I am in the Scottish Borders so quite happy to see if I can find anything for you. Northumberland can be very difficult and there were a lot of Presbyterian churches there for which the records are hard to find. You would be best to get in touch with Northumberland FHS to see if they can help you find the marriage. Have you found christenings for their children and if so where? If you give me more details of the children then I can try and help see if I can find parents for Agnes in our records.
thank you Barbara - I would be so pleased if you could find something (anything!) = here are the details below :=
George Burn (1785/1861) and Agnes Telford's(1800/1880) children were all baptised :
John Burn b. 1824 OR 1826 Cornhill on Tweed
Joseph Burn b. 1827 Cornhill
Mary (Anne) Burn b.1830 or 1832 Cornhill (may be Wooler)
Adam Thompson Burn b. 1832 Wooler d. 1895 (my gg grandfather)
Margaret Burn b. 1833 d. 1833 Wooler
Thomas Burn b. 1835 Wooler
(family moved to Chester le Street after 1841)
Big gap in family records here
Robert Burn b. 1843 Chester le Street
Jesse Burn (f) b. 1844 d. 1849 (buried with her father at CLS).
According to 1851 and 1861 Census the family were living at Low Chare in Chester Le Street. George Burn is listed as a Groom or Horseman, although I think in his early days at Cornhill or Wooler he is a Carrier. After long deliberations I came to the conclusion that he is the son of George Burn and Elizabeth Armstrong of Wooler. His sister Margaret Burn married a William Lisle. Other than that I have nothing to go on at all. I found all the children's marriages (and their children) - Mary Burn married twice in Tynemouth.
Agnes died 30 March 1880 of Senile Dementia at 16 Harris Street Bradford with my gggrandfather Adam Thompson Burn in attendance. Adam and family moved back to Middlesbrough after working in the steelworks all his life.
Her death certificate says she was born in Scotland. All the census records say the same - 'S' for Scotland.
I can only presume that George may have been delivering to a farm just over the border when he met her. It could even be Edinburgh. I have searched parishes around Cornhill and Wooler, extending the areas bit by bit finding a few Telford families and the closest I came up with was a Joseph Telford (Telfer) Farmer (not sure of place). The Telford/Telfer name is originally from Cumberland (I think). I have also searched ALL the LDS films and parish records for Wooler noting down all the family names, but coming up with nothing 'concrete'. Yours and anyone else's help would be greatly appreciated as this has been the most frustrating part of my family tree for over 25 years! Marg