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Offline YB2019

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Hugh Burns - Ireland
« on: Tuesday 21 July 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I was hoping someone maybe able to help me with finding out more information about my 3X Great Grandfather :)

I am looking for information on Hugh Burns (B: ab 1845 Ireland). From the information I know so far, Hugh was born around 1845 in Ireland. At some point he travelled to Durham, UK and married a Catherine Connor (B: ab 1852 Durham). They had a son, Thomas Burns (B: 1880 Chester le Street and he married a Margaret Harrison). They then went on to have a son too called Hugh Burns (B: 1908 Lanchester and he married a Margaret Haggon). They then had a daughter, Rosaline Burns (B: 1945 lanchester and married a David Young). They then had a daughter called Clare Young who went on to have me and my younger brother.

I am guessing Hugh Burns is a common name in Ireland, but I am really struggling to find any further information about him and his family (his parents, siblings etc) and I was hoping some of you maybe able to help me??

Any information would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance :)

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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 12:00 BST (UK) »
Marriage September 1871 Gateshead has Hugh Burns and Catherine Connor are on the same page. If that is your man, his fatherís name would be on the marriage certificate.

Is this your family in  1881 - children born before the ones you mention and born Ireland  :-\

5030/59/4
Hugh Burn   35 Ys
Catherine Burn   28 ys
Mary Burn   8 ys
Catherine Burn   7 ys
Ellen Burn   5 ys
Jane Burns 3 ys
Thomas Burns 1 yr

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Jane and Thomas both b Chester le Street With mother Connor
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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 12:07 BST (UK) »
There is a birth for Mary Burns 1874, Gateshead with mother Connor.
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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:21 BST (UK) »
You may have this information already
1881 shows Mary 8yrs , Catherine 7 yrs , Ellen 5 yrs.

Baptisms

Catherine 1873
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLDP-77L

Ellen 1876
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLD1-4Z4

Thomas 1880
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLD1-SXJ
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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone :)

As it happens the marriage certificate I ordered for Hugh and Catherine 3 months ago has just arrived this morning (very weird). The certificate states that Hugh's farther is called William Burns and I'm guessing he will most likely be from Ireland too??

On the census I have found, it states Hugh was born in Ireland, but as Hugh is a common name I am struggling to pin point exactly where in Ireland he and his family come from?

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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:28 BST (UK) »
Well, thatís a start  :)
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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:33 BST (UK) »
Do the witness names help at all?P - or addresses?
Have you found the witnesses in 1871?
Was Hugh a Coal Miner when he married?
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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:06 BST (UK) »
1891 Census in Wardley, Co. Durham has more children: Mary, Catherine, Jane, Thomas, William, Hugh, John, Samuel, Matthew, ranging in age from 16 to 11 months.  All born in Heworth except John born in Newcastle.  One more child added for the 1901 census -- Ellen, aged 9, along with a granddaughter, Cecilia Varkess, aged 3.

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Re: Hugh Burns - Ireland
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:10 BST (UK) »
In the 1911 census, Samuel & Matthew are noted as nephews in the home of Peter Murray of Chester Le Street, who was born in Co. Armagh, aged 70.  His wife is named Mary born Co. Durham, aged 70.  The Murray connection may be worth following.