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World War One / Military pensions post WW1
« on: Monday 31 July 23 18:04 BST (UK)  »
I am researching a project following the progress of demobbed miners after World War 1, and have several questions regarding Military pensions. Was there a time limit as to the length of time a pension was paid?(did this depend on whether the man was a volunteer or conscripted?) Were they still paid if a man was in permanent employment? Would a military pension be stopped/suspended if a recipient took part in the General Strike or other strike action? Hope someone can help!

Travelling People / Re: Stewart and Young hawker families
« on: Thursday 20 January 22 22:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi. I am related to the Miller/Millar hawker family of Northumberland, Cumberland and North Yorkshire. My family has about 5 generations of Isaac Miller, going back to the 1840s and further, each generation having an Isaac, sometimes 2 in the same generation (cousins). Other names include Jacob, Phillis and Tate. Strongly related to Wilsons, Fergusons, Young. I wondered why the name Isaac was so strong over the years. Was there a famous Isaac Miller?

Tipperary / Devine/Devan of Tipperary
« on: Sunday 14 February 21 15:46 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for the origins of my 2x great grandfather, John Devine/Devan, born 'in Tipperary' circa 1821. His wife, Mary, surname unknown, was also born there at about the same time. By the 1851 census they were living in Northumberland, England, where they lived for the rest of their lives. I have their story going forward, but nothing pre arrival in England. There may have been brothers who emigrated to the USA, mainly Ohio, but I cannot find proof of relationship. My great grandfather, also John, went to Ohio and Pennsylvania in the mid 1890s after 10 years in the Indian Royal Artillery, and I wonder if he went to join family there, before returning to England in 1901.

Graveyards and Gravestones / All Saints East, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1864.
« on: Wednesday 29 June 16 16:57 BST (UK)  »
If someone died in All Saints East ward, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1864, where would they have been buried? I can only find marriage and baptism records for that area. The person was Christian, but not overly religious, and had enough money for a decent burial, so probably wouldn't have been in a paupers unmarked grave, although there was no close family. Would they have been taken to Jesmond?

Hi. I think I've replied to you before on a different topic, but I'm doing research into St Cuthbert's School and Church, and yes, the early records are at the Tyne & Wear Archive. If you are quite patient and methodical you could probably chase the family through the records from baptism and through school, wedding and death if the family were Catholic and stayed in the area. The index of baptisms for 1847 to 1939 are on microfiche, C/NS14/2/ vols 1-5, and yes, the earlier ones are in Latin, but fairly basic and easy to understand. Marriage and death records are also in the C/NS14--- range, so once youv'e found one the others are easy. Contact me if you can't get to the archives and need some info--- I might already have it or know where to put my hands on it quickly.
regards, Sandra

Northumberland / Re: Dumped headstones?
« on: Thursday 04 December 14 18:42 GMT (UK)  »
St Mary's Island was used as a graveyard for burying washed up bodies, and it was also used as a quarantine hospital. Were the gravestones on the island side of the causeway? It is known locally as a 'Holy Island'

« on: Tuesday 02 December 14 11:39 GMT (UK)  »
I have an ancestor who signed up to the Duke of Wellington (West Riding) reg. but he was immediately transferred to the Northamptonshire Regiment. The only way to find him was by chasing down his original army number, and this entailed tracing everyone with a similar name in the records. The records that do survive are often very confusing, as the men were shuffled around from unit to unit, depending on casualties etc, and they were passed around from different Commanding Officers, and obviously, there was a War on, so record keeping often took second place to everything. If he died in action, was he entitled to a pension? Did he have a next of kin? These records can sometimes point the way. Good luck--- there's always a way round!

Northumberland / Re: Witnesses to a marriage in Tynemouth (YOUNG, RIDLEY)
« on: Friday 24 October 14 23:42 BST (UK)  »
I have a family of Nessworthy living in North Shields, mainly Preston, who have links across the river to South Shields and the Durham mining community. Robert Ridley Nessworthy seems to have been a name passed on through the generations, as there are 2 in this particular branch- Robert Ridley Nessworthy senior, wife Susannah L. Spooner, and his son Robert Ridley Nessworthy junior, 1879 to 1957, and his wife Hannah Wile, 1881 to 1958. The Wiles were miners, so perhaps the Nessworthys were too. Try looking up the Durham Miners website, and also the Preston Village North Shields website, where I believe some of the Nessworthys have posted stories.

Pearmain is the name related to the Collins side of the family-- I have no problem with them as they are well documented back to the 1700s in Norfolk and beyond, and were rope makers in the East End from the 1850s onwards. The only blockage I've encountered is on the Parker side, where everything stops with Fanny, Stephen Horton and "Edward". Unfortunately, that is the vital link, and I'm stuck!!!! The only other possibilities, where the father's name is right, involve families outside East London. As Elizabeth Ann died in 1944 and her only descendants are well into their 80s, very little is remembered of her, other than that she was definitely born in West Ham.

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