I have a Ralph Heron, married 10 April 1699 in Morpeth who died, circa 1740 in Morpeth. While he had six children's births registered in Morpeth: James 1700, John 1704, Joseph 1705, Edward 1707, Isabel 1711 and Ralph 1713, his wife was never named in the listings or marriage recording. I have hit a solid, brick wall with how to trace Ralph backward to his place of birth or his parent's names. The family all remained, mostly, in Morpeth but there's always a chance Ralph hailed from another Northumberland location. I have seen the manuscripts of Rev. Hill and searched the microfilms to no avail.
If anyone happens to have this Ralph in their papers, or has suggestion for further investigation, I'd be in debt for the assistance. It is rumoured that Ralph was connected to the last branch of Herons that owned Chipchase but I've no solid evidence to that other than family letters. He did, however, have a grandson name Ralph of "Bridge End Morpeth" and a great-nephew named Ralph of "Mitford Lodge."
Thank you all.