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Title: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: Catherine Wait on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:06 GMT (UK)
Hi, could someone look up 1871 census for Bellingham - John Ridley 50 widowed Railway Labourer.   I have two different transcripts but would like the house number or name of residence.  The transcripts say Bellingham, Bellingham.  I assume he was living in the village at the time but wonder why the address is not identified? Household ID is 34.

Thanks
Catherine
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:12 GMT (UK)
The original simply says Bellingham.

Street names and numbering as we know it didn't necessarily exist in small places like Bellingham at that time. A few places such as The Rectory or The Black Bull are identified but otherwise everywhere is just 'Bellingham'.
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: trish1120 on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:14 GMT (UK)
I see it as Bellingham Mill.
Next Household over page is the same, then a few just Bellingham, next Bellingham Gas Works. then back to Bellingham only.
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:16 GMT (UK)
I see it as Bellingham Mill.

You are absolutely right. I definitely need new glasses  ::) That's the second thing I've misread in the last couple of days  :D
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: trish1120 on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:18 GMT (UK)
So do I need new ones. Up really close to monitor screen at the moment :D
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:20 GMT (UK)
An attempt to redeem myself with a location map  :D
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=55.1411&lon=-2.2538&layers=6&right=BingHyb
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: hanes teulu on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:21 GMT (UK)
Yes - Bellingham Mill (repeated on the next census sheet - separate household)

Newcastle Journal, 6 Oct 1871
BELLINGHAM AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Cottagers pig for feeding - 1st Mr John Place, Reedswood; 2nd J Ridley, Bellingham Mill; 3rd Mr Matthews, Bellingham
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: Catherine Wait on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:26 GMT (UK)
Thank you so very much for that - Every little spot of information lights up another part of a life lived and gone - it is so amazing!!

Thanks all
Catherine
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 12 December 17 09:35 GMT (UK)
It'll be a bit cold there by the river at the moment. It's minus 4C here, so I should think it's quite a bit chillier up at Bellingham  :D
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: trish1120 on Tuesday 12 December 17 10:30 GMT (UK)
Hi Catherine,

I just looked at a couple of Trees for John Ridley on Anc.
Spouse Elizabeth Turnbull 1822-1860.

Do you have their Marriage Cert?

Strangely on it Elizabeth Turnbull names her Father as Isaac Robson, Occp Husbandman.
Her abode is Sweethope.
Witnesses to Marriage are William Turnbull/William Ridley
(FreeREG)

Trees have her Parents as William/Barbara Turnbull.

Something strange here?


Christening;
ELIZABETH Turnbull 30 Oct 1822 Bellingham, Mother BARBARA Turnbull
(Familysearch.Org)

Trish :)
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: Catherine Wait on Tuesday 12 December 17 11:38 GMT (UK)
Hi Trish, Thanks for looking that up, I don't have a marriage cert, only a transcription - so no parents etc..  I do have a illegitimate birth for Babara Turnbull daughter Elizabeth and had put a red ring around it as I thouhgt this might be her!!!

Will need to dig a bit, I think the address that Babara Turnbull gives is the farm "Longhaugh Shields", where John Ridley is resident from 1851 to before 1871 and the owners are Robson if I remember correctly!!!  So this seems to fit together a bit.  William Ridley (Witness) I think is John's brother.

Thanks for this new thread!!!
Regards
Catherine
Title: Re: 1871 census Bellingham
Post by: trish1120 on Wednesday 13 December 17 11:19 GMT (UK)
Your welcome :)