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Craigy (#46820462)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 9 days
William Hawkins
William and his first wife Sarah were my great great grandparents -- through their daughter Mary Anne (later spelled Marian). I have one of the more original versions for the photos that are on William's entry. I can get you the names (most are written across the original in really light ink so they are hard to read). the picture was taken at about the time of William's marriage to Madeline (in Dec 1888), and there is a mix of his children with Sarah and her children with her first husband.
I'll let you know within a few days.

Added by LSGrant on Aug 04, 2017 5:17 PM

Our Family History
Elizabeth Collingwood
Thank You for the link.


Added by Our Family History on Mar 16, 2017 5:02 PM

Our Family History
Elizabeth Collingwood
Hi Craigy,

You sent me a message for the correct cemetery. You sent to me that she is buried at St Michael's (now Sunderland Minster). Could you please send me the link so that I have her in the right cemetery.

Thank You

Added by Our Family History on Jan 23, 2017 5:19 PM

RE: William Hawkins
Thanks, Craig, much appreciated.

Best wishes


Added by Peter on Dec 20, 2016 10:05 AM

William Hawkins
Hi, I have come across your entry whilst searching for info on William and Madeline, and had discovered his first wife Sarah. I believe too that Madeline was married and widowed before marrying William.

I was amazed to see the photos. Are they of William and Madeline? And some of their children? There seems to be writing on the group photo, but I couldn't work out what it was saying. Trying to work out names possibly, I wasn't sure I could find any of their children's names?

I would be grateful if you could confirm they are indeed photos of William, Madeline and family, and wonder if you can associate names with the individual children?

Thank you in anticipation, and best wishes,


Added by Peter on Dec 19, 2016 9:42 AM

Ward & Mowbray
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. Have a good one. :)

Added by DMLeForce on Nov 01, 2016 12:08 PM

Ann Bell
RE: Isabella Cessford
Thank you so much for finding my grandparents daughter Isabella who sadly died aged 16 . In your message you said second interment . Do you know who the other person is.
I was very pleased you found my grandmother and grandfather who graves I have marked
Also you mention the Cessford pages
Yes if you could forward them to me

Many thanks for your help it's very much appreciated

Added by Ann Bell on Oct 25, 2016 4:18 PM

Ann Bell
RE: Cessfords My Grandparents
Thankyou so much Ive been to the cemetery and found the plot for Joseph

I hope you can help find his daughter Isabella she died 11th april 1941 ??aged 17 years
Many thanks Ann

Added by Ann Bell on Aug 18, 2016 1:32 PM

RE: John Oxbery Cairnes
That's fantastic,thank you so much, I never expected there to be a headstone and that looks like quite a posh one too. Something else to add to my tree. Your doing a brilliant job!
Thanks again

Added by angela-p on Aug 18, 2016 1:15 AM

Sharon Fulton
Ann Willoughby
Thanks for trying. This may sound strange but even just seeing a grassy plot feels like an accomplishment. :)

Added by Sharon Fulton on Aug 17, 2016 7:54 PM

Melanie Bishop
Joseph Lees Young
Many thanks Craig, shame there is no headstone, but at least I know where to look now.



Added by Melanie Bishop on Aug 16, 2016 11:55 AM

Farmer Ancestry
RE: Martin
Hi Craig,
I've had a busy week at work so only now been able to sort through all my e-mails at home.
Thank you so much for taking the time to take the photos - brilliant to be able to see them. The weathering makes the writing very hard to read - were you able to make out much of it in person? Its a shame its broken in 3, but at least they didn't just chuck the stones away.
The interesting thing about John Martin is that Joyce Jennett Martin's mother isn't Janet Susannah Martin nee Griffiths, but Janet's younger sister Joyce Griffiths. John and Joyce have apparently married sometime between Janet's death in 1865 and the 1871 census, but I can't find a marriage for them...
Thanks again for taking the time to take these pics - its always much appreciated.
All the best

Added by Farmer Ancestry on Aug 16, 2016 8:05 AM

Terry L Chadwick
RE: John Newby (d. 1865)
Thank You for looking this up for me.
I hope you can find a grave marker.
Thanks again

Added by Terry L Chadwick on Aug 15, 2016 9:22 PM

Sharon Fulton
John William Willoughby
Hi Craig

Thanks for trying! In addition to your photo, I made a notation in the memorial that the grave is unmarked.


Added by Sharon Fulton on Aug 15, 2016 9:20 AM

Ann Bell
Cessfords My Grandparents
Thank you so much for the information you have found for me. I never got to know my grandparents, both died before I was born.

Thanks to you Craig im hoping to find the graves and pay my respects
Many Thanks Ann

Added by Ann Bell on Aug 14, 2016 3:25 PM

Sharon Gill
RE: Wells
Thank you so very much for the pictures, I am very grateful

Added by Sharon Gill on Aug 14, 2016 12:29 AM

Thank you so much for taking the time to get this picture! My mam will be so pleased!

Added by Simon on Aug 13, 2016 4:53 PM

Farmer Ancestry
RE: Martin/Griffiths
Wow that's brilliant thank you. Its been difficult to track Susannah Griffiths, nee Farmer, and her family down. She was born in Hereford then married in Brecon, Wales to Edward Griffiths who was a Customs and Excise Officer. His work took the family all over Britain including up to Scotland and then eventually to Durham.
I'll look forward to what you might find and cross my fingers that there is at least something to see.
All the best
Wayne Farmer

Added by Farmer Ancestry on Aug 11, 2016 5:37 AM

RE: Robert Nicholson Tate
Many thanks for taking the time to look again Craig. At least it gives me an idea of where he is.

Added by annie24 on Aug 11, 2016 5:28 AM

RE: John Oxbery Cairnes
Hello, Thank you for this information, I can add it to my family tree now, I think I know the area your talking about in the cemetery as I'm sure it's the same section my Grandmother was buried in 1951.

Thanks again for your kindness

Added by angela-p on Aug 11, 2016 3:27 AM

Cindy Cornwell McCachern
RE: Christopher Cornway 145623788

Added by Cindy Cornwell McCachern on Aug 11, 2016 3:01 AM

Sharon Gill
RE: Wells
Hi Craig

This is amazing - thank you!


Added by Sharon Gill on Aug 11, 2016 12:46 AM

RE: John James Johnson
Yes that sounds like my great grandfather.

Added by Simon on Aug 10, 2016 2:11 PM

Joe Watson
RE: Joseph Henry Watson
Many thanks for that my friend. I am in Canada at the moment but once I get home I will look up his grave and pay my respects. Many thanks again. Joe

Added by Joe Watson on Aug 10, 2016 11:09 AM

Cathy Gibson
Gertrude Mary Francis
Thanks so much for confirming you is buried at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery. Will keep my fingers crossed you find a headstone, but I won't be surprised if you don't as she was only 18 months old.

Added by Cathy Gibson on Aug 10, 2016 12:02 AM


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