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What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« on: Thursday 11 February 21 12:28 GMT (UK) »
5 year old Mary Walton is living with her aunt and Uncle, James and Mary Parker (nee Walton) at Berry Edge, Lanchester.

I can't make out her place of birth, Ancestry have transcribed it as Hutnabridge but 'bridge' relates to the person below Mary who was born at Corbridge.

I'm trying to work out who Mary's parents were but not getting very far without her place of birth.

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Edit to add census ref - piece 2389 folio 322

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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Durham Records Online (free index) shows a baptism in 1847 of a Mary Walton, abode Berry Edge.

This seems to appear on Family search in the Shotley Bridge Primitive Methodist Circuit Records
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J75L-TZR

I can't make head or tail of the place-name, it's difficult to work out if the initial letter is I, T or possibly J.

If it was 'I', with a 't' in the middle it might conceivably be a badly written Iv(e)ston(e)  :-\
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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for looking Jen, it's got me completely stumped!

There's a Mary Walton aged 4 born Berry Edge daughter of John & Mary in Alston on the 1851 census which I think must be the same one as the baptism you have found.

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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Can you find her on the next census age 15 to see if that helps? 
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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:51 GMT (UK) »
I have a Berry Edge birth in one of my lines. The father was working there, albeit originally from Cumberland.

You can read a bit about it at: https://englandsnortheast.co.uk/north-durham/

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.     The new, populous town that sprung up to serve the ironworks was not initially called Consett and is marked on the 1850s map as ‘Berry Edge’. It was likely named from Berry Edge Farm, about a mile to the north and this farm is still there today on the west side of the Medomsley Road near the Number One Industrial Estate.

In the 1850s Berry Edge or Consett as it would become, was described as “a rising village…densely populated by the workmen employed in the neighbouring iron-works   

and https://consettmagazine.com/2014/12/03/consett-or-berry-edge-in-brief-62649/
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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for looking Jen, it's got me completely stumped!

There's a Mary Walton aged 4 born Berry Edge daughter of John & Mary in Alston on the 1851 census which I think must be the same one as the baptism you have found.


The one I found mother’s name is Elizabeth  :-\
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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 February 21 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Can you find her on the next census age 15 to see if that helps?

I can't find any likely candidates on later census.

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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 February 21 16:02 GMT (UK) »
I have a Berry Edge birth in one of my lines. The father was working there, albeit originally from Cumberland.

You can read a bit about it at: https://englandsnortheast.co.uk/north-durham/

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.     The new, populous town that sprung up to serve the ironworks was not initially called Consett and is marked on the 1850s map as ‘Berry Edge’. It was likely named from Berry Edge Farm, about a mile to the north and this farm is still there today on the west side of the Medomsley Road near the Number One Industrial Estate.

In the 1850s Berry Edge or Consett as it would become, was described as “a rising village…densely populated by the workmen employed in the neighbouring iron-works   

and https://consettmagazine.com/2014/12/03/consett-or-berry-edge-in-brief-62649/

Thanks for the link, i'll have a read later.

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Re: What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 February 21 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for looking Jen, it's got me completely stumped!

There's a Mary Walton aged 4 born Berry Edge daughter of John & Mary in Alston on the 1851 census which I think must be the same one as the baptism you have found.


The one I found mother’s name is Elizabeth  :-\

I've just doubled checked it, my typo it is Elizabeth on the census not Mary.

Jay