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Linda (#47105637)
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John Milburn, St John's Chapel
I found your entry for John Milburn, buried June 1781 at St Johnís Chapel, Durham.
Your note says that his father was Joseph Milburn of West Law.

Maybe you can clarify something for me: I have been searching for a death/burial record for my direct ancestor, John Milburn who married Mary Archer in Wolsingham, Durham in 1739. Other researchers have attributed the June 1781 burial date to him but the John Milburn I am seeking was born/baptised to Thomas Milburn and Margaret Stephenson at Stanhope, Durham on 17 Nov 1715. This suggests that the churchyard burial you have recorded is not the same John Milburn. May I ask how certain you are that John of St Johnís father was a Joseph? Was it on the headstone or transcription?
Regards, Yvonne
Added by Yvonne on Aug 08, 2015 4:51 AM
Davd Walton
Robert William Walton
Hi Linda.
Thank you for uploading information on Robert William Walton died 1930 Occupation Butcher. Robert or Bob as he was known was my Grandfather's eldest brother.

He was baptised at Newbrough 15 March 1868 as Robert William Simpson his parents Edward Walton and Ann Simpson were married the previous week 8 March 1868 at Hexham Registary Office.

He was born at Fourstones Station Cottages home of his Grandparents Robert Simpson and Barbara Robson, Robert grew up in the countryside where his Father Edward was a gamekeeper for the Dukes House Estates.

When he left school he worked on the local farms around Fellsside Hexham then moved to North Durham to follow his chosen trade, when the 1911 census was taken he was living at Leadgate with a fanily called Pattinson.

David Walton
Added by Davd Walton on Jan 13, 2015 2:46 PM
Linda - Elizabeth & John are my 5th great grandparents. How are you connected? Their daughter Johanna married Simon Marquis and down the mine to my Great Grandmother a Marquis
Added by Karen on Nov 26, 2014 11:54 AM
RE: St John's Chapel graves
Thank you Linda that's clarified the situation. Very much obliged

Added by Dennis on Sep 30, 2014 3:25 PM
St John's Chapel graves
Hi Linda

I have just come back from a trip to St John's Chapel in County Durham and found an indexed list of MI transcriptions inside the church but the people I was looking for weren't listed. As you have posted their details on here can I ask if you took the details from headstones or from the burial records of the church please? It's just that if they were from the headstones I am going to have to book another holiday there and make a thorough search for the graves.

Added by Dennis on Sep 27, 2014 5:28 AM
Rod Hewitson
RE: re Middle Black Dean
Thank you for the quick response. Is this area still a lead mining business? Most all of the Hewitson's buried there were involved in lead mining.
Added by Rod Hewitson on Mar 30, 2014 8:00 AM
Rod Hewitson
John Hewitson (1764-1799)
I have about 4 citations on John Hewitson, my 4th great grand father, of living his entire life in Middle Black Dean, County Durham. Does this place still exist or was it renamed? Rod Hewitson
Added by Rod Hewitson on Mar 29, 2014 9:36 AM
Susan M S
RE: St John's Chapel in county durham
Thanks Just had a look ! It is indeed! It sounded like the church as lots of cemeteries are under the church's name. Great. Near Weardale. I saw lots of Golightly in that cemetery so it rather pricked my curiosity!Unfortunately it is rather a long distance from my golightly lines!
Thanks for clarifying,.
Added by Susan M S on Dec 01, 2013 7:17 AM
Susan M S
St John's Chapel in county durham
Hi Linda, Do you happen to know which parish this chapel is? County Durham is rather large! Thanks
Added by Susan M S on Dec 01, 2013 5:35 AM
Lynda Shaughnessy
RE: Allisons et al
Yes, you only have to read the Graham letters on the Killhope website to get some idea. Well worth reading.

Many thanks for your help.

Added by Lynda Shaughnessy on Mar 16, 2013 7:26 AM
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