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Porkie_Pie Report 17 Feb 2014 20:57


Name: Christopher Pointon
Age: 10
stimated birth year: abt 1871
Relationship to Head: Son
Mother: Ann Pointon >>>>>>down as a Windower
born:Chester Le Street, Durham, England


Where born: Willington, Durham, England

Civil Parish: Hetton le Hole
County/Island: Durham


Street address: Easington Lane

employment status:

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Occupation: Scholar

Registration district: Houghton Le Spring

Sub-registration district: Hetton le Hole

ED, institution, or vessel:7
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Page Number:3
Household Members:

Name Age
Ann Pointon 40>>>>>>>>>occupation Tradeswoman
Mary Hannah Pointon 12
Christopher Pointon 10
Henry Pointon 8
Thomas Pointon 4
Ann Ellen Pointon 1
John Hughes 22
Margaret Hughes 19
Ellen Hughes 8



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Feb 2014 21:00

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Christopher Poynton
Name: Christopher Poynton
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1871
Registration district: Durham
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 394

1871 England Census about Christopher Pointon
Name: Christopher Pointon
Age: 1 Month
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Henry Pointon
Mother's name: Ann Pointon
Gender: Male
Where born: Willington, Durham, England
Civil Parish: Willington
Ecclesiastical parish: Willington St Stephen
Town: Willington
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Registration district: Durham
Sub-registration district: St Oswald
ED, institution, or vessel: 31
Household schedule number: 85
Piece: 4965
Folio: 51
Page Number: 15
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Pointon 35 - Staffordshire, England c1836
Ann Pointon 33 - Fatfield, Durham, England c1838
Mary Hannah Pointon 2 - Brockley in Sum, Durham, England c1869
>>>>Christopher Pointon 1 Month

If any one wants to C&P the others, I'm off to watch the TV :-D


Porkie_Pie Report 17 Feb 2014 21:31

According to the Durham on line site Henry Poynton married Ann Fenwick 1870

Surname Forename(s) Year District
POYNTON Henry 1870 Durham Central
FENWICK Ann 1870 Durham Central

Here are the GRO details

Marriages Dec 1870
POYNTON Henry Durham 10a 557
FENWICK Ann Durham 10a 557

and his death

Deaths Dec 1872
Poynton Henry 35 Durham 10a 225

One wonders about Mary Hannah Pointon 2 - Brockley in Sum, Durham, England c1869???? No birth for her in that name

Was she born to a previous marriage?



Margaret Report 18 Feb 2014 16:54

You are all so kind
Thank you

Ps nothing much on TV, but I've heard that 'who do they think they are' are filming near me as a star from coronation street has a relation in Fishburn, apparently ;-)


Margaret Report 19 Feb 2014 17:20

Thank you so much for your help,

Can you help me the the regiment my grandad Henry poynton served
By brother thinks it's the durham light infantry :-)


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2014 19:08

Looking on the national archives web site and using all combinations for his name spelling and in both forenames Henry and harry i cannot see a medal card with his name on for the Durham light infantry,

People often assume that ancesters from Durham served in the DLI but most never,

There are other Regiments that also have strong links to that part of the country and in most cases men were allocated to the regiments in need of manpower due to heavy losses so they never had the choice of Regiment,

There are some possible service records for his name on ancestry but i don't have subs so cannot look



Margaret Report 19 Feb 2014 19:38

Is there anything I can do to get my grandads regiment ?
Margaret :-(


Margaret Report 23 Feb 2014 13:30


can anyone help me find what regiment my grandad was in

He is Henry pointon, mother Eliza
Born 1896 in Murton
Margaret :-)


Porkie_Pie Report 23 Feb 2014 17:52

Mararet, According to the census for him he was born Haswell

Haswell and Murton are in the same registration district

What makes you believe he was in the army in WW1?

abt 60/70% of army WW1 service records where distroyed in WW2 bombings so you may never find any for him,

However medal cards for soldiers were stored at a seperate location so most have survived.

There are some medal cards that could be your Henry Poynton/Pointon but a medal card doen't give info to ID the soldier as YOURS unless you have his regiment and service number

Ancestry have a pension record for a Henry Poynton but it's not your man the age is 15 years out and location is wrong



Margaret Report 24 Feb 2014 16:23

Thank you
What can I do to find his regiment?
Margaret :-(


Margaret Report 24 Feb 2014 16:23

Thank you
What can I do to find his regiment?
Margaret :-(


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 25 Feb 2014 11:25

Do you have a photo of him in uniform? That's about the only way you have a chance to identify his regiment

As Roy says - he might not have served in the Forces.

If the earlier 1911 census is correct, he was work in the Coal Mines. That was an important War Effort occupation. If too many young men enlisted then the country would have ground to a halt. Coal was an important resource to drive the steam engines which powered the factory machines and even some of the older Naval Vessels.


Margaret Report 4 Mar 2014 10:42

My grandads mother was Eliza pointon 1870 and her parents were john ward 1828 and his wife was Mary ward 1828 but can you help me get Mary's maiden name please

Margaret :-)

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 9 Mar 2014 20:17

What area are we looking at???

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 9 Mar 2014 20:19

need a lot more infor... where??? whats eliza;s year of birth?? is she the first child... :-)


Margaret Report 9 Mar 2014 21:08

My grandad is
Henry poynton from Murton :-)