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Most of our Northumbrian ancestors were miners and agricultural labourers and, therefore, moved around with great regularity.

Our main lines of research are:

Allen

Robert Allen was born in Ford in the 1790s.

Anderson

The Andersons lived in Ulgham and Bedlington during the 19th Century.

Bailey

Anthony Bailey lived in Tynemouth at the turn of the 19th Century.

Bolton

The Bolton family lived in Cornhill in the early to mid 1700s.

Buddle

John Buddle farmed at Monkridge Hall in Elsdon in the late 1700s.  Descendants moved to Wallsend.

Caisley

No matter what the spelling, we are interested in Caisleys.  Our main line has been traced back to Rothbury in the early 1700s.

Cleghorn

Still searching for Mary who married in Carham in 1714.

Cochran

Little is yet known of the Cochran family who were in Belford by 1740.

Codling

It is know that the Codlings lived in Darras Hall, Ponteland, in the early 1700s.

Davison

Another Rothbury family from the early 1700s.

Ditchburn

Robert Ditchburn lived in North Charlton until his death in 1732.

Dixon

Margery Dixon married in Eglingham in 1720.  On another line, there is a Mary Dixon who married in Shotley around the same time.

Donaldson

From Cornhill and Donaldsons Lodge, this family moved into Scotland, possibly where they originated,  and to Yorkshire

Fadkin/Fatkin

Early ancestors who lived in Ponteland and Longbenton.

Fender

Several Fender family members lived in Newcastle, but earlier generations were from North Sunderland.

Finney

The Finneys lived in Kyloe in the mid 1700s, later moving to Belford.

Forster

Another Elsdon family from the 18th Century.

Gildroy

This family attended one of the Presbyterian Churches in Wooler in the mid 1700s.

Knox

The Knox family lived in Doddington.

Mason

While earlier generations came from Durham, Robert settled in Wallsend, following his marriage there in 1800.

Mather

Our mysterious Isabella Mather had an illegitimate child in Norham in 1789.

Milburn

The Milburns attended church in Thockrington and Great Bavington and lived at Sweethope House.

Miller

George was born in Norham in 1808.  He moved regularly to find work but eventually settled in Pegswood.

Mitchell

The Mitchell family were in Belford and Bamburgh in the mid 18th Century.

Neal

Born between 1772 and 1776, Elizabeth could have been born anywhere in Northumberland.

Oliver

The Oliver family were in Rothbury in the 1730s.

Pearson

The earliest Pearsons found were from Widdrington, but moved to Alnwick and Togston Barns.

Percey

Unknown previous generations were reputedly from Durham, but John Percey was born in 1811 in Wallsend.

Pringle

John Pringle was in the Belford area around 1830.  Nothing more is known of him.

Purvis

A family from Druridge and East Chevington.

Rankin

Jane’s birthplace remains a mystery, but it is known she was born about 1722.

Raw

Jane’s birth is as yet unknown.  She lived in Whittingham and it was there that she died in 1797.

Reveley

Whatever the spelling, we’re interested in this family.  There are now Reveley families scattered throughout the world who have their roots firmly in Northumberland.

Robinson

More early 18th Century ancestors from the Ellingham and Chatton area.

Short

Jane was born in Whittingham, reputedly around 1821.

Smith

Elizabeth Smith married into the Allen family in 1815 in Ford.

Tait

Thomas Tait was born in Wooperton and died in Rock.

Wake

Jane Wake was born in Lesbury in 1740.

Walker

Bartholomew was born in 1729 in Shotley.  Another Walker line is that of Isabel who married in Whittingham in 1710.

Wigham

Jane Wigham was born in 1778 in Longbenton.  Her line has been traced back only as far as her grandparents.

Young

Mary married in Wooler in 1766.  Her place of birth is not yet known.  

Other interests:

Northumberland Hall Collingwood Dobbins Burleigh Turnbull Parker Ogle Eadington France Wilkinson