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World War One / Trying to make sense of a Register of Soldiers Effects Record
« on: Tuesday 04 December 18 15:47 GMT (UK)  »
I haven't been able to find a surviving service record for James Edward MOORE, Pte 6634,1st / 8th Btn, D.L.I. who was killed in action 5th Nov 1916, aged 21 and is remembered at Thiepval.

I do have the register of soldiers effects record for him and there are 6 entries in the 'to whom and amount authorised' columns.
Was it usual to make payments to the survivors of half siblings?

12.03.17 Mo(ther) Hannah  - 3 7s 6d.  That checks out and makes sense, he was the son of John Moore (who died prior to the 1911 census) and his wife Hannah (nee Harwood, formerly Weightman), who died 23 Nov 1917.

07.05.17 Mrs Eleanor L Weightman 8s 5d
 Eleanor was by then the 'widow' of James Edward's elder half brother, John Weightman (same mother, different father) and John died a month before James Edward did (not in the forces)

18.05.20   Bro. Wm T 3 - James Edward's brother William Thomas Moore, I can only assume there was some further payment to be made and was made to him as the eldest surviving relative, so that makes some sense.

05 06.20 Another payment to Mrs Eleanor L Weightman  - 5s which is really odd as she died in 1918 - though I can't tell if it was cancelled and then perhaps re-paid in the next entry? (the image seems to say both Cancelled and Paid)

05.07.20 Mrs Catherine Brymer - 5s. Catherine was Eleanor L Wightman (nee Payne)'s sister and perhaps was now responsible for bringing up Eleanor's  children.

20.11.20 Thomas Cecil Weightman -  5s. Thomas Cecil was the eldest (born 1903) of Eleanor L Weightman's children

Hope the above makes some sort of sense (its taken me a while to suss out who the recipients of the payments were!)


Northumberland / Newcastle Library Evening Chronicle look up, please
« on: Saturday 01 December 18 11:01 GMT (UK)  »
Unfortunately the Chronicle for this year is not yet online, so if anyone has the time I'd like to know if there was a death notice for:

John WEIGHTMAN, age 38 who was buried at Saltwell Cemetery on 31st October 1916, so IF there is a notice its likely to be within a day or so before that.

ADDED: (cos I forgot to say and don't want anyone to waste time looking)
I have checked the next year, but there was no In Memoriam notice.



Northumberland / Died Crag End, near Rothbury 1878, looking for a burial
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 18:39 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas Weightman married Hannah Harwood, 16 September 1876 at Newcastle Register Office. He was 22, worked as a blacksmith,  father: John Weightman, a shepherd.

They had two children: Mary Ann, born Q4 1876, Gateshead and John, born Q3 1878 Gateshead
31 Dec 1881 Hannah (a widow) married John Moore (a widower) at Gateshead Register Office.
Hannah remarried 31st Dec 1881 at Gateshead Register Office, to John Moore

I can find a death registration for a Thomas Weightman, age 23, Q4 1878, Rothbury

Morpeth Herald 14 Dec 1878
At Crag End, near Rothbury, 8th inst., aged 23 Thomas, youngest son of the late Mr John Weightman, deeply lamented.
likely death reg for the father, John,  - Q4 1876, Rothbury age 53 and the probate calendar says he was late of Cragend , near Rothbury and his occupation was Shepherd.

So, if anyone can help to find a burial for Thomas and the burial record has his occupation as blacksmith then that will be the final box ticked.

I have looked but am failing.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Henderson girls - approx date please?
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 14:55 GMT (UK)  »
apologies in advance, this is a tiny scan, but its all I have.

The info I got with it is as follows if it helps:

Top - Elizabeth Henderson (born Dec 1885)

Middle - Rebecca Henderson (born 19 May 1869) and
Margaret Ann Henderson (born 6 September 1870)

Bottom - Jessie Ann Henderson (born 25 Feb 1876)

If anyone is able to give me an approximate date based on the clothing, hair etc. I 'd really appreciate it.



Northumberland / Died at Stannington Children's Sanitorium 1926 - where buried?
« on: Friday 19 October 18 18:23 BST (UK)  »
I have a death register entry for
Grace Agnes Gallagher of 56 Amberley Street, Low Team Gateshead
who died on 19th February 1926  at the Children's Sanatorium, Stannington aged 16, cause of death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

I've checked all the available cemetery records I can find in Gateshead and can't find a burial for her - which doesn't surprise me I'd doubt they would have transported the body back to her home parish.

The only database on Family Search for burials in Stannington seems to be for the Parish church and searching for the surname Gallagher in there  brings up zero results, so it doesn't look like she is buried there.

So I am still looking for a burial place for her. Could anyone tell me where the nearest civil cemetery to Stannington would be?



Durham / If anyone visits Whickham St Mary the Virgin churchyard
« on: Tuesday 16 October 18 17:07 BST (UK)  »
Long shot, I know :-) but I thought I'd ask anyway.

If there is someone there to guide you to section D, grave 244 name of Harwood. (Section D is billed in the MIs as being 'north from east-west path, left of centre' whatever that means!)
Please could you have a look at the back of the headstone for me?

The printed MIs are available on Family Search and entry D44

says that the father and mother of the Thomas Harwood, whose family is remembered on the front, are remembered on the back.
I've got a lovely very high resolution  photo of the front of the stone from gravestone photos but the back of the stone has not been photographed.

IF anyone does visit and can photograph it for me I'd really appreciate it.



I have been given this scan and permission to use it, his dates were 1878-1955. Its just as it was given to me, and I have no idea if its of sufficient resolution to do anything with.

If anyone can clean the scan up a bit, I'd be grateful and I'd also like to know if anyone can give me a rough date it may have been taken.

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Library, Newcastle, Chronicle In Memoriam lookup
« on: Monday 15 October 18 13:06 BST (UK)  »
Just if/when ever anyone has time.
I have this lady's death announcement which is just about readable on the online Evening Chronicle, but there seems to be 2 In Memoriam notices that just defy my attempts to read them and I'd like to know which family members they mention if possible.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 01 Nov 1963, page 16, col 4, 2x notices for HENDERSON

I've checked the years ahead and there are others but I can read those, but one of these in 1963 seems to 'possibly' mention another family member.



Northumberland Lookup Requests / Evening Chronicle look- James Sinclair death notice
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 22:14 BST (UK)  »
I know I have asked a lot recently, but this time frame is not in the online database and I've been searching for this man for a long time.

I have found a burial entry Saltwell Cemetery, for a James Sinclair, burial date 1st April 1925, which ticks boxes for age (65) occupation (blacksmiths striker) and location Gateshead.
If anyone is at the library and has time to look to see IF there is a death notice in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle I would really appreciate knowing what it says.
No rush its just something on a long list of things I don't yet know :-)



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