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Cumberland / William A & Robert D King
« on: Friday 08 May 20 14:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi there.  I have to ancestors for whom I would love to know more about.
1 William A King. Born: 15/12/1833 in Whitehaven. Possibly died circa 1896 and  possibly in Keswick. (Not to be confused with other WA Kings from the same family).
He married Cora Mary Waller 10/02/1879 in Liverpool.I believe this was her 2nd marriage and her maiden was Smith. Not yet confirmed. I would like to know more about her. Also I've no records of children to this couple.
2.Robert Dixon King. Born: 1844 in Whitehaven. Died: possibly 1897 but unsure.
He married Mary Emily Barr 25/08/1878 in Liverpool. This seems to also be her second marriage as she too seems to be called Smith. I'd like to have more on her  and again I've no records of children for this couple. His death date is uncertain as her was a mariner and possibly died at sea. When married they were living at Prussia Street, Liverpool. Any info would be great.

Useful Links / Kings from Whitehaven & beyond.
« on: Tuesday 28 April 20 13:55 BST (UK)  »
For all those members of the my family in England, Ireland, USA & Canada I've created a family history blog which I update regularly when new info comes my way. Please feel to post comments with corrections, additions, etc.

M King

Lancashire / King
« on: Sunday 02 December 18 11:21 GMT (UK)  »
I've come across some interesting information about one of my Great uncles. Robert Dixon King was born 1844 in Whitehaven, Cumbria.  On 25/08/1878 he married Mary Emily Barr in Liverpool. This was not her first marriage as her Father's name was William Smith. . On a well known research site, it lists First Name ( Mary Emily). Last name (Barr). Name note (Mariner).
What does this actually refer to? My records tell me her was indeed a sailor in the merchant navy.
In addition to this I have  no death details for either him or her nor any record of children.

Can anyone help?


Cumberland / sorting out who is who
« on: Monday 12 November 18 12:15 GMT (UK)  »
I've come across a problem which I'm sure many others have experienced. Not living anywhere near Cumbria I rely on the websites that provide ancestry data but find it difficult to verify if a name is the right one. EG: Take Robert D King Br: 1844 in Whitehaven. I have seen census records which bear his name and that's no problem. I've seen birth info which confirms he was born in 1844. However when I wish to investigate further say death, marriage, children, occupation, etc it's difficult to ascertain if the Robert D King I'm looking at is indeed him as the records on display only show his name, and no others that would allow me to accept or reject it. This is made worst as I've found other R Kings and RD Kings born in the same location, in the same time scale 1883-1885. Any advice. MK

Cumberland / How to find more when working from a distance.
« on: Monday 23 July 18 14:14 BST (UK)  »
Currently I reply upon free and subscription sites to research my family and I must say that the success rate to date has been very good. There are however a lot of loose ends to which I can't get answers to and therefore cannot confirm if they really are related. This fact is exacerbated when looking for a particular name one finds many similar christian names, born around the same time and in the same location and could be verified if only 2 names of parents were given. but alas only the fathers name is given and they end up being the same.
1. The King family living in Whitehaven, or surrounding area. I've managed to locate a Michael King. Born Circa 1713 and married Ann Alkin in 1752 at Holy Trinity in Whitehaven.The birth date was taken from other documents which did not confirm actual day and month. I cannot find birth records for him which stops me from finding out his parents and where he was born.
2. He had a son  Robert (26/12/1760).  He married a N Fisher at Holy Trinity W'Haven in 1786. Now I cannot locate any children for them and indeed when it comes to his death there are now 2 Roberts. One dies in 1841 and another dies in 1847. The latter is RF King and indeed other documents indicate that this could be him. How can I confirm who is the right guy?

Any help would be appreciated.



Cumberland / William A King (2)
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 17:11 BST (UK)  »
William A King. (not to be confused with his father of the same name in previous posting)
Born: 15/12/1833 in Whitehaven. Died: circa 1896.
In 1879 he married Cora Mary Waller (nee Smith), who was born in London, in Liverpool.
Now it seems she married a Christopher Waller in Kendal  circa 1859 but alas he died in 1877 but it also seem she had an illegitimate son (William John Smith)who lived with her and Christopher.
William and her lived in Ambleside (1871 census), Keswick (1881 census) and Keswick but different address (1891 census).
I can find no record of any children to this couple during their marriage.

I just thought trying here to see if anyone can help before I close this chapter of my ancestors.

Ta. MK

Cumberland / Why Newcastle-upon-Tyne?
« on: Friday 16 February 18 08:53 GMT (UK)  »
I think I've posted this as a reply on an old posting so I'll make my apology in advance for any repetition.  As previously posted my Great Grandparents Michael A King & Margaret King were married in 1886 @ Bessbrook in Ireland. Later in that same year a son William was born (16/11/1886) but alas died 2 days later (18/11/1886). The strange thing is he was born at 122 Blenheim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Then in 1887 they are back in Ireland (Belfast) and there they remained till death.
Why were they there as neither appear to have any connection with the place? ( he was from Whitehaven and she from Ireland). I cannot find any street directories for that area so I don't know who was living there at the time. Can anyone help shine some light on this mystery?


Canada / Edgar / Donaldson
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 12:13 GMT (UK)  »
On 31/12/1894 in Dundee, Scotland Minnie Edgar( my great Aunt ) married Alexander Campbell Donaldson.. In 1916 the family emigrated to Canada. The surviving children were Robina (Ruby) 1900-1952, Georgina 1904-1980, Sarah (Cissie) 1906-1968, Alexander (Alec,Sandy, Echie) 1901-1981, David 1908-1971 and Nellie (dates unknown but deceased). We can see that they were all born In Scotland. My quest is to find out more about their mother Minnie and the bonus would be info on their Grandfather, Hamilton Edgar

Any info at all would be really great.


Ireland / Marriages in Northern Ireland
« on: Monday 04 December 17 15:18 GMT (UK)  »
Until 1782 it was illegal for Presbyterian ministers to perform marriages and it was not until 1845 before all restrictions were lifted. The Presbyterian Historical society therefore advise researchers to look up local C of I records for marriages into the early 19th century.



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