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Hi Everyone!

Would somebody be able to help me please? I am looking for birth details of a; John Conley, who was born around; 1870, in; Stargate, Durham. I can find him from; 1891 onwards, but nothing before. I know he married an Annie Brown. Could somebody help me please?


Hello Carly and welcome to the Forum

Do you have his parents names? That will help in finding the right one in 1871 and 1881.

There are several births in Co Durham 1869 - 1871 but this one includes Ryton and Stargate.

Births Jun Qtr 1869
CONLEY John Gateshead 10a 747

There are others also in Gateshead with different spelling so can't be sure given the marriage does not have CONLEY.

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Marriages Dec Qtr 1889
BROWN Annie Tynemouth 10b 327
Connley John Tynemouth 10b 327
Coxon Jane Gibson Tynemouth 10b 327
Fenwick Michael Ritchey Tynemouth 10b 327
Possibles for 1871 and 1881

1871 Census Hewith Durham

Peter Connely Head - Male 30 1841 - Ireland
Mary Connely Wife - Female 30 1841 - Ireland
Mary Connely Daughter - Female 12 1859 - Durham, England
Peter Connely Son - Male 10 1861 - Durham, England
Ann Connely Daughter - Female 8 1863 - Ireland
James Connely Son - Male 6 1865 - Durham, England
Edward Connely Son - Male 4 1867 - Durham, England
John Connely Son - Male 1 1870 - Durham, England
Richard McTague Brother-In-Law - Male 35 1836 - Ireland

RG10 Piece 5049 Folio 36 Page 15

1881 Census Hewith Durham

Peter Conley Head Married Male 40 1841 Chemical Labourer Ireland
Mary Conley Wife Married Female 35 1846 Dressmaker Ireland
Peter Conley Son Single Male 19 1862 Chemical Labourer Heworth, Durham, England
Ann Conley Daughter Single Female 17 1864 Dress Maker Ireland
James Conley Son Single Male 15 1866 Coopers Apprentice Heworth, Durham, England
Edward Conley Son Single Male 13 1868 - Heworth, Durham, England
John Conley Son Single Male 11 1870 Scholar Heworth, Durham, England

RG11 Piece 5030 Folio 75 Page 14

We really do need some more information to identify John's parents.
these are another possibility

1871 William Conley 26 Whitehaven, Coal Miner
Elozabeth 24 Newcastle - (Marriage 1863 Gateshead, William Conley to Elizabeth Ridley)
John 2 Winlaton
Margaret Ridley 18 Sister in Law

(Stargate road runs from Ryton to Winlaton, which is joined to Bladon)

William 36 Cumberland
Elizabeth 34 Newcastle
John 11
William 9 Usworth

anyone read John's birth place in Durham?


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How about Blaydon ?

With the possible variations in the spelling of the name as heard it's difficult deciding which of 3x John is the right one in 1871 and 1881.