Just added a page under My Family to start collecting Smith relatives. I have found one so far in my direct line, but do have a several more scattered around various branches of the tree. My 3x great grandmother Rachael Smith 1785 married Caleb Carr in Longbenton in Northumberland in 1808.
As of March 2012 I have only found one Hedley in my direct line. This is 5x great grandmother Isabel Hedley born in 1744 in Northumberland. I would welcome any clues as to who her parents may have been.
Tonight I have established a page under My family for my Hall ancestors. 3x great grandmother Margery Hall and her father Joseph Hall grew up in the remote village of Elsdon in Northumberland. Joseph takes me back to 1767. I need to take a closer look to see if I can find his parents and to see if Margery was an only child or had siblings.
I have now added a page about my Watson ancestors under My family. So far I only have two generations living in Ulgham in Northumberland. Margaret Watson born in 1818 is currently my most distant matrilineal ancestor.
I have now started a Newton page under My family. Tracing my Newton “granny” is one example of where the first names of descendants gave me a clue to which was the correct bride. My Newtons were seafaring folk in Cullercoats in Northumberland, who later ventured North to Amble after Harriet Miller Newton married into the Henderson family.
This is another pedigree line, but I have no idea whether to settle on Reed, Reid or Read as the main spelling. My ancestor Ellen / Eleanor / Ellenor - Reed / Reid /Read seems to have used all variations during her lifetime which started in Northumberland about 1822.
Just added a first post under My family about my Stavers connection. Started with those in the direct line. More to come as I have siblings for my 2x great grandmother Margaret Stavers and some interesting information about prosecutions for my 3x great grandfather Peter Stavers. The Stavers line are ancestors of my maternal grandmother Margaret Jane Henderson.