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Can anyone assist me in translating the handwritten part of the attached marriage bond?

Northumberland / Northumberland Archives
« on: Tuesday 08 September 20 14:37 BST (UK)  »
I meant to post this info last week:

The Northumberland Archives are reopening from Thursday 17 September. Users are restricted to 1 session per week. (a session is classed as 10am to 12.30pm OR 1.30pm to 4pm). Users must pre-book. Further information available at:

The Common Room / Flash Player and Edge
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 13:17 BST (UK)  »
I have just visited 'Lincs to the Past' and encountered problems when I tried to view parish registers. Web site told me that I needed Flash Player - something that I knew I had on my PC. I manually enabled Flash Player and as I was doing so, a pop up window appeared to inform me that Edge was not supporting Flash Player after December 2020. Yet again, Microsoft are letting down users. It looks like I will have to use Firefox to be able to use Flash Player when accessing 'Lincs to the Past' and similar sites.

World War One / WW1 Territorial Force medal for serving overseas.
« on: Saturday 22 August 20 12:06 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find out if Albert Alexander Allison of the Northern Cyclists Battalion (service number 1542) was awarded to Territorial Service medal. His surviving service record indicates that he joined the Expeditionary Force in France on the 26 July 1916 prior to being transferred into the regulary army in September 1916.

The web site 'The Genealogist' shows three listings for an Albert A Allison in receipt of the said medal. However, I can not access these as I do not subscribe to the said web site (I already subscribe to three other sites!!)

Hope someone can help.

Durham / Grahamsley Colliery
« on: Sunday 21 June 20 14:18 BST (UK)  »
Have discovered that an ancestor worked at Grahamsley Colliery in the 1860s - does anyone know where this colliery was. I have a feeling (from other records) that it may have been in the Crook area.

Roxburghshire / Ann Pringle
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 11:58 BST (UK)  »
I have being trying for over 20 years to find the baptism of my 2 x great grandmother, Ann Pringle (father Robert Pringle, mother Ann Anderson)

I have her in every Census from 1841 to 1861 (Scotland) and 1871 to 1901 (England -- she married John Robinson and lived in Wooler, Northumberland). She died in March 1911 and her burial entry states that she was 70 years of age (gives a DOB as 1840 / early 1841). This ties in with age declaration on Census.

The Scottish Census shows place of birth but I believe they have been transcribed incorrectly (I can only see transcriptions) but I have strong evidence from various English records that she was born in Bedrule.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Northumberland / Hollymount Cottages, Bedlington
« on: Thursday 28 May 20 13:52 BST (UK)  »
Looking for any information on Hollymount Cottages, Bedlington. When were they built? When were they demolished? etc -- any photographs around??


Northumberland / Lockdown 1636
« on: Friday 08 May 20 11:18 BST (UK)  »
I have come across a book called 'Ralph Tailor's Summer' and found this:-

'8th May 1636, Around this date, the plague hit Newcastle - and hit hard. It is impossible to be sure when the first death came, but it was probably May the 7th or 8th - certainly this is the first day that the parish clerk of St Nicholas's had to write 'pl' alongside the deceased's name in the parish records.'

The entry goes on to say that the death toll mounted until the plague was killed off by the cold weather in December.

This next part of the entry is a parallel to the UK today:_

'Ordinary life ground to a halt. Captain Fenwick said the town was 'almost desolate, thy streets grown green with grass, thy treasury wasted, thy trading departed'. Some were quarantined in 'lodges' on the Town Moor. Others were shut up in infected houses for a period of six weeks'.

The Common Room / Find My Past
« on: Wednesday 06 May 20 14:31 BST (UK)  »
Anyone having trouble today (6th May) with FindMyPast? Doing a name search brings up the usual results but when 'clicking' on to look further, I end up being timed out. Same goes with searches via the newspaper search.

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