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Matthew Wilton

#1426
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     Matthew Wilton married Ann Verrill, daughter of John Verrill and Eleanor Burton, on 14 September 1795.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S20] Letters between Eileen Huby and Jan Cooper from 14 February 2001.

Jane Ward

#1427
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     Jane Ward married Richard Verrill, son of John Verrill and Eleanor Burton, on 8 December 1802.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S20] Letters between Eileen Huby and Jan Cooper from 14 February 2001.

Francis Unthank

#1429
Last Edited=29 Nov 2010
     Francis Unthank married Alice Sanderson on 12 February 1781 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.1,2

Children of Francis Unthank and Alice Sanderson

Sources of Information

  1. [S20] Letters between Eileen Huby and Jan Cooper from 14 February 2001.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Film 6909952.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Film 6909951.

Alice Sanderson

#1430
Last Edited=29 Nov 2010
     Alice Sanderson married Francis Unthank on 12 February 1781 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.1,2

Children of Alice Sanderson and Francis Unthank

Sources of Information

  1. [S20] Letters between Eileen Huby and Jan Cooper from 14 February 2001.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Film 6909952.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Film 6909951.

Francis Verrill

#1431, b. May 1815
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     Francis Verrill was born in May 1815 he was born about a month after his father drowned at sea. He was the son of William Verrill and Ann Brynton.

George Greathead1

#1432, d. about 1781
Last Edited=16 Feb 2012
     George rented on 3 February 1736/7 for £5 per year part of a farm tenure on an island in the River Tease at Girsby, Yorkshire. The lease was for 11 years



.1 George Greathead married ... ...2 His wife ... died on before 1781.2 George died about 1781.2 The will of George was proved on 26 August 1782 George was a yeoman, widower, of Girsby in the parish of Sockburn.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S2] Jan's thoughts, guesses and supositions.
  2. [S40000] Website http://familyrecords.dur.ac.uk/nei/data/intro.php

Mary Ann Greathead1

#1433
Last Edited=24 Jan 2010
     Mary Ann Greathead married John Vance on 5 February 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S260] Emails between C-G Magnusson and Jan Cooper from 23 March 2009.
  2. [S260] Emails between C-G Magnusson and Jan Cooper from 23 March 2009 ID 224878 7th Ward, Salt Lake City Volume B Page 2 http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernstates/…

James Penny

#1434, b. 1873
Last Edited=19 Jul 2012
     James Penny was born in 1873 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England.1,2 He married Bertha ... about 1900.1 James was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in 3 Summer Road, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, England, James was a roadman working for the Borough Council living with his wife and family in their four roomed home. James and Bertha had lost one of their five children before 1911.3

Children of James Penny and Bertha ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1873/Q3 Petersfield Volume 2c Page 122.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 3088 RG78 Piece 111 Registrtaion District 33 Sub District 5 Enumeration District 1 Serial Number 198.

Stanley Arthur Blay1

#1435, b. 1923, d. April 2018
Last Edited=2 Sep 2018
     Stanley Arthur Blay was born in 1923 in Guildford, Surrey, England.2,3 Stanley had been a POW during WW2. He married Florence H L Remnant on 19 May 1945 in Stoke Church, Guildford, Surrey, England.4 He was a Civil Servant in 1972.1 The couple appeared in their local paper when they celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary on 19 May 2005. It read:

He proposed to her in Stoughton Recreation ground and they were war time sweethearts before Stan and Florry Blay, of School Close, Guildford, were able to marry 60 years ago.

The happy couple, both 82 years old, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday 19 May, and were due to have been whisked off for a surprise lunch on Sunday by their adopted children.

They met at Westborough Youth Club when they were only 16 and Stan was working in the local Co-op store, and romance quickly blossomed between the two, with Stan proposing three years later.

However, fate intervened when Stan was called up to join the army and fight in the Second World War.

While Florry did her bit at home with the war effort and waited for her true love to return home. Stan travelled all over the world with the army and finally ended up as a prisoner of war in Italy.

He made it safely back to Britain in 1945 and Florry said she was delighted to hear that he was home.

"He sent me a telegram from Scotland telling me to go straight to the church and put the banns up" she said.

They were married in Stoke Church shortly after with their friends and family in attendance.

In the following years, Stan took up a job st Stoughton barracks where he worked for 40 years, as well as being a part-time sub officer for Guildford Fire service. And the couple remained involved with their local church and community.

They adopted two children - from Barnado's, and now they have four grandaughters, and a grandson. "We couldn't have a party at our house to celebrate our anniversary because we have such a big family, so our daughter is putting on a party on the 28th of this month" said Florry.

Regarding the secret to such a long, happy marriage, she said: "You have to be able to understand how things change and be willing to adapt to each other - It's about give and take."2 Stanley died in April 2018 in Surrey, England.

Children of Stanley Arthur Blay and Florence H L Remnant

  • Michael Blay
  • Christine Margaret Blay

Sources of Information

  1. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  2. [S40045] Newspapers Times (Surrey weekly freebee) Week ending Saturday 28 May 2008.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1923/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 166 - mother New.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1945/Q2 Surrey South Western Volume 2a Page 1388.

Charlotte Kathleen Truelove Mayson1

#1437, b. 30 June 1893, d. 15 June 1988
Last Edited=1 Feb 2016
Charlotte Kathleen Truelove Palmer née Mayson
     Charlotte Kathleen Truelove Mayson was born on 30 June 1893 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.2,3,4 She was the daughter of Frank Mayson and Charlotte Elizabeth Birks. Kit, Peggy and Eric enjoyed a very happy childhood with as Kit described a beautiful and wonderful mother, a Peter Pan for a father and ponies, dogs, greenhouses and a big house.5 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 1 Serpentine Road, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Frank Mayson.6 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Baliol School, Sedgeburgh, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as a pupil and boarder.7 She married Charles Hamilton Palmer on 2 November 1921 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, Kit and Charles were childhood friends. Their wedding day was a Friday, later to be called "unlucky Friday" by Kit. The florist sent a wreath instead of a bouquet, their best man was to have been the King's Herald but was unable to come at the last moment. One special guest became ill. However they went on honeymoon to Yorkshire where Charles developed malaria and returned to Demerara in British Guinana to look after a "sugar" plantation with his twin brother. Kit followed a year later.1,8,5 Their second son David arrived three weeks prematurely and was born by Caesarian with an instument and suffered a damaged brain.5 Her husband Charles died on 1946 in British Guiana from a heart attack caused by overwork helping his widowed mother, his twin brother who was by then a chronic invalid, trying to give his son Gordon a good education and looking after his other severely handicapped son David.1,5 Charles died young and Kit returned home to England. She bought a huge house and turned it into a home in 1948 for brain handicapped men. In 2012 it was still operational and a registered Charity (No 306080), then under the banner of The Disabilities Trust. Kit was working there well into her late 80's. The two sons both died early in life one brain damaged at birth the other in a boating accident.1 Charlotte died on 15 June 1988 in Colchester, Essex, England, aged 94 Sadly two days after she died her cottage which was in the grounds of Hamilton Lodge was burgled and everything of value taken.9,1 She ashes were scattered on 28 June 1988 in St George's, Great Bromley, Essex, England, after a funeral service at St George's and a commital service in Colchester crematorium. The funeral service was attended by over 100 people.1

Children of Charlotte Kathleen Truelove Mayson and Charles Hamilton Palmer

Sources of Information

  1. [S435] E-mails between Peter Hugh Birks and Jan Cooper from 6 February 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1893/Q3 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 128.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birks Family Tree.
  5. [S390] E-mails between Kathleen Wright and Jan Cooper from 6 March 2013.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 25 Page 42.
  7. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 25705 RG78 Piece 1474 Registration District 483 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 3 Schedule Number 13.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1921/Q4 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 239.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - June 1988 Colchester Volume 9 Page 2285 age 95.

Charles Hamilton Palmer

#1438, b. about 1877, d. 1946
Last Edited=1 Feb 2016
     Charles Hamilton Palmer was born about 1877.1 He married Charlotte Kathleen Truelove Mayson, daughter of Frank Mayson and Charlotte Elizabeth Birks, on 2 November 1921 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, Kit and Charles were childhood friends. Their wedding day was a Friday, later to be called "unlucky Friday" by Kit. The florist sent a wreath instead of a bouquet, their best man was to have been the King's Herald but was unable to come at the last moment. One special guest became ill. However they went on honeymoon to Yorkshire where Charles developed malaria and returned to Demerara in British Guinana to look after a "sugar" plantation with his twin brother. Kit followed a year later.2,3,4 Their second son David arrived three weeks prematurely and was born by Caesarian with an instument and suffered a damaged brain.4 Charles died in 1946 in British Guiana from a heart attack caused by overwork helping his widowed mother, his twin brother who was by then a chronic invalid, trying to give his son Gordon a good education and looking after his other severely handicapped son David.2,4

Children of Charles Hamilton Palmer and Charlotte Kathleen Truelove Mayson

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S435] E-mails between Peter Hugh Birks and Jan Cooper from 6 February 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1921/Q4 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 239.
  4. [S390] E-mails between Kathleen Wright and Jan Cooper from 6 March 2013.
  5. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001.

Marjorie Moorhouse Mayson

#1439, b. 1895, d. 1977
Last Edited=19 Mar 2013
     Marjorie Moorhouse Mayson was born in 1895 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Frank Mayson and Charlotte Elizabeth Birks. Kit, Peggy and Eric enjoyed a very happy childhood with as Kit described a beautiful and wonderful mother, a Peter Pan for a father and ponies, dogs, greenhouses and a big house.3 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 1 Serpentine Road, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Frank Mayson Frank was a solictor living with his wife and children. The household also consisted of a Governess, Mary E Collins, a housemaid, a cook and a coachman.4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in West Park, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Frank Mayson she was at school.5 Marjorie died in 1977.6

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1895/Q3 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 158.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S390] E-mails between Kathleen Wright and Jan Cooper from 6 March 2013.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 25 Page 42.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29664 RG78 Piece 1718B Registration District 545 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 64 Schedule Number 25.
  6. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001 Never married.

Frank Eric Hutton Mayson1

#1440, b. 1897, d. 28 August 1916
Last Edited=5 Mar 2018
     Frank Eric Hutton Mayson was born in 1897 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.1,2,3 He was the son of Frank Mayson and Charlotte Elizabeth Birks. Kit, Peggy and Eric enjoyed a very happy childhood with as Kit described a beautiful and wonderful mother, a Peter Pan for a father and ponies, dogs, greenhouses and a big house.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 1 Serpentine Road, Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Frank Mayson Frank was a solictor living with his wife and children. The household also consisted of a Governess, Mary E Collins, a housemaid, a cook and a coachman.5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in West Park, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Frank Mayson he was at school.6 He died on 28 August 1916 at the Battle of Somme. He was a Second Lieutenant in 6th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.1 Frank was buried in Delville wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, Picardie, France, in Plot 11.K.10.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1897/Q2 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 166.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S390] E-mails between Kathleen Wright and Jan Cooper from 6 March 2013.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 25 Page 42.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29664 RG78 Piece 1718B Registration District 545 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 64 Schedule Number 25.

Peter Makepeace

#1441, b. 1815, d. 12 June 1902
Last Edited=27 Mar 2012
     Peter Makepeace was born in 1815 in Levi Green, Durham, England.1 He was the son of Matthew Makepeace. He married Elizabeth Bell on 21 December 1857 in Sunderland, Durham, England.2 Peter was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in Shincliffe, Durham, England, Peter was a miner living wth his wife and son Robert.3 Peter was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in Monk Hesleden, Durham, England, Peter was a miner living with his wife and children.4 He married Louisa Lamb, daughter of Matthew Lamb and Ann Grace Anderson, on 15 December 1879 in Register Office, Hartlepool, Durham, England, The ceremony was witnessed by Henry Lamb and Elizabeth Worthy who signed with an X. Peter also signed marriage certificate with a X. Peter was a widower at time of marriage.5 Peter signed naturalisation papers on 7 July 1882 in Pennsylvania.6 Peter died on 12 June 1902.7 Peter was buried in Brisbin, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA.7

Children of Peter Makepeace and Elizabeth Bell

Children of Peter Makepeace and Louisa Lamb

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1857/Q4 Sunderland Volume 10a Page 555.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3745 Folio 53 Page 7.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4977 Folio 54 Page 37.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1879/Q4 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 171.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Naturalization paper.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com.
  8. [S20090] Emails between Margaret Duffy née Lamb and Jan Cooper from 31 December 2007.

Henry Kemp Stewart

#1443, b. 1888, d. 3 April 1923
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Great-uncle of Janet Susan Greathead
Henry Stewart
     Henry Kemp Stewart was born in 1888 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.1 He was the son of William Ferrier Stewart and Marion Strafford. In the census of 5 April 1891 in Clifton Villas, Stockton Road, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Marion Stewart.2 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 38 Milton Street, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Marion Stewart.3 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 50 Eamont Gardens, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Marion Stewart Henry was a clerk in a wine and spirit merchant.4 He married Hannah Mary Allinson, daughter of Richard Allinson, on 30 January 1917 in St George's Congregation Church. Park Road, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, The ceremony was witnessed by his brother Frederick, Richard Allinson and Elizabeth Killan and took place after a licence was issued. Henry gave his address as 50 Eamont Gardens, West Hartlepool and Hannah as 28 Gainsford Street, West Hartlepool. Henry described himself a a shipping clerk.5,6 Henry was listed on the electoral roll in 1919 at 84 Colwyn Road, West Hartlepool. Hannah was not on the list, she was under 30 so although women got the vote in 1918 it was nt until 1928 that the voting age was reduced to 21.5 The birth announcement in the newspaper read Stewart - On 18 February at 84 Colwyn Road to Mr and Mrs H K Stewart a daughter (premature birth.)5 He died on 3 April 1923 in 50 Portrack Lane (Union Workhouse), Stockton on Tees, Durham, England, from chronic malaria and cachexia, presunably in the hospital. He was recorded as a shipping clerk by his brother Norman who registered his death. Norman gave his address as 7 Bede Grove, West Hartlepool.7,5

Child of Henry Kemp Stewart and Hannah Mary Allinson

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1888/Q3 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 119.
  2. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4066 Folio 126 Page 45.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 138 Page 38.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29617 RG78 Piece 1718A Registration District 545 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 17 Schedule Number 178.
  5. [S18877] Emails between Maggie Harvey née Dimelow and Jan Cooper from 5 September 2007.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1917/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 201.
  7. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1923/Q2 Stockton Volume 10a Page 57 aged 34.

George Markwell

#1444
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     George Markwell married Isabel Jameson in 1738/39 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England. George was buried on 28 April 1786 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.1

Children of George Markwell and Isabel Jameson

Sources of Information

  1. [S40015] Cleveland Family History Society.

Isabel Jameson

#1445
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     Isabel Jameson married George Markwell in 1738/39 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England. Isabel was buried on 2 December 1790 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.

Children of Isabel Jameson and George Markwell

David Markwell

#1446, b. 1739/40
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     David Markwell was born in 1739/40. He was the son of George Markwell and Isabel Jameson. He married Mary Watson in 1762. He married Mary Walker in 1765 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.

Child of David Markwell and Mary Watson

William Markwell

#1447, b. 1741/42
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     William Markwell was born in 1741/42. He was the son of George Markwell and Isabel Jameson.

Grace Markwell

#1448, b. 1744/45
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     Grace Markwell was born in 1744/45. She was the daughter of George Markwell and Isabel Jameson.

George Markwell

#1449, b. 1747/48, d. 1824
Last Edited=15 Apr 2013
     George Markwell was born in 1747/48 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England. He was the son of George Markwell and Isabel Jameson. He married Mary Grey in 1772 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England. He married Christian Forsythe before 24 May 1799 in Scotland.1 George died in 1824. George was buried on 25 July 1824 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.1

Children of George Markwell and Christian Forsythe

Sources of Information

  1. [S40015] Cleveland Family History Society.

Margaret Markwell

#1450, b. 1750/51
Last Edited=18 Oct 2004
     Margaret Markwell was born in 1750/51. She was the daughter of George Markwell and Isabel Jameson. Margaret was buried on 5 May 1818 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.