Thanks guys, lovely stuff
That Ralph, merchant and brewer, (1786-1862) married Dorothy Trewhitt (9 children)
and was the son of
Joseph, brewer, (1737-?), married Ann Henzall) (10 children)
Joseph was the son of
Nicholas, the waller (1703-1752) who married Margaret Footrop.(5 children)
Nicholas was the son of
Ralph of Sidgate, overman (1677-1724) haven't found his wife yet, but have narrowed down 8 children including Thomas (1705-?)
Still haven't found Cuthbert or Mathew as brothers of Ralph (1677-1724) so was looking at Ralph of Whickham, the father on the tree. Is that the way you read it?
There is a possible baptism in 1612, and marriage to Frances Vicars in 1627 (a bit young maybe) Chester le Street. I assume the "dead in 1659" bit refers to his son Cuthbert's apprenticeship.
Also a couple of tantalising bits from Durhamrecordsonline....Whickham burials 1576-1699 updated
There were epidemics of bubonic plague in 1610, 1626, 1645, 1646, and 1648, corresponding to similar epidemics in other parts of the country.
[Note: date between 12 Aug - 3 Sep]
15 Sep 1610 Isabell Nattresse, died on the Fell of the plague
Burials, Gateshead District - Record Number: 277634.2
Church: St. Mary
24 Oct 1645 Frances Nattresse, widow
[Note: Note in margin next to this group of deaths says "Dead in the plauge in lodges upon the fell since the 28th April, to & when the 6th Jan except them which are markt in the mergent with this mark :A:". This burial is not marked with an A, so we assume it is a plague victim who died in the quarantine lodges.[/i][/i]*
Do you see my dilemma? All these lovely snippets, but where do they fit?
many thanks, Sylvia