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Northumberland / Re: Died Crag End, near Rothbury 1878, looking for a burial
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 22:08 GMT (UK)  »
I doubt you'll get all that on the death cert either whereas, if he has a headstone, it should say son of... or husband of... which would indicate whether he's your man or not


Northumberland / Re: Died Crag End, near Rothbury 1878, looking for a burial
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 18:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Boo

I can confirm that Thomas was buried in Rothbury churchyard.  His age is given as 23 and abode Crag End.  Unfortunately, of course, there is no mention of parents or occupation on these standardised records.  There are some monumental inscriptions at NDFHS and Newcastle library which might help but I don’t see mention of them being at Woodhorn.  I could check next week if I’m there.


Northumberland / Re: Missing Marriage
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 18:43 GMT (UK)  »
I’m rather surprised that this record was actually transcribed at all or, at least, without a note.  It reads -

“Banns of marriage were published in this chapel between Edward Morton of St. John’s and Eliz. Stark of this parish November 21st 1756 by Jeffrey Clarkson Curate”

Then the whole thing is crossed out!

So it looks like November 21st was going to be the first calling of the banns but, for some reason, the event was cancelled.


Northumberland / Re: Died Crag End, near Rothbury 1878, looking for a burial
« on: Friday 30 November 18 09:08 GMT (UK)  »
Happy to look at Rothbury burials on Wednesday to see if he's there


Northumberland / Re: Missing Marriage
« on: Friday 30 November 18 09:00 GMT (UK)  »
I should be at Woodhorn on Wednesday as usual so happy to look at the record to see exactly what it says. 


I think they must have complied with it in that there would have been witnesses, it's just that they didn't seem to want to put the extra writing into the register.

Not just Gretna Green - there were a few on the east side too - Lamberton Toll springs to mind.  There were many Presbyterians in the north of Northumberland who would hop over the river Tweed and marry in the church of Scotland rather than in their local Parish church.  Finding marriages can sometimes be a nightmare.


Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Accident in Blyth July 1937
« on: Saturday 17 November 18 17:16 GMT (UK)  »
The Coroner’s report.

Before I start I have to say that this man had the worst handwriting.  Even years of transcribing weren’t a match for it so you will see the occasional gap.

Coroner - P M Dodds, 72 Howard Street, North Shields

The information of witnesses severally taken and acknowledged on behalf of our sovereign lord and king touching the death of Christopher Hansen at the Police Station, Blyth in the parish of Blyth in the county of Northumberland on the 29th day of July 1937 before me Philip Mark Dodds Esquire, one of his Majesty’s Coroners for the said county on an inquisition then and there taken on view of the body of the said Christopher Hansen then and there lying dead (the said several witnesses having first been duly sworn) as follows, to wit:

Henry Hansen saith:  I live at 124 Plessey Road, Blyth. I identify the body -------  as that of my father Christopher Hansen of the same place, a Boilersealer (best guess!) aged 43 years  Signature of HH

Frank Allan saith:  I live at 5 Acorn Street, Blyth.  About 1.30 p.m. on the 24th July I was standing at the junction of Waterloo Road and Turner Street facing Soulsby’s shop.  I looked to the right and saw a man about 3 ft. from the pavement on the north side as though to cross towards Thompsons Store.

A cyclist came down Waterloo Road swerved to the right to avoid dec’d - fell off his bicycle - catching and knocking dec’d down with his right shoulder.  Dec’d fell in the road.  I did not see the cyclist before the impact.  I did not hear a bell but the cyclist said he had sounded it twice.  Signature of FA

Dr. MacAuley saith:  I am a duly qualified medical practitioner.  I first saw dec’d on the 24th inst. in the hospital.  He had severe head injuries - his skull showed signs of fracture - too -------- to be x-rayed.  Some scratches on the body.  He died on the 27th -------  ------- meningitis ----------- the fracture.

Annie Dobson saith:  I live at 2 Cowgate, Cambois and was on the south side of Waterloo Road facing the market.  I saw the pedestrian walk across the market and then on to Waterloo Road.  He did not look right or left but looked deep in thought.  He had his hands in his pockets and his head down.  He was not hurrying.  He caught the dec’d with his right shoulder---------------------------------------.  Dec’d stepped off the pavement in front of the cyclist.  Signature of AD

“The said Christopher Hansen died in the Thomas Knight Memorial Hospital on the 27th day of July 1937 of meningitis following a fractured skull accidentally caused by being knocked down by a pedal cyclist”

Although it doesn’t say so this last bit is the verdict and was followed by the names of 7 people which I can only assume were a jury.

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Accident in Blyth July 1937
« on: Saturday 17 November 18 10:44 GMT (UK)  »
The Coroner's report is even more in depth.  That will come later when I have finished all my chores!

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Accident in Blyth July 1937
« on: Friday 16 November 18 00:34 GMT (UK)  »
First instalment - the Police report

Police Officers Report

Name, Age and Occupation:  Christopher Hansen, 43, Labourer
Where and when:  About 3 p.m. Tuesday 27th July 1937
Seen by:  Dr. MacAuley, Cooamssie (should be Coomassie) Road, Blyth.  After the accident
Negligence or blame attached:  No
If Life is Insured:  Pearl Insurance Co. Ltd., £40
Lying at:  Thomas Knight Memorial Hospital, Blyth
Best place for inquest:  Police Station, Blyth
Registrar:  Andrew Jacques, Union Street, Blyth
Proposed date of burial:  Saturday 31st July 1937
Supposed cause of death:  The deceased who was on his way home from work about 1.30 p.m. on Saturday 24th July 1937 had to cross Waterloo Road.  He stepped off the footpath into the path of a pedal cyclist who was riding his cycle in the direction of the bas stand.  The cyclist on seeing him sounded his horn but the deceased took no notice.  He then seemed to become aware of something on the road and hesitated causing the cyclist to collide with him and knocking him to the ground.  He was conveyed to the Thomas Knight Memorial Hospital where he was detained suffering from severe concussion and a cut on the forehead.

PC Alexander James Middleton   

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