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The List of Names



Names connected to the family of my Grandfather William Johnson
Bradbury
Mary Bradbury 1841
My Great Great Grandmother Married Samuel Broster Lowe
Broster
Mary Broster 1799
My Great Great Great Grandmother Married William Lowe
Bullock
Sarah Bullock 1808
My Great Great Great Grandmother Married Thomas Bradbury
Garrat
Nancy Garrat 1775
My Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married John Johnson
Johnson
William Johnson
My Grandfather
Married Jenny Rayner
Lowe
Sarah Ann Lowe 1872
My Great Grandmother
Married Thomas Johnson
Mountford
Ann Mountford 1846
My Great Great Grandmother Married William Johnson


Names connected to the family of my Grandmother Jenny Rayner
Anderson
Alexander Anderson 1827
The Andersons intermarried with both the Wheatleys and the Rayners

Barlow
Charlotte Barlow 1810
My Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married Thomas Wheatley
Coombe
Mary Coombe 1605
My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married John Mudford
Conkey
Jane Conkey 1882
My Great Grandmother Married Arthur Rayner
Cross
Joan Cross 1665
My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married Thomas Mudford
Dennis
Ann Dennis 1850
Her daughter was born in Seaham Harbour
Married James barlow
Findlay
Jane Findlay 1834
My Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married George Wheatley
Hicks
Ann Hicks 1751
My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married Robert Mudford
Laing
Katherine Laing 1815
My Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married John Findlay
Mudford
John Mudford 1536
My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather My earliest known ancestor
Murley
Elizabeth Murley My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Marreid John Mudford
Patten
Margerie Patten 1579
My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Married John Mudford
Rankin
Margaret Rankin 1770

Married George Barlow
Rayner
Jane (Jenny) Rayner
My Grandmother
Married William Johnson
Steward
Sarah Steward 1857
My Great Great Grandmother Married William Conkey
Wheatley
Ann Wheatley 1860
My Great Great Grandmother Married John Rayner
Williams
Sarah Williams 1809

Married James Barlow






Names connected to the family of my Grandfather Joseph Doran
Bentley
Doreen Bentley 1920

Married John Doran
Doran
Joseph Doran 1899
My Grandfather
Married Rose McGovern
Hayley
Joan Hayley 1914

Married Derek Doran
Herbertson
Edith Herbertson 1882

Married Joseph Doran
McCormick
Sarah McCormick 1834
My Great Great Grandmother
Married John Moore
McCutcheon
Catherine McCutcheon 1840
My Great Great Grandmother Married William Doran
Moore
Sarah Moore 1866
My Great Grandmother
Married Joseph Doran
Orr
Sarah Orr 1803
My  Great Great Great Grandmother Married John Doran
Smith
Jane Smith c 1848

Married Joseph Doran


Names connected to the family of my Grandmother Rose McGovern
McGinley
Mary McGinley c1870
My Great Grandmother Married Patrick McGovern
McGovern
Rose McGovern 1901
My Grandmother
Married Joseph Doran
McNamee
Mary McNamee 1845
My Great Great Grandmother Married Rodger McKinley





The Sunderland Connection
Names conected with the Seaham / Sunderland Ports during the years 1855 to 1870

1850s
1860s
1870s
Anderson
Alexander Anderson 1827
A sailor born Scotland but settled in Sunderland where his daughter Sarah was born 1855
Yes
Yes
Yes
Barlow
James Barlow 1835
A sailor born in London but living in Seaham 1867 when his daughter Ann was born

Yes

Dennis
Ann Dennis 1850
Wife of james Barlow,  her daughter was born in Seaham Harbour

Yes

Laing
Katherine Laing 1815
Moved to Co. Durham with George Wheatley, her son in law.


Yes
Rayner
James Rayner 1856
Born Lewisham but grew up in Sunderland 1859 - 1881, married Sarah Anderson

Yes
Yes
Rayner John Rayner 1857
A sailor,  then had a Bakers shop on High Street South, married AnnWheatley

Yes
Yes
Wheatley
Ann Wheatley 1860
Born Scotland 1860, married John Rayner 1877 and came to Sunderland


Yes
Wheatley
George Wheatley 1833
A sailor, moved to Houghton c1875


Yes






Andersons,  Barlows, Rayners, Wheatleys:  all of these families include sailors,  they all have links to London, to the Durham ports and to the East coast of Scotland.   They all live in Seaham / Sunderland  during the period 1867 to 1877 and they all have links to each other by marriage.  This strongly suggests a tightly knit seagoing community who knew one another above and beyond the links shown by the marriages, and would explain why many,  such as the Wheatleys and Andersons often married relatives of their in-laws.












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