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Northumberland / William Simpson BELL
« on: Wednesday 23 March 16 15:52 GMT (UK)  »
My great grandfather William Simpson Bell was a publican finishing his landlord duties in the Queens Head in Blyth. My grandmother was born here in 1899 and, on her baptism certificate for that year her father has three christian names. The William and Simpson are easy to read but the third one has me stumped.Any eagle eyed folk out there ?

Northumberland / The Regent
« on: Friday 13 March 15 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
Found this old photograph which I believe was taken in,or near to, Blyth, Northumberland. The sign on the building appears to say The Regent.
The children seem to be on a carnival float......Any ideas would be gratefully received as the photograph is one of many with nothing written on the back.

Northumberland / Bourne House, Horton.
« on: Tuesday 10 September 13 13:28 BST (UK)  »
My aunt, Mabel Walton, was born March 6th 1908 and place of birth on her birth certificate is given as Bourne House, Horton. In 1911, aged 3 years she was with her parents in Delaval Gardens, Newsham.
Can anyone tell me where Bourne House, Horton was ?

Northumberland / Robson Walton
« on: Thursday 21 February 13 11:51 GMT (UK)  »
I am searching for the parentage of my 3 x Great Grandfather Robson Walton [Circa 1810 - March 5th 1870]
He married Mary Morpeth [1810 - 14/03/1891] in Allendale Feb 4th 1830.
Census returns state he was born in Newcastle. Neither IGI's or other databases of baptisms for Northumberland or Durham shed any light on his origins.
Allendale parish registers record of his marriage only confirm he was 'of this Parish' at the time of his wedding.
Robson has been described on census returns as, variously, a tailor/butcher/coal miner. The latter being his occupation when he died in a fall of stone when a 'Rolleywayman' in Cramlington Colliery.
I have often wondered if in fact Robson was NOT born in Newcastle but in rural parts, Allendale for example. At that time there was a strong movement of population away from rural parts of the N.E. and into the urbanised districts, particularly those along the lower Tyne and especially the city of Newcastle.
I am well aware of the dangers of guesswork but, having said that !
Garagill Baptisms 1730-1812.
Robert Walton [Feb 7th 1807]
Son of Henry Walton and Mary nee Robson.
Alston marriages show that Henry and Mary married on June 5th 1806 which suggests 'Robert' is their first child, indeed he must have been concieved on the wedding night !
I wonder if 'Robert' is indeed 'Robson', it being common practice for a first son to take his mothers surname as his christian name.
Could 'Robert' be a transcription error for 'Robson' ? I have only had sight of the typed transcriptions which have been extensively amended by manuscript entry subsequently. [The Garagill register shows that between 1701 - 1837 there are in excess of 3,700 Walton/Robson marriages.
One other of interest is in Stanhope. March 21st 1807 John Walton married Elizabeth Robson.
Over they ears I have been in contact with a few of old Robson's grandchildren and some have made 'educated guesses' as to his parentage based on naming of subsequent children etc etc.
To misquote Joe Friday in Dragnet....'Nothing but the facts maam'
I would welcome any [and I mean any] suggestions which could hopefully help me down this 'brick wall'.

Northumberland / BOURNE HOUSE
« on: Monday 17 August 09 11:33 BST (UK)  »
My grandfather [Aaron Walton, 1886-1967,] had three children.
The eldest [Martha Walton, 1908-1937] was born in BOURNE HOUSE, HORTON.
It sounds a rather grand place for a Hewers bairn to be born !
Anyone heard of the place ?

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