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Things have moved on somewhat from the original post. Email me at ................. and I will send you all the information I have, including why Isaac appears on a huge memorial in Whitby church and a portrait of his father.
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Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 census - Peel of Benwell
« on: Monday 10 October 05 09:38 BST (UK)  »
I'm living down the hill from the Copt (can see the Burn Inn from my bedroom)and have seen Bobby Kerr in the Copt. I remember the game well from my youth. Being an Arsenal fan, Leeds were the dreaded enemy at the time, so I enjoyed that day too (not as much as the Mackums obviously).

Have found old maps of the area on and many of the old railway lines are now country walks. the routes are clearly visible as are a few of the old engine houses (seen the one behind the Copt).

I find it incredible that almost no traces of the pits are visible today unless you know exactly where to look. Once I found their locations i could see where the slagheaps have grassed over, or the fenced off shaft seals, and I can follow the rail tracks as mentioned. but to the visitor they are practically invisible. More should be done to identify these places i believe.

I enjoyed walking along Blast beach too, fascinating area if not quite St Tropez. Quite sad that Michael Caine met his maker here in Get Carter :))

I've been to the museum in Sunderland too, which was also an eye opener.

Where are you living now?

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 census - Peel of Benwell
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 16:20 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to Tricia for the census record. That's confirmed they were in Winlaton. On to 1841 now I guess.

Thanks also to dixymick for the website. A good bit of reading to do there. It's my partner's family who is the miner's descendant, and also the first generation to come out of the pits, hardly surprising as they're all shut I suppose.
I'm a born and bred southerner (we had mines too) who's got a lot of history to catch up on. Yes, the north-east is now my local area, as I moved to Houghton-Le-Spring last year ....... and loving it.


Devon Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 lookup request - East Stonehouse
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 10:22 BST (UK)  »

unfortunately not,

The Mary Jane you have found is a possibility though. They are a pretty elusive family. I've spent years tracking down my G-G-Grandfather James Hall, who married Mary Jane in 1860 whilst in the army at Raglan barracks, hence the address. But a year later he's back in Aldershot in the 1861 census, 3 months before his discharge. Where Mary went i don't know, she wasn't at the address given in 1861 and no sign of her father either.

What database are you using to provide all this wonderful information?

Devon Completed Lookup Requests / 1851 lookup request - East Stonehouse
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 09:38 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help

I'm looking for the 1851 census for 26 Edgecombe Street, E Stonehouse,
hoping to find Mary Jane Holman or her father William (cabinet maker).

Mary Jane was born 1841 in Exeter and married in 1860 from this address. I can't find her in 1861 either but her husband James Hall was found to be in barracks at Aldershot.

many thanks for your time

Norfolk Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 lookup request
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 09:21 BST (UK)  »
certainly not a family to discount as you say. The ages are a concern but the names are all there.

I think you're right, now is the time to get William's birth certificate.


Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 census - Peel of Benwell
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 09:10 BST (UK)  »

I think the thread now answers your question too   :)

thanks for your time also

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 census - Peel of Benwell
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 09:08 BST (UK)  »

Now I've got my geography up to scratch  :)  I can see you are absolutely right. There's a very strong chance they were in Winlaton in 1851.

These coalminers certainly got around a bit. Obviously chasing the coal seams as each becomes more lucrative, which is probably why some of the current descendants are in the Seaham area (including my partner) , as the mines there were some of the biggest.

many thanks for your time

Norfolk Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 lookup request
« on: Friday 07 October 05 11:17 BST (UK)  »
You're a star!

George Fuller b.c. 1815  - Methwold


Susannah Parlett b.c. 1818 - Stoke Ferry

children in 1851 were;

George - 1841
William - 1846
Mary - 1848

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