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Re: Help needed in tracing my Jamieson family connection to Grindon Parish

Hi Bill,

There were two John J Jamieson's whose birth was registered in England and Wales 1866 +/- 10 years.
John J Jul-Sep 1866 Bath
John J Oct-Dec 1866 Stockton
These are registration districts and not places of birth.
With John Joseph's birth being 26th Sep highly likely that he is our man .... 4 days to register a birth is very very fast.
In 1881 our John Joseph was in Edmonton, Middlesex living at his old school he disappears from the census after that. The fact that you state that he emigrated in 1886 being the reason. England has censuses every 10 years unlike the States who have 5 yearly ones.

John J's father married at Holy Trinity, Thorpe Thewles on 12th Apr 1862 David a tea dealer of Grindon son of Hugh a labourer married Ellen (Musgrave) of Greatham daughter of William a farmer.

Between Jul-Sep 1867 David married Margaret (Musgrave or Stanton ... likely Musgrave) ... I would put my money on Greatham. Ellen having died in 1867 (buried at Greatham 18th Mar 1867)

Greatham is about 5 miles from Thorpe Thewles with Wolviston being approx. halfway between them.

In Wolviston there were at least 2 Jamieson families and they appear to be brothers John and David. It also appears that their father Hugh was also at Wolviston. Strictly speaking they were living on the Wynyard Estate which lies in Grindon Parish (Thorpe Thewles' Parish) close to the boundary with the Wolviston Parish.

To make further progress I will need to access both the Wolviston and Greatham Parish Registers (which I should be able to do by the end of this month)

Hope this helps.

Keep Smiling ... Paul

Re: Help needed in tracing my Jamieson family connection to Grindon Parish

Hi Bill,

Am at a loss on the surname Smithwade for Ellen as this surname is very very rare at this time (1860's). I think that this is an error and may in fact have more relationship to his wife's family or just an educated guess.

Keep Smiling .... Paul

Re: Help needed in tracing my Jamieson family connection to Grindon Parish

Paul,
Might the name Ellen Smithwade on my great grandfather's death certificate be a corruption of the name Smurthwaite?

Regards,
Bill Jones