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
10 512 – 1023 7x great grandparents
11 1024 – 2047 8x great grandparents
12 2048 – 4095 9x great grandparents


Colour coding: Green Paper trail ancestors, but most likely not biological due to NPE  
  Purple Possible, not fully confirmed.  
  Red Tentative. Testing a theory. No paper trail confirmed.  
Generation Ahnentafel no. Name Dates
1 1 Little Me  
2 2 George William Crackett 1916-1978
2 3 Margaret Jane Webb 1921-1990
3 4 George Crackett 1890-1978
3 5 Ellenor Turner 1892-1976
3 6 Jonathan Doleman Webb 1899-1981
3 7 Margaret Jane Henderson 1899-1982
4 8 Leonard Crackett 1847-1929
4 9 Mary Parkinson 1852-1931
4 10 George Murray Turner, (born George Murray) 1861-1952
4 11 Sarah Ann Carr 1860-1941
4 12 Robert Webb born between 1850 and 1861 (probably 1851), died 1926
4 13 Mary Davis 1868-1902
4 14 Archibald Henderson 1867-1918
4 15 Margaret Jane Thornton 1871-1912
5 16 William Cracket abt 1810-1880
5 17 Elisabeth Tait abt 1811-1862
5 18 John Parkinson 1826-1861
5 19 Eleanor Bainbridge abt 1829-1885
5 20 William Robinson Turner 1839-1882
5 21 Barbara Murray 1841-1901
5 22 Thomas Carr 1815-1900
5 23 Ellen Reed (Reid/Read) abt 1822-after 1881
5 24 ????  
5 25 Elizabeth Webb ?  
5 26 George Davis 1834-1895
5 27 Sarah Ann Corbett  
5 28 John Henderson 1834-1894
5 29 Margaret Stavers 1839-1895
5 30 Randle Thornton 1843-1907
5 31 Mary Oliver 1842-1911
6 32 William Cracket  
6 33 Isabella Gowans
6 34 ?
6 35 ?  
6 36 Robert Parkinson abt 1792-1843
6 37 Mary Ann Reay 1792-after 1841
6 38 John Bainbridge  
6 39 Ann Thompson  
6 40 John Thomas Turner 1797-abt 1866
6 41 Mary A. Robinson 1799-abt 1873
6 42 George Murray 1815-1896
6 43 Margaret Ironside 1816-
6 44 Caleb Carr 1772-1856
6 45 Rachael Smith 178541848
6 46 ?  
6 47 ?  
6 48 ?  
6 49 ?  
6 50 William Webb  
6 51 Martha Thorp  
6 52 John Davis  
6 53 Mary  
6 54 ?  
6 55 ?  
6 56 John Henderson 1811-1874
6 57 Harriet Miller Newton 1814-1893
6 58 Peter Stavers 1811-1833
6 59 Margaret Young born between 1807 and 1812, died 1889
6 60 John Thornton born 1794, died bet 1861 and 1871
6 61 Margery Hall 1803- 1859
6 62 Andrew Oliver abt 1817-1888
6 63 Margaret Watson 1818-abt 1895
7 64 David Cracket ??  
7 65 Jane Jackson ??  
7   ??  
7 72 Robert Parkinson  
7 73 Elizabeth Pullen  
7 74 William Reay, bef 1776
7   ??  
7 76 William Bainbridge  
7 77 Mary Coxon  
7   ?????  
7 80 John Turner 1766-1846
7   ?????  
7 84 George Murray abt 1785-after 1864
7 85 Anne Ruddiman 1784-after 1864
7 86 John Ironside  
7 87 Joanne Dow  
7 88 Adam Carr 1748
7 89 Jane Nesbitt 1746
7 90 Richard Smith  
7   ?????  
7 102 Joshua Thorp  
7 103 Sarah Kaye  
7 104 James Davis  
7 105 Mary Beach  
7   ??  
7 112 Archibald Henderson  
7 113 Jane Turnbull  
7 114 William Newton abt 1791-after 1851
7 115 Elizabeth Miller abt 1791-after 1851
7 116 Peter Stavers  
7 117 Ann Laidler  
7 118 Thomas Young  
7 119 Margaret Storey  
7 120 Robert Thornton  
7 121 Jane Nichol  
7 122 Joseph Hall abt 1767-after 1802
7 123 Eleanor Thompson 1769-1802
7 124 Thomas Oliver bef 1800
7 125 Alice Carr  
7 126 William Watson bef 1800
7 127 Mary Hutchinson  
8 128 David Crockat ?  
8 128 Elspeth ?  
8   ?????  
8 146 Thomas Pullen  
8 168 George Murray abt 1756
8 169 Isabelle (Isobel) Anderson  
8 170 George Ruddiman  
8 171 Isobel Garden  
8   ?????  
8 176 Adam Carr  
8 177 Margaret Farside  
8 178 Caleb Nesbit abt 1720-abt 1769
8 179 Susannah Chator bef 1722
8   ?????  
8 224 Archibald Henderson  
8 225 Ruth Weymes  
8   ????  
8 228 Lancelot Newton  
8 229 Sarah Johnson  
8 230 Henry Miller  
8 231 Jane Jameson  
8 232 John Stavers  
8 233 Dorothy Charlton  
8   ????  
8 240 Thomas Thornton  
8 241 Anne  
8   ????  
8 244 Gabriel Hall  
8 245 Hannah Hunter  
8 246 William Thompson abt 1740- after 1769
8 247 Isabel Hedley 1744-after 1769
8 248 Andrew Oliver  
8 249 Sarah Dinnin  
8   ????  
8 254 Joseph Hutchinson  
8 255 Mary Brown  

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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