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Margaret EMMERSON

Margaret EMMERSON

Female Abt 1837 - 1922  (~ 85 years)    Has 47 ancestors and 117 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Margaret EMMERSON 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1837  Benwell, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • born 1837/8 acc to 1841 and 1911 census; born 1838/9 acc to 1861/71 census, 1836/7,  according to 1881 & 1891 census; 1901 census says then 53 (i.e. born 1847/8) and born in Washington! 1851, 61, 71, 81 - Benwell, Northumberland 1891 - Durham (think means county), 1911 "NK"! Age given as 53 but maybe 63 was mistranscribed from family forms? - 73 in 1911.

      I am giving a birth year as the most likely based on 1841 census - hard to be muddled over age of child aged 1 or 3. However, her sister Elizabeth given as aged  2 on the census but was baptised earlier!
    Baptised 31 Oct 1840  St. John’s Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • seen register entry; bapt by W Maughan
    Gender Female 
    Education Made her mark on her dau (Dorothy)'s birth cert. 
    Died 1 Feb 1922  6, Hedworth Terrace, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died of
      1. Senile decay
      2. Heart failure (5 hours)
      No post-mortem
    Death certificate for Margaret Emmerson
    Death certificate for Margaret Emmerson
    Notes 
    • 1901 - living in North Road, Whitburn, (3 rooms) with son George (sgl) and a grandson James (age 9, born Marsden, don't know who his parents were). In 1911 census living in 2 rooms at 3 Elliots Yard, Whitburn with same James.
    Person ID I665  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Matthew EMMERSON,   b. 6 Dec 1806, Birtley, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1872, Washington, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catherine BROWN,   b. 28 Sep 1809, Blyth, Earsdon, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1866, Old Row, Washington, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 23 May 1829  St. John’s Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by N A Dodd, curate, Matthew and Catherine both made their mark, both otp. Witnesses were John Wilkinson and Henry Cockburn. By banns, no consent filled in (presumably implies both were of age) Have seen the register entry (m.film at Ashington) - no father's names or other info given.
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F1114    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 [UNKNOWN],   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married? N 
    Children
     1. Matthew EMMERSON,   b. 21 Sep 1857, Washington, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, South Shields Reg Dist, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F2302    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James ROBINSON,   b. 31 Mar 1829, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1899, 4, James Street, Marsden, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1857-1861 
    • Research notes



      I have looked hard for the marriage in the index on FreeBMD. TO DO: look at the local indexes in case mistranscribed to the central ones (or to FreeBMD)

      Either,
      * they may have married but an error in the register or failure to send a copy of the PR entry to the local registration office and GRO means it cannot be found indexes;
      * as above but the entry was sent but lost (index-wise) at the GRO (the GRO created slips of paper to make the index - inevitably some will have been lost)
      * they married but an error in the PR entry and / or index means the entry cannot be found
      * they married but Margaret wasn't an Emmerson at marriage (see consideration of this below - summary: unlikley explanation) 
      * they did not bother to marry - seems unlikely unless there was a good reason
      * they did not marry as one of them was not free to marry. It is worth noting that the likely date of marriage, c. 1859, James would have been aged 30, so there had been plenty of time for him to marry and for the couple to part company. With divorce effectively unavailable some chose to marry bigamously but others to live as though married.

      Living in a highly populated area, with many moving in from elsewhere and themselves moving around it would probably have been easy for James and Margaret to live without any but close relations of Margaret knowing they weren't married.     

      Could Margaret have married and been widowed and then married James?



      3 Margaret Em(m)ersons married in the period 1857 - 1860,
      one in Southwark RD, very unlikely, one in Guisbro RD, not very likely, one in Sunderland - quite possible (q2 1859).
       
      Latter was to a Joseph Walker or George Baker.
      What's more, I haven't found Joseph or George with a wife Margaret in the 1861 census suggesting one of the couple had died (though of course, esp given that the marr was in Sunderland, they could have been at sea, and I haven't searched thoroghly for mis-transcriptions etc.) 
      Marriages of a James Robinson to a Margaret, 1857 - 1861 include one of a Margaret Baker (but q2 1858 so can't be Margaret widow of Geo as they weren't even marr by then!), one of a Margaret Walker; no surnames matching those in the Guisbro and Southwark marriages.
      Marriage to Margaret Walker was q1 1861, Skipton. 2 snags - Skipton abt 90 miles from Washington and after the birth of Ruth, who was registered as a Robinson, not Walker. There were a no. of James and Margarets in or nr Yorkshire in 1861, incl one in Skipton, who could probably have been the couple who married in 1861 - I haven't checked them thoroughly (e.g. children), BUT I haven't found the Skipton couple in the 1851 census and they don't have any children, despite both being shown as aged 39 in the 1861 census, so I suspect it was them who married in Skipton RD, not my James and Margaret.
    Children 8 children 
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F213    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1837 - Benwell, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 31 Oct 1840 - St. John’s Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Matthew EMMERSON - 21 Sep 1857 - Washington, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Ruth ROBINSON - Dec Q 1860 - Washington, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - James William ROBINSON - Jun Q 1862 - Nettlesworth, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Robert ROBINSON - 16 Jan 1864 - Blackboy, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Sarah Ann ROBINSON - Mar Q 1866 - Coxhoe, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - John Joseph ROBINSON - Mar Q 1868 - West Boldon, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Dorothy ROBINSON - 14 Mar 1870 - 68, Washington New Row, Usworth, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - George ROBINSON - Mar Q 1872 - Silksworth, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Lydia ROBINSON - Mar Q 1874 - Waldridge Fell, Chester-Le-Street, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1922 - 6, Hedworth Terrace, Whitburn, Co. Durham, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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