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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:09 GMT (UK) »
I know you donít need Mary now but Hopper might have been her married name.

1841 shows Ann Hopper 17 yrs in the same household.

That's a great spot, thanks - had forgotten about that as it's on the next page... But what does F S (?) mean in the trade or profession section? Bit frustrating there was nowhere to write 'stepdaughter', but it certainly looks that way, despite the 'bachelor' problem. He had a son called Edward but would have been 15 in 41.
EDIT - badly worded, the son would have been 22 in 41, but 15 at time of marriage. And of course there's no reason she'd have still been called Hopper...

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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:12 GMT (UK) »
F.S is Female servant.
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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Jen, the plot thickens...

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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:18 GMT (UK) »
You need to check this through carefully.
The 1834 marriage of Edward and Mary on freereg indicates he was a bachelor not a widower.

BUT...I just took a look at this marriage on the Durham Bshops Transcripts and the words bachelor and spinster arenít mentioned. I suspect that this might well have been an assumption on the part of the freereg transcriber.
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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Ha, great, I was just about to start the laborious trawl through those, so I'll leave that to another time. Whether or not he married a Mary Hopper is good to know but not vital to my tree - now I know I'm looking for a Catherine Dixon who wasn't born in Ca**shield, I have more pressing matters to explore!

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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Was just going to post similar.
There is a death for Catherine Temple, Elemore Vale in 1833 birth abt 1793.

Thanks for this, pretty sure that's her. I also discovered via Freereg that her daughter of the same name died a few months earlier - hadn't found any of this on Ancestry or FS previously despite searching for her/them and I tend to forget to check elsewhere if nothing comes up on those...

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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 31 December 17 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Yes I forgot to mention that, sorry. I saw them in Durham Online indexes.
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« Reply #25 on: Sunday 31 December 17 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Yes I forgot to mention that, sorry. I saw them in Durham Online indexes.

Durham Records Online is a very good source, and quite a lot of useful information can be gleaned from creative use of the free index.
Check ĎWhat we offerí for their coverage of parish records.
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Re: Durham placename help needed pls
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 31 December 17 21:06 GMT (UK) »
Yes I forgot to mention that, sorry. I saw them in Durham Online indexes.

No probs, I can't expect you to do ALL of my research... :P