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Durham / Re: South Medomsley Cottages around 1873- info sought?
« on: Monday 26 November 18 11:06 GMT (UK)  »
There are a few mentions of the South Medomsley Cottages in the newspapers of the time, mainly to do with evictions in 1886 eg:

"EVICTIONS AT SOUTH MEDOMSLEY COLLIERY. Today 69 collier families were ejected from the colliery cottages at South Medomsley near Consett. The men are on strike. Fifty police attended but there was no disturbance."

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, Thursday, January 14, 1886

In the following March several families were evicted during a snowstorm, which understandably was reported as being quite a terrible event and it seems an enquiry was established and mentioned in parliament.

The Common Room / Re: Looking for, parents of Francis Jackson and Elizabeth Storey
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 22:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hello and welcome also from me.

I don't see a death for Francis JACKSON around Darton in 1852, just wondering where you have this information?

Lanarkshire / Re: Where is this location?
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 05:38 GMT (UK)  »
I'm sure someone else will know, however there is a mention in a newspaper in 1828 of young woman's body being found "in the  Glen Braes, near the new Monkland church".  :-\

(An intriguing story where the husband was accused of murdering his wife, whilst in gaol he attempted to suicide, due to the shock of hearing his wife had been murdered and himself accused, only for the wife to then return home from a visit - he was fortunately stopped from harming himself and released. Though the identity of the murdered woman remained unsolved.)

The Common Room / Re: Kellaway-trying to find family connection.
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 04:32 GMT (UK)  »
Hello solidrock,
What makes you think there might be a connection?

I can see Edwin Lauristone KELLAWAY (plumber, born Newington) married Matilda RICKARD/RICKCORD in 1846 at Newington (and had children Edwin 1847 [your Edwin John], Alfred 1849, Annie 1853). While Charles KELLWAY (engine fitter, born Callington) married Peggy RICHARDS in 1837 in Helston,Cornwall and had quite a number of children - 11 in the 1851 census including the Charles born c1831). Apart from the similarity of names, do you have them together at all?  ???

Btw, There is an article about Edwin Lauristone KELLAWAY's death (accidental drowning) in 1874 at Dover if you're interested.

Westmorland / Re: Marriage Joseph Dawson and Ann Ion
« on: Friday 16 November 18 03:44 GMT (UK)  »
In the 1851 census there is Isabella ATHERTON (sister in law) with the DAWSONs, I'm assuming she is Isabella ION who married John ATHERTON 16 Nov 1814 at Orton, Westmorland.

I have to go out now, but will do some more research later tonight.  ;)

Westmorland / Re: Marriage Joseph Dawson and Ann Ion
« on: Friday 16 November 18 03:14 GMT (UK)  »
No problem  :)

"On Wednesday last, after a protracted illness, Ann, the wife of Mr. Joseph Dawson, of this town, bookseller and stationer, in the 58th year of her age."

Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, July 19, 1856

"On Thursday, the 16th instant, in Stricklandgate, Mr Joseph Dawson, stationer, &c., aged 58 years."

Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, December 18, 1858

Here is also an advertisement from 1836 when Richardson retired and Joseph took over the business.

According to wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Brittanica, the Court of Requests was a small claims Court (to deal with small debts), abolished in 1846.

Westmorland / Re: Marriage Joseph Dawson and Ann Ion
« on: Thursday 15 November 18 03:07 GMT (UK)  »
Marriage notice:

"At Kirkham, near Preston, on the 29th ult. Mr Joseph Dawson, printer to Miss Ann Ion, both of Kendal."

Lancaster Gazetter, Saturday, January 8, 1831

Westmorland / Re: Marriage Joseph Dawson and Ann Ion
« on: Thursday 15 November 18 03:01 GMT (UK)  »
Also for interest:

"Clerk to the Court of Requests - We understand that, on Monday last, the Commissioners of the Court of Requests in this town, appointed Mr, Joseph Dawson, bookseller, to be clerk pro temp. in the room of the late Mr. Atherton."

Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, September 16, 1837

Westmorland / Re: Marriage Joseph Dawson and Ann Ion
« on: Thursday 15 November 18 02:53 GMT (UK)  »
Can't help with a marriage yet, but in case you haven't seen it there is this advertisement in 1832:

"T Richardson, Bookseller, Stationer, Letter Press Printer and Bookbinder, Kendal,
Returns his grateful acknowledgments to his Friends and the Public for the favours conferred upon him, and respectfully announces that he has admitted JOSEPH DAWSON and CHRISTOPHER AIREY, as Partners in the above Business, by whom it will in future be conducted, under the firm of T. Richardson and Co. ..."

Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, January 14, 1832

There is also death notices for Joseph and his wife I could transcribe if you haven't seen them.

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