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Northumberland / Re: Four Ogle children - Orphans
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 15:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi Martin,
Sorry but none of those names crop up in any of my research.

Northumberland / Re: Four Ogle children - Orphans
« on: Tuesday 31 July 18 20:37 BST (UK)  »
Hi River Tyne Lass,
Thanks for thinking about helping but as you realised I have not been around for some time. I completed all my research on the Ogle family including the information I requested here some time ago. My Granny on my mother's side was the link to the Ogle's. Her brother Matthew married Catherine Dixon and they had 5 children. Sadly parents Matthew died in 1899 and Catherine in 1903 leaving Thomas. John, Matthew and Catherine. Another son George born1894 died in infancy in 1895. The children went to live with their Mother's brother George Dixon. Thomas was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. John enlisted but was medically unfit and discharged. He died locally in 1953. Matthew emigrated to the USA and died in Houston, Texas in1967. Catherine married a Thomas Stephenson in 1924.
They certainly had a rough time when they were kids and tragedy wasn't very far away from the family.
I've tracked the Ogles back to 1700. The Northumberland Ogles can be tracked back to Humphrey De Ogle a Cousin of William the Conqueror and even William himself. Humphrey was born before 1055 and died in 1125. For services too William he was given lands in Northumberland. Note the village of Ogle.
Anyway that's enough of me rabbiting on. Thanks for thinking of my original  request.

Northumberland / Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« on: Wednesday 27 September 17 20:54 BST (UK)  »
Yes Peter we did EVENTUALLY have an indoor toilet and bath but only after many years  using the "outside netty doon the yard" when I was a tot. My Dad built an extension onto the main living room out into the back yard for this and eventually his small garage when he eventually bought a second hand Ford Popular.
My Grandad wouldn't let my Dad go down the pit when he left school so he worked on the Co-op milk carts. Then  he was  called up to serve in the Army and after training and serving for two years in Ireland he landed in Normandy just a day or two after D Day and fought with his Regiment through France, Belgium, The Ardennes, Germany etc. to Hamburg - another two years or so. After the War he went back to the Co-op but decided to take on a Co-op Insurance round. He cycled for several years collecting insurance from Blyth, Cowpen, Seaton Delaval, New Hartley, the Sluice, Cramlington. etc. Eventually he saved enough money to build the toilet and bathroom and buy a small car. I remember him digging out the extension foundations and labouring for the brickie. The car came later when I was a teenager and I learnt to drive in it. If you look on page 35 of "Blyth Memories" Part 3 Jim Harland did a piece on my Dad entitled "Milkman, Mayor and War Hero". I'm very proud of him.

Norfolk / Re: Edmund Baldwin abt.1785 - 1842
« on: Thursday 04 December 14 19:34 GMT (UK)  »
This last marriage is in fact the correct marriage.

Northumberland / Re: Humford Woods swimming baths
« on: Saturday 03 May 14 16:33 BST (UK)  »
Used to visit the baths at Humford Woods regularly in the 50's. Lived in New Delaval so we either cycled or walked up the lanes to Horton Church. Further along the road on the opposite side to the Church you could cross a field, drop down to the river and cross over the stepping stones to the baths. Often if you got there at opening time we had the baths to ourselves.  Happy carefree days.
There was also an old drift mine tunnel further up the river but sensibly we never ventured into it.

Northumberland / Re: Morrison/Ogle
« on: Tuesday 17 December 13 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
My Granny was Isabella Ogle and I've traced her branch back to 1750. For information the Ogles in Northumberland go back to 1066. There's plenty on the internet about the Northumberland Ogle family.   Rob.

Dumfriesshire / Re: Robert Jackson - born Canonbie about 1813 -16
« on: Saturday 28 September 13 19:59 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Carole and ev,  Sorted. Got the information I'm after. Why didn't I think of that ??? Getting a bit vague in my old age. After all the successful work I've done on my ancestry I should have remembered that .Done it this way before.  Oh well.  Thanks again for jogging my brain.  Rob.

Dumfriesshire / Robert Jackson - born Canonbie about 1813 -16
« on: Saturday 28 September 13 18:36 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,
Looking for any information on a Robert Jackson. According to the 1841-81 Scotland Census information  he was born in Canonbie. Using the census ages to calculate his year of birth gives a range from 1811 to 1816 ish?  I know he married Margaret Jackson (nee Hutton) in June 1838 in Ewes. Margaret was born in Roberton. First child William was born in Ewes in December 1839 and second son John in December 1840 .  Later children include Jennet (Janet) 1843, Thomas 1845, Elizabeth 1847, Margaret 1843, Robert 1855, Isabella and Margaret Aitken Jackson 1857 these children listed as born in Castleton. They lived variously at Larriston Rigg, Dinlaybyre Cottage, Langhaugh Smithy. Initially the father Robert was an agricultural labourer but became a woodman/forester.
I've  not been able to get any definitive information on Robert's birth and parentage and if anyone can help I would be grateful.
Thanks,  Rob.

Northumberland / Re: Newspaper Reports on Accident - Joseph Barker 1932
« on: Tuesday 17 September 13 13:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for that. That's two sources eliminated. I'd checked the British Historical newspapers online but forgot about the Durham Mining Museum source.

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