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Northumberland / Re: Here we go again
« on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:08 GMT (UK)  »
I remember coming across a baptism in 1864 when I was carrying out my own research in the Alnwick area. The baptism was :-

John Craven Robinson, baptised 10th August 1864; father Henry Robinson, mother Mary Ann

Although the baptism was in 1864, John Craven Robinson was actually born in 1853 with his birth being registered in the first quarter (Alnwick District).

The 1861 Census for Alnwick shows Mary Ann as the head of the household and her children are listed including John Craven Robinson. I feel that this could be her and she used her maiden name as the second Christian name for her son.

This link will take you to the transcription of his baptism as shown on Freereg

https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/5818c4ebe93790ec8b21e823/john-craven-robinson-baptism-northumberland-alnwick-1864-08-10?locale=en

This link will take you to the actual baptism register entry as per Familysearch.org

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DR2S-XL1?i=1447&wc=9K59-SPD%3A13617901%2C13694801%2C13694802&cc=1309819





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Lincolnshire / Re: Annie Exton , need baptism .
« on: Sunday 20 December 20 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
You can see the baptism entries on the web site LINCSTOTHEPAST - this site is free (run by Lincoln County Council). If you access it, to see the images, you will need Adobe Flash Player [available free of charge] (Adobe Flash Player will stop working after 31 December -- Lincstothepast are introducing a new web site in 2021 to combat the end of Adobe Flash Player)

This link should take you to the relevant page of the register.

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplayTranscript.aspx?oid=606640&iid=216224

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The Common Room / Re: Curry family, Seaham Harbour.
« on: Saturday 19 December 20 10:47 GMT (UK)  »
A comprehensive report on the accident can be found via the link below if you subscribe to Find My Past. Unfortunately no photographs.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000655%2f19121004%2f084&stringtohighlight=james%20doust

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Northumberland / Re: Foreman's Row Seaton Delaval
« on: Thursday 17 December 20 11:25 GMT (UK)  »
The local paper, The Shields Daily News, carried two reports on 1959 (February and May) which indicts that Foreman's Row still existed.

A further search of local newspapers revealed that the Northumberland County Council had planted in 1964 over 13,000 trees on the 'seven and a half acre site at Foreman's Row which was formerly occupied by colliery houses' This implies that Foreman's Row was demolished sometime after May 1959 and the early part of 1964.


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Northumberland / Re: Foreman's Row Seaton Delaval
« on: Thursday 17 December 20 10:46 GMT (UK)  »
This link will show where Foreman's Row was and compares the old OS map to current.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=55.07958&lon=-1.53698&layers=171&right=BingHyb


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The Common Room / Re: Great or Grand
« on: Thursday 17 December 20 10:35 GMT (UK)  »
Not a major problem, just a 'niggly one'. As has been said, Ancestry is a USA company and we have to accept things like this. As Gadget posted, 'grand' really is the correct term, it's just that people in the UK prefer to use 'great'.

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The Common Room / Re: Great or Grand
« on: Thursday 17 December 20 10:28 GMT (UK)  »
For me, this has been an 'off / on' problem for some months. I contacted Ancestry a couple of times and got the usual response, 'log out, delete cookies etc'. They even suggested that I was logged in under '.com' !! My response was that having been with Ancestry for over 15 years, I knew what site I was logged into. I didn't get a response to that!

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Durham / Re: Back Lane, Durham City
« on: Wednesday 16 December 20 10:34 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for coming up with the location. I have driven over it on the A690 many times - goes to show that you don't know what is under your feet!!

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Durham / Re: Back Lane, Durham City
« on: Wednesday 16 December 20 10:26 GMT (UK)  »
His name was Robert Wood. The Census are as follows:

1841 - Back Lane, St Nicholas, Durham
1851 - Back Lane, St Nicholas, Durham
1861 - Back Lane, Freeman's Place, Durham
1871 - Back lane, Freeman's Place, Durham
1881 - 8 Freeman's Place, Durham

He died in 1885

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