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History – Protestation Return – 1641

A new History item: The Protestation Return – 1641. In 1641 all adult males were required to make a Protestation under oath in support of King and Parliament, defending the Protestant religion against all Popery . . . Read more … Continue reading

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A History of the Blacketts

Al Kirtley writes: “This is just a brief reminder that our initial offer for A History of the Blacketts expires on Friday 28 February.

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Life and Times in Victorian Weardale

Frank Sanderson writes: “The book ‘Life and Times in Victorian Weardale: The Letters of Francis Vickers’ was published this week and is now available at Amazon.co.uk. John Preston, who you might recall from last year’s Hamsterley event, told me yesterday … Continue reading

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Family History

Are you a Bacon, Burn, Dennison or Lockey? These and other families now have their own pages in the Community / Family History section. With the popularity of the Family History page, it was becoming too long and cumbersome, so … Continue reading

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Historic Hamsterley

Saturday 13 August 2011, 10am to 4pm Hamsterley Village Hall Old documents about Hamsterley & South Bedburn Maps, deeds, books and early postcards Local family stories, samplers and artefacts Research help with hands-on laptops – CDs – microfiche Bring a … Continue reading

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Anne Jackson – The Hopes

Anne wrote: “I am researching my family tree and am hoping to take photographs and document any information that I can find. The family tree has a record of: Joseph Hope, born 1789, brewer – Hamsterley. He married Hannah, born … Continue reading

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Edythe Scott – Robert Watson

Edythe wrote: “I write out of curiosity – nothing more! In Bishop Auckland cemetery there is a huge memorial to Robert Watson who was born in Hamsterley in 1819 and died in Bishop in 1891. Funds were raised for the … Continue reading

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Susan Lawrence (Nee Dennison) – William Dennison

Susan Lawrence (Nee Dennison) writes: “My Great great grandfather William Dennison was born in Bedburn, Hamsterley in 1828 (23 in 1851 census.) I know he lived at Bedburn Mill and was probably born there. He married Ann Mitchison from Kenton. … Continue reading

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