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 71 
 on: July 11, 2014, 09:57:51 PM 
Started by MichaelBR1965 - Last post by MichaelBR1965
Hi Ken
Thanks, you're right , I have them already but it doesn't really help but that little piece of info you gave me was incredibly valuable as it confirms that William was the seventh and last child. Thanks a lot !
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1784 : Henry
1787 : Thomas
1789 : Adam
1792 : Jane
1795 : John
1797 : Mary
1801 : William
William is the last recorded and the only record with the mother's maiden name on it - all the rest simply have "Jane"

It's easy to calculate when she was born due to a woman's child producing years but the husband could still be either the one born in 1739 or 1750 - it's very frustrating !

 72 
 on: July 11, 2014, 09:28:47 PM 
Started by MichaelBR1965 - Last post by GenKen
Hi Michael,

The BT for the baptism of William PARKER, of Lowhand, born 7 Feb 1801, bapt 31 May 1801, 7th son of Thomas PARKER, Joiner, Native of this Parish, by his Wife Jane THOMPSON, Daur of Henry THOMPSON, Native of Ryton. See http://tinyurl.com/ks8va7a Therefore, somewhere between 1878 and 1801 there are another 6 sons and possibly some daughters.

 73 
 on: July 11, 2014, 02:49:27 PM 
Started by MichaelBR1965 - Last post by MichaelBR1965
I have been tracing my roots back through Whickham and have got to 1778 which is the date that my direct ancestor, Thomas Parker, married Jane Thompson. On Boyd's marriage index he is listed as Thos Parker and she as Jane Tomson but I can find no details as to parish of either of them or ages or parents !

I was lucky to find them as their son is my direct ancestor and was born in 1801 in Whickham, William Parker and it seems there is only one William Parker listed as being born in Whickham for that year ( the date is later confirmed on census for 141,1851,1861 and 1871 ). 
The parish record is surprisingly helpful and his baptism and birth were recorded with his mother's maiden name.

That is where my luck ends though, I have looked up the marriage on the 5th April 1778 at St Mary's Church, Whickham, on findmypast, ancestry and family search but none of them contains any information other than the names and the date of the marriage, making it impossible to trace further back.

There are two Thomas Parkers listed as being born in Whickham, in 1739 and 1750 and frustratingly , both are listed as having parents called William and Isabel (the first one is Wheldon , married 1836 in whickham) the second one is Barrass , married 1838 in South Bailey Durham City) , they seem to be the most likely candidates but I have no way of knowing, especially if they followed tradition and married in the bride's parish !

My question really is , considering the information I need isn't included on any of the 3 websites I listed above, is it worth buying one of those Parish CDs that they advertise for sale by The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society ? Or will they simply contain the exact same transcript that you see on the subscription sites listed above ?

Thanks


Does anybody have any ideas if they will have more details or where else I could look ?

 74 
 on: July 10, 2014, 02:48:17 PM 
Started by Cheryl - Last post by GenKen
Hi Cheryl, welcome to the NDFHS Forum,

Go to http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html?coords=431444,574506 select the 1896 1:2,500 map then click on black & white map to zoom again. Middle Row where your family lived 1901 is second road down. Dene Row where your family lived in 1911 is just below centre but the area is not shown as Bates Cottages until the 1938 map.

If you have a look at the NDFHS web site http://www.ndfhs.org/ you will see what is available at the NDFHS Research Centre, Percy House, Newcastle.

 75 
 on: July 10, 2014, 12:03:34 PM 
Started by Cheryl - Last post by Cheryl
I am currently tracing my GGF's Thomas Jones Newton's family in the Seaton Delaval/Holywell area.  The 1901 and 1911 Census place them (Thomas and his mother Margaret) in Middle Row (Bates Cottages) but I can't work out where this is on the modern maps.

Also, I am travelling to the area in September and was wondering if there is an index of the Earsdon Cemetery and/or surrounding cemeteries that I could view at the records office/ndfhs so that I can identify where some of my ancestors were laid to rest.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheryl

 76 
 on: June 29, 2014, 11:28:57 PM 
Started by meekhcs - Last post by MichaelBR1965
Hi Michael, welcome to the NDFHS Forum.

Pleased to hear that the problem has now been sorted by Gerry and that you will be able to post your queries. Sounds like the problem was to do with CAPTCHA which I believe is still set up to ask questions rather than get you to identify and retype distorted letters and numbers.

You are correct to point out that there is a problem with registrations. If you go to Forum Stats at the foot of the home page and click on “More Stats” this is the section for sad lads like me and you will see that in 2011 & 2012 there were over 1,000 new members each year, in 2013 there were only 211 and only 26 so far this year. The drop seems to coincide with the installation of the CAPTCHA software.

Thanks , I'm sure you're right although having run an invision power board for over a decade now I can tell you with certainty that those captcha software devices no matter how elaborate or updated, do not stop the spam bots unfortunately so the problem seemed to lie with the registration set up itself which has now been fixed. Like I said, I was answering the questions correctly but it still wasn't working.
If you haven't had any spam bots recently I reckon it is because nobody & nothing could get past registration errors. The fact that registration has dropped from over 1000 a year  to 26 so far this year suggests that the problem has been running for quite a few months unfortunately.
Fingers crossed now and thanks for the welcome :)

 77 
 on: June 29, 2014, 09:20:46 PM 
Started by meekhcs - Last post by GenKen
Hi Michael, welcome to the NDFHS Forum.

Pleased to hear that the problem has now been sorted by Gerry and that you will be able to post your queries. Sounds like the problem was to do with CAPTCHA which I believe is still set up to ask questions rather than get you to identify and retype distorted letters and numbers.

Now that you have joined I can’t tell who the latest member was before you or I could have looked at the members list and given you a date but there have been 3 new members in June.

You are correct to point out that there is a problem with registrations. If you go to Forum Stats at the foot of the home page and click on “More Stats” this is the section for sad lads like me and you will see that in 2011 & 2012 there were over 1,000 new members each year, in 2013 there were only 211 and only 26 so far this year. The drop seems to coincide with the installation of the CAPTCHA software.

 78 
 on: June 29, 2014, 06:16:46 PM 
Started by meekhcs - Last post by MichaelBR1965
Gerry fixed it thank you. It was me who tried to register - the member above recommended the site to me on a different website.
It was failing with all new registrations, first it just kept saying "an error occurred" and then it said "wrong verification code entered" even though I know for a fact it wad correct - all fine now :)
Don't know how many days weeks or months or years it has been broken for though as there is no way of letting you know by posting here if you are not a member lol - I emailed Gerry direct to solve the problem and he did do double quick.
When did the last member join before me ? lol

 79 
 on: June 27, 2014, 09:53:48 PM 
Started by meekhcs - Last post by GenKen
Hi Sally,

Hopefully Gerry will pick up on this one but in the meantime what problem is your friend having in registering?

Also, it is not possible to re-register your existing username using a different e-mail address as in effect that is two persons with same username. You can if you wish change your e-mail address which would maintain the one username – one e-mail address principle.

 80 
 on: June 27, 2014, 08:58:49 PM 
Started by meekhcs - Last post by meekhcs
I have recommended the site to someone but the registration process does not appear to be working. I have tried registering again with my other email address and I keep getting an error come up after going through the registration page.
Sally

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