Gateshead and Margaret lived at Church Street Gateshead.
I dont have any of the childrens Birth certificates


William Report 18 Jan 2013 05:02

Thanks Ozibird I have sent for James birth certificate will let you know the result.
By the way are you in australia ? I live in WA.


Ozibird Report 18 Jan 2013 19:45

Yes, William, I'm in Queensland.