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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mary Ann Stoker 1894
« on: Friday 29 April 16 20:20 BST (UK)  »
so sorry, Ive amended the post now but well spotted!  Thank you

Sorry I was typing as you replied. Yes that must be him as he is my grandads granddad who is also called William Dobson Ridley, born in 1905 to John Thomas Ridley and Susannah Potts. He was born in Craghead too.  Brilliant.

Wow thank you so much that was quick. Do you think its likely that he was a William 'Dobson' Ridley then, but dropped the Dobson on each census? I haven't found any information about his birth yet either but had assumed he was simply William Ridley not William Dobson Ridley. On the marriage information does it give the maiden name of Mary Rowells mother by any chance? I wonder how they would have met. its all so fascinating.  Thank you

Family History Beginners Board / Mary Ann Stoker 1894
« on: Friday 29 April 16 19:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I cant seem to find Mary Ann Stoker, daughter of William Stoker (1858) and Jane Joanna Stoker (1860 who I think had maiden name of Fenwick). Census say Mary Ann Stoker was born in 1894, I cant find any information about a marriage. She had siblings, one of which was Meggie Stoker, married to Ralph Lumsden in 1910. Other siblings include Jane Stoker and John Joseph.  Meggie was a fair bit older than her siblings but I don't seem to be able to find much about her. I am kean to hear if she had any children or married? Any suggestions please?  In 1901 the family lived in Pelton Fell, by 1911, at 16 South Row, Newfield South, Newcastle upon Tyne

Not sure if should be posting here or on the common room. I have hit a brick wall looking for someone called 'Mary' who I determine from Census that was born in Hallyards, Northumberland around 1859. She was the wife of William Ridley born 1855/6 from Craghead, Chester-Le-Street. They had 8 children in total, the eldest was John Thomas Ridley who was born around 1878 and married Susannah Potts from Auckland St Andrew in 1904. I have no idea of her surname but she was on the 1881 census in 104 Urpeth Square, Urpeth Colliery, 1891 at 74 Urpeth Cross Rows, Urpeth. 1901 they lived in pelton Street, Urpeth. William was a widower by 1911 and two children had died. I have found a William Dobson Ridley marriage around the correct time but he appears simply as William on all the censuses so I am not sure it is him. Sorry but I know nothing else about her, any suggestions please.

My grandparents, Elsie Ridley (Nee Lumsden) and William Dobson Ridley were married in India in 1932 in Bombay. They had 3 year old daughter already who was born in 1929 in Durham. I understand he would have travelled by boat as part of his army service but how would she have managed to join him as they were unmarried.? Any idea how expensive it would have been and is there any way she could have joined him to live?  Elsie was born in 1911 and William 1905. I am trying to find out where she was for 3 years before they married in India. Any suggestions please?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Type of Accommadation
« on: Monday 25 April 16 17:19 BST (UK)  »
Could you give more details on how to find the 1939 free register search please? Thanks

Does the marriage transcript give Williams Parents too? We haven't been able to see that information

Yes that correct. Her father was Ralph and her mother Meggie (nee Stoker). They were married in Bombay I believe? He was in the army but we don't know anything about what she was doing, Their daughter would have been 3 years old.

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