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once more unto the breach

hi guys can u help me find a birth for a john wilkinson in the durham or yorkshire area possible north ridings. in or around 1837 up to 1866 his occupation was a holder upper, he is my great granfather thomas wilkinsons- father what i realy need is his wifes maiden name if poss (johns wife that is)
iv managed to get back to here after some confusion over names but this would be a great help

thanx and kind regards Ivan

Can you give more detail on Thomas his year of birth, where born, wife and children. :) There are to many John Wilkinson on the census to go through each one.
Hi julie
yes thomas was born abt1866 more than likely 1863 he married mary jane dawson in december of 1888 in stockton on tees, his father is listed as john wilkinson on thomases marriage to mary dawsons record for st thomas stockton in 1888. what i need if poss is the maiden name for johns wife.

kind regards Ivan
Hi Ivan,

You asked for Johns wifes maiden name do you have her christian name? In the meantime found this Thomas Wilkinson in 1871 with parents John and Frances.

Civil parish Wingate
RD Easington
Sub RD Easington

John Wilkinson head age 49 occ blacksmith born Elwick
Frances wife age 45 born Byker Hill Northumberland
John son age 21 occ blacksmith born Crowtree Durham
Isabella dau age 17 born Crowtree
James son age 15 occ blacksmith born Crowtree
Robert son age 12 occ labourer born Crowtree
Thomas son age 9 born Wingate
Richard son age 3 born Wingate

Class RG10
Piece 4976
Folio 104
Page 64
Hi JUlie
i dont have a thing on johns wife, in fact very little on john, other than he is the father of my great garandfather but thanx for all your help the ones you sent me i will investigate

kind reg:)ards Ivan
Hi - Holder upper

I used to be one of these. In my case it was with wood, whereas in this case it would be iron rods. Whilst the welder welded at one end, the holder upper would be at the other end, holding the rod in the right position. 'Simples' I must say it was a part time job just after I left school, whilst I was waiting for the start of training for my real job..


I see you are researching Wilkinson / Wilkenson, Dawson
I have the same family, Margaret,Mary Jane,James,Stephen DAWSON
James Dawson married a Faith Hannah Atrmitage 1901 Hunslet and I have seen the marriage cert on Ancestry
Mary Jane maried Thomas Wilkinson in 1888
Margaret married George Newlove in 1877 Stockton & it loks like they didnt have any children of their own?
On the forum I note that you say that you were awaiting Robert Henry Wilkinson's birth cert was his mothers name Dawson? and does it say the addrress where he was born?

Speak soon