My family

Where we came from

Old Northumberland

Many of my ancestors were Northumbrians, but have migrated round the county as their work dictated. From the border regions to South Northumberland as pits opened and closed. From the south to further north as agriculture changed and fishing fleets grew. Not all were Northumbrians though. The furthest north I have found so far was from Aberdeenshire. Heading south of the Tyne we have ancestors in Durham and Yorkshire and possibles in Lancashire, Cornwall, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Migratory patterns often follow the mines: tin, iron, coal and the fishing fleets.

 

Where my family are now

I will not be publishing personal information about living members of my family in this blog. However, I do find it interesting to see where we have ended up. Just looking at the 96 years since my grandparents first became parents it is interesting to see that none of their descendants now live in Northumberland. You can find us in Southport, London, Glamorganshire, Norway, Italy, Denmark and Canada.

Where the extended family have spread to

Looking at the extended family  takes us to America, Australia and New Zealand. Technology compensates for being spread to the winds. My brother and I have recently had the pleasure of meeting a new 2nd cousin who grew up just a couple of miles away from us. We were put in contact with each other through a common distant relative on the other side of the world.

My ancestral lines

I started with my grandparents’ lines (Crackett, Turner, Webb and Henderson) as a kick-off point to track my great grandparents and as a result added Cracket, Parkinson, Carr, Davis and Thornton to the list of direct lines. Going further back I added Tait, Bainbridge, Murray, Stavers, Oliver, Corbett, Reay, Newton, Hall, Miller, Young, Thompson, Hedley and more all in the pedigree. Under the My family menu you can find an up to date list of all surnames in my tree and I plan to organise under pages to My family to give easier navigation for pedigree and none-pedigree lines.

My Ancestor Chart

This is a listing of the ancestors I have traced. The list is structured using the Eytzinger method of numbering known as Ahnentafel.

Generation Numbering People
1 1 Self
2 2 – 3 Parents
3 4 – 7 Grandparents
4 8 – 15 Great grandparents
5 16 – 31 Great great grandparents
6 32 – 63 3x great grandparents
7 64 – 127 4x great grandparents
8 128 – 255 5x great grandparents
9 256 – 511 6x great grandparents

Ahnentafel no. Name Dates
1 Little Me
2 George William Crackett 1916-1978
3 Margaret Jane Webb 1921-1990
4 George Crackett 1890-1978
5 Ellenor Turner 1892-1976
6 Jonathan Doleman Webb 1899-1981
7 Margaret Jane Henderson 1899-1982
8 Leonard Crackett 1847-1929
9 Mary Parkinson 1852-1931
10 George Murray Turner, (born George Murray) 1861-1952
11 Sarah Ann Carr 1860-1941
12 Robert Webb born between 1850 and 1861, died 1926
13 Mary Davis 1868-1902
14 Archibald Henderson 1867-1918
15 Margaret Jane Thornton 1871-1912
16 William Cracket abt 1810-1880
17 Elisabeth Tait abt 1811-1862
18 John Parkinson 1826-1861
19 Eleanor Bainbridge abt 1829-1885
20 William Robinson Turner 1839-1882
21 Barbara Murray 1841-1901
22 Thomas Carr 1815-1900
23 Ellen Reed (Reid/Read) abt 1822-after 1881
24 Edmund Webb
25 ?
26 George Davis 1834-1895
27 Ann Corbett, (possibly Sarah Ann)
28 John Henderson 1834-1894
29 Margaret Stavers 1839-1895
30 Randle Thornton 1843-1907
31 Mary Oliver 1842-1911
32 ?
33 ?
34 ?
35 ?
36 Robert Parkinson abt 1792-1843
37 Mary Ann Reay 1792-after 1841
38 John Bainbridge
39 Ann
40 John Thomas Turner 1797-abt 1866
41 Mary A. Robinson 1799-abt 1873
42 George Murray 1815-1896
43 Margaret Ironside 1816-
44 Caleb Carr 1772-1856
45 Rachael Smith 1785-1848
46 ?
47 ?
48 ?
49 ?
50 ?
51 ?
52 ?
53 ?
54 ?
55 ?
56 John Henderson 1811-1874
57 Harriet Miller Newton 1814-1893
58 Peter Stavers 1811-1833
59 Margaret Young born between 1807 and 1812, died 1889
60 John Thornton born 1794, died bet 1861 and 1871
61 Margery Hall 1803- 1859
62 Andrew Oliver abt 1817-1888
63 Margaret Watson 1818-abt 1895
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74 William Reay, bef 1776
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80 John Turner 1766-1846
?????
84 George Murray abt 1785-after 1864
85 Anne Ruddiman 1784-after 1864
86 John Ironside
87 Joanna Dow
88 Adam Carr 1748
89 Jane Nesbitt 1746
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114 William Newton abt 1791-after 1851
115 Elizabeth Miller abt 1791-after 1851
?????
122 Joseph Hall abt 1767-after 1802
123 Eleanor Thompson 1769-1802
124 Thomas Oliver bef 1800
125 Alice
126 William Watson bef 1800
127 Mary
?????
168 George Murray abt 1756
169 Isabelle (Isobel) Anderson
170 George Ruddiman
171 Isobel Garden
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174 John Dow
175 Margaret Tait
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178 Caleb Nesbit abt 1720-abt 1769
179 Susannah Chator bef 1722
?????
246 William Thompson abt 1740- after 1769
247 Isabel Hedley 1744-after 1769
?????
348 William Dow
349 Janet Stonehouse (Stenhouse)

One thought on “My family

  1. Hi my grandma was called Craggs and married a Ralph Crackett if I can help with your research let me know.

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