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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 October 20 01:44 GMT (UK) »
Parish Church Shincliffe

Anthony Parker, bach, blacksmith. new Shincliffe,  father, Anthony Parker, a Labourer
Ann Laws, spinster, New Shincliffe, father Thomas Laws, a labourer

Witnesses.  Elizabeth Douglas and James Douglas, both signed
Bride & Groom marked

Added. James Douglas is a regular witness
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 October 20 10:06 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou everyone.

I have a 3-4 cousin dna match 154cM across 4 segments - the majority of shared matched I can connect to the Macnays - other people match to Sarah Parkin (1865) parents Anthony Parkin and Ann Laws - when I saw an Alice Laws on the 1851 census with Joseph Macnay, son of Thomas and Alice, I thought there could be some link to Ann and Alice as they were close in age so could be sisters - although Alice is recorded as servant I thought she could be related possibly a niece

So looking at the marriage record you found Ann's dad is Thomas Laws.

Is there a marriage record for Thomas Laws and Dorothy Smith?

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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 October 20 10:20 GMT (UK) »
1841 census the Macnays were living in Wrekenton


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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 October 20 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Marriage of Thomas Laws to Dorothy Smith in Penshaw 15 Nov 1834. Is this what  you are looking for?

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DCX3-D9F?i=496&wc=9K5S-BZS%3A13618101%2C30639601%2C30652501&cc=1309819

One of the witnesses is a Matthew Laws.

William

Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 25 October 20 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou

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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 25 October 20 12:47 GMT (UK) »
One possible Alice.

Thomas McNay has a daughter Mary McNay who marries a William Days, 18 May 1840 Gateshead. Some family trees on Ancestry have kindly posted the marriage cert.

William and Mary Days have a daughter Alice, baptised Lamesley 1 June 1842. Abode is Eighton Banks, right next to Wrekenton.

William and Mary Days are living in Haswell in 1851, same township as Joseph and Mary McNay, but no Alice with them. Joseph McNay and Mary Days are both down as born Wallsend, Northumberland.

Alice Days reappears in 1861 age 19, born Wrekenton. According to various trees she marries a George Henderson in 1862 and subsequently gives her place of birth as Wrekenton in most later census.

Days - Laws ?

Alan.

Northumberland - Smith, Willis,
Durham - Rogerson, Child
Cumberland - Irving, Hill
North Yorkshire - Layfield,
Ireland - Collins

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Re: Can you find the connection?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 25 October 20 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou - I've added Alice to the Days family  :)