Kate Mcintyre – The Moses Family
Kate Mcintyre wrote:
“I am researching my family in Hamsterly – the Moses family. They seem to live most of the time in Witton le Wear, but there are loads of references to marriages and burials in St Helens, St James and a marriage in 1848 in the Chapel of Hamsterley – interestingly enough that marriage is my gggg grandmother Ann Moses to the School master – Richard Boddye (not Baddye). I would like to track down these churches and find out if I have more relatives still living in Hamsterly. One of my ancesters was called Isabella Moses (1773) and she married Thomas Surtees, I’ve heard the name Surtees before, is it famous in the area? I’ve managed to get back to 1712 – Thomas Moses who died in Southside Durham and buried at St James Hamsterley. The other surnames I have come across are: Longthorn, Dodds, Dixon, Burnip, Tennant, Maddison and my most favourite ancestor was called Grizel Linsay – born sometime in the 1600′s! Hope someone can help.”
Nancy McClearn replied:
“I have just read your request for info on the Moses family and I noticed the the name Richard Boddye. A man of the same name was a witness at the marriage of my grt x2 grnd-father and mother on Dec 1st 1838 in the Chapel at Hamsterley. We also think that Williams mother was Elizabeth Moses born 1789 but have been unable to verify this as there were two Chapman families living in the same place. Any info to clarify would be helpful.”
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