Added brief profiles to the following end of line ancestors:
- Archibald Henderson – 4th great – may have been baptized in Ovingham in 1790
- Jane Turnbull – 4th great – probably born before 1792
- Thomas Newton – 6th great – probably born before 1719, maybe Felton
- Lancelot Wilson – 7th great – probably born before 1687, maybe Shilbottle
- Mary Wilson – 7th great – probably born before 1687, maybe Shilbottle
- William Johnson – 6th great – probably born before 1726, maybe Shilbottle
- John Stavers – 5th great – probably born before 1762, maybe Woodhorn, maybe Simonburn
- Dorothy Charlton – 5th great – probably born before 1762, maybe Woodhorn, maybe Simonburn
- Ann Laidler – 4th great – probably born before 1792, maybe Rothbury
- Margaret Young – 3rd great – born about 1812 at Morpeth Banks. Parents may be Thomas Young and Margaret Storey. Working to confirm this theory.
John Robert Stavers was born on 15 June 1850 in Newcastle-upon Tyne. He was my second great grand uncle, the son of my 3x great grandparents Peter Stavers, cartman, and Margaret Young. John Robert was the youngest of their 7 children.
John Henderson drowned 1898 in Amble Harbour
On 29 April 1898 John Henderson, age 38, fell into Amble Harbour while trying to fix the tiller on a boat. An extensive search was carried out, but John was not found until several days later when the tide washed his body back into the harbour. The photo shows his grave in Amble East Cemetery.
John left behind his pregnant wife Mary and two children: David, age 4, who was later killed in WWI and baby Isabella. Their posthumous child, named John after his Dad, died in September 1899 age 10 months.
I have several John Hendersons in my tree. This John, who met the tragic harbour death, was my granny’s uncle, the eldest son of my 2x great grandparents John Henderson and Margaret Stavers.
I found a plot list for Amble East Cemetery during my visit to the Northumberland Archives this week. So far I have tied in 13 of the names on the list to my tree and expect to tie in a lot more. Surnames are Crackett, Henderson, Smith, Stavers,Turner and Webb, but Murray and Robinson are also represented in the middle names. I already knew about 9 of the 13 from my trip there a couple of years ago to photograph headstones. The other 4 have given me new information. I have published a list of family members on my Amble East Cemetery page.
(This is my catch-up post for Wednesday 4th April when I missed my postaday)
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.
Since creating this blog late October I have had very little time either to pursue my research or write blog articles. Yesterday I released the blog link to my brother and cousin to see if the structure makes sense before I add more content. Will try to add more in the Christmas hols and make a New Year resolution to make regular short updates. The family gathering at Christmas will give me an opportunity to dig further into the Webb and Henderson lines and tell my aunt more about her Thornton, Davis, Stavers and Corbett ancestors.