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Dunn family from South Shields, Co Durham

Jkd

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The records I have show my family as far back as I have gone started in South Shields, moved to Wark Northumberland, then Newcastle Upon Tyne, my gt grandfather lost contact with his family and moved to Sunderland and married my grandmother nee Holland in 1917. My grandmother's grandfather John Holland was from Cork Ireland.

It would be great if anyone could help with this.

I would love to find some living relatives.

The Dunn's had a wallpaper business in Newcastle Upon Tyne until c1891.

Jan
 

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Hello Jan,

This is a starting point for the search:

Marriages Dec 1917
Dunn John H -Holland Sunderland 10a 1197
Holland Beatrice -Dunn Sunderland 10a 1197

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Just to help anyone who has a connection to jkd's family.

1891 Wark Village
John H Dunn 37 manuf of paper hangings bn Newcastle Northb
Mary 41, Marearah? 11, John H jr 8, James H 4 all born Scotland.
Frederick 1 born Newcastle.

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Hi Jan :)
According to 1901 census the business is still going.
19 Wentworth Place Elswick.
John H Dunn 47 bn N.U.T wallpaper manuf, employer
Mary bn 51, John H jr 18 wallpaper app, James H 14, all bn Scotland
Frederick 11 bn N.U.T
Visitor Janet White 61 bn Scotland.

I hope this helps your search

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Census 10 yrs later ( I've heard there are no copyright rules anymore, not sure about that)
James Hutton Dunn 24
John Henry Dunn 57
Frederick Oswald 11
in N.U.T
I'm not sure if Mary has died and the girls have married.

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Just to help anyone who has a connection to jkd's family.

1891 Wark Village
John H Dunn 37 manuf of paper hangings bn Newcastle Northb
Mary 41, Marearah? 11, John H jr 8, James H 4 all born Scotland.
Frederick 1 born Newcastle.

ozn
Do you have any more information, my gt gt was born in wark in 1828 in 1891 he would have been 62, the family manufactured and sold wallpaper.

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1861 census.

John Henry Dunn
Age: 7
abt 1854

Father-John Dunn
Mother-Mary J Dunn

Born - Mark, Northumberland, England
C/P - Elswick

County-Northumberland

Address-Gloucester Road.

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sub-Westgate
ED-16

John Dunn 33. Occ. Master paper maker.
Mary J Dunn 30 (Looks like Mary I Dunn, to me.)
Matthew Dunn 9
John Henry Dunn 7
Mary J Dunn 4

All born Wark.

1871 census.

John Hy Dunn
Age: 17
abt 1854
Relation: Son
Father John Dunn
Mother - Mary Isabella Dunn

Born-Newcastle, Northumberland.
C/P - St John.
Northumberland

Address - 32, Clayton Street.

Reg Dist - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sub-St Nicholas
ED-19.

John Dunn 42. Occ. Paper stainer & decorater. b.Wark.
Mary Isabella Dunn 39. b.Wark.
Matthew Dunn 19. Occ. Same as father.
John Hy Dunn 17. Occ. Same as father.
Mary Jane Dunn 14

Possible Marriage reg.

John Dunn
Jan-Feb-Mar 1852
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Northumberland
V-10b
P-133

One of the brides listed - Mary Isabella DONKIN.

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Latest census.

Living at 121 Osborne Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 12 roomed house.

Married 31 years.

John Henry Dunn 1854. Newcastle. Retired paper manufacturer.
John Mary Dunn 1850. (Wife) b.Kirkcudbright, Blaxwelltown. (Obviously 'John' is a mistake).
James Hutton Dunn 1887. Edinburgh. Ship Owner.
Frederick Oswald Dunn 1890. Northumberland, Newcastle. Occ. Coal Owners Clerk.


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1881
Dwelling 32 Clayton St West
Census Place Newcastle On Tyne St John, Northumberland, England
RG11 Piece / Folio 5061 / 102 Page Number 20
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
John DUNN Head M Male 52 Wark, Northumberland, England Glass Stainor & Paintor Employing 41 Men 38 Boys & 4 Girls
Mary S. DUNN Wife M Female 49 Wark, Northumberland, England
Margaret STANWICK Niece U Female 21 Newcastle On Tyne General Servant (Domestic)
Mary Jane DUNN Daur U Female 20 Newcastle On Tyne
Matthew DUNN Grand Son Male 1 Newcastle On Tyne Scholar
 
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I wonder if John Hy was in Scotland in 1881 because there is no sign of him in England. I can't find his marriage to Mary. Seems Mary and some children were born in Scotland.
 

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1861 census.

John Henry Dunn (My Gt Uncle)
Age: 7
abt 1854

Father-John Dunn
Mother-Mary J Dunn (Mary Isabella Donkin)

Born - Mark, Northumberland, England Actually wark(
C/P - Elswick

County-Northumberland

Address-Gloucester Road.

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sub-Westgate
ED-16

John Dunn 33. Occ. Master paper maker.
Mary J Dunn 30 (Looks like Mary I Dunn, to me.)correct
Matthew Dunn 9 (My gt grandfather)
John Henry Dunn 7
Mary J Dunn 4

All born Wark.

1871 census.

John Hy Dunn
Age: 17
abt 1854
Relation: Son
Father John Dunn
Mother - Mary Isabella Dunn

Born-Newcastle, Northumberland.
C/P - St John.
Northumberland

Address - 32, Clayton Street.

Reg Dist - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sub-St Nicholas
ED-19.

John Dunn 42. Occ. Paper stainer & decorater. b.Wark.
Mary Isabella Dunn 39. b.Wark.
Matthew Dunn 19. Occ. Same as father.
John Hy Dunn 17. Occ. Same as father.
Mary Jane Dunn 14

Possible Marriage reg.

John Dunn
Jan-Feb-Mar 1852
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Northumberland
V-10b
P-133

One of the brides listed - Mary Isabella DONKIN.

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Latest census. When was this?

Living at 121 Osborne Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 12 roomed house.

Married 31 years.

John Henry Dunn 1854. Newcastle. Retired paper manufacturer.
John Mary Dunn 1850. (Wife) b.Kirkcudbright, Blaxwelltown. (Obviously 'John' is a mistake).
James Hutton Dunn 1887. Edinburgh. Ship Owner.
Frederick Oswald Dunn 1890. Northumberland, Newcastle. Occ. Coal Owners Clerk.
I did not know this

Steve.:)
Thank you for all of this. I have tried to insert what I know and what I did not know.
 

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Hi Jan :)
According to 1901 census the business is still going.
19 Wentworth Place Elswick.
John H Dunn 47 bn N.U.T wallpaper manuf, employer
Mary bn 51, John H jr 18 wallpaper app, James H 14, all bn Scotland
Frederick 11 bn N.U.T
Visitor Janet White 61 bn Scotland.

I hope this helps your search

Ozn
I think John's wife's family may have been from Scotland.
 

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1881
Dwelling 32 Clayton St West
Census Place Newcastle On Tyne St John, Northumberland, England
RG11 Piece / Folio 5061 / 102 Page Number 20
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
John DUNN Head M Male 52 Wark, Northumberland, England Glass Stainor & Paintor Employing 41 Men 38 Boys & 4 Girls
Mary S. DUNN Wife M Female 49 Wark, Northumberland, England
Margaret STANWICK Niece U Female 21 Newcastle On Tyne General Servant (Domestic)
Mary Jane DUNN Daur U Female 20 Newcastle On Tyne
Matthew DUNN Grand Son Male 1 Newcastle On Tyne Scholar
I think it should state paper stainer not glass stainor?
 

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Thank you for all this help.

My 3rd gt grandfather was Joseph Dunn born c1796 St Hilda's South Shields, he married Mary Thomson born in Wark, they had 5 children: Margaret as far as I can see never married ran a lodging house. Matthew no information except born c1822, William married Jane Forster (had 4 children: William, Thomas, Joseph and Matthew). Joseph married Mary Ann Stokoe and John who married Mary Isabella Donkin.

John and Mary Isabella had 3 children my Gt grandfather Matthew who married Margaret Robson (they had 3 children, my grandfather John Henry, Mary I and Amy). John Henry Dunn married Beatrice Holland in Sunderland in 1917, they had 3 children John H, Dennis my father and a daughter Louie.

I believe my 4 gt grandfather was Matthew Dunn born 1760 South Shields his wife was Mary Bruce. I think they had 8 children.

I cannot find any further back than this and I cannot trace any living family. There was a rift in the family and my father never met the Dunn's.

Thank you for all your help

Jan
 
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