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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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Iris Tinkler – John Joseph Burn

Iris Tinkler writes: “My g g grandfather was John Joseph Burn, born 1882 in Hamsterley. His mother was Jane Burn, born 1811. Her mother was Dorothy Burn, born 1771. Can you give me any information about them. I am researching … Continue reading

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