SURNAME  OF INTEREST

1ST CONNECTIONS WITH WHEATLEY HILL

CONTACT NAME/NUMBER

ARCHBOLD

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

ARMSTRONG

1894

Don Armstrong

muriel.don@xtra.co.nz

ARMSTRONG William. Miner at W/Hill Colliery. Died 1930 aged 69. Wife Elizabeth L. died 1931 aged 68,  both buried at W/Hill. Lived at Patton St. and 1 Weardale St. Had 11 children, 6 survived. Wilfred(Wilf) was killed in 1st World War in 1916. ARMSTRONG Jack, lived in W/Hill, died 1914. ARMSTRONG Hannah, born 1852. ARMSTRONG Jane, born 1858.(Brothers and sisters of William)

As noted

Chris Hassall

graham.hassall1@ntlworld.com 

BARRON 

1930

Joan Scott

01429 820807

BEAN

1900

George Bean

wheathistory@onet.co.uk

George BEADLING/BEEDLING born South Shields 30/1/1914 Married Annie Nuttall on 27/6/1936 at Wath on Dean, George died Jan 1995 Barnsley

1943                                        Wheatley Hill/Thornley/Shotton Area

Colin Mabbs

colin_mabbs@pgen.net

BENNET - I am trying to locate/contact my two sisters who lived in Wheatley Hill in the 1950'/60's. From all accounts my father either abandoned or deserted his first wife, leaving her with three children, I do not know her firs name and I believe she passed away around 1958 but the siblings are/were :- Male - Walter (?) Bennett, deceased at some point due to either a drug overdose or incorrect (self) administration of a prescription. Females :- Maureen nee Bennett. Married on 24th December 1960/61 to we believe a Mr Kingsley. Maureen by all accounts would now be in her 70's. At the time of her marriage she (and Donna) lived in Wheatley Hill and the mariage ceremony/reception was conducted locally. This is the ony time I visited Wheatley Hill and was taken there (as was the whole family) by my father. Donna Bennett, mariatl status unknown. Believed to be about 64 years old.

1950-60

Michael Bennett

 BENNETT - continued....My father was Walter Bennett, born Hull on the 2nd April 1916, deceased on teh 19th August 1983 and buried in Whitchurch, County of Avon. I am Michael Ronald Bennett born Sheffield, Yorkshire, 25th Novemeber 1947. I now (and for many years) reside in Australia, near to the city of Melbourne. I have not seen or heard from my two half sisters for over 40 years and it would be marvellous to make contact and "complete the loop". Mike Bennett, 1 McKay Close, Berwick, Victoria, Australia.

mikeandsue_bennett@bigpond.com

BREWSTER

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

BROWN

1880

Janette Russon

janette.russon@talk21.com

Willam Kenneth BROWN and Margaret Williams

?

Gillian Brown

gilly.brown@talk21.com

CARR

1900

Margaret Hedley

01429 820813

email:hedders@onet.co.uk

CHAPPEL

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

COWELL

1900

Joan Scott

01429 820807

CROSBY

1850-40

Lynn Buckley-McDonald

LBM@highkey.co.uk

COXON

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

DAVIDSON, MEECHIN, BRIGGS and McGIBBON

?

Deborah Eades

familyeades@btopenworld.com

DOBBIN

?

Arthur Dodds

longovicium@tesco.net

DOBSON

1851

Margaret Hedley

01429 820813

email:hedders@onet.co.uk

ENGLISH John(Jack), Margaret, Oliver(Step Brother) also John & Prudence(Todd) lived in Ford Street

1900-20

jniemiec@freenet.co.uk

FRANKLIN

1925

Jennie Taylor

01429 820497

GRAHAM Looking for information on David and Phyllis(nee Hope). They appear in the 1901 Census and were living at 25 Grainger Street, W/Hill with their children Ada, Francis A, Robert, Thomas and William. Later children were Lil and Lizzie. Lizzie was my maternal Grandmother and she married William Pattison.

 

Jan Buck

Fred.jan.buck@ntlworld.com

GREGORY

c1893

Connie Gregory

01429 820340

HAGAR

1850-40

Lynn Buckley-McDonald

 mcrt40@dial.pipex.com

HALL

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

HALL

?

Dan Hall

Dan's Aunt Jennie was originally Jane Hall but married James Tulley and then later after her husband's death married Thomas Hall. She had one son that Dan know's about called John Tulley and they lived at 77 Wordsworth Avenue.

 

verezzi@hotmail.com

HARDY

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

HARROP - My Great Grandfather was John(William) Harrop born 1885 at Houghhall Colliery.He married Florence Louise Kelsey born 1895 at Shotton Colliery. The were married at Wheatley Hill All Saints Church in 1919. The lived at 26 Elizabeth Street and John worked as a mechanic. His father is listed as John Harrop but contradicts other information that Martin has which says that his name was Joseph W Harrop. John had previously lived in Houghall, Trimdon and Hylton. John was supposed to have fought in WW 1 but Martin could not find any information on this. John and Florence moved to Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne shortly after they were married.

1919

Martin Harrop (marriage certificate)

martinharrop@btinternet.com

HEDLEY

1870's

Sheila Bailey

wheathistory@onet.co.uk

HENDERSON

 

Heather Southgate

heather.southgate@nt1.com

JOHNSON

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

KELSEY - My Great Grandfather was John(William) Harrop born 1885 at Houghhall Colliery.He married Florence Louise Kelsey born 1895 at Shotton Colliery. The were married at Wheatley Hill All Saints Church in 1919. The lived at 26 Elizabeth Street and John worked as a mechanic. His father is listed as John Harrop but contradicts other information that Martin has which says that his name was Joseph W Harrop. John had previously lived in Houghall, Trimdon and Hylton. John was supposed to have fought in WW 1 but Martin could not find any information on this. John and Florence moved to Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne shortly after they were married.

1919

Martin Harrop (marriage certificate)

martinharrop@btinternet.com

LEE, Peter

1900

History Club

wheathistory@onet.co.uk

LOWTHER

1910

Ian Lowther 

email:ian_lowther@yahoo.com

LOWTHER

?

Arthur Dodds

longovicium@tesco.net

LOWTHER - Looking for Catherine and George 

Wheatley Hill/Thornley

Carol Griffiths

Carolgriff@aol.com

MAITLAND

?

Arthur Dodds

longovicium@tesco.net

McKEAN

1850-40

Lynn Buckley-McDonald

 mcrt40@dial.pipex.com

MILLER

1900

Stanley Longley

email:Stanley@longley23.freeserve.co.uk

MOON

1860's

Ian Lowther 

email:ian_lowther@yahoo.com

MORRIS

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

MULLEN - William and Ann as well as Elizabeth Mullen born 1891. Also looking for John Mullen originally from Wigan.

Wheatley Hill/Thornley

Carol Griffiths

Carolgriff@aol.com

NICHOLLS

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

NILES - Looking for relatives of Betty Niles(now Ramshaw), as well as her brothers and sisters John, Bob, Mary, Teresa and Lena. Also Edward Niles born 1890

Wheatley Hill/Thornley

Carol Griffiths

Carolgriff@aol.com

OWENS - Looking for relatives of Olive Owens who used to live in Wheatley Hill and moved to Sunderland with her husband Cecil Cook. Cecil was originall from Bishop Auckland.

Wheatley Hill

Valerie Bentley

valbindia2001@yahoo.co.uk

PEACOCK - My Grandad was Charles Matthew Peacock. My aunt is working in an residential home for the elderly and has met an elderly gentlemen by the name of Samuel Owens who knew my Grandfather. He used to work at Thornley Colliery until 1956 and lived in 8th Street, Wheatley Hill. If anyone has any information on Samuel Owens or Charles Peacock then they can contact me at the e-mail address show.

1950's

Stacey Allison

staceauk2002@msn.com

PRENTICE

1900

Don Armstrong

muriel.don@xtra.co.nz

RICHARDSON

1890's

Doreen Holdforth

01429 233129

seiddon@hotmail.com

ROBINSON

1930

George Bean

wheathistory@onet.co.uk

My grandparents John William & Mary Ann ROBINSON (nee HIRD) lived in Wheatley Hill 1893-1935.

As noted

David Musgrave

They are buried in Wheatley Hill cemetery along withtheir sons Robert born 1888 & Deailer born 1890 both

in Castle Eden. Their daughter Mary Jane (Jennie) born1895 my mother Hilda & her twin brother John Edwin born 1902 were all born in Wheatley Hill. The family lived in 27 Elizabeth street on the 1901 census, they later moved to Church street. Mary Ann HIRD lived in 21 Gullock street Wingate on

the 1881 census . My aunt Jennie married Jack BULLOCK in 1913 & they had

a shop in Cemetery road.She later moved to Quetlaw road. & finally to Thornley.They had two sons William

& Edwin.

dmusgrave7@yahoo.com.au

ROWLAND

1900

Owen Rowland

01429 820870

SAINT(Edderacres Farm)

1840

Ian Lowther 

email:ian_lowther@yahoo.com

SHUTT

1870

Dorren Holdforth

01429 233129

seiddon@hotmail.com

THACKERAY

1850-40

Lynn Buckley-McDonald

 mcrt40@dial.pipex.com

My wife was a TONKS  from Wingate and we noticed that there was a TONKS and BURNELL garage business in Wheatley Hill in the 1930's. Do you have any idea what the christian names of the TONKS partner was? Where were the businesses of both the garage and the ironmongers located and when did they close down. My wife's mother was a YOUNG who lived in Wheatley Hill early in the 1900's and spent some time working in a sweet shop - probably your confectioners, listed as being owned by L. YOUNG, Do you know who L. YOUNG was? I have a picture of the sweet shop before it was owned by the YOUNG family. It was then Nixon's Supply Stores in the Front Street. On a personal note, I was at A.J.'s from 1945 - 1952 and have been trying to catch up with an old friend of mine for some time. He is GEORGE WARDELL who was at school at the same time and lived in the estates over the road from the cemetery in Wheatley Hill. Is there any way of finding his present location.

As noted

Ken Taylor

 

ketaylor@tassie.net.au

TULLEY

?

Dan Hall

Dan's Aunt Jennie was originally Jane Hall but married James Tulley and then later after her husband's death married Thomas Hall. She had one son that Dan know's about called John Tulley and they lived at 77 Wordsworth Avenue.

?

verezzi@hotmail.com

TURNER

?

wrytzen.atkins@ntlworld.com

URWINS

?

Lynn Buckley-McDonald

 mcrt40@dial.pipex.com

WALKER, Jane

?

Chris Hassall

graham.hassall1@ntlworld.com 

WELSH, John William (Jack) & Mary Emily. Jack was Chief Engineer at W/Hill Colliery from 1916 until 1950 when he retired. Lived at 1, Gowland Terrace and had 3 children.

1918

Chris Hassall

graham.hassall1@ntlworld.com 

WILSON, John MP

1870's

History Club

wheathistory@onet.co.uk

YOULL(YULE)

?

Arthur Dodds

longovicium@tesco.net