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Marian Report 11 Sep 2019 19:25

I am looking for the marriage of the above to possibly Robert Littlefair between 1835 to 1842. Elizabeth born 1817 high Coniscliffe, Co Durham parents Thomas and Mary. I am making assumptions based on the following census returns for 1851, 1861 and 1871

1851 census Darlington

Robert Littlefair 42 tailor Witton le Wear
Elizabeth 34 high coniscliffe
Margaret daughter 9 Edinburgh

1861 census South Shields holy Trinity Darlington

Robert Littlefair 50 grocer Witton le Wear
Elizabeth 44 high coniscliffe
Margaret 19 daughter Scotland

1871 census South Shields holy Trinity Darlington

Robert Littlefair 61 retired tailor Witton le Wear
Elizabeth 54 high coniscliffe

I cannot find them on the 1841 census but you will see that Margaret was born in Scotland. All the above off family search.

Thank you


alviegal Report 11 Sep 2019 20:13

This couldn't be Elizabeth Race, could it? I'm just going with an address in your other thread.

Durham Bishop's Transcripts Burials

First name(s) Elizabeth
Last name Race
Age 15
Birth year 1817
Residence Alwent Mill
Death year -
Burial year 1832
Burial date 19 Mar 1832
Denomination Anglican
Burial place Gainford
County Durham

EDIT Posted by Dea on Thomas Race's thread.

02 May 1835 - Kendal Mercury - Kendal, Westmorland, England:
Marriage: At Kirkby Stephen, on the 22nd ult., Mr Thomas Race, miller,> Alwant Mill<, near Staindrop, in the county of Durham, to .Miss Elizabeth Aislabie, of Kirkby Stephen.


KathleenBell Report 11 Sep 2019 20:13

Could this be Robert in 1841:-

1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census
10, Sanders Street, St Cuthbert's, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s) Last name Sex Age Birth year Birth place

Janet Littlefair Female 36 1805 Midlothian, Scotland - independent means
Robert Littlefair Male 30 1811 Midlothian, Scotland - occupation Tailor.

Kath. x


ArgyllGran Report 11 Sep 2019 20:20

Marriage of the 1841 couple:

660 373

And Janet's death:

510 156
St Cuthbert's


KathleenBell Report 11 Sep 2019 20:22

Not sure why you have mentioned South Shields in both of the census records you have posted?? The family were in Darlington.

Kath. x


alviegal Report 11 Sep 2019 20:22

Janet from 1841 census died in 1843 so Margaret was possibly her child.








510 156

St Cuthbert's


Marian Report 11 Sep 2019 20:26

hello both, looks like it could be Elizabeths burial as Alwent Mill is where other Races were baptised. The Robert connection was just guesswork on my part. Thank you both for looking.


Marian Report 11 Sep 2019 20:30

hi, on family search it has the address as South Shields holy Trinity, Darlington.


KathleenBell Report 11 Sep 2019 20:33

How do you know Elizabeth Race's parents are Thomas and Mary?

There is a baptism for Elizabeth Aislabie at Kirkby Stephen (parents Richard and Elizabeth):-

First name(s) Elizabeth Malkin
Last name Aislabie
Gender Female
Birth year -
Birth place -
Baptism year 1811
Baptism date 1811
Residence Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
Place Kirkby Stephen
County Westmorland
Country England
Father's first name(s) Richard
Father's last name Aislabie
Mother's first name(s) Elizabeth
Mother's last name Malkin
Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 11 Sep 2019 20:34

South Shields is completely different from Darlington.

Kath. x


ArgyllGran Report 11 Sep 2019 20:48

On the other thread -

Thomas Race's parents were Thomas and Mary.


Marian Report 11 Sep 2019 20:53

hi, Elizabeth was baptised 4 August 1816 at coniscliffe, co durham daughter of Thomas and Mary, Miller

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 11 Sep 2019 20:59

Below coming up on google search...

Chris :)

Robert Littlefair is listed as the husband of Janet Anderson on the grave monument.

Janet Anderson 1843 42 1801


ArgyllGran Report 11 Sep 2019 21:07

Where have you found the baptism of Elizabeth, Marian?

I'm not seeing it - at least not on Ancestry or FS.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 11 Sep 2019 21:18

Below is about...

Chris :)

Northumberland And Durham Baptisms (Find My Past)

First name(s) Elizabeth
Last name Race
Birth year 1816
Birth date ? ? 1816
Baptism year 1816
Baptism date 04 Aug 1816
Parish Coniscliffe
Father's first name(s) Thomas
Mother's first name(s) Mary
Mother's last name Race
County Durham

Baptisms Auckland 1816 Elizabeth Race High Coniscliffe


ArgyllGran Report 11 Sep 2019 21:33

??? [ EDIT: No, I think this is another man of the same name. This one's a farmer, whereas the one we want is a tailor (or grocer).]

Robert Littlefair
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Robert Littlefair
Estimated birth year: abt 1810
Registration Year: 1881
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: Darlington
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 16

Robert Littlefair
in the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
Name: Robert Littlefair
Death Date: 4 Nov 1919
Death Place: Durham, England
Probate Date: 29 Nov 1919
Probate Registry: London, England

Robert Littlefair of Keverstone Grange, Staindrop, Durham.
Probate to Thomas Littlefair and Valentine Hodgson, farmers.

Robert Littlefair
in the 1911 England Census Summary Books
Name: Robert Littlefair
Number of Males: 4
Number of Females: 2
Household schedule number: 30
Street address: Keverstone Farm
Civil Parish: Raby with Keverstone
Ecclesiastical parish: Cockfield St Mary the Virgin with Staindrop St Mary the Virgin
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Residence Year: 1911
Registration district: Teesdale
Registration District Number: 548
Sub-registration district: Staindrop
Sub-Registration District Number: 1
ED, institution, or vessel: 8

Valentine Hodgson lived four houses along from Robert, at Burton House.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 11 Sep 2019 22:09

(for 1881 one above)

Chris :)

12 March 1881 - Northern Echo - Darlington, Durham, England

Littlefair - March 10, at Alblon-street, Darlington, aged 71 years, Mr Robert Littlefair. Interment at West Cemetery, Saturday, March 12; cortege will leave at three afternoon. Friends please accept this intimation.

Robert Littlefair Head - Male 51 (61) 1820 - Durham, England (Retired Tailor, Witton)
Elizabeth Littlefair Wife - Female 54 1817 - Durham, England (High Coniscliffe)
Albion Street, Holy Trinity, Darlington, Durham

Edits (image FMP for below)

Yorkshire Marriages Thirsk, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
Littlefair Margaret 1842 — 1863 (Laurence Furness)
(Father, Robert Littlefair, occ. Tailor)

(below names were witnesses)

Robert Easby Head Widower Male 58 1803 Land Surveyor Cowesby, Yorkshire, England
Edwin Faint Easby Son Unmarried Male 27 1834 Land Surveyor Guisborough, Yorkshire, England
Chapel Street, Thirsk, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (North Riding)

08 February 1876 - York Herald - York, Yorkshire, England

Furness - On tbe 6th inst., at Havelock Anns Hotel, Haughton-lane, Darlington, in his 36th year, Mr. Laurence Furness.

(Margaret is shared by other GR Members (Search All Trees) one has 1842 Edinburgh, have you contacted any of them?)

(Janet Anderson (d. 12th June 1843) was daughter of James Anderson (d. 21st Aug. 1840), Margaret Anderson (Martin) (d.1831) (a brother, William Anderson d. 2 July 1842)

Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950

First name(s) Janet
Last name Anderson
Gender Female
Birth year 1801
Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Father's first name(s) James
Father's last name Anderson
Mother's first name(s) Margaret
Mother's last name Martin
Place Edinburgh
County Midlothian

Scotland Marriages 1561-1910

First name(s) Robert
Last name Littlefair
Marriage year 1841
Marriage date 03 Jun 1841
Marriage place
Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
Spouse's first name(s) Janet
Spouse's last name Anderson
Place Edinburgh
County Midlothian
Country Scotland
Spouse's father's first name(s) James
Spouse's father's last name Anderson


ArgyllGran Report 12 Sep 2019 11:38

There's no sign of Margaret's birth on SP, either as Littlefair, Anderson, Race, or Aislabie (or variation of spelling).


ArgyllGran Report 12 Sep 2019 12:34

Off at a bit of a tangent -

interestingly, this may be a sister of Robert, also marrying an Anderson and later living in Edinburgh:

Name: William Anderson
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 5 Sep 1840
Event Place: Durham, England, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Ann Littlefair
Spouse's Gender: Female
Digital Folder Number: 004088940
Image Number: 00434

Both are "of Witton le Wear".

Birth of son:

Name: James Anderson
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1841
Father's Name: William Anderson
Mother's Name: Ann Littlefair
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11983-9
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 1066692

580 297

Ann Anderson
in the 1841 Scotland Census
Name: Ann Anderson
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Gender: Female
Where born: England
Civil Parish: Edinburgh St George
County: Midlothian
Address: Rose St 174
Parish Number: 685/1
Household Members:
Name Age
William Anderson 25 - Midlothian
Ann Anderson 25
James Anderson 4 Mo

Ann Anderson
in the 1851 England Census
Name: Ann Anderson
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1810
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Witton, Durham, England
Civil Parish: Darlington
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
View related Ecclesiastical Parish
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Registration district: Darlington
Sub-registration district: Darlington
ED, institution, or vessel: 18b
Household schedule number: 116
Piece: 2382
Folio: 207
Page Number: 30
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Anderson 41 - widow, laundress
James Anderson 10 - Edinburgh

(Address: 11 Brunswick Street )

Ann Anderson
in the 1861 England Census
Name: Ann Anderson
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: 1815
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Cortter Owers, Durham, England [ Witton le Wear on image ]
Civil Parish: Darlington St John
Town: Darlington
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street address: 12 Brunswick Street
Registration district: Darlington
Sub-registration district: Darlington
ED, institution, or vessel: 2l
Household schedule number: 114
Piece: 3679
Folio: 39
Page Number: 20
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Anderson 46 - widow, glover
James Anderson 20 - Witton le Wear, Joiner

Deaths Mar 1867 (>99%)
Anderson Ann 51 Stockton 10a 66

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 12 Sep 2019 17:23

Bit of an age difference on all Census posted, to Baptism of Elizabeth as well...she is now with below!...

Chris :)

Maria Mosson Head Widow Female 61 1820 - Durham, England
Mary Ann Mosson Daughter Single Female 24 1857 - Carlton, Durham, England
John Mosson Son Single Male 21 1860 Sailor Carlton, Durham, England
Maria Mosson Daughter Single Female 14 1867 Domestic Servant Stockton, Durham, England
Elizabeth Littlefair Sister Widow Female 64 1817 Housekeeper High Coniscliffe, Durham, England
Stockton upon Tees, Stockton, Durham,

(if below relate to above)

GRO Reference: 1860 J Quarter in DURHAM Volume 10A Page 239

GRO Reference: 1866 S Quarter in STOCKTON Volume 10A Page 95

GRO Reference: 1868 D Quarter in STOCKTON Volume 10A Page 81

10 June 1886 - Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough - Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

Mossom — On the 10th inst., at Steam Packet Inn, Stockton, Maria Mossom, aged 67. Interment on Sunday, June 13th, leaving residence at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this the only intimation.

Edits (Maria Elizabeth and Clara with a William and Elizabeth 1871, Stockton, don't think any of above Baptisms relate!)

John Mossom Head Married Male 41 1860 Inn Keeper Carlton, Durham, England
Margaret A Mossom Wife Married Female 23 1878 - West Hartlepool, Durham, England
Nora Mossom Daughter - Female 8 1893 - Stockton, Durham, England
Olive G Mossom Daughter - Female 1 1900 - Stockton, Durham, England
Hannah Best Visitor Single Female 16 1885 - Stockton, Durham, England
Steam Packet Tavern, Quayside, Stockton upon Tees, Stockton, Durham

Thomas Mossom Head - Male 56 1815 - Durham, England
Maria Mossom Wife - Female 51 1820 - Durham, England
Elizabeth Cuthbertson Daughter - Female 22 1849 - Yorkshire, England
Thomas Mossom Son - Male 19 1852 - Durham, England
Sarah H Mossom Daughter - Female 17 1854 - Durham, England
Mary A Mossom Daughter - Female 14 1857 - Durham, England
John F Mossom Son - Male 11 1860 - Durham, England
Annie M Mossom Daughter - Female 8 1863 - Durham, England
Quayside Steam Packet Inn, Holy Trinity, Stockton, Durham

Marriages Jun 1889 (>99%)
WALKER Henrietta Stockton 10a 170
Mossom John Stockton 10a 170

Marriages Jun 1843 (>99%)
MOSSOM Thomas Darlington 24 58
Patterick Maria Darlington 24 58

GRO Reference: 1854 M Quarter in STOCKTON Volume 10A Page 48

(and how above relates to surname Rase/Rase a mystery!)

(do you know of this Mossom connection Marian?)